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Former Minister, ‘Mama Taraba’ dies in Egypt
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Former Minister, ‘Mama Taraba’ dies in Egypt

A former Nigerian Minister, Mama Taraba, real name Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan, is dead. Al-Hassan, 61, served as Women Affairs Minister under the President Muhammadu Buhari government. Her associates confirmed the politician died on Friday in Cairo, the Egyptian capital. Mama Taraba dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) to contest the 2019 governorship election under United Democratic Party (UDP). Al-Hassan, a staunch supporter of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, defected to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) months after the poll. In August 2020, she made revelations about her ordeal while in the APC. She ran into trouble with the ruling party after declaring her support for Atiku’s presidential ambition.
Buhari Was Expected To Appoint Ezekwesili As Minister – Omojuwa
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Buhari Was Expected To Appoint Ezekwesili As Minister – Omojuwa

Blogger and social media influencer, Japheth Omojuwa, has said the then All Progressives Congress candidate in the 2015 presidential election, Muhammadu Buhari, was expected to appoint a former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, as a member of his cabinet. The blogger also disclosed that Ezekwesili played some role during the 2015 electioneering because of the expectation that she would be made a minister in Buhari’s cabinet but the President did not appoint the ex-minister as a member of his cabinet when he assumed office. Omojuwa, who said he has a 10-year relationship with the former minister beginning from 2012, stated this in a letter written by his lawyer, Boonyameen Lawal of Babalakin & Co Legal Practitioners. The letter dated April 14, 2021 was titled, ‘Demand ...
Former minister and Buhari’s close ally, Dr Mahmud Tukur dies in Abuja
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Former minister and Buhari’s close ally, Dr Mahmud Tukur dies in Abuja

A former minister of Commerce and Industry, Dr Mahmud Tukur, has passed away. Dr. Tukur died from undisclosed ailment in the early hours of Friday, April 9, in Abuja. Close family members, who confirmed the death to Daily Trust, said he died after he was rushed to a hospital in Abuja from his base in Kaduna, on Wednesday night, April 6. "His remains is being conveyed to Yola for the funeral,” a source said. The late Tukur was a close associate of President Muhammadu Buhari and served as his Minister of Commerce between 1983 and 1984 when he was the military Head of State. Dr Tukur, an academic, politician and businessman, was also the first Vice Chancellor of Bayero University, Kano and a former director of Cadbury Nigeria
Wike Was my Staff, I Can’t bring myself low – Amaechi replies Rivers state Governor
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Wike Was my Staff, I Can’t bring myself low – Amaechi replies Rivers state Governor

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has stated that he won't be addressing Governor Nyesom Wike's issue after he claimed to have taught him a lesson in politics. Recall that Wike who served as chief of staff to Amaechi while he was governor of Rivers state between 2007 to 2015 had also accused his predecessor of diverting the resources of the state, an allegation the minister has repeatedly denied. Appearing on an Arise TV program today March 11, Amaechi stated that he won't bring himself ''low'' to discuss about Wike. He said; “I don’t think I want to address the issue of the governor, I have made my point and I have moved on. “He was my staff, I can’t bring myself low. I was a governor, I was also a speaker, I’m a minister. I was two-term chairman of governors’ fo...
Lai Mohammed Wants To Turn Kwara Governor To His Personal Assistant – Nabena
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Lai Mohammed Wants To Turn Kwara Governor To His Personal Assistant – Nabena

Yekini Nabena, Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Wednesday said Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture has added no value to President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet since his appointment as Minister almost six years ago. Nabena, who was reacting to the statement in which he (Lai Mohammed ) labelled him an impostor, challenged the Minister to list his achievements in office since he was appointed in 2015. According to him, the Minister was angry because attempts by him to turn Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazak, to his Personal Assistant failed. “If being the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the APC is his problem, then I will respond to him as Yekini Nabena. Let him respond to the questions I raised fi...
‘Sense and Education don’t go together’ – Alibaba slams FFK over US Election
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‘Sense and Education don’t go together’ – Alibaba slams FFK over US Election

  Ace comedian and actor, Alibaba has slammed a former minister of the Federation, Femi Fani Kayode saying sense and education do not go together. This comes after FFK shared a photo of protesters at Capitol building and captured it ''People Power''. Alibaba munched FFK's tweet and then shared it on his Instagram page questioning how people who are out to destroy a democracy that has been built in the US for over 500 years could be termed ''People Power''.  
FCT minister orders arrest and prosecution of warehouse looters
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FCT minister orders arrest and prosecution of warehouse looters

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Bello, has ordered arrest and prosecution of looters who broke into the FCT warehouse in Gwagwalada Area Council and carted away with food items.   Bello who called for the return of the looted food items during an emergency security meeting with leaders of various security agencies in the city on Monday October 26, said there would be massive deployment of security agencies to safeguard factories and warehouses in Idu Industrial District of the city.   FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu also condemned the looting and also pointed out that no nation could survive without a food reserve which are being looted across the country. She pleaded with council chairmen and traditional rulers to reach out ...
There are no hoarded COVID-19 palliatives in Abuja — FCT Minister
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There are no hoarded COVID-19 palliatives in Abuja — FCT Minister

FCT Minister of State, Ramatu Aliyu has stated that there are no hoarded COVID-19 palliatives in Abuja.   The Minister in a statement released by her Special Assistant on Media Austine Elemue, also affirmed that palliative items meant for flood victims were safe and secured.   Aliyu who disclosed that security agents were being deployed to prevent any attack in the city, cautioned unsuspecting members of the public against being lured into criminality under the guise of chasing ‘hoarded’ palliative food items.   She further revealed that the FCT Administration had in the past few months distributed all items procured and also distributed donated items to the Area Councils, Community Associations, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Civil Society Organisa...
Salami Rejects Magu’s Demand To Invite Buhari’s COS, Minister, Ends Probe
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Salami Rejects Magu’s Demand To Invite Buhari’s COS, Minister, Ends Probe

The Justice Ayo Salami-led Presidential panel probing the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, has rejected a request by Magu to invite the President’s Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari; the Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi; and Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ibas. Others who were supposed to appear before the panel include- a former Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde; the Director General of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit, Modibbo Hamman-Tukur; EFCC’s Acting Director, Directorate of Asset Forfeiture and Recovery Management, Mr Aliyu Yusuf; an EFCC lawyer, Bala Sanga; and a former EFCC official, Isa Dongoyaro. The Salami-led panel had drafted a subpoena addressed to the naval chief, minister and others...
Journalist, Gimba Kakanda reports a Minister who is hosting a large party amid the COVID-19 pandemic
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Journalist, Gimba Kakanda reports a Minister who is hosting a large party amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Journalist, Gimba Kakanda took to Twitter to call the attention of the Minister of the FCT to the fact that a Minister in the Buhari administration is breaking social distancing guidelines by hosting a large party in Abuja. Gimba said the party is currently holding in Life Camp and "there's a large crowd". He added that the erring Minister's residence is close to the residence of the FCT Minister. He wrote: "Dear FCT Minister @OfficialFCTA, My neigbour, a Minister in Buhari’s government, is having a big loud party right now in Life Camp. There’s a large crowd, and I hear Skales asking them to “shake body.” His residence is just a few minutes away from yours. I hate this animal farm."
“School Feeding Programme Gulps N500m During Lockdown” – Sadiya Farouq
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“School Feeding Programme Gulps N500m During Lockdown” – Sadiya Farouq

The Federal Government expended about N523.3 million on school feeding programme during the lockdown against the coronavirus pandemic. The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (MHADMSD), Sadiya Farouq, announced this at the Presidential Taskforce briefing on COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja. Farouk made the revelation against the rumours and speculations going around one of our key interventions of the government – the Home Grown School Feeding Programme. She said that the programmed was modified and implemented in three states following a March 29th, Presidential directive. “It is critical at this juncture to provide details that will help puncture the tissue of lies being peddled in the public space. “The provision of ‘Take Home Rati...
Malami Threatens to Sue Sahara Reporters for Causing him Psychological Trauma and Distress
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Malami Threatens to Sue Sahara Reporters for Causing him Psychological Trauma and Distress

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) has threatened to sue Sahara Reporters over alleged libelous and defamatory publications against him. In a statement released by his spokesperson Umar Gwandu on Monday July 13, Malami threatened to sue the news platform if they fail to retract stories published about him on July 10, 11 and 12, 2020. He added that the reports have caused him considerable distress, psychological trauma and anxiety. The statement read;   “Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, vowed to take legal action against Sahara Reporters on account of defamatory publications made against him. “Malami said, the consequence of the criminal defamation published by Sahara Reporter...
Diezani Madueke Now Commissioner For Trade and Investment In Dominican Republic
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Diezani Madueke Now Commissioner For Trade and Investment In Dominican Republic

The Former Nigeria’s Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Allison Madueke has been reportedly appointed as Commissioner for Trade and Investment by Roosevelt Skerrit, the Prime Minister of Commonwealth of Dominican Republic. It was gathered that prior to this appointment, Dominican Republic had earlier granted Mrs Diezani Madueke Citizenship of the Dominica, a Caribbean Island.Country. Diezani Madueke is on watch list of Economic and Financial Crime Commission( EFCC), Nigeria’s anti-graft agency for alleged money laundering. With this new development extradition of former Minister becomes practically impossible and the remaining are history. Diezani was issued a diplomatic passport, DP0000445 by the Dominican Government on May 21.2015 shortly before the handover to President Muh...
Buhari, Tinubu Inspired My Political Career, Says Aregbesola
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Buhari, Tinubu Inspired My Political Career, Says Aregbesola

The minister for interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has revealed that president Muhammadu Buhari has always been a major inspiration to him long before he even joined politics. Speaking via hiss official Twitter handle on Saturday, he revealed that the former governor of Lagos state, Bola Tinubu made him become a good public administrator. He said: “Pres. @MBuhari has been a major inspiration to me long before I joined his cabinet. He has been motivating me on concentrating on the masses without jeopardizing interest of the minority. “I can never forget the role of @AsiwajuTinubu in making me into a good public administrator.” Pres. @MBuhari has been a major inspiration to me long before I joined his cabinet. He has been motivating me on concentrating on the masses without jeopar...
39-Year-Old Pnina Tamano-Shata Becomes First Ethiopian-Born Minister In Israel’s History
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39-Year-Old Pnina Tamano-Shata Becomes First Ethiopian-Born Minister In Israel’s History

Pnina Tamano-Shata was three when she came to Israel as part of the first wave of the evacuation of Ethiopian Jews in the early 1980s dubbed Operation Moses under the leadership of the late Menachem Begin. The second wave nicknamed Operation Solomon continued in the 1990s. Thirty-six years later, Tamano-Shata becomes the first Ethiopian-born minister in Israel’s history after her appointment was made known to her by incoming Prime Minister, Benny Gantz. Tamano-Shata, her father and five brothers were among nearly 7000 Ethiopian Jews evacuated to Israel, fleeing persecution for their identification with Judaism between November 1984 and January 1985. According to The Jerusalem Post, Tamano-Shata will serve as minister of immigrant absorption. In recent times, Africa’s Jews m...
COVID-19: Nigerian govt pays students money
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COVID-19: Nigerian govt pays students money

The State Minister for Education, Mr. Emeka Nwajiuba, has said that Nigerian students on scholarship abroad have been paid through their various embassies. Nwajiuba disclosed this on Monday at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 daily news briefing in Abuja. According to him, the money had gotten to the embassies in Russian, the United Kingdom (UK), and other countries. He noted that the Nigerian embassy in the UK had confirmed receipt of payment. “The money was paid this afternoon by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), it has finished processing all the money and forward to appropriate countries,” he said. Nwajiuba said the Nigerian embassy in Russia was yet to confirm receipt of payment but hoped that by the end of work today, it should be able to confirm payment of the...
Prophet TB Joshua Explains Source Of His Ministry’s Money
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Prophet TB Joshua Explains Source Of His Ministry’s Money

Senior Pastor of the Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN), TB Joshua, has claimed he funds his ministry through offerings from his church. This was revealed in a broadcast on his popular television channel, Emmanuel TV, which was uploaded on YouTube today. A viewer had sought to know how Pastor Joshua raises money, as he is never heard preaching on tithes and offerings. Though Pastor TB Joshua was not physically present during the broadcast, one of his ministers responded on his behalf. According to him: “Wrong people have to be reminded many times before they can give because it is not from their heart.” The minister described giving offerings as “scriptural”, but clarified that people should give as “God prompts their conscience”. “Giving is like serving. Both should...
Lai Mohammed debunks rumor that medical kits donated by Chinese billionaire Jack Ma have been infected with COVID-19
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Lai Mohammed debunks rumor that medical kits donated by Chinese billionaire Jack Ma have been infected with COVID-19

The Minister of information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has dismissed rumors making the rounds on social media that the medical kits donated to Nigeria by Chinese billionaire, Jack Ma, for the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic, have been infected by the virus.   The rumors were rife online earlier today.   The Minister who dismissed the rumor at the daily briefing by the Presidential Taskforce on the COVID-19, said “The spike in fake news is distracting our fight against COVID-19 and this is quite unhelpful. It's been trending on social media that the equipment and aid that we received from Jack Ma have been infected with the virus. This is not true'' he said
UK Government To Test 25,000 A Day For Covid-19 Within A Fortnight, Minister Says
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UK Government To Test 25,000 A Day For Covid-19 Within A Fortnight, Minister Says

The UK government is aiming to test 25,000 a day for Covid-19 within a fortnight, housing minister Robert Jenrick has said. Downing Street is facing mounting criticism over a perceived lack of testing compared with other nations, with only 143,186 carried out to date. By comparison, Germany is testing 70,000 a day. The UK’s Covid-19 death toll jumped 381 in a single day yesterday, with overall fatalities standing at 1,789. More than 25,000 people have tested positive for the virus. Asked when the country will be up to 25,000 tests a day, Jenrick told Sky’s Kay Burley: “We’ve said that we hope to be in that position by mid-April. We think within days we’ll be able to go from our present capacity, as I say, of 12,750, to 15,000. So that’s a significant increase but still not a...
#Covid-19: “We have began immediate cash transfer to poorest households” – Sadiya Farouk
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#Covid-19: “We have began immediate cash transfer to poorest households” – Sadiya Farouk

The minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, Sadiya Farouk, says the commencement of cash transfer has began by the ministry. According to her, the money transfer are done for the poorest households in the nation to ease the Coronavirus effect. She made the announcement during a press briefing by the presidential task force on disease on Monday in Abuja. Furthermore, she said more options will still considered during the infection time. In her words: “Because of this COVID-19, the vulnerable groups have to expanded, because we are aware that there are people who live on daily wage, so we are also going to look at those groups of people to see how we can get this food relief intervention to them in this period.” Moreover, the minister...
Spain Prime Minister wife tests positive for coronavirus
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Spain Prime Minister wife tests positive for coronavirus

Spain Prime Minister wife, Begoña Gómez tested positive for coronavirus, Spain’s government announced on Saturday. She said to be in good health and she’s following the medic authorities instructions bat their residence in Madrid. Two ministers have tested positive already earlier this week. The government said both of them are also in good health. The government informed the media of Gómez’s infection shortly after Sánchez gave a nationally televised address to announce a battery of measures his government will take to combat the pandemic during a two-week state of emergency.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics could be postponed over coronavirus
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Tokyo 2020 Olympics could be postponed over coronavirus

Japan’s Olympic minister says the Tokyo 2020 Games could be postponed from the summer until later in the year amid fears over the coronavirus outbreak. In a response to a question in Japan’s parliament, Seiko Hashimoto said Tokyo’s contract with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) “calls for the Games to be held within 2020”.She added that “could be interpreted as allowing a postponement”. The Games are due to be held from 24 July to 9 August. “We are doing all we can to ensure that the Games go ahead as planned,” Hashimoto added. IOC president Thomas Bach said last week that the organisation is “fully committed” to hosting the event as scheduled. Under the hosting agreement the right to cancel the Games remains with the IOC. A number of high-profile sporting events...
Relocating to Canada Doesn’t Guarantee Success- Gospel Artiste, Nathaniel Bassey
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Relocating to Canada Doesn’t Guarantee Success- Gospel Artiste, Nathaniel Bassey

Gospel singer, Nathaniel Bassey, took to his Twitter handle this morning to advise Nigerians planning on relocating to Canada and other countries to seek the face of God as relocating to these countries doesn't guarantee success. According to him, it is important for people to be in the place where God has destined for them to prosper. The music minister said he has seen families disintegrate after relocating to places where their lives as a family will be better. Read his tweets below
If Your Man Is Cheating, Look At Your Four Closest Friends – Kenyan Pastor
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If Your Man Is Cheating, Look At Your Four Closest Friends – Kenyan Pastor

Pastor Robert Burale who is a transformational speaker, image consultant, trainer, Minister of the Gospel among other things has said that women are their own worst enemies when it comes to cheating as men don’t cheat on themselves. The city preacher made this known while speaking out against infidelity in relationships as he said that women whose partners are cheating need to check their closest friends. He apportioned blame to both men and women for the rise of infidelity but asked women whose spouses are cheating to suspect their four closest friends. Burale said during ‘Mancave Discussion’ on Switch TV: “I blame both men and women because the man is cheating with another woman. Women have become their own worst enemies. Chances are very high that if your man is cheating...
Boko Haram Kicks Against New Sim Card Policy, Threatens Minister
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Boko Haram Kicks Against New Sim Card Policy, Threatens Minister

Boko Haram has kicked against the new sim card policy and has vowed to move against the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami. Abubakar Shekau, leader of the terror group made this known in a recent video made public on Friday. Their grievances against Mr Pantami is the resolve of the minister to have the sim card registration policy reviewed. In the new policy proposed by the Minister, no Nigerian is expected to own more than three sim cards. All sim cards in the country must be updated with the National Identity Number (NIN) before the year ends and subscribers must tender sufficient reasons why they need more than one sim cards at the point of registration or upgrade. The initiative is said to have not augured well with the terrorists, leading to th...
ABU Chancellor Wades Into VC Selection Crisis
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ABU Chancellor Wades Into VC Selection Crisis

The Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe has waded into the crisis over the selection of a new Vice Chancellor of the institution. The Chancellor in a letter to the federal ministry of education and National Universities Commission, NUC, urged them to take urgent steps towards resolving the impasse. He explained in a letter to the Executive Secretary, NUC, Prof Abubakar Rasheed, that the impasse was already common knowledge and could seriously dislocate the peaceful working of the institution. The Chancellor noted that with the interview of candidates already scheduled for January 21 and 23 and a Governing Council meeting for January 23 for a final decision, there is the need to act immediately. The letter reads, “If the Hon....
Ex-Husband Of Kan-Dapaah’s Side Chick Speaks – Says She Cheated, Duped And Dumped Him
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Ex-Husband Of Kan-Dapaah’s Side Chick Speaks – Says She Cheated, Duped And Dumped Him

Ex-Husband Of Kan-Dapaah’s Side Chick Speaks – Says She Cheated, Duped And Dumped Him More juicy stuff are coming up about Gertrude Bedzo aka Chantelle Kujewu who leaked Kan-Dapaah’s romantic chat. Yesterday and today Chantelle and the honourable Minister Albert Kan-Dapaah have been trending as various information about them keep coming. Here is gossip about Chantelle and her ex-husband, known as Charles Ampofo. According to Celebuzz, a close source has noted that Chantelle Kujewu had a child when she met her husband. She and her ex-husband gave birth to another child, making her children two. However, Chantelle who according to reports is ‘mamaga’ in the sidechick business cheated on her husband, duped and dumped him. She is said to have left her ex-husband to chase bi...
Ihedioha Renames Jacob Zuma Road Owerri After Mbazuluike Amaechi
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Ihedioha Renames Jacob Zuma Road Owerri After Mbazuluike Amaechi

Gov. Emeka Ihedioha of Imo on Monday renamed Jacob Zuma Road in Owerri after First Republic parliamentarian and minister, Chief Mbazuluike Amaechi. A statement issued in Owerri by Mr Chibuike Onyeukwu, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, stated that Ihedioha announced the re-christening at an occasion to mark Amaechi’s 90th birthday in Owerri. You would recall that the naming of the dual carriage way after the former South African president by former Gov. Rochas Okorocha attracted public opprobrium against the administration. In a speech, Ihedioha described Amaechi as an icon, whose contributions to nation-building should not be ignored. “Dr Amaechi is an icon, one of the founding fathers of the nation, whose contributions to nationhood should not be overlooked.’ “A...
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Minister Of Women Affairs Working Towards Bill To Ban Early Marriage

The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Dame Pauline Tallen, said the ministry is sponsoring a bill to ban early marriage and make elementary schooling compulsory for all girls. Dame Tallen was speaking in an interview with Journalists, in Jos, Plateau State. According to the minister, President Buhari’s administration has made elementary education free and compulsory for Nigerian children, particularly for the girl child. She strongly believes that the solution to reducing early marriage of Nigerian girls is to ensure they go to school. She said, “The Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development is sponsoring a bill at the National Assembly to ban early marriage among Nigerian girls, the bill shall also seek for the stoppage of violence against women and the g...
Asu Ekiye Calls Out Gospel Artistes Who Performed At The EXPERIENCE
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Asu Ekiye Calls Out Gospel Artistes Who Performed At The EXPERIENCE

Gospel Singer Asu Ekiye known for his Niger delta song woekelemo, took to his Facebook page to attack gospel artistes who perform other artistes' song during live performances. He made direct reference to the performance of some of his colleagues at the last Experience concert which held at the Tarawa balewa square without mentioning names. However, their has been an age long competition between Asu and Sammie Okposo who spent a lot of his allotted time singing popular choruses and hymns. MY TAKE ON SOME GOSPEL ARTISTE AT THE EXPERIENCE 2019 When you are invited to a global platform like The Experience to minister in music and all you can do is to sing other people's original songs except yours, then I think you are either passing through a fraudulent public appeal syndrom ...
Minister Extends Deadline On Reduction Of Data Price
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Minister Extends Deadline On Reduction Of Data Price

The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami has extended the deadline given to the Nigerian Communications Commission NCC, on the reduction of data prices in the country. The Minister had issued a five-day ultimatum to the regulatory body to meet with other stakeholders with a view to review downward the prices of data in the country. He had argued that his office was inundated with complaints from concerned Nigerians about the high cost of data compared with countries with lesser population. However, in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday by the Minister’s spokesperson, Uwa Suleiman, the Minister noted that it had received NCC letter that action is being taken on the matter. The statement reads : Following the five day ultimatum issued by the ...
Corpers Will Enjoy New Minimum Wage – Minister, Sunday Dare
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Corpers Will Enjoy New Minimum Wage – Minister, Sunday Dare

The minister of youths and sports, Sunday Dare has disclosed that members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) will enjoy the new minimum wage. Dare disclosed this in a tweet on Wednesday evening. “New Minimum Wage: NYSC members to enjoy new minimum wage/ allowee Next week the DG NYSC will provide details of the new allowee for the Youth Corp members after full briefing from the Ministries of Finance And MYSD,” he posted on Twitter. Sunday Dare @SundayDareSD Next week the DG NYSC will provide details of the new allowee for the Youth Corp members after full briefing from the Ministries of Finance And MYSD
Buhari To Summon Minister, IGP Over Constable Recruitment Crisis
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Buhari To Summon Minister, IGP Over Constable Recruitment Crisis

President Muhammadu Buhari will this week meet with the Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammadu Dingyadi and the Inspector -General of Police , Mohammed Adamu, to resolve the dispute over recruitment of 10 ,000 constables into the force. This followed the inability of the Police Service Commission and the NPF to resolve their differences over the agency with the constitutional mandate to carry out police recruitment . Sunday PUNCH gathered on Friday that the commission ’ s chairman , Musiliu Smith , had received assurances from the President that the issue would be resolved soon . The retired IG had visited the Presidential Villa last week where he complained about the takeover of the recruitment by the IG when the exercise was almost concluded. Despite the suspension of the ...
AfDB: Cote D’Ivoire President Appoints Minister To Work For Adesina’s Re-Election
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AfDB: Cote D’Ivoire President Appoints Minister To Work For Adesina’s Re-Election

President Alassane Ouattara of Côte d’ Ivoire has appointed Adama Koné Minister of Economic and Financial Affairs to support the re-election of Dr Akinwumi Adesina as President of the Africa Development Bank (AfDB). Quattara said this at the first Council of Ministers of the country’s new government team on Friday. He explained that Koné, a former minister of Economy and Finance was reappointed to represent the country as the Executive Director in AfDB to support and work for Adesina’s re-election. According to him, Adesina deserves a second term because of the great job he is doing.
Rotimi Amaechi announces that Transport University will open soon in President Buhari’s hometown, Daura
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Rotimi Amaechi announces that Transport University will open soon in President Buhari’s hometown, Daura

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi announced on Friday, August 23rd that the groundbreaking of a Transport University, to be based in President Buhari’s hometown of Daura, would take place in September.   Amaechi disclosed this while inspecting Lagos-Ibadan railway construction. The minister said the ministry would also establish a factory in Kajola, Ogun, to produce materials for the rail project.   “We have agreed with contractors handling the university and the rail line to have the groundbreaking between September and October for the two projects. He said the federal government was expecting contractors handling key road projects to hasten work to eliminate gridlocks, especially in Apapa area, Lagos. He said the completion of the rail project would reduce ...
British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson Appoints Nigerian, Olukemi Olufunto Badenoch As Minister
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British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson Appoints Nigerian, Olukemi Olufunto Badenoch As Minister

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has appointed Olukemi Olufunto Badenoch, aged 39, as Children and Families Minister, as part of his government reshuffle. Badenoch is a British Conservative politician and Member of Parliament (MP) for Saffron Walden. Tweeting about her appointment, Badenoch @KemiBadenoch posted on 29 July: “Thank you for all good wishes and kind messages of support received. I also look forward to working not just with @Conservatives colleagues but cross-party and grateful for the warm welcome from @TracyBrabin and @Steve ReedMP who no doubt will be keeping me on my toes!” The minister’s responsibilities include early years policy, including inspection and regulation. Her portfolio includes delivery of 30 hours free childcare offer, special educational needs i...
APC has fared better under my leadership – Oshiomhole
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APC has fared better under my leadership – Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomole, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said that the party has made tremendous progress under his leadership. According to him, Nigerians are appreciating APC better under his leadership.   The former Edo state governor took over the reins of the party from John Odigie-Oyegun in June 2018.   Oshiomole made this assertion when he spoke to state House correspondents after a meeting with President Buhari in the State House today July 29th.   Oshiomhole opined that the party now has more members in the National Assembly and also controlling the leadership of the two chambers. He maintained that APC, under him, was able to uproot the former Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his 'cronies,' politically.   He...
Fashola now having grey hair for heading 3 ministries – Okorocha
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Fashola now having grey hair for heading 3 ministries – Okorocha

Senator Rochas Okorocha has said that the immediate past Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has been so overwhelmed by the three Ministries left under his care that he has started having grey hair at 56. Okorocha, a former governor of Imo State, said this when he spoke at the screening of Fashola in the senate chamber. According to Okorocha, the former minister had grown grey hair because of the enormous work of overseeing the three ministries. “The three ministries are too large for one person. Look at my friend; he now has grey hair,” Okorocha said. Alongside Fashola, those scheduled for screening today July 29th include Rauf Aregbesola (Osun), Geoffrey Onyema (Enugu), Gbemisola Saraki (Kwara), Maryam Katagum (Bauchi), Muhammadu Mahmoud (Kaduna State), Clem...
Kenya’s finance minister, top officials arrested on graft charges
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Kenya’s finance minister, top officials arrested on graft charges

Kenya's finance minister Henry Rotich, was arrested today July 22nd alongside other top officials over allegations of embezzlement related to the construction of two dams.   The charges ranging from conspiring to defraud and financial misconduct, came off a police investigation into the misuse of funds in a dam project overseen by the Italian construction company CMC Di Ravenna.   Though Mr Rotich denied any wrongdoing in a large newspaper advert in March, Director of public prosecutions Noordin Haji ordered his arrest and that of more than 20 other people accused of being involved in the contract, including other top officials and the directors of CMC de Ravenna.   “They broke the law on public finance management under the guise of carrying out legitimate co...
If Bayelsa has three senators as Kano, then the context of one Nigeria is fair – Buhari
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If Bayelsa has three senators as Kano, then the context of one Nigeria is fair – Buhari

President Buhari while speaking when members of the Muhammadu Buhari/Osinbajo Dynamic Support Group visited him at the Presidential Villa, maintained that the 1999 Constitution was fair to all parts of the country.   He backed his claim with proposition of the constitution, which held that each state must have a minister representing it in the cabinet. Buhari also stated that if Bayelsa, a small state with only eight local governments would have three senators in the National Assembly just like a big state like Kano with 44 local governments, then the context of one Nigeria is fair.   “The Constitution facilitates one thing; that there must be a member of the (Federal) Executive Council from each state of the federation. “Why I praise the authors of our constitution ...
I Prefer Being Senator, Not Minister – Ajimobi
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I Prefer Being Senator, Not Minister – Ajimobi

Immediate past governor of Oyo State Abiola Ajimobi has revealed his focus is on retrieving his senatorial mandate in the court as against pursuing ministerial appointment. He stressed serving at the Senate is his personal preference. The former governor denied he rejected ministerial appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari, saying he was not offered the appointment in the first place. He made the disclosures in a telephone chat with The Nation on Thursday. Reports went round on digital media on Wednesday he rejected a ministerial appointment offered him by the president. The report added that Ajimobi said the appointment should go to a younger member of the party. But the former governor told The Nation that it is impossible to reject what is not offered. He said he o...
Buhari Drops Ambode, Re-appoints Fashola As Minister Representing Lagos
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Buhari Drops Ambode, Re-appoints Fashola As Minister Representing Lagos

President Buhari has dropped the plan to appoint the past Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode as the Minister representing Lagos and has settled for the past Minister of Works, Housing and Estate, Babatunde Fashola. My State News learnt that President Buhari who has promised to unveil his Ministerial list this Month has vowed to the Governing Council in Lagos state headed by the National leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Tinubu to drop Ambode and re-appoint Fashola as Minister who will represent Lagos State. According to a leaked report, President Buhari has constantly rejected the recommendations from Bola Tinubu for the Minister who will have Lagos slot. The President has insisted on listing the immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Akinwumi Ambode for th...
Ex-Minister’s Son, Dayo Adewole Regains Freedom
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Ex-Minister’s Son, Dayo Adewole Regains Freedom

Adedayo Adewole, the son of former Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has regained his freedom. Tribune reports that a family source confirmed the development Wednesday evening. Dayo was kidnapped on Tuesday at about 6m from his farm at Iroko community in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State. Men of the Nigeria Police Force earlier Wednesday said that no fewer than three suspects have been arrested in connection with the abduction. The three persons that were arrested included the driver that the victim employed few days ago, Mr. Gbenga Ogunleye; the farm manager, Mr. Sodiq Adebayo and another worker in the farm. Adebayo while narrating the incident, said the kidnappers were four in number and their hooded leader wore military camouflage, while three others ...
Kwara South Youths Kick Against Lai Mohammed’s Re-appointment As Minister
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Kwara South Youths Kick Against Lai Mohammed’s Re-appointment As Minister

The Youth Wing of the Kwara South Forum has kicked against ministerial re-appointment of the immediate past Minister for Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. The group in a statement in Ilorin on Thursday challenged Mohammed to name his achievements for the area since his four years in the office. Reports have it that the statement was signed by representatives of the six local government councils that made up the senatorial district. They are Kayode Adesina from Oyun local government area; Deji Aina, Ekiti; Abdulrahman Oyinloye, Ifelodun; Rasheed Shogo, Offa; Sunday Adekeye, Isin and AbdulRahim Lawal, Oke-Ero. The group noted that the call became necessary due to lack of responsibility to the people of the State he represented in the Federal Executive Council in t...
$330 million fine: MTN practically blackmailed Nigeria into reducing fine- Ex-minister Shittu
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$330 million fine: MTN practically blackmailed Nigeria into reducing fine- Ex-minister Shittu

Immediate past Minister of Communication Adebayo Shittu on Thursday explained that Mobile Telecommunication Network (MTN) practically blackmailed the federal government into reducing the over $330 million controversial fine imposed on it by the National Communication Commission (NCC). The Minister said the company told President Muhammadu Buhari if they were made to pay the fine, they may have to shut down operation in Nigeria and sack all their Nigerian workers, which may have negative impact on the banking sectors. He said they also threatened to withdraw their deposit with which some Nigerian banks were doing business. Speaking with newsmen in Abuja, the former Minister denied report that he took bribe from the company to influence the reduction of the fine. He also stated N...
Appeal Court Asked To Determine Buhari’s Qualification For Presidency
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Appeal Court Asked To Determine Buhari’s Qualification For Presidency

The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal has been asked to determine whether President Muhammadu Buhari supplied false information about his educational qualification and certificates, in the Form CF001 he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, before the 2019 general elections. The appellate court is in an appeal marked CA/A/436/2019, further urged to determine whether the office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, is competent to file processes to defend the allegation that President Buhari lied on oath about his qualifications. The appeal was lodged by three litigants, Kalu Agu, Labaran Ismail and Hassy El-Kuris, who identified themselves as electorates and taxpayers. The trio, are challenging the dismissal of a suit th...
Fani-Kayode Reacts To Pastor Kumuyi’s Comment On President Buhari
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Fani-Kayode Reacts To Pastor Kumuyi’s Comment On President Buhari

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has reacted to the call made by Clergyman and founder of the Deeper Christian Life Church, Pastor Williams Kumuyi, for Christians to desist from attacking President Buhari either through speaking, news paper publications or any other means. The clergyman while preaching in his Church in Gbagada, Lagos state yesterday Sunday, June 2nd, said it is ungodly to speak or attack constituted authority. According to him, God expects Christians to submit to their leaders. Read here. Taking to his Twitter handle to react to Kumuyi’s call, FFK wrote “Don’t attack Buhari“- Kumuyi. God deliver us from shepherds that slaughter the sheep,that defend the cruel,that support injustice,that love the wicked,that serve the tyrant,that despise the weak,that...
Runtown Behind Fella Makafui And Medikal Fight, Hooks Her With Minister
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Runtown Behind Fella Makafui And Medikal Fight, Hooks Her With Minister

Runtown has allegedly caused a rift between Ghanaian rapper Medikal and his actress girlfriend Fella Makafui after he tried hooking her up with a Nigerian minister. Few days ago, Ghanaweb reported that... "There have been reports suggesting the relationship between Medikal and Fella Makafui has hit the rocks. According to the reports from some sections of the media, Medikal intercepted a chat between Fella Makfui and a Nigerian musician who wanted to hook Fella up with a Nigerian Minister. This according to the reports got Medikal infuriated and has since been acting funny towards Makafui." The identity of the Nigerian musician has been alleged to by Runtown. This was made known by a popular Ghanaian Instagram blog @Thosecalledcelebs Sharing a picture showing Runtown and Fell...
Remove your pants for anointing – Pastor Giwa reveals fate of fake pastors
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Remove your pants for anointing – Pastor Giwa reveals fate of fake pastors

Giwa, in a statement said such fake pastors will face the judgement of God as He is coming for them very soon if they refuse to repent, reports Daily Post. He said, “God told me to warn religious leaders who perform fake miracles under the disguise of Christ to repent. “Some Ministers of God are embarrassing themselves thinking they are working for God by performing miracles that don’t stand the test of time. “They shall account for everything they do, either good or bad. Today, you can see how some Pastors/prophets are deceiving people with the name of God. “It is embarrassing for someone who claims to know Christ to be telling his congregation to take off their underwears for anointing to penetrate? “They do sort of things because their followers do not read, understand...

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