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Group warns finance minister against frustrating FG policy
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Group warns finance minister against frustrating FG policy

The Arewa Progressives Assembly (APA), has advised the Finance Minister, Hajiya Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed against introducing economic policies that are contrary to the Federal Government’s intended economic stabilization measures for the overall benefit of Nigerians. A statement issued by Musa Ibrahim Barnawa, the spokesman of the group said there was no justification for the Minister’s “one-step-forward- two-steps-backwards” policies being initiated so far that is contrary to the federal government’s policy for the country. “We are watching everything that is going on in the Finance Ministry, including all the pretence by Minister and her extended family members working directly under her and we are disappointed because this was not the kind legacy her father left behind for Nigeria.” ...
Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton are communicating ‘more often’ and discussing Netflix ‘collaboration
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Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton are communicating ‘more often’ and discussing Netflix ‘collaboration

Meghan Markle has reportedly reached out to sister-in-law Kate Middleton to collaborate on a Netflix project. Harry and Meghan announced their Netflix deal in September 2020, and it's thought to be worth £109million. The programmes will be made under a joint partnership between Netflix and the Sussexes' Archewell Productions. Meghan has now reached out to Kate to make a documentary. It is understood that the focus of the documentary would be the Duchess of Cambridge and the work she does as a member of the Royal Family. An inside source told US Weekly: "Meghan has been talking to her about collaborating on a project for Netflix, a documentary that will spotlight Kate’s charity work and the huge impact she’s made with her philanthropy." It is also claimed that Meghan and Kate ...
Repw Drop Plan to Scrap NYSC
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Repw Drop Plan to Scrap NYSC

Plans to scrap the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) have been dropped by the House of Representatives. Recall that a bill sponsored by lawmaker, Awaji-Inombek Abiante which proposed scrapping of the NYSC had drawn mixed reaction after it scaled a second reading. Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Youth, Yemi Adaramodu  who spoke at the official unveiling of nine books on NYSC and maiden NYSC film in commemoration of the 48th anniversary of the scheme on Thursday June 10, said there is no plan to scrap the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC). Adaramodu described the NYSC as the most successful national programme for fostering Nigeria’s unity. He said; "Anybody is free to sponsor a bill, but the speaker and the rest of the house believe that the schem...
Namibian Broadcaster Confronts Colleague on Live TV not Knowing they were already Live
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Namibian Broadcaster Confronts Colleague on Live TV not Knowing they were already Live

A news broadcast on Namibian television went south when Jessica, a sports anchor, became hostile towards her female co-host live on air. Jessica is trending on Twitter due to the actions of the Namibian sports presenter on live TV. During a broadcast, NBC News Live, an evening news programme in the country, the news anchor turns to Jessica, then attempts to engage her in some sports banter, ahead of her bulletin. However, Jessica was not having it and she let her colleague know. "No, you’re not going to do that. You’re just going to greet me and say, ‘Take it away.’ You’re not going to do that," Jessica said. "Jessica we are live," the news anchor told her. This was then followed by a few seconds of on-air silence before the video ends. Watch the video below. ...
“The honor of this generation has been wiped off, chatting all day with no time left to think”- Bishop Oyedepo kicks against excessive use of social media by young people
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“The honor of this generation has been wiped off, chatting all day with no time left to think”- Bishop Oyedepo kicks against excessive use of social media by young people

The Chancellor of Covenant University, Ota, Ogun, and Senior Pastor of Living Faith Church, Bishop David Oyedepo, has warned young people against the excessive use of social media. According to him, the honor of this generation has been wiped off as the young people are busy chatting all day with no time to think and develop themselves. The clergyman who said this during the 15th Convocation Ceremony and Conferment of Honourary Doctorate Degrees and presentation of prizes in Ota, Ogun today May 21, added that the negative impact of social media on youths could not be overemphasized as it has made them to lose focus and rob them of their destinies. “The social media saga has eroded the substance of destiny as it has unconsciously robbed youths of their future and their time. ...
Anyone Opposing Southern Governors’ ban on open grazing has a Hidden Agenda – Governor Ortom
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Anyone Opposing Southern Governors’ ban on open grazing has a Hidden Agenda – Governor Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has commended Governors from the Southern region of the country for issuing a ban on open grazing in the region. Speaking at the ‘Media Week and Communications Day 2021’ organised by the Catholic Diocese of Makurdi at the Holy Ghost Parish Hall on Thursday May 13, Ortom stated that those opposing the ban have a hidden agenda. The Benue state Governor who maintained that his southern counterparts had chosen the right path to address insecurity, added that Nigeria remains a great country with huge potentials and should, ordinarily, have no business with poverty if only there were guaranteed security for lives and property and the people are allowed to remain stable in their localities. He also thanked Christians and and ...
South-East Governors direct Ohanaeze to set up committee over ‘unfair treatment’ of Igbos
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South-East Governors direct Ohanaeze to set up committee over ‘unfair treatment’ of Igbos

Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has been directed by South-East Governors to set up a committee that will address “unfair treatment” of Igbo people. In a communique issued after Governors from the region met in Enugu on Sunday April 25, Ohaneze Ndigbo were also asked to set up a peace and reconciliation committee to engage Igbo people for peace and security in the region including their visitors. The committees will become functional in the next 10 days. Governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi also said the newly established security outfit of the region, Ebube Agu will work closely with security agencies to restore peace in affected states. The communique read; “South-east governors and leaders re-stated the adoption of a comm...
Arsenal vs Olympiacos: Aubameyang Confirms Discussion With Arteta after Punishment
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Arsenal vs Olympiacos: Aubameyang Confirms Discussion With Arteta after Punishment

  Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, has said his disciplinary situation with manager Mikel Arteta has been resolved. Aubameyang was dropped from the starting XI for the Gunners’ 2-1 win over Tottenham last Sunday, after he arrived late for the squad’s meet-up before the game. On Wednesday, Arteta said he and Aubameyang have addressed the situation ahead of their Europa League fixture. Nowe, the Gabon striker also insists he is now keen to move on from the incident. “On my own situation, I have spoken with the boss and it’s all done now – we move on,” Aubameyang wrote in his matchday programme notes ahead of Arsenal’s Europa League tie with Olympiacos. “I’m focused on the next game and it’s a big one for us. We fought so hard last Thursday to get in this...
See what Prophetess Rose did with Sixty Million Naira
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See what Prophetess Rose did with Sixty Million Naira

True to the saying that "nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.” Prophetess Rose Kelvin AKA the Voice Of Solution has revealed how her inability to execute her passion of giving to the needy for financial constraints could not stop her from executing the feeding of the poor. A very close associate of the Prophetess who spoke in anonymity said that Prophetess Rose spent about sixty million naira in the project of distributing five thousand (5000) 25kg bags of Rice and financial empowerment of Two Hundred thousand naira (#200,000) each given to Widows with special cases and disabilities. Speculations were that some politicians whom were soon to be unveiled were behind Prophetess Rose Kelvin’s benev...
NUC Lists Universities Approved For Postgraduate Programmes
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NUC Lists Universities Approved For Postgraduate Programmes

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has updated the list of approved post-graduate awarding institutions in Nigeria. The commission said it observed that some Nigerian universities are running unapproved post-graduate programmes, leading to the award of Masters and PhD degrees. “The commission has also observed some parastatals and institutes awarding these same post-graduate degrees, either on their own or through unapproved affiliation with Nigerian and foreign universities,” it said. According to the commission, such practices are not only unethical, “but also antithetical to time -tested quality assurance best practices”. “The commission hereby notifies the general public that only the following universities have the approval to offer post-graduate programmes at the ...
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s channel, Loveworld News sanctioned by UK agency over Coronavirus and 5G conspiracy claims
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Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s channel, Loveworld News sanctioned by UK agency over Coronavirus and 5G conspiracy claims

UK broadcast regulator, Ofcom has imposed a sanction on Loveworld Limited following the broadcast of Pastor Chris Oyakhilome's unsubstantiated claim of 5G being the cause of the Coronavirus pandemic. Recall that the founder of Loveworld Ministries had claimed that the outbreak of Coronavirus is part of the plan for installation of 5G technology and creation of a one world order. He also stated that the panic created by the disease is part of an evil scheme to vaccinate everyone against their wishes. Hydroxychloroquine was also presented on the Christian network as a “cure” for Covid-19, without acknowledging that its effectiveness and safety as a treatment was clinically unproven, or making clear that it has potentially serious side effects. In a statement released on Monday M...
Sheffield Utd boss Wilder: Football’s return will lift nation’s morale
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Sheffield Utd boss Wilder: Football’s return will lift nation’s morale

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder feels the resumption of the season will boost the nation's morale. Sheffield United and their top-flight rivals have seen the Premier League season suspended indefinitely, in a bid to halt the spread of the coronavirus. Wilder said, "The players have obviously been given individual programmes to do and modern-day technology has allowed us to monitor and record those activities to the levels we have set them and we have done that very, very efficiently. "We have been delighted with that and I think they realise as well that they need to hit to ground running when, hopefully, we do get back into it. "I should imagine it will be a pre-season and then back into the games. "Because I am 100 per cent certain that there is a massive enthusiasm, no...
Forensic audit on NDDC not targeted at individuals — Sen. Enang
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Forensic audit on NDDC not targeted at individuals — Sen. Enang

Sen. Ita Enang, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, says the ongoing forensic audit on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) is not targeted at individuals. Enang said this when he appeared on a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum on Thursday in Abuja. He explained that President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered that a forensic audit be carried out at the NDDC to ensure value for money in projects executed. According to him, the audit will unveil what has transpired in the region in projects executed in the last few years, with a view to making certain amendments for the benefits of people of the Niger Delta. “The forensic audit is not going after individuals. It is going after money. “If there had been budgets, for instance, for local refine...
Msuva: Why Tanzania should follow Morocco’s example
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Msuva: Why Tanzania should follow Morocco’s example

The Taifa Stars striker has urged the local federation to turn their focus to youth development Tanzania striker Simon Msuva believes the Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) should focus more on youth development, much like they do in Morocco where he plays his club football. The Taifa Stars forward, who is on the books of Difaa El Jadida, believes Morocco is one of Africa's premier football nations not by chance but rather due to the massive investment they make in youth development. “They take youth football programmes seriously such when a player reaches 17-years-old, his skills are extraordinary and there are many young players of good quality, who can even be included in the senior team and make a big impact,” Msuva is quoted by Daily News.
“I’ll Cheat if I’m not Sexually Satisfied” Actress Juliet Njemanze says and adds that ”after God Comes Sex”
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“I’ll Cheat if I’m not Sexually Satisfied” Actress Juliet Njemanze says and adds that ”after God Comes Sex”

Actress Juliet Njemanze has said that she will cheat if her partner doesn't satisfy her sexually. The actress who rose to fame when she featured in Obi Emelonye's movie, Calabash, said this during an interview with Vanguard. When asked what's more important in a relationship between love, money and sex, she said: For me, apart from knowing God and all … sex is the next most important. He has to be good in bed. It’s definitely sex before money because you could give me all the money in the world, if I’m not sexually satisfied, I will definitely cheat on you,” she said when asked what was more important to her in a relationship among love, money and sex. Though sex is important to the actress, she said she cannot act sex scenes or scenes that are blasphemous. She said: ...
Islam Forbids Begging, Seek Help from Government – Emir Sanusi
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Islam Forbids Begging, Seek Help from Government – Emir Sanusi

The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II dropped a bombshell on "begging" on Saturday February 22. According to Kano monarch, Islam forbids begging and there is a punishment for it on the judgement day. He backed his claim by quoting verses from the Holy Qur’an and Hadith which said whoever begs, would resurrect on the day of judgement without flesh on his face. Emir Sanusi who disclosed this while speaking at the National Conference on Alarammomi (Qur’anic Teachers) organised by Centre for Qur’anic Reciters in Nigeria with the theme: “Sanitising Almajiri In Tune With Today’s Realities” in Dutse, Jigawa, told those who engage in such acts to direct their begging to the government. He also told parents to stop sending their children to Almajiri schools as they can also stud...
Pastor Muoka Saved my Life While in Prison – Major al-Mustapha
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Pastor Muoka Saved my Life While in Prison – Major al-Mustapha

Former Chief Security Officer (CSO) to the late military head of State, General Sani Abacha (retd), Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, has disclosed that were it not for the prayers of the founder and general overseer of the Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Revival Movement, Pastor Lazarus Muoka, he would have died in prison. Al-Mustapha who was the special guest at the 17th anniversary of the church said Pastor Muoka brought the message of Christ to him when he was in prison through the pastor’s intercessory prayers for him. He said though he is a Muslim, hen has continued to identify with the programmes and activities of the church which were very spiritually enriching. The former CSO, who was represented at the event by the President of the Council of Bishops in Nigeria and Niger Delta Bish...
wapTV Announces Fresh Episodes of Several Comedy Skits
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wapTV Announces Fresh Episodes of Several Comedy Skits

wapTV has commenced the new year in a big way as the popular Family Entertainment TV Channel has announced that from January 2020, there would be fresh episodes of its comedy skits – General Hospital, Mr. & Mrs., Sharp Sharp, Okafor the Steward, People’s Court, and The Gate. According to Wole Adenuga, Managing Director of wapTV, “From the outstanding success of our Akpan & Oduma, it is evident that these comedy skits which we play between programmes are really enjoyed by our audiences on TV and our YouTube channel - waptvchannel. Our viewers already know there is no dull moment on wapTV and we take it as our duty to continue providing them with the very best family entertainment in 2020 and beyond.” Since wapTV launched in 2012, the channel has quickly become a family-fav...
Fire Outbreak Causes Havoc In Osun
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Fire Outbreak Causes Havoc In Osun

Properties worth millions of naira were destroyed at a plaza, CTUS Today Home Nigeria Limited on Thursday, following a fire outbreak. The raze which affected the four-storey building of the plaza located on Station Road, Osogbo, the state capital, did not record any casualty. Operation Commandant, Federal Fire Service, Osun State Command, Mr Isaac Adejobi, attributed the incident to a power surge. Adejobi who urged residents to always be conscious of fire, expressed the need for every resident to ensure that they have good fire extinguishers in their various business outlets and houses. He also urged them to possess Smoke Alert System to prevent fire incidents. Adejobi commended fire fighters for their prompt response and arrival at the scene of the incident few minut...
Ministerial List Delay: Defence, Health, Education Worst Hit
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Ministerial List Delay: Defence, Health, Education Worst Hit

The inability of President Muhammadu Buhari to form his cabinet 45 days after commencing his second term in office appears to have slowed down activities in most of the federal ministries at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. Buhari had been sworn-in for the second term on May 29 after being declared the winner of the February 23 presidential election. It took about six months for the President to appoint his ministers at the commencement of his first term in 2015 with many Nigerians voicing concerns about the implications for a then-ailing economy that required urgent attention by a federal cabinet to fix. The concerns about the need for a cabinet to address economic and security issues besetting the nation are no less on the front burner, as Senate President Ahmad Lawan...
Peace Mass Transit  Moves to Ikorodu Ultra Modern Depot
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Peace Mass Transit Moves to Ikorodu Ultra Modern Depot

Peace Mass Transit (PMT) has a new ultra modern Depot at Ikorodu, Lagos State. The facility is already fully functional. The Ikorodu depot brings to 13, the number of PMT operational locations in Lagos State. The others include Ojuelegba, Jibowu, Oshodi, Ojota, Oyigbo, Ajegunle, Maza-Maza, Sango-Ota, Demorose, Orile-Iganmu, Ajah and Ejigbo. The Ikorodu Ultra Modern Depot, a typical PMT architectural master piece, is located at 9/11 Shagamu Road, Ikorodu. All operations, as in the others, are up and running. Facilities available at the Depot which are world class include the convenience, cosy lounge, cable television for the viewing pleasure of passengers awaiting departure, standard public address system to update passengers on travel programmes, ...
God Made You Lagos Governor Not Any Man – Cleric Tells Sanwo-Olu
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God Made You Lagos Governor Not Any Man – Cleric Tells Sanwo-Olu

Bishop of the Lagos West Anglican Communion, Rt. Rev. James Odedeji, on Sunday advised the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, to govern the state with the fear of the Lord and be fair to all in their dealings. Odedeji gave the advice in his sermon at the inauguration Thanksgiving Service, with theme “Righteousness in Governance”, in honour of Sanwo-Olu at the Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa. According to NAN, he reminded the Governor that his election into office was an act of God and not that of any man. “You have been elected by people, but God elected you. Your being in governance today is not accidental, God executed it. “So, your absolute loyalty and obedience should first of all be to God,” he said. Odedeji advised the ...
CBN, BoI mull financing window for Edo Creative Hub
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CBN, BoI mull financing window for Edo Creative Hub

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Bank of Industry (BoI) have disclosed plans to partner with the Edo State Government to ease access to finance to creators at the Edo Creative Hub, an initiative of the Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki to rejig the state’s entertainment industry. The finance windows are expected to come from the programmes extended to the entertainment industry in an effort to diversify the Nigerian economy. Senior Special Assistant to the Edo State Governor on Investment Promotion, Mr Kelvin Uwaibi, who said this in a chat with journalists, said the opportunity came in the wake of the Stakeholders Meeting with actors in Nigerian’s entertainment industry held in Benin City. The stakeholders meeting was organised by EdoJobs, Edo State Investment Promotion...
Nigeria’s Para-Athletes Target Qualification for Tokyo 2020 Olympics
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Nigeria’s Para-Athletes Target Qualification for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

With the 2019 National Trials concluded successfully in Lagos, the leadership of the Nigeria Para-Athletics Federation said their focus now is to ensure that a good number of Nigerian athletes qualify for Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan with the aim of winning laurels for the country. President of the federation, Hon. Amobi Chikwendu, stated this while addressing his athletes at the end of the two-day selection trials held at the main bowl of the National Stadium Surulere, Lagos where Team Nigeria athletes to the World Para-Athletics Grand Prix holding from June 24 to July 1, 2019 in Tunis, Tunisia were selected. Hon. Chilkwendu commended the athletes for putting up brilliant performances which accounted for the improved standard recorded in this year’s championship Despi...
May Day: Umahi approves N30, 000 New National Minimum wage
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May Day: Umahi approves N30, 000 New National Minimum wage

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi has approved the N30, 000 New National Minimum wage for the State civil servants with promise to continue to work for their welfare in the years ahead. Addressing workers yesterday during the May 1st Workers Day Celebration at the Pa Ngele Oruta Township Stadium Governor Umahi commended the civil servants for their role in his emergence as governor for the second term in the March 9th governorship election and approved the payment of the new minimum wage to workers in the state. “In my presentation, I did make promise that our state shall not be the first and will shall not be last to pay the new national minimum wage. So I therefore approve the new minimum wage for our civil servants in the state” Governor Umahi further said his administration placed ...
Buhari Issues Order to Ministers
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Buhari Issues Order to Ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked for a comprehensive “status reports on policies, programmes and projects” from cabinet members on their respective ministries, departments and agencies as his first tenure winds down. Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday. The statement said the President had given the ministers April 24 as deadline for the submission of the reports to the Presidential Audit Committee in the office of the Vice President. “A circular to this effect issued by Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, also requested members of the Federal Executive Council to “ensure that all outstanding memoranda they intend to present to the Federal ...
Aisha Buhari Speaks on Zamfara State Killings
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Aisha Buhari Speaks on Zamfara State Killings

The Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, has described the killings in Zamfara State as unfortunate. Aisha said this as she donated relief materials to 5, 000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), in Zamfara. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the relief materials, which comprised food items and clothing materials, were donated through her non-governmental organization, Future Assured Foundation. Aisha, who was represented by the Administration and Liason officer of the organisation, Hajiya Fadimatu Rafindadi, said the gesture was aimed at supporting the victims of banditry attacks in the state. She urged communities to embark on prayers and seek for Allah’s interventions in the problem. She also urged the ...
Presidency Reveals Next Action on Buhari Campaign Promises
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Presidency Reveals Next Action on Buhari Campaign Promises

All campaign promises made by President Muhammadu Buhari will be collated in a specific implementation document, the Presidency has said. Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, made this known on Monday when he briefed State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Akande said that the Presidential Committee on Policies, Programmes and Projects Audit which was set up by Buhari and chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had resumed work, NAN reports. Osinbajo, had on March 15 in Abuja inaugurated the committee. The vice president had said at the inaugural ceremony that the committee was set up to take stock of the administration’s efforts so f...
Get Sworn In Before Issuing Directives – Okorocha To Ihedioha
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Get Sworn In Before Issuing Directives – Okorocha To Ihedioha

Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo has cautioned the state Governor-elect, Mr. Emeka Ihedioha, to desist from giving directives to financial institutions in the state over their dealings with the state government. Okorocha issued the caution in a release signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, and made available to newsmen in Owerri on Friday, He described the directive by Ihedioha in Owerri on Thursday as unfortunate and a sign of ugly things to come . He advised the governor-elect to be patient and wait until he was sworn in before issuing directives to financial institutions. The governor said that there is a government in place and until May 29, 2019, that government should continue to work in the interest of the state and her people and also continue to carry out progr...
France 2019: FIFA, CAF Hold Integrity Workshop in Cairo
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France 2019: FIFA, CAF Hold Integrity Workshop in Cairo

World football-governing body, FIFA and its African confederation, CAF recently at the CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt hosted the first Regional Integrity Workshop on the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup finals (France 2019). The interactive workshop, attended by integrity officers of nine Member Associations of FIFA across three confederations, was the first of a planned three sessions ahead of the finals in France, with two more scheduled to be co-hosted by CONCACAF and the Spanish Football Association this month. The Nigeria Football Federation was one of the nine Member Associations represented in Cairo, with its integrity officer, Barrister Okey Obi, making a presentation on integrity matters in Nigerian Football. There were presentations, group discussions and...
Yayi Wins Lagos West Senatorial Seat
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Yayi Wins Lagos West Senatorial Seat

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday declared the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Sen. Solomon Olamilekan Adeola (Yayi) winner of the Lagos West Senatorial district. Naija News reports that Adeola polled a total of 323,817 votes to emerge as the winner. The returning officer of the electoral umpire, Prof Olumide Adenuga of the University of Lagos, made this known while declaring Yayi winner on Monday, February 25. “I Prof Olumide Adenuga hereby certify as the returning officer, Lagos West Senatorial District with the election held on Feb. 23, 2019, that the election was conducted among 10 candidates. “I declare that Solomon Olamilekan Adeola of the APC has satisfied the requirements of law and, scoring the highest...
We’ll Deliver Two Million Votes For Buhari In Ogun
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We’ll Deliver Two Million Votes For Buhari In Ogun

The All Progressives Congress, APC, National Youth Presidential Campaign Council, Ogun State chapter has vowed to deliver two million votes for President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 16, election. Buhari during campaign The state coordinator of the Campaign council, Olusegun Clement, stated this on Sunday during a press conference held at Abeokuta. Clement said: “Buhari is our man, and we’ll continue to support him, our people know what is good for them and come February 16, Buhari will be victorious in the state. “We have more than 2,500 youths as mechanism, campaigning for President Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection across the 20 local governments in the state. “We are working towards over two million votes for President Muhammadu Buhari come February 16, we shall deli...
White Teacher Suspended For Slapping Black Student in class
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White Teacher Suspended For Slapping Black Student in class

A white teacher has been suspended after slapping black student in her class on Friday in a South African school. The student also received suspension, according to reports. A video of the argument at Sans Souci Girls’ High School in Newlands that culminated in a shoving match and the teacher slapping the grade 9 pupil went viral on Wednesday. Jessica Shelver, the spokesperson for Western Cape education MEC Debbie Schäfer, said on Thursday: “The learner and the educator are not at school today. “They have both been informed by the school governing body that disciplinary steps will be taken against them. They have been suspended pending the disciplinary hearing.” Shelver said pupils and teachers at Sans Souci had been offered counselling and the school was investigating programmes...
Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal sacks Information commissioner for defecting to APC
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Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal sacks Information commissioner for defecting to APC

On Tuesday, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State sacked the Commissioner for Information, Bello Muhammad-Goronyo, following his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC).   Tambuwal’s Director-General, Media and Public Relations, Malam Abubakar Shekara, disclosed this in a statement in Sokoto. “Gov. Aminu Tambuwal has relieved Barrister Bello Goronyo of his appointment as Commissioner for Information with immediate effect. The Permanent Secretary has been directed to take over the affairs of the Ministry immediately,” Shekara said. He explained that the decision to relieve the official of his post was sequel to the alleged sabotaging of the state government’s efforts on its laudable programmes and activities.   Goronyo had on Tuesday evening decamped from ...
National Universities Commission gives licence to four new universities
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National Universities Commission gives licence to four new universities

The National Universities Commission (NUC), has given provisional approval to four new private universities to commence academic programmes.   Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, Executive Secretary, NUC at the presentation of the licences to the universities in Abuja on Tuesday, said the four universities had been under scrutiny since 2006. The universities are: Greenfield University, Kaduna State, Dominion University, Ibadan, Trinity University, Laloko, Ogun, and Westland University, Iwo, Osun.   With the approval, Nigeria now has 79 private universities, and a total of 173 universities, private and public. Rasheed underscored the need to increase the number of universities in the country, taking into consideration the country’s 200 million population.  He added that with the c...
FCMB Launches Hub One
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FCMB Launches Hub One

The Nigerian Tech industry has grown in leaps and bounds over the years. Many innovative ideas, platforms and more have been developed, which have provided more job opportunities. However, certain infrastructural gaps created a need for affordable tech spaces and enabling environment where tech start-ups can thrive, collaborate and share ideas without having to deal with exorbitant overhead costs. To address those gaps, FCMB has created Hub One, a tech-themed co-working space. Hub One is a space that allows for partnerships, collaborations and possible investments. It is a professional office space with unlimited internet, constant power supply, free coffee and a community of like minds. Speaking at the official launch of Hub One, Adam Nuru, Managing Director of FCMB, said the Ba...
Buhari Commissions Ariara Market Power Plant in Abia
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Buhari Commissions Ariara Market Power Plant in Abia

President Muhammadu Buhari today inaugurated the Ariara Market Power Plant in the commercial city of Aba, Abia State, with a pledge that his administration will continue to execute people-oriented projects around the country irrespective of party differences. The President in his speech, said electricity has no political colours and everyone should work together for the progress of the country. ‘‘Today with policies and programmes such as this IPP we have demonstrated that if the common good is our mutual objective, it can be achieved irrespective party differences and constitutional limitations. Electricity has no political colour,’’ the President said ‘‘I am pleased to be here today at the milestone connection of 4,000 shops that now have dedicated power. Share B...
How To Register For 2019 UTME
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How To Register For 2019 UTME

Here is the step by step by step guide on how to register for the 2019 UTME. JAMB has stopped the use of cyber cafés for registration. The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has commenced sale of registration forms for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, today the 10th of January 2019. The sale of forms will last for six weeks. Below are few of the documents required for the 2019 UTME registration – Personal e-mail address and mobile phone number – Create your JAMB profile. – JAMB ePIN registration payment – Visit any accredited CBT centers with your personal details, the profile and evidence of payment. – The CBT centers or JAMB State Office, supplies, at no extra cost, the prescribed reading text and the CD containing: a) e-brochure showing gu...
Ex-NANS President Abdul Mahmud Demands Immediate Removal Of His Name From Records Of  Association
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Ex-NANS President Abdul Mahmud Demands Immediate Removal Of His Name From Records Of Association

Ex-NANS President Abdul Mahmud, took to Twitter to demand the immediate removal of his name from the records of association following the group’s leadership’s recent visit to President Buhari at the state house, Abuja. According to the Ex-NANS president Abdul Mahmud, only a generation without a sense of history will continue to walk the shamed path the association’s current leadership are walking on. Abdul Mahmud who was NANS president from 1990- 1992, further stated that it was not thoughtful for the association’s leadership to visit President Buhari when ASUU is on strike. His tweets reads; As the 8th President of NANS (1990-1992), I ask that my name be removed from all records and archives of the association. I shall issue a formal statement to this effect Recall that followin...
Reintegrating the Girl-child into School System
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Reintegrating the Girl-child into School System

Funmi Ogundare writes that girls who are out-of-school as a result of one form of attack or the other, abuse and poverty, need to be supported, safe and secured to get them re-integrated into the school system Friday November 16, 2018 will remain indelible in the life of Miss Maria Akinlolu (not real name), 13, a junior secondary three student of Emmanuel Academy, Akute, Ogun State. Though from a poor background, she went to school that morning with high hopes just like any of her mates, oblivious of what will befall her. After school hours, with the excitement of getting home into the warm embrace of her mother, a vegetable seller, being the first child of the family, she was accosted by a group of four boys who threw a powdery substance in her face, dragged her into an uncomple...
Climate Change Document Designed to Tackle N’Delta Devt Challenges, Says FG
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Climate Change Document Designed to Tackle N’Delta Devt Challenges, Says FG

Pastor Usani Uguru Usani The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Dr.Usani Uguru Usani, has disclosed that the document on “Niger Delta Region Climate Change Programme and Action Plan” is aimed at addressing the social and economic development of the region. The minister, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Alhaji Aminu Aliyu Bisalla, made the remark on the sidelines of Cop 24 at the just-concluded Climate Change Conference, Katowice, Poland 2018. A statement issued by the Deputy Director (Press&PR), Ministry of Niger Delta, said Usani noted that the pace and effects of climate change in the Niger Delta were increasing, adding that unless the trend is reversed, human as well as physical ecologies were bound to be seriously impac...
Women Group Storms Abuja To  Support Buhari’s Re-election
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Women Group Storms Abuja To Support Buhari’s Re-election

Women group under the aegis of African Women Arise for Change and Good Governance, yesterday stormed Abuja to declare support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election in 2019. The women who also celebrated the president on his 76th birthday, also launched the ‘Tell Your Neighbours Say Baba’ campaign in support of the Buhari’s second term agenda. Speaking on behalf of the women group, Mrs. Jaiyetola Mohammed, said the president deserved all the support to win the 2019 presidential election. She said the mobilisation of various women group for the president re-election bid was just a token birthday gift. According to her, “It is our thank you to the president and it is our own way of saying we want him to do more of the great job he has been doing with Nigeria.” Mohamm...
ECOWAS Court Bars NBC from Censoring Political Broadcast
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ECOWAS Court Bars NBC from Censoring Political Broadcast

 Orders NBC to retract circular demanding 24 hrs notification for live broadcast THE Economic Community of West African States’ (ECOWAS) Court of Justice has barred the Federal Government of Nigeria, through the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) from censorship of political programmes by broadcasting stations across the country. The ECOWAS Court’s verdict which was delivered Tuesday in Abuja came more than three years after a Port Harcourt-based legal practitioner, Mr Festus Oguche, and Crownfield Solicitors, dragged the NBC before the community court, challenging what the NBC called “Additional Regulations for Live Political Broadcast.” The said regulation dated May 30, 2014, was contained in a letter to all broadcasting stations across the country directing that it ...
Boost for Social Protection Programmes in Osun
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Boost for Social Protection Programmes in Osun

                                       Rauf Aregbesola Yinka Kolawole writes that the recent declaration of Osun State as the leading state in the provision of Social Protection Programmes by the United Nations International Children Emergency Fund, is a boost for the project, which is aimed at eliminating poverty  The United Nations International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) recently declared Osun State the leading state in the provision of Social Protection programmes, just as they commended former  Governor Rauf Aregbesola, for his commitment to social, educational and economic development of the state. With the Osun Social Protection Law   2018, which was signed into law on November 20, 2018, it made the state   perhaps the only state that has a Social Protection...
NYSC Empowers 7,000 Corps Members in Katsina
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NYSC Empowers 7,000 Corps Members in Katsina

The Katsina State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Hajiya Ramatu Sanda, has said the scheme has trained and empowered 7,000 corps members through its Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) programme in the state since its inception in 2012. She said the entrepreneurship programme was introduced by the federal government to educate the corps members on how to become self-employed and create jobs. Speaking during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Batch ‘C’ Stream II set of corps members at MD Yusuf NYSC’s Permanent Orientation Camp, Katsina, Wednesday, Sanda said the gesture had transformed the life of the beneficiaries thereby making them employers of labour. She said: “If you enter the state capital and even outside the state, we have mor...
NIS Set for First Convocation Ceremony after 25 Years
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NIS Set for First Convocation Ceremony after 25 Years

  The National Institute for Sports (NIS), a leading sports training institution in the country is set to celebrate its 25th anniversary and the maiden convocation ceremony scheduled to hold on January 17th, 2019. The Director General of the Institution, Dr. Kingdom Chukwudi Eke, disclosed at a media session yesterday. He said the elaborate Programme will accommodate all the12 sets that had graduated from the institution since its establishment in 1992 when it was fully upgraded to a full-fledged parastatal. He said over 1,500 students that have graduated from the institution will be part of the ceremony although most of them have been using their certificates over the years. “The anniversary is a unique one and we have sent invitations out to all the former students wh...
Kaduna Gov Accuses PDP of Renting Crowd at Sokoto’s Presidential Campaign
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Kaduna Gov Accuses PDP of Renting Crowd at Sokoto’s Presidential Campaign

Nasir El-Rufai The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, has described Monday’s flag-off of the presidential campaign of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which held in Sokoto, as a gathering of ‘gang of thieves’, who rented crowd from Niger Republic. He also said the 2019 general election is a poll between thieves and trustworthy people. Speaking on Tuesday in Kaduna at the inauguration of the campaign council of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, which held at the Murtala Mohammed Square, Kaduna, the governor said the PDP has nothing to offer Nigeria, adding that the party’s ideology is nothing but looting. El-Rufai said what the APC has been doing for the past three years is to fix the rot left behind by the 16 years of PDP misrule. He ...
UNICEF: 360,000 Adolescents Expected to Die of AIDS by 2030
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UNICEF: 360,000 Adolescents Expected to Die of AIDS by 2030

 Some 360,000 adolescents are expected to die of AIDS by 2030 if investment in HIV prevention is not ramped up, according to a UNICEF report released Thursda The figures show the world is “off track’’ in its goal to end AIDS among children by 2030, UNICEF’s executive director, Henrietta Fore, said. Projections show there will be a decline in the number of children and young people infected with HIV and dying from AIDS-related causes. But the UN children’s fund warned progress is notably slower among adolescents – defined by the UN as those between ages 10 and 19. For example, AIDS-related deaths are projected to decrease by 57 per cent among children below the age of 14 by 2030, compared with 35 per cent among those aged 15 to 19 years. “Programmes to...
I’ll Rather Suffer Defeat Than Lose My Name—Gov Ayade
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I’ll Rather Suffer Defeat Than Lose My Name—Gov Ayade

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has allayed fears over his re-election prospects, saying he would rather suffer defeat than lose his name, noting that his performance would earn him a second term. Governor Ayade, who made the assertion while speaking with newsmen in Calabar, said: “I am not worried about my re-election because my work will speak volumes. We have been able to create thousands of jobs within the last three years in various sectors. “Appointees and employees, who are now in the employment of the government, also know that my re-election is not just about me, but about them. If I don’t come back they will be out of jobs. “Imagine people who earned little or nothing, but now earn above N200,000. Thousands of families are benefiting from our policies and program...

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