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Kwara decries kidnap for ransom menace in Nigeria
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Kwara decries kidnap for ransom menace in Nigeria

The Kwara State Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Salman Jawondo, SAN, has called for reconsideration and review of obsolete presumption of innocence of defendants with respect to some crimes threatening the corporate existence of Nigerians and their right to live in peace. He made the call at the commencement of the 2021/2022 new legal year, valedictory court session for retiring judges, presentation of newly appointed Kwara state high court judges and unveiling of the new high court procedure rules in Ilorin on Monday. Jawondo, who condemned the menace of kidnapping for ransom in the country, described the crime as a veritable source through which state funds are siphoned under the pretext that the demands of the kidnappers must be met to save the lives of the kidnap victims. ...
Gov. Ugwuanyi hands over renovated burnt Enugu INEC office
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Gov. Ugwuanyi hands over renovated burnt Enugu INEC office

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on Friday, inaugurated and handed over the newly renovated Enugu State Office of the National Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), burnt by unknown gunmen some months ago. Recall that trailing the unfortunate attack on INEC’s office in Enugu, Gov. Ugwuanyi inspected the facility and promised that his administration will rebuild the burnt structure to enable the electoral body continue to discharge its constitutional duties efficiently and effectively in the state. Handing over the structure to the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Enugu State, Dr. Emeka Joseph Ononamadu, Gov. Ugwuanyi, represented by the Commissioner for Special Duties, Hon. Mrs. Mabel Agbo, disclosed that the state government in spite of its dwindling resources went...
Watford’s Dennis battles Jota, Cancelo for Premier League Player of the Month award
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Watford’s Dennis battles Jota, Cancelo for Premier League Player of the Month award

The 24-year-old made a remarkable impact in the month under review, even though the Hornets managed just a win out of three matches Watford striker Emmanuel Dennis has been nominated for the Premier League Player of the Month award after his impressive performances in November. The Nigeria star enjoyed a fine run in front of the goal with a contribution of two goals and two assists in three league appearances. After a 1-0 loss to Arsenal on November 7, Dennis' goal and a brace of assists helped Claudio Ranieri's side to secure a 4-1 victory at Old Trafford.
Mosimane’s Al Ahly protest Fifa Club World Cup dates
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Mosimane’s Al Ahly protest Fifa Club World Cup dates

The reigning African champions say they have at least seven players who are set to be in Cameroon next year Al Ahly say they will approach Fifa asking for a review of the Fifa Club World Cup dates which clash with the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations finals. The Club World Cup is set to kick off on February 3, 2022, a period during which the Afcon finals will be underway.
Governor Sanwo-Olu demands review of revenue sharing formula, seeks special status for Lagos
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Governor Sanwo-Olu demands review of revenue sharing formula, seeks special status for Lagos

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has called for a review on the current sharing formula to reflect the contribution of stakeholders to the common purse. In his speech at the opening of a two-day South-west zonal public hearing on the review of the revenue allocation formula organised by Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) in Lagos on Monday October 4, Sanwo-Olu stated that a new revenue sharing formula that is fair and equitable is needed. Also appealing for Lagos to be granted a "special status", the Governor said it will help in delivering high-quality services and dividends of democracy to Nigerians. He said; “The best way to guarantee national progress and development is by paying attention to subnational development because the national is a summatio...
Adesina Aishat: OAU closed down till further notice over student’s death, protest
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Adesina Aishat: OAU closed down till further notice over student’s death, protest

The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State has shut down the institution. The followed the protest that broke out over the death of an undergrad, Adesina Omowumi Aishat. The school management condemned in strong terms the continuous and uncontrolled protests by the students which has culminated in unbridled brigandage, blocking of the Ife/Ibadan and Ife/Ede highways as alternative routes, and engaging in acts that are detrimental to their health and the safety of the generality of the people. This is as it also explained that the deceased, Aishat had reported to the Health Centre of the school on Tuesday, 28th September, 2021 with signs and symptoms of a severe infection which was promptly treated with prescribed drugs after which she was asked to ...
Jannik who? How ‘the new Pique’ Salisu is helping Southampton forget
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Jannik who? How ‘the new Pique’ Salisu is helping Southampton forget

  After a season of adaptation at St Mary’s, the Ghana defender is beginning to demonstrate his worth, to rave reviews and interest from abroad Transfer interest from Barcelona is hardly the ringing endorsement it once was, with the Spanish giants in such an uncharacteristically weak position following a half-decade of financial mismanagement. However, perhaps the biggest marker of how much Mohammed Salisu has come on since his move to Southampton in the summer of 2020 is the fact that the Catalan side, according to Los Fichajes, have earmarked him as a replacement for none other than Gerard Pique. That’s the same Pique who, in the minds of many, is lined up for at least an ambassadorial role at the club on the basis of his commitment and quality of service over close to 15 ye...
Chidoka urges Buhari to publish performance review on ministers, security sector
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Chidoka urges Buhari to publish performance review on ministers, security sector

Former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, Monday, tasked President Muhammadu Buhari to make public performance reviews of Ministers as promised when he recently sacked Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohammed Sabo Nanono and his Power counterpart, Engr. Sale Mamman. Chidoka in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja said the pledge gave the impression that the President “evaluates and monitors the activities of his appointees through independent review and monitoring alignment with the nine priority areas of the government.” The statement read in part, “Nigerians would want Mr President to publish the said independent performance review which according to him have been going on for two years and some months into his second term and final term in office, a...
Identifying grazing routes key to ending herder-farmer crisis – Governor Bagudu
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Identifying grazing routes key to ending herder-farmer crisis – Governor Bagudu

Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi state has said that identifying grazing routes in the country, is key to ending herder-farmer crisis. Bagudu said this after President Muhammadu Buhari ordered a review of 368 grazing sites across 25 states in the country, with an aim of determining the levels of encroachment. However in an interview on Channels Television, Bagudu said the President’s directive does not preclude the idea of ranching. He said; “The committee is to identify grazing routes and work with states and map them. It is not to recover grazing routes, it is to identify the scale of the problem. “Mr President is interested in an audit of grazing reserves. It is a voluntary and collaborative thing with the states. “People say we have spoken about ranching. Yes, but wha...
Review current revenue sharing formula now – Masari tells FG
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Review current revenue sharing formula now – Masari tells FG

Katsina State governor, Aminu Bello Masari, has described the current federal government revenue formula as stale and lopsided while calling for a review to make it generally acceptable. According to Governor Masari, the current arrangement puts more resources at the centre while leaving the state and local government with a lot of burdens. The Katsina Governor made the remark while playing host to the Chairman, Federal Revenue and Fiscal Commission and his team who were in the state on a sensitization visit on Tuesday. According to Masari, Nigeria needs devolution of power to enable the state and local government to harness resources to develop the state.
Bauchi: Police record 221 crime cases, arrest 352 suspects in five months
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Bauchi: Police record 221 crime cases, arrest 352 suspects in five months

The Bauchi State Police Command on Thursday revealed that between March 8, 2021, till date it recorded a total of 221 crime cases with 352 suspects arrested within and outside the state. This was revealed by the command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, in a press release he signed and made available to DAILY POST in Bauchi, adding that the police were able to make the achievement through sustained operations, intelligence-led community-policing engagements and other crime fighting strategies. Giving a breakdown of the crimes recorded in the state within the period under review, the police spokesman said that over 42 armed robbery cases were recorded for which 115 suspects were arrested, while 18 cases of kidnappings were recorded with 29 suspects arr...
Grazing routes: Igbo youths warn lawamker backing open grazing
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Grazing routes: Igbo youths warn lawamker backing open grazing

The Igboayaka O. Igboayaka-led Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC), a socio-cultural group, has warned members of State Houses of Assembly in Igbo land that are plotting and executing the plan of total open grazing law should drop the idea or face the wrath of angry Igbo youths from their various constituents. The warning comes on the heels of the recent directive by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government for the review of 368 grazing reserves in 25 states. OYC in a release sent to DAILY POST on Tuesday, called on state lawmakers from the southeast region to urgently pass the anti-open grazing bill into law in Igboland to save lives and property or be recalled. The Igbo organization also urged them to emulate their Rivers State counterparts that have acted on the request o...
Open Grazing: We’ve gone beyond looking for grazing routes, we need a modern solution – Femi Falana
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Open Grazing: We’ve gone beyond looking for grazing routes, we need a modern solution – Femi Falana

Human rights activist, Femi Falana has faulted the Presidency’s approval to review grazing reserves in 25 states in the country. The Senior Advocate of Nigeria who was a guest on Channels TV’s Sunday Politics, said the country has gone beyond looking for grazing routes and should be looking for a modern approach. Falana also pointed out that the Northern Governor Forum, the Southern Governors Forum, and even the Miyetti Allah group have all come to a conclusion that open grazing is obsolete. He said; “As far as the law is concerned, the President cannot, (with profound respect), be talking of looking for grazing routes in 2021, Nigeria. “The Northern Governor Forum, the Southern Governors Forum, and even the Miyetti Allah group have all come to a conclusion that open grazi...
Marseille match abandoned after Nice fans storm pitch for brawl
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Marseille match abandoned after Nice fans storm pitch for brawl

Bottles were thrown at players and punches were exchanged in the altercation Marseille's Ligue 1 match against Nice on Sunday has been abandoned after the visiting club refused to emerge from the dressing room after Nice fans invaded the pitch to spark a brawl. The referee blew for the final whistle with only the Nice players in sight following a brief suspension to proceedings, and according to Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) rules, Marseille have been handed an automatic 3-0 defeat pending further review. Members of the crowd had pelted Marseille players with objects in the lead-up to the chaotic fight, and fans charged the playing surface when forward Dimitri Payet's responded to them after being struck near the corner flag.
Benue Government Faults FG’s Plan to review 368 Grazing sites
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Benue Government Faults FG’s Plan to review 368 Grazing sites

The Benue State government has kicked against federal government's plan to review 368 grazing sites in the country. In a statement released on Friday August 20 by Governor Samuel Ortom's spokesperson, Terver Akase, after President Buhari approved constitution of a committee to review ‘with dispatch’ the 368 grazing sites across 25 states in the country, the presidency was accused of being bothered about animals and their safety and deploying all machinery and arsenals of government to impose grazing reserves and cattle routes on Nigerians, at a time when insecurity has reached an all-time high with hundreds being killed by armed herdsmen, bandits and other terrorists. The presidency was also accused of trying to plunge the country into avoidable crisis. The statement read;  “We ...
Tokyo 2020: FIG reacts as judges receive threats, hateful messages over alleged partiality
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Tokyo 2020: FIG reacts as judges receive threats, hateful messages over alleged partiality

The International Federation of Gymnastics, FIG, has on Thursday thrown its full weight behind judges who officiated the rhythmic gymnastics competitions at the just concluded Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The federation, in a statement via its official Facebook page, noted that this followed after the FIG’s Rhythmic Gymnastics Technical Committee has carried out a thorough post-competition review of all evaluation components in every phase of the Rhythmic Gymnastics competitions at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. “Following this process, we can confirm that no bias or irregularities were identified in the judging panels. “The Rhythmic Gymnastics Technical Committee, therefore, confirms that the rankings and results of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games competitions in Rhythmic Gymnastics...
Constitution Review: Southwest Governors Demand Return to Regional Govt, Scrap of States
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Constitution Review: Southwest Governors Demand Return to Regional Govt, Scrap of States

A proposal for Nigeria to return to regional system of government has been submitted by South West Governors Forum. The governors also want states to be scrapped. According to the governors, the six states in the geographical zone converted into federating units. This proposal was contained in a document presented to members of the national assembly from the zone by the governors as part of the review of the 1999 constitution. The document was dated July 5, 2021, with the title, ‘Proposals for the Review of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (As Amended): Presentation by South-West Governors’ Forum’. According to TheCable. In the document, the governors asked that sections 3(1) and (3) of the Constitution be amended. That is the section of the constitut...
RMAFC To Unveil New Allocation Formula Before End Of 2021
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RMAFC To Unveil New Allocation Formula Before End Of 2021

The Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) on Monday announced that a new formula for sharing revenue between the states and federal government will be unveiled before the end of 2021. The commission made the revelation in a statement issued in Abuja. The RMAFC statement noted that “arrangements to fully commence the review of the Nation’s Revenue Allocation Formula (RAF) has been concluded.” It added that when completed “the review is targeted at equitable distribution of the accrued revenue into the Federation account to the three tiers of government.” Details later…
JAMB: How to check your 2021 UTME result
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JAMB: How to check your 2021 UTME result

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Friday released the results of candidates who sat for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The 2021 UTME commenced nationwide on Saturday, June 19 2021. A total of 1,415,501 candidates registered for the exam and 1,122, 095 have taken the examinations so far while 66,111 are yet to sit. Dr Fabian Benjamin, JAMB Head, Media and Information, who made this known on Friday, said that results will be updated for subsequent days and released daily for those yet to see theirs. He further revealed that some results were withheld for investigation, adding that the Board would still review all the CCTV footage and other technical gadgets for detection of possible examination misconducts. DAILY POST brings to...
Reverse Twitter Suspension Now – PDP Govs Tells Buhari
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Reverse Twitter Suspension Now – PDP Govs Tells Buhari

The PDP Governors Forum has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately reverse the recent suspension of Twitter’s operations in Nigeria. In a communique issued after a meeting of the Forum in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state on Monday after their meeting in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital, the governors unanimously agreed that the review of the suspension would be in the interest of the country. The communique read by the Chairman of the Forum and governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, attacked the Buhari administration for such irrational move. The governors added that the ego of President Buhari is not enough for such a drastic action that deprives millions of Nigerians of such an affordable means of expression and communication. The statement reads: “The mere ego of Mr President ...
Google deletes Adamu Garba’s Crowwe app from Play Store
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Google deletes Adamu Garba’s Crowwe app from Play Store

Adamu Garba’s Crowwe social media app has been deleted from Google play store. The app, which imitates Twitter, had received horrible reviews from Nigerians after Adamu Garba supported the banning of Twitter and encouraged Nigerians to support Indigenous apps by downloading his Crowwe app.     Not only did the app receive horrible reviews, Nigerians also reported that Crowwe’s Terms and Conditions were plagiarised word for word from another app, Spotify. The discovery was also verified by Dubawa, a fact-checking platform, to be true.   "Check the Crowwe app’s terms and conditions. It’s the SAME thing as Spotify. They didn’t even bother editing. Like if you click on the hyperlink it redirects you to Spotify theft. What sort of pangolo app is that?" a Twi...
FG To Review Salaries Of Political Office Holders – RMAFC
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FG To Review Salaries Of Political Office Holders – RMAFC

Elias Mbam, chairman of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), says a review of the remuneration of political and judiciary office holders has begun. The RMAFC chairman disclosed this on Saturday at Amagu community in Ikwo LGA of Ebonyi, during the seventh ‘Ofala’ festival and 30th anniversary of the coronation of Ezeogo Aloh, Erima-Ogwudu III of Amagu kingdom. Mbam was conferred with a chieftaincy title of ‘Aka Ekpuchi Onwa II’ by the traditional ruler on Saturday. Speaking to journalists after the ceremony, the RMAFC chairman said by the end of the year, something concrete would be arrived at. He, however, did not indicate if the review will reflect an increase or decrease. Mbam added that a public hearing will soon be held for Nigerians to ...
Asylum To IPOB: Buhari Govt Must Review Relationship With UK – Arewa youths
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Asylum To IPOB: Buhari Govt Must Review Relationship With UK – Arewa youths

The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, AYCF, on Wednesday, faulted the decision of the United Kingdom, UK, to grant asylum to members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. Yerima Shettima, National President of AYCF, said the Nigerian government should review its relationship with its UK counterpart, following such a move. Reports had surfaced yesterday that the UK government plans to grant asylum to members of IPOB and the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB. The Nigerian government had frowned at the news which it claimed would undermine the fight against terrorism and insecurity However, Shettima, in a chat with DAILY POST wondered if Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of IPOB and his members are more important than that of Nigeria. Shettima...
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Abuja-Kano Road: PDP Calls For Review Of ₦2.12 Billion Per Kilometre Cost

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Monday, demanded immediate review of the 375 kilometre Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano road reconstruction contract, following what it called “the unearthing of corrupt padding in the N797.23 billion contract recently approved by the Federal Executive Council, FEC. This is even as the party called for an open probe into the alleged padding of the contract “from the original N155 billion to an outrageous and indefensible N797 billion, with a whoping N642 billion apparently earmarked to be shared among corrupt officials. ” In a statement signed by Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the PDP, the party noted that, “with the approved N797 billion, for a 375 kilometre road, the Buhari Presidency is claiming to be reconstructing a kilometre of road with an outrag...
2023: INEC To Review Card Readers, Introduce New Technologies
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2023: INEC To Review Card Readers, Introduce New Technologies

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday said it was reviewing its adopted technologies for elections, with the view of introducing new ones to improve conduct of the elections ahead of 2023. The INEC Director of Voter Education and Publicity Department (VEP), Mr Nick Dazang, disclosed this at a workshop for the department on the “Review of National Voter Education Manual” held in Keffi, Nasarawa State. The five-day workshop is organised by INEC in partnership with the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD). Dazang, speaking with newsmen on the sideline of the workshop, said INEC began the process for electronic voting since 2004 when it introduced optic map registration forms. “After that in 2010, the commission introduced the use of direct data ca...
Tiwa Savage Slams Pulse Nigeria For Tagging Her Brand ‘Struggling’
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Tiwa Savage Slams Pulse Nigeria For Tagging Her Brand ‘Struggling’

Singer Tiwa Savage has knocked a journalist known as Motolani Alake for his review of her Celia album. Motolani who works for Pulse Nigeria had on Sunday described Tiwa’s album as an endorsement of ‘Mungo Parking’ in an article. He said, “In the wake of @TiwaSavage’s inclusion on @TIME’s list of the best albums of 2020 and the twitter storm she created, it feels like the right time for this opinion piece on her brand and the larger issue of ‘Mungo Parking’.” The 40-year-old in a series of tweet on Sunday fired at the journalist. “I’m glad you know it’s YOU guys I was talking about. “Because say I quiet no mean say I be fool” – don’t try and turn nigerian media against me to hide your guilty conscience,” she said. In another tweet Tiwa said her son has made more money than Motolani...
Lagos State Review Curfew Time, Now 8pm To 6am
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Lagos State Review Curfew Time, Now 8pm To 6am

The curfew in Lagos State has been reviewed. Restriction time is now 8pm to 6am. Lagosians are enjoined to plan their journey times as they go about their lawful businesses. Public schools remain shut till further notice. Signed: Gbenga omotoso HC, Information
FG To Review Salaries, Wages Of Ministries, Agencies And Parastatals – Ngige
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FG To Review Salaries, Wages Of Ministries, Agencies And Parastatals – Ngige

President Muhammadu Buhari has mandated the presidential committee on salaries and wages to review and realign earnings of employees of ministries, agencies, and parastatals. Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, who disclosed this in an interview with THISDAY at the weekend, said part of the objective is to check disparity in payment of salaries and wages as well as prone the running cost of governance. He also said the motive of putting together the committee was to address the rising cost of personnel in the budget of the federation. “The president set up a committee called the presidential committee on salaries and wages last year of which I am a co-chair, it is being chaired by the Minister of Finance and Planning with the Head of Service as a member for...
Governors Meet Today To Review COVID-19 Strategy
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Governors Meet Today To Review COVID-19 Strategy

Governors of the 36 states of the federation, under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum, are set to hold their 8th teleconference to review the COVID-19 situation in states as well as develop strategies on how best to quickly overcome the effects of the pandemic. The Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, Mr Mele Kyari, is also expected to participate in the meeting scheduled to hold on Wednesday. This was contained in an invitation from the Director General of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Mr Asishana Bayo Okauru, to the governors. According to the invitation, issues to be discussed at the meeting include: “an update from the Presidential Task Force, on Covid-19, a new initiative code-named CACOVID – Volunteer Health Workers Support Scheme...
COVID-19: FG To Review Lockdown Relaxation This Week
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COVID-19: FG To Review Lockdown Relaxation This Week

The Federal Government of Nigeria has confirmed that the relaxation of the lockdown will be reviewed this week. The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, disclosed it during the daily briefing on Tuesday. Aliyu said the task force would not hesitate to change strategy if the current directive is not working. “You are probably aware that by the end of this week, we will be coming to the end of the second week of easing the lockdown and we will be taking further decisions based on the review of the performance of the restrictions that we have in place. “And we will not hesitate to change our strategy if it looks like it is not working.” Nigeria currently has 4,641 confirmed cases of coronavirus.
Sanwo-Olu Meets CEOs, Mulls Lockdown Review in Seven Days
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Sanwo-Olu Meets CEOs, Mulls Lockdown Review in Seven Days

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has expressed the intention of his administration to review the lockdown of the state, as part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the next seven days. The governor, at the second virtual meeting with Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) on the COVID-19 Business Challenges and Support on Wednesday, assured them that “strategic relaxation of the lockdown may be implemented.” The minutes of the meeting, which was convened under the aegies of the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA), and attended by 28 managing directors/CEOs of organised businesses and companies in Nigeria, was obtained by THISDAY yesterday. The virtual meeting was coordinated by the NECA Director-General, Dr. Timothy Olawale. The state governme...
US To Review Funding To WHO Next Week
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US To Review Funding To WHO Next Week

President Donald Trump on Friday said he will make an announcement next week on US funding to the World Health Organization, which he has recently threatened to cut. “As you know, we have given them approximately $500 million a year, and we are going to be talking about that subject next week. We’ll have a lot to say about it,” Trump told a news conference at the White House. He said he would make the announcement “sometime next week.” Trump has gone on an offensive against the WHO, where Washington is the principal funder, accusing it of pro-China bias during the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, which began in Wuhan, China, last year. The US State Department has homed in on what it says was the world health body’s failure to pursue an early lead on coronavirus out of...
APC Fumes As PDP Demands Review Of Buhari Supreme Court Victory
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APC Fumes As PDP Demands Review Of Buhari Supreme Court Victory

The Peoples Democratic Party on Monday asked the Supreme Court to review its judgment, which upheld the victory of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd.) , in the 2019 presidential election and dismissed the appeal of the PDP candidate , Alhaji Atiku Abubakar . The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, who stated this during a press conference in Abuja , also called on the Supreme Court to review its judgments on the governorship elections in four states . The party demanded a review of the apex court ’s judgment on the 2018 governorship election in Osun State . In the judgment , the Supreme Court upheld the APC ’ s candidate, Governor Gboyega Oyetola’ s victory and dismissed the PDP candidate , Ademola Adeleke ’ s appeal . It also demanded a ...
PDP Seeks Review Of Supreme Court Judgment On 2019 Presidential Election
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PDP Seeks Review Of Supreme Court Judgment On 2019 Presidential Election

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Monday, said the “plot” by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to destabilize the country has left it with no choice but to approach the Supreme Court for a review of the outcome of the 2019 Presidential election. This is even as the party stated that in addition to the Presidential election, it would also tasked the apex court to take a second look at the governorship elections in Kano, Kaduna, Katsina and Osun states. Addressing newsmen at the party secretariat in Abuja, party’s spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan said the party took the decision having uncovered plot by the ruling party to influence the Supreme Court to upturn the Bayelsa governorship election in favour of the APC.
APC, PDP React To Supreme Court’s Adjournment Of Imo Election Review
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APC, PDP React To Supreme Court’s Adjournment Of Imo Election Review

The All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Tuesday, aired their opinions regarding the adjournment of the Supreme Court review on the January 14, 2020 judgement till March 2nd, as requested by the PDP, to respond to motions that were served on them by the APC. To this end, Vanguard called the APC and PDP, in Owerri, to have their reactions following the adjournment of the review case. Recalled, the 14 January 2020, in the Supreme court judgement sacked Emeka Ihedioha of the PDP, as governor of Imo and validated Hope Uzodinma, of the APC, as the legally elected governor of the state. On the supreme court adjournment, according to the PDP, publicity Secretary, Damian Opara, he said: “APC and Senator Hope Uzodinma, filled a motion that was served on...
Uzodinma Vs Ihedioha: I’m Not Part Of Supreme Court Review Team – Soyinka
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Uzodinma Vs Ihedioha: I’m Not Part Of Supreme Court Review Team – Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has faulted a report by a newspaper of his purported selection to serve on a monitoring team for the forthcoming Supreme Court review of the case between Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress and Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party. The apex court on January 14, 2020, nullified the election of Ihedioha as the governor of the state and declared Uzodinma as the winner of the governorship election. Ihedioha subsequently filed an appeal, urging the Supreme Court to set aside the judgment. The hearing of the appeal has been fixed for March 2, 2020. The elder statesman, who said the online link of the newspaper’s report (not The Punch) was sent to him for perusal, noted in a statement on Tuesday night that h...
Senate Inaugurates Constitution Review Committee
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Senate Inaugurates Constitution Review Committee

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has inaugurated a 56-member Constitution Review Committee to be chaired by the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege. The committee, inaugurated during Thursday’s plenary consists of all the eight principal officers, one Senator each from the 36 States and two members from each of the six geo-political zones. Members of the committee are: Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi; Deputy Senate Leader, Ajayi Borrofice; Deputy Chief Whip, Sabi Abdullahi; Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe; Senate Deputy Minority Leader, Emmanuel Bwacha; Minority Whip, Philip Aduda; Deputy Minority Whip, Sahabi Ya’u. Ike Ekweremadu; Opeyemi Bamidele, Smart Adeyemi, Danjuma Goje, James Manager, Stella Oduah, Oluremi Tinubu, Biodun Olujimi, Uche Ekwuen...
Review Of Wizkid’s Soundman EP: The Wizkid We Know?
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Review Of Wizkid’s Soundman EP: The Wizkid We Know?

6th of December 2019, Ayodeji Balogun aka Wizkidayo , aka Starboy, aka Machala , aka Sound man after recording a smash hit with Beyonce earlier in the year decided to pull a Beyonce on music listeners across the world by dropping his seven track Extended play entitled entitled " Sound man " . Machala as he is fondly called decided to drop a surprise EP to wet the appetite of Wizkid FC and music listeners in anticipation of his highly awaited " Made in Lagos" album . After the release of Joro and ghetto love which were received with mixed reactions, Ayo decides to test the waters by dropping this project under the Starboy imprint and as we analyse this body of work, we will see whether indeed Baba bolu proved his Calibre and repute as Africa's biggest contemporary music export . P...
FG To Review Wages, Allowances For Governors, Others
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FG To Review Wages, Allowances For Governors, Others

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has said there are plans to review the wages of all political office holders in the country. “The last holistic wage review took place in 2011 and a new one is being planned,” Ngige told members of Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) during a visit to his office in Abuja on Tuesday. “What is a governor doing with hazard allowance? What hazard when the state is feeding him and his family? What is a governor doing with constituency allowance? The whole state is his constituency. “These are what will be holistically reviewed.” Ngige said there was a need to review and streamline the wages and allowances given to political service holders, and the high wages earned by workers in certain government organisation...
Breaking News: Buhari Approves License Of Online Radio, TV Stations
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Breaking News: Buhari Approves License Of Online Radio, TV Stations

According to The Nation, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved wide ranging reforms in the broadcasting industry, including the licensing of online radio and television stations According to a statement by Mr. Segun Adeyemi, Media aide to the Minister of Information and Culture, the initiative is to bring sanity to the industry. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the statement said disclosed it in Abuja on Friday when he received members of the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) on a courtesy visit, was responding to a request made by BON for the review of the Broadcasting Code. “I just want to use this opportunity to inform you that Mr. President has actually already approved a review of the Broadcast Code that is going to take care of many o...
Algeria Beat Senegal 1 – 0, Win AFCON 2019
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Algeria Beat Senegal 1 – 0, Win AFCON 2019

Algeria won the Africa Cup of Nations for the second time as a freak early goal secured a 1-0 win against Senegal in the final in Cairo. Baghdad Bounedjah’s shot took a huge deflection off Salif Sane and looped over goalkeeper Alfred Gomes. Senegal, who have never won the competition, were awarded a penalty for handball in the second half but it was overturned after a VAR review.
Election petitions should be handled by retired Judges – Femi Falana
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Election petitions should be handled by retired Judges – Femi Falana

Femi Falana in a communique sent out on Thursday, advocated for election petitions to be handled by retired Judges as serving judges have been overburdened, leaving all matters pending in their courts to carry out national assignments.   The human rights activists pointed out the adjournment of court cases by over 350 Judges of the State High Courts, Federal High Court, and National Industrial Court, for a 'national assignment' which was never within their jurisdiction.   Femi Falana pushed for a review of preference given to election petitions and appeals, and further stated that such cases are not handled by regular courts in neighbouring countries but by constitutional courts.   The statement reads “Over 350 Judges drawn from State High Courts, Federal Hig...
Man Poses As Soldier, Steals Tecno Phone In Mammy Market
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Man Poses As Soldier, Steals Tecno Phone In Mammy Market

A 30-year old man, Shile Musa, who had allegedly paraded himself as an army corporal at a Mammy Market in Badagry and stole a Tecno K7 phone worth N38, 000, property of one Evelyn Augustine, was on Tuesday arraigned in a Badagry Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State. According to NAN, Musa, with no fixed address, is facing a two-count charge of stealing and parading self as an army corporal. The Magistrate, Mr Patrick Adekomaiya, remanded Musa in prison and adjourned the case until July 15 for review of the facts of the case and sentencing. Earlier, the Prosecutor, ASP. Akpan Nkem, told the court that Musa committed the offences on July 4 at about 7:45 p.m. at a restaurant in a Mammy Market at Ibereko, Badagry. “The defendant stole a Tecno K7 phone worth N38, 000, property of one E...
We’ll Soon Review Procurement Act — Lawan
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We’ll Soon Review Procurement Act — Lawan

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has said that the National Assembly would soon begin a review of the Public Procurement Act to bring it in tandem with current realities. Lawan said the Public Procurement Act, as it is, frustrated the processes of contract awards and execution which, he said, should not be allowed to continue. Speaking during a visit by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha, the Senate President said the National Assembly would do its best to address all the loopholes in the Procurement Act.‎ He lamented that the cost of executing projects in Nigeria was usually one of the highest in the world, saying the situation must change in the face of scarce resources. “The Public Procurement (Act) in Nigeria as far as I can see is not the best in ...
Tinsel Actress, Damilola Adegbite Marks Birthday With Stunning Photo
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Tinsel Actress, Damilola Adegbite Marks Birthday With Stunning Photo

Damilola Adegbite, a mother of one who made her mark with the Tinsel TV series is 34 today and she has dropped a lovely picture. Damilola Adegbite looks perfect in her birthday photo which is getting impressive reviews online. The screengoddess in a professional photoshoot was pictured in a skimpy and body-hugging black gown which showcased her lovely and luscious skin. "This is what 34 years of my life looks like. My heart is full. So full. #God’s favorite child," she captioned the picture. She seems to be celebrating her birthday on a lowkey, maybe due to the tragedy that befell her ex-husband, Chris Attoh whose new American wife was shot dead by an assassin in the U.S.
Sani-Bello sets up strategic committees for Inauguration
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Sani-Bello sets up strategic committees for Inauguration

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello has set up two committees to spearhead his inauguration for his second term. The two committees are the Project, Policy, Programmes and Appraisal Committee and the Inauguration Committee. The Project Policy Programmes and Appraisal Committee which is chaired by the Deputy Governor, Alhaji Ahmed Muhammed Kesto is to identify government policies and its implementation status, compile all executed and ongoing projects in the last four years and appraise the performance of the administration in the last 4 years. The 65 man Committee will also identify challenges encountered in the course of project execution in the last four years, propose and recommend any further project /activity that will take the state to the next level, review the...
INEC To Delist Weak Parties, Review Campaign Funding
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INEC To Delist Weak Parties, Review Campaign Funding

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has revealed its plan to delist weak parties and also review campaign funding. The Commission's Chairman on Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye, who confirmed that INEC will delist weak parties and also review campaign funding at the conclusion of the supplementary elections and petitions filed at various electoral tribunals. He told Punch; “The commission is tracking campaign spending by the parties using its tracking devices. The commission will review the campaign spending of the parties at the conclusion of the current electoral process.” He further disclosed that a a review of the performances of the parties could not be done immediately, because any party stood a chance of victory in the reruns or at...
I’ll Review Ajimobi’s Last-Minute Contracts – Seyi Makinde
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I’ll Review Ajimobi’s Last-Minute Contracts – Seyi Makinde

The Oyo State Governor-elect, Mr Seyi Makinde, has promised to review all contracts awarded by the state government after the March 9 governorship election. Makinde made the promise in a statement made available to journalists on Sunday by his spokesman, Mr Dotun Oyelade. He said, “Events of the past two weeks have shown characteristics of targeted contract awards that were compiled in a haste and randomly awarded to empty government purse before the May 29 swearing-in date. “While the government remains in place till May 28, awarding a N30bn new set of contracts in one day as was the case during last Wednesday’s executive meeting was curious and an aberration, especially when debts, as old as 2011 are left unpaid.” The governor-elect pointed out that information from civil servants wh...
You’ll Not Return To The Senate, Prophet Temitope Aduroja Tells Shehu Sani
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You’ll Not Return To The Senate, Prophet Temitope Aduroja Tells Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani will not return to the Nigerian Senate, Prophet Temitope Aduroja, who predicted Goodluck Jonathan’s defeat in 2015, as well as the postponement 2019 general elections, has said. Naija News reports that Prophet Aduroja made the predictions in his twenty-eight prophecies for the year 2019 which he released last month. This online news platform understands that Sani is a senator representing Kaduna Central at the National Assembly on the platform of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) after he had decamped from the All Progressives Congress (APC). Speaking on Sani’s fate, Prophet Aduroja said: “Senator Sheu Sani should forget about 2019. He won’t return to the red chamber”. Meanwhile, Naija News reports that the Independent National Electora...
Election Postponement: LASG Review School Calendar
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Election Postponement: LASG Review School Calendar

The Lagos State Government has effected change in the School Calendar following the postponement of the scheduled election dates by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Her Excellency, Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Idiat Oluranti Adebule who made the decision public said all public and private schools should resume on Monday 18th February, 2019 as against Tuesday 19th February, contained in the earlier reviewed calendar. She informed all the Lagos State School stakeholders and the general public that all schools in Lagos state are expected to close on Friday 22nd of February and resume on Monday 25th. Adebule said the second leg of the break will be on Friday 8th March, 2019 and schools are expected to resume on Monday 11th March, 2019. All public and...

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