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Fauzuddeen Mahmoud: Zamfara, a ship without a compass
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Fauzuddeen Mahmoud: Zamfara, a ship without a compass

Over the last few months, I have been attuned to the realities of the administration of Zamfara Governor, Bello Matawalle, because of my belief that midterm analysis is a fair starting point. During this period, I engaged those within the corridors of power in series of dialogues just so as to arrive at a logical conclusion that is devoid of bias. I was able to exorcise political sentiments from their submissions through the presentation of unalienable empirical data about Matawalle’s midterm performance. To begin this submission, I ask: what is the political agenda of this government? What’s the blueprint? Is it health? Education? Social empowerment or what? The singular fact that this fundamental question is begging for an answer smacks of the big strategic flaw of this government....
Politics Ekiti 2022: PDP releases timetable, commences sale of forms september 13
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Politics Ekiti 2022: PDP releases timetable, commences sale of forms september 13

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has released its timetable and schedule of activities in early preparation for the June 18, 2022 Ekiti Governorship Election. In a statement on Thursday by Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary of PDP, said, besides the timetable, the National Working Committee (NWC) has approved the Sales of Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms from Monday, September 13 to Thursday, September 30, 2021.Ekiti State He said October 5, 2021 is the last date for the submission of forms. According to the statement, the NWC has also fixed the Screening of Aspirants for Monday, October 11, 2021. He added that appeals on the screening exercise are scheduled for Thursday, October 25, 2021. “Consequently, the PDP congresses to elect the 3-man Adhoc W...
Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Saturday morning
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Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Saturday morning

Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers: 1. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described President Muhammadu Buhari as a failure. Buhari had on Thursday, met with service chiefs and charged them to double their efforts, saying he did not want to leave office as a failure. In a statement on Friday, the PDP through its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, described Buhari’s submission as medicine after death. 2. President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday reappointed Ishaq Oloyede as Registrar/Chief Executive of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for a second term. Director, Press and Public Affairs, Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Bem Goong, in a statement on Friday, said the appointment was based on the recommendation by the Ministe...
Marriage is an assignment not a reward. Women chose wisely who to submit to – Dancer Kaffy
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Marriage is an assignment not a reward. Women chose wisely who to submit to – Dancer Kaffy

Dancer, Kaffy, has shared some more on her opinion on the never-ending debate of submission in marriage. In a post shared on her Instagram page this morning, the mum of two stressed that marriage should be seen as an assignment and not a reward and that women should particularly be careful in choosing who they eventually submit to in marriage. See her thoughts below...
”The only thing Christ dismissed and punished for being fruitless was a tree”- Daddy Freeze
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”The only thing Christ dismissed and punished for being fruitless was a tree”- Daddy Freeze

The dismissal of over 40 pastors from Winners Chapel is still trending on social media and OAP Freeze has joined in the conversation. A few pastors had taken to social media to claim that they were sacked because they were not generating enough income for the church. Winners Chapel founder, Bishop David Oyedepo addressed the dismissal during a sermon in his church on Thursday July 22, stating that the pastors were laid off because they were ''unfruitful and blatant failures''. In an apparent reaction to the reasons Oyedepo gave for the dismissal of the pastors from his church, OAP and leader of the Free the Sheeple Movement, Daddy Freeze, has pointed out that the only thing Christ categorized as being unfruitful was a tree. Freeze in a post shared on his Instagram page back...
Court acquits former NBA president, Paul Usoro of N1.4bn fraud
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Court acquits former NBA president, Paul Usoro of N1.4bn fraud

Paul Usoro, former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has been acquitted of the money laundering charges filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Usoro who was accused of laundering N1.4bn belonging to his home state Akwa Ibom, was initially arraigned on a 10-count charge before a court of appeal struck out four of the counts in which Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom was mentioned. While the EFCC called two witnesses and tendered some documents to prove the charges which Usoro pleaded "not guilty" to, Usoro's legal team which is headed by Effiong Effiong filed a no-case submission, contending that the EFCC failed to establish a prima facie case against him to warrant him to put in any defence. Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the federa...
I do not Believe in one Nigeria- Charlie Boy
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I do not Believe in one Nigeria- Charlie Boy

Singer, Charles Oputa aka Charly Boy has said he does not believe in one Nigeria. In a chat with The Nation, the 70-year-old singer said his submission is as a result of the current happenings in the country, which have continued to reoccur over the last four decades. “No, I don’t (believe in one Nigeria) because we are in bed with strange fellows who don’t understand us and we don’t understand them,” Charly Boy said The singer, who is working on the release of a new EP, said he has no regrets about the life he has lived. “No, I will do it over and over again. I love my life. I love how I have unfolded over the years,” he said.
IPOB/ESN: Igbo Group alleges Plot to arrest Ohanaeze leaders
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IPOB/ESN: Igbo Group alleges Plot to arrest Ohanaeze leaders

  A coalition of Igbo groups has cautioned against an alleged attempt to link some factional leaders of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo to the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB and its security wing, the Eastern Security Network, ESN. DAILY POST reports that Ohanaeze broke into two factions after its January election, with one led by Amb. George Obiozor and the second group under the leadership of Chief Chidi Ibeh. There have been failed attempts to reconcile the two groups. Some Igbo groups are now claiming that having failed to reconcile them, there was now plan to use the Presidency and harass the Ibeh-led group into submission. The coalition made the claims in a statement issued to journalists, signed by Dr. (Mrs) Helen Ogbonnaya, the Spokesperson Coalitio...
I have never heard ‘submission’ from my hubby – Nigerian woman reacts after people said her husband gifted her a brand new car because she is a ‘submissive wife’
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I have never heard ‘submission’ from my hubby – Nigerian woman reacts after people said her husband gifted her a brand new car because she is a ‘submissive wife’

A Nigerian woman, Adaobi Okorie has reacted after people attributed her husband's love and generosity to her for being a submissive wife.   She had taken to Facebook on Saturday, June 12, to show off the brand new Hyundai Creta 2020 that her husband gifted her and described herself as a woman well loved by her man.     Reacting to her post, most people insinuated that her husband loves and appreciates her because she is submissive to him.   She, however cleared up the misconception, saying that she has never heard the word 'submission' from her husband.   "How una just turn my innocent celebration into submission palaver. Something that I have never heard from my hubby. Una say wahala be like wetin again?" she wrote.   ...
Constitution Review: CAN seeks ban of under 18 marriages in Nigeria
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Constitution Review: CAN seeks ban of under 18 marriages in Nigeria

The Christian Association of Nigeria in its presentation at the ongoing constitution review in the country, sought for ban of under 18 marriages in the country. CAN President, Olasupo Ayokunle who was represented by the Ondo State CAN Chairman, John Oladapo at a public hearing organized by the House of Representatives Special Committee On The Review Of The Constitution in Akure, Ondo State capital, advocated that 18 years should be the minimum age for marriage in the country. The Christian group which lamented that the girl-child has been exposed to series of indecent tradition in some parts of the country, also sought for rights of females to contest or seek for appointments based on equal opportunities. The group said; “It should be made a law that anybody below the age o...
“We are too Spiritual hence the World Can’t Understand” – Zambian pastor says as he shares photo of a man kneeling down before Prophet Uebert Angel
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“We are too Spiritual hence the World Can’t Understand” – Zambian pastor says as he shares photo of a man kneeling down before Prophet Uebert Angel

Zambian pastor, Prophet Ian Genesis shared a photo of a church member kneeling down to welcome Zimbawean pastor, Prophet Uebert Angel. It will be recalled that Prophet Genesis, founder of Charisma Ministries in Lusaka, Zambia, had on Easter Sunday April 4, posted photos of his church members kneeling down before him "Arrival of Prohet Uebert Angel. Submitting to a spiritual father has principles. We are too spiritual hence the world can't understand. By your submission, I declare your breakthrough in Jesus name" he captioned the photo.
Meghan Markle asks Mail on Sunday to Publish Front Page Apology and Pay up £750,000 after she Won case Against the Publication
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Meghan Markle asks Mail on Sunday to Publish Front Page Apology and Pay up £750,000 after she Won case Against the Publication

Meghan Markle has demanded that the Mail on Sunday publish a front-page apology and pay up £750,000 of down-payment towards her legal costs after she won the court case against them. Mail on Sunday is the sister paper of Daily Mail and is owned by the Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT), The Duchess of Sussex took legal action against Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL), the publisher of the Mail on Sunday and MailOnline, over a series of articles which reproduced parts of the letter sent to her father in August 2018. Ms Markle claimed the articles, which were published in February 2019, involved a misuse of her private information, breached her copyright and breached the Data Protection Act. She won against the newspaper’s publisher last month. The High Court granted summ...
15-year-old Girl Raped Few Days after Surgery in Benue
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15-year-old Girl Raped Few Days after Surgery in Benue

A chieftain of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA in the Otukpo Local Government Area of Benue State is currently on the run after he allegedly raped a 15-year-old girl few days after she had surgery. This was the submission of some elders of the  under the aegis of the Otada Elders’ Council. The elders in the Otada community where the incident happened in a statement, mentioned that it was regrettable the victim had to suffer the terrible experience in the hands of the alleged rapist, who disappeared shortly after the incident, The Punch reports. They called on the police and other security agencies to fish out the suspect so that he could face the law. The elders, in a letter dated June 12, 2020, addressed to the Area Commander, Otukpo Police Area Command, and sign...
Cleric Lectures Mercy Aigbe On Marriage And Submission (Video)
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Cleric Lectures Mercy Aigbe On Marriage And Submission (Video)

Popular Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe , has received blow-by-blow lessons on the idea of marriage and submission. In an Instagram LIVE session, the actress was seen with Rev. Grace Aiyedogbon who pointed out some essentials to the actress. Recall that only a few days ago, Mercy opened up about her relationship as she pointed out that she would be getting married soon. According to Rev. Grace, the idea of submission is a mutual thing between couples and if marriage becomes a burden, women should walk-out freely. Watch The Video Here:
Court Acquits 91 Shi’ites Detained in Prison Since 2015
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Court Acquits 91 Shi’ites Detained in Prison Since 2015

91 members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiites, many of whom have been detained in prison since 2015 have been acquitted after being arraigned before Justice Hajaratu Gwada of Kaduna High Court. Justice Gwada who ruled on the case in which some of the IMN members were charged with  culpable homicide punishable with death, criminal conspiracy and disturbance of peace on Friday February 21, said the Kaduna State Government failed to failed to prove their case beyond reasonable doubt. Speaking to newsmen after the Kaduna High Court Judge granted a no- case submission, IMN's counsel, Barrister Maxwell Kyon stated that some of his clients lost their children, wives, admission in tertiary institution while in custody. He averred that the state government must...
Amotekun Commanders Speak at Ekiti Assembly in ‘Combat Regalia’
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Amotekun Commanders Speak at Ekiti Assembly in ‘Combat Regalia’

Photos of Amotekun commanders speaking at Ekiti state house of assembly in their combat regalia have gone viral on social media. The commanders were at the assembly complex for a public hearing on the security outfit and also to give their submission on the security initiative. This is coming after the Ekiti assembly passed the Amotekun bill transmitted by Governor Kayode Fayemi into law. Here are photos of Amotekun Commanders below;
”We Were Continuously Beaten with Hammers, Planks, Knieves” – One of ‘Ikokwu 4’ narrates ordeal in police cell, says Chima was tortured to death
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”We Were Continuously Beaten with Hammers, Planks, Knieves” – One of ‘Ikokwu 4’ narrates ordeal in police cell, says Chima was tortured to death

The four men arrested and detained in the cell of the Eagle Crack, (E-Crack) Squad of the Rivers State Police have been narrating their ordeal following their release from detention. Recall that Victor Ogbonna, Osaze Friday, Ifeanyi Osuji, Ifeanyi Onyekwere and late Chima Ikwunado, were arrested on December 19, 2019. They were allegedly tortured in detention to admit that they stole one of the cars they were repairing. However, the owners of the cars, Eradiri Erepamo and Chinedu Ezenwaliri later said that their vehicles were not stolen but given to the arrested men for repair. While Chima died in detention, police allegedly continued to torture the men to force them to confess to theft of the cars and later arraigned them on spurious charges of robbery. The men known as 'I...
Kogi Assembly Impeaches Deputy Governor
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Kogi Assembly Impeaches Deputy Governor

Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Simon Achuba, has been impeached by the state’s House of Assembly. The incident, which took place on Friday, followed the submission of the report of the committee set up by the state Chief Judge, Justice Nadir Ajana, to investigate an allegation of gross misconduct against Achuba.
Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Lionheart’ Is Nigeria’s Submission For 2020 Oscars
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Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Lionheart’ Is Nigeria’s Submission For 2020 Oscars

The Nigerian Oscars Selection Committee (NOSC) has picked Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Lionheart’ as the country’s submission to the International Feature Film category of the 2020 Oscars. The group announced the selection on Wednesday, following a statutory vetting and subsequent voting of entries received from Nigerian filmmakers at home and in the diaspora. Produced by Chinny Onwugbenu, Chichi Nwoko, Genevieve Nnaji, and directed by Genevieve Nnaji, ‘Lionheart’ premiered at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and was acquired on September 7, 2018, as first Netflix original film produced in Nigeria.
Cardi B sits with US presidential aspirant Bernie Sanders to discuss topical issues
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Cardi B sits with US presidential aspirant Bernie Sanders to discuss topical issues

Cardi B met with US presidential aspirant Bernie Sanders on Monday to film a 2020 presidential campaign video.   The campaign was aimed at appealing to young voters ahead of the 2020 US elections, Bernie Sanders told CNN in an interview as he arrived for the shoot.   He said: "We (are) working on a way to involve more young people in the political process. The future of America depends on young people. They are voting in large numbers, but not large enough numbers."   Sanders said he and Cardi B spoke about a range of issues, including canceling student debt, climate change and raising the minimum wage.   The video was filmed at the TEN Nail Bar, a local nail salon owned by two black women.   After their meeting, Cardi B took to Instag...
Ministerial List: Buhari In Closed-Door Meeting With NASS Leadership And Oshiomhole
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Ministerial List: Buhari In Closed-Door Meeting With NASS Leadership And Oshiomhole

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday night met behind closed-doors with the leadership of the National Assembly (NASS) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the maiden meeting between the President and the NASS leadership was being held at the new Banquet Hall of the villa. NAN reliably learnt that the meeting, which was still ongoing as of the time of filing this report, may discuss national issues including the reported submission of ministerial list by the president to the red chamber of the Assembly this week. The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, had on Wednesday at plenary, revealed that President Buhari would submit the list of ministerial nominees for the consideration and approval of the senate before they proceed on recess...
APC Begins Sale Of Forms For Bayelsa, Kogi Guber Elections
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APC Begins Sale Of Forms For Bayelsa, Kogi Guber Elections

According to Punch Metro, the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress has begun the sale of nomination forms for its governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States. The party fixed the cost of the nomination form at N22.5m. The form would start selling from July 10 (Wednesday). According to a statement by its National Organising Secretary, Emma Ibediro, the Expression of Interest goes for N2.5m while the nomination form is N20m. The statement read, “In line with the provision of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) and the Independent National Electoral Commission guidelines, the All Progressives Congress hereby releases this time-table and schedule of activities for the conduct of the 2019 Governorship Primary Elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States.” The statement...
4 Men Arrested After They Allegedly Gang R*ped 15-Year-Old Girl In Lagos
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4 Men Arrested After They Allegedly Gang R*ped 15-Year-Old Girl In Lagos

The Police at Ikeja Division, Lagos, have arrested four suspects who allegedly gang raped a 15-year old girl by reportedly engaging her in marathon sex one after the other and injured her private part. The incident happened at Araromi Street in Anifowoshe area of Ikeja Lagos where they reside. The suspects were Stephen Godwin, 33, Henry Obo, 25, Stanley Igben,33 and a teenager, Sah Osagie, 17. It was gathered that the suspects, who are cooling their heads in prison custody, reportedly lured the victim into an apartment and threatened her to submission. They allegedly forcefully removed her pant and engaged her in sex romp one after the other. She was later allowed to go after they had satisfied themselves and she had sustained injury in her private part. The victim was taken...
EFCC drags Gbenga Daniel over alleged N200m fraud
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EFCC drags Gbenga Daniel over alleged N200m fraud

Justice Olarenwaju Mabekoje of the Ogun State High Court sitting in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Friday, May 17, 2019, dismissed the no- case submission filed by a former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, who is being prosecuted for an alleged N200m (Two Hundred Million Naira) fraud.   Gbenga Daniel was re-arraigned on Monday, April 16, 2012 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on a 32-count charge bordering on misappropriation of funds to the tune of over N200 million, criminal breach of trust and abuse of office.   He pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against him, thereby setting the stage for his trial.   The defendant, at the last sitting, filed a no-case submission. At the resumed hearing today, Justice Mabekoje, in h...
Simon Lalong emerges chairman of Northern governors forum
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Simon Lalong emerges chairman of Northern governors forum

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has emerged chairman of the Northern Governors Forum for another four years. He was elected by his colleagues during the meeting of the Northern Governors Forum which held in Kaduna on Friday.   At the meeting which is the forum’s first of the year, the governors also agreed to set up a joint financial institution that will galvanize rapid socio-economic development within the region and enable it attain some degree of financial independence.   The governors also resolved to meet with President Buhari over the security challenges in the region.   The meeting of the northern governors which later went into closed door, is expected to receive briefing on the security situation across states as well as submissions from offi...
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 ...
APC Cannot Redefine Who Qualifies as a Nigerian – Atiku
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APC Cannot Redefine Who Qualifies as a Nigerian – Atiku

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, yesterday,said the All Progressive Congress, APC cannot determine who qualifies as a Nigerian. Atiku said he has been vindicated in his submission that he has concrete and verifiable evidence to show that the last presidential elections were fraudulent, the Guardian reports. Speaking through Mazi Paul Ibe, his spokesperson in a press release, Atiku said he based his case on facts and statistical evidence and challenged both the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the APC, to disprove his factual submissions.   The release said: “That the APC chose to base its defence on the ridiculous assertion that the Waziri Adamawa is not a Nigerian should sh...
Court Fines Nigerian Lawyer N200,000 for Inefficiency
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Court Fines Nigerian Lawyer N200,000 for Inefficiency

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja has levelled a fine of N200,000 against counsel for Apartment le Paradis, a hotel in which Nanle Dariye, son of a former Plateau State Governor, Joshua Dariye, is a director, for inefficiency. Nanle was on February 27, 2018 arraigned along with Apartment le Paradis on a six-count charge of money laundering to the tune of N1.5 billion, to which he pleaded “not guilty”. Shortly after the prosecution closed its case against him, his counsel, Kanu Agabi, SAN, on February 13, 2019 argued his “no-case” submission via an application dated and filed on December 13, 2018. Ruling on the application on March 7, 2019 the trial judge struck out count one of the charges, which directly affected Nanle, and held that the ...
Why Buhari is yet to Sign the N30,000 Minimum Wage Bill – Presidency explains
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Why Buhari is yet to Sign the N30,000 Minimum Wage Bill – Presidency explains

The Presidency has explained that President Buhari is yet to sign the National Minimum Wage Bill just passed by the National Assembly into law, contrary to reports last week that he had done so. The Senate had on March 19 passed the bill, approving N30,000 as the new national minimum wage. By its action, the Senate concurred the earlier decision of the House of Representatives, which passed the bill before the National Assembly shut down its operations to enable lawmakers to participate in the 2019 general elections, beginning from February 16. Last week, there were social media reports, claiming that Buhari had assented to the bill, but speaking in an exclusive interview with Punch in Abuja on Wednesday, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters ...
Senator Shehu Sani Donates $1000 To Nigerian Authors
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Senator Shehu Sani Donates $1000 To Nigerian Authors

Sen. Shehu Sani has donated one thousand dollars to the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) for its 2019 Poetry prize. Sani is the APC senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly in Abuja. Denja Abdullahi, the President of ANA in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja, described the money as an endowment for the ANA Poetry Prize. “In a message Sani expressed his desire to jerk up the prize money which was N100, 000 to one thousand dollars for a poetry collection `Published and unpublished’. “That evokes or denotes peace, tolerance, social justice and egalitarianism. “By this endowment, the winning work this year will be rewarded with the sum of one thousand dollars. “It should be recalled that the poetry prize has been one of the m...
2019 Election: INEC Issues Last Warning to Political Parties
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2019 Election: INEC Issues Last Warning to Political Parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued a final warning to political parties ahead of the upcoming general elections. The electoral commission directed all political parties to complete the processes for the submission of the names of their polling agents by Monday, February 11th. This was stated in a statement issued by Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner, and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, on Saturday in Abuja. Okoye explained that INEC in its Timetable and Schedule of Activities for 2019 General Elections had fixed Feb. 1, as the last date for the submission of the name, two passport photographs of each polling agent and sample signature for the Presidential and National Assembly Elections scheduled for Feb. 16. Okoye...
LSFA Inaugurates Electoral, Appeal Committees
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LSFA Inaugurates Electoral, Appeal Committees

*Sets January 31st for election The Lagos State Football Association (LSFA) has inaugurated electoral and appeal committees for the conduct of election into the board of the association holding on Jan. 31. Members of the electoral committee include; Segun Babatunde (Chairman), Debo Oshundun, Adams Salaudeen and Hakeem Rabiu-Okikioposu (Secretary). In the Appeal Committee, Barr. Kehinde Iroche will serve as chairman, while Adeleye Egungbohun, Olaniyan Oyewole are members with Abayomi Ogunfuwa serving as the secretary of the committee. Inaugurating the committees, Chairman of LSFA, Seyi Akinwumi, charged members to conduct free and fair elections. Akinwumi said that the members of the committees were selected based on their pedigree and integrity. “I don’t know most of ...
Alex Badeh assassinated: Nigerians react
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Alex Badeh assassinated: Nigerians react

Nigerians have reacted to the assassination of Alex Badeh, who was a Chief of Defence Staff, and shot dead while returning from his farm along Abuja-Keffi Road. Badeh was assassinated along Abuja-Keffi road this evening in what seems to be a marked execution. A lot of Nigerians have since reacted to the unfortunate incident, with many expressing shock at the murder of the 4 star general. Badeh has been facing trial since 2016 at the Federal High Court, Abuja, for alleged N3.97billion fraud brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Ever since he was granted bail to the tune of N2billion on March 10, Badeh had been regular in court to face his trial. He was expected to open his defence on the next adjourned dates of January 16 and 17, followin...
Alleged N3.97 Fraud: Ex-CDS Badeh to Open Defence Jan 16
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Alleged N3.97 Fraud: Ex-CDS Badeh to Open Defence Jan 16

A former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Vice Marshall Alex Badeh (rtd), will, on January 16, 2019, open his defence in the trial of alleged criminal breach of trust, corruption and diversion of funds to the tune of N3.97bn. Trial judge, Justice Okon Abang, adjourned trial for the defendant to open his defence on the said date following agreement by parties in the matter. At the resumed trial Thursday, Badeh’s counsel, Akin Olujimi (SAN), told the court that failure of the court’s registry staff to avail him of the records of proceedings involving 22 witnesses made it impossible for the defence to file a no case submission as earlier planned hence the defendant has decided to open is defence in the matter. “Based on our application on October 23, to make a no case submission, your l...
Nigeria’s Young Emerges Kick-Boxing World Champion
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Nigeria’s Young Emerges Kick-Boxing World Champion

A Nigerian kick-boxer, Lovethpatra Young has emerged the new world champion after defeating Cynthia Arceo in a fight in California, USA. Young defeated Arceo by a technical submission knockout in the straw weight category to become the first female African to win a mixed martial arts World Championship title. Lovethpatra had in June fought Arceo for the title, with the fight ending in a draw Young, who is also a police DSP started kickboxing and boxing in 2005 in Rivers State Port Harcourt. In 2007, she won the Kick-boxing World Championship title in Kharsruhe Germany, by so becoming the first female in Africa to win the title. Speaking with Vanguard, an excited Young described her conquest as one of the greatest moments in her career. “I am very excited that I finally won this figh...
‘Allow Your Husband to Take Charge Of The Home’ – Dolapo Badmus Tells Feminists
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‘Allow Your Husband to Take Charge Of The Home’ – Dolapo Badmus Tells Feminists

Zonal PPRO, Dolapo Badmus, this evening shared her thoughts on Feminism and what in her opinion it should really be about. In a post shared on her IG page, Dolapo said most people who claim to be feminists have no idea of what it is all about. She advised married feminist women to stop ''dragging'' the leadership of their homes with their husbands. She also opined that feminism has been the root cause of many cases of domestic violence. Read what she wrote below So what is all this about feminism and feminist, I think a lot of people especially women supporting feminism and claiming feminists don’t even have deeper knowledge of the word FEMINISM! Feminism shouldn’t drag you to a point of having marital problems please! Women are now claiming equal rights with their husbands and thei...
Patience Jonathan Asks Court To Unfreeze Her Accounts
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Patience Jonathan Asks Court To Unfreeze Her Accounts

Dame Patience Jonathan, wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, has asked a Federal High Court sitting Lagos to unfreeze her accounts in which $8.4 million and N7.4 billion were domiciled. The former first lady made the appeal through her counsel Monday, praying on trial judge, Justice Mojisola Olatoregun to release the accounts. Patience Jonathan asks court to unfreeze her accounts The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had on April 20, 2018, through an ex parte application, obtained an interim forfeiture of the money. The EFCC had in the suit joined Globus Integrated Services Limited, Finchley Top Homes Limited, Am-Pm Global Network Limited, Pagmat Oil and Gas Limited and Magel Resort Limited and Esther Oba as respondents. When the case w...
More Trouble for APC as Another N’assembly Aspirant Heads to Court
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More Trouble for APC as Another N’assembly Aspirant Heads to Court

A victorious candidate in the recently conducted House of Representatives primary election for Magama/Rijau constituency of Niger State, Alhaji Jafaru Ilyasu, on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has protested his substitution with Shehu Salleh who did not contest the election. Ilyasu has therefore vowed to use all legal means including seeking redress in the law courts to reclaim “my mandate”. His supporters also in their hundreds stormed Minna Saturday from their constituency to protest what they described “as illegal and ungodly act”. The latest development has added to the confusion that has plagued the ruling party in Niger State since the conduct of the primary election. Another victorious senatorial aspirant, Alhaji Sani Musa (313), whose candidacy was ...
Niger APC Youths Protest Against Alleged Substitution Of Senate’s Primary List
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Niger APC Youths Protest Against Alleged Substitution Of Senate’s Primary List

Tension is mounting within the ranks of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Niger State over the reported substitution of the National Assembly list from the three senatorial zones of the state. Some youths from the three zones on Sunday protested the alleged action of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party on the issue. The development is coming on the heels of the deadline given by  the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the submission of names of candidates for next year’s general election. In the primary election held last week, all the three serving senators from the state lost to new comers but the federal lawmakers cried foul and protested to Abuja where the list was reported to have been changed. One of the protesters...
Manufacturers’ Inventory Up 255% In One Year
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Manufacturers’ Inventory Up 255% In One Year

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) said the inventory of unsold finished products in the warehouses of members of the association rose by 255 percent to N321.12 billion in 2017 from N90.43 billion in 2016. Immediate past President of MAN, Dr Frank Jacobs, stated this in Lagos at the 46th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the association which discussed the theme, “Mainstreaming. Policies to Catalyse Industrial Renaissance”. Jacobs, whose four-year tenure ended at the AGM, noted that the inventory of unsold products, inadequate electricity supply, frequent increase in electricity tariff and abnormally high interest rates were some of the problems bedeviling the sector. He stated: “Inventory of unsold finished goods increased to N161.53 billion in the second half of 20...
Recall Of Paris Club Refund: Govs Resolve To Use Fund To Offset Salaries
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Recall Of Paris Club Refund: Govs Resolve To Use Fund To Offset Salaries

FOLLOWING the order from the Federal Government to recall the second tranche of London and Paris Club refunds disbursed to five states, amounting to about $2.7 billion, the 36 state governors have resolved to use the funds to offset outstanding salaries. Paris Club The governors also resolved to prepare all their outstanding liabilities and have them forwarded to the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN. How FG can position local fintech to drive the new economy The governors, under the aegis of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, after a marathon meeting in Abuja, yesterday,  resolved to take such a decision in the interest of their respective states, just as they have begun to do individual presentation and submission. Vanguard gathered that at the end of the emergency meeting in A...
FRSC Recruitment : Screening, Physical Assessments Begin Sept. 24
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FRSC Recruitment : Screening, Physical Assessments Begin Sept. 24

Lagos – The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has scheduled its screening and physical fitness assessment on recruitment for Sept. 24 to 29.   File: FRSC officials Mr Bisi Kazeem, the FRSC Public Education Officer, said in a statement on Friday that the screening would be conducted in all the state capitals. Kazeem advised applicants to check their email used for submission of the applications on Sept. 19 for information on the exercise. “The email information will contain the venue, date, time of screening and required items to be taken along for the exercise,” he said. According to him, shortlisted applicants are to come with the summary data page earlier received and email notification slip which shall admit them to the screening venue. The FRSC image maker said ...
Buhari Emerges Unopposed, Faces APC Affirmation Primary In October
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Buhari Emerges Unopposed, Faces APC Affirmation Primary In October

As the submission of completed expression of interest and nomination forms for aspirants seeking the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) closed wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari was the only presidential aspirant who collected and submitted the nomination forms. Consequently, he has emerged unopposed in his bid for a second term of office on the platform of the party. He would, however, undergo other processes before he would be formally pronounced the presidential candidate of the APC for next year’s election. According to the Electoral Act 2010 as amended, an unopposed aspirant would have to face a special convention or congress of his party to affirm his candidature. Specifically, Section 87 (6) of the Electoral Act says, “Where there is only one aspirant i...
Over 65,000 People Apply For Teaching Jobs In Lagos With Only 2,200 Slots
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Over 65,000 People Apply For Teaching Jobs In Lagos With Only 2,200 Slots

The Lagos State Government has disclosed that 65,818 applications were received for the 2,200 teaching job vacancies offered by State Government after the deadline for the submission of applications ended on Thursday, September 6, 2018. The Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Education, Adebunmi Adekanye, who spoke after receiving reports on the exercise, said the huge number of applications was mostly influenced by the prompt payment of salaries and the welfare package of the Lagos State for teachers and other employees of the State. She noted that a breakdown of the applications shows that 44,725 people will compete for the 1,200 jobs in the Public Secondary Schools category while 21,093 applied for the teaching job in the public primary sector. The Permanent Secret...
Osinbajo Signs 3 Executive Orders To Ease Business, Fast Track Budget Submission
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Osinbajo Signs 3 Executive Orders To Ease Business, Fast Track Budget Submission

OSINBAJO SIGNS 3 FAR-REACHING EXECUTIVE ORDERS TO EASE BUSINESS, FAST TRACK BUDGET SUBMISSIONS & PROMOTE MADE IN NIGERIA PRODUCTS In exercise of the presidential authorities vested in the Executive arm of government, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, today signed three executive orders that will significantly change some of the ways government business and operations are conducted in the country forthwith. Ahead of the signing, the Acting President held an interactive session at the old Banquet Hall of Presidential Villa with all relevant government officials, including ministers, permanent secretaries and heads of departments and agencies among others. The session was meant to directly engage government officials who would be implementing the orders and the new instructions. ...

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