Monday, February 17, 2020

Court restrains INEC from delisting 33 parties

    Court restrains INEC from delisting 33 parties

Court restrains INEC from delisting 33 parties

A federal high court in Abuja has restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from deregistering 33 political parties pending the determination of a case before it. Anwuli Chikere, the presiding judge, made the restraining order while ruling on a suit the parties filed against the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) and INEC. The plaintiffs had filed an amended originating summons on [...]

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    JAMB registers 1.9 million candidates for 2020 UTME — highest since 1978

JAMB registers 1.9 million candidates for 2020 UTME — highest since 1978

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    Tony Elumelu, Nigeria’s gender outlier, takes women to the top

Tony Elumelu, Nigeria’s gender outlier, takes women to the top

In 2017, the World Economic Forum (WEF) stated via its Global Gender Gap Report that it would take the world another 170 years for it to attain gender equality. The global think tank added that equality for women in the labour force would add $28 trillion -- more than 50 times Nigeria’s gross domestic product (GDP) -- to the global [...]

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    FAKE NEWS ALERT: Buhari NOT embarking on 20-day UK vacation, says Femi Adesina

FAKE NEWS ALERT: Buhari NOT embarking on 20-day UK vacation, says Femi Adesina

The presidency has debunked the rumour that President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to travel to the United Kingdom and some foreign countries. In a statement on Monday, Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, said there are reports making the rounds that the president would spend 20 days in the UK and proceed to Saudi Arabia, then Austria. Adesina [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: PDP writes CJN, asks him to step aside from Imo case

EXCLUSIVE: PDP writes CJN, asks him to step aside from Imo case

Ahead of the Tuesday's hearing of the application by Emeka Ihedioha for the supreme court to review its judgment on the 2019 Imo state governorship election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has written to Ibrahim Muhammad, chief justice of Nigeria, demanding that he and six other justices recuse themselves from the case. In a letter signed by Uche Secondus, the national chairman, [...]

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    ‘They say they did it alone, I just smile’ — Seun Kuti reacts to Burna Boy’s rant

‘They say they did it alone, I just smile’ — Seun Kuti reacts to Burna Boy’s rant

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    Emirates cancels Monday, Tuesday flights to Lagos over bad weather

Emirates cancels Monday, Tuesday flights to Lagos over bad weather

Emirates Airlines, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, has cancelled its flights scheduled to fly to Lagos on Monday and Tuesday. In a notice published on its website, the airline said the flights were cancelled because of bad weather in Lagos. Flight operations were disrupted at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport with British Airways and Delta Airways diverting Lagos-bound flights [...]

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    INTERVIEW: RemTrack will shine the light on darkness in extractive industry, says OrderPaper ED

INTERVIEW: RemTrack will shine the light on darkness in extractive industry, says OrderPaper ED

Available records show Nigeria's crude oil production capacity stands at 2.2 million barrels per day even as the country has traditionally been ranked Africa's largest producer of oil. After decades of exploration, the oil and gas sector has accounted for a significant part of the government revenue. But despite such endowment, Nigeria has struggled to cater for millions of its citizens, with the [...]

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    Agba Jalingo regains freedom — after over five months in custody

Agba Jalingo regains freedom — after over five months in custody

Agba Jalingo, publisher of CrossRiverWatch, has been released from custody after spending about five months in detention. Jalingo had spent 174 days in detention before  a federal high court in Calabar granted him bail in the sum of N10 million. He was, however, freed on Monday after perfecting the bail conditions. Jalingo was first arraigned on August 22, 2019 after he published a story on [...]

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    Court orders arrest of Dikko, ex-customs CG, for ‘absconding’ from trial

Court orders arrest of Dikko, ex-customs CG, for ‘absconding’ from trial

A federal high court in Abuja has issued a warrant of arrest against Abdullahi Dikko, a former comptroller-general of the Nigeria customs service. Ijeoma Ojukwu, the judge made the order on the grounds that Dikko has consistently failed to show up for trial. At the court session on Monday, Solomon Akuma, Dikko’s lawyer presented a medical report, claiming Dikko was critically ill [...]

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    EXTRA: Ganduje appoints three special assistants on streetlights

EXTRA: Ganduje appoints three special assistants on streetlights

Umar Ganduje, governor of Kano, has appointed three senior special assistants to handle issues on streetlights in the state. In a letter dated February 13, the secretary to the state government notified Anwalu Salihu of his appointment as the senior special assistant, streetlights III. According to the letter, the appointment was based on his ''dedication to duty, patriotic disposition and loyalty''. "This is [...]

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    Alli wins 10th DOAMF golf tournament

Alli wins 10th DOAMF golf tournament

Bayo Alli, former captain of the golf section of Ikoyi Club in Lagos, has returned 69 nett to win the 10th edition of the Daniel Ogechi Akujobi Memorial Foundation (DOAMF) golf tournament. The competition held over the weekend with about 180 golfers participating. The DOAMF is a charitable organisation established in 2007 in memory of Daniel who died from injuries sustained in [...]

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    Zamfara: What does Yari want?

Zamfara: What does Yari want?

BY YUSUF SULEIMAN It’s no longer news that the Supreme Court has fixed Tuesday, February 18, 2020, for the review of its judgement over the lingering case of the All Progressives Congress (APC) botched primary election in Zamfara state. I woke up today with nosiness on what really former Zamfara state governor Abdulazeez Yari want and what will be his fate [...]

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    ‘Let’s make this go viral’ — Twitter reactions as CNN presenter defends Nigerians on US visa ban

‘Let’s make this go viral’ — Twitter reactions as CNN presenter defends Nigerians on US visa ban

A report by Fareed Zakaria, a CNN presenter, on the immigrant visa ban imposed on Nigeria by the Donald Trump administration is trending on social media. The presenter of a weekly programme on CNN made a case for Nigeria, saying US authorities justified the ban with national security concerns but data available proved otherwise. Citing CATO institute, Zakaria said four of the six countries listed in [...]

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    We’ll take appropriate steps, says Osun on ‘oluwo brawl’

We’ll take appropriate steps, says Osun on ‘oluwo brawl’

The Osun state government says appropriate action will be taken over the fight between two monarchs in the state. Abdulrasheed Akanbi, oluwo of Iwo, was reported to have attacked Dhikrulahi Akinropo, agbowu of Ogbagba, over a disagreement during a meeting convened by the assistant inspector-general of police (AIG), Zone 11, to resolve a prolonged land dispute. But Akanbi defended his action, accusing [...]

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    Ibadan chiefs accuse Olubadan of ‘selling’ chieftaincy titles

Ibadan chiefs accuse Olubadan of ‘selling’ chieftaincy titles

The members of the Olubadan-in-council have accused Saliu Adetunji, Olubadan of Ibadan, of commercialising chieftaincy titles in the town. The crisis between the monarch and the chiefs, who are members of the Olubadan-in-council, started when Abiola Ajumobi, former governor of the state, reviewed the Ibadan chieftaincy declaration and crowned 21 chiefs as obas in 2017. In a letter made available to journalists on [...]

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February 04, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS355444389
KANO354445370
PH355447412
ABUJA356454413
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