Friday, February 22, 2019

Man arrested with ‘244 PVCs’ in Akwa Ibom

    Man arrested with ‘244 PVCs’ in Akwa Ibom

Man arrested with ‘244 PVCs’ in Akwa Ibom

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has announced the arrest of one Okon Bassey in possession of 244 permanent voter cards (PVCs) in Akwa Ibom state.The agency said a cash of N310,000 was recovered from the suspect who was arrested in Mbo local government area of the state.In a statement, the agency said the suspect had been handed over [...]

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    Arrest of Kwara senator is provocative, says PDP

Arrest of Kwara senator is provocative, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has kicked against the arrest of one of its senators in Kwara state, describing it as a script being played by the "losing" All Progressives Congress (APC).Rafiu Ibrahim, who represents Kwara south senatorial district, was arrested on the eve of the presidential and national assembly elections scheduled for Saturday.It is not yet clear why the [...]

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    Police arrest PDP senator on election eve

Police arrest PDP senator on election eve

The police have arrested Rafiu Ibrahim, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator representing Kwara south.Ibrahim, who is seeking reelection, was arrested on the eve of the presidential and national assembly elections.The arrest comes two days after the All Progressives Congress (APC) asked the police to pick him up over the violence broke out in Ojuku community under Kwara south senatorial [...]

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    Yobe PDP chairman joins APC 

Yobe PDP chairman joins APC 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman in Yobe state has dumped the party for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).Sani Nguru announced he has joined the APC after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa on Thursday.Addressing state house correspondents after the meeting, Nguru said he visited the president to demonstrate his loyalty and desire "to return home."He said [...]

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    There’s still a lot to be done, CDD tells INEC

There’s still a lot to be done, CDD tells INEC

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) says its findings show that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is prepared for the presidential and national assembly elections but there is still a lot to be done.In response to the postponement of the polls, the Election Analysis Center (EAC) of CDD advised the commission to address issues that could affect the [...]

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    BBNaija will hold another audition — it’s online

BBNaija will hold another audition — it’s online

Multichoice, a video entertainment and internet company, says it will hold an online audition for the 2019 edition of the Big Brother Naija reality TV show. [...]

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    BoI disburses second loan to Tradermoni beneficiaries

BoI disburses second loan to Tradermoni beneficiaries

The Bank of Industry (BoI) has begun to disburse loans of N15,000 to Tradermoni beneficiaries who have repaid their first N10,000 loan.In a statement released on Thursday, the bank said it has recorded high repayment of loans which it attributed to a flexible weekly loan repayment plan of N430 per week.According to the bank, beneficiaries paid back using PayDirect made [...]

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    Democracy is not easy to maintain, says Buhari in state broadcast

Democracy is not easy to maintain, says Buhari in state broadcast

President Muhammadu Buhari says democracy is not easy to achieve or maintain, praising the Nigerian people for their tolerance and patience to see democracy thrive in the country.Addressing the nation via a state-wide broadcast on Friday, Buhari urged Nigerians to have faith in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to deliver on credible elections.The president also asked Nigerians to come [...]

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    Lafarge, Fidson to get three-year tax holiday

Lafarge, Fidson to get three-year tax holiday

Lafarge Cement Plc and Fidson Healthcare Plc are part of the nine companies that will three years tax holiday from the payment of company income tax.This is because these nine companies have been granted approval for pioneer status.Okechukwu Enelamah, minister of industry, trade and investment, had said the federal government introduced the pioneer status incentive to encourage and attract investments [...]

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    Appeal court paves way for Zamfara APC to field candidates

Appeal court paves way for Zamfara APC to field candidates

The court of appeal sitting in Abuja has set aside the judgment of the federal high court, Abuja, which held that the Zamfara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) can not field candidates for the general election.Citing its inability to conduct primaries before the stipulated deadline, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had barred the ruling party from [...]

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    2019 elections and Jonathan’s sermons of peace

2019 elections and Jonathan’s sermons of peace

BY WEALTH DICKSON OMINABO Down the Southern part of Nigeria is a humble man with a temperament of peace. With a political philosophy of humanism, he goes about preaching peace to the world and urging his friends, brothers and of humanity to see peace as their kinsmen and harmony as their in- law. He is a fellow who lives out the attributes [...]

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    Kaduna CP on killings: I told el-Rufai to leave out figures

Kaduna CP on killings: I told el-Rufai to leave out figures

Ahmad Abdulrahman, Kaduna state police commissioner, says he advised Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, to leave out casualty figures of the killings in Kajuru local government area of the state.Citing security reports, the governor said 66 persons were killed in the attacks.Some had disputed the figure, with Chidi Odinkalu, a human rights lawyer, accusing el-Rufai of playing politics with [...]

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    VIDEO: Soldiers cry unto God from battlefield

VIDEO: Soldiers cry unto God from battlefield

A video showing  some soldiers praying and worshipping their maker on the battlefield is currently trending on social mediaIn the video, the soldiers, who clutched their riffles, sang emotionally: "My song everyday, father draw me nearer, draw me nearer, nearer to thee," they sang a popular Christian song in unison.Numbering about 15, the soldiers sang repeatedly as they performed what [...]

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    Again, Buhari to address the nation on election eve

Again, Buhari to address the nation on election eve

President Muhammadu Buhari will address the nation by 7am on Friday.Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.He said the address will broadcast on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Radio Nigeria.“President Muhammadu Buhari will Friday, February 22, 2019 broadcast to the nation at 7 am with a repeat at 9 pm,” Adesina said.“All television, radio stations and [...]

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    Six travel apps for Nigerian travelers

Six travel apps for Nigerian travelers

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    IN DETAIL: Ganduje can’t give Buhari 5m votes… what we learnt from PVC figures

IN DETAIL: Ganduje can’t give Buhari 5m votes… what we learnt from PVC figures

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, cannot statistically deliver five million votes to President Muhammadu Buhari in his state as he earlier promised.An analysis by TheCable of the latest statistics released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) shows that while Kano has 5,457,747 registered voters, only 4,696,747 collected their biometric cards. If every voter in Kano were to vote for Buhari, [...]

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February 21, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
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