Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    WAEC confirms Adeleke sat for its examination in 1981

WAEC confirms Adeleke sat for its examination in 1981

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) says Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Osun state governorship election, sat for its examination in 1981.The council confirmed Adeleke's participation in an affidavit deposed at an FCT high court in Bwari, Abuja, on Wednesday.Rasheed Olabayo and Oluwaseun Idowu, PDP members in Osun, had filed a suit to challenge [...]

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    Wike: Presidency, APC backing a PDP presidential aspirant

Wike: Presidency, APC backing a PDP presidential aspirant

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says the head of a security agency is campaigning for a presidential aspirant in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The governor said this on Tuesday while addressing journalists at the government house in Port Harcourt.He, however, did not reveal the name of the security chief nor the presidential aspirant in question.He said the security chief [...]

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    FG reinstates civil servant retired after criticising Okonjo-Iweala

FG reinstates civil servant retired after criticising Okonjo-Iweala

The federal government has reinstated Yushau Shuaib, a civil servant who was retired after he wrote a critical piece on Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance, in 2013.Shuaib was chief information officer on grade level 14 at the ministry of information before he was forcefully retired.He had complained about the "lopsided appointments" in the economic sector.He subsequently sued Okonjo-Iweala, the [...]

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    Court orders arrest of APC senator

Court orders arrest of APC senator

A Kubwa grade 1 area court, Abuja, on Tuesday issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Hope Uzodinma, an All progressives Congress (APC) senator from Imo state, accused of issuing N200 million dud cheque.‎Uzodinma, Smiec Engineering and Chemical Construction Company, Niger Global Engineering and Technical Company, were charged with alleged issuance of N200 million dud cheque to Chitex Ventures [...]

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    REVEALED: How Obasanjo ran NNPC as ‘one-man business’ for eight years

REVEALED: How Obasanjo ran NNPC as ‘one-man business’ for eight years

A new book has told of how ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo ran the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) as a "sole administrator" for the eight years he led the country.According to the book titled ‘Too Good to Die: Third Term and the Myth of the Indispensable Man in Africa’, while serving as minister of petroleum resources, the former president never discussed [...]

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    Report: Over 40% of world’s poorest will live in Nigeria, Congo by 2050

Report: Over 40% of world’s poorest will live in Nigeria, Congo by 2050

More than 40 percent of “extremely poor people” in the world will be living in Nigeria and DR Congo by 2050, a report by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has revealed.In the 2018 goalkeepers report released Tuesday, the foundation said by 2050, Nigeria will have 152 million people in extreme poverty out of a projected population of 429 million.It blamed [...]

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    PDP to May: Don’t shelter Adeosun in UK

PDP to May: Don’t shelter Adeosun in UK

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the United Kingdom not to shield Kemi Adeosun, embattled ex-minister of finance, from prosecution.Adeosun, who resigned after admitting that her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate was forged, is said to have departed to the UK.In her resignation letter, Adeosun said she did not know the certificate was falsified as she relied [...]

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    N’assembly working on electoral bill rejected by Buhari

N’assembly working on electoral bill rejected by Buhari

The national assembly has started working on the electoral act amendment bill recently rejected by President Muhammadu Buhari.The joint national assembly committee on the bill announced this in Abuja on Monday.Suleiman Nazif, chairman of the joint committee, said the lawmakers were meeting to consider issues raised by the president regarding the bill.This is the fourth time the committee would be [...]

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    UNICEF: More Nigerians have access to phones than toilets

UNICEF: More Nigerians have access to phones than toilets

The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) says more Nigerians have access to mobile phones than those with access to toilets.Zaid Jurji, chief of Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), UNICEF, said this on Monday, while speaking at a workshop on European Union Niger Delta water project, in Rivers state.He said while 140 million Nigerians have mobile phones, only 97million [...]

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    Falana asks police to reverse dismissal of officers who invaded Clark’s house

Falana asks police to reverse dismissal of officers who invaded Clark’s house

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the police officers who invaded the house of Edwin Clark, Ijaw leader, should not have been dismissed from the force.Three of the four officers involved in the act were dismissed after they searched Clark’s residence based on a tip-off but did not find anything incriminating.The police have since apologised to the Ijaw leader over [...]

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    Police warn against vote buying during Osun poll, to prosecute offenders

Police warn against vote buying during Osun poll, to prosecute offenders

The Nigeria police force have warned against the buying and selling of votes in the Osun state governorship election scheduled to hold on Saturday.In a statement, Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, said the force will “deal decisively” with anyone found culpable.“The Nigeria Police Force will not tolerate, condone, or allow vote buying and selling to take place anywhere in Osun State [...]

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    Enelamah represents Buhari at commissioning of Akwa Ibom flood control project

Enelamah represents Buhari at commissioning of Akwa Ibom flood control project

President Muhammadu Buhari has commissioned an erosion and flood control project in Akpene Eket, Eket local government area of Akwa Ibom state.The project is one of the 26 federal government ecological intervention projects for the second quarter of 2017.Represented by Okey Enelamah, minister of industry, trade and investment, the president said his administration is committed to ensuring fair treatment for [...]

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    Inside Abuja PHCs where babies are born with the aid of kerosene lamp, torchlight

Inside Abuja PHCs where babies are born with the aid of kerosene lamp, torchlight

"We are usually three during the child delivery, I and two other midwives. One person will be holding the torch for us while one will be conducting the delivery with the third person assisting,” said Odeh Agnes, the midwife at Dafa primary healthcare centre (PHC) in Kwali council, federal capital territory (FCT).The thought of childbirth with the aid of torchlight [...]

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    SHOCKER: Atiku ‘saved Obasanjo from near bankruptcy’ before 1999

SHOCKER: Atiku ‘saved Obasanjo from near bankruptcy’ before 1999

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar reportedly saved ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo from near bankruptcy before he was elected president in 1999.According to a new book titled ‘Too Good to Die: Third Term and the Myth of the Indispensable Man in Africa’, Atiku made all his resources available for Obasanjo's presidential campaign.The book was written by Chidi Odinkalu, former chairman of the National [...]

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    PDP: Freezing accounts of Adeleke, Davido is a recipe for crisis in Osun

PDP: Freezing accounts of Adeleke, Davido is a recipe for crisis in Osun

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of freezing the bank accounts of Ademola Adeleke, its governorship candidate in the Osun state election.In a statement on Saturday, the party alleged that the anti-graft agency froze the accounts of Adeleke and those of his family members including David Adeleke, Afropop singer popularly known as [...]

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    REVEALED: Ambulances were used to move cash during Obasanjo’s third term bid

REVEALED: Ambulances were used to move cash during Obasanjo’s third term bid

Aso Rock, Nigeria’s seat of power, used ambulances to complement bullion vans when moving cash around during the administration of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo.The practice was said to have reached its peak in the heat of Obasanjo's quest for a third term, according to a new book titled ‘Too Good to Die: Third Term and the Myth of the Indispensable Man [...]

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