Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Ebunoluwa Olafusi

    ‘Governance is not for dancers’ — Oshiomhole taunts Adeleke

‘Governance is not for dancers’ — Oshiomhole taunts Adeleke

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Osun state does not need a governor who would turn the government house to a disco place.Oshiomhole said this during the APC governorship rally in Osogbo, the state capital, on Tuesday.Ademola Adeleke, senator representing Osun west and the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is renowned for [...]

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    Donald Duke: I left PDP because the umbrella was breaking

Donald Duke: I left PDP because the umbrella was breaking

Donald Duke, presidential aspirant of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), says he left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) because the "umbrella was breaking".Duke served as governor of Cross River for eight years under the platform of PDP which has umbrella as its symbol.Speaking during the inauguration of Cross River SDP secretariat in Calabar on Tuesday, the former governor said the SDP [...]

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    Magnus Abe: I want to be Rivers governor, nobody can deny me my right

Magnus Abe: I want to be Rivers governor, nobody can deny me my right

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    CAN on new DSS DG: Buhari turning a deaf ear to the voice of wisdom

CAN on new DSS DG: Buhari turning a deaf ear to the voice of wisdom

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of making lopsided appointments.Samson Ayokunle, president of the association, said this in a statement on Monday.He said the president, who at his inauguration three years ago, promised to be fair to all has been "consistently and persistently discriminating against Christians and southerners in all his appointments and policies"."CAN notes [...]

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    Buhari challenges African countries to improve ports infrastructure

Buhari challenges African countries to improve ports infrastructure

President Muhammadu Buhari says Africa should take full advantage of maritime endowment within the continent as part of measures to strengthen economic development.The president said this during the opening ceremony of the first International Association For Ports and Harbours (IAPH) Africa regional conference hosted by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) in Abuja, on Monday.He said nations in Africa are largely [...]

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    ‘We are devastated’ — Red Cross asks Boko Haram to free its remaining colleagues

‘We are devastated’ — Red Cross asks Boko Haram to free its remaining colleagues

The International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) has condemned the killing of Saifura Khorsa, a midwife and one of its abducted staff.TheCable had reported how the victim was shot by insurgents who captured her five months ago.In a statement on Monday, Red Cross appealed to the abductors to immediately release another ICRC midwife and an healthcare worker still in [...]

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    Yakasai: Afenifere conceived restructuring to destabilise the country

Yakasai: Afenifere conceived restructuring to destabilise the country

Tanko Yakasai, an elder statesman, says restructuring was conceived by Afenifere, a pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, to destabilise the country.He said this at a public lecture organised by Africa Research and Development Agency (ARADA) in Kano on Sunday.There has been an ongoing debate on the issue of restructuring the country, with some of its proponent expressing different views on what it [...]

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    You may still be single because of unreciprocated love

You may still be single because of unreciprocated love

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    Filmmaker: Nollywood needs funds to compete strongly

Filmmaker: Nollywood needs funds to compete strongly

Desmond Obiageli, a film maker, says Nollywood needs funds to compete with its foreign counterparts.Obiageli said this while speaking at Lagos International Emba Week, an initiative of Lagos Business school (LBS).People from different sectors attended the programme aimed at preparing students of LBS and alumni for business opportunities."Nollywood has realised that it needs to up its game in terms of [...]

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    R. Kelly’s brother accuses him of molesting his 14-year-old cousin

R. Kelly’s brother accuses him of molesting his 14-year-old cousin

Carey Kelly, brother of R. Kelly, has accused the musician of sexually abusing his 14-year-old female cousin.Carey described his brother as "demonic" [...]

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    Ologbondiyan: PDP not in dilemma over number of presidential aspirants

Ologbondiyan: PDP not in dilemma over number of presidential aspirants

Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the party is not in dilemma as regards the number of its presidential aspirants.There are at least 12 aspirants seeking the presidential ticket of the opposition party.Addressing reporters after a meeting on September 6, Walid Jibrin, chairman of the party's board of trustees (BoT), said the party was trying "its [...]

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    PDP exists only on social media, says Keyamo

PDP exists only on social media, says Keyamo

Festus Keyamo, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection campaign, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has its existence only on Twitter and Whatsapp.He said this in reaction to a statement by the PDP, accusing the ruling APC of "killing democracy"  by fielding Buhari as its only presidential candidate.But Keyamo replied that the APC was not doomed but rather, the PDP [...]

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    Saraki, Obasanjo join world leaders at Kofi Annan’s funeral

Saraki, Obasanjo join world leaders at Kofi Annan’s funeral

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Abdulsalami Abubakar, ex-military head of state, and Senate President Olusegun Obasanjo were among the Nigerian leaders who paid final respect to Kofi Annan, former United Nations secretary-general, in Ghana  on Thursday.Annan died after a brief illness in Switzerland on August 18. He was aged of 80.Antonio Guterres, current UN secretary-general, attended the funeral. He described Annan [...]

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    Wike intervenes in planned relocation of Shell from Rivers to Lagos

Wike intervenes in planned relocation of Shell from Rivers to Lagos

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has waded into the face-off between youth in the state and Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCO) over the planned relocation of the oil firm's supply base at the Onne oil and gas free zone, to Lagos state.A government official said Wike took the decision after a meeting between operatives of the Department [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: Ex-UBA official, UNILAG graduate… meet Sanwo-Olu, Ambode’s challenger

CLOSE-UP: Ex-UBA official, UNILAG graduate… meet Sanwo-Olu, Ambode’s challenger

When he submitted his governorship nomination form at the headquarters of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja on Wednesday, Babajide Sanwo-Olu said people don't know certain things about him.Truthfully, many didn't hear of him until reports emerged that he is running against Akinwunmi Ambode, incumbent governor of Lagos state. He is believed to have the backing of Mandate [...]

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    Fayose’s N10bn supplementary budget is fraudulent, says Fayemi

Fayose’s N10bn supplementary budget is fraudulent, says Fayemi

Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti state governor-elect, has accused Ayodele Fayose, outgoing governor of the state, of being fraudulent.Fayemi said this in reaction to the report that Fayose forwarded an appropriation bill of N10 billion to the state house of assembly for approval, a month to the end of his administration.In a statement by Wole Olujujobi, media director of his campaign organisation, Fayemi said [...]

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