Sunday, July 14, 2019

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    Court grants N50m bail to Oyo lawmaker arrested over rep’s murder

Court grants N50m bail to Oyo lawmaker arrested over rep’s murder

An Ibadan high court has granted bail to Olafisoye Akinmoyede, chief whip of Oyo state house of assembly.Akinmoyede was arrested by the police over the death of Temitopt Olatoye better known as "Sugar", a member of the house of representatives, who was shot dead during the March 9 election.At the hearing on Thursday, Mashud Abass, the judge, granted Akinmoyede a [...]

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    ‘We’ve never had it so good in Lagos’ — MURIC hails Ambode

‘We’ve never had it so good in Lagos’ — MURIC hails Ambode

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has commended Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, for embarking on "massive infrastructural drive".Speaking while presenting a letter of appreciation to the governor during a Ramadan Tafsir/Iftar and special prayer organised by the state government, Ishaq Akintola, director of MURIC, described Ambode as a top performer whose achievements are indelible.Akintola said aside the massive infrastructural [...]

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    Airtel unveils 4G network in Enugu

Airtel unveils 4G network in Enugu

Airtel Nigeria, a leading telco, unveiled its 4G network in Enugu state on Tuesday.Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the governor, launched the service at the regional office of Airtel in the state.He thanked the telecommunications company for the initiative, saying it will boost personal productivity, trade and commerce as well as provide solid platforms for people to become successful in their respective endeavours.Speaking at the [...]

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    Dalung: Youth must be recognised as key actors in peacemaking

Dalung: Youth must be recognised as key actors in peacemaking

Solomon Dalung, minister of youths and sports, says efforts towards sustainable peace and security in Nigeria will remain a mirage if the youthful population is still perceived as perpetrators of violence.He spoke in Abuja at a continental study on "The Roles and Contributions of Youth to Peace and Security in Africa", organized by the African Union (AU) and supported by [...]

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    ‘Don’t compare us to Miyetti Allah’ — Afenifere, Ohaneze warn Garba Shehu

‘Don’t compare us to Miyetti Allah’ — Afenifere, Ohaneze warn Garba Shehu

The Ohaneze Ndigbo and the Afenifere group have asked Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, not to compare them with Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN).Shehu had said MACBAN is a socio-cultural group like Afenifere and Ndigbo and should not be criminalised.But reacting while speaking to journalists, Uche Achi-Okpaga, spokesperson of Ohaneze, said [...]

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    Okorocha: The evil I feared in PDP has befallen me 10 times in APC

Okorocha: The evil I feared in PDP has befallen me 10 times in APC

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says the evil he feared in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been haunting him since he joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).Okorocha had defected from the PDP to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), where he contested and won the 2011 governorship election.The outgoing governor had been declared winner of the 2019 [...]

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    ‘You lack the credibility to speak against godfatherism’– group tackles el-Rufai

‘You lack the credibility to speak against godfatherism’– group tackles el-Rufai

A group identified as The Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide says "godfatherism" has made Lagos state the most viable in Nigeria. The group was reacting to a statement by el-Rufai who had said he knows how to end "godfatherism" in Lagos politics.Addressing reporters in Lagos, Oladotun Hassan, the council's president, said el-Rufai's comments were “abysmally insulting”, adding that the governor lacked "the credibility [...]

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    VIDEO: Osinbajo, Fayemi dine with primary school pupils in Ekiti

VIDEO: Osinbajo, Fayemi dine with primary school pupils in Ekiti

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, had lunch with pupils of St. Michael’s African Primary School, Ado-Ekiti, on Tuesday.The nation's number two citizen was in the state to inaugurate the National Homegrown School Feeding Programme.An initiative of the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration, the programme was introduced in 2016 and is being replicated in states across the [...]

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    Buhari: Nigeria has over 1m displaced children who don’t know their parents

Buhari: Nigeria has over 1m displaced children who don’t know their parents

President Muhammadu Buhari says there are at least a million displaced Nigerian children who do not know their parents and where they are from. Buhari also requested for the assistance of the United Nations in rehabilitating the devastated internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps across the country.The president spoke while hosting Maria Garces, president of the 73rd session of the United Nations [...]

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    CBN grants banking licence to La Fayette microfinance

CBN grants banking licence to La Fayette microfinance

Apparently determined to build on its success over the years, Advans-La Fayette Microfinance Bank has secured a national microfinance banking licence from the Central Bank of Nigeria.A member of the Advans Group, La Fayette was licenced as a financial institution by the apex bank in 2012 and started offering a complete range of financial services and means of payment for [...]

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    ‘We hope Abuja will do something’ — Church of Nigeria awards Ambode, tips him for federal appointment

‘We hope Abuja will do something’ — Church of Nigeria awards Ambode, tips him for federal appointment

The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), diocese of Lagos, has presented a special episcopal award to Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, for his "monumental achievements" in all sectors and sections of the state in the last four years.The church also tipped the governor for federal appointment in the President Muhammad Buhari incoming team, after his four-year term as Lagos [...]

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    EFCC: Probe into Saraki’s earnings as governor started before Human Rights Council appointment

EFCC: Probe into Saraki’s earnings as governor started before Human Rights Council appointment

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has been investigating the activities of Senate President Bukola Saraki long before his appointment as the ambassador of the International Human Rights Commission (IHRC).The EFCC was reacting to a report that that it initiated the investigation against Saraki as a result of his appointment as the ambassador of IHRC.But Tony Orilade, EFCC spokesman, described the report [...]

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    41 killed as plane burst into flames at Moscow airport

41 killed as plane burst into flames at Moscow airport

Forty-one people aboard a Russian plane were killed when it made an emergency landing and burst into flames at the Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow, on Sunday. A video that went viral showed the Sukhoi superjet-100 aircraft, which had 73 passengers and five crew aboard, crash-landing and speeding along the runway of the airport, with flames pouring from its fuselage.Passengers were seen using [...]

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    Gunmen ‘kill three’ in Kaduna

Gunmen ‘kill three’ in Kaduna

Gunmen have killed three people in a fresh attack on Gerti village, Kaninkon ward, Jama'a local government area of Kaduna state.The incident was said to have occurred around 8am on Monday. The victims, a man and his son, were working on the farm when they were attacked.Christopher Philip, councilor representing Kaninkon ward, said the victims were busy with their farm [...]

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    El-Rufai speaks on how to end godfatherism in Lagos

El-Rufai speaks on how to end godfatherism in Lagos

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says he knows how to end "godfatherism" in the politics of Lagos state.According to PUNCH, el-Rufai spoke at an event organised by the Bridge Club in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Saturday.The governor said the issue of godfatherism can be defeated by connecting to the people and winning them over.He said there were about three or [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Nobody can question Buhari’s achievements

Garba Shehu: Nobody can question Buhari’s achievements

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, says nobody can question the achievements of the president.In a piece titled, “Buhari: Why and how he won,” Shehu said Buhari's achievement are there for all to see.He said the Buhari administration has spent four years in office without a major scandal which earned the president the [...]

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