Thursday, August 15, 2019

Ebunoluwa Olafusi

    Security agencies are capable, says Buhari

Security agencies are capable, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says security and law enforcement agencies are capable of safeguarding the country.Speaking while responding to concerns raised by a delegation of Zamfara Advocacy Group which held a meeting with him at the presidential villa in Abuja on Monday, Buhari said the military and the police have been taking drastic measures to check the activities of some "local elements [...]

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    Ex-Gov Chime’s wife: Why I left my matrimonial home

Ex-Gov Chime’s wife: Why I left my matrimonial home

Clara, estranged wife of Chime Sullivan, former governor of Enugu state, says she left her matrimonial house for the "fear of my life".Clara made this known while being cross-examined by Paul Oniya, counsel to the former governor, at a federal capital territory high court, Apo, on Monday.She informed the court that she met her husband while he was the governor of [...]

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    Generator fume kills 10 wedding guests in Imo

Generator fume kills 10 wedding guests in Imo

Ten guests who attended a traditional wedding in Imo state have died after inhaling fumes from a generator.According to PUNCH, the incident happened at Umuomumu Mbieri in the Mbaitoli local government area of the state.The victims were said to have been evacuated from the celebrant's house unconscious.The guests, who were from Anambra state, were said to have decided to pass [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu appoints Kazeem Alogba as acting chief judge

Sanwo-Olu appoints Kazeem Alogba as acting chief judge

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, has appointed Kazeem Alogba as acting chief judge of the state.Gboyega Akosile, Sanwo-Olu's deputy chief press secretary, announced this in a statement on Monday.He said the appointment of Alogba would take effect in acting capacity from Tuesday, until his confirmation.“In accordance with Section 271 (1) and (4) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal [...]

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    Terragon Group asks companies to embrace data analytics to boost sales

Terragon Group asks companies to embrace data analytics to boost sales

Terragon Group, a marketing technology company, has called on African companies to leverage on data analytics to boost sales performance.Elo Umeh, chief executive officer of Terragon Group, said it is important for companies to be data-centric so as to use the understanding of their consumer insights to increase sales.According to Umeh, Terragon Group helps to improve bottom-line for businesses by leveraging [...]

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    Lagos appeal court judge replaces Bulkachuwa on presidential tribunal

Lagos appeal court judge replaces Bulkachuwa on presidential tribunal

Mohammed Garba has replaced Zainab Bulkachuwa on the presidential election petition tribunal panel.Garba, who is the presiding justice of the Lagos division of the court of appeal, made an appearance on the five-man panel for the first time on Monday.In his welcome address, Garba called for the cooperation of all the parties involved.He promised to do everything to expeditiously hear the petitions in [...]

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    ‘Yoruba Koya’ to hold rallies in eight states over insecurity

‘Yoruba Koya’ to hold rallies in eight states over insecurity

Yoruba Koya Movement, a socio-cultural group, has declared June 12 as national day of protest against killings and kidnappings across Yoruba speaking states, including Kogi and Kwara.In a statement, the organisers said protest tagged: "JUNE 12 O'TO 'GE Rally" is backed by Voice of Reason (VOR), a Yoruba intelligentsia group, and 26 other socio-cultural and self-determination groups.The protest will hold in all [...]

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    HEDA asks FG to sanction those who conspired with Abacha

HEDA asks FG to sanction those who conspired with Abacha

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA), a civil society group, has asked the federal government to identify and sanction those who assisted Sani Abacha, former head of state, in "looting the nation's treasury".The group said the federal government has the moral obligation to explain to Nigerians questions surrounding illicit funds traced to Abacha.Recently, the British crown dependency of Jersey seized £211 million said [...]

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    No cause to visit Aso Rock, says Ndume as he vows to challenge Lawan

No cause to visit Aso Rock, says Ndume as he vows to challenge Lawan

Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, says his quest to head the senate still stands.Ndume made this known while speaking with journalists on Thursday.Despite the fact that Ahmad Lawan, senate leader, is the choice of President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ndume has refused to withdraw from the race."Nobody has invited me to the Villa. [...]

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    Akpabio: I know my PDP colleagues are missing me

Akpabio: I know my PDP colleagues are missing me

Godswill Akpabio, former minority leader of the senate, says he is sure his colleagues in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are missing him.Speaking during the valedictory session of the 8th senate, the senator who defected from the PDP to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in August, described his stay at the senate as "happy and sad".Akpabio said the experience was mixed [...]

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    Saraki: It’s clear Ndume or Lawan will succeed me

Saraki: It’s clear Ndume or Lawan will succeed me

Senate President Bukola Saraki says it is clear that either Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, or Ahmad Lawan, senate leader, will succeed him.Saraki spoke during the valedictory session of the 8th senate which held on Thursday.He highlighted the achievements of the upper legislative chamber of the national assembly and thanked the senators for their support."Distinguished colleagues, let me thank [...]

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    PDP to Buhari: It’s inciting to describe those who rejected you as necessary evil

PDP to Buhari: It’s inciting to describe those who rejected you as necessary evil

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari for branding residents of the federal capital territory as “necessary evil".Buhari had described them as "necessary evil" for voting the PDP during the last general election.But in a statement, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, said resorting to branding Nigerians evil for exercising their rights is completely "un-presidential" and must be condemned by [...]

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    Group calls for caution over implementation of LG autonomy

Group calls for caution over implementation of LG autonomy

Akwa Ibom Liberation Movement (AILM) says the local government autonomy bill recently signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari, may not be in the best interest of Akwa Ibom state and its people.The socio-political group said while it appears ideal to grant financial and administrative autonomy to local government Areas the reality on ground makes its implementation near impossible.In a [...]

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    Speakership: Our members free to work with APC, says PDP caucus

Speakership: Our members free to work with APC, says PDP caucus

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the house of reps says it is not against its members working with speakership aspirants of  the All Progressives Congress (APC). In a statement, Leo Ogor, minority leader of the house, said the decision was taken in the interest of the nation and to ensure that the people's will prevail.He said the PDP is [...]

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    Presidential panel recommends establishment of state police

Presidential panel recommends establishment of state police

The presidential panel on the reform of special anti-robbery squad (SARS) has recommended the establishment of state and local government police to tackle the rising insecurity in the country.This is in the report it submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Monday.The panel, chaired by Tony Ojukwu, executive secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, was constituted [...]

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    Adoke: I’m ready to return to face prosecution and not persecution

Adoke: I’m ready to return to face prosecution and not persecution

Mohammed Adoke, former attorney general of the federation and minister of justice, says he is ready to come back to Nigeria.In an interview with Premium Times, Adoke said he would to return to Nigeria "between July and September".Adoke dismissed insinuations that he left the country to avoid prosecution, saying his stay abroad has little to do with the Malabu case.The [...]

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