Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Ebunoluwa Olafusi

    We wrote APC manifesto at Pat Utomi’s house, says Osinbajo

We wrote APC manifesto at Pat Utomi’s house, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says some parts of the manifesto of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was drafted at the residence of Pat Utomi, a professor, in 2014.  According to Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the vice-president on media and publicity, Osinbajo said this at the 5th edition of the Airtel Touching Lives in Lagos. The vice-president said the APC included a [...]

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    Air force ‘destroys’ ISWAP camp in Borno

Air force ‘destroys’ ISWAP camp in Borno

The Nigeria air force (NAF) says it destroyed an Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) staging area at Gashigar in Borno state. NAF said it also killed scores of the insurgents and destroyed their hideouts at Tumbun Rego on the fringes of Lake Chad and at Bula Bello near sambisa forest. Ibikunle Daramola, NAF director of public relations and information, made [...]

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    LG crisis: Makinde asks Oyo residents to ignore threats from sacked chairmen

LG crisis: Makinde asks Oyo residents to ignore threats from sacked chairmen

The Oyo state government says it will not allow any group to cause crisis in the state over a dispute on the management of local governments areas. The government said this in reaction to the stay-at-home order given by the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE). NULGE had said it gave the directive following the crisis rocking local government administration in [...]

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    Lassa fever spreads as one case is confirmed in Kaduna

Lassa fever spreads as one case is confirmed in Kaduna

Kaduna state government says it confirmed a case of Lassa fever in Chikun local government area. In a statement on Saturday, Amina Mohammed-Baloni, the state commissioner of health, said the patient, who is a 36-year-old male, is being treated at the designated infectious disease control centre. She said the ministry of health and the diseases control centre "are ready to manage any [...]

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    40-year-old man who raped epileptic teenager at gunpoint jailed 14 years

40-year-old man who raped epileptic teenager at gunpoint jailed 14 years

An Edo state magistrate court has sentenced Vincent Akande to 14 years' imprisonment without fine for raping a minor.  Akande, a former vigilante, was said to have sexually assaulted the 14-year-old girl who is said to be suffering from epilepsy. The victim was said to be by the riverside at Ososo community, fetching stones for sale, when Akande accosted and violated her. In [...]

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    Fire guts timber market in Lagos

Fire guts timber market in Lagos

Goods and properties worth millions of naira were destroyed in the early hours of Saturday as fire razed the Amu timber market in Mushin, Lagos state.  Nosa Okunbor, LASEMA public affairs officer, confirmed the incident in a statement. According to Okunbor, the fire outbreak was reported about 01:25am through distress calls to LASEMA's control room via 767. He said the fire is currently [...]

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    There’s improvement on Lagos-Ibadan rail project, says Amaechi

There’s improvement on Lagos-Ibadan rail project, says Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says there has been remarkable improvement from the Ebute-Metta to Apapa axis of the Lagos-Ibadan rail project. Amaechi spoke with journalists on Friday after inspecting the project alongside Zhao Dialong, chairman of Chinese Civil Engineering Constriction Company. This comes a week after the last inspection tour of the project, where the minister expressed displeasure over the slow [...]

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    Nigeria deploys 185 troops in Guinea Bissau for peace keeping

Nigeria deploys 185 troops in Guinea Bissau for peace keeping

The Nigeria army, on Friday, completed pre-deployment training for 185 troops for peace-keeping mission in Guinea Bissau. The troops began their pre-deployment training on January 6 at the Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership and Peace Keeping Centre (MLAILPKC), Jaji, Kaduna state. Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, said the troops will be Nigeria’s company 8 in the ECOWAS mission in Guinea Bissau. Buratai [...]

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    ‘Send your child to school or be prosecuted’ — Kaduna warns parents

‘Send your child to school or be prosecuted’ — Kaduna warns parents

The Kaduna state government, on Friday, advised parents to send their children to school or face prosecution in accordance with extant laws. Phoebe Yayi, permanent secretary for the ministry of education, gave the advice in Kaduna. Yayi said every child has the right to free, compulsory and universal basic education. She said the state government has a duty to provide such education. She added [...]

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    NPA to divert vessels to eastern ports to reduce congestion at Lagos terminals

NPA to divert vessels to eastern ports to reduce congestion at Lagos terminals

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it has come up with solutions to reduce the waiting time of vessels berthing at Lagos terminals. In a statement on Friday,  Jatto Adams, NPA general manager of corporate strategic communications, said as from January 27, vessels waiting to berth within Lagos pilotage district will be diverted to other terminals. He said in the case that [...]

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    ‘500 clerics’ kick off 21 days prayer for Nigeria’s unity

‘500 clerics’ kick off 21 days prayer for Nigeria’s unity

About 500 clerics have gathered in Abuja to kick-start a 21-day prayer and fasting session "against the forces planning the destabilisation of Nigeria". The clerics, drawn from various churches across the country, said with the present situation of things in the country, prayers and fasting are urgently needed to salvage the nation. Led by Sunday Garuba, a bishop who is the president [...]

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    ‘Ile Arugbo’: Saraki seeks out-of-court settlement with Kwara govt

‘Ile Arugbo’: Saraki seeks out-of-court settlement with Kwara govt

The Saraki family has officially written the Kwara state government to settle the dispute concerning the demolition of "Ile Arugbo" outside the court .  "Ile Arugbo", known to be the political home of Olusola Saraki, father of ex-Senate President Bukola Saraki, was demolished by the state government following the revocation of the land. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, Kwara governor, had said the land originally [...]

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    Nkurunziza, Burundian president, to get $530,000, luxury villa as retirement benefit

Nkurunziza, Burundian president, to get $530,000, luxury villa as retirement benefit

President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi will be paid $530,000 and provided with a luxury villa when he leaves office, the BBC reports. The new legislation was passed on Tuesday by 98 lawmakers and opposed by two. The draft law, which has been presented to the cabinet for approval by the country's parliament, also awards him a lifetime salary. The law also proposes that [...]

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    Akinrinade, ex-VC of UNIOSUN, joins Akin Fadeyi Foundation board

Akinrinade, ex-VC of UNIOSUN, joins Akin Fadeyi Foundation board

Sola Akinrinade, former vice-chancellor of Osun State University, has joined the board of trustees of the Akin Fadeyi Foundation. This was made known in a statement by Simon Kolawole, the foundation’s board chairman and publisher of TheCable online newspaper. The Akin Fadeyi Foundation BoT comprises experts in the legal, media communication, public policy and development sectors. The not-for-profit organisation said it is excited [...]

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    Magu: I don’t know why UK is protecting Diezani

Magu: I don’t know why UK is protecting Diezani

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum, is being protected in the UK. The ex-minister had relocated to London shortly before former President Goodluck Jonathan handed over to President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015. Later that year, Alison-Madueke was grilled at the Charing Cross Police Station in London. The former minister [...]

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    Isheri north residents ask govt to tackle flooding

Isheri north residents ask govt to tackle flooding

Residents of Isheri Estate in Lagos and Ogun states have called on the state governments to do proper channelisation of the community. They also asked the government to provide basic infrastructure in the area to prevent future occurrence of the flood that ravaged the community in 2019. In a statement by Abayomi Akinde, its representative, the residents said the governments erred in [...]

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