Sunday, January 20, 2019

Ebunoluwa Olafusi

    Buhari: It will require more than one election cycle to deliver change

Buhari: It will require more than one election cycle to deliver change

President Muhammadu Buhari says it will require more than one election cycle to build Nigeria and deliver the promised change.Buhari said this on Monday while delivering a lecture at the Island Club, Lagos.The lecture was delivered on behalf of the president by Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing.Buhari said the change promised by his government is not "an [...]

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    EXTRA: Archbishop wants govt to help deduct tithe from workers’ salaries

EXTRA: Archbishop wants govt to help deduct tithe from workers’ salaries

Cyprian Lwanga, Catholic archbishop of Kampala, has recommended that the Ugandan government deducts 10% from workers' monthly salary as tithe for the church.According to Citizen Digital, the archbishop said he wanted Uganda to go the Germany route where Germans who are registered as Catholics, Protestants or Jews have a church tax (Kirchensteuer) of 8-9 percent deducted from their annual income.The church [...]

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    Buhari: Nigeria has left the era when votes were awarded

Buhari: Nigeria has left the era when votes were awarded

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria has left the era when votes were awarded and the cheated were told to seek redress in court.Buhari said this at the presidential villa in Abuja while receiving members of the Joint United Nations, African Union and ECOWAS Good Offices Mission on elections.He said the 2019 polls would be free and fair, adding the electorate [...]

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    ICYMI: APC may not win 2019 elections even with massive rigging, says Yobe senator

ICYMI: APC may not win 2019 elections even with massive rigging, says Yobe senator

Bukar Ibrahim, senator representing Yobe east, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) may not win the 2019 elections "even with massive rigging".Ibrahim said this at Barcelona Hotel in Abuja, at a dinner and book launch to mark his 70th birthday.The senator, who is also a member of the APC, said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is not better than the Peoples Democratic [...]

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    Akwa Ibom clears 10 years’ pension, gratuity

Akwa Ibom clears 10 years’ pension, gratuity

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, has paid 10 years gratuity and pensions arrears of retired civil servants in the state.Similarly, the state government has commenced the compilation of names of civil servants who retired in 2016, with a view to paying them.According to Uwem Andrew- Essien, accountant-general of Akwa Ibom, the payment is done in batches in view of [...]

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    Group blames Shi’ites for fresh violence in Abuja

Group blames Shi’ites for fresh violence in Abuja

The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has blamed the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) for the violence which led to deaths of some people in Abuja on Saturday.Soldiers and members of the sect clashed during a procession staged by IMN in the nation's capital."The manner of projectiles and other weapons unleashed on the personnel manning the checkpoint [...]

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    Kaduna senators describe death of traditional ruler as a monumental loss

Kaduna senators describe death of traditional ruler as a monumental loss

Senators from Kaduna state have described the death of Maiwada Galadima, traditional ruler of Adara ethnic group in Kujuru local government area of the state, as a monumental loss.Galadima, who was abducted on October 19, died in captivity in the wee hours of Friday.He was killed after abductors allegedly collected ransom.Following his death, the state government reinstated the 24-hour curfew in the [...]

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    ‘Hoodlums’ shoot Ekiti lawmaker

‘Hoodlums’ shoot Ekiti lawmaker

Micheal Adedeji, a member of the Ekiti state house of assembly, was shot in the head by unknown gunmen in the early hours of Friday.Adedeji, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was said to have been waylaid while traveling along Ikere-Akure road.Segun Adewumi, deputy speaker of the house, made this known to journalists.According to him, the lawmaker who represents Ekiti [...]

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    Akwa Ibom governor: Good leaders don’t kill to serve their people

Akwa Ibom governor: Good leaders don’t kill to serve their people

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, says leaders who have the interest of the people at heart do not kill to serve.Emmanuel said this at an event in Uyo, the state capital, on Thursday.The governor said he had information that some groups of people were planning to foment trouble in the state during the general election.There have been reports [...]

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    ‘You better stay where you are’ — Shehu Sani asks Ekweremadu not to leave PDP

‘You better stay where you are’ — Shehu Sani asks Ekweremadu not to leave PDP

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has advised Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, not to leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).He gave the advice via his Twitter handle."Bro Ike, stay where you are jeje. I just dey comot, if you no hear, you go see," he tweeted.https://twitter.com/ShehuSani/status/1055481913522163713Rumours have been rife that Ekweremadu may defect from the PDP over the way [...]

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    Police rescue five corps members kidnapped in Imo

Police rescue five corps members kidnapped in Imo

Dasuki Galadanchi, Imo commissioner of police, says five members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have been rescued from kidnappers.The victims, who were traveling from Ibadan, Oyo state capital, to their orientation camps in Akwa Ibom and Rivers, were kidnapped on Wednesday along the Owerri-Port Harcourt expressway and taken to the Umuapu forest in the Ohaji/Egbema local government area of [...]

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    Aba Women’s Riot re-enacted in stage play, ‘August Meeting’

Aba Women’s Riot re-enacted in stage play, ‘August Meeting’

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    UNILAG prof: Nigeria is one of the poorest countries because of bad leadership

UNILAG prof: Nigeria is one of the poorest countries because of bad leadership

Abigail Ogwezzy-Nsidika, head, mass communication department at the University of Lagos, says Nigeria is one of the poorest countries in the world because of bad leadership.She said this at a symposium which Posterity Media held at UNILAG on Tuesday.Participants at the symposium, themed "Nigeria At 58: Counting the Political and Economic Gains-Looking Back, Looking Forward", discussed the development of the country, [...]

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    Police declare district head wanted over general’s disappearance

Police declare district head wanted over general’s disappearance

The Plateau state police command has declared the district head of Dura Du in Jos south local government area and seven others wanted in connection with the disappearance of Idris Alkali, a retired major general.This is coming a week after the Nigerian army handed over 13 suspects to the police for further investigation.Mathias Tyopev, spokesman of Plateau police command, in [...]

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    Akeredolu describes APC primaries as a charade, blasts Oshiomhole

Akeredolu describes APC primaries as a charade, blasts Oshiomhole

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, has described the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries as a charade which exposed the incompetence of Adams Oshiomhole, chairman of the ruling party.He said this while reacting to an allegation that three governors, led by Akeredolu, were bent on sabotaging the party.Akeredolu said recent events justified his opposition to Oshiomhole’s choice as party chairman, [...]

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    35-year-old MIT graduate from Ikeja wins PDP ticket in Lagos west senatorial district

35-year-old MIT graduate from Ikeja wins PDP ticket in Lagos west senatorial district

Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, a 35-year-old Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) graduate, has clinched the  ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos west senatorial  district.Addressing residents of the senatorial district at a rally, he promised to liberate them from bad leadership if voted into power.He reminisced about his childhood in Ikeja, the state capital, saying he had also experienced his own [...]

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