Thursday, September 20, 2018

Ebunoluwa Olafusi

    Financial Reporting Council raises awareness for ‘essential corporate values’

Financial Reporting Council raises awareness for ‘essential corporate values’

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has raised public awareness for "essential corporate values".This was done at the unveiling of the Nigerian Code of Corporate Governance (NCCG) in Lagos on Wenesday.The council also disclosed its plan to embark on public hearing and awareness campaign in all geopolitical zones of the country to elicit comments and reactions from key stakeholders.FRC is responsible [...]

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    Mimiko quits PDP after four years

Mimiko quits PDP after four years

Olusegun Mimiko, former governor of Ondo state, has resigned his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The former governor, who defected to the PDP from Labour Party in 2014, reportedly left PDP as a result of a disagreement with some national leaders.In a letter on Wednesday, he said his decision to leave the party was personal."I hereby with utmost [...]

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    IGP approves request to audit SARS’ detention cells nationwide

IGP approves request to audit SARS’ detention cells nationwide

Ibrahim Idris, inspector general of police, has approved the independent audit of detention cells of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) nationwide.The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) had requested access to cells in all police commands and formations in Nigeria in order to "oversee human rights situation of detainees".Allegations of human rights abuse have been levelled against SARS operatives and policemen generally.Currently, [...]

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    FSARS not directed to stop and search, says police commissioner

FSARS not directed to stop and search, says police commissioner

Haliru Gwandu, Edo police commissioner, says operatives of the federal special anti-robbery squad (FSARS) are not directed to stop and search.He made this known during the #AskThePolice #ReformSARS interactive session on Tuesday.The Twitter session was designed to give citizens an opportunity to air their grievances about FSARS.Gwandu said it was the duty of the police to protect lives and properties, [...]

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    Abiola would have wanted you to wage war against poverty, Falana tells Buhari

Abiola would have wanted you to wage war against poverty, Falana tells Buhari

Femi Falana, human rights activist, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to wage a meaningful fight against poverty.He said this at the national honours investiture for heroes of democracy at Aso Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday.“Let me tell you what late Abiola would have wanted you to do; we want you to engage Nigerians to wage a meaningful fight against poverty in the [...]

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    Ambode unveils 46-feet statue of Abiola in Lagos

Ambode unveils 46-feet statue of Abiola in Lagos

Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos state governor, has unveiled a 46-feet statue of late MKO Abiola, the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.The statue was unveiled at the MKO Abiola Garden in Alapere, Ketu.Ambode said it was in the tradition of the state government to recognise and remember heroes and heroines who contributed to the greatness of the nation and [...]

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    Atiku’s ex-aide asks court to stop conferment of GCFR on Abiola

Atiku’s ex-aide asks court to stop conferment of GCFR on Abiola

Umar Ardo, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Adamawa, has asked a federal high court in Abuja to stop the conferment of posthumous national honour on MKO Abiola.The investiture ceremony of the national honour took place on Tuesday.Ardo is a former special assistant to ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar on research and strategy.In the suit, Ardo contended that “without [...]

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    Atiku: Civil servants now lose their jobs for criticising politicians

Atiku: Civil servants now lose their jobs for criticising politicians

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says civil servants now lose their jobs for criticising politicians in position of power.Abubakar said this in a statement to mark the 25th anniversary of June 12.He was apparently citing the case of Bolouere Opukiri, an official of the media unit of the Presidential amnesty office who lost her job after criticising Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and the [...]

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    Humphrey Nwosu says he can’t attend Abiola’s GCFR investiture

Humphrey Nwosu says he can’t attend Abiola’s GCFR investiture

Humphrey Nwosu, a professor and chairman of the defunct National Electoral Commission (NEC) which conducted the June 12, 1993 election, says he will be absent at MKO Abiola's GCFR investiture because he is currently outside the country.Nwosu is among the guest invited to the event scheduled for Tuesday.But in a letter to Boss Mustapaha, secretary to the government of the [...]

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    Police dismiss three officers for tear-gassing asthmatic patient

Police dismiss three officers for tear-gassing asthmatic patient

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    MURIC soft-pedals, says it will no longer sue Falz over ‘This is Nigeria’ video

MURIC soft-pedals, says it will no longer sue Falz over ‘This is Nigeria’ video

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has soft-pedalled on its threat to take legal action against Folarin 'Falz' Falana over his controversial 'This is Nigeria' video.Last week, MURIC had issued the artiste a seven-day ultimatum for the withdrawal of the video and had also demanded an apology.The video featured, among other things, hijab-wearing female choreographers dancing 'shaku-shaku' and a Fulani man [...]

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    Southern, middle belt leaders demand removal of INEC chairman

Southern, middle belt leaders demand removal of INEC chairman

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    There’ll be an alternative in 72 hours, says Fashola on collapse of Mokwa-Jebba bridge

There’ll be an alternative in 72 hours, says Fashola on collapse of Mokwa-Jebba bridge

Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, says the collapsed bridge on Mokwa-Jebba road will be repaired with an alternative provided in 72 hours.Fashola made the promise in Zaria, Kaduna state, after he paid homage to the Shehu Idris, emir of Zazzau, at his palace.Before visiting the emir, the minister inaugurated a new 60MVA/132/KV transformer to improve electricity supply in [...]

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    Babajide Ogunsanwo: Nigeria not ready to move into the house called democracy

Babajide Ogunsanwo: Nigeria not ready to move into the house called democracy

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    FLASHBACK: How Gani Fawehinmi rejected national honour in 2008

FLASHBACK: How Gani Fawehinmi rejected national honour in 2008

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    Hafsat Abiola-Costello appointed president of Women in Africa

Hafsat Abiola-Costello appointed president of Women in Africa

''It could very well be the game-changer that unleashes the long-anticipated rise of the continent.”She added that her primary goal is to learn in the first year of her tenure.“My goals for 2018 are understandably modest; it is primarily to learn,'' she said.''To learn how the organisation currently operates, to meet our partners and listen to their vision and interests, [...]

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