Thursday, September 20, 2018

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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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    Former Kaduna governor, ex-minister granted bail after five days in prison

Former Kaduna governor, ex-minister granted bail after five days in prison

A federal high court sitting in Kaduna on Wednesday granted bail to Ramalan Yero, former governor of Kaduna and three others.Mohammed Shuaibu, the presiding judge, granted each of the accused persons bail in the sum of N1 million and two sureties in like sum.Shuaibu said the sureties must own a landed property in Kaduna state.The court also ordered the accused [...]

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    NIgeria raises maternity leave to four months

NIgeria raises maternity leave to four months

The federal government has increased maternity leave from three to four months.Chris Ngige, minister for labour and employment, disclosed this at the ongoing international labour congress (ILC) in Geneva, Switzerland.He said employers of labour, both private and public sectors, have been barred from sacking women from work either due to their marital or maternity status."Employers of labour in Nigeria are, by [...]

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    Buhari’s medical bills can’t be released without his consent, court rules

Buhari’s medical bills can’t be released without his consent, court rules

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    Airtel premieres season four of Touching Lives

Airtel premieres season four of Touching Lives

The fourth season of Airtel Touching Lives, a philanthropy programme, premiered in Lagos on Sunday.The programme is aimed towards bringing relief and succour to the lives of people and giving them the chance to fulfil their dreams.Speaking at the event, Segun Ogunsanya, chief executive officer of Airtel, urged corporate organisations to support laudable causes in uplifting underprivileged Nigerians."I want to [...]

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    EXTRA: We are using Nigerian grinding machine in London — women display skills during Ramadan (video)

EXTRA: We are using Nigerian grinding machine in London — women display skills during Ramadan (video)

Assalatur Rahman Islamic Association, a charity organisation in London, has called on fellow Muslims to come break their fast with them.In a trending video, the group comprising of women were seen cooking for the evening Iftar.They showed different kitchen utensils that were being used for the preparation of the day's dinner.''Salam Malekum. Ramadan Kareem,'' they chorused.''We are blending pepper in [...]

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    One dead, 55 hospitalised as Cholera hits Kaduna school

One dead, 55 hospitalised as Cholera hits Kaduna school

A cholera outbeak at the Governmemt Girls' Secondary School, Kawo, Kaduna state, has led to the death of one student while 55 others have been hospitalised.Jafaru Sani, commissioner of education in the state, confirmed the development to reporters, on Monday, when he visited the school to access the situation.The commissioner said the situation had been brought under control with 15 [...]

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    Shehu Sani: It may be painful that I revealed what senators earn

Shehu Sani: It may be painful that I revealed what senators earn

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says it may be painful that he revealed what senators earn.In March, Sani stirred a controversy when he disclosed that members of the upper legislative chamber get monthly N13.5m as running cost aside over 700,000 consolidated salaries and other allowances.Some Nigerians had accused the lawmakers of exploiting the country.Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, commended Sani [...]

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    #NotTooYoungToRun: Ekweremadu explains why age qualification for gov, senate not reduced

#NotTooYoungToRun: Ekweremadu explains why age qualification for gov, senate not reduced

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says it is important that the age qualification for senator and president are the same.Responding to the demand of the Not Too Young To Run movement, Ekweremadu said a senator could be a president by chance.He cited section 146 of the constitution to explain why the age qualification for the senate was left untouched.Ekweremadu said in [...]

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    EFCC arrests pastor over ‘N1.8bn scam’

EFCC arrests pastor over ‘N1.8bn scam’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has arrested a pastor over an alleged N1.8 billion contract scam.Wilson Uwujaren, spokesman of the commission, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday. He identified the suspect as James Ezekiel.He said Ezekiel claimed to be the presiding pastor of One Touch Power Ministry, Agudama, Epie, in Bayelsa.He said the [...]

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    April salary of workers in Kebbi LG ‘snatched by robbers’

April salary of workers in Kebbi LG ‘snatched by robbers’

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    Meat of sick, dead animals sold in Nasarawa, says commissioner

Meat of sick, dead animals sold in Nasarawa, says commissioner

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    Gbajabiamila defends car gift to wife, says he saved for years to buy the G-Wagon

Gbajabiamila defends car gift to wife, says he saved for years to buy the G-Wagon

Femi Gbajabiamila, majority leader of the house of representatives, has defended his much talked about car gift to his wife.The lawmaker turned heads on social media after presenting his wife with a Mercedes Benz G-Wagon on her 50th birthday.Reacting to the criticisms that trailed his action, Gbajabiamila said he saved for "a couple of years" to buy his wife the [...]

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    Dangote Foundation donates 150 cars to police

Dangote Foundation donates 150 cars to police

The Aliko Dangote Foundation has donated 150 fully kitted operational cars to the Nigeria police force.Speaking during the formal handover of the cars in Abuja, Dangote explained that the gesture was informed by the fact that security is essential to economic development.Africa's richest man said his foundation may donate another batch of vehicles if they are well maintained. He said [...]

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    Ex-Taraba gov Nyame sentenced to 14 years in prison for fraud

Ex-Taraba gov Nyame sentenced to 14 years in prison for fraud

Jolly Nyame, former governor of Taraba state, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison.Nyame was charged on 41 counts of fraud but was found guilty on 27.The federal capital territory high court gave him no option of fine.The court blamed him for financial recklessness and brazen display of executive power without following due process.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had [...]

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