Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    Ezekwesili tackles Keyamo over anti-graft war, says ‘you shouldn’t defend’ this govt

Ezekwesili tackles Keyamo over anti-graft war, says ‘you shouldn’t defend’ this govt

Oby Ezekwesili, former minister of education, says Festus Keyamo, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), should not defend the anti-corruption efforts of the federal government.Ezekwesili said this on Monday when they both appeared as guests on Sunrise Daily, a programme on Channels TV.Keyamo, spokesman for President Muhammadu Buhari's 2019 campaign, had argued that the fight against corruption was not one-sided [...]

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    Coca-Cola launches first alcoholic drink

Coca-Cola launches first alcoholic drink

Coca-Cola has launched its first ever alcoholic drink in Japan, a fizzy, lemon-flavoured concoction laced with spirits. According to Jorge Garduno, Coca-Cola Japan president, although the US firm dabbled in the wine business in the 1970s, the experiment in Japan is unique. Three new 'Lemon-Do' drinks containing three, five and seven percent alcohol will be available in the southern Kyushu region of [...]

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    Human Rights Council seeks speedy trial of Boko Haram suspects

Human Rights Council seeks speedy trial of Boko Haram suspects

The National Human Right Commission (NHRC) has appealed to the federal government to expedite the trial of suspected Boko Haram insurgents being held in Maiduguri, Borno state.Tony Ojukwu, NHRC executive secretary, made the appeal during an interactive session with reporters.Ojukwu urged the military and ministry of justice to commence trial of the inmate to enable them know their faith instead [...]

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    ICYMI: Atiku appoints Gbenga Daniel as campaign DG

ICYMI: Atiku appoints Gbenga Daniel as campaign DG

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    Omoyeni, Ekiti governorship candidate, meets Kashamu in Lagos

Omoyeni, Ekiti governorship candidate, meets Kashamu in Lagos

Bisi Omoyemi, governorship candidate in Ekiti state met with Buruji Kashamu, a senator from Ogun state, on Saturday.Kashamu was a strong supporter of Ayo Fayose, the outgoing governor of Ekiti, before they fell apart.Omoyeni also met with the national leadership of the Mega Party of Nigeria (MPN) and Peoples Alliance for National Development and Liberty (PANDEL).MPN and PANDEL have formed an [...]

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    25 persons survive boat mishap in Ojo

25 persons survive boat mishap in Ojo

At least 25 people survived when two open fibre boats collided in Ojo area of Lagos state on Friday.Damilola Emmmanuel, managing director of the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), who confirmed the incident, said one of the boats was driving at full capacity with 22 passengers, while the other had just the captain and deckhand on board.He said immediately the [...]

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    Muslim group on Leah Sharibu: CAN should have invaded Sambisa instead of threatening fire and brimstone

Muslim group on Leah Sharibu: CAN should have invaded Sambisa instead of threatening fire and brimstone

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has asked Christian leaders in West Africa to counsel "their brothers in Christ" over the threat issued on the continued detention of Leah Sharibu, the only Christian among the schoolgirls abducted in Dapchi, Yobe state.Sharibu had refused to renounce her faith in exchange for her freedom.Although the federal government has promised to secure her release, [...]

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    Yar’Adua Foundation releases new documentary on food security

Yar’Adua Foundation releases new documentary on food security

The Shehu Musa Yar'Adua Foundation has released a new documentary titled, 'Swallow: Food Security in Nigeria's Changing Climate'.The documentary produced with funding from the European Union, premiered on Sunday, at the Silverbird Galleria,Victoria Island, Lagos.It explored Nigeria's food security challenges as well as prospects and opportunities in its food value chain.Food security is the reliable access to affordable nutritious food [...]

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    Racial bias: Nigerian community in US asks Yale University to take direct action

Racial bias: Nigerian community in US asks Yale University to take direct action

The Nigerian community in the US has protested the racial bias incident against Lolade Siyanbola, a graduate student at the Yale University.The Organisation for the Advancement of Nigerians (OAN) in a letter addressed to Peter Salovey, president of Yale University, and signed by Solomon Bakare, demanded direct action over the incident.Siyonbola had on May 8 posted two videos of the [...]

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    Soyinka, Falana to honour Kunle Ajibade at 60

Soyinka, Falana to honour Kunle Ajibade at 60

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate; Femi Falana, human rights lawyer; and Kingsley Moghalu, former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN); are among those lined up to honour Kunle Ajibade, renowned journalist and author who will be 60 years old on May 28, 2018.They speak at a colloquium scheduled to hold at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) on Kofo Abayomi street, [...]

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    ‘Imagine what N1tr fuel subsidy can do for infrastructure’ — Sanusi asks Nigeria to prioritise spending

‘Imagine what N1tr fuel subsidy can do for infrastructure’ — Sanusi asks Nigeria to prioritise spending

Muhammadu Sanusi II, emir of Kano and former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has called on the Nigerian government to prioritise its expenditure.Speaking on Power Lunch, a CNBC programme, on Tuesday, Sanusi said the Nigerian government needs to prioritise its expenditure in order to be industrialised.Sanusi said that by simply improving the allocation efficiency, the government can [...]

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    PDP to Buhari: Nigerians have rejected you… be ready to accept defeat in 2019

PDP to Buhari: Nigerians have rejected you… be ready to accept defeat in 2019

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to be prepared to accept defeat in 2019.In a statement on Monday, the opposition party said all indices, including those released by the presidency, show that Nigerians across board have rejected him for another four years.The party accused Buhari of betraying the trust of ordinary people and being aloof to [...]

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    makeit, news platform for entrepreneurs, goes live

makeit, news platform for entrepreneurs, goes live

Nigeria's first online newspaper and TV platform for entrepreneurs was launched on Monday.The online newspaper/TV is an idea conceived by Olabode Opesitan, a former newspaper editor and marketing communications specialist.In a statement, Paul Dada, the online editor, described make it as a   ''unique news portal and top-notch medium for exclusive interviews, inspirational stories, remarkable analyses and unique pictures of Nigerian, [...]

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    Fayose to Buhari: We’ll disgrace your party in Ekiti

Fayose to Buhari: We’ll disgrace your party in Ekiti

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says the All Progressive Congress (APC), will be disgraced during the July 14 governorship election in the state.In a statement on Thursday, Fayose alleged that the APC is planning to rig the election.He said he had uncovered a plot to recruit APC members from neighbouring states and "arm them with identity cards" of students of [...]

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    Marafa asks Buhari to wade into APC congress crisis

Marafa asks Buhari to wade into APC congress crisis

Kabiru Marafa, chairman, senate committee on petroleum, on Thursday urged President Muhammadu Buhari  to intervene in the crisis trailing the congresses of the All Progressives Congress (APC) across the country.Marafa, who made the call at a media briefing in Abuja, said that the crisis is capable of scuttling the party's chances in the 2019 elections.He alleged that in Zamfara, the [...]

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    Whitney Houston ‘was sexually abused by her cousin’

Whitney Houston ‘was sexually abused by her cousin’

Whitney Houston, late singer, was sexually abused by her cousin Dee Dee Warwick, according to a new documentary about her life. [...]

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