Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Ebunoluwa Olafusi

    Don’t unleash war on Akwa Ibom, governor warns opposition

Don’t unleash war on Akwa Ibom, governor warns opposition

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, has asked his opponents not to turn the state into a battlefield.Emmanuel said this one day after Moses Ekpo, his deputy, and some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were attacked in Essien Udim local government area.He said the state has been enjoyed peace since he came into office.“The people of Akwa [...]

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    PDP suffering from ‘masses rejection syndrome’

PDP suffering from ‘masses rejection syndrome’

A civil society group says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is  suffering from “masses rejection syndrome”.The group said this while questioning President Muhammadu Buhari’s interest in social intervention programme (SIP).The leading opposition party had tackled the president, claiming the SIP funds was specifically being used for the 2019 general election.The PDP also alleged that Buhari’s primary purpose is to wooing [...]

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    US institute: We did NOT say Buhari ‘less likely to lose 2019 polls’

US institute: We did NOT say Buhari ‘less likely to lose 2019 polls’

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) has denied predicting victory for President Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming presidential election.In an earlier report, the organisation was quoted as saying it is less likely for Buhari to be defeated in the 2019 elections.But the institute says the report, which also analysed the chances of violence marring the elections, was based on [...]

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    First ever Muslim women elected as Democrats take over US house of reps

First ever Muslim women elected as Democrats take over US house of reps

Two Muslim women emerged victorious as Democrats took over the US house of representatives at the midterm elections on Tuesday.Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, Democrats from Minnesota and Michigan respectively, will be the first Muslim women to serve in congress.Massachusetts will also get its first black congresswoman while Arizona and Tennessee are set to elect their first female senators.The result [...]

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    Wellbeing of education sector dependent on oil prices, says minister

Wellbeing of education sector dependent on oil prices, says minister

Adamu Adamu, minister of education, says the wellbeing of the education sector is dependent on oil prices.Adamu made the statement while addressing reporters at the headquarters of the ministry of education on Monday.The interaction took place after the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) embarked on an indefinite strike.Abiodun Ogunyemi, national president of ASUU, had said the strike became necessary [...]

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    Cambridge: We can only release Buhari’s certificate if he requests for it

Cambridge: We can only release Buhari’s certificate if he requests for it

The University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, now known as Cambridge Assessment, says it can only release the certificate of President Muhammadu Buhari if the president requests for it.The exam body said this in response to inquiries by Nigerians interested in authenticating Buhari's certificate.Cambridge, a United Kingdom-based examination body, oversaw the conduct of final year secondary school examination in Nigeria [...]

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    More trouble for FG as ASUU begins nationwide strike

More trouble for FG as ASUU begins nationwide strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has ordered its members across the country to commence indefinite strike.Abiodun Ogunyemi, national president of ASUU, disclosed this to reporters after a meeting of leaders of the union  at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, the Ondo state, on Sunday.He said the union took the decision due to the poor funding of universities in [...]

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    Labour strike: Aviation unions vow to cripple local, international flights

Labour strike: Aviation unions vow to cripple local, international flights

The unions in the country's aviation sector have declared their intentions to partake in the indefinite strike scheduled to begin on November 6.The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) had announced the strike as a means to press home the demands for an upward review of minimum wage from N18,000 to N30,000.In a notice on Saturday, the National Union of Air Transport [...]

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    ‘Buhari behaving like Father Christmas’ — Atiku slams $500,000 aid to Guinea Bissau

‘Buhari behaving like Father Christmas’ — Atiku slams $500,000 aid to Guinea Bissau

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (APC), has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to be more prudent with Nigeria's resources instead of donating money to other countries "like Father Christmas".Abubakar gave the advice in reaction to the report that the federal government had approved a donation of $500,000 to the Republic of Guinea Bissau ahead of its November [...]

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    Ezekwesili: Nigeria in crisis yet APC, PDP arguing over WAEC certificate

Ezekwesili: Nigeria in crisis yet APC, PDP arguing over WAEC certificate

Obiageli Ezekwesili, presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), says the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are busy bickering over President Muhammadu Buhari's West African Examination Council (WAEC) certificate when the country is facing "fiscal emergency".In a statement on Saturday, Ezekwesili said Nigerians should be alarmed by a report from the Central Bank [...]

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    Okorocha’s in-law: Oshiomhole frustrating my ambition yet he made his son a lawmaker in Edo

Okorocha’s in-law: Oshiomhole frustrating my ambition yet he made his son a lawmaker in Edo

Uche Nwosu, son-in-law of Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has accused Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), of opposing his governorship ambition.He said this while reacting  to the decision of the national working committee (NWC) of the ruling party to recognise Hope Uzodinma as the governorship candidate in the state.Nwosu alleged that Oshiomhole was opposed [...]

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    El-Rufai picks female running mate, settles for Muslim-Muslim ticket

El-Rufai picks female running mate, settles for Muslim-Muslim ticket

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has picked Hadiza Balarabe as his running mate for the 2019 election.Balarabe, a Muslim from Sanga local government area of the state, is currently the executive secretary of the state primary health care development agency.In a statement on Friday, Samuel Aruwan, spokesman of the governor, said the choice of Balarabe as el-Rufai's running mate [...]

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    CUPP accuses WAEC of presenting doctored certificate to Buhari

CUPP accuses WAEC of presenting doctored certificate to Buhari

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has accused the West African Examination Council (WAEC) of manufacturing a doctored result for President Muhammadu Buhari.The examination council presented an attestation certificate and confirmation of school certificate result to Buhari on Friday.Iyi Uwadiae, WAEC registrar, presented the certificate to the president at the presidential villa in Abuja.  The document showed that Buhari enrolled [...]

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    Court sacks Benue lawmaker, orders refund of salaries, allowances

Court sacks Benue lawmaker, orders refund of salaries, allowances

After three years of legal battle over a legislative seat in the Benue state house of assembly, the court of appeal on Friday ordered the removal of Benjamin Nungwa, a member of the house.The court ruled that Joseph Boko, who was declared winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election in 2015, is the real occupant of the seat.Dissatisfied [...]

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    Watch your tongue, PDP tells Tinubu over ‘unsavoury comment’ on Atiku

Watch your tongue, PDP tells Tinubu over ‘unsavoury comment’ on Atiku

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), not to be part of the "smear campaign and unsavoury comments" against Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate.The party gave the warning while reacting to Tinubu's comment on Abubakar when he visited Aso Rock on Wednesday.Tinubu had said whether Abubakar and PDP leaders visited [...]

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    Police: 97 suspects charged to court over Kaduna crisis

Police: 97 suspects charged to court over Kaduna crisis

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