Saturday, July 13, 2019

Ebunoluwa Olafusi

    There’s urgent need to ‘re-engineer Nigerian sports industry’

There’s urgent need to ‘re-engineer Nigerian sports industry’

The Nigeria Society for Sports Management (NSSM) says the business aspect of sports in the country must be explored in line with the current practice around the world.A communique issued by M. A Ogunsemore, its secretary general, at the annual national conference of the sports management body, noted the need to urgently re-engineer the sports industry in Nigeria for economic [...]

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    NBC apologises over recall of contaminated Eva bottled water

NBC apologises over recall of contaminated Eva bottled water

The Nigerian Bottling Company (NBC) has apologised following the inconveniences the recall of the contaminated Eva bottled water might have caused consumers. The National Agency for Food, Drugs and Administration Control (NAFDAC) had directed the NBC to recall Eva premium table water 75cl over suspected contamination.The agency had said the production of the water was suspended pending the outcome of investigation being conducted [...]

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    Dickson: Bayelsa’ll never elect a godless governor

Dickson: Bayelsa’ll never elect a godless governor

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, says the people of the state will never elect a godless person as their next governor.Dickson spoke at the conclusion of a three-day prayer and fasting programme organised by the state ahead of the November 16 governorship election.The event held at the Ecumenical Centre, Yenagoa, the state capital.In a statement by Fidelis Soriwei, his [...]

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    World’s largest trade deal in 24 years, 1.2bn customers… five things to know about AfCFTA

World’s largest trade deal in 24 years, 1.2bn customers… five things to know about AfCFTA

President Muhammad Buhari has finally signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement. The president signed it at the 12th extraordinary session of the assembly of the union on AfCFTA and the first mid-year coordination meeting of the African Union (AU) and the regional economic communities (RECs) in Niamey, Niger Republic.Buhari had delayed signing the agreement, explaining that he needed [...]

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    Spokesman of northern coalition ‘should be arrested’ over Ruga threat

Spokesman of northern coalition ‘should be arrested’ over Ruga threat

A group known as the Midwest Movement of the indigenous people of Edo and Delta states has called on law enforcement agents to immediately arrest and prosecute Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, spokesman of Coalition of Northern Groups (CNGs).Reacting to the threat of the coalition to expel southerners in the north, the group said the "unwarranted statement" is a serious threat to the [...]

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    Ex-minister of state for agriculture joins Bayelsa governorship race

Ex-minister of state for agriculture joins Bayelsa governorship race

Heineken Lokpobiri, the immediate past minister of state for agriculture and rural development, has declared his intention to contest for the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa state.NAN reports that Lokpobiri made his intention known on Saturday after consultation sessions with the state leadership of the All Progressive Congress (APC) at the party’s secretariat in Yenagoa.The former minister told the [...]

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    FG to recruit corps members, N-Power cadets for community policing

FG to recruit corps members, N-Power cadets for community policing

Community policing focuses on building strong ties between the police and members of the community through interactions with local agencies and members of the public — creating partnerships and strategies for reducing crime and disorder.“The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has directed me to immediately implement community policing strategy across the country; this is a structure, which will enable traditional [...]

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    Coalition accuses Ohanaeze, northern coalition of heating up the polity

Coalition accuses Ohanaeze, northern coalition of heating up the polity

The One Nigeria Coalition has advised apex Igbo socio- cultural, Ohanaeze Ndigbo and Northern Youths Coalition to turn over a new leaf from its "bigotry stance" before even attempting to address issues of national interest.The coalition spoke in response to the argument between both groups over the federal government's proposed RUGA initiative.Charles Mbani, president of the group, accused Ohanaeze and [...]

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    PDP suspends Elumelu over leadership crisis at house of reps

PDP suspends Elumelu over leadership crisis at house of reps

The national working committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended Ndudi Elumelu and six other members of the house of representatives.The other lawmakers are Wole Oke; Lynda Ikpeazu; Anayo Edwin; Gideon Gwadi; Toby Okechukwu and Adekoya Abdul-Majid.Their suspension was made known in a statement by Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the party.The NWC had summoned the lawmakers on [...]

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    Senator Abbo granted bail after spending night in custody

Senator Abbo granted bail after spending night in custody

The federal capital territory police command has granted bail to Elisha Abbo, senator representing Adamawa north.According to Premium Times, Bala Ciroma, the state police commissioner, said Abbo was allowed to go home around noon on Friday after meeting "a set of administrative conditions for his bail."The senator had honoured police invitation over the assault of a nursing mother at a [...]

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    I wish Oyetola well, says Adeleke

I wish Oyetola well, says Adeleke

Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Osun state governorship election, has congratulated Gboyega Oyetola, governor of the state, over his victory at the supreme court.The supreme court had upheld the election of Oyetola, candidate of the APC, in the September governorship election.In a statement by Olawale Rasheed, his spokesman, Adeleke said the judgement remained final, regardless [...]

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    25 herders ‘illegally detained’ by vigilantes regain freedom in Zamfara

25 herders ‘illegally detained’ by vigilantes regain freedom in Zamfara

The Zamfara police command says it has facilitated the release of 25 herders "illegally held" by local vigilantes in Dansadau emirate, Maru local government area of the state.This was disclosed in a statement by Muhammad Shehu, police public relations officer of the command, on Friday.According to the statement, the release of the victims is part of the ongoing push for [...]

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    El-Rufai picks ex-commissioner as his chief of staff

El-Rufai picks ex-commissioner as his chief of staff

Nasir el-rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has appointed Muhammad Abdullahi, an economist, as his chief of staff.Abdullahi was the commissioner of planning and budget in the governor's first term. He also served as director of strategy for the governor’s re-election campaign.Before moving to Kaduna, he served as a policy adviser at the executive office of the United Nations secretary general [...]

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    Be ready to defend yourselves, Ohanaeze tells Igbo over Ruga ultimatum

Be ready to defend yourselves, Ohanaeze tells Igbo over Ruga ultimatum

Nnia Nwodo, president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, has called on his people to be ready to defend themselves against "northern war mongers".Reacting to the 30-day ultimatum the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNGs) gave to governors opposed to the Ruga settlement programme to reconsider their decision, Nwodo said threats will no longer be tolerated.He described the action of the [...]

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    ICYMI: Court frees Madonna students detained over Facebook post

ICYMI: Court frees Madonna students detained over Facebook post

Six students and a lecturer of the Madonna University, Okija, Anambra state, who have been in detention since February, regained freedom on Thursday.They were granted bail by Babatunde Ouadri, a judge of the federal high court in Awka, Anambra. There have been protests across the country over their detention.They were arrested and detained following a petition by the management of [...]

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    FAKE NEWS ALERT: Picture of IGP with Adamawa senator NOT recent, say police

FAKE NEWS ALERT: Picture of IGP with Adamawa senator NOT recent, say police

A picture of Elisha Abbo, senator representing Adamawa north, with Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, is trending online. The lawmaker, who assaulted an attendant at a sex toy shop in Abuja, was seen seated next to Adamu.Some social media users have accused the police of giving preferential treatment to the lawmaker. On a WhatsApp platform, someone alleged that Abbo had [...]

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