Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Ebunoluwa Olafusi

    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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    Agbaje, Lagos PDP guber candidate, picks banker as running mate

Agbaje, Lagos PDP guber candidate, picks banker as running mate

Jimi Agbaje, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state, has picked Haleemat Busari, a lawyer, as his running mate.Busari, a law graduate from the University of Lagos, is a director on the board of several blue-chip companies.She was a director in Zain Nigeria Ltd (now Airtel Nigeria, a telecommunications company) and a serving director in First [...]

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    Ogun PDP picks Abati as deputy governorship candidate

Ogun PDP picks Abati as deputy governorship candidate

Reuben Abati, former presidential spokesman, has been named as the running mate of Leke Shittu, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun.Gbenga Daniel, former governor of the state, was listed as the senatorial candidate for Ogun east district.This was made known in a statement signed by Buruji Kashamu on Wednesday.Following a federal high court ruling, the Independent [...]

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    Bademosi, chairman of Credit Switch Technology, ‘hacked to death by cook’

Bademosi, chairman of Credit Switch Technology, ‘hacked to death by cook’

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    UK councillor with Nigerian heritage resigns over drug offence

UK councillor with Nigerian heritage resigns over drug offence

Ishmael Osamor, a 29 year-old UK Labour councillor of Nigerian origin, has resigned from his position. According to BBC, Osamor resigned at a meeting of the council's labour group on Tuesday after it emerged that he had pleaded guilty to having £2,500 (N1,158,937) worth of drugs with intent to supply at Bestival event in Dorset. The Haringey councillor, who was caught with ecstasy, cocaine, [...]

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    Again, Buhari begs aggrieved aspirants not to abandon APC

Again, Buhari begs aggrieved aspirants not to abandon APC

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to aggrieved All Progressives Congress (APC) aspirants not to leave the party.The appeal comes three weeks after he asked those who failed in their bid to secure the party's ticket to emulate Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, who lost his reelection ticket but did not leave the ruling party.The president had a dinner with [...]

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    Canadian institution partners Sterling Bank to train Nigerian teachers

Canadian institution partners Sterling Bank to train Nigerian teachers

One Million Teachers (1MT), a Canadian educational technology startup, has signed a partnership agreement with Sterling Bank Nigeria to kick off a training programme for teachers in Nigeria.Also included in the partnership is the adoption of the learning curriculum of the scheme by the bank.A few weeks ago, the educational startup had signed an agreement with Queens University, Canada, on [...]

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    APC chieftain: Ogun people have had enough of Amosun

APC chieftain: Ogun people have had enough of Amosun

Bolaji Akinola, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Wasinmi, Ewekoro local government area of Ogun state, says the people of the state have had enough of Ibikunle Amosun, governor of the state.Speaking with journalists in Abeokuta, the state capital on Tuesday, Akinola accused Amosun of willfully imposing candidates on the party without recourse to democratic processes.He said [...]

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