Saturday, November 17, 2018

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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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    Buhari: It will require more than one election cycle to deliver change

Buhari: It will require more than one election cycle to deliver change

President Muhammadu Buhari says it will require more than one election cycle to build Nigeria and deliver the promised change.Buhari said this on Monday while delivering a lecture at the Island Club, Lagos.The lecture was delivered on behalf of the president by Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing.Buhari said the change promised by his government is not "an [...]

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    EXTRA: Archbishop wants govt to help deduct tithe from workers’ salaries

EXTRA: Archbishop wants govt to help deduct tithe from workers’ salaries

Cyprian Lwanga, Catholic archbishop of Kampala, has recommended that the Ugandan government deducts 10% from workers' monthly salary as tithe for the church.According to Citizen Digital, the archbishop said he wanted Uganda to go the Germany route where Germans who are registered as Catholics, Protestants or Jews have a church tax (Kirchensteuer) of 8-9 percent deducted from their annual income.The church [...]

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    Buhari: Nigeria has left the era when votes were awarded

Buhari: Nigeria has left the era when votes were awarded

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria has left the era when votes were awarded and the cheated were told to seek redress in court.Buhari said this at the presidential villa in Abuja while receiving members of the Joint United Nations, African Union and ECOWAS Good Offices Mission on elections.He said the 2019 polls would be free and fair, adding the electorate [...]

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    ICYMI: APC may not win 2019 elections even with massive rigging, says Yobe senator

ICYMI: APC may not win 2019 elections even with massive rigging, says Yobe senator

Bukar Ibrahim, senator representing Yobe east, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) may not win the 2019 elections "even with massive rigging".Ibrahim said this at Barcelona Hotel in Abuja, at a dinner and book launch to mark his 70th birthday.The senator, who is also a member of the APC, said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is not better than the Peoples Democratic [...]

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    Akwa Ibom clears 10 years’ pension, gratuity

Akwa Ibom clears 10 years’ pension, gratuity

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, has paid 10 years gratuity and pensions arrears of retired civil servants in the state.Similarly, the state government has commenced the compilation of names of civil servants who retired in 2016, with a view to paying them.According to Uwem Andrew- Essien, accountant-general of Akwa Ibom, the payment is done in batches in view of [...]

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    Group blames Shi’ites for fresh violence in Abuja

Group blames Shi’ites for fresh violence in Abuja

The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has blamed the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) for the violence which led to deaths of some people in Abuja on Saturday.Soldiers and members of the sect clashed during a procession staged by IMN in the nation's capital."The manner of projectiles and other weapons unleashed on the personnel manning the checkpoint [...]

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    Kaduna senators describe death of traditional ruler as a monumental loss

Kaduna senators describe death of traditional ruler as a monumental loss

Senators from Kaduna state have described the death of Maiwada Galadima, traditional ruler of Adara ethnic group in Kujuru local government area of the state, as a monumental loss.Galadima, who was abducted on October 19, died in captivity in the wee hours of Friday.He was killed after abductors allegedly collected ransom.Following his death, the state government reinstated the 24-hour curfew in the [...]

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    ‘Hoodlums’ shoot Ekiti lawmaker

‘Hoodlums’ shoot Ekiti lawmaker

Micheal Adedeji, a member of the Ekiti state house of assembly, was shot in the head by unknown gunmen in the early hours of Friday.Adedeji, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was said to have been waylaid while traveling along Ikere-Akure road.Segun Adewumi, deputy speaker of the house, made this known to journalists.According to him, the lawmaker who represents Ekiti [...]

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    Akwa Ibom governor: Good leaders don’t kill to serve their people

Akwa Ibom governor: Good leaders don’t kill to serve their people

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, says leaders who have the interest of the people at heart do not kill to serve.Emmanuel said this at an event in Uyo, the state capital, on Thursday.The governor said he had information that some groups of people were planning to foment trouble in the state during the general election.There have been reports [...]

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    ‘You better stay where you are’ — Shehu Sani asks Ekweremadu not to leave PDP

‘You better stay where you are’ — Shehu Sani asks Ekweremadu not to leave PDP

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has advised Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, not to leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).He gave the advice via his Twitter handle."Bro Ike, stay where you are jeje. I just dey comot, if you no hear, you go see," he tweeted.https://twitter.com/ShehuSani/status/1055481913522163713Rumours have been rife that Ekweremadu may defect from the PDP over the way [...]

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