Friday, September 21, 2018

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    Aregbesola: Osun has the highest happiness index, lowest unemployment rate in Nigeria

Aregbesola: Osun has the highest happiness index, lowest unemployment rate in Nigeria

Rauf Aregbesola, Osun state governor, says the state has the highest happiness index and lowest unemployment rate in Nigeria. He said this while addressing reporters after the fitness walk organised for the 20,000 youths absorbed into the Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme (O-YES) in Osogbo.He said the state has been able to achieve this feat because of the youth engagement programmes of [...]

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    Kwara governor declares senatorial bid

Kwara governor declares senatorial bid

Ahmed Abdulfatah, governor of Kwara state, has declared his intention to run for Kwara south senatorial district.The governor disclosed this via his Twitter handle on Saturday.He said the decision to contest the senatorial seat is in response to calls by his people to ensure "effective, purposeful representation".The tweet read: "In response to calls by my people and in keeping with [...]

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    Dogara: Most house of reps members come to me with wicked problems

Dogara: Most house of reps members come to me with wicked problems

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says many of his colleagues come to him with wicked problems.Speaking during an interview with Daily Trust, the lawmaker said there is no job in Nigeria that is as demanding as speakership.He narrated his experience in coordinating the affairs of members of the lower legislative chamber of the national assembly."It’s absolutely true [...]

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    Everything is not okay in Nigeria, says sultan

Everything is not okay in Nigeria, says sultan

Muhammad Abubakar, sultan of Sokoto, says everything is not right in Nigeria.He said this when he received the Catholic bishops of Nigeria at his palace in Sokoto on Friday.He said the country is saddled with problems, hence, the need for religious leaders to unite and ensure a peaceful environment."Politics is a choice, like religion, therefore, let’s not fight each other [...]

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    Shi’ites hit the street as Zakzaky spends 1000 days in detention

Shi’ites hit the street as Zakzaky spends 1000 days in detention

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) staged a peaceful protest to mark 1000 days of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, its leader, in detention.The protest was staged in Abuja on Friday.Zakyzaky has been in detention since December 2015 when his followers clashed with some soldiers in Zaria, Kaduna state.The sect has held series of protests over the continued detention of its [...]

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    IGP disbands tactical squad over search of Edwin Clark’s house

IGP disbands tactical squad over search of Edwin Clark’s house

Ibrahim Idris, inspector general of police, has ordered the immediate disbandment of the IGP Special Tactical Squad (IGP-STS).Jimoh Moshood, public relations officer, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.He said this was in connection with the invasion of the residence of Edwin Clark, Ijaw national leader. Moshood said senior officers of the squad who were linked to the raid were [...]

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    ‘Why make them scapegoats?’ — Clark kicks against dismissal of policemen who invaded his residence

‘Why make them scapegoats?’ — Clark kicks against dismissal of policemen who invaded his residence

Edwin Clark, an Ijaw national leader, has condemned the police for dismissing three of the officers who searched his house.TheCable had reported how some policemen invaded the Abuja residence of the elder statesman on Tuesday.After the incident, Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, apologised to Clark and said the officers acted without taking permission.He later ordered the dismissal of the policemen responsible [...]

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    A’Ibom governor: Industrialisation shouldn’t be left in the hands of government

A’Ibom governor: Industrialisation shouldn’t be left in the hands of government

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, says industrialisation should not be left in the hands of government alone.Emmanuel said this when he received Akwa Ibom Professionals based in Abuja and Lagos at government house, Uyo, capital of the state.Emmanuel said his administration had tackled challenges in all sectors of the state economy, ranging from education, healthcare, agriculture, infrastructure to [...]

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    PDP BoT members barred from campaigning for presidential aspirants

PDP BoT members barred from campaigning for presidential aspirants

The board of trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked its members not to campaign for any presidential aspirant.Addressing reporters after a meeting in Abuja on Thursday, Walid Jibrin, chairman of the BoT, advised any member that moves with an aspirant to resign from the board.He said members of the board ought not to forget their role [...]

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    No going back on direct primary, says Lagos APC

No going back on direct primary, says Lagos APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state says the decision to elect its candidates for the 2019 elections through direct primaries has not changed.Abiodun Salami, assistant publicity secretary of the party in the state, said this in an interview with NAN in Lagos.He was reacting to the resolutions of meetings held in some states, where some chapters of the [...]

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    Lagos taskforce chairman orders release of impounded vehicles

Lagos taskforce chairman orders release of impounded vehicles

Yinka Egbeyemi, chairman of Lagos state environment and special offense taskforce, has ordered the release of vehicles impounded at the agency's traffic yard in Ikorodu.Members of the public had accused some officers of the agency of illegal confiscation of vehicles which prompted Egbeyemi's decision.At least seven vehicles were released to their owners, while other vehicle owners were told to report [...]

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    Jubilation as India lifts 157-year-old ban on gay sex

Jubilation as India lifts 157-year-old ban on gay sex

"Any discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation violates fundamental rights. "The constitution is a living organic document; pragmatic interpretation has to be given to combat rigorous inequality and injustice."Social morality cannot be used to violate the fundamental rights of even a single individual; constitutional morality cannot be martyred at the altar of social morality."The verdict sparked celebrations among members of the [...]

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    Airtel: Why we have been touching lives

Airtel: Why we have been touching lives

The fourth season of Airtel Touching Lives, a philanthropy programme, has come to an end.The last episode of the programme was aired at a media briefing in Lagos on Wednesday.Speaking at the event, Emeka Oparah, director of corporate communications, Airtel, said the telecommunications outfit embarked on the initiative to give back to the society.He said each season has 12 episodes where [...]

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    PDP asks national assembly to override Buhari on electoral amendment bill

PDP asks national assembly to override Buhari on electoral amendment bill

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the national assembly to override President Muhammadu Buhari on the electoral act amendment bill.The party made the call in a statement issued by Kola Ologbondiyan, its national publicity secretary.Buhari had declined assent to the bill, citing "some drafting issues that remain unaddressed following the prior revisions to the bill".The PDP, however, said Buhari’s veto did not [...]

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    Buratai: Boko Haram no longer in control of any territory in Nigeria

Buratai: Boko Haram no longer in control of any territory in Nigeria

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says the Boko Haram sect is no longer in control of any territory in the country.He said this on Tuesday during the graduation of 55 soldiers from Advance Water Markship Training in Jaji, Kaduna state.He said the insurgents have suffered high degradation since 2015 till date.He added that the 55 soldiers would be included [...]

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    Osun election: INEC adopts measures to curb vote-buying

Osun election: INEC adopts measures to curb vote-buying

Segun Agbaje, resident electoral commissioner (REC) in Osun state, says vote-buying is a disease that must be stopped.According to NAN, he made the statement during a presentation on INEC’s preparations for the Osun gubernatorial election at the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room Dialogue Session in Abuja.He said the current trend of inducing voters with money is worrisome because it undermines [...]

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