Monday, September 24, 2018

Ebunoluwa Olafusi

    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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    ‘Stronger than 18 European countries’ — Nigerian military rated 43rd best in the world

‘Stronger than 18 European countries’ — Nigerian military rated 43rd best in the world

The Global Fire Power (GFP), an institution which ranks the military of different countries, has rated the Nigerian military as the 43rd best in the world, in its 2018 survey. This places Nigeria above 18 European countries namely: Denmark, Belgium, Portugal, Bulgaria, Austria, Ireland, Macedonia, Finland, Hungary, Croatia, Slovakia, Serbia, Albania, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina.Egypt leads the African military [...]

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    Secondus: Corrupt persons plotting to install Buhari in 2019

Secondus: Corrupt persons plotting to install Buhari in 2019

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that corrupt persons are mobilising and ganging up to install President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.Speaking while inaugurating the party's campaign council for the September 22 governorship election in Osun state, Secondus said the APC has made itself a safe heaven for corrupt persons.He said such persons are not [...]

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    Shehu Sani describes indirect primary as a breeding ground for corruption

Shehu Sani describes indirect primary as a breeding ground for corruption

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says indirect primary is a breeding ground for corruption.Sani said this while responding to division in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) over primaries for the 2019 elections.The party had initially adopted indirect primary for all elective positions apart from the presidential but later changed to direct primary for all.Briefing reporters at the end [...]

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    Group begs INEC to extend voter registration

Group begs INEC to extend voter registration

A group known as "Our Lagos, Your Lagos initiative" has appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to extend the voter registration period.The registration ended on August 31 after a two-week extension from August 17.In a statement on Saturday, Aregbe Idris, convener of the group commended INEC for a "hitch-free" exercise, saying extending the registration would give eligible voters the [...]

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    Fani-Kayode: Ghanaian, Kenyan presidents are good speakers… how did we end up with Buhari?

Fani-Kayode: Ghanaian, Kenyan presidents are good speakers… how did we end up with Buhari?

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, says it baffles him how Nigeria ended up with a leader like President Muhammadu Buhari.Commenting via his Twitter handle on Thursday, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain compared the Nigerian president to three of his African counterparts whom he said speak better."If you want to hear a real African leader speak, listen to [...]

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    APC: Don’t drag us into Kwankwaso’s inability to use Eagle Square

APC: Don’t drag us into Kwankwaso’s inability to use Eagle Square

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says attempts to link the party to the inability of Rabiu Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano state, to use the Eagle Square for his presidential declaration is "mischievous".Kwankwaso, a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was denied access to the Eagle Square after he had paid N2.2 million for the use of the [...]

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    Am I anti-feminist If these seven things happen in my relationship?

Am I anti-feminist If these seven things happen in my relationship?

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    Lekan Fatodu donates website to Lagos APC

Lekan Fatodu donates website to Lagos APC

Lekan Fatodu, journalist and PR consultant, has donated a website to the Lagos chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Speaking during the presentation, Fatodu said the website will help to prevent the spread of false information by "shady individuals"."Being a communication expert and a committed party member, it has become a duty for me to step in to help fill [...]

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    ALERT: Seven states to experience flooding

ALERT: Seven states to experience flooding

The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) says there is a likelihood of flooding by the banks of River Niger.Clement Eze, director, engineering hydrology at NIHSA, said Kainji and Jebba dams are already spilling water downstream while the level of water in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital, has exceeded the corresponding value in 2012.According to the statement, the flood is likely [...]

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