Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Ebunoluwa Olafusi

    Buhari, service chiefs review security situation ahead of 2019 polls

Buhari, service chiefs review security situation ahead of 2019 polls

President Muhammadu Buhari had a meeting with the national security council at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday.Dan Ali, minister of defence, said the security situation in the country in relation to the general election was discussed at the meeting.He said security agents would be deployed to states to douse tension created during the primaries held across the country and also [...]

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    Chinese city to replace streetlights with artificial moon by 2020

Chinese city to replace streetlights with artificial moon by 2020

Chengdu, a city in China, has unveiled plans to replace the city’s streetlights with an illumination satellite, also known as "artificial moon" by the year 2020.According to Independent UK, Wu Chunfeng, chairman of Chengdu aerospace science and technology microelectronics system research institute, disclosed this at a national mass innovation and entrepreneurship activity held in the city.According to Chunfeng, Chengdu’s streetlights will be replaced [...]

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    ‘Sweet codeine’: Police arrest former Emzor employee who has been on the run since May

‘Sweet codeine’: Police arrest former Emzor employee who has been on the run since May

Chukwunonye Madubuike, a former employee of Emzor Pharmaceuticals who was implicated in a BBC investigation into the illegal sale of addictive drugs, has been arrested.Imohimi Edgal, commissioner of police in Lagos state, told BBC that Madubuike was arrested in the border town of Idiroko in Ogun state.He was reportedly heading to Cotonou in neighbouring Benin Republic when he was arrested.In a documentary titled ‘Sweet [...]

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    Kukah’s effort to reconcile Atiku, Obasanjo was politicised, says Catholic secretariat

Kukah’s effort to reconcile Atiku, Obasanjo was politicised, says Catholic secretariat

The Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN) says Mathew Kukah's effort to reconcile ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was politicised.The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) had demanded the withdrawal of the Catholic bishop of Sokoto diocese from the national peace committee, saying he has shown "his bias and as such cannot be trusted to be [...]

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    Igbo Muslims: We are always disqualified from contesting elections

Igbo Muslims: We are always disqualified from contesting elections

South Eastern Muslims Organisation of Nigeria (SEMON), a socio-cultural Igbo group, has called on Igbo Muslims to participate in a national event by joining political parties and contesting any positions of choice.In a statement signed by Muhammad Ajah and Abdurrahman Urama, its national chairman and national secretary, the group alleged that a lot of Igbo Muslims are interested in contesting political positions [...]

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    My blood pressure normal despite blackmail, says Ganduje

My blood pressure normal despite blackmail, says Ganduje

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says his blood pressure is normal despite alleged blackmail by his "antagonists".He said this on Tuesday at the Shiekh Jidda General Hospital in Kano.Amid an investigation of alleged bribery, the medical personnel at the hospital were said to have certified Ganduje’s blood pressure as within normal range.On Monday, the Kano state house of assembly [...]

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    FG charges Adeleke to court over ‘exam malpractice’

FG charges Adeleke to court over ‘exam malpractice’

The federal government has charged Ademola Adeleke, senator representing Osun west, and four others before the federal high court, Abuja, for allegedly engaging in examination malpractices.Adeleke and four others were accused of fraudulently registering as students of Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School, Osun state, to enable them sit for the National Examination Council (NECO) of June/July 2017.Named alongside Adeleke in the [...]

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    Kano assembly begins probe of Ganduje over dollar bribe videos

Kano assembly begins probe of Ganduje over dollar bribe videos

The Kano house of assembly has set up a panel to investigate the bribery allegation against Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, following videos published by Daily Nigerian.In one video trending online, Ganduje appeared to be collecting bundles of dollars and putting them into his white dress known as ‘babanriga’ in the northern part of Nigeria.The video has generated a lot of [...]

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    ‘Islam is for peace’ — Gumi explains role in Atiku, Obasanjo reconciliation

‘Islam is for peace’ — Gumi explains role in Atiku, Obasanjo reconciliation

Ahmed Gumi, a prominent Islamic scholar, says his presence at the reconciliation meeting between former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Atiku Abubakar, was to ensure peace.Gumi said this in response to the criticisms that have trailed his visit to the Obasanjo's residence, alongside the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku.Speaking with Daily Trust in Kaduna, the Islamic scholar said his attendance at [...]

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    Agbakoba on 2019: Buhari is history… even his wife isn’t supporting him

Agbakoba on 2019: Buhari is history… even his wife isn’t supporting him

Olisa Agbakoba, former national president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), says President Muhammadu Buhari is history. Speaking with Daily Independent, Agbakoba said under Buhari's leadership, Nigeria is now "broken politically, strategically, morally, and completely bankrupt."He said the president had lost the goodwill with which he rode to power in 2015. He added that judging by performance, nothing stands Buhari out as a qualified [...]

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    Oyedepo: Why I accompanied Atiku to Obasanjo’s residence

Oyedepo: Why I accompanied Atiku to Obasanjo’s residence

David Oyedepo, founder of Living Faith Church aka Winners’ Chapel, says he has no affiliation with any political party.Oyedpo said this in response to the criticism which trailed his visit to the residence of former President Olusegun Obasanjo alongside Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Responding to the visit, President Muhammadu Buhari asked religious leaders to eschew partisan [...]

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    Association of Advertising Agencies to hold 13th edition of LAIF Awards

Association of Advertising Agencies to hold 13th edition of LAIF Awards

The Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria (AAAN) is set to hold the 13th edition of the Lagos Advertising and Ideas Festival (LAIF) awards.This was disclosed in a statement by Jenkins Alumona, publicity secretary of the association.The LAIF awards were instituted in 2006 with the "aim of recognising, rewarding and fostering creative excellence in all areas of marketing communications".The event, [...]

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    Osuntokun: God chose Atiku to rescue Nigeria from the incumbent driver

Osuntokun: God chose Atiku to rescue Nigeria from the incumbent driver

Akin Osuntokun, chieftain of the Coalition of Nigeria (CNM), says God chose Atiku Abubakar as the instrument to rescue Nigeria from the "dangerous turn" President Muhammadu Buhari has driven the country.Abubakar is the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Speaking on former president Olusegun Obasanjo's endorsement of Atiku, Osuntokun said "desperate time calls for desperate measure".Osuntokun, a former aide of Obasanjo, [...]

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    House of reps proposes procurement of firearms for sergeant-at-arms

House of reps proposes procurement of firearms for sergeant-at-arms

The house of representatives on Thursday proposed the procurement of firearms for sergeant-at-arms at the national assembly.Ossai Ossai, a lawmaker from Delta state, who made the proposal said this would serve as a check against future invasion of the chambers of the national assembly.While raising the motion, Ossai said it was a universal standard practice.He added that it had become [...]

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    ‘Buhari shouldn’t rejoice yet’ — lawyers react to judgement on executive order

‘Buhari shouldn’t rejoice yet’ — lawyers react to judgement on executive order

Ikenga Ugochinyere and Keneth Udeze, the lawyers who challenged the validity of the presidential executive order 6 of 2018, say they are heading to the court of appeal to "deal a fatal blow to the attempt to reenact the 1983 inglorious decrees".The lawyers had instituted a suit before the federal high court in Abuja to challenge the validity of the executive [...]

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    Court upholds Buhari’s executive order on seized assets

Court upholds Buhari’s executive order on seized assets

The federal high court in Abuja has upheld the validity of the presidential executive order 6 of 2018 on seizure of assets linked to ongoing criminal trials and investigations.On July 5, Buhari had signed the executive order to restrain owners of assets under probe from carrying out further transactions on such properties.The president said he signed the order to stop [...]

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