Saturday, February 17, 2018

Jamilah Nasir

    Flavour to perform as Rochas Foundation marks 20th anniversary

Flavour to perform as Rochas Foundation marks 20th anniversary

Chinedu Okoli, Nigerian musician better known as Flavour, is expected to perform at the 20th anniversary of The Rochas Foundation, a non-governmental organisation.Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, founded it in 1998.As part of the celebration for providing free education to the less privileged through its educational empowerment programmes, the foundation has put together a special programme.In a statement, Uloma Rochas, director-general of [...]

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    Buhari asks defence minister to visit Zamfara over fresh killings

Buhari asks defence minister to visit Zamfara over fresh killings

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered Mansur Dan Ali, minister of defence, to immediately visit Zamfara state over the killing of 41 persons by suspected bandits.Dan Ali is from Zamfara.On Thursday, gunmen attacked a vehicle at Birane village in Zurmi local government area of the state. The bus was conveying some persons to the community market.The attackers reportedly slit the throat of the [...]

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    Arrested UNILAG staff transferred to DSS custody (updated)

Arrested UNILAG staff transferred to DSS custody (updated)

Oriwaye Adefolalu and Adekola Adetomiwa, leaders of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) in the University of Lagos (UNILAG), are currently at the Shangisha office of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Lagos.Operatives of the state criminal investigation department (SCID), Ikeja, had arrested Adefolalu in the wee hours of Thursday.Adefolalu was reportedly taken to the Ikeja office of the SCID, [...]

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    VIDEO: The Sun releases evidence of JAMB clerk saying ‘snake mysteriously swallowed N36m’

VIDEO: The Sun releases evidence of JAMB clerk saying ‘snake mysteriously swallowed N36m’

A video of Philomina Chieshe, a sales clerk in the office of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in Benue state, saying a snake mysteriously swallowed the missing N36m, has surfaced.The video was released about 24 hours after Chieshe denied saying the money was swallowed by snake.She had told CNN that the claim was fabricated and that nobody questioned her about the [...]

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    CID operatives ‘arrest’ UNILAG SSANU leader

CID operatives ‘arrest’ UNILAG SSANU leader

Operatives of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Ikeja, have reportedly arrested Oriwaye Adefolalu, leader of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), University of Lagos (UNILAG) chapter.Adefolalu was said to have been arrested on Thursday morning, on the orders of Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, UNILAG vice-chancellor.According to source from his family, the security operatives, numbering over 12 came in three [...]

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    Army places N3m bounty on Shekau

Army places N3m bounty on Shekau

The Nigerian army has placed a bounty of N3 million on Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect.In a statement on Thursday, Sani Usman, army spokesman, encouraged anyone with credible information that could lead to the arrest of Shekau to speak out.“Anybody with such credible information can either contact the military command and control centre, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, any military [...]

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    Like Zuma, Ethiopian prime minister steps down

Like Zuma, Ethiopian prime minister steps down

Hailemariam Desalegn, prime minister of Ethiopia, has resigned amid deadly anti-government protests.Desalagen, who has led the country since 2012, also stepped down as chairman of the ruling coalition.His departure follows a national state of emergency that ended last year.In a televised address, Desalagen he will stay on as a caretaker prime minister until Ethiopia's parliament and ruling coalition accept his [...]

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    Army: Boko Haram fighters return to places we’ve captured

Army: Boko Haram fighters return to places we’ve captured

Rogers Nicholas, theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, says Boko Haram insurgents return to occupy places the army formerly captured and cleared.He said this on Wednesday, during a press conference in Maiduguri, Borno state capital.Nicholas said the army has been pursuing members of the sect around the forest.In December 2016, Lucky Irabor, ex-theatre commander of the pperation, had presented the flag of Boko [...]

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    JAMB clerk: Nobody questioned me over missing N36m… I never said snake swallowed it

JAMB clerk: Nobody questioned me over missing N36m… I never said snake swallowed it

Philomina Chieshe, a sales clerk in the office of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in Benue state, has denied saying the N36 million kept in her custody was swallowed by a snake.Chieshe had reportedly told Ishaq Oloyode, JAMB registrar, and his team that she could not account for N36 million she made in previous years before the abolition of [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Can Ganduje deliver 5m votes to Buhari in 2019?

FACT CHECK: Can Ganduje deliver 5m votes to Buhari in 2019?

On Tuesday, Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, promised to deliver five million votes from the state to President Muhammadu Buhari if he seeks re-election in 2019.Though Buhari has not officially declared his intentions for 2019, there are signs that he may decide to remain the number one citizen beyond 2019.After visiting Kano in December 2017, Buhari said the massive reception he [...]

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    ‘Keep off!’ — NPA warns agencies not domiciled in ports

‘Keep off!’ — NPA warns agencies not domiciled in ports

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has asked all agencies not domiciled in the ports to keep off.It also directed agencies not allowed physical operations to stay away from all ports in the country.The warning is as a result of a 2011 presidential directive which reduced the number of agencies allowed to operate in the ports.In a statement by Abdullahi Goje, general manager, [...]

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    FG resumes mass trial of Boko Haram suspects

FG resumes mass trial of Boko Haram suspects

The federal government has commenced a fresh trial of hundreds of suspected Boko Haram insurgents.Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, confirmed this in a statement which Salihu Isah, his spokesman, issued on his behalf.Over 2000 suspects of the insurgent sect are detained at the military detention facility in Kainji, New Bussa, Niger state.The trial of those arrested during the insurgency [...]

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    Shittu: APC has done more than PDP achieved in 16 years

Shittu: APC has done more than PDP achieved in 16 years

Adebayo Shittu, minister of communication, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) led by President Muhammadu Buhari has achieved more than the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) did in 16 years.In an interview with Vanguard, Shittu said the achievements and performance of Buhari have been misrepresented by the opposition party.He said the party pities those who do not acknowledge its achievements.Shittu, who [...]

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    Bolaji Abdullahi: APC considering restructuring because we want to win in 2019

Bolaji Abdullahi: APC considering restructuring because we want to win in 2019

Bolaji Abdullahi, publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the party set up a restructuring committee so it could emerge victorious in the 2019 election.Speaking during an interview on The Osasu Show, Abdullahi said since restructuring was part of the party's manifesto in the electioneering campaign of 2015, it will not be able to ask Nigerians to re-elect [...]

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    Akarigbo of Remoland loses wife

Akarigbo of Remoland loses wife

Linga Ajayi, wife of  Adewale Ajayi, the akarigbo of Remo land, is dead.According to a statement by her family, Linga passed away on February 4, after a long illness.He death is coming less than two months after the coronation of her husband.The deceased was a consultant surgeon at the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Scotland, UK.She got trained at Lagos University Teaching [...]

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    Fertility and reproductive group to hold annual international conference

Fertility and reproductive group to hold annual international conference

The Association of Fertility and Reproductive Health (AFRH), an umbrella body for all practitioners of reproductive health in Nigeria, is set to hold the eight edition of its annual international conference.The conference, themed ‘New Frontiers in Reproductive Technology’, is scheduled for Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, between September 26 and September 28.Speaking during a press briefing on Thursday, [...]

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