Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Jamilah Nasir

    PHOTOS: Buhari returns — after five days in Paris

PHOTOS: Buhari returns — after five days in Paris

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja from France where he attended the Paris Peace Forum.Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, announced his arrival via a post on his Facebook page.The president departed the country on Friday to participate in the forum organised by the French government and a number of non-governmental organisations (NGOs).He was accompanied by Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti governor, Willie [...]

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    There’ll be no ‘Obi-tuary’ for TraderMoni, Buhari’s aide taunts Atiku’s running mate

There’ll be no ‘Obi-tuary’ for TraderMoni, Buhari’s aide taunts Atiku’s running mate

Lauretta Onochie, special assistant to the president on social media, has lauded Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo for his commitment towards the TraderMoni scheme, officially called Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP).Onochie, via her Twitter handle, described the number two citizen as the best.According to her, ordinary Nigerians are having a share of the national wealth for the first time.Osinbajo has been [...]

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    Igbo Muslims: We haven’t benefitted anything from govt since 1914

Igbo Muslims: We haven’t benefitted anything from govt since 1914

Igbo Muslims under the aegis of South Eastern Muslims Organisation of Nigeria (SEMON), say they have not gained anything from the government since the amalgamation of the northern and southern protectorate in 1914.The group, in a communiqué issued at the end of a conference held on Sunday, accused the federal government of marginalisation.The group said Igbo Muslims are always disqualified from [...]

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    ASUU-FUTA replies Fayemi: This govt hasn’t done anything worthy of praise in universities

ASUU-FUTA replies Fayemi: This govt hasn’t done anything worthy of praise in universities

The Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says contrary to claims by Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti governor, ASUU has fared worst under the present administration.ASUU had embarked on an indefinite strike on November 5 over "poor funding" of universities in the country, and failure on the part of the government to honour [...]

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    Tambuwal’s deputy resigns

Tambuwal’s deputy resigns

Ahmed Sokoto, deputy governor of Sokoto state, has resigned his position.Sokoto reportedly submitted his resignation letter to the state house of assembly on Tuesday over alleged threats of impeachment.The letter, was however, not read out during plenary .Sokoto is the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 election.His resignation may not be unrelated to the defection [...]

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    Lagos approves use of hijab in public schools

Lagos approves use of hijab in public schools

The Lagos state government has given a go ahead to Muslim female pupils to use hijab in public schools.The development was announced in a circular by the state’s area unit of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN).A Lagos high court had in October 2014, ruled against the use of hijabs in schools, a judgement that was upturned by an [...]

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    Omokri to Osinbajo: Don’t use Jonathan to divert attention from your indictment for corruption

Omokri to Osinbajo: Don’t use Jonathan to divert attention from your indictment for corruption

Reno Omokri, former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has accused Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo of attempting to divert attention from the corruption allegation levelled against him by a house of reps panel.Omokri said this in reaction to allegations by Osinbajo that Jonathan president plunged Nigeria into debt.Osinbajo had said despite earning $381 billion from crude sale between 2010 and 2014, the [...]

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    NCDC on signed bill: Buhari has shown his commitment to health

NCDC on signed bill: Buhari has shown his commitment to health

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for signing into law, the Nigerian Centre For Disease Control and Prevention (establishment) act, 2018.Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly matters (senate), announced the signing of the bill in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday.The act was signed alongside four others—the Federal [...]

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    You can’t have everything you want, Fayemi tells ASUU

You can’t have everything you want, Fayemi tells ASUU

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has no reason to have embarked on strike.The union commenced an indefinite strike on November 5.It said its decision was informed by poor funding of universities in the country, failure on the part of the government to honour the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the [...]

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    Osinbajo: Geographical restructuring isn’t the answer to our problems

Osinbajo: Geographical restructuring isn’t the answer to our problems

Vice-president Yemi Osinbajo says good governance is what Nigeria needs to put an end to its socio-economic challenges.Osinbajo said this on Monday while delivering the 40th anniversary lecture of the Association of Friends in Lagos.Speaking on the theme "Restructuring and the Nigerian Federation",  the vice-president said stronger state governments, not geographical restructuring, is what Nigeria needs.He added that he has [...]

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    Human rights group accuses Buhari of ordering search of Atiku’s jet

Human rights group accuses Buhari of ordering search of Atiku’s jet

Human Rights Writers Association Of Nigeria (HURIWA), a  non-governmental organisation, has called on international communities to prevail on what it describes as threats on "Nigeria’s fragile democracy".The group said this in reaction to the search of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), private jet by security operatives upon his return from a trip to Dubai.The former [...]

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    NYSC to host Borno, Yobe 2018 Batch C stream II orientation in Gombe

NYSC to host Borno, Yobe 2018 Batch C stream II orientation in Gombe

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    Philippines court orders arrest of 89-year-old former first lady

Philippines court orders arrest of 89-year-old former first lady

The Philippines’ anti-corruption court on Friday ordered the arrest of former first lady Imelda Marcos.The court gave the order after finding her guilty on seven counts of graft during the two-decade rule of Ferdinand Marcos, her husband.Marcos is famous for a huge collection of shoes, jewelry and artwork.She was charged with making seven bank transfers totalling $200 million to Swiss [...]

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    UI partners First Bank for graduate recruitment fair

UI partners First Bank for graduate recruitment fair

The University of Ibadan (UI), in partnership with First Bank, recently organised a graduate recruitment/career fair.The event, which took place on Tuesday, is part of the activities lined up for the commemoration of the institution’s 70th anniversary and 2018 convocation ceremonies.UI was established in 1948.The fair was convened to promote the engagement between organisations, spanning diverse industries and exceptional talent [...]

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    Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin makes CNN top 10 heroes list

Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin makes CNN top 10 heroes list

CNN has named Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin, a 2017 alumna of the US government-sponsored International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP), as one of the top 10 CNN Heroes of the Year.Ajayi-Akinfolarin’s organisation, Pearls Africa Foundation, which she founded in 2012, assists girls from underserved communities in Nigeria to gain relevant technological skills to transform their lives.The beneficiaries get training in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, [...]

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    Alzheimer’s breakthrough? AI ‘accurately’ detects disease six years early

Alzheimer’s breakthrough? AI ‘accurately’ detects disease six years early

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