Thursday, April 4, 2019

Jamilah Nasir

    Plane crash: Ethiopian Airlines crew ‘followed Boeing’s procedures’ yet couldn’t control aircraft

Plane crash: Ethiopian Airlines crew ‘followed Boeing’s procedures’ yet couldn’t control aircraft

Dagmawit Moges, Ethiopia's minister of transportation, says the crew of the Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed in March followed procedures recommended by Boeing but were unable to regain control of the aircraft.Moges disclosed this on Thursday, unveiling the results of the preliminary investigation into the crash, which killed all 157 passengers, including two Nigerians, and crew members on board.The Kenya-bound [...]

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    Dangote asks northern governors to emulate el-Rufai

Dangote asks northern governors to emulate el-Rufai

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, says northern Nigeria needs the like of Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna governor, to bridge the development gap between the region and other parts of the country.Dangote spoke on Wednesday as a guest at the fourth edition of the Kaduna economic and investment submit (KADINVEST).The president of Dangote Group expressed concerns about the increasing poverty in the [...]

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    Annulment of Adeleke’s candidacy cannot stand, says counsel

Annulment of Adeleke’s candidacy cannot stand, says counsel

Niyi Owolade, counsel to Ademola Adeleke, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Osun governorship election, says the court ruling annulling Adeleke's candidacy is flawed and cannot stand.An Abuja high court had on Tuesday ruled that Adeleke was not qualified to contest the September 2018 election on the basis that he did not possess a school leaving [...]

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    Adeleke unfit to contest guber election, court rules

Adeleke unfit to contest guber election, court rules

A high court sitting in Abuja has nullified the candidature of Ademola Adeleke who contested the 2018 governorship election in Osun state under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The court gave the ruling based on a suit filed by Wahab Raheem and Adam Habeeb, two chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC).The duo had filed the suit seeking the disqualification of Adeleke [...]

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    INEC: S’court will determine our final action on Zamfara APC candidates

INEC: S’court will determine our final action on Zamfara APC candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) says the supreme court will determine the validity of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary elections in Zamfara state.The court of appeal sitting in Sokoto had set aside the judgment delivered by the Zamfara high court allowing the APC to field candidates in the 2019 elections.Following the appellate court ruling,  INEC withheld certificates of return [...]

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    Lagos CP visits Kolade Johnson’s family, says justice must prevail

Lagos CP visits Kolade Johnson’s family, says justice must prevail

The Lagos police on Tuesday paid a condolence visit to the family of  Kolade Johnson, a football fan, who was killed during a raid by the anti-cultism unit of the  command on Sunday. The police spoke about the visit in a tweet on Tuesday.The team was led by Zubairu Muazu, the state commissioner of police.Kolade was hit by a stray bullet [...]

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    Osinbajo: We’ll see significant improvement in two years

Osinbajo: We’ll see significant improvement in two years

Vice-president Yemi Osinbajo says Nigerians will see significant improvement in two years if the government sticks to its plans.Osinbajo spoke on Monday at the University of Lagos where he delivered the convocation lecture ahead of the institution's 50th anniversary.According to the number two citizen, the focus of the President Muhammadu  Buhari administration in the next four years will be to address [...]

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    mPharma wins Skoll award for social entrepreneurship

mPharma wins Skoll award for social entrepreneurship

The Skoll Foundation has announced mPharma, a data and cost management platform, as a recipient of the 2019 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship.The award is presented each year to a select group of social entrepreneurs "whose innovations have already had significant, proven impact on some of the world’s most pressing problems, and invests directly in the promise of even greater [...]

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    DSS ‘re-arrests’ journalist who spent two years in detention

DSS ‘re-arrests’ journalist who spent two years in detention

Jones Abiri, the publisher of Weekly Source Newspaper, has reportedly been arrested again by the Department of State Services (DSS).Abiri was reportedly picked up on Saturday at Ayabowei Plaza in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital, while he was having a discussion with his colleagues.The DSS first arrested Abiri in 2016 after he was accused of being the leader of the [...]

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    Cantaloupe, Orange, broth…10 water-rich fruits, food to keep you hydrated

Cantaloupe, Orange, broth…10 water-rich fruits, food to keep you hydrated

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    Brexit suffers another setback as MPs reject May’s withdrawal agreement

Brexit suffers another setback as MPs reject May’s withdrawal agreement

Members of Parliament (MPs) have rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's agreement on the date UK should leave EU.The UK had originally planned to leave the EU on Friday but divisions within the country and May's own party made her delay the planned departure date.British lawmakers had voted on the agreement date but the government lost by 58 votes after a 344 to 286 [...]

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    Yakasai: APC might field Tinubu or Osinbajo in 2023

Yakasai: APC might field Tinubu or Osinbajo in 2023

Tanko Yakasai, elder statesman and political adviser in the second Republic, says the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) might field Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo or Bola Tinubu, a national leader of APC, in 2023.Speaking with The Interview, Yakasai said the region played a key role in the emergence of Buhari in 2019.On the possibility of the APC fielding a presidential candidate from [...]

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    Buhari launches pension scheme for workers in informal sector

Buhari launches pension scheme for workers in informal sector

President Muhammadu Buhari has launched the Micro Pension Plan (MPP) for workers in the informal sector.Buhari launched the scheme on Thursday in Abuja, where he personally registered Sagir Shawa, a tricycle (keke NAPEP) operator in Karu area of the federal capital territory (FCT).The MPP, an initiative of the National Pension Commission (PenCom), is aimed at providing pension services to self-employed [...]

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    Ganduje’s daughter ‘fights’ father’s critics on Twitter

Ganduje’s daughter ‘fights’ father’s critics on Twitter

Fatimah Ganduje-Ajimobi, daughter of Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has taken to Twitter to reply those she accused of slandering her family.Ganduje-Ajimobi accused some supporters of Rabiu Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano, of "painting the picture that no one in Kano loves Ganduje".Commenting on the gubernatorial election in the state, Ganduje-Ajimobi said her father won at the polls because [...]

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    Sanusi: My post-election resolution is to stay away from controversies

Sanusi: My post-election resolution is to stay away from controversies

Muhammadu Sanusi II, emir of Kano, said he has resolved to avoid political and economic controversies in the aftermath of the 2019 elections. According to PUNCH, Sanusi spoke during a dinner organised to celebrate the 125th anniversary of First Bank, on Tuesday.The former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) prayed for the government to envisage long-term plans of about 125 years and [...]

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    Survey: One in three Africans has considered migrating — and it is not to Europe or America

Survey: One in three Africans has considered migrating — and it is not to Europe or America

A recent survey by Afrobarometer, a pan-African research network, says more than one-third of the African population has considered migrating from the continent.The survey, published on Tuesday, drew data from 45,823 interviews across 34 African countries to arrive at its findings.According to the research, people preferred to migrate not to Europe or America, but to another African country.It listed economic [...]

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