Saturday, June 23, 2018

Jamilah Nasir

    ‘You could have returned the budget to n’assembly’ — Melaye taunts Buhari

‘You could have returned the budget to n’assembly’ — Melaye taunts Buhari

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi-west, says President Muhammadu Buhari had the option of returning the 2018 budget to the national assembly if he was displeased with it.On Wednesday, Buhari signed the bill into law.  He however, expressed reservations about some alterations made by the lawmakers.The president said the national assembly introduced 6,043 projects and jerked up its budget by 14.5 [...]

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    Kwesé iflix, Airtel launch mobile video service in Nigeria

Kwesé iflix, Airtel launch mobile video service in Nigeria

Kwesé iflix, a joint venture between Econet media, and iflix, a subscription video on demand service for emerging markets, has announced the launch of its premier digital entertainment platform in Nigeria, in partnership with Airtel.The all-new Kwesé iflix is a world-class platform with international, regional and local content programs curated especially for African audiences, to stream or download.The service offers [...]

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    SHAME! N’assembly cuts Unity Schools’ budget by N3bn — despite high insecurity

SHAME! N’assembly cuts Unity Schools’ budget by N3bn — despite high insecurity

The national assembly slashed the allocation for security infrastructure in the 104 Unity Schools across the country by N3 billion -- despite the security challenge plaguing these schools.Schools, particularly in the northern part of the country, have been attacked by Boko Haram insurgents, with students killed and kidnapped.On February 25, 2014, suspected Boko Haram insurgents invaded Federal Government College, Buni [...]

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    Osunbor bows out of APC chairmanship race, endorses Oshiomhole

Osunbor bows out of APC chairmanship race, endorses Oshiomhole

Oserheimen Osunbor, former governor of Edo, has withdrawn his bid to contest the national chairmanship of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Osunbor, who disclosed his decision in a statement on Wednesday, endorsed Adams Oshiomhole, also a former governor of Edo, for the chairmanship position.The national convention of the APC will take place on June 23.Osunbor said he took the decision to step [...]

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    Bayelsa commissioner quits Dickson’s cabinet, joins APC

Bayelsa commissioner quits Dickson’s cabinet, joins APC

Ibarakumo Otobo, commissioner for youth development in Bayelsa, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).Similarly, Asari Mangeta, a special adviser to Seriake Dickson, the state governor, defected alongside Otobo on Wednesday.The duo was received by the executive committee of APC at the party secretariat in Yenagoa, the state capital.Otobo said he decided to quit the PDP [...]

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    FRSC: More road crashes, less deaths recorded during 2018 Eid-el-Fitr

FRSC: More road crashes, less deaths recorded during 2018 Eid-el-Fitr

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says 51 deaths resulting from road crashes were recorded during 2018 Eid-el-Fitr Muslim celebration.In a statement on Wednesday, Bisi Kazeem, FRSC public education officer, said the figure was arrived at following the corps Sallah special patrol which lasted from June 13 to June 18.According to the statement, this figure is 11 percent less, compared [...]

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    UI as a metaphor of placing the cart before the horse

UI as a metaphor of placing the cart before the horse

BY JAMILAH NASIRUpon getting admission into a tertiary institution, one is advised to engage in at least one of these four activities; campus journalism, campus politics, business or learn a handiwork in addition to your curricular activities. This advice is to encourage students acquire certain skills during their “unpredictable” number of years in school, so that they are a little [...]

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    APC chieftain: Yobe governor creating level playing field for those willing to succeed him

APC chieftain: Yobe governor creating level playing field for those willing to succeed him

Yakubu Jocob, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congresses (APC)  in Yobe, has lauded Ibrahim Geidam, the state governor, for "letting God choose his successor".Geidam had urged the  people of the state to ask God to choose a successor that can move the state forward."God gives power to whom He wishes. But, I want to assure you that I will [...]

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    This wearable ‘sex doughnut’ aims to end painful intercourse

This wearable ‘sex doughnut’ aims to end painful intercourse

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    PHOTOS: First set of new buses arrive Lagos terminals

PHOTOS: First set of new buses arrive Lagos terminals

The first batch of the 5,000 buses for the new terminals across Lagos have arrived the state.In his reaction, Akinwunmi Ambode,  governor of Lagos, expressed de;ight.He said the move is part of the state government  bus reform initiative conceived to redefine public transportation in the state with the view to making the state globally competitive.The governor said other than their [...]

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    It’s impossible for IDPs to return home soon, says lawmaker

It’s impossible for IDPs to return home soon, says lawmaker

Sani Zoro, chairman of the house committee on internally displaced persons (IDPs), refugees and initiatives on north-east, says it is impossible for the IDPs to return home soon.Speaking in an interview with Osasu Igbinedion on The Osasu Show, Zoro said this is due to paucity of funds to cater for the needs of the IDPs.According to him, the government "is not [...]

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    Heartland Alliance celebrates 10 years of ‘giving hope to the hopeless’

Heartland Alliance celebrates 10 years of ‘giving hope to the hopeless’

The Heartland Alliance International Nigeria (HAI), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), says it has in the last 10 years been championed the cause of marginalized, vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations across Nigeria.HAI interventions are aimed at mitigating the physiological, psychosocial and economic impact of living with HIV/AIDS and, the injustices and abuses suffered by this groups.Bartholomew Ochonye, HAI country director, in a [...]

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    Sunday Dare: We’re blessed to celebrate three consecutive Eid-el-Fitr without bomb attacks

Sunday Dare: We’re blessed to celebrate three consecutive Eid-el-Fitr without bomb attacks

Sunday Dare, executive commissioner of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), says it is a blessing for Nigerians to observe the Muslim Eid-el-Fitr celebration  for the third consecutive time in relative peace.In a statement on Friday, Dare thanked the Nigerian military “for holding their ground and keeping the boarders of the nation intact.”He also lauded President Muhammadu Buhari on the successes recorded [...]

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    Ahead of APC convention, cleric seeks EFCC probe of Oshiomhole

Ahead of APC convention, cleric seeks EFCC probe of Oshiomhole

Osaldor Ochei, a cleric resident in Benin, Edo state, has filed an ex-parte motion seeking a court mandate on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to probe the administration of Adams Oshiomhole, ex-governor of the state.Oshiomhole is the favourite to be elected chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the national convention on June 23.In the suit filed at [...]

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    Malami: June 12 needs national assembly to become holiday

Malami: June 12 needs national assembly to become holiday

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, says the announcement of June 12 as Democracy Day,  is a mere declaration of intention until the holiday act is amended.Malami said this while responding to questions from state house correspondents on whether the presidential declaration did not contravene the public holiday act.President Muhammadu Buhari had announced that June 12 had replaced May 29 as [...]

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    ‘One moment of madness threatened my career’ — Vanguard editorial chairman tenders apology

‘One moment of madness threatened my career’ — Vanguard editorial chairman tenders apology

Ochereome Nnanna, chairman, editorial board of Vanguard Newspapers, has tendered an apology and retracted his “sophisticated moron” comment.Replying to a Facebook post on the conferment of the GCFR honour on MKO Abiola, had indirectly referred to people of Yoruba ethnic group as “sophisticated morons”.His statement was received with much criticism and condemnation on social media.Vanguard Media Limited, publishers of Vanguard [...]

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