Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Jamilah Nasir

    Omokri renders assistance to flood victim with ‘poetic pidgin’ English

Omokri renders assistance to flood victim with ‘poetic pidgin’ English

Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has offered to assist Kate Dekpe, a resident of Oviri-Agbarho, a submerged community in Delta state.Speaking to Quest News in a video, Dekpe narrated, in pidgin English, how she lost her birds to the disaster.“The flood started gradually. When It first started, I thought it affected just my neighbour. I did not [...]

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    ‘Who am I to speak after Jagaban?’ — Ambode sparks laughter at launch of Jim Ovia’s book

‘Who am I to speak after Jagaban?’ — Ambode sparks laughter at launch of Jim Ovia’s book

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, sent the audience laughing while acknowledging Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), during the launch of 'Africa Rise and Shine', a book by Jim Ovia, chairman of Zenith Bank.At event ongoing at the Eko Hotel Convention Centre, Lagos, Ambode was invited to speak immediately after Tinubu.As he mounted the [...]

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    Pro-Atiku group: Garba Shehu has forgotten Buhari’s claim that Abacha didn’t steal

Pro-Atiku group: Garba Shehu has forgotten Buhari’s claim that Abacha didn’t steal

The Atiku presidential campaign organisation says it finds it amusing that the presidency tagged the HSBC as corrupt over its prediction that a victory for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 will have a negative effect on the country.In a recent report, the bank had predicted that a Buhari second tenure would stunt the economy.It also foretold that the Peoples Democratic [...]

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    ASUU members storm Ambode’s office over crisis in LASU

ASUU members storm Ambode’s office over crisis in LASU

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) from Lagos, Ondo, Oyo and different state chapters stormed the office of Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, over the weekend to demand solution to the crisis involving their members at the Lagos State University (LASU).The union and the management of the institution have been at loggerheads, resulting to the sacking [...]

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    The rise and fall of Kemi Adeosun

The rise and fall of Kemi Adeosun

When Kemi Adeosun was appointed into the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015, she must have thanked her stars without knowing that a day like this would come. Not every commissioner ends up being a minister, hence after working under Ibikunle Amosun, governor of her home state of Ogun, Adeosun could have thought of other jobs but not succeeding [...]

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    Buhari has failed in certain areas but will be re-elected in 2019, says Shehu Sani

Buhari has failed in certain areas but will be re-elected in 2019, says Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says despite the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to address certain issues, he will win the 2019 presidential election.Speaking on Politics Today, a Channels Television programme, Sani said the president has recorded some achievements with which he can win the votes of Nigerians."I never had a doubt President Muhammadu Buhari will win the 2019 [...]

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    ’10 percent of Nigerians infertile’ — group canvasses use of reproductive technology

’10 percent of Nigerians infertile’ — group canvasses use of reproductive technology

The Association for Fertility and Reproductive Health (AFRH), a non-governmental organisation, says there is need to give more attention to assisted reproductive technology (ART) in curtailing infertility.The organisation, during a press conference held in Lagos, said there are about 12 million infertile persons in the country.It said the use of ART becomes more relevant given the stigma and social isolation resulting [...]

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    Court orders DSS to pay Jones Abiri N10m over illegal detention

Court orders DSS to pay Jones Abiri N10m over illegal detention

A federal high court sitting in Abuja has ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to pay N10 million in damages for the illegal detention of Jones Abiri, a Bayelsa-based journalist.Abiri, publisher of Weekly Source Newspaper, was in July 2016 arrested by the DSS.He was accused of heading the joint revolutionary council of the Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force, threatening [...]

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    Abuja airport reopened hours after runway mishap

Abuja airport reopened hours after runway mishap

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has announced the reopening of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja after it was temporarily closed Wednesday night.The closure followed an incident involving a Gulfstream four aircraft operated by Skybird.Henrietta Yakubu, general manager, corporate affairs, FAAN, said the aircraft overshot the runway while landing and consequently got stuck on the runway end safety area [...]

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    Don’t postpone 2019 elections, Makarfi warns INEC

Don’t postpone 2019 elections, Makarfi warns INEC

Ahmed Makarfi, former governor of Kaduna state, says any attempt to postpone the 2019 general election will threaten the survival of Nigeria's democracy.Makarfi said this in reaction to the statement by Mahmood Yakubu, chairman, Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), that the electoral body might be compelled to suspend the 2019 general election following threats of violence by some politicians.Yakubu reportedly said [...]

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    Jonathan’s spokesman: Oshiomhole suffering from multiple personality syndrome

Jonathan’s spokesman: Oshiomhole suffering from multiple personality syndrome

Ikechukwu Eze, spokesman to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is "suffering multiple personality syndrome".Eze said this in reaction to Oshiomhole's claim that the former president introduced vote-buying into Nigeria's electoral process.“President Jonathan started this massive vote buying in Nigeria and the Media must play back and do proper interview and proper [...]

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    Fayose: I will make myself available to EFCC after handover

Fayose: I will make myself available to EFCC after handover

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti, says he will make himself available to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after handing over to Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect.Fayemi will be sworn in on October 16.Fayose, in a letter dated September 10 and addressed to the chairman of the commission, said several actions of the anti-graft agency suggest "the commission's desire to have [...]

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    Report: EFCC secures warrant to arrest Rivers officials over N117bn transaction

Report: EFCC secures warrant to arrest Rivers officials over N117bn transaction

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly secured a court warrant to arrest four officials of the Rivers government over an alleged N117 billion suspicious transaction.The anti-graft agency is investigating the transaction of the said sum which was supposedly withdrawn over the counter in the last three years.The EFCC had invited and quizzed Peter Amangbo, managing director of [...]

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    Two killed as gas explodes in Nasarawa

Two killed as gas explodes in Nasarawa

Two people lost their lives following a gas explosion along Jos road, Lafia, Nasarawa state capital, on Monday.The tragic incident happened around 10am. Workers were said to be offloading gas at Natson filling station when it exploded.The incident was attributed to gas leakage. Vehicles, shops and offices were destroyed in the inferno.Officials of the Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) and [...]

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    Saraki: It’s the turn of north-central to produce president

Saraki: It’s the turn of north-central to produce president

Senate President Bukola Saraki says it's the turn of the north-central to produce president of the country.Saraki, who is seeking to contest the 2019 presidential election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said this when he visited delegates and party executives in Benue state to seek their support.An indigene of Kwara state, the number three citizen said [...]

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    Fayose: Ekiti owing N59bn — and it was inherited from Fayemi

Fayose: Ekiti owing N59bn — and it was inherited from Fayemi

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says contrary to claims by Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect of the state, the debt of Ekiti is pegged at N59.5 billion.Reacting to a report by the Debt Management Office (DMO) that the debt profile of the state had risen from N18 billion when Fayemi left office in 2014 to N117 billion, the governor-elect had said [...]

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