Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Jamilah Nasir

    ‘The robbers tied a security man’ — UI speaks on attack at female hostel

‘The robbers tied a security man’ — UI speaks on attack at female hostel

The management of the University of Ibadan (UI) has assured students of the institution that it is taking measures to forestall the recurrence of the armed robbery incident in one of the halls of residence on campus. In the early hours of Friday, some armed men invaded Awo hall, a female hall of residence and carted away valuables of the students.Some of [...]

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    Dismissed workers: We gave Ecobank our youthful years but got cheated in return

Dismissed workers: We gave Ecobank our youthful years but got cheated in return

"We suffered for that bank. Sometimes, we worked during weekends. My husband would complain and I would say, 'I have to go, we don’t have another job'. Sometimes, I got back home by 10pm. We used our money to buy envelopes for customers. I spent all my youthful age with you. I am not saying you should not sack me; [...]

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    Students injured as armed robbers attack UI female hostel

Students injured as armed robbers attack UI female hostel

The Obafemi Awolowo Hall of residence at the University of Ibadan (UI) was attacked by some armed men in the wee hours of Friday. According to witnesses, the attackers, numbering up to 10, stormed the hall around 1am and operated unchallenged for almost two hours.The hall porters were said to have done some inspection in the rooms by 11pm and when [...]

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    NAFDAC bans open sale of Sniper over use in suicide attempts

NAFDAC bans open sale of Sniper over use in suicide attempts

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has banned the sale of Sniper and Dichlorvos (organophosphate used as an insecticide) products in open shops and supermarkets.Moji Adeyeye, director-general of NAFDAC, announced this in a statement on Wednesday.A number of Nigerians had called for the ban of the product following its rampant use in cases of suicide.Adeyeye [...]

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    I’m ready to waive my immunity, says Makinde as he transmits bill on Oyo anti-graft agency

I’m ready to waive my immunity, says Makinde as he transmits bill on Oyo anti-graft agency

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, has forwarded the bill for the creation of Oyo state anti-corruption agency to the state house of assembly.Speaking while presenting the bill before the assembly, Makinde said the move is in line with the fulfillment of his campaign promise.The governor said he was willing to waive his immunity and appear before the anti-corruption agency [...]

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    Reekado Banks says live TV ‘sex allegation prank’ no longer funny

Reekado Banks says live TV ‘sex allegation prank’ no longer funny

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    I don’t know them, says Tinubu on group rallying for his ‘2023 presidential bid’

I don’t know them, says Tinubu on group rallying for his ‘2023 presidential bid’

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he does not have any affiliations with a group sharing materials branded for his alleged 2023 presidential campaign.In a statement issued by Tunde Rahman, his spokesman, Tinubu denied any knowledge of the group, named “Asiwaju Reloaded Ambassadors”, which branded shirts, caps and leaflets bearing his name.The former Lagos [...]

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    Akiolu: Obasanjo is deceptive — he is Nigeria’s main problem

Akiolu: Obasanjo is deceptive — he is Nigeria’s main problem

Rilwan Akiolu, oba of Lagos, says former president Olusegun Obasanjo is the main problem with Nigeria. Akiolu spoke during the public presentation of 'Battlelines: Adventures in Journalism and Politics', a book by Segun Osoba, ex-governor of Ogun state.The Lagos monarch was commenting on the controversial pact between the Alliance for Democracy (AD) governors and Obasanjo, who was seeking a second term on the platform of the [...]

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    ICYMI: Again, Lagos impounds truckload of ‘poisonous ponmo’

ICYMI: Again, Lagos impounds truckload of ‘poisonous ponmo’

The Lagos state government, on Monday, confiscated a truckload of poisonous cow skin popularly referred to as ponmo at Ijegun axis in Alimosho local government area of the state.Olayiwole Onasanya, permanent secretary in the ministry of agriculture, who disclosed this, said the cow skin was preserved with chemicals to be used for leather but was imported into the country for human [...]

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    Sagay faults supreme court over Osun verdict

Sagay faults supreme court over Osun verdict

Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), says the supreme court ought to have addressed the validity of the Osun state governorship rerun election.Speaking with Daily Trust, Sagay said the apex court was right to have nullified the verdict of the tribunal but should have made an affirmative pronouncement if INEC was right to have declared [...]

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    I’m still an APC member, says Galadima as he testifies against Buhari at tribunal

I’m still an APC member, says Galadima as he testifies against Buhari at tribunal

Buba Galadima, a spokesperson for the Atiku Campaign Organisation, says he is still a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC).He made this statement while speaking at the presidential tribunal sitting in Abuja.The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had, on Monday, presented Buba Galadima, as its witness.During cross-examination, Wole Olanipekun, the APC's counsel, asked Galadima why he was no longer on good terms with [...]

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    We are going ahead with Ruga, says Gombe governor

We are going ahead with Ruga, says Gombe governor

Inuwa Yahaya, governor of Gombe state, says his administration is going ahead with the implementation of the Ruga initiative.The federal government had proposed Ruga as a means to end the incessant clashes between farmers and herders.It, however, suspended the programme on Wednesday following public outcry, saying the initiative lacks consistency with its national livestock transformation plan.But speaking after meeting with President [...]

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    ‘Your comment on Oyetola’s victory ridiculous’ — Femi Adesina tackles Atiku

‘Your comment on Oyetola’s victory ridiculous’ — Femi Adesina tackles Atiku

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says the presidency finds as "ridiculous", the reaction of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to the supreme court ruling upholding Gbenga Oyetola as Osun governor.After a long legal battle between Oyetola, the All Progressives Candidate (APC) and Ademola Adeleke, his PDP counterpart, the apex court on Friday held that Oyetola remains [...]

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    Egypt slashes fuel subsidy to ease economic pressure

Egypt slashes fuel subsidy to ease economic pressure

The Egyptian government has slashed fuel subsidies in a bid to ease pressure on public finances.The development, which took effect on Friday, is part of its three-year economic overhaul backed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to curb government spending.Before the slashing, gasoline, diesel, kerosene and fuel oil were sold at 85-90 percent of their international cost.The development will raise [...]

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    ANALYSIS: Why Elisha Abbo faces jail despite tendering apology

ANALYSIS: Why Elisha Abbo faces jail despite tendering apology

Twenty-four hours after he made the headlines for a wrong reason, Elisha Abbo, senator representing Adamawa north, tendered apology to the attendant he attacked at a sex toy shop in Abuja. He also sought forgiveness from Nigerians, describing himself as an ambassador of Christ who fell short of expectations.A closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage had shown Abbo repeatedly hitting a woman [...]

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    Another COZA ex-member accuses Fatoyinbo of rape, indicts wife

Another COZA ex-member accuses Fatoyinbo of rape, indicts wife

Less than a week after Busola Dakolo, wife of Timi Dakolo, Nigerian singer, accused Biodun Fatoyinbo, senior pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) of raping her, a former staff of the church has made similar claims.In an anonymous interview with Chude Jideonwo of YNaija, same platform where Busola had made her narrations, the lady, pseudo named 'X', said the incident [...]

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