Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Jamilah Nasir

    PDP accuses FG of secretly releasing N16bn Paris Club refund to Osun

PDP accuses FG of secretly releasing N16bn Paris Club refund to Osun

The Peoples Democratic Party has accused the federal government of releasing N16.6 billion Paris Club refund to Osun state ahead of the September 22 gubernatorial election.In a statement issued by Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP national publicity secretary, the party said the purported illegal diversion of public fund is tantamount to corruption on the part of President Muhammadu Buhari.The party alleged that [...]

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    ‘Ladies calling the shots’ speak on directing experience

‘Ladies calling the shots’ speak on directing experience

Ema Edosio, one of the female directors profiled in Niran Adedokun's 'Ladies Calling the Shots', a book on female film directors in Nigeria, says she received strong opposition from her parents when she decided to venture into directing. Edosio disclosed this when she featured on Classic FM book on review.Adedokun and two other female directors-Ronke Macaulay and Adeola Osunkojo-profiled in the book, [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Abba Kyari turned down N200m monthly… he can’t be involved in N29m bribe

Garba Shehu: Abba Kyari turned down N200m monthly… he can’t be involved in N29m bribe

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, says Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president, is innocent of the N29.9m bribery allegation peddled against him.TheCable had earlier reported Kyari's response to the allegation by one Bako Kyari, who identified himself as a nephew to the chief of staff.Bako had accused Kyari, during a recent [...]

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    Eat Me: Green, yellow or red, here are seven reasons bell pepper is great for you

Eat Me: Green, yellow or red, here are seven reasons bell pepper is great for you

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    Fresh crisis rocks Lagos APC as faction moves to stop primaries

Fresh crisis rocks Lagos APC as faction moves to stop primaries

A faction of the Lagos chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned the national working committee (NWC) led by Adams Oshiomhole that going ahead with primary elections in the state "will spell doom for the party and expose it to avoidable litigation".Going by the schedule of the party, primary elections for the 2019 polls will begin on Wednesday [...]

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    Buhari to attend international maritime conference

Buhari to attend international maritime conference

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday declare open the first International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) African regional conference.The event, scheduled to hold at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, will be chaired by Abdulsalami Abubakar, former military head of state.Addressing a press conference in Lagos on Friday, Hadiza Bala Usman, managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and [...]

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    ‘Can it be prevented?’ — Here are basic things to know about earth tremor

‘Can it be prevented?’ — Here are basic things to know about earth tremor

Several states in Nigeria, have, over the years, experienced tremors. This is despite the fact that Nigeria is located outside the major seismic zones of the world.A seismic zone is a region in the map that is prone to an increased chance of earthquakes. The federal capital territory (FCT) Abuja has experienced three instances of earth tremor within three days.Kaduna, [...]

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    ‘Buhari not yet a candidate’ — Keyamo replies critics of N45m nomination form

‘Buhari not yet a candidate’ — Keyamo replies critics of N45m nomination form

Festus Keyamo, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari's reelection campaign, says the electoral law on purchasing nomination forms is being twisted.Keyamo said this in reaction to criticisms trailing the purchase of a presidential nomination form for Buhari by the Nigeria Consolidation Ambassador Network (NCAN).On Wednesday, the group presented a cheque of N45 million to Adams Oshiomhole, APC national chairman, for the purpose of [...]

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    Buhari back to Abuja after attending China-Africa summit

Buhari back to Abuja after attending China-Africa summit

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday returned to Abuja from China where he attended the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit.The president departed Nigeria on August 31 alongside nine ministers and four state governors.He was also accompanied by Aisha, his wife and one of his daughters.Bashir Ahmad, personal assistant on new media to the president, announced his arrival via his Twitter handle."After a successful [...]

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    Study finds link between fasting and longer lifespan, improved health

Study finds link between fasting and longer lifespan, improved health

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    Panic over Abuja tremors but FEMA says ‘no likelihood of earthquake’

Panic over Abuja tremors but FEMA says ‘no likelihood of earthquake’

The FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) says the residents of Abuja have nothing to fear over the earth shaking recorded in some areas.The Mpape and Maitama districts of Abuja experienced some vibrations in the earth Wednesday evening and Thursday morning, causing panic among the residents.FEMA, in a statement from the office of its director general, said the "possible cause" of the [...]

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    Shehu Sani kicks as Kaduna APC adopts indirect primary

Shehu Sani kicks as Kaduna APC adopts indirect primary

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna-central, has disagreed with the adoption of indirect primary by the Kaduna state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Indirect primary election is when delegates choose the party’s candidate while direct primary is a process where interested members of the party vote for a candidate.The national executive committee (NEC) of the party had on Friday announced [...]

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    Police reveal identities of officers who searched Clark’s residence

Police reveal identities of officers who searched Clark’s residence

The Nigeria police on Wednesday released the names of four of its officers who searched the Abuja residence of Edwin Clark, an Ijaw national leader.On Tuesday, security operatives invaded Clark's house around 1:30 pm and presented a search warrant to the elder statesman.The officers were identified as David Dominic, an assistant superintendent of police, Godwin Musa, Sada Abubakar and Yabo [...]

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    POLL: Would you operate a joint bank account with your partner?

POLL: Would you operate a joint bank account with your partner?

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    EXTRA: One APC presidential form can buy PDP nomination forms at all levels — with N24m change

EXTRA: One APC presidential form can buy PDP nomination forms at all levels — with N24m change

One All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential nomination form can buy the forms of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at all levels.An analysis done by TheCable revealed the high margin between the prices put out by both parties.While the APC pegged its presidential nomination form at N45 million, that of the PDP goes for N12 million—a difference of 33 million.This means [...]

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    ‘Make a choice on restructuring and stick to it’ — Atiku fires back at Osinbajo

‘Make a choice on restructuring and stick to it’ — Atiku fires back at Osinbajo

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has asked Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to stop "this continuous prevarication, this approbation and reprobation" and stick to whether he is in support of restructuring or not.The two men have exchanged a series of statements over their understanding of the concept of restructuring.While Abubakar accused Osinbajo of "lacking appreciation of the core tenets of the concept”, the vice-president [...]

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