Friday, April 5, 2019

Jamilah Nasir

    Pius Adesanmi’s widow: I’m a living witness to my husband’s kindness

Pius Adesanmi’s widow: I’m a living witness to my husband’s kindness

Olumuyiwa Balogun-Adesanmi, wife of Pius Adesanmi, has expressed her gratitude to everyone for their kind words, support and condolences on the passing away of her husband.Adesanmi, Nigerian-born Canadian professor, died in a plane crash that claimed 157 lives in Ethiopia on March 10.The native of Isanlu, Yagba east local government area of Kogi state, was aged 47.In a statement issued on [...]

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    Shake-up in army, generals redeployed

Shake-up in army, generals redeployed

Some senior officers have been redeployed in the latest shake-up in the Nigerian army.Sagi Musa, army spokesman, confirmed the development in a statement issued on Sunday."Maj.-Gen. S.O. Olabanji, GOC 8 Division had been moved to Infantry Corps Centre as Commander under the new posting. Brig.-Gen. H.I. Baturefrom 34 Brigade to Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command as Director Examinations and Brig.-Gen. [...]

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    ‘How we escaped death’ — Nigerian-born imam speaks on New Zealand attack

‘How we escaped death’ — Nigerian-born imam speaks on New Zealand attack

One of the survivors of the attack on two New Zealand mosques has been identified as Lateef Alabi, an imam with a Nigerian heritage.Fifty people lost their lives when a gunman identified as Brenton Tarrant invaded two mosques in New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday.Those who sustained injuries are being treated in hospitals.Recounting his experience, Alabi, a leader in [...]

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    ‘Even children were killed’ — el-Rufai condemns latest attack

‘Even children were killed’ — el-Rufai condemns latest attack

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state says nine persons, including children, were killed in the attack on Nandu village in Sanga local government area on Saturday.He spoke in a statement which Samuel Aruwan, his spokesman, issued on his behalf.The culprits, suspected to be herdsmen, were said to have also set at least 30 houses on fire.According to the statement, security agencies [...]

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    UNILORIN organises candlelight procession for Pius Adesanmi

UNILORIN organises candlelight procession for Pius Adesanmi

The University of Ilorin has described the death of Pius Adesanmi as a colossal loss to the country and humanity in general.Adesanmi, Canadian-based professor of African studies and critic who graduated from the university in 1992, was killed on Sunday in a plane crash in Ethiopia.In a statement on Saturday, Sulyman Abdulkareem, vice-chancellor of the university, said Adesanmi was “a [...]

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    CSOs ask Buhari to increase education budget

CSOs ask Buhari to increase education budget

Civil society organisations, education stakeholders and concerned citizens are calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to give priority to education in his second term in office.The stakeholders, in a joint statement, also expressed concern over the number of out of school children in the country, laying emphasis on the girl-child.According to the statement, the groups collected over 2,500 signatories in a [...]

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    I won’t run for house of reps again, says Jibrin

I won’t run for house of reps again, says Jibrin

Abdulmumin Jibrin, lawmaker representing Bebeji/Kiru constituency in Kano state, says he will not run for house of representatives seat again.Jibrin, who was elected for the third time in the March 9 poll, was presented with his certificate of return by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday.The lawmaker, who posted pictures of the presentation on Twitter, said he was lucky.He added [...]

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    Posterity will judge you, Okorocha tells Oshiomhole

Posterity will judge you, Okorocha tells Oshiomhole

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is to blame for the party’s loss of the guber polls in the state.Emeka Ihedioha, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled 273,404 to beat Okorocha's preferred candidate, Uche Nwosu of the Action Alliance (AA) who polled 190,364.Okorocha also blamed Hope Uzodimma, [...]

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    CSOs kick against ‘false solutions’ to climate change

CSOs kick against ‘false solutions’ to climate change

Civil society organisations and human rights group have told delegates attending the Africa Climate Week holding in Accra, Ghana, to be wary of "false solutions" to the climate change promoted by fossil fuels industry trade associations.Climate justice groups fear that with the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) funding the talks and the discussions narrowed down to carbon trading and offsets, [...]

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    Start work early, says Yakubu as he presents certificates to elected senators

Start work early, says Yakubu as he presents certificates to elected senators

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has asked senators-elect to start work early.He spoke while presenting certificates of return to senatorial candidates who emerged winners in the February 23 polls.The event is taking place at Africa Hall of the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Abuja."For the commission, we are glad that we are presenting the certificates [...]

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    Ajimobi, Saraki, Okorocha — politicians who suffered ‘double loss’ in 2019

Ajimobi, Saraki, Okorocha — politicians who suffered ‘double loss’ in 2019

In every electoral process, there are winners and losers but some losses are more intense than others, depending on a variety of factors. All parties and candidates head into elections with the optimism of either retaining their positions or unseating the incumbents — none ever plans to lose.But there must be losers. In fact, there are more losers than winners. Here, [...]

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    Trump’s ex campaign chairman jailed for fraud

Trump’s ex campaign chairman jailed for fraud

Paul Manafort, American lobbyist and former chairman of the 2016 campaign of President Donald Trump, has been jailed for mortgage fraud.The charges came less than an hour after Manafort was handed a prison sentence of seven years for federal crimes.Attorney Cyrus, Manhattan district attorney, on Wednesday, charged Manafort with 16 counts charge on mortgage fraud, falsifying business records and conspiracy.The [...]

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    Makinde, Ekpeyong, Ihedioha… five politicians who bounced back in 2019

Makinde, Ekpeyong, Ihedioha… five politicians who bounced back in 2019

There's no guarantee of permanence or certainty in politics. Politicians come and go, the offices remain. Several Nigerian politicians have held public offices in the past and for one reason or the other, took a break. They, however, are always presented with opportunities to return to office with each election era.Below are five of such politicians who took advantage of the [...]

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    OBITUARY: In our hearts lies Pius Adesanmi, the prophet who foretold his death

OBITUARY: In our hearts lies Pius Adesanmi, the prophet who foretold his death

"I am at an age now where I should be confident that, should anything happen to me and I quit this realm eternally, somebody like you would go out of your way to find Tise and worry about her welfare," Pius Adesanmi wrote in a mail to a friend when he slipped in the snow and hurt his ankle in [...]

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    CDD: Threats of violence kept some voters away

CDD: Threats of violence kept some voters away

The Centre for Democracy and Development’s (CDD) election analysis centre (EAC) has raised concerns over the conduct of the governorship and state house of assembly polls.In a statement on Sunday, it listed violence, faulty card readers, arson, vote buying as some of the abnormalities that plagued the polls.Voter apathy, electoral irregularities, payment and training of ad hoc staff and collation challenges [...]

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    Plane with 157 on board crashes on its way to Kenya

Plane with 157 on board crashes on its way to Kenya

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 passenger plane bound for Nairobi, Kenya capital city, crashed on Sunday.The aircraft which took off from Addis Ababa, was said to have 149 passengers and eight crew members on board.The crash occurred at 08.44 local time in Bishoftu,  shortly after take-off from the Ethiopian capital.The airline confirmed the incident in a statement. It, however, said it could [...]

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