Saturday, June 15, 2019

Jamilah Nasir

    ‘Birthing Purpose’ launches its first business forum

‘Birthing Purpose’ launches its first business forum

Birthing Purpose, a social enterprise, has officially announced the launch of its pioneer entrepreneurship series called “The Business of Purpose”.The Business of Purpose Series is organising her pioneer meeting titled “Building a Purpose Driven Enterprise” scheduled for May 25, 2019.In a statement, the group said the event is a premiere “in its purpose-igniting entrepreneurship series; serving as a platform for [...]

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    Abraham Nwankwo: Infrastructure deficit can be addressed through borrowing

Abraham Nwankwo: Infrastructure deficit can be addressed through borrowing

Abraham Nwankwo, a former director-general of the Debt Management Office (DMO), says Nigeria’s infrastructure deficit can be addressed with debt financing.Nwankwo, who spoke at the annual lecture of a group known as Just Friends Club of Nigeria (JFCN), said the conclusion that public debt should be used to finance Nigeria’s infrastructure needs “is a paradox because of the existing precarious [...]

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    Your property will be ready before end of 2019, Propertymart assures clients

Your property will be ready before end of 2019, Propertymart assures clients

Propertymart Real Estate Investment Limited, a real estate company, has assured prospective homeowners that it is committed to the timely delivery of quality houses at its Cityview Estate in Arepo, Ogun state.In a statement, Deji Fasunwon, Propertymart managing director, said the company has delivered over 85 percent of houses across all its housing projects in key cities and towns in [...]

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    ‘Your afro hair could benefit from it’ — Sowore hits Shehu Sani for kicking against legalisation of marijuana

‘Your afro hair could benefit from it’ — Sowore hits Shehu Sani for kicking against legalisation of marijuana

Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), has come down hard on Shehu Sani, senator-representing Kaduna-central, for "downplaying" the call for a marijuana market in Nigeria.Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo, had called on the federal government to encourage the cultivation of medicinal cannabis, particularly in the state.Akeredolu described Ondo as a “hotbed of cannabis cultivation”, urging the [...]

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    HEDA demands ‘high-level probe’ of CBN’s leaked audio

HEDA demands ‘high-level probe’ of CBN’s leaked audio

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA), a civil society group, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to order an investigation into the allegation stolen N500 billion in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).An audiotape of an intercom telephone conversation between Godwin Emefiele, CBN governor; Adamu Lamatek, the deputy governor of the apex bank, and other top officials CBN, was leaked [...]

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    ICYMI: Abuja-Kaduna road now safe for use, says el-Rufai

ICYMI: Abuja-Kaduna road now safe for use, says el-Rufai

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says he is confident that the Abuja-Kaduna road is safe for use.El-Rufai, who spoke after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, hinged his confidence on initiatives, he said, are being taken by the police.The governor, however, said he is not willing to give details of the measures.According to him, the route, which has become notorious [...]

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    EXTRA: I’m not sure Lai, Abba Kyari are well behaved this Ramadan, jokes Osinbajo

EXTRA: I’m not sure Lai, Abba Kyari are well behaved this Ramadan, jokes Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says he cannot say for sure that Lai Mohammed, minister of information, Adamu Adamu, his education counterpart, and Abba Kyari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, are in their best of behaviour this Ramadan. Osinbajo, who spoke when Buhari hosted him and some ministers to iftar (breaking of fast) at the presidential villa on Monday, said some [...]

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    I think we elite are failing Nigerians, Buhari says on education

I think we elite are failing Nigerians, Buhari says on education

President Muhammadu Buhari says the elite might be failing Nigerians when it comes to education.Buhari made this comment when he hosted Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, ministers, service chiefs, heads of security agencies and chief executives of federal government agencies and institutions to iftar (breaking of fast) at the presidential villa on Monday.Making reference to Almajiris, the president said he is upset with [...]

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    Dickson: Bayelsa doesn’t get 13% derivation because NNPC is more powerful than FG

Dickson: Bayelsa doesn’t get 13% derivation because NNPC is more powerful than FG

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa, says the most powerful entity in the country is the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and not the federal government.Speaking when he featured in an interview with Osasu Igbinedion on The Osasu Show, Dickson said Bayelsa and other oil-producing states get less than the supposed 13 percent oil derivation owing to the supposed might of [...]

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    Miyetti Allah deserves respect, Garba Shehu replies Afenifere, Ohanaeze

Miyetti Allah deserves respect, Garba Shehu replies Afenifere, Ohanaeze

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says the presidency is pleased that Afenifere and Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo groups found its statement worthy of attention.Speaking when he featured on a programme on Channels Television, Shehu had likened the  Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) to Ohanaeze and Afenifere, saying the group should not be criminalised.Both groups had replied Shehu, asking him not to compare [...]

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    EXTRA: Buhari wants Nigerians to sleep with both eyes closed – and the DisCos are making this happen, says Shehu Sani

EXTRA: Buhari wants Nigerians to sleep with both eyes closed – and the DisCos are making this happen, says Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna-central, says electricity distribution companies (DisCos) are the only ones ensuring Nigerians sleep with both eyes closed.Sani said this in reference to the statement President Muhammadu Buhari made when he met with service chiefs on Thursday.The president had charged heads of security agencies to ensure Nigerians go to be rest assured of their safety.“He (Buhari) has given directives [...]

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    EFCC: Why we arrested Naira Marley, Zlatan Ibile

EFCC: Why we arrested Naira Marley, Zlatan Ibile

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    FACT CHECK: Is Atiku on UAE watch list?

FACT CHECK: Is Atiku on UAE watch list?

A screenshot of a purported story of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on the watch list of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is making waves online.According to the story said to have appeared on Gulf News, one of the biggest English newspapers in Middle East, UAE security operatives are keeping a close tab on the [...]

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    IGP to sanction superiors of trigger-happy SARS officers

IGP to sanction superiors of trigger-happy SARS officers

Mohammed Adamu, inspector general of police, says supervisors of trigger-happy police officers will be held liable for the infractions of those under their command.Adamu spoke during an interactive session with officers-in-charge of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), anti-kidnapping squad and other special units on Thursday.The IGP issued the warning in respect of the recent killings by trigger-happy police officers.SARS has [...]

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    US: How Nigeria assisted us in arresting wanted drug baron

US: How Nigeria assisted us in arresting wanted drug baron

The US has described as “resounding”, the assistance of the federal government and law enforcement agencies in the extradition of a wanted "drug baron".According to a statement from the public affairs section of the US embassy in Nigeria, Muhammad Khalid Khan, the 31-year-old suspect, was arrested in Nigeria following a federal arrest warrant issued in New York.The US indicted Khan, a Pakistani, [...]

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    Sanusi’s emirate now covers only 10 of 44 Kano LGAs — and probe continues

Sanusi’s emirate now covers only 10 of 44 Kano LGAs — and probe continues

The size of the emirate under Muhammadu Sanusi II, emir of Kano, has been reduced to 10 out of 44 local government areas (LGAs) in the state.Meanwhile, the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission is going ahead with the investigation of  the emirate under him which can lead to his deposition.The commission had alleged the misappropriation of N6 billion by [...]

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