Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Jamilah Nasir

    ‘We’ll deliver one of the world’s cleanest cities’ — Ambode tenders apology over refuse heaps

‘We’ll deliver one of the world’s cleanest cities’ — Ambode tenders apology over refuse heaps

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, says the resurgence of waste on major highways and streets in the state, will soon be a thing of the past.In a statement by Habib Aruna, his chief press secretary, Ambode assured residents that the state government is on top of the situation.The governor said the new waste management policy of the state encapsulated [...]

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    How 24-year-old ‘genius’ bagged first class degree at Bayero University Kano

How 24-year-old ‘genius’ bagged first class degree at Bayero University Kano

Despite the "many hiccups" he faced along the way, Omeiza Aliyu bagged a first class bachelor of arts degree in mass communications at the Bayero University Kano (BUK).Aliyu is said to be the third student to graduate with a first class in his faculty since it was established in 1975. [...]

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    Ajimobi to appeal court ruling on 21 kings

Ajimobi to appeal court ruling on 21 kings

Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, has vowed to appeal against the judgment of an Ibadan high court, which annulled the review of the 1957 olubadan chieftaincy declaration and other related chieftaincies.Ajimobi spoke during the inauguration of a block of classrooms donated to the Community Secondary School, Ajara,  by Akinlolu Olujinmi, a former attorney-general of the federation.Ajimobi also said the [...]

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    TRENDING: Aisha Buhari shares videos ridiculing husband on social media

TRENDING: Aisha Buhari shares videos ridiculing husband on social media

Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday re-posted videos of senators criticising her husband.In the video posted on Twitter, Isah Misau, senator representing Bauchi-central and Ben Murray-Bruce, Bayelsa-east senator, criticised her husband's handling of government affairs.Misau said Ahmed Abubakar, the director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) is incompetent, and that many ministers have not been functioning."Today, the DG NIA that [...]

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    Politics can never be a game, says Tinubu

Politics can never be a game, says Tinubu

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says politics is not and can never be a game.He said this on Thursday while speaking at the Daily Trust dialogue.Represented by Wale Edun, chairman, board of trustees (BoT) of the Hydro-Carbon Pollution Restoration Project (HYPREP) in Ogoniland, Rivers state, Tinubu  recounted his conversation on politics with a young boy.Tinubu quoted [...]

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    Group asks Buhari to hasten approval of consumer protection bill

Group asks Buhari to hasten approval of consumer protection bill

The Centre for Social Change and Citizenship Education (CENSOCHANGE), a non-governmental organisation, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately give assent to the federal competition and consumer protection bill.The bill was passed by the national assembly in December 2017 and has since been sent to the president for approval.It seeks to eliminate monopolies at all levels of the Nigerian market, [...]

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    Nigerian businessman jailed for ‘swindling UK public services of £13m’

Nigerian businessman jailed for ‘swindling UK public services of £13m’

Walter Wagbatsoma, a Nigerian businessman, has been jailed for three years and six months in the UK.The jail term is for his alleged role in an international conspiracy which defrauded the UK public services, including Lincolnshire's mental health NHS trust, of over £13m.Wagbatsoma, 47, and his co-conspirators reportedly rang up hospitals, councils, schools and housing associations, posing as a legitimate [...]

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    ‘Doctor, nurse infected’ as Lassa fever kills one in Nasarawa

‘Doctor, nurse infected’ as Lassa fever kills one in Nasarawa

A doctor and nurse at the Federal Medical Centre in Keffi, Nasarawa state, are suspected to have contracted Lassa fever.The duo were said to have contracted the virus from a patient who died earlier on Wednesday.The nurse is reportedly in transit to Irua, Edo state, while the doctor is said to be under surveillance.This development comes three days after two doctors and [...]

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    From Ghana to Ivory Coast: How herdsmen have been wreaking havoc across Africa

From Ghana to Ivory Coast: How herdsmen have been wreaking havoc across Africa

Clashes between farmers and nomadic herders across West Africa are beginning to look like the norm, with each country taking its share of the violence. Residents of Logo and Guma communities in Benue state, Nigeria, entered 2018 on a sad note.Suspected herdsmen invaded communities in the areas and by the time the dust settled on an attack, over 70 people had been [...]

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    Osinbajo to deliver lecture at Harvard

Osinbajo to deliver lecture at Harvard

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo will on Tuesday deliver the inaugural keynote lecture at Harvard Business School, as the university introduces a new course,“Africa Rising”. According to a statement by Laolu Akande, his spokesman, Osinbajo would during the lecture,  highlight the progress made by the Buhari administration in improving the country’s economy and investment climate.The vice-president is expected back in Abuja on Wednesday."The university describes the [...]

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    Ambode names Idowu Ajanaku special adviser on information

Ambode names Idowu Ajanaku special adviser on information

Akinwumi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has approved the appointment of Idowu Ajanaku, journalist and political strategist, as his special adviser on information and strategy.According to a letter by Sidikatu Adesoye, the state's head of service,  Ajanaku's appointment is in line with Ambode’s vision to strengthen the information machinery in the state "with the aim of making it more people-oriented and [...]

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    Herdsmen crisis: Osinbajo accuses Ortom of making false statement

Herdsmen crisis: Osinbajo accuses Ortom of making false statement

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has denied receiving any letter from Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, warning him of the attacks planned by herdsmen.In a statement by Laolu Akande, his spokesman, Osinbajo expressed shock over the governor’s claims, which he described as a “terrible falsehood”.Ortom had said he alerted President Muhammadu Buhari, Osinbajo, Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, of the planned attacks by [...]

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    Anti-grazing law: Lalong apologises to Ortom, says Benue and Plateau are one

Anti-grazing law: Lalong apologises to Ortom, says Benue and Plateau are one

Simon Lalong, Plateau state governor, has apologised to Samuel Ortom, his Benue counterpart, over his comment on the anti-grazing law.He made the apology over the weekend, saying he realises that his comment "was really misconceived and misinterpreted".Lalong had claimed that he warned Ortom of the consequences of passing the law without alternatives but Ortom disputed the claim, saying it never happened.Clearing [...]

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    Group petitions EFCC, seeks probe of JAMB’s financial records since 1999

Group petitions EFCC, seeks probe of JAMB’s financial records since 1999

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda has asked the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) to probe the finances of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) since 1999. Olanrewaju Suraju, HEDA chairman, said the group is seriously concerned about the remittance of N7.8 billion by Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB registrar, into the coffers of the government.It said the remittance was made [...]

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    Eat Me: Improves fertility, rich in protein… six reasons to love watermelon seeds

Eat Me: Improves fertility, rich in protein… six reasons to love watermelon seeds

Often, we enjoy the juicy and fleshy pulp of watermelon fruit but trash the seeds.Some people painstakingly pick the seeds out of the fruit before eating it because they are considered a nuisance, and of no value. [...]

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    Ortom: I warned Buhari, Osinbajo, IGP of planned herdsmen attacks — but they ignored me

Ortom: I warned Buhari, Osinbajo, IGP of planned herdsmen attacks — but they ignored me

Samuel Ortom, Benue governor, says he alerted President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo of the planned attacks by herdsmen, but he was ignored.Ortom said he also drew the attention of Babagana Monguno, national security adviser, and Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP) to the potential attack.Speaking before the senate ad hoc committee on security infrastructure, the governor blamed security [...]

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