Friday, April 5, 2019

Jamilah Nasir

    Recent reform will deepen traditional governance in Ibadan, says commissioner

Recent reform will deepen traditional governance in Ibadan, says commissioner

Bimbo Kolade, Oyo state commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs, says the recent reform carried out in the Ibadan traditional leadership structure will only enhance the status of olubadan and deepen traditional governance in the ancient city.Kolade said Abiola Ajimobi, the state governor, responded to the call of prominent Ibadan elders, chiefs, baales and leaders of thoughts who have [...]

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    Ikpeazu: Governors only banned IPOB… we didn’t declare it a terrorist organisation

Ikpeazu: Governors only banned IPOB… we didn’t declare it a terrorist organisation

Okezie Ikeazu, governor of Abia state, says it is up to the federal government to defend the decision to brand the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) a terrorist organisation.Speaking in an interview with The Osasu Show, Ikpeazu said south-east governors only proscribed the activities of the group to douse tension in the region.He said labelling the group a terrorist organisation [...]

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    I have suffered in the hands of those who twist information, says Femi Adesina

I have suffered in the hands of those who twist information, says Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says he has suffered in the hands of those who spread fake news and distort information.He said this in Lagos on Thursday while speaking at the 5th-anniversary lecture of News Express.Adesina said those who consume fake news alongside those who disseminate it should be punished."If anything must worry us as media people or citizens of any [...]

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    His anti-depressant drugs can no longer contain him – Kashamu mocks Fayose over presidential declaration

His anti-depressant drugs can no longer contain him – Kashamu mocks Fayose over presidential declaration

Buruji Kashamu, senator representing Ogun east senatorial district, has called on the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to sanction Fayose for declaring his intention to contest the presidency in 2019.In a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday, Kashamu said it was the height of anti-party activities for Fayose to have gone against the decision to zone the presidency to [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Nigeria is positioned to automatically restructure itself

Femi Adesina: Nigeria is positioned to automatically restructure itself

Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, says Nigeria is positioned to automatically restructure itself.Adesina said this on Thursday at the 5th anniversary lecture of News Express in Lagos.Commenting on the lecture delivered by Abubakar Sani Bello, Niger state governor, who was represented by Jibrin Ndache, his chief press secretary, Adesina said the outcome of the [...]

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    EFCC arrests Ekiti finance commissioner, accountant general

EFCC arrests Ekiti finance commissioner, accountant general

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Toyin Ojo, Ekiti state commissioner for finance, and the accountant general of the state.Operatives of the anti-graft agency picked them up in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, on Thursday.Wilson Uwujaren, spokesman of the agency, said the government officials were arrested following their refusal to honour the commission's invitation."They are currently in the [...]

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    Christianise Nigeria with interest-free banks, Falana taunts CAN

Christianise Nigeria with interest-free banks, Falana taunts CAN

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has called on the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to “Christianise” Nigeria by setting up interest-free banks.Falana said this in reaction to the dust raised by the N100 billion Sukuk bond issued by the federal government.CAN had said the issuance of the bond was an attempt to sell Nigeria to Islamic nations.But speaking on Thursday [...]

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    News Express set for 5th anniversary lecture

News Express set for 5th anniversary lecture

News Express will hold its 5th-anniversary lecture at Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Ikeja, Lagos by 12pm on Thursday.The event will be headlined by Sani Bello, governor of Niger state, who would speak on 'National Unity and the Demand for Restructuring '.Emmanuel Jime, managing director, Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA), will deliver the keynote address on the topic, 'Using the Platform of [...]

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    Data Science Nigeria to hold 2nd bootcamp

Data Science Nigeria to hold 2nd bootcamp

Data Science Nigeria is set for the second edition of its bootcamp aimed at bridging capacity gaps in data science.In a statement on Wednesday, the organisers said the programme is targeted at intermediate and expert-level Nigerian professionals and students, who are "interested in machine learning, R or python programming languages and statistics for advanced data analytics"."This is part of an [...]

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    ‘Our situation worse than IDPs’ — Kogi workers beg for food

‘Our situation worse than IDPs’ — Kogi workers beg for food

Some workers in Kogi state have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and other humanitarian agencies to supply food and relief materials to them.The workers also appealed to members of the public to rescue them from the hardship resulting from non-payment of their salaries.The civil servants said they were being owed between 11 and [...]

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    Oby Ezekwesili ‘seriously praying’ for warring Psquare

Oby Ezekwesili ‘seriously praying’ for warring Psquare

Oby Ezekwesili, former minister of education, says she is seriously praying for Peter and Paul Okoye popularly called Psquare.Ezekwesili said this via her Twitter handle in reaction to a viral video showing the Psquare twins and Jude Okoye, their elder brother, verbally attacking one another. [...]

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    Edo is safe, says Obaseki ahead of security meeting with Buhari

Edo is safe, says Obaseki ahead of security meeting with Buhari

Godwin Obaseki, Edo state governor, says he plans to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to strengthen the security apparatus in the state.Obaseki stated in reaction to the killing of three police officers and the abduction of the chief executive officer of Ogba zoological garden and nature park, on Sunday, in Benin city, the state capital.He said the incident was unfortunate, [...]

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    Saudi Arabian women to drive cars — first time in history

Saudi Arabian women to drive cars — first time in history

For the first time in history, Saudi Arabian women have been granted the right to drive cars.According to the state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA), a royal order was issued for both men and women to be issued drivers’ licenses.Government ministries are to prepare reports within 30 days and the order will be implemented by June 2018."The royal decree will implement [...]

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    Protesting IDPs remanded in prison

Protesting IDPs remanded in prison

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    Ajimobi, Amosun to grace Adegbenro’s lecture on extractive industries

Ajimobi, Amosun to grace Adegbenro’s lecture on extractive industries

Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state and Ibikunle Amosun, his Ogun state state counterpart, are among the top government officials and key players in the private sector expected to attend the third annual programme of Dauda Adegbenro Foundation.The lecture, themed 'Transparency in the Extractive Industries: Driving wealth creation and sustainable revenue as solution to economic recession', is scheduled to hold on [...]

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    EXTRA: From pulpit to eid ground… Fayose goes traditional with masquerade

EXTRA: From pulpit to eid ground… Fayose goes traditional with masquerade

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has been spotted posing with a masquerade.The governor would have circled the three major religions in Nigeria - Islam, Christianity and African traditional religion, with his latest meme.On September 1, "Alfa" Fayose joined Muslims at the eid ground to say the Eid-el-Kabir prayers.Two months before then, the governor mounted the pulpit to "preach the gospel".And [...]

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