Wednesday, November 1, 2017

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    PHOTOS: New SGF meets Buhari

PHOTOS: New SGF meets Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday received Boss Mustapha, the new secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), at the presidential villa in Abuja.Mustapha replaced Babachir Lawal who was sacked "in line with the recommendation" of a panel set up to probe the allegations levelled against him.Below are pictures of his visit to Aso Villa:[...]

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    VIDEO: Buhari has no option than to re-contest in 2019, says senate leader

VIDEO: Buhari has no option than to re-contest in 2019, says senate leader

Ahmad Lawal, senate leader, says President Muhammadu Buhari has no option than to re-contest in 2019.Lawal said this on Friday while answering questions from state house correspondents after a meeting with Buhari.The senator said Nigerians ought to be happy with Buhari’s administration.Below is a video of his interview:[...]

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    PHOTOS: ‘Maina’s Kaduna houses’ seized by EFCC

PHOTOS: ‘Maina’s Kaduna houses’ seized by EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released pictures of the houses seized from Abdulrashid Maina,  former chairman, Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT).TheCable had earlier reported the seizure of the property in Kaduna state.Below are pictures:[...]

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    Oyo-Ita submits report on Maina’s reinstatement

Oyo-Ita submits report on Maina’s reinstatement

Winifred Oyo-Ita, head of civil service of the federation, has submitted the report on the recall of former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdullahi Abdulrasheed Maina.President Muhammadu Buhari had in a memo on Monday demanded a full report on the circumstances surrounding Maina's reinstatement.He demanded the report before the close of work on Monday.Garba Shehu, senior special [...]

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    Buhari heading to Niger Republic – less than 48 hours after Turkish trip

Buhari heading to Niger Republic – less than 48 hours after Turkish trip

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday depart for Niamey, Republic of Niger, to participate in a meeting on common currency for the West African sub-region.Femi Adesina, spokesman of the president, confirmed this in a statement issued on Monday.The trip is coming less than 48 hours after Buhari returned from a Turkish summit."Member countries of the ECOWAS Task Force on Common [...]

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    Pilotage contract: 46 Intels workers, NOT 11,000, ‘will be affected’

Pilotage contract: 46 Intels workers, NOT 11,000, ‘will be affected’

The claim that at least 11,000 workers at the Integrated Logistics Services (Intels) will lose their jobs as a result of the termination of the company's boats pilotage agreements with the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), has been set aside.At a press conference in Lagos, Adewale Adeyanju, president of the Maritime Workers Union (MWUN), had said thousands of workers would be [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari relaxes with wife, children en route Turkey

PHOTOS: Buhari relaxes with wife, children en route Turkey

President Muhammadu Buhari left Abuja for Turkey after presiding over the weekly federal executive council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday.Aisha, his wife and two of his children -Yusuf and Halima -  were in the delegation alongside some top government officials.Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, shared some pictures the first family took mid air and when [...]

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    With $2m, you can now buy a private jet

With $2m, you can now buy a private jet

In May 2014, former President Goodluck Jonathan said Nigerians are not poor, going by the high rate of private jet ownership in the country.“If you talk about ownership of private jets, Nigeria will be among the first 10 countries, yet they are saying that Nigeria is among the five poorest countries,” he had said.Fast forward to 2017, the number [...]

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    PHOTOS: Baru hugs Kachikwu at economic summit

PHOTOS: Baru hugs Kachikwu at economic summit

Maikanti Baru, group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) hugged Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum resources, at the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) in Abuja.Both men smiled, exchanged pleasantries and posed for photographs. It is exactly a week after a petition which Kachikwu wrote against head of the oil firm was made public.The letter has been [...]

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    Osun school feeding programme going well — but under threat from vendors, teachers

Osun school feeding programme going well — but under threat from vendors, teachers

The national school feeding programme appears to be going well when MANSUR IBRAHIM assessed its implementation in Osun state. But there were ominous signs as vendors complained about catering for more pupils than agreed and teachers expressed unhappiness with "teaching on empty stomachs" as a result of issues with their salaries.STORY HIGHLIGHTSThe feeding programme has increased school enrolment Food [...]

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    WATCH: Iwobi’s goal that sent Nigeria to 2018 World Cup

WATCH: Iwobi’s goal that sent Nigeria to 2018 World Cup

The Super Eagles of Nigeria on Saturday defeated the Chipolopolo of Zambia to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.Arsenal forward, Alex Iwobi, fired the lone strike of the game in the 73rd minute to make Nigeria the first African country to qualify for the competition.Watch the video below.Alex Iwobi scores a brilliant goal..... #Russia2018 #NGAZAM pic.twitter.com/aoOtFK3yzz — PREMIUM TWEEP (@XANTAPLUS) October [...]

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    Okocha rated best soccer star to play at Bolton’s stadium

Okocha rated best soccer star to play at Bolton’s stadium

Super Eagles star Austin Okocha has been rated as the best soccer star to ever play at Bolton's Reebok/Macron stadium.According to the club, Okocha emerged the best after fans voted for their favourite among the five players selected.Below is how the players ranked:5th. IVAN CAMPOhttps://twitter.com/OfficialBWFC/status/9123535333866618884th. JUSSI JAASKELAINENhttps://twitter.com/OfficialBWFC/status/9127121293665648643rd. YOURI DJORKAEFFhttps://twitter.com/OfficialBWFC/status/9130746297109422092nd. KEVIN DAVIEShttps://twitter.com/OfficialBWFC/status/9134349475281264641st. JAY-JAY OKOCHAhttps://twitter.com/OfficialBWFC/status/913711220007620608 [...]

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    VIDEO: Sambo observes Jumat prayer with Buhari

VIDEO: Sambo observes Jumat prayer with Buhari

Former Vice-President Namadi Sambo joined President Muhammadu Buhari for special Jumat prayers at the mosque in the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday.The service was held to mark the nation’s 57th independence anniversary.Senate President Bukola Saraki; Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff; Saddique Abubakar, chief of air staff; Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police; and some ministers were also at the mosque.After the prayers, [...]

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    VIDEO: Gov leads residents to welcome Osinbajo at Enugu airport

VIDEO: Gov leads residents to welcome Osinbajo at Enugu airport

Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, governor of Enugu state, led some residents of the state to receive Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the Akanu Ibiam international airport on Friday.Osinbajo landed at the airport en route Anambra. Here is a video of the warm reception he got in Enugu.https://twitter.com/NGRPresident/status/913714310211342337 [...]

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    THE LIST: Candidates of Anambra governorship election

THE LIST: Candidates of Anambra governorship election

The Independent National ElectoralCommission (INEC) has released a list of the 37 candidates vying for the November 18 governorship election.The electoral body has also stated its preparedness for the exercise.Below is a list of the candidates:S/N STATE NAME OF CANDIDATE SEX PARTYANAMBRA1 GOVERNOR UJU UCHENDU OZOKA F AADEPUTY THERESA NNALUE F AA2 GOVERNOR NWEZI FELIX AMECHI M AGAPDEPUTY OKEKE FLORENCE NJIDEKA F AGAP3 GOVERNOR OBY KATE OKAFOR F ACDDEPUTY ONYEKWULUJE CHIDI UZOMA M ACD4 GOVERNOR AKUNWATA EJOH OJIBA M ACPNDEPUTY EBELE ONYINYE ANGEL F ACPN5 GOVERNOR PAUL CHUKWUDI OBIANASO M ADCDEPUTY FRANCIS AMECHI AGUMADU M ADC6 GOVERNOR IFEANYICHUKWU OKONKWO M ADPDEPUTY NNADOZIE NDUJEKWU IKE M ADP7 GOVERNOR NWOYE [...]

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    VIDEO: Mesut Özil’s £10m luxury home

VIDEO: Mesut Özil’s £10m luxury home

Arsenal star and German midfielder, Mesut Özil gave a rare access into his luxury £10 million home in north London.Özil's £42.5 million transfer deal wfrom Real Madrid made him the most expensive German player in history.With 3 FA Cup and one FA Community Shield, the soccer star currently earns £140,000 a week at Arsenal.Watch video below as HYPEBEAST takes a tour around Özil's house.Video credit: [...]

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