Monday, September 24, 2018

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    Over 300,000 apply for 4,000 jobs at FRSC

Over 300,000 apply for 4,000 jobs at FRSC

At least 324,000 applicants applied for jobs meant for 4,000 people at the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).Boboye Oyeyemi, FRSC corps marshall, made this known on Monday when he paid a visit to two centres where applicants were being screened in Abuja.According to NAN, the centres are the Sani Abacha Barracks, Asokoro and the National Stadium, Abuja.The screening are reportedly [...]

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    APC expels deputy chief whip of house of reps

APC expels deputy chief whip of house of reps

Pally Iriase, deputy chief whip of the house of representatives, has been expelled from the All Progressives Congress (APC) for alleged anti-party activities.The lawmaker who represents Owan federal constituency, was expelled by his ward and ratified by the local government.The expulsion letter was signed by Zuberu Shabah and Theophilus Aigboje, chairman and secretary respectively, of Owan East local government and [...]

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    Bill Cosby faces up to 30 years for sexual assault as sentencing begins

Bill Cosby faces up to 30 years for sexual assault as sentencing begins

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    Lalong’s SSG, commissioner resign to run for office in 2019

Lalong’s SSG, commissioner resign to run for office in 2019

Rufus Bature, secretary to Plateau state government, and Hitler Dadi, commissioner for special duties and intergovernmental relations, have resigned their appointments.Mark Longyen, senior special assistant to governor Simon Lalong on media, announced their resignations in a statement made available to NAN in Jos.According to the statement, the governor has approved their resignations to enable them to pursue their aspirations in [...]

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    2019: Ribadu to challenge Buhari’s in-law, Adamawa governor for APC ticket

2019: Ribadu to challenge Buhari’s in-law, Adamawa governor for APC ticket

Nuhu Ribadu, former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has joined the race to challenge Muhamadu Bindow, governor of Adamawa state, for the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019.Addressing members of the APC at the state secretariat of the party in Yola on Saturday, Ribadu said Bindow has performed below expectation.He appealed for support, [...]

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    Abdulsalami: 2019 polls must not lead to Nigeria’s disintegration

Abdulsalami: 2019 polls must not lead to Nigeria’s disintegration

Abdulsalami Abubakar, former head of state, says he will forever be an enemy of anyone who tries to hinder the democratic development of Nigeria or plunge the country into crisis.He said this at the maiden edition of General Abdulsalami Abubakar Foundation Peace Lecture, organised by the staff and students of the Abdulsalami Abubakar Post Graduate Students’ Hall of the University [...]

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    I was patient for a long time before my breakthrough came, says Slimcase

I was patient for a long time before my breakthrough came, says Slimcase

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    N1.7 billion ‘fraud’: You must face trial, judge tells First Nation MD

N1.7 billion ‘fraud’: You must face trial, judge tells First Nation MD

Mojisola Dada, a judge of Ikeja special offences court, has ordered Kayode Odukoya, managing director of First Nation Airways, to face trial over alleged N1.7 billion theft charge proffered against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Odukoya is facing a four-count charge of forgery, use of false document, perjury and stealing.Olawale Akoni, defence counsel, had prayed for an [...]

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    Ajayi-Lycett features in movie adaption of Wole Soyinka’s ‘Ake’ memoir

Ajayi-Lycett features in movie adaption of Wole Soyinka’s ‘Ake’ memoir

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    APC yields to pressure, gives states option of direct, indirect primaries

APC yields to pressure, gives states option of direct, indirect primaries

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has adopted both direct and indirect primaries, says Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor.Okorocha, chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum, made the announcement at the end of a closed-door meeting with his colleagues.He said most of the APC-controlled states had resolved to adopt indirect primaries to pick the party’s candidates, assuring that all aspirants would be [...]

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    Infantino congratulates Pinnick on re-election as NFF president

Infantino congratulates Pinnick on re-election as NFF president

Gianni Infantino, FIFA president, has sent a congratulatory message to Amaju Pinnick on his re-election as the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).In the poll conducted by the NFF electoral committee in Katsina, Pinnick swept aside three other contestants, earning 34 votes.Second-placed Aminu Maigari got eight votes, with former international, Taiwo Ogunjobi, getting only two votes, while there was [...]

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    Obono-Obla: House of reps lacks the power to investigate forgery

Obono-Obla: House of reps lacks the power to investigate forgery

Okoi Obono-Obla, chairman, special presidential investigation panel on the recovery of public property, says the house of representatives is not constitutionally empowered to probe forgery.Obono-Obla, who is the senior special assistant to the president on prosecution, is alleged to be in possession of an “invalid” O’level result, according to findings by an ad hoc panel of the lower legislative chamber of [...]

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    Buhari confirms Amaechi’s appointment as campaign DG

Buhari confirms Amaechi’s appointment as campaign DG

President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed that Rotimi Amaechi, transport minister, is the director-general of campaign organisation for his  re-election in 2019.There have been reports on Amaechi's appointment but the presidency neither confirmed or denied them.But in a statement on Thursday, Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, said Amaechi who led the president's campaign in 2015 [...]

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    NAPTIP sacks officials who ‘demanded sex’ from suspects

NAPTIP sacks officials who ‘demanded sex’ from suspects

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has announced the sack  of six of its officers for corruption and official misconduct.Stella Nezan, NAPTIP’s head of press and public relations unit, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.Nezan said the offences committed by the officers included arranging professional sureties for suspects and providing information about the operations [...]

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    Tonye Cole vows to restore peace in Rivers if elected governor

Tonye Cole vows to restore peace in Rivers if elected governor

Tonye Cole, an All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial aspirant in Rivers, says restoring peace and unity to the state would be his administration’s top priority if he wins the election.Cole, one of the four aspirants on the APC platform, made the statement in an interview with NAN on Thursday in Port Harcourt.He said the state has been struggling with the [...]

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    Army: Nigerian troops well-equipped to face any terrorist group

Army: Nigerian troops well-equipped to face any terrorist group

The Nigeria army says the military is winning the fight against terrorism and is well-equipped to defeat Boko Haram insurgents.In a statement on Wednesday, the military expressed concern about "mischievous reports" aimed at discrediting the efforts of troops in the north-east. John Agim, acting director of defence information, released the statement in reaction to a Reuters report which said Nigerian troops were struggling [...]

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