Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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    Buhari heads to France for Paris peace forum

Buhari heads to France for Paris peace forum

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Friday for Paris, France, to participate in the first edition of the Paris Peace Forum which opens on Sunday and ends on Tuesday.Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Friday.The forum is organised by the French government and a number [...]

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    Gabrielle Union, Dwayne Wade welcome first child together via surrogacy

Gabrielle Union, Dwayne Wade welcome first child together via surrogacy

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    Only few Nollywood films can stand the test of time, says producer

Only few Nollywood films can stand the test of time, says producer

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    Reps probe ‘corruption’ in conduct of primaries by political parties

Reps probe ‘corruption’ in conduct of primaries by political parties

The house of representatives has commenced an investigation on the alleged violation of the electoral act by political parties in the primaries to choose candidates for the 2019 general election.The house on Thursday set up an ad hoc committee to look into the matter, charging it to determine whether the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) colluded with the parties to [...]

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    Sirika: Nigeria Air to gulp $300m, awaiting FEC approval

Sirika: Nigeria Air to gulp $300m, awaiting FEC approval

Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, says the Nigeria Air project is not lacking investors.He said institutions and airlines such as the African Development Bank (AfDB), AFREXIM, US-EXIM, Standard Chartered Bank, Boeing, Airbus and China-Exim Bank are some of the interested partners.The minister said the project followed due process and is currently at procurement stage awaiting approval of the [...]

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    Lagos APC chieftain: We tried to defend Ambode — but he did not pick our calls

Lagos APC chieftain: We tried to defend Ambode — but he did not pick our calls

Anthony Adefuye, member, governor’s advisory council (GAC) of the Lagos All Progressives Congress (APC), says party leaders fought to secure a second term ticket for Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of the state.Adefuye spoke on Thursday at a reconciliation meeting which brought together many stalwarts of the party in Epe.Ambode, who hails from Epe, lost the party’s primary to Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the [...]

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    Buhari declares state of emergency on sanitation, water

Buhari declares state of emergency on sanitation, water

President Muhammadu Buhari has declared a state of emergency on Nigeria’s water supply, sanitation and hygiene sector.Buhari made the declaration at the inauguration of the National Action Plan for Revitalisation of Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sector at state house conference centre on Thursday in Abuja.He directed governments at all levels to intensify efforts and work towards meeting the [...]

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    Senate cuts N35bn from education, power ministries’ budgets to fund 2019 polls

Senate cuts N35bn from education, power ministries’ budgets to fund 2019 polls

The senate on Wednesday reconsidered its approval of virement and supplementary budget for the conduct of 2019 elections budget solely from the service wide votes.The upper legislative chamber resolved that contrary to the earlier resolution, the budget of N242.2billion would be funded from service wide votes and 30 ministries, agencies and departments(MDAs)The resolution followed a motion by Danjuma Goje, chairman [...]

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    Four policemen arrested over Ekweremadu home invasion

Four policemen arrested over Ekweremadu home invasion

The police have arrested and detained four of its personnel and one NSCDC personnel on duty when the alleged assassination attempt on Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, took place.Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, said on Wednesday that the officers were being investigated.Moshood said there was no cover-up by the police in the investigation of the crime.“The four policemen and one personnel [...]

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    Jeff Sessions resigns as US attorney-general at Trump’s request

Jeff Sessions resigns as US attorney-general at Trump’s request

Jeff Sessions has resigned as US attorney-general following a request to the effect by President Donald Trump.Sessions said he "upheld the rule of law" during his time in office.“At your request, I am submitting my resignation,” he wrote in his resignation letter to Trump.“In my time as attorney general, we have restored and upheld the rule of law – a [...]

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    95% of states can’t pay N30,000 minimum wage, says Ebonyi gov

95% of states can’t pay N30,000 minimum wage, says Ebonyi gov

David Umahi, Ebonyi state governor, says 95 percent of states in the country cannot pay the proposed N30, 000 minimum wage to workers.NAN reports that Umahi made the comment on Wednesday in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state capital.He said the payment of the N30, 000 can only be realised if the federation account allocation formula is reviewed to offer more earnings to [...]

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    Power outage cripples Lagos airport — for over one hour

Power outage cripples Lagos airport — for over one hour

Flight operations came to a halt at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, on Wednesday following a power outage.NAN reports that the outage occurred at about 6:05pm and lasted for over one hour before it was restored.The situation put the airport in total darkness, leaving airline officials, passengers stranded and unable to proceed with the boarding process.An official of [...]

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    Ekweremadu home invasion: South-east govs reject ‘hasty’ police report of burglary

Ekweremadu home invasion: South-east govs reject ‘hasty’ police report of burglary

David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, says the police report on the alleged assassination attempt on Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate, was rushed.Gunmen on Tuesday invaded the residence of Ekweremadu while he was at home with his family. Uche Anichukwu, his media aide, described the incident as an assassination attempt.The police said it has started an investigation and found the case to [...]

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    PDP senator: Most politicians depend on ethno-religious crisis to get elected

PDP senator: Most politicians depend on ethno-religious crisis to get elected

Emmanuel Bwacha, senate deputy minority leader, says incompetent politicians are responsible for the ethno-religious crisis in Nigeria.In an interview with NAN on Wednesday, Bwacha, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said 80 percent of politicians capitalise on ethnic and religious differences to get elected.He urged the electorate, particularly residents of Taraba state, to vote wisely so as to [...]

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    Catholic priest abducted in Delta

Catholic priest abducted in Delta

Muhammad Mustafa, Delta state commissioner of police, has confirmed the abduction of Emmanuel Obadjere, a Catholic priest.Obadjere was abducted alongside three others on Tuesday.The victims were said to have been kidnapped on their way to Ekpoma, Edo state.Mustafa said a suspect has been arrested in connection with the crime.He added that the command is working hard to rescue the victims.“The [...]

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    Police warn against processions as El-Zakzaky’s trial resumes

Police warn against processions as El-Zakzaky’s trial resumes

The Kaduna police command on Tuesday said the ban on all forms of processions/demonstrations in the state is still in force.Yakubu Sabo, the command’s public relations officer, gave the warning in a press statement.Sabo said the police will not hesitate to deal with any person or group of persons who deliberately attempt to violate the ban.He said: “In view of [...]

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