Thursday, November 15, 2018

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    Atiku to supporters: There will be threats and insults, ignore them… speak facts only

Atiku to supporters: There will be threats and insults, ignore them… speak facts only

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has called on his supporters to speak facts only, when campaigning for him.The former vice-president took to Twitter on Sunday morning to say insults, threats and falsehoods will come, but his supporters must show respect, even when they disagree."For everyone who supports me, I ask you to conduct yourself [...]

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    161 students bag first class from Nigerian Law School — highest ever

161 students bag first class from Nigerian Law School — highest ever

The Nigerian Law School has released the results for the 2018 bar finals, with 161 students bagging a first class.This is by far the highest ever in the history of legal education in Nigeria.According to a statement by the Council of Legal Education, signed by Isa Hayatou Chiroma, the director general of the Nigerian Law School, 5,846 students took the [...]

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    UN contradicts NPC, says Nigeria’s population now 195.9m

UN contradicts NPC, says Nigeria’s population now 195.9m

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says 76 percent of Nigerians are between ages 0 to 24, as the country's population hits 195.9 million.In its UNFPA state of world population report themed "The power of choice: Reproductive rights and the demographic," the UN agency revealed that 148.8 million Nigerians are under the age of 25.This is at conflict with National Population [...]

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    Job creation is what I do best, says Atiku ahead of NBS unemployment report

Job creation is what I do best, says Atiku ahead of NBS unemployment report

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says job creation is what he does best.The 71-year-old former vice-president said this ahead of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) release of labour statistics, expected Thursday, October 18 and Monday, November 6, 2018."The most effective way to fight crime is to provide opportunity to create wealth, because poverty [...]

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    DEFENDING NAIRA: Foreign reserves fall by $2.1bn in 30 days

DEFENDING NAIRA: Foreign reserves fall by $2.1bn in 30 days

Nigeria's foreign exchange reserves have declined by $2.15 billion in the last 30 days, as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) position itself in defence of the naira.Since the United States Federal Reserves raised interest rates on September 26, 2018, the Nigerian reserves have dropped by $1,541,891,539, as investors continue voting their monies out of the Nigerian economy.The reserves moved [...]

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    Atiku: My policy document is ready… 40% of my cabinet will be women, youth

Atiku: My policy document is ready… 40% of my cabinet will be women, youth

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says 40 percent of his cabinet will be made up of women and youths.The former vice-president said his policy document for Nigeria, if he wins the 2019 election, is ready.He added that Nigeria became the world headquarter for poverty under incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari."Nigeria under Buhari is now the [...]

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    Oshiomhole absent as Fayemi is sworn in

Oshiomhole absent as Fayemi is sworn in

Kayode Fayemi has been sworn in as the governor of Ekiti state.Fayemi is succeeding Ayodele Fayose, who is currently in Abuja to honour an invitation from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).He was sworn in at about noon on Tuesday at the Oluyemi Kayode stadium in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.The former minister of solid minerals development defeated Kolapo [...]

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    Nigeria is the best performing economy in Africa, says Keyamo

Nigeria is the best performing economy in Africa, says Keyamo

Festus Keyamo, director of media of the Buhari Campaign Organisation, says Nigeria is the best-performing economy in Africa.The senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) also said the federal government has re-introduced "oil (subsidy) premium" in the 2019 budget proposal.Speaking on Channels TV on Monday, Keyamo said the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) by the NNPC Act has the powers to spend [...]

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    Meghan Markle, Prince Harry expecting a baby April/May 2019

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry expecting a baby April/May 2019

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, the Duchess and Duke of Sussex, are expecting a baby early 2019.The British Royals announced this on Twitter early Monday, stating that the baby is expected in Spring 2019."Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of [...]

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    Ighodalo named chairman Nigerian Economic Summit Group

Ighodalo named chairman Nigerian Economic Summit Group

The board of directors of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) has announced the appointment of Asue Ighodalo, as its new Chairman.Ighodalo, a founding partner of Banwo & Ighodalo, one of the foremost commercial law firms in Nigeria, took over the reins following the resignation of Kyari Bukar on September 17, 2018.The revered lawyer obtained his first degree in Economics [...]

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    AMCON needs alternative dispute resolution to recover N5.4trn debt, says Onnoghen

AMCON needs alternative dispute resolution to recover N5.4trn debt, says Onnoghen

Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria, says the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) needs alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to meet its recovery mandate before its sunset period.Speaking on "strengthening AMCON recovery drive" in Abuja on Monday, Onnoghen said AMCON can effectively recover its outstanding N5.4trillion debt using this means.“I will encourage the use of ADR, as part of the [...]

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    Rewane: Buhari, Atiku will have to show us their ministers before elections

Rewane: Buhari, Atiku will have to show us their ministers before elections

Bismarck Rewane, CEO Financial Derivatives, says President Muhammadu Buhari and his top 2019 challenger, Atiku Abubakar, alongside other presidential hopefuls, will have to show us their cabinet before elections.The revered financial analyst said elections this time around will be different from the 2015 reality, and no one will vote change just for the sake of change.Rewane said all contenders must show [...]

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    Sanusi: Nigeria projected to remain poverty capital of the world till 2050

Sanusi: Nigeria projected to remain poverty capital of the world till 2050

Muhammad Sanusi II, the emir of Kano, says Nigeria may remain the poverty capital of the world till 2050 and beyond.Speaking at his honorary induction into Sigma Club, at the University of Ibadan over the weekend, the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria  said based on current realities, Nigeria and DR Congo will house 40 percent of the [...]

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    ‘Toughest decision of my life’ — Oby Ezekwesili joins ACPN, gets nominated for president

‘Toughest decision of my life’ — Oby Ezekwesili joins ACPN, gets nominated for president

Oby Ezekwesili, former vice-president of the World Bank, has declared to run for president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.Speaking in Abuja on Sunday, the two-time minister disclosed that she will be running on the platform of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN)."Ladies and gentlemen, it is with profound gratitude, sincere humility, and deep responsibility that I accept this [...]

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    Oby Ezekwesili makes PRIO’s shortlist for 2018 Nobel Peace Prize ‘for making the world less corrupt’

Oby Ezekwesili makes PRIO’s shortlist for 2018 Nobel Peace Prize ‘for making the world less corrupt’

Oby Ezekwesili, former vice-president of the World Bank and co-founder of Transparency International (TI), made PRIO's final shortlist for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.PRIO is the Peace Research Institute, Oslo, whose director has the power to nominate distinguished peace advocates to the Nobel Committee for consideration.Nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize is taken from certain individuals holding positions set forth [...]

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    Rape survivor wins Nobel Peace Prize for fight against ‘sexual violence as a weapon of war’

Rape survivor wins Nobel Peace Prize for fight against ‘sexual violence as a weapon of war’

Nadia Murad,  a rape survivor, who raised awareness about the abuses on 3,000 Yazidi women by the ISIS army, has won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.She was awarded for showing "uncommon courage in recounting her own sufferings and speaking up on behalf of other victims".Murad was awarded alongside Denis Mukwege, a Congolese gynecologist, who has spent most of his professional years [...]

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