Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Oluwatoyin Bayagbon

    Shi’ites release identities of 34 members ‘shot dead by soldiers’

Shi’ites release identities of 34 members ‘shot dead by soldiers’

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has listed the names of 34 of its members who were allegedly shot dead by soldiers between between October 27 and October 30.Members of the sect clashed with soldiers in Abuja last week.In a statement on Sunday, the group accused soldiers of murder, demanding an investigation into the matter.The IMN said the list would [...]

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    Two global banks close Nigerian offices

Two global banks close Nigerian offices

Global banking giant HSBC and UBS, a Swiss private bank, have closed their representative offices in Nigeria.The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) announced this in a report on Friday. The report did not state why the banks closed shop.UBS opened its doors in Nigeria in mid-2014 to “connect prospective clients with its offshore centers in Switzerland, the UK, Dubai and [...]

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    Edo PDP: Oshiomhole never reconciled with Anenih

Edo PDP: Oshiomhole never reconciled with Anenih

The Edo state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), of being a serial liar over claims that he reconciled with Tony Anenih, a former minister of works.The accusation is contained in a statement issued on Friday by Dan Orbih, PDP chairman in the state.Orbih said Oshiomhole and the [...]

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    Osinbajo speaks on education as Grange School turns 60

Osinbajo speaks on education as Grange School turns 60

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo unveiled the anniversary logo of Grange School in celebration of the institution’s diamond jubilee.The official unveiling ceremony took place at the school’s premises in Ikeja, Lagos, on Tuesday.In attendance was Segun Ogunsanya, managing director of Airtel Nigeria, who congratulated Grange School for “bequeathing an enduring legacy on future leaders and contributing positively to the growth of [...]

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    US, UK say MTN’s troubles discouraged potential investors

US, UK say MTN’s troubles discouraged potential investors

John Bray, US consul general, and Laura Beaufils, British deputy high commissioner to Nigeria, say the issues faced by MTN in recent times sent bad signals to foreign investors.The US and UK envoys made the assertion on Thursday on the sidelines of a conference organised by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) during the 2018 Lagos International Trade [...]

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    DHQ dismisses Amnesty’s report, says Shi’ites attempted to steal military weapons

DHQ dismisses Amnesty’s report, says Shi’ites attempted to steal military weapons

The defence headquarters (DHQ) has dismissed the report of Amnesty International (AI) on the alleged use of excessive force on protesting members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN). In a statement, John Agim, DHQ spokesman, described the instances listed by the human rights group as a figment of its imagination.The military and IMN members better known as Shi’ites had clashed [...]

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    Our online portal is secure, says Arik

Our online portal is secure, says Arik

Arik Air has reassured its customers that its online portal is secure.This follows a report that data belonging to the airline’s customers between December 2017 and March 2018 was leaked.Justin Paine, head of trust & safety at Cloudflare, had said he discovered massive leak from the airline’s customer database during a routine search for “open, exposed, or vulnerable Amazon S3 [...]

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    ALERT: Did you book an Arik flight online in 2017? Your data might have leaked

ALERT: Did you book an Arik flight online in 2017? Your data might have leaked

If you flew Arik Air between December 31 and March 16, 2017, then your data might have been compromised.On Wednesday, Justin Paine, head of trust & safety at Cloudflare, announced that he uncovered a data leak of the airline during a routine search for “open, exposed, or vulnerable Amazon S3 buckets”.An Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket is a [...]

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    FG, Oyo partner to launch survey on SDGs

FG, Oyo partner to launch survey on SDGs

The federal government and the Oyo state government have partnered private firms and civil society organisations (CSOs) to conduct a survey on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).The focus areas would be on education, water, sanitation, vocational skills and primary health care facilities in the state.Sola Fagorusi, local partner at Onelife Initiative for Human Development one of the CSOs partaking in the [...]

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    NNPC subsidiary resumes international crude shipping

NNPC subsidiary resumes international crude shipping

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    EXTRA: APC and PDP are fielding a single candidate called BuTiku, says Ezekwesili

EXTRA: APC and PDP are fielding a single candidate called BuTiku, says Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili, presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), has described the All Progressives Party (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as Siamese twin of failure.Ezekwesili said this at a press conference she held in Lagos on Monday. President Muhammadu Buhari is the candidate of the APC while Atiku Abubakar is the flagbearer of the PDP for the [...]

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    It’s time to retire the political elite, says Peoples Trust presidential candidate

It’s time to retire the political elite, says Peoples Trust presidential candidate

Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, presidential candidate of Peoples Trust (PT), says the 2019 elections is the best time to retire the political elite.Olawepo-Hashim made the remark at a press briefing during the weekend.He said the presidential election is not a “two horse race” between President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The [...]

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    Eat Me: 10 healing foods to speed up recovery after surgery

Eat Me: 10 healing foods to speed up recovery after surgery

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    UPDATED: Death toll in US synagogue shooting rises to 11

UPDATED: Death toll in US synagogue shooting rises to 11

US authorities say 11 people have been killed and six injured after a gunman launched an attack on members of The Tree of Life Synagogue, Pittsburgh, US.The shooter, identified as a 46-year-old local resident named Robert Bowers, surrendered to the police after shooting three officers.Bowers reportedly walked into the synagogue building and yelled, “all Jews must die,” before opening fire.The [...]

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    NNPC denies funding Buhari’s campaign

NNPC denies funding Buhari’s campaign

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has described as false, reports that Maikanti Baru, its group managing director, authorised cash transfers  to the President Muhammadu Buhari campaign organisation.The NNPC denied the allegation in a statement Ndu Ughamadu, its spokesman, issued on Friday.According to the statement, the GMD never authorised any “phantom cash transfer” for the purpose of sponsoring publicity for [...]

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