Thursday, September 20, 2018

Oluwatoyin Bayagbon

    35 states get N28bn loan to pay salaries — minus Lagos

35 states get N28bn loan to pay salaries — minus Lagos

The federal government has given approval for the release of N28 billion as budget loan for 35 states, excluding Lagos which does not need it.Udoma Udoma, minister of budget and national planning made this known to reporters at the end of the national economic council (NEC) meeting chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.According to him, each state will receive N800 million to [...]

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    El-Rufai: 43,806 people applied for the jobs of incompetent teachers

El-Rufai: 43,806 people applied for the jobs of incompetent teachers

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says 43,806 applicants have indicated interest in replacing the teachers who failed examination questions meant for primary four pupils.Speaking when he visited the state assembly on Thursday, el-Rufai said the applicants would be thoroughly screened.He also promised that his administration would give severance package to those who would be dismissed.There are 21,780 persons to [...]

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    We’re committed to long-term investment in Nigeria, says beverage company

We’re committed to long-term investment in Nigeria, says beverage company

Annabelle Degroot, acting managing director, Anheuser-Busch InBev Nigeria (AB InBev), a beverage company, says it is committed to long-term investment in Nigeria.Speaking at a media briefing in Lagos on Wednesday, Degroot said consolidation of its business operations in Nigeria is a testament to this commitment.Degroot said the company’s growth trajectory included creating value for individual consumers and the Nigerian economy [...]

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    Children need to be properly nourished, says Lagos deputy governor

Children need to be properly nourished, says Lagos deputy governor

Oluranti Adebule, deputy governor of Lagos state, has commended FrieslandCampina WAMCO and Nutritional Society of Nigeria (NSN) on partnership of the Peak 456 initiative for growing children.Speaking at the launch of the initiative, Adebule, who was represented by Adebunmi Adekanye, permanent secretary, Lagos state ministry of education, said growing children need to be properly nourished.“The future of every nation lies [...]

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    ‘He was a pillar’ — el-Rufai mourns Nok, former education commissioner

‘He was a pillar’ — el-Rufai mourns Nok, former education commissioner

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says Andrew Nok, late commissioner of education, science and technology, was a pillar in his cabinet.El-Rufai said this when he and members of the state executive council paid a condolence visit to Nok’s family.Nok, a renowned professor of Biochemistry, died in the early hours of Tuesday.El-Rufai described Nok as a dedicated compatriot who diligently [...]

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    Falana, Fayemi, Lai to attend Global Patriot Newspapers anniversary

Falana, Fayemi, Lai to attend Global Patriot Newspapers anniversary

In celebration of its anniversary, Global Patriot, an online Newspaper, is bringing together a host of notable personalities for a public lecture and awards ceremony.They are Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture; Kayode Fayemi, minister of mines and steel development; Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra state; and Femi Falana, lawyer and human rights activist.Others are Femi Adesina, special [...]

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    Chidoka asks: Did Obiano violate the law by addressing voters during election?

Chidoka asks: Did Obiano violate the law by addressing voters during election?

Osita Chidoka, United Progressives Party (UPP) candidate, has questioned Willie Obiano, Anambra state governor, on his right to address voters on election day.Willie Obiano spoke to voters at his polling unit after casting his vote. He expressed joy at their turnout and said he would win the election by a landslide.Chidoka, reacting in a tweet, drew attention to reports that Obiano had [...]

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    Obaze: I will be Anambra governor if there’s no tampering… I ran hard to win

Obaze: I will be Anambra governor if there’s no tampering… I ran hard to win

Oseloka Obaze, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, says he is confident of clinching victory in the Anambra governorship elections if the electoral process is not tampered with.Obaze made this known after voting at his polling unit in Ochuche Omuodo, Ogbaru local government area of the state."I ran hard for this campaign, I ran hard to win," he said."I’m confident that [...]

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    Court awards N10m damages to minor molested by family friend

Court awards N10m damages to minor molested by family friend

Nuradeen Sagir, acting chief judge of Kano state, has ruled in favour of a minor over the violation of her fundamental human right.The minor was allegedly sexually abused by a close confidant of her family around May 2016, when she was only six months old.Muttaka Muhammad, the accused, was reported to the Kano state public defender’s office (PDO) in June [...]

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    Anambra: CSOs raise the alarm over election security

Anambra: CSOs raise the alarm over election security

Civil society organisations, under the umbrella of Situation Room, have expressed concern over the security situation in Anambra state ahead of the governorship election.The CSOs say the redeployment of police personnel may have led to a breakdown in inter-agency committee on election security.The inter-agency committee oversees the Independent National Electoral Commission’s preparedness in terms of security.In a statement made available to [...]

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    Nigeria’s membership of religious bodies unconstitutional, say Christian lawyers

Nigeria’s membership of religious bodies unconstitutional, say Christian lawyers

The Christian Lawyers Fellowship of Nigeria (CLASFON) says Nigeria's membership of the Organisation of Islamic Countries and other religious organisations is a violation of the constitution.In a statement issued in Kaduna on Tuesday, the group said it's in accord with Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) who recently called for Nigeria’s withdrawal of its membership of all international religious bodies."We therefore [...]

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    Senate probes ‘diversion of N20trn stamp duties’

Senate probes ‘diversion of N20trn stamp duties’

The senate has directed its committee on finance, banking and insurance to investigate allegations of unremitted stamp duties revenue valued at about N20 trillion.The panel will probe the implementation of the stamp duty act collection in the last five years and report its findings, observations and recommendations to the senate in about eight weeks.John Enoh, senator, Cross River central, led [...]

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    Ambode: Every higher institution in Lagos will get copies of ‘Ladies Calling the Shots’

Ambode: Every higher institution in Lagos will get copies of ‘Ladies Calling the Shots’

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, says every higher institution in the state will get a copy of 'Ladies Calling the Shots', a book authored by Niran Adedokun, a lawyer.Ambode said this at the launch of the book which took place at the Nigerian Institue of International Affairs (NIIA), Victoria Island, Lagos, on Monday.He was represented by Steve Ayorinde, the [...]

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    Our midstream jetty will save Nigeria N43bn annually, says OVH Energy

Our midstream jetty will save Nigeria N43bn annually, says OVH Energy

ASPM Limited, a subsidiary of OVH Energy Limited OVH energy, has launched Lagos midstream jetty (LMJ).Located in Apapa, Lagos, the LMJ was built by Oando PLC to increase the delivery capacity and offloading efficiency of petroleum products into marketers’ storage facilities.The company said the jetty would save Nigeria N43 billion annually."The LMJ is expected to alleviate the perpetual infrastructural menace [...]

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    Nigeria police rated ‘worst’ in the world

Nigeria police rated ‘worst’ in the world

Nigeria Police Force (NPF) is the worst in the world, according to the 2016 World Internal Security and Police Index (WISPI).The WISPI was produced by two bodies - the International Police Science Association and the Institute for Economics and Peace.The report measured the ability of the police to address internal security issues. The police in 127 countries were assessed across [...]

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    Kogi declares 24-hour curfew in five LGAs

Kogi declares 24-hour curfew in five LGAs

The government of Kogi state has declared a 24-hour curfew in the five local government areas of Kogi central senatorial district.The affected local government areas are Adavi, Ajaokuta, Okene, Okehi and Ogori/Magongo.Petra Akinti Onyegbule, chief press secretary to Yahaya Bello, governor of the state, disclosed this in a statement.No reason was given for the action which was taken late Wednesday.“This [...]

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