Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Oluwatoyin Bayagbon

    Atiku’s campaign: Endorsement by The Economist has exposed Lai’s lies

Atiku’s campaign: Endorsement by The Economist has exposed Lai’s lies

The Atiku Campaign Presidential Organisation says the endorsement of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by the Economist Magazine has rendered as lies, “ridiculous claims” made by Lai Mohammed, minister of information.The campaign organisation said this in response to a recent endorsement of Atiku Abubakar by the magazine.When the research unit of the international business magazine had predicted [...]

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    Rivers youths: No ship will be allowed to move Shell’s property out of Onne

Rivers youths: No ship will be allowed to move Shell’s property out of Onne

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    Ngige: Decision on new minimum wage to be taken Monday

Ngige: Decision on new minimum wage to be taken Monday

Chris Ngige, minister of labour, says the federal government will decide on a new minimum wage on Monday.Ngige made the disclosure after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday.He said an "enlarged meeting of all key stakeholders" in the government circle at both federal and state level had been scheduled for Monday.The minister said [...]

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    Akwa Ibom settles 2015 gratuity

Akwa Ibom settles 2015 gratuity

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom, has released money for the payment of gratuity to retired civil servants in the state.Uwem Andrew- Essien, accountant-general of Akwa Ibom, made this known in a letter made available to journalists in his office.The letter showed that the money is for the payment of 306 retired civil servants who were scheduled for December, 2015 [...]

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    Airtel has the largest 4G network in Nigeria, says MD

Airtel has the largest 4G network in Nigeria, says MD

Segun Ogunsanya, managing director, Airtel Nigeria, says the telecommunications company has the largest 4G network in Nigeria. Ogunsaya said this at the launch of Fourth Generation Long Term Evolution (4G LTE) network in Lagos.He said the telecommunications company had set the pace in revolutionising “super fast” internet services in the country. The MD said the company plans to get the 4G LTE [...]

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    Lere Olayinka: Fayose has thrown a challenge… Buhari’s men should follow suit

Lere Olayinka: Fayose has thrown a challenge… Buhari’s men should follow suit

Lere Olayinka, spokesman of Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, says his principal has thrown a challenge to President Muhammadu Buhari’s men by submitting himself for investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Olayinka made the remark at the federal high court, Ikoyi, where Fayose is facing trial for alleged money laundering and charges bordering on financial misappropriation.The [...]

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    Court grants Fayose N50m bail

Court grants Fayose N50m bail

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has been granted N50 million bail by the federal high court in Lagos.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday arraigned the ex-governor on an 11-count charge bordering on abuse of office.Morenikeji Olatoregun, the presiding judge, granted him bail on Wednesday.The charges against Fayose are stealing, receiving money from Musiliu Obanikoro, a [...]

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    Sirika: Take-off date of Nigeria Air to be announced soon

Sirika: Take-off date of Nigeria Air to be announced soon

Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, says the embargo placed on Nigeria Air, the national carrier, will be lifted as soon as possible.According to James Daudu, the ministry’s deputy director of media and public affairs, Sirika said this while receiving Fahad Al Taffaq, United Arab Emirates (UAE) ambassador to Nigeria, in Abuja on Monday.He quoted the minister as saying [...]

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    Fani-Kayode to Fayose: I’ll stand by you in this trying period

Fani-Kayode to Fayose: I’ll stand by you in this trying period

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, says the fate of Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, lies in the hands of God and the justice system.Fani-Kayode said this in an interview with journalists at the federal high court, Ikoyi, Lagos, on Monday.He was among the individuals who showed up in court to solidarise with the former governor who [...]

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    Court fails to grant Fayose bail, trial adjourned till Wednesday

Court fails to grant Fayose bail, trial adjourned till Wednesday

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has lost out in his bid to be granted bail by the federal high court in Lagos.On Monday, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned Fayose on an 11-count charge bordering on abuse of office.The charges against Fayose were stealing, receiving money from Musiliu Obanikoro, a former minister, criminal breach of trust, [...]

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    PHOTOS: EFCC operatives lead Fayose to court

PHOTOS: EFCC operatives lead Fayose to court

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has arrived the federal high court, Ikoyi, Lagos.The ex-governor arrived around 8:30am, in a White Toyota Hiace bus with an Abuja number plate: BWR-630AT, in company of officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and officers of the Nigerian Police Force.Below are some pictures:[...]

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    Lagos assembly dares Ambode, asks PSP operators to resume cleaning

Lagos assembly dares Ambode, asks PSP operators to resume cleaning

The Lagos state house of assembly has asked private sector partnership (PSP) operators to resume refuse collection and disposal with immediate effect.Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of the state, had disengaged the PSP operator last year following the introduction of the Cleaner Lagos Initiative, through the Visionscape Sanitation Solution Limited.But at plenary on Thursday, Mudashiru Obasa, speaker of the assembly, asked chairmen [...]

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    ‘Level of deterioration at Port Harcourt refinery shocking’– MD speaks on challenges

‘Level of deterioration at Port Harcourt refinery shocking’– MD speaks on challenges

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    Nigerian innovators to compete for millions at NaijaHacks

Nigerian innovators to compete for millions at NaijaHacks

NaijaHacks, a solutions-based technology firm, is calling for participants for its upcoming Demo Day.The October 24 event, according to the organisers, will inspire a generation of Nigerian innovators to use technology for good.As a prelude to the hackathon, an online contest will begin from October 18.Nigeria innovators, programmers, designers and students are invited to create exciting solutions in the fields [...]

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    Youth less violent in countries where spanking is banned, study finds

Youth less violent in countries where spanking is banned, study finds

Countries that have banned spanking or other forms corporal punishment are less likely to have violent youth, a study has shown. [...]

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    Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, dies of cancer

Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, dies of cancer

Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, has died from complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a form of cancer that starts in white blood cells (lymphocytes), a major part of the body’s immune system.The 65-year-old had beaten the disease after its first diagnosis in 1983. He was also treated for it in 2009.Two weeks ago, he announced the cancer's return, saying [...]

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