Monday, February 17, 2020

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    We’ll take appropriate steps, says Osun on ‘oluwo brawl’

We’ll take appropriate steps, says Osun on ‘oluwo brawl’

The Osun state government says appropriate action will be taken over the fight between two monarchs in the state. Abdulrasheed Akanbi, oluwo of Iwo, was reported to have attacked Dhikrulahi Akinropo, agbowu of Ogbagba, over a disagreement during a meeting convened by the assistant inspector-general of police (AIG), Zone 11, to resolve a prolonged land dispute. But Akanbi defended his action, accusing [...]

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    ‘The final decision has been made’ — Uzodinma asks supreme court to dismiss Ihedioha’s application

‘The final decision has been made’ — Uzodinma asks supreme court to dismiss Ihedioha’s application

Hope Uzodinma, governor of Imo state, has asked the supreme court to dismiss the application filed by Emeka Ihedioha, demanding a review of the judgement that led to his removal. In January, the apex court had declared Uzodinma as the duly elected governor of the state on the grounds that results from 388 polling units were excluded when the Independent National Electoral [...]

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    Boko Haram crisis: Zulum visits Niger Rep ahead repatriation of ‘120,000’ refugees

Boko Haram crisis: Zulum visits Niger Rep ahead repatriation of ‘120,000’ refugees

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, on Saturday, visited Niger Republic to finalise the repatriation of 120,000 refugees who fled Nigeria as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency. Isa Gusau, the governor's spokesman, who disclosed this, said most of the refugees hail from local governments in the northern part of the state. He said they fled from hundreds of communities attacked [...]

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    EXTRA: From ordinary khaki, Oshiomhole now wears safari with diamond buttons, says Wike

EXTRA: From ordinary khaki, Oshiomhole now wears safari with diamond buttons, says Wike

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has taunted Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), saying he has dumped his "ordinary khaki" for "safari with diamond buttons". While khaki is a cloth made from wool or cotton, safari is made from expensive fabric and mostly used by those who are well to do. Oshiomhole, who adopted the khaki since his [...]

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    ‘Young Parliamentarians’ demand removal of service chiefs

‘Young Parliamentarians’ demand removal of service chiefs

The Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF), a group of lawmakers in the national assembly, has called for the removal of service chiefs over the widespread insecurity in the country. In a communique issued at the end of a retreat in Owerri, Imo state capital, on Saturday, the YPF asked the federal government to review the current security architecture in order to ensure [...]

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    Man jumps into lagoon from third mainland bridge

Man jumps into lagoon from third mainland bridge

A man, on Saturday, plunged into the lagoon from the Third Mainland bridge in Lagos state. The man, who was identified the man as Daibo Toju Davies of 17, Sosanya street, Soluyi, Gbagada, Lagos, was said to have told the driver of the Uber car he activated from a hospital in Gbagada to stop after which he jumped into the water. Confirming the incident to [...]

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    Oluwo: Why I beat up another monarch at peace meeting

Oluwo: Why I beat up another monarch at peace meeting

Abdulrasheed Akanbi, oluwo of Iwo, has explained why he engaged in a brawl with another monarch during a peace meeting. There were reports that Akanbi attacked Dhikrulahi Akinropo, agbowu of Ogbagba, over a disagreement during a meeting convened by the assistant inspector-general of Police (AIG), Zone 11, to resolve a prolonged land dispute among the monarchs in the Osun west senatorial [...]

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    ‘Let’s look inwards’ — Keyamo blames APC for Bayelsa loss

‘Let’s look inwards’ — Keyamo blames APC for Bayelsa loss

Festus Keyamo, minister of state for labour and employment, has asked the All Progressives Congress (APC) to look inwards over the loss of some states to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In 2019, the ruling party lost Zamfara and Rivers to the PDP due to internal crisis. In the case of Zamfara, the APC contested and won elections but the supreme court [...]

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    NERC: Power sector recorded N1.7trn tariff shortfall in four years

NERC: Power sector recorded N1.7trn tariff shortfall in four years

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) says the power sector recorded ₦1.72 trillion tariff-related revenue shortfall from 2015 to 2019. The commission said this in a newly released consultation paper on the proposed extra-ordinary tariff review of the MYTO-2015 tariff order for the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI). NERC said the proposed tariff review in the sector is to ensure that electricity [...]

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    Lawyer asks FG to arrest Oshiomhole for treason over comment on Bayelsa

Lawyer asks FG to arrest Oshiomhole for treason over comment on Bayelsa

Tope Akinyode, a human rights lawyer, has asked the federal government to arrest and prosecute Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), for treason. On Thursday, Oshiomhole said no governor would be sworn in in Bayelsa state on Friday after the supreme court sacked David Lyon, APC candidate who was declared winner of the November governorship election in [...]

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    Amotekun: IGP, south-west govs meet in Lagos

Amotekun: IGP, south-west govs meet in Lagos

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), on Thursday, met with south-west governors. The meeting, which held in Lagos state, also had in attendance commissioners of police, heads of other security outfits, attorney-generals and commissioners for justice, traditional rulers and community development committee representatives across the six states. However, the governors of Oyo, Ogun, Osun and Ekiti states were represented by their deputies [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Politicians paid miscreants to boo Buhari in Borno

Garba Shehu: Politicians paid miscreants to boo Buhari in Borno

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says some politicians paid miscreants to boo President Muhammadu Buhari in Borno state. On Wednesday, some residents of the state booed the president as his convoy made its way into Maiduguri. Buhari was on a condolence visit to the state over the killing of 30 citizens at Auno on Sunday. In an interview with the Hausa service of [...]

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    Coronavirus: FG sets up test centres in Edo, Lagos, FCT

Coronavirus: FG sets up test centres in Edo, Lagos, FCT

The federal government says it has set up three test centres to detect any possible case of coronavirus in the country. Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, disclosed this on Wednesday after the federal executive council (FEC) meeting presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. The three designated laboratories are in Lagos, Abuja and Irrua in Edo state. The minister said equipment for the centres were [...]

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    Owerri airport records another fire outbreak

Owerri airport records another fire outbreak

There was panic among passengers, on Tuesday, following a fire outbreak at a section of the Sam Mbakwe International Airport, Owerri, Imo state. In a statement, Henrietta Yakubu, spokesperson of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), said the incident did not disrupt flight activities at the airport. "The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria wishes to inform airline operators and other airport [...]

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    Nigerian public hospital where nurses treat patients with respect and system is digitised

Nigerian public hospital where nurses treat patients with respect and system is digitised

A Nigerian public hospital treating patients with dignity and respect? That must be a contradiction in terms. But it is a true life story. In January, an undercover investigation by TheCable  had exposed the rot at the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Lagos. The undercover reporter spent 10 days on admission in the hospital tracking corruption — after going in pretending to be [...]

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    Don’t rely on us for jobs, FG tells unemployed graduates

Don’t rely on us for jobs, FG tells unemployed graduates

Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, has asked unemployed graduates to invest their time in creative jobs. According to Charles Akpan, a spokesman of the ministry, Ngige said this in Benin, Edo state, during a townhall meeting on popularisation of blue/green collar jobs among graduates of tertiary institutions, on Monday. Represented by Martina Nwordu, director of special duties and projects department [...]

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