Monday, September 3, 2018

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    Kaduna people are ready to effect change, says PDP guber aspirant

Kaduna people are ready to effect change, says PDP guber aspirant

Shuaibu Mikati, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Kaduna state, says residents will witness an era of decency in governance if he is given the chance to rule the state.In an interview, he said there was a bandwagon effect in 2015 election when the sympathy of the electorate to President Muhammadu Buhari helped some candidates win elections but the [...]

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    NERC: DisCos’ poor remittances deepen liquidity challenge in power sector

NERC: DisCos’ poor remittances deepen liquidity challenge in power sector

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) says poor remittances by electricity distribution companies (DisCos) to the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trader (NBET) has deepened liquidity challenge in the sector.In the 2017 third quarter report of the power sector, NERC said during the three months under review, DisCos paid N44bn from N147bn invoice issued by NBET, leaving a shortfall of N103bn.The report [...]

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    Agbe-Davies is new president of Rotary Club of Ikoyi

Agbe-Davies is new president of Rotary Club of Ikoyi

Adetoun Agbe-Davies, a community health physician, has emerged as the 34th president of the Rotary Club of Ikoyi.The leadership of the club was handed to Agbe-Davies by Isichei Osamgbi, the outgoing president, during an investiture ceremony held in Lagos.In his handover message, Osamgbi said the club has provided health-oriented and educational services to the needy in Ikoyi and its environs.He [...]

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    Sanusi: In five years as CBN gov, no president influenced my decisions unduly

Sanusi: In five years as CBN gov, no president influenced my decisions unduly

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, emir of Kano, says no president influenced his decisions unduly while he was governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).He disclosed this in an interview with CNBC Africa at the annual conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).Sanusi said the lack of political interference in the operations of the CBN under his watch enabled his administration to [...]

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    INEC to SERAP: We can’t prosecute Ekiti vote buyers

INEC to SERAP: We can’t prosecute Ekiti vote buyers

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it lacks the constitutional power to arrest and investigate politicians involved in vote-buying.In a letter sent to the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), Okechukwu Ndech, INEC’s acting secretary, said the commission can only partner with relevant security agencies to prosecute electoral offenders.SERAP had in a letter dated July 17 asked INEC to [...]

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    NERC: Electricity consumers’ complaints declined in Q3 2017

NERC: Electricity consumers’ complaints declined in Q3 2017

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission says electricity distribution companies (DisCos) received 109,048 complaints from consumers in the third quarter of 2017.This was disclosed on Tuesday in the quarterly report of the commission.The report showed a decline in the number of complaints, a slight improvement from the 116,761 complaints received in the second quarter of 2017.According to the report, an average [...]

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    Police seize imported military uniforms in Aba

Police seize imported military uniforms in Aba

The Abia state police command have seized a large number of military uniforms stashed in a warehouse in Aba, Abia state.Anthony Ogbizi, the state commissioner of police, disclosed this while speaking with reporters on Tuesday at the Umuahia central police station.He said the military uniforms were imported from China by one Uche Iruoha, who shipped them in a container to Apapa port, [...]

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    Police deny sealing venue for Kwankwaso’s presidential declaration

Police deny sealing venue for Kwankwaso’s presidential declaration

Police have denied sealing off Eagle Square, venue of the presidential declaration of Rabiu Kwankwaso, senator representing Kano central.The allegation was made in a statement signed by Ikenga Ugochinyere, spokesperson of Coalition of United Political parties (CUPP).The CUPP is a coalition of no less than 38 political parties.Ugochinyere had said: "The information reaching the secretariat of the CUPP is that the Buhari-led [...]

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    FG releases list of 69 ongoing projects in south-east

FG releases list of 69 ongoing projects in south-east

The federal government has released a list of 69 ongoing projects in the south-east.Lai Mohammed, minister of information, said the list was published in response to criticism by the South East Governors’ Forum.The forum had alleged that there was poor and sectional implementation of capital projects in the region.But the minister disagreed, saying 69 roads and bridges spread across the [...]

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    Buhari: We won’t sacrifice national security for rule of law

Buhari: We won’t sacrifice national security for rule of law

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will not sacrifice issues of national security for the rule of law.The president said this on Sunday while delivering an address at the opening of the 2018 annual general conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Abuja.He said the rights of those who threaten national security does not take priority in place of [...]

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    IGP orders SARS operatives to wear uniforms with identification

IGP orders SARS operatives to wear uniforms with identification

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), has ordered operatives of the special anti-robbery squads (SARS) to wear uniforms with full identification pending the launch of new Federal-SARS uniform.Jimoh Moshood, spokesman of the force, disclosed this in a statement after a briefing on the progress made on the overhaul of SARS.Vice-President Yemi Osibanjo had ordered the IGP to overhaul the unit [...]

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    Light-weight boxer, attended 20 schools… five interesting things about McCain

Light-weight boxer, attended 20 schools… five interesting things about McCain

In the world of legends, there are stories etched in the sand of time. Some have their stories woven with tragedy, some in heroic exploits while others spun in juicy fairy tales. For John McCain, a Republican US senator and war hero, he has been through these spectra of life.The man of many battles lost the last fight to death [...]

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    Journalists meet in Abuja to advocate better welfare

Journalists meet in Abuja to advocate better welfare

The Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ) and the Coalition of Whistleblowers Protection and Press Freedom (CWPPF) are organising a round table discussion to advocate better welfare for journalists.The event will hold at the Civic Innovation Lab in Wuse 2, Abuja, on Tuesday, August 28, while a social media campaign for the same purpose will hold on the same day.In [...]

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    Ayefele: Ajimobi said he would have prevented the demolition if we had begged him

Ayefele: Ajimobi said he would have prevented the demolition if we had begged him

Yinka Ayefele, a musician, says the meeting with Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, on Thursday was more or less a set-up by the governor's team.In an interview with PUNCH, the musician said he demanded a private meeting with the governor but was shocked when pictures of his team and that of the governor surfaced online a few minutes into [...]

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    Avoid Lagos Island if you can, says LASTMA on closure of third mainland bridge

Avoid Lagos Island if you can, says LASTMA on closure of third mainland bridge

Olawale Musa, general manager of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), has advised motorists without urgent need to move in and out of the Island to avoid the alternative routes in view of the closure of the third mainland bridge.Mamud Hassan, spokesman of LASTMA, quoted Musa as saying this while addressing his men on the measures taken to ease traffic [...]

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    Kenny Martins: The days of moneybag politics will be over

Kenny Martins: The days of moneybag politics will be over

Kenny Martins, grand patron of Legacy Initiative International, a civil society organisation, says the days of moneybags taking key decisions in the political space will be over.Martins said this at the first stakeholder's dinner and interactive session of the organisation, themed inter-faith collaboration in nation building, in Lagos on Thursday.He said the group is set to bring Muslim and Christian leaders [...]

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