Thursday, July 11, 2019

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    Jonathan: Solution to Nigeria’s problems is in Confab report

Jonathan: Solution to Nigeria’s problems is in Confab report

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has again called for the implementation of the 2014 national conference.Speaking at the public presentation of a book by Femi Okurounmu, a former senator, Jonathan said his administration inaugurated the national dialogue to reconcile ethnic differences, heal old wounds and promote peace.The conference was chaired by late Idris Kutigi, former chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).He said [...]

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    Nigeria ‘may not reap’ all the benefits of AfCFTA because of poor electricity supply

Nigeria ‘may not reap’ all the benefits of AfCFTA because of poor electricity supply

The Association of Power Generation Companies (APGC) says Nigeria may not reap the benefits of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) as a result of poor electricity supply.In a statement, Joy Ogaji, executive secretary of APGC, umbrella body of generation companies (GenCos), said adequate power supply is critical in the nation's quest for economic growth and industrialisation.On Sunday, President [...]

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    Being quiet doesn’t mean I am silent, Adeboye reacts to recent protest

Being quiet doesn’t mean I am silent, Adeboye reacts to recent protest

Enoch Adeboye, general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), says the fact that he is quiet does not mean he is silent on national issues.The pastor said there are different ways of responding to issues affecting the country, explaining that during major programmes of the church, he leads his congregation to pray over the problems confronting the [...]

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    Police nab ‘kidnapper’ of OAU lecturer

Police nab ‘kidnapper’ of OAU lecturer

The Osun state police command says it has arrested one of the suspected kidnappers of Yinka Adegbehingbe, a professor at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife.Parading the suspects on Tuesday at the command’s headquarters in Osogbo, Abiodun Ige, the commissioner of police, said the lecturer identified Ladan Usman from Sokoto state, among those who kidnapped him.In May, Adegbehingbe, who [...]

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    Lagos CP: Officers collecting money for bail not different from kidnappers

Lagos CP: Officers collecting money for bail not different from kidnappers

Zubairu Muazu, Lagos state commissioner of police, says any officer who collects money for bail is not different from a kidnapper.Speaking on Tuesday at the commissioning of a statement taking room (STR) for CID Panti, Yaba, the commissioner warned the officers to steer clear of corruption as it has given the force a bad name.The facility was provided by [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu: We’ll build technology centres to create jobs

Sanwo-Olu: We’ll build technology centres to create jobs

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, says his administration will build innovation and technology centres to deliver the megacity dream.Speaking at an event hosted by the Eko Innovation Centre (EIC) in the state, Sanwo-Olu said the centres will also address the problem of youth unemployment.The governor, represented by Obafemi Hamzat, his deputy, said his administration recognises the place of technology [...]

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    Court to FG: Publish names of non-performing power contractors since 1999

Court to FG: Publish names of non-performing power contractors since 1999

A federal high court in Lagos has asked the federal government to publish the details of contractors who failed to execute power projects after receiving payment.Kolawole Oluwadare, deputy director of Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), said Chuka Obiozor, a judge at the court, made the order on FridayHe said the judge ordered the full details of the contractors who [...]

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    FG official arrested for ‘forging Fashola’s signature’

FG official arrested for ‘forging Fashola’s signature’

Maikudi Haruna, a senior official of the ministry of power, works and housing, has been arrested for allegedly forging the signature of a former minister.In a statement by Sunday James, spokesperson of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Haruna was accused of forging the signature of the minister in charge of his ministry to help one Abubakar Mustapha, his client, obtain [...]

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    BPE: Sam Amadi making wild allegations on power privatisation

BPE: Sam Amadi making wild allegations on power privatisation

The Bureau for Public Enterprise (BPE) has accused Sam Amadi, former chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), of making wild allegations concerning power sector privatisation coordinated by the agency.In June, Amadi said the privatisation was designed to fail as the power assets were sold to investors who lacked financial and technical capacity.In a statement on Friday, BPE said [...]

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    FG withdraws corruption charges against Goje — one month after he endorsed Lawan

FG withdraws corruption charges against Goje — one month after he endorsed Lawan

A federal high court in Jos, Plateau state, has discharged the corruption charges filed against Danjuma Goje, former governor of Gombe state.The office of the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) applied for the withdrawal of the charges on Friday.In 2011, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had filed charges against Goje, who is currently the senator representing Gombe central, [...]

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    Controversy over Nigerian insurance director killed at South African hotel

Controversy over Nigerian insurance director killed at South African hotel

Elizabeth Ndubisi-Chukwu, deputy director-general of Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN), bid her colleagues goodnight and went to bed after the closing dinner of the conference of the African Insurance Organisation (AIO) in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Wednesday, June 12.On Thursday morning when she was scheduled to travel back to Nigeria, Ndubuisi-Chukwu neither showed up for breakfast nor was she [...]

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    NBC halts production of Eva water as NAFDAC begins investigation

NBC halts production of Eva water as NAFDAC begins investigation

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has directed the Nigerian Bottling Company Limited to recall Eva premium table Water 75cl over suspected contamination.The agency disclosed this in a Twitter post on Friday.According to NAFDAC, the production of the water has been suspended pending the outcome of investigation being conducted by the agency.The regulatory agency said [...]

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    Dabiri-Erewa: Nigerian migrants bombed in Libya were about to return home

Dabiri-Erewa: Nigerian migrants bombed in Libya were about to return home

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, executive chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), says nine Nigerians were killed in the airstrike on a migrants' camp in Tripoli, capital of Libya.At least 44 people were killed while as many as 130 sustained injuries in the incident which happened on Tuesday.In a statement on Thursday, Dabiri-Erewa, said the Nigerians killed in the camp were due to be airlifted [...]

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    She told me about the rape, says founder of church where Timi, Busola got married

She told me about the rape, says founder of church where Timi, Busola got married

Yemi Davids, founding pastor of Global Impact Church, Lagos, says Busola Dakolo confided in him that Biodun Fatoyinbo, founder of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), raped her.In a post on Instagram on Thursday, the pastor, who reportedly joined Timi and Busola, said he was privy to some of the "personal struggles" of Busola over the years.David spoke after Timi, a [...]

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    Adamawa senator in fresh trouble as journalist accuses him of assault

Adamawa senator in fresh trouble as journalist accuses him of assault

Olumuyiwa Owolabi-Atobatele (pictured), a photojournalist, has accused Elisha Abbo, senator representing Adamawa north, of assault.Abbo has been under fire since a video where he was seen hitting an attendant at a shop in Abuja went viral.The senator later admitted that he erred and tendered an apology.But hours after apologising, Owolabi-Atobatele narrated his encounter with the lawmaker whom he said ordered [...]

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    Elisha Abbo is a ‘bad example’ to young people

Elisha Abbo is a ‘bad example’ to young people

The Lagos state chapter of the Buhari Youth Organisation (BYO) says Elisha Abbo, senator representing Adamawa north, has laid a bad precedence for young leaders in the country.In a statement on Wednesday, Abdulwaheed Odunuga, its state coordinator, and Adekunle Aderibigbe, secretary, the organisation expressed displeasure over the lawmaker’s action.Abbo has been under fire since a video where he was [...]

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