Friday, April 5, 2019

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    Police begin recruitment of constables

Police begin recruitment of constables

Jimoh Moshood, spokesman of the Nigeria Police Force, has announced that the force is currently recruiting constables.In a circular released on Thursday, Moshood said applicants must have passion for a career in the force and must satisfy certain requirements.He added that the application for the recruitment exercise must be submitted online and it is absolutely free.Some of the requirements state [...]

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    Sowunmi: If elected, Atiku will restructure Nigeria within one year

Sowunmi: If elected, Atiku will restructure Nigeria within one year

Segun Sowunmi, spokesman of the Atiku Campaign Organisation, says the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will restructure the country within one year, if elected.Sowunmi said this while speaking on a programme on Arise Television.He said Nigerians would have seen practical restructured activities that government would have embarked on within one year.Sowunmi added that the Nigerian constitution was [...]

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    EFCC: We’ll monitor campaign funds for 2019 elections

EFCC: We’ll monitor campaign funds for 2019 elections

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the agency will monitor campaign funds donated to political parties for the 2019 elections as well as donors' identities.Magu said this on Wednesday while presenting a paper at a one-day retreat for 36 state governors and key election stakeholders.Represented by Olanipekun Olukoyede, his chief of staff, the [...]

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    This tool plans to put Nigeria on the world map

This tool plans to put Nigeria on the world map

PageCarton, an indigenous web tool, is set to put Nigeria on the world map by solving local and global internet security challenges.Ayoola Falola (pictured), founder of PageCarton, said this at an information communication technology conference in Ibadan, Oyo state.He said the tool is the the only software of its kind coming out of the country, adding that intelligent and vibrant youths [...]

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    Akwa Ibom women declare support for Onofiok Luke

Akwa Ibom women declare support for Onofiok Luke

Women across the 31 local government areas of Akwa Ibom state have declared support for Onofiok Luke, speaker of the house of assembly.Led by Glory Edet, commissioner for women affairs, the women clad in black attire, held a protest in the state on Wednesday.They wielded placards with inscriptions such as MUSA MUST GO; WE NEED PEACE IN AKS ; LUKE [...]

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    ‘He sat on facts about Chibok girls abduction’ — Shettima faults Jonathan’s book

‘He sat on facts about Chibok girls abduction’ — Shettima faults Jonathan’s book

Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno state, has accused former President Goodluck Jonathan of writing an elementary book of tales, saying he deliberately omitted facts about the abduction of Chibok girls.On Tuesday, the former president launched a book titled ‘My Transition Hours’, in which he wrote about issues concerning his administration.In a statement on Wednesday by Isa Gusau, special adviser on [...]

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    Kashamu: Why I accepted to contest Ogun guber poll

Kashamu: Why I accepted to contest Ogun guber poll

Buruji Kashamu, senator representing Ogun east, says the overwhelming calls by stakeholders prompted his decision to run for the state's governorship election.Kashamu emerged governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun after Adeleke Shittu reportedly withdrew from the race.In a statement on Tuesday, Kashamu said he is ready to do his best to justify the confidence reposed in him.Austin [...]

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    Agbakoba: Buhari’s Next Level document is a handout… complete disaster

Agbakoba: Buhari’s Next Level document is a handout… complete disaster

Olisa Agbakoba, former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), says the campaign manual unveiled by President Muhammadu Buhari for his 2019 re-election bid is a "complete disaster".Agbakoba said this on Tuesday while speaking during a morning show on ARISE TV.He said the president's campaign document has no "conceptual overhang" while noting that the one unveiled by Atiku Abubakar, candidate [...]

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    Omokri tackles Buhari: How can you increase power without building a single station?

Omokri tackles Buhari: How can you increase power without building a single station?

Reno Omokri, former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says President Muhammadu Buhari lied on his claim of increasing power generation.He said the president's administration could not have increased power generation from 4,000 megawatts in 2015 to 7,000.In a series of post on his Twitter page, Omokri said the achievements on Buhari's campaign manual are "next level lies".He stated that the [...]

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    Ezekwesili kicks off campaign, says ‘I’m the best man for the job’

Ezekwesili kicks off campaign, says ‘I’m the best man for the job’

Oby Ezekwesili, presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), kicked off her campaign on Sunday, saying she is the "best man for the job".She released official photographs for the campaign and challenged her rivals to “bring up their doable programmes to better the lots of citizens”.Ezekwesili insisted that none of those aspiring to the highest office in [...]

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    Buhari has ‘written his name in gold’

Buhari has ‘written his name in gold’

The National Coalition of Patriots (NCP), a socio-political group, says ordinary Nigerians have been affected positively by the leadership style of President Muhammadu Buhari.The group said the president therefore deserves all the needed support to lead the nation to the greater heights in 2019.In a statement on Sunday, Abayomi Ariyo, national coordinator of the group, said Buhari is a candidate [...]

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    2019: Group targets 40 million youth for Atiku

2019: Group targets 40 million youth for Atiku

Atikulated Youth Force, an online campaign group, says it is targeting 40 million youths to support Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), ahead of the 2019 election.In a statement in Abuja on Sunday, Stanley Ebosie, spokesperson of the group, said Atikulated Youth Force is confident in Atiku's ability to lead Nigeria to the promised land.He said [...]

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    Ekpenisi, first-class graduate, ordained Anglican bishop

Ekpenisi, first-class graduate, ordained Anglican bishop

Godfrey Ekpenisi, a first-class graduate of Christian religious studies from the University of Abuja, has been ordained as bishop of the Anglican church.He was ordained bishop of the diocese of Delta state by Nicholas Okoh, primate of the church, at a consecration ceremony at St. Bartholomew’s Cathedral Church, Kubwa, Abuja.Ekpenisi, who was consecrated alongside two other bishops, was first elected [...]

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    ‘APC sending wrong signals about 2019 polls’ — Saraki reacts to Kwara bye-election

‘APC sending wrong signals about 2019 polls’ — Saraki reacts to Kwara bye-election

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the "open intimidation and harassment of voters" in the Kwara house of representatives bye-election is sending a wrong signal ahead of the 2019 general election.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Raheem Ajuloopin, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of the bye-election in Ekiti/Oke-Ero/ Irepodun/Isin federal constituency.He polled 21,236 votes to defeat his closest [...]

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    Ambode: Dangote is the best to develop public infrastructure

Ambode: Dangote is the best to develop public infrastructure

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has described Aliko Dangote, billionaire businessman, as the best solution to public infrastructure.The governor said this at the commencement of the reconstruction of the Apapa-Oshodi expressway.Dangote and the federal government had entered an agreement for the businessman to construct the road.Ambode said the reconstruction of the would bring permanent relief to motorists and residents.“Whatever [...]

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    Cross River APC chairman dies in road accident

Cross River APC chairman dies in road accident

Mathew Achigbe (pictured middle), chairman of the Cross River state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is dead.The party chairman died in a road accident along Afikpo road in Ebonyi state on Saturday.Achigbe was said to have had the accident in his Toyota sports utility vehicle while on his way back from a church programme in Enugu state.Two other [...]

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