Thursday, September 20, 2018

Taiwo Adebulu

    EiE launches guide on how citizens can recall lawmakers

EiE launches guide on how citizens can recall lawmakers

Enough is Enough (EiE) Nigeria, a civil society organisation, has launched a guide to educate citizens on their constitutional right to recall a legislator who represents them poorly.Presented in a media chat with journalists on Thursday, in Lagos, the manual titled “The citizen’s guide to the recall process” detailed the constitutional power of citizens to remove members of the legislature [...]

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    Melaye’s constituents asks police to respect his rights

Melaye’s constituents asks police to respect his rights

Okun Development Initiative (ODI), a socio-cultural group in Kogi state, has asked the police to respect the fundamental human rights of Dino Melaye in the course of their investigation.Okun is the term used to describe groups of Yoruba speaking communities in Kogi.People of Okun are from Kogi west, the senatorial district Melaye represents.In a statement on Wednesday, Olalekan Aiyenigba, general [...]

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    Globacom to build second submarine cable

Globacom to build second submarine cable

Globacom Limited, telecommunications giant, has awarded a contract to construct a multi-billion naira optic fibre submarine cable to boost telecommunications service in the country.This was disclosed at a contract-signing ceremony between the telecommunications company and Huawei, a global telecom solutions vendors, in Lagos.WHAT IS SUBMARINE CABLE?A submarine communications cable is a cable laid on the seabed between land-based stations [...]

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    Mosquito village: Inside Lagos slum where land is allocated at N2000

Mosquito village: Inside Lagos slum where land is allocated at N2000

Life at Mosquito village, a slum in Lagos state, is disgusting, brutal, weird, ephemeral, yet entertaining. The residents live in the cozy embrace of the filth surrounding them like the walls of Jericho -- but life must go on. Their reality is gloomy but with daily doses of jest, they wade through the murky waters of their world. TAIWO ADEBULU, [...]

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    This app will help you know your rights

This app will help you know your rights

The Constitutional Rights Awareness and Liberty Initiative (CRALI), a civil society organisation, has developed a mobile application to inform Nigerians about their rights.The mobile application called 'Know Your Rights Nigeria' was launched at the United States consulate office in Lagos on Tuesday.Developed by Adeola Oyinlade, a lawyer, the app offers its content in Pidgin, Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba languages.There is [...]

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    EXTRA: Kwara governor appoints special assistant on Fulani affairs

EXTRA: Kwara governor appoints special assistant on Fulani affairs

Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara state, has appointed Abdul-Azeez Muhammad as his special assistant on Fulani affairs.Isiaka Gold, secretary to the state government (SSG), made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Ilorin, the state capital.Muhammad is to represent Miyetti-Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), the umbrella body of herdsmen, in the governor’s administration.Gold explained that the appointment was [...]

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    UNICEF: 4.3 million Nigerian children don’t benefit from vaccinations every year

UNICEF: 4.3 million Nigerian children don’t benefit from vaccinations every year

The United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says about 4.3 million children do not benefit from vaccinations every year.Mohamed Malick Fall, UNICEF representative in Nigeria, made this known in a statement on Monday.He said the recent multiple indicator cluster survey conducted by Nigeria government in 2016/17 shows that only one in four children in the country receive all the recommended [...]

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    ‘Master your life’ seminar to hold in Lagos

‘Master your life’ seminar to hold in Lagos

A seminar on relationship, mental and emotional wellbeing will take place in Lagos on May 12, 2018.Scheduled for the Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Lagos, the organisers said the seminar aims at transforming love lives as well as the mental and emotional well-being of participants.They said there will also be an opportunity to network over lunch for both singles and couples alike.Pamela [...]

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    CAN to Christians: Defend yourselves or lose your lives

CAN to Christians: Defend yourselves or lose your lives

Samson Ayokunle, president of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has appealed to Christians to save themselves from killings and attacks.He said this during a pre-convention news conference of the 105th annual meeting of the Nigerian Baptist Convention (NBC) in Rivers state.Ayokunle, who is also the president of NBC, urged them to defend themselves against rampaging herdsmen, Boko Haram insurgents and [...]

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    Alanamu, NPC nominee, says he was never imprisoned

Alanamu, NPC nominee, says he was never imprisoned

Saadu Alanamu, former chairman of the governing council of Kwara State Polytechnic, says he was never sent to prison.Alanamu was recently nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari as a commissioner of the National Population Commission (NPC).He was said to have been remanded in prison by a Kwara state high court sitting in Ilorin over his alleged involvement in a fraud to the tune of [...]

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    Moghalu: Speaking truth to power isn’t easy

Moghalu: Speaking truth to power isn’t easy

Kingsley Moghalu, former deputy governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says speaking truth to power is not easy.He said this on Friday, while delivering a lecture 4th anniversary of The Niche Newspaper in Lagos.Moghalu said one of the major ways by which the media can play the role of a catalyst in social transformation is through investigative journalism.“By uncovering [...]

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    SystemSpecs: We’ll promote Nigeria’s interest at US summit

SystemSpecs: We’ll promote Nigeria’s interest at US summit

SystemSpecs, a Nigerian payment platform, is set to showcase its financial technology at the 2018 US-Nigeria investment summit.According to a statement by organisers of the event, the investment summit is to promote home-grown world-class products and initiatives to the international community.The two-day summit, organised by the Nigerian embassy in US, will commence in Washington, DC on Friday.“US-Nigeria investment summit 2018 [...]

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    NERC: The people who steal energy are the top guys

NERC: The people who steal energy are the top guys

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) says the "top guys" are responsible for energy theft in the country.The commission said no amount of technology can eliminate energy theft.Nathan Shatti, NERC’s commissioner for finance and management services, said this at the April edition of the monthly power dialogue of the nextier advisory in Abuja.He said the commission had met with Femi Gbajabiamila, [...]

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    Ebonyi governor declares public holiday for PVC collection

Ebonyi governor declares public holiday for PVC collection

Dave Umahi, governor of Ebonyi, has declared Friday as a public holiday for civil servants to obtain their permanent voter cards (PVC) ahead of the 2019 elections.Hygenius Nwokwu, secretary to the state government, in a statement said the governor declared Friday a work-free day as a result of his deep concern for the success of PVC registration in the state.He said: [...]

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    Police promote 45 officers who captured Evans

Police promote 45 officers who captured Evans

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved special promotion of the 45 police officers who captured Chukwudumuje Onuoamadike, kidnapped kingpin better known as Evans, and 21 member of his gang.Ikechukwu Ani, spokesman of the commission, announced this in a statement on Thursday.He said the decision was taken at the 27th plenary meeting of the PSC presided over by Mike Okiro, [...]

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    PDP: After de-marketing his generation, Buhari ready to destroy the youth

PDP: After de-marketing his generation, Buhari ready to destroy the youth

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of attempting to destroy the future of Nigerian youth.In a statement on Thursday, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP national publicity secretary, said young people in the nation cannot in any way be described as lazy.He said this in response to a comment made by Buhari at the Commonwealth Business Forum in London.The [...]

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