Monday, October 15, 2018

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    Ebonyi builds additional fertilizer plant

Ebonyi builds additional fertilizer plant

The Ebonyi state government has commenced the construction and installation of another fertilizer plant.Ogbonnaya Chukwu, senior special assistant to the governor on investment, said the building of the new facility at the state-owned Ebonyi Fertilizer and Chemical Company Limited is to ensure that the state meets the "soaring demand" for various blends of NPK fertilizer produced in the country.According to [...]

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    Christians will vote against religious bigots and tribalists in 2019, says Methodist prelate

Christians will vote against religious bigots and tribalists in 2019, says Methodist prelate

Kalu Uche, prelate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, says Christians will vote against religious bigots, tribalists and wicked people in 2019.Uche said this on Sunday while delivering a sermon at an interdenominational church service to mark Democracy Day at the National Christian Center, Abuja.The cleric, speaking on the theme 'I See Hope', said peace can only come through servant-leadership [...]

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    Gunmen ‘kill 30’ in fresh Zamfara attack

Gunmen ‘kill 30’ in fresh Zamfara attack

Gunmen have reportedly killed about 30 persons in a fresh attack in Zamfara state.According to DailyTrust, the attack took place on Saturday at Malikawa village, Gidan Goga district of Maradun local government area.The gunmen were said to have attacked and killed five persons who had gone to work on their farms and twenty-five others who wanted to retrieve their corpses [...]

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    INTERVIEW: I worked harder than my opponents to prove a point, says Imo State University graduate elected councillor in UK

INTERVIEW: I worked harder than my opponents to prove a point, says Imo State University graduate elected councillor in UK

When Celia Osakwe-Hibbert left the shores of Nigeria to the United Kingdom in 2008, all she cared about was to study and help her local community but the journey took a new twist 10 years after. On May 3, 2018, she was elected councillor for Penn at the City of Wolverhampton. The ex-model stood against strong male candidates to win [...]

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    ‘Officials steal’ crates of eggs, tubers of yam meant for school feeding programme

‘Officials steal’ crates of eggs, tubers of yam meant for school feeding programme

Amina Musa, Niger state commissioner for women affairs, says 200 crates of egg and tubers of yam meant for the homegrown school feeding programme have been stolen.While briefing journalists in Minna on Thursday, the commissioner said a desk officer involved in the programme was caught with the crates of eggs meant for pupils in Bosso local government area of the [...]

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    Jang: I had the privilege of sleeping on the bed Obasanjo used in Jos prison

Jang: I had the privilege of sleeping on the bed Obasanjo used in Jos prison

Jonah Jang, former governor of Plateau state, says he had the privilege of sleeping on the bed that former President Olusegun Obasanjo used at the Jos prison in 1995.Jang said at the opening ceremony of the 94th general church council of Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) on Wednesday.In a goodwill message which Abraham Yiljap, his former commissioner of information, [...]

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    FLASHBACK: In 2002, Obasanjo retired Musiliu Smith, new PSC chairman, after police strike

FLASHBACK: In 2002, Obasanjo retired Musiliu Smith, new PSC chairman, after police strike

On Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Musiliu Smith, a former inspector-general of police (IGP), as chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC) to succeed Mike Okiro, also a former inspector-general of police.Senate President Bukola Saraki read Buhari’s letter seeking the confirmation of Smith’s appointment and those of three others.Former President Olusegun obasanjo made Smith IGP on May 29, 1999 but [...]

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    Buhari dares national assembly to confront him over capital projects

Buhari dares national assembly to confront him over capital projects

President Muhammadu Buhari has dared the national assembly to confront him publicly on capital projects.Buhari said this on Tuesday when he hosted the Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) led by Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service.In his speech, the president wondered what members of the national assembly have been doing, even when some of them have spent over a [...]

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    Ondo assembly removes deputy speaker

Ondo assembly removes deputy speaker

The Ondo state house of assembly has removed Iroju Ogundeji, the deputy speaker.Ogundeji, lawmaker representing Odigbo constituency 1, was removed at plenary on Tuesday.The motion for his impeachment was moved by Fatai Olotu, lawmaker representing Akoko north east constituency.Olotu informed the house that 18 members had passed a vote of no confidence on the deputy speaker.According to Olotu, the motion [...]

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    NBET: Three DisCos ignored N8.68bn bill in February

NBET: Three DisCos ignored N8.68bn bill in February

Data from the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET) have shown that three electricity distribution companies (DisCos) made zero remittance to generation companies (GenCos) from the N8.68 billion invoice of February 2018.The three DisCos are Kaduna DisCo with N3.30 billion invoice; Port Harcourt DisCo, N3.75 billion; and Yola DisCo, N1.63 billion.Meanwhile, eight of the eleven DisCos remitted N11.38 billion from [...]

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    Wike: Oyegun cried when APC lost Rivers

Wike: Oyegun cried when APC lost Rivers

Nyesom Wike, governor of River state, says John Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), cried when the party lost the 2015 governorship election in Rivers state.The governor said this on Monday in Port Harcourt, the state capital, when he appeared on Channels Television.He, however, denied a statement credited to him that he was against President Muhammadu Buhari's [...]

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    Church leader, has three daughters – and other things you probably didn’t know about OAU ‘sex-for-marks’ prof

Church leader, has three daughters – and other things you probably didn’t know about OAU ‘sex-for-marks’ prof

Last month, a leaked telephone conversation between Richard Akindele, a professor in the department of management and accounting at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, and Monica Osagie, a postgraduate student surfaced on the internet.The audio detailed how the lecturer solicited sex from the female student to award her a pass mark. After this embarrassment, the man at the center of [...]

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    Secondus: Nigeria may cease to exist if Ekiti election is rigged

Secondus: Nigeria may cease to exist if Ekiti election is rigged

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says Nigeria might go into extinction if the July governorship election in Ekiti state is rigged.Speaking at the flag-off of PDP’s local government election campaign in Rivers state, the opposition leader said his party would resist any attempt to thwart the will of the people.He alleged that the All Progressives [...]

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    FG directs NAFDAC to return to ports

FG directs NAFDAC to return to ports

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has directed the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to return to the ports immediately.The agency said it received the notice on Wednesday via a letter from the office of the vice-president, as part of the presidential enabling business environment council (PEBEC) reforms.According to NAFDAC, the order to return to the ports was [...]

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    APC describes parallel congress as exercise in futility

APC describes parallel congress as exercise in futility

The All Progressives congress (APC) says there is no such thing as parallel congress, hence any form of parallel congress held during any of its congresses is an exercise in futility.Bolaji Abdullahi, national publicity secretary of the party, made this known in a statement on Monday.Abdullahi said this in response to media requests on "parallel congresses" in some states.In Borno, [...]

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    Muslim group asks Nigerians to ignore Adeboye’s ‘prophecy of doom’

Muslim group asks Nigerians to ignore Adeboye’s ‘prophecy of doom’

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has asked Nigerians to ignore a warning made by Enoch Adeboye, general overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), calling it a "prophesy of doom".Last week, Adeboye warned that Nigeria as it is presently constituted may cease to exist if killings continue. He also added that 2019 elections may not hold.In a statement by [...]

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