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    South-west governors to donate 100 patrol vehicles to regional security outfit

South-west governors to donate 100 patrol vehicles to regional security outfit

Governors of states in the south-west will donate 100 patrol vehicles to a proposed joint security outfit for the region.In a statement issued on Monday, Dapo Abiodun, governor of Ogun state, said each of the six states in the region will donate 20 vehicles, communication gadgets and personnel for the security outfit named Amotekun.In July, the governors of Ondo, Ogun, [...]

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    Ghanaian lecturer to sue BBC over sex-for-grade video

Ghanaian lecturer to sue BBC over sex-for-grade video

Yaw Gyampo, a professor of political science at the University of Ghana, has vowed to sue the BBC over its sex-for-mark video documentary.Gyampo was implicated in a 13-minute video documentary released by the BBC Africa Eye on Monday.The professor described the documentary as an entrapment, insisting that he was never involved in the act.He said the documentary could not establish [...]

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    Crack in ASUU as lecturers from five universities form new union

Crack in ASUU as lecturers from five universities form new union

Lecturers from five universities have broken away from the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to form a new union.The lecturers announced the formation of the Congress of University Academics (CONUA) at the end of its stakeholders' forum at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), on Saturday.Members of the new union are OAU, Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma; Federal University, Oye Ekiti [...]

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    Newspaper columnist withdraws from Kogi PDP campaign council

Newspaper columnist withdraws from Kogi PDP campaign council

Majeed Dahiru, a newspaper columnist, has announced his withdrawal from the governorship campaign council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi state.In a statement on Wednesday, Dahiru said his decision to withdraw as chairman of the public communications committee of the council was to allow him continue his role as an "advocate of good governance".The council was constituted after [...]

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    Security beefed up in Kano ahead of tribunal’s verdict on guber poll

Security beefed up in Kano ahead of tribunal’s verdict on guber poll

The Kano state police command has deployed officers in strategic locations in the metropolis ahead of the judgement of the governorship election petition tribunal.TheCable reporter, who visited some areas of the state on Tuesday, observed that combined security forces comprising mobile police force and civil defense operatives were stationed at the state high court, venue of the tribunal.Abdullahi Haruna, command spokesperson, [...]

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    Buhari: Nigerians will have uninterrupted electricity in not-too-distant future

Buhari: Nigerians will have uninterrupted electricity in not-too-distant future

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians of affordable and uninterrupted electricity supply in the "not too distant future".Speaking during his 59th Independence day broadcast to the nation on Tuesday, the president said his administration is resolute in reforming the power sector.While the financial intervention by the Buhari's administration to the power sector has hit N1.5 trillion in five years, the [...]

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    Independence Day: Buhari to address the nation at 7am

Independence Day: Buhari to address the nation at 7am

President Muhammadu Buhari will, on Tuesday morning, address the country through a nationwide broadcast.Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, disclosed this in a statement.He said the broadcast is part of activities to commemorate Nigeria’s 59th independence anniversary celebrations."President Muhammadu Buhari will broadcast to the nation on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 7am," the statement read."Television, [...]

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    Stakeholders seek alternative sources of funding for basic education

Stakeholders seek alternative sources of funding for basic education

The OpenFees Stakeholders' Forum says there is a need to create alternative sources of funding for basic education in Nigeria.This is contained in a communique signed by Stephanie Ronald which was issued at the end of the stakeholders meeting in Abuja.The stakeholders which were drawn from different sectors including government and students noted that there is a need to accommodate [...]

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    Falana: DSS not petitioning NJC over judge who granted Sowore bail

Falana: DSS not petitioning NJC over judge who granted Sowore bail

Femi Falana, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says there is no plan by the Department of State Services (DSS) to report a federal high court judge to the National Judicial Council (NJC) for granting Omoyele Sowore bail.In a statement issued on Sunday, Falana said the report on the secret service petitioning the NJC against Taiwo Taiwo, the judge, who [...]

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    Sowore to be arraigned before new judge on Monday

Sowore to be arraigned before new judge on Monday

The federal government will arraign Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow movement, before a federal high court in Abuja on Monday.Sowore’s case is said to have been assigned to Ijeoma Ojukwu,a judge of the high court.He is facing a seven-count charge of cyber-stalking, treasonable felony and money laundering.Taiwo Taiwo, a judge of the federal high court, had granted Sowore bail, but the [...]

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    Bhojsons launches 1,000 KVA generators with KRM technology

Bhojsons launches 1,000 KVA generators with KRM technology

Bhojsons Powerhub, a power solution company, has launched its 1,000kva Kirloskar green power generators with complete remote monitoring controls.The company, a subsidiary of the Bhojsons Group, unveiled the Kirloskar remote management system (KRM), during the latest Power Nigeria Exhibition held in Lagos from September 24 to 26.The energy firm said the new technology was introduced to meet the growing demand [...]

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    Ladoja: I was impeached because I told Obasanjo he wasn’t qualified for third term

Ladoja: I was impeached because I told Obasanjo he wasn’t qualified for third term

Rashidi Ladoja, former governor of Oyo state, says he was impeached in 2006 because he told former President Olusegun Obasanjo that he was not qualified for a third term in office.Elected in 2003 under the platform of the People Democratic Party (PDP), the former governor was impeached in January 2006, reinstated in December 2006 and his term ended in 2007.In [...]

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    OBITUARY: Naagbanton, activist who sued Shell for pollution of Ogoni community and won

OBITUARY: Naagbanton, activist who sued Shell for pollution of Ogoni community and won

The Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD), a non-governmental organisation, has announced the death of its founder, Patrick Naagbanton, 49-year-old activist, critic and journalist.According to CEHRD, Naagbanton was hit by a reckless driver in Port Harcourt on September 13. He was taken to hospital where he was until September 21, when he passed away.Naagbanton was dedicated to [...]

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    PHOTO: No lies can stop Osinbajo from becoming president in 2023, says Ondo youth group

PHOTO: No lies can stop Osinbajo from becoming president in 2023, says Ondo youth group

The Ondo state chapter of the Southwest Youth Congress (SYC) says no amount of gimmicks or lies against Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo can stop him from becoming Nigeria’s president in 2023.The group made this known on Thursday during a procession for Osinbajo's candidacy in Akure, the state capital.Bamise Akintomide, who led the state chapter of SYC, alleged that "desperate cabals" are [...]

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    Magu: People bagging sand as fertiliser under CBN’s anchor borrowers’ programme

Magu: People bagging sand as fertiliser under CBN’s anchor borrowers’ programme

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says some persons are bagging sand as fertiliser under the anchor borrowers' programme coordinated by the Central Bank of Nigeria.Speaking at the 15th anti-corruption situation room organised by the Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA) in Kaduna, on Tuesday, the EFCC chief, who was represented by Wilson Uwujaren, [...]

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    Osinbajo: We’ve spent N1.5trn on power so far

Osinbajo: We’ve spent N1.5trn on power so far

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the federal government has spent N1.5 trillion on the power sector in the past two years.In July, the vice-president said the administration has invested N900 billion in the sector since it assumed office in 2015.In August, the federal government approved another N600 billion intervention fund for the sector.Speaking on Tuesday at the Kainji hydro power plant [...]

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