Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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    Stop using my name to spread fake news, Okonjo-Iweala warns politicians

Stop using my name to spread fake news, Okonjo-Iweala warns politicians

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance, has warned politicians to desist from using her name to spread falsehood.In a statement issued on her behalf by Paul Nwabuikwu, her spokesman, the former minister said some groups and individuals had used her name to further their political objectives.The statement said such falsehood is being disseminated on social media showing the former minister supporting [...]

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    OBITUARY: Kutigi, the judge who ‘rejected N200m’ to screen out Atiku from presidential race in 2007

OBITUARY: Kutigi, the judge who ‘rejected N200m’ to screen out Atiku from presidential race in 2007

Mr. President, please permit me to pay tribute to four of our delegates who died during the pendency of the Conference. Barrister Hamma Misau who died on March 27; Dr. Mohammad Jumare who died on May 5; Professor Dora Akunyili, on June 7; and Professor Mohammad Nur Alkali, on August 1, 2014. May their souls rest in peace.Those were the [...]

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    Oby Ezekwesili: Nigeria must do better in global competitiveness

Oby Ezekwesili: Nigeria must do better in global competitiveness

Oby Ezekwesili, presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPP), says Nigeria must do better in global competitiveness ranking.Ezekwesili said this on Saturday while reacting to the recently released global competitiveness report which ranked Nigeria 115 out of 140 profiled countries.The former vice-president of the World Bank for Africa said Nigeria’s move from its previous position of 125 [...]

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    Top LASU officials involved in admission racketeering, says ASUU

Top LASU officials involved in admission racketeering, says ASUU

The Lagos State University (LASU) chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has alleged secrecy and racketeering in the university's admission process.In a letter dated October 15, 2018 and signed by Tony Dansu, secretary of the union, and Adeolu Oyekan, his assistant, ASUU-LASU alleged that staff in the "highest offices within the university" are engaging in admission racketeering.The letter [...]

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    I’ll hand over to Akinlade in 2019, says Amosun

I’ll hand over to Akinlade in 2019, says Amosun

Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, says he will hand over power to Abiodun Akinlade, his preferred candidate of the All progressives Congress (APC) for the 2019 governorship election.The governor made this known in a statement by Adedayo Adeneye, the state commissioner for information.The national working committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had ratified Dapo Abiodun as the governorship candidate [...]

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    PDP: Unknown people trying to submit illegal names to INEC

PDP: Unknown people trying to submit illegal names to INEC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says some unknown persons in the party are trying to submit illegal names to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2019 general election.In a statement in Abuja on Friday, Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesperson of the party, said the PDP is aware of the moves to submit unauthorised names from illegal primaries conducted, especially in [...]

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    Fashola: The problems of electricity can’t be solved by magic

Fashola: The problems of electricity can’t be solved by magic

Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, says the problems of electricity are slowly being solved as no one can do it by magic.Fashola said this on Thursday while inaugurating the 2x100MVA, 132/33kV power transformers at the Ejigbo Transmission Substation in Lagos.The minister said out of the 800 containers of power equipment abandoned at the port for about 10 [...]

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    APC planning to cause violence in Akwa Ibom, says governor

APC planning to cause violence in Akwa Ibom, says governor

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of planning to cause violence in the state.Speaking with reporters after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday, the governor said he had been briefed on the alleged plans but they will all end in futility.Udom said the [...]

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    NEC fails to discuss minimum wage

NEC fails to discuss minimum wage

The national economic council (NEC) did not discuss the issue of minimum wage at its meeting on Thursday.Mohammed Abubakar, governor of Bauchi state, disclosed this while speaking with state house correspondents at the end of the meeting which held at the presidential villa in Abuja.The NEC meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had governors and some ministers in [...]

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    Yari: Governors lack the capacity to pay new minimum wage

Yari: Governors lack the capacity to pay new minimum wage

Abdulaziz Yari, chairman of the Nigerian Governors' Forum (NGF), says governors are not against the upward review of the minimum wage but they lack capacity to pay it.The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) had demanded N30,000 as minimum wage but the governors proposed N20,000 while the federal government said it could afford N24,000.Briefing journalists on the outcome of the forum's meeting [...]

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    Fayemi scraps Fayose’s education tax, promises free meals in schools

Fayemi scraps Fayose’s education tax, promises free meals in schools

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti, has scrapped the payment of education taxes in primary and secondary schools.Fayemi made this known on Wednesday at a town hall meeting held in Ido-Ekiti.In 2015, Ayodele Fayose, former governor of the state, had introduced the levy where pupils in private and public schools were mandated to pay N1000 and N500 respectively.But the new governor [...]

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    Fayose to Fayemi: Ekiti not owing N170bn — that’s a blatant lie

Fayose to Fayemi: Ekiti not owing N170bn — that’s a blatant lie

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti, says the debt owed by the state is not up to N170bn as claimed by Kayode Fayemi, incumbent governor.In a statement on Wednesday, Lere Olayinka, Fayose's spokesperson, described the statement as false and "a way of preparing grounds for his impending failure just as he did when he assumed office in 2010".During his inauguration [...]

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    APC to Adeleke: We didn’t ask you to commit examination fraud

APC to Adeleke: We didn’t ask you to commit examination fraud

The Osun state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked Ademola Adeleke, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the last governorship election in Osun, to face his "fraud case" and stop dragging the party into his affair.In a statement on Wednesday, Kunle Oyatomi, APC director of publicity, research and strategy in the state, said the PDP candidate was looking [...]

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    Adeleke: Police, APC trying to distract me from retrieving my stolen mandate

Adeleke: Police, APC trying to distract me from retrieving my stolen mandate

Ademola Adeleke, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Osun, has accused the police of conniving with the All Progressives Congress (APC) to stop him from retrieving his "stolen mandate".In a statement on Tuesday, Adeleke said there is a plot is to harass and intimidate him in order to disrupt the commencement of his petition before the election tribunal.The senator [...]

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    Red Cross ‘heartbroken’ over execution of Hauwa Liman by Boko Haram

Red Cross ‘heartbroken’ over execution of Hauwa Liman by Boko Haram

The International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) says it is heartbroken over the execution of Hauwa Liman, one of its health workers abducted in March by a Boko Haram faction.In a statement on Tuesday, the organisation described the murder of Liman as a despicable act of cruelty.The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram, had [...]

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    Allegations against VC split academic staff at FUOYE

Allegations against VC split academic staff at FUOYE

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) at the Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), have split into factions over the allegations levelled against Kayode Soremekun, the vice-chancellor.A faction of the union had accused Soremekun of pension and recruitment fraud, allegations which he denied.At a press conference in Oye-Ekiti, Soremekun asked the union to be thorough in its investigations before raising [...]

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