Friday, July 19, 2019

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    Obasanjo: Buhari’s govt moving Nigeria towards the path of disaster

Obasanjo: Buhari’s govt moving Nigeria towards the path of disaster

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has accused President Muhammadu Buhari’s government of moving the country towards the path of disaster.In an interview with Premium Times, the former president said the progress the country is said to be making is questionable.He lamented the present arrangement of political leadership in the country, saying it tends to favour some zones at the expense of [...]

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    Okorocha: INEC hasn’t released my certificate of return despite court order

Okorocha: INEC hasn’t released my certificate of return despite court order

Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo state, says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is yet to issue him a certificate of return as senator-elect.In a statement on Monday, Sam Onwuemedo, Okorocha's media aide, described pictures circulating on the internet showing the former governor holding a certificate of return as fake.On Friday, a federal high court in Abuja had ordered [...]

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    Ikeja DisCo rolls out prepaid meters for Ikorodu residents

Ikeja DisCo rolls out prepaid meters for Ikorodu residents

The Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IKEDC) has announced the roll out of prepaid meters for customers in the Ikorodu business unit in Lagos.In a statement on Monday, Felix Ofulue, the company's head of corporate communications, said the deployment will commence on June 17 following the successful registration and subscription for meters customers across the area.According to the electricity distribution company [...]

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    Osun LG chairmen’s Dubai trip ‘to study democracy’ cancelled by Oyetola

Osun LG chairmen’s Dubai trip ‘to study democracy’ cancelled by Oyetola

Gboyega Oyetola, governor of Osun state, has ordered the cancellation of a proposed trip of local council chairmen in the state to Dubai, United Arab Emirates.In a statement on Monday, Adeniyi Adesina, chief press secretary to the governor, said the foreign trip was cancelled owing to the financial situation of the state.The 68 council chairman had proposed to embark on [...]

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    Monumental tragedy has befallen our people, says Afenifere on kidnappings

Monumental tragedy has befallen our people, says Afenifere on kidnappings

Afenifere, the apex Yoruba socio-political organisation, says people are now afraid to travel on the roads in the south-west due to frequent cases of kidnapping.In a statement on Sunday, Yinka Odumakin, national publicity secretary of the group, described the situation as a monumental tragedy for people living in the region.Afenifere accused governors in the region of trivialising what the people [...]

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    Falana: NBC lacks power to suspend licences of media organisations

Falana: NBC lacks power to suspend licences of media organisations

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) lacks the power to suspend licences of media organisation without an order from the court.In a statement on Sunday, the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), said the regulator cannot also ban radio houses from playing records of artists or impose fines on alleged offenders without recourse to the court.On [...]

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    CAN kicks but JNI expresses support for bill to regulate preaching in Kaduna

CAN kicks but JNI expresses support for bill to regulate preaching in Kaduna

Religious bodies in Kaduna state have expressed divergent views on the passage of the bill to regulate preaching in the state.The state house of assembly had, on Friday, passed the executive bill which was introduced in 2016.Reacting to the development, Sunny Akanni, counsel to the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), threatened to sue the state assembly for disobeying a court order [...]

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    Digital learning will lift Nigerians out of poverty, says Finnish educator

Digital learning will lift Nigerians out of poverty, says Finnish educator

Arto Tenhunen, chief executive officer of Soprano Group, a leading education company in Finland, says the future of education in Nigeria depends on the country’s ability to develop the sector to cater for the teeming needs of its citizens.Speaking on Friday at the 11th Total School Support Seminar and Exhibition (TOSSE) education show in Lagos, Tenhunen, who led a Finnish [...]

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    Police nab ‘wanted cult leader’ in Lagos, recover weapons

Police nab ‘wanted cult leader’ in Lagos, recover weapons

The Lagos state police command has arrested one Yusuf Omidele, leader of a notorious cult group in Ikorodu, along with members of his gang.In a statement on Friday, Bala Elkana, command spokesperson, said Omidele, was an ex-convict and had been on the police wanted list.According to him, Omidele, who had been sentenced to prison on different occasions, completed his last [...]

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    Report: Pius Adesanmi’s mother, daughter sue Boeing over plane crash

Report: Pius Adesanmi’s mother, daughter sue Boeing over plane crash

Lois Olufunke, mother of late Pius Adesanmi, and the deceased’s daughter, Iyabo Toluhi, have sued the Boeing company over the plane crash that killed the renowned writer.Boeing is the manufacturer of the ill-fated 737 MAX 8 Ethiopian Airlines aircraft that crashed in March killing all passengers onboard.The two Nigerians aboard the Nairobi-bound flight were Adesanmi, and Biodun Bashua, a former [...]

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    ‘It’s unnecessary show of force’ — NGE kicks against closure of AIT, Raypower

‘It’s unnecessary show of force’ — NGE kicks against closure of AIT, Raypower

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has condemned the suspension of the licence of DAAR Communications Plc, owners of African Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower over "breach of broadcasting code".In a statement on Friday in Abuja, Funke Egbemode, president of the guild, described the action by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) as a witch-hunt and an unnecessary show of [...]

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    We’re studying Ganduje’s query, says Sanusi’s chief of staff

We’re studying Ganduje’s query, says Sanusi’s chief of staff

Munir Sanusi, chief of staff to Muhammadu Sanusi, emir of Kano, says the emirate council is studying the content of the query issued to the monarch.The office of the secretary to the state government (SSG) had issued a query to Sanusi on behalf of Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state.A source had told TheCable that the query was on alleged financial [...]

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    Goje pulls out of senate presidency race after meeting Buhari

Goje pulls out of senate presidency race after meeting Buhari

Danjuma Goje, senator representing Gombe central, has withdrawn from the race to head the senate.Speaking after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, Goje said he took the decision out of respect for President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC).The APC leadership as well as the president had endorsed Ahmad Lawan but that did not [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu has a better understanding of SDGs, says group

Sanwo-Olu has a better understanding of SDGs, says group

Nigeria's Creative Youth Community Development Initiative (CYCDI), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has urged Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, to work towards building the state to a sustainable mega city.In a statement on Tuesday in Basel, Switzerland, Foluke Michael, CYCDI's chief executive officer and project director, said Lagos possessed the biggest potential to give expression to values of the United Nations [...]

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    Oshiomhole inherited ‘huge mess’ from you, APC fires back at Oyegun

Oshiomhole inherited ‘huge mess’ from you, APC fires back at Oyegun

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused John Oyegun, its former national chairman, of handing over a dysfunctional party to his successor.Speaking to journalists on Tuesday in Abuja, Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC's spokesman, said the former national chairman was responsible for the indiscipline and impunity in the party.Oyegun, who left office in 2018, had accused Adam Oshiomhole, his successor, of lacking [...]

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    Prepaid meters available for sale from June 15, EEDC tells south-east residents

Prepaid meters available for sale from June 15, EEDC tells south-east residents

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) says it will commence the deployment of prepaid meters to its customers in the south-east from June 15.In a statement on Tuesday, Chukwuemeka Ezeh, EEDC's head of communications, urged the customers to take advantage of the meter asset providers (MAP) scheme and get metered within 10 days of paying for the meter.The electricity company [...]

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KANO361474413
PH361475412
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