Thursday, November 15, 2018

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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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    Police ‘kill’ Nenadi Usman’s niece in Abuja

Police ‘kill’ Nenadi Usman’s niece in Abuja

Officers of the Nigerian Police Force have allegedly killed Anita Akapson, a niece of Nenadi Usman, former minister of finance.Akapson was said to have been killed on Saturday night in Katampe Extension area of Abuja by four police officers.Ibrahim Idris, the inspector general of police, has ordered the detention and investigation of its officers allegedly involved in the killing of Akapson.In a statement [...]

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    FG to review performance of DisCos in 2019

FG to review performance of DisCos in 2019

The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) says it will embark on a final performance review of the electricity distribution companies (DisCos) by 2019.In a statement, Alex Okoh, director-general of BPE, said apart from the Kaduna DisCo, 11 DisCos will undergo the review in order to evaluate the achievement of the agreement signed with the federal government in August 2013.He added [...]

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    Fayemi ‘must hit the ground running’

Fayemi ‘must hit the ground running’

The Progressive Communication and Strategy Think-Tank, a socio-cultural group, has asked Kayode Fayemi, incoming governor of Ekiti state, to hit the ground running.In a statement on Monday, Idowu Quadri, spokesman of the conveners, said the stomach infrastructure popularised by the current administration was a bad influence on the people.He urged the incoming governor to create new set of values.Quadri said [...]

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    The anguish, pains of Osun women who travel distances to deliver dead babies

The anguish, pains of Osun women who travel distances to deliver dead babies

For these women in Osun, pregnancy comes with a heavy burden of fear – whether or not they will live to carry their babies.  The poorly equipped community health centres offer uncertain hopes. Enduring the pains and anguish, they travel distances to towns where they can get affordable healthcare. TAIWO ADEBULU, who visited rural communities in the state, reports.Simbiat went [...]

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    60 million Nigerians ‘at risk of depression’

60 million Nigerians ‘at risk of depression’

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    Atiku: Why I chose Peter Obi as my running mate

Atiku: Why I chose Peter Obi as my running mate

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he picked Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra state, as his running mate for 2019 elections, because he has a vast knowledge of the economy.In a statement issued on his behalf by Gbenga Daniel, director-general of his campaign, Abubakar said Obi's choice was also influenced by his youthfulness."The presidential candidate [...]

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    Fayose: Politicians are erratic… they may harass me if I attend Fayemi’s inauguration

Fayose: Politicians are erratic… they may harass me if I attend Fayemi’s inauguration

Ayodele Fayose, outgoing governor of Ekiti, says he won't attend the inauguration ceremony of Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect, because erratic politicians may harass him. Addressing a press conference in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday, he said such harassment might destroy the relationship between him and the incoming governor.Fayose added that his scheduled appearance at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja also [...]

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    Osinbajo: Nigeria needs $1trn investment to modernise energy infrastructure

Osinbajo: Nigeria needs $1trn investment to modernise energy infrastructure

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria needs about $1 trillion investment to modernise its energy infrastructure.Osinbajo said this on Thursday while declaring open the National Energy and Climate Change summit at the state house conference center in Abuja.Represented by Ogbonnaya Onu, minister of science and technology, the vice-president said the Buhari administration was doing a lot to attract both domestic and [...]

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    2019: Buhari, Atiku to speak at restructuring  summit

2019: Buhari, Atiku to speak at restructuring summit

President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar are expected to speak on restructuring at the "Handshake across Niger" summit ahead of 2019 general election. Buhari is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) while Abubakar is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 presidential election.Also expected to speak at the summit scheduled to take place [...]

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    Minister: Some governors are demanding removal of Oshiomhole

Minister: Some governors are demanding removal of Oshiomhole

Some governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are demanding the removal of Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the party.A minister, who craved anonymity, disclosed this to reporters on Wednesday.The opposition against Oshiomhole is coming less than four months into his tenure. He took over the leadership of the party from John Oyegun in June.The minister said the aggrieved governors refused [...]

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    FG charges Ekweremadu with non-declaration of assets

FG charges Ekweremadu with non-declaration of assets

The federal government has filed charges against Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president and Bassey Akpan, senator representing Akwa Ibom north-east district, for alleged failure to declare their assets.The suit against the lawmakers were filed before a federal high court in Abuja by the special presidential investigation panel for the recovery of public property.On Wednesday, Celsus Upong, the prosecution lawyer, had complained [...]

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    Wole Soyinka centre collecting entries for 13th edition of its award

Wole Soyinka centre collecting entries for 13th edition of its award

The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) is calling for entries from Nigerian journalists for the 13th edition of its award.In a statement Motunrayo Alaka, the centre coordinator, said the award is open to journalists with stories published between October 4, 2017 and October 3, 2018.She said the submitted reports must involve in-depth coverage of clandestine activities on public [...]

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    Falana links rising number of out-of-school children to ‘untapped’ N67bn fund

Falana links rising number of out-of-school children to ‘untapped’ N67bn fund

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says Nigeria's out-of-school children increased because states have failed to access the N67bn Universal Basic Education (UBE) fund.In a statement on Tuesday, the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said the fund was lying fallow at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as at April 30.Hammid Bobboyi, executive secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), had announced [...]

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    Obasanjo: Nigeria needs a president who understands the economy

Obasanjo: Nigeria needs a president who understands the economy

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says Nigeria needs a president who understands the economy. He said this on Tuesday at the Foursquare Gospel Church annual public lecture in Lagos. The former president quoted the words of his friend, Helmut Schmidt, a former chancellor of Germany, who said if the people in Africa have to make it, all their political leaders must have good grounding in [...]

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