Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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    Emefiele: I’m optimistic Buhari will appoint ministers on time

Emefiele: I’m optimistic Buhari will appoint ministers on time

Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says he is optimistic that President Muhammadu Buhari will appoint new ministers in good time to help monetary policies thrive. At the monetary policy committee press briefing on Tuesday, Emefiele was asked if he could advice President Buhari to reconstitute his cabinet on time to ensure that fiscal policies aid monetary [...]

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    Keep working till May 28, Buhari tells ministers

Keep working till May 28, Buhari tells ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed ministers to continue working in their offices until Tuesday, May 28th.He said this on Wednesday at the valedictory federal executive council held at the state house, Abuja.The president acknowledged that the meeting was the last as his cabinet for the 2015 to 2019 tenure, but told the ministers to keep working, and preparing to hand over [...]

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    Buhari orders immediate removal of trucks causing gridlock in Apapa

Buhari orders immediate removal of trucks causing gridlock in Apapa

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that the Apapa gridlock be cleared up immediately.He also ordered the immediate removal of all trucks from the bridges and roads within Apapa and all adjoining streets leading to the area.Referred to as the gateway to the nation's economy due to citing of ports and terminals there, Apapa has been known for gridlock which has [...]

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    Buhari presides over valedictory FEC meeting

Buhari presides over valedictory FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over valedictory federal executive council (FEC) meeting of his first term in office.Buhari walked into the council chambers of the presidential villa, Abuja, at 11:02am and the meeting started immediately.After the national anthem, the Muslim opening prayer was said by Sulieman Hassan, minister of environment, while the Christian prayer was said by Usani Usani, [...]

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    WHO: More than 40,000 children at risk in the north-east

WHO: More than 40,000 children at risk in the north-east

More than 40,000 children are at risk of dying in the north-east due to the combined threat of acute malnutrition and medical complications within a context of high malaria prevalence.The World Health Organisation (WHO) disclosed in its annual report released to journalists at a workshop on issues of health emergencies response in Yola, Adamawa state.The report said the destruction of [...]

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    Confusion as army commander attacks Borno deputy gov’s convoy

Confusion as army commander attacks Borno deputy gov’s convoy

There was a disagreement between soldiers and policemen while Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo was inaugurating some projects in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, on Tuesday.The vice-president visited Borno to inaugurate some of the projects executed by the outgoing administration of Kashim Shettima.Among the projects were schools, GSM Center and facilities for displaced children in the state.However, while Osinbajo, Kashim Shettima, the governor [...]

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    NGE rejects new accreditation guidelines for national assembly correspondents

NGE rejects new accreditation guidelines for national assembly correspondents

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) on Tuesday rejected the new guidelines for accreditation of media organisations and journalists for coverage of the 9th national assembly.The new guideline allows television, independent producers and online media to present only one reporter for accreditation while radio stations are allowed to have only one reporter.It also demanded tax return of the last two [...]

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    We are investigating Okorocha, says Magu

We are investigating Okorocha, says Magu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it is investigating Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state.Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the anti-graft agency, disclosed this in an interview with Channels Television.Asked if an investigation is ongoing regarding the governor, he responded, “definitely”.“Of course, we are doing a couple of checks and investigations here and there. We are investigating almost everybody,” [...]

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    VIDEO: Buhari jogs as he performs lesser hajj in Saudi Arabia

VIDEO: Buhari jogs as he performs lesser hajj in Saudi Arabia

A video of President Muhammadu Buhari jogging while performing lesser hajj in Saudi Arabia is currently trending online.The video shot by NTA shows the president carrying out the exercise while performing one of the rites of hajj at the Masjid Haram (the Grand Mosque) in Makkah.At the end of the exercise, Buhari granted an interview where he said he would [...]

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    Football legends honour Ambode

Football legends honour Ambode

The Agege Stadium in Lagos was buzzing with excitement on Saturday as top African and Nigerian football legends honoured Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, with a testimonial match ahead of his exit from office.Among the players on the Nigerian legend team coached by Olympic gold medal winning coach, Bonfere Joe, were Jay Jay Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu, Samson Siasia, Daniel Amokachi, [...]

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    Niger Delta intellectuals ask FG to be decisive about ‘criminal activities’ in the region

Niger Delta intellectuals ask FG to be decisive about ‘criminal activities’ in the region

Following the recent threat to declare Niger Delta Republic on June 1, several intellectuals in the region under the aegis of Niger-Delta Intellectual Front (NDIF) have advised the federal government to take proactive measures.A militant group known as Network of Niger Delta Republic Fighters, Monday, warned of an impending breakaway, highlighting some selective maltreatment of Niger Delta people.In a statement [...]

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    ‘My ex-minister will do very well at World Bank’ — Jonathan speaks on Pate’s appointment

‘My ex-minister will do very well at World Bank’ — Jonathan speaks on Pate’s appointment

Former president Goodluck Jonathan says Muhammad Ali Pate, his former minister of state for health, will do very well on his new role at World Bank.Jonathan congratulated Pate, who was recently named global director for health, nutrition and population at the World Bank."I congratulate Dr. Muhammad Ali Pate, my former Minister of State for health over his appointment by World [...]

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    Five makeup hacks to achieve a beautiful natural look

Five makeup hacks to achieve a beautiful natural look

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    FULL LIST: Dozie, Odili, Dasuki… the billionaires who own MTN Nigeria

FULL LIST: Dozie, Odili, Dasuki… the billionaires who own MTN Nigeria

Going public on Thursday, MTN Nigeria has brought itself under the scrutiny of the investing public; all its progress and otherwise will now be subject to the corporate governance laws of the Nigerian Stock Exchange.In line with this, the press also has a duty to monitor how transparent or opaque a public limited company is, at every point of its [...]

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    Jonathan: I overcame challenges in office through prayers

Jonathan: I overcame challenges in office through prayers

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan has attributed the achievements he made in government to prayers.Speaking on Friday at the third session of the 10th Synod of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion which held in Abuja, Jonathan asked Nigerians to pray and support the federal government’s effort in tackling insecurity.“As a nation, from the beginning, we’ve been passing through a lot of [...]

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    Court strikes out suit seeking sack of Saraki, Dogara over defection

Court strikes out suit seeking sack of Saraki, Dogara over defection

A federal high court in Abuja has struck out a suit seeking to declare vacant, the seats of Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of house of representatives, and 52 other federal lawmakers who defected from their political parties in the buildup to the general election.Delivering judgment on Friday, Okon Abang, the presiding judge, held that the Legal [...]

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