Saturday, July 13, 2019

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    OPL 245: I was pressured to implicate Adoke, says Russian suspect

OPL 245: I was pressured to implicate Adoke, says Russian suspect

Ednan Tofik ogly Agaev, former Russian ambassador to Colombia who is charged with international corruption over the OPL 245 affair, says he was pressured to mention a name in his interrogation by the FBI.In the FBI interview, he named Mohammed Bello Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation, as one of the recipients of the $400 million bribes allegedly paid to government [...]

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    Eunisell gets thumbs-up for N4m payout to NPFL stars Ibrahim, Udoh

Eunisell gets thumbs-up for N4m payout to NPFL stars Ibrahim, Udoh

Eunisell has received plaudits for choosing to reward two Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) players rather than one for their goals in the 2018/2019 season. The chemical specialty fluids and production solutions company sponsors the biggest individual award in Nigerian football, The Eunisell Boot. On Friday in Lagos, Nasarawa United’s Sunusi Ibrahim and Akwa United’s Mfon Udoh will each be presented with a [...]

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    VERBATIM: What Sanusi said on Buhari, poverty, subsidies and bankruptcy

VERBATIM: What Sanusi said on Buhari, poverty, subsidies and bankruptcy

Speaking at a workshop organised by the office of the accountant-general of the federation at government house, Kano, on Tuesday, Muhammadu Sanusi II, the emir of Kano, highlighted a wide range of economic issues affecting the country.He praised President Muhammadu Buhari for promising to tackle poverty during his second term in office, but listed a number of obstacles and policy [...]

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    Three reasons to include ice cream in your diet

Three reasons to include ice cream in your diet

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    Guys, this is how to help your partner having premenstrual symptoms

Guys, this is how to help your partner having premenstrual symptoms

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    Nigeria on the verge of bankruptcy with heavy subsidy bills, says Sanusi

Nigeria on the verge of bankruptcy with heavy subsidy bills, says Sanusi

Muhammad Sanusi, emir of Kano, says Nigeria is on the verge of bankruptcy following "unfavourable economic policies" which would hamper President Muhammadu Buhari's fight against poverty.Speaking at a workshop organised by the office of the accountant-general of the federation at government house, Kano, the emir opposed subsidising petroleum products and electricity tariff.He advised the Buhari administration to take a different [...]

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    Oshiomhole: It’s shameful that Obaseki can’t follow Buhari’s example

Oshiomhole: It’s shameful that Obaseki can’t follow Buhari’s example

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), says he expects Godwin Obaski, governor of Edo state, to follow the examples of President Muhammadu Buhari.Speaking with state house correspondents during the weekend, the APC chairman accused Obaseki of violating the constitution regarding the inauguration of nine members of the Edo house of assembly.Although he did not mention [...]

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    Osinbajo off to US, to meet Pence

Osinbajo off to US, to meet Pence

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is on his way to the United States, where he is expected to meet Mike Pence, his US counterpart.Laolu Akande, his spokesman, announced this in a statement on Saturday."Ahead of his meeting with the US Vice President in Washington D.C on Wednesday, Professor Osinbajo will be meeting with the Council on Foreign Relations on Monday in New [...]

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    Tinubu is the ideal person to succeed Buhari, says Ogunlewe

Tinubu is the ideal person to succeed Buhari, says Ogunlewe

Adeseye Ogunlewe, former minister of works, says Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is the "ideal person to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari".In an interview with The Sun, the former member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said Tinubu has paid his dues and he deserves all the support he needs to get to the number [...]

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    We’ll ban Almajiri system of education, says FG

We’ll ban Almajiri system of education, says FG

The federal government is considering proscribing the Al-majiri system of education in order to tackle insecurity.Babagana Monguno, national security adviser, who disclosed this at the end of the national executive council meeting in Abuja, said the ban is to ensure that no child is deprived of basic education.Almajiri is a system of Islamic education practiced in northern Nigeria. Almajiri was [...]

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    How 89-year-old woman died from shock after houseboy killed her daughter

How 89-year-old woman died from shock after houseboy killed her daughter

When Oreoluwa John, a resident of 4 Ogunlana Drive, Surulere, Lagos, hired Ben Ogbu to assist with house chores, on Wednesday, the last thing on her mind was that she and her mother would be dead less than 24 hours later.Ogbu, who hailes from Oju local government area of Benue state, was said to have stabbed his employer to death [...]

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    Fayemi: Governors will soon make known their position on state police

Fayemi: Governors will soon make known their position on state police

Kayode Fayemi, chairman of Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF), says state executives will soon make known their stand on state police.He disclosed this in Abuja, during the forum's inaugural meeting under his leadership.Fayemi had earlier told journalists that  governors were yet to decide on state and local government police because the financial capacity of each state differs.He had said while some [...]

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    Rivers lecturer murdered at his residence

Rivers lecturer murdered at his residence

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers have killed Emmanuel Amadi, a lecturer at the Rivers State University (RSU).According to The Nation, the victim was murdered at his residence close to Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuorlumeni, Port Harcourt, in the early hours of Tuesday.Until his death, the professor lectured at the department of microbiology in RSU.Sydney Enyindah, spokesman of the university, confirmed the [...]

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    PHOTOS: Police parade ‘kidnappers’ of UBEC chairman

PHOTOS: Police parade ‘kidnappers’ of UBEC chairman

The police have announced the arrest of the kidnappers of  Mahmoud Abubakar, chairman  of the Universal Basic Education (UBEC).Abubakar was abducted alongside his daughter on April 29, 2019, on Kaduna-Abuja expressway,while his driver was shot dead.Two months after the kidnap, the intelligence response team of the inspector-general of police said it had arrested one Abubakar Ahmadu who led a five-man gang for the operation.The [...]

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    How Boko Haram ‘abducted soldiers, killed 28’ at Borno military base

How Boko Haram ‘abducted soldiers, killed 28’ at Borno military base

The battle against insurgency suffered yet another setback after Boko Haram invaded a military base in Borno state on Monday.At least 28 soldiers were reportedly killed while the insurgents ransacked the military base in Gajiram, Nganzai local government area of the state.A military source, who confirmed the attack to TheCable, described it as one of the deadliest in 2019.He said [...]

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    EXTRA: Shehu Sani recommends book on ‘How to sleep better’ to Osinbajo

EXTRA: Shehu Sani recommends book on ‘How to sleep better’ to Osinbajo

Shehu Sani, lawmaker who represented Kaduna central senatorial district between 2015 and 2019, has recommended a book titled: "How to sleep Better" to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.He made the recommendation while reacting to the vice-president's comment on having sleepless nights.While speaking at an interactive session with faculty members of the Harvard Business School (HBS) in Lagos on Tuesday, the vice-president had [...]

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