Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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    Buhari will soon sign the budget, says Ndume

Buhari will soon sign the budget, says Ndume

Ali Ndume, senate leader, says grey areas in the 2016 budget causing the conflict between the national assembly and the presidency have been solved and the budget will be signed by Friday.Ndume, speaking to punch newspapers, also said the national assembly would ensure President Muhammadu Buhari signs the 2016 budget as soon as possible.“There is no cause for concern as all issues [...]

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    Leicester City win English Premier League

Leicester City win English Premier League

Leicester City have officially emerged winners of the 2015/16 English Premier League, after their closest challengers Tottenham played out a 2-2 draw with Chelsea on Monday night.Two first-half goals by harry Kane and Heung-Min Son looked to extend the title race by at least another week, but Chelsea hit back in the second half through Gary Cahill and Eden hazard to [...]

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    Fidelity Bank names Balarabe acting MD

Fidelity Bank names Balarabe acting MD

Fidelity Bank Plc has named Mohammed Lawal Balarabe, the executive director (north), as the acting managing director "subject to regulatory approval".The announcement was made on Monday evening by the board of directors following the arrest and detention of Nnamdi Okonkwo, the MD, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in relation to allegations of bribery of electoral officials in the 2015 [...]

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    Okupe advises governors to sack workers

Okupe advises governors to sack workers

Doyin Okupe, former senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, has urged state governors to downsize their civil service instead of frequently approaching President Muhammadu Buhari for bailout.His advice comes one day after this year's edition of Workers' Day, celebrated all over the country in recognition of the role of the civil service in national development.In a statement [...]

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    Miss Berom would love to rescue Chibok girls

Miss Berom would love to rescue Chibok girls

Dung Christiana Moses, an undergraduate student of the University of Jos, is the new beauty queen of the Berom nation. The 17-year-old edged out 24 other contestants to emerge winner. She spoke with Frank Meke AS NEW FACE OF BEROM NATION I'm overwhelmed and not burdened by this development. It is indeed a challenge to know that His Majesty Gbong Gwom Jos, Da [...]

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    Surprise as Cross River pays workers’ May salary

Surprise as Cross River pays workers’ May salary

Cross River state civil servants enjoyed the best Workers’ Day celebration in the country, as they received their salaries on the first day of the month.Ben Ayade, governor of the state, announced the payments at the U.J. Eusene Stadium, venue of the May Day rally.The workers rejoiced after receiving alerts on their phones, and they showered encomiums on Ayade, who was named the [...]

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    Edo: Police yet to confirm ‘assassination attempt’ on Odubu

Edo: Police yet to confirm ‘assassination attempt’ on Odubu

The Edo state government has described as laughable the alleged assassination attempt on Pius Odubu, the deputy governor.Kassim Afegbua, commissioner of information, advised the campaign organisation of Odubu, who is seeking to succeed Adams Oshiomhole, governor of the state, to await the outcome of the investigations being done by the police before reaching conclusions.Afegbua said there were strong indications that thugs [...]

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    We’ll graze wherever we want, say herdsmen

We’ll graze wherever we want, say herdsmen

Herdsmen in Nigeria say they will graze in whatever part of the country they want, as it is their right guaranteed in the constitution.They said this to PUNCH in reaction to agitations by groups which asked them to vacate the southern part of the country based on indiscriminate attacks.Nuru Abdullahi, chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association in Plateau state, [...]

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    Jega used to rush to me for advice whenever he was under pressure, says INEC chair

Jega used to rush to me for advice whenever he was under pressure, says INEC chair

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has revealed that Attahiru Jega, his predecessor, ran to him when he was under pressure.In an interview with Daily Trust, Yakubu said the announcement that he would be succeeding Jega came as a surprise.He also spoke on some of the challenges, which the commission had been experiencing under him, and [...]

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    Gunmen attack Onaiyekan in Edo

Gunmen attack Onaiyekan in Edo

Gunmen opened fire on the car of John Onaiyekan, the Catholic archbishop of Abuja, on Friday.The incident happened along the Benin-Ekpoma road in Edo state, as the bishop was returning from the 10-year anniversary of the diocese in Uromi.Addressing reporters in Benin, capital of the state, Onaiyekan’s driver, who identified himself as Segun, narrated what transpired.“We left Benin for Uromi [...]

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    Shettima: People politicising herdsmen killings

Shettima: People politicising herdsmen killings

The Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) has condemned the killings carried out by herdsmen across the country, warning any individual or group against politicising the situation.Addressing journalists at the end of the NSGF’s meeting in Kaduna, Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno state and chairman of the forum, said rather than unite and find a solution to the problem, some people [...]

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    Tiwa Savage: Tee Billz was cheating on me at the hotel while I was bleeding at the hospital

Tiwa Savage: Tee Billz was cheating on me at the hotel while I was bleeding at the hospital

Tiwa Savage has been the subject of public ridicule since husband Tee Billz went public with allegations that she was adulterous and that she had multiple sexual partners before marriage.Tiwa has now responded with her own side of the story, highlighted by her claim that she discovered that her husband was "getting knocked off" at a hotel by another woman while she [...]

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    Ambode: No moratorium, no survival for states

Ambode: No moratorium, no survival for states

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, on Friday said the manner of financial inflows into states has made it “very difficult” to operate without moratorium.Speaking after a private visit to President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, Ambode defended the decision of the Nigeria governors’ forum (NGF) to demand 18 months moratorium on debts owed by the federal government.Ambode admitted that the current [...]

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    Buhari: We are doing our best

Buhari: We are doing our best

President Muhammadu Buhari says his government is doing its best to bring an end to the activities of the Boko Haram sect.Speaking when he received Jean-Yves Le Drian, France’s minister of defence, Buhari said a multinational taskforce will soon be established to patrol the waters of the Gulf of Guinea.He said patrols by the taskforce will augment and boost ongoing [...]

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    Oshiomhole: GEJ starved APC states of funds

Oshiomhole: GEJ starved APC states of funds

Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo state, on Thursday said former President Goodluck Jonathan denied states under the control of the All Progressives Congress (APC) access to ecological fund.Oshiomhole said the former president approved N2 billion from the money to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) states.He expressed happiness that under President Muhammadu Buhari, all states are being treated fairly.Oshiomhole was speaking with state house [...]

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    Buhari to release more funds to states

Buhari to release more funds to states

President Muhammadu Buhari says it is "a matter of great concern" to him that nearly two-thirds of states of the federation are still having difficulties with paying salaries, despite the bailout funds provided to them by the federal government.He therefore said he would "strive to make more funds available to the states".This, he said he would do by specifically "expediting action [...]

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