Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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    Faulty recorder stalls inquest into Synagogue collapse

Faulty recorder stalls inquest into Synagogue collapse

The coroner's inquest into the Synagogue building collapse has been adjourned till Friday due to faulty recording equipment.Oyetade Komolafe, the coroner,  had summoned more witnesses, including T.B Joshua, founder of the church; Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), the Lagos state ministry of works and the contractor who built the collapsed structure, to appear before the court on Thursday.However, moments into [...]

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    Nigeria will overcome challenges, says Jonathan

Nigeria will overcome challenges, says Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday expressed assurance that the country would over come its many challenges.Speaking at a brief communion service at his residence to mark his 57th birthday, Jonathan said with the support of the country and the help of God, Nigeria would reach its potentials.“Though we are facing challenges we shall surely overcome, God will see us through," [...]

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    Super Eagles won’t defend Nations Cup title

Super Eagles won’t defend Nations Cup title

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will not play at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Equatorial Guinea, following a 2-2- draw with Bafana Bafana of South Africa.The draw left Nigeria third in Group A with eight points and a slim chance of sneaking into the tournament as the best third-placed team in the qualifying series.But DR Congo will take [...]

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    Another Sierra Leonean doctor dies of Ebola

Another Sierra Leonean doctor dies of Ebola

A day after Martin Salia died in the United States after being brought in from Sierra Leone for treatment, another Sierra Leonean doctor has died of Ebola.A senior health worker at the Hastings Treatment Centre in the outskirts of Freetown told Reuters on Wednesday that the doctor died on Tuesday afternoon.“Dr Michael Kargbo died this afternoon,” the health worker said, [...]

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    Fashola approves appointment of 4 judges

Fashola approves appointment of 4 judges

Babatunde Fashola, governor of Lagos state, has approved the appointment of four high court judges for the state.In a statement issued on Wednesday, Grace Alo, public relations officer of the Lagos state judiciary, disclosed that the governor’s approval came after the recommendation of the national judicial council headed by Aloma Mukhtar, the chief justice of Nigeria.According to NAN, the newly [...]

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    Amosun presents 2015 budget

Amosun presents 2015 budget

Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, on Tuesday presented to the state house of assembly a budget of N210.354 billion for the 2015 financial year.The 2015 budget proposal of N210.354bn was slightly higher than the 2014 approved budget of N210.28bn.Noting that falling oil prices affected the performance of the 2014 budget, Amosun said that the state would fund its budget [...]

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    SERAP asks APC, PDP to explain 2015 spending

SERAP asks APC, PDP to explain 2015 spending

A civil society group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has given the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 14 days to provide information about their spending on electoral  campaigns and other operations relating to the 2015 general election.In two separate letters dated November 18, 2014 and addressed to Adamu Mu'azu, PDP national chairman and John Odigie-Oyegun, [...]

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    House to reconvene on Thursday

House to reconvene on Thursday

The house of representatives will reconvene on Thursday to consider President Goodluck Jonathan's request for the extension of the state of emergency in Yobe, Adamawa and Borno states.The house had, on October 28, adjourned till December 3 to allow members prepare for the 2015 elections.This was moments after Aminu Tambuwal, the speaker, informed the lower chamber that he was no longer a [...]

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    Confusion in Ekiti over ‘impeachment’ of speaker

Confusion in Ekiti over ‘impeachment’ of speaker

There was confusion in Ekiti state house of assembly on Monday when seven members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the house allegedly impeached Adewale Omirin, speaker of the house (pictured).Armed policemen were said to have prevented 19 other lawmakers, including the substantive speaker, from gaining access to the assembly complex.Reacting to the development which it called “Peoples Democratic [...]

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    £654m ‎judgment against Akingbola ‘invalid in Nigeria’

£654m ‎judgment against Akingbola ‘invalid in Nigeria’

A federal high court in Lagos on Monday held that the judgment of a London court ordering Erastus Akingbola, former managing director of defunct Intercontinental Bank, to pay Access Bank £654 million (N212.2 billion) is not enforceable in Nigeria.Chukwujeku Aneke, the justice who made the order, dismissed an application filed to that effect by Access Bank. A Lagos high court in [...]

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    Tambuwal withdraws suit against IGP

Tambuwal withdraws suit against IGP

A federal high court in Abuja has struck out the suit by Aminu Tambuwal, speaker of the house of representatives, challenging the withdrawal of his security details by the inspector general of police (IGP) following his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC).Ahmed Mohammed, justice of the Abuja high court, struck out the suit on Monday after Tunji Abayomi, Tambuwal’s [...]

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    Jonathan to extend emergency rule in northeast

Jonathan to extend emergency rule in northeast

Mohammed Adoke, the attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, will write the national assembly "immediately" to seek clearance for the plan of the federal government to extend the state of emergency in insurgency-ravaged Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states.Adoke received the directive from President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday, during the day's meeting of the National Defence Council presided over by the president.Speaking with state house [...]

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    Court dismisses suit seeking to halt Synagogue inquest

Court dismisses suit seeking to halt Synagogue inquest

A federal high court sitting in Lagos has dismissed a suit filed by a lawyer, Olukoya Ogungbeje, seeking to halt the ongoing coroner's inquest into the collapse of a six-storeyed building within the premises of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN).Ogungbeje had filed the suit complaining of alleged breach of fundamental rights of founder of the church, Prophet T.B [...]

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    ’12 killed’ in Bauchi bomb blast

’12 killed’ in Bauchi bomb blast

At least 12 people have been killed as at first count in a bomb explosion in Azare Town, Bauchi state.According to NAN, Lawal Shehu, the Bauchi state commissioner of police, confirmed the blast, saying rescue operations were ongoing.Although Shehu said he could not ascertain the casualty toll yet, AlJazeera quoted witnesses as saying at least 12 people, including the suicide bomber, had died.Sunday's [...]

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    INEC extends CVR in Ogun, Lagos till Wednesday

INEC extends CVR in Ogun, Lagos till Wednesday

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday extended the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) in Ogun and Lagos by two days.The extensions were announced separately by the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) in the two states.In Ogun, Sam Olumekun, the state’s REC, announced the extension in a statement made available to the media in Abeokuta.He said the extension was in view [...]

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    NEXT CELEB: Lil Lurge, the next ‘lyrical wonder’

NEXT CELEB: Lil Lurge, the next ‘lyrical wonder’

Olufemi George wanted to be an astronaut. But just like a few his age with such huge ambition, it got tarnished when hit by the harsh reality of its rarity in the industry and the country. Left with no choice but to pick another line of career, that choice wasn’t music just yet.Growing up in a polygamous home, Femi, the [...]

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