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    El-Rufai directs political appointees to resign by April 30

El-Rufai directs political appointees to resign by April 30

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has directed all political appointees to submit their letters of resignation on or before April 30, 2019.Samuel Aruwan, el-Rufai's spokesman, in a statement, said each notice of resignation must be submitted along with a handover note, signed by the political appointee on behalf of the ministries, departments and agencies or office to which he or [...]

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    Caverton embarks on digital transformation with Ramco aviation

Caverton embarks on digital transformation with Ramco aviation

Ramco system, global aviation software provider, says it has secured an order to digitise the maintenance and engineering operations of Caverton Helicopters Limited (CHL), a leading aviation and marine logistics player in Nigeria.The development, which was announced on Tuesday, April 16, allows Ramco to deploy its advanced modules for flight operations, safety compliance, reporting, inventory management, and MRO (maintenance, repair and [...]

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    Samson Itodo, Akin Oyebode among 23 Africans selected for Tutu fellowship

Samson Itodo, Akin Oyebode among 23 Africans selected for Tutu fellowship

Twenty-three candidates across Africa have made the list of successful applicants for the 2019 edition of Tutu Leadership Fellowship.In a statement issued on Monday, the African Leadership Institute (AFLI) said the 23 persons were picked out of over 250 nominees from over 30 African countries.Samson Itodo, executive director of the Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement (YIAGA), a non-profit organisation [...]

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    INEC: We won’t engage PDP on petitions before tribunal

INEC: We won’t engage PDP on petitions before tribunal

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will not engage the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in debate over petitions before the presidential election petition tribunal because they are "sub-judice."Festus Okoye, chairman, information and voter education committee of the commission, said this in a statement.Okoye was responding to PDP’s allegation that INEC refused to release election materials used for the [...]

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    ‘Why are we leaders of tomorrow?’ — reactions to Keyamo’s comment on WAEC certificate

‘Why are we leaders of tomorrow?’ — reactions to Keyamo’s comment on WAEC certificate

When he appeared on Channels Television on Sunday, Festus Keyamo, spokesman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential campaign, said it's not compulsory to have the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) certificate to contest an elective position.Keyamo was reacting to the certificate scandal of Ademola Adeleke, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state.The senior lawyer's comment attracted different [...]

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    APC says members ‘free’ to consult opposition over n’assembly leadership

APC says members ‘free’ to consult opposition over n’assembly leadership

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it has no objection to consultations of its members with opposition over the national assembly leadership.Reacting to some reports that it is against its members consulting with the opposition over leadership of the ninth assembly, Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC publicity secretary, said it is normal democratic process "to stretch hands across the divides.""Let me [...]

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    S’court receives records of appeal on Zamfara APC suit

S’court receives records of appeal on Zamfara APC suit

The supreme court has received the records of appeal in the suit challenging the legitimacy of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary elections in Zamfara.The appeal was filed by Mukhtar Shehu, the state governor-elect, and 37 others before the apex court, challenging the judgment of a Sokoko appellate court which nullified the ruling party's primaries in the state.The court of [...]

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    Prostitution, hawking ‘should not be treated as criminal offences’

Prostitution, hawking ‘should not be treated as criminal offences’

Uju Agomoh, executive director of the Prisons Rehabilitation and Welfare Actions (PRAWA), says prostitution, hawking and loitering should not be treated as criminal offences. She said this while speaking at a workshop organised by PRAWA and the Open Society Initiative of West Africa (OSIWA) in Abuja. Calling for a review of the criminal laws in Nigeria, she said the actions of the [...]

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    Mamman Nasir, ex-president of appeal court, is dead

Mamman Nasir, ex-president of appeal court, is dead

Mamman Nasir, a former president of the court of appeal and the district head of Malumfashi in Katsina state, is dead.Ibrahim Bindawa, the information officer, Katsina emirate council, made the announcement on Saturday in Katsina.He said the late galadima-Kastina died in the afternoon at the federal medical centre, Katsina, after a protracted illness.He said a funeral prayer was conducted in [...]

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    Buhari heading to Chad for regional meeting

Buhari heading to Chad for regional meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Saturday for N’Djamena, Chad, to participate in the Extraordinary Session of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD).Garba Shehu, the president’s senior special assistant on media and publicity, confirmed this in a statement in Abuja on Friday.Shehu said Buhari and other regional leaders would join [...]

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