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    ‘You’re attacking petty traders’ — Laolu Akande responds to TraderMoni criticism

‘You’re attacking petty traders’ — Laolu Akande responds to TraderMoni criticism

Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the vice-president on media and publicity, says the TraderMoni loan given to petty traders is not meant to buy voters.In a statement on Friday in Abuja, Akande said Nigerians are not for sale and cannot be bought.He was reacting to a statement by southern, middle belt leaders who accused Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo of “bribing [...]

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    Maryam Uwais: No govt has invested in people like Buhari’s

Maryam Uwais: No govt has invested in people like Buhari’s

Maryam Uwais, special adviser to the president on social investments, says the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is the most successful in investing in people.In a statement on Friday, Uwais said since the inception of the social investment pqrogramme (SIP) of the federal government, N500 billion has been budgeted for it."In the last three years we have heard thousands [...]

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    Southern, middle belt leaders accuse Osinbajo of ‘bribing’ voters with TraderMoni

Southern, middle belt leaders accuse Osinbajo of ‘bribing’ voters with TraderMoni

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum has accused Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo of buying votes ahead of the 2019 general election.The group said this in a communiqué released after meeting in Abuja.The document was jointly signed by Yinka Odumakin for the south-west, Bassey Ewa-Henshaw for south-south, Isuwa Dogo for the middle belt and Chigozie Ogbu for the south-east.The vice-president was [...]

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    ALERT: Retailers using ‘sniper’ to preserve beans, says CPC

ALERT: Retailers using ‘sniper’ to preserve beans, says CPC

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) says it has confirmed that retailers in the open market are using a pesticide popularly known as sniper to preserve beans.In 2017, some traders were arrested in Lagos for using the pesticide, and on Thursday, a video showing some of the traders using sniper to preserve beans had gone viral.In an advisory signed on Friday [...]

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    Buhari heads to France for Paris peace forum

Buhari heads to France for Paris peace forum

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Friday for Paris, France, to participate in the first edition of the Paris Peace Forum which opens on Sunday and ends on Tuesday.Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Friday.The forum is organised by the French government and a number [...]

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    2019: We have serious issues, says Okupe as son joins Buhari’s campaign team

2019: We have serious issues, says Okupe as son joins Buhari’s campaign team

Doyin Okupe, a former aide of ex-Presidents Goodluck Jonathan and Olusegun Obasanjo, says his son may be trying to get back at him by joining President Muhammadu Buhari's campaign team.According to Festus Keyamo, spokesman of the Buhari Campaign Organisation, Ditan Okupe has "volunteered to work" for the president ahead of the 2019 election.He disclosed this in a Twitter post on [...]

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    NEMA: We’re shocked over the findings of house of reps’ committee

NEMA: We’re shocked over the findings of house of reps’ committee

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says it is shocked to hear about some of the findings and conclusions presented by the house of representatives committee on emergency and preparedness responseThe agency in a statement by Sani Datti, its spokesman, said it is therefore, important to clear the air on some of the allegations raised by the committee "because they [...]

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    Reps probe ‘corruption’ in conduct of primaries by political parties

Reps probe ‘corruption’ in conduct of primaries by political parties

The house of representatives has commenced an investigation on the alleged violation of the electoral act by political parties in the primaries to choose candidates for the 2019 general election.The house on Thursday set up an ad hoc committee to look into the matter, charging it to determine whether the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) colluded with the parties to [...]

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    Oak TV apologises to Lai for airing video about El-Zakzaky’s feeding cost

Oak TV apologises to Lai for airing video about El-Zakzaky’s feeding cost

Oak TV, an internet TV platform, has apologised to Lai Mohammed for publishing a video in which the minister of information said the government spends N3.5 million monthly to feed Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.In the trending video, the minister begged not to be quoted before making the claim about the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).However, the video was published and [...]

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    Asset declaration: Court refuses to order Ekweremadu’s arrest

Asset declaration: Court refuses to order Ekweremadu’s arrest

The federal high court in Abuja has declined to issue a bench warrant for the arrest of Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, over his absence at the hearing of his asset declaration case.Binta Nyako, the judge, declined to issue the warrant, noting that Ekweremadu was already challenging the jurisdiction of the court and validity of the charge against him.The special [...]

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