Thursday, October 18, 2018
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    My blood pressure normal despite blackmail, says Ganduje

My blood pressure normal despite blackmail, says Ganduje

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says his blood pressure is normal despite alleged blackmail by his "antagonists".He said this on Tuesday at the Shiekh Jidda General Hospital in Kano.Amid an investigation of alleged bribery, the medical personnel at the hospital were said to have certified Ganduje’s blood pressure as within normal range.On Monday, the Kano state house of assembly [...]

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    UK envoy: Enforcing executive order on travel ban ‘very important’ in anti-graft war

UK envoy: Enforcing executive order on travel ban ‘very important’ in anti-graft war

Paul Arkwright, UK high commissioner to Nigeria, says the implementation of the executive order six is very important in the federal government's fight against corruption.On July 5, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the executive order to restrain owners of assets under probe from carrying out further transactions on such assets.The president said the measure is to stop the suspected corrupt persons [...]

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    Nigeria visit: Archbishop of Canterbury ‘strictly neutral’ on 2019 elections

Nigeria visit: Archbishop of Canterbury ‘strictly neutral’ on 2019 elections

The office of Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, says his meetings with President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have no political undertone.The archbishop was a keynote speaker at a conference where he delivered a paper titled 'Towards 2019 Elections: the moral actions for the common good of Nigeria'.After the event on Saturday [...]

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    Today marks the end of an error, Fayemi tells Ekiti people

Today marks the end of an error, Fayemi tells Ekiti people

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti, says his second term in office is to heal the wounds of the people.Fayemi was sworn in on Tuesday at the Olukayode Fayemi Stadium in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.He said the arrival of his government marks the end of the past administration which he described as an “error”.Fayemi takes over the leadership of Ekiti from [...]

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    Red Cross ‘heartbroken’ over execution of Hauwa Liman by Boko Haram

Red Cross ‘heartbroken’ over execution of Hauwa Liman by Boko Haram

The International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) says it is heartbroken over the execution of Hauwa Liman, one of its health workers abducted in March by a Boko Haram faction.In a statement on Tuesday, the organisation described the murder of Liman as a despicable act of cruelty.The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram, had [...]

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    ‘I’m here’ — Fayose storms EFCC office with his bag of clothes

‘I’m here’ — Fayose storms EFCC office with his bag of clothes

Ayodele Fayose, immediate past governor of Ekiti, has arrived at the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja.Fayose had earlier notified the EFCC that he will make himself available immediately his tenure expires.He was on Tuesday accompanied to the anti-graft agency's office by Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, and Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation.Wearing [...]

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    Oshiomhole absent as Fayemi is sworn in

Oshiomhole absent as Fayemi is sworn in

Kayode Fayemi has been sworn in as the governor of Ekiti state.Fayemi is succeeding Ayodele Fayose, who is currently in Abuja to honour an invitation from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).He was sworn in at about noon on Tuesday at the Oluyemi Kayode stadium in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.The former minister of solid minerals development defeated Kolapo [...]

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    Saraki named DG of Atiku presidential campaign council

Saraki named DG of Atiku presidential campaign council

Senate President Bukola Saraki has been appointed director-general of the campaign council of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Uche Secondus, national chairman of the PDP, made this known on Tuesday.The senate president was among the aspirants who contested the presidential ticket at the party's convention which held in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.Saraki came third behind [...]

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    Food prices push Nigeria’s inflation rate to 11.28%

Food prices push Nigeria’s inflation rate to 11.28%

The consumer price index, which measures inflation, stood at 11.28% in September from 11.28% recorded in August on a year-on-year basis, data from the National Bureau of Statistics have shown.Going by the inflation report released by the bureau on Tuesday, this is the second consecutive month of inflation rise after 18 consecutive months of decline."On a month-on-month basis, the Headline [...]

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    APC replies INEC on Zamfara, stands firm on fielding candidates in 2019

APC replies INEC on Zamfara, stands firm on fielding candidates in 2019

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it will field candidates for all elective positions in Zamfara in the 2019 general election despite its disqualification by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).Lanre Issa-Onilu, the party’s national publicity secretary, said this in reaction to the statement of Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, on the issue.Yakubu on Monday said the commission stands by its [...]

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