Sunday, September 23, 2018

Tag "Adebayo Shittu"

    FACT CHECK: Shittu lied! 1979 constitution did NOT contradict NYSC act

FACT CHECK: Shittu lied! 1979 constitution did NOT contradict NYSC act

On Thursday, it was revealed that Adebayo Shittu, minister of communications, failed to participate in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme. According to Premium Times, Shittu skipped the compulsory programme after graduating from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU), though he finished school below the required minimum age of 30.Upon graduation from the Nigerian Law School, Lagos, [...]

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    Like Adeosun, Adebayo Shittu caught in NYSC scandal

Like Adeosun, Adebayo Shittu caught in NYSC scandal

Adebayo Shittu, minister of communications, reportedly failed to participate in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme.Premium Times is reporting that the minister skipped the compulsory programme despite graduating from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU) at age 25.The NYSC act makes it compulsory for all Nigerians who earn degrees or higher national diplomas from tertiary institutions in [...]

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    Shittu ‘gets Buhari’s approval’ to contest Oyo governorship seat

Shittu ‘gets Buhari’s approval’ to contest Oyo governorship seat

Adebayo Shittu, minister of communications, has reportedly received the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari to join the 2019 governorship race in Oyo state.Shittu will be contesting under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).According to NAN, the approval was contained in a letter dated August 27, 2018, and signed by Buhari.“I have today received your letter notifying me of your intention [...]

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    Tech companies, telcos may be included on forex priority list

Tech companies, telcos may be included on forex priority list

Technology and telecommunications companies may become the latest addition to the forex priority list of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).Speaking on Wednesday while inaugurating the ICT, Computers/Devices Service Centre in Abuja, Adebayo Shittu, minister of communications, said there are ongoing talks with the CBN to achieve this.During 2016 recession, the CBN had created a forex priority list to conserve [...]

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    Shittu asks court to nullify Oyo APC congress

Shittu asks court to nullify Oyo APC congress

Adebayo Shittu, minister of communications, has asked a federal high court in Abuja to nullify the state congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo.He filed a suit alongside 35 aggrieved APC members in Oyo on Thursday.The congress which held in May produced Akin Oke as the chairman of the party in the stateIn a statement on Friday, Saheed [...]

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    Ajimobi: APC has done more than enough… Nigerians forget easily

Ajimobi: APC has done more than enough… Nigerians forget easily

Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) has done more than enough for the country.The governor said this on Roadmap 2019, a Channels Television programme.Ajimobi said the country was not in good shape when the APC took over but the government has recorded achievements in the various sectors of the economy."APC has done more than [...]

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    Airtel launches 4G in Abuja

Airtel launches 4G in Abuja

Airtel Nigeria launched its 4G network in Abuja, the country's capital, on Thursday.The launch in Abuja is coming few weeks after the mobile service provider launched the 4G network in Ibadan, Oyo state.Adebayo Shittu, minister of communications, and U.E Maska, commissioner of technical standard at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), were among those present at the event.Speaking at the occasion, [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: Sowore, Shittu trade ‘verbal blows’ on live radio programme

TRENDING VIDEO: Sowore, Shittu trade ‘verbal blows’ on live radio programme

Omoyele Sowore, 2019 presidential hopeful, locked horns with Adebayo Shittu, minister of communication, when they both appeared on a radio programme on Saturday.Both men were guests on a socio-political programme on Fresh FM, Ibadan, Oyo state.Sowore said he is the giant that would kick President Muhammadu Buhari's government out of power in 2019 while Shittu mocked the Sahara Reporters publisher's [...]

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    Shittu: APC has done more than PDP achieved in 16 years

Shittu: APC has done more than PDP achieved in 16 years

Adebayo Shittu, minister of communication, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) led by President Muhammadu Buhari has achieved more than the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) did in 16 years.In an interview with Vanguard, Shittu said the achievements and performance of Buhari have been misrepresented by the opposition party.He said the party pities those who do not acknowledge its achievements.Shittu, who [...]

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    Shittu: If Obasanjo is ignorant, we have the right to educate him

Shittu: If Obasanjo is ignorant, we have the right to educate him

Although President Muhammadu Buhari and former President Olusegun Obasanjo shook hands and exchanged banter during the weekend, the effect of the "letter bomb" of the ex-president is yet to die down, at least in the camp of Buhari's supporters.On Monday, Adebayo Shittu, minister of communications and the main leader of the president's reelection in the south-west, came down hard on [...]

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    Drama as SGF stops minister from distributing Buhari’s campaign caps at FEC meeting

Drama as SGF stops minister from distributing Buhari’s campaign caps at FEC meeting

Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation, on Wednesday stopped Adebayo Shittu, minister of communications, from distributing President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election campaign caps at the federal executive council (FEC) meeting.Shittu, who had the cap on his head, brought along with him a 'Ghana-Must-Go' bag containing the caps which had the inscription 'Continuity 19: Muhammadu Buhari/Osinbajo'.A source at the [...]

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    Buhari’s campaign caps distributed at FEC meeting

Buhari’s campaign caps distributed at FEC meeting

The reelection campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari took a life of its own at the weekly federal executive council meeting on Wednesday.Adebayo Shittu, minister of communications, who is chairman of Muhammadu Buhari/Osinbajo Support Group, came along with a bag full of caps which has the inscription: 'Continuity '19: Muhammadu Buhari/Osinbajo'.Shittu, who wore the cap, distributed some to the ministers in attendance.Shortly before [...]

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    Shittu writes Buhari, accuses Ajimobi of nepotism, dividing APC in Oyo

Shittu writes Buhari, accuses Ajimobi of nepotism, dividing APC in Oyo

Adebayo Shittu, minister of communications, has petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari over what he described as the "unbecoming behaviour" of Abiola Ajimobi, Oyo state governor.John Odigie-Oyegun, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the party, were also copied in the letter.In the petition seen by PUNCH, Shittu accused the governor of nepotism, arrogance, creating division [...]

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    FG considers stopping Nigerian companies from getting satellite services abroad

FG considers stopping Nigerian companies from getting satellite services abroad

Adebayo Shittu, minister of communications, says the current administration might push for a legislation that would make all Nigerian companies patronise the country's satellite once it is completed.The minister made this statement on Wednesday while speaking with state house correspondents after meeting with  President Muhammadu Buhari.He said the EXIM Bank of China and the China Great Walls have agreed to [...]

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    Buhari/Osinbajo campaign takes off in south-west

Buhari/Osinbajo campaign takes off in south-west

Adebayo Shittu, minister of communications, says the campaign for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari has commenced, disclosing that the south-west campaign office would be inaugurated on January 20.Shittu also disclosed that he had been appointed the national chairman of the board of trustees of 'Buhari/Osinbajo Dynamic Support Group'.He spoke in an interview with state house correspondents after meeting with [...]

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    FG approves partial sale of NIPOST

FG approves partial sale of NIPOST

Adebayo Shittu, minister of communications, says the federal government has approved a partial sale of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST). The minister made this known on Thursday while inaugurating the steering committee and the project delivery team for the postal sector reforms and restructuring/modernization of NIPOST.He said the National Council of Privatisation under the chairmanship of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo had set [...]

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