Friday, September 21, 2018

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    US ambassador, Entwistle, honours Zahra Buhari

US ambassador, Entwistle, honours Zahra Buhari

Zahra Buhari, daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari, has been recognized for her work in promoting free genotype testing and genetic counselling in Nigeria.James Entwistle, US ambassador to Nigeria, gave the special recognition to Zahra for promoting genotype testing as an important early intervention in the prevention  sickle cell disease.This took place at the symposium on indigenous mapping and management of Sickle [...]

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    One year of triumph, consolidation and pains

One year of triumph, consolidation and pains

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    Enugu CP redeployed after attack by ‘herdsmen’

Enugu CP redeployed after attack by ‘herdsmen’

The Nigeria police force has redeployed Nwodibo Ekechukwu, Enugu state police commissioner, one week after an suspected herdsmen attacked Ukpabi Nimbo community in Enugu state.According to an announcement by Bisi Kolawole, police public relations officer, Ekechukwu has been posted out of the state to another command, while a new CP, Emmanuel Ojukwu, has taken over."The redeployment is part of strategies to improve [...]

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    We’ll graze wherever we want, say herdsmen

We’ll graze wherever we want, say herdsmen

Herdsmen in Nigeria say they will graze in whatever part of the country they want, as it is their right guaranteed in the constitution.They said this to PUNCH in reaction to agitations by groups which asked them to vacate the southern part of the country based on indiscriminate attacks.Nuru Abdullahi, chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association in Plateau state, [...]

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    FG ‘will no longer fund’ medical tourism of public office holders

FG ‘will no longer fund’ medical tourism of public office holders

President Muhammadu Buhari says the country will no longer fund government official's medical trips abroad, especially when they could be treated in the country.The president said this at the opening ceremony of the 56th annual general conference and delegates meeting of Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, in Sokoto.“While this administration will not deny anyone of his or her fundamental human rights, we [...]

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    We expected more from Buhari, says BBOG

We expected more from Buhari, says BBOG

The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) Group says it expected more from President Muhammadu Buhari than the lack of intelligence and other excuses that have been made so far.In a statement on Friday, the group urged the president and other stakeholders to do more towards rescuing the abducted girls from Government Secondary School, Chibok.“The BBOG family in Nigeria has engaged on [...]

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    Buhari set for E’Guinea to discuss Niger Delta

Buhari set for E’Guinea to discuss Niger Delta

President Muhammadu Buhari will travel to Malabo on Monday to speak with Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, president of Equatorial Guinea.In a statement, Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, said the president will be visiting to discuss "measures to protect the people and resources of the Niger Delta and Gulf of Guinea". "The conclusion and signing of an [...]

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    If Buhari really wants investors…

If Buhari really wants investors…

It was nice seeing President Muhammadu Buhari in Qatar the other day "toasting" the country's businessmen to come and invest in Nigeria. "All impediments like delayed processing of permits, multiple taxation, and corrupt practices, would be removed," he said. It reminds me of how my mates used to chase girls in those teenage years. "For your love, I will swim [...]

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Buhari seeks extension of 2015 FCT budget

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    Lai: Buhari’s trips bringing foreign investments

Lai: Buhari’s trips bringing foreign investments

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, has defended rising criticisms of President Muhammadu Buhari’s foreign trips, saying we're in a global world and the president cannot afford to sit back in his country. Speaking with journalists on Wednesday after the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by the president, Mohammed said the country’s economy has benefitted from the foreign trips.He stated that [...]

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    It’s going to be rigorous, Saraki tells nominees

It’s going to be rigorous, Saraki tells nominees

Senate President Bukola Saraki has asked ministerial nominees that would undergo screening at the upper chamber next week to be fully prepared because “it’s no longer business as usual”.Speaking on Saturday when he led a delegation of the senate to the Ikenne home of the Awolowos over the demise of HID, the matriarch of the dynasty, Saraki said the exercise [...]

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    US ‘to equip’ Nigeria against Boko Haram

US ‘to equip’ Nigeria against Boko Haram

The United States (US) has restated its commitment to assisting Nigeria in the fight against Boko Haram and the rescue of Chibok girls.Linda Thomas-Greenfield, US assistant secretary of state for African affairs, and David Rodriguez, commander US Africa command (USAAFRICOM), made this known in a joint online press conference on Thursday.Thomas-Greenfield said the American government will engage President Muhammadu Buhari [...]

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    Banks, airlines, schools, telcos… businesses capitulate under petroleum products’ scarcity

Banks, airlines, schools, telcos… businesses capitulate under petroleum products’ scarcity

The acute scarcity of fuel, which has made life difficult for Nigerians since the end of April, is fast crushing economic activities in the country, as banks, airlines, radio stations and telecommunication outfits are all battling to maintain their operations. BANKS' EARLY CLOSURE Already, Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB), one of the leading financial institutions in the country, has notified its customers of [...]

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    Shekau claims Baga raid, says GEJ ‘is in trouble’

Shekau claims Baga raid, says GEJ ‘is in trouble’

Abubakar Shekau, the leader of Boko Haram, says he is responsible for the attack on Baga, speculated to be the deadliest in the history of the sect after reportedly gulping more than 2,000 lives.Although the military put the death toll at 150, Amnesty International later released evidence contradicting the claim and showing that many more were killed.In a video released on Youtube, [...]

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    Buhari no match for Jonathan’s achievements, says PDP

Buhari no match for Jonathan’s achievements, says PDP

Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, cannot boast of any development project in any sector of the economy during his regime as head of state, the Peoples Democratic Party has said.Speaking on Monday through its spokesman, Olisa Metuh, the party argued that “when juxtaposed with the performance of President Goodluck Jonathan’s democratically elected government, it becomes clear that [...]

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    PDP: Amaechi’s mutiny comments unpatriotic

PDP: Amaechi’s mutiny comments unpatriotic

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned politicians, particularly Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, against undue involvement with matters of discipline in the army.Olisa Metuh, spokesman of the party, who said this on Wednesday, maintained that such matters are within the purview of military authorities.He urged politicians not to make comments that encourage indiscipline and disobedience.Metuh said that during the [...]

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