Showing posts with label News. Show all posts
Showing posts with label News. Show all posts

Thursday, 18 January 2018

2019: Duke, Ezekwesili, Agbakoba, Utomi In New Alliance, To Battle APC, PDP - Politics

Nigeria Intervention Movement (NIM), which has former Cross River State governor, Donald Duke, former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Charles Soludo, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Olisa Agbakoba, Tafawa Balewa, and Prof. Pat Utomi, as members, has vowed to rescue Nigeria in 2019.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

APC: We are shocked like everyone else on Maina's reinstatement

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the reinstatement of Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman, Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), to civil service is embarrassing and unbelievable.
Maina, who is facing corruption allegations, was posted to the ministry of interior under controversial circumstances.

Sunday, 22 October 2017

WHO rescinds Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe's 'goodwill ambassador' appointment amid scathing criticism

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The World Health Organization (WHO) rescinded its appointment of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a "goodwill ambassador" for health after days of searing criticism and global outcry over the decision.
The WHO's director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said in a statement today he decided to revoke Mugabe's role after he had "reflected" on the controversial appointment.

IPOB to FG Produce Kanu before things get out of hand

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The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has asked the federal government and Igbo leaders to produce Nnamdi Kanu “dead or alive”.
Kanu has not been seen in public since soldiers of the Nigerian army invaded his Abia residence during the Operation Python Dance exercise.

There Are 37 Job Openings For Nigerians In UN - Amina Mohammed

The Nation reports that the deputy secretary-general of the UN at a cultural night organised by  Nigerians working at the United Nations Systems. 

She revealed that there were openings via the Junior Professional Officers’ (JPO) Programme, including internship for young graduates.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Words Dele Giwa Said 31yrs Ago Still Happening Now - Nobody cares

It was such a beautiful pieces of exhortation, not new, to be sure, as an idea, but so fresh in construction that it became in a flash the rallying cry throughout the world as the anthem of patriotism and nationalism. Nothing is more remembered of all the beautiful words spoken by John Kennedy in his 1,000 days as the president of the United States than this anthem.

“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”

Monday, 16 October 2017

2019 Election Atiku: Buhari’s govt seals ex-VP Intels office

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The war against former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar in the hands of the Buhari led federal government took a new turn on Monday as the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, sealed the headquarters of his company Intels, in Onne, Rivers State.

Ekiminfo gathered that the company was sealed over “unremitted taxes”.

Intels operates in a Free Zone Authority located in Nigeria’s Niger Delta.

FIRS is accusing the oil services company, Intels of operating illegally within the zone.

South Africans mock Nigeria over Zuma’s statue by Imo state governor, Okorocha

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South Africans have reacted to the erected statue of President Jacob Zuma of South Africa by Imo State governor, Rochas Owelle Okorocha.

They took to their social media to lash out their anger on the governor for honouring a man who is facing over 700 cases of corruption charges in his home country.

Most of them insinuated that Nigerians wanted a free pass to import drugs and illegal people into their country, hence the statue.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

I Have Never Stayed For Six Months Without Salary Since I Left School - Senator Ali Ndume

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Suspended Senator Ali Ndume, representing Borno south, said this is the first time in six months that he will not receive salary or allowance, since he graduated from university.
On March 29, Ndume was handed a six-month suspension for “deliberately bringing up an issue that painted the red chamber in bad light”.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Over 20,000 Teachers Failed Primary Four Test in Kaduna

A total 21,780 teachers in Kaduna state have reportedly failed the primary four examination administered to test their competence.
Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, said the teachers were required to pass at least 75% of the test but that two-third of the total number of the teachers failed.

He said a new set of 25,000 primary school teachers would be employed ” as parts of the efforts to restore dignity and quality to its education sector”.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

See why Saraki is Trending: Senate Tries To Declare Saraki As President

Senate President, Bukola Saraki was the number one trending topic on Twitter NG at some point yesterday and he was trending for two (similar) reasons.
Senators on Tuesday had tried to declare him as president of the nation.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Why Aisha Buhari Hurriedly Travelled To London To See The Ailing President’ – Fayose

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Aisha Buhari’s return to London to see her ailing husband has been said to be an indication that all his not well with President Muhammadu Buhari’s health situation.
Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose who said this added that the first lady’s trip confirmed his initial statement that President Muhammadu Buhari was on life support. He said that “it is six days since I addressed the press and today, I still insist that the President is indeed on life-support.”

Ex-Celtel CEO ‘to head Etisalat’ and to be assisted by the outgoing CEO as NCC approves transition plan

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Matthew Willsher, who resigned as CEO of Etisalat Nigeria on Monday, will stay on as special adviser to the new man, Boye Olusanya, TheCable can report.
This is part of the “seamless transition” arrangement brokered by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to keep the mobile network on the path to management stability.
Meanwhile, the NCC, in a statement issued on Tuesday morning, has announced that Etisalat and its creditors “have successfully reached an amicable resolution of key issues pertaining to its indebtedness”, and that “a smooth transitional process is currently ongoing on mutually agreed terms”.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Ex- President Jonathan Was An Exemplary Leader’ -Fani-Kayode Replies Nnamdi Kanu

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Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has insisted that former President Goodluck Jonathan was not weak or incompetent adding that Jonathan’s wife, Patience, would have been a better president than her husband.
Recall that on Monday, Nnamdi Kanu had blasted Jonathan calling him a weak and incompetent president.

Dangote: Ignore Arewa youth…they are attention seekers

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Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote Group and Africa’s richest man, has said Nigerians should ignore Arewa youth, who asked Igbo to leave the north in three months.
Speaking in Lekki, Lagos, over the weekend, Dangote said he is bothered about unemployment in Nigeria and the explosion of the country’s population, as a result of poverty.

Earlier, Arewa youth, asked Igbo to leave the north in three months, stating that they were tired of the Nigerian marriage and its “unnecessary baggage”.

China frees 3 activists who probed Ivanka Trump supplier

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Chinese authorities have released on bail three activists who had been detained after investigating labor conditions at a factory that produced shoes for Ivanka Trump and other brands.
The three activists walked out of a police station in Ganzhou, a city in southeastern Jiangxi province, on Wednesday, the final day of their legally mandated 30-day detention period limit.

The activists were working with China Labor Watch, a New York-based group, and were investigating Huajian Group factories in the southern Chinese cities of Ganzhou and Dongguan.

Ex-Minister Of Agriculture And AfDB President, Akinwumi Adesina Wins 2017 Nobel Laureate Prize

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Akinwumi Adesina, the president of African Development Bank (AfDB) and a former minister under Jonathan regime, has been named the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate.
NAN reports that Adesina, whose name was selected on Monday in Washington DC, becomes the 46th recipient and the sixth African to be so honoured.

The award ceremony would take place on October 19.

Announcing the new laureate, Kenneth Quinn, the president, The World Food Prize, The Hall of Laureates, described Adesina as “someone who grew out of poverty, but whose life mission is to lift up millions of people out of poverty”.

N16bn Apartment Belonging To Diezani Madueke’s Ally, Aluko Put Up For Sale

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Nigerian energy businessman Kola Aluko, declared wanted by the EFCC, has been identified as the owner of Apartment 79, a penthouse apartment in One57, one of New York City’s most expensive residential buildings.
However, the apartment would be sold to the highest bidder by a Luxembourg based Banque Havilland, in a foreclosure auction in July, the New York Post reported.
The penthouse sale is seen as the most expensive foreclosure in New York City.
Aluko, 48, is believed to be hiding out on his yacht, which he rented to Jay Z and Beyoncé in 2015 for $900,000 a week.
The energy businessman, a friend of stars such as Jay Z and Jamie Foxx, has not been seen for a while, which has sparked rumours that he is hiding away on his yacht, which was last registered in the Bahamas in May.
Mr. Aluko was reportedly last seen in Hong Kong in May and his yacht is currently in the Bahamas, according to the report.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Fayose to Osinbajo, You’re doing your best but it’s not enough

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Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says Acting President Yemi Osinbajo is doing his best to address some challenges in the country but he needs to put in more efforts.
Alleging that the Igbo have been made to “suffer forever” because of their role in the civil war, Fayose appealed to the federal government to be fair and just to all ethnic groups in the country.
He opposed the main objective of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), saying secession is not an option.
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