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Breaking: Organised labour rejects govs’ proposed N22,500, reverts to N65,000

October 31, 2018 Editorial II 0

The Organised labour in Nigeria has rejected the proposed N22,500 minimum wage by Nigeria Governor’s Forum as against N30,000 agreed in tripartite negotiation. President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) , Ayuba Wabba who briefed newsmen at a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday, described the Governors’ Forum as a body unknown to Nigeria’s law, adding that all governors should return to their Read More

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Its fiscally irresponsible to sell public assets to fund budget- Atiku

October 31, 2018 Editorial II 0

Presidential candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has described as ‘fiscally irresponsible’ by the Muhammadu Buhari administration evincing plan to sell National Assets to fund the 2019 budget. In a statement signed by Atiku Campaign Organisation on Wednesday in Abuja said its first response would be that the action by the Buhari government has the effect Read More

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Osun Assembly passes Health Insurance Bill

October 31, 2018 Editorial II 0

State of Osun Assembly under the leadership of the Speaker, Hon. Najeem Salam has passed the State of Osun Health Insurance Scheme Bill, 2018 into law. In a statement signed by the Chairman, House Committee on Information and Strategy, Hon. Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, on Wednesday, noted that the bill though an Act of the National Assembly, 2014 was domesticated in the Read More

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2019: INEC, WANEP launches election violence monitoring project

October 31, 2018 Editorial II 0

•Urges govt to take proactive steps ‘before things get out of hand’ Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) in collaboration with the African Union (AU),  West Africa Network for Peace building (WANEP) has launched the 2019 Election Violence Monitoring, Analysis and Mitigation (EMAM) Project. The INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu speaking at the launch yesterday in Read More

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Breaking: Kaduna relaxes night-time curfew

October 31, 2018 Editorial II 0

The Kaduna State Government has relaxed the night-time curfew in Kaduna metropolis and environs with immediate effect. Residents are henceforth free to move and pursue legitimate activities everyday, until the hours between 10pm and 5am. A meeting of the core security team today reviewed the security situation, and advised the government that a relaxation of the curfew hours is prudent. Read More

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Anenih was a leader of leaders, says PDP chieftain

October 31, 2018 Editorial II 0

A Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former governorship candidate in Cross River State, Chief Patrick Okomiso has described the late Chief Tony Anenih as leader of leaders. Okomiso, who described the former PDP Board of Trustees chairman as successful person in his condolence message released yesterday in Abuja, also stated that Anenih was a good Christian as Read More

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2019: Group reject call for Igbo to boycott general election

October 31, 2018 Editorial III 0

A Coalition of Igbo socio-cultural groups, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council World wide, Igbo Youths Congress, Southeast Women Professionals and Igbo Students Forum has dissociated self from the recent call by the IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu for Ndigbo to boycott the 2019 general election . The group which spoke through Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth leader Mazi Okechukwu Isuguzoro and others in Abakaliki Read More

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Police go tough, impounds over 100 vehicles in Ebonyi

October 31, 2018 Editorial III 0

  Ebonyi state police command on Tuesday impounded over 100 vehicles for using unauthorized siren, covering of number plates and tinted glasses. The command disclosed this to journalists in Abakaliki through its spokesperson , ASP Loveth Odah Vehicles impounded by police Blueprint learnt belong mostly to members of the State Executive Council including Council Chairmen and Special Advisers to the Read More

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Nigeria to benefit from UK £1.2 Billion intervention fund

October 31, 2018 Editorial III 0

  The UK government through its ministry of prosperity supports scheme will be deploying huge intervention to the tune of 1.2 Billion pounds sterling to generate wealth, create job opportunities and prosperity in selected countries of Africa including Nigeria. A delegation from the U.K Government who paid a courtesy visit to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)on 24th October 2018 made Read More

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Tanzania holds 2nd global ICT meeting

October 31, 2018 Editorial III 0

  In a similar event, Tanzania holds second global Information and Communication Technology (ICT) meeting. The three-day meeting which brought together participants from six nations across the globe, ended in Dar es Salaam at the weekend as the government and stakeholders hailed the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Commission for hosting it. The nations that took part in the second Read More

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2019: Risk Nigerians must take

October 31, 2018 Editorial III 0

Risk viewed conventionally is an observable reality that people sprint away from as it is both covertly and overtly considered an unpleasant situation. But contrary to this belief, Peter Drucker, a United States of America born management consultant in his book; Managing For Result, underscored the inescapable posture of risk-taking in human existence and essentially classified it into four categories; Read More

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Ekiti election: PDP votes were deliberately voided, Witness tells court

October 31, 2018 Editorial III 0

  One of the Peoples Democratic Party’s witnesses that testified before the Ekiti Governorship Election Petition Tribunal yesterday told the Tribunal that the party’s votes were ‘deliberately’ voided by staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during the July 14 Ekiti governorship election. The witness, Omobuljo Bankole, who stated this while testifying before the tribunal, headed by Suleiman Belgore, Read More

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BMO challenges PDP to disprove FG’s debt profile claim

October 31, 2018 Editorial III 0

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) yesterday in Abuja challenged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to disprove Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s clarification of the country’s past and present debt profile. The organisation gave the challenge in a statement issued yesterday following the Vice President’s explanation that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration met a debt burden of $63 billion but has only Read More

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Shi’ites:PDP expresses concern over extra-judicial killings, mounting tension

October 31, 2018 Editorial III 0

  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed concern over the alleged growing incidences of violence and rising cases of extra-judicial killings in our country, under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) administration. The party also decried mounting tension, escalating public restiveness especially the recent killings in Kaduna and incidences of the alleged killings of Shiites members while Read More

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Kwara APC stakeholders demand Abdulraheem sanction

October 31, 2018 Editorial III 0

  There seems to be no end in sight to the post primaries crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State as stakeholders yesterday asked the party to sanction a governorship aspirant, Prof. Shuaib Abdulraheem, for violating the accord reached with President Muhammadu Buhari. It would be recalled that the former chairman, Federal Character Commission, (FCC), had on Read More

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Why I believe the Ganduje bribery videos are fake

October 30, 2018 Editorial III 0

  I will start by reiterating that I don’t know Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state, he doesn’t know me and I don’t care what happens to him, talk less of saving his political career. I just watched the videos being circulated and I felt as someone with some investigative training, I am duty-bound to set the records straight and Read More

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Buruji floors PDP : INEC to recognize candidates list submitted by the Adebayo Dayo led Executive

October 30, 2018 Editorial III 0

In what appear to be another set back for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has indicated that it will in line with the orders of the Federal High Court recognized the list of candidates submitted by the Adebayo Dayo led executive in Ogun state, for the 2019 general elections. The Adebayo Dayo led executive Read More

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Bukkar Abba’s APC bombshell: Mere ranting of a ‘jilted lover’?

October 30, 2018 Editorial III 0

Senator Bukkar Abba Ibrahim (APC Yobe Central) had declared that North-eastern states may vote against President Muhammadu Buhari during the 2019 election. Patrick Andrew looks at issues he raised in this regard. It was a bombshell least expected from a stun loyalist who is regarded as one of the major driving forces for President Muhammadu Buhari and indeed the All Read More

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APC, ZLP lose members to PDP in Ondo

October 30, 2018 Editorial III 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) members yesterday suffered a major setback as about 5,000 members of the both parties decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Idanre, headquarters of Idanre Local Government Area of Ondo state. Most of the decampees, numbering about 3,000 defected from the APC while over 2,000 members of Read More

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Mimiko blasts FG over growing insecurity, threat to unity

October 30, 2018 Editorial III 0

The Presidential candidate of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, has raised the alarm over threat to the country’s unity under the All Progressives Congress headed by President Muhammadu Buhari. The former Governor of Ondo State, ex-chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum and former Minister in the Goodluck Jonathan government, blasted the Buhari’s administration for its alleged reputation Read More

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APC govt committed to youth development ― Wamakko

October 30, 2018 Editorial III 0

Chairman of the Northern Senators’ Forum, Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) federal administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari is fully committed to the well-being, welfare and safety of Nigerian youths. Senator Wamakko stated this in Sokoto yesterday when he flagged off the three-week training of 400 youths from across the 23 local governments of Sokoto Read More

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SDP mourns Anenih

October 30, 2018 Editorial III 0

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has described the sudden death of former PDP chairman Board of Trustees, Chief Tony Anenih, as an illustrious Nigerian whose contributions to the country’s infrastructural and political developments were immeasurable. The party in a statement by its publicity secretary, Alfa Mohammed, said for his good deeds and contributions towards peace and stability of Nigeria, “his Read More

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Mailafia got it all wrong on Osun

October 30, 2018 Editorial III 0

  Dr Obadiah Mailafia needs little or no introduction. He has been the deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. He was also adviser to former president Goodluck Jonathan. Recently, he made a bid for the presidency on the platform of the African Democratic Congress (ADC). On October 15, 2018, he wrote in his weekly column for the Nigerian Read More

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The leader Kogi deserves

October 30, 2018 Editorial III 0

  Kogi state is in a mess and needs a remedy to bring it back to the path of development; that remedy is a new kind of leadership accompanied by a new type of politics. As regrettable as Yahaya Bello is the governor of the state now, beside the president of the country, the governor is one of the most Read More

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Buhari salutes Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, at 75

October 30, 2018 Editorial III 0

  President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday felicitated with the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Babatunde Akiolu, on his 75th birthday, saying the government remains proud of his contributions to Nigeria’s development. In a telephone conversation, the President commended the royal father’s courage and unwavering commitment to the unity and peace of the country, noting that he always speak the truth to people Read More