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Anambra: Atiku pledges to complete 2nd Niger bridge if elected

January 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has promised quick completion of second Niger bridge once elected on February 16 general election. Atiku, who made the promise at the PDP mega campaign rally in Onitsha on Thursday, said he was passionate of completing it because his wife hails from the commercial city, one of the Read More

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Buhari won’t get 5 million votes in Kano – PDP

January 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said President Muhammadu Buhari would get five million votes he was promised by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State in the next month elections. The party in a statement signed by its national publicity secretary Kola Ologbondiyan Thursday stated: “If indeed President Buhari is committed to free and fair polls as he claims, he ought Read More

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5 million Shia worshippers endorse APGA’s presidential candidate

January 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

National Secretary Shia Islamic Sect of Nigeria Amir Sadiq Mohammad has stated that over 5million members of the religious group have unanimously endorsed presidential candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Major General John Gbor (retd) for the February 16th general election. Sadiq alongside other senior members of the group made the endorsement on Thursday in Abuja at the Read More

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Public buildings’ maintenance policy to boost economy -Fashola

January 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

  Minister of Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola, Thursday, said the implementation of the national infrastructure maintenance framework would provide more jobs for Nigerians and boost the economy. Fashola, who addressed a press conference in his office in Abuja on the implementation of the national infrastructure maintenance framework, said nine public buildings have been selected as pilot scheme for Read More

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518 ships broken on S/Asian beaches in 2018-Report

January 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

  A total of 744 large ocean-going commercial vessels were sold to the scrap yards in 2018, out of which 518 were broken down on South Asia beaches, accounting for a record-breaking 90.4% of the gross tonnage dismantled globally, according to data released by NGO Shipbreaking Platform. The Founder and Executive Director of NGO Shipbreaking Platform, Ingvild Jenssen, said, “The figures Read More

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Italy impounds 2.7 tons of cocaine aboard cargo ship

January 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Italian police yesterday announced the seizure of 2.7 tons of cocaine, the largest drug seizure in the last 25 years. The police had on Jan. 15, 2019 seized 644 kilograms of cocaine worth $148 million hidden in bags of Honduran coffee aboard a Portuguese-flagged cargo ship from Puerto Cortes, Honduras, at the port of Livorno. The police in another operation Read More

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43 migrants dead after 2 boats capsize near Djibouti

January 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

At least 43 migrants have drowned after two boats capsized off the coast of Djibouti, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has said. The UN organisation had previously counted only 28 recovered bodies. “We are expecting the death toll to be much higher than that,” IOM spokesman, Joel Millman, said. More than 130 migrants were on the boats when they Read More

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Police promotes ex-EFCC Boss, Inalegwu, 16 other CPs to AIGs

January 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Police Service Commission has approved the promotion of 18 Commissioners of Police (CPs) to the next rank of Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIGs), and 32 Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs) to the substantive rank of CPs. This was part of decisions reached at the 4th Plenary Meeting of the PSC, presided over by its Chairman, IGP Musiliu Smith (retd), Read More

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Dalung, Pinnick, Dikko in UK for meetings with NIKE

January 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

Chieftains of the Nigeria Football Federation, led by Nigeria’s minister of sports have arrived in London, United Kingdom for series of meetings with sportswear behemoth, NIKE that is aimed at improving the contract signed by NFF and NIKE in November 2018. The meetings would also dwell on merchandizing, as well as previewing and authorization of a new kit design for Read More

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NIRSAL to unveil MFB in February

January 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for AgriculturalLending (NIRSAL) is set to launch its MicroFinance bank in February. The launch is scheduled to take place simultaneously across the sixgeopolitical zones in the country and at the flagship branch inGwagwalada, FCT. The other pilot locations are locations are: Bauchi, Ibadan, Kaduna,Enugu, Port Harcourt and Lokoja NIPOST offices. The rollout would further Read More

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Kogi gov’t stockpiling weapons, training militia, PDP alleges

January 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Kogi state chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) accused the Kogi state government of stockpiling weapons and training 3,000 militia in the guise of vigilantes ahead of next month elections. PDP State Chairman Dr. Samuel Uhuotu  who stated this on Thursday at a press conference in Abuja, called on the security agencies to take urgent actions  to avert political Read More

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2 cops bag Global Peace Ambassador Awards

January 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

  Two Assistant Commissioners of Police have bagged the Global Peace Initiatives Ambassador Awards for their contributions to humanitarian service. The awardees are Mr Mohammed Shamsudeen and Ezekiel Ibrahim and they are of the department of recurrent expenditure at the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters, Abuja. Presenting the awards to the duo, the President of Youth Initiative for Diversity in Nigeria Read More

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Why I’m most qualified to be president ― Atiku

January 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has said that he is most qualified candidate among all the contenders for the position. The former Vice President, who spoke on a live television programme, ‘The Candidates’, adduced among others his vast experience acquired over the years in government and his depth in the private sector. His words: “Why me, Read More

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Politicians infiltrating INEC ad-hoc staff recruitment- REC

January 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Akwa Ibom State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr Mike Igini, has disclosed that politicians were planning to infiltrate the recruitment of ad-hoc staff for selfish reasons. The REC, who assured that the INEC was prepared to conduct credible elections in the state, however said the desperation of politicians in the state showed the level of resistance to public good and Read More

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21 political parties adopt Nyako as guber candidate

January 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The public acceptance of African Democratic Congress (ADC) governorship candidate in Adamawa state Senator Abdulaziz Nyako may have increased following his adoption by 21 political parties, who want him to step up to the higher level as governor. The parties, which endorsed his candidature yesterday in a colourful ceremony included The United People’s Congress (UPC), African Peoples Alliance (APA) Democratic Read More

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Bauchi 2019: The coast is clearer for Abubakar

January 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

  The 2019 general elections are around the corner.  A number of political parties are engaged in electioneering gimmick. But in Bauchi state, the major political parties are the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP). The APC, which is fielding Governor Mohammed Abubakar as its flag bearer, had Read More

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APC stalwart lauds INEC over Zamfara

January 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

  A stalwart of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara state, Alhaji Musa M. Hassan, has lauded the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for maintaining the status quo on its earlier decision to stop the APC from participating in the upcoming governorship, national and state assembly elections in the state due to alleged non-conduct of primaries by the party. Read More

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Extortion: Ex-officers parading as personnel, EFCC warns

January 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has drawn the attention of the public to some former personnel of the commission extorting unsuspecting people by impersonating EFCC officers. The commission in a press statement by its acting Head, Media & Publicity Tony Orilade, Thursday in Abuja, said, “Attention of the EFCC has been drawn to the activities of some former Read More

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How Ekiti people received Fayemi’s court victory

January 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

It was a case of mixed reaction in Ado-Ekiti when the Election Petition Tribunal upheld the victory of Governor Kayode Fayemi. Members of the ruling All Progressive Congress, (APC) trooped into the streets, hailing the outcome of the case. Raphael Adeyanju writes. Broom festival It was like a broom festival. Everyone on sight was with a bunch of broom dotted Read More

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Breaking: APC guber Candidate’s name missing in Rivers as INEC releases final list

January 31, 2019 Editor 0

For the umpteenth time, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released a final List of Governorship and House of Assembly candidates in Rivers State with the names of candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) missing. INEC had on Thursday, January 17, released a list signed by the commission’s secretary, Rose Orianran-Anthony and while candidates of the Peoples Democratic Read More

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Police arrest woman for allegedly stealing 5-day-old baby

January 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

  Anambra state Police Command has arrested a 35-year-old suspected child abductor, Ms Dorathy Sunday. The suspect, who hails from Izzi, Ebonyi State was arrested on January 30 at about 5:50 pm, by Police detectives attached to Central Police Station (CPS)  Nnewi. According to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Haruna Muhammed, the suspect sneaked into the Nnamdi Azikwe University Read More

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Ekiti Lawmaker dumps PDP, decamps to APC

January 31, 2019 Editor 0

People ‘s Democratic Party (PDP) member in Ekiti State House of Assembly, Hon. Olanrewaju Olayanju, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). The law maker representing  Emure constituency in Ekiti State cited cases of division and lack of decorum in the PDP to justify his action. Olarewaju who spoke  with journalists in Ado Ekiti on Thursday,  stated that he Read More

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I ‘ll complete 2nd Niger bridge, restore all seaports- Atiku

January 31, 2019 Editorial II 0

…As Secondus warns FG, INEC, security against rigging election Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar promised to complete the second Niger Bridge and restore all the sea ports in Delta state if elected as President. The former vice president who made the promises in Asaba during his presidential campaign rally said create Read More

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External forces, local collaborators planning to disrupt 2019 elections – Buratai

January 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

  The Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has revealed that the Military authorities have received reports of “mischievous plans by some unscrupulous elements” in connivance with foreign collaborators to disrupt the peaceful conduct of the 2019 General Elections in some parts of the country. He said this in Gembu, Taraba state, during the inauguration of Forward Operation Read More

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Call Yahaya Bello to order, SDP tells INEC, police boss

January 31, 2019 Editorial II 0

…Alleges harrasment of members The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and all the security agencies to pay attention to political harassment going on against some members of the party, especially it senatorial candidate, Barr. Natasha Akpoti. Kogi state in the recent time has witnessed various allegations of political harassment across political parties. The Read More