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BREAKING: APC suspends Jibrin over anti-party

July 31, 2019 Editorial II 0

The All Progressive Congress (APC), Bebeji local Government chapter in Kano state has suspended House of Representatives Member, Abdulmumin Jibrin Kofa over alleged anti- party activities. A press statement signed by the Chairman of APC Bebeji local government, Alhaji Sulaiman Sabo Gwarmai distributed to newsmen in kano, said Kofa was suspended having confirmed that he carried out various anti- party Read More

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Updated: Tribunal sacks Ondo PDP lawmaker, declares APC candidate winner

July 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Representative Ikengboju Gboluga representing Okitipupa/Irele federal constituency on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has lost his seat. The Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in Akure, Ondo State Capital, Wednesday nullified his election for alleged dual citizenship: one for the United Kingdom (UK) and the other to Nigeria. Following his possession of dual citizenships, the tribunal said he was Read More

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Yobe: Tribunal dismisses GPN’s petition

July 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal for Yobe, sitting in Abuja, Wednesday dismissed the petition filed by Mr Isa-Suleiman Aminu, saying he failed to prove his case beyond reasonable doubt. Aminu,  candidate of the Green Party of Nigeria (GPN) for the February 23 House of Representative election for Bade/Jakusko federal constituency, Yobe, prayed the tribunal to order for a fresh election Read More

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Zamfara APC lauds Buhari over ministerial appointment

July 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Zamfara chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing Hajiya Sadiya Umar-Faruk as a minister from the state. The state chairman of the party, Alhaji Lawal Liman, gave the commendation in a statement issued to newsmen Gusau Wednesday by the state Publicity Secretary of the party, Alhaji Shehu Isah-Gusau. Liman pledged the party’s Read More

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Abia: I’ m optimistic of fair judgement at tribunal, says Ohuabunwa

July 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The senator that represented Abia North senatorial district in the 8th National Assembly, Senator Mao Ohuabunwa, has expressed hope that he would reclaim his mandate at the ongoing election petition tribunal. Senator Ohuabunwa disclosed this at the tribunal sitting in Umuahia shortly after his party agent testified before the tribunal. Senator Orji Uzor Kalu is currently occupying the seat. The senator Read More

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Morocco under King Mohammed VI: 20 years after

July 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Tuesday, July 30, 2019, marked the 20th year of the ascension to the throne by King Mohammed VI of Morocco. It is festivity that seeks to demonstrate the significant role being played to carry the almost 37 million people of Morocco by the Muhammad IV’s empathetic Kingdom, along. Records on the socio-economic activities or performance of Morocco over the 20 Read More

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Ongoing infrastructure projects will be completed – Buhari

July 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that his administration would strive to complete ongoing projects that would impact positively on the lives of the people. Speaking Wednesday when he received the Olu of Warri, His Majesty Ogiame Ikenwoli, at the State House in Abuja, the president said he was mindful of what infrastructural development could bring to uplift the standard of Read More

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We’re deploying technology to tackle security challenges, Buhari tells South-west monarchs

July 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja assured traditional rulers from the South-west that his administration was doing everything possible to tackle security challenges in the country.  Responding to an address by the traditional rulers led by the Ooni of Ife , Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, during a courtesy visit to the State House, the president said: “Working with the State governments Read More

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Buhari applauds appointment of UK-born Nigerian, Kemp Badenoch, a British minister

July 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the appointment of Olukemi Olufunto Badenoch, a United Kingdom-born Nigerian as Minister of Children and Families by the new British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Describing her appointment as “well-deserved,” the president urged the 39-year to regard her new position as an opportunity to justify the confidence reposed in her by making lasting impact. The president Read More

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Buhari’s ministers should be appraised every 6 months – OJO

July 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and golden member, International security Association (IWA), Switzerland, Jackson Lekan Ojo, says President Muhammdu Buhari should six-monthly assessment of ministers’ performances to retain or ease them out. ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU brings excerpts. How would you react to the ministerial list as released by President Muhammadu Buhari? From my own end, I will score Mr Read More

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Updated: Buhari sat for 1961 WAEC examination, official tells tribunal

July 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A Deputy Registrar in charge of school registration, Henry Adewunmi Wednesday confirmed before the presidential tribunal that President Buhari sat for the 1961 WAEC examination. He stated further that the council issued an assessment result sheet to President Muhammadu Buhari. Adewunmi who made this clarification at the resumed hearing of the presidential election tribunal which was instituted by the candidate Read More

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Kogi: APC female aspirant promises to unite people

July 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A Kogi state governorship aspirant under the All Progressives Congress (APC) Rukayat Ibrahim said that she has plans to promote unity and women development in the state, if elected governor in the November 16 governorship poll. Mrs Ibrahim, a former women leader in the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), said this at a news conference Wednesday shortly after picking her Read More

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Gov aspirant vows to turn Kogi to entrepreneurial hub

July 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Dr Victor Adoji has vowed to transform Kogi state from a civil service state to an entrepreneurial hub where jobs and business opportunities would be created for the people of the state.  Wednesday at the ongoing media parley organised by the Nigeria Union of Journalists, (NUJ), the former banker maintained Read More

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Alleged N86m Scam: Kano firm petitions CBN, NDIC

July 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Triple C Motors Nigeria Ltd, a Kano based firm has written a petition to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), demanding payment of N86million for the supply of 7 vehicles to Fidelity Bank plc. The petition dated July 13, 2019, which was made available to newsmen on Wednesday,  was addressed to the Director, Read More

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Pathetic: How 8 men perished in Enugu underground water tank

July 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

  The mysterious death of eight young men in an under-ground tank in Enugu community remains to be unraveled even as relations unburdened their pains. Writes CHUKS NWAEZE. For a long time to come, it would remain a mystery how eight young men who went to rescue somebody trapped in a tank also died in the same underground water tank under Read More

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Only God can save Nigeria

July 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

This expression of our security operatives and people at the helms reflects an acknowledgement of helplessness, low morale, hope, putting faith on luck for security and not efforts. Helplessness from those saddled with the responsibility of national security may sound funny but it is tragic for brave soldiers and their superiors to give up hope openly without pretence or false Read More

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EFCC arrests 8 for production, sales of adulterated fertilizer in Gombe

July 31, 2019 Editorial II 0

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Gombe zonal office has arrested eight persons for production and sales of adulterated fertilizer in Gombe. The Gombe zonal office  Head of Operation Mr Michael Wetkas, stated while speaking during the Parading of the suspects Wednesday in Gombe.  He said that the commission had upon the information received on the purported act, set the commission’s machinery on Read More

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Reminiscences of Africa’s heritage

July 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Sometimes, I try hard to believe that this is still Africa, I cannot withstand the surge of emotions with hot tears from the unfathomed fountain of my eyes when I heard of those days, those days of jubilation, the evenings and the nights filled with happy tom of drum tuned with the melodious voice of the maidens who moved their Read More

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WAEC official disowns Buhari’s Cambridge credentials

July 31, 2019 Editorial II 0

A West African Examination Council official, Osidehinde Adewunmi, on Wednesday, disowned the Cambridge University’s Moderated International Examination credentials produced by President Muhammadu Buhari and tendered as exhibits before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja. The two documents earlier admitted as Exhibits 19 and 21 were Buhari’s statement of results and the broadsheet for the results of the 18 candidates Read More

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Ministerial list: Group hails Buhari for nominating Ngige, Ikeazu, slams NLC

July 31, 2019 Editor 0

The Federal Parastatals and Private Sector Pensioners Association of Nigeria (FEPPPAN) has praised President Muhammedu Buhari for nominating Senator Chris Ngige and Barr Sharon Ikeazu to be ministers in his second term administration. FEPPPAN also said it was solely a prerogative of the president to assign the nominees to any ministry he wished, saying that those who are agitating against Read More

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Breaking: Shiite group suspends ‘Free Zakzaky’ protests, heads to court

July 31, 2019 Editorial II 0

Shiite group, the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), said that it has decided to temporarily suspend its long running ‘Free Zakzaky’ street protests. IMN spokesman Ibrahim Musa said in a press statement on Wednesday said that: “The Islamic Movement of Nigeria do hereby announce to the general public and the international community that it has temporarily suspended its Free Zakzaky Read More

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Celebrating Maikasuwa on NASS award

July 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

I wish to felicitate with the immediate former Clerk of the National Assembly (NASS), Dr. Abubakar Salisu Maikasuwa, who was among prominent Nigerians honoured with the assembly’s recognition and prestigious award for his exemplary leadership qualities during his tenure of office.           At an impressive outing the former CNA, received the certificate of award and a plaque from the current Clerk Read More

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British American foundation to partner NYSC on skill acquisition

July 31, 2019 Editorial II 0

The management of British American Tobacco Nigeria Foundation is set to offer training for corps members on agro-allied related ventures. The General Manager of the Foundation, Mrs Lolade Johnson, stated this during a courtesy call on NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim in his office in Abuja. She said Nigerians must support NYSC to create jobs for the teeming youth Read More

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UEFA Goal of the Season:Sarr battles Messi, Ronaldo

July 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

  Rennes winger Ismaila Sarr is up against Barcelona star Lionel Messi, Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo, Chelsea‘s Pedro and six other players for the 2018-19 UEFA Goal of the Season. Sarr earned his nomination after his volley in Rennes’ 2-1 win over Jablonec in the group stage of last season’s Europa League. The 21-year-old opened the scoring for the Roazhon Park outfit by firing in his volley from Read More

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Bailly out for at least four months

July 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Manchester United defender Eric Bailly will be out for four to five months with a knee injury suffered in Thursday’s friendly win over Tottenham. The 25-year-old slipped and twisted his knee in Shanghai and has now had an operation, which could rule him out until the end of 2019. The Ivorian had only just returned from a knee problem that ruled him Read More