Court rejects EFCC’s request to order Fani-Kayode’s arrest

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday rejected an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for the arrest of a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode.EFCC’s prosecuting counsel, Mr Mohammed Abubakar, had urged the court to issue an arrest warrant against the ex-minister following his absence from Wednesday’s proceedings of his[...]

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Pope condemns Borno killings

Pope Francis on Wednesday condemned Saturday massacre of farm workers in Borno State.“I want to assure my prayers for Nigeria, where blood has unfortunately been spilled once more in a terrorist attack,” he said in his weekly general audience.Remembering those who he said were “brutally killed” by Boko Haram insurgents, the Pope said, “May God[...]

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Purported defection of Ihedioha, others to APC untrue — Imo PDP

Leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Wednesday, described the purported defection of Chief Emeka Ihedioha and other party loyalists, to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, as “a fake news, sponsored by failed politicians”.The State Publicity Secretary, Mazi Ogubundu Nwadike, equally described the news, which is currently trending on other social media platforms as[...]

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Bayelsa asks private schools to waive first term fees

Private schools in Bayelsa State will not charge first term school fees for the 2020/2021 academic session, but will only collect third term fees for the just-concluded session.This decision was reached during a meeting at the Education House in Yenagoa between the state Ministry of Education and the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools,[...]

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Lawan frustrates moves to force Senate to adjourn sitting

President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan on Wednesday during the plenary session, frustrated moves to push the lawmakers to adjourn sitting.Soon after the commencement of business of the day, Senator George Sekibo, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Rivers East cited Order 10 of the Senate Standing Rules as amended on the lack of quorum.Citing Order10(1);[...]

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Buhari presides over 26th virtual FEC

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 26th virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.Physically present at the Council Chamber are Vice president Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, and the National Security[...]

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Killings: Security challenges beyond military, says Fayemi

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum Chairman and Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has said security challenges are beyond the Nigerian military.A statement on Wednesday quoted him as saying this during his visit to Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State to condole with the government and people of Borno over an attack by the Boko Haram[...]

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Borno killings: Fire service chiefs now, Senate tells Buhari

The Senate, on Tuesday, asked the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to sack service chiefs as a result of their failure to secure Nigerians.The Senate decision, which is the third it would pass this year, followed a motion by Senator Kashim Shettima on the recent killing of 43 rice farmers in Borno State by[...]

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Borno massacre: Reps invite Buhari to explain country’s security situation

Finally, the House of Representatives has taken a resolution to invite President Muhammadu Buhari for explanation on the escalating security situation in the country.This is coming on the heels of the killing of over 43 rice farmers in Zarbamari village, Borno State over the weekend.Recall that the House was earlier divided on the invitation and[...]

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Senate confirms Yakubu as INEC Chairman

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission for the second term of five years.The confirmation followed the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on INEC, led by Senator Kabiru Gaya, which submitted its report at plenary and recommended Yakubu for confirmation.The[...]

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Strike: We are still consulting — ASUU president

The national leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has said it is still consulting on what its reply will be to the offers the Federal Government made for it to end its eight-month-old strike.The National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, said this on Tuesday in a chat with Vanguard.According to him, the consultation[...]

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Police arrest Swedish mother who locked son up for 28 years

A mother in Sweden has been arrested on suspicion of locking her son inside their apartment for 28 years, leaving him undernourished and with almost no teeth, police and media reports said Tuesday.“The mother is suspected of illegal deprivation of liberty and causing bodily harm,” Stockholm police spokesman Ola Osterling told AFP.He said the man[...]

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Ex-Governors are not in senate to sleep, says Orji

A former Governor of Abia State, Senator Theodore Orji, has described insinuations that former state governors elected into the Senate were unproductiveOrji, who represents Abia Central Senatorial District, said this while inspecting one of his constituency projects at Okwuta Primary School, Isieke Ibeku, on Sunday.He said, “You see, all this hate speech – people saying[...]

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Ghana’s Jerry Rawlings to be buried Dec 23

The funeral of Ghana’s late ex-President Jerry Rawlings will be held on December 23, his family announced on Monday.Head of the funeral planning committee, James Gbeho, in a press release on Monday, said the family, in consultation with government, agreed on the date.The funeral rites for the 73-year-old will come off at the Independence Square[...]

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You’ve no right to employ workers, Sule tells LG bosses

Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, has told local government chairmen in the state to pay staff salaries in order to ameliorate the suffering of workers and their families.The governor spoke while receiving a delegation of local government chairmen, led by the chairman of Lafia Local Government Area, Mr Aminu Mauzu, in the Government House, Lafia,[...]

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Okowa assents 2021 budget of N383bn

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State on Monday in Asaba assented to the state’s 2021 Appropriation Bill of N383 billon.The bill tagged, ‘Budget of Economic Recovery’ is made up of N210 billion capital expenditure and N173 billion recurrent expenditureThe Delta House of Assembly increased the budget figure of N378.48 proposed by the governor to N383[...]

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Facebook buys online customer service startup Kustomer

Facebook on Monday announced it is buying a startup specializing in helping businesses interact with customers online.The acquisition of five-year-old Kustomer comes as the leading social network continues to weave e-commerce into offerings, particularly its WhatsApp and Messenger messaging services.More than 175 million people contact businesses via WhatsApp daily, and the number is growing, according[...]

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How Oyo, Osun resolved LAUTECH ownership crisis —Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Mr Seyi Makinde, on Monday, said himself and Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State had to set aside politics and ego in resolving the ownership crisis that ravaged the hitherto jointly-owned Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso.Makinde, who spoke in Osogbo during a ‘Thank You’ visit to Oyetola in his office, declared[...]

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APC begins membership registration, revalidation Dec 12

The Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC said it has concluded arrangement for the commencement of membership registration and revalidation by December 12.Chairman of the committee and Yobe state Governor, Mai Mala Buni in a statement issued Monday in Abuja said the decision was taken after consulting with stakeholders,[...]

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