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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