Jonathan in Aso Rock, says ‘my relationship with Buhari is okay’

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has thanked President Mohammadu Buhari for naming a railway station in Agbor, Delta State, after him saying his relationship with the President “is okay”. Jonathan, in an interview, with State House correspondents on Tuesday shortly after meeting President Buhari behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, described the naming of Warri-Itakpe rail station after him as a good gesture by the President. The former President was in the State House to brief President Buhari on the crisis in Mali and efforts aimed at restoring peace…

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Presidency replies Senate over ‘quit notice’ to Service Chiefs

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has replied the Senate over the quit notice issued to Service Chiefs of the Armed Forces. Adesina on Tuesday said the appointment and sacking of service chiefs remained the prerogative of President Muhammadu Buhari. He wrote in a statement titled “Service chiefs: Position of Presidency on resolution by the Senate.” He was responding to the Senate which on Tuesday asked the nation’s heads of armed forces to step aside following the killings of soldiers currently fighting insurgency and…

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GTBank Marks 10 Years of Autism Advocacy

Holds Annual Autism Conference July 27th- 28th For the past 10 years, Guaranty Trust Bank plc has been at the forefront of the advocacy for people living with autism. The Bank’s Orange Ribbon Initiative has also become a major rallying point for driving awareness about Autism, campaigning against the social stigma associated with developmental disorders and helping people with autism live a full and productive life. This year, as part of its Orange Ribbon Initiative, GTBank will hold its 10th Annual Autism Conference via live stream on Monday, July 27…

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50 @ 61: Sarri hails ‘extraordinary’ Ronaldo

Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri hailed Cristiano Ronaldo as ‘extraordinary’ after he became the quickest player to reach 50 goals in Serie A on Monday night. The Portuguese sensation scored twice within three minutes against title rivals Lazio to put Juventus on the cusp of yet another league title. Ronaldo converted a penalty after VAR determined a handball, then finished off a swift counter-attack following a pass from Paulo Dybala in the 2-1 victory. The brace took him to 51 Serie A goals in total but he became the quickest to…

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FG to close 3rd Mainland Bridge midnight on Friday

Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Works and Housing has announced that the Federal Government will effect the partial closure of the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos from Friday midnight July 24, 2020. At a news briefing in Abuja on Tuesday, Fashola stated that between 2015 and 2019, the government undertook a survey of all the bridges in Nigeria to determine their conditions and the urgency of repairs that should be done on them. Fashola revealed that “Some were critical, others were less critical and the Third Mainland Bridge is one…

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Senate serve Service Chiefs ‘quit notice’

The Nigerian Senate have asked the Service Chiefs to quit as a result of killings of soldiers currently fighting armed insurgency in northern Nigeria. Chairman of Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume tabled the motion on the floor of the Senate via a point of order on Tuesday. Those who contributed to the motion lamented the implication of the disturbing development stressing that it was capable of frustrating the war against insurgency and banditry. They noted that many members of the armed forces who are scared of losing their…

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Firstbank convenes SMEconnect webinar, promotes growth of educational sector

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services provider, has announced the convening of a Business Clinic to promote the growth and sustainability of the educational sector, especially in the light of the coronavirus which is having an adverse effect on the operations of schools across the world. The event is scheduled to hold via Zoom platform by 11:00am on Thursday, 23 July 2020.   “Managing Your School through the Pandemic: Engagement and Retention Strategies,” is the topic of the event and will be discussed by experts, leading…

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Gbajabiamila to Akpabio: Name lawmakers who received contracts from NDDC in 48hrs

Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, has given the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, 48 hours to name the lawmakers who received contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commission. Akpabio had said before a House committee on Monday said that 60 per cent of the contracts awarded by the NDDC was given to lawmakers. The minister’s claim had generated controversy and questioned the integrity of the committee set up to probe the alleged N81bn fraud perpetrated by the NDDC. Addressing the House on Tuesday, however,…

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Police arrest Ogun motorcycle robbers

The personnel of the Ogun State Police Command, on Monday, arrested two suspected robbers, who allegedly specialised in snatching motorcycles from their owners at gunpoint in Ijebu-Ode and its environs. The suspects were reportedly caught while trying to snatch a motorcycle after they had dispossessed two riders of their motorcycles. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Monday. Oyeyemi said the suspects, Joshua Michael, 27, and Emeka Nwanga, 26, were arrested following a distress call received by the Divisional Police Officer,…

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OsokoRitual: Watch video of Ekiti PDP loyalists swearing to traditional oath of allegiance to Fayose

A video of local politicians at a meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party swearing to a traditional oath of allegiance to former Ekiti State governor, Peter Ayodele Fayose has surfaced online. Present at the venue were the former chairman of the party in the state Chief Bola Olu-Ojo, former member of the State House of Assembly Hon Dayo Akinleye Maxima, Mr Mike Adeosun, Mr Segun Ademile, Mr Aniyikaye Michael Ayo, Mr Olayiwola Oderinde, Princess Oriade Adefunke, Mr Ayo Komolafe, Mr Michael Ojo, Mrs Yemisi Fajuyi, Mr Taye Olusile, Osalusi Niyi…

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