Ogun top politician, Martins-Kuye dies, to be buried today

Senator Jubril Martins-Kuye, a former Minister of State for Finance and later Commerce and Industry, is dead. According to family sources, the late 80 years old frontline politician from Ogun state “passed on about 10:05 this morning. It was a painful loss to us, but, we give glory to God for the impactful life that he lived while he was alive because he touched the lives of many people. Martins-Kuye who was a governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State during the 1999 general elections died in…

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Drama in Abuja as Prez. Buhari’s white pigeons refuse to fly

White pigeons, usually released as a sign of peace at memorials or other symbolic ceremonies were released by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Armed Forces Remembrance Day ceremony on Friday in Abuja. It, however, created a drama as the birds refused to fly despite multiple attempts by the President thereby sparking reactions on the social media. The President had opened the cage containing the birds at the National Arcade, picked up one of the doves, and thrown it into the air but the bird landed atop the cage and refused to…

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NCDC raises alarm over growing COVID-19 cases, says hospitals may collapse

The Director-General of the NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, has raised an alarm that the country is now reaching a critical level, adding that the hospital capacity will no longer be able to cope with more serious COVID-19 cases. Ihekweazu made the revelation this in a series of tweets on Monday while reacting to the spike in COVID-19 infections in the last one month. Ihekweazu said this as the fear of COVID-19 spread at the National Identity Management Commission grew on Monday because Nigerians besieged the NIMC offices following the workers’…

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FG may ban train services -Amaechi

The Federal Government says it will shut down the Lagos-Ibadan and the Abuja-Kaduna train services should there be any case of Covid-19 detected among passengers, says Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transport. Amaechi made the revelation on Monday during an NTA live programme, Good Morning Nigeria monitored in Lagos. He said train users must comply with all Covid-19 protocols from the beginning of every trip to the end. The minister said, “If we see that we are conveying passengers who have Covid from Lagos to Ibadan and Ibadan to Lagos,…

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FG to impose fresh lockdown

Indications that the Federal Government may impose a second lockdown emerged on Thursday as the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 said it will have no option other than to impose a fresh lockdown on the country if the rising cases of Covid infections been recorded continue. The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19, Sani Aliyu, stated this during a briefing in Abuja. The PTF Coordinator said the rising Covid infections recorded of recent in the country were concerning and might require a fresh lockdown. Aliyu said, “If…

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Trump to Supporters: I will never concede to Biden

President Donald Trump on Wednesday told a rally of his supporters outside the White House that he would never concede that he lost the election, as Congress readied to certify Joe Biden’s victory. “I will never give up. We will never concede,” Trump told the cheering crowd. “We will stop the steal.” Wearing “Make America Great Again” caps and sharing biscuits and beers, hundreds of Donald Trump supporters also insisted they would never accept Joe Biden as president as they traveled by bus from near Boston to Washington to protest…

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Congress Invasion: Mayor declares curfew in Washington

Washington, DC, will be under a 6:00 p.m. curfew tonight, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced in a tweeted statement. It will remain in effect until 6:00 a.m. Thursday. The Electoral College certification vote has been paused after protesters incited by Trump breached the Capitol building. “During the hours of the curfew, no person, other than persons designated by the Mayor, shall walk, bike, run, loiter, stand, or motor by car or other mode of transport” within the district, the statement said. The US House and Senate were forced into emergency recess…

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Edo 2019: Ize Iyamu’s deputy disqualified

The Edo State High Court sitting in Benin on Wednesday voided Audu Ganiyu, the All Progressives Congress deputy governorship candidate in the September 19, 2020 governorship election. A member of the Peoples Democratic Party, Kadiri Oshoakhemhe, had in a suit No: B/358/20 filed a case against the APC deputy governorship candidate and two others. Delivering judgment in Benin City, the presiding judge, Justice H.A Courage-Ogbebor, said that Ganiyu presented false information to the Independent National Electoral Commission in his Form EC9. Ganiyu was the running mate of Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the…

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National Infinity names ‘the bullet dodger’ Babagana Zulum as ‘Nigerian of the Year 2020’

Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, the executive governor of Nigeria’s Bornu State has been  announced as winners of National Infinity Magazine’s Nigerian of the Year 2020. According to a release signed by Olajide Ige, Editor-In-Chief of the magazine, Prof. Babagana Zulum, who took oath of office in 2019 as Governor of Boko Haram infested Bornu State, in North East of Nigeria, stood out, by plunging himself into the service of a people already dejected and overwhelmed by the insurgency that has ravaged the ancient people for years, and has become a true…

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Nigeria, Lagos record highest single day COVID-19 cases

Nigeria yesterday recorded its highest single-day COVID-19 cases since the first infection was reported in February 2019. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, the country on Monday recorded 1,204 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, taking the total number of infections to 91,351. Data on the agency’s website showed that Nigeria recorded its second-highest daily COVID-19 cases on December 18, 2020, with 1,145 people testing positive. A breakdown of the data showed that 75,699 have recovered from COVID-19 in the country while 1,318 have died of the virus. The…

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Xmas day fire averted as petrol tanker falls in Lagos

What would have been an inferno on Christmas day was averted in Lagos as a petrol laden truck upturned and spilt its content. The yet-to-be-identified driver of the truck was reported on the run after he lost control of the vehicle around the Sunrise area of Tincan, in Lagos State, on Friday. It was learnt that the truck upturned after the driver rammed into a pothole around 7.30 am, and the content being conveyed to a destination in the state, spilt on the road. Confirming the incident, the Director-General, Lagos…

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Video: Lagos Gov., Sanwo-Olu makes public appearance after defeating COVID-19

“Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu tests negative to COVID-19. Now out of isolation,” Akosile tweeted with a video that showed the governor stepping out to address a press at the State House in Marina. The state health commissioner, Akin Abayomi, had announced on December 12 that the governor tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Other governors who had tested positive for the virus and recovered include the Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi; Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu; Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed; Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State,…

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Again, Fayose lashes Gov., Makinde, calls him ‘baby governor’

Ayodele Fayose, an ex-governor of Ekiti State, has again lashed out at Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, describing him as a baby governor and not his leader, but his follower in South-West PDP. The enraged stalwart of the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party insisted Gov. Makinde can not be the leader of the Peoples Democratic Party in the South-west. He noted that leadership should be earned and not for anyone as a title. Fayose added that an ex-Ondo State Information Commissioner, Dr Eddy Olafeso, should be the next PDP National Vice…

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Why FG may shut border again -Buhari’s aide

The Presidency, on Tuesday, says the Federal Government is studying activities at four of the nation’s land borders which were reopened last week, adding that the government may close the borders again if there is any “trouble”. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, made this known on Tuesday while speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme monitored by The PUNCH. The Federal Government had on December 16 ordered the immediate reopening of the Seme Border in Lagos State, Illela Border in Sokoto State, Maigatari Border in Jigawa…

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COVID-19: FG issues fresh guidelines for Churches, Mosques, orders civil servants to stay home for 5 weeks

The Federal Government has issued fresh measures for the operations of mosques and churches just as it has asked civil servants from grade levels 1 to 12 to work from home. The chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, made this known in a statement on Monday. As part of the measures, the worship centres were asked not to exceed 50 per cent capacity of the facility of their venues. The PTF also said events with more than 50 persons should be held outdoor. Mustapha said the…

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Controversy over rescued Kankara schoolboys as DHQ, KTSG claim responsibility

The Defence Headquarters has claimed responsibility for the rescue of over 300 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina, abducted by bandits on December 11. The DHQ spokesman, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Friday, said the military has kept its promises of ensuring the rescue of the hostages. Enenche’s claims, however, contradicted the statement by Katsina State Governor Aminu Masari that the students were released sequel to the negotiations with the bandits by the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria leadership. The governor also claimed…

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Gunmen kill 8 in Emir’s convoy

Unidentified gunmen have attacked the convoy of the Emir of Kaura Namoda in Zamfara State, Alhaji Sanusi Muhammad, killing eight people and injuring others. The accident, according to an eyewitness who escaped during the attack, said, “The Emir’s convoy was ambushed by the suspected gunmen along Zaria-Funtua highway while returning to Gusau from Abuja. “The Emir was coming back to Zamfara from Abuja in the midnight in a convoy of his official vehicles.” According to him, eight occupants of the Toyota Hilux, including the driver, were all shot dead by…

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COVID-19: France President, Macron tests positive

French President Emmanuel Macron has tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, the presidency said, adding that he would now self-isolate for the next week. The AFP reports. “The president tested positive for Covid-19 today,” it said in a statement, adding that he had been tested after the “onset of the first symptoms”. Macron will now, in accordance with national regulations, “self isolate for seven days. He will continue to work and carry out his activities remotely,” it said. The French president is one of several heads of state and government…

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Reps ask FG to suspend 774k job scheme

The House of Representatives has called for the immediate suspension of the controversial Special Works Scheme of the Federal Government. The National Assembly and the Federal Ministry of Labour, Employment and Productivity had clashed over the recruitment of 774,000 workers for the scheme. At the plenary on Wednesday, the House asked the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget, and National Planning not to fund the scheme, which is billed to take off in January 2021. The National Assembly had appropriated N52bn for the exercise in the 2020 Appropriation Act. It was…

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COVID-19: CJN flown to Dubai for treatment

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, has tested positive for COVID-19 and is presently in isolation. A Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Ibrahim Saulawa, disclosed this at the unveiling of the national headquarters of the Muslim Lawyers’ Association of Nigeria in Abuja on Tuesday. He said the CJN was receiving treatment in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. The CJN was conspicuously absent from Monday’s new legal year ceremony of the Supreme Court during which 72 new Senior Advocates of Nigeria were sworn in.

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Borders to re-open soon -Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, hinted of the possibility of re-opening Nigeria’s land borders very soon. Buhari gave the hint after a closed doors meeting with the nation’s 36 state governors on the security challenges across the country. He explained that the closure of the nation’s land borders was partly an attempt to control the smuggling of weapons and drugs. At the end of the meeting held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, the Presidency issued a statement quoting Buhari as asking the state governors to work more with traditional rulers…

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LASG partners FirstBank for affordable healthcare

The Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA), in its commitment to ensure that residents at the grassroots have access to affordable, effective and quality healthcare, has partnered with First Bank of Nigeria Limited to utilise its over 13,000 Firstmonie Agents as payment channels for the Lagos State Health  Scheme (LSHS). The General Manager, Lagos  State Health Management Agency (LASHMA), Dr. Emmanuella Zamba, made the disclosure during  the flag off of the partnership in Alausa, saying that the partnership became necessary to facilitate ease of health insurance premium transactions for residents,…

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Ndume backs off from Maina, asks lawyers to withdraw suretiship immediately

Ali Ndume, Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, has directed his legal team to begin the process of terminating the surety bond he signed for the embattled former chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Force Team, Abdulrasheed Maina. Ndume, who is representing Borno South Senatorial District in the Senate, had stood surety for Maina, his constituent, who is standing trial at a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja. The Judge had as part of the bail conditions, demanded among others, that Maina should produce a serving senator as his surety.…

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Why I snubbed Gani Adams -OBJ

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said he bore no grudges against the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams hence no need for any reconciliation. Chief Obasanjo was reacting to media reports that he was in the house of Afenifere chieftain, Ayo Adebanjo for a reconciliation meeting with Gani Adams. Obasanjo said his meeting with Adams at the residence of a chieftain of Afenifere , Chief Ayo Adebanjo, in Le­kki was not on a reconciliatory mission. Obasanjo in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, on Wednesday, said…

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US President-elect Biden to name Nigerian as Finance Minister

President-Elect Joe Biden to name Nigerian-American Adewale Adeyemo as Deputy Treasury Secretary (Deputy Minister of Finance of the United States of America) Adewale “Wally” Adeyemo, a Nigerian-born attorney and former senior international economic adviser during the Obama administration, will serve as deputy Treasury secretary under former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who Biden plans to appoint to lead the Treasury Department. Adewale Adeyemo is currently the President of the Obama Foundation. He previously served as the first Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics from 2015-2016, and Deputy Director of…

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Don’t come to Osun, PDP warns Aregbesola

The Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday warned ex-governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, not to visit the state or stage any celebration that may destabilise the peace of the state. A statement by the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Prince Diran Odeyemi, obtained by newsmen in Osogbo, also called on security operatives to pay attention to the planned visit by Aregbesola purportedly to mark 10 years of the return of progressives’ administration in the state.  Odeyemi also said Aregbesola’s visit had exposed Oyetola, Aregbesola’s strained relationship, and cautioned…

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Govt putting our lives at risk -Labour leaders, as meeting on fuel pump increase ends abruptly

The meeting between the Federal Government and the organised labour on the hikes in fuel pump price and the electricity tariff on Sunday ended in disarray as the labour leaders walked out of the parley in anger. The dialogue, which was meant to take updates on the implementation of resolutions reached during the three previous meetings, ended abruptly barely 10 minutes after it commenced at the Presidential Villa banquet hall, Abuja. The meeting had started at 8:18 pm when the Trade Union Congress President, Quadri Olaleye, raised the issue of…

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Breaking: FG concedes to ASUU’s demands, offers N60bn funding, allowances

Respite came the way of government-owned university students as striking Academic Staff Union of Universities and the Federal Government came to the middle line with the government acceding to requests of the union. After protracted negotiations and foot-dragging, the Federal Government on Friday accepted the demand by the Academic Staff Union of Universities that they are exempted from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System. The government also shifted grounds on a number of issues, reading out the communique at the end of a seven-hour negotiation with ASUU members in…

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Gbajabiamila Explains: How my security aide killed a newspaper vendor

Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila on Friday admitted that his security guards killed one of the citizens who obstructed his convoy at the Eagles Square, Abuja on Thursday. Mr. Gbajabiamila said he was distraught by the incident and had immediately suspended the officer involved and asked police to thoroughly investigate it to bring justice to the family of Ifeanyichukwu Elechi. A video surfaced on Thursday showing a man who was shot by a police officer at Eagles Square, a few meters away from the parliament. Mr. Gbajabiamila, who affirmed…

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Our game plan for Social Media -Lai Mohammed

*Budgets N250m for media, influencers, bloggers The Federal Government on Thursday said it has no plan to shut down the internet or social media. It said it would only work with stakeholders to regulate social media. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said this at a press conference in Abuja. Mohammed observed that social media was used wrongly to cause mayhem in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protest. Meanwhile, Lai Mohammed’s Federal Ministry of Information and Culture has budgeted N250m for engagements with foreign media, influencers, bloggers, local…

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Africa mourns Ghana’s Rawlings

Ghana’s former President Jerry Rawlings, a member of the radical and charismatic generation of figures who emerged in West Africa in the 1980s, died on Thursday aged 73, the presidency said. The former air force flight lieutenant led two coups in 1979 and 1981, railing against corruption and stamping his authority on the nation before ushering in democracy. Under his uncompromising command, several former heads of state and army bigwigs were executed, but to many of Ghana’s poor, Rawlings was their champion. The son of a Scottish father and Ghanaian…

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Biden: OBJ says its “victory of good over evil,” Kamala has Nigerian DNA

Nigeria’s former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, on Saturday, congratulated America’s President-elect, Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris over their ‘victory’ in the US election. Obasanjo, in a congratulatory letter issued by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, described the ‘feat’ achieved by the two Democrats as “victory of good over evil”. The former Nigerian leader wrote, “It is victory of good over evil and it is not victory for you and the people of America alone, but victory for most people of the world, majority of whom watch helplessly…

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COVID-19: China bans Nigeria, others

The Chinese government has placed a temporary ban on Nigerians from entering China. The ban covers other nationals in Nigeria holding valid Chinese visas or residence permits due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our correspondent learnt that the United Kingdom, Belgium, Luxembourg, Philippines and a few others were also affected by the policy. It was gathered that the decision was informed by the evaluation of the COVID-19 situation in the concerned countries. Announcing this in a public notice on Thursday, the Embassy of China and Consulate in Nigeria also said it…

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Georgia dismisses Trump’s suit on absentee ballots

A court in Georgia has dismissed a lawsuit by the state Republican Party and US President Donald Trump’s campaign asking that the county followed state laws on processing absentee ballots, Associated Press reported Thursday. According to AP, Chatham County Superior Court Judge, James Bass, did not provide an explanation for his decision Thursday at the close of a roughly one-hour hearing. The county includes the heavily Democratic city of Savannah. The suit had raised concerns about 53 absentee ballots that poll observers said were not part of an original batch of ballots. But…

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Breaking: “We have footages of Lekki Toll Gate Shooting” –Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that security cameras captured the shootings of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate. He said the footage would be submitted to the judicial panel on police brutality, extra-judicial killings, and extortion. The governor said this during a live programme on ARISE TV on Thursday. He revealed this when asked why the cameras capturing the protest was removed before the shootings of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate. In his response, he noted that the CCTV cameras have footage of what happened during the…

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Lekki Toll Gate billboard switch off: We obeyed Sanwo-Olu -Seyi Tinubu

The management of Loatsad Promomedia Limited has reacted to reports making the rounds that the billboard at the Lekki Toll gate where the Tuesday massacre took place was deliberately put out by the agency. A statement by the advertising agency owned by Seyi Tinubu, one of the sons of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Wednesday said the billboard was switched off due to the curfew imposed by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and that it had no idea of what was going to…

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Breaking: Sanwo-Olu imposes 24hr curfew, says criminals have hijacked protest

Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has imposed a 24hr curfew on the state. The move was in response to the ongoing #EndSARS protest that have turned violent across the state. In a tweet on his official Twitter handle; @jidesanwoolu, the governor said “I have watched with shock how what began as a peaceful #EndSARS protest has degenerated into a monster that is threatening the well-being of our society. Lives and limbs have been lost as criminals and miscreants are now hiding under the umbrella of these protests to unleash mayhem…

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Kwara Gov., Abdulrazak leads #EndSARS protest in Ilorin

Dr. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, the Governor of Kwara State on Thursday walked along with hundreds of #EndSARS protesters to the police headquarters in Ilorin, the state capital, urging them to remain calm and peaceful while their grievances are being looked into. Acknowledging the grievances of the protesters, AbdulRazaq said he and a few governors and some businessmen have recently held a zoom meeting with some individuals involved in the protest movement following which their five-point demands were forwarded to the President, Muhammadu Buhari. According to Rafiu Ajakaye, Chief Press Secretary to…

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INEC announces date for 2023 presidential election

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, on Thursday, announced that the 2023 presidential election will hold on February 18, 2023. Yakubu, at the inauguration of the House of Representatives Committee on Constitution Review, said Nigeria is 855 days away from the 2023 general elections. He therefore urged the National Assembly to work fast on the exercise, ahead of the polls.

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Atiku’s company, Intels sack 600 workers

Intels Nigeria Limited, a company reportedly owned by ex-Vice President, Atiku Abubarkar has incurred the wrath of Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria for laying of about 600 of its workforce. The union has therefore issued a seven-day ultimatum to the management of Intels to withdraw the sack letters issued to the embattled staff. The affected workers were said to be in its Rivers and Warri operational areas. The MWUN said the company, would face total shut down of its operations nationwide should management refuse to act accordingly. The Secretary-General of…

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Don’t be selfish, Prez. Buhari urges Akeredolu in congratulatory message

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday congratulated the governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, on his re-election and urged him to be humble and magnanimous in victory. Buhari’s congratulatory message was contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled “President Buhari congratulates Rotimi Akeredolu on re-election as Ondo governor.” The President was quoted as advising Akeredolu to serve the people of the state better than how he did in his first term. He also commended the Independent National Electoral Commission for organising credible election.…

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Ondo 2020: 75% of election results ready -INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission says all results in the Ondo State governorship election, will be in “hopefully” by Sunday afternoon. INEC National Commissioner, Prof Anthonia Simbine, made this known during a television programme in Akure, the state capital, on Saturday evening. Simbine said about 70 per cent of the results from all polling units in the state have been uploaded on INEC results viewing portal. She, however, pointed out that the Commission was mindful of the fact that the state was riverine in nature and, therefore, results from some…

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Heavy security at National Assembly as Buhari presents 2021 budget

There was heavy presence of security operatives in and around the National Assembly Complex, Abuja, where the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), is presenting the 2021 Appropriation Bill before the parliament today. The ceremony began at 11 am. There was more deployment of officers of the Department of State Services, the Nigeria Police Force, the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, the Federal Road Safety Corps and sergeants-at-arms, who manned strategic points. While shops and other private businesses including banks and restaurants are closed for the day, only a…

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Lagos Speaker, Obasa in EFCC’s net, undergoes interrogation

Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, is presently undergoing interrogation at the Lagos office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The spokesman for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed that Obasa was invited and he honoured the invitation at the Lagos zone office of the commission on earlier today. “He was invited, not arrested. He is responding to questions,” Uwujaren said. Obasa, who is a two-time Speaker of the House, has been facing several allegations of corruption.

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APC’s senatorial candidate, Abiru in trouble over identity fraud

Candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP in the forthcoming Lagos East Senatorial election, Babatunde Gbadamosi has sued his opposite contender in the All Progressives Congress (APC) Tokunbo Abiru, accusing the former Polaris Bank CEO of identity fraud. The PDP is therefore calling for Abiru’s disqualification over what it called “voter fraud.” According to a statement by Adetokunbo Pearse, Media Director to PDP senatorial candidate, Babatunde Gbadamosi“Lagos APC true to its disregard for the rule of law and disrespect for Lagosians has classified the PDP case against its embattled candidate for…

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See list of Prez. Buhari’s nominees as Supreme Court judges

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to approve the appointment of eight new Supreme Court justices. The letter read by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, at plenary on Tuesday, said the appointment was based on the recommendations of the National Judicial Council. Buhari said his action was “in pursuant to Section 231 (2) of the 1999 Constitution as amended and upon the advice of the National Judicial Council according to their ranking and seniority in the Court of Appeal.” The nominees are, Lawal Garba, (North West), Helen…

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Court fines Senator N50m for assaulting woman

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Maitama, Abuja, on Monday, awarded N50m damages against the senator representing Adamawa North, Elisha Abbo, to be paid as compensation to a female attendant at a sex-toy shop, Osimibibra Warmate, whom he assaulted. Justice Samira Bature gave the order in her judgment on the fundamental rights enforcement suit instituted by Warmate against the senator. The video clip of the alleged assault of the woman by the senator had gone viral. The police had in 2019 charged before a magistrate court in…

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What losing in Edo means -Oshiomhole

Ex-national chairman of the All Progressive Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, on Wednesday night said life was not all about winning. The former labour leader, who spoke for the first time on the outcome of last Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State, which his party lost to the Peoples Democratic Party, said that losing was also part of life. In a video recorded in his personal gymnasium, the former governor of Edo State was philosophical as he posited that life was about winning some and losing some. “In life, you work hard…

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Edo Decides: Obaseki cruising to victory as collation continues

Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party has recorded more votes from the results of the 13 Local Governments declared so far by the Independent National Electoral Commission. Although 17 political parties have fielded candidates for the election, it is a two-way race between All Progressives Congress and PDP. Incumbent Governor Obaseki of PDP ran against APC standard-bearer Osagie Ize-Iyamu. Obaseki was elected on APC’s platform in 2016 but defected to the PDP after being denied the ticket owing to intra-party squabbles. The PDP scored 240,935 while APC had…

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