Yobe Assembly Screens Commissioner Nominee in Absentia





Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Email Google+ Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Print Tumblr Telegram StumbleUpon VK Digg LINE Viber By Michael Olugbode in Damaturu Yobe State House of Assembly on Tuesday concluded the screening of commissioner nominees. One of the nominees, Hajiya Hauwa Abubakar, who was out of town was screened in absentia. The lawmakers had began the …

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House Investigates Alleged Corruption in N-Power Programme 

Adedayo Akinwale ín Abuja The House of Representatives has ordered investigation into alleged arbitrariness in the management of the N-Power programme of the federal government. At plenary on Tuesday, Hon. Oluga Taiwo moved a motion of urgent national importance on the need to investigate the arbitrariness and possible corruption in the N-Power programme which was adopted by the …

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Sowore: DSS Fires Live Rounds at Protesters, Journalists, Snatches ARISE TV Camera

Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Email Google+ Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Print Tumblr Telegram StumbleUpon VK Digg LINE Viber Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja Operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS) Tuesday fired live rounds at  protesters demanding the release of the convener of #RevolutionNow Movement, Omoyele Sowore. Many journalists were brutalised while their camera and other equipment …

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Truth Will Always Triumph over Lies, Deceit, Says Sen. Abe

Magnus Abe *Mourns David-West The immediate-past representative of Rivers South-East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, has declared that truth will always prevail over lies and deceit no matter the manner in which it is presented. According to  a statement issued by his spokesman, Parry Saroh Benson, Abe made the declaration over …

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Provide Geological Records of Gold Deposits in Nigeria, House Directs Ministry

The House of Representatives has directed the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development to provide geological records of gold deposits in the country. The directive was given following a motion adopted by the House at plenary on Tuesday on the need to prioritise gold mining as one of the major earners of revenue to the nation, moved …

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BPE is Strict with Privatised Enterprises on Corporate Governance Issues, Says DG

By Ndubuisi Francis in Abuja The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) is strict with privatised enterprises on corporate governance issues, the Director General (DG)of the Bureau, Mr. Alex Okoh, has said. Receiving the Executive Secretary of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRC), Mr. Daniel Asapokhai, who led other management staff of the council on …

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Residents Groan as Fuel Scarcity Hits Border Towns in Katsina

By Francis Sardauna in Katsina Residents of border communities in Katsina State are groaning following the federal government’s suspension of fuel supply to areas within 20 kilometres to the nation’s land borders. THISDAY investigation revealed that the federal government’s order had triggered fuel scarcity and hike in the prices of petroleum products at Jibia and …

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House Urges Buratai to Relocate Giwa Barracks to Outskirts

Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai Adedayo Akinwale ín Abuja The House of Representatives has called on  the Chief of Army Staff (CAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, to as a matter of urgency commence the process of relocating Giwa Barracks to the outskirts of Galtimari, due to the increasing civilian population in the area. The …

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Annual Returns: De-registration a Continuous process, CAC

The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) on Tuesday in Abuja said that de-listing of companies for failure to file their annual returns is an ongoing process. The Head Public Affairs, CAC, Mr Moses Adaguusu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that there was no need leaving companies that are not complying on the register. He …

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Guild of Editors Opposes FG’s Proposed Social Media Regulation

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has rejected the proposed social media regulation and advised the federal government to drop the proposed regulation of social media. In a communiqué issued by the standing committee of the Guild following a meeting held in Lagos at the weekend, the body argued that the proposed legislation violates Section …

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Unending Insurgency Raises Need for Military to Double Troops

Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja The unending insurgency in the North-east and rising internal security challenges, necessitating increasing military engagements in domestic security, have once again raised the need for the country to enlarge the size of its troops, security experts have told THISDAY. Although as part of the efforts to encourage professionalism and boost the …

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Nigeria Losses 162,000 Children to Pneumonia

Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja A leading child rights organisation, Save the Children, has revealed that pneumonia claimed the lives of 162,000 children below the age of five in Nigeria in 2018.According to the organisation, Nigeria ranked second behind India, which with 227,000 pneumonia infant mortality rate, tops the global chart. It identified pneumonia, caused by …

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Buhari, Lawan, Others Mourn as David-West Dies at 83

Deji Elumoye, Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja and Kemi Olaitan in Ibadan President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday paid tributes to a former minister of Petroleum and Energy, Prof. Tam David-West, who died earlier in the …

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INEC Restricts Military Participation in Bayelsa, Kogi Gov Elections to Patrol

Chuks Okocha in Abuja The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday said that the military would not be involved at the polling boot security, except on the invitation of the lead security agency, the Nigeria Police. Consequently, said the commission, the military would only patrol as a standby force in case of trouble beyond the …

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Stakeholders to Set Agenda for Nigeria on Fourth Industrial Revolution

Stakeholders from the public and private sectors will tomorrow gather to set agenda on how Nigeria will not be left behind in the emerging Fourth Industrial Revolution, at the WorldStage Economic Summit (WES) 2019. WES 2019 with the theme ‘Getting Nigeria Ready for Challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution’ will hold at the Nigerian Stock …

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Twitter Pledges Support for Nigerian Tech Entrepreneurs

Jack Dorsey •Okonjo-Iweala: Technology can boost job creation James Emejo in Abuja The Co-founder and Chief Executive of Twitter Inc., Mr. Jack Dorsey, yesterday said the company was willing to partner young Nigerian entrepreneurs and engineers towards empowering them to take advantage of its service platform to create jobs not only for themselves but for …

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APC, PDP, 21 Other Political Parties Sign Peace Accord for Kogi Guber Election

Ibrahim Oyewale As the Kogi Gubernatorial Election in Kogi State draws closer, the All Progressive Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and 21 other political parties have jointly signed an accord to keep the peace during conduct of the election in the state The peace move was initiated by the National Peace Committee …

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Without Manufacturing Plants, Foreign Firms Scramble for Nigeria’s Tyre Market

•MAN, LCCI, NECA blame policy inconsistencies Chris Uba Foreign tyre manufacturers are frantically scrambling to garner the huge chunks of the share of Nigeria’s tyre market without deeming it expedient to establish manufacturing plants in the country, THISDAY’s investigation has revealed. However, the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN); Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) …

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Abdulsalami’s National Peace Committee Takes Campaign against Violence to Bayelsa

Abdusalami Abubakar Emmanuel Addeh in Yenagoa The National Peace Committee (NPC) led by former Head of State, Gen. Abdusalami Abubakar (rtd), yesterday visited Bayelsa State in a bid to ensure a credible and violence-free governorship election next Saturday. Leader of the team, Bishop Matthew Kukah, who spoke during the event which was held at the …

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Tension in Kogi as Armed Hoodlums Set Fire to SDP Office

Barely five days to the governorship election in Kogi State, unknown persons suspected to be thugs have set fire to the secretariat of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Lokoja, the state capital. It was gathered that the building was razed yesterday at about 1a.m. with valuable items such as furniture, documents, electrical equipment and …

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NYSC: Why We Evicted Corps Members from Ebonyi Camp

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) yesterday gave further clarifications as to the reason why two corps members in Ebonyi State were evicted from the Orientation Camp in the state. The two members according to reports were sent packing for allegedly refusing to wear the NYSC kits in camp. They were said to have worn …

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Kaduna Monarch Accuses Plateau Communities of Attacking His Domain

John Shiklam in Kaduna Paramount ruler of Agwam Attakar Chiefdom in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Mr. Tobias Wada, has alleged that the Fulani and the Ganawuri people in Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State should be held responsible for the frequent attacks on villages in his domain. Speaking at the weekend …

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Human Rights Watch Condemns Chaining Mental Health Patients Across Nigeria

International watchdog, Human Rights Watch (HRW), has condemned the act of chaining mental health patients in various mental health facilities across Nigeria. It urged the Nigerian government to ban chaining, labelling it as “terrible.” In a report issued yesterday and signed by Emina Ćerimović, a senior disability rights researcher, the group said that detention, chaining, …

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NAFDAC Destroys N3bn Fake Drugs

Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has destroyed substandard and falsified medical products worth more than N3.226 billion in the past two years. This was disclosed yesterday by the Director General of NAFDAC, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, who stated that the agency, in conjunction with the Nigeria Customs …

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PDP Confused, Jittery over Possible Loss at Appeal Court, Says Kano Govt

Abdullahi Umar Ganduje Ibrahim Shuaibu in Kano The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State has slammed the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over a false alarm it raised in a statement alleging plan to influence the choice of Court of Appeal judges who would sit on appeal filed by the PDP over the …

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Obasanjo: People Living with Sickle Cell Need Empathy, Not Sympathy

Olusegun Obasanjo Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has reiterated the need for more collaborative efforts to foster better education and awareness about sickle cell disease, insisting that people living with sickle cell need empathy not sympathy. The former president, who spoke last week in Lagos as the grand patron of the First African Congress on Sickle …

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