Monthly Archives: May 2018

2019: Don’t Contest, Arewa Youths Tell Buhari, Atiku

A coalition of Arewa youths has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and former vice president, Atiku Abubakar not to contest the 2019 presidential election. The group said the duo should rather leave the stage for more competent, younger persons between the ages of 18 and 60 years to contest and steer the affairs of the country. In a communiqué issued ...

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2019: Obasanjo, Afenifere Team Up Against Buhari

The pan-Yoruba socio political organisation, Afenifere, has backed former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the need to work together to birth of a new Nigeria in 2019. Obasanjo specifically asked for Afenifere’s support during a private visit to its leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, at his residence in Akure, Ondo State, yesterday. The former president urged Afenifere to ensure that they play ...

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It’s Time To Rethink, Re-Engineer Our Border Policies, Says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says it’s time Nigeria re-engineers its border policies. In an address at the National  Boundary Commission retreat on border management, held at the NAF Conference Centre and Suites, Abuja on Monday, Osinbajo said, “Permit me to mention that the role of the Commission given the numerous border challenges has to be more creative and innovative. Every nation attends ...

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Metuh’s Fall: Judge Rejects Defence Lawyer’s Request To Withdraw

Mr. Emeka Etiaba (SAN), a defence lawyer to a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Olisa Metuh, announced his withdrawal from the case during the Monday’s proceedings of Metuh’s trial before the Federal High Court in Abuja. Etiaba announced his withdrawal from the case after the judge, Justice Okon Abang, insisted that the trial would continue ...

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I’m Not Responsible For Linda Ikeji’s Pregnancy – Don Jazzy

Music Mogul Don Jazzy (Micheal Ajereh) has denied being the father of his longtime crush and celebrity blogger, Linda Ikeji. Ikeji revealed her six-month-old baby bump on Sunday with a lengthy emotional post, chronicling her journey and her excitement when she found out she was pregnant. Ikeji’s engagement to her one-time ex-boyfriend was announced in March by her sisters. Following ...

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Anambra Hosts Igbo Summit On Restructuring

Chief Damian Okeke-Ogene, Anambra State President of Ohaneze Ndigbo, has called on the Igbo race to adopt a collective stand on the affairs affecting them, especially on the ongoing conversation on restructuring. Okeke-Ogene made the call on Monday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka at the sidelines of the ongoing Igbo Summit by the ...

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Ensure Peace, Security In Your Communities, Ambode Urges Traditional Rulers

…inaugurates new Lagos Council Of Obas and Chiefs Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday urged traditional rulers to work towards ensuring peace and security and as well be at the forefront of correcting anti-social behaviors in their communities, saying peaceful atmosphere remains the necessary ingredient for development. The Governor, who spoke at Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja, while ...

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Monthly IGR In Lagos Now N34bn

…says N50bn revenue target by 2019 still on course …receives N327m from 13% oil derivation  The Lagos State Government on Monday said that it has so far achieved an average monthly Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of N34billion in 2018 compared to monthly averages of the last three years. Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Akinyemi Ashade, who disclosed this at the ongoing ...

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Fashola Assures On Steady Work On Second Niger Bridge

Raymond Ozoji, Awka The Federal Government has assured Nigerians that work at the second Niger Bridge will not stop as it has designed a funding mechanism to complete the project. The Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, gave the assurance when he visited the site of the project at Oko near Asaba at the weekend. Fashola said ...

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