Monthly Archives: November 2018

Assembly Probe Panel Summons Kano Gov, Ganduje, Over Bribery Allegation

As the bribery scandal involving Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, lingers, the seven-man panel, probing the allegation has summoned him to appear before it tomorrow (Friday). In a letter, dated October 31, 2018, received and stamped by the Office of the Executive Governor, Government House, Kano, on the same date, requested the appearance of Ganduje, at the investigative ...

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(Updated) Shiites, Security Forces’ Clashes: US Expresses Worry

The continued face-off between members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), otherwise known as Shiites and security forces in the country is a source of serious concern to the United States of America. In a statement issued by the Information Office, Public Affairs Section, the Embassy of the United States of America, expressed concern “by the deaths resulting from ...

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Bitcoin turns ten – here’s how it all started and what the future might hold

Sashkin / Shutterstock Jack Rogers, University of Exeter A mysterious, anonymous entity known as “Satoshi Nakamoto” posted a white paper on October 31 2008 entitled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”. It was the first time that the concept of Bitcoin entered the world. But outside of the cypherpunk mailing lists – those promoting the use of privacy-enhancing technology – ...

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Why Nigeria is not prepared to deal with flooding

Flooding is an annual reality across Nigeria. George Esirii/EPA Nelson Odume, Rhodes University Numerous rivers criss-cross the length and breadth of Nigeria, running both east-west and north-south. The country is also the flood plain of the transboundary Niger and Benue Rivers, which have a number of upstream dams in other countries. The Niger River is by far the most important ...

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Lagos PDP Candidate, Jimi Agbaje Announces Running Mate

Mr. Jimi Agbaje, the Lagos State Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has announced a lawyer, Mrs. Haleemat Oluwayemisi Busari, as his Running Mate for the 2019 governorship race. A statement, Thursday, by the Director of Media and Publicity of the Jimi Agbaje Campaign Organisation (JACO), Felix Oboagwina, said the PDP candidate picked Mrs. Busari following comprehensive consultations ...

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Payers To Bear Charges As New TSA Regime Begins

There are indications that from today, (Thursday, November 1), the service charge on all payments into the Treasury Single Account of the Federal Government will be borne by the payer of such funds. Findings by The Punch revealed that this was one of the decisions reached at a stakeholders’ sensitisation programme on TSA e-Collection charges held in Abuja on Wednesday. ...

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We Don’t Fear Whether Atiku Holds Meetings In Dubai Or Jungle –Tinubu Fumes

A national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said he and other party chieftains are not moved by the decision of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, to hold strategic meetings in Dubai ahead of the 2019 elections. Tinubu spoke with State House correspondents shortly after meeting behind closed doors with ...

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Lekki Pastor, Ex-Lover At War Over Viral Sex Video

The Presiding Pastor of Zionwealth of Life Assembly in the Lekki area of Lagos State, Apostle Chris Omatsola, and his former lover, Tamaratokoni Okpe, have clashed over a sex video that was leaked on the Internet. While Okpe, who hails from Delta State, accused Omatsola of releasing the video to force her into marriage with him, the cleric told PUNCH Metro that ...

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