Monthly Archives: June 2019

‘We Can’t Disclose Asset Declarations By Presidents, Govs On Ground Of Privacy’, Says CCB

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has denied a Freedom of Information request demanding specific details of asset declarations submitted to it by successive presidents and state governors since 1999, arguing that: “producing such information would amount to an invasion of privacy of presidents and state governors. Asset declaration form is private information.” CCB’s response followed FOI request by Socio-Economic ...

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Senate Will Cooperate With Buhari, Says Omo-Agege

The Deputy President of the  Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, on Monday promised that the new leadership of the Senate would do everything possible to ensure the actualisation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s ‘Next Level’ agenda. He also said he would not begrudge any of his colleagues over the incident involving him in the 8th Senate. Omo-Agege stated these in an interview with ...

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Gorilla Didn’t Steal N6.90m In Kano Zoo – MD

The management of Kano Zoological Garden has made a quick reversal over the missing N6.82 million reportedly swallowed by Gorilla in a Kano Zoo stating that the money was stolen from its coffers by armed robbers. Mallam Umar Yusif Umar, the Managing Director of the zoo said it has no Gorilla and that the money was stolen by burglars. “I ...

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Why it’s hard to stop Ebola spreading — between people and across borders

An Ebola treatment centre in North Kivu where the outbreak’s epicentre is. Flickr/MONUSCO Photos Janusz Paweska, National Institute for Communicable Diseases Ebola has claimed around 1400 lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo while there are reports that two people have lost their lives in western Uganda. The Conversation Africa’s Ozayr Patel asked Janusz Paweska about how the disease has ...

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Obiano Appoints More Technocrats 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state yesterday ratified the appointment of more technocrats into his cabinet for more efficient service delivery to the citizenry. At a brief ceremony at the Exco Chambers of the government house shortly after the weekly routine executive council meeting, the Governor said that the new political appointees were Dr. Vincent Okpala who ...

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Sanwo-Olu Meets Security Chiefs, Promises To Revamp State Security Architecture

There will be an overhaul of the security architecture of Lagos State, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has revealed, after an emergency security meeting with chiefs of security agencies on Monday in his office. The aim, the governor said, is to address the emerging security challenges facing the state, noting that re-organisation of the state’s security template was necessary in order to ...

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Between The Settlers And Owners Of Nigeria

By Aloy Uzoekwe I think it was the Jos crisis of 2001 that entrenched the term ‘settlers and indigenes’ in the Nigerian lexicon. The dichotomy between the rights of an indigene and those of a settler was the principal cause of the crisis which engulfed the then peaceful city of Jos and has since then like a malignant sore refused ...

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Obi Leads PDP Special Thanksgiving Victory Service In Anambra  

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Former governor of Anambra state and Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 election, Mr Peter Obi, yesterday led the PDP members to a special thanksgiving victory service to appreciate God for His mercies, goodness and favour during the elections particularly in Ogbaru local government area of Anambra state. The victory thanksgiving Church ...

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Sanwo-Olu Floors AD, Labour Party At Petition Tribunal

An Election Petition Tribunal sitting at Ikeja, Lagos on Monday, dismissed a petition filed by the Alliance for Democracy (AD) and the Labour Party (LP) challenging the victory of the Executive Governor of Lagos, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the March 9 polls. Justice T. T Asua, the Chairman of the Tribunal in a ruling dismissed the petitions due to the ...

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