JEBBA-MOKWA: A BRIDGE TOO FAR

Story Views: 44 Nats Onoja Agbo Nigerians woke up on Sunday, 10 June 2018 to learn that the Tatabu/ Gidan Moin bridge along the Jebba-Mokwa road had collapsed. The collapse of that bridge is a national tragedy for several reasons. First, the signs were there: a week earlier, another bridge on the same road, the Bokani bridge, along Tegina-Makera road, collapsed. The major tragedy is that despite the signals that those bridges, which were constructed more than 40 years ago, had fallen on bad times, there was no conscious effort…

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BREAKING: President Buhari Appoints Shonubi As New CBN Dep Governor

Story Views: 21 President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the nomination of Folashodun Adebisi Shonubi as the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The appointment is subject to Senate confirmation. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu disclosed this in a statement on Friday. Folashodun Shonubi is currently the Managing Director of the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc (NIBSS) – the financial payments, facilitation and settlement platform. NIBSS is one of the platforms used by the Federal Government in electronic payments in…

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German Government lauds NDLEA for operational efficiency

Story Views: 48 The German Government has applauded National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, for its “professionalism and operational excellence” in preventing and countering drug trafficking. The commendation was handed down by the Vice President of the German Federal Criminal Investigation Office, Michael Kretschmer during a visit to the national headquarters of the Agency. According to Kreschmer, “We are here to acknowledge your consistent excellent performance over the years. Your indices are professional and reliable. I am here to appreciate your professional work and to ascertain whether our intervention meets…

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Enforce ban on Shisha, FG tells police, others

Story Views: 36 The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has called on the police and all other government agencies to enforce the ban on flavored tobacco products including Shisha. Adewole said this at a press conference in Abuja on Monday to mark the 2018 world No- Tobacco Day. Shisha smoking is a way of smoking tobacco, sometimes mixed with fruit or molasses sugar, through a bowl and hose or tube. However, the minister said most of the flavoured tobacco were targeted at the youths and were as dangerous as…

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Saraki: Police want to nail me by all means

Story Views: 34 Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has urged Nigerians to disregard the allegation by the police linking him with the 5 April robbery in Offa, Kwara state. Saraki, in a statement by his media adviser,Yusuph Olaniyonu, described the allegation as baseless and another ploy by the Police to implicate him by all means. “Let it be known that there is no way I could have been associated with armed robbery against my people,” Saraki said. “When the Offa robbery incident happened, I was the first top public…

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PDP appoints Yayaya Shehu as Personal Assistant to National youth leader

Story Views: 124 The Peoples Democratic Party has appointed Yayaya Shehu Mohammed as the Personal Assistant to the National youth leader of the party. In a letter signed by the National Youth leader of the party, Shehu is to assume the responsibility of managing the time and assist in other administrative duties of the National youth leader of the party. Yayaya Shehu Mohammed hails from Wudil LGA of Kano state, obtained a B.sc and M.sc in Political science from Bayero University, Kano. Presently the CEO Nizam Educational consult an educational…

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Army intercepts 3 trucks with 300, 000 live cartridges in Ogun

Story Views: 32 Lagos – The 81 Division of the Nigerian Army on Thursday said it had intercepted three trucks loaded with over 300, 000 live cartridges on the Igbogila-Ilara area of Ogun. The General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the division, Maj.-Gen. Enobong Udoh, disclosed this to journalists at a news conference at the division’s headquarters in Lagos. The GOC was represented by the 35 Artillery Brigade Commander, Brig.-Gen. Olusegun Olatunde. “The 81 Division Nigerian Army in conjunction with some security agencies on May 30 at about 2:58 a.m. intercepted…

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South South Governors meet in Port Harcourt, back Restructuring

Story Views: 30 Governors of the South South states have thrown their weight behind restructuring and devolution of power, saying such will lead to a more peaceful and prosperous nation. The Governors who met on Wednesday night in Port Harcourt, Rivers State under the aegis of South South Governors Forum had in attendance, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, Bayelsa State Governor and Chairman of the Forum, Rt Hon Seriake Dickson, Rivers State Governor and host to the meeting, Nyesom Wike, Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel and the Deputy Governor of…

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President Buhari Signs ‘Not Too Young To Run’ Bill

Story Views: 34 President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the “Not Too Young To Run” bill into law. The president signed the bill on Thursday inside the Council Chamber of State House Presidential Villa, in the presence of selected invited youth from across the county. Mr Buhari on Tuesday assured Nigerians that the ‘Not too Young to Run Bill’ will be signed into law in a few days’ time. However, in a brief remark after he signed the bill, Mr Buhari told his audience comprising representatives of young persons from the…

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BREAKING: Health workers union, JOHESU, suspends strike after six weeks

Story Views: 43 The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) has suspended its nationwide strike that started six weeks ago. The union announced the decision on Thursday, via a communique issued at the end of its National Executive Council meeting. In the communique signed by Biobelemoye Josiah, the national chairman of JOHESU, the union said the strike was called off because of the sympathy the union has for the suffering Nigerian masses and also to pave way for further negotiations to continue on Monday. “We would like to place on record…

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Dangote donates 150 patrol cars to Police

Story Views: 32 Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday inaugurated 150 patrol cars donated to Nigerian Police by Aliko Dangote Foundation and called on major corporate organisations to emulate Africa’s richest man. The Vice President said Dangote’s gesture would boost security infrastructure in the country. “I want to congratulate the Inspector General of Police on this latest donation of 150 cars. I think this is going to be a great boost to our efforts at keeping security all over the country. “I would also like to call on others, especially…

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Zinedine Zidane: Real Madrid boss stands down five days after Champions League win

Story Views: 43 Zinedine Zidane says he is stepping down as Real Madrid boss, five days after leading them to a third straight Champions League triumph, claiming the club needs “a different voice”. Zidane told a news conference that “everything changes” and “that’s why I took this decision”. He leaves having guided the Spanish club to three successive Champions League titles and one La Liga success since taking over in January 2016. “I love this club,” he added. “What I think is that this team needs to continue winning but I think…

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Chelsea put stadium plans on hold after Roman Abramovich visa delay

Story Views: 57 Chelsea’s Russian billionaire owner Roman Abramovich has put the club’s stadium plans on hold after delays to the renewal of his UK visa. The estimated cost for a new 60,000 seat Stamford Bridge has increased to £1bn after delays, which included a dispute with a local family. Abramovich is unwilling to invest in a major project in a country where he is not allowed work. The 51-year-old’s UK investor visa expired some weeks ago. But it is understood that Abramovich’s decision will have no impact on the running…

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Goodluck Jonathan’s Democracy Day Message to Nigerians

Story Views: 27 Former Nigerian President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan took on his facebook page to commend and bless Nigeria Youths to mark Democracy Day in the country. On his post he listed out some great achievement done by the youths, He said ” Nigeria Youths single handedly created Nollywood, the third largest movie industry in the world, can be expected to return the favour and make Nigeria proud. The Post read: On this Democracy Day 2018, I want to urge all Nigerians to pray for peace in Nigeria. We need…

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Democracy Day: Buhari Promises Secure, More Prosperous Nigeria

Story Views: 35 President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians of a more secure and prosperous nation. The president made this promise on Monday at the 2018 Democracy Day lecture in Abuja, the nation’s capital. He also spoke about his administration’s achievements in the last three years and appreciated those who contributed to the successes recorded. “Overall, we are on track, I thank and commend all who have worked so hard with us to achieve these successes. I assure you that our people will continue to see and experience more progress,…

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Roman Abramovich ‘eligible to become Israeli citizen’

Story Views: 71 The Russian-Jewish billionaire owner of Chelsea football club, Roman Abramovich, has flown to Tel Aviv after being found eligible for Israeli citizenship. Immigration officials told the BBC that he was interviewed last week at the Israeli embassy in Moscow. He has faced delays in renewing his UK visa. His spokesman would not comment on reports citizenship had been granted. Mr Abramovich, 51, would be the richest person in Israel. His UK investor visa reportedly expired some weeks ago but the British government has refused to comment on…

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Buhari addresses Nigerians tomorrow

Story Views: 28 President Muhammadu Buhari will make a national broadcast on Tuesday, as part of the celebration of 19 years of unbroken democracy. Nigeria since 1999 has been observing 29 May as Democracy Day. According to Femi Adesina, President Buhari’s media adviser, television and radio stations are enjoined to hook up to the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Radio Nigeria for the broadcast. May 29, 1999, was the day the military handed over the reins of power to democratically elected representatives at all levels of…

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Loris Karius: Merseyside Police look into death threats to Liverpool goalkeeper

Story Views: 56 Merseyside Police says it is aware of death threats made to Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius after the Champions League final. Officers said any threatening behaviour on social media would be investigated. The 24-year-old and his family were the subject of threats after his two mistakes helped Real Madrid to a 3-1 win. “We take social media posts of this nature extremely seriously. Offences will be investigated,” police said. “Officers are aware of a number of comments and threats made via social media. “Merseyside Police would like to remind…

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2019: Atiku appoints Gbenga Daniel presidential campaign DG

Story Views: 35 Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has appointed a former governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel to lead his 2019 presidential campaign in the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr Daniel had contested for the position of national chairman of the party in the last convention. In a document obtained by DAILY NIGERIAN, which Mr Atiku personally signed, the ex-VP announced to members of his team the appointment of Mr Daniel, saying he is “a very positive and welcome addition” to his campaign. “I am pleased to officially notify you…

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JAMB set to conduct recruitment test for FRSC

Story Views: 33 Few days after it conducted a test for applicants seeking recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is set to conduct a similar test for the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC).   The board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos.   Benjamin said that the patronage by FRSC resulted from the success the board recorded in the recent conduct of recruitment test for the…

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