Benue APC in Disarray

*Ortom bent on leaving APC *Publicity Secretary, Women Leader, others quit party   The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in Benue State has been thrown into total confusion following the decision of the            Governor of the State, Mr. Samuel Ortom to leave the party. As a result of the governor’s announcement that he was given the “red card” by the party, several party faithful including some of its officials have been trooping out of the party. The first senior party official to formally quit was the State Publicity Secretary,…

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Apapa: LASG to Commence Removal Of Trucks, Tankers From Highways, Bridges On Friday

The Lagos State Government on Thursday set up a joint operation involving security agencies and stakeholders in the maritime sector to remove all containerized trucks and tankers parked along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway commencing from Friday. Tagged ‘Operation Restore Sanity On Lagos Roads,’ the exercise will be carried out from early hours of Friday to Monday by 1000 policemen, 500 officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), 100 officers of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), 120 officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), and 250 personnel of the Nigerian Military including…

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Ekiti: PDP contested against INEC, Security not APC- Secondus ……says PDP is reconsidering 2019

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has said that the party contested against the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC and the Security agencies not All Progressives Congress, APC. Prince Secondus said this when he received a Joint International Election Observation Mission fielded by two main American international civil agencies, the National Democratic Institute, (NDI) and the International Republican Institute (IRI)  on Thursday, at the party headquarters in Abuja. The National Chairman said that the party is consulting with its relevant organs in review of Ekiti…

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Nigeria To Host 73rd Meeting Of The APU In October

Nigeria will in October host the 73rd Meeting of the African Parliamentary Union (APU),  in Abuja, it was learnt yesterday. The Secretary-General of the APU, Mr. Nzi Koffi, disclosed this during a meeting with the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, and the leadership of the National Assembly, in Abuja. Saraki, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, in Abuja, welcomed the APU’s boss and members of his delegation to Nigeria and said that he is delighted that the country was selected by the…

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Tottenham & Arsenal target Benjamin Pavard ‘has already signed’ for Bayern Munich

As per a report from German outlet SWR this afternoon, in-demand Stuttgart defender Benjamin Pavard put pen to paper on a deal with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich during the World Cup. Pavard, 22, has been on the books of Stuttgart since 2016, when he made the move to the German outfit from Lille. After struggling to lock down a consistent starting place during his debut season at the Mercedes-Benz Arena, Pavard went on to establish himself as an absolute ever-present for Die Roten this past season, playing every minute of…

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House of Reps directs AGIP to suspend surveillance contract of Darlong Security, others

The House of Representatives on Wednesday asked the Nigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC) to suspend all subsisting pipeline surveillance contracts in Bayelsa state. ‎This followed a motion moved by a member, representing Sagbama/ Ekeremor Federal Constituency,‎ Hon. Frederick  Agbedi. ‎Agbedi in the motion said Bayelsa State plays host to Agip with their personnel, pipelines and other oil installations spread across various communities in the state. ‎He explained that, as a result of the challenge of Pipeline vandalism in the Niger Delta region and upon the successful implementation of the Presidential Amnesty Program,…

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Mobil faults picketing of its office by ex-spy policemen

Mobil Producing Nigeria, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, has faulted the picketing of its offices by ex-spy policemen, who provided security for the company. The company, in a statement by its Manager, Media Communications, Oge Udeaga, said it had fully paid all its disengaged staff, including the spy policemen. The company said the payment followed a Supreme Court judgement ordering that the entitlements should be paid. Udeaga, who spoke in reaction to the picketing of the company’s office, said: “Following the recent judgment of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Mobil Producing…

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Capital floods in for flourishing African fintech and payments sector

Financial transactions made via the internet or a mobile phone are expected to grow from US$200m at the moment to an eyewatering US$3bn by 2020 LONDON, United Kingdom, July 19, 2018/ — Close to US$100m of fundraising has been injected already in 2018 into Africa’s bourgeoning fintech and mobile payments sector, with a significant amount of capital still to be deployed this year, and prospects for the sector looking bullish, according to telecom, media and tech news and events company, TMT Finance (www.TMTFinance.com) Joseph d’Arrast, EMEA Editor at TMT Finance said:…

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War on Terror: We Pushed Boko Haram Terrorists to our border, Conducted Peaceful Election before Handover- Turaki

Frontline PDP presidential aspirant, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, SAN, has said that the war against terror in the country has remained intractable because the current Administration has failed to embrace global best practices of carrot and stick. Speaking at a news conference in Minna, Nigeria State, Turaki who was the chairman, Presidential Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution of Security Challenges in the North East during the Jonathan Administration, explained that they were able to push Boko Haram insurgents to the fringes of the country and also conducted the 2015 elections…

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Crack Investigator Bala Ciroma Resumes as FCT Police Commissioner

The FCT Police Command wishes to inform members of the public that a new Commissioner of Police has been posted to the Command. He is CP Bala Ciroma who resumed duty at the Command Headquarters on Thursday, 19th July, 2018. He took over from his predecessor CP Sadiq Abubakar Bello after a handing-over ceremony. CP Bala Ciroma holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Geography from the prestigious University of Maiduguri. He was appointed into the Nigeria Police Force in March 1990 as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police…

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Police Parade Boko- Haram Commander Involved in Abduction of Chibok Girls

The Nigeria Police Force has been, from the onset, an active component of the fight against insurgency in the Northeast and other parts of the country where the Boko Haram (BH) group are known to have unleashed havoc, devastation, destruction of lives and properties, public and private infrastructures etc, etc in the affected States.   The roles played by Thousands of the Police Mobile Force (PMF) and Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU) personnel, the Police Bomb Squad (EOD), the Police Air Wing, the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Conventional Police personnel, the…

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Alisson Reportedly to Fly to Liverpool After Club, Roma Agree on Transfer

AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker will reportedly fly into Liverpool on Wednesday to complete a record-breaking transfer to Anfield.   Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio provided an update on Alisson’s arrival on Merseyside, also Sky Sport reporter Fabrizio Romano said a fee has been agreed, and Alisson is set for a medical on Saturday before becoming the most expensive goalkeeper of all time.  

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PDP Accuses Buhari of Plotting to Frustrate 2019 Election

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu  Buhari of seeking surreptitious ploys to frustrate the conduct of the  2019 general elections, The party said President Buhari’s request to the National Assembly to  vire N242 billion already approved for other projects in the 2018 budget  to finance the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and  other agencies ahead of the 2019 general election is a booby trap  deliberately set to drag the elections into a financial controversy and  ultimately subvert the entire process. In a statement signed by The PDP…

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IBB Condoles Victims of Natural Disaster and Insecurity

Concerned about the negative effect of natural disasters and insecurity on humanity, former Military President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has urged government at all levels to be proactive in taking precautionary measures to protect lives and property. General Babangida who is expressing his condolence over reported deaths from flood disasters, armed banditry and act terrorism, urged community leaders to cooperate with governments for possible solutions. General Babangida said: “I am disturbed with the rate of casualty being reported from natural disasters and acts of banditry with require our prayers and commitment…

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Oyo hosts launch of UN SDGs Yoruba Translation

The Oyo State Government will on Wednesday July 25 host the official launch of the Yoruba translation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The launch which is a collaboration of United Nations Information Centre, Lagos (UNIC), United Nations Association of Nigeria (UNAN), Initiative for Information, Arts and Culture Development in Nigeria (IACD) and the state government will hold at Mapo Hall, South East Local government area of the state. The translation of the UN SDGs goal to Yoruba is to simplify the objectives of the SDGs in executing and implementing…

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Army to Collaborate With CSO Attain Peace, Stability in Northeast

  The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai has said the Army is to Collaborate with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to attain Sustainable peace and stability in the Northeast. Buratai disclosed this on Wednesday, while declaring open a two-day Civil-Military Coordination Round table held at Command Quest House, Maiduguri. According to him, the Nigerian Army is tasked with internal security operations in aid to civil authority. He noted that a cursory examination of conflicts across the globe indicated a paradigm shift from “inter to intra state conflicts.” He declared…

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Budget Minister emphasises population management in development of the economy

  The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, has stressed the need for robust population management policies. Senator Udoma who was speaking at an interactive session at the ongoing Parliamentary Open Week, which kicked off at the National Assembly in Abuja on Monday, told the lawmakers that population management is one of the 60 key programmes set out in the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) as a strategic initiative to ensure that the gains of government economic policies are felt by the citizens. This was in…

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Abeokuta Flood: Amosun Deploys Cabinet Members to Join in Clearing Exercise

Cabinet members in Ogun state, have been deployed to various parts of Abeokuta, to join in the clearing of debris, following the flood, which caused havoc in the state capital, last Friday. This followed an order by Governor Ibikunle Amosun,  during the Executive Council meeting, at the Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, on Monday. Commissioners and other cabinet members have since join residents and relevant agencies in  cleaning up of the affected areas. The governor had earlier embarked on an assessment tour of the affected areas, blaming the sad incidence on indiscriminate…

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Computers Society names Ajimobi Digital Governor of the year

The Nigeria Computers Society has conferred the award of ‘Digital Governor of the Year’ on Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, in appreciation of what the society called his administration’s digital strides in governance.   The award was presented at the 27th national conference of the society, which the governor declared opened at the International Conference Centre of the University of Ibadan, in Ibadan, on Tuesday.   Presenting the award, President, NCS, Prof. Sola Aderounmu, said that Ajimobi was given the award in recognition of his administration’s digital inclusion policies.  …

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President Buhari Meets with Nigerian Embassy Staff, Concludes Successful visit to the Netherlands

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday concluded a successful Official Visit to the Netherlands, meeting with Nigerian Embassy staff, before departing for home. At the meeting with the embassy staff and their families, the President thanked them for being worthy ambassadors. While in the Netherlands, on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, President Buhari had delivered the keynote address at the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, where he canvassed support for ICC with jurisdiction over serious cases of corruption and illicit financial flows by state actors. The President used the…

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