Press Release: NDLEA Boss debunks Rumour on Nigerian Team visit to Thailand

In a Press statement made available to news men today, the NDLEA Boss, Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah (Rtd.) has reacted to the misinformation in the media about his visit with the Executive Governor of Ondo State His Excellency Rotimi Akeredolu to the Republic of Thailand. He denounced the information that He and the Ondo Governor traveled to Thailand to learn how to grow Cannabis sativa for medicinal purpose or economic gain. Exerpts: This is far from the truth.  I wish to by this statement categorically denounce the misleading information. At…

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EFCC Should Stop This Witch-hunt Against Me -Saraki

Saraki mourns Sen. Mustapha Bukar

Press Release May 7, 2019 EFCC Should Stop This Witch-Hunt Against Saraki 1. We have noted a statement issued yesterday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in reaction to a news story published by a national newspaper, based on the letter written by the commission to the Kwara State Government in which it demanded for all details of salaries, allowances, estacode or any other entitlement enjoyed by Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, the President of the Senate, during his tenure as Governor of Kwara State between 2003 and 2011. 2.…

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Serving humanity my passion Hon. John Aduga, Ankpa Administrator

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. As a child, it always gladdened my heart whenever I have the opportunity to render assistance to some people. It is always a thing of joy for me whenever there is an opportunity for me to extend benevolence to humanity as giving has become a passion for me. “And the opportunity to demonstrate my passion came when I got employed by Total Nigeria plc. I was able to use my vantage position to add value to my people and our land. I couldn’t get full satisfaction because of my limitations. However,…

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Kwankwaso, Adeleke, Idris Wada, Visit Dino Melaye Over Death Of Mother (Photos)

The Nigeria Senator from Kogi State, Senator Dino Melaye got visited by dignitaries from the country as he lost his mother recently. Among those that visited him are, Kwankwaso, Senator Adeleke (who he referred to as a “Governor in waiting” Former Kogi State Governor, Idris Wada, Senator Adua, Otumba Runsewe. See photos…

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Priscilla Ekwere: First Female To Have Her Signature On The N1000 Note

For the very first time in Nigeria’s 59-year history, the signature of a woman, Priscilla Ekwere Eleje, goes on the naira.  Eleje, who has been acting director of currency and operations at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has been confirmed substantive director. She is the first female director of currency in the history of the bank, and her signature has been appended on the naira — breaking another glass ceiling. Ladi Kwali, Nigeria’s foremost potter, is the only woman on the naira, taking a spot at the back of…

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Bishop Oyedepo Distributes Relief Materials To IDPs In Maiduguri

By Olatunji Omirin, Maiduguri Founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide (LFC) has donated relief materials worth millions of naira to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri. Represented by State Pastor in-charge of Maiduguri, Pastor Victor Samaila, Oyedepo who last visited Maiduguri in May, 2018, said the gesture was part of the church’s effort to reach out to displaced persons across the country. He said it was incumbent on all well meaning citizens to make efforts to bring succour to the displaced persons and the church decided to evolve a programme…

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NGO donates Uniforms to 103 pupils, train 16 job seekers on tailoring in kogi

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA.  Ladi Memorial Foundation (LMF) a Non-Governmental Organisation ( NGO) has  donated uniforms to indigent  103 pupils of LGEA Primary School, Ileke, Olamaboro Local Government area of Kogi. Just as the  Chateko Vocational Institute an arm of the foundation  has also trained  16 unemployed youths on garment making and tailoring.  Mrs Rosemary Osikoya, the founder of the institute stated that the sixteen indigent youths were trained for six months in the art of garment making adding that everything needed were provided for all the trainees free of charge, including materials,…

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AD Set To Win Lagos State

The governorship candidate of the Alliance for Democracy,AD in Saturday’s election in Lagos State, Chief Owolabi Salis, has expressed confidence that his party stands a better chance to coast to victory. Salis while addressing newsmen in Lagos recently opined that his party would trounce the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Saturday’s poll. Chief Salis popularly called ‘Oba Mekunu’, noted that his decision to participate in the election was based on his passion for the less privileged and to guarantee a formidable and beneficial economic status for the citizenry, stressing,…

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Nigeria: The Anaemia of a Bleeding Nation

Nigeria: The Anaemia of a Bleeding Nation is a vivisection of the problem with Nigeria by Dr. Anthony Ohanyere N. mni. It offers a penetrating insight into the failure of leadership in Nigeria and the performances of the Nigerian leaders, past and present which Daily Mandate has offered to serialize. In his reflection of what he captioned “Leadership Question,” the author has no kind words for Nigerian leaders. Enjoy the excerpts: It is not contestable that those who struggled and secured our national independence did great job and are deserving…

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Xquitzit launches ‘Open and Naked’ programme against domestic violence

A radio and television programme named ‘Open and Naked’, a programme on domestic violence and other forms of violence against humanity has been launched in Lagos State, to stop domestic violence in the country. The programme, initiated by Mary-Jane Chinew Ejiofor, is coming on the heels of rampant cases of domestic violence against children, women and men. Ejiofor, while explaining the ‘Open and Naked’ concept, stated that the programme is a platform whereby the abused members of the society, irrespective of their gender could come and air their experiences concerning…

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Obasanjo denies meeting Osibanjo

As a result of the alleged secret meeting with the Vice President, Yemi Osibanjo, former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has denied claims that he had a recent secret meeting with the Vice President. Obasanjo has denied meeting with Osibanjo, and demanded the withdrawal of the said report an hour ago. Former President Obasanjo denied that there was nothing of such between him and Osinbajo demanding an apology from the television station. He further urged the media to always be professional in discharging their duties and should refrain from creating unnecessary confusion.…

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Alleged N450m Fraud: Court to Rule On Ex-Gov Shinkafi’s Motion on Dec 11

  The Federal High Court sitting in Gusau presided over by Honourable Justice Fatima Murtala Aminu has adjourned till December 11th, 2018 for ruling on an application filed by the former governor of Zamfara State, Mahmud Aliyu Shinkafi, challenging the competency of the charge preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Shinkafi was charged for allegedly conniving to collect the sum of N450,000,000 part of the sum of $115,000,000 that was said to have been distributed by the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Deizani Allison Madueke…

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Group indicts Ministry of Foreign Affairs over FOI non implementation

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs today became the latest entrant into the Freedom of Information (FOI) “Hall of Shame” as it was adjudged to have consistently breached most of its duties and obligations under the FOI Act over the last seven years. Ms. Chioma Nwaodike, Legal Officer at Media Rights Agenda (MRA), announced the induction of the Ministry into the FOI Hall of Shame in a statement in Lagos, saying the institution had essentially ignored its responsibilities under the FOI Act for most of the past seven years in circumstances…

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Chekwas Okorie has no electoral value—group

The recent endorsement of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term by  tiny group of individuals from the Igbo extraction with a promise to deliver the entire South East to the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, has been described as a fake promise, adding that Buhari should not have faith in them. Eastern Union, EU, a social political and cultural organization of old Eastern Central States of Nigeria, ECN, made the declaration while reacting to the purported promise to Buhari by Chekwas Okorie as an empty promise with the intent to beg…

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Why Igbos are supporting Atiku——-Group

The Eastern Union (EU) is a political-social cultural organisation of old East Central States , based in Nigeria and abroad with members across the South East and South-South zones of the country championing the course of the old East Central States. In this interview with Dailymandate in Abuja, National Chairman of the group, Hon. Charles Anike, gives reasons why South East and South-South zones are clamouring for presidential ambition of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and other issues. Excerpts How do you see the recent search of PDP’s Presidential flag bearer, Atiku…

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The Journey of EAZI

 Some say Mr Eazi is Nigerian by birth, Ghanaian by calling and Londoner by base. But with his new album ‘Lagos to London’ featuring heavyweights from Nigeria to Europe he has solidified all the different worlds he embodies. Now he is bringing all these different musical pieces to stage for Trace Live, which if going by recent editions, promises to be an epic show. Trace in collaboration with Cabal and Bolanle Austen Peters presents “THE EAZI JOURNEY”. On the night, fans will journey through the life and music of one…

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Staining Mr. Clean: House of Reps stands by its indictment of Osinbajo

The House of Representatives’ ad hoc Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness is standing by its report indicting the Vice-President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, for what it described as the embezzlement of N33 billion meant for presidential intervention programme for the North East crisis. The Vice-President was found culpable for giving approval to the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, to the tune of N5.8 billion which the House Committee described as illegal for not following due process. Osinbajo is the Chairman of the programme as well as Chairman of NEMA…

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