Governor Fayemi denies receiving N30bn from federal government

Following the rumours making the rounds that the Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi, received N30 billion from the federal government after his inauguration, the newly sworn in governor has debunked the rumours, describing it as fake and unfounded. According to the governor, his government has not received any money from the federal government or any of its agencies since its inauguration. Fayemi said his administration would not be distracted by baseless rumours. A statement by the chief press secretary to the governor, Yinka Oyebode, quoted Fayemi as saying that the…

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BREAKING NEWS! APC suffers blow in Bayelsa State as …Nathan Egba, Sylvia’s top ally defects to PDP

All Progressives Congress, (APC), in Bayelsa, has suffered a set back following the defection of its top chieftain Chief Nathan Egba,  said to be an ally of former Governor and Leader of the APC, Chief Timipre Sylva. Egba and host of others defected to the People’s Democratic Party on Tuesday. The Special Adviser to Governor Dickson on Media Relations, Mr. Fidelis Soriwei, said in a statement on Tuesday that Egba left the party with some leaders and several supporters. Egba, a two-term Commissioner for Information in the state has been…

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BREAKING NEWS! The court adjourns ruling on Imo APC guber primary court indefinitely

The President of the Federal High Court will decide whether the Judge should continue the matter or not, based on the petition against an Abuja High Court judge that he is biased. The court action challenging the conduct of the governorship primary election of the Imo State All Progressives Congress (APC) was on Tuesday adjourned indefinitely by. The two suits instituted by Hope Uzodinma, who is laying claim to the governorship ticket of the APC and Uche Nwosu, who is also laying claim to the same ticket was put off…

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NDLEA to screen FRSC applicants of illicit drug

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has been given a role in the employement of new recruits into the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, enlistment, Dailymandate has authoritatively gathered in Abuja. To be enlisted into the Corps, every new recruit are to go compulsory  illicit drug test and screening as one of the conditions into the enlistment of the job. Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Boboye Oyeyeni, disclosed this in Abuja, on Monday while paying visit to the headquarters of the NDLEA, to solicit assistance for the Corps, in…

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Atiku is prepared to re-position Nigeria——Anike

Hon. Charles Anike is the National President of Eastern Union (EU), a socio-political pressure group for the interests of the people of the Old Eastern Nigeria, in this interview with Daily Mandate Team, he speaks on Atiku-Obi presidential ticket and All Progressive Congress’s primaries including former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s influence in removing the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 and other issues. Excerpt:   What is your first reaction after hearing the name of the ex-Anambra State Governor as Alhaji Abubakar’s running mate in the 2019 presidential general election? The…

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Court cases rather than running mate position reasons for Ekweremadu’s plan defection

There are indications that the purported defection of the deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to the ruling All Progressive Congress APC, may materialized next week. Ekweremadu is said to have perfected plans to move to APC, in a shock move following the several court cases hanging on his head rather than the choice of Alhaji Abubakar’s running mate as the PDP’s Presidential candidate in the 2019, presidential election. Irked by the choice of Peter Obi, the former governor of Anambra State as Atiku’s choice,…

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EFCC parades Fayose in court

At last the the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has brought before the court, the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, on Monday before a Federal High Court, Lagos, and was charged alongside with his company — Spotless Investment Ltd on an 11-count charge of N30.8 billion fraud. Fayose is being prosecuted pleaded innocence of the offences. After the arraignment of the accused, the defence counsel, Mr Kanu Agabi (SAN), who is a former Attorney General of the Federation, informed the court of a motion on notice…

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Coca-Cola engenders family sharing moments in new campaign

Brands remain relevant by understanding the attitude and requirements of their customers. This is often followed with products that fill that gap or need. With the ever-busy schedule of most parents today robbing quality moments amongst family members, the time seems ripe for products that will encourage bonding at homes, by encouraging sharing, which is a basic value of family members. Popular soft drink brand, Coca Cola has made a statement in this regard with the introduction of the one-litre pack, fondly called ‘Mama’. Offering a comparative pricing advantage, the…

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Bartender of the Year: Kevin Oduntan shakes up Nigerian Special at World Class, Berlin

 Kelvin Oduntan, World Class Nigeria Winner represented Nigeria at the just concluded World Class Global Competition in Berlin, Germany. The contest attracted 56 of the finest bartenders from across the world vying for the title of Bartender of the Year. Known for his traditional style which he expresses through his fashion and mixology, Kelvin stayed true to his roots by delivering a truly Nigerian spin to the classic cocktail, Dutch Mule. Instead of the usual ginger beer, his recipe combined ginger-infused palm wine and lime juice with the meticulous sophistication…

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Believe 2019: Samuel Moses For Presidential Race

Ekeh Jameson A chieftain of the Delta State chapter of Labour Party, Prince Moses Samuel has declared his intention to run for the office of the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the platform of the party in the forthcoming general election. Speaking at the Lagos Airport Hotel, venue of the declaration on Tuesday, PMS as he is fondly called by his admirers and political associates expressed deep concern over the plight of Nigerians occasioned by the “change” the present administration has brought upon them. The presidential aspirant…

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Atiku to unveil agenda to get Nigeria working again

Let’s make Nigeria proud: Abuja, Nigeria, 23 April, 2018: How to unlock the immeasurable potentials of Nigeria to the benefits of its people to deliver jobs, prosperity and security to all component units will take centre stage at the London Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House), United Kingdom on Wednesday, April 25, when former Vice President and presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar will deliver a major economic speech. The keynote speech entitled “The Importance of Strengthening State Economic Management Systems” will lay bare novel and…

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You Dino me, I Bello you!

Kogi Politics:  You Dino me I Bello you!  Kogi politics is fast turning into a home video. The key actors are the foremost politicians in the state, one the chief executive and the other a law maker.  Just as it was in the politics of the old Benue Plateau now Benue State,  where the rivalry between Joseph Tarka and Godwin Dabo gave rise to  the saying that “You Takar me, I Dabo you”, so we now have in Kogi State the refrain: “You Dino me, I Bello you ” to…

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How Ghanaian Actress Makes Money To Pay Her Bills

By ADA DIKE One of the trending stories and videos that went viral on the social media yesterday centred on a story featured by CNN about a top Ghanaian actress and model, who revealed what she uses to pay her bills. In an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Moesha Boduong, said she sleeps with a married man to pay her rent, own a car and take care of herself generally. She was featured on an episode of CNN’s ‘S£x & Love Around the World’.

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Toke Makinwa Shares Her Experience About Depression, Surgery

By ADA DIKE Media personality, Toke Makinwa, recently uploaded a video on her instagram page and revealed how she had an important surgery, went into depression and overcame it. She wrote: “Long and honest post alert*** I like to think I’m strong, I like to think my mind is positive and I’m out here focused on me, building to have a better life than I’ve had and just trying to leave this world a better place. Watching this clip broke me because this has been my state of mind this…

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2019 Election: Waiting For David Mark

Otukpo, the traditional home of the Idoma has been agog with festivities since Monday 2 April 2018 when activities marking the 70th birthday of former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark commenced with a Pro-AM Golf Tournament at the Otukpo Golf and Country Club, Akpegede-Otukpo. The tournament, which attracted golfers from various parts of Nigeria and neighboring countries ended on Saturday, 7 April 2018. The celebrations climaxed on Sunday, 8 April 2018 with High Mass, which was celebrated by Bishop Michael Apochi of the Catholic Diocese of Otukpo at…

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to Unveil New Book “Fighting Corruption is Dangerous: The Story Behind the Headlines”

By ADA DIKE Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala will soon release her book. Titled “Fighting Corruption is Dangerous: The Story Behind the Headlines,” it was gathered that the book will be released on April 12, 2018 by MIT press. Okonjo-Iweala disclosed this information on her Twitter, noting that it was “risky” for her to write the book. She revealed that the book gives an insight into what it means to deal with corruption from the frontlines, and will give young people the hope and courage to fight. She predicted…

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The right man for the wrong job

The right man for the wrong job Is Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu the right man for the wrong job?  Asiwaju’s political sagacity has never been in doubt. It is said that Tinubu has the rare ability of the British Parliament of turning a man into a woman, politically speaking. It is with this appeal that President Muhammad Buhari elected him for the near impossible task of reconciling the various irreconcilable conflicting interests within the ruling APC, not minding that peace and conflict resolution has its own golden rules,  I mean…

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FG renames Ebonyi Federal Varsity after Ekwueme

FG renames Ebonyi Federal Varsity after Ekwueme

FG renames Ebonyi Federal Varsity after Ekwueme By our reporter with agency report The Federal Government has renamed Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo (FUNAI) in Ebonyi State after late former Vice President, Dr Alex Ekwueme. Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo conveyed the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari while delivering a speech at the funeral service held for the late statesman in Oko, Anambra state. The University would know be known as Dr. Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, Ebonyi State. According to Osinbajo, the decision to rename the school was a way…

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World’s oldest man, Olivera, dies in Spain at 113

World’s oldest man, Olivera, dies in Spain at 113

World’s oldest man, Olivera, dies in Spain at 113 By Bimbo Ogunnaike with agency report Francisco Nunez Olivera, a retired farmer regarded as “the world’s oldest man” died on Monday in the village of Bienvenida in southwestern Spain where he had lived throughout his life. Olivera,who  passed away just over a month after turning 113, was 10 years old when World War I broke ou The Spanish village declared  declared a day of mourning on Tuesday mourning following this death declared a day of The village mayor Antonio Carmona his passage was…

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