Sanusi does not behave like a royal father

A former Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Rowland Owie, has asked the Emir of Kano, His Royal Highness, Muhammadu Sanusi, to vacate his throne and go into politics if he cannot behave like a royal father. According to Senator Owie, the Emir of Kano should learn how to emulate dignified and respectable emirs like the Emir of Dutse and ...

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1, 134 ghost workers discovered in Kano

The Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission says it has detected 1, 134 ghost workers with foreign names in the payroll of the state government. This is contained in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the anti-graft agency, Mrs Shabbana Abdul’aziz, in Kano on Monday. Abdul’aziz said the commission was able to […] The post 1, 134 ...

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GTBank Launches Virtual Arts Gallery

– GUARANTY Trust Bank plc, has announced the launch of ART635, art635.gallery, a Virtual Arts Gallery created to reignite interest in African art and drive the growth and development of the local art industry. Art635is an online repository of African artworks and is set to serve as a platform for the promotion of indigenous artists across the continent. At the ...

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From An Unknown Model To Winner Of Project Fame West Africa

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This is the story of a 25-year-old Okiemute Ighorodje who was crowned the winner of MTN Project Fame West Africa Season 9 at the grand finale of the event. The graduate of Linguistics & Communications from the University of Port Harcourt is now the proud owner of N5 million, a brand new SUV, and a music recording contract worth millions ...

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Governor Bindow Does Not Use Bulletproof Cars – Abdulsalami

Former Head of State, Gen Abdulsalami Abubakar (Retd.), has said reports that Governor Muhammad Umar Jubrilla Bindow of Adamawa state uses bullet-proof SUVs despite biting hardship and economic recession was untrue and therefore false. He however called on the media to always verify facts before publishing or broadcasting. Abdulsalami made the call while reacting to …

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Dalung Urges State Governments To Invest In Sports

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Solomon Dalung, Minister of Youths and Sport Devt. The Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung has called on state governments to invest in youth and sports development. According to a statement released by the Senior Special Assistant to the Minister on media and publicity, the Minister made the call when he paid a courtesy visit on the Governor ...

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Update On Edo State Re-Scheduled Election 2016

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Don N. Awunah, Abuja: The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K Idris NPM mni, determined to ensure that the rescheduled Edo Gubernatorial Election is conducted in an atmosphere of peace and security has ordered the activation of the revised operation plan for the governorship election slated to hold throughout the State on Wednesday, 28th September, 2016. The revised election ...

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FG Flags 0ff Second Graduates/Youths Empowerment Scheme

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Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu says there’s no going back on the Ministry’s commitment to supporting the Government’s Agriculture Development Policy. The Minister said this in a message to the flag-off of the second graduates/youth empowerment scheme in Abeokuta, Ogun State Capital. Since the federal government signed a public-private partnership agreement with Songhai integrated farms barely 4 months ago, ...

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2 teens docked for alleged murder

Two teenagers — Imole Olarewaju and Segun Malic — who allegedly stabbed a friend to death at a party in Lagos, were on Monday remanded on the order of a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court. The duo of Olarewaju, 15, and Malic, 18, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and murder. The accused pleaded not […] The post 2 teens ...

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Visa Takes mVisa Payment Solution To Nigeria

Afolabi Idowu Visa, the payment solution company has announced that it is bringing its mobile payments solution mVisa to Nigeria. The company said that it was in advanced discussions with leading Nigerian banks, and expects to roll the solution out with banking partners to Nigerian consumers before the end of 2016. mVisa is an innovative …

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Oyegun Must Go – Tinubu

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– AHMED Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, wants John Odigie-Oyegun, national chairman of the party, to resign for derailing the party’s agenda. Tinubu made the demand on Sunday, September 25, in a statement from his media office. Tinubu was reportedly angry with Oyegun and accused him of sabotaging the will of democracy in Ondo ...

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CMC Connect Marks PR Measurement, Evaluation Month

Afolabi Idowu A public relations firm, CMC Connect Burson Marsteller, in partnership with Ornico, a brand intelligence research company in South Africa, is set to hold a workshop on measurement and evaluation of communication to further enlighten communications experts on how public relations adds value to overall success of businesses. The workshop themed ‘Can You …

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ADVAN Poised To Consolidate SME Growth With New Awards

Afolabi Idowu The umbrella body for all advertisers in Nigeria, The Advertisers Association of Nigeria (ADVAN) is poised to scale up its goal of growing Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria with the introduction and expansion of some categories of this year’s ADVAN marketing excellence awards. Commentators have indentified one of the new categories …

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New housing fund will stimulate economy – Adeosun

The Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, has disclosed that the N500 billion new housing fund approved by the National Executive Council last week will stimulate economic activities and return the economy to the path of growth. Adeosun, who fielded questions from some journalists in her office at the weekened, said a mass housing scheme that would make Nigerians become homeowners under ...

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Tambuwal Advocates New Model For Budgetary Process

-Says Lack Of Planning Responsible For Budget Delays, Padding Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state has called for a more inclusive and open budgetary process as a way of eliminating possibility of padding in the budget process. He said the inclusion of necessary stakeholders including other arms of government, civil society, private sector leaders …

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Sins of the ignorant mob..and for how long?

These recklessness must stop..all in the name of religion.No..it has to stop for the blood of the dead calls.The killings in Talata-Mafara community in Zamfara State following violence that erupted over alleged blasphemy by a student of Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, Talata-Mafara was shameless and sinful. The student was alleged to have made a blasphemous statement against Islam and Prophet Muhammad ...

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Jibrin Is Being Witch-Hunted – CNPP

– THE Conference of Nigeria Political Parties, CNPP, has rejected the move by the House of Representatives to probe Abdulmumi Jibrin over his efforts at exposing budget fraud in the House. Rather, the CNPP wants an independent investigation into the allegations made by Jibrin “rather than engaging in the persecution of the whistleblower.” Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the House, and ...

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Another judge withdraws from IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu’s case

John Tsoho of the Federal High Court in Abuja has stepped down from the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra. Tsoho is the second judge to do so. Kanu is facing treason charges brought by the Nigerian government for leading a separatist group and has been in detention since October 2015. The first judge in ...

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FG, States, Others Meet on Nigeria’s Economy

– THE National Council on Finance and Economic Development, NACOFED, 2016 conference, which opens in Abeokuta, Ogun State on Tuesday, September 27, will examine options available to government to improve its revenue streams especially in a period of low earnings from crude oil. The conference, which is being hosted by Kemi Adeosun, minister of Finance, has been themed: Enhancing Revenue ...

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Pfizer abandons plan to split into two

U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) said on Monday it had decided not to separate into two publicly traded companies by separating its low-growth generics from its patent-protected branded medicines. Instead, with the two operating as separate businesses within Pfizer, the company was already accessing many of the potential benefits of a split while retaining the operational strength, efficiency and financial ...

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