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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Bayelsa SIEC releases timetable for LG polls

The Bayelsa State Independent Electoral Commission has released the final timetable for the 2015 local government elections in the state. The timetable contains the schedule of electoral activities for LGA elections, which span October 2015 through February 2016. Chairman of the commission, Chief Blessing Izagara, unveiled the new timetable during a stakeholders’ forum in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, on Thursday. ... Read More »

My support for Blatter’s suspension caused FIFA probe – Adamu

Former FIFA executive member, Mr. Amos Adamu, has said that his latest investigation by FIFA is not unconnected with his support for the suspension of Sepp Blatter by the ethics committee. Adamu told newsmen in Abuja on Thursday that FIFA lacked the basis for commencing another investigation against him after his three-year ban. “One paper was making reference to the ... Read More »

Oyo-Ita takes over as new HoS, pledges innovation

The new Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita, has pledged to innovate and reposition the civil service for efficient, timely and quality service to Nigerians. Oyo-Ita made the pledge on Thursday in Abuja during a short handover ceremony which marked her assumption of office and the formal retirement of Mr. Danladi Kifasi, the immediate past Head ... Read More »

No bank’ll collapse in Nigeria – CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), yesterday, allayed fears of Nigerians over possible collapse of some commercial banks in the country, declaring that none of the existing banks in the country would collapse. The CBN also advocated adoption of cashless policy in the country, as it operates in other advanced nations. The Director of Public Communications of the Bank, Mr. ... Read More »

Screening: Amaechi knows fate on Tuesday

After weeks of strong opposition, a former governor of Rivers State, Chief Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, was yesterday screened by the Senate. However, the exercise, was not without fireworks among lawmakers. Prior to his screening, the Senate held a closed-door meeting, barely 10 minutes after the commencement of the business of the day. The parley lasted for over an hour. Soon ... Read More »

Buhari shy around women – Aide

Some insight has been provided into President Muhammadu Buhari’s aversion for women and the low number of female appointments since he assumed office, with his Senior Special Assistant, Political Matters, Mr. Gideon Samani, disclosing that the president did not include many women in his cabinet because he is “very shy dealing with the opposite sex.” Samani, who spoke on Thursday ... Read More »

Dogara releases list of House committee heads

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, yesterday, announced the Chairmen and Vice Chairmen of the 96 House Committees, with the exclusion of that of the Ministry of the Niger Delta Affairs. In the composition of the new committee heads, the Speaker’s key men clinched headship of juicy committees such as Appropriation, which is chaired by Abdulmunin Jibrin, ... Read More »

At last, Senate screens Amaechi

The Senate, on Thursday, finally screened the former governor of Rivers State, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, a ministerial nominee from Rivers State. The Senate had twice postponed the screening of the former governor owing to some allegations of fraud levelled against him by the Rivers State Government and the scheduled trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct ... Read More »

BDCs to demand for BVN from Nov 1

  In continuation of efforts to stabilise the forex market, stem the rampant cases of forex leakages and illicit money transfers from Nigeria, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has directed all bureaux de change operators (BDCs) in the country to demand for customers’ bank verification number (BVN) for all forex transactions from November 1, 2015. The central bank gave ... Read More »

Monitoring blood sugar prevents diabetes complications, others’

  Experts have said that a care-free attitude to diseases, owing to an overly belief in spiritual healing, is anti-healthy, warning that it puts peoples’ lives at risk, which may even cause sudden death. Dr Folasade-Popoola Akinwumi, a specialist in treatment and management of diabetes, confirmed this at New Bodija in Ibadan at the weekend, noting that malaria, common cold ... Read More »