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Daily Archives: August 13, 2018

Presidency announces Buhari’s 2019 running mate

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, would still remain the running mate of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election, the Nigerian Presidency has said. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in an interview with State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Monday. Shehu said the victories recorded by the ... Read More »

We are committed to repositioning NIMASA – Dakuku

The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside, has stressed that the Board and the entire management of the Agency are committed to ensuring that the Agency responds to its core mandate of advancing Nigeria’s global maritime goals. Dr Peterside, who stated this at a media chat in Port Harcourt at the weekend, stressed ... Read More »

INEC to spend N40bn on 2.7m ad-hoc staff

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is to spend N40.8 billion on 2,763,990 adhoc staff nationwide in the 2019 general election. It was learnt that the adhoc staff would join INEC staff in all the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, for the conduct of the general elections next year. Even though 700,000 personnel nationwide is required for ... Read More »

Gov Ayade increases allowance of corps members

The Governor of Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade, has increased the allowance of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members serving in the state from N3, 100 to N5, 000. Ayade stated this on Monday during the closing ceremony for the 2018 `Batch B’ Orientation at the NYSC Orientation Camp in Obubra Local Government Area of the state. The Governor, ... Read More »

Robbers tie okada rider to tree, smash his head with stone

The Osun State Police Command has arrested three members of an armed robbery gang who specialised in snatching motorcycles (okada), as well as those buying the stolen motorcycles and other stolen goods. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Folasade Odoro, who led other officers from the command to parade the suspects at the police headquarters in Osogbo on Friday, ... Read More »

Falana urges DSS to release Dasuki, El-Zakzaky, others

Human rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN), has called on the acting Director-General of the Department of State Services, Matthew Seiyefa, to immediately release all illegally detained suspects, which he claimed to be over 100. Falana said this in a letter addressed to the new DSS boss on Sunday. The activist, therefore, advised Seiyefa to see his appointment as an opportunity ... Read More »

You can’t decide Senate’s leadership, PDP tells Oshiomhole

The Peoples Democratic Party on Sunday, asked the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, to stop his continued calls for the change of the leadership of the Senate, saying such was completely out of his decision. The party urged Oshiomhole to also stop “his childish tantrums and get educated” on the fact that the positions of ... Read More »

Fielding one candidate’ll reduce INEC’s budget – Commissioner

The Lagos State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Abdulhakeem Abdullateef, said on Sunday that all political parties in the state should present one candidate for the 2019 governorship election. The commissioner said the move would not only make history, but would reduce the budget presented by the Independent National Electoral Commission for the 2019 elections. Abdullateef spoke at the rally of ... Read More »

Igbo don’t know how to honour their own – Okorocha

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has said that the Igbo alone cannot produce a president of Igbo extraction, adding that the Igbo would need the rest of Nigerians to be able to have a president of Igbo origin. Okorocha spoke while fielding questions from newsmen on Sunday at the Government House, Owerri. The governor also regretted that the Igbo ... Read More »

Adeleke, others promise to stop half salaries, pensions

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has said it is inhuman to owe workers and pensioners while promising to stop payment of half salaries and pensions if he wins the September 22 poll. In a statement made available to our correspondent in Osogbo by the Director of Publicity, Ademola Adeleke Campaign Organisation, ... Read More »