George Ogala

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World Economic Forum

World Economic Forum starts amid economic, political worries

At least 3,000 politicians and managers kicked-off their annual meeting in the Swiss resort of Davos on Tuesday, to discuss solutions to global challenges, in spite of the absence of some of the world key leaders. Brazil’s new far-right President, Jair Bolsonaro, will hold the first keynote speech of the…

Kwara State governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed

Kwara district head decries over five years’ blackout

Oba Daudu-Sulaiman, the district head of Aawe in Asa Local Government Area of Kwara, has decried the over five years’ blackout being experienced by residents of his domain. Daudu-Sulaiman told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Aawe that since rainstorm damaged several electrical poles and cables in the area…

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Nigeria to attain polio-free status in 2019 – NPHCDA

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) says Nigeria may be certified polio-free in next 11 months, if access to insecure areas in Borno State and some parts of the North-East, improves. Faisal Shuaib, Executive Director, NPHCDA, disclosed this on Monday in Abuja during the 36th meeting of the…

Syrian opposition insists President Assad resign to restore peace

The leader of the Syrian opposition’s negotiation team insisted on Friday that President Bashar al-Assad resign as a precondition for restoring peace in the war-torn country. “It is impossible for this person, who has destroyed Syria, who is responsible for the deaths of many Syrians, to remain,” Naser al-Hariri said…

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Ban on Okada, Tricycles in Abuja still in force – Police

The Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Bala Ciroma, has said the ban on commercial motorcycles (Okada) and commercial tricycle riders (Keke) in some areas was still in force. Mr Ciroma stated this during a meeting with the National Tricycle and Motorcycle Owners and Riders Association (NATOMORAS) and the…

Angela Merkel

Khashoggi: Germany halts arms shipment to Saudi Arabia

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has ordered a halt of arms shipment to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This is in reaction to the killing of journalist Jaamal Khashoggi in the Saudi embassy in Turkey. Ms Merkel said Germany will stop exporting weapons to Saudi Arabia, at least for the time…

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No plot to impeach Ambode – Lagos Assembly

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday debunked speculations that it was plotting to impeach Governor Akinwunmi Ambode. Speaking on the floor of the house at the beginning of plenary, the Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, said there was no truth in the rumour. Mr Obasa said he received telephone calls…

Super Eagles of Nigeria

AFCON Qualifier: Pinnick dedicates Eagles’ win over Libya to Buhari

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has dedicated the Super Eagles’ 4-0 defeat of Libya in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier in Uyo on Saturday to President Muhammadu Buhari. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Saturday’s match was the first in…

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Three Myanmar journalists charged under ‘public tranquility’ law

Three journalists were arrested in Myanmar’s commercial hub, Yangon, on Tuesday for violations of a colonial-era law protecting ‘public tranquility’, according to their employer. Local newsgroup Eleven Media editors, Kyaw Zaw-Linn and Na Yi-Min and senior reporter Phyo Wai, were charged under Section 505(b) of Myanmar’s penal code at Tamwe…

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Aviation unions to shut down Murtala Muhammed Airport Wednesday

The unions in the aviation sector have threatened to shut down operations at the Murtala Muhammed Airport 2 (MMA2), Lagos on Wednesday over alleged sack of 20 employees who indicated interest to unionize. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the unions had in a Notice of Strike obtained…

Aisha Buhari condemns APC primaries

The wife of the president, Aisha Buhari, has criticised the primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Mrs Buhari, whose husband Muhammadu Buhari officially emerged the presidential candidate of the APC early Sunday, made her position known on her official Instagram page. She has been known to openly express her…

Ibe Kachikwu Minister of State for Petroleum Photo: thisdaylive.com

All refineries to be fully functional before 2019 ending – Kachukwu

The Minster of State for Petroleum, Ibe kachukwu, has said that it would be sad if the nation’s refineries are not functional by the end of 2019. According to him, the present administration is committed to ensuring that the importation of petroleum products is curtailed. Mr Kachukwu stated this on Thursday…

Teachers' Protest

NUT canvasses review of teachers’ retirement age to 65 years

The President, Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Muhammed Idris, on Thursday advised the Federal Government to review retirement age of teachers to 65 years. Idris gave the advice at a news conference to mark the 2018 World Teachers’ Day in Abuja. According to Wikipaedia, the free encyclopaedia, the World Teachers’…

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Ruling on El-Zakzaky’s bail application adjourned

A Kaduna High Court on Thursday fixed November 7 for ruling on the bail application filed by the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat. Justice Gideon Kurada adjourned the matter after the prosecution counsel, Dari Bayero, complained of lack of adequate security…

Adams Oshiomhole

Oshiomhole speaks on Imo, Lagos APC primaries

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, on Tuesday described the results being circulated as the outcome of the Imo governorship primaries as fake. Mr Oshiohmole stated this while fielding questions from State House correspondents after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the…

NiMet predicts weather across Nigeria

NiMet predicts cloudy weather, rains, thunderstorms for Tuesday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy weather conditions with prospects of thunderstorms and rainfall activities over most parts of the country on Tuesday. NiMet’s Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office (CFO) on Monday, predicted cloudy conditions with prospects of thunderstorms over the Central States like Ilorin, Lafia,…

Lagos PDP gets new chairman

Adegbola Dominic on Saturday emerged the new Lagos State Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to replace Mr Moshood Salvador, who recently defected to APC. Announcing the decision of the National Working Committee (NWC), Eddy Olafeso, the National Vice-Chairman of the party (Southwest), said that Mr Dominic was unanimously chosen…

KOWA Party

2019: KOWA Party presidential aspirants write exam

The KOWA Party on Saturday said it adopted the use of online voting and examination writing for its primary election to boost participation, promote internal democracy and ensure credibility. Abimbola Oyedokun, Chairman, KOWA Lagos told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) during the party’s primaries in Lagos, that online voting…

President Muhammadu Buhari at Eagle Square in Abuja, FCT.

APC Presidential Primaries: Buhari polls 802,819 votes in home state, Katsina

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Katsina chapter, has announced that President Muhammadu Buhari scored 802,819 votes during the direct presidential primaries conducted in the state. Governor Aminu Masari, who is the returning officer of Katsina APC, declared the direct primaries result on Saturday at the parties’ secretariat in Katsina. According…

Ex Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar

“I’m not afraid of direct primaries – Bauchi Gov

Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State on Saturday refuted speculations that he was jittery over the decision of the National Executive of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to conduct direct primaries in the state. Speaking on the issue while announcing the outcome of the presidential primaries conducted in the state,…

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State

I’m not ashamed to call Buhari my friend – PDP Governor

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has said he is not ashamed to call President Muhammadu Buhari his friend despite belonging to the opposition People Democratic Party (PDP). Mr Umahi made the assertion on Friday night in Abakaliki, the state capital during the quarterly media chat/ dinner as part of…

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Strike: Labour cripples govt., banks, schools’ operations in Lagos

Government offices, banks and public schools were on Thursday closed in Lagos as the organised labour began its strike over delay by federal government in concluding negotiation on a new minimum wage. The enforcement teams of the organised labour set out from Ikeja to the State Secretariat, Alausa, at about…

ABS Coach Tunde Sanni resigns

Tunde Sanni, Coach of Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) FC of Ilorin has resigned, the Coordinator of the team, Idris Musa, said on Monday. Mr Musa told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin, the state capital that Mr Sanni had turned in his resignation letter later after a meeting…

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Electricity Company drags UCH to NERC over N217 million debt

The management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) on Monday dragged the University College Hospital Ibadan (UCH) to the arbitration panel of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) over a N217 million debt. Bamidele Falade, Manager, Business Hub Commercial of IBEDC, told the NERC panel sitting in Ibadan that the…

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal

2019: Buhari ‘sectional’, desperate to perpetuate self in power — Tambuwal

Sokoto State governor and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Aminu Tambuwal, has assured that he will support agitation to restructure Nigeria if elected president of Nigeria in 2019. Mr Tambuwal, a former speaker of the House of Representatives, made this promise in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital on…