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Osun Gov Joins Supporters In Jubilation As PDP Eyes Supreme Court

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun on Thursday joined crowd of supporters and party faithful in Osogbo to celebrate the judgment of the Court of Appeal which upheld his election in the 2018 governorship poll. Oyetola who joined the crowd at about 12:25am, at the popular Olaiya junction, moved in his convoy through Alekuwodo street and Workers Drive. While the supporters serenaded the governor’s convoy with chants of victory, the governor through the sun roof of his SUV car waved his broom in acknowledgment. The celebration slowed down traffic around the…

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EFCC Arrests Kwara Lawmaker Over N4m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ilorin Zonal Office, says it has arrested a member of the Kwara House of Assembly (name withheld), for alleged N4 million fraud. The commission’s Zonal Head, Mr Isyaku Sharu, who disclosed this in Ilorin on Thursday said that the legislator was arrested over alleged cheating, obtaining by false pretence and money laundering involving about N4 million. He said that the lawmaker had sometimes in 2015 sold some plots of land to six retired teachers, prior to his political ambition. “The lawmaker also issued…

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Enugu Gov’s Wife Donates Cervical Cancer Screening Machines

The wife of the Enugu State Governor, Mrs. Monica Ugwuanyi, has donated some cervical cancer screening machines to the ESUT Teaching Hospital Parklane, Enugu, to assist in early detection and treatment of the disease. Speaking while inaugurating the screening centre at the hospital, renovated and furnished by her pet-project, Ugo Touch of Life Foundation (U-TOLF), Mrs. Ugwuanyi described cervical cancer as a dreaded disease that has claimed the lives of many women. The governor’s wife stated that the screening machines, which were donated at the centre by her foundation, were…

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Fayemi Urges Labour Leaders To Work For Overall Interest Of Ekiti

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi. has advised Labour leaders in the state to go beyond union matters and work in the overall best interest of the people of the state. Dr Fayemi, who promised to ensure a good relationship with labour movement in the state, said he was passionate about democracy within and outside labour union. The Governor gave the advice, Wednesday while receiving the newly elected executive members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) led by their leaders Comrade Kolapo Olatunde and Comrade…

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Senate Confirms Abike Dabiri, CEO Nigeria Diaspora Commission

The Senate has confirmed the nomination by President Muhammadu Buhari of of Abike Dabiri-Erewa as chairman and chief executive Officer of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission. Her confirmation was made today, following the consideration of the report by Senator Rose Okoji Oko, from Cross River North. Senate President Bukola Saraki described Dabiri-Erewa’s appointment as one that was well deserved. He thanked the Senate Committee for its effort in ensuring that the process of the confirmation was concluded on time. “On behalf of the 8th Senate, let me congratulate Honourable Abike Dabiri-Erewa…

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Abdoul Aziz Dia, Senegalese, Joins UBA Group Board Of Directors

The United Bank for Africa(UBA) announced today, Thursday that Mr Abdoul-Aziz Dia will join the bank’s Board of Directors subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria. Mr Dia, a Senegalese, has over 25 years of banking experience garnered from several countries across the globe, including the United Kingdom, France, Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Senegal, Kenya and Cote D’Ivoire. He has worked in senior management positions at international financial institutions such as the African Development Bank, Citigroup, Standard Chartered, Ecobank and UBA. Mr Dia has served in the capacity…

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Buhari Nominates CBN Gov Emefiele For Second Term

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele for a second term in office. A letter for the tenure renewal was signed by Buhari on Wednesday and has now been sent to the senate for confirmation. The CBN Act stipulates that the senate must confirm the nomination of any of its governor before it can take effect. This is the first time since 1999, when Nigeria returned to democracy, that anyone would be nominated to serve two terms as CBN governor. Emefiele was…

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IGP Unveils New Strategies To End Kidnapping As Police Rescue 27

Assures end to violent crimes in sight as Police rescue 27 kidnapped victims including 5 Chinese Nationals from kidnappers den  In continuation of the efforts of the Nigeria Police Force to speedily bring to an end the current internal security challenges being experienced in some parts of the Country, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed A Adamu, has today, 9th May, 2019 rolled out new Counter-Kidnapping operational strategies.  In a statement spokesman DCP Frank Mba said: “The new strategies, which are purposeful and intelligence-driven are targeted at identifying, locating and dismantling…

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BBC DJ Fired For Racist Comment On Royal Baby

A British Broadcasting Corporation DJ was fired Thursday after using a picture of a chimpanzee in a tweet about the royal baby born to Meghan the Duchess of Sussex and her husband Prince Harry. Danny Baker, who had a weekly show on BBC Radio 5 Live, tweeted Thursday that he has been fired after posting an image of a couple holding hands with a chimpanzee dressed in clothes and the caption: “Royal baby leaves hospital.” The tweet came on Wednesday, the same day Harry and Meghan posed for photos with…

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UI, CBN Sign Agreement To Start Business School

Towards official commencement of School of Business in the University of Ibadan (UI) which is being facilitated by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), both institutions have signed an agreement, affirming commitment to the proposed establishment of Centre of Excellence. It may be recalled that the CBN had in 2010 promised to establish Centre of Excellence in UI and two other universities in the northern and southern regions where there will be excellent training in economic related courses in order to facilitate the availability of adequate and skilled manpower for…

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