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Ekiti Assembly Speaker Mourns Lawmaker

Speaker, Ekiti House of Assembly, Mr Funminiyi Afuye, has described the death of Mr Oluwajuwa Adegbuyi, who represented Ekiti-East Constituency I in the Assembly, as devastating. Afuye, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media, Tai Oguntayo, on Sunday in Ado-Ekiti, expressed shock and grief over the sudden death of the lawmaker. The speaker described the late lawmaker as a complete gentleman, who represented his constituency selflessly. Afuye said that Adegbuyi, who died on Jan. 30 during a brief illness, was one of the finest and vibrant lawmakers…

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South West PDP Leadership: Ondo PDP Declares Support For Makinde

…We Must Allow Peace To Reign, Gov Charges Leaders Leaders of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-West have been urged to allow peace to reign, as that remains the only way the party could regain its lost grounds in the politics of the country. Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State made this plea on Sunday, while hosting the leaders of Ondo State PDP, who were at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan, to pay him a visit, appreciate his support for the party in the last governorship election in…

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Minister: 2020 TI-CPI Rating Not True Reflection Of FG’s Anti-corruption Agenda

The Federal Government has said Nigeria’s low rating in the 2020 Transparency International Corruption Perception Index (TI-CPI) does not truly reflect the great strides by the country in its fight against corruption. In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, assured that the country’s anti-corruption agenda, which has placed great emphasis on corruption prevention measures and the building of integrity systems, remains on course. The Minister said the implementation of the various reforms, especially in the Ease of Doing Business, is…

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Boko Haram: New Service Chiefs Make First Trip To Borno, Meet Gov Zulum 

… Gov Wants Stronger Ties With Chad, Niger, Cameroon; Asks New Chiefs To Tolerate Criticisms, CDS Promises Boost In Fight Newly appointed military service chiefs made their first trip to Borno State, which has been at the centre of the war against Boko Haram, during which the chiefs met Governor Babagana Umara Zulum in Maiduguri. Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Leo Irabor, led chiefs of army staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, Naval staff, Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo and Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao, the Chief of Air…

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Presidency Expresses Concern Over Non-Compliance With COVID-19 Protocols

The Presidency has expressed concern over reports of non-compliance with the recently-signed Executive Order that makes mask wearing and observation of social distancing in the public mandatory. A statement issued by Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s spokesman, in Abuja on Sunday, appealed to Nigerians to give their maximum cooperation for the success of the policy. He said that President Muhammadu Buhari had introduced the order with the best of intentions and not with any motive to punish citizens. Shehu appealed to state governments, traditional rulers and religious leaders to play…

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SERAP Seeks Probe Of ‘Missing N4.4bn NASS Funds’

…. Writes Lawan, Gbajabiamila Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Senate President Dr Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of House of Representatives Mr Femi Gbajabiamila to “use their good offices to urgently probe and refer to appropriate anti-corruption agencies allegations that N4.4 billion of public money budgeted for the National Assembly is missing, misappropriated, diverted or stolen, as documented in three audited reports by the Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation.” In the open letter dated 30 January 2021 and signed by SERAP deputy director Kolawole Oluwadare, the organisation…

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FG Reopens Third Mainland Bridge, Ahead Of Schedule

The Federal Controller of Works, Lagos, Mr Olukayode Popoola, on Sunday, said that the total shutdown of the Third Mainland Bridge would be lifted at midnight of January 31, 24 hours ahead of schedule. Popoola said the telephone that the contractor was able to complete the repair works on the bridge on Saturday, hence the lifting of the total closure at midnight. “The casting of the expansion joints was completed on Saturday. Therefore, the Third Mainland Bridge will be opened by 12 midnight of Jan. 31. “Motorists can start plying…

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Buhari Gets New ADC As Abubakar Proceeds To Chile

President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the nomination of Lt. Col. Yusuf Dodo as his Aide-De-Camp (ADC). The appointment of Dodo followed his nomination by Buhari’s out-going ADC, Col. Mohammed Abubakar who is to attend a five-month course in Santiago, Chile from March 8 to July 30. The course is a prerequisite for Abubakar’s next promotion to the rank of brigadier-general, expected to be carried out in the last quarter of this year. Abubakar will by the end of February be the longest serving ADC to a civilian president, having served…

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FBN Holdings Announces New Board Members

FBN Holdings Plc has announced the appointments of Mr Seni Adetu and Mrs Juliet Anammah as Independent Non-Executive Directors. The company also appointed Mr Otu Hughes as a Non-Executive Director. Group Chairman of FBN Holdings, Dr Oba Otudeko, disclosed this in a statement issued on Saturday in Lagos. Otudeko said the appointments were subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). He said: “On behalf of the board, management and staff of FBN Holdings, I am delighted to welcome the trio of Seni Adetu, Mrs Juliet Anammah…

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Cuban Military Helicopter Crashes, 5 Dead

A Cuban military helicopter crashed in eastern Cuba on Friday, killing all five people on board, the Cuban military said. The helicopter crashed against a hill after leaving eastern Holguin province for the neighboring Guantanamo province, the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces said in a brief statement, cited by state media. The ministry has launched an investigation into the crash. Share on: WhatsApp

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