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SERAP To Buhari: Seek Justice, Reparation For Herdsmen Attacks Victims

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that “any efforts by his government to prevent and combat attacks by herdsmen across the country is grounded in the rights of victims of unlawful killings and their families. It’s important to ensure that any policy to tackle the problem is not used as a ploy to undercut the possibilities of meaningful justice and reparation for victims and their families.”   The National Assembly yesterday condemned the killings in Benue and other parts of the country, and…

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Germany Commits 150m Euros To Combat Polio In Nigeria 

  Germany has committed 150 million Euros to ensure total eradication of polio in Nigeria, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Spokesperson, Dr Tiwatope Elias-Fatile, has said. Speaking at a news conference on Wednesday in Abuja, Elias-Fatile said:”The German government and Nigeria have signed three bilateral agreements which are Government Agreement on Technical Cooperation in 2016, Government Agreement on Financial Cooperation in 2016, Financing and Project Agreement on Polio Eradication. “”Notable issues in the agreements were the German Government’s commitment of the sum of 120 million euros to ensure the total eradication…

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‘Fayose’s Kangaroo Panel Recommendations, Joke Taken Too Far’

The attention of the Media Office of the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has been drawn to the pre-meditated verdict of the Ekiti State Government, as contained in the white paper submitted by the panel set up by Governor Ayo Fayose to investigate the finances of the state between 2010 and 2014. While we believe it is part of the responsibilities of the state administration to look into the finances of the state at any point in time, we are also of the belief  that such must…

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Ekiti Bars Ex- Gov Fayemi, Commissioner From Holding Public Offices

A White Paper released by Ekiti State has barred a former Governor Kayode Fayemi, from holding a public office in the state for 10 years. The state also barred his former Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Dapo Kolawole, for the same number of years. The duo were barred based on the report of the Ekiti Judicial Commission of Inquiry, which indicted them over alleged mismanagement of the state’s finances between October 2010 and 2014. Fayemi, now a Minister of Mines and Steel Development, was the governor during the stated period. The…

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Oyo To Support CBN On Financial Inclusion 

The Oyo State Government on Thursday pledged its readiness to support the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)  in actualising the 80 per cent financial inclusion rate by  year 2020. Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Olalekan Alli, made the pledge while declaring open the inaugural meeting of Financial Inclusion State Steering Committee (FISSCO) meeting held at the CBN Office in Ibadan. Alli commended the CBN for recognising the importance of  the state government in addressing the critical issue of financial inclusion that has continued to assume a global dimension. “It is very…

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Fayose Faults Buhari Over NIA DG’s Appointment

Says: “Buhari is unrepentant sectional leader” Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has chided President Muhammadu Buhari over the replacement of the sacked National Intelligence Agency (NIA) Director General, Ambassador Ayo Oke with Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, a northerner, saying; “The President has further demonstrated to Nigerians that he is an unrepentant sectional leader, who does not care about the feelings of people from other parts of the country.”   The governor said; “With the appointment of Ahmed Rufai Abubakar as the NIA Director General, all heads of security agencies are…

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Lagos Plans Special Court For Offenders Against Women

The Lagos State is to set up a special court to handle cases of violence against women, the state Chief Judge, Justice Olufunmilayo Oke, has said. Justice Oke announced this when the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, CP Edgal Imohimi, paid a courtesy visit to the Chief Judge on Wednesday. Justice Oke said that the establishment of the special court was aimed at speeding up the prosecution of offenders, stressing that violent crimes against women were increasing by the day. Justice Oke commended Imohimi for a job well done…

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Falconets Face South African Challenge On Saturday

The Falconets will on Saturday take on their South African counterparts in the final round of African qualifying competition for this year’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup finals. The match, a first leg tie, will hold at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, starting from 3 p.m. South Africa time (2 p.m. Nigeria time). The 9th FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup finals will hold in five cities in France from Aug. 7 to Aug. 28.   To reach this stage, the Nigerian team overwhelmed their Tanzanian counterparts 9-0 on aggregate, before sending…

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Fuel Scarcity: Senate Says No Request From Presidency On Payment To Oil Marketers

Senate has debunked a statement from the Presidency that the inability of the Senate to approve request from he Presidency has been the cause of the fuel scarcity that has continued to embarrass the country. In a statement Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi said there was no such specific request from the Presidency to the lawmakers. According to him: “The attention of the Senate has been drawn to a claim said to have been made by the Chief of Staff to the President,…

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New Year Attack On Churches: Kwara Gov Vows To Prosecute Perpetrators

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has assured the people of the state of his readiness to deploy the law and public fund to achieve peace, unity and progress in the state.   The governor made this commitment in Ilorin on Tuesday in separate meetings with leaderships of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Quareeb Association.   He assured the religious bodies that he will ensure justice by bringing perpetrators to book and averting future occurrence through proactive measures.   “I stand before God and man to effectively deploy the…

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