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FG Debunks Leah Sharibu’s Death Report

Says It’s ‘Absolutely Fake News’ The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has described as ‘absolute fake news’ the reports in the Social Media that the abducted Dapchi school girl, Leah Sharibu, has died in captivity. “It’s absolutely fake news. There is nothing like that,” the Minister said at a press briefing in Ilorin, Kwara State, on Sunday He said the rumour of Miss Sharibu’s death, which surfaced just a few days to the presidential election, is another ploy by the political opposition to tarnish the image of…

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Fashola To SERAP: ‘I Can’t Find Corrupt Contractors From Our Record’

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing Mr Babatunde Fashola SAN has responded to the Freedom of Information request by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) saying that “the Ministry has searched for the requested information on details of alleged contractors and companies that collected money for electricity projects and failed to executive any projects, but we could not find it from our records.” Mr Fashola’s response followed SERAP’s suit number FHC/L/CS/105/19 filed last month at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos. The suit is seeking “an order for leave…

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Fayemi At 54: Of Service, Battles And Victories

By Olayinka Oyebode Coming barely two weeks to his birthday, the judgement of the Ekiti State Election Petition Tribunal which re- affirmed Governor Kayode Fayemi as the validly elected governor of Ekiti state in the July 14, 2018 governorship election is seen in many quarters as a befitting birthday present to the Ekiti State Governor who clocks 54 years old today. For Fayemi, the tribunal’s victory- sweet as it tastes- is but another in the series of battles and triumphs that have become the hallmark of his public service life….

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UN Sec, Guterres, Describes As Asset, Cooperation With AU

United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG), António Guterres, has described the cooperation between the UN and the African Union as an asset. Speaking during a joint media stakeout with the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat, on the eve of the 32nd Ordinary Summit of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Guterres, said: “The strategic cooperation between the African Union and the United Nations is a fundamental asset for the work of the United Nations in the world,” Guterres said a “wind of hope” was blowing across Africa…

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How UBA’s Leo Won A Million Hearts In 12 Months

…More than one million Africans now bank on Leo  With ever-increasing customer expectations of quick service and near real-time transactional support, United Bank for Africa (UBA) committed resources to Artificial Intelligence (AI) a year ago, birthing Leo, a Banking Chatbot that helps customers carry out key banking transactions anywhere, using mobile devices and personal computers.   Leo can be accessed via Facebook or WhatsApp.  “Our customers are increasingly asking for mobile services that make their lives easier, and Leo is becoming a growing choice for his convenience and personal solutions,” says…

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IGP Bans New Arm Licences, Wants Weapons Surrendered

The Inspector General of Police has, with immediate effect, placed an embargo on the issuance of new licences for designated arms throughout the country. In a statement police spokesperson, ACP Frank Mba said: “Consequent upon intelligence indicating the presence of huge quantity of arms in unlawful possession of some Nigerians, the desperation of some citizens to acquire more arms, and the continued proliferation of illicit weapons in the polity, with the attendant negative and security implications, the Inspector General of Police, Ag IGP Mohammed  A. Adamu NPM, mni , has…

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Buhari Congratulates Tshisekedi Of DRC On Election, Inauguration

President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates newly elected President Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on his victory and inauguration. The President commends the Government and people of DRC for their determination and commitment to democratic principles, which resulted in the first peaceful transfer of democratic power since independence in 1960. The Nigerian leader and ECOWAS Chairman, also salutes the Congolese people for peacefully exercising their franchise during the national elections in their country. Following the affirmation of President Tshisekedi’s victory at the December 30, 2018 polls, by…

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