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Sanwo-Olu At WEF, Excites Swiss Investors About Opportunities In Lagos

 …Secures $5billion trade commitment Ahead of the World Economic Forum holding from Jan 22 to Jan 25, 2019 in Davos, Switzerland, the All Progressives Congress Governorship Candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has highlighted the enormous investment opportunities in Lagos State at an exclusive session with selected Swiss Investors in Geneva, yesterday. At the event held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, the business interaction triggered commitments of $5bn investment in infrastructure and capital projects in the state and also provided an avenue for Mr. Sanwo-Olu to further reinforce the investment opportunities in the…

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We’ll Engage Rtd Medical Hands For Healthcare, Says Sanwo-Olu’s Wife

The wife of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Lagos State, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, has said retired medical practitioners would be engaged to achieve efficient healthcare delivery in the state, if her husband is elected.  Mrs. Sanwo-Olu, who is a medical practitioner, said improved healthcare would be a major programme her husband would be bringing, saying the experience of the retirees would be harnessed to solve the challenges facing healthcare delivery system in the state. She spoke while receiving various women support groups at the Babajide Sanwo-Olu Campaign…

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Netanyahu Visits Derby As Chad Renews Diplomatic Ties With Israel

Chad and Israel have renewed diplomatic ties in what Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has described as “a partnership… to forge a prosperous and secure future for our countries”. His comments came during a brief visit to Chad where he was welcomed by President Idriss Deby. In recent years, Israel has made a big effort to improve diplomatic relations with several African countries. Chad, which has a majority Muslim population, cut ties in 1972. Mr Netanyahu’s visit reciprocates President Deby’s trip to Israel last November, the first by a Chadian…

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NIMASA Pledges More Efforts To Reposition Maritime Sector

… Bags Federal Agency of the Year Award … Dedicates honour to stakeholders The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) says it would intensify its efforts to reposition the maritime industry in Nigeria, as the agency moves to become a leading maritime administration in Africa. The Director-General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, stated this last week in Lagos during the Independent Newspapers Awards 2018, where the agency bagged the Federal Agency of the Year Award.    Dakuku said, “We are spurred by this award and we appreciate the fact that our…

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2019: SERAP Seeks Candidates Support To Scrap Security Votes, Immunity

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to major presidential candidates for Nigeria’s February 16 election urging them to “publicly commit to revolutionary and innovative anti-corruption reforms in five key areas, such as security votes, power sector corruption, judicial corruption and removal of immunity for presidents, vice-presidents, state governors and deputy state governors.” President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives’ Party and Atiku Abubakar of the People Democratic Party, who were absent in the presidential debate last night, are among the candidates that SERAP said it…

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Presidency Says No Plan To Arrest CJN, Frame Supreme Court Justices

The Presidency has expressed “considerable concern and surprise’’, the fake news of the Presidency’s alleged plan to arrest the Chief Justice of Nigeria and frame three other Supreme Court Justices. The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, stated this in a statement in Abuja on Saturday. He said: “This false story is being peddled by the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) apparently to set the judiciary against the executive and cause major confusion ahead of the forthcoming general elections. “The story is absolutely false as…

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CPJ Demands Action On Killing Of Ghanaian Journalist

Authorities in Ghana should immediately investigate the killing of journalist Ahmed Hussein Suale Divela and ensure that threats against the press are taken seriously, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Two men riding a motorcycle shot and killed Divela, a member of Tiger Eye Private Investigations, an investigative journalism outlet led by Anas Aremeyaw Anas, as he was driving in the capital, Accra, yesterday, according to media reports and a video posted on Twitter by Anas. The journalist had told CPJ in September 2018 that people had attempted to attack him and that he…

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CCB Goes Ahead To Serve Charges On CJN Onnoghen

…. Set for Arraignment January 22, 2019 The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has at last succeeded in serving the criminal charges on false asset declaration on the person of the Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen preparatory for his arraignment on January 22, 2019 at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). However, the Tribunal will have to contend with orders of a Federal High Court and National Industrial Court both in Abuja which restrained it from proceeding with the arraignment of CJN pending the determination of…

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INEC On 2019 Poll: 22643 Candidates Vie For 1504 Posts

The Independent National Electoral Commissioner (INEC) National Commissioner for North Central, Malam Mohammed Haruna has said that a total of 22, 643 candidates would jostle for 1, 504 elective posts during the coming general elections in the country. Haruna, who was in charge of Kwara, Kogi and Nasarawa States made this known on Monday in Ilorin during an interactive session with the traditional rulers in the state ahead of 2019 general elections. The Commissioner said that 73 candidates would contest for the post of the President while 1, 158 would…

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2019: Why Buhari Will Lose Re-Election Bid – Ex-Gov. Aliyu

Former Niger State governor, Babangida Aliyu, has said President Muhammadu Buhari will lose the 2019 presidential election. He said critical stakeholders who contributed to the President’s electoral victory in 2015 had all deserted the ruling party. Aliyu said this in an interview with our correspondent during a peace meeting which his reconciliatory committee had with Plateau Peoples Democratic Party leaders in Jos, the state capital, at the weekend. He said, “What happened in 2015 is what  some people would  call a Northern revolution. “We can also say that the PDP…

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