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APC: Saraki, Lai Mohammed Factions Hold Parallel Congress In Kwara

Factions belonging to the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki and Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed held two parallel state congresses of the All Progressives Congress (APC) took place in Ilorin on Saturday.   While the faction loyal to the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, held its congress at the Banquet Hall opposite the Government House, another congress by a faction loyal to the  Minister of  Information and Culture, Alhaji  Lai Mohammed,  took place at Arca Santa Event Hall.   Gov.  Abdulfatah Ahmed, APC National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji…

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Jamb Registrar, Ex-Unilorin VC In Court Over Wife Abduction Case

An Ilorin Chief Magistrate Court has granted the request of two former University of Ilorin Vice Chancellors to transfer an alleged abduction of a housewife case against them to another court. The ex-Vice Chancellors; Professor Ishaq Oloyede, Professor Abdulganiy Ambali had been taken to the Magistrate Court following a petition written by one Abubakar AbdulKareem that his wife; Fatima AbdulKareem and his four children were abducted by the former University chief executives on January 10, 2011. Among those AbdulKareem also mentioned in his petition were the University of Ilorin Chief…

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POLICE TO DOCTORS: STOP REJECTING GUNSHOT VICTIMS

…Say Action Violates Law, Offenders Risk 5-Year Jail Term   The Lagos State Police Command on Wednesday warned hospitals and doctors to henceforth desist from rejecting gunshot victims, saying such act constitutes a flagrant violation of an existing law.   Reacting to a media report on the refusal of an hospital to treat a victim who was shot and wounded by armed robbers, the police said it must be noted that doctors who do so are criminally liable on account of the provision of the Compulsory Treatment and Care of…

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Court Shut For Lack Of Judges, 4000 Cases Pending

……… no justice in Kenyan city Justice delayed, the saying goes, is justice denied. Residents of Kenya’s western city of Eldoret are currently experiencing something akin to the oft-quoted saying. Reports said that lawyers have staged a sit-in to put pressure on the Judicial Service Commission, the body in charge of hiring, to post more officers to the court. Lawyers told the newspaper there was backlog of 4,000 cases at the court, and not enough judges and magistrates to deal with the cases. A top lawyer has tweeted a picture of…

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AMBODE SEEKS WORLD BANK’S PARTNERSHIP TO FUND TRANSPORT

   ……….., ENERGY, WATER SECTORS …Says Support For Lagos‘ll Positively Rub Off On Nigeria’s Economy    Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Wednesday called on the World Bank to seriously consider partnership with the State Government in funding key projects in transport, energy and water sectors, saying such collaboration would positively impact the economy of not just the State but the country at large.   Speaking at Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja during a courtesy visit by Executive Directors of the Bank led by Mr Patrizio Pagano, Governor Ambode…

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LAGOS TARGETS LARGEST RICE MILL IN SUB SAHARAN AFRICA BY 2019

  …Revs Up New Mile 12 Market, Agbowa Timberville Sawmill, Others   Lagos State has said all hands are on deck to complete the largest rice mill in Sub-Saharan Africa currently ongoing in Imota Local Council Development Area of the State within the first quarter of 2019.   Apart from ensuring availability of rice in the market, the mill which is of 32 metric tons per hour production capacity, is projected to facilitate the creation of over 200,000 jobs across the agricultural value chain, while it will also bring about…

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SERAP To Minister: Account For Post-Privatisation Spending In Power Sector

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information request to Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing asking him to use his good offices and leadership position “to urgently provide information on specific details of spending on the privatisation of the electricity sector and the exact amount of post-privatisation spending to date, and to explain if such spending came from budgetary allocations or other sources.”   The organization is also seeking “information on the status of implementation of the 25-year national energy development plan, and whether the…

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WHO Commends Saraki On Commitment To Universal Healthcare 

Director General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has commended the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on his commitment towards ensuring that Nigeria’s primary healthcare system is strengthened by the inclusion of one per cent (1%) of the country’s Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF) to be used to provide basic primary healthcare services across the country. According to Olu Onemola, the Special Assistant on New Media to Saraki, Tedros, in a tweet on his personal Twitter handle, @DrTedros, also stated that political will is needed…

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Saraki: Give Youths Chance To Rule 

…..they will do well. The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki,  has again made a strong case for Nigerian youths asking that they be given chance to rule pointing out that they can do quite well if given the opportunity. Saraki is known to be a strong voice speaking in favour of the ‘not too young to rule’ mantra clamouring for the younger generation’s aspirations to be part of the next crop of  the country’s ruling class. Speaking at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp, Yikpata in Edu Local Government…

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May Day: Gov Ambode Seeks Workers Comfort

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Tuesday called for concerted efforts in addressing the economic challenges in the nation to make life easier and more comfortable for Nigerian workers.   Ambode made the appeal at Agege Stadium, Lagos where the 2018 May Day celebration held with theme “Labour Movement in National Development: Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win’’.   He said the workers were development and growth partners of the government.   Ambode said that achieving that would require all stakeholders in the management of the economy to redouble…

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