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Buhari In New York Extols Nelson Mandela’s Commitment To Peaceful, Just, Democratic Society

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in New York extolled the immense values embodied by the late South African President and Nobel Peace Winner, Nelson Mandela. Speaking at a High Level Meeting on Global Peace in honour of the Centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, also known as the Peace Summit, on the sidelines of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, the President described the anti-apartheid icon as “a man whose lifetime symbolised uncommon humility, compassion, courage and forgiveness.” According to President Buhari, “This centenary celebration provides an…

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Sweden’s PM Voted Out Of Office By Parliament

Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven will have to stand down after losing the support of parliament. The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats (SD) backed the vote to remove him, weeks after a general election that delivered a hung parliament. In Tuesday’s dramatic vote, 204 MPs voted against Mr Lofven while 142 voted in favour. Parliament’s speaker will now propose a new leader – a process that could take weeks. Mr Lofven is expected to stay on as caretaker prime minister while his replacement is decided. Mr Lofven, the leader of the centre-left…

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Employment Trust Fund: Lagos Creates 15,000 New Jobs In 2 Years

…Says N6bn Disbursed To 8,000 Beneficiaries In Lagos Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), Mr. Akintunde Oyebode on Tuesday said that no fewer than 15,000 jobs have been created by the Fund in the last two years. Speaking to journalists and some Masters Research Students in his office, he said at least 8000 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and businesses have also accessed approximately N6billion since inception of the ETF, an initiative of the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode administration through which N25billion was earmarked to be…

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GM Delivers Trump’s $15.8m Limo Ahead Of UN General Assembly

The latest version of the presidential limousine made its debut in New York City on Monday. Commonly known as “The Beast,” the new presidential state car was seen Sunday driving President Donald Trump around New York ahead of the United Nations General Assembly this week. The new Cadillac limo, built by General Motors, marks the first upgrade to the presidential state car since 2009. General Motors won a contract of $15.8 million in 2014 to build the limos. The two limos were spotted on Sunday and that they are the first of…

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Ignore PDP, Gear Up For Rerun, APC Charges Osun Voters

The All Progressives Congress Campaign Council for the Osun State Governorship Election has urged the party’s members in the areas where the state’s election rerun will be held on Thursday to ignore the ranting of the PDP and turn out en masse to vote for the ruling party.   In a statement in Abuja by the Chairman of the Council’s Media Committee, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Council said the threat by the PDP to challenge, in court, INEC’s declaration of last Saturday’s election as inconclusive is nothing but sheer bravado,…

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Modu Sheriff Not A Mole In APC, Says Buhari Support Group

The Presidential Support Group (PSG) for Buhari 2019 campaign, says its Chairman, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff is not a mole planted by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to scuttle the election of the president in 2019. Mr Kassim Muhammed Kassim, the group`s Secretary said this in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday. According to him, those making the allegation were only being mischievous. “Sheriff came into APC without any hidden political agenda other than to contribute his quota to the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari because…

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Dad Too Proud To Seek Family Counsel Commits Suicide

A dad who was ‘too proud’ to talk to his family about his mental health hanged himself after he refused to accept medication, an inquest heard. Martin Ringland, 47, had been suffering with depression but ignored advice from loved ones to seek help and also turned down treatment from his GP. The site supervisor for a property management firm told loved ones he believed his job was ‘under threat’ but said that he did want to talk about it. When ex-partner Lynsey Dust advised him to get help for his…

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Osun: Oyetola Denies Rift With Aregbesola, Commends Electorate  

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship Candidate in Osun State, Alhaji Isiaka Gboyega Oyetola, has denied there is rift between him and the state Governor,  Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, over last Saturday’s election. Oyetola described insinuations in some quarters to that effect as “irrational and present only in the imagination of detractors out to create disaffection within the APC camp ahead of Thursday’s Governorship Rerun”. He said Aregbesola is the model of the governorship project and a dogged driver of good governance continuity, saying he has at all-time provided responsible leadership….

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Troops Rescue 73 From Boko Haram, Officer Injured

Troops of 26 Task Force Brigade deployed in Sector One of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, have successfully neutralized 7 Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) and rescued 73 persons in two separate clearance operations in Sirdawala and Valley of Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State. In a statement  the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu said: “The Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division Nigerian Army Brigadier General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu commended the troops for the feat. “The troops of 121 Battalion under 26 Task Force Brigade in 7 Division…

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