ONDO: Rotimi Akeredolu sworn in as 6th executive Governor of the state. (full text of his swearing in speech)

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Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu being sworn in as the 6th executive Governor of Ondo state.

Earlier today in Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu(SAN) of the All Progressive Congress (APC) took the oath of office to be sworn in as the sixth democratically-elected governor of the state after Olusegun Mimiko of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Recall that he came out victorious from a closely contested gubernatorial election in November which almost pitched party leaders against one another. Amazingly and predictably, the presence of Leaders of the All Progressives Congress, including Bola Tinubu and Bisi Akande on the event held in Akure, the state capital indicated a renewed truce between him and the new governor after the controversy that trailed November’s gubernatorial elections.

In a later tweet, Asiwaju urged all state party members to Continue reading

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FRESH XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS IN SOUTH AFRICA: Nigerian students stage protest in Abuja; issues 48hrs leave ultimatum to South Africans in Nigeria.

Following the anti immigrant (xenophobic) protest in Pretoria, South Africa, earlier this week, members of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) launched a counter protest against South Africans yesterday in Abuja. The protest was aimed that sending down a strong warning to both the Nigerian and South African government over the looming xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.

In reaction, the protesters took to the offices of South African owned companies (MTN, Multichioce) and also the South High Commission office in the capital to express their dissatisfaction. The protesters also burnt the South African national flag at the Commission to Continue reading

110 Rice Milling Machines to be Installed in Different Part of The Country to Boost Rice Production — Presidency.

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Senior Special Assisstant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

According to the Senior Special Assisstant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the Federal Government has purchased 110 rice milling machines to boost rice production in the Country. This is aimed at consolidating the efforts of the government so far on rice production. The acquired rice mills will be installed in significant parts of the country before the end of July.

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Mr. Garba Shehu confirmed this development on his Facebook page on Monday. In his post, he was also quoted to have said that Nigeria was the second largest producer of rice in the world. A claim which seemingly proves controversial as some media account users have debunked the claim. Backing his claim, He Continue reading

Polygamy in The North: Emir Sanusi II Wants Poor Men Restricted From Marrying More Than One.

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Emir of Kano: Muhammadu Sanusi II

Polygamous marriage in the North is no doubt not alien. As a matter of fact, it has gradually become a culture supported by even the most practiced religion in the region. However, as welcomed as the trend may seem, its implication on the society is also daring. Polygamy, when not handled properly, can lead to un –appealing situations like poverty, malnutrition, and even terrorism.

Handling a polygamous family does not only require a sufficient wealth, but also very high level of intellect and management from the Head of such family. If these aren’t present, a polygamous family becomes a quagmire of commotion. A shabbily managed factory will produce only substandard products for the market.

Commendably, in the bid to caution and orientate the people, the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, is taking a giant steps in his capacity. Report has it that he intends to propose a law in Kano state that will Continue reading

Nigerian Telco Companies May Bar Subscribers From Making Whatsapp and Skype Calls.

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logo: Viber, Skype, Whatsapp.

The data call over the instant messaging applications in the country has really evolved as it has indeed helped reduce cost of mobile communication over voice calls. However, as economical as the medium seem to its subscribers, some aggrieved party are basically on the losing end.

Telecommunication companies in Nigeria are aggrieved over the seemingly lowering rate of voice call subscribers due to the cheaper rate users enjoy via Whatsapp, Skype and other related platforms especially on international calls. In reaction, they may possibly take actions to block data bundle subscribers on their platform from making calls through these instant messaging applications. These would be a constructive mean ensure a continued increase value in their revenue.

Quoting The Punch, the telecommunication service providers Continue reading

PDP IN-HOUSE TUSSLE: ALI MODU SHERIFF WINS AT APPEAL COURT.

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Ali Modu Sheriff (R) with Olusegun Obasanjo (L)

Eventually, the about 18month internal tussle in the Peoples Democratic Party PDP is gradually picking an end as the Appeal court sitting in Port Harcourt on Friday upheld Ali Modu Sheriff’s chairmanship and nullifies Senator Ahmed Makarfi’s stance. The court indicated that the party convention that brought Makarfi in 2016 disobeyed a court order which had earlier stopped them from holding it. According to them, it is an abuse of court process and the court will not shut its eyes to such illegality.

Delivering the lead judgment, Sanga said that PDP convention of 21 May 2016, did not follow the provisions of Article 47(3) of its Constitution in the removal of the Sherrif-led National Working Committee.

According to him, no vote of confidence was passed on Sheriff or the committee as provided by the said article, and the national working committee was not put on notice.

Justice Gumel also reiterated that Sheriff and his executive cannot be removed until August, 2017, except the party holds an election. Continue reading

LAGOS N-POWER SCHEME: PARTICIPANTS LAMENT NON FUNCTIONALITY.

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N-power logo

The Lagos state applicants of the N-power scheme are lamenting the conditional delay and un functionality in scheme. The applicants, having been screened and shortlisted back in December 2016, are entitled to N30,000 monthly allowance each. With the mini success of the scheme so far, applicants across the country are beginning to reap their fruits of their handwork. But surprisingly, the Lagos state section of the scheme is yet to take off in earnest. Since late December till date, it has been series of excuses from the Agency. The participants are yet to be verified and deployed for assignments. This prompted a constructive protest to the State House of Assembly in Alausa by the applicants later last month.

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participants protest in January

In a peaceful manner, the protesters were able to pass their message as to know why and when the scheme will fully take off sometime in January. According to reports, The Speaker, Rt. Hon Mudashiru Obasa, together with some other members witnessed the protest. The protesters are of the feeling that the promising scheme has been hijacked by some unfortunate fellow within the scheme. A Petition was written and forwarded to the State Houser of assembly to that effect. Reacting to the petition, Hon. Tunde Braimoh, Chairman, House Committee on Information and Strategy has described the situation as “appalling, embarrassing and flabbergasting” also urging that the House look carefully into the issue and possibly instigate a probe.

With effect, the House invited the State Continue reading