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FG vows to punish gunmen that killed Oguche, Mooney in Kajuru attack

The government also promised that security agencies are doing everything possible to ensure that the three kidnapped victims are released unharmed. The Federal Government has vowed to track down and arrest the bandits that shot and killed two humanitarian workers last week in Kaduna State. Matthew Oguche, a Nigerian, and Faye Mooney, a British aid worker, were both killed by armed assailants who invaded Kajuru Castle, a recreational resort, on Friday, April 19, 2019. The bandits also kidnapped three people during the attack. In a statement signed by Segun Adeyemi, media aide to the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday, April 23, he commiserated with the families of the deceased victims and promised that their killers will be apprehended and brought to justice. "We commiserate with the families and friends of Ms Mooney and Mr Oguche, and wish to assure that the security agencies will leave no stone unturned in their efforts to apprehe...

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Dogara to Tinubu: provide padded budget facts

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has challenged the National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu to provide facts on his accusation of budget padding by the two outgoing presiding officers of the National Assembly. In a statement Tuesday by his Media aide, Turaki Hassan, the Speaker said Tinubu accusation was as a result of his political ambitions. He also said the 8th Assembly has performed its legislative responsibilities well where the executive fell short of providing good governance. It reads: “We have noted the statement issued on April 21, 2019 by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu wherein he stated his reasons for sponsoring or supporting some aspirants to various leadership positions in the forthcoming 9th Assembly. Ordinarily, this would not have elicited any response from His Excellency, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Yakubu Dogara, as Asiwaju is entitled to sponsor those he believes will have no choice but answer to his dog whistles anytime he blows same in his capacity as the self-acclaimed National Leader of his party. “If Asiwaju had confined his intervention to stubborn facts, this response would not have been necessary. He, however, used the opportunity to manufacture falsehoods an...

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Change iTunes, Amazon, Steam to naira - Tunesloader

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Here are 9 young cultural icons in Kenya today that you need to know

Culture is a strong part of people's lives and goes a long way in influencing their world’s views, values, history, humour, hopes, and even fears. Africa can as well be the world’s melting pot and from Cape Town to Cairo, one is bound to be blown away from all the different and unique culture practised by different African nationalities from all walks of life and some for millennia.Considering that, here are 9 young cultural icons in Kenya today. A nation without a culture is a nation without a soul” so said Sir Seretse Khama, Botswana founding President. Culture is a strong part of people's lives and goes a long way in influencing their world’s views, values, history, humour, hopes, and even fears. Maasai men in Kenya share a laugh Africa can as well be the world’s melting pot and from Cape Town to Cairo, one is bound to be blown away from all the different and unique culture practised by different Africa...

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FG condoles with Kajuru attack victims

The Federal Government has condoled with the families of the two persons killed in Friday’s attack on the Kajuru castle Resort in Kaduna. Two persons – a Nigerian and a Briton, who were killed in the unfortunate attack. In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, assured the families that the perpetrators will be apprehended and brought to justice. Mohammed also assured that the security agencies are doing everything possible to ensure that the three persons who were kidnapped in the attack are released unharmed. Read Also: Police reveal identity of another victim in killed in Kajuru attack The Minister said the dastardly attack that led to the death of Ms Faye Mooney, a British aid worker, and Mr. Matthew Oguche, a Nigerian, while visiting the popular resort, is a setback to efforts to promote tourism in the country. ”We commiserate with the families and friends of Ms Mooney and Mr. Oguche, and wish to assure that the security agencies will leave no stone unturned in their efforts to apprehend the killers and bring them to justice,” he said. Alhaji Mohammed said the Federal Government has recently stepped up efforts to stem the wave of violence and banditry in some parts of the country, through...

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I Won't Run An Adult Daycare Centre Because Of Tinubu, Says Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives, has responded to Bola Tinubu’s budget padding allegation, but with a strong warning that he “won't run an adult daycare centre anymore on matters like this”. As reported by SaharaReporters on Sunday, Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had accused Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, both former members of the party, of budget padding, saying: “Just look at the way Saraki, Dogara and their ilk hijacked the budget process these past four years,” he said in a statement released by Tunde Rahman, his spokesman. “National budgets were delayed and distorted as these actors repeatedly sought to pad budgets with pet projects that would profit them. Even worse, they cut funds intended to prosper projects that would have benefitted the average person. After four years of their antics halting the progress of government, we should do all we can to prevent a repeat of their malign control of the National Assembly." Saraki replied Tinubu on Monday, saying it is "unfortunate" that after 22 months in the legislature, Tinubu does "not have a better understanding of how the legislature works". “Since we have taken it for granted that Tinubu’s attack on Saraki every three months (quarterly) will come a...

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Osun Guber: PDP rejects Oyewole as member, writes appeal court president

The National Working Committee, NWC, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Tuesday rejected the inclusion of Justice J.O.K Oyewole as member of the Osun State Governorship Election Appeal Panel. It also alleged that Oyewole was a stooge of the National leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and, therefore, an interested […] Osun Guber: PDP rejects Oyewole as member, writes appeal court president

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Buhari, Emir of Qatar in closed-door meeting at Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hammad Al-Thani, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The emir on arrival at the villa at about 12.15 p.m., was received by Buhari at the forecourt of the villa. Buhari introduced some members of his cabinet and aides to the emir, who also inspected a guard of honour mounted by the Guards Brigade. Read Also: Inject fresh ideas, NCRIB advises Buhari The Nigerian leader had in February, 2016 visited Qatar, where he held bilateral meeting with the emir. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nigeria and Qatar signed bilateral agreements, including the agreement on Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes Income and four others. Buhari and the emir are expected to sign some agreements at the end of the meeting. NAN

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Ghana can create 5 million jobs and make GHc2 billion by recycling plastics according to the US Embassy

The United States (U.S.) Embassy in Ghana has entreated Ghana to consider recycling its plastic waste products. The embassy stated that Ghanaian generate over 3,000 tonnes of plastic waste daily which goes unrecycled. According to the Embassy, less than 2% of the plastic waste generated in the country is recycled, adding that all the waste is thrown into the sea. A post of the Embassy’s Facebook page said: “Did you know that over 3,000 tonnes of waste plastics are generated in Ghana every day – less than 2% is recycled?” “More than 250,000 tonnes, or 23%, of all plastic waste generated in a year in Ghana are expected to flow into the Atlantic Ocean. By 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by weight,” the post added. Ghana can make GHc2 billion, create 5 million jobs by recycling plastics – US Embassy...

Latest News / Politics - 3 hours ago

APC adopts 8th assembly zoning formula to have Gbajabiamila as speaker

The Chief Whip House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado Duguwa has explained the rationale behind APC’s choice of Femi Gbajabiamila as the Speaker of the 9th House of Representatives, as done against the will of the party in the 8th Assembly arrangement. Alhassan Ado Doguwa who won his fourth House of Representatives seats from Tudunwada/Doguwa Federal Constituency, said he was going for the post of the Majority Leader as part of the original arrangement of the ruling party. Speaking to Reporters on Tuesday in Kano, Doguwa insisted that, “it is apparent that the party is considering the original zoning formula suggested in the 8th Assembly, which had at that time Femi Gbajabiamila from Southwest as Speaker, M.T Monguno Deputy Speaker while my humble self as Majority Leader”. He opined that the Northwest having got the highest number of elected members at the lower legislative chambers, the 9th House of Representatives should give northwest the position of the deputy Speaker as well as the majority leader. Read Also: Speakership: Imo Reps-elect back Gbajabiamila Doguwa noted that public service delivery is not the same as providing privately made goods and services to market, “The public accountability is not the same as profit margin, because there are diffe...

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Breaking: Sanwo-Olu files defence at Election Petition Tribunal

Lagos State Governor-elect, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has expressed confidence in retaining his March 9 election victory at Gubernatorial Election Petition Tribunal in Ikeja. Sanwo-Olu’s victory is being challenged by the Alliance for Democracy’s Chief Owolabi Salis and Labour Party’s Prof Ifagbemi Awamaridi. Sanwo-Olu, and his Deputy Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, arrived in Ikeja at 11:34am to receive and acknowledge receipt of the AD and LP petitions. Read Also: Sanwo-Olu sets up inauguration committee He also filed his response to both petitions. He said he would defend the mandate of millions of Lagosians at the polls. “We are very confident of victory,” Sanwo-Olu added. &

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Nigerian sprinter, Divine Oduduru, breaks world records in 100m, 200m race

He is also the first sprinter to break the 10-second barrier in years. Nigerian sprinter, Ejowvokoghene Divine Oduduru, breaks world records in 100 and 200 metres. He took commanding world leads in both races at the 2019 Michael Johnson Invitational in Waco, Texas on Saturday, April 20, 2019. Oduduru started with the 100m, which he crossed in 9.95 seconds! He is now the fastest man in the U.S. and the rest of the globe. This is the first time a Nigerian sprinter has broken the 10.00 seconds barrier in years. The last person to do this was Olusoji Adetokunbo Fasuba, who had a 9.85-second run in Doha, Qatar in 2006.  "I'm not surprised by Oduduru's rise. He has always had the potentials since his junior days," said former sprinter Deji Aliu. "I knew that it wouldn't be long before he breaks 10.00seconds."...

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Naira Marley exlpians his controversial Internet fraud statement [Video]

After coming under fire over his now controversial comments on Internet fraud, Naira Marley has come out to clear the air. The music star in a video where he spoke in the Yoruba dialect, he revealed that the reason he made those comments about internet fraud was because of the decay in the system and manner at which the government runs the country. According to him, the money in the country continues to circulate among some prominent politicians. "All the money, you are spending, all the money you guys are spending, it's the government that is making it go round. you better sit down and pray for yahoo guys, if they (government) stop yahoo, the money will just go from Obasanjo to Tinubu to Mr Japa. You think I need Yahoo, I don't need Yahoo, I make money from music. "I'm just telling, he who has ears let them hear, I'm only revealing things to you through this talk. All the money that is being circulated from the woman that...

Latest News / Politics - 3 hours ago

Naira Marley clears air over controversial Internet fraud statement [Video]

After coming under fire over his now controversial comments on Internet fraud, Naira Marley has come out to clear the air. The music star in a video where he spoke in the Yoruba dialect, he revealed that the reason he made those comments about internet fraud was because of the decay in the system and manner at which the government runs the country. According to him, the money in the country continues to circulate among some prominent politicians. "All the money, you are spending, all the money you guys are spending, it's the government that is making it go round. you better sit down and pray for yahoo guys, if they (government) stop yahoo, the money will just go from Obasanjo to Tinubu to Mr Japa. You think I need Yahoo, I don't need Yahoo, I make money from music. "I'm just telling, he who has ears let them hear, I'm only revealing things to you through this talk. All the money that is being circulated from the woman that...

Latest News / Politics - 3 hours ago

These 28 African nations are ready to liberalise the continent's air transport

In order to foster a safe, secure, efficient, affordable and sustainable air transport industry in Africa, 28 nations have agreed to implement the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM). Hadi Sirika, Nigeria's Minister of State for Aviation, stated this during an interview at the end of the Second Ordinary Session of the AU Specialised Technical Committee on Transport, Transcontinental and Inter-regional Infrastructure, in Cairo, Egypt, the Nation Newspaper reports. According to the report, Sirika called on more African states to adopt the single air transport scheme of the African Union (AU). ALSO READ: These are the 3 busiest domestic routes in Africa He listed the following countries that have indicated interest as Benin, Burkina Faso, Botswana, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, and Ethiopia. Others are Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liber...

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