Buhari’s State of Health Throws the House Into Confusion

Diverse opinions over Buhari’s health from the Presidency and the Ministry of Information divides the House of Representatives into factions By Stephen Ubanna For weeks, members of the House of Representatives have been speaking in discordant tunes over President Muhammadu Buhari’s Health challenge. This is because of conflicting reports from the Presidency and the Ministry of Information and National Orientation that the President is hail and hearty. Some key officials of the government also claimed that they have spoken to the President on phone, perhaps to douse tension. They disclosed…

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After thirty years, Onnoghen becomes the next non-Northern CJN

The Senate today confirmed Justice Walter Onnoghen as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria, thereby ending months of controversy over his nomination. For over three months, the presidency has foot dragged in sending his name to the National assembly for confirmation despite having ample time for it. Finally, it was under the acting presidency of Yomi Osinbajo that his name was finally submitted to the senate. The confirmation was done at the senate plenary where Onnoghen was screened. He came with some of the past CJNs. It was presided over…

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Xenophobic Attacks: Senates Swings Into Action, Names Delegation to South Africa

By Akinwale Kasali Following the attacks on Nigerians by South Africans over the past few weeks, the Senate has swung into action by naming a strong delegation to investigate the ongoing xenophobic attacks in the country. The attacks on Nigerians by South Africans have seen many Nigerians losing their lives and properties. This has not augur well with Nigerians who over the week staged a protest to the Embassy of South Africa and also to the MTN companies in the country. At a plenary section today in Abuja, the President…

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“I’ m Ready to Fill Bolt’s Vacuum” – Yohan Blake

Jamaican sprinter, Yohan Blake, the 2011 World 100m champion, says he can  successfully replace his country man, Usain Bolt as the leading male sprinter. The Racers Track Club athlete anchored his team to a comfortable world-leading 38.59 seconds to win the men’s 4x100m relay at  last weekend Puma Gibson McCook Relays, at the National Stadium in Kingston. Following  the  win, Blake  told The Gleaner that he was  ready to be Racers’ leading athlete after Bolt’s expected retirement from the sport at the London World Championships. “Confidence? My confidence is back;…

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Nigeria Faces Italy and Mexico at Beach Soccer World Cup

The Nigeria beach soccer team, Sand Eagles, will play Italy and Mexico in Group B of the 2017 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup holding in Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, between 27 April and 7 May 2017. The official draw, which took place on Tuesday at the Hotel Atlantis in Nassau, also place Sand Eagles alongside a yet-to-be determined team from Asia. The draw revealed that hosts Bahamas will play Switzerland in their opening match of the competition on 27 April. Group A also includes Ecuador and Senegal. Perhaps the most…

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JAMB Scraps Awaiting Result

By Akinwale Kasali The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has dashed the hope of many candidates aspiring to write this year’s JAMB, while awaiting the O’Level results. JAMB, yesterday announced that students will no longer be able to secure admission into higher institutions while awaiting the O’level results. The body said this was part of its restructuring in preparation for the 2017 UTME higher institution examination. This means that candidates must sit and obtain their results of either the West African Examination Council School examination, WAEC, or the National…

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LASG Wields The Big Stick on Motorcyclists

By Akinwale Kasali It is no longer business as usual for defiant commercial motorcyclists who ply the highways, as the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, had inaugurated a traffic task force along with the Police and Lagos State Traffic Management Authority to arrest defiant motorcyclists on the highway. Prior to this development, the menace of motorcyclists known in local parlance as Okada has been pathetic, as many Lagosians have lost their lives due to the carelessness and recklessness of the riders. The LASG have on several occasion warned Lagosians to…

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DHQ accuses Amnesty International of Planning To Destabilise Nigeria

By Akinwale Kasali Amnesty International, an international non-governmental Organisation has been described by the Defense Headquarters as an agent of destabilization with its evil plots, warning it and other international NGOs operating in Nigeria not to meddle in the country’s security issues. This warning came as a result of alleged lopsidedness of the organization in the portrayal of Nigeria, its involvement in local politics and taking sides with terrorists and other belligerent groups to cause internal disorder, which no country can tolerate. Brig-Gen. Rabe Abubakar, the acting Director of Defense…

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“Osinbajo is working on Buhari’s foundation”-Babafemi Ojudu

By Akinwale Kasali The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Political Matters, Babafemi Ojudu, revealed that all the achievements recorded by Acting president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo are as a result of the foundations laid by President Buhari. The former Senator made this known during the week while addressing journalists in Abuja. He added that there was nothing that has been done since the Vice-President started acting that did not start under President Buhari. He indicted opposition parties and mischief makers of plotting to create division. He alleged that the…

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Senate President Advocates for Made in Nigeria products

By Akinwale Kasali The Made-In-Nigeria Campaign has gotten the boost and backing of Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki. The number three citizen campaign on Made-In-Nigeria products gathers traction, as retail industry group dedicates acreage to the campaign. The Abuja luxury retail landscape was electrified during the week, as the Dunes Group, a leading luxury retailers launched and dedicated an entire floor of the flagship retail mall #MadeInNigeria creative talents and products in apparel merchandise, arts and crafts. The campaign market place was opened and marked with several activities, as over…

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