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Month: January 2019

JUST IN: Soyinka Urges Nigerians To Reject Both Buhari And Atiku

Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka says the presidential candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are only worthy of “absolute rejection” as the country needs a new direction. He stated this at the Citizen Forum, an interactive session that was held at the Freedom Park, Lagos, on Thursday. He also stated that he was open to supporting an “alternative” candidate. His words: “It is time for a totally new direction, and when an alternative emerges, we will give the candidate our backing. “For the avoidance of doubt, let me make my position quite clear because I don’t want any ambiguity; I Wole Soyinka will not be voting for either the two so-called contesting parties. I find both of them worthy of absolute rejection. “For a number of reas

Nigerian Student Launches Media Hub On Campus

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A student journalist, Adejumo Kabir, has launched a media hub for training of campus journalists. According to Kabir, the innitiave, 'CampusPress Hub', aims to oversee the training of students who have passion for journalism.   Speaking on why it became necessary to embark on the project, he said: "We realise that many students want to practise journalism on campus but do not really have the proper training to take them beyond. Also, journalism itself is all about making impact in your community and I understand clearly that my community at this present time is campus." Explaining how the training will be conducted, Kabir said it will be a two-day workshop on best practices of the profession where trainees will be taught about the ABCs of journalism and other core elements of ...

Peter Obi Questioned On Why He Invested $30m State Funds In Company Where His Family Owns Shares

Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has explained why he invested $30million of Anambra State funds in a company owned by his family. He stated this in response to a question by Kadaria Ahmed, host of ‘The Candidates’, a presidential town hall co-production between Daria Media and the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), with support from the MacArthur Foundation, held in Abuja on Wednesday. He claimed that the company belonged to his parents, and he had no dealings in it after he became a public officer. His words: “I brought International Breweries into Nigeria and as a Governor of a state, they built a greenfield facility in the state and they came to me and said ‘as our partner, we want you to own 15 per cent of this company’, and I sai

Two Dead As Tanker Catches Fire In Lagos

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Two people lost their lives when a tanker loaded with diesel erupted in flames in Lagos on Wednesday morning. Two hours later, the fire was still raging and it consumed the tanker, a car as well as a tipper truck. According to the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency, the incident occurred early in the morning at Barracks Bus Stop, the incident occurred around Barracks area, near Iyana-Iba in Lagos State. The road was cordoned off while the vehicles affected were evacuated from the scene of the incident. The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASTMA and the Lagos State Fire Service responded to the emergency and were able to control the fire. News AddThis :  Featured Image :  Original Author :  SaharaReporters, New York Disable advertisements : ...

Buhari Campaigns For Opponent Of Okorocha’s Anointed

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday urged supporters of his party to vote for Hope Uzodinma, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who is not the choice of Rochas Okorocha, Governor of Imo State and a foremost ally of his. He also expressed concerns over the intra-party crisis in the state. Okorocha had openly expressed his displeasure with the ongoing crisis in the state, stressing that he remained a major influence in the party's politics and anything outside that is "iberiberism chapter one verse one". See Also Politics No Sane Person In Imo Will Hear My Voice And Not Stand Still, Says Okorocha 0 Comments 16 Hours Ago Okorocha was suspended by the APC National Working Committee (NWC) for anti-party activities, after he openly declared h...

Tinubu tears into Atiku: ‘Your state of the nation address filled with lies’

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The national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has responded to the state of the nation address by the former vice president and presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic party, Atiku Abubakar. He described most of the issues raised by Atiku as anchored on tissues of lies. The post Tinubu tears into Atiku: ‘Your state of the nation address filled with lies’ appeared first on News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

BREAKING: House Of Reps Approve N30,000 As New Minimum Wage

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Labour Demands For New Minimum Wage In Nigeria Labour Demands For New Minimum Wage In Nigeria GL Trends The House of Representatives has approved N30,000 as the new national minimum wage. The approval was agreed upon during the plenary session on Tuesday. The House also adopted the report of the ad hoc committee which was set up to look into the bill earlier presented by President Muhammadu Buhari. On Monday, a public hearing was held on the minimum wage bill, during which stakeholders presented various positions on the adoption of a new minimum wage figure. Two clauses, however, exist. First, it takes effect from the date the President gives assent. Secondly, based on an earlier clause, companies with less than 25 people are excluded from being covered by the provisions of the ...

Hours Before Buhari’s Visit, Gunmen Kidnap Abia APC Chairman

Chief Donatus Nwamkpa, Chairman of the Abia State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been kidnapped. He was kidnapped a few hours before the arrival of President Muhammadu Buhari in the state. Comrade Benedict Godson, Abia State APC Publicity Secretary, confirmed the abduction to Daily Trust earlier on Tuesday. The President has, however, arrived Abia State as scheduled. As part of activities scheduled for his visit, he commissioned the Ariaria International Market Independent Power Project. CRIME Politics News AddThis :  Featured Image :  Original Author :  SaharaReporters, New York Disable advertisements :  originally from