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Gunmen kill legal practitioner in Imo

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Gunmen kill legal practitioner in Imo

A legal practitioner in Imo State, whose name was given simply as Omekannaya, has been murdered by some gunmen reported to have disguised as security operatives. The lawyer, who hails from Amaifeke Orlu in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State, with his office in Orlu, was shot on the chest at close range by […]

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Troops intercept 370 rounds of ammunition, others in Jos

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Troops intercept 370 rounds of ammunition, others in Jos

Troops intercept 370 rounds of ammunition, Troops arrest drug syndicate, Operation Safe Haven, Southern Kaduna

Troops of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) on Thursday intercepted two suspects with 370 rounds of ammunition concealed in a Toyota Pathfinder car with registration number Plateau LGT 772 JN. According to a statement signed by OPSH Military Information Officer, Major Ishaku Takwa, luck ran out of the suspect when the driver of the car attempted […]

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Reps kick against Buhari’s appointment of two Northerners as Chairman, Secretary of Federal Character Commission

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Reps kick against Buhari’s appointment of two Northerners as Chairman, Secretary of Federal Character Commission

Buhari’s appointment of two Northerners, invasion of Delta communities by suspected herdsmen, Senate resumes, Reps applaud NNPC' stride, Reps quiz FMBN, Reps task Customs on N2.5trn , Reps unhappy over N5.62trn, Reps read riot act, Reps seek to prohibit president, shame erring MDAs, caucus blames presiding officers, consideration of PIB report, Reps raise alarm over, Reps receive electoral act, Reps mull removal, Reps seek establishment, Reps tackle Minister, Reps approve supplementary budget, Nigeria Police Trust Fund, Southern backs region's govs,NNPC GMD meets Reps , Reps tackle MDAs, Reps urge FG to constitute NDDC board, Reps call for effective regulation

The House of Representatives on Thursday frowned at President Muhammadu Buhari’s flagrant disregard to the provisions of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) on the appointment of two Northerners as Chairman and Secretary of Federal Character Commission (FCC). Worried by the development, the House after the adoption of a motion on the ‘Urgent need to address […]

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Reps seek FG’s intervention over invasion of Delta communities by suspected herdsmen

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Reps seek FG’s intervention over invasion of Delta communities by suspected herdsmen

Buhari’s appointment of two Northerners, invasion of Delta communities by suspected herdsmen, Senate resumes, Reps applaud NNPC' stride, Reps quiz FMBN, Reps task Customs on N2.5trn , Reps unhappy over N5.62trn, Reps read riot act, Reps seek to prohibit president, shame erring MDAs, caucus blames presiding officers, consideration of PIB report, Reps raise alarm over, Reps receive electoral act, Reps mull removal, Reps seek establishment, Reps tackle Minister, Reps approve supplementary budget, Nigeria Police Trust Fund, Southern backs region's govs,NNPC GMD meets Reps , Reps tackle MDAs, Reps urge FG to constitute NDDC board, Reps call for effective regulation

The House of Representatives has called for the deployment of security agencies to dislodge suspected herdsmen who invaded Obiaruku communities in Delta State. The resolution was passed sequel to the adoption of a motion sponsored by Hon. Ossai Nicholas Ossai, who underscored the need to intensify efforts at ensuring that peace is restored to the […]

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PCN seals 537 pharmacies, patent medicine shops in Kano

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PCN seals 537 pharmacies, patent medicine shops in Kano

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THE Registrar,  Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN), Mr Elijah Mohammed, has said that 537 pharmacies and patent medicine shops in Kano were sealed by the PCN for offences which include operating without registration and selling ethical medicines without the supervision of a pharmacist.  Speaking on Thursday while addressing a press conference at the council office in […]

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Arise Interview: Buhari takes delight in ridiculing Igbos, utterances unpresidential — Afenifere

.A look at Buhari’s hailers and his haters

Dayo Johnson Akure

The Yoruba Pan Socio-Political Group Afenifere has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of taking delight in ridiculing Igbos by his unpresidential utterances.

The group’s Secretary General Chief Sola Ebiseni in a statement in Akure in reaction to the President’s interview on Arise as regards IPOB, Afenifere said that ” the President takes delight in ridiculing the Ndigbo which he used IPOB to represent.

“Thus, to him, the Igbo and their territory is just a dot in a circle of the map of Nigeria, which even if the secede could exit to nowhere since the elders and youths of the South-South had assured him of not being part of the secessionist agenda.

“He couldn’t have been reacting to the IPOB but the Igbo who he said had businesses everywhere.

Also Read: President’s Interview: Afenifere blast Buhari says he’s unrepentant tribalist

“His utterances were very unpresidential and in the mode of common expressions with some unidentifiable northern organisations.

Afenifere statement entitled ” Our irredeemable President” reads ” Buhari has sheer contempt for Nigerians as an unrepentant tribalist.

“First, his arranged interview on Arise Television is not a substitute for the clamour of Nigerians that the President, as the father of the Federation, should speak to Nigerians in this critical times.

“Secondly, his engagement was full of lies, inconsistencies, contradictions and utter disrespect for the ethnic nationalities including their elected governors.

” He is pathetically unschooled in the constitution which he often claims to guide him in spite of its manifest flaws.

According to the group ” his engagement was full of lies, inconsistencies, contradictions and utter disrespect for the ethnic nationalities including their elected governors.

On the lopsided appointment in the Armed forces, the group said ” the President’s claim that his appointment in the armed forces is based on merit and seniority and not to satisfy geopolitical zones, is a violation of the letters and intendment of the provisions of sections 217-220 dealing with the Armed Forces of the federation and appointments thereto.

“Specifically, Section 217 (3) provides that the composition of the officer corps and other ranks of the armed forces of the federation shall reflect the Federal character of Nigeria.

“In Section 219, all the powers given the President including the appointment of Service Chiefs, is subject to the Act of the National Assembly ensuring the reflection of the Federal character.

” Even his latest appointment of the Chief of Army Staff, is flawed particularly on seniority. The constitution never contemplates nor approve of the situation under Buhari where 90% of the commanding heights of the armed forces and security architecture will be from only northern Nigeria and only the two zones of North East and North West.

” In any case, anyone familiar with the history of Buhari leadership will appreciate that he is the only Nigerian leader, even among military Heads of state, whose government government, himself, second in command as Chief of staff Supreme headquarters (Idiagbon) and top echelon were all northerners. It was after his death that many Nigerians knew Idiagbon was Fulani of Ilorin.

On the governors, the group said that ” the President owned up to the statements of Garba Shehu, his most uninformed spokesman, that the ban on open grazing by the Governors was illegal and he could not make a new statement that would contradict him.

“He is delighted that Governors are Chief Security Officers without any security powers, yet he asked two of the South West Governors to exercise a non-existent powers to deal with terrorists herdsmen who he acknowledged bear arms, even as foreigners , against Nigerian citizens.

“It is pitiful that our President has no solution rather than the braggadocio of re-opening grazing routes in states by repossessing such lands for his beloved herdsmen.

” Let the President be told that the Yoruba people are solidly behind our Governors that not an inch of land in our territory will be carved out for any grazing reserves or cattle Colony.

The group said that ” If the President has any respect for his much vaunted constitution, he will know that he has no such power over land use. Nemo dat quod non habet.

Vanguard News Nigeria

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Nnamdi Kanu replies Buhari, describes his Arise TV interview as pathetic

Nnamdi Kanu replies Buhari, describes his Arise TV interview as pathetic

.Nnamdi Kanu

By Chimaobi Nwaiwu, Nnewi

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and Director of Radio Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Thursday evening replied President Muhammadu Buhari, over his alleged description of Biafra as a dot in Nigeria.

Mazi Kanu, in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen through IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, described Buhari interview in the Arise TV as pathetic.

Also Read: President’s Interview: Afenifere blast Buhari says he’s unrepentant tribalist

According to Mazi Kanu, “In his pre-recorded AriseTV interview, the pathetic passing off as BUHARI described Biafra as a “dot within Nigeria”

“Well, hear this: The Earth is also a dot within the galaxy. But it is still as great a dot as BIAFRA shall soon be amongst the comity of nations.”

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President’s Interview: Afenifere blast Buhari says he’s unrepentant tribalist

President’s Interview: Afenifere blast Buhari says he’s unrepentant tribalist

.Buhari seeks confirmation of nominees as Justices of Supreme Court, others
— Outburst full of lies, inconsistencies, contradictions, utter disrespect for ethnic nationalities, elected governors
—- Buhari takes delight in ridiculing Igbos, utterances unpresidential
—- We’re behind southern govs no land will be carved out for grazing reserves, cattle Colony

Dayo Johnson Akure

The Yoruba Pan Socio-Political Group Afenifere has lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari describing him as an unrepentant tribalist.

Its Secretary General Chief Sola Ebiseni in a statement in Akure in reaction to the President’s interview on Arise said ” his engagement was full of lies, inconsistencies, contradictions and utter disrespect for the ethnic nationalities including their elected governors.

Afenifere statement entitled ” Our irredeemable President” reads ” Buhari has sheer contempt for Nigerians as an unrepentant tribalist.

“First, his arranged interview on Arise Television is not a substitute for the clamour of Nigerians that the President, as the father of the Federation, should speak to Nigerians in this critical times.

“Secondly, his engagement was full of lies, inconsistencies, contradictions and utter disrespect for the ethnic nationalities including their elected governors.

” He is pathetically unschooled in the constitution which he often claims to guide him in spite of its manifest flaws.

Also Read: Herders kill 6 in Katsina-Ala, abduct women

On the lopsided appointment in the Armed forces, the group said ” the President’s claim that his appointment in the armed forces is based on merit and seniority and not to satisfy geopolitical zones, is a violation of the letters and intendment of the provisions of sections 217-220 dealing with the Armed Forces of the federation and appointments thereto.

“Specifically, Section 217 (3) provides that the composition of the officer corps and other ranks of the armed forces of the federation shall reflect the Federal character of Nigeria.

“In Section 219, all the powers given the President including the appointment of Service Chiefs, is subject to the Act of the National Assembly ensuring the reflection of the Federal character.

” Even his latest appointment of the Chief of Army Staff, is flawed particularly on seniority. The constitution never contemplates nor approve of the situation under Buhari where 90% of the commanding heights of the armed forces and security architecture will be from only northern Nigeria and only the two zones of North East and North West.

” In any case, anyone familiar with the history of Buhari leadership will appreciate that he is the only Nigerian leader, even among military Heads of state, whose government government, himself, second in command as Chief of staff Supreme headquarters (Idiagbon) and top echelon were all northerners. It was after his death that many Nigerians knew Idiagbon was Fulani of Ilorin.

Reacting on IPOB, Afenifere said that ” the President takes delight in ridiculing the Ndigbo which he used IPOB to represent.

“Thus, to him, the Igbo and their territory is just a dot in a circle of the map of Nigeria, which even if the secede could exit to nowhere since the elders and youths of the South-South had assured him of not being part of the secessionist agenda.

“He couldn’t have been reacting to the IPOB but the Igbo who he said had businesses everywhere.

“His utterances were very unpresidential and in the mode of common expressions with some unidentifiable northern organisations.

On the governors, the group said that ” the President owned up to the statements of Garba Shehu, his most uninformed spokesman, that the ban on open grazing by the Governors was illegal and he could not make a new statement that would contradict him.

“He is delighted that Governors are Chief Security Officers without any security powers, yet he asked two of the South West Governors to exercise a non-existent powers to deal with terrorists herdsmen who he acknowledged bear arms, even as foreigners , against Nigerian citizens.

“It is pitiful that our President has no solution rather than the braggadocio of re-opening grazing routes in states by repossessing such lands for his beloved herdsmen.

” Let the President be told that the Yoruba people are solidly behind our Governors that not an inch of land in our territory will be carved out for any grazing reserves or cattle Colony.

The group said that ” If the President has any respect for his much vaunted constitution, he will know that he has no such power over land use. Nemo dat quod non habet.

Vanguard News Nigeria

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Ondo engages 3000 unemployed graduates in digital training —Akeredolu

.Akeredolu seeks TETFUND's support for UNIMED, OAUSTECH

Dayo Johnson Akure

IN a bid to tackle the hydra-headed problem of youth unemployment bedevilling the country, 3000 unemployed graduates are to be trained in the digital economy in Ondo state.

Speaking at the flag off of the Digital Training Programme tagged “Ondo-Engage” in Akure, the governor said the program was organized by the State government through the State Information Technology Agency (SITA) in partnership with Envivo Communications Limited and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

The flag-off ceremony was part of the activities marking the first 100 days of the governor’s second term in office .

Akeredolu who said that the training will last for nine months, pointed out that participants will be paid monthly stipend throughout the period of the training and giving Laptops and subscription.

He said that ” one of the major ways to address Nigeria’s insecurity and other socio-economic challenges is through the dignified engagement and empowerment of the youthful population.

According to him” building the digital skills of the young graduates will go a long way to equip them with relevant skills for IT jobs.

“Undoubtedly, ICT has turned the world into a global village as it has assisted in automating government processes; using technology to solve common problems in the society; entrepreneurship development; proffering digital solution to problems of unemployment, insecurity and economic challenges; improving production.

“It is in realization of the importance of digital education that our administration decided to partner ENVIVO Communications Limited, leveraging on the various CBN funding initiatives such as the Creative Industry Financing Initiative (CIFI).

“Since the inception of our administration, we have made a lot of progress in the implementation of our ICT Drive through the State Information Technology Agency (SITA) amongst which are: implementation of State Integrated Financial Management System (SIFMIS); conduct of digital training programme for 218 teachers, 270 secondary students, over 350 unemployed youths and 62 entrepreneurs from the three senatorial districts of the State;

“Upgrading and recalibrating of Permanent Residency Card, also known as Kaadi Igbeayo; about 12,000 pregnant women have so far registered under the programme; Establishment of Akure Tech Hub, FUTA, for Ondo Central and signing of MoU for OkitipupaTech Hub, OAUSTECH, Ondo South;

“Automation of revenue collection to improve revenue generation for the State; management and control of utility infrastructure for improved revenue generation and creating of a friendly environment for investors in the state;

“Procurement of ICT services and equipment for effective service delivery; Digital Village Projects in five locations within the State for continuous digital skills acquisition; and installation of dedicated 155 MBPS Broadband internet service to all MDAs, etc,” he said.

Akeredolu said that after the training programme, Envivo Communications Limited in partnership with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will ensure entrepreneurship opportunities for the trainees, through creation of credit windows.

He added that the gesture will engender employment and wealth thereby ensuring peace and stability in the State.

“At the end of this training programme, it is our expectation that most of the challenges being faced by the unemployed graduates will be drastically addressed.

Earlier, the Chairman of the State Information Technology Agency, Mr Olumbe Akinkugbe, said the participants will be drawn from the three senatorial districts of the state, adding that 1000 participants will be trained from each district.

Akinkugbe noted that the governor’s desire was to use Information Technology to drive an accelerated social and economic development in the state across all sectors, including healthcare, education , new jobs opportunities among others.

He noted that the training was to positively engage the youth in entrepreneurship skills with a view to making them self reliant in the competitive digital market.

“it is the believe of the governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN to leverage on the current active digital space in the state to train and engage the youths in lucrative aspects of digital economy with a view to bringing out the creative ability in them”

To make the program easy for the participants, he said that the training package has been divided into three centres; Ondo North, Central and southern senatorial districts with one thousand per center for administrative convenience.

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Ondo partners firm, commences N5.5b LPG inland terminal

.Medical doctors in Ondo

— Will create jobs for over 300 unemployed youths

Dayo Johnson Akure.

The foundation of a N5.5b LPG 1200MT Inland Terminal Project, by Alles Charis Gas has been laid by the Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.

situated within Ore Industrial Park, in Odigbo council area of Ondo state has been laid by the state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.

Speaking while performing the groundbreaking ceremony of the firm situated within Ore Industrial Park, in Odigbo council area of the state, Akeredolu said when completed it will create more than 300 jobs for the unemployed youths across the state

The governor said the installation and operation of this 2000MT LPG/Propane Facility Project will effectively catapult Ondo state as the nation’s LPG nerve center.

According to him “Alles Charis Gas has strategically chosen the Ore Industrial Park for the installation one of the privately owned and functional LPG inland Terminal in Nigeria.

“Ore is an important hub connecting South – West and South – East, South – South and one of the important gateways to Northern Nigeria.

“The equipment for the first phase construction, I am told has been purchased and delivered in the country.

“Alles Charis Gas is expected to complete the first phase installation by the last Quarter of 2021 for its initial operation.

“The investment value of the project is over N5.5 billion with over 300 jobs to be created immediately”

“It is worthy of note, that when we took over power in 2017, that Ore Industrial Park was in critical state of depleted forest reserves, an uncompleted Ore IPP 30MW Plant located within the Park and a wood company at the verge of shutting down.

“This administration between 2017 and now, brought in Linyi Industrial Hub with over 7 companies that are operational and 3 new ones in view; the upcoming Minco Allied industry Limited – Modern Industrial Park is undergoing construction now and our collaboration with Hessmac Industry Limited on Ore Industrial Park attracting several companies coming up most importantly Alles Charis Gas Limited’s 2000MT Inland Terminal Project, which is being flagged-off today”

Akeredolu commended the firm for the joining hands with his government in making the private sector more visible in Ondo State, and called on other investors to tap into the opportunities in the state.

The governor said “I also want to use this opportunity to make a clarion call to would-be investors, that Ondo State is the haven for industrial development, Nigeria’s Hub of Investment opportunities.

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