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Sunday, 20 August 2017

BUHARI RETURNS TO NIGERIA AFTER 104 DAYS IN LONDON

Buhari Osinbajo
President Muhammadu Buhari welcomed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Int'l Airport Abuja by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Aug 19, 2017 | State House Photo


President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria on Saturday, August 19, 2017 after spending an unprecedented 103 days in the United Kingdom on a medical leave.
The ailing president landed at the presidential wing of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja at exactly 4:35pm where a large entourage of government officials had assembled to receive him.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

CROSS RIVER: FULANI HERDSMEN LEAVE ISHIBORI COMMUNITY 72 HOURS AFTER QUIT NOTICE

•Armed herdsmen.
•Fulani herdsmen.


Fulani herdsmen in Ikaptang community of Ishibori in Ogoja area of Cross River state have left the place in line with an ultimatum given to them by the people there.
Reports say that the cattle breeders had earlier been given a three-day ultimatum on Monday, August 14 which ended on Thursday, August 17 at 12pm.
A community leader Ibu Monkom confirmed the orderly exit of the Fulani herdsmen while thanking both members of the community and the herdsmen for peaceful resolution of their differences

NIGERIAN ECONOMY: ECONOMISTS GIVE IT TO JONATHAN





Nigerian Economy: Economists give it to Jonathan



CHIKA OTUCHIKERE reports that Following the claims made by ex-President Jonathan on his economic achieve­ments at the non-elective convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) last Saturday, many analysts have put the two administrations on a scale, with a view to assess­ing their performance within the limits of the funds at their disposal.
This followed the impression being created by some people, who released figures on earn­ings from crude oil since 2010 till date, that the Buhari gov­ernment which has earned less than the preceding administra­tion, has now become more prudent in the management of public resources, in view of the prevailing low oil prices.

LUKAKU SCORES AGAIN AS MAN UTD BEAT SWANSEA 4-0


Manchester United’s French midfielder Paul Pogba (R) celebrates with Manchester United’s Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku (L) scoring the team’s fourth goal during the English Premier League football match between Swansea City and Manchester United at The Liberty Stadium in Swansea, south Wales on August 19, 2017. Geoff CADDICK / AFP

Manchester United maintained their dream Premier League start as goals from Eric Bailly, Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial secured a 4-0 victory at Swansea City on Saturday.

BUHARI RETURNS TO NIGERIA TODAY


Nigerian President Mohammadu Buhari addresses members of his cabinet upon his arrival at the presidency in Abuja, on March 10, 2017, after nearly two months in London receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment. / AFP PHOTO / SUNDAY AGHAEZE

 President Muhammadu Buhari will return to the country later saturday from London where he has been receiving medical treatment for over 100 days.
The President had left the country on May 7, this year, after handing over power to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who has been discharging the functions of his office as Acting President.

Friday, 18 August 2017

FG DECLARES WAR ON HATE SPEECH


FG declares war on hate speech


The Federal Govern­ment has gone tough on individuals and groups behind hate speeches which have recently dominated the polity.
For anyone who dares the will of the government to put the situation under check, Act­ing President Yemi Osinbajo, stated that the federal Govern­ment will rely on the country’s anti-terrorism laws to prose­cute such a fellow.
Osinbaj vowed yesterday that the Muhammadu Buha­ri administration will hence­forth fully enforce the extant laws with regard to hate speech­es as acts of terrorism.

EXECUTIVE, NASS KILLING ECONOMY WITH JUMBO SALARIES


Executive, NASS killing economy with jumbo salaries - Obasanjo
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has accused the Executive arm of the gov­ernment and the national As­sembly of destroying the Nigeri­an economy with bogus pay.
He therefore urged the Pres­idency and the National Assem­bly to reduce the cost expended on payment of overheads and sal­aries.
Obasanjo made the call in Ibadan, Oyo State on Thursday at the public presentation of a book entitled: “ I am Kagara: I Weave the Sands of Sahara,’’ written by Mark Nwagwu, a retired profes­sor of molecular biology.
The former president said that government spending on overheads, salaries and allow­ances in the face of the prevail­ing economic situation would not boost the socio-economic devel­opment of the country.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

DANGOTE WILL SACK WENGER AFTER BUYING ARSENAL

Aliko Dangote
Aliko Dangote


Nigerian billionaire and President of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has reiterated his plan to buy English Premier League giants, Arsenal.
Mr. Dangote said he would make an offer to the owner of the club, Stan Kroenke, after completing the new refinery that his group is building in Lagos.
The Kano-born businessman, who is worth £8.6billion, has supported the Gunners since the mid-Eighties.

ZIDANE LEADS NOMINEES FOR FIFA COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD


Real Madrid’s French coach Zinedine Zidane / AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU


Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane heads the list of 12 nominees for the FIFA men’s coach of the year award announced on Thursday.
Other candidates include Antonio Conte, who led Chelsea to the English title, Manchester United’s Europa League-winning coach Jose Mourinho and Massimiliano Allegri of Juventus.

ONAZI DENIED WORK PERMIT TO JOIN BIRMINGHAM

Onazi denied work permit to join Birmingham


Super Eagles assistant captain, Ogenyi Onazi’s move to English Championship side, Birmingham City, has hit the rock as he has been denied work permit by the British authorities.
Birmingham had agreed a €4.5 million deal with Trabzonspor to sign the 24-year-old Nigeria International.

REAL MADRID WIN SUPERCUP WITHOUT RONALDO

Madrid the champions of Spanish SuperCup
Real Madrid consolidated on their first leg 3-1 advantage  over arch rivals Barcelona, beating them 2-0 at Santiago Bernabeu for an aggregate 5-1 victory to lift the Spanish SuperCup for the tenth time.
Marco Asensio who scored a sensational blast on Sunday, had an encore, finding the Barcelona net in the 4th minute. Karim Benzema added the second goal for Real Madrid in the 38th minute.

WE CAUSED ASUU STRIKE - FG

We caused ASUU strike - FG



The Federal Govern­ment has admitted that its failure to fulfill the agreements reached with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) caused the latest strike by the lecturers. The university teachers are asking for better working conditions.
The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, made the confession yesterday when he briefed State House correspond­ents on the outcome of the Fed­eral Executive Council (FEC) meeting chaired by Acting Pres­ident Yemi Osinbajo.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

CALABAR: GARRI THIEF ALMOST BURNT TO DEATH IN MARIAN MARKET

Garri thief almost burnt to death in Calabar (photo)
The Garri thief was almost burnt to death by angry


A suspected thief, John Ator, escaped being killed by angry traders Today in Calabar.
John Ator who reportedly stole 2 basins of garri at Marian Market, Calabar, Cross River State capital escaped death after angry traders tried to set him on fire.

JONATHAN REPLIES PRESIDENCY

Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan Niger Delta Muhammadu Buhari APC PDP
FILE - In this Thursday, March 26, 2015 file photo, Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan, left, and opposition candidate Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, right, prepare to sign a renewal of their pledge to hold peaceful "free, fair, and credible" elections, at a hotel in the capital Abuja, Nigeria. | AP/Ben Curtis


Ex-president Goodluck Jonathan has replied presidency's allegation that he left Nigeria in 'tatters'
Jonathan in a statement on his official Facebook page signed by his aide, Reno Omokri, faulted the statement by the presidency signed by President Muhammadu Buhari's senior special assistant on media, Garba Shehu.
Jonathan's statement reads: "The Presidency's statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on media to President Muhammadu Buhari has only exposed why Nigeria is in an economic recession and is floundering in all spheres.

CROSS RIVER: FLOOD IN GOVERNORS OFFICE


Flood wrecks damage in Cross Rivers Governor's Office
A torrential down­pour which lasted for about two and a half hours on Tuesday has left Governor Ben Ayade’s office in Calabar heavily flooded with several cars submerged and trapped at the parking lots.