Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Ebunoluwa Olafusi

    ‘We can handle displaced persons’ — Masari bans NGOs from IDP camps in Katsina

‘We can handle displaced persons’ — Masari bans NGOs from IDP camps in Katsina

Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina, has warned non-government organisations (NGOs) against going into any of the internally-displaced persons (IDPs) camps in the state. Masari, who spoke at the army special super camp IV, Faskari, on Monday, said the state has the capacity to take care of the displaced persons. Explaining the reason for his decision, the governor said he wants the displaced [...]

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    Lagos COVID-19 death toll hits the 200 mark

Lagos COVID-19 death toll hits the 200 mark

The death toll recorded from COVID-19 in Lagos state has risen to 200. Giving an update on the COVID-19 situation, Akin Abayomi, the state commissioner of health, said as of August 8, 71 new infections were confirmed out of a total of 844 tests conducted. Abayomi said the total number of tests conducted so far stands at 68,929 while the number of [...]

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    You’ve abused the privilege we accorded you, PDP blasts Ondo deputy gov

You’ve abused the privilege we accorded you, PDP blasts Ondo deputy gov

The Ondo chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says Agboola Ajayi, deputy governor of the state, will soon realise that he has wasted what was remaining in his goodwill with his defection to the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP). Ajayi announced his resignation from the PDP on Monday.  The former governor had defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP [...]

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    ‘Only seven doctors work in 131 health centres in Ekiti’

‘Only seven doctors work in 131 health centres in Ekiti’

Doctors under the aegis of the National Association of Government General and Medical Dental Practitioners (NAGGMDP) in Ekiti have accused the government of paying lip service to healthcare delivery in the state. Kayode Fayemi, governor of the state, had asked the health workers to call off their strike, saying “I do not want to be put in a situation where I [...]

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    Obiano’s security aide stabbed to death

Obiano’s security aide stabbed to death

Azubuike Ekwegbalu, senior special assistant on security to Willie Obiano, governor of Anambra, is dead. Ekwegbalu was said to have been stabbed with a kitchen knife at his residence in Awka, the state capital, in the early hours of Sunday. Confirming the incident, Haruna Mohammed, spokesman of the police command in the state, said one suspect who was seen in the premises [...]

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    ‘We must be kind to the dead’ — Tinubu mourns Kashamu

‘We must be kind to the dead’ — Tinubu mourns Kashamu

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the demise of Buruji Kashamu has demonstrated that death is inevitable for every mortal.  Kashamu, a former senator from Ogun state, died of COVID-19 complications at a Lagos hospital on Saturday. In a statement on Sunday, Tinubu said he was shocked and saddened by the passing of Kashamu whom he described [...]

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    ‘Nigerians watching out for your own end too’ — Fayose hits Obasanjo over Kashamu

‘Nigerians watching out for your own end too’ — Fayose hits Obasanjo over Kashamu

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has condemned ex-President's Olusegun Obasanjo's reaction to the death of Buruji Kashamu, saying Nigerians will also be on the lookout for the manner in which he will die. Kashamu, a former senator from Ogun state, died from COVID-19 complications at a Lagos hospital on Saturday, according to Ben Murray Bruce, also a former senator. In [...]

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    COVID -19: Akwa Ibom discharges 26 patients

COVID -19: Akwa Ibom discharges 26 patients

The Akwa Ibom state government has discharged another batch of 26 COVID-I9 patients who have fully recovered following treatment in it medical facilities. Dominic Ukpong, honorary special adviser to the governor on health matters, disclosed this on Saturday while briefing reporters at the  Ibom Multi-Speciality Hospital, Uyo. Ukpong, who is also the state incident manager of COVID-19 pandemic, said the facility is [...]

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    Garba Shehu to PDP: Ize-Iyamu only a suspect… two of your govs are facing corruption trial

Garba Shehu to PDP: Ize-Iyamu only a suspect… two of your govs are facing corruption trial

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says the Peoples Democratic Party  (PDP) should withdraw the nomination of its governors and senators standing trial over allegations of corruption if it wants to be taken seriously. Shehu was reacting to a statement by the PDP that the endorsement of Osagie Ize-Iyamu by President Muhammadu Buhari showed he encourages corruption. The PDP said the presentation of a [...]

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    US: We’re disappointed by role of political actors in Edo assembly crisis

US: We’re disappointed by role of political actors in Edo assembly crisis

The United States Mission to Nigeria has expressed worry over reports of deteriorating political climate in Edo state and interference by security forces in political matters. The US, in a statement on Friday, called for free, fair and credible elections where the will of the Nigerians will be reflected in the results. According to the mission, the US pledges support to Nigeria’s [...]

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    Imo uncovers over 100 ghost workers in its primary, secondary schools

Imo uncovers over 100 ghost workers in its primary, secondary schools

Hope Uzodimma, governor of Imo, says the state has uncovered over 100 ghost workers, including more than 60 "dead or non-existent persons" in its schools. In a series of tweets on Friday, Uzodimma said an interim audit of the state Universal Basic Education Board (IMSUBEB) revealed that more than 60 persons who have passed the retirement age are still on the [...]

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    Edo guber: Buhari asks APC leaders to avoid Zamfara, Bayelsa mistakes

Edo guber: Buhari asks APC leaders to avoid Zamfara, Bayelsa mistakes

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked leaders and campaign teams of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the national and state levels to follow due process in the Edo election. He spoke on Friday when he received Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the APC in the Edo poll. According to Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, Buhari warned the leaders to avoid repeating the mistakes that [...]

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    Edo guber: Buhari endorses Ize-Iyamu

Edo guber: Buhari endorses Ize-Iyamu

President Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed the candidature of Osagie Ize-Iyamu for the September 19 governorship election in Edo state. Buhari met with Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Friday. The governorship candidate was led to the meeting by Mai Mala Buni, governor of Yobe, who is also the chairman of APC caretaker committee. The president presented the party’s flag to [...]

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    Atiku: What is happening in Edo threatens constitutional order nationwide

Atiku: What is happening in Edo threatens constitutional order nationwide

Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, says the happenings in Edo portend grave danger for the country. In a series of tweets on Thursday, Atiku said recent events in the state threaten the constitutional order. He advised politicians not to worsen the already tense atmosphere and asked every concerned party to abide by the rule of law and allow the people of the state [...]

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    Crusoe Osagie: Obasa’s comment unfortunate… he is being controlled by his Lagos godfather

Crusoe Osagie: Obasa’s comment unfortunate… he is being controlled by his Lagos godfather

Crusoe Osagie, special adviser to the governor of Edo state on media and communication strategy, has described as “unfortunate, comments by Mudashiru Obasa, speaker of the Lagos house of assembly, on the crisis rocking the Edo state assembly. In a statement he personally signed on behalf of the conference of speakers, Obasa had accused Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, of fomenting [...]

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    Shoprite closes store in Kenya amid plans to exit Nigeria

Shoprite closes store in Kenya amid plans to exit Nigeria

Shoprite, Africa’s largest food retailer, will close another Kenyan store leading to a job loss for 115 staff, according to CGTN Africa. In a letter said to have been addressed to the Kenyan Union of Commercial Food and Allied Workers (KUCFAW), Shoprite said it will close its City Mall store in Nyali, Mombasa area of the country. This comes less than a year [...]

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