At-last, Governor Ambode presents 2019 budget of N852.317Bn

At-last, Governor Ambode presents 2019 budget of N852.317Bn

Speaker challenges Ambode over N800m running cost LAGOS—GOVERNOR Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, yesterday, presented the much awaited proposed 2019 Appropriation Bill of N852.317 billion before members of the state House of Assembly for consideration and passage, putting to rest the face-off between the executive and the legislature over the matter. The N852.317 billion budget was N193.683 billion less than the 2018 budget of N1.04 Trillion. There had been claims and counter claims between the two arms of government over alleged over the budget. Elections countdown: Oki’s Lagos APC group…

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Sierra Leone: President Julius Bio Address National on corruption

Sierra Leone: President Julius Bio Address National on corruption

His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio in commemoration of International Anti-Corruption Day, 9th December, 2018 Corruption in all its forms has a cost and it has real human victims when critical infrastructure like hospitals and schools are not built and when citizens are denied their rights and equitable access to service delivery. Credible foreign and local investors whose investments create good-paying jobs for citizens avoid corrupt countries. Corruption also stalls economic development, compromises ethical conduct and national values, and violates the fundamental rights of citizens. Above all, corruption undermines democratic…

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Buhari Eulogises Swiss Govt for Returning Nigeria’s Looted Funds

Buhari Eulogises Swiss Govt for Returning Nigeria’s Looted Funds

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed the gratitude of the federal government to the government and people of Switzerland for the returning stolen Nigerian funds, which he said would help in resuscitating the country’s economy. Acknowledging the gesture when receiving Letters of Credence from the Ambassador of Switzerland to Nigeria, Mr. George Steiner, at the Presidential Villa, the Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mr. Garba Shehu, in a press statement said, President Buhari described the return of the stolen funds and interventions in the crisis in…

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Over 60,000 children to get emergency education after Indonesia tsunami

Over 60,000 children to get emergency education after Indonesia tsunami

More than 60,000 children and youth whose lives were devastated by the Indonesian tsunami will soon be back in safe schools. An emergency response by the humanitarian fund Education Cannot Wait will target the most vulnerable girls and boys – including orphans, severely-traumatized children and those with disabilities. An allocation of $2.6 million will finance 910 temporary classrooms and educational supplies. More than half of those benefiting will be girls. An additional 2700 teachers – 75% of them female – will be trained to provide psychosocial support for children who…

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Author Pat Obilor Sets to launch her new book: Life of a Media Girl in London!!!

Author Pat Obilor Sets to launch her new book: Life of a Media Girl in London!!!

The Author Pat Obilor is sets to launch her first book, Life of a Media Girl on Sunday 4th November 2018 at Empire Launch, Old Kent Road, London. Pat is a professional media personality, seasoned Radio/TV presenter and event host who recently became an author with her debut book- Life of a Media Girl. She is passionate On Air Personality having spanned a decade in the media industry and played host to top events in Nigeria and Diaspora. **LIFE OF A MEDIA GIRL# The book is meant to guide new…

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Obasanjo refers to Atiku as ‘President to be’ as Bishop Oyedepo, others join peace meeting

Obasanjo refers to Atiku as ‘President to be’ as Bishop Oyedepo, others join peace meeting

Atiku was at Obasanjo’s residence for “a peace and fence-meeting which was attended by top clergymen in the country – Referring to Atiku as President-to-be, Obasanjo advised him to always give adequate places in his administration to youth and women The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar may have gotten the nod of his former boss, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Thursday, October 11, as he seeks to be Nigeria’s president in 2019. Atiku arrived Obasanjo’s home at about 1:12 p.m Thursday afternoon, accompanied by PDP national chairman, Prince…

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Atiku, Secondus in a closed door meeting with Obasanjo

Atiku, Secondus in a closed door meeting with Obasanjo

Atiku, Secondus in a closed door meeting with Obasanjo The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar is presently in a meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo at his Presidential Library in Abeokuta. Atiku who arrived the venue at exactly 1.7pm was accompanied by the National Chairman of PDP, Uche Secondus, former Governor of Rivers State, Liyel Imoke, Former Governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, Senator Ben Bruce among others. The purpose of the meeting may not be unconnected to the Presidential ambition of the former Vice…

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Court upholds Buhari’s Executive Order on seizure of assets linked to corruption

Court upholds Buhari’s Executive Order on seizure of assets linked to corruption

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday upheld the validity of the Presidential Executive Order 6 of 2018 which provides for the interim seizure of assets linked to ongoing criminal trials and investigations. resident Muhammadu Buhari had on July 5, 2018, issued the Presidential Executive Order, which two lawyers, Ikenga Ugochinyere and Mr. Keneth Udeze, had instituted a suit before the court to challenge its validity. Delivering judgment on Thursday, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu dismissed the suit for lacking in merit and affirmed that the President has the constitutional powers…

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Atiku to visit Obasanjo after intervention of Afenifere leaders

Atiku to visit Obasanjo after intervention of Afenifere leaders

tiku was Obasanjo’s vice president for 8 years while the latter presided over the country between 1999-2007. Both men fell out after Atiku tried to succeed Obasanjo in office, but the former president preferred the late Umaru Musa Yar’adua. The visit to Obasanjo would be the first time the former president would meet with his former deputy since the latter emerged as presidential candidate of the PDP. Though Obasanjo had in the past vowed not to ever support Atiku’s long nurtured presidential aspiration, there is expectation that the former president…

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Sierra Leone scraps controversial Chinese airport deal

Sierra Leone scraps controversial Chinese airport deal

Sierra Leone scraps controversial Chinese airport deal Sierra Leone’s new government has finally announced the cancellation of a controversial Chinese airport project sanctioned by its predecessor. The construction of the $318 million airport, which began earlier this year, was being funded by a Chinese loan, which the government says it cannot afford to repay. The proposed Mamamah International Airport is located just outside Freetown, designed to replace the current one in the town of Lungi, which is said to be an obstacle to the country’s development due to connectivity difficulties…

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