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JUST IN: Buhari signs Executive Order to tackle Open Defecation in Nigeria
The signing of the order is to ensure Nigeria becomes open defecation free by 2025. The post JUST IN: Buhari signs Executive Order to tackle Open Defecation in Nigeria appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.
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Driver in court for allegedly stealing Toyota Hilux belonging to Ministry of Water Resources
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Ekiti community raises alarm over destruction of farmland by herdsmen
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Michelle Obama's "Becoming" Nominated For Grammy Awards
The popular book by Michelle Obama titled "Becoming" has been nominated under the category of Spoken word which includes poetry, audiobooks, and storytelling, for Grammy Awards. "Becoming" is a memoir which details a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her […] The post Michelle Obama's "Becoming" Nominated For Grammy Awards appeared first on The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News.
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Coalition asks NASS to revisit probe of $195m maritime security contract to foreign firm,HLSI
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APC condemns post-election violence, killing of PDP’s women leader in Kogi State
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Driver docked for causing woman’s death, reckless driving
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Lagos government blames traffic on 'influx of people'
Lagos State Government on Wednesday blamed the persistent traffic in different parts of the state on the influx of people from different parts of the country. "The daily influx of people from other parts of the country into Lagos has contributed to the big human and vehicular pressure on the roads," Lagos information and strategy […] The post Lagos government blames traffic on 'influx of people' appeared first on The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News.
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Unity Bank deepens advocacy initiatives for stronger climate action
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How Kogi PDP’s Internal Crisis, Power Rotation Fuelled Support For Bello
Ibrahim OyewaleFresh indications have emerged that apart from the violence unleashed on voters and the opposition parties in Kogi State during last Saturday’s gubernatorial election, internal crisis within the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the possibility of power rotating to Kogi West Senatorial zone in 2023 also contributed to the re-election of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Yahaya Bello.This is coming as a PDP Woman Leader for Wada Aro Campaign Council, Ochadamu Ward, in Ofu Local Government Area, Mrs Acheju Abuh, has been burnt to death in her home by suspected political thugs.THISDAY gathered that the seed of discord was sowed in the PDP on September 3, after Musa Wada, a younger brother of a former Governor of the state, Captain Idris Wada, emerged the winner of the party’s governorship primaries in the state.Wada had polled a total of 748 votes to defeat his main opponent, Abubakar Ibrahim, the son of another former Governor of the state, Ibrahim Idris (popularly called Ibro) who polled 710 votes.Wada’s elder brother, Idris came third with 345 votes while Dino Melaye polled 70 votes to emerge fourth.The governorship primary election had initially ended abruptly when gunmen invaded the Lokoja Confluence Stadium venue of the election.Investigation revealed that Ibrahim Idris who was the main financier of PDP in the state felt that his son was cheated out of the governorship ticket.To worsen the crisis, Abubakar, the second runner up in the PDP primaries, also went to court, asking the court to declare him the winner of the September 3 primaries.The former governor, it was gathered, was also said to have withdrawn his huge financial support for the main opposition party.“The former governor felt that despite all his contributions to the party, his son was cheated out of the race. Not only that his son went to court, he also withdrew his financial support and PDP went to the main election to face Yahaya Bello with virtually empty pocket,” a source within Kogi PDP told THISDAY.THISDAY gathered that though the former governor delivered his local government area, Omola, to the PDP, he did not deploy his enormous resources and contact to ensure the victory of his party in the other parts of the state.It was also gathered that the victory of Wada in the PDP primaries did not go down well with his brother, Idris Wada.Investigation revealed that despite the efforts of other family members to reconcile them before the governorship poll, the former governor did not support the aspiration of his younger brother with enough commitment to guarantee victory at the polls.Also an aggrieved Melaye showed his disaffection with the outcome of the primaries when he rejected his appointment by the PDP as the Director-General of the Kogi State Governorship Campaign Council.“Let me state categorically that I have turned down the position of Director-General of the PDP Kogi State Governorship Campaign Council. I wish PDP all the best. When truth is a casualty there is chaos. Senator Dino Melaye,” Melaye had tweeted.THISDAY gathered that apart from the crisis in the PDP, the hope of Kogi West Senatorial zone to possibly have one of its people emerge as governor in 2023 also fuelled support in favour of Bello who has just won a final term of four years.Investigation showed that the people of Kogi West believed that supporting Wada means waiting for another eight years before it would get to their turn to produce the governor.Bello defeated Wada in Kogi West with a margin of 33,578 votes.In the seven local government areas that make up Kogi West – Kogi LGA; Lokoja LGA; Yagba West LGA; Ijumu LGA; Kabba/ Bunu LGA; Yagba East LGA; and Mopamuro LGA, APC polled 89,699 votes, while PDP scored 56, 121 votes.A source within the Kogi PDP told THISDAY that the people of the senatorial district did not want to wait for another eight years for it would be their turn.“Kogi West did not want another candidate that will come and rule for another eight years before it will be their turn. If Musa Wada wins, he will stay for eight years but Yahaya Bello has only four years. So, they opted to go with Bello,” he explained.PDP women Leader Set Ablaze in KogiMeanwhile, THISDAY learnt that trouble began for the PDP chief when thugs started shooting when they arrived at her house and surrounded it, blocking every escape route.It was gathered that the suspected hoodlums sprayed the building with petrol and set it ablaze as terriffied villagers watched from far away.The woman was said to have attempted to escape through a window but was prevented by the metal burglar proof while dodging gunshots fired in her direction.A source in the village said that “the blood thirsty thugs waited, shooting and watching with relish while Mrs Abuh cried from inside the inferno until her voice died out.”It was gathered that the hoodlums left only when the entire house and Mrs Abuh had been razed down.The Kogi State Police Command has confirmed the incident through a statement by the Public Relations Officer, William Aya, a Deputy Superintendent of Police(DSP).Aya, in the statement entitled “culpable homicide/mischief by fire,” said: “On 18/11/2019 at about 1630hrs, one Musa Ety of Ochadamu, Ofu LGA reported at the station that, at about 1030 of same date, there was a misunderstanding between one Awolu Zekeri aged 35 years member of APC and one Gowon Simeon, a member of PDP both of Ochadamu, in the process Gowon Simeon stabbed Awolu Zekeri with a knife on his lap, he died on his way to the Hospital.“As a result, angry youths in the area mobilised to the house of one Simeon Abuh of same address who is an uncle to the suspect, set it ablaze, thereby burnt one Salome Abuh, aged 60 years.”He said three other houses were equally burnt, adding that the body of the deceased has been moved to the University Teaching Hospital Mortuary Anyigba for autopsy.According to him, the police have drafted personnel to the area to prevent any breakdown of law and order.https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2019/11/20/how-kogi-pdps-internal-crisis-power-rotation-fuelled-support-for-bello/
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FCTA to demolish 140 illegal structures in Guzape communities
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Breakout star Lizzo leads Grammy nominations with eight
Singer and rapper Lizzo scored eight Grammy nominations Wednesday to lead a field packed with newcomers, including bold pop iconoclast Billie Eilish and overnight sensation Lil Nas X, for music's biggest honours. The post Breakout star Lizzo leads Grammy nominations with eight appeared first on The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News.
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Plateau youths decry silent killings in Gindiri
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NCC inaugurates Multi-Sectorial Committee on e-Fraud
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Sanwo-Olu charges religious bodies on tolerance
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Senate seeks to establish Agency for Mental Health
The Senate on Wednesday considered a Bill seeking to establish the National Agency for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. The Agency, when established, shall be charged with effective management of mental health and psychosocial disabilities in Nigeria. Sponsor of the bill, Senator Yahaya Oloriegbe (APC, Kwara Central), in his lead debate, said the bill among others, also seeks to criminalize abuse of persons with mental health and psychological disabilities. According to him, if passed into law, the bill will decriminalize substance abuse disorder and increase funding for mental health and psycho-social programmes. Continue reading Senate seeks to establish Agency for Mental Health at Vanguard News.
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Family Of Late Corper Killed During Election Receives N1.9M From INEC
Family of the late corps member who died during the Oyo state electoral process has received N1.9 million cheque from INEC.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) presented a cheque of N1.9 million to the family of Late corps member, Miss Kemisola Adeniran.. The cheque was presented to the deceased’s next of kin and sister, Mrs Folasade Adeyemi, at INEC office in Ibadan on Tuesday.Recall that the late Adeniran, died in February in road accident while returning home from INEC training and was serving in Ona-Ara Local Government Area of Oyo State.According to Dr Mutiu Agboke, the State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), said that the commission had acted in line with its life insurance policy for election officials, including adhoc personnel before and during elections.“On behalf of the commission and entire INEC staff in Oyo State, I wish to express my profound deep regret for the loss of our illustrious daughter/corps member.“We also express the sincere condolence of the commission to the family over this irreparable loss.“Though the commission’s insurance policy makes provision for both permanent and adhoc staff, nothing can be counted worthy for the life lost.“This presentation of token is just to cushion the effect of this irreparable loss to the deceased family,” he said.The REC appreciated the invaluable services rendered by corps members, saying that INEC would continue to honour its part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NYSC. He enjoined all stakeholders, particularly the media and security agencies, to collaborate with INEC to establish violence-free electioneering process. Agboke called on politicians to eschew both electoral and political violence, urging them and supporters to desist from fake news as well as hate speeches.Source: https://www.ogbeta.ng/2019/11/family-of-late-corps-member-killed.html
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4.7 million Nigerians practice open defecation – FG
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EPL: Chelsea suffer major injury blow ahead of Man City clash
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El-Rufai makes new appointments
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Burna Boy gets Grammy nomination
Nigerian superstar Afro-fusion singer, Burna Boy has bagged his first nomination in the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards with his album African Giant.
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Gov Masari presents N249.5 bn budget for 2020
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Court refuses to grant order against Edo APC faction
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Buhari Fetes Jonathan On 62nd Birthday
BEVERLY HILLS, November 20, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari has feliciated with former President Goodluck Jonathan on his 62th birthday, joining the nation in praying for longer life, good health and more strength to keep serving the nation. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, made this known in a statement on […]
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Bill to okay e-voting for future elections scales second reading
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Dino Melaye storms Inec office demanding total cancellation of senatorial by-election
SENATOR Dino Melaye has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (Inec) to cancel the recent by-elections in Kogi West Senatorial District because their credibility was marred with rigging and violence.   Last weekend, voters in  Kogi West Senatorial District went to the polls to participate in the rescheduled elections after Nigerian Court of Appeal had […] The post Dino Melaye storms Inec office demanding total cancellation of senatorial by-election appeared first on Nigerian Watch Newspaper.
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Senate issues 7-day ultimatum to CBN, FIRS, others
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Bill to okay e-voting for future elections scales second reading in Senate
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Africa Cup of Nations: five talking points
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Rohr’s contract extension lies with NFF-Dare
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare says the issue of a contract extension for Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr lies with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). The post Rohr’s contract extension lies with NFF-Dare appeared first on The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News.
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16 years old climate change activist Greta spotted in 120-year-old picture
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NSE tasks MDAs on enforcement of procurement law
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Kogi Election: Melaye Presents Various Evidence At INEC Office, Demands Cancellation
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Cristiano Ronaldo to leave Juventus for new club on one condition
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World Children’s Day: UNICEF makes case for education, rights of children in Nigeria 
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Bill to regulate social media use scales second reading in Senate
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