Human trafficking, Illegal Migration Threat to National Security, Says Saraki

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has described the alarming tide of human trafficking and illegal migration by some Nigerians as threat to national security that requires urgent response. The President of the Senate, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, in Abuja, made the remarks when the Director General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, (NAPTIP), Dame Julie Okah-Donli, led senior members of the agency’s management team on a courtesy visit to him in at the National Assembly. Saraki said…

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Fayose slams FG over hiring of Malaysian economic experts for N458m, says; “Buhari has no clue”

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has questioned the rationale behind the Federal Government’s  hiring of consultants from Malaysia with the sum of N458 million to help Nigeria build her economic capacity, saying; “the federal government’s action is a clear vote of no confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari’s government and economic experts in the country.” The governor, who said; “it is shameful that Nigeria, which produced the likes of African Development Bank (ADB) President, Dr Akinwumi Adesina; Treasurer and Vice President of the World Bank, Mrs Aruma Otteh; Independent Non-Executive…

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Breaking: President Robert Mugabe sacked as ruling party leader

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe was fired as leader of the ruling ZANU-PF party on Sunday, sources at a special ZANU-PF meeting to decide Mugabe’s fate told Reuters.   Mugabe was replaced by Emmerson Mnangagwa, the deputy he sacked this month. “He has been expelled,” one of the delegates said. “Mnangagwa is our new leader.”   Mugabe’s wife, Grace, who had harbored ambitions of succeeding Mugabe, was also expelled from the party.   Speaking before the meeting, war veterans’ leader Chris Mutsvangwa said the 93-year-old Mugabe was running out of…

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Gani Adams is the Symbol of Yoruba Unity – Alaafin

  Alaafin Of Oyo Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi 111 on Saturday said the Aare Ona Kakanfo designate Otunba Gani Adams is the symbol of Yoruba Unity. Alafin while speaking during a thank you visits of Otunba Adams to the palace said he has received over 500 letters and messages applauding him for choosing Otunba Adams for the position ‘The appointment of his predecessor Bashorun MKO Abiola  was greeted with criticism and stiff opposition but Gani Adams choice was accepted by everybody both at home and abroad . It is a…

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Sokoto pays N3billion scholarship in two years

    Sokoto state government has paid a total of over three billion Naira scholarships to its students from 2015 to date, Executive Chairman of the state scholarship board, Hon Altine Shehu Kajiji, has revealed.   A press statement issued in Sokoto weekend showed that beneficiaries of the tuition fees and upkeep allowance include students studying in USA, United Kingdom, Cyprus, Turkey, Sudan, Antigua, Bangladesh, India, Uganda, and Niger Republic.   It also includes payments to more than 10,000 Sokoto students in public and private schools across Nigeria.   “Most…

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JUST IN: Anambra Election: APGA’s Willie Obiano in early lead

The All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, has won in nine out of the 10 available results from local government area in the Anambra State governorship election. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, commenced the announcement of the results on Sunday morning. It said only 16 results will be announced for now. The other five results will be announced by 1 pm, INEC said. The results so far showed that the incumbent, Willie Obiano, is in the lead. His party, APGA, has taken nine out of the available 10 local government areas…

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NCC using social media networks effectively, say Minister, stakeholders

The Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu and stakeholders in the country have commended the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for its effective deployment of social media to project the activities of the Commission. Shittu’s said the Commission has impeccably deployed social media networks for public communication and urged all stakeholders to emulate the Commission to expand the frontiers of public sector communication, good governance and national development. Shittu stated these at a two-day Seminar on Social Media for Good Governance: Leveraging ICT for National Development, held at Treasure Suites and…

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