Buhari Meets With Finance Team

President Muhammadu Buhari met with his Chief of staff, Abba Kyari, Minister or Finance, Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma and Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele. The president met with them at the State House in Abuja on Monday to discuss the economy. According to the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina, the president was pleased the with progress being made by them. Read his full statement below: PRESIDENT BUHARI RECEIVES BRIEFING, DELIGHTED AT IMPROVING STATE OF THE ECONOMY For almost two hours, President Muhammadu Buhari Monday received briefing…

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Mark Zuckerberg & Wife Announce The Birth Of Their Second Daughter

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO announced through Facebook on Monday that his wife, Priscilla Chan has given birth to their second child named August. “Priscilla and I are so happy to welcome our daughter August!” he wrote. Mark also published a letter that he and Priscilla wrote to August on the social platform about the world they hope she grows up in, and also hope she doesn’t grow up too fast. They posted a similar letter when big sister Max Zuckerberg was born in December 2015. Mark wrote the letter to August, which he and Priscilla signed. See Post Here…

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FG Declares Friday & Monday Holidays To Mark Eid-el-Kabir Celebration

Friday, 1 September and Monday 4 September, has been declared as public holidays by the Federal Government to mark the Eid-el-Kabir celebration. The Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau made the statement on behalf of the Federal Government on Monday in Abuja. Dr Rufai Attahiru, overseeing the Office of the Permanent Secretary in the ministry signed the statement. The minister urged Muslim faithful and all Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for peace, unity, prosperity and the stability of the country’s democracy. Dambazau called on Nigerians to join hands with the…

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Nigeria Wins Third FIBA Women’s Title I Watch

Nigeria fought back from behind to claim their third FIBA Women’s AfroBaskettitle after beating Senegal 65-48 in Sunday’s Final in the Malian city of Bamako. The win means D’Tigress won all eight games they played at the competition. Evelyn Akhator led the way with team-highs of 13 points and seven rebounds in the winning effort. As finalists, both Nigeria and Senegal have qualified for the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2018 in Spain, a statement on FIBA’s website reads. Mali had earlier claimed the last spot on the podium, after edging out Mozambique, 75-52, in the 3rd-Place…

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Free Train Ride From Lagos To Osogbo For Osun Citizens

According to a statement by the Commissioner for Commerce, Industries and Cooperatives, Ismail Jayeoba-Alagbada, Osun State Government has declared a free train ride from Lagos to Osogbo for citizens returning home for the 2017 eid-il-kabir celebrations. Jayeoba-Alagbada said the gesture was in “furtherance of Governor Rauf Aregbesola administration’s commitment to the welfare of the ordinary people who deserve this form of support from the government.” He said the free train is expected to move from Lagos twice to Osogbo and will operate only one trip for the post-sallah return journey. The first train…

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Beaded Crowns & Staffs Of Office Presented To 21 New Ibadan kings In Oyo State

Twenty-one newly elevated High Chiefs in Oyo State received beaded crowns and staff of office at the historic Mapo Hall in Ibadan on Sunday, with Governor Abiola Ajimobi explaining the rationale of installing many kings in the ancient city. The aim was not to change the history, culture and tradition of Ibadan land but to consolidate and elevate the Olubadan and members of his council, he said. “We are elevating the Olubadan and promoting the Olubadan-in-Council members without altering the Olubadan succession arrangement. “We will never disparage or relegate the status of…

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Canada Introduces ‘X’ Gender As Third Option On Passports

Minister of refugees, immigration and citizenship Canada (IRCC), Ahmed Hussein disclosed in a statement that Canadian passport holders will have a third option for identifying their gender, “M” for male, “F” for female or “X” for unspecified. According to the LGBT rights group Lambda Legal, the decision makes Canada the ninth country in the world to offer a third category for gender identification on passports after Australia, Bangladesh, Germany, India, Malta, Nepal, New Zealand and Pakistan. Officials said the change is meant to offer transgender individuals the option to accurately describe…

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Corrupt Leaders Should Be Banned From Politics – Abubakar Bello

Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State has opined that corrupt politicians in Nigeria be banned from participating in active politics. He said this while speaking at the inauguration of the Niger State branch of Nigerian Association of Technologists in Engineering (NATE) in Minna. He was represented at the event by the Commissioner for Information Jonathan Vatsa. He said: I will say it over and over again, corrupt politicians and civil servants should be banned from participating in active politics if we want Nigeria to move forward. In China, corrupt leaders are being executed; if in our…

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I’m A Biafran & We Are Going To Crumble The Zoo, Anyone That Comes To Arrest Me Will Die – Nnamdi Kanu

In reaction to the Federal Government calling for his rearrest for flouting his bail conditions, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has said that anyone who attempts to arrest him in Biafra land will die. He said this on Sunday in Boys Technical College (BTC) in Aba, Abia State, while speaking at the tribute paid to those reportedly killed at National High School, by security agencies. The IPOB leader also reiterated his call for the boycott of Anambra elections. Nnamdi Kanu added that no elections will hold in Biafra land in 2019, except…

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Somalis Refuse To Bury Dead Until Government Takes Responsibility For Killing Them

Families in Somalia are refusing to bury the bodies of 10 loved ones, until the government takes responsibility for killing them in a U.S.-backed military raid, officials said on Sunday. Among the dead include three children who were reportedly shot dead by Somalia’s army during an operation carried out in Bariire village on Friday. Ali Nur, the deputy governor of the surrounding Lower Shabelle region told Reuters the bodies would be stored until the government pays compensation. “We refused to bury them because the government has denied and it still has not directly…

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