2019: INEC, Security Agencies’ actions more important than new electoral bill —Fagbenro-Byron

The Presidential candidate of KOWA Party, Sina Fagbenro-Byron has argued that the management of the 2019 general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC and security agencies in the country is more important than the refusal of President Muhammadu Buhari to assent the new Electoral Bill sent to him by the National Assembly. Fagbenro-Byron said it would have been great if President Buhari had assented to the bill, believes that the actions and management of the 2019 electoral process by INEC and security agencies was more important than the…

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Buhari Signs National Open University Amendment Act, Approves NYSC, Law School for Graduates

NOUN Headquarters Law Graduates Forum of the ‎National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) on Saturday praised President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the NOUN Amendment Act. ‎ A statement by Carl Umegboro, ‎who is the chairman, NOUN Law Graduates Forum, said the amendment would resolve the protracted crisis that had lingered over half a decade, a development that had particularly affected law students of the university. ‎ The News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) reports that Ita Enang, ‎the Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters, had on Friday…

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Ebonyi State University Fires 63 Lecturers For Sexual Harassment, Extortion, Other Offences

Students are encouraged to come up with report of sexual harassment so that the school will look into it. They should talk to the authorities and they will be protected if they are afraid make an open report on it. Management of Ebonyi state University (EBSU) on Thursday said it has sacked 63 lecturers for various infringements. Among the infringements include alleged certificate forgeries, sexual harassment and extortion. Public Relations Officer of the University, Patrick Itumo confirmed the sack to newsmen. He noted that some of the people sacked were…

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ASPIRANT GIVES PDP 48HR ULTIMATUM TO DROP ATIKU AS PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

Mr. Stanley Osifo, a Peoples Democratic Party 2019 presidential aspirant has issued a 48-hours ultimatum to the party to cancel its presidential primaries, calling for a new convention. Osifo also threatened to go to court if the party refused to revert to the status quo and cancel the primaries that ushered in Atiku Abubakar as its candidate. Addressing newsmen in Lagos, Osifo said that he deserved the same opportunity as other aspirants of the party, having obtained its nomination and intention forms for N10 million and N2 million respectively. The…

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CUPP: Leading Parties Fault Selection Process

Frontline political parties have distanced themselves from the decision by the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) to adopt Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as the coalition’s presidential candidate. A top notch in one of the parties told Paparazzi that the party was not involved in the decision as the emergency meeting called by Chief Olagunsoye Oyinlola, the chairman, Steering Committee of CUPP was very brief without any such agenda discussed. The source disclosed that the meeting called by Chief Oyinlola, Wednesday, December 5, 2018 , had a 3-point agenda which were…

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CELEBRATION GALORE BY NSCDC STAFF IN NORTHEAST AFTER RECEIVING JUMBO SALARY PAYMENT

It was indeed another celebration galore for men and officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) at the liberated North Eastern States of Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe, Bauchi and others as they were paid the jumbo arrears of six months salaries and allowances so as to boost morale and give in their best to the country in the protection of lives and property during the ember month and new year festivities. The civil society duo of Good Governance Project Initiative(GGPI) and Workers Rights Protection Network (WORP) has…

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ITALIAN COURT COMPENSATES NIGERIAN MIGRANT WITH €5000 AFTER RACIST ATTACK

A 25-year old Italian man has been sentenced to one year and eight months in jail for attacking a Nigeria migrant. Giuseppe D’Amore hit Fredrick Omonzokpia with a jack in Bagherua on August, 31, 2018 after spotting him in front of an ice-cream shop and getting offended by his skin colour. According to reports, D’Amore initially told Omonzokpia to return to his country. A fight later broke out between the duo, but they were separated. However, the convict later returned with a jack and hit Omonzokpia with it. At the…

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NSCDC BOSS TASKS PERSONNEL ON SYNERGY

In preparation towards the upcoming general election, the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu organised a two day seminar for State Commandants, senior officers and the management team at the Corps National Headquarters, Abuja. The Seminar brought together stakeholders, resource persons from prominent universities, legal luminaries and personnel charged with responsibilities of election monitoring. The workshop, apart from serving the purpose of educating and enlightening field officers and state Commandants on their monitoring and supervisory roles in the forthcoming election was also to…

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Ex-OAU Sex-for-Mark lecturer chants incantation to derail trial, says prosecutor …Also allegedly involved in child pornography

Federal High Court in Osogbo, on Tuesday, turned down the bail application of a former lecturer with the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Prof Richard Akindele, dragged before court for allegedly demanding sex to upgrade the scores of one of his students, Monica Osagie. The court rejected the bail application, which Akindele filed through his lawyer, Francis Omotoso, after the prosecuting counsel for the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, Kehinde Ayantoye, opposed the application. In opposing Akindele’s bail application, the prosecutor filed a counter-affidavit, which was deposed to…

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FG Politicising New Minimum Wage -NLC

Yenagoa — The president of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, says the Federal Government has continued to politicise the agreements reached over the proposed new national minimum wage. He said the government was operating on denial over the proposed new national minimum wage, while private sector was cooperating on the issue. Speaking in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State yesterday during the opening session of the 2018 meeting of the joint national public service negotiating council, he said the government’s attitude was devoid of genuine interests. He said: “Private sectors have…

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