Friday, 28 April 2017
Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Monday, 27 March 2017
Tuesday, 14 March 2017
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has written to the Senate requesting amendment to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) 2016 Statutory Appropriation Act to extend its operational period to April 30, 2017. The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, read the letter at plenary on Tuesday. He quoted Mr. Osinbajo as saying: “I have the honour to seek Senate’s approval to extend the application of the Federal Capital Territory Administration 2016 Statutory Appropriation Act until April 30, 2017. “It would be recalled that the 2016 FCT Appropriation was assented to on August 29, 2016, a fact that affected its implementation in respect of capital projects and other expenditure. “In this connection, numerous payments for critical and essential projects are now outstanding.” He acknowledged that though the Bill was assented to on August 29, 2016, with its termination date as December 31, 2016, but said that it needed beyond December, 2016 for full implementation. “To meet its obligation and as permissible by the Constitution, the FCT 2016 Appropriation needs to be extended to April 30 to enable the FCT make payments for various critical and essential ongoing projects. “This will ensure better performance in the implementation of projects for the 2016 statutory appropriation,’’ the vice president said.
Monday, 13 March 2017
BREAKING: Nationwide Confusion As Buhari Announces Retirement From Public Functions, Releases Heartbreaking Message
After spending 50 days in London, for undisclosed health-related reasons, President Muhamamdu Buhari, has on Sunday night, informed Nigerians that his resumption to duty would not be dramatic, as he plans to stop attending outdoor Presidential functions, until he fully recuperates. Buhari, who spoke through his Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media, Garba Shehu, stated this during an interview on Sunday, in Abuja, on Arise Television News Network “Let me first of all caution that he (Buhari) is not going to start in a dramatic way. He has been away from the country for nearly two months, so he needs to get into the temperature of the place. “For instance, yesterday he went through the newspapers page by page, and he read everything that interested him. “So he needs to get back to that place. The thing is that he’s basically human like all of us. He is coming out of an ailment, and like he himself had said, he needs to start gradually.
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Sunday, 11 December 2016
Friday, 2 December 2016
The mother of a Batch B corps member who died at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation camp in Kano, has given details of happenings that led to her daughter’s death. Writing on her Facebook wall, Oyeyode Abimbola Inioluwa, said her daughter, Oladepo Ifedolapo, a graduate of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, was left unattended to by camp officials who thought she was feigning illness to avoid attending the usual parade. “You called me five hours to your death and told me to start coming as the NYSC doctors are not doing anything for you. They thought you were pretending you did not want to go for parade so they did not attend to you. When you started calling people from home they eventually gave you an injection. Immediately after the injection you called me again that you noticed a lot of rashes on your body that I should speak with the doctor who refused to talk to me. You called five minutes later and told me your tongue is twisting. They sent all your friends out after seeing all the reaction on your body after giving you the unknown injection. You said we should ask for flight and I called immediately, they told me Abuja flight is Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I told you to tell anybody in the clinic that I am a nurse, and they should allow me to speak to them. A male nurse took the phone from you and told me you are having anaphylactic reaction and they will watch you for just one hour and transfer you to Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital.
Thursday, 1 December 2016
The much talked about wedding between Zahra Buhari, daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari and Ahmed Indimi, son of billionaire, Mohammed Indimi has been delayed, DB2PMedia reports. According to the newspaper, the decision was informed by a physical altercation that ensued between a security official at the Presidential villa and one of the groom’s sisters, Yataka Indimi during the delivery of several stacked dowry boxes valued at N44 million to the first family on November 18. According to a source, the Indimi sister insisted on taking her phone into the villa to record proceedings which is against protocol. It was reported that a struggle ensued between Yataka and security officials who tried to compel to follow protocol, drawing the attention of dignitaries. It was learnt that the wife of the Nasarawa governor, Mrs. Tanko Almakura who tried to stop the scuffle may have been injured. It was gathered that the conduct of the Indimis angered the President who threatened to return the boxes and cancel the wedding. “As of today, we learnt that the Nasarawa first lady is still nursing her wounds and is being treated for a dislocation,” the source said. “We learnt that the president who was displeased with the development and behaviour exhibited by the Indimi family, vowed to return the boxes and not approve of the marriage.
The Federal Government has approved the 2017 budget proposal for onward submission to National Assembly for final approval. The budget was approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at its meeting on Wednesday. The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Mr. Udoma Udo Udoma, who spoke after the FEC meeting said the approved document would soon be presented to the National Assembly. The minister added that the date for the presentation would be given by the National Assembly. Speaking on Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF), the minister stated that the document has been worked upon and the observations of the Sentae has been rectified. “Naturally, the estimates, every time you improve on your estimate based on the latest estimates. For instance, one of the issues they raised was about the exchange rate. “That we used 290 as the exchange rate, and that was the exchange rate of the time. “So, you only use the exchange rate that is valid at that time. Naturally by now you will change that.
Thursday, 17 November 2016
Tuesday, 4 October 2016
Donald Trump’s presidential hopes suffered a punishing new setback Monday as authorities clamped down on his charitable foundation, while Hillary Clinton seized the offensive to brand the Republican an unscrupulous businessman. With just five weeks to go before the November 8 election, the billionaire Trump is struggling to regain his footing against a surging Clinton and climb out of one of the darkest periods of his White House campaign. Already weakened by damaging revelations about his taxes, Trump was hit with an order by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman that the Donald J. Trump foundation must “cease and desist from soliciting contributions” in New York. The notice informed the charity that it had engaged in fundraising activities that were not permitted under the law because it had not been registered with state authorities. With Team Trump on the defensive after leaked documents suggested he may have paid no income tax for two decades, Democrat Clinton rounded on him as a real estate bully who cares little for his fellow countrymen. “While millions of American families, including mine and yours, were working hard paying our fair share, it seems he was contributing nothing to our nation. Imagine that,” a fired up Clinton said in Toledo, Ohio. “He has been ‘dissing’ America in this whole campaign,” she charged, riding high on a surge in polling carried out after the bruising first presidential debate. The pair face off in their second showdown on Sunday. Vice presidential nominees Mike Pence, the Republican governor of Indiana, and Democratic Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia take the stage Tuesday for their only debate of the campaign cycle.
MoneyGram G.O.A.L. (www.MoneyGram.com), a new five-a-side football tournament, is launching in Guangzhou, China. MoneyGram Guangzhou Open African League (G.O.A.L.) will take place for the first time on October 22, 2016 at the Act Club, Tianhebei Road. The tournament will run for three consecutive Saturdays and culminate in the Grand Finals on November 5, 2016. MoneyGram G.O.A.L. brings a professional football tournament to Guangzhou, which is home to a large African community with significant populations from Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, Congo, Kenya and Uganda. The teams will have an opportunity not only to showcase their skills on a professional football field but also raise the trophy and win the Grand Prize of $2,000 USD for the best team and $1,000 USD for the runner up. “At MoneyGram we constantly strive to ‘bring people closer’ through reliable money transfer services connecting families across geographies. As football plays such an important role in the everyday life of the African community, there is no better platform to bring those people closer across geographies,” says Sabrina Chan, marketing director, Asia and China at MoneyGram. “It’s our hope that our shared love for football can strengthen the connection between the African community in Guangzhou and their loved ones back home.” “As China has become a new key corridor for Africa, we want to engage with the communities we serve,” said Sabine Bauchau, marketing director, Africa at MoneyGram. “This tournament will showcase the best African football teams from the region for a chance to compete for the championship trophy.” Registration for MoneyGram G.O.A.L. will open on 21 September and will last until 18 October, 2016. A maximum of 32 teams can enter the tournament. Each team can have 8 -10 players representing any African country. Registration will be available at Postal Savings Bank of China locations in Guangzhou or by phone 013544313238.
BEVERLY HILLS, October 04, (THEWILL) – The authorised biography of President Muhammadu Buhari launched Monday has revealed that a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, mounted pressure on Buhari to run as the latter's running-mate in the 2015 presidential election, however, the then presidential candidate preferred to run with Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, over Tinubu. Before now, the general perception had been that Tinubu was instrumental to the emergence of Osinbajo, who served as Attorney General during the former Lagos governor's tenure, as the APC vice presidential candidate. Tinubu, had himself at the presentation of the book, revealed how Osinbajo was selected as Buhari's running mate, stating that “it was agreed that we should field a religiously balanced ticket given the sensitivity of the moment.
Sunday, 11 September 2016
The United States is marking the 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people. The 9/11 attack, in which 19 Al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial airliners, was the deadliest terror strike on U.S. soil. Two of the airliners crashed into the World Trade Center in New York, bringing both of the Twin Towers to the ground. A third slammed into the Pentagon in Washington, while the fourth crashed in Pennsylvania after passengers overpowered the attackers. A service was held on September 10 in New York to honor the 343 firefighters who died when the towers collapsed. U.S. presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are expected to attend commemoration ceremonies at the World Trade Center site. The two have agreed to refrain from campaigning on the anniversary.