AFRICAN LEADERS ARE INTELLECTUALLY BANKRUPT- OYEDEPO

Founder, Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo, has berated African leaders, saying that they lack character, capacity and courage, three virtues he said they must have to move the black continent out of the woods. Oyedepo, who delivered a keynote address during Covenant University’s 20th inaugural lecture at the university premises on Thursday, also noted that unlike their western counterparts, African leaders do not build institutions that would outlive them. The lecture delivered by Jonathan Aremu, a professor of International Economics Relations at CU, was themed: ‘Sequencing and negotiating…

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AMAECHI REVEALS WHEN LAGOS/ IBADAN RAILWAY WOULD BE COMPLETED

Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has assured that by early June this year, the rail transport system would ready for use between Lagos and Ibadan. The Lagos-Abeokuta rail had been completed earlier in the year as passengers were offered a three-month free ride. The period of free ride was however later shortened. Amaechi who spoke to some journalists over the weekend noted that his commitment to the full take off of rail transportation in Nigeria is aimed at making life easier and better for Nigerians. He undertakes rail inspection…

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AMBODE, OKOROCHA AND OTEHR TO GET 2.06BIL SEVERANCE PAY

Everest Amaefule, Abuja Fourteen governors, their deputies and 434 state lawmakers who will not be returning to government will be going home with N2.06bn, investigation has shown. Prominent among the governors are Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, and Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, who are concluding their second terms in office. Akinwunmi Ambode who lost the nomination of his party prior to the governorship election on March 8; and Adamawa State Governor, Bindo Jibrila, and his counterpart in Bauchi, Mohammed Abubakar, who did not win their re-election bids are also…

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PRESIDENCY REVEALS BUHARI’S FIRST TERM ACHIEVEMENTS, AGENDA FOR SECOND TERM

The presidency on Saturday reviewed some achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari. In an article titled “Looking back, and looking forward” Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, recalled what his principal promised and fulfilled. He wrote: “When the government took the reins of power in May 2015, the security of the country was in tatters. Insurgents ran riot, and bombs went off like firecrackers in many parts of the country. North-west, North-east, North-central, including the Federal Capital Territory, were beleaguered. The insurgents were on their way…

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2 KILLED, 3 KIDNAPPED AT TOURIST CENTRE IN KADUNA

The Kaduna State Police Command on Saturday confirmed the killing of two persons and kidnap of three others at a recreational resort in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, confirmed the incidence in a statement issued in Kaduna. Sabo said at about 2340hrs on Friday, some suspected kidnappers, armed with dangerous weapons, gained entry into a recreational resort called Kajuru Castle in Kajuru LGA. “The bandits shot endlessly and in the process, shot dead two persons, including an expatriate lady and…

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FAAN SPEAKS ON FIRE AT ABUJA AIRPORT

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said no fire incident has occurred at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Saturday. The General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, in a statement in Abuja, said there was only an equipment alarm triggered by high temperature. Yakubu explained that the new international terminal was equipped with fire alarm that squarely responds to high temperature. She stated that because of the prevailing high temperature in Abuja, the equipment triggered an alarm at the terminal, adding what appeared like smoke…

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MILITARY AIR STRIKES CANNOT KILL US, WE GET INFORMATION, BANDITS REVAL

Military Airstrikes Cannot Kill Us Because We Get Information Ahead Of Attack, Bandit Reveals During the phone conversation, the bandit also claimed that there would continue to be bloodshed as long as the Nigerian government continues to send in more troops to the state. Bandit ravaging Zamfara communities have disclosed that they have information feeding them with every move of the military against them. This was disclosed in a tape recording the conversation of a bandit (yet to be identified) with an emir in Zamfara, obtained by the Punch newspaper.…

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I WANT TO ESTABLISH MUHAMMADU BUHARI UNIVERSITY, AISHA REVEALS

Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has expressed her plan to establish a private university to be known as Muhammadu Buhari University. She disclosed this on Saturday during a town hall meeting in Yola, organised by her in collaboration with Concerned Indigenes of Adamawa. Aisha, who did not, however, reveal when or where the university would be sited, explained that the university would be established in collaboration with partners from Sudan and Qatar. Aisha, who lamented the challenges facing education and various sectors in the state, called for active support…

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US EMBASSY CLARIFIES STANCE ON DRESS CODE FOR VISA INTERVIEWS

The United States Embassy in Nigeria has clarified that dress code is not a requirement for obtaining the country’s visa.   Speaking during a Facebook live session on Wednesday, Consular Officers said the applicants could come for interview in traditional Nigerian dresses which they find unique. The officials, who addressed common mistakes seen on DS 160 application form, maintained that an applicant does not need to know anyone in the US or have a prior travelling experience to be granted a visa. When asked if dress code is being considered…

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SALESBOY STEALS BOSS’ 1.3 MILLION NAIRA TO PLAY BETNAIJA

Lagos – The police on Thursday arraigned a 21-year-old salesboy, Wareez Hammed, in a Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly stealing N1.3 million from his employer to play bet9ja. Arrested and handcuffed Hammed, a resident of Dopemu area of Lagos, is charged with theft. The prosecutor, Sgt. Godwin Oriabure, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Dec. 18, 2018, at No. 37, Adebiyi Ayopo str., Dopemu-Agege, Lagos. He told the court that the defendant was employed by the complainant, Mr Omotosho Akeem, as a sales boy…

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