BUHARI TRUSTS WOMEN MORE THAN MEN SAYS GARBA SHEHU

The Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr Garba Shehu has said that Buhari trusts women more than men. Disclosing this when he played host in an NTA programme on Friday, Shehu, said; “Let me say this, I hope I don’t get myself into trouble. “He is more trusted of women than men, because he has given this country… all these years, all the country’s money is in the hands of women and they kept it safely. And they are doing well.” Recall that Kemi Adeosun…

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FG TO PAY YOUTHS 20,000 NAIRA TO SWEEP STREETS, MARKETS

In a bid to curb the high rate of unemployment in the country, the Federal Government has rolled out a scheme which will see unemployed youths in rural areas earning N20,000 per month, The PUNCH reports. The youths will be engaged in the clearing of drainages, sweeping markets, road maintenance, traffic control, and cleaning of public infrastructures like health centres and schools. The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Mr Festus Keyamo (SAN), said this at a news conference on Thursday. Keyamo said the scheme targeted 1,000 youths each…

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IZE- IYAMU DID NOT MEET CONDITIONS FOR WAIVER, APC CHAIRMEN TELLS OSHIOMHOLE

By Bisi Olaniyi, Benin The chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 18 local government areas of Edo State have said that the consensus candidate of pro-Adams Oshiomhole camp, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, did not meet the conditions for waiver granted him on May 21 by some members of the National Working Committee (NWC). They said that the decision to present Ize-Iyamu, the 2016 governorship candidate of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as the consensus candidate of Edo APC would not stand, claiming that he was not a…

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2 WKS AFTER, MADAGASCAR DRUGS FOR CORONAVIRUS ARRIVE NAFDAC, NIPRID AND OTHERS

From Moses Emorinken, Abuja Federal Government health agencies including the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) have received Madagascar’s COVID-19 treatment drug for evaluation. The samples were brought to the country on May 16 by Guinea Bissau President Umaro Sissoco Embaló. Minister of health Dr. Osagie Ehanire said on Thursday that the samples were found to be in two varieties  – one for prevention, the other for treatment. The other government agencies that also got samples of “COVID Organics” are:  National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development…

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ONDO PASTOR SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER

 Osagie Otabor, Akure   An Ondo State based Pastor, Kolawole Samson, has been sentenced to death by hanging for killing one Ayo Olaniyi at a village near Okeigbo area of the state. The late Olaniyi was said to have in March 2016, gone to hunt frogs alongside three others at a fish pond owned by Pastor Kolawole. Pastor Kolawole was sentenced to death by an Ondo state High Court sitting in Akure presided over by Justice Ademola Bola. Kolawole was found guilty of inflicting injury on the deceased’s head with…

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BORNO DISCHARGES 135 CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS

Borno State Government has discharged 135 COVID-19 patients, The PUNCH reports. The patients, who initially tested positive for the virus, later tested negative twice upon treatment. Speaking on Friday at the Abba Kyari COVID-19 Isolation Centre in Maiduguri, Deputy Governor, Usman Kadafur, said the state has recorded successes in recent time while commending the efforts of the World Health Organisation and other developmental partners. The deputy governor, who is also the Chairman, Committee on Response and Prevention of COVID-19, described the collaboration as a huge success in the fight against COVID-19 in…

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BANDITS STRIKE AGAIN IN KATSINA KILLING 15

Olaide Oyelude, Katsina. Fifteen people were reportedly killed in Faskari and Sabuwa local government areas of Katsina State in a deadly attack by bandits who stormed communities in the two councils on Thursday. The bandits were said to have attacked  Unguwar Gizo, Maigora, Mai Ruwa, and Sabon Layin Galadima in Faskari  Local government as well as Machika town in Sabuwa Local Government Area. Eyewitnesses said the bandits stormed the communities about midnight on Thursday and carried out the attacks till early Friday. It was learnt that residents of the communities…

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MAN ELECTROCUTED IN ABA, FEW DAYS TO HIS TRADITIONAL WEDDING, SEE PICS

A middle-aged man identified as Chukwudi was on Wednesday electrocuted to death in the Opobo road, the commercial nerve centre of Aba, Abia state, throwing residents into confusion, ABN TV reports. Our correspondent gathered that trouble started when Chukwudi discovered a loss of electricity supply in his apartment situated in a public compound, a situation that prompted him to search for the solution. He was said to have used a ladder to climb the electricity pole in search of the fault even though he is not a staff of the distribution…

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NIGERIANS TO PAY TAX ON ATM PRINTOUTS, WHATSAPP MESSAGES, TEXT MESSAGES – FIRS

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) says Nigerians will now pay stamp duties on WhatsApp messages, SMS, and messages via any electronic platform acknowledging receipt of funds. The revenue service also stated that stamp duties will be paid on “POS receipts, fiscalised device receipts, Automated Teller Machine (ATM) print-outs”. According to an information circular published by the agency, and seen by TheCable, Nigerians will also be required to pay stamp duties on SMS acknowledging receipt of funds. FIRS gave illustrations of situations where Nigerians are expected to pay stamp duties,…

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