Author: Prince Ade ADe

The Special Adviser on Media and Strategy to the Kwara State Gubernatorial Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Abdulwahab Oba, has advised the Kwara Stop Touting – Oba Admonishes Kwara State Governor and Gubernatorial Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to stop “behaving like touts and fanning the embers of hatred and discord in his desperate bid to secure an undeserved second term”. Oba gave the advice in his response to a video clip in which the governor is heard castigating the former administration in the state on the 2019 Offa robbery, a case that is still in…

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Kaduna State government has advised the management of all public hospitals to abide by the law banning cash payments and accept electronic cash transfers. Long before the current national currency swap, the Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service had abolished and prohibited cash payments pursuant to the Kaduna State Tax Codification and Consolidation Law, 2020. “There is no justification, therefore, for public hospitals to reject electronic cash transfers,’’ the Executive Chairman of KADIRS, Dr Ziad Abubakar, stated on Saturday in Kaduna. He was reacting to complaints that personnel of some public hospitals insisted on cash payments for services rendered. “The currency…

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The former Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai (retd) said President Muhammadu Buhari has fulfilled his promise to subdue Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province, ISWAP, terrorists. Buratai, who made the assertion in an interview with newsmen in Abuja, recalled that President Buhari in his inaugural address on May 29, 2015, promised to subdue the terror groups. The former COAS, however, warned that it is wrong to think that victory over Boko Haram terrorists meant a total cessation of hostilities. That, he said, would happen only when the terrorist groups agree to forsake their…

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A trans woman and lead soprano singer in St. John’s Catholic Church, Rumuolumeni in Iwofe area of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Miss Emmanuella Adaolisa Ogbuegbunam, had kept her original identity secret from church authorities until her death in January, 2023. Her true identity was allegedly busted by a mortuary attendant who examined her corpse at the Military Hospital in Port Harcourt. Miss Adaolisa had died from an accident after returning from a 21-day fasting and prayer program in her church and her corpse was deposited at the morgue with her identity filled as a woman. The mortuary staff alerted her church…

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The immediate past Chief of Staff to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, Okey Ahaiwe, has been elected as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Abia State. He polled a total number of 469 to defeat his closest rivals, the deputy governor of the state, Ude Oko-chukwu and Mr Lucky Igbokwe who scored 12 votes each. Others who participated in the process were a former chairman of the party, Senator Emma Nwaka, who had no vote, and a former House of Assembly member, Sampson Orji, who polled 11 votes. A total number of 516 votes were cast during the special…

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The leader of the pan-Yoruba sociopolitical group, Afenifere, Ayo Adebanjo, on Saturday, advised the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, to withdraw his candidacy for his counterpart in Labour Party, Peter Obi. The pan-Yoruba leader urged Tinubu to save himself from the shame of losing at the polls, saying the northers will not vote for him. Adebanjo who was accompanied by another leader of Afenifere, Senator Femi Okunronmu, stated this at the presidential campaign rally of the LP in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. Adebanjo predicted that Tinubu would be disappointed by the northerners at the polls.…

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Former Egyptian prime minister Sherif Ismail, who served during President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s first term in office, died on Saturday at the age of 67. “I mourn with deep sorrow a virtuous man among Egypt’s best, a man in whom the nation’s conscience was embodied, the former prime minister, the honourable Dr. Sherif Ismail,” the president wrote on his Facebook page. Ismail was sworn in as prime minister in 2015 before resigning in 2018 as Sisi began his second presidential term, after a landslide victory against one of his supporters. According to Sisi, Ismail assumed responsibility in the most difficult…

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The Kwara State Government has begged the Central Bank of Nigeria to ensure that the new Naira notes are seamlessly made available to the citizens of the state. Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq called for more supply of the new naira notes to the citizens to ease things for the masses and stabilize the currency swap policy. Speaking during a courtesy meeting with the CBN Consumer Protection Department in Ilorin led by Mrs Rashidat Jumoke Monguno, the Governor called for calm while all stakeholders work to ease the situation. “It’s quite proactive for you to come down to various states to see…

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The members of the Taraba State Executive Committee (SEC) of the All Progressive Congress (APC) on Saturday passed a vote of no confidence on the Chairman Barr. Ibrahim Tukur El-Suldi and removed him from office as the Chairman of APC in the State. In a release jointly signed by the APC Taraba State Executive Committee members, the committee members said the powers conferred on them by Article 21(d)(vi) of the APC Constitution gave them the powers to remove the Chairman. The statement read, “our grounds and justification for passing a vote of no confidence on El-Suldi, and to consequently remove…

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The incessant reoccurrence of the scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called petrol, is going to continue until the country starts refining petroleum products domestically and halts complete reliance on imports, oil marketers have said. According to PUNCH, Nigeria imports its PMS and other refined crude oil products, as its refineries in Kaduna, Warri and Port Harcourt are not operating at the moment, after being dormant for several years. Although work is currently ongoing at the facilities to revamp them, oil marketers say that the recurrence of fuel scarcity nationwide would come to a complete stop only when the country…

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