FG. to spend N82.109m for 2019 Abuja carnival, says Lai Mohammed

The 2019 edition of Abuja cultural carnival will gulp N82.109 million, Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said. The yearly carnival meant to showcase the country’s rich cultural heritage is coordinated by the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism. The minister said that Cultural Centres established by Nigeria in China and Brazil were good for marketing the image of the country to further make the outside world appreciate Nigeria and Nigerians better. Mohammed stated these on Tuesday in Abuja while making presentation on 2019 budget proposals…

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Blood Money: Civil Defence official ‘kills’ colleague, injures another

An official of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Innocent Osemi, on Monday night allegedly killed his colleague, identified as Senior Inspector Mamman Wuyah. He injured another. The incident allegedly occurred at the Lagos Deepshore, Offshore Logistics (LADOL) in Apapa, Lagos. Reporters learnt that a bullet had discharged accidentally from the gun of Osemi, said to be from Kogi command, but on beat assignment at LADOL, killing the senior inspector and leaving another person injured. Although it was initially alleged that the duo had a disagreement over money,…

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Why most Gov’s. runs to Abuja everytime, while their states are in flames – Shehu Sani

The outspoken Senator from Kaduna, Senator Shehu Sani has berated some state governors in Nigeria who spend more time in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja than their states. According to the senator representing Kaduna central senatorial district, the governors spend days in Abuja all in the name of meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. He made the allegation via social media on Monday, April 8, stressing that some of the governors’ states are in flames while they stay back in the FCT. “While their states are in flames,most of the Governors…

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Shameless lies of Buhari and APC are diversionary -Atiku

Stop the lies, focus on defending your electoral fraud in court – Atiku replies Buhari’s campaign The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has replied the campaign office of President Muhammadu Buhari over claims that he should be in prison if the system was working well in Nigeria. Atiku, Nigeria’s former vice president, also dismissed as ‘total fabrication’ the allegation by the Buhari campaign office that he spent $30,000 to hire a US lobby group to persuade the US Congress to stop the inauguration of President…

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Igbo’s should Forget 2023 presidential dream – Okorocha

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has advised the people of the southeast to forget about the 2019 presidency for casting their votes for Atiku Abubakar of the PDP in the 2019 presidential election The Imo state governor says the presidential race will be between the north and southwest According to Okorocha, the southeast may no longer be represented at the All Progressives Congress national discussion. The people of the southeast have been advised by Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state to shelve their 2023 presidential dream, adding that the…

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FG. CANCELS GOTV LICENCE OVER 2.5 BILLION SCANDAL

The Federal Government in partnership with the Nigerian Broadcasting Cooperation (NBC) has nullified the licence granted to Details Nigeria Ltd, owners of GOTV. Now Update gathered that the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) headed by Modibbo Ishaq Kawu, granted a three-year licence to Details Nigeria Ltd. However, Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, nullified the licence citing irregularities as his motive. According to reports from Daily Independent newspaper, the decision came after a N2.5 billion scandal involving the NBC which the Independent Corrupt Practices and associated Offences Commission (ICPC) had investigated. The…

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I may be ‘Baba go slow’ but I didn’t loot, said Buhari on treasury looters.

President Muhammadu Buhari says he does not care if he is called “Baba go slow” as long as he did not loot the country’s treasury. The president said this on Tuesday while responding to questions during a town hall meeting with the Nigerian community in Dubai. “I may be ‘Baba go slow’ but I didn’t loot,” said Buhari on treasury looters. The president also stated that he is going slowly to survive because he does not want to make the mistake he made as a military head of state —…

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Imo State Workers give Okorocha 7-day ultimatum over salaries, pensions

The organised labour in Imo State has issued a seven-day ultimatum to the state government to pay March 2019 salaries owed to state Civil servants and all the outstanding pension arrears. The organised labour in the state comprised the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the Joint Public Service Negotiating Council (PSNC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC). In a letter to the state governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, the workers said that all efforts to ensure that the state Accountant-General paid the March 2019 salaries had yielded no result. The letter jointly signed…

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9th Assembly: How N/Central govs forced APC to renege on Gbajabilamila’s adoption

By Levinus Nwabughiogu ABUJA—Intense pressure from governors and politicians from North Central geopolitical zone may have forced the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to a retreat over the adoption of Femi Gbajabiamila as the Speaker of the incoming 9th House of Representatives. Vanguard learned that governors of the zone have resolved to throw their weight behind another lawmaker from the zone to emerge as speaker. The zone is alleging marginalisation in the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying no visible position had been given to them. To this end, three lawmakers…

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Imo 2019: Araraume drags Ihedioha, PDP to election tribunal

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance in Imo State , Ifeanyi Araraume , has asked the state election petitions tribunal to nullify the state governorship election held on March 9 , 2019 . He based his position on the claim that the exercise did not comply with the provision of the Electoral Act 2010 and the 1999 Constitution . Araraume also asked for an order voiding the certificate of return issued to Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party as the governor -elect. The suit has the…

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