You’ve No Right To Seal State Assembly, Edo Warns House of Reps

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo State The move by the House of Representatives to seal the Edo State House of Assembly is unconstitutional, the Edo State government has declared. The Reps had threatened to take over the Edo Assembly if the state governor, Obaseki failed to inaugurate the House within seven days. In a statement in Benin City, Secretary to Edo State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq., said that the Nigerian Constitution does not in anyway stipulate that the House of Representatives or even the National Assembly has the right or…

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ITF Introduces 2019 Skills Aquisition Programme For 18,000 Nigerians

The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has introduced its 2019 Skills aquisition Programme targeted at training 18,000 Nigerians in skills acquisition and various trades. Sir Joseph Ari, ITF Director-General, while briefing newsmen on Thursday in Abuja said its management came up with 11 implementable programmes for 2019 to address unemployment. Ari listed the programmes as National Industrial Skills Development Programme (NISDP); Air-conditioning and Refrigeration (Training on Wheels); and Design and Garment Making (Training on Wheels) for Nigerian youths under the Passion to Professional Progrmme (P2PP). He listed others as Skills Training…

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Government Plans Issuance Of Birth Certificates For Cattle

Cattle Plans have reached an advanced stage for the issuance of “birth certificates” for the animals as well as registration of all farmers and their cattle by the Ugandan government. Ugandan Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Vincent Ssempijja, said the move became necessary to enable government trace where the products are coming from. Ssempijja explained that the international market demanded that all countries producing food for the European market needed to provide proof so that the food could be traced. “They want to know where the meat and…

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Man Commit Suicide Over 2 Wives’ Adulterous Affair

Illustration: Man hangs himself A Zimbabwean, Jotham Chakawa, 40, has committed suicide because his two wives were allegedly both cheating on him. Reports say that Jotham Chakawa killed himself after suspecting his two wives, who happen to be sisters, were engaged in two separate adulterous affairs. Chakawa is reported to have previously made two attempts to kill himself after suspecting that his wives Letwin Gwena (27) and Sekai Gwena (19) were covering for each other in their affairs. Chakawa committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree in his own…

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APC Condemns Gbajabiamila Over Appointment Of APGA Member As Aide

Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker, House of Reps The appointment of Mr Anayo Nebe as Special Assistant to the Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, has sparked off criticism by the Anambra chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Rising from a State Working Committee meeting in Awka midweek, the party said the appointment of Nebe whom it described as a member of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) as “inappropriate”. The Speaker’s Spokesman, Mr Lanre Lasisi had recently announced Nebe, a former Rep, as Gbajabiamila’s Special Assistant on Political Matters…

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Anambra Govt. To Fire Teachers Who Lack Proper Qualification

Teacher and her pupils Anambra State Government has in Awka given a December 31 deadline for teachers without the requisite teaching qualifications to either acquire it or be disengaged from the system. The warning was given on Wednesday by the state Ministry of Basic Education in a statement by its Public Relation Officer, Mr. Nnaemeka Egwuonwu, for the Commissioner for Basic Education, Prof. Kate Omenugha. Omenugha said that this was in line with an earlier directive of the Minister of Education to disengage teachers without requisite teaching qualification by December.…

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VON Gets Building From EFCC In Abuja

VON gets new office The Voice of Nigeria (VON) secured from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), a seized property belonging to a former Chief of Defence Staff, late Air Marshal Alex Badeh. The property located at Plot 1386 Uda Crescent, off Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse 2 Abuja is now the new headquarters of VON. The Acting Chairman of EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu said with a successful fight against corruption, 70 per cent of Nigeria’s problems would have been solved. A statement by the Head of Media and Publicity,…

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2019 AFCON: Nigeria Bags Bronze @ The Expence Of Tunisia

Ahmed Musa and Odion Ighalo celebrate Eagles win over Tunisia Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo kicked in the only goal as Nigeria ran away with a 1-0 win against Tunisia in the third-place match at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). The 30-year-old forward, who is now the tournament’s top scorer with five goals, was gifted an easy tap-in following a Tunisian defensive mix-up at the Al Salam Stadium. Jamilu Collins’ cross from the left was poorly parried by goalkeeper Moez Ben Cherifa against the legs of defender Yassine Meriah.…

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Azusa 2019: Lines Up Gifted Gospel Acts For Great Revival Fest

Apostle Amselem Madubuko The Revival Assembly generally overseen by Apostle Amselem Madubuko has concluded arrangements to present this year’s Azusa Festival. In its 17th edition, the Festival will kick off its six-day events on July 22, 2019, newsmen were told at a press conference held at the Revival Assembly Headquarters, Ogba, Lagos on Tuesday. General Overseer of the Revival Assembly, Apostle Anselem Madubuko, while addressing the Conference, informed that a solid line-up of gospel acts had been enlisted to uplift the events and those who will be in attendance while…

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AFCON Performance: Madagascar National Team Members Knighted

Madagascar National Team, Barea Following their arrival from an impressive run at the Africa Cup of Nations, Madagascar’s national football team players have been awarded with the rank of Knight of the Malagasy National Order. The team, which made its debut at the tournament, secured wins against Burundi, Nigeria and Democratic Republic of Congo, historically reaching the quarter-finals. The Barea were given a hero’s welcome back home in Antananarivo, with videos showing people lining the streets to receive them. I’m very touched by the support we have received from the…

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