Buhari advocates stringent actions against perpetrators of illicit financial flows

By Thompson ABISOLA President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday in Paris, France, called for stringent actions against perpetrators of illicit financial flows, including crackdown on safe heavens. The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in a statement in Abuja, said Buhari made the call at the first edition of the Paris Peace Forum, held on the sidelines of the Centenary of Armistice Day. Buhari warned that continuous impunity would encourage more pilfering of countries’ resources to the detriment of poor and vulnerable populace. The President said Nigeria…

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Atiku’s alleged intimidation: Mischievous attempt to grab headlines – FG

By Giwa SHILE The Minister of State, Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, has dismissed PDP’s allegation of intimidation on its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, by the security operatives on arrival from Dubai on Sunday. Atiku and the PDP had on Sunday alleged that he was searched and intimidated by combined team of airport security personnel at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Reacting to the allegation in a statement, Sirika, however, described Atiku’s complaint as a mischievous attempt aimed at attracting media attention, saying the search conducted on Atiku was…

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Senate committee frowns at delay in Apapa trailer park project

By Thompson ABISOLA The Senate Committee on Works on Sunday expressed displeasure over the slow pace of work on the ongoing shoreline protection of the Apapa trailer park project in Lagos. The committee, led by its chairman, Sen. Kabiru Gaya, representing Kano South Federal Constituency, raised the concern during an inspection tour of projects in Lagos as part of its oversight function. Gaya directed the contractor to construct more toilets, restaurants, clinic, and other facilities needed in the park. “Borini Promo promised us that by December that trailer park should…

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Group launches Zikist-Buharist movement, targets 80% votes

By Meletus EZE The Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) has launched Zikist-Buharist-Movement (ZBM) meant to be used to mobilise massive votes for the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari, in the South-East. This is contained in a communiqué issued on Sunday after the BSO South-East Summit by Chief Stanley Ohajuruka and Godwin Onwusi, South-East Coordinator and Acting Secretary of BSO, respectively. The statement noted that the ZBM remains a non-partisan movement launched to go beyond the party lines to scaling up votes for Buhari through massive mobilization of…

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How Togolese cook killed his boss — Lagos police

By Elizabeth ADENUGA The Lagos State Police Command has revealed how a Togolese cook, Sunday Adefonou, allegedly stabbed his boss to death at his Parkview Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos residence. The suspect, who stabbed Chief Opeyemi Bademosi on the chest three times on Oct. 31 and escaped with valuables, was tracked to Ondo where he was arrested on Nov. 2. The Lagos State Police Command’s spokesman, CSP Chike Oti, said the suspect was availed the services of a French speaking lawyer from the Office of the Public Defender (OPD) in the…

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FMDQ participation in Naira-settled OTC FX futures stem currency devaluation — Emefiele

By Thompson ABISOLA The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said that the active participation of FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange in Naira-settled over-the-counter foreign exchange futures helped in steming naira devaluation. CBN Governor, said this at the FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange Gold Awards in Lagos, Mr Godwin Emefiele, as part of activities to mark its fifth anniversary. Naira-settled OTC forex futures is non-deliverable forwards which is a contract that obligate the counterparties to purchase or sell a specific currency on a predetermined future date (settlement date) for a fixed rate agreed…

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Polio Immunisation: WHO collates empty viles for accountability

By Giwa SHILE The World Health Organisation (WHO) is collating empty viles of polio vaccines used in Dange Shuni Local Government Area of Sokoto State for accountability, The TBI Africa reports WHO Accountability Officer,Malaw Zayyanu Muazu,  disclosed this on Sunday, hinting that the measure is to ensure proper accountability of vaccines. Muazu explained that this was also to ensure that the viles cover the number of eligible children in the area. “We are collecting all the used viles in order to curb diversion of vaccines in the local government. “We…

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Senior citizens: NGO advocates adult day care centres in rural communities

By Kunle SHONUGA EL-Aged Care Foundation, an NGO, has called on Government at all levels to establish adult day care centres in rural communities to improve the well-being of older adults in Nigeria. the President of the foundation, Mrs Philomena Anyanwu,  made the appeal at the sideline of the just concluded 1st Annual African Regional Conference on Ageing in Abuja. Anyanwu said the need to establish an alternative model of care for older persons residing in rural communities had become important as such would reduce dependency and improve quality of…

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Artillery Corps begins exercise ‘Vulcan Glow’ to strengthen fight against insurgency

By Olaleke ASHAFA The Nigerian Army Corps of Artillery, on Sunday began  exercise ‘Vulcan Glow’ to support and strengthen the fight against insurgency and other security threats in the country. The Commander of Nigerian Army Corps of Artillery, Maj.-Gen Abubakar Tarfa said in Kachia, Kaduna State that the exercise involving all artillery formations and units, would harmonize information, planning, employment and deployment of artillery in all phases of war, including counter insurgency operations. “This is part of our training on conventional warfare and counter insurgency operation, to ensure soldiers and…

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ASUU decries detention of Bauchi chapter chairman

By Meletus EZE The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) chapters of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) and Bauchi State University, Gadau, had decried the detention of ATBU chapter Chairman, Dr Adamu Babayo, by the Department of State Services (DSS). The Vice Chairman of the association, Dr Ibrahim Maina, condemned the action at a joint press conference on Sunday in Bauchi. Maina alleged that Babayo was detained by the DSS operatives on Sunday, when he was invited to the department’s headquarters in Bauchi. He said: “the ASUU Chairman, Adamu…

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