WORD FOR WORD: KolaDaisi University VC’s Speech During Orientation Of Fresh Students Held 12th February, 2020

Salutation The Registrar, The Bursar, Deans of Faculties, Acting Dean Students Affairs; Heads of Departments and Coordinators of Units; Staff, Students, and you, our very special students, the Fresh students 2020. Purpose We have assembled here to celebrate an extraordinary event. It is the beginning of you into the world of academia. This is because you carry the future. You are the people that Nigeria and indeed the rest of the world to has hope in. It is therefore my singular honor to address you as we kick start the…

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12-Hour to His Inauguration, Supreme Court Sacks Bayelsa APC Governor-Elect, Lyon

The Supreme Court on Thursday sacked David Lyon of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as governor-elect of Bayelsa State, barely 24 hours to his inauguration. A five-member panel of the apex court led by Justice Mary Odili nullified the election of Mr Lyon on the grounds that his deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, presented false information to the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) in aid of his qualification for the November 16 governorship election in State. The Supreme Court agreed with an earlier ruling of the high court on the matter. The apex court in…

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Amotekun bill’ll become law on Feb 14th Valentine`s Day — Fayemi

GOVERNOR Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, yesterday, disclosed that the proposed bill that would give legal backing to the Western Nigeria Security Network codenamed Operation  Amotekun will be signed into law on Friday, February 14 by the six south-west state governors. Fayemi, who made this disclosure in his office in Ado-Ekiti at the official presentation of the draft bill by the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Wale Fapohunda noted that the South West Houses of Assembly had promised to give the bill accelerated passage. This came as the Development…

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Just in: Buhari never promised to make public declaration of assets — Presidency

As Adesina challenges Bishop Kukah to show evidence By Levinus Nwabughiogu The presidency has vehemently refuted claims that President Muhammadu Buhari at any time during his electioneering campaigns in 2015 and 2019 promised to make a public declaration of his personal assets. The Presidency rather stated that the President has assured Nigerians of doing what the constitution required. The rebuttal emanated from the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina at the launching of a book “One Step Ahead: Life of a Spy, Detective and…

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PDP Storms protest at EU, AU Abuja embassies.

The leadership and other critical stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party will on Tuesday (today) protest at the embassies of European Union and the African Union in Abuja. The protest will involve members of the PDP National Working Committee, the  Board of Trustees, other national leadership,  members of the National Assembly, and other stakeholders, according to a statement on Monday by the PDP National Organising Secretary, Col Austin Akobundu (retd.), titled, ‘Protest to EU and AU embassies.’ He said the protest, which was planned to be peaceful and non-violent, would…

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Aisha Buhari Sneaks Patience Jonathan Into Presidential Villa

The First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari on Monday hosted her predecessor, Mrs Patience Jonathan at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Mrs Buhari in a post on her verified Instagram handle revealed some of the details of their discussions which centered on women’s participation in politics, girl-child education and Mrs Jonathan’s pet project, ‘Women for Change’. She added that Mrs Jonathan shared her experience during her tenure and her perspectives on issues affecting women and children in the society. Read her full post below… “Yesterday, I received my predecessor, Her Excellency…

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JUST IN: Supreme Court Upholds Lyon’s Victory, Dismisses Appeal By Senator Lokpobiri

The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed by Senator Heineken Lokpobiri for lacking in merit. In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice Inyang Okoro, the apex court held that the lower court was right in its decision as Senator Lokpobiri filed his petition outside d 14 days allowed by law. A 5-man panel of the court insists that the cause of action complained about by Senator Lokpobiri occurred on the 4th of September 2019 and not 7th as claimed in his petition which was clearly filed out of time.…

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World Bank reports 87% Nigeria’s poverty rate in North.

The North accounted for 87 per cent of all the poor people in Nigeria in 2016, the World Bank has disclosed in a new report. The report titled ‘Advancing social protection in a dynamic Nigeria’, released on January 28, 2020, was described as a ‘detailed analysis of the social protection sector’ in the country. The report noted that social protection measures implemented by the government in Nigeria had not been able to address the high level of poverty, as well as the negative impact of conflicts and natural disasters. In…

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Senate Pauses plenary for Longjan

The Senate on Tuesday suspended its plenary and all legislative activities in honour of the late Senator Ignatius Longjan. Longjan, who represented Plateau South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, died at Turkish Hospital, Abuja, on Sunday. The Leader of the Senate, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi, shortly after the resumption of the plenary, moved a motion for the suspension of the plenary and the motion was seconded by the Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe. The Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, who presided over the plenary also announced that the red chamber would dedicate…

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Boko Haram Claims 30 lives and abducts many in Maiduguri

Boko Haram terrorists killed at least 30 people and abducted many women and children in a raid in Borno State, a regional government spokesman said on Monday. The attack Sunday evening targeted the village of Auno on a key highway linking to regional capital Maiduguri. The jihadists stormed in on trucks mounted with heavy weapons, killing, burning and looting before kidnapping women and children, state government spokesman Ahmad Abdurrahman Bundi said. They aimed at travellers who had stopped for the night and torched vehicles. The attackers “killed not less than 30 people…

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