December 6, 2022

[GIST] Controversy, protest trail teachers recruitment in Anambra 

[GIST] Controversy, protest trail teachers recruitment in Anambra 

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Some candidates who participated in the teachers’ recruitment exercise in Anambra State have protested their exclusion from the list of those finally selected. Two of the candidates who spoke to our correspondent in Awka, on Monday, on behalf of the aggrieved candidates, accused the state ministry of education and the Anambra State Universal Basic Education


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[GIST] Abia yet to show commitment to doctors’ salaries

[GIST] Abia yet to show commitment to doctors’ salaries

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As the 21-day ultimatum given to the Abia State Government by medical doctors to pay Abia State University Teaching Hospital their salary arrears comes to an end, the government is yet to show any serious commitment to that course. In a communique issued at the End of an Emergency General Meeting of the Nigerian Medical


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[GIST] McLaughlin-Levrone beats Amusan to win World Athlete Award

[GIST] McLaughlin-Levrone beats Amusan to win World Athlete Award

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The World Athletics on Monday named American hurdler Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone the Female World Athlete of the Year, beating Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan and three others for the prestigious honour. Amusan, Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Peru’s Kimberly Garcia, and Venezuela’s Yulimar Rojas were the other finalists. Amusan took the world by storm when she ran 12.12s in the


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[GIST] Budget padding promotes culture of open corruption – OOU prof

[GIST] Budget padding promotes culture of open corruption – OOU prof

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A professor of Economics at Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Sheriffdeen Tella, speaks with Sami Olatunji on the causes and consequences of budget padding what exactly is budget padding, why does it generally occur? Budget padding is a situation in which a budget is made bigger than the original estimates through an increase in


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[GIST] Osun gov begins salary payment

[GIST] Osun gov begins salary payment

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The Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has threatened to penalise any ministry, department or agency that fails to submit its salary schedule. According to a statement in Osogbo on Monday by the governor’s spokesman, Olawale Rasheed, the warning was sent in response to concerns that certain agencies were sticking to their timetables despite the governor’s


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[GIST] Two arraigned for child marriage, defilement

[GIST] Two arraigned for child marriage, defilement

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Two men were on Monday arraigned before the Special Offences Court, Ikeja, Lagos State, for allegedly engaging in child marriage and defilement. One of the defendants, Henry Onyekwere, was said to have conspired with others still at large to marry off a 16-year-old girl (name withheld) to the second defendant, Awele Odigo. A customary marriage


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December 5, 2022

[GIST] APC debunks Tinubu US entry denial, shares visa

[GIST] APC debunks Tinubu US entry denial, shares visa

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The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council has debunked the rumour that its presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, postponed the United States trip scheduled to start this month because he was denied a visa. The PUNCH had earlier reported that Tinubu would travel to key western capitals from December 4 and was expected to return to


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[GIST] Gunmen kidnap Benue commissioner, three others

[GIST] Gunmen kidnap Benue commissioner, three others

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The Benue State Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, Ekpe Ogbu, has been kidnapped. He was kidnapped alongside Honourable Agbo Ode, one of his in-laws and the driver. It was gathered that they were kidnapped along David Marks Farm, after Akpa Otobi while on their way from Otukpo to Utonkon in Ado Local Government Area


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[GIST] Why I issued executive orders – Adeleke

[GIST] Why I issued executive orders – Adeleke

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Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has explained why he issued six executive orders in his first week as governor of the state. Speaking at a thanksgiving service at Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim and Seraphim, Oke Gada, Ede, on Sunday, Adeleke also recalled the travails he passed through in his path to governorship, citing the


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[GIST] Bauchi, Gombe fight over new oil wells

[GIST] Bauchi, Gombe fight over new oil wells

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•Four oil wells are in Gombe, boundary commission hypocritical, says gov’s special adviser •Kolmani is in Gombe, late NNPC GMD misled Buhari, N’Delta scenario looms – Residents •Matter taking different dimension, Bauchi gov will consult, commissioner assures stakeholders A crisis appears to be brewing over the ownership of the Kolmani Oil and Gas field as


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[GIST] NSF gold medallist Kolade seeks African Games glory

[GIST] NSF gold medallist Kolade seeks African Games glory

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Kebbi State’s Bright Kolade, who won a gold medal in the 74kg taekwondo at the ongoing National Sports Festival in Asaba, has already set his sights on winning his event at next year’s African Games. Kolade said winning the gold medal at the continental sports showpiece would spur him onto the international scene. “My target


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[GIST] C’River no longer receives derivation fund — Gov aide

[GIST] C’River no longer receives derivation fund — Gov aide

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Cross River State is no longer receiving the 13 per cent derivation fund, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to Governor Ben Ayade, Mr. Christian Ita, has said. He spoke against the backdrop of media reports listing Cross River as an oil-producing state as well as one of the recipients of the 13 percent


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December 4, 2022

[GIST] FERMA not treated fairly in budget allocation –CEO

[GIST] FERMA not treated fairly in budget allocation –CEO

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In this interview with Damilola Aina, the Managing Director/CEO of the Federal Road Maintenance Agency, Nurudeen Rafindadi, discusses the deplorable conditions of federal roads and the prospect of alternative funding for road infrastructure. Nigerians mostly blame the Federal Road Maintenance Agency for the deplorable state of roads across the country. Why is the agency not


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[GIST] Build strong political base, coalition urges Christians

[GIST] Build strong political base, coalition urges Christians

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The Nigeria National Christian Coalition has urged Christians across the country to build a strong political base that would protect their interests and welfare. The Convener of NNCC, Apostle Titi Oluwadare, made the call on Saturday, during a press conference held in Ikeja, Lagos. Oluwadare added that Christian leaders from the regions of the country


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[GIST] APC defends Matawalle over PDP members’ alleged torture

[GIST] APC defends Matawalle over PDP members’ alleged torture

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The All Progressives Congress in Zamfara State and the State Police Command have debunked the allegation made by the Peoples Democratic Party on Friday that the police were working with Governor Bello Matawalle to arrest and torture its members. The spokesperson for the APC in the state, Yusuf Idris, on Saturday, said the APC had


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[GIST] Community urged to support govt on grassroots development

[GIST] Community urged to support govt on grassroots development

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Residents of Pejuola community in Idi-Aba, Abeokuta in Ogun State have been enjoined to support the state government’s efforts towards grassroots development. The Baale of the community, Alhaji Taiwo Ekerin, who made the call to the people of Pejuola Community in Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, enjoined them to unite with the government at all levels in providing


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