SOME CONCERNS AND CLARIFICATIONS

Tokyo International Conference

Day two in Japan and it was mainly for exhaling, catching our breath, receiving briefings and preparing for the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7), which holds from August 28-31. The program outline is rich and holds much for Africa in different spheres like deepening sustainable and resilient society, building peace and stability, agriculture, climate change, and disaster risk reduction, human resource development, education, blue economy, and many others. From concerns and comments on social media, one is compelled to make some clarifications. No, not in response…

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BREAKING: Buhari approves new Niger Delta Development Commission board chairman

Niger Delta Development Commission

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a 16-man new board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, with Dr. Pius Odubu from Edo State as the chairman. A statement signed by the Permanent Secretary (General Services Office), the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Olusegun Adekunle, on behalf of the SGF, however, said that the appointment was subject to the confirmation of the Senate. The statement said, “President Muhammadu Buhari has, subject to Senate confirmation, approved the composition of the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission. “The…

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Federal Government to 35 State Governors: Return the N614bn bailout fund you collected

Federal Government

The Federal Government has asked states governors to return the N614bn bailout fund it offered to 35 states under the National Budget Support Loan Facility. Only Lagos State during the administration of her immediate past Governor Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode FCA did not collect the bailout fund. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, said this last Thursday, noting that, each of the governors of the states would return N17.5bn each. Speaking with newsmen after a meeting of the National Economic Council in Abuja, Ahmed said, “The…

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Men of power: Nigeria’s most influential power brokers

Men of power

In this piece, OLALEKAN ADETAYO attempts to unmask the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, and some of the activities that make many see him as the most powerful presidential. Kyari: The ultimate power broker Although he has two prominent namesakes who share both first name and surname with him — a former military administrator (deceased) and a serving deputy commissioner of police — he cannot be mistaken for any of them. Those who frequent the Presidential Villa, Abuja or those who work there cannot miss him. Even…

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NDI IGBO GROUP IN U.S.A, CANADA AND CARIBBEAN: They used Igbo names to committ crimes

Yahoo fraudsters

Yahoo fraudsters: They used Igbo names to commit crimes. – NDI IGBO GROUP IN U.S.A, CANADA AND CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES SUPPORTED BY IPOD OHANEZE. “77 Yahoo fraudsters do no represent us. When the Igbos were taken for slavery we were taken to Israel but Yorubas who were taken to the U.S.A with few Fulanis that married the whites Oyibos have the Children in FBI doing this to the Igbos. We all know that the Yorubas are superiors in Yahoo and trained our children. Their Fulani/Hausas collaborators were not mentioned because their…

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23 Nigerians to be executed in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia authorities have revealed that at least 23 Nigerians are currently on the death row in Saudi Arabia for drug-related offenses and may be executed anytime from now. In a report, The Nation newspaper said the Nigerians were convicted for contravening the narcotic and psychotropic substances control law, which is punishable by death. They were said to have been arrested between 2016 and 2017 at King Abdul-Aziz International Airport, Jeddah and Prince Muhammad bin Abdu- Aziz International Airport, Madinah having concealed the banned substances in their rectums, the Saudi…

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Nigeria Customs Service denies closure of Seme border, explains increased security presence

Nigeria Customs Service

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has denied closure of the Seme-Krake border with the Republic of Benin, explaining that the ongoing joint security exercise in the area was to tackle trans-border crimes. Customs Mr. Joseph Attah the Public Relations Officer of the NCS told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Friday that the joint security exercise was simply staged to respond to trans-border crimes and criminality. Attah urged the public and travelers who utilize the route to go about their businesses without apprehension, stressing ‘’those with legitimate…

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THE COST OF TRANSLATING THE BIBLE FROM GREEK TO ENGLISH LANGUAGE

bible

If you have an English Bible, try and read this article until the very end ~ the man who translated the Bible into English and was burnt alive at the ridiculously young age of 42 years old, for his efforts. Nearly 500 years ago, this week, William Tyndale, fondly called ‘Father of the English Bible’ was strangled and burned at the stake after being tried and convicted of heresy and reason for translating the Bible into English. HIS OFFENSE! He translated the Greek Bible into English. That you have a…

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President Muhammadu Buhari off to Japan for Tokyo International Conference

Tokyo International Conference

President Muhammadu Buhari is billed to travel to Japan tomorrow to attend the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development. A statement by the Presidency said the conference would take place in Yokohama city from August 28 to 30 after which the president would be back to the country on August 31. This year’s conference is themed, ‘Africa and Yokohama, Sharing Passion for the Future’. The Japanese Prime Minister and host, Shinzo Abe, is expected to perform the opening ceremonies of the conference. According to Special Adviser to the President…

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Wadume: APC gave me N13m for 2019 election

Wadume

Wadume: •I’m a political thug, not a kidnapper •I made N6m from a sitting governor •How I escaped from soldiers who wanted to kill me •Slain policemen identified themselves before soldiers killed them •Wadume’s uncle, brother, cousin reveal their roles. Suspected kidnap kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu Balla, a.k.a Wadume, who has been in the middle of the raging storm between the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police over the murder of three police operatives and two civilians by soldiers in Ibi town, Taraba state has finally opened up and made startling…

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