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Vote and die, IPOB threatens Anambra residents

Vote and die, IPOB threatens Anambra residents

2017-11-11 12:29:36

One week to the governorship election in Anambra State, the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra has threatened voters with death if they vote. They also vowed to disrupt the election. The members of the group marched around some streets in Onitsha, Anambra State yesterday, vowing a lockdown on the day of the election, which is scheduled to hold on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Members of the group can be heard threatening voters in videos of the march circulating online. They said, ““If you vote you will die. Don’t go out, stay in your house. If you vote on November 18,… continue reading


Opposition will be buried during council poll, says Ajimobi

Opposition will be buried during council poll, says Ajimobi

2017-11-11 12:13:40

Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi has said that the opposition will be “silenced and finally buried” in the next council election, which he said would hold in the first quarter of next year. Ajimobi spoke yesterday during the swearing in of the Chairmen of Councils and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) affected by legal constraints instituted by the seven Baales in Oyo township over boundary matters. He expresseed confidence that the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has done well as a party to win all the available elective positions in the next council polls. A Federal High Court sitting in… continue reading


Mambilla: FG, Chinese consortium sign $5.8bn power plant agreement

Mambilla: FG, Chinese consortium sign $5.8bn power plant agreement

2017-11-11 12:03:49

The Federal Government and a consortium of three Chinese firms yesterday signed an agreement for the construction of the 3,050 megawatts Mambilla Hydroelectric Power Plant worth $5.79bn. According to the government, the project which is being constructed in Taraba State is expected to be completed in six years. Funding for the power plant will come from China and the Federal Government, as China Exim Bank and other Chinese lenders are expected to provide 85 per cent of the contract sum amounting to $4.92bn, while Nigeria will put forward 15 per cent amounting to $868.87m. On the scope of work for… continue reading


Trump, Putin agree ‘no military solution’ in Syria: Kremlin

Trump, Putin agree ‘no military solution’ in Syria: Kremlin

2017-11-11 11:48:35

US President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin agreed there was “no military solution” for the war in Syria, in a joint statement approved on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific summit, the Kremlin said Saturday. “The presidents agreed that the conflict in Syria has no military solution,” and confirmed their “determination to defeat ISIL”, the Kremlin website said, using an acronym for the Islamic State jihadist group. The two talked and shared a handshake at the summit in Vietnam’s Danang after several days of uncertainty over whether a meeting would take place. “The presidents confirmed their commitment to Syria’s… continue reading


Russia 2018: Eagles end qualifiers unbeaten

Russia 2018: Eagles end qualifiers unbeaten

2017-11-11 11:36:11

Nigeria yesterday night ended the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers unbeaten after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Algeria in Constantine yesterday. A goal from Hapoel Beer Sheva midfielder, John Ogu, and a converted penalty from Yacine Brahimi ensured the two sides shared the points at the Stade Mohamed Hamlaoui. The Super Eagles, who had qualified for the Mundial before the match, finished top of Group B with 14 points while the Algerians are last with two points the North Africans failed to win a match in the qualifiers. The Eagles qualified with a 1-0 victory over Zambia… continue reading


Fashola denies Melaye’s $385 million squandering allegation

Fashola denies Melaye’s $385 million squandering allegation

2017-11-10 12:46:45

The Minister of Power Mr Babatunde Fashola has denied allegations of fraud by senator representing Kogi west, Dino Melaye of the All Progress Congress against him and the Ministry of Power, Work and Housing. had alleged that the power ministry diverted $35 million to the Afam fast power project without the approval of the national assembly. He also said a sum of $350 million ?raised from a $1 billion Eurobond was spent by the ministry in 2013 But Fashola in a statement denied the allegation of financial impropriety, saying fact could have been easily verifiable by a simple letter from… continue reading


NSCDC to deploy 11,000 men, 300 dogs for Anambra poll

NSCDC to deploy 11,000 men, 300 dogs for Anambra poll

2017-11-10 12:21:51

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps yesterday said it would deploy no fewer than 300 dogs for the conduct of the Anambra State governorship poll scheduled for November 18. It added that it would engage 11, 000 personnel from seven states for the election. The Anambra state Commandant of the Corps, Mr. John Ahwen, disclosed this to newsmen in Awka, the Anambra State capital. He said the personnel would be deployed from neighbouring states of Enugu, Abia, Ebonyi, Rivers, Edo, Delta and Imo. Ahwen said four drones, ambulances and medical team as well as 115 vehicles, 15 of which… continue reading


Budget: N2tn debt service provision unsustainable, says LCCI

Budget: N2tn debt service provision unsustainable, says LCCI

2017-11-10 11:51:04

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry has described as unsustainable the debt service provision of N2.014tn in the 2018 budget proposal submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly on Tuesday. The LCCI, however, commended the commitment of the government to the restoration of the January-December budget cycle, saying it would be good for planning purposes both in the public and private sectors of the economy. It, therefore, appealed to the National Assembly to ensure a speedy consideration of the appropriation bill in order to normalise the budgetary cycle. The Director-General, LCCI, Mr. Muda Yusuf, said this would… continue reading


British prime minister ‘will not tolerate’ lawmakers blocking Brexit

British prime minister ‘will not tolerate’ lawmakers blocking Brexit

2017-11-10 11:32:56

British Prime Minister Theresa May warned pro-EU MPs that she “will not tolerate” efforts to block Brexit through parliamentary manoeuvres, in a column in Friday’s Daily Telegraph. As Brexit talks resumed in Brussels, May sought to reimpose her authority over potential rebels following a chaotic week in which she lost two ministers in separate scandals. Crucial legislation to put existing EU regulations on the domestic statute book in a bid to avoid legal chaos after Brexit is currently working its way through parliament, with many amendments already lodged. “The EU Withdrawal Bill is the single most significant piece of legislation… continue reading


Mikel, Rohr Focus On Unbeaten Run As Super Eagles Face Algeria Tonight

Mikel, Rohr Focus On Unbeaten Run As Super Eagles Face Algeria Tonight

2017-11-10 11:23:26

Super Eagles skipper Mikel Obi has stated that the team is focused on finishing the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign unbeaten . The Super Eagles have recorded four wins and one draw in the five games they have played so far, clinching the sole ticket in Group B at the expense of Zambia, Cameroon and Algeria. Mikel who may start the encounter from the substitutes bench added that his teammates won’t be complacent when they file out against a rejuvenated Algerian side at the Stade Mohamed Hamlaoui Constantine tonight. A win or draw for the Eagles tonight will stretch Nigeria’s… continue reading


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