Lagos Assembly holds valedictory session Thursday —-Speaker

The Lagos State House of Assembly will hold its valedictory session on Thursday, the Speaker of the House, Mr Mudashiru Obasa has announced. Obasa, who made this announcement shortly before rising after plenary on Monday, said that the inauguration of the 9th Assembly might hold on Friday. He, however, said that the inauguration was subject to confirmation. Meanwhile, the House passed the Lagos State Building Control Regulation 2018 and the Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Regulations 2018 after debates. Earlier, the Chairman, House Committee on Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr…

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2% economic growth will not engender economic growth — Ohuabunwa

President, PSN Pharmacist Ohuabunwa Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, President, Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), on has said the present two per cent economic development being pursued by the Federal Government would not engender an economic growth the country so desired. Ohuabunwa made the comment in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of his Public Lecture delivered at the Crawford University, Igbesa. The 6th Public Lecture delivered at the Multipurpose Hall of the Faith-based University was entitled “When Will Nigeria Become a First Nation.’’ Ohuabunwa, the Guest…

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Israel’s first lady Nechama Rivlin dies after recent lung transplant

Late Nechama Rivlin Israel’s first lady, Nechama Rivlin, 73, died on Tuesday morning after battling with a respiratory disease for years, the Presidential Residence announced. She died at Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva. Three months ago, Rivlin underwent a lung transplant. Rivlin suffered from pulmonary fibrosis and required the constant use of a portable oxygen tank, which was attached to her even during official ceremonies she attended with her husband. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement: “Together with all the citizens of Israel, my wife Sara and I…

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Kwara Gov. Abdulrazaq commiserates with Emir of Ilorin over mother’s death

Kwara State Governor Abdulrazaq Gov. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara has commiserated with the Emir of Ilorin, Dr Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari on the death of his mother, Alhaja Aishatu Sulu-Gambari, popularly known as Alhaja Nma. In a condolence message by the governor’s Media Aide, Rafiu Ajakaye, quoted Abdulrazaq as praying Allah to grant the late Princess of Ilorin Al-Jannah Firdaus. “We pray Allah to grant the great princess of Ilorin emirate Al-Jannah Firdaus. “On behalf of the people and government of Kwara, I commiserate with His Eminence the Emir, Dr Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari.…

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Anambra information commissioner, Adinuba cautions against internet abuse, laments absence of gatekeepers

Anambra State Information Commissioner, Mr. Adinuba By Sunny A. David, Nnewi Nnewi Catholic Diocese Nnewi Anambra State has joined the rest of the world in marking the World Communications Day with special discussion programme on the Pope’s message for the year. The event commenced with a pontifical holy mass presided over by the Vicar General of Nnewi Diocese, Rev. Monsignor Patrick Ezeobata at St Mary’s Catholic Cathedral Nnewi. Reflecting on the message of Pope Francis for the celebration, Bishop Hilary Odili through the Vicar General called on Christians to recognize…

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Governor Obiano renews call for Aku Luo Uno

Third from right, Anambra State Governor Obiano with other dignitaries at the opening of the eatery By Sunny A. David, Awka The Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano has renewed call for “Think Home” philosophy, urging Anambra indigenes living in other parts of the world, to bring home and invest part of their wealth into the economy of the state. Governor Obiano was speaking when he witnessed the grand opening ceremony of Dreams Chicken and Fries, located at No 3, Club Road in Awka. The Governor was accompanied to the…

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Anambra acting CJ Onwuamaegbu, inaugurates Chief Magistrate courts at Ojoto, Oba

Anambra State acting Chief Judge, Justice Onwuamaegbu By Sunny A. David, Awka The Acting Chief Judge of Anambra State, Justice Ijem Onwuamaegbu has inaugurated the Chief Magistrate’s Court, Ojoto, Idemili South Local Government Area. Justice Onwuamegbu also inaugurated another Chief Magistrate’s Court at Oba in the same local government area. In a speech at the ceremony, Justice Onwuamegbu observed that the presence of the court would assure the people of easier access to justice within the council area. She, however, enjoined magistrates in the state to discharge their duties judiciously.…

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Professor Amuda-Kannike commiserates with Emir of Ilorin over mother’s transition

The Emir of Ilorin, HRH Sulu-Gambari A legal luminary and Provost, College of Law, Kwara State University, Professor Abiodun Amuda-Kannike, (SAN), has commiserated with the Emir of Ilorin, His Royal Highness, Alhaji (Dr.) Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari (CFR), over the transition of his beloved mother, Hajia Ayishat Nma Sulu-Gambari. She joined the ancestors on Monday, 3 June, 2019. Amuda-Kannike described Emir’s mother as a woman of virtue, humility and mother of all who cared and showed love without borders particularly to helpless children in the society within her reach, and therefore prayed…

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Buhari’s second term: Matters arising

By Carl Umegboro President Muhammadu Buhari on 29 May, 2019 took oath of office for his second term following his victory at the recent polls. The first tenure tagged ‘Change’ was characterized by some stringent policies including banning of a number of commodities especially agricultural produce to boost local productions. As a result, many businesses suffered. Likewise, all monetary dealings in government MDAs (ministries, departments and agencies) strictly followed an unusual procedure of the Treasury Single Account (TSA). Though, corruption hasn’t been totally knocked out, however, there is seemingly encouraging…

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FG, Nigerians get caution note from Europe against Amnesty International

Nigeria’s President Buhari The Federal Government and her citizens have been warned by some concerned Nigerians in the Diaspora, under the aegis of Association of Nigerian Professionals in Europe (ANPE) about the impending plot by Amnesty International (AI) to destabilise the country.  A London-based non-governmental organization, AI was originally focused on human rights, especially in war-ravaged nations. However, this humanitarian element appears to have diminished in recent times as the group has rather embraced controversy, deceit and falsehood. In the countries where Amnesty International operates, more facts emerged on how…

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