FG shifts blame for high poverty to State Governors

The Federal Government of Nigeria, yesterday, attributed the prevailing high level of poverty in the country to the attitude of some governors who focus more on building flyovers and airports rather than improving lives of citizens in rural areas, in its first official response since the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) disclosed two weeks ago that 133 million Nigerians, representing 63 per cent of the population are currently living in multi-dimensional poverty. Speaking after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa,…

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Coscharis Motors’ Customers to Access Premium Insurance Coverage from AIICO

Coscharis Motors Limited, a leading brand in the Nigerian automobile industry, has partnered with AIICO Insurance Plc to embed insurance into its automobile sales. As a result, existing and prospective customers of Coscharis will continue to enjoy premium automobile after-sales service backed with risk protection from the underwriting company, guaranteeing peace of mind at a minimal cost from the moment they purchase any vehicle of their choice. Speaking at the launch, Mr. Abiona Babarinde, Coscharis Group’s General Manager, Marketing and Corporate Communication, “We have entered into this value-based collaboration in…

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Police arrests Native doctor for killing client as gunshot protection charm fails

  Emmanuel Odo, a 23-year-old native doctor, has been arrested for allegedly killing his client, Benedict Onunze, while testing a gunshot-protection charm he prepared for him at Umuaram, Ikem, in Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of Enugu State. The Enugu State Police Command’s spokesperson, Daniel Ndukwe, said the native doctor, who killed his client, has confessed to the crime and has been arrested. The statement made available by Ndukwe read: “On 16/11/2022 at about 11pm, Police operatives serving in Isi-Uzo Police Division of the command, arrested Odoh Emmanuel (male and a…

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Over 260 Nigerian teachers migrated to Canada in 2022 —TRCN

Prof. Josiah Ajiboye, the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, said yesterday that over 260 Nigerians have migrated to Canada within the outgoing year. He also said the United Nations had hinted of its intention to sack some teachers and rather embark on mass recruitment of teachers from Nigeria. Prof. Ajiboye, who spoke at a one-day retreat on the state of education in Nigeria, organised by Education Correspondents Association of Nigeria, qECAN, in Abuja yesterday, lamented the berating of Nigerian education system by Nigerians. According…

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Inspector General of Police sentenced to three months imprisonment

The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Usman Baba, has been sentenced to three months imprisonment by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, over alleged refusal to obey a sister court judgment reinstating a police officer, Patrick Okoli, who was compulsorily retired. Rights group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), yesterday, said a Federal High Court order committing the Inspector General to a three-month imprisonment must be obeyed with immediate effect. It called on the IGP to surrender himself straightaway to the correctional centre in Kuje and not treat…

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Nigeria Bankers Games: Wema Bank tops with 22 record-breaking medals

Wema Bank, one of Nigeria’s most innovative banks, emerged the overall winner in the just concluded 2022 edition of the Nigeria Bankers Games with a record-breaking 22 medals. At the end of the games, reputed as the most prestigious sporting competition in the Nigerian banking industry, the bank stood at the top of the medals table having garnered a total of ten gold, seven silver and five bronze medals. The organizers of the sports fiesta, Media Vision Limited, Nigeria’s leading sports marketing and activation company, in a letter to the…

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Sterling Bank Sponsors Training For 1,000 youths

Sterling Bank Plc, Nigeria’s leading commercial bank, has partnered with Nigeria Jubilee Fellows Programme (NJFP) to sponsor 1,000 fellows during this year’s training programme. Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (MD/CEO) of Sterling Bank Plc, Mr. Abubakar Suleiman said, at the launch of the programme in Lagos, that the bank is supporting NJFP because of its interest in the education sector as one of five sectors it is presently concentrating investments in under its HEARTs of Sterling programme. The other sectors are Health, Agriculture, Renewable Energy and Transportation. The Nigeria…

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Adeleke fires 12,000 workers first day in office; puts appointment of 3 obas on hold

Ademola Adeleke, the new Osun State Governor, has dethroned three monarchs enthroned recently by his predecessor, Adegboyega Oyetola yesterday, in his first 24 hours in office. Adeleke suspended the chairman and members of the Osun State Independent Electoral Commission, OSIEC; and sacked via executive orders, no fewer than 12,000 workers recently employed by Oyetola. The new governor also ran into a disagreement with the state legislators, on the legality of his executive orders over laws passed by the House, even as hoodlums unleashed mayhem in Osogbo, attacking motor parks, forcing…

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It’s doubtful herders wilfully destroy farms —Agric Minister

The Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar has said it was unsure herders intentionally unleash their cattler on farms, despite frequent invasion of farms and killings of farmers in different parts of the country, especially in South East and Benue State, by armed herdsmen. The Minister who stated this while responding to questions at the presentation of his ministry’s scorecard for 2015-2023, also blamed the rising cost of basic foodstuff in the country on inflaton and aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic which forced many countries, including Nigeria to shut down…

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Aisha Buhari ordered the arrest of our undergraduate son over Twitter post -Uncle

Aminu Adamu, an undergraduate of the Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State, who was arrested by security operatives comprising the police and men of the Department of State Service, over a post on Twitter alleging that the wife of the President Buhari, Aisha was feeding fat on poor people’s money is yet to be released. In an interview with Shehu Azare, (Aminu’s uncle) published by BBC Hausa on Monday, he said the victim’s father, Mallam Adamu was not aware of his arrest until about five days later, when his friends told…

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