March 20, 2019

* FG Kicks Off 58th Independence Celebration With Photo Exhibition * World Leaders Honour Mandela At UN

* FG Kicks Off 58th Independence Celebration With Photo Exhibition     * World Leaders Honour Mandela At UN



FG Kicks Off 58th Independence Celebration With Photo Exhibition

The Federal Government Tuesday began activities to commemorate the 2018 Independence Anniversary Celebration with a Photo Exhibition, tagged “The Footprints of Nigeria’s Political Leaders,” which was curated by the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture. The Exhibition was declared open by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the 1st of October every year provides an opportunity to reflect on the nation’s unity, patriotism and commitment to nation-building.

World Leaders Honour Mandela At UN

World leaders looked to Nelson Mandela’s legacy of championing peace, human rights and global cooperation but acknowledged the world is far from achieving his ideals as the United Nations General Assembly’s annual top-level meeting began yesterday. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Mandela’s birth, and the U.N. is declaring 2019-2028 the “Nelson Mandela Decade of Peace.”At a peace summit honouring the late South African leader, nations from around the world adopted a declaration recommitting to goals of building a peaceful, inclusive and fair world and “to revive the values for which Nelson Mandela stood” by emphasizing human dignity.

I Will Not Let You Down, Atiku Tells PDP Delegates

The Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation has assured delegates to the forthcoming convention of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) that the former Vice President will not let them down if chosen as the Presidential candidate of the party. The assurance was given in a ‘’Special Letter to PDP Faithful ‘’, written to the party faithful, a copy of which was made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja. The letter was signed by Mr Segun Showunmi, the Director of Media and Publicity of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the PDP primaries have been scheduled to hold from Oct.5 to Oct. 6.

Stop Move To Sabotage Kogi PDP, Group Tells Secondus

A group, Peoples Democratic Party Youth Frontier, has called on the Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus, and the leadership of the party, to halt what it described as a plot to sabotage the interest of the party in Kogi State.  National Coordinator of the group, Comrade Austin Okai, in a statement on Tuesday, urged the leadership of the party to ensure transparency and provide a level-playing field for all aspirants in the Kogi East Senatorial race.

Saraki, Kwara Guber Aspirants Meet In Ilorin

Governorship aspirants on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara state have held a crucial meeting with Senate President Bukola Saraki. Details of the meeting, which took place on Monday night, are still sketchy. It was learnt that the national leader of the PDP enjoined the aspirants to conduct their campaigns in the builds up to the primary election in orderly manner. The meeting, held behind closed doors at Saraki’s private residence in Ilorin, the state capital, started about 10.20pm. It lasted till about 11.02pm with nine aspirants present.

Osun Rerun: Fayemi Visits Omisore

The Ekiti State Governor-Elect, Dr kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday visited Sen Iyiola Omisore, the Social Democratic Party, governorship aspirant in Ile-Ife, Osun State. Fayemi paid the visit to Omisore in his house at Oduduwa Estate, Ibadan Road, Ile-Ife. Fayemi, however, told newsmen that his visit was not on political issues, but personal. “Don’t you know that I am Omisore’s in-law and I am free to visit him anytime I wish?

2019: APC Approves Mode Of Primaries For States, FCT

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Working Committee (NWC) has approved both the direct and indirect mode of primaries for its governorship election scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29, in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). This was contained in a statement issued by Mr Yekini Nabena, the APC National Publicity Secretary, on Tuesday in Abuja. Nabena, however, said that the party’s NWC banned its Adamawa State Working Committee from participating either as delegates or to superintendent over the governorship primaries in the state.

Borno Dissolves State Executive Council

The Borno State government has announced the dissolution of the state Executive Council comprising about 18 commissioners. Secretary to the state government (SSG) Alhaji Usman Shuwa, who announced the dissolution in a statement, directed all commissioners to handover their ministries to the respective permanent secretaries on or before Friday, 28th September, 2018.

Why My ADC Was Arrested – Aisha Buhari

Wife of President Muhammadu Buhari said on Tuesday that she had no hand in the arrest and detention of her Aide De Camp, Sani Baban-Inna. In a statement issued on her behalf by her Director of Information,  Suleiman Haruna, the wife of the President said Baban-Inna, Chief Superintendent of Police, was arrested by the police for using his position as her ADC to dupe people.

Do The Needful Or We Go On Strike, ASUU Threatens FG

The Academic Staff Union of Universities says it will not back down in its efforts to sanitise the university system in the country, especially in the area of the welfare of its members.The National President of the union, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Lagos. According to him, no meaningful development will be achieved if government fails to put issues concerning education on the front burner for global reckoning and competitiveness.

I Will Provide Leadership Nigeria Currently Lacks, Says Dankwambo

Governor of Gombe State and presidential aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party, Ibrahim Dankwambo, has identified leadership as the main problem confronting the nation at the federal level. He has therefore expressed his readiness to provide the required leadership if voted in as President in 2019.

NFF Drags Dangote, Otedola To FIFA Awards

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has continued to hobnob with Nigeria’s foremost business magnate and prospective investor in Arsenal FC, Alhaji Aliko Dangote with a yet to be officially disclosed motive. It is however suspected that the top officials of the NFF are building relationship with the motive to woo investment from the businessman into Nigeria Football and more. NFF has invited Alhaji Dangote to a couple of Super Eagles matches previously, including the friendly match with England in London before the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, but he was unable to attend.

Mourinho – Pogba Can Never Be Man United Captain

Paul Pogba has been told by Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho he will never captain the club again while the Portuguese remains in charge, according to reports on Tuesday, as tensions between United’s star midfielder and manager continue to rise. Pogba has deputised as skipper in the absence of club captain Antonio Valencia on three occasions this season against Leicester and Brighton in the Premier League and a Champions League trip to Young Boys.

Father Of Child Rescued By France ‘Spiderman’ Convicted Over Negligence

The 37-year-old man was given a three month suspended sentence and compelled to complete parenting classes. He admitted to getting distracted on his way home to his son while playing a game on his smartphone. The father of the boy who was saved by France’s daring “Spiderman” in May was charged with negligence on Tuesday by a Paris court. The man received a three-month suspended sentence and will have to attend a court-ordered parenting class. His son was just four years old when he was found dangling off a fourth-story balcony in the French capital, much to horrified onlookers’ dismay.

Trump Accused Of Trying To ‘Topple’ Iran Leader In UN War Of Words

US President Donald Trump called for Iran’s international isolation in a combative and unashamedly boastful speech at the United Nations Tuesday, prompting accusations from his Iranian counterpart that he was trying to topple his government. In his second appearance before the General Assembly, Trump also lashed out at other adversaries such as Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro and took aim at international institutions such as the UN-backed world court. He even provoked derisive laughter from fellow leaders on the floor of the normally staid assembly by trumpeting the performance of his administration whose “America First” foreign policy continues to cause alarm bells.

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