* Lagos bans cart pushers, wheel barrow operators from streets (Vanguard) * Oyo agog as Alaafin installs Gani Adams 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland (Tribune)

* Lagos bans cart pushers, wheel barrow operators from streets (Vanguard)                * Oyo agog as Alaafin installs Gani Adams 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland (Tribune)



Lagos bans cart pushers, wheel barrow operators from streets (Vanguard)

The Lagos State Government on Saturday announced a total ban on the operations of cart pushers and wheel barrow operators in the State, saying that their activities were inimical to the environmental cleanliness in the State. In a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr. Tunji Bello, the State Government said that with the flag off of the Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI), the continuous activities of cart pushers will pose a threat to the success of the initiative. Read more

Oyo agog as Alaafin installs Gani Adams 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland (Tribune)

The ancient city of Oyo is currently hosting people from different parts of the South-West Nigeria and beyond, at its popular Durbar Stadium for the installation of Chief Gani Adam as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland. The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, had, last year October, announced Gani Adams, leader of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), as the new Aare Oba Kakanfo of Yorubaland. In attendance at the ceremony are traditional rulers and other dignitaries, which include the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji; the Akinrun of Ikirun, Oba Rauf Olayiwola and Timi of Ede, Oba Adesola Lawal. Read more

Anambra Central Rerun: Umeh votes, expresses satisfaction with conduct (Vanguard)

Chief Victor Umeh, candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the election has expressed satisfaction with the conduct of  the Anambra Central re-run. Umeh, a former National Chairman of APGA, accompanied by his wife, Prisca and one of his daughters, made this known after casting his vote at his Aguluzigbo ward in Awka South Local Government Area at noon. He expressed satisfaction on the turnout of voters in his area, adding that it was going on smoothly. “I am happy that this election is taking place today, I have voted alongside my wife and daughter and it has been smooth everywhere. Read more

Anambra rerun: Ngige threatens to sue INEC over inclusion in candidates’ list (Nation)

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, may head to court over his inclusion in the list of candidates for Saturday’s rerun election in the Anambra Central Senatorial District. Ngige threatened to sue the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for “deliberately listing his name with a view to humiliating him.” The minister said he had, in accordance with the provisions of the Electoral Act, informed INEC of his withdrawal from the rerun election on January 11, 2016 when the election was originally scheduled for March 2016. Read more

Oyedepo, Enenche flay attacks by herdsmen (PremiumTimes)

Hours after the Benue state government buried over 70 victims of the January 1 attacks by suspected herdsmen, the general overseer of the Living Faith Church also known as Winners Chapel, David Oyedepo, on Saturday morning condemned the killings. His counterpart, fiery cleric, Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre, also asked the rampaging herdsmen to relocate to the dreaded Sambisa forest to feed their cattle rather than kill and maim innocent Nigerians in their bid to acquire land for grazing. Read more

Lawmaker condemns detention of Cameroonian activists (PremiumTimes)

The chairman of the House of Representatives committee on IDPs, Refugees and Initiatives on North East, Sani Zorro, has condemned the arrest of Cameroonian separatist leaders by the Nigerian government. The group leads a movement for an independent English-speaking Ambazonia State, which seeks to break away from the domination of the French-speaking Cameroon. The men were arrested by security operatives in Abuja and have been held incommunicado, a lawyer representing other members of the group said. Read more

We don’t want foreigner as lawmaker ―Lokoja community (Tribune)

As the next general election draws near, the people of Lokoja, the Kogi state capital have resolved not to elect “foreigners” as lawmakers into the state House of Assembly. The people under the aegis of the Lokoja Market Women Association, Lokoja Youths Forum and Lokoja Elders Forum, said one of the major problems that had been facing the town, particularly the Lokoja state constituency 1, was the imposition of people that had not identified with the community on them as candidates in the election. Read more

Medical Professionals reject Health Insurance Scheme (Nation)

Medical professionals including Pharmacists, Medical laboratory Scientists and Nurses in Ondo State have rejected some aspects of the State Contributory Health Scheme bill pending before the State House of Assembly. They described the bill as oppressive, highly discriminatory and misleading.At a news conference in Akure, the state capital yesterday,the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria (AMLSN) and the National Association of Nurses and Midwives of Nigeria (NANMN) said membership and chairmanship of the proposed the Board of the Health Insurance Scheme should be opened to all health professionals rather than only medical doctors as proposed in the bill. Read more

UNIOSUN Engineering Dept HOD slumps, dies on campus (Tribune)

Tragedy hit Osun State University ( UNIOSUN), Osogbo, on Thursday, when the Head of the Civil Engineering Department (HOD) Dr Moses Adebowale Ogunbiyi, suddenly slumped and died on the campus of the institution. Though details surrounding the sudden death were still sketchy as of the time of filing this report, Tribune Online authoritatively gathered that the sad incident occurred around 11.00 am. Read more

3 policemen dismissed for wrongful use of firearms in Lagos (Vanguard)

The Lagos State Police Command on Saturday announced the dismissal of three policemen for allegedly shooting recklessly while on duty. The spokesman of the command, SP Chike Oti, confirmed the dismissal to newsmen, saying the policemen were dismissed after they were tried according to the laws and regulations of the Force. According to Oti, the three policemen were attached to the Amukoko Division. He gave their service numbers as: 25759 – Sgt. Osaseri Saturday, 359075 – Sgt. Segun Okun and 496833 – Cpl. Adekunle Oluwarotimi. Read more

Falconets defeat Basetsana 2-0, put one firm leg in France (Nation)

A brilliant performance by the Nigeria U20 girls in Polokwane on Saturday drew them very close to another outing in the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup, as South Africa’s Basetsana could find no answer to the fire –power of Chris Danjuma’s maidens. Usual suspect Rasheedat Ajibade, the Falconets’ top scorer in this qualifying series, showed shrewdness and great ball sense in beating the home team’s goalkeeper for Nigeria’s first goal on the half –hour, and Anam Imo increased the tally for the two –time World Cup silver medallists six minutes later. Read more

Nigerian GK outstanding as Chelsea U18 winning run at home ends vs Aston Villa (Allnigeriasoccer)

For the first time this season, Chelsea U18s dropped points at home after they were held to a 2-2 draw by Aston Villa in the U18 Premier League on Saturday afternoon. England youth internationals Faustino Anjorin and Tariq Uwakwe were named in the young Blues starting line-up, and so were goalkeeper Emmanuel Idem and the highly-rated Dutch youth international striker Colin Odutayo for Aston Villa. Chelsea got off to the best possible start when Anjorin put them in front after only two minutes, Ramsey tapped in the visitors equalizer on the half-hour mark. Read more

Premier League boss deals potential blow to Blues’ reported pursuit of 52-goal ace amid transfer rumours (Caughtoffside)

Chelsea have been dealt a blow in their reported pursuit of West Ham striker Andy Carroll, after boss David Moyes said that the Hammers’ intention is “not to let anyone go”. This is according to Sky Sports, who state that the west London side had been linked with the England striker according to some news outlets, and that Moyes has spoken out about his side’s willingness to let the former Newcastle forward go. Speaking about the future of his players, Moyes said that “we have got no players here who we want to leave. We need to add to our squad. So, ideally, we strengthen. My intention is not to let anyone go.” Read more

Kieran Tierney reveals his 4 people he’d most like to have dinner with (Talkingbaws)

Kieran Tierney has revealed the four people he’d most like to have dinner with – and his answer isn’t surprising. The Celtic full-back got involved in a Q&A on Twitter this afternoon as the Bhoys enjoy their last day in Dubai for the winter break. He answered some fairly interesting questions, including what music he’d listen to for the rest of his life if he had to, how he likes his steaks and whether he likes darts or golf. Read more

Real Madrid ready to offer Gareth Bale to Liverpool in stunning swap deal for Mo Salah (Express)

That’s according to a sensational report from Spain on the Don Balon website. Salah has been on fire for Liverpool this season since signing from Roma and has 17 goals in the Premier League. And Real Madrid have taken notice – with Zinedine Zidane publicity praising him earlier this season. And now Florentino Perez is said to be so keen on bringing him to Spain that he’s up for a stunning swap deal. Read more

Rafael Nadal and Stan Wawrinka ready for Australian Open (Dailymail)

Tennis’ walking wounded have all committed to making the Australian Open but serious question marks remain about Novak Djokovic and Stanislas Wawrinka in particular. Neither man has played a competitive match since Wimbledon, with Djokovic taking the remainder of last season off to rehabilitate a troublesome elbow problem and Wawrinka undergoing knee surgery. Djokovic has remodelled his serve under the guidance of coaches Andre Agassi and Radek Stepanek in a bid to ensure the injury does not resurface. Read more

Pakistan: Khan says meeting Trump would be ‘bitter pill (Washingtonpost)

Famed cricketer turned politician Imran Khan says meeting U.S. President Donald Trump would be a “bitter pill” to swallow should he become Pakistan’s prime minister in elections later this year, but added “I would meet him.” In a press briefing Saturday, Khan, who has an international reputation as a ladies man and at home is seen more as a religious conservative, said he has been a staunch opponent of Pakistan’s participation in the war on terror since it began in 2001 following the 9/11 attacks on the U.S. Read more

Brigitte biography says young Macron wrote steamy book about their romance (Reuters)

A new biography of French first lady Brigitte Macron says her husband penned a racy novel inspired by their early romance, when he was still a teenager and she his married drama teacher. President Emmanuel Macron, who turned 40 last month, fell for Brigitte during rehearsals for a school play at the Providence high school in Amiens, and defied his parents’ disapproval to pursue the relationship with a woman 24 years his senior. Read more

Turkey says it will oust Kurdish militants from Afrin, Syria (Washingtonpost)

Turkey’s president has said Turkey will oust Kurdish militants from Afrin, northern Syria, as the military shelled the area from across the border. Speaking Saturday in the eastern province of Elazig, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened the People’s Protection Units, or YPG, saying Turkey will intervene if the “terrorists in Afrin do not surrender.” Turkey considers the YPG a terror group and an extension of the Kurdish insurgency within its own borders. The Turkish military entered rebel-held Idlib in October to monitor “de-escalation zones” but has appeared to focus more on bordering Afrin. Read more

2 bodies recovered from burning oil tanker adrift off China coast (Guardian)

A Chinese salvage team has recovered two bodies from a stricken Iranian oil tanker that was still blazing a week after it caught fire and was left adrift following a collision in the East China Sea, the state news agency Xinhua reported. The four members of the salvage team wore respirators to board the Sanchi on Saturday, where they found the two bodies on the deck. They tried to get to the living quarters but were driven back by temperatures on the burning ship of about 89C (192F), Xinhua said. Read more

Tunisia considers aid for poor as president hosts emergency talks on anti-austerity protests (Telegraph)

The Tunisian government may increase aid for poor families in a bid to defuse tensions following anti-austerity protests that saw hundreds arrested and left at least one man dead.   Beji Caid Essebsi, Tunisia”s president,  hosted emergency talks with trade unions, employers associations, and political parties on Saturday. “We discussed the general situation in the country and the reforms, especially socio-economic, that must be adopted to overcome the current problems,” Wided Bouchamaoui, the head of the UTICA employers association, told reporters after the meeting. Read more

China says Iran nuclear deal not derailed, pledges constructive role (Reuters)

China on Saturday pledged to continue playing a constructive role in maintaining and implementing the Iran nuclear deal, after U.S. President Donald Trump set an ultimatum to fix “disastrous flaws” in a deal. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif by phone that implementation of the deal had not been “derailed” but would face “some new complicating factors”, the state news agency Xinhua reported. Read more




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