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APC governors condemn growing ethnic agitations

APC governors condemn growing ethnic agitations

Governors elected on the platform of the governing All Progressives Congress, APC, have condemned recent ethnic-based calls for Nigeria to break up. The governors made their position known Thursday in a statement issued by the director general of the Progressive Governors Forum, PGF, Salihu Lukman, in Abuja. The statement said in line with the “social

Atiku’s Intels battles Nigerian govt in court

The business dispute between the Nigerian government and the Integrated Logistics Services Nigeria Limited, Intels, is now a subject of litigation, with Intels accusing authorities of breaching agreements and sabotaging its multi-billion dollar ports investments through de-categorization of terminals, court papers sighted by PREMIUM TIMES have revealed. The Nigerian Ports Authority had in May conveyed

INEC writes Melaye, begins recall process July 3

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has written a letter to Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, to inform him that it has received a petition for his recall. This comes two days after Melaye’s constituents submitted a petition and collected signatures to the commission. In a statement on Thursday, Mohammed Haruna, INEC’s national commissioner

FG begins probe of ex-Queen College’s principal over students’ deaths

Adamu Adamu, minister of education, says his ministry has launched a fresh investigation into the deaths of students of Queen’s College, Lagos, in order to identify “those responsible” for the tragedy. Lami Amodu, the principal of the school at the time of the deaths, will now come under investigation. Speaking with TheCable on Thursday, Adamu

Religious Studies Curriculum: Educational Minister economical with truth, says CAN; challenges education ministry to publish full details

The Christian Association Nigeria (CAN) has accused the Minister of Education, Alhaji Adamu Adamu and the Federal Ministry of Education of misleading Nigerians on the highly emotive issue of tinkering with secondary education curriculum and placing Christian students at a disadvantage. CAN, in a statement issued on its behalf by Pastor Adebayo Oladeji Special Assistant,

Wike sacks works commissioner

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has sacked Harrison Iheanyichukwu, the state commissioner for works. The development comes a little over a year after Iheanyichukwu took over from Kevin Wachukwu, who was also sacked. Simeon Nwakaudu, the governor’s special assistant on electronic media, confirmed Iheanyichukwu’s sack in a statement on Thursday. Nwakaudu said the sack

I don’t care what people say, I badly want to get back to music, says Omotola Jalade

After 22 years in the movie industry, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Nollywood actress, who was among the 2013 Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, has surely made her mark as an actress. In this interview with TheCable Lifestyle, the 39-year-old entertainer spoke about getting married early, music, her new movie Alter Ego, and how

16 women kidnapped as survivors narrate ‘shocking’ details of Boko Haram ambush of ‘secure’ convoy

Some survivors of the Tuesday morning ambush on a convoy of dozens of vehicles under armed escort have narrated their woes blaming the security agencies for poor preparation. The survivors also confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES that 16 women were among those kidnapped by the Boko Haram after the ambush. The ambush, at about 10 a.m.

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