We Partnered with Tony Elumelu Foundation to Create Economic Opportunities in Conflict Prone Regions – ICRC President Says

 …Tony Elumelu, Founder of Tony Elumelu Foundation and ICRC President, Peter Maurer Calls for a new Private Sector Led approach to humanitarian development in Africa …Collaboration between humanitarian and the private sector is critical for impact-driven intervention    At the just concluded Forum organised by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), key speakers Tony O. Elumelu, Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation and Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) proffered entrepreneurship as the most sustainable solution to accelerating Africa’s transformation. During a one-on-one…

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Nigerian Tribunal Rejects Bid To Overturn Buhari’s Election

A Nigerian election tribunal on Wednesday rejected a bid by the main opposition candidate to overturn the result of February’s presidential election, which saw Muhammadu Buhari returned to office. Defeated contender Atiku Abubakar, a businessman and former vice president, was the candidate of the main opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The PDP said it would mount an appeal against the ruling at the country’s Supreme Court. The defeat for Atiku was widely anticipated. Buhari, a 76-year-old former military ruler, was re-elected after first taking office as an elected leader in…

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PDP Heads To Supreme Court, Says Verdict Is Subversion Of Justice

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said it completely rejects the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal describing it as provocative, barefaced subversion of justice and direct assault on the integrity of our nation’s justice system. The party added that it is particularly shocked that the tribunal failed to point to justice despite the flawless evidence laid before it, showing that President Buhari was not only unqualified to contest the election but also did not score the majority of valid votes at the polls. A statement by the PDP national…

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Mosque Saga: Governor Nyesom Wike Denies Demolishing A Mosque in Rivers State

…I’m here With Reporters You Can See There Was No Mosque Here…Wike.    Gov Nyesom Wike of Rivers State shows up at the site of a structure reported in the media as a demolished mosque on Monday, August 26, 2019 (Twitter: @GovWike) There have been reports in a section of the Nigerian press and on social media pertaining to the ‘demolition of a mosque in Rivers State’, South of Nigeria.  Rivers is a largely Christian state and Nigeria is almost evenly split between a predominantly Christian south and a predominantly…

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Xenophobia: No Fewer Than 400 Nigerians Indicated Interest For Evacuation from South Africa

The Nigerian Mission in South Africa says no fewer than 400 Nigerians have indicated interest and registered to be evacuated from South Africa following the recent xenophobic attacks. Nigeria’s Consul General in Johannesburg, Godwin Adama, said this in a telephone interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja. Adama noted that Air Peace had offered to airlift those willing to return home sequel to the attacks on Nigerians and their businesses by South Africans. According to him, the first batch of Nigerians who are willing to return…

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To Light Up Imo communities Ihedioha Sets Up Independent Power agency

As one of the cardinal points of his ‘rebuild Imo administration,’ Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State has among other landmark achievements within the first 100 days of his regime established an independent power agency, otherwise called Imo State Power and Rural Electrification Agency (I-POREA) to light up Imo communities.  The bill for the setting up of the agency had been passed by the Imo State House of Assembly and signed into law by the governor penultimate week, thereby bringing to eight number of executive bills signed by the governor…

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US Introduces New Visa Policy For Nigeria

The United States has said that beginning from August 29, 2019 a new Visa policy that would require Nigerian nationals to pay a visa issuance fee, or reciprocity fee, for all approved applications for nonimmigrant visas. A statement issued by the U.S. Embassy, said that the fee would be charged in addition to the nonimmigrant visa application fee, which all applicants pay at the time of application. According to the statement, the new visa policy, it said, would be effective worldwide on August 29, 2019. The categories are $110 for…

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Xenophobia: Nigerian Car Dealership Owner Laments

      …My Heart Broke As I helplessly Watched Everything Perishing Into Flames’ – Orji   Several foreign shop owners in Jeppestown South Africa, are still counting the cost of the destruction left behind in the aftermath of their shops being shattered on Sunday night September 1. The Sunday night violence reportedly escalated to Monday morning when more shops were ransacked by a mob of residents. It was a black day for some Nigerians in South Africa as they lost valuable assets and businesses domiciled in the country. Two…

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APC Gave Me N13m For 2019 Election, Got N6m From A Sitting Governor, Defrauded Civil Servant Of N30m, In June 2018

Suspected kidnap kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu Bala, popularly known as Wadume, has opened a can of worms about his real personality, profession and alleged involvement in the Nigerian politics, particularly in the buildup to the 2019 elections. Alhaji Hamisu Bala, aka Wadume, denied being a kidnapper but admitted supplying arms to kidnappers. Wadume also said that he was a political thug, adding that he defrauded many politicians in 2018 on the pretext that he spiritual powers to help them win elections. The suspect claimed further that APC gave him N13 million…

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Okorocha Mismanaged About N1trn Belonging To Imo State In Eight Years

The Imo State Governor,  Emeka Ihedioha, has denied expending N2.8billion monthly on sanitation as alleged by his predecessor, Rochas Okorocha, and described the allegation as baseless and unfounded. A statement by the Special Adviser on Media to the Governor, Mr Steve Osuji, said only N25m was used for the monthly exercise. This came just as Okorocha faulted the petition to the Inspector-General of Police by the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party against him. However, Ihedioha, in his reaction to the monthly sanitation, described Okorocha’s allegation as unfortunate. According…

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