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Photos: Buhari, Saraki observe Special Juma’at Prayers for Independence

President Muhammadu Buhari, Friday, observed Special Juma’at Prayers in commemoration of  the 57th Independence Celebration of Nigeria at the State House. Along with the president were the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, Chief of Army Staff, Buratai, and others. IGP Idris was equally seen in the photos. Buhari observes Special Juma’at Prayers for Independence Buhari observes Special Juma’at Prayers for Independence Buhari observes Special Juma’at Prayers for Independence Buhari observes Special Juma’at Prayers for Independence Buhari observes Special Juma’at Prayers for Independence Buhari observes Special Juma’at Prayers for Independence

Why Nigeria’s Independence anniversary is worth celebrating, says Rep

A member of House of Representatives, Mr. Ajibola Famurewa (Osun-APC) says Nigerians should celebrate 18 years unbroken democratic governance as part of 57th independence anniversary. Famurewa told newsmen in Abuja on Friday that though the country was facing challenges, there were a lot to celebrate for the anniversary. Nigerians on independence day “For us as a nation, we are celebrating 57 years of independence, and I think we have a lot of reasons to thank God. “In the last 57 years, we have passed through a lot of situations and to the glory of God; we are able to overcome some of the challenges that came our way along the line. “The challenges came from different angles. We talked about military incursion into politics or talk generally about our economy, securit...

Burundi: UN insists on investigation of alleged crimes against humanity by President

The UN Human Rights Council voted on Friday to extend its investigation into suspected crimes against humanity in Burundi, dealing a blow to an attempt by a group of African countries to dial down the level of scrutiny. The commission has said there are reasonable grounds to believe crimes against humanity have been committed since April 2015 when President Pierre Nkurunziza said he would seek a third term in office. File: Demonstrators take part in a protest in Bujumbura on May 13, 2015. A top Burundian general announced today the overthrow of President Pierre Nkurunziza, following weeks of violent protests against the president’s bid to stand for a third term. AFP PHOTO Burundi had hoped that by promising to cooperate fully with the UN human rights office and invitin...

‘Spinal Tap’ Lawsuit: Judge Tosses Harry Shearer, Fraud Claim From Profits Case

All but one of the co-creators of This Is Spinal Tap have been dealt a big setback in a closely-watched profits case over the 1984 rock mockumentary. On Thursday night, U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee granted Vivendi’s motion to dismiss Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner, and Michael McKean from the case. Additionally, the judge rejected a fraud claim. Shearer’s Century of Progress Productions originally brought the lawsuit and made headlines everywhere with the allegation that despite decades of cult success, the creatives had just $81 in merchandising income and $98 in musical sales income to show for it. The complaint was later amended to add Christopher Guest and the loan-out companies belonging to Reiner and McKean. The major problem area for the plaintiffs, who demanded up to $400 m...

Umahi suspends headteacher, 7 others for absenteeism

Gov. Dave Umahi of Ebonyi on Friday suspended Mr. Augustine Eze, Headmaster, Community Primary School, Amazu, Ishielu Local Government Area of the state and seven other teachers for absenteeism. Umahi who paid an unscheduled visit to the school directed the suspended teachers to report to the Chairman of the local government, Mr. Henry Eze. Umahi He further directed that the council chairman should refer them to the Chairman of the state Universal Basic Education,(UBEB) for more disciplinary actions. He gave N300,000 cash to the 15 teachers present during the visit to change their wardrobe, expressing dissatisfaction with the way they dressed. The governor engaged them in an academic exercise, drilling them in English Language and Mathematics. He condemned the nonchala...

2019: Fayose’s declaration for Presidency a politically naive move – FCT residents

By Luminous JannamikeABUJA – Some residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have criticized the Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state for declaring his intention to run for the office the President in 2019 against the collective decision of his Party, the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), to zone the Presidency to the North. Some of the residents in separate interviews with Vanguard on Friday expressed their disgust with Fayose describing the move as “politically naïve”, while others said it was a welcome development. Fayose’s campaign bus In his declaration speech, Fayose had acknowledged that the PDP zoned the Presidency to the North, but maintained that he was the man destined by God to take Nigeria out of the present political and economic stagnations. Deji Adey...

Photos: Osinbajo in Enugu en rout Anambra

The vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has made a stop-over at Enugu en route to Anambra State for an official assignment. He was warmly received by the Enugu state Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi. Also present at the the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu to receive the VP were the Anambra state Governor, Willie Obiano, Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige and the Heads of Security Agencies in Enugu, top government functionaries and revered traditional rulers, among others. Osinbajo in Enugu en rout Anambra, received by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Osinbajo in Enugu en rout Anambra, received by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Osinbajo in Enugu en rout Anambra, received by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Osinbajo in Enugu en rout Anambra, received by Governor If...

FCC Asks Apple to Activate Nonexistent FM Chips in iPhones

FCC chairman Ajit Pai released a forceful plea on Thursday for Apple to enable FM chips in its iPhones — an action that would theoretically provide “vital life-saving information” to Americans in Puerto Rico and other storm-damaged areas. Wireless networks and nearly the entire power grid covering P.R. were knocked offline in the wake of Hurricane Maria, and the New York Times reported that it could be up to six months before power is fully restored on the island. In his statement, Pai called activating FM chips a matter of public safety and he applauded the companies that have already done so. “Apple is the one major phone manufacturer that has resisted doing so,” Pai noted. “But I hope the company will reconsider its position, given the devastation wro...

Russian opposition leader Navalny, arrested

Russian opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, the principal figure in a galvanised protest movement against the country’s leadership, was detained on Friday ahead of a rally. Navalny said he was detained in the lobby of his apartment building in Moscow. Russian opposition leader, Alexei Navalny The rally was supposed to take place in Russia’s fifth-largest city, Nizhny Novgorod, about three hours away by high-speed train. State media cited authorities as saying Navalny was detained for calling on supporters to attend unauthorised rallies. But Navalny has insisted that Friday’s rally was authorised. “This is, of course, a new level. Now they are detaining me for an attempt to take part in a sanctioned meeting,” Navalny said on Twitter. Navalny, who has challenged Russia’s ...

Zuma can’t be forced to launch corruption inquiry into his govt, Says S. Africa court

South African President, Jacob Zuma is not obliged to set up a judicial inquiry commission into alleged corruption and influence-peddling in his government, a high court ruled on Friday. Jacob Zuma The ruling comes after main opposition party, Democratic Alliance (DA), demanded that Zuma should implement a recommendation for remedial action made in 2016 by former public prosecutor, Thuli Madonsela. Madonsela had found in a report that Zuma allowed the wealthy Gupta business family to “capture the state” through corrupt practices. The brothers of Indian origin are suspected of obtaining lucrative state contracts and even influencing ministerial appointments, thanks to their friendship with Zuma. The president and the Guptas denied any wrongdoing. The court’s decision is...

independence Promo: Buy A Plot or Duplex Today With 500k-1m Deposit (Lekki, Awka & Owerri)

In Lagos, you hear of a property on the island i.e Lekki, V.I costing hundreds of millions of naira while you can find properties five times of its equivalent in other areas at an even lower price! Why? Positioning. Those who own Victoria Island today bought it years ago at a low rate,why not do the same in the fastest developing area of Ibeju Lekki with our Lekki southern Villa and Pen Gardens with full land security and documentation guaranteed. Hurry now while this amazing offer stands; 600 square meters plot Of Lekki Southern Villa Annex 1 with C of O selling at ₦ 12 million 4bedroom Terrace Duplex selling at ₦28m 4bedroom Semi-detached Duplex with BQ at ₦38m 600 square meters plot of Lekki Southern Villa Phase 2 selling at ₦ 5.5 million 600 square meters plot of P...

Tell Villa hawks that last year they used DSS, it failed – Fayose

By Anthony Ogbonna The Ekiti state Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has reacted to the arrest of his State Commissioner for Finance, Chief Toyin Ojo and the Accountant General, Mrs. Yemisi Owolabi by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, saying those he described as “Villa hawks” to be told that “last year, they used DSS” but “it failed.” Ayodele Fayose While Governor Fayose was declaring his presidential ambition on Thursday 28th of September, 2017, EFCC swooped in and arrested the Ekiti state’s Commissioner for Finance and its Accountant General over alleged financial misappropriation of the bail-out funds to the state. But Governor Fayose, while condemning the arrest, said, “The arrestors of today would be arrested tomorrow.” Governor Fayose gave the statemen...