Ambode unveils plans to construct 6,000 bed hostel in LASU

…As 36,540 students graduate from institution

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday revealed plans by his administration to build a 6000-bed hostel within the campus of Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo in partnership with the private sector to improve on the learning experience in the institution.
Speaking at the 21st Convocation ceremony of LASU held at the university’s auditorium complex, Governor Ambode said government will continue to invest in infrastructure in tertiary institutions in the State including LASU to make them emerge as great citadels of learning and pride of all.

While commending the management and governing council of the institution for the professionalism with which the affairs of LASU had been piloted, Governor Ambode charged them to build on the ranking of the institution as the Best State University in Nigeria to become one of the best five universities in the country by 2020.
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Buhari condemns London’s terror attacks

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned Wednesday’s terror attacks near the Parliament Building at Westminster, London.

The President, who sympathized with the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, assured her that the government and people of Nigeria “stand with Britons at this sad and trying moment in their country.”

President Buhari urged the whole world to join hands to defeat the perpetrators of terrorism.
“Terror attack anywhere in the world is condemnable,”President Buhari said.

Four persons were killed and at least 20 injured in London on Wednesday after a car plowed into pedestrians and an attacker stabbed a policeman close to the British parliament in what police called a “marauding terrorist attack”.

The dead included the assailant and the policeman he stabbed, while the other two victims were among the pedestrians hit by the car as it tore along Westminster Bridge before crashing into railings just outside parliament. Read more

RCCG April 2017 Special Holy Ghost Service for children. THEME: # ABBA FATHER 3 » 7th April

RCCG April 2017 Special Holy Ghost Service for children

THEME: # ABBA FATHER 3

DATE: Friday, 7th April 2017

MINISTERING: Pastor E.A. Adeboye

VENUE: Redemption Camp, KM 46 Lagos Ibadan Expressway, Mowe, Ogun State Nigeria

TIME: 7PM Nigerian time

Live video: RCCG FIRST BORN FAMILY POWER CONFERENCE 2017 – THE TURNING POINT

Ministering: Pastor E.A. Adeboye

Buhari to governors: Pay salaries with Paris fund

President Muhammadu Buhari  told Nigerian state governors today that  their priority when they receive the second tranche of Paris loan refund should be to pay salaries, pensions and gratuities.

“I will not rest until I address those issues that affect our people. One of these basic things is the issue of salaries. It is most important that workers are able to feed their families, pay rent and school fees, then other things can follow,” Buhari  said, according to a statement by  the president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu.

 

The National Economic Council is made up of State Governors and chaired by the Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. Read more

#CAFelections: Ahmad topples Hayatou after 29 years in power

Cameroonian Issa Hayatou’s 29-year reign as president of the Confederation of African Football has come to an end.

Ahmad Ahmad

He was ousted today in the much anticipated election for the African footballing top post by Madagascar’s Ahmad Ahmad.

Ahmad, 57,  won the poll 34-20 at the CAF Congress in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Issa Hayatou

The 70-year-old Cameroonian Hayatou,  had been in power since 1988 and was seeking an eighth four-year term.

Prior to joining the race, Ahmad was the President of Malagasy Football Federation, and not much had been heard from him over the years because he was a silent member of Caf’s Executive Committee.

He is from a northwestern Malagasy village and is the first Madagascan to run for the presidency of a continental confederation.

Ahmad changed his stance when he revealed that he would be the one to take on Hayatou.

Hayatou had been concerned that Ahmad was pulling the strings from Southern Africa, especially when 24 African football association (FA) presidents met with FFfA president Gianni Infantino in Harare recently.

In Southern Africa, Ahmad gained the confidence of Cosafa last month, not surprisingly since its headed by Chiyangwa.

Ahmad’s progress would come as a relief to South Africa, as their association had long bemoaned the political power struggle Safa faced against the French language nations in the North of Africa.

Hayaatou’s exit seems to be welcome news to many football fans in Africa who feel it was high time left the scene

Senate rejects Magu as EFCC Chairman

The Senate on Thursday rejected the nomination of Ibrahim Magu as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The Senate rejected the nomination following a letter by the Department of State Security (DSS) which upheld an earlier letter that Magu failed the integrity test and was unfit for the office.

The DSS letter which was sent to the Senate on Wednesday stressed that Mr Magu would constitute “a liability to the anti-corruption fight of the present administration”.- NAN

LIVE VIDEO: Acting Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu undergoing screening at the senate

Happening Now ….Acting Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu undergoing screening today, March 15, 2017 by the Senate as a substantive chairman of EFCC.

Buhari holds first FEC meeting since return from medical vacation

President Buhari presides over the Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting at the State House on 15th March, 2017

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Leicester City through to Champions League Quarter-Finals

Goals from Wes Morgan and Marc Albrighton turned the tie on its head but the Foxes were equally indebted to Kasper Schmeichel, who denied the ten-man visitors from the spot

Leicester City’s remarkable UEFA Champions League debut surges on after the English title holders ousted a Sevilla side that have won European silverware for the past three seasons to reach the last eight.

Trailing 2-1 from the round of 16 first leg, Leicester reversed their fortunes with goals from Wes Morgan and Marc Albrighton but there was plenty more drama to come. First Samir Nasri was sent off, then the ten men won a penalty. However, Kasper Schmeichel, who had denied Joaquín Correa from the spot in Seville, repeated the feat against Steven N’Zonzi as the Foxes held on. Read more

Nollywood star, Mercy Johnson now SSA entertainment, Kogi State

Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has appointed Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson-Okojie, as Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on entertainment, arts and culture .

Johnson’s appointment was announced, along with 62 others, in a statement issued in Lokoja on Tuesday by the Secretary to the State Government ( SSG), Dr Folashade Ayoade.

The appointments take effect from April 1, the statement said.

According to Ayoade, the rationale for the appointments is to “fill key positions with the right people and to broaden inclusiveness in governance by bringing people from more communities on board”. Read more

Buhari gives N-Power graduates extra N4,500

President Muhamamdu Buhari has  approved an additional N4500/monthly to all the 200,000 N-Power beneficiaries to purchase a computer tablet or i-Pad which would be loaded with different applications that would further enhance their skills.

The payment for the device would be stretched for 20 months, with the subsidy by government covering the repayment in some months.

Bank of Industry, BoI is financing the acquisition of the tablets.

According the Mr. Laolu Akande, the SSA media in the Vice President’s office,  each N-Power graduate, after being verified would select his choice of device amongst nine different BOI pre-approved vendors. 

Akande made known this new dimension of the N-Power programme while giving an update today. Read more

2019 Elections Dates: INEC gets political parties support

Political parties on Tuesday expressed support to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for fixing dates ahead of the 2019 general elections.

The parties announced the support to the commission in a communiqué at the end of their meeting with INEC in Abuja.

INEC had on Thursday announced Feb. 16, 2019 for Presidential and National Assembly elections and March 2, 2019 for Governorship, State Assembly and Federal Capital Territory Area Councils polls.

It explained that fixing the dates was part of its efforts at standardising and ensuring certainty of timetable for general elections in the country.

In the communiqué read by Dr Onwubuya Breakforth, National Deputy Chairman of Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), the parties said they believed the initiative would engender certainty in the country’s election calendar. Read more

President Buhari resumes duties; notifies national assembly

….President today resumed duties after his vacation.

President Muhammadu Buhari has formally resumed work and has formally sent  a letter to the National Assembly to the effect.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the President, who returned to the country on Friday after a successful medical vacation in London, entered his office at around 11.15 a.m.

Malam Garba Shehu, the president’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, confirmed the development while fielding questions from State House correspondents in Abuja on Monday.

Shehu said that the president would later hold meeting with Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo. Read more

Photos: President Buhari arrives Nigeria after a medical vacation in London


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President Buhari expected back tomorrow – Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to return to the country tomorrow, Friday March 10, 2017.

The President left the country on January 19, 2017 for a vacation, during which he had routine medical check-ups. The holiday was extended based on doctors’ recommendation for further tests and rest. Read more

Champions League: Barcelona make history with stunning comeback

  • Barcelona score six goals at home to complete historic comeback
  • Late brace from Neymar and Roberto strike erases Cavani’s away goal
  • Paris travelled to Barcelona with a 4-0 first-leg advantage
  • No side had ever gone through after losing first game 4-0
  • Barcelona reach quarter-finals for record tenth successive season

Barcelona pulled off the biggest comeback in UEFA Champions League history, obliterating Paris Saint-Germain’s 4-0 first-leg win with a 6-1 victory, Sergi Roberto scoring the decisive goal at the last.
Substitute Sergi Roberto scored a dramatic late goal as Barcelona pulled off the biggest comeback in UEFA Champions League history to pip Paris Saint-Germain to the quarter-finals.

Beaten 4-0 in the first leg, Barça set out determined to become the first team in UEFA club competition history to overcome that deficit – and their hopes of a famous ‘remontada’ began taking tangible form when Luis Suárez beat Kevin Trapp to a bouncing ball and headed just over the goal line with less than three minutes gone. Read more

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