Author: Orientalnews Staff

Hyacinth Chinweuba The Inspector General of Police in a move to support military campaign against insurgents in the north east has deployed additional Two Thousand (2000) Police Mobile Force (PMF) and Counter Terrorism Units (CTU) Personnel of the Force and the Sniffer Dog Sections for purely Military Duties to fight Boko Haram insurgency under the Operation Lafiya Dole. This new deployment is consistent with Section 4 of the Police Act and Regulations which specifies the general duties of the Nigeria Police Force as follows: The police shall be employed for the prevention and detection of crime, the apprehension of offenders,…

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By Our Correspondent  President Muhammadu Buhari warmly congratulates the Super Falcons of Nigeria on their victory over the Banyana Banyana of South Africa Saturday in the final match of the 11th Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON), Ghana 2018. The President expresses particular delight at the discipline and commitment exhibited by the country’s senior women football team despite the stiff resistance of their South African counterparts. Noting that the Super Falcons had earlier qualified to represent Nigeria at the FIFA Women World Cup tournament in France next year, President Buhari describes winning the AWCON for the third consecutive time and…

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Yemisi Izuora  Dana Air has successfully concluded its recertification exercise conducted by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). Going forward the airline is planning to increase its flights schedule to ease the pain of travelers who have had to bear the high cost of tickets as a result of flight shortage across the country. The airline also revealed its plan to acquire more aircraft in the coming year as part of its strategic route and fleet expansion program and its desire to continue to provide its teeming guests with the best in terms of in-flight service, on-time performance and customer-centric…

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Joseph Bakare  Seventy three political parties beat the deadline by submitting nominations for 2019 presidential election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed. The National Chairman of INEC,  Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this at the opening ceremony of a two-day capacity building workshop  for journalists on Friday in Abuja. The commission had earlier announced receipt of 79 candidates as at the close of submission of nomination forms in October. Yakubu said:”at the end of the period for the substitution and withdrawal of candidates for the Presidential election, a total of 73 political parties have now fileded their nominations. “Even…

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Yemisi Izuora  The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said Lagos state has achieved accelerated prosperity since 1999 due to the tenacity and purposefulness of the ruling party, and that Lagosians are free citizens and not in bondage. Sanwo-Olu stated this on Sunday at the Palace of the Akran of Badagry Aholu De Wheno Menu Toyi 1 during a consultative visit to the traditional rulers in the Badagry division. His remark was a direct response to the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Mr. Jimi Agbaje, who said Lagosians were…

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Yemisi Izuora  Kwara State Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed has consoled the Emir of Lafiagi, Alhaji Saadu Kawu Haliru, on the death of some indigenes in a boat mishap at the Chewuru Ferry Port. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Abdulwahab Oba, the governor described the death of the victims as unfortunate and a great loss to their families, the Emirate and the state. “I deeply sympathise and empathise with the Emir, the good people of Lafiagi and the families of the victims,” Ahmed said. He urged families of the victims to take solace in the fact that death is…

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Yemisi Izuora  The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), will be holding a Town Hall meeting with stakeholders and the general public in Enugu, to enlighten investors and the public on the process and benefits of e-dividend, multiple subscriptions, e-processes and other issues in the Capital Market. The event which has as its Theme: “Current Initiatives by the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC Nigeria to Enhance Investor Value”, is expected to draw participants from various segments of the society. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday December 6, 2018 at Hotel Sylvia, No. 66 Ezillo Avenue, Independence Layout, Enugu, Enugu State. Registration…

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Joseph Bakare  The presidential candidate of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, has promised to restore electricity by resolving the Crises that had bedeviled the power sector if she wins the 2019 election. She assured that uninterrupted power supply would be witnessed in the country.   “The low power availability from the National Grid has meant that corporate entities have to divert large amount of funds from their core productive areas of focus to this critical area of reliable power supply. The price of this is paid in not being competitive and great loss of production capacities, which…

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Yemisi Izuora  President Muhammadu Buhari has told Nigerians not not believe malicious claims by some persons who go about spreading falsehood that he is not the real Buhari. He has therefore dismissed as wicked the cloning allegation against him, saying ‘‘It’s real me, I assure you. I will soon celebrate my 76th birthday and I will still go strong’’. The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in a statement in Abuja on Sunday, said the president said this when he responded to a question at an interactive session with the Nigerian Community in Krakow, Poland.…

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Yemisi Izuora  The Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has clarified that it has neither 70,000 staff in its employ nor is it embarking on a staff performance probe. The clarification is sequel to reports in a section of the media insinuating that NNPC has a staff strength of over 70,000 and was about conducting a performance audit of staff across its operations globally. In a statement, the Corporation’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, explained that NNPC has never at a point in its history maintained a 70,000 staff strength and wondered the…

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