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APC insists there will be no tenure elongation, to retain zoning formula

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has maintained that there will be elections into all offices during next month’s congresses and convention of the party. Speaking to The Nation, APC’s National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, also disclosed that the party will retain its zoning formula. The party, he said, overruled Adamawa State Governor, Jibrilla Bindow’s suggestion that there would be no elective congresses. Abdullahi also made it clear there will be no tenure elongation for any officer. “There will be elections in all the ward, local government, state and national levels….

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Oil prices hit $75 as Saudi seeks hike

Oil prices rose on Thursday to their highest since late 2014 as the United States crude inventories declined after sources told the media that top exporter, Saudi Arabia is seeking to push oil prices higher. Brent crude oil futures rallied as high as 74.44 dollars a barrel, the strongest since Nov. 27, 2014, the day that OPEC decided to pump as much as it could to defend market share. Brent futures were at 74.35 dollars per barrel at 0823 GMT, up 87 cents from their last close. U.S. West Texas…

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EPL: What Alex Ferguson said about Arsene Wenger’s resignation

Sir Alex Ferguson, former Manchester United manager, has reacted to the resignation of Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger. Recall that Wenger announced, in a statement on Friday, that he would be leaving the Emirates club at the end of the current season, after 22 years with the club, ending a long tenure that got him three Premier League titles. Reacting, Ferguson said he is “proud to have been a rival, colleague and friend” to Wenger. ESPN quoted the former Scottish manager as saying, “I am really happy for Arsene Wenger. “I have…

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‘Lazy Nigerian youths’: We’re completely disappointed in Buhari – Arewa youths

Northern youths under the auspices of Arewa Youths Consultative Forum on Friday went hard on President Muhammadu Buhari over his recent remarks in London that a lot of young persons in the country prefer to sit without working, stressing that the criticism is an insult on all Nigerian youths. The Arewa youths, who spoke through their national president, Yerima Shettima, in an exclusive chat with DAILY POST said they have heard Buhari’s remarks at the Commonwealth Business Forum in London and are biding their time till 2019 to let the…

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JOHESU strike: Patients leave hospitals in huge numbers

Patients in tertiary health institutions in Cross River State are now leaving hospitals in droves. Newsmen who visited some health institutions in the state observed that some of the hospital beds were empty. The Chairman, Committee of Chief Medical Directors of Federal Tertiary Hospitals and Medical Centres, Prof Thomas Agan regretted the strike action embarked upon by JOHESU. He said on Friday, “But with this strike, the ward is about 75% empty compared to what is used to be because there has never been a time where the ward has…

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Reps talk tough over lopsided appointments in Buhari’s govt

Members of the House of Representatives have decried an alleged violation of the federal character principle in recruitment by Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government, which they alleged was done deliberately to favour particular sections of the country. They noted that a worrisome dimension was President Muhammadu Buhari’s silence on the matter, stressing that the trend should be reversed. The lawmakers bared their mind on Tuesday while debating a motion on the urgency to comply with the federal character principle in all recruitment by agencies. The motion was…

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2019: Oba of Lagos gives Buhari condition

The Oba of Lagos, Rilwanu Akiolu I, has said the only way the people of Lagos will support President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term ambition is to grant the state a special status. Akiolu made the remarks while speaking yesterday, during the second quarter of 2018 Town Hall Meeting with residents, at Apapa Amusement Park, Lagos. Akiolu in a reaction after the Senate rejected a bill to officially recognize Lagos as Nigeria’s commercial capital in 2016 had blamed former President Olusegun Obasanjo for Lagos not being granted a special status. While…

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Nurses, pharmacists, others declare indefinite strike at federal hospitals Nurses, pharmacists, others declare indefinite strike at federal hospitals

Nurses, pharmacists, medical laboratory scientists and other workers under the umbrella of the Joint Health Section Unions in Federal Government owned hospitals across the country have begun an indefinite strike. The workers said on Wednesday morning they had to resort to the strike to press home their demands because the FG had refused to act on the agreements reached with them when they suspended their last strike on the same issue of adjustment of Consolidate Health Salary Structure and payment of arrears of CONHESS 10 over six months ago. Hospital…

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Apapa gridlock: Lagos takes over 3000-capacity truck terminal

…as Ambode unveils plans to fix alternative roads   The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday said that the state government would immediately take over the ABAT Truck Terminal, Orile-Iganmu, and commence immediate repairs on the terminal, as part of efforts to permanently address the perennial traffic in Apapa axis majorly caused by breakdown of operations at the ports. Ambode, who disclosed this at the 2nd Quarter 2018 Town Hall Meeting, the 11th in the series, held at the Apapa Amusement Park, said he was seriously concerned about the hardship residents in…

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