FEC approves N1.5bn for advertising

The Federal Executive Council ( FEC ) on Wednesday approved N1.5 billion for advertising campaign for nine months in radio, television, online and newspapers. The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, briefed State House correspondents at the end of FEC meeting in Abuja. She was with the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed and Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, at the briefing. She said: “I presented a memo on the voluntary Asset Declaration Bill for approval of N1.5b to cover advertising campaign for nine months, for radio, television, online and newspapers including center spread.” The minister said she also briefed FEC, chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on the progress made by the government under the tax amnesty. She added: “And it has been very well received. We have people who are ready to declare and pay. We sent out over 500 letters under the first batch, but there are thousands of Nigerians being targeted but the first 500 letters have gone out. “We have

Professor dismissed after claims of sexual assaults

A university professor has been dismissed after being accused of carrying out sexual and physical assaults over a 12-year period. Police Scotland is investigating claims made about Kevin O'Gorman's conduct in Glasgow and Edinburgh since 2005. It comes after Heriot-Watt University received a number of complaints from staff about the former management and business history academic. The institution carried out its own internal investigation before dismissing him and referring the matter to police. A Heriot-Watt University spokeswoman said: "We can confirm that following formal complaints made by staff, the university has carried out an internal investigation. "This has resulted in a member of university staff being dismissed by the university. "The matter has been referred to the police and the university is cooperating fully with the police investigation." The spokesman continued: "The university has acted promptly to respond to the complaints and

20 Years Old Girl Kills Herself, After Finding Out That Her Fiance is a Married Man With 2 Wives

A student killed herself after discovering the man she agreed to marry was already wed and intended to have her as his polygamous second wife, according to reports. Danara Kaipova, 20, was found hanged soon after finding out her groom-to-be apparently already had a spouse and two children. Her devastated mum said her daughter had thought she'd found her true love. Danara was allegedly 'kidnapped' from her college in Kazakhstan this summer by wealthy Birzhan Doshakaev, 29. The act of 'bride-stealing' is a barbaric medieval tradition that continues in Kazakhstan and other areas of the former Soviet Union. According to Mirror UK,despite being 'stolen', she reportedly told her friends and family she loved him and made clear she was happy to marry him after he took her to his home city, Atyrau, where she met his parents. Her mother Inzhu Kaipova said: "My daughter kept telling me that he had great parents, and that she was happy. I believed her.&quo

Ekiti anti-cultism law: Students, youths stage solidarity rally for Fayose ON November 21, 2017 7:47 P

…Commend him for okaying death penalty for student cultists …as Fayose charges them to wage war against cultists, expose their activities on their campuses Excited students of tertiary institutions in Ekiti State and other youths yesterday shut down Ado-Ekiti, capital of the state, to rally support for Governor Ayodele Fayose for having the courage to sign into Law on Monday,a bill handing out death sentence to students found guilty of being involved in cultism on campus. Students of tertiary institutions in Ekiti State demonstrating in Ado Ekiti today in support of the new anti cultism law in the state. Governor Fayose had, in reaction to recent massacre of two students of the Ekiti State University, (EKSU), sponsored a bill for death penalty to student cultists found in the state. Staging a rally to identify with the governor and to publicly declare their support for the Law, students in the tertiary institutions in the state which include Ekiti State University, College of Ed

Harare in Celebration mood as Mugabe bows out finally

Thousands of Zimbabweans poured onto the streets of Harare after President Robert Mugabe resigned on Tuesday, and cars were hooting in the streets. Some people were holding posters of Zimbabwean army chief Constantino Chiwenga and former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose sacking this month triggered the military takeover that forced Mugabe to resign. “We are just so happy that things are finally going to change,” Togo Ndhlalambi, 32, a hairdresser, told AFP. Mugabe had ruled Zimbabwe almost unopposed since the country won independence from Britain but his efforts to position his wife Grace as his successor triggered fury in the military that had underpinned his regime. His grip on power was shattered last week when the armoured military vehicles took to the streets, blockaded parliament and soldiers placed the president under house arrest in an operation that had all the hallmarks of a coup. But instead his generals stressed they were simply “arresting” criminals around M

I’m under serious pressure — Buhari

…Assures improvement on aviation infrastructure By Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA—AS Nigeria hosts International Civil Aviation Organisation, ICAO, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, said he was under serious pressure from Nigerians to establish a national airline. Buhari also reiterated the determination of his administration to speed up the improvement of aviation infrastructure in the country for the benefit of the country’s economic development. The president spoke as Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said the country would benefit greatly from investment inflow after the meeting, which started, yesterday, in Abuja. Speaking while receiving the President of ICAO, Muyiwa Aliu, at State House, Abuja, yesterday, Buhari told his guests that he was under tremendous pressure from many patriotic Nigerians to establish a national carrier. “I equally support a national airline for both patriotic and economic reasons. We have enough trained citizens, including pilots and engi

Mugabe, Grace “ready to die for what is correct”,says nephew

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe and his wife Grace are “ready to die for what is correct” and have no intention of stepping down, his nephew, Patrick Zhuwao, said. Speaking to Reuters from a secret location in South Africa, Zhuwao said Mugabe had hardly slept since the military seized power on Wednesday but his health was otherwise “good”. The leaders of Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party are set to meet on Sunday to approve the dismissal of President Robert Mugabe, the only leader the southern African nation has known since independence 37 years ago, two party sources have said. An extraordinary meeting of the party’s central committee is expected to convene around 10:30 a.m. (0830 GMT) to consider removing the 93-year-old, four days after a military seizure of power ostensibly aimed at “criminals” within his entourage. Separately, state television said Mugabe would meet military commanders on Sunday, quoting the Catholic priest who has been mediating in negotiations with the pre