Gbajabiamila canvasses deployment of ICT tools to rural areas

…*harps on ICT application in agriculture, health, others By Emmanuel Iriogbe, Abuja The Speaker of the House of Representatives, –Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has said that the effective deployment of Information Communication Technology (ICT) tools in rural communities would help empower rural dwellers and stimulate increased economic activities in Africa. According to a statement made available to PenPushers Online and signed by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, the Speaker disclosed that, by having access to adequate and the right information, the poverty level in rural communities…

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Press release Nigerians to protest against Buhari at UN General Assembly- Frank

*Demand release of Chibok Girls, Leah Sharibu, Sowore, others A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has revealed plans by prominent Nigerians in Diaspora to stage a massive apolitical protest against General Muhammadu Buhari at the forthcoming United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) slated for 17th of September, 2019. He said the protest is aimed to demand for the release of all political prisoners under the APC’s administration, freedom for the remaining Chibok girls, Leah Sharibu, Omoyele Sowore, Sambo Dasuki and Ibrahim El…

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Tanzania to start deporting Burudi Refugees.

Tanzania says it has reached an agreement with neighbouring Burundi to begin sending back all Burundian refugees from October, adding that the repatriation will take place in collaboration with the United Nations. However, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said in a statement on Tuesday that the conditions in Burundi, which was plunged into a political crisis four years ago, are not “conducive to promote returns” and noted that it is assisting refugees who indicate they have made a voluntary choice to return home. Hundreds of people were killed and more…

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Jailing Dissenters Is An Invitation To Violence, Shehu Sani Tells Buhari 

From Jide Oyekunle, Abuja A former lawmaker , Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District has described the incessant clampdown on opposition by the Nigerian government as an invitation to violence. He noted that the government has the responsibility of respecting people’s right by allowing them to express their views on  national issues through a peaceful protest. He disclosed this at the weekend in Abuja  during an interactive forum organised by the Nigeria Union of Journalists  ( NUJ ) Correspondents Chapel FCT Council tagged ” Correspondents Roundtable ” The…

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Presidential Tribunal: Buhari can’t rely on School certificates or its equivalent-PDP

Reports from Thomas Ibu, Abuja *Extract from the PDP and Atiku/Obi’s Final Written Address …the Petitioners (PDP and Atiku/Obi are not unmindful of the provision of the last limb of the definition of the term *”School Certificates or its equivalent”* numbered (d) in Section 318 of the Constitution which provides *”(d)…any other qualification acceptable by the Independent National Electoral Commission.”* *We submit that for the 2nd Respondent (Muhmmadu Buhari) to take refuge under “…any other qualification acceptable to the Independent National Electoral Commission”, he must specifically disclose and state the…

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Nigerian whizz kid builds gaming machines

Seated in a stylish living room of a home in a suburb of Nigeria’s commercial center, Lagos, Basil Okpara Jr. is tapping away on his laptop keyboard. The 9-year-old is building a hide and seek game, using a free programming application called Scratch 2. Scratch 2 allows users to create games, animations, and stories online or offline. So far, Basil has used it to generate more than 30 mobile games. Today’s game involves a bat he has programmed to hide. The player gets a point every time he catches the…

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Sudan: Protesters, Military form New Government. ( with agency report

By Emmanuel Iriogbe Sudan’s generals and protest leaders have announced a joint ruling body, formally disbanding the military council that took power after the toppling of longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir in April in the wake of relentless protests against his rule. The new, 11-member Sovereign Council is to rule Sudan for a little over three years until elections can be held. A spokesman for the now-defunct Transitional Military Council (TMC) announced the names of the members of the joint body in a televised address late on Tuesday. The council includes…

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Adeshina, Garba, Onochie,others reappointed.

By Omo Ighodalo,Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday,  re-appointed Femi Adesina as Special Adviser, Media, and Publicity. This is as Shehu Garba also got reappointed as Senior Special Assistant Media and Publicity. Another returnee is Laolu Akande the Senior Special Assistant, Media, and Publicity, Office of the Vice President. President Buhari equally retained Tolu Ogunlesi, Bashir Ahmad. Lauretta Onochie retained her which came as a surprise, seeing that the social media has been agog with news that she may have been dropped by the President. Other appointees are, Nazir Bashiru as…

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Presidential Tribunal reserves judgement on PDP & Atiku/Obi’s Petition as Uzoukwu insists, Atiku should be declared winner.

*Breaking News!* From Thomas IBU at the tribunal The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has reserved judgement on the petitions filed by the PDP and its Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar on the fraudulent outcome of the February 23, 2019 Presidential Election. The trial Judge, Justice Garba Mohammed told the court that the date for the ruling will be communicated to lead counsel for the parties. The court resumed today with the adoption of final written addresses by all the counsel to the parties. During the adoption of the written addresses, counsel…

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Buhari assigns portfolio to ministers

By Emmanuel Copi Iriogbe, Abuja. President Muhammad Buhari has assigned portfolios to minister’s after they took oath of office Wednesday. Malami retained his office as the Attorney General and minister of justice. Find below the ministers and their portfolios: 1) Dr. Uchechukwu Ogah – Abia, Mines and Steel Development, State 2) Muhammed Musa Bello – Adamawa, FCT 3) Sen. Godswill Obot Akpabio – Akwa Ibom, Niger Delta 4) Chris Ngige – Anambra, Labour & Employment 5) Sharon Ikeazor – Anambra, Environment, State 6) Adamu Adamu – Bauchi, Education 7) Amb…

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