Items filtered by date: Monday, 16 January 2017

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has urged all stakeholders in the Niger Delta to partner with the federal government by making it easier for the government to generate resources for development in the region. 

The Vice President who made the call when he paid a courtesy call to the Monarch of Gbaramatu Kingdom, called on the people to prepare for a future in which their communities are well developed like those of other oil producing communities in the world.
The monarch had earlier assured of its commitment to make progress and earn revenues in way that the federal government can fulfil its promises to the region
The Vice President visited Delta state to inspect Nigerian Maritime University take off site in Okerenkoko, Warri south-West local government area.
Full academic activities is expected to kick off in September.

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Monday, 16 January 2017 14:16


The Bring Back our Girls Group led by Oby Ezekwesili, with others including Aisha Yesufu is on tour of Sambisa Forest and other parts of the North East.
This is on the invitation of the Federal Government.
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed joined the group to board the Nigeria Air Force aircraft for the tour.
A BBOG member from Borno state confirmed to WE FM Newsdesk that the team has arrived Yola, Adamawa state.

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Monday, 16 January 2017 13:50


The 2017 Africa cup of nations popularly known as Nations cup came alive on Saturday.
Host nation Gabon was held to 1 -1 draw by Guinea Bissau.
Borussia Dortmund striker Emerick Abameyang opened scoring for Gabon 53 minutes into the match but Guinea Bissau guys equalized towards the end.

Cameroon and Burkina Faso also played out a 1 -1 draw.
Senegal became the first team to record a win after they stunned Tunisia by two goals to nil.

The reigning African footballer of year Riyad Mehrez scored two goals to help Algeria draw level with Zimbabwe and the match ended in 2- 2 draw.
In today’s fixture, Cote Divoire will start their tittle defense with Togo, while DR Congo and Morocco will slug it later in the day.

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Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo is in Delta state to inspect Nigerian Maritime University take off site in Okerenkoko Warri south-West local government area.

Full academic activities is expected to kick off in September

Recall that the groundbreaking of the proposed school at Okerenkoko was done by former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2014 but there was no law backing its establishment.
The 8th senate however passed the bill despite the stand of Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, that the project be scrapped

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Monday, 16 January 2017 13:40


At least 32 people were reported killed as a Turkish cargo plane flying from Hong Kong crashed in Kyrgyzstan.
Officials said most of those killed were on the ground.
According to government sources, at least 15 buildings were destroyed as the Boeing 747 crashed amid bad weather, into homes near Manas airport.
The plane was heading to Istanbul in Turkey but was to have stopped at Manas, India

Published in World/Int'l
Monday, 16 January 2017 13:16


Nigerian Army has released 257 suspected Boko Haram members who have been in its detention to the Borno State government.

The detainees comprising men, women and children, were released to the Borno State Deputy Governor, Usman Durkwa, who represented Governor Kashim Shettima.
This formed part of the Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration held at the Ramat Square in Maiduguri.
Head of the military’s counter-insurgency operation in the North East Major-General Lucky Irabor, said the 257 Boko Haram detainees were screened and found to be clean.
Irabor, however, emphasized that the military will continue to monitor them after the release.
The Borno state government paid tribute to the fallen heroes who paid the ultimate price for the country’s unity and urged Nigerians to continue praying for troops in Northeast for total defeat of Boko Haram.


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The Federal Government says N400 million will be released this week to five states for the continuation of the School Feeding Programme.

Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande made this known in a statement today.
According to him, the benefiting states are Ogun, Oyo, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Osun states.
He said the five states when added to Anambra where the school feeding programme kicked off last year, would bring to six, the number of states implementing the federal government- sponsored scheme.
Akande added that N93.1 billion has been allocated in the 2016 budget to feed at least 5.5 million primary school pupils for 200 school days under the free Homegrown School Feeding Programme.

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The Bring Back Our Girls campaign has urged all Nigerians to wake up to the right to security and education for every individual.

The group marked the Global Week of Action to commemorate the 1000th Day of the abduction of our Chibok Girls.

They said the rights were threatened when the 276 Chibok School Girls were forcefully taken away.

A statement jointly signed by Aisha Yesufu and
Oby Ezekwesili asked for an end to abduction and forceful conversion of the girl-child

It also called on all states to enforce the Child Rights Act to end early marriage as well as enforce the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) Act.

In addition, it says there is need to launch an emergency plan to reposition education in Nigeria and complete reconstruction of all schools devastated in the northeast, especially the government secondary schools in order to make schools safe

Published in Domestic
Monday, 16 January 2017 09:07


The Gambia is expected to inaugurate a new president on Thursday this week.
Despite losing the December 1 election, President Jammeh insisted he would not step down and said foreign interference on the issue was not acceptable to him
The ECOWAS mediation team led by Buhari had however visited the country to persuade Jammeh to step down peacefully.
Adama Barrow, the winner of December's presidential election earlier disclosed confidence that there was no need for President Jammeh to seek asylum.
Barrow said he was confident direct talks could solve the crisis and he was confident he would be sworn in this week in spite of all.

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Mass vaccination against measles is ongoing in the North east Nigeria.
The World Health Organisation, WHO said the exercise, is targeted to reach up to 4.7 million children from the region.
WHO Country Representative, Dr Wondi-mageg-nehu Alemu said the vaccination was meant to protect the children against an outbreak of measles in conflict-affected states.
Dr. Alemu explained that the disease is a highly contagious and is one of the leading causes of death in young children.
He recalled that last year, there were more than 134,000 deaths from measles globally and most of them were children below the age of five.
The UN-backed vaccination exercise against measles started on Friday.

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