Osun: Adeleke, Ogunbiyi rift unsettles PDP

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party is not happy over its inability to settle the rift between the camp of Senator Ademola Adeleke and some aggrieved governorship aspirants in Osun State, led by Dr Akin Ogunbiyi, The PUNCH learnt on Wednesday. Adeleke, who is a senator representing the Osun West Senatorial District in the Senate, is the governorship candidate of the PDP in the September 22 election in the state. He defeated Ogunbiyi with seven votes, which was contested by the defeated candidate. Ogunbiyi, who…

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Ambode, Adebanjo, others warn Lagosians to be vigilant

Dayo Ojerinde Lagos State Governor, Akinwumi Ambode, has warned Lagos residents to be security conscious by being wary of illegal migrants from neighbouring countries. In his address at a security roundtable meeting powered by a Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, the Yoruba Koya Movement, held at the Oranmiyan Hall, Airport Hotel, Ikeja, on Wednesday, Ambode, who was represented by his Special Adviser on Security, Mr Kunle Ajanaku, said his administration was doing its best to guide the lives and security of the residents of the state. He said the state government observed…

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Christine Hallquist on Her Primary Victory: ‘It Gives the Transgender Community Hope’

Ms. Hallquist, a Vermont Democrat, made history Tuesday night by becoming the first transgender nominee for governor from either major party. She spoke to The Times the next morning. Source: New York Times All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from 104.5 Love FM AbujaShare on: whatsapp

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Ortom kicks as EFCC demands minutes of Benue State Security Council meetings

John Charles, Makurdi. Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Wednesday raised the alarm over alleged continued persecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Ortom who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, claimed that the commission had continued to ground the state government with invitation of government officials to EFCC’s office. The anti-graft agency had few weeks ago disclosed that it was investigating the state government’s expenditure of N22bn. Few days after, the governor through his Chief Press Secretary said that the state accounts had been frozen by…

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NAHCO records 25% increase in half-year turnover

Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc has said its turnover increased by 25 per cent to N4.64bn in the first half of 2018 from the N3.71bn recorded in the same period in 2017. The group said in statement that it also recorded a profit before tax of N500.97m, up from the N203.08m reported as H1 2017, while its profit after tax rose to N418.57m from N176.32m. The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mr Idris Yakubu, who took over in November 2017, said the growth was as a result of…

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Oil slumps after report of rising US stocks

Oil prices fell on Wednesday, weighed down by a gloomier global economic outlook and a report of rising United States’ crude inventories, even as the US sanctions on Tehran threatened to curb Iranian crude oil supplies. Global benchmark Brent crude oil fell by $0.50 to $71.96 per barrel by 8.30am GMT, while US light crude was $0.55 lower at $66.49 per barrel, according to Reuters. “Sentiment is sandwiched between a darkening global economic outlook and looming Iranian supply shortages,” said Stephen Brennock, analyst at London brokerage PVM Oil Associates. The…

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Energy360 unveils technology for downstream operators

’Femi Asu Energy360 Africa Limited, an indigenous downstream petroleum technology firm, has unveiled solutions aimed at improving operational efficiency in the downstream sector of the nation’s oil and gas industry. The Chief Executive Officer, Mr Abayomi Elebute, disclosed this at the firm’s ‘Fuel Meets Tech’ event in Lagos, where the E360 Station Manager and Data Analytics applications were launched. He said, “These solutions work hand in hand to optimise business processes for the downstream sector and provide easy accessibility, and real-time visibility to tanks data, pump data, station data, even…

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Ramos mocks Klopp managerial record

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has criticised Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s poor record in finals in the latest instalment of their long-running war of words, The Telegraph reports. The German recently blasted Ramos for injuring Mohamed Salah and colliding with goalkeeper Loris Karius during Liverpool’s 3-1 Champions League final defeat by Real in May. Salah suffered a shoulder ligament damage and left the pitch in tears with huge questions hanging over his participation at the World Cup in Russia. It later emerged that Karius had suffered a concussion, and following…

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DPR, task force to stop substandard petroleum products

Simon Utebor, Yenagoa The Department of Petroleum Resources, Bayelsa State office, says it has partnered the Presidential Task Force to tackle the problems of illegal refining and production of substandard petroleum products in the state. The Public Relations Officer, DPR, Yenagoa Field Office, Mr Omasanjuwa Oshodi, said that the Department was poised to check the development. Oshodi, who decried the deregulation of prices of kerosene in the state, said the DPR was not responsible for the price and quantity of kerosene sold in the market, stressing that the product was…

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'It's Really Hard to Be a Catholic': The Pain of Reading the Sex Abuse Report – New York Times

New York Times 'It's Really Hard to Be a Catholic': The Pain of Reading the Sex Abuse ReportNew York TimesPITTSBURGH — John Cabon stood quietly and crossed himself before a statue of the Virgin Mary outside St. Paul's, the mother church of the Pittsburgh Diocese. “I keep the faith” said Mr. Cabon, 64, on the way to noon Mass. His sister, he said, had left …Bishops accused of brushing off sexual abuse complaintsFox NewsReport On Catholic Church Abuse Cover-Up Incites Survivors' Collective RageHuffPostUS clergy sex abuse revelation fuels push to…

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