2019 polls budget: Saraki hits executive, says it lacks foresight

• Senate President driving Nigeria to the cliff edge –Presidency Niyi  Odebode, John Alechenu, Olalekan Adetayo and Ifeanyi Onuba The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Sunday berated the executive, alleging that its late submission of the Independent National Electoral Commission’s budget for the 2019 elections showed its lack of foresight. Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser on New Media, Olu Onemola, berated the President Muhammadu Buhari Media Organisation for accusing him of slowing down the approval of the budget. The group had accused Saraki of postponing…

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Outrage as Oyo demolishes Ayefele’s N800m radio station, studio

Olufemi Atoyebi and Peter Dada The Oyo State Government on Sunday demolished the Music House which housed Fresh FM, a radio station, as well as music studios that belong to artiste, Yinka Ayefele, drawing protest from fans and stakeholders in the entertainment industry. The demolition was carried out despite a court injunction restraining the government from embarking on the exercise. The government had last week served a demolition notice on the building owner, explaining that the building contravened physical planning law, adding that the demolition would be carried out after…

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Senator demands audit of N’Assembly budget under Saraki

John Alechenu, Abuja Senator Abdullahi Adamu (APC-Nasarawa) has called for a forensic audit of budgetary allocations to the National Assembly. Adamu made the call while speaking with journalists in Abuja, on Sunday.  He said the call became necessary in view of the refusal of the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, to step down after defecting from the All Progressives Congress to join the Peoples Democratic Party. Abdullah told reporters that Saraki’s insistence on retaining his seat after defecting from the ruling party was evidence that he had something to…

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Ekiti LG workers issue strike notice

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees in Ekiti State has issued a strike notice to Governor Ayodele Fayose over unpaid seven months’ salary arrears. Expressing dismay at the government’s lukewarm attitude at their plight, the local government workers said they would embark on strike on Thursday if the government failed to meet their demands. In a communiqué issued and made available to our correspondent n Sunday following their State Executive Council meeting in Ado Ekiti, the union condemned Fayose’s intention to employ 2,000 new workers…

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As Taliban Start Charm Offensive, Afghan President Calls for Cease-Fire

The Taliban have been courting civilians for weeks and promising not to harm soldiers who surrender, raising hopes of a cease-fire in Afghanistan. On Sunday, the government made the first move. 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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Buhari’s govt driving Nigeria to electoral chaos, warns Fayose

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has described the Saturday’s bye-election into Port Harcourt Constituency III of Rivers State House of Assembly as another sad reality that votes of Nigerians will not count in the 2019 general election. He said indications pointed out that the elections would be held at gunpoint to achieve predetermined results. The governor said it should now be obvious to all Nigerians that the country was in a state of anarchy under President Muhammadu Buhari as his government had allegedly destroyed the legacy…

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Clearline HMO advocates quality assurance

Nike Popoola The Managing Director, Clearline HMO International, Dr Isaac Akintunji, has said it is imperative for health management organisations in the country to embrace quality assurance as an essential element to boost health insurance in the country. According to Akintunji, quality assurance is the backbone of health insurance as it enables providers to focus on providing qualitative service to Nigerians. He was quoted in a statement as saying that without quality assurance, malpractices and fraudulent claims would be the order of the day. While noting that quality assurance in…

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Gbam, Taxify to reward customers

Ife Ogunfuwa Gbam Lottery, a lottery and gaming company, has announced a partnership with Taxify to reward its customers. Taxify is a ride-hailing platform with more than 10 million users in over 25 countries, Gbam said in the statement that the collaboration would strengthen brand loyalty with its customers. As part of the partnership, the company said its clients would enjoy a ‘win-win’ regime in which everyone that plays the technology-driven lottery would eventually become a winner. According to the firm, some players who did not win cash will not…

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FRC, IoD partner to train SME owners

Feyisayo Popoola The Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria and the Institute of Directors, Nigeria, have partnered to train owners of Small and Medium-scale Enterprises. The IoD said in a statement that the new era of doing business in Nigeria required owners of SMEs to maintain high standards of business ethics and integrity. It said SME owners ought to discharge their statutory duties of ensuring the prudent management of risks in an orderly and informed manner. According to the statement, IoD Nigeria and the FRC planned the partnership to organise a…

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Investors move to improve hospitality industry growth

Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi To improve the hospitality industry’s growth in Nigeria and Ahave commenced an initiative to help investors record more return on investment. The initiative, known as ‘The Hospitality Value Chain Presentation’ is led by the African Alliance Group, in partnership with Pam Golding Hospitality and Tourism Company of South Africa, PM Africa, Castle  HMG, Ilifa, DSA Architects International and DHK Architects. The Managing Director, Pam Golding, Mr Kamil Abdul-Karim, who led the presentation, in Lagos, recently, stated that hospitality is a profitable business but investors were not getting enough…

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