President Evo Morales announced today the victory of the Socialist Movement (MAS) for the fourth time in a row in the general elections of Bolivia, after knowing the preliminary results of Sunday’s polls.
President Evo Morales of Bolivia
Morales said at a press conference late midnight Sunday, from the Quemado Palace, former headquarters of the Presidency, that ‘we won once more, four consecutive historical and unedited elections.’
We thank, the president stressed, the national and departmental electoral authorities for this new victory in Bolivia.
The ruler informed that the MAS has secured the absolute majority in the Chamber of Deputies and the majority in the … >>> Read Full Story
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate an alleged diversion of N17.5 billion by the Bayelsa State Government.
Mr. Yekini Nabena, the APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary, made the call in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja.
Nabena also urged the EFCC and the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) to investigate all the bank accounts belonging to the state government.
He alleged that the N17.5 billion was illegally withdrawn on the order of Gov. Seriake Dickson to prosecute the Nov. 16 governorship election in the state.
According to him, the anti-corruption agencies should track … >>> Read Full Story
File Photo: ASUU-Federal Government meeting.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is planning another showdown with the Federal Government over what it called the government’s planned imposition of Integrated Personnel Payroll System (IPPIS) on its members.
The union leaders have summoned an emergency National Executive Council (NEC) meeting where it agreed that the union should begin mobilisation of members for action against the government.
The President had reportedly directed that any worker not on the IPPIS would no longer get salary.
The Chairman of the University of Ibadan (UI) chapter of the union, Professor Deji Omole, on Sunday said ASUU was not against accountability … >>> Read Full Story
Deji Elumoye in Abuja
Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, has hailed former military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (rtd), on his 85th birthday, describing him as a man with unblemished integrity.
Lawan, in a statement yesterday by his Media Adviser, Ola Awoniyi, while felicitating with the unique Nigerian hero, thanked God for the grace of health, longevity and unblemished integrity evident in Gowon’s exemplary life.
The Senate President recalled that Gowon assumed the leadership of Nigeria as a youth and at a time the country was at the precipice of disintegration.
He added that “in very difficult circumstances, General Gowon rallied his … >>> Read Full Story
…as NASS calls on CBN to focus on SMEs’ devt
By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja
As the nation yearns for economic diversification, the Centre for Entrepreneurial Exchange Development, CEED, and the Peoples Republic of China, at the weekend, moved to boost the performance and productivity of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises, SMEs, in the country.
Medium Scale Enterprises, SMEs
The Executive Director, CEED, Mrs. Uchechukwu Chisom, at the 2019 Nigeria-China Business Exchange Platform, said the essence of the platform was to create opportunities for owners of SMEs to have access to partnerships and synergies that would be beneficial to both businessmen in different business concerns.… >>> Read Full Story
Nollywood actress, Bose Oladimeji, has disclosed why she wants her marriage of two years dissolved.
Bose revealed that her decision to seek divorce was because of the domestic abuse she has been subjected to over the years.
According to Bose, her husband beats and rapes her each time he comes home drunk.
Speaking to Vanguard, she said: “Yes, I’m ready to go, in fact, I’m not with him right now. I just have to run for my life, my life is very precious to me.
“I can’t just allow someone to kill me like that and I want to address some ladies out there that … >>> Read Full Story
MTN Nigeria yesterday said it will go ahead to charge its customers for Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) voice or text message which allows them access to bank services via their mobile phones.
The telecom said it would start charging its subscribers from today, despite a directive by the Federal Government to halt the plan, Daily Trust reports.
MTN’s subscribers on Sunday received messages from the company informing them that with effect from today, it will start charging them N4 per 20 seconds for USSD voice or N4 for text message.
One of the messages from MTN read: ‘’Yello, as requested by your … >>> Read Full Story