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Okonjo-Iweala: A Role Model, Always Brings Value – Dankwambo, Murray-Bruce Say

More accolades have continued to pour in for Nigeria’s former finance minister, Mrs Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who has just been appointed into Twitter’s Board of Directors. Mrs Okonjo-Iweala, alongside AllianceBernstein’s Robert Zoellick, earned the top Twitter position for her “unparalleled global perspective and policy expertise,” said the company’s Executive Chairman, Omid Kordestani. The two-time Nigeria’s finance minister has been receiving congratulatory messages from both home and abroad since the announcement was…

How 3 Months Baby Cheated Death Under Trailer’s Wheel

Nigerian mother, Aisha Yau, has been reported to have allegedly attempted to kill her 3-month-old baby boy in Kaduna state. Yau is said to have purposely kept the baby under a trailer’s wheel with the expectation that when the trailer moves, it will crush him. It was revealed that after the mother put her baby beneath the truck, she stood to one side and prevented people from carrying the baby while also persuading the driver of the truck to start the engine. According to the Kaduna State Commissioner for Women…

‘You’re A National Treasure,’ Atiku Toasts Okonjo-Iweala On Twitter Appointment

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has congratulated Nigeria’s former finance minister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, on her appointment into Twitter’s Board of Directors. Twitter Inc.’s Executive Chairman, Omid Kordestani, had announced the appointments of Okonjo-Iweala alongside Robert Zoellick of AllianceBernstein into its Board in a statement on Thursday. Joining prominent Nigerians who have congratulated Okonjo-Iweala on the appointment, Atiku described the former minister as “a national treasure” whose “exploits on…

Nigerians Attack Ezekwesili For Saying ‘Nigeria Air’ Must Fail

Former Minister of Education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili has been attacked on social media by Nigerians after she labelled the National Air carrier project embarked upon by President Muhammadu Buhari’s Government as a waste. Recall that on Thursday, Ezekwesili on her Twitter page, said that the airline must fail for the sake of poor Nigerians. However, Most Nigerians took to their twitter page to condemn the minister’s claim, stating that her statement was unpatriotic. Some of them said her comment stemmed from the hatred…

‘Assassination Attempt’: We Didn’t Attack Dino, He Attacked Us – Police

The Kogi State Police Command has spoken on Senator Dino Melaye’s claim that he was almost assassinated by unknown gunmen in uniform. Recall that the senator who represents Kogi west district claimed that gunmen in uniform launched an attack on him, firing gunshots on his vehicle after he left his country home at Ayetoro-gbede on his way to Isanlu in Yagba East local government council to commission some projects. Denying the report, the police said they did not attack the Senator, but his “plain clothed armed men…

Why We Won’t Release Dasuki – FG

The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, says the federal government will not release Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA). Speaking in an interview with Voice of America, Hausa, on Thursday, Malami said the allegations against the former NSA affects the entire nation. According to him, Dasuki was "instrumental" to the deaths of over 100,000 people, adding that the former NSA's right is not more important than the people of Nigeria. He said the mismanagement of funds meant for the…

‘I’m Proud Of You’, Jonathan Hails Okonjo-Iweala’s Twitter Appointment

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated ex-finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on her appointment to Twitter's Board of Directors. Iweala and Robert Zoellick were on Thursday appointed as new independent director of the microblogging site. "Ngozi and Bob are distinguished leaders with unparalleled global perspective and policy expertise," said Omid Kordestani, Executive Chairman of Twitter. "We are confident they will be incredible assets to Twitter as we continue to focus on driving transparency and…

FG Evacuates 230 Stranded Nigerians In Russia Friday

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that Nigerians stranded in Moscow,Russia at the end of the 2018 World Cup Tournament would be evacuated on Friday. The Ministry’s Spokesperson, Dr Tope Elias-Fatile, in a statement on Thursday in Abuja said over 230 stranded Nigerians had been cleared to board an Ethiopian Airline flight to Abuja on Friday. He said that the development was sequel to Mr President’s directive that stranded Nigerians in Russia be evacuated with immediate effect. According to him, the Ministry…

Buhari Mourns Former Classmate Coomassie

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the family, government and people of Katsina State over the demise of his classmate and former Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Coomassie. The President’s condolence message is contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Thursday. President Buhari said he received the news of the death of the Chairman of the Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF with shock and deep sense of loss. He said: "Nigeria will…

Boko Haram: No Going Back, It’s Fight To Finish – Buratai Charges Troops

The Chief of Army Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai says there there is no going back in operation to rid the North East of remnants of terrorists and charged troops to remain focus. Addressing troops of 21 Brigade in Bama Local Government Area of Borno on Thursday, Buratai assured them that remnants of the terrorists no longer pose any serious threat to them or the people. “There are just only few elements of them that are still moving about to show that they are still relevant. “But by and large, you can pick many of them by…