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N10Bn Withdrawal: Business Day Apologises For Fake News Against Osinbajo

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The newspaper also said it had sent a letter of apology to the Vice President after it pulled down the story from its website.

Business Day said,

“On 9th August 2020, business day.ng published a story titled “Ex APC spokesman asks Buhari to probe Osinbajo, AuGF over alleged N10bn withdrawal from TSA.”

“That story failed to meet the editorial standards of Business Day Newspaper, as we have since discovered that the story was baseless, unfounded and unsupported by any factual substance.

“We have already disabled the links to the story and hereby retract it completely and unreservedly.

“Business Day apologises to His Excellency, Professor Yemi Osinbajo SAN, the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, his family, friends, colleagues and well-wishers for the unwarranted inconvenience and embarrassment the publication has occasioned.

“We hold the Vice President in very high esteem and appreciate his enormous worthy and enviable achievements in the private sector as a respected Professor of Law – of multiple decades standing and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, amongst others; and the worthy and enviable strides he has made in public service as the former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Lagos and presently Vice President of Nigeria.

“We hereby convey our sincere, profound and unstinted apology for allowing our newspaper to be used as a platform by which the said news item was conveyed. The said publication is highly regretted by us and we urge our esteemed readers and the general public not to ascribe or attach our reputation for disseminating accurate information that we expect the public to trust to it.

“A letter conveying our unreserved apology has since been sent to the Vice President,” Business Day said.

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2023 : President Buhari reappoints INEC chairman, Yakubu Mahmood, for another 5-year term

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President Buhari has reappointed the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, Professor Yakubu Mahmood, for another five-year term.

Mahmood was appointed to office by President Buhari in November 2015, succeeding Amina Zakari, who served as acting chairman.

According to a statement released by a presidential aide, Femi Adesina, President Buhari has forwarded Mahmood’s name to the Nigerian Senate for confirmation.

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Some Important Facts You need to know about today Holiday “Eidul-Mawlid”

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Earlier Yesterday, the Federal Government has declared today as a public holiday because of the Muslim celebration known as “Eidul-Mawlid”. 

 

Here are some important details you need to know about today holiday :

  1. Mawlid al-Nabi al-Sharif is also known as colloquial Arabic.
  2. Mawlid is is the observance of the birthday of the Islamic prophet Muhammad
  3. It is also the accepted date among most of the Sunni scholars,
  4. Mawlid is celebrated in almost all Islamic countries, and in other countries that have a significant Muslim population, such as Ethiopia, India, the United Kingdom, Turkey, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, France, Germany, Italy, Iraq, Iran, Maldives, Morocco, Jordan, Libya, Russia and Canada.

We at ILovegistblog wish our Muslim clients and visitors a  lovely Holiday!

 

 

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Hoodlums Borrow Obafemi Awolowo’s Glasses From His Statue

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Seven days after Lagos government declared a curfew to curb the looting and destruction across the state, the glasses on Obafemi Awolowo’s statue in Ikeja are still missing.

Hoodlums had hijacked the #EndSARS protest in the state, unleashing violence on residents and destroying public and private properties.

Vehicles, automated teller machines, traffic lights were vandalised, and not even Awolowo’s statue was spared during the looting, as his pair of glasses are yet to be found.

Awolowo, the premier of the western region from 1954 to 1960, is known for his unique round-shaped glasses.

 

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