Wednesday, August 21, 2019

LIVE: Buhari swears in ministers

    LIVE: Buhari swears in ministers

LIVE: Buhari swears in ministers

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    INEC: Results transmitted to server is the century’s greatest lie

INEC: Results transmitted to server is the century’s greatest lie

Yunus Usman, counsel to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says the claim that results of the February presidential election were transmitted to a server is "the greatest lie of this century".The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, are challenging the outcome of the election and asking the presidential election petition tribunal to declare them winners [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu: Attacks on Igbo leaders to continue

Nnamdi Kanu: Attacks on Igbo leaders to continue

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says his members will not desist from attacking Igbo leaders until they "all pay dearly for their sins".On Saturday, members of the group attacked Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy senate president, during the annual cultural festival of the Ndigbo, Igbo apex social-cultural group, in Nuremberg, Germany.In a statement issued on his [...]

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    Oyo-Ita visits Aso Villa after absence from ministers’ retreat

Oyo-Ita visits Aso Villa after absence from ministers’ retreat

Winifred Oyo-Ita, the head of service of the federation, is currently at the Presidential Villa in Aso Rock.Oyo-Ita, who is currently being investigated for an alleged N3 billion contract scam, had stayed away from the retreat organised for ministers-designate despite attendance by other top government officials.She was spotted entering the office of the chief of staff, Abba Kyari.On Monday, TheCable [...]

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    No end in sight as Yaba psychiatric doctors vow to sustain strike

No end in sight as Yaba psychiatric doctors vow to sustain strike

Resident doctors at the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital in Yaba, Lagos, are determined to continue a work boycott that began on July 31.The doctors are protesting a shortage of medical personnel in the hospital.In a statement on Tuesday, the executive committee of the association said it reviewed the industrial action and resolved to continue as their demands have not been met [...]

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    Three policemen killed as gunmen attack convoy of Nasarawa deputy gov

Three policemen killed as gunmen attack convoy of Nasarawa deputy gov

Some gunmen attacked the convoy of Emmanuel Akabe, deputy governor of Nasarawa state on Tuesday, killing three policemen and a civilian.The incident happened around Gako hill in Nasarawa, Eggon local government.The deputy governor was said to be heading to Abuja for the inauguration of ministers scheduled to take place on Wednesday.The escort commander was said to have reinforced his team [...]

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    DSS: Sowore, Nnamdi Kanu conspired to overthrow Buhari

DSS: Sowore, Nnamdi Kanu conspired to overthrow Buhari

The Department of State Services (DSS) has alleged that Omoyele Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow movement, conspired with Nnamdi Kanu to overthrow the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.In a counter-affidavit filed at the federal high court, Abuja, in response to an application by Sowore, the DSS said Sowore held a series of meetings with Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People [...]

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    IT’S OFFICIAL: Omoworare replaces Enang

IT’S OFFICIAL: Omoworare replaces Enang

President Muhammadu Buhari has named Babajide Omoworare, a former senator from Osun state, as his senior special assistant on national assembly (senate).Omoworare succeeds Ita Enang, who was appointed in 2015.In a statement on Tuesday, Omoworare said Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, announced his appointment."Mr Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President of the Federal Republic [...]

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    VIDEO: Soldiers set me free inside their barracks, says Taraba ‘kidnap kingpin’

VIDEO: Soldiers set me free inside their barracks, says Taraba ‘kidnap kingpin’

Hamisu Bala, suspected kidnap kingpin better known as Wadume, has narrated how soldiers freed him from the police in Taraba.Wadume was being transported by police operatives over “high-profile kidnap incidents in the state” when some soldiers intercepted them, killing three policemen and a civilian before setting him free.He was re-arrested on Tuesday at a hideout at Layin Mai Allo Hotoro [...]

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    FULL LIST: Omotosho gets information as Sanwo-Olu assigns portfolios

FULL LIST: Omotosho gets information as Sanwo-Olu assigns portfolios

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, has assigned portfolios to his cabinet members.This comes 83 days after he was sworn into office.The governor had sent names of 38 nominees to the state house of assembly on Tuesday but only 35 were confirmed.The list comprised 22 commissioners and 13 special advisers as against the 23-man cabinet and 14 special advisers that were [...]

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    Insurgency and banditry: How Nigerian military can win the peace

Insurgency and banditry: How Nigerian military can win the peace

For too long concerned Nigerians have been expressing loss of faith in the security architecture of our country. The complainants justify their gripe with the fact that there has not been any time in the history of Nigeria, apart from the period preceding and during the civil war,  that more human lives were lost owing to religious insurgence or violent [...]

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    Atiku: I anticipated s’court’s rejection of access to INEC server

Atiku: I anticipated s’court’s rejection of access to INEC server

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he anticipated the supreme court’s decision to deny the opposition party access to the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) server.In a judgment on Tuesday, the apex court held that the request to access the server could not be granted because it was brought after parties have joined issues on the [...]

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    FG petitions Ukraine over death of Nigerian medical doctor

FG petitions Ukraine over death of Nigerian medical doctor

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman of Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), says the agency has petitioned the Ukraine government over the death of Bolade Ejemai, a Nigerian medical doctor.She confirmed this in a statement Abdur-Rahman Balogun, the commission’s head of media, issued on her behalf on Tuesday.The 30-year-old medical doctor was allegedly murdered by one Victoria Popvrako, a 36-year-old Ukrainian and [...]

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    EFCC: Our operatives were attacked by Ambode’s hoodlums

EFCC: Our operatives were attacked by Ambode’s hoodlums

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says its operatives were attacked by hoodlums loyal to Akinwunmi Ambode, former governor of Lagos, on Tuesday.The anti-graft agency had gone to execute a search warrant on Ambode's residence in his hometown, Epe.Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC's head of media and publicity, said in a statement on Tuesday evening that the commission "had obtained valid warrant to [...]

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    Buhari appoints Amosun’s ally to replace Sunday Dare at NCC

Buhari appoints Amosun’s ally to replace Sunday Dare at NCC

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed replacements for Sunday Dare, Sharon Ikeazor, and other heads of government agencies recently listed as ministers.According to a statement signed by Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Adeleke Moronfolu Adewolu was appointed to replace Dare at the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).Adewolu is a member of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), a [...]

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    Buhari asks ministers to channel ALL meeting requests through Kyari

Buhari asks ministers to channel ALL meeting requests through Kyari

President Muhammadu Buhari says all requests by ministers-designate to meet with him should be channelled through Abba Kyari, his chief of staff.This may effectively put a death knell on agitations against Kyari, who was reappointed in July by Buhari despite streets protests believed to have been orchestrated against him.He is regarded as the most powerful aide to the president.Buhari also said [...]

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