Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Chinedu Asadu

    WTO: Ex-Liberian president commends Buhari for nominating Okonjo-Iweala

WTO: Ex-Liberian president commends Buhari for nominating Okonjo-Iweala

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former Liberian president, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for nominating Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as a candidate for the office of the director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). In a tweet on Wednesday, Sirleaf, a Nobel laureate, commended Buhari for putting the former minister of finance forward for the position. https://twitter.com/MaEllenSirleaf/status/1270659481664466944?s=20 When Buhari endorsed Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the World Trade Organisation (WTO) top job, Egypt went [...]

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    REVEALED: Enahoro was indicted by a military panel in 1976

REVEALED: Enahoro was indicted by a military panel in 1976

Anthony Enahoro, one of Nigeria's foremost nationalists who was granted pardon by Presidential Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, was indicted by the federal assets investigation panel in 1976, TheCable can report. There has been a stream of speculation as to why Buhari granted him pardon, with most people assuming it was for his treason conviction by the Tafawa Balewa government in 1963 [...]

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    Coronavirus: Chinese medical team arrives Nigeria

Coronavirus: Chinese medical team arrives Nigeria

A Chinese medical team has arrived Nigeria to aid in efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The medical personnel arrived at  the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, around 5pm on Wednesday. They were received by a delegation of the federal government and officials of the Chinese embassy. The doctors and nurses numbering about 15 arrived with some medical supplies. Osagie Enahire, minister of [...]

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    Policemen flee as ‘thugs’ break into Kogi polling unit

Policemen flee as ‘thugs’ break into Kogi polling unit

Policemen deployed at polling unit 006, Asuta ward, Kabba/Bunu local government area of Kogi state, fled on Saturday after suspected thugs took over the unit. At least five of the officers escaped through a nearby bush shortly after irate youth surrounded the voting area, destroying election materials. The rate of violence has been high in Kabba/Bunu, where senatorial and governorship elections are [...]

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    Smart Adeyemi: Kogi west will decide between maturity and recklessness

Smart Adeyemi: Kogi west will decide between maturity and recklessness

Smart Adeyemi, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Kogi west senatorial rerun, says the electorate will decide between “maturity and recklessness” in choosing their senator. Adeyemi said this shortly after voting at polling unit 002, Iyara ward, Ijumu local government area, on Saturday. The APC candidate is participating in the rerun alongside Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party [...]

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    Thugs snatch ballot boxes at Melaye’s polling unit

Thugs snatch ballot boxes at Melaye’s polling unit

Some thugs have snatched ballot boxes and chased away voters at PU 004, Ayetoro ward 1 in Ijumu local government area of Kogi state. The polling unit is Dino Melaye’s voting unit. Melaye had cast his vote before violence broke out in the area. At least one person was reported shot after the hoodlums opened fire. Melaye is squaring off against Smart Adeyemi in [...]

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    Tribunal dismisses Atiku’s petition against Buhari’s victory

Tribunal dismisses Atiku’s petition against Buhari’s victory

The presidential election petition tribunal has dismissed the petition challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the last election. At its sitting on Wednesday, the tribunal said the petition filed by Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lacked merit. Mohammed Garba, the lead judge, said the PDP and Atiku failed to provide enough evidence to support the claims in [...]

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    Police rearrest Taraba ‘kidnap kingpin’ in Kano

Police rearrest Taraba ‘kidnap kingpin’ in Kano

The police have rearrested Hamisu Wadume, suspected kidnap kingpin whose initial arrest led to the killing of three policemen and a civilian in Taraba state. Some soldiers had opened fire on policemen who had earlier arrested Wadume in Ibi, Taraba, over "high-profile kidnap incidents in the state”. In a statement, Frank Mba, spokesman of the force, said Wadume was re-arrested at his [...]

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    PHOTOS: Inside the ‘abandoned’ stadium named after Abiola

PHOTOS: Inside the ‘abandoned’ stadium named after Abiola

On Wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari named the Abuja national stadium after MKO Abiola, presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election. Although this has been widely commended, the state of the stadium has left sour taste in the mouth. The 60,000 capacity stadium is now turning to a shadow of itself, with dilapidated facilities, grass and refuse littering virtually every spot. The stadium, [...]

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    REVEALED: Senate’s running cost could have provided one million boreholes!

REVEALED: Senate’s running cost could have provided one million boreholes!

Each senator in the 8th assembly got a monthly running cost of N13.5 million. This was aside the basic salary and other allowances that they received. Since there are 109 senators, their running cost amounted to N1.47 billion in a month and would have reached a total of N70.6 billion by the end of this month. Over N70 billion was [...]

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    Nigeria improves on HIV ranking — now ‘fourth most affected’ globally

Nigeria improves on HIV ranking — now ‘fourth most affected’ globally

A new report says at least 1.9 million Nigerians are living with HIV/AIDS, making it fourth most affected country in the world. The report of the 2018 Nigeria HIV/AIDS indicator and impact survey (NAIIS), launched by the federal government on Thursday showed that Nigeria's ranking improved from 2014 when it was the second worst hit. The survey assessed the prevalence of HIV [...]

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    INEC insists APC won’t field candidates in Zamfara

INEC insists APC won’t field candidates in Zamfara

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has insisted that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not field candidates for the elections in Zamfara state. Arising from a meeting on Wednesday, INEC maintained its stance that the party did not conduct valid primaries to elect candidates for the governorship, national assembly and state assembly elections in Zamfara. INEC made its position know while [...]

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    Dogara announces defection, leads more APC reps to PDP

Dogara announces defection, leads more APC reps to PDP

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has announced his defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Although Dogara joined the PDP since late last year when he picked the party's form to seek reelection, he had been silent about at the lower legislative chamber. But he announced his defection during plenary on Tuesday. Two other [...]

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    FG asks Onnoghen to ‘step aside’ over CCT trial

FG asks Onnoghen to ‘step aside’ over CCT trial

The federal government has asked Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), to "step aside" from office. Aliu Umar, counsel to the federal government in Onnoghen's ongoing trial, made the submission at the resumed sitting of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on Tuesday. He said the CJN should "step aside pending the determination of the case". Umar, however, added that "we are [...]

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    FG: We’ll grill Atiku over Bank PHB when he returns from US

FG: We’ll grill Atiku over Bank PHB when he returns from US

The federal government has accused Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of contributing to the collapse of former BankPHB, vowing to grill him when he returns from the US. Speaking with state house correspondents on Friday, Lai Mohammed, minister of information, said there is evidence that Atiku benefitted from slush funds that led to the collapse of [...]

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    Reps suspend debate on 2019 budget

Reps suspend debate on 2019 budget

The house of representatives has suspended deliberations on the 2019 appropriation bill. The house postponed the debate slated for Thursday plenary till its next sitting on Tuesday. Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house, announced that deliberations on the bill was postponed because of late distribution the relevant documents to members. He said the documents were distributed to the lawmakers on Thursday morning. The development [...]

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