Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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    I’ll soon appoint more cabinet members, says Buhari

I’ll soon appoint more cabinet members, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari will soon appoint more ministers into his cabinet. He will also make fresh board appointments in response to his party members' demands.Buhari gave hints of the new appointments in a speech delivered to the national executive council (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja.There are currently 36 ministers, with 14 of them being ministers of [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Who can force Buhari to do anything? Nobody!

Femi Adesina: Who can force Buhari to do anything? Nobody!

Femi Adesina, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, says nobody can pressure his principal into doing anything.Adesina said this while reacting to insinuations that Buhari was forced to move against Babachir Lawal, secretary to the government of the federation.Lawal, who was indicted of corruption by the senate committee on the humanitarian crisis in the north-east, was relieved of [...]

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    Metuh’s trial: Jonathan demands N1bn to heed subpoena

Metuh’s trial: Jonathan demands N1bn to heed subpoena

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has asked the federal high court sitting in Abuja to quash the subpoena ordering him to appear as a witness in the ongoing trial of Olisa Metuh.Okon Abang, the judge handling the case, had insisted that Jonathan must testify in the trial of Metuh, a former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Metuh, who [...]

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    ECOWAS court orders FG to pay N88bn civil war damages

ECOWAS court orders FG to pay N88bn civil war damages

The ECOWAS community court of justice has granted an out-of-court settlement application for a case involving the federal government and victims of the Nigerian civil war.In 2012, hundreds of mine victims of the war approached the ECOWAS court, asking for an order for the removal of remnants of war instruments stockpiled in 11 states of the south-east, south-south and part [...]

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    SERAP asks Buhari to hand over sacked SGF, NIA DG to EFCC

SERAP asks Buhari to hand over sacked SGF, NIA DG to EFCC

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for sacking Babachir Lawal, secretary to the government of the federation, and Ayo Oke, director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).On Monday, Buhari sacked the duo, who have been on suspension for over three months.Oke's agency had claimed ownership of the monies discovered in an Ikoyi apartment while Lawal [...]

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    Bala Mohammed: None of Jonathan’s ministers has been scrutinised like me

Bala Mohammed: None of Jonathan’s ministers has been scrutinised like me

Bala Mohammed, a minister of the federal capital territory (FCT) under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says none of his former colleagues has been subjected to scrutiny like him.The former minister is standing trial bordering on alleged abuse of office, false declaration of assets and a N864 million fraud before an FCT high court.There were media reports that a federal high court approved the [...]

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    INTERPOL has issued fresh warrant for Maina’s arrest, says Garba Shehu

INTERPOL has issued fresh warrant for Maina’s arrest, says Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, says INTERPOL has issued a new warrant for the arrest of Abdulrasheed Maina, ex-chairman of Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT).INTERPOL first issued a warrant for Maina's arrest in 2016 when he fled Nigeria after being declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).He was at that time accused of alleged N2billion [...]

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    ‘This is an ambush’ — Garba Shehu evades question on Misau’s allegation

‘This is an ambush’ — Garba Shehu evades question on Misau’s allegation

Garba Shehu, spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, was caught unawares when he was asked about allegations made by Isah Misau during a live television programme.Misau, senator representing Bauchi central, had claimed that Ibrahim Idris, inspector general of police (IGP), gave two SUVs to the president’s wife upon her request for a Sienna and Hiace.Although the president's wife denied the allegation. the police confirmed [...]

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    Appeal court upholds seizure of Tompolo’s assets

Appeal court upholds seizure of Tompolo’s assets

A court of appeal sitting in Lagos has upheld the decision of the federal high court ordering the seizure of property belonging to Government Ekpemupolo, an ex-militant commander better known as Tompolo.On February 19, 2016, I. N. Buba, judge of the federal high court, Lagos, had ordered the seizure of the property by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).The [...]

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    Resign if you have nothing to offer, PDP hits Garba Shehu over ‘Mainagate’

Resign if you have nothing to offer, PDP hits Garba Shehu over ‘Mainagate’

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised Garba Shehu, spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, to resign if he has "nothing more to contribute in government".The party said this in reaction to Shehu's claim that Abdulrasheed Maina, ex-chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), was reinstated into the federal civil service through the "invisible hands" of Goodluck Jonathan's loyalists.Shehu had [...]

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    FEC approves 2018 budget proposal

FEC approves 2018 budget proposal

The federal executive council (FEC) has approved the draft for the 2018 budget proposal.Udo Udoma, minister of budget and national planning, said this on Thursday while addressing state house correspondents after the FEC meeting in Abuja.He said FEC will liaise with the national assembly on when President Muhammadu Buhari will submit the draft to the lawmakers. “We did promise that the [...]

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    Protests, boycott as Kenya holds election rerun

Protests, boycott as Kenya holds election rerun

Opposition supporters in Kenya on Thursday clashed with police amid protests in the country's presidential re-run election.President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner in an August election, but it is being conducted again due to reported "irregularities".There were reported cases of bonfires in some parts of the country including Kisumu where police confronted "stone- youths with live rounds, tear gas [...]

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    ‘Probes mustn’t be on the pages of newspapers’ — Osinbajo seeks revival of anti-graft war

‘Probes mustn’t be on the pages of newspapers’ — Osinbajo seeks revival of anti-graft war

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the anti-corruption fight in the country must take a new turn for it to succeed.Osinbajo said this on Tuesday at the opening of a two-day capacity building workshop for justices and judges, organised by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in collaboration with the National Judicial Institute (NJI) in Abuja.He said the administration was reviving [...]

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    Two killed as Plateau boils again

Two killed as Plateau boils again

Some gunmen killed two persons in Riyom local government area of Plateau state on Tuesday.Tyopev Terna, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed this to TheCable.He said the attackers struck at Joli, a village in the area, around 9:30pm.Terna also said two of the residents escaped with injuries while two lost their lives during the attack.“The four persons were coming back from wherever [...]

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    Ezekwesili to Buhari: ‘Mainagate’ most lethal blow to your struggling anti-graft war

Ezekwesili to Buhari: ‘Mainagate’ most lethal blow to your struggling anti-graft war

Oby Ezekwesili, former minister of education, has described the controversial reinstatement of Abdulrasheed Maina to the civil service as the "most lethal blow" to the fight against corruption.Maina, ex-chairman of Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), is facing corruption allegations, hence his posting to the ministry of interior was met with public condemnation.Although President Muhammadu Buhari has since ordered his dismissal, Ezekwesili [...]

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    Shehu Sani: Maina saga has exposed the disjointed state of Buhari’s govt

Shehu Sani: Maina saga has exposed the disjointed state of Buhari’s govt

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says the reinstatement of  Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman, Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), has exposed the disjointed nature of the current administration.Maina, who is facing corruption allegations, was posted to the ministry of interior under controversial circumstances.Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, had earlier said it was the office of the head of the civil service that [...]

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