Friday, September 20, 2019

Chinedu Asadu

    Igbo won’t allow RUGA, Buhari detaining unarmed protesters… 5 things in Nnamdi Kanu’s petition to UN

Igbo won’t allow RUGA, Buhari detaining unarmed protesters… 5 things in Nnamdi Kanu’s petition to UN

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has told the United Nations that President Muhammadu Buhari's government is arresting and detaining unarmed protesters in a clampdown on civil rights.Kanu made the allegation in a petition, when he led a delegation to the UN headquarters in Geneva, on Thursday, according a statement from Emma Powerful, spokesman of the proscribed group.The [...]

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    Reps ask CBN to suspend cashless policy implementation

Reps ask CBN to suspend cashless policy implementation

The house of representatives has asked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to hit the brakes on the implementation of the cashless policy it recently re-introduced.At the plenary session on Thursday, the lower legislative chamber said the policy will lead to a significant decrease in credit extension by Nigerian money deposit banks.The lawmakers also said the policy will have negative [...]

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    REVEALED: FG paid UK firm N8.5m monthly for PR — before company went bust

REVEALED: FG paid UK firm N8.5m monthly for PR — before company went bust

The federal government paid Pagefield Global, a UK-based public relations firm, N8.5 million monthly for “public affairs and public relations advice”, TheCable can report.The company has now gone under before the expiration of the contract.TheCable understands that the business deal, which was officially documented in May 2019, was entered for the Federal Republic of Nigeria on behalf of Dayo Apata, [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu donates N20,000 each to 314 South Africa returnees

Sanwo-Olu donates N20,000 each to 314 South Africa returnees

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, has donated the sum of N20,000 to each of the 314 Nigerians evacuated from South Africa on Wednesday. The donation was presented to the returnees by Jermaine Sanwo-Olu, the governor's aide on diaspora, after they arrived at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.The returnees were the second batch of Nigerians who were brought back from South Africa following [...]

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    Reps to summon Malami, Sylvia over P&ID judgement

Reps to summon Malami, Sylvia over P&ID judgement

The house of representatives has resolved to review all the treaties and agreements signed by the Nigerian government to avoid a repeat of the $9.6 billion judgement awarded against the country.A British court had awarded the damages against Nigeria over claims that the country did not fulfil its own part of 20-year gas supply and processing agreement with Process and Industrial [...]

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    Air Peace CEO ‘in tears’ as reps recommend him for national award

Air Peace CEO ‘in tears’ as reps recommend him for national award

The house of representatives has recommended Allen Onyeama, chief executive officer (CEO) of Air Peace Airlines, for national honour for evacuating Nigerians stranded in South Africa at no cost.The recommendation was given when Onyeama appeared before the house during Wednesday’s plenary session.The lawmakers also resolved to make Air Peace their main carrier.They had invited Onyeama to honour him for offering [...]

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    Reps to honour Onyeama, Air Peace CEO, for act of patriotism

Reps to honour Onyeama, Air Peace CEO, for act of patriotism

The house of representatives has resolved to honour Allen Onyeama, chief executive officer (CEO) of Air Peace Airlines, for airlifting Nigerians stranded in South Africa at no cost.Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house, said the lower legislative chamber has invited Onyeama to appear before it on Wednesday.Many Nigerians were targeted in the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa.Air Peace offered to [...]

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    EXTRA: Gbaja turns secondary school teacher in Katsina

EXTRA: Gbaja turns secondary school teacher in Katsina

Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, on Monday, visited Government Day Secondary School, Kofar Sauri in Katsina state, where he taught the students about drug abuse.He promised to construct a classroom block in the school and award full scholarship to the best graduating student annually.According to a statement by Lanre Lasisi, his spokesman, the visit was part of the [...]

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    Report: Boko Haram hits harder as 200,000 north-east residents are abandoned

Report: Boko Haram hits harder as 200,000 north-east residents are abandoned

At least 220,000 residents of the north-east have reportedly been abandoned as a result of a new strategy the military adopted in the war against Boko Haram.Reuters is reporting that the strategy tagged: "Super Camps", has also made humanitarian agencies unable to reach an estimated 100,000 residents.The Nigerian military recently set up about 20 super camps to curtail the activities [...]

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    Despite kidnappings, IGP says Abuja is one of the world’s safest cities

Despite kidnappings, IGP says Abuja is one of the world’s safest cities

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), says Abuja is one of the safest cities in the world.Adamu said this on Monday in reaction to reported cases of kidnapping in the federal capital territory in the past 48 hours.At least five persons were reportedly kidnapped in the city at the weekend.One of the victims was later released after $15,000 was paid [...]

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    Melaye denies plan to leave PDP for APC

Melaye denies plan to leave PDP for APC

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, says he has no intention of defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).In a tweet he shared on Sunday, Melaye described people who leave the PDP for the APC as "fools".It was rumoured that he planned to leave the PDP after losing the party’s governorship ticket in [...]

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    N’assembly: MDAs diverting govt revenues with frivolous excuses

N’assembly: MDAs diverting govt revenues with frivolous excuses

The national assembly has warned government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) against expenditures not approved or allocated for in the budget.The legislature specifically cautioned against spending revenues generated by various government agencies without the required approval.The warning was issued by Solomon Adeola, chairman of the senate committee on finance, and James Faleke, his counterpart in the house of representatives, after [...]

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    Cameroonian refugee in Cross River sells 9-month-old baby for N70k — and blames hunger

Cameroonian refugee in Cross River sells 9-month-old baby for N70k — and blames hunger

When Gina (not real name) left Adagom refugee camp in Cross River state on August 25, strapped on her mother’s back, the nine-month-old had no inkling she was not going to return to rejoin her peers. She was being sold to a stranger who had visited from Calabar, the state capital. And guess the ''transfer fee''? N70,000, including benefits!The mother, [...]

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    Kidnappers free Abuja victim after ‘$15,000 ransom in bitcoin’

Kidnappers free Abuja victim after ‘$15,000 ransom in bitcoin’

Aishat Ardo, one of the residents of Abuja who was kidnapped on Saturday, has been freed after a ransom was paid by her father.TheCable learnt that she was released by her abductors on Sunday night after her father paid $15,000 in bitcoin.She was said to have been released in the Gwarimpa area of Abuja.Security sources had told TheCable that at least [...]

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    A lecturer, two teenagers… five persons missing as kidnappers finally hit Abuja

A lecturer, two teenagers… five persons missing as kidnappers finally hit Abuja

The high rate of kidnapping across the country has finally taken its toll on the nation's capital with at least five persons missing in the last 24 hours.Security sources told TheCable that the victims, including Abubakar Alkali, a lecturer at Base University, Abuja, as well as two teenagers who were returning from Quranic lecture at Wuse zone 6, were all abducted in the [...]

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    ‘Does he want to be part of a dictatorship?’ — BMO opposes Seun Onigbinde’s appointment 

‘Does he want to be part of a dictatorship?’ — BMO opposes Seun Onigbinde’s appointment 

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has rejected the appointment of Seun Onigbinde as a technical adviser at the ministry of budget and national planning.In a statement on Sunday, the group described the appointment as a "travesty that desecrates the honour and integrity of the current administration".Onigbinde, the co-founder of BudgIT and a known critic of the Muhammadu Buhari-led government, was recently appointed [...]

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