Thursday, August 1, 2019

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    Atiku reacts to report on secret burial of 1000 soldiers, demands the ‘true state’ of anti-terrorism war

Atiku reacts to report on secret burial of 1000 soldiers, demands the ‘true state’ of anti-terrorism war

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has called for an independent inquiry into the reported secret burial of soldiers who died in the Boko Haram war.In a statement on Thursday, the former vice-president said it is shocking that such a thing could happen under a democratic government. The Wall Street Journal had reported how the soldiers killed by [...]

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    ‘We will continue protesting’ — El-Zakzaky’s daughter disowns IMN official

‘We will continue protesting’ — El-Zakzaky’s daughter disowns IMN official

Suhaila Zakzaky, daughter of Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), has insisted the group will continue its protesters till her father is released.Suhaila said this in reaction to a statement from Ibrahim Musa, president of the IMN media forum, that the protests have been suspended.Musa had said the suspension, which came after the federal government banned the group, was [...]

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    ANALYSIS: The ups and downs of tax reforms under Buhari

ANALYSIS: The ups and downs of tax reforms under Buhari

It is now almost three years since Isaac Ayoola concluded his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme but with no job in the formal sector yet. His dream has always been to work in the bank and while he waited during those years, he did not waste time upon leaving school to enrol for a software development training to hone [...]

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    Middle belt is ‘bridge for Nigeria’s unity’

Middle belt is ‘bridge for Nigeria’s unity’

Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, former presidential candidate of the Peoples Trust (PT), says the middle belt region is the bridge for the unity of Nigeria.Olawepo-Hashim said this on Tuesday while speaking at the launch of "My Testimony", the autobiography of Dan Suleiman, an air commodore, which held in Abuja.He said the middle belt should as a result continue to facilitate national reconciliation [...]

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    VIDEO: Inside IDP camp where 130 children are locked out of classrooms

VIDEO: Inside IDP camp where 130 children are locked out of classrooms

At a corner of the federal capital territory (FCT) is an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp housing more than 1,500 persons.The victims were forced to flee their homes in the north-east following attacks by Boko Haram insurgents.Unlike many of such camps across the country, the resilience of the IDPs pushed them to start making provision for the education of the [...]

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    ‘Army did not ask for our certificates’ — Buhari’s military colleague tells tribunal

‘Army did not ask for our certificates’ — Buhari’s military colleague tells tribunal

President Muhammadu Buhari's military course mate has told the presidential election tribunal that the army did not ask them to submit their certificates during enlistment.Paul Tarfa, a retired major general, made the submission on Tuesday while testifying as Buhari’s first defence witness in the petition challenging the president’s re-election.The whereabouts of the president’s academic records have been a source of [...]

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    36-year-old Babcock graduate makes Ihedioha’s cabinet

36-year-old Babcock graduate makes Ihedioha’s cabinet

Emeka Ihedioha, governor of Imo state, has appointed 17 commissioner nominees for his cabinet.The governor forwarded the nominees’ list to the state house of assembly for confirmation on Tuesday.Among the nominees is Ekezie Okeahialam, a 36-year-old graduate of Babcock University.Okeahialam who holds a first class in economics from the university also finished from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom, where [...]

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    Police accuse journalist of defamation over report on Tony Nwulu

Police accuse journalist of defamation over report on Tony Nwulu

The police have accused Oke Epia, publisher of OrderPaper Nigeria, of defamation.The national assembly division of the force had invited him for questioning over an investigative report on Tony Nwulu, a former member of the house of representatives from Imo state.The report,which OrderPaper described as an “objective assessment” of  Nwulu’s records at the national assembly, had infuriated the ex-lawmaker who petitioned [...]

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    Police invite journalist ‘over report’ on former Imo rep

Police invite journalist ‘over report’ on former Imo rep

The Nigeria Police Force has invited Oke Epia, publisher of OrderPaper Nigeria, citing “criminal complaints” against the journalist.In a letter dated June 26, the national assembly division of the force asked Epia to report on Tuesday.Although it did not state where the complaints emanated from, it is believed to be over a report published by the media organisation on Tony [...]

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    ‘There’s anger in the land’ — Abdulsalami speaks on growing insecurity

‘There’s anger in the land’ — Abdulsalami speaks on growing insecurity

Abdulsalami Abubakar, former military head of state, has expressed worry over the growing insecurity in various parts of the country, calling for urgent action.Speaking at a roundtable discussion on the security challenges, he said: “there is anger in the land and the voices of reason are drowning very rapidly".The parley organised by the General Abdulsalami Abubakar Institute for Peace and [...]

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    We’ve lent more than N70bn to 50,000 MSMEs, says Development Bank of Nigeria

We’ve lent more than N70bn to 50,000 MSMEs, says Development Bank of Nigeria

The Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN) says it has lent at least N70 billion to over 50,000 micro, small and medium scale enterprises (MSMEs) since its establishment.Shehu Yahaya, chairman of DBN board of directors, disclosed this while speaking at the maiden edition of the bank’s lecture series held in Abuja on Monday.He said the bank was established to play a [...]

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    Atiku: INEC chairman should be appointed by the judiciary

Atiku: INEC chairman should be appointed by the judiciary

Atiku Abubakar, former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has advocated a review of the procedure for the appointment of the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).Atiku said the chairman of the electoral body should be appointed by the judiciary, not the president as is currently being done.In  a statement on Monday, the former vice-president said [...]

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    IPOB spokesman: Kanu will return to Nigeria to mobilise support for Biafra

IPOB spokesman: Kanu will return to Nigeria to mobilise support for Biafra

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), will return to Nigeria to mobilise support for the creation of Biafra, according to Emma Powerful, IPOB spokesman.Powerful told TheCable on Monday that Kanu will visit Nigeria as part of his current tour of some countries where he is preaching the group’s secessionist cause.The IPOB leader, who is being prosecuted before [...]

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    Nigerian children deserve better

Nigerian children deserve better

On 20th November 1989, children all over the world finally got the voice they deserve with the signing of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by the  United Nations General Assembly. The document introduced as a human rights treaty which stipulates the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of children, had four core principles: non-discrimination; devotion to [...]

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    ‘Nigeria doesn’t value lives’ — doctor narrates how colleague died inside Bayelsa hospital

‘Nigeria doesn’t value lives’ — doctor narrates how colleague died inside Bayelsa hospital

Harvey Oluwafunmilayo, a UK-based Nigerian doctor, says Nigeria does not have value for human lives.Reacting to the death of one of his colleagues at the Federal Medical Center, Yenagoa, Bayelsa state, on Thursday, Oluwafunmilayo lamented the rot in the health sector.The deceased was attending the ongoing national executive council (NEC) meeting of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) when [...]

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    IGP beefs up security nationwide over Shi’ites’ protests

IGP beefs up security nationwide over Shi’ites’ protests

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, has ordered his men to beef up security across the nation as a result of protests by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), better known as Shi'ites.Members of the group have often taken to major roads in the nation's capital, demanding the release of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, their leader who has been in detention since [...]

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