Friday, June 22, 2018

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    Police deploy 5,000 officers for APC convention of 6,800 delegates

Police deploy 5,000 officers for APC convention of 6,800 delegates

The Nigeria police police force says it has deployed 5,000 policemen for the national convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) which holds on Saturday.The convention will take place at the Eagle Square, Abuja, located in Three Arms Zone, said to be the most secured part of the country.Abiola Ajimobi, chairman of the media subcommittee for the convention planning committee, [...]

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    APC senator: nPDP members only interested in fighting personal political battles

APC senator: nPDP members only interested in fighting personal political battles

Abdullahi Adamu, senator representing Nasarawa west, has accused the new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) of attempting to "blackmail" the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.nPDP is a faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that left the PDP in 2013 to team up with the APC for the 2015 elections.In May, the group wrote John Oyegun, national chairman of APC, listing several [...]

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    Budget alteration: SERAP asks Buhari to sue n’assembly for ‘crimes against humanity’

Budget alteration: SERAP asks Buhari to sue n’assembly for ‘crimes against humanity’

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has accused the national assembly of committing “crimes against humanity” by altering various allocations in the 2018 budget.While signing the budget on Wednesday, Buhari revealed that the lawmakers added 6,403 projects of their own to the 2018 budget proposal he sent to them.“The national assembly made cuts amounting to N347 billion in the allocations to [...]

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    Bayelsa: Constituency project funds not meant for lawmakers — but the people

Bayelsa: Constituency project funds not meant for lawmakers — but the people

The Bayelsa state government has described as “very absurd” comments credited to Gabriel Ogbara, a member of the state house of assembly, that it (the government) is withholding funds meant for constituency projects.Ogbara, who represents Ogbia constituency 3, reportedly accused the state government of refusing to release funds meant for projects in his constituency.Reacting via a statement issued Wednesday, Daniel [...]

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    Attack on herdsmen: CAN seeks Buhari’s intervention over youth sentenced to death

Attack on herdsmen: CAN seeks Buhari’s intervention over youth sentenced to death

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on President Muhammdu Buhari to ask the Adamawa state government not to implement the death sentence passed on five Christian youth in the state.The youth were convicted by an Adamawa high court for “willfully and intentionally conspiring and attacking three herdsmen rearing cattle at Kadamun village in Demsa local government area, killing [...]

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    Shehu Sani to FG: Don’t shut land borders because of rice smuggling

Shehu Sani to FG: Don’t shut land borders because of rice smuggling

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has warned against the federal government’s plan to shut down a land border between Nigeria and a neighbouring country.The senator said the measure will “suffocate” legitimate businesses in the country.On Monday, Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture, announced that the government would soon shut down a land border to prevent smuggling of rice.Although Ogbeh did [...]

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    REVEALED: Israeli ex-minister ‘who spied for Iran’ lived in Nigeria

REVEALED: Israeli ex-minister ‘who spied for Iran’ lived in Nigeria

Israel's internal security service has indicted one of the country's former cabinet minister on suspicion of spying for Iran.In a statement on Monday, the Shin Bet security service said Gonen Segev, energy minister from 1995 to 1996, “was recruited by Iranian intelligence and served as an agent”.According to Reuters, the security service said Segev “had been living in Nigeria” and [...]

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    Agbakoba: It’s illegal to declare June 12 as Democracy Day

Agbakoba: It’s illegal to declare June 12 as Democracy Day

Olisa Agbakoba, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari's decision to declare June 12 as Democracy Day.In an interview with NAN on Monday, the former president of Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) said the declaration is illegal.Buhari took the decision in honour of late MKO Abiola, the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.The federal  [...]

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    ALERT: Niger Delta group reveals ‘planned attacks’ on Agip oil facilities

ALERT: Niger Delta group reveals ‘planned attacks’ on Agip oil facilities

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    Buhari’s govt bringing unprecedented transformation to Nigeria, says Lai

Buhari’s govt bringing unprecedented transformation to Nigeria, says Lai

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is bringing about “unprecedented” transformation to Nigeria.He said the innovative measures of the government are yielding positive results in various sectors including power generation, education and infrastructure.Mohammed said this while delivering a keynote address at the 2018 'Africa together conference' at the University of Cambridge in [...]

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    ‘Mostly children’ killed as suicide bombers strike in Borno (updated)

‘Mostly children’ killed as suicide bombers strike in Borno (updated)

Not less than 20 persons have been killed by suicide bombers in an attack in Damboa local government area of Borno state.TheCable learnt the attack was carried out on Saturday by suspected Boko Haram members.It was gathered that the attackers struck in Abacahri village, along Damboa/Chibok road, while the residents were returning from the Eid-el-Fitr celebration.Many were also said to [...]

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    Forget the noise, Ekiti gov election can’t be rigged, says REC

Forget the noise, Ekiti gov election can’t be rigged, says REC

Abdulganiyu Raji, resident electoral commissioner (REC) in Ekiti, says no amount of pressure can result in the rigging of the state's governorship election.He said this on Saturday in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, while speaking at a voter education programme.Represented by the commission's public relation officer, Taiwo Gbadegesin, he said the July 14 election will be successful."INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood [...]

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    World Cup: US warns of terrorism threat in Russia

World Cup: US warns of terrorism threat in Russia

The US has advised its citizens against travelling to Russia where the FIFA World Cup is currently taking place.  [...]

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    2019: Ask whoever approaches you for thuggery to take the lead, Sultan tells youth

2019: Ask whoever approaches you for thuggery to take the lead, Sultan tells youth

Sa’ad Abubakar III, sultan of Sokoto, has urged the youth not to allow politicians use them for thuggery ahead of the 2019 elections.Abubakar, who was speaking in his palace in Sokoto, also urged Nigerians to resist attempts by politicians to divide them while campaigning for votes.“As we are approaching the political era, it is our hope that politicians in the [...]

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    Evans’ lawyer withdraws from his trial

Evans’ lawyer withdraws from his trial

Olukoya Ogungbeje, lead counsel to Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, suspected kidnap kingpin better known as Evans, has withdrawn from his client's trial.In a statement he personally signed, Ogungbeje said he was withdrawing due to “personal reasons”.Evans is being tried by the Lagos state government for alleged offences ranging from conspiracy to kidnapping and attempted murder.Ogungbeje said his life had been under threat [...]

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    Nwabueze: June 12 declaration illegal… Buhari trying to rescue his dying image

Nwabueze: June 12 declaration illegal… Buhari trying to rescue his dying image

Ben Nwabueze, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has faulted the June 12 declaration made by President Muhammadu Buhari. In a statement, he personally signed, Nwabueze described the declaration as “unconstitutional, a masterstroke of mischief and insincerity and a deceitful contrivance”.On June 6, Buhari announced the conferment of the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR), the highest honour in the [...]

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