Friday, February 15, 2019

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    ‘One killed’ as IPOB members clash with security agents in Anambra

‘One killed’ as IPOB members clash with security agents in Anambra

A clash between members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and men of the Nigerian police force as well as Nigerian army has reportedly left one person dead in Anambra.The clash, which took place on Wednesday in Aguata local government area of the state, was said to have been caused by the planned visit of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of [...]

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    N11trn ‘wastage’: SERAP asks ICC to probe Obasanjo, Jonathan

N11trn ‘wastage’: SERAP asks ICC to probe Obasanjo, Jonathan

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to probe the administrations of former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Musa Yar‘Adua and Goodluck Jonathan for allegedly wasting electricity funds.SERAP had accused the trio of squandering a total sum of N11 trillion meant for provision of electricity to Nigerians during their respective regimes - between 1999 [...]

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    CAN asks Nigerians to stop playing politics with Buhari’s health

CAN asks Nigerians to stop playing politics with Buhari’s health

Samson Ayokunle, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has urged Nigerians to stop “playing politics” with the health of President Muhammadu Buhari.Ayokunle said this in Lokoja, Kogi state capital, on Wednesday when he visited the state chapter of the association.Buhari has been receiving medical attention in the UK since May 7.The CAN president urged Nigerians to continue to [...]

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    Osinbajo assigns portfolios to new ministers

Osinbajo assigns portfolios to new ministers

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday assigned portfolios to the two ministers sworn into the federal cabinet on July 26. They are Stephen Ocheni - minister of state for labour and Suleiman Hassan - minister of state in the ministry of power, works and housing.He also swore in the 15 permanent secretaries whose appointments were recently approved.The new permanent secretaries are to [...]

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    You should crawl on your knees apologising to Nigerians, Buhari’s aide knocks Jonathan

You should crawl on your knees apologising to Nigerians, Buhari’s aide knocks Jonathan

Lauretta Onochie, an aide of President Muhammadu Buhari, says ex-President Goodluck Jonathan should crawl on his knees apologising to Nigerians for “plundering” the nation's economy.In a series of tweets, Onochie said the Jonathan administration was “fraught with broken promises”.Quoting Osita Okechukwu, director general of Voice of Nigeria (VON), she said the last administration only relied on “vodoo” economic records.She also [...]

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    14-year-old ‘survives three abortions’ after being raped by father

14-year-old ‘survives three abortions’ after being raped by father

The Kano state police command says it has arrested one Nurudeen Abubakar of Unguwa Uku quarters in Kano for allegedly impregnating his 14-year-old daughter. In a statement on Tuesday, Magaji Majia, the command spokesman, said the girl had survived three abortions as a result of the assault from her father, who is 40-year-old.He said within two weeks, the command had recorded [...]

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    FG seeks extradition of US-based Nigerian accused of fraud

FG seeks extradition of US-based Nigerian accused of fraud

The federal government is demanding the extradition of Jim-Daniels Nnah, a United States-based Nigerian, accused of defrauding two companies of $712,000.The request was made via a letter marked HAGF/Ext/08/14 and addressed to the US Department of Justice by Abubakar Malami, minister of justice and attorney general of the federation (AGF).Nnah was said to have conned Environ-Aid Technologies Nigeria Limited and [...]

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    Anti-Buhari protest: Charly Boy attacked in Abuja market

Anti-Buhari protest: Charly Boy attacked in Abuja market

The anti-Buhari protesters led by Charles Oputa, the entertainer better known as Charly Boy, have been attacked at the popular Wuse market in Abuja.Some youth attacked them when they moved to the market in the course of their protest on Tuesday morning.Deji Adeyanju, one of the leaders of the group, confirmed the development.The protesters had started a campaign on Monday [...]

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    Jonathan built the only federal varsity in Buhari’s state, Omokri replies Garba Shehu

Jonathan built the only federal varsity in Buhari’s state, Omokri replies Garba Shehu

Reno Omokri, a former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has told Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, that the only federal university in Katsina state was built by the last administration.Federal University Dutsin, Katsina, is one of the nine universities which Jonathan founded in February 2011.In a statement on Tuesday, Omokri said Shehu’s claim [...]

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    Corrupt elements ganging up against Buhari, says presidential aide

Corrupt elements ganging up against Buhari, says presidential aide

Babafemi Ojudu, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on political matters, says “corrupt, greedy and selfish” elements are ganging up against the president.Ojudu said this on Monday while addressing pro-Buhari protesters at the entrance of the presidential villa in Abuja.He also dismissed speculations that the presidency sponsored the group of Nigerians on solidarity protests in support of President Muhammadu Buhari.He [...]

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No major capital project completed under you, Garba Shehu hits Jonathan

Garba Shehu, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says no major capital project was completed under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.Shehu said this while reacting to comments credited to Reno Omokri, Johnathan's former media aide, who said there is no evidence that the current administration is fighting corruption.In a statement issued on Monday, Shehu accused Jonathan of “wiping” the nation's treasury during his time [...]

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    Fashola: Metering customers NOT a monopoly of DisCos

Fashola: Metering customers NOT a monopoly of DisCos

Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, says supply of meters to electricity consumers in the country is not exclusive to distribution companies (DisCos).He said as it is an “open but regulated” business.Fashola said this on Monday at the 18th monthly power sector and stakeholders’ meeting in Kumboso, Kano state.He was, however, quick to add that for anybody to be involved in [...]

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    Omokri: GEJ fired ministers accused of corruption but there are ‘looters’ in this govt

Omokri: GEJ fired ministers accused of corruption but there are ‘looters’ in this govt

Reno Omokri, former senior special assistant to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan on new media, on Monday said his principal fired two ministers accused of corruption.Omookri said this in response to the claim of Osita Okechukwu, director general of Voice of Nigeria (VON), who said the former president failed “woefully” during his time in office.In a statement, Omokri dismissed Okechukwu's allegations as [...]

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    Ignore quit notice issued by militants, PANDEF tells Hausa, Yoruba in Niger Delta

Ignore quit notice issued by militants, PANDEF tells Hausa, Yoruba in Niger Delta

The Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) on Sunday condemned the quit notice issued to the Hausa and Yoruba in the Niger Delta by militants, saying it should be ignored.On Thursday, leaders of the coalition of Niger Delta Agitators (NDA) had asked the two ethnic groups to leave the oil-rich region on or before October 1.They had also resolved to resume attacks [...]

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    VON DG slams Jonathan: You failed woefully… apologise for betraying Nigerians

VON DG slams Jonathan: You failed woefully… apologise for betraying Nigerians

Osita Okechukwu, director general of Voice of Nigeria (VON), says former President Goodluck Jonathan should apologise to Nigerians for failing “woefully” during his time in office.He said he regrets demonstrating in the streets of Abuja streets in 2010 — alongside members of the Save Nigeria Group — for Jonathan to be made president.Okechukwu said this in Abuja on Sunday while reacting to [...]

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