Friday, September 21, 2018

Chinedu Asadu

    Oxfam: Wealth of five richest Nigerians can end extreme poverty in the country

Oxfam: Wealth of five richest Nigerians can end extreme poverty in the country

The combined wealth of five richest Nigerians could end extreme poverty in the country, the Inequality report released by Oxfam International says.The report, released on Wednesday, puts the combined wealth at $29.9 billion.Entitled 'Inequality in Nigeria, Exploring the Drivers,' it highlights the large and growing gap between the rich and poor in Nigeria.It attributed the inability of the poor people [...]

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    I may soon dump PDP, says Fayose

I may soon dump PDP, says Fayose

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says he may dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) if the supreme court rules that Ali Modu Sherrif is the authentic chairman of the party.According to Channels TV, the governor said while reacting to reports that he had removed the name and logo of the party from his campaign office situated in Ado-Ekiti.The apex [...]

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    NCC releases guidelines on preventing cyber-attack

NCC releases guidelines on preventing cyber-attack

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has listed protective measures needed to guide against cyber-attack which has affected more than 200,000 computers in over 200 countries.Described by experts as the biggest cyber attack the world has ever seen, the virus locks people out of their computer files until they pay a ransom.It installs discreetly on a victim’s device, holding his data hostage [...]

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    SERAP asks Osinbajo to slash ‘wasteful’ budget of national assembly

SERAP asks Osinbajo to slash ‘wasteful’ budget of national assembly

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged acting president Yemi Osinbajo to reject the "wasteful and unnecessary" expenses incurred by the national assembly.In a letter to Osinbajo on Monday which was signed by Adetokunbo Mumuni, SERAP executive director, the group asked the acting president "to put pressure on the leadership of the national assembly to cut the proposed [...]

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    Security agencies take control of Borno communities liberated from Boko Haram

Security agencies take control of Borno communities liberated from Boko Haram

Some security agencies have deployed their personnel back to communities in the 24 local government areas in Borno state liberated from the Boko Haram insurgent group by the military.Damian Chukwu, the state commissioner of police, told NAN in Maiduguri that his command had deployed its men in almost all the liberated communities.He said the police deployed men from different departments [...]

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    FG scouts for replacement of retired perm secs

FG scouts for replacement of retired perm secs

The federal government has begun the process of replacing 16 permanent secretaries who retired in some ministries.This was made known by Winifred Oyo-Ita, head of the civil service of the federation (HoCSF) at the send-off ceremony for Saheed Adelakun, permanent secretary, common services office, office of the HoCSF.Adelakun had retired after attaining the mandatory retirement age of 60.Oyo-Ita said some [...]

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    EFCC re-arraigns Fani-Kayode before new judge

EFCC re-arraigns Fani-Kayode before new judge

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday re-arraigned Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, before a federal high court sitting in Lagos for alleged diversion of N4.9bn.Fani-Kayode, a member of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s presidential campaign team, was arraigned alongside Nenadi Usman, a former minister of state for finance.He had been arraigned on June 28, 2016, in the [...]

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    ‘Herdsmen’ invade Niger state mosque, kill imam, 20 worshippers

‘Herdsmen’ invade Niger state mosque, kill imam, 20 worshippers

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen on Sunday attacked a community mosque in Etogi community, in Mokwa local government area of Niger state, killing 21 villagers, including the imam of the mosque.The attack occurred while the villagers were observing their early morning prayers.Some women and children were also injured during the incident. According to The Nation, the attack was as a result of [...]

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    IPOB has ‘no right’ to restrict people’s movement

IPOB has ‘no right’ to restrict people’s movement

Osuagwu Ugochukwu, a constitutional lawyer and human rights activist, has cautioned the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) against compelling people to stay at home on May 30.The group had asked its members to observe a stay-at-home exercise on May 30, as part of the planned anniversary celebration of Biafra.Emma Powerful, IPOB’s spokesman, had said the group chose to sit at [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu: I don’t know why south-east govs are afraid

Nnamdi Kanu: I don’t know why south-east govs are afraid

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says he does not know why governors in the south-east are afraid to identify with the struggle of the realisation of the sovereign state of Biafra.In a chat with PUNCH at his father’s palace in Umuahia, Abia state, Kanu said it could be the case that the governors do not want [...]

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    Double tragedy for Anenih as son dies while wife is yet to be buried

Double tragedy for Anenih as son dies while wife is yet to be buried

This is certainly not the best of times for Tony Anenih, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from Edo state.Known as ‘Mr Fix it’ in political circles, the veteran politician learnt of the death of Eugene, one of his sons, at a time when he is still mourning the loss of his wife.On April 15, Patricia, his second [...]

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    Nothing unpleasant has happened to Buhari, says Garba Shehu

Nothing unpleasant has happened to Buhari, says Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, says nothing unpleasant has happened to the president.Shehu said this on Sunday while reacting to speculations on social media that Buhari had diedHe described the speculations as “baseless rumour”, urging Nigerians to disregard them.“Baseless rumours are trending again that an unpleasant thing has happened to our beloved [...]

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    Lagos ‘drug dealer’ forfeits nine houses to FG

Lagos ‘drug dealer’ forfeits nine houses to FG

Nine houses belonging to Funmilola Arike Ogbuaya, a Lagos socialite, have been forfeited to the federal government over allegations of drug dealing.According to NewsMakers, an online medium, this followed the order of a federal high court in Lagos over the weekend.Known in social circles as Ariket, Ogbuaya will “temporarily” forfeit the identified property to the federal government.The newspaper said the [...]

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    Junaid: North will insist on two terms if Osinbajo takes over before 2019

Junaid: North will insist on two terms if Osinbajo takes over before 2019

Junaid Mohammed, a member of the house of representatives in the second republic, says the north will insist on two tenures should President Muhammadu Buhari be unable to complete his current term in office.Mohammed said this known in an interview with PUNCH on Sunday.This is coming on the heels of pressure on Buhari to step down on the account of [...]

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    Cyber-attack: More than 125,000 computers are down… 5 ways to protect yours

Cyber-attack: More than 125,000 computers are down… 5 ways to protect yours

A massive cyber-attack using tools believed to have been stolen from the US National Security Agency (NSA) struck organisations around the world this week.The cyber-security firm Avast said it had seen 75,000 cases of the ransomware – known as WannaCry and variants of that name – around the world.More than 125,000 computers have been infected across 99 countries, including Russia and [...]

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    REVEALED: Boko Haram bombers targeted church holding vigil on UNIMAID campus

REVEALED: Boko Haram bombers targeted church holding vigil on UNIMAID campus

The suicide bombers that hit the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) on Saturday targeted members of the Evangelical Church of West Africa (ECWA) holding a vigil on campus, TheCable has learnt.The Boko Haram insurgents had detonated improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the school, killing a security guard, and injuring one soldier.The attack took place in the early hours of Saturday.A member of the [...]

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