Thursday, November 22, 2018

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    Osun west by-election: I have what it takes to return to the senate, says APC candidate

Osun west by-election: I have what it takes to return to the senate, says APC candidate

Mudashir Husain, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Osun west senatorial by-election, says he hopes to build on his “good” works as a former senator in the state.According to a statement issued by Kamil Opeyemi, his spokesman, the ex-lawmaker said this during his party's campaign on Wednesday.He was quoted to have said his mission to return to [...]

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    Evans sues police, seeks unconditional release

Evans sues police, seeks unconditional release

Chukwudumeje Onwuamadike, billionaire kidnapper popularly known as Evans, has asked a federal high court in Lagos to compel the police to release him.The plea was contained in a fundamental rights enforcement suit he filed at the court on Wednesday.In the motion ex parte, Evans asked the court to coerce the police to either charge him to court immediately or release him [...]

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    The police are not looking for me, says man who gave Igbo quit notice

The police are not looking for me, says man who gave Igbo quit notice

Shettima Yerima, leader of the Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, says he is not on the run over the quit notice issued to the Igbo in the north.Speaking with journalists on Wednesday, the youth leader said he would submit himself if declared wanted, but that for now, no one is looking for him.Yerima alongside other northern youth leaders had asked the [...]

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    Disrespecting Jonathan won’t help your cause, ex-president’s kinsmen hit Kanu

Disrespecting Jonathan won’t help your cause, ex-president’s kinsmen hit Kanu

The Ogbia Brotherhood Youth Council (OBYC) has rebuked Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), for describing ex-President Goodluck Jonathan as a weak and incompetent leader.In a statement issued on Tuesday, Laguo Gilbert, national president of the group, said such comments will not help Kanu in his struggle for the sovereign state of Biafra.On Monday, Kanu said the [...]

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    We are asking for freedom — NOT war, says IPOB

We are asking for freedom — NOT war, says IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says it is asking for self determination and not war as is being perceived in some quarters.In a statement issued on Tuesday by Emma Powerful, its media and publicity secretary, the group said its mission is being misconstrued by many Nigerians.It said the only instrument at its disposal in its struggle for the sovereign [...]

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    Weekly services will continue, says House on the Rock after fire outbreak

Weekly services will continue, says House on the Rock after fire outbreak

The House on the Rock church says its weekly activities will continue as usual as it works towards renovating its building gutted by fire.The church in a statement on Monday also thanked all parties that helped in putting off the fire for their “swift coordinated effort.”Part of the church complex was gutted by fire on Sunday afternoon around 2pm.No casualties [...]

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    UK parliament hit by cyber-attack

UK parliament hit by cyber-attack

The UK parliament has been hit by a cyber security attack, according to BBC.The attack is coming about a month after the world experienced its worst cyber-attack in decades.Chris Rennard, a member of the Liberal Democrat party in the upper House of Lords, first announced the attack on Saturday via twitter.“Cyber security attack on Westminster, parliamentary emails may not work remotely, [...]

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    Wike dissolves cabinet

Wike dissolves cabinet

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has dissolved his cabinet.Simeon Nwakaudu, his special assistant on electronic media, announced this in a statement issued on Saturday.The governor directed all former commissioners to hand over to the permanent secretaries in their ministries.He also thanked them for their service and wished them well in their future endeavours.The development comes one day after Austin [...]

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    Junaid: Any attempt to arrest Arewa youth will lead to problems

Junaid: Any attempt to arrest Arewa youth will lead to problems

Junaid Mohammed, a second republic lawmaker, says any attempt to arrest the Arewa youth over the Igbo quit notice given to the Igbo will lead to problems.The elder statesman warned against such move in an interview with PUNCH.He described the threat to arrest the youth as not only "counter-productive but also inappropriate.”Mohammed accused the federal government of “demonstrating irresponsibility in its [...]

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    Arewa group says Confab report must not be implemented

Arewa group says Confab report must not be implemented

The Arewa Liberation Movement (ALM) says the 2014 Confab recommendations must not he implemented because the report was drafted to "favour a particular group”.Usman Usman and Kabir Haruna Alfa, national president and secretary of the organisation, said this in a statement issued on Friday.ALM said it is not against the secession of the Igbo from Nigeria but recommended a democratic [...]

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    Court to continue hearing of Kogi government suit against Usman Okai

Court to continue hearing of Kogi government suit against Usman Okai

A federal high court in Kogi has ruled that it will continue hearing of a suit filed by the state government against Austin Usman Okai, a social media activist.This was despite claims of “wrong filing of proceeding” made by the defence.The prosecution also said it would proceed to institute a charge of cybercrime and other related offences against the accused [...]

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    Wike: Amaechi is angry because I’m called ‘Mr Project’

Wike: Amaechi is angry because I’m called ‘Mr Project’

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says Rotimi Amaechi, his predecessor, is upset that he is called "Mr. Project".Speaking on Monday during an interview on Rhythm FM, a Port Harcourt-based radio station, Wike criticised the minister of transportation over his recent comments on his administration.Amaechi had reportedly taken a swipe at the 'Mr. Project' tag given to his successor.Reacting, Wike described Amaechi's [...]

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    FG to appeal Saraki’s acquittal — and ‘all nonsensical rulings in recent times’

FG to appeal Saraki’s acquittal — and ‘all nonsensical rulings in recent times’

Okoi Obono-Obla, special assistant to the president on prosecutions, says the federal government will appeal the acquittal of senate president Bukola Saraki by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).He told PUNCH on Saturday that the government would file a notice of appeal against the CCT's ruling by Wednesday.Prior to his acquittal, Saraki had been facing an 18-count charge bordering on false asset [...]

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    Lai on hate speeches: If there is war today, none of us will escape

Lai on hate speeches: If there is war today, none of us will escape

Lai Mohammed ,minister of information, has cautioned Nigerians against hate speeches, saying no citizen will escape if war breaks out in the country.He gave the caution on Saturday while speaking at the 'Lai Mohammed 10th annual ramadan lecture' held in his country home, Oro, Kwara state.The minister urged Nigerians to disregard those beating the drums of war through hate speeches.Mohammed said [...]

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    US rejected the outcome of our first report, says army panel

US rejected the outcome of our first report, says army panel

The panel set up by the Nigerian army to investigate allegations of human right abuse levelled against some of its personnel on Friday said the US expressed dissatisfaction with its first report.Nuhu Angbazo, chief of military/civil affairs, disclosed this during a press conference at the army headquarters on Friday.Angbazo said based on the reaction of the US authorities, a special [...]

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    INEC issues certificates to five new political parties

INEC issues certificates to five new political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued certificates to the five newly-registered political parties in the country. The certificates were issued to them in Abuja on Friday.The five new parties are Young Progressive Party (YPP), Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA), New Generation Party of Nigeria (NGP), All Democratic Peoples Movement (ADPM) and Action Democratic Party (ADP).This brings the number of [...]

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