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    ‘Herdsmen’ kill four in Taraba — after governor’s alarm

‘Herdsmen’ kill four in Taraba — after governor’s alarm

Suspected herdsmen have killed four persons at Ngutswen village in Gassol local government area of Taraba state.The unfortunate incident happened a day after Darius Ishaku, governor of the state, raised an alarm of an impending attack on the state.The governor had said the state received a notice from an undisclosed source that there will be an attack in 10 days [...]

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    APC restructuring report is Nigeria’s ‘biggest scam’

APC restructuring report is Nigeria’s ‘biggest scam’

Ken Okolugbo, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the document brought forward by the All Progressives Congress (APC) committee on restructuring is Nigeria’s “biggest scam”.He said this on Thursday when he featured on Channels Television.Last week, the committee headed by Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, submitted its report to the party’s leadership.Among the things it recommended [...]

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    PDP faction inaugurates own NWC, ‘ready to work with Obasanjo’s coalition’

PDP faction inaugurates own NWC, ‘ready to work with Obasanjo’s coalition’

A faction of the Fresh PDP on Thursday announced that it has set up its national working committee (NWC).The Fresh PDP is a splinter group that emerged from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), after accusing the party leaders of imposition of candidates during its last convention.The group later broke into two, with one faction claiming it had been dissolved while [...]

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    Bill to encourage purchase of gas-powered vehicles scales second reading

Bill to encourage purchase of gas-powered vehicles scales second reading

A bill for an act to amend the National Automotive Council Act, 2004, on Thursday, scaled the second reading at the house of representatives.The bill seeks to introduce a new alternative vehicular transportation to utilise Nigerian gas.It also seeks to tap into the nation's gas master plan which to end Nigeria's “wasteful” gas flaring culture.Igariwey Enwo, sponsor of the bill, [...]

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    Ownership tussle: Anosike presents evidence of acquiring Daily Times, petitions Buhari

Ownership tussle: Anosike presents evidence of acquiring Daily Times, petitions Buhari

Fidelis Anosike, publisher of Daily Times, has presented documents which were given to him when Folio Communications Ltd, his company, took over the ownership of the newspaper.In an interview with TheCable, the publisher disclosed that he had petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari over the ownership crisis rocking the newspaper.He said copies of the petition had also been sent to Vice-President [...]

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    Reps divided over $1bn insurgency fund

Reps divided over $1bn insurgency fund

Members of the lower legislative chamber of the national assembly were divided on Thursday over a motion to deduct 13 percent derivation from the $1 billion approved for the fight against insurgency and general security in the country.The bill, introduced by Ken Chikere, from Rivers state, seeks to ensure that the 13 percent derivation is given to oil-producing states in [...]

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    EXTRA: Ekiti sets up its own ‘EFCC’

EXTRA: Ekiti sets up its own ‘EFCC’

A bill for the establishment of Ekiti Economic Crimes Commission (EECC) has scaled second reading at the state's house of assembly.The executive bill was sent to the house by Ayodele Fayose, governor of the state.If passed, Ekiti will be the first state in the country to have an independent body charged with the responsibility of investigating economic crimes.Writing via his Twitter [...]

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    Ortom imposes curfew as 7 ‘herdsmen’ are burnt alive in Benue

Ortom imposes curfew as 7 ‘herdsmen’ are burnt alive in Benue

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, has imposed a curfew on Gboko in Gboko local government area of Benue state, where seven persons, suspected to be herdsmen, were set ablaze.The incident sparked tension in the town.Commenting on the incident, Moses Yamu, spokesman of the police in the state, said "irate youth" from the town carried out the attack."It was a [...]

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    NJC voids suspension of Abia chief judge

NJC voids suspension of Abia chief judge

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has declared the suspension of Theresa Uzokwe, chief judge of Abia state, as unconstitutional.In a statement on Wednesday, the body said it had also queried and suspended Obisike Orji, the newly appointed acting chief judge of the state.The council said the decision was reached during its emergency meeting on Wednesday.Below is the statement signed by [...]

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    CSOs petition reps over police ‘refusal’ to reopen Peace Corps headquarters  

CSOs petition reps over police ‘refusal’ to reopen Peace Corps headquarters 

The Coalition of Civil Society Organisations for Justice and Equity (CCSOJE) has petitioned the house of representatives over the “total disregard of court judgements” by Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police.The group accused the IGP of refusing to unseal the office of the Nigerian Peace Corps against court orders.In November, a federal high court in Abuja ordered the police to unseal [...]

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    Court orders forfeiture of N28.5m, property linked to Lagos director

Court orders forfeiture of N28.5m, property linked to Lagos director

A federal high court sitting in Lagos has ordered the final forfeiture of N28.5 million belonging to Anifowoshe Alade, a civil servant in the state.Alade is the director of accounts at the state's ministry of public works corporation.Rilwan Aikawa, the presiding judge, also ordered the forfeiture of a a number of houses and a piece of land belonging to [...]

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    Reps move for completion of Otukpo-Ajaokuta rail project — awarded under Shagari

Reps move for completion of Otukpo-Ajaokuta rail project — awarded under Shagari

The house of representatives has called for the completion of the Otukpo-Ajaokuta railway project started by the administration of ex-President Shehu Shagari.It said the project should be included in the 2018 budget estimates.The call was sequel to a motion titled ‘Need to complete Otukpo-Ajaokuta railway project’ introduced during plenary on Wednesday by Hassan Omale, from Kogi state.The rail project, which [...]

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    Rivers university names library after Timi Alaibe’s late wife

Rivers university names library after Timi Alaibe’s late wife

The faculty of management sciences of the Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, has announced its decision to immortalise Araere Timi Alaibe, one of the school’s “illustrious” daughters.In a statement on Tuesday, D.J. Hamilton, dean of the faculty, said the new library of the faculty will be named after Araere on the ninth anniversary of her demise.He said the measure was [...]

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    Falana: This govt is failing in its ‘most basic’ duty

Falana: This govt is failing in its ‘most basic’ duty

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the government is failing in its "most basic" duty of protecting citizens.The lawyer said this while reacting to a claim by Amnesty International that the deployment of soldiers in various communities had resulted in “excessive use of force, unlawful killings and extrajudicial executions.”Osai Ojigho, country director of the organisation, had said that at least 35 [...]

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    Reps ask minister to address ‘perpetual darkness’ on FCT roads

Reps ask minister to address ‘perpetual darkness’ on FCT roads

The house of representatives has asked Muhammed Bello, minister of federal capital territory, to address the “perpetual darkness” across the federal capital territory.The directive followed a motion raised on Monday by Rotimi Agunsoye, lawmaker from Lagos, on the need to address the darkness on major streets and roads in the FCT.Agunsoye said the usual darkness in the FCT at night [...]

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    Court strikes out Patience Jonathan’s N2bn suit against EFCC

Court strikes out Patience Jonathan’s N2bn suit against EFCC

A federal high court in Abuja has struck out the human rights abuse suit which Patience Jonathan, former first lady, filed against the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC).Jonathan had filed a N2 billion suit against the commission on the grounds that the freezing of her accounts violated her fundamental rights.She had said the commission's search conducted on her residence was unconstitutional.But [...]

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