Friday, November 16, 2018

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    Ex-governor Oni joins Ekiti governorship race

Ex-governor Oni joins Ekiti governorship race

Segun Oni, a former governor of Ekiti and the deputy national chairman (south) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has joined the state's governorship race.Ife Arowosoge, director general of the Segun Oni Campaign Organisation, disclosed this on Thursday at the maiden meeting of APC leaders in the state.He said the former governor would make an open declaration of his intention [...]

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    EU announces €143m humanitarian aid for north-east

EU announces €143m humanitarian aid for north-east

The European Commission (EU) on Thursday announced a €143m support package for the “early recovery and reconstruction needs” in north-east due to its worsening humanitarian crisis.Neven Mimica, commissioner for international cooperation and development, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja by Modestus Chukwulaka, the EU communication officer in Nigeria.Mimica noted that Nigeria was one of four countries across the [...]

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    Kanu receives Turkish businessman, says ‘foreigners visiting us despite intimidation’

Kanu receives Turkish businessman, says ‘foreigners visiting us despite intimidation’

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says despite the “intimidation” the group is facing in its struggle, foreigners are still visiting its members.Kanu said this on Thursday while receiving Abdulkadir Erkahraman, president of International Nations Commercial Association in Turkey.He received the Turk in his hometown of Isiama Afara Ukwu, Umuahia, Abia state capital.Kanu said the visit [...]

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    Army didn’t carry out thorough investigation, says Amnesty

Army didn’t carry out thorough investigation, says Amnesty

Amnesty International (AI) has faulted an army panel report which cleared soldiers of alleged extrajudicial killings of members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Boko Haram insurgent group.A statement issued on Thursday by Osai Ojigho, director of the organisation in Nigeria, said the panel was not independent and thorough in its investigations.AI defended its earlier findings which indicted military [...]

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    US, UK ‘revoke’ visas of senior military officers over human rights issues

US, UK ‘revoke’ visas of senior military officers over human rights issues

The US embassy and British high commission in Nigeria have reportedly withdrawn and denied entry visa to some serving and retired Nigerian army officers.According to THISDAY, this was disclosed in a report of an army panel set up to investigate alleged human rights abuse levelled against the military by Amnesty International (AI).While presenting the findings at a press conference in Abuja, [...]

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    Adeleke was never a member of our party, says Osun APC

Adeleke was never a member of our party, says Osun APC

The Osun state chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) says Ademola Adeleke, its former senatorial aspirant, was never a member of the party.In a statement on Thursday by Kunle Oyatomi, its publicity secretary, the party said Adeleke's withdrawal from the primary of Osun west senatorial district was “purely a reconsideration as well as an admission of his apparent weakness [...]

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    I stopped sleeping when we started, says Nigerian founder of million-fold Facebook group

I stopped sleeping when we started, says Nigerian founder of million-fold Facebook group

Lola Omolola, founder of Female In Nigeria (FIN), a Facebook group of a million members, says she stopped eating and sleeping at the inception stage.Omolola, who recently met with Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder, said she created FIN as "a safe place, for a woman who has something to say".Despite the sacrifices she put into building the group, Omolola said she has refused to [...]

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    Lagos council polls: PDP faction goes into alliance with Labour party

Lagos council polls: PDP faction goes into alliance with Labour party

The Moshood Salvador faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state says it will align with the Labour Party (LP) for the July 22 council polls in the state.Salvador, who belongs to the Ahmed Makarfi faction of the PDP, made this known at a news conference in Lagos on Wednesday.He said the alliance was a temporary arrangement and [...]

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    Arrest warrant, lawyer escaping jail… the dramas of  Saraki’s 90-week trial

Arrest warrant, lawyer escaping jail… the dramas of Saraki’s 90-week trial

After what seemed like an age-long trail filled with all sorts of drama, Senate President Bukola Saraki has been told by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) that he has no case to answer.He was initially facing an 18-count charge since 2015 after the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) accused him of false declaration of assets while he was governor [...]

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    It’s Igbo president 2019 or Biafra 2020, Ohanaeze youth declare

It’s Igbo president 2019 or Biafra 2020, Ohanaeze youth declare

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, the youth wing of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, says it is either an Igbo man becomes the country's next president or there will be a sovereign state of Biafra in 2020.It made this known in a statement issued after its meeting in Enugu on Tuesday.The statement was signed by Okwu Nnabuike, the group's general secretary.The group, however, said a [...]

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    Olamiti, ex-Tribune MD, appointed board chairman of Anglican TV

Olamiti, ex-Tribune MD, appointed board chairman of Anglican TV

Folu Olamiti, former managing director of Nigerian Tribune, has been appointed as the chairman of the Anglican TV management board.Nicholas Okoh, primate of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, approved his appointment in a letter dated June 7, 2017. which was made available to journalists on Tuesday.The latter was made available to journalists on Tuesday.Eight other church members were also [...]

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    NBS: Lagos had the highest of Nigeria’s 125,790 crime cases in 2016

NBS: Lagos had the highest of Nigeria’s 125,790 crime cases in 2016

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says that Lagos recorded 45,385 of the 125,790 cases of crime reported in Nigeria in 2016. The NBS made this known in a crime statistics report posted on its website on Tuesday.The FCT and Delta followed closely with 10.48 per cent (13,181) and 6.25 per cent (7,867) of cases recorded respectively.Katsina had the lowest percentage [...]

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    Omokri’s book on Jonathan in peak position on two Amazon bestseller lists

Omokri’s book on Jonathan in peak position on two Amazon bestseller lists

A bestseller written by Reno Omokri, an aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, is at the peak of two Amazon bestseller categories.The book – ‘Facts versus fiction: The true story of the Jonathan years, Chibok, 2015 and the conspiracies’ – was number one on both the ‘conspiracy theory’ and ‘business and investing’ categories on Tuesday morning.Since it was published, it has enjoyed a healthy [...]

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    Uwazuruike: I handed over Radio Biafra to Kanu but he allowed politicians to hijack it

Uwazuruike: I handed over Radio Biafra to Kanu but he allowed politicians to hijack it

Ralph Uwazuruike, leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), says he handed over Radio Biafra to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) but Kanu disappointed him.Uwazuruike said this on Monday in Kaduna during a meeting with Hamza Al-Mustapha, former chief security officer to the late Sani Abacha, former head of state.The [...]

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    Violence can’t revive your drowning career, Yahaya Bello blasts Melaye

Violence can’t revive your drowning career, Yahaya Bello blasts Melaye

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, has told Dino Melaye, a senator representing Kogi west, that he “can't use violence to revive his drowning political career".In a statement by Petra Onyegbule, his spokesperson, the governor also blamed Melaye for the death a protester in the state.There were series of disturbing incidents in the state on Monday.Melaye escaped after unknown gunmen attacked him [...]

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    Debts, bigger tax base, exit recession… what to expect now that the budget has been signed

Debts, bigger tax base, exit recession… what to expect now that the budget has been signed

Finally, after the many controversies surrounding the signing of the 2017 budget, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday signed the 'budget of recovery and growth' into law.Big relief, you may say, considering that this is coming six months after it was first presented to the national assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari.The national assembly had passed the N7.44 trillion budget on [...]

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