Thursday, November 15, 2018

Chinedu Asadu

    Working for Buhari is one of the easiest things on earth, says aide

Working for Buhari is one of the easiest things on earth, says aide

Lauretta Onochie, personal assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, says working for the president is “one of the easiest jobs on earth.”In an interview with PUNCH, Onochie said Buhari's “honesty” makes her job “very easy.”She also said this was applicable with the jobs of all other presidential aides.“When you have to make up stories to cover inefficiencies, then [...]

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    From 23rd to 4th – Omokri’s book on Jonathan rises on Amazon bestseller list

From 23rd to 4th – Omokri’s book on Jonathan rises on Amazon bestseller list

A bestseller written by Reno Omokri, an aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, has peaked to number four on one of Amazon’s bestseller categories.The book – ‘Facts versus fiction: The true story of the Jonathan years, Chibok, 2015 and the conspiracies’ – was 23rd on the ‘politics and social sciences’ category on Amazon on Saturday but now stands at fourth.It is [...]

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    Jonathan on Omokri’s book about his presidency: Nigerians are hungry for the truth

Jonathan on Omokri’s book about his presidency: Nigerians are hungry for the truth

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has praised an Amazon bestseller written by Reno Omokri about his presidency.Omokri, a former aide of Jonathan, captured important events in the last administration in ‘Facts versus fiction: The true story of the Jonathan years, Chibok, 2015 and the conspiracies’.In a Facebook post on Sunday, Jonathan said the book has emerged a bestseller on the global platform because "Nigerians [...]

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    Peter Obi: Some clerics encouraging treasury looters

Peter Obi: Some clerics encouraging treasury looters

Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra state, says some men of God choose to praise treasury looters instead of condemning their illegal act.He said this while delivering the keynote address at the 35th Methodist Bishops' conference at Methodists Theological Institute in Abia state.Obi, who spoke on 'The Church and Economic Recession in Nigeria: A concern for spiritual reflection', charged clerics [...]

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    Fayose on Igbo quit notice: Arewa groups emboldened because their person is in power

Fayose on Igbo quit notice: Arewa groups emboldened because their person is in power

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has said the northern groups who issued a quit notice to the Igbo resident in the north were emboldened by the knowledge that "their person is in power".He said although the quit notice was an empty threat, it could lead to anarchy if proper care is not taken.Fayose said that the comments credited to [...]

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    Kidnap kingpin Evans collects millions of dollars as ransom fee, say police

Kidnap kingpin Evans collects millions of dollars as ransom fee, say police

Chukwudi Dumeme Onuamadike, the notorious kidnap kingpin known as Evans, collects millions of dollars as ransom fee from his victims, the police have said.Evans was arrested on Saturday in Lagos alongside five members of his gang by the inspector-general of police intelligence response team.The police on Sunday released more details about his operations in the country.A statement issued by Jimoh [...]

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    Ohanaeze: Nnamdi Kanu never issued quit notice — yet was charged with treason

Ohanaeze: Nnamdi Kanu never issued quit notice — yet was charged with treason

Ohanaeze Ndigbo, apex socio-political organisation of the Igbo, says northern youths asking the Igbo to leave the north should be treated like Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).In an interview with PUNCH on Sunday, Chuks Ibegbu, its deputy national publicity secretary, said that is “the only way the government can convince Nigerians that there is justice, equity [...]

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    We stand by quit notice issued to Igbo, Arewa groups insist

We stand by quit notice issued to Igbo, Arewa groups insist

Despite widespread condemnation, northern youth groups say they stand by the quit notice given to the Igbo to leave the north.A coalition of youth groups from the region had on Tuesday given the Igbo until October 1 to leave the north.Reiterating its stance, the coalition in a statement on Saturday said the Igbo have already carved out a new country for themselves and as [...]

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    Omokri’s book on Jonathan presidency makes Amazon bestseller list

Omokri’s book on Jonathan presidency makes Amazon bestseller list

‘Facts versus fiction: The true story of the Jonathan years, Chibok, 2015 and the conspiracies’, a book written by Reno Omokri, an aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, is on Amazon’s bestseller list.The book is currently 23rd on the ‘politics and social sciences’ category and 51,286th in the general bestseller category on Amazon.It is also 72nd and 75th on the ‘history’ [...]

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    Man pays $2.6m to have lunch with world’s fourth richest person

Man pays $2.6m to have lunch with world’s fourth richest person

An anonymous fan of Warren Buffett, world's fourth richest person, agreed to pay $2.68 million at an online charity auction to have lunch with him.According to Reuters, the winning bid came in the closing seconds of the five-day eBay auction that drew 41 bids.It was, however, lower than the record $3,456,789 bid in similar auctions in 2012 and 2016.The money [...]

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    Tambuwal on Igbo quit notice: I support position of northern govs

Tambuwal on Igbo quit notice: I support position of northern govs

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, says he aligns with the position of northern governors on the quit notice issued to Igbo by Arewa youth groups.In the wake of the controversial notice, Kashim Shettima, Borno state governor, had on behalf of his colleagues disowned the "faceless youth groups".Reiterating Shettima's position on the matter, Tambuwal assured the Igbo and other communities [...]

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    Ghost of June 12 still haunting Nigeria, says Dele Momodu

Ghost of June 12 still haunting Nigeria, says Dele Momodu

Dele Momodu, publisher of Ovation magazine, says Nigeria is still being haunted by the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election.In an interview with PUNCH, he said that many of the problems bedeviling the country are ripple effects of the annulment of an election "clearly won" by MKO Abiola.Momodu, who was Abiola's media campaign manager during the election, also said the country was [...]

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    Gunmen abduct Kaduna lawmaker

Gunmen abduct Kaduna lawmaker

Isa Salihu, a member of the Kaduna state house of assembly, has been abducted by unknown gunmen.Salihu represents Magajin Garin constituency in the assembly.A source told TheCable that the incident happened on Friday.Usman Aliyu, spokesman of the Kaduna state police command, said he could not confirm, but investigations were ongoing."I can't confirm until we investigate and establish it," he told TheCable.Salihu's abduction comes [...]

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    Onwurah, Osamor, Onasanya… meet the seven British Nigerians elected into UK parliament

Onwurah, Osamor, Onasanya… meet the seven British Nigerians elected into UK parliament

Seven Nigerians emerged victorious in the recent parliamentary election held in the United Kingdom. Most of them retained their constituencies, having secured victory in the 2015 general election. We bring you highlights of these citizens who have brought honour to the most populous black nation on earth. CHI ONWURAHPrior to the election, Onwurah, 52, has been the shadow minister (department for business, energy [...]

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    The Harvestworld Church organises free training for youth

The Harvestworld Church organises free training for youth

The Harvestworld Church (THC) is currently organising a free skill acquisition training programme for the youth in Lagos state. According to a statement issued by Yinka Adesanya, pastor of the church, the training, which started on Monday will end on Sunday.He said the programme tagged, ‘Get Your Side Gig Going’, is targeting the working class Lagosians who are seeking to develop additional skills [...]

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    From hawking pepper in Ibadan to bagging PhD in Canada, lady shares her amazing story

From hawking pepper in Ibadan to bagging PhD in Canada, lady shares her amazing story

Adeola Olubamiji, a Nigerian lady, has become the first black person to bag a PhD in biomedical engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada.Following her graduation, she shared her inspiring story of how she went from hawking pepper on the streets of Ibadan, Oyo state, to earning a doctoral degree.Olubamiji, who shared the tale of her journey on Facebook, said [...]

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