Monday, July 22, 2019

Chinedu Asadu

    ‘We’re the best in Africa’ – police reject ‘unfavourable’ report

‘We’re the best in Africa’ – police reject ‘unfavourable’ report

The Nigeria police force has described as false and mischievous, the 2016 World Internal Security and Police Index (WISPI) that ranked it as the worst in the world.WISPI, released by two bodies – the International Police Science Association and the Institute for Economics and Peace, had assessed the police in 127 countries in areas of capacity, process, legitimacy and outcomes.The [...]

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    Five Nigerians jailed in UK for ‘£610,000 fraud’

Five Nigerians jailed in UK for ‘£610,000 fraud’

A London court has jailed five Nigerians for allegedly stealing £610,000 from business bank accounts.According to Newham Recorder, a UK newspaper, the Nigerians are Victor Oke, 39; Desmond Abifade, 25; Moses Kuye, 28; Melinda Mensah-Oke, 37; and Arinola Kuye, 27.Oke was said to have used stolen data provided by Abifade to falsely impersonate company directors via telephone banking.Prosecutors said after [...]

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    ‘Two injured’ as police clash with Shi’ites in Abuja

‘Two injured’ as police clash with Shi’ites in Abuja

Two members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) reportedly sustained injured during a protest in Abuja on Friday.The IMN members staged the protest to press for the release of Ibrahim Zakzaky, their leader.They had converged on the Central Area 1 part of Abuja and later were later heading towards the Unity Fountain but were confronted by police officers who [...]

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    EXTRA: Babachir Lawal ‘still SGF’ two weeks after sack

EXTRA: Babachir Lawal ‘still SGF’ two weeks after sack

Boss Mustapha is known in the public domain as the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) – no doubt about that. But what does the website of the federal government record say?During the last federal executive council meeting, President Muhammadu Buhari swore in Mustapha as the SGF, after sacking Lawal.Lawal was sacked following an allegation by a senate ad-hoc [...]

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    Magu: EFCC fears no one but God

Magu: EFCC fears no one but God

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC), says the commission has no other fear except the "fear of God".Magu said this in an interview published in EFCC Alert, the monthly publication of the anti-graft agency.He restated the commission's resolve to fight corruption in the country, adding: “The days of impunity are over, victory is certain for [...]

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    ‘The name Lai makes it very easy for people to say I lie’

‘The name Lai makes it very easy for people to say I lie’

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the fact that he is named 'Lai' makes it convenient for people to tag his utterances as 'lies'.The minister said being the image maker of the APC when it was the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will find it hard to forgive him for "what happened to them"."I have two burdens. The first [...]

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    Chibok girls: We’ll return to Aso Rock on Tuesday, says BBOG

Chibok girls: We’ll return to Aso Rock on Tuesday, says BBOG

The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement says it will return to Aso Rock on Tuesday to press for the release of the 113 Chibok girls remaining in Boko Haram captivity.Sesugh Akume, BBOG spokesman, said this in a statement issued on Thursday.On April 14, 2014, Boko Haram insurgents abducted 276 girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state.The sect [...]

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    Ogoni clean-up: ‘Nothing concrete has been done’ — MOSOP gives FG December deadline

Ogoni clean-up: ‘Nothing concrete has been done’ — MOSOP gives FG December deadline

The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) says “nothing concrete” has been done regarding the clean-up of Ogoni land.At a press briefing in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital, on Thursday, MOSOP warned against government's continued delay over the exercise.They gave the federal government a December deadline to commence the clean-up, lamenting that the oil spills in the [...]

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    Court awards N12.5m to Peace Corps, orders police to unseal its headquarters

Court awards N12.5m to Peace Corps, orders police to unseal its headquarters

A federal high court in Abuja has ordered the police to pay N12.5 million as damages to Peace Corps for unlawful invasion of the organisation's headquarters in Jabi, Abuja.At its sitting on Thursday, the court also ordered the police to unseal the headquarters of the corps.In February, security operatives stormed the organisation's headquarters and arrested Dickson Akoh, its commandant, alongside 48 officials.Six [...]

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    Group advocates all-inclusive employees medical benefits

Group advocates all-inclusive employees medical benefits

The Redbridge Healthcare Group has advocated for stable and all-inclusive healthcare benefits for employees in the country.The group made the call ahead of its maiden employees medical benefits conference scheduled for Abuja on Thursday.Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, Henri Onyemachi, chief executive officer of the group, said the essence of the conference is to draw attention to the need [...]

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    Abia PDP ‘in squalor while Ikpeazu’s associates are buying latest cars’

Abia PDP ‘in squalor while Ikpeazu’s associates are buying latest cars’

Don Ubani, spokesman of the Abia state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has accused Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of the state, of neglecting members of the ruling party in Abia.Ubani said Ikpeazu, a member of the PDP, had left stakeholders in the state to be “suffering and smiling in abject penury” while very few close to him swim in [...]

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    NOTEBOOK: How Wuse market caught ‘fire’

NOTEBOOK: How Wuse market caught ‘fire’

Taxi drivers at the Wuse market in Abuja took to major roads on Wednesday to protest the alleged extortion by the task force of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA).One person was reported to have died and another injured in the protest which grounded traffic at Wuse and its environs.HOW IT ALL STARTEDA witness said trouble began when men of [...]

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    Traders flee as gunshots rock Wuse market

Traders flee as gunshots rock Wuse market

Many traders scuttled to safety on Wednesday after security operatives shot sporadically into the air at the Wuse market in Abuja.The security operatives comprise men of the Nigeria police force, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), and Nigerian Army.They arrived the scene following an earlier clash between drivers in the area and men of the task force team.The drivers [...]

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    ‘This is not leadership’, says Ezekwesili over Buhari’s silence on deaths of Nigerian migrants

‘This is not leadership’, says Ezekwesili over Buhari’s silence on deaths of Nigerian migrants

Oby Ezekwesili, former minister of education, is unhappy over President Muhammadu Buhari’s “shocking” silence on the death of 26 Nigerians at the Mediterranean Sea.The deceased, mostly teenagers, were reportedly sexually abused and murdered while trying to cross the sea.Abike Dabiri–Erewa, senior special Assistant to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora, had condemned the tragic incident.“There has to be sustained [...]

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    11 shot dead as Plateau boils again

11 shot dead as Plateau boils again

Unknown gunmen have attacked Makera community in Riyom local government area of Plateau state, killing 11 persons.Terna Tyopev, the spokesman of the state police command, confirmed this to TheCable.He said the gunmen attacked the villagers while they were returning from the market on Tuesday night.“Yesterday (Tuesday), at about 7:30pm, unknown gunmen attacked villagers who were coming back from Makera community [...]

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    CAN wants Nigeria to withdraw from all religious bodies 

CAN wants Nigeria to withdraw from all religious bodies 

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on the national assembly to compile the list of all organisations Nigeria belongs to, with a view to dropping “all the religious ones”.The Christian body said this at a meeting which prominent Christian leaders in the country held at the Shepherdhill Baptist Church in Lagos.Among those in attendance were Samson Ayokunle, president of [...]

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