Sunday, September 22, 2019

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    ‘Why I want to take over from Fayose’ — Adewale, ex-PDP chairman in Lagos, speaks

‘Why I want to take over from Fayose’ — Adewale, ex-PDP chairman in Lagos, speaks

Segun Adewale, a former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, has given reasons why he wants to contest the next Ekiti state governorship election. In a statement issued in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti state capital, the PDP chieftain said he is committed to leading in efforts to rebuild the state.He said he intends to pioneer efforts to reposition Ekiti, [...]

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    Innoson’s CEO ‘rejects bail’, demands explanation on arrest

Innoson’s CEO ‘rejects bail’, demands explanation on arrest

Innocent Chukwuma, chief executive officer (CEO) of Innoson Group, has reportedly rejected his release from the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).He was arrested by the commission on Tuesday after the EFCC said he had refused to honour its invitation, an accusation the company denied.The anti-graft agency had earlier announced his release on the condition of bail.But [...]

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    Innoson to EFCC: You lied! Our chairman wasn’t invited

Innoson to EFCC: You lied! Our chairman wasn’t invited

Innoson Group has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of telling lies against Innocent Chukwuma, its chief executive officer (CEO).The commission arrested Chukwuma on Tuesday and later said he was picked up over his failure to honour previous invitations.“His arrest followed his refusal to honour invitation by the commission having earlier jumped an administrative bail granted him in a case [...]

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    IPOB blames arrest of Innosson CEO on ‘impotency of political leadership’ in south-east

IPOB blames arrest of Innosson CEO on ‘impotency of political leadership’ in south-east

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has condemned the arrest of Innocent Chukwuma, chief executive officer (CEO) of Innosson Group.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested Chukwuma on Tuesday.The anti-graft agency said the arrest was due to the industrialist's “failure” to honour previous invitations.But IPOB has described the arrest as part of the “ongoing harassment of notable Biafran businesmen especially [...]

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    ‘You are a disgrace’ — Faleke slams Bello over double registration

‘You are a disgrace’ — Faleke slams Bello over double registration

James Faleke, running mate to late Abubakar Audu in the 2015 gubernatorial election in Kogi state, says Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, is a disgrace to the state.Faleke said this in response to the double registration controversy involving the governor.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had accused Bello of registering twice. It also sacked three of its staff which [...]

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    EFCC: How we overpowered thugs of Innoson Motors’ CEO before arresting him

EFCC: How we overpowered thugs of Innoson Motors’ CEO before arresting him

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the arrest of Innocent Chukwuma, chief executive officer (CEO) of Innoson Group.TheCable had reported how Chukwuma was arrested at his Enugu residence on Tuesday morning.In a statement by Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, the EFCC alleged that Chukwuma mobilised thugs who “manhandled EFCC operatives”.He said the anti-graft agency decided to arrest the industrialist [...]

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    Osinbajo contradicts Obaseki, says $1bn not for Boko Haram war alone

Osinbajo contradicts Obaseki, says $1bn not for Boko Haram war alone

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the $1 billion recently approved from the excess crude account is not only meant for the Boko Haram war.He said this on Tuesday at the secretary to the government of the federation/secretaries to state governments’ retreat holding in Abuja.Osinbajo said the money is to “assist the security architecture of the country.”“It was on account of the [...]

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    PDP reps stage walkout over defection of member

PDP reps stage walkout over defection of member

Members of the house of representatives elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) staged a walkout on Tuesday over the defection of  Nnanna Igbokwe, a lawmaker from Imo state.Igbokwe’s defection letter to the All Progressives Congress (APC) was read by Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house, after which he granted effect to it.The lawmakers subsequently started protesting [...]

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    ‘Imo has been turned into a terror zone’ — anti-Okorocha protesters recount police ‘torture’

‘Imo has been turned into a terror zone’ — anti-Okorocha protesters recount police ‘torture’

Members of the Imo Peoples Action for Democracy (IPAD) have recounted how they were allegedly attacked and beaten up by police officers in the state during their protest against Rochas Okorocha, the governor.The group had embarked on a protest tagged ‘Occupy Imo’ to express reservation with some of the policies of the current administration.Shortly after the protest in Owerri, the [...]

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    Buhari cancels trip to Niger Republic

Buhari cancels trip to Niger Republic

President Muhammadu Buhari has cancelled his scheduled trip to Niger Republic.The president was billed to attend the 59th proclamation of Republic of Niger ceremony in Tahoua, Niger, on Monday.Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, had announced that he would be accompanied on the trip by Aminu Masari, Ibrahim Gaidam and Kashim Shettima, governors of Katsina, Yobe and Borno states respectively.But in a [...]

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    Adedoja asks court to nullify PDP convention

Adedoja asks court to nullify PDP convention

Taoheed Adedoja, one of the chairmanship aspirants at the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has taken the party to court.Adedoja is asking a federal high court sitting in Abuja to nullify the outcome of the convention on the basis that he was “excluded” from the excercise.He said rather than using his name, the convention planning committee used [...]

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    EXTRA: Defence spokesman displays AK-47 during live TV interview

EXTRA: Defence spokesman displays AK-47 during live TV interview

The Nigerian military seems ready to go any length to defend the progress it has made in the ongoing war against insurgency in the north-east.With the debate on the correctness or otherwise of the $1bn approved by governors to fight the Boko Haram war, the military has taken an unusual step in explaining why the decision is “the best” for [...]

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    Yahaya Bello on double registration: Facts will dwarf campaign of calumny against me

Yahaya Bello on double registration: Facts will dwarf campaign of calumny against me

Yahaya Bello, Kogi state governor, says he is prepared to prove his innocence on the allegation of double registration levelled against him by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).INEC had accused Bello of engaging in double registration during the voter registration exercise.The commission dismissed two of its staff accused of being involved in the matter.Speaking through Kingsley Fanwo, his media [...]

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    Eight killed in suicide bombing at Pakistan church

Eight killed in suicide bombing at Pakistan church

Eight people were reportedly killed during a suicide bomb attack on Bethel Memorial Methodist Church in Pakistan.According to the BBC, "dozens of people" sustained injuries in the attack which took place during Sunday service.Two suicide bombers stormed the church located in the city of Quetta but were not able to gain entrance.Sarfraz Bugti, the Balochistan region's home minister, said the [...]

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    NPS: 66% of prison inmates in Nigeria awaiting trial 

NPS: 66% of prison inmates in Nigeria awaiting trial 

The Nigerian Prison Service (NPS) has said 66 per cent of inmates in prisons are awaiting trial.Jaafaru Ahmed, controller general of the service, said this at the quarterly meeting of the Penal Reform Media Network (PERMNET) in Lagos.Represented by Francis Enobore, NPS spokesperson, he said a total of 72,384 inmates are currently in prison across the country.“As of today, December [...]

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    SERAP to Buhari: Explain to Nigerians why $1bn needed to fight ‘defeated’ Boko Haram

SERAP to Buhari: Explain to Nigerians why $1bn needed to fight ‘defeated’ Boko Haram

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to explain why $1 billion is needed for the Boko Haram war.SERAP said this will bring about transparency in expenses made by the government in the fight against insurgency.During the national executive council meeting last week, governors had approved the withdrawal of the money from the excess crude [...]

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