Monday, February 18, 2019

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    Militants order Hausa, Yoruba out of Niger Delta

Militants order Hausa, Yoruba out of Niger Delta

Niger Delta militants have asked the Yoruba and northerners resident in the region to leave before October 1, 2017.They have also threatened to resume attacks on oil installations and facilities in the region starting from September 10.This was contained in a joint statement issued on Thursday by leaders of the Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators (NDA) and which was titled [...]

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    Salkida: ‘Cocktail of lies’ gaining traction in Boko Haram war

Salkida: ‘Cocktail of lies’ gaining traction in Boko Haram war

Ahmad Salkida, a journalist known to have access to Boko Haram leadership, has warned against the consequences of “a cocktail of lies and hearsay” in the fight against insurgency in the north-east. Writing on his Facebook page on Friday, he said one key challenge in the fight against insurgency in the north-east is lack of accurate information.He also said apart from [...]

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    Govt should consult taxpayers instead of ‘forcing arbitrary charges’

Govt should consult taxpayers instead of ‘forcing arbitrary charges’

Segun Apaoka, a member of the National Automobile Technicians Association (NATA), has advised government to consult tax payers before "forcing arbitrary charges".He said this at a one-day workshop with the theme: 'Enhancing a fair equitable and transparent tax regime in the informal sector' organised in Lagos by community life project (CLP).Other speakers at the programme called on the government to ensure [...]

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    Funds ‘stolen’ by Diezani ‘can build six world-class airports’

Funds ‘stolen’ by Diezani ‘can build six world-class airports’

The Buhari Media Support Group (BMSG) says the loot reportedly traced to Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources, could build six world-class airports in the country.In a statement issued on Thursday by Austin Braimoh and Cassidy Madueke, its chairman and secretary respectively, the group said the federal government could use part of the loot to build such airports in [...]

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    Osinbajo: There’s nothing Nigerian about failure

Osinbajo: There’s nothing Nigerian about failure

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has charged citizens of the country to work twards success, saying "there is nothing Nigerian about failure".Speaking in Abuja at the cabinet retreat on the economic recovery growth plan (ERGP) and the 2018 budget preparation, Osinbajo said the current administration would no longer accept excuses that suggest that its quest to deliver sustainable socio-economic development to [...]

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    Osinbajo approves appointment of 21 permanent secretaries

Osinbajo approves appointment of 21 permanent secretaries

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has approved the appointment of 21 new permanent secretaries in the federal civil service.Winifred Oyo-Ita, head of the civil service of the federation, announced this in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja.The statement listed the permanent secretaries to include Ehuria Ekeoma (Abia), Akpan Sunday (Akwa Ibom), Anagbogu Nkiruka (Anambra), Walson-Jack Esther (Bayelsa), Gekpe Isu(Cross River), [...]

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    Nigerian, son convicted of $7m fraud in US

Nigerian, son convicted of $7m fraud in US

Emmanuel Oluwatosin Kazeem, a Nigerian accused of $7m fraud in the United States, has been convicted.The 34-year-old was found guilty by a federal court in Oregon on  a 19 count-charge of mail and wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.Michael Kazeem, his son, pleaded guilty to an indictment relating to the fraud and awaits sentencing.A jury in Medford returned the verdicts [...]

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    Omokri to SERAP: Your N11trn report is a fruit of lazy research… GEJ’s govt didn’t spend up to N400bn on power

Omokri to SERAP: Your N11trn report is a fruit of lazy research… GEJ’s govt didn’t spend up to N400bn on power

Reno Omokri, spokesman to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has denied claims that Jonathan's administration wasted electricity funds to the tune of N11 trillion alongside preceding administrations.He said this while reacting to a report by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) which accused Jonathan and his predecessors -- former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Umaru Musa Yar’Adua -- of squandering electricity funds.SERAP [...]

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    Anambra attack: Death toll rises to 13… church releases full list of victims

Anambra attack: Death toll rises to 13… church releases full list of victims

The Catholic diocese of Nnewi has released the names of victims of the attack on St. Philip’s Catholic church, Ozubulu, in Anambra state.The church was attacked on Sunday by a lone gunman who killed 12 worshippers while 18 others were injured.It is believed to be a fall out of a gang war between two indigenes of the community, which is [...]

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    30 CEOs honour senate invitation — after arrest warrant

30 CEOs honour senate invitation — after arrest warrant

The chief executive officers (CEOs) of 30 firms whose arrest warrants were issued over non-appearance before the senate joint committee on customs, excise and tariff, and marine transport, have finally appeared before the committee.Hope Uzodinma, chairman of the committee made this known on Wednesday after a meeting with some of the companies in Abuja.He said all the CEOs honoured the [...]

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    SERAP: N11trn electricity fund was ‘squandered’ under Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Jonathan

SERAP: N11trn electricity fund was ‘squandered’ under Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Jonathan

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) says N11 trillion electricity fund was squandered by the administrations of former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Musa Yar'Adua and Goodluck Jonathan.The former presidents were in charge of the country between 1999 and 2015.In a report titled ‘From darkness to darkness: How Nigerians are paying the price for corruption in the electricity sector’ which was launched [...]

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    Anti-Buhari protest regains momentum as Jim Iyke, Aisha Yesufu storm Unity Fountain

Anti-Buhari protest regains momentum as Jim Iyke, Aisha Yesufu storm Unity Fountain

The protest demanding the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday gathered momentum with Aisha Yesufu, co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement and Jim Iyke, popular Nollywood actor, joining the protesters. The protesters, who began their sit-in at Unity Fountain, Abuja, on Monday, are demanding that Buhari return to the country or resign.The president has been receiving medical [...]

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    Man narrates how DSS arrested his brother over ‘social media comment’

Man narrates how DSS arrested his brother over ‘social media comment’

Vincent Anaele, a native of Ikeduru local government area of Imo state, has accused the Department of State Services (DSS) of holding his younger brother - Chisom Anaele - in custody for over three months “for no just cause”.In a petition seen by TheCable, Anaele narrated how DSS operatives had arrested the younger brother - who is a pastor - at [...]

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    Hate song in circulation must not be taken lightly, says Jonathan

Hate song in circulation must not be taken lightly, says Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned a song said to be wishing the Igbo dead, warning that it shouldn't be taken lightly.Jonathan gave the warning via a post on his Facebook page on Tuesday.He recalled that a similar song had led to the Rwandan genocide in which hundreds of thousands were killed.While calling on the security agencies to respond to [...]

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    Buhari’s govt can’t get anything right ‘until Amaechi apologises’

Buhari’s govt can’t get anything right ‘until Amaechi apologises’

Seun Adeoye, presiding bishop of Sufficient Grace and Truth Ministry (SGTM) in Osun state, says the current administration cannot get anything right until Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, apologises for his “wrongs”.In a statement issued in Osogbo, the state capital on Tuesday, Adeoye said Amaechi had “offended men of God” when he alleged, in 2015, that ex-President Goodluck Jonathan bribed [...]

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    You are suffering from ‘mouth diarrhoea’, PDP senator hits Fayose

You are suffering from ‘mouth diarrhoea’, PDP senator hits Fayose

Buruji Kashamu, a Peoples Democratic Party senator from Ogun-east senatorial district, has described Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, as an “opportunist” who is suffering from “mouth diarrhoea”.He said this while reacting to  Fayose's call for his expulsion from the PDP.At a stakeholders' meeting in Ibadan, Oyo state capital, Fayose accused Kashamu of being responsible for the challenges confronting the party [...]

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