Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Chinedu Asadu

    Court grants bail to Turaki — but must report to EFCC every two weeks

Court grants bail to Turaki — but must report to EFCC every two weeks

An Abuja high court on Thursday granted bail to Saminu Turaki, former governor of Jigawa state.Turaki was arrested on July 4 by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja over fraud allegations.Yusuf Halilu, the presiding judge, granted him bail on the condition that he would submit his travelling documents to the registry of the court.The [...]

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    PDP reps: There’s vacancy in Aso Rock… APC should start packing

PDP reps: There’s vacancy in Aso Rock… APC should start packing

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members of the house of representatives have told the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration to "start packing" their things from Aso Rock, the nation's seat of power.While reacting to the supreme court judgement that confirmed Ahmed Makarfi as the party's authentic chairman, the PDP caucus said there's vacancy in the presidential seat.Leo Ogor, a Delta representative, [...]

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    Fayose knocks Osinbajo’s ‘behind the camera’ visit, says Buhari should address Nigerians

Fayose knocks Osinbajo’s ‘behind the camera’ visit, says Buhari should address Nigerians

Ayo Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has said only a live video address of Nigerians by President Muhammadu Buhari would quell doubts over his health status.Fayose described Acting President Yemi Osinbajo's London visit as an attempt to deceive Nigerians about Buhari's condition.He said there was no pictorial or video evidence that he met with the president.Osinbajo left the country on Tuesday night [...]

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    Badoo: 133 suspects arrested in multiple raids

Badoo: 133 suspects arrested in multiple raids

Security operatives on Wednesday arrested 133 suspected members of the Badoo gang in Ikorodu, Lagos state.They were arrested in a joint operation carried out by operatives of the state police command, Department of State Services (DSS), rapid response squad (RRS), Lagos state neighbourhood watch corps (LNSC), Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) and local vigilante group, Onyabo.Imohimi Edgal, deputy commissioner of police, said the [...]

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    Osinbajo orders release of N1.6bn to 16 states ravaged by flood

Osinbajo orders release of N1.6bn to 16 states ravaged by flood

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has ordered the release of N1.6 billion to 16 states ravaged by flooding across the country.Femi Adesina, presidential spokesperson, made this known to state house correspondents after the weekly federal executive council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday in Abuja.He said the acting president has directed Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, to “immediately” disburse the money to the [...]

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    Saraki swears in Adeleke as senator

Saraki swears in Adeleke as senator

Ademola Adeleke has been sworn in as the senator representing Osun west senatorial district.Adeleke took his oath of office administered by Bukola Saraki, senate president, on the floor of the red chamber on Wednesday.He would replace Isiaki Adeleke, his late brother who previously occupied the position.A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator, Adeleke defeated Mudashiru Hussein of the All Progressives Congress [...]

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    US-based Nigerian pastor jailed 15 years for raping two underage sisters

US-based Nigerian pastor jailed 15 years for raping two underage sisters

Reuben Chizor, a US-based Nigerian pastor, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for raping two underage girls.According to New York Daily News, Chizor, 56, raped the sisters – aged 12 and 14 – in the basement of his church.The girls are members of his Hope Restoration Ministries church in Queens Village, New York.He had reportedly raped the duo [...]

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    IGP: Police need N1trn — but got only N36bn in 2017 budget

IGP: Police need N1trn — but got only N36bn in 2017 budget

Ibrahim Idris, inspector general of police, says the force requires N1.13 trillion annually, "a far cry" from the N36.1billion it got in the 2017 budget.He made this known on Tuesday while speaking at a public hearing on a 'bill for an act to establish the Nigeria police reform trust fund and for other related matters'."What is required to run the [...]

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    Calls for division are evidence of poor governance, say Kukah, Abdulsalami

Calls for division are evidence of poor governance, say Kukah, Abdulsalami

The national peace committee has scolded non-performing public officials in the country, saying the recent calls for division in the country are evidence of poor governance.In a statement by Abdusalami Abubakar, chairman of the committee, and Matthew Kukah, its convener, the committee said Nigerians "need an effective state that they can call their own".Condemning the recent hate speeches and calls [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu’s trial adjourned till Oct 17

Nnamdi Kanu’s trial adjourned till Oct 17

The federal high court in Abuja has adjourned the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) till October 17.Kanu, who is due to appear in court on Tuesday, was last arraigned on April 25 during which he was granted bail on health grounds.Binta Nyako, justice of the court, had adjourned the sitting to Tuesday and [...]

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    Patience Jonathan: EFCC operatives tried to assassinate me — at least twice

Patience Jonathan: EFCC operatives tried to assassinate me — at least twice

Patience Jonathan, wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ((EFCC) of trying to assassinate her on two occasions.The accusation was contained in her petition to the house of representatives against security agencies in the country.In the letter written by Granville Abibo, her lawyer, she alleged that the EFCC has "repeatedly" bugged her telephone [...]

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    Amaechi: Lagos-Ibadan rail will be in use by December 2018

Amaechi: Lagos-Ibadan rail will be in use by December 2018

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says the Lagos-Ibadan rail service will be in use by December 2018.He made this known on Tuesday after assessing the project at Ijoko, in Ado Odo/Ota local government area of Ogun alongside Ibikunle Amosun, the state governor.He said the fund for the project is on ground and the federal government is committed to ensuring the [...]

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    EXTRA: Aisha Buhari talks about ‘jackals and hyenas in my husband’s kingdom’

EXTRA: Aisha Buhari talks about ‘jackals and hyenas in my husband’s kingdom’

Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, says the “hyenas and “jackals” in her husband's kingdom will soon be sent packing.Aisha, who wrote this on her Facebook page on Monday, was giving voice to an earlier post made by Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central.She is currently at the UK to visit the president who is on medical vacation.“God has answered the [...]

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    Olonisakin: Military confronting 14 security threats

Olonisakin: Military confronting 14 security threats

Abayomi Olonisakin, chief of defence staff, says the military is confronting about 14 security threats across the country.Olonisakin made this known at a reception organised by the Nigerian permanent mission to the United Nations on the sidelines of the second chiefs of defence conference.The conference, which was held at the UN headquarters, New York, had more than 100 other chiefs [...]

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    ’90 per cent of students in Benin Republic university are Nigerians’

’90 per cent of students in Benin Republic university are Nigerians’

Dada Houdegbe, president of the Houdegbe North American University in the Republic of Benin, says 90 per cent of students in the university are Nigerians.Houdegbe made this known when the university awarded degrees and conferred honorary awards to its graduating students as well as local and international personalities.He said there was currently a growing interest of “many young Nigerians” in [...]

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    Kenya’s interior minister dies in hospital

Kenya’s interior minister dies in hospital

Joseph Nkaissery, Kenya's interior minister, is dead.According to Reuters, Joseph Kinyua, Kenya's chief of staff and head of public service, confirmed this in a statement on Saturday.He said Nkaissery died on Saturday while receiving treatment in a Kenyan hospital."It is with deep sorrow and shock that we announce the sudden passing on of Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery," the statement read."Nkaissery [...]

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