Saturday, August 3, 2019

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    Jonathan to Farida Waziri: Name the person I stopped you from investigating

Jonathan to Farida Waziri: Name the person I stopped you from investigating

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has accused Farida Waziri, former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), of lying against him.Waziri was chairman of the anti-graft agency during Jonathan's time in office.Over the weekend, she alleged that her refusal to back down from the probe of one of the masterminds of the fuel subsidy scam earned her a dismissal [...]

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    Buhari: I didn’t know some of my appointees from Adam

Buhari: I didn’t know some of my appointees from Adam

President Muhammadu Buhari says he did not know some of his appointees when he appointed them.Buhari said he came across names of some of his appointees from the records made available to him.He said this at a state dinner organised in his honour at Abakaliki, Ebonyi state capital, according to a statement issued by Femi Adesina, his spokesman.The president is [...]

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    ICYMI: EFCC secures order to freeze N350m linked to Patience Jonathan

ICYMI: EFCC secures order to freeze N350m linked to Patience Jonathan

A federal high court in Lagos has ordered the temporary freezing of N350 million belonging to AM-PM Global Network Ltd pending an ongoing investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Hadiza Rabiu-Shagari, the presiding judge, gave the order on Tuesday following an ex-parte application filed by the EFCC.The application was argued by Rotimi Oyedepo, counsel to the EFCC, against [...]

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    FG: Kanu behind importation of 2,671 intercepted rifles

FG: Kanu behind importation of 2,671 intercepted rifles

The federal government says the 2,671 seized pump action rifles illegally imported into the country from Turkey could be traced to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).The government said this on Tuesday as part of its submissions before the federal high court in Abuja while opposing IPOB’s motion challenging its proscription and declaration as a terrorist [...]

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    Chibok girls’ parents write Buhari, demand update on their missing daughters

Chibok girls’ parents write Buhari, demand update on their missing daughters

Parents of the Chibok schoolgirls still in Boko Haram captivity have expressed sadness over President Muhammadu Buhari’s “silence” concerning the fate of their daughters.In a letter written to the president, the parents lamented that 20 of them have died while waiting for the return of the girls.On April 14, 2014, Boko Haram insurgents abducted 276 girls from Government Girls Secondary [...]

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    Two Nigerians ‘killed in S’Africa within 48 hours’

Two Nigerians ‘killed in S’Africa within 48 hours’

Two Nigerians have reportedly been killed within 48 hours in South Africa.A source close to the Nigerian community in the country told NAN that the first victim — Ikechukwu Edmond, aged 40 — was allegedly killed on November 11 while the second — Eluka Agu — was allegedly bitten to death on November 13.The source said the Edmond, a businessman [...]

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    Obiano’s security aides ‘withdrawn’ — four days to Anambra poll

Obiano’s security aides ‘withdrawn’ — four days to Anambra poll

Willie Obiano, governor of Anambra, says his security aides have been withdrawn, a few days to the state's governorship election.Speaking on Tuesday at an election stakeholders meeting organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Obiano said he wants his security details returned "immediately".Obiano said the withdrawal is a sign of what will come in the coming days."I want my [...]

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    Education sector needs N1trn annually, says minister 

Education sector needs N1trn annually, says minister 

Adamu Adamu, minister of education, says the current administration would need N1 trillion annually to fulfill its campaign promises on education.Adamu said this on Monday at a retreat of the federal executive council on education at the presidential villa, Abuja.The minister, who called for a state of emergency in education, said all change must begin with education, because, “if we [...]

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    SGF visits Ekwueme in UK hospital 

SGF visits Ekwueme in UK hospital 

Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), on Monday visited Alex Ekwueme, former vice-president, at a London hospital.Ekwueme, who has been ill for about two weeks, was flown to the UK for medical treatment on Sunday.President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the treatment after he was briefed about the elder statesman's condition.“The approval covers the immediate charter of [...]

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    IPOB asks Buhari to stay away from south-east

IPOB asks Buhari to stay away from south-east

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to stay away from Biafraland, else there will be bloodshed.Buhari is scheduled to visit Ebonyi state on Tuesday, and Anambra the day after.In a statement sent to TheCable on Monday, Emma Powerful, IPOB spokesman, said: “we (IPOB members) will die with him should he set his foot on the [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Does the law prevent the IGP from marrying a policewoman?

FACT CHECK: Does the law prevent the IGP from marrying a policewoman?

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), has been in the news lately. And hardly for good reasons.Claims and counter-claims have been flying around since Isah Misau, senator representing Bauchi central, accused him of being romantically involved with two policewomen whom he allegedly gave special promotion.“The IG is openly having two relationships with policewomen which he gave special promotion. One of them is [...]

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    We must vote to avoid state of emergency, Oduah tells Anambra voters

We must vote to avoid state of emergency, Oduah tells Anambra voters

Stella Oduah, senator representing Anambra north, has said it is imperative for voters to turn up at the polls in next Saturday’s governorship election.Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Sunday, Oduah said if the people failed to vote, they would be giving room for a possible declaration of a state of emergency.She said since the constitution does not allow for [...]

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    ‘I narrowly escaped being shot’ — Amaechi counters Wike’s claim

‘I narrowly escaped being shot’ — Amaechi counters Wike’s claim

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says he "narrowly" escaped being shot by security men attached to Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state.Wike had earlier alleged that he was attacked by security operatives attached to the minister.Convoys of the two men clashed on Saturday along Trans-Amadi road, Nwaja axis, in Port-Harcourt.In a statement, Amaechi alleged that "gun-totting security men attached to [...]

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    Wike: Amaechi’s security aides attacked me

Wike: Amaechi’s security aides attacked me

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has reportedly been attacked at Nwanja Junction on Trans-Amadi road.Simeon Nwakaudu, the governor's spokesman, said the attack was carried out by operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) and soldiers of the Nigerian army attached to Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation.He said the incident took place on Saturday while the governor was on project [...]

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    ASUP to commence indefinite strike Monday

ASUP to commence indefinite strike Monday

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) says it will embark on an indefinite strike starting from Monday, November 13, 2017.The union announced this after its national executive council meeting which held at the Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna state on Saturday. [...]

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    ‘We don’t pay whistleblowers’ — EFCC speaks on Ikoyi cash controversy

‘We don’t pay whistleblowers’ — EFCC speaks on Ikoyi cash controversy

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it is not directly involved in the payment of whistleblowers.The commission said this in reaction to the controversy generated by Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the commission, on the whistleblower who tipped off the agency on the monies stashed in an apartment at Ikoyi, Lagos, has been paid.Magu had said the whistleblower [...]

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