Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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    Freed Chibok girls undergo medical checkup in Aso Rock

Freed Chibok girls undergo medical checkup in Aso Rock

The 82 Chibok girls freed from Boko Haram captivity have undergone medical check-up in Aso Rock, Abuja.The girls were observed at the Department of State Services (DSS) clinic where they also met with Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president.They arrived in Abuja earlier in the day from Maiduguri in military choppers.Kyari told Channels TV that the president is [...]

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    Adeleke’s family rejects inquest into his death

Adeleke’s family rejects inquest into his death

The family of late Isiaka Adeleke has rejected the inquest instituted by Rauf Aregbesola, the governor of Osun, to unravel the cause of his death.Deji Adeleke, the immediate younger brother of the deceased, addressing a press briefing in his residence on Sunday, said that the outcome of the inquest had been predetermined.The press briefing also had other members of the [...]

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    BBOG delighted by Chibok girls’ release, lauds FG

BBOG delighted by Chibok girls’ release, lauds FG

The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement has commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the release of 82 of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls.Eighty-two girls were on Saturday released to international negotiators who had been working in collaboration with the federal government.Reacting in a statement on Sunday, Aisha Yesufu and Oby Ezekwesili, conveners of BBOG, described the release of the girls as a "heartwarming [...]

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    Freed Chibok girls arrive Abuja

Freed Chibok girls arrive Abuja

The 82 Chibok girls freed by the Boko Haram insurgent group on Saturday have arrived Abuja to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential villa.Femi Adesina, the special adviser to the president on media and publicity, disclosed this on his Twitter handle.He said the girls were received at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Sunday by Abba Kyari, [...]

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    FG releases fresh N30bn for Niger Delta amnesty programme

FG releases fresh N30bn for Niger Delta amnesty programme

The federal government has released an additional sum of N30bn aimed at stepping up the amnesty programme in the Niger Delta region.This was made known in a statement issued on Saturday by Laolu Akande, the senior special assistant to the vice president on media and publicity.It said the additional funding is to help sustain the new understanding between the federal [...]

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    Amnesty demands respect for privacy of freed Chibok girls

Amnesty demands respect for privacy of freed Chibok girls

Amnesty International has urged the federal government to respect the privacy of the 82 Chibok schoolgirls released on Saturday.Boko Haram insurgents kidnapped the girls on April 14, 2014.They were reportedly released on Saturday and taken to Banki, a town in Borno.Osai Ojigho, country director of Amnesty International in Nigeria, described the release of the girls as “a big relief.”Ojigho also called [...]

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    Aregbesola: I can contest election anywhere in the south-west

Aregbesola: I can contest election anywhere in the south-west

Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, says he can choose to contest for elective office in any state of the south-west region when his tenure ends in November 2018.Aregbesola, however, said he has not yet made up his mind about a senatorial ambition in Lagos state.The governor made the comments during an all-night interactive programme tagged ‘Ogbeni till day break’ held in [...]

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    Four children killed in suicide attack at Borno IDP camp

Four children killed in suicide attack at Borno IDP camp

Four children were killed in a suicide attack on an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Konduga, Borno state, on Thursday night.A senior security personnel who spoke on the condition of anonymity to TheCable said two female Boko Haram insurgents infiltrated the camp and denoted improvised explosive devices (IED).The attack which was carried out around 11:30pm also injured six persons."Most [...]

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    Nigerien president’s visit to Buhari postponed

Nigerien president’s visit to Buhari postponed

Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou has rescheduled his visit to President Muhammadu Buhari scheduled for Friday.Femi Adesina, special adviser to Buhari on media and publicity, disclosed this saying the re-scheduling was at the instance of the visiting president.He said all arrangements had been made to receive Issoufou in Abuja.“The rescheduling is at the instance of President Issoufou who has another domestic [...]

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    It has become easier to do business in Nigeria, says Osinbajo

It has become easier to do business in Nigeria, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says doing business in the country has become easier, especially for the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME).Speaking at an MSME clinic in Jos, Plateau state, on Thursday, Osinbajo attributed the development to reforms undertaken by the Presidential Enabling Business Council (PEBEC).In a statement by Laolu Akande, his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Osinbajo said [...]

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    Nigerian Breweries MD resigns

Nigerian Breweries MD resigns

Nicolaas Vervelde, managing director/chief executive officer of Nigerian Breweries, has resigned.This was announced in a statement issued by Uaboi Agbebaku, the company's secretary/legal adviser.Agbekalu said Vervelde resigned to take up a new role within the Heineken Group outside Nigeria.He also noted the resignation will take effect from June 16 this year.“In anticipation of that and preparation to take up a [...]

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    PDP crisis: Supreme court adjourns till May 25

PDP crisis: Supreme court adjourns till May 25

The Supreme court on Thursday adjourned the hearing in the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).A federal high court had declared Ali Modu Sheriff as the national chairman of the party.This made the faction led by Ahmed Makarfi to challenge the decision of the lower court, but Sheriff requested the apex court to disqualify the other faction from appealing [...]

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    Gunmen invade Imo assembly, rob lawmakers

Gunmen invade Imo assembly, rob lawmakers

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers have attacked the Imo state house of assembly complex in Owerri.According to PUNCH, the gunmen carted away valuables including office equipment, electronics and vital documents.The attack is reportedly the third in this year.Commenting on the incident, Emma Orie, a lawmaker representing Ohaji /Egbema state constituency said though his office was not burgled, the offices [...]

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    Israeli embassy offers scholarship to children in Adamawa IDP camps

Israeli embassy offers scholarship to children in Adamawa IDP camps

The Israeli embassy in Nigeria has offered academic scholarship to some of the children in internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Adamawa state.Tony Obiechina, the embassy's senior media and political officer, disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday.He said the scholarship will be extended to the 225 kids participating in the ongoing football competition in the camp.Obiechina said the [...]

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    Disasters will happen after my son’s wedding, says Obasanjo’s wife

Disasters will happen after my son’s wedding, says Obasanjo’s wife

Taiwo Obasanjo, wife of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, says the planned wedding of her son, Abraham will lead to disaster and strange deaths in the country.In a letter to The Methodist Church of Nigeria, she alleged that there were plans by cultists to use the wedding to bring about crisis in the country.The wedding is scheduled for May 11 and May [...]

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    Fani-Kayode: NIA DG did not spend a kobo on Jonathan’s campaign

Fani-Kayode: NIA DG did not spend a kobo on Jonathan’s campaign

Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation, says ex-President Goodluck Jonathan's campaign was not funded by Ayo Oke, suspended director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).Fani-Kayode said this after Deji Adeyanju, former director, new media of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), alleged that campaign funds were shared and diverted during the 2015 presidential election.There were reports that the monies discovered in [...]

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