Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Chinedu Asadu

    Yakasai: We in the north need a master plan for our future

Yakasai: We in the north need a master plan for our future

Tanko Yakasai, elder statesman and political adviser in the second Republic, says the north needs a master plan for its future and that of its people.According to Daily Trust, he made this known on Thursday while reacting to the quit notice to the Igbo by some northern youth groups.Yakasai faulted the current situation in the north as “it is wrong [...]

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    Restructuring Nigeria not Buhari’s priority, says Lai

Restructuring Nigeria not Buhari’s priority, says Lai

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says restructuring the country is not a priority for the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.The minister said this in an interview on an Africa Independent Television (AIT) programme on Thursday.He said with the high level of corruption, economic downturn, insecurity and the activities of Boko Haram, the government could not have contemplated restructuring.He [...]

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    NAF: We restored peace in Gambia… how can we support coup?

NAF: We restored peace in Gambia… how can we support coup?

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF)  says it is not involved in any military coup plot in the country.In a statement issued on Thursday by Olatokunbo Adesanya, its spokesperson, NAF pledged its allegiance to President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian government.It was reacting to a publication credited to an online medium which alleged that the force is involved in the planning [...]

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    North Korea ‘fires multiple missiles’ — days after UN sanctions

North Korea ‘fires multiple missiles’ — days after UN sanctions

North Korea on Thursday fired multiple land-to-ship missiles off its east coast, South Korea's military has said.According to Aljazeera, a statement from South Korea's office of joint chiefs of staff said that the missiles were launched from the North Korean coastal city of Wonsan.It said the missiles flew about 200km."North Korea fired multiple unidentified projectiles, assumed to be surface-to-ship missiles, [...]

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    Nigerian arrested in India over ‘dollar scam’

Nigerian arrested in India over ‘dollar scam’

The police in India have arrested Gabriel Efe, a Nigerian, for allegedly plotting to dupe a businessman through "black dollar scam".According to DNA, an Indian newspaper, the Nigerian was nabbed while attempting to travel to Kolkata and Bhubaneswar, parts of the country, with forged documents.Police said the arrest was as a result of a tip-off from an unidentified source.“According to [...]

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    INEC registers APDA, four new political parties

INEC registers APDA, four new political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday registered Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) and four other new political parties.Adedeji Soyebi, the commission's national commissioner and chairman, information and voter education committee, disclosed this at a news conference in Kaduna on Wednesday evening.Soyebi spoke at the end of a meeting of resident electoral commissioners (RECs) and administrative secretaries from the 36 [...]

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Report: Adoke directed EFCC to probe alleged $20m Swiss bribery scandal

Mohammed Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, is said to have directed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe the alleged $20 million bribery scandal uncovered in Switzerland.Subsequent to the investigation, the EFCC reportedly said the money might have been consultancy fees.The outcome of the EFCC investigation was sent to Felix Reinmann, Switzerland's federal attorney [...]

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    NBC: Radio station operated by B’Haram has been blocked… Biafra TV is next

NBC: Radio station operated by B’Haram has been blocked… Biafra TV is next

Is'haq Kawu, director-general of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), says a radio station owned by the Boko Haram sect has been blocked and efforts are being made to shut Biafra Television,  purportedly owned by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).He made this known at an interactive session with journalists in Ilorin, Kwara state capital.Kawu said Boko Haram commenced its broadcast via a station located [...]

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    Nigerian stabbed to death in Canada

Nigerian stabbed to death in Canada

Nicholas Nwonye, a 46-year-old Nigerian, was stabbed to death in Canada last Friday, in an attack the police described as "random and unprovoked."According to Calgary Herald, a Canadian newspaper, the father of three was on his way home when the "deadly" attack took place.The incident occurred on the westbound platform of the City Hall LRT station in downtown CalgaryHe was [...]

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    Arewa groups ask Igbo to leave north ‘within three months’

Arewa groups ask Igbo to leave north ‘within three months’

Prominent northern youth groups on Tuesday, gave the Igbos up till October 1 this year to leave the northern region.The order was contained in a statement issued after a meeting in Kaduna state.They asked the Igbo residing in the region to “start making plans to leave.”Their order was premised on the shut-down of major towns in south-eastern part of the [...]

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    Adebija appointed DG of Nigerian-German Business Association

Adebija appointed DG of Nigerian-German Business Association

Gbenga Adebija, a businessman, has been appointed director-general of the Nigerian-German Business Association.Folabi Esan, president of the association, confirmed the appointment in a statement on Tuesday.Esan described Adebija’s appointment as a “significant milestone” in the annals of the NGBA.“We expect Gbenga Adebija to lead a transformational agenda for the achievement of our organisational objectives,” he said.Esan described Adebija as an “accomplished [...]

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    Court orders final forfeiture of Ikoyi cash

Court orders final forfeiture of Ikoyi cash

A federal high court sitting in Lagos has ordered the final forfeiture of the discovered sums of money in an Ikoyi apartment to the federal government.Muslim Hassan, the presiding judge, ordered the final forfeiture of the monies - $43m, £27, 000 and NN23m after they were temporary forfeited to the government.In April, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)discovered the [...]

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    INEC fixes July 8 for bye-election to fill Adeleke’s senate seat

INEC fixes July 8 for bye-election to fill Adeleke’s senate seat

The Independent National Electorial Commission (INEC) has fixed July 8 for Osun west senatorial district bye-election, following the death of Isiaka Adeleke who represented the constituency.E. A. Ademusire, INEC administrative secretary in Osun, said in a notice on Monday that conduct of parties’ primaries would commence on Tuesday through June 14.He said this would be followed by the election on [...]

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    OBITUARY: Osotimehin, the seasoned doctor who spoke of his greatest pain — two weeks to his death

OBITUARY: Osotimehin, the seasoned doctor who spoke of his greatest pain — two weeks to his death

Babatunde Osotimehin, late executive director of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and one-time Nigeria’s minister of health may have passed on but his legacies in reproductive health would always remain fresh in the annals of history.While it is a common practice in many African countries, including Nigeria, for a woman to die in the course of child delivery, Osotimehin was [...]

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    Terrorism: Six Arab nations sever diplomatic ties with Qatar

Terrorism: Six Arab nations sever diplomatic ties with Qatar

Six Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain, have cut diplomatic ties with Qatar over allegations that it is supporting terrorism.According to BBC, the countries have broken land, sea and air contacts with the Gulf state, which it accused of destabilising the region.The move is seen as a significant split between powerful Gulf countries that are [...]

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    Woman cries for help after daughter was ‘murdered by benefactor’ in Abuja

Woman cries for help after daughter was ‘murdered by benefactor’ in Abuja

Philomena Odama, a native of Yala local government area in Cross River state, has accused one Usman Adamu of murdering Joy, her daughter, "under the guise of funding her university education".In a petition seen by TheCable, Odama accused some officers of the Nigerian police force in Abuja of shielding Adamu.She said she last saw her daughter, who was a second-year student [...]

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