Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Chinedu Asadu

    Buhari orders repatriation of Nigerians stranded in Russia

Buhari orders repatriation of Nigerians stranded in Russia

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the repatriation of Nigerians stranded in Russia after the World Cup. Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, disclosed this on Monday. There have been reports of scores of Nigerians who travelled to the country for the World Cup but were unable to leave, having discovered that they were swindled. Shehu said the president has directed Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign [...]

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    Dogara: Those who don’t believe in rule of law have no business leading a democracy

Dogara: Those who don’t believe in rule of law have no business leading a democracy

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says there is the need for leaders to obey the principles of rule of law and separation of powers in a democratic government. According to him “leaders who do not believe in the rule of law have no business leading a democracy.” Dogara said this on Monday at the opening ceremony of the national [...]

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    PDP on Ekiti poll: The entire nation is standing with us

PDP on Ekiti poll: The entire nation is standing with us

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described its defeat in Ekiti state governorship election as a temporary setback, saying the “entire nation is standing with us”. Kayode Fayemi, the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), polled 197,459 votes to defeat Kolapo Olusola, the PDP candidate, who had 178,121 votes. The party as well as Olusola had earlier rejected the result. Speaking with journalists [...]

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    Army: 22 insurgents killed in Boko Haram ambush — no soldier missing 

Army: 22 insurgents killed in Boko Haram ambush — no soldier missing 

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    HEDA writes IGP, demands probe of Adeosun over ‘certificate forgery’

HEDA writes IGP, demands probe of Adeosun over ‘certificate forgery’

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda Resource Centre (HEDA) has asked Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), to investigate the allegations of certificate forgery against Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance. Premium Times had reported that Adeosun allegedly forged an exemption certificate of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). The corps in response said the finance minister applied for exemption but it would investigate [...]

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    Killings: Falana calls for urgent meeting of Nigeria police council

Killings: Falana calls for urgent meeting of Nigeria police council

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has called for an urgent meeting of the Nigeria police council. Falana said the meeting has become expedient as a result of the incessant killings being recorded across the country. In 2018 alone, hundreds of citizens have lost their lives following attacks by bandits, armed robbers as well as attacks and clashes between herdsmen and farmers. Falana said [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: Kayode Fayemi, the comeback kid who lost gracefully in 2014

CLOSE-UP: Kayode Fayemi, the comeback kid who lost gracefully in 2014

On Sunday, Kayode Fayemi was declared winner of the Ekiti  state governorship election, defeating Kolapo Olusola, the incumbent deputy governor of the state, who ran under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Call it the second coming of the former governor of the state and you are not far from the truth. His victory came as a surprise to [...]

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    Ambode ‘rescues 50 stranded Nigerians’ in Russia

Ambode ‘rescues 50 stranded Nigerians’ in Russia

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has reportedly paid for the return flight of 50 Nigerians stranded in Russia. There have been reports of scores of Nigerians who travelled to the country for the World Cup but were unable to leave, having discovered that they were swindled. Writing via his Instagram page on Saturday, Nnamdi Odimegwu, a motivational speaker, said he was [...]

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    ‘Many soldiers missing’ in fresh Boko Haram ambush

‘Many soldiers missing’ in fresh Boko Haram ambush

The Nigerian army reportedly suffered casualties in an ambush by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state on Friday. Ahmad Salkida, a journalist known to have access to the leadership of the sect, said “many” were either killed, injured or missing in the attack. Writing via his Twitter handle on Saturday, Salkida said the soldiers were ambushed while trying to launch an attack [...]

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    I’m still in APC, says Shehu Sani

I’m still in APC, says Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says he is yet to defect from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to any other party. In a statement on Friday, Sani said consultations are still ongoing with regard to his continued stay or otherwise in the APC. “I am yet to defect or decamp or migrate from the APC to any other party,” the senator [...]

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    Sheriff named DG of Buhari support committee

Sheriff named DG of Buhari support committee

Ali Modu Sheriff, former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been named the director-general of "Buhari 2019 presidential support committee". Gideon Sammani, senior special assistant to the president on political matters, disclosed this in a statement on Friday. The committee is made up of 35 members in the support committee, 10 in the national advisory committee, five members of national [...]

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    PHOTO: Fayose, Fayemi share bottle of wine — but not on election eve

PHOTO: Fayose, Fayemi share bottle of wine — but not on election eve

Looking at the current situation in Ekiti, those not conversant with the past would think Ayodele Fayose, the state governor, and Kayode Fayemi, his predecessor, have always been on warring path. Long before the state governorship election slated for Saturday, the political rivalry of the duo could easily pass as one of the most popular in the country. It could even [...]

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    FG to publish list of 200 ‘looters’

FG to publish list of 200 ‘looters’

The federal government will soon make public, list of 200 persons who allegedly looted Nigeria's treasury. According to Daily Trust, Okoi Obono-Obla, special assistant to the president on prosecution, disclosed this at the inauguration of a new software application for tracking illicit properties in the country. The application was developed by African Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ), a civil society [...]

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    UI prof only female among 31 shortlisted for SAN

UI prof only female among 31 shortlisted for SAN

Oluyemisi Bamgbose, a professor of law at the University of Ibadan (UI), is the only female among the 31 people shortlisted for the prestigious senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) title. Hadizatu Mustapha, secretary of Legal Practitioner’s Privilege Committee (LPPC), announced the names of the successful candidates after the 133rd plenary of the committee on Thursday. She said 106 lawyers had applied for [...]

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    Buhari rejects four national assembly bills

Buhari rejects four national assembly bills

President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected four bills passed by the national assembly.  Buhari communicated this via a letter he sent to the house of representatives which was read during plenary on Thursday. The bills include the Corporate manslaughter bill, 2018; Agricultural credit scheme (amendment) bill, 2018; National Child Protection and Enforcement Agency bill as well as Courts and tribunal standard scales of fines [...]

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    I am a very slow reader, says Buhari

I am a very slow reader, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is a “very slow” reader, saying this could be as a result of being an ex-soldier. Buhari said this during a joint briefing with South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa in Abuja on Wednesday. He was speaking on the Continental Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) which Nigeria is yet to become a signatory to. He said he is still studying [...]

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