Sunday, August 4, 2019

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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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    EXTRA: IPOB names Fayose governor of Biafra

EXTRA: IPOB names Fayose governor of Biafra

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has bestowed Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, with the title of honorary governor of Biafra Republic.IPOB announced this in a statement made available to PUNCH and signed by Emma Powerful, its media and publicity secretary.It said the honour was in recognition of his solidarity with Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the group, and also [...]

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    Osun sets up panel to unravel cause of Adeleke’s death

Osun sets up panel to unravel cause of Adeleke’s death

The Osun state government has set up an inquest concerning the death of Isiaka Adeleke who until his death was representing Osun west constituency in the senate.In a statement on Sunday, Rauf Aregbesola, the governor, said the state is poised to unravel the circumstances surrounding the violence that heralded his burial.Adeleke's burial had witnessed pockets of violence, including protests. Aggrieved [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: Joshua, the British fighter groomed through beatings at Nigerian school

CLOSE-UP: Joshua, the British fighter groomed through beatings at Nigerian school

Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua has been trending on social media and other news outlets for hours. His defeat of Wladimir Klitschko, a far more experienced boxer, earned him accolades. The historic fight, which took place at Wembly, was witnessed by 90,000 fans – the biggest fight the division had seen in years. Who would believe that boredom was one of the [...]

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    Fire protection association holds conference in May

Fire protection association holds conference in May

The National Fire Protection Association West Africa (NFPAWA) has scheduled its conference for May 9 and May 14, 2017.Femi Young, chairman of the organising committee, who disclosed this, said there would be focus on the oil and gas industry.He also spoke on the need for improved health and safety measures to mitigate risks in the sector.Moshood Dolapo, a top health [...]

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    We were hired to assassinate Melaye, says suspect

We were hired to assassinate Melaye, says suspect

Abdullahi Isah, one of the six suspects arrested in connection with the invasion of the residence of Dino Melaye, a senator representing Kogi west, has confessed that his gang was hired to assassinate Melaye.According to Jimoh Moshood, force public relations officer, Isah confessed that Taofiq Isah, chairman of Ijumu LGA, who is also in police custody, had contacted him and four [...]

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    ‘I thought it would be easier’ — Trump reflects on 100 days in office

‘I thought it would be easier’ — Trump reflects on 100 days in office

Donald Trump says he assumed that the US presidency will be easier than his old job in the business world.In an interview with Reuters, Trump said he misses many things from his old life before being elected as the 45th US president.“This is more work than my previous life. I thought it would be easier,” said Trump whose 100th day [...]

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    CLO tackles EFCC over ‘unlawful invasion, detention of Nigerians’

CLO tackles EFCC over ‘unlawful invasion, detention of Nigerians’

The Civil Liberty Organizations (CLO) has faulted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over what it described as “unlawful invasion of homes and willful detention of Nigerians against court orders.”At a press conference in Lagos, the organisation spoke on the recent reported invasion of the Kano residence of Mohammed Adoke, former minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation.Halima [...]

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    Troops gun down ’15 Boko Haram fighters’ in Sambisa

Troops gun down ’15 Boko Haram fighters’ in Sambisa

Troops on clearance operations in Sambisa forest, Borno State, on Thursday killed 15 Boko Haram insurgents and injured several others.Kingsley Samuel, deputy director, army public relations, 7 division made this known in a statement.He said the troops also retrieved “large cache of weapons” from the insurgents during the encounter.Victor Ezugwu, acting general officer commanding (GOC) 7 Division of the Nigerian [...]

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    Those behind Queen’s College deaths must be prosecuted, says Saraki

Those behind Queen’s College deaths must be prosecuted, says Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki wants those responsible for the deaths of three students of Queen's College, Lagos, to be prosecuted.The students died in February, following an outbreak of diarrhoea in the school. The federal government had  set up a team to investigate the incidents.On Thursday, Chuks Okocha, Saraki's special assistant on print media, quoted the senate president as saying that [...]

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    OBITUARY: Borishade, the man whom senate rejected thrice yet led 4 key ministries

OBITUARY: Borishade, the man whom senate rejected thrice yet led 4 key ministries

Babalola Borishade, a first-class product of University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, was former minister of education, ex-minister of aviation, one time minister of state, power and steel and minister of culture and tourism.He held the key positions between 1999 and 2007 when former President Olusegun Obasanjo was in power.Borishade helped in stabilising Obasanjo's government. A no small personality [...]

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    We are not owing workers, says Kwara

We are not owing workers, says Kwara

The Kwara state government has denied reports that it is owing workers in the state.Demola Banu, the state commissioner for finance, said this in a statement on Wednesday.He said the government was up to date with payment of salaries and pensions to workers and retirees.“Salary delays only exist at the local government level due to the decline in allocations accruing [...]

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    Buhari hits back at Jonathan, says ‘corruption was uninhibited under you’

Buhari hits back at Jonathan, says ‘corruption was uninhibited under you’

President Muhammadu Buhari has hit back at ex-President Goodluck Jonathan over his predecessor's claim that the current administration is harassing his family.Jonathan made this allegation in 'Against The Run of Play', a book authored by Segun Adeniyi, chairman of the editorial board of THISDAY.Responding to Jonathan's allegation, Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, said the [...]

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    AI names Ojigho, human rights lawyer, as its director in Nigeria

AI names Ojigho, human rights lawyer, as its director in Nigeria

Osai Ojigho, a human rights lawyer, has been named the director of Amnesty International (AI) in Nigeria.Colm Cuanachain, senior director of the office of the organisation's secretary general, disclosed this on Wednesday.Isa Sanusi, media manager of the human rights body in Nigeria,quoted Cuanachain as saying Ojigho’s appointment underscores AI’s commitment to Nigeria.“It will also ensure a strong presence in order [...]

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    4 suicide bombers, vigilante die in multiple explosions in Maiduguri

4 suicide bombers, vigilante die in multiple explosions in Maiduguri

Five persons were killed while eleven others sustained injuries in suicide bomb attacks in three different locations in Maiduguri, Borno state capital on Wednesday morning.Abdulkadir Ibrahim, spokesperson of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), North-East, disclosed that the affected areas were Muna Usmanti, Muna Garage and Muna Ethopia.He said the attacks were carried out around 4:11am.The dead persons include four [...]

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    We want to be Nigeria’s biggest provider of power, says Transcorp

We want to be Nigeria’s biggest provider of power, says Transcorp

Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc says its goal is to be the biggest provider of power in Nigeria.Tony Elumelu, chairman of the company, said this on Tuesday while commenting on the appointment of Adim Jibunoh as the new president of Trancorp.In a statement by Napoleon Esemudje, the company's director of resources, Elumelu said Transcorp has a very special mission in [...]

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