Saturday, July 13, 2019

Chinedu Asadu

    Senator who assaulted nursing mother surrenders to police

Senator who assaulted nursing mother surrenders to police

Elisha Abbo, Adamawa north senator who assaulted a nursing mother, has surrendered himself the police in the federal capital teritorry (FCT).The senator has been under fire since a video where he was seen hitting an attendant at a shop in Abuja went viral.The video had sparked outrage, with many Nigerians calling for the prosecution of the lawmaker.Mohammed Adamu, inspector general [...]

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    Doguwa emerges house leader as PDP BoT chair endorses Elumelu

Doguwa emerges house leader as PDP BoT chair endorses Elumelu

Ado Doguwa from Kano state has been named the majority leader of the house of representatives.Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker, also announced Mohammed Monguno from Borno state as the chief whip while Peter Akpatason from Edo was named the deputy majority leader.Gbajabiamila, who made the announcement during plenary on Thursday, said this was in line with the house rules.Nkeiruka Onyeocha, from [...]

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    Gbaja, Chinda in hot exchange as crisis over principal positions worsens

Gbaja, Chinda in hot exchange as crisis over principal positions worsens

Kingsley Chinda, a member of the house of representatives from Rivers state, on Thursday took his seat as minority leader of the house, against the wish of Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker.Chinda, who had been endorsed for the position by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), occupied the seat before the start of plenary.This is despite Gbajabiamila having named Ndudi Elumelu also [...]

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    Court dismisses Miyetti Allah’s suit challenging anti-open grazing law

Court dismisses Miyetti Allah’s suit challenging anti-open grazing law

A federal high court sitting in Abuja has dismissed a suit filed by the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore challenging the open grazing prohibition and establishment law passed by the Benue state house of assembly.At its sitting on Thursday, Okon Abang, a judge, also awarded N100,000 damages against the plaintiff, to be paid to all the 14 defendants named in the suit.He [...]

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    GM of Petroleum Equalisation Fund arrested over ‘money laundering’

GM of Petroleum Equalisation Fund arrested over ‘money laundering’

The special presidential investigation panel for the recovery of public property (SPIP) has arrested Goddy Nnadi, general manager (corporate services) of the Petroleum Equalisation Fund (Management) Board.TheCable understands that Nnadi was taken into custody on Monday.As presidency source confirmed Nnadi's arrest to TheCable, saying he is being investigated for "breach of civil service rules, corrupt enrichment and abuse of office”.He [...]

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    Buhari is persecuting Saraki, says Atiku

Buhari is persecuting Saraki, says Atiku

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has accused the current administration of persecuting Bukola Saraki, immediate past senate president.Atiku said this while reacting to the ongoing investigation of Saraki by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).The anti-graft agency is investigating Saraki’s tenure both as governor of Kwara state as well his time at the senate.But Atiku said the issues the EFCC [...]

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    Ohanaeze youth propose south-east federation, fix date for referendum

Ohanaeze youth propose south-east federation, fix date for referendum

The youth wing of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, has proposed the merger of all five south-eastern states as one federation.Arthur Obiora, national youth leader of the group, disclosed this in a statement sent to TheCable on Monday.He said a referendum to decide on whether the south-eastern states of Abia, Imo, Anambra, Ebonyi and Enugu would be consolidated [...]

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    You can now obtain your tax ID number online

You can now obtain your tax ID number online

The Joint Tax Board (JTB) has launched a new national registration system that would enable Nigerians to obtain their taxpayer identification number (TIN) online.The new system launched in Abuja on Monday is also targeted at tracking all eligible taxpayers in the country.Launching the new platform, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo expressed hope it would go a long way in reforming Nigeria’s tax [...]

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    Pregnant officer shot dead as gunmen raid Bayelsa police station

Pregnant officer shot dead as gunmen raid Bayelsa police station

Suspected gunmen have reportedly invaded a police station in Bayelsa, killing four officers, including a pregnant policewoman.According to PUNCH, suspected hoodlums invaded the station in Agudama community of Yenagoa local government area in the early hours of Monday, opening fire on the officers.Also said to have been killed was the divisional police officer (DPO) and two other policemen who were on [...]

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    INEC: Only one political party has disclosed election expenses (updated)

INEC: Only one political party has disclosed election expenses (updated)

Of the 73 political parties that participated in the 2019 general election, only one disclosed its election expenses as required by the law.Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), disclosed this at the commission’s meeting with party leaders in Abuja on Monday.He, however, did not reveal the name of the party.The electoral act requires political parties to [...]

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    How childless women struggle to survive after losing husbands

How childless women struggle to survive after losing husbands

Ngozi Enia moved away from her late husband’s family in Enugu-Ezike, Igbo-Eze north local government area of Enugu state, leaving behind what she and her husband laboured for during their four years of marriage. In those years, she was unable to give birth to a child, an experience that soiled her relationship with some of the husband’s family members. His burial [...]

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    I’m not supervising Ruga settlements, says Osinbajo

I’m not supervising Ruga settlements, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says his office has no hand in the setting up of Ruga settlement in some parts of the country.According to the federal government, Ruga settlement is an initiative meant to address the incessant clashes between cattle rearers and farmers.An official of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) had said the vice-president's office is overseeing [...]

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    Those accused of sexual violence ‘must face justice’

Those accused of sexual violence ‘must face justice’

 Denis Mukwege, Nobel Peace laureate, has called for the investigation of military officers accused of sexual violence.Mukwege made the call while speaking at a programme on sexual and gender-based violence organised by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) in Abuja on Thursday.Soldiers in the north-east have at various times been accused of sexual violence against victims of the Boko [...]

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    ‘N1bn for governor’s special project’, ‘N275m for construction of toilets’ — Enugu’s 2019 budget

‘N1bn for governor’s special project’, ‘N275m for construction of toilets’ — Enugu’s 2019 budget

The Enugu state government has budgeted N2.2 billion for purchase of cars for various government officials during the 2019 fiscal year.An extract of the N109.2 billion budget shared by BudgIt, Nigeria’s civic tech organisation, shows that N275 million was also allocated for construction of 71 four-room water closet toilets with overhead tank.The budget has N65.7 billion as recurrent expenditure while [...]

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    EFCC arraigns Abuja pastor for ‘forgery’

EFCC arraigns Abuja pastor for ‘forgery’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned Francis Onuegbu, an Abuja-based pastor, before a federal capital territory (FCT) high court  for alleged forgery.Onuegbu was arraigned before the court on three count charges of alleged falsification of land documents “with the intent to defraud”.The EFCC accused him and one Oluwatosin Olowu, who is reportedly at large, of committing the [...]

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    Okorocha’s appointees ‘looted property worth N50bn’

Okorocha’s appointees ‘looted property worth N50bn’

Officials of the Rochas Okorocha administration in Imo looted the state government’s property worth N50bn, according to a committee investigating the government's assets.The committee on recovery of missing government movable property in Imo state was set up by Emeka Ihedioha, governor of Imo state, shortly after he was sworn in.Jasper Ndubuaku, the committee chairman, said some of the government properties [...]

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