Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Chinedu Asadu

    Army ‘justifies’ killing of Shi’ites with Trump’s ‘consider stones as rifles’ comment

Army ‘justifies’ killing of Shi’ites with Trump’s ‘consider stones as rifles’ comment

The Nigerian army has again commented on the killing of some members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).The army on Friday referenced a directive given by US President Donald Trump to his country's military. He said they should consider stones thrown at them by asylum-seeking migrants as rifles.IMN members, better known as Shi'ites, had clashed with soldiers in some parts [...]

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    ‘NHIS dysfunctional under him’ — governing board defends Yusuf’s suspension

‘NHIS dysfunctional under him’ — governing board defends Yusuf’s suspension

The governing board of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has defended its decision to suspend Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the scheme.Speaking during an investigative hearing by a house of representatives ad-hoc committee, Enyantu Ifenne, chairman of the governing board, said the decision was to ensure transparency at the agency.The board had recently suspended Yusuf over allegations of financial [...]

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    ‘I didn’t ask you to sell your conscience’ — Amosun replies Oshiomhole

‘I didn’t ask you to sell your conscience’ — Amosun replies Oshiomhole

Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, has again tackled Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), over the conduct of the state governorship primary election.Amosun had fallen out with the party’s national working committee after it cleared Dapo Abiodun as winner of the primary against Abiodun Akinlade, his choice candidate.Reacting to claims some governor were plotting his [...]

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    Achieving sustainable development in Nigeria through social work

Achieving sustainable development in Nigeria through social work

BY CHINEDU ASADUIn September 2015, the global community agreed at a United Nations general meeting to set up the 2030 global agenda as a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The 17 global goals otherwise known as the sustainable development goals have a timeline of fifteen years for [...]

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    US asks FG to investigate killing of Shi’ites

US asks FG to investigate killing of Shi’ites

The United States has called for a thorough investigation into the recent clashes between members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) and security forces.In a statement on Thursday, the US embassy in Nigeria urged the federal government to hold everyone responsible for the violence to account.The IMN members better known as Shi'ites have been clashing with policemen and soldiers [...]

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    Over 100 Shi’ites arraigned, granted bail

Over 100 Shi’ites arraigned, granted bail

The police have arraigned over 100 members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) before an Abuja magistrate court for alleged disturbance of public peace.Among the IMN members - better known as Shiites - arraigned before the court on Thursday were more than 10 women.They were arrested on Tuesday following a violent protest in Wuse part of Abuja. They had [...]

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    Kano assembly panel summons Ganduje over ‘bribery’ videos

Kano assembly panel summons Ganduje over ‘bribery’ videos

The Kano house of assembly panel investigating bribery allegations against Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, has summoned him.The panel summoned Ganduje to appear before it on Friday.Daily Nigerian had published multiple videos showing Ganduje allegedly receiving kickbacks from contractors. The latest video was published WednesdayThe governor has denied the allegations, saying it is the handiwork of political opponents.The Kano assembly [...]

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    Atiku has been invited for his US visa, says Gbenga Daniel

Atiku has been invited for his US visa, says Gbenga Daniel

Gbenga Daniel, director-general of Atiku Abubakar campaign organisation, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate has been asked to come for his US visa.There have been reports that Atiku has not been able to visit the US over an alleged criminal case against him, a claim he has denied on several occasions.He recently said his visa application is "going [...]

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    Yusuf sues Adewole, NHIS board over ‘administrative leave’

Yusuf sues Adewole, NHIS board over ‘administrative leave’

Usman Yusuf, suspended executive secretary of the National health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), has dragged the scheme's governing board to court over his suspension.In a suit filed at the federal high court Abuja, copies of which were seen by TheCable, Yusuf asked the court to nullify his suspension and declare that the board has no power to discipline him.Joined as respondents [...]

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    2019: Over 50 presidential candidates fail to disclose tax details

2019: Over 50 presidential candidates fail to disclose tax details

Donald Duke, of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are among the few presidential candidates who made public their tax record.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had posted details of 59 presidential candidates at its headquarters in Abuja.While Atiku said he paid N10.2 million as tax in three years, Duke paid N500,000 [...]

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    Doctors separate conjoined twins at UniAbuja hospital

Doctors separate conjoined twins at UniAbuja hospital

A team of doctors has successfully separated a set of conjoined twins at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, FCT.Nuhu Kwajafa, a doctor with Global Peace Initiatives, confirmed the success of the operation that took the team several hours on Tueadsy.Writing via his Instagram account, he said the twins were born in June 2018 and are both boys.According to Kwajafa, [...]

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    400 Shi’ites arrested in Abuja

400 Shi’ites arrested in Abuja

The police say they arrested 400 members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) during a violent protest in Abuja on Tuesday.Bala Ciroma, federal capital territory (FCT) police commissioner, also said 31 bottles of petrol bomb were recovered from the IMN members during the clash which occurred in Wuse area of Abuja.TheCable had reported how the IMN members better known [...]

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    Police vehicle burnt as violence between Shi’ites and security forces enters day three

Police vehicle burnt as violence between Shi’ites and security forces enters day three

A vehicle belonging to the police was set ablaze in Abuja on Tuesday by suspected members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).For three days now, the IMN members, better known as Shi'ites, have been protesting the continued detention of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, their leader.The clashes have led to loss of lives and left many injured. There is currently tension in [...]

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    Fayose regains freedom — after 13 days in EFCC custody

Fayose regains freedom — after 13 days in EFCC custody

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has regained freedom after 13 days in custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Fayose, who is facing trial for alleged money laundering and abuse of office, walked into the commission's head office in Abuja on October 16.He was subsequently flown to Lagos and arraigned at a federal high court in Ikoyi. [...]

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    Ezekwesili, Adesanya-Davies — the five women eyeing Buhari’s seat

Ezekwesili, Adesanya-Davies — the five women eyeing Buhari’s seat

President Muhammadu Buhari's seat is no doubt the most sought after in the country. 79 persons from various political parties are gunning to displace him in 2019. Five of these presidential candidates are women. Who are they and what are their antecedents? Let's find out below:EUNICE ATUEJIDEA mother of five, Eunice Atuejide is the presidential candidate of National Interest Party (NIP), [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu: How I was smuggled out of Nigeria during Operation Python Dance

Nnamdi Kanu: How I was smuggled out of Nigeria during Operation Python Dance

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has revealed how he escaped during the military clamp down on the secessionist group.In an interview with Israeli TV Channel 1, Kanu said he was "smuggled out" of the country with the help of relatives.IPOB was the target of a Nigerian army operation code-named Operation Python Dance, launched in the [...]

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