Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Chinedu Asadu

    INSIDE STORY: Was Port Harcourt mosque truly demolished?

INSIDE STORY: Was Port Harcourt mosque truly demolished?

On August 21, news broke that the Rivers state government had demolished the central mosque at Trans-Amadi Industrial Layout in Port Harcourt. The demolition was said to have been carried out on the orders of Nyesom Wike, the governor. From that time, the controversy has been on.Although the governor said no mosque was demolished and that what was brought down was [...]

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    SA minister: Many Nigerians in our country are drug traffickers

SA minister: Many Nigerians in our country are drug traffickers

Naledi Pandor, South African minister of foreign affairs, says there are many Nigerians in the country involved in drug and human trafficking.Pandor said this on Thursday while responding to criticisms that South Africa's security agencies are not doing enough to protect foreigners in the wave of xenophobia rocking the country.Many Nigerians based in South Africa lost properties worth millions of [...]

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    SGF: FG will no longer condone misuse of local govt funds

SGF: FG will no longer condone misuse of local govt funds

Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), says the federal government will no longer condone mismanagement of local government funds by states.The SGF restated the government’s decision to end the operation of joint accounts by state and local governments.Mustapha said this while speaking at the national summit on local government administration organised in Abuja.Represented by David Attah, [...]

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    South Africa shuts down high commission in Nigeria

South Africa shuts down high commission in Nigeria

The South African high commission in Nigeria has shut down operations in the country.Lunga Ngqengelele of South Africa’s department of international relations and co-operations, told ENCA, a South African broadcaster, that the high commission is temporarily shutting down following reports of attempted attacks on it.Ngqengelele said: “We received reports that some of the people in Nigeria and Zambia have tried [...]

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    Air Peace offers free flights to Nigerians willing to return from South Africa

Air Peace offers free flights to Nigerians willing to return from South Africa

Air Peace has offered free flights to Nigerians willing to return from South Africa over the xenophobic attacks in the country.Ferdinand Nwonye, spokesman of the ministry of foreign affairs, announced this in a statement on Wednesday.Many Nigerians were affected in the fresh xenophobic attacks that started few days ago in South Africa.Nwonye said Air Peace volunteered to send an aircraft from [...]

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    125 arrested for ‘breaking into Shoprite’ as IGP orders tight security around foreign businesses

125 arrested for ‘breaking into Shoprite’ as IGP orders tight security around foreign businesses

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), has ordered water-tight security around embassies, foreign missions and businesses in the country.In a statement on Wednesday, Frank Mba, police spokesman, said the directive followed the reprisal attacks on South African-owned businesses in Lagos.He added that the police have arrested 125 suspects involved in the attacks.Many Nigerians were affected in the fresh xenophobic attacks [...]

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    Buhari has spoken on attacks on Nigerians in SA, says Femi Adesina

Buhari has spoken on attacks on Nigerians in SA, says Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, has denied allegations that the president is keeping silent over the attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.Speaking during a Channels TV programme on Wednesday, Adesina said the president has spoken and acted on the xenophobic attacks through Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs.Renewed xenophobia in South Africa has seen foreign nationals, including Nigerians, [...]

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    FEC meeting postponed for the second time since ministerial inauguration

FEC meeting postponed for the second time since ministerial inauguration

The federal executive council (FEC) meeting will not take place on Wednesday.Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, announced this in a statement on Tuesday.He said the postponement of the FEC meeting is to enable the ministers the time to study and have their inputs in the memos submitted by their predecessors.He added this would also give them time to familiarise themselves with [...]

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    PDP national youth leader regains freedom — after 24 hours

PDP national youth leader regains freedom — after 24 hours

Udeh Okoye, national youth leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has regained freedom 24 hours after reports that he was kidnapped went viral.He was said to have been kidnapped at gunpoint while on his farm at Ohumagu in Agbaogwugwu area of Enugu state.But in a statement on Tuesday, Louis Amoke, spokesman to Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the state governor, said Okoye [...]

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    CAN asks Buhari to ban Miyetti Allah

CAN asks Buhari to ban Miyetti Allah

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to ban the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN), an umbrella association of herdsmen in the country.According to the PUNCH, the association also called on the president to “completely scrap” the suspended ‘Ruga’grazing scheme.CAN made the request at the Church leaders stakeholders’ summit, themed, ‘RUGA: The church’s response in [...]

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    You are reckless and irresponsible, Shekarau blasts Wike over ‘mosque demolition’

You are reckless and irresponsible, Shekarau blasts Wike over ‘mosque demolition’

Ibrahim Shekarau, senator representing Kano central, has accused Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, of attempting to truncate Nigeria’s democracy.The senator made the accusation while reacting to Wike’s reported demolition of a mosque in Rivers state.There has been a controversy over the demolition which the governor denied took place.Aliu Sadiq, secretary of the mosque, had told TheCable on Monday that [...]

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    CDD: 2019 elections reversed the progress of 2011, 2015 polls

CDD: 2019 elections reversed the progress of 2011, 2015 polls

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) says the success of the 2019 elections was hindered by a “badly disrupted” process and misconduct of electoral officials.The organisation said this in a report released on Thursday.Tagged: "Counting the votes and ward-level collation during Nigeria’s 2019 presidential election: A Post-mortem", CDD said the collation process at the ward level was one of the [...]

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    IGP speaks on death of Catholic priest, orders tight security at worship centres

IGP speaks on death of Catholic priest, orders tight security at worship centres

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), has ordered that special attention be given to the security of worship centres in the country.Adamu gave the order while reacting to the death of David Tanko, a Catholic priest who was burnt alive in Taraba state on Thursday.The priest ran into his killers along Wukari road while heading to Kofai Amadu village.Frank Mba, [...]

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    FG: Bandits have killed 1,460 persons in 2019

FG: Bandits have killed 1,460 persons in 2019

The federal government says 1,460 persons have been killed in 330 attacks by bandits in the country in 2019.Amina Shamaki, permanent secretary, special services, office of the secretary to the government of the federation, said this on Thursday at the federal and states security administrators’ meeting in Kebbi state.Shamaki said the north-west, “which was one of the most peaceful zones [...]

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    ‘2.2m children and teachers’ in north-east need emergency education support

‘2.2m children and teachers’ in north-east need emergency education support

Save the Children, an international humanitarian agency, says at least 2.2 million children in the north-east are in need of immediate education in emergency support.Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday, Florence Otedola (better known as DJ Cuppy), the agency’s global ambassador, said at least 800 schools in the region are not functional.Children are among the worst hit in [...]

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    ICPC: We rescued 14 women from house of civil servant involved in N1.7bn fraud

ICPC: We rescued 14 women from house of civil servant involved in N1.7bn fraud

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it has freed 14 females being held hostage in a house belonging to Iliasu Abdul-Rauf (pictured), national coordinator, Federal Civil Service Staff with Disabilities Multipurpose Cooperative Society.The commission said the hostages were freed when its operatives raided the house as part of an investigation into alleged fraud involving the [...]

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