Friday, September 21, 2018

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    Ezekwesili hints at running against Buhari

Ezekwesili hints at running against Buhari

Oby Ezekwesili, former minister of education, has hinted at challenging President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.Writing via her Twitter handle on Wednesday, Ezekwesili asked if it was already late to join the race for 2019.A former vice-president of World Bank (African region), Ezekwesili has been a strong critic of Buhari, and has at various times accused him of failing in his [...]

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    PDP on presidential primary: Ballot papers will carry photographs of aspirants

PDP on presidential primary: Ballot papers will carry photographs of aspirants

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced new measures it would adopt to aid transparency during its primary election.Uche Secondus, national chairman of the party, said part of this would be a display of the presidential aspirants’ photograph on ballot papers.This is usually not the case, as the papers only bear names of aspirants.The main opposition party currently has at [...]

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    Amaechi defends construction of N18bn Transportation University in Buhari’s hometown

Amaechi defends construction of N18bn Transportation University in Buhari’s hometown

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has defended the planned construction of Transportation University in Daura, Katsina state, where President Muhammadu Buhari is from.The construction of the N18 billion project is scheduled to start in 2019.Addressing journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, Amaechi said there is nothing special about siting the university in the president’s hometown since "Daura is also part of [...]

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    Buhari: We’ll continue to deprive looters fruits of their crimes

Buhari: We’ll continue to deprive looters fruits of their crimes

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will make sure that looters do not enjoy the fruit of their crimes.Buhari said this on Thursday when he received the report of the committee he set up to audit recovered funds.He described corruption as a threat to the well-being, national security, and economy of Nigeria."We will not allow the wanton diversion and embezzlement [...]

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    ‘Robbers’ break into residence of Leah Sharibu’s parents

‘Robbers’ break into residence of Leah Sharibu’s parents

Suspected robbers broke into the residence of the parents of Leah Sharibu, the only student of Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe state, still in Boko Haram custody.They reportedly invaded the parents’ residence on Monday and carted away the family’s belongings, including food stuff and a generator set.Sharibu is one of the 119 students abducted from the school by Boko [...]

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    FG accuses Switzerland of ‘daylight robbery’ in recovery of looted funds

FG accuses Switzerland of ‘daylight robbery’ in recovery of looted funds

The federal government has accused Switzerland of “robbing” Nigeria in the course of recovering funds looted from the country.Nigeria recently signed an agreement with Switzerland for the release of $322 million said to have been stolen by Sani Abacha, former military head of state.This is just one of the previous recoveries made by both current and past administrations of the [...]

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    VIDEO: Buhari receives N45m nomination form

VIDEO: Buhari receives N45m nomination form

President Muhammadu Buhari has received the nomination form bought for him by the Nigeria Consolidation Ambassadors Network (NCAN).Buhari received the N45 million form at the presidential villa in Abuja, on Tuesday.While presenting the form to the president, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba,deputy coordinator of the group, thanked him for accepting it.He also commended Buhari and assured him of the group's support for his reelection.See [...]

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    ‘I won’t say anything to demean Osogbo people’ — Tinubu clarifies comment after backlash

‘I won’t say anything to demean Osogbo people’ — Tinubu clarifies comment after backlash

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he will never do or say anything to demean the people of Osogbo in Osun state.When he visited  the palace of Jimoh Olanipekun, Ataoja of Osogbo, on Saturday, the former Lagos state governor was quoted as saying “Osun doesn’t have my kind of money”.He made the comment over [...]

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    Immigration promotes 1392 personnel

Immigration promotes 1392 personnel

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has promoted 1392 personnel.In a statement on Tuesday, Amos Okpu, acting NIS spokesman, said the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB) approved the promotion at its 62nd meeting.He gave the breakdown of the promotion as follows:Advancement of 37 assistant superintendent of immigration (2) CONPASS 08 to assistant superintendent immigration 1 CONPASS [...]

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    Fighting corruption will be my priority as president, says ex-governor facing charges for ‘fraud’

Fighting corruption will be my priority as president, says ex-governor facing charges for ‘fraud’

Jonah Jang, a former governor of Plateau state, says his priority if elected Nigeria's president will be to fight corruption.Addressing reporters in Abuja on Monday, Jang said he is the best candidate to pick the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for 2019.He added that his experience as a retired military general would be used to tackle the [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: ‘NHIS on the brink of collapse’ – governing council raises the alarm

EXCLUSIVE: ‘NHIS on the brink of collapse’ – governing council raises the alarm

Six months after Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) was recalled from suspension, he has been enmeshed in a fresh crisis with the governing council of the scheme accusing him of running it into "ruin".On July 6, Isaac Adewole, minister of health, suspended Yusuf over allegations of fraud levelled against him. Insiders had told TheCable [...]

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    Dalung asks Buhari to declare state of emergency in Plateau, Zamfara, Benue

Dalung asks Buhari to declare state of emergency in Plateau, Zamfara, Benue

Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports development, has asked the federal government to declare state of emergency in states experiencing incessant killings.Dalung said this is necessitated by the failure of the security agencies to end the attacks and bring the killers to book.Plateau, Zamfara, Benue and Taraba are among states where many lives have been lost in 2018 alone.Addressing [...]

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    Omokri to ex-IGP: I accept your challenge to a debate… I hope you won’t chicken out

Omokri to ex-IGP: I accept your challenge to a debate… I hope you won’t chicken out

Reno Omokri, former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says he is ready to debate Suleiman Abba, former inspector-general of police, over the 2015 presidential election.The duo has been entangled in a back and forth over Abba’s claim that the police forced Jonathan to concede defeat after losing the poll.In an interview with Daily Trust, Abba was quoted to have said: [...]

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    PDP on N45m form: INEC must penalise Buhari for violating electoral act

PDP on N45m form: INEC must penalise Buhari for violating electoral act

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to hold President Muhammadu Buhari culpable for “violating” provisions of the electoral act.The PDP said this on Thursday while reacting to the presidential nomination form bought for Buhari by a group known as the National Coordinator of Nigeria Consolidation Ambassador Network (NCAN).On Wednesday, the group presented a [...]

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    Gunshots at PDP secretariat as Atiku submits nomination form

Gunshots at PDP secretariat as Atiku submits nomination form

Officers of the Nigeria police force and some supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) clashed at the party headquarters in Abuja on Thursday.The protesters besieged the area as former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar submitted his presidential nomination form.The clash resulted in the officers firing gunshots into the air to disperse the protesters.A witness said trouble started when some suspected thugs [...]

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    Falana: Buhari hiding under national interest to justify disobedience of court orders

Falana: Buhari hiding under national interest to justify disobedience of court orders

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says President Muhammadu Buhari is hiding under the cloak of national interest to justify his disobedience of court orders.While speaking at the annual conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA in Abuja, Buhari had said the rule of law is subject to national interest.The president had said: “Rule of Law must be subject to the supremacy of [...]

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