Friday, November 16, 2018

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    Femi Adesina: The military said they’ve lost Buhari’s certificates

Femi Adesina: The military said they’ve lost Buhari’s certificates

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says the military had admitted losing President Muhammadu Buhari's certificate.In an interview with The Nation, Adesina was quoted as saying the issue is dead and those still discussing it are "idle".Buhari had failed to submit his academic certificates to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), claiming it is still with the military.The president's claim had triggered [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu: Why I skipped bail

Nnamdi Kanu: Why I skipped bail

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), says he was granted conditional bail to be "caged" along with the secessionist group.Kanu, who is facing trial for alleged treason, was granted bail in April 2017 by a federal high court sitting in Abuja.He, however, skipped bail after flouting all the conditions given to him by the court, including [...]

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    NRC suspends Abuja-Kaduna train service over violence

NRC suspends Abuja-Kaduna train service over violence

The Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) has suspended the Abuja-Kaduna train service over the ongoing crisis in Kaduna state.Fidet Okhiria, NRC managing director, told NAN on Saturday that the service was suspended because of the safety of the passengers, goods, coaches and wagons.He said the suspension which took effect on Friday remains so till the security situation in Kaduna improves.“We decided [...]

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    FLASHBACK: When a retired principal confirmed issuing Buhari’s WAEC certificate

FLASHBACK: When a retired principal confirmed issuing Buhari’s WAEC certificate

In the last 24 hours, there has been controversy over President Muhammadu Buhari's academic credentials. The president failed to submit his certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as required, saying they are in possession of the military. This triggered some reactions, with some Nigerians questioning the veracity of the claim and wondering if he actually sat for the Senior School [...]

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    Boss Mustapha: For Nigerians to rejoice, righteous people must be active in politics

Boss Mustapha: For Nigerians to rejoice, righteous people must be active in politics

Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation, says "the righteous" must be more active for Nigerians to rejoice.He said this on Saturday while speaking at the northern Christian youth economic and political summit in Abuja.The SGF said there is a need for righteous persons to proffer solutions to some of Nigeria's problems."If we want to see people rejoicing [...]

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    South-west PDP asks Atiku to assure zone of SGF, AGF slots

South-west PDP asks Atiku to assure zone of SGF, AGF slots

The south-west zone of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Atiku Abubakar, the party’s presidential candidate, not to relegate them if he emerges as president.Speaking when PDP chieftains from the zone met on Friday in Lagos, Eddy Olefeso, south-west vice-chairman of the party, urged Atiku to assure the zone of more key positions.Atiku was reported to have offered secretary [...]

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    No evil will befall Ambode, says oba of Lagos

No evil will befall Ambode, says oba of Lagos

Rilwan Akiolu, oba of Lagos, says Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), will be justified if he is angry over the affairs of the state.Tinubu had rejected the reelection bid of Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, throwing his weight behind Jide Sanwo-Olu who eventually emerged the APC governorship candidate.In an interview with PUNCH, Akiolu said [...]

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    THE LIST: 2019 presidential candidates and their political parties

THE LIST: 2019 presidential candidates and their political parties

On Friday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said a total of 79 candidates will be contesting the 2019 presidential election. Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, also announced that particulars of the candidates have been pasted.A close look at the documents pasted at the federal capital territory (FCT) office of the commission, however, showed there are 59 candidates whose documents have so [...]

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    EXTRA: Al-Mustapha blames military for failure to submit credentials for 2019 presidential poll

EXTRA: Al-Mustapha blames military for failure to submit credentials for 2019 presidential poll

Hamza Al-Mustapha, presidential candidate  of Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN), did not submit his his academic credentials to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).All the aspirants seeking elective positions in the country ought to submit certain documents, including their  academic credentials, to the commission.But Al-Mustapha, a retired major in the Nigerian army, told the commission his documents are in possession of the military.In [...]

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    ‘Go to court if in doubt of any candidate’s claim’ — INEC chairman reacts to criticisms on Buhari’s credentials

‘Go to court if in doubt of any candidate’s claim’ — INEC chairman reacts to criticisms on Buhari’s credentials

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says there is room for legal action if anyone is in doubt of claims by candidates in the 2019 elections.Speaking specifically about the personal particulars provided by the candidates, Yakubu said anyone suspecting false claims has the right to file legal action against such candidate.President Muhammadu Buhari had told the [...]

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    Reps panel asks SEC to take over Capital Oil

Reps panel asks SEC to take over Capital Oil

A house of representatives panel has asked the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to take over Capital Oil.The sub-committee on capital market and institutions gave the directive at an investigative hearing on Thursday, following its findings on how the company allegedly mismanaged shareholders' funds.Tony Nwulu, chairman of the sub-committee, said the lawmakers discovered that the management of Capital Oil had [...]

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    2019: Buhari fails to submit academic credentials, insists they’re with military

2019: Buhari fails to submit academic credentials, insists they’re with military

President Muhammadu Buhari has again failed to submit his academic records ahead of the 2019 elections.The president's academic credentials are not contained in his personal documents submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), according to PUNCH.All the aspirants seeking elective positions in the country ought to submit certain documents, including their  academic credentials, to the commission.But Buhari, a former [...]

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    Femi Adesina: N30,000 minimum wage not feasible — even if public office holders sacrifice their pay

Femi Adesina: N30,000 minimum wage not feasible — even if public office holders sacrifice their pay

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says N30,000 as minimum wage for civil servants is not feasible.The Nigerian Labour Congress has been at loggerheads with the federal government over a demand for an increase in the minimum wage.Labour has rejected the proposal of the federal government to raise the minimum wage from N18,000 to N24,000.Speaking during a Channels TV programme on Thursday, [...]

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    Army: Why we deployed troops around national assembly

Army: Why we deployed troops around national assembly

The Nigerian army says it deployed troops to the three arms zone area of the federal capital territory, where the National Assembly Complex, presidential villa as well as law courts, are located, to prevent an invasion by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).On Thursday, there was an unusual number of soldiers in the zone.In a statement, HT Tagwai, assistant [...]

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    Ganduje’s bribery videos not doctored, Daily Nigerian publisher tells Kano assembly

Ganduje’s bribery videos not doctored, Daily Nigerian publisher tells Kano assembly

Jaafar Jaafar, publisher of Daily Nigerian newspaper, has insisted that the videos which showed Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, receiving bribe are authentic.Speaking when he appeared before a Kano house of assembly investigative panel on Thursday, Jaafar said the videos were not doctored.Daily Nigerian had published multiple videos showing Ganduje allegedly receiving kickbacks from contractors on various occasions.But the [...]

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    Reps invite NIA over ‘importation’ of Chinese drugs containing human parts

Reps invite NIA over ‘importation’ of Chinese drugs containing human parts

The house of representatives has resolved to probe the alleged importation of Chinese drugs containing human parts into the country.TheCable had reported that the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) cautioned Nigerians against the use of such drugs, following their interception in South Korea.According to a memo seen by TheCable, South Korean customs service intercepted 2,751 drugs containing human remains imported into the [...]

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