Thursday, November 15, 2018

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    Lai: FG threatening Israel over Nnamdi Kanu? I laughed when I saw that fake news

Lai: FG threatening Israel over Nnamdi Kanu? I laughed when I saw that fake news

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, has denied saying the federal government threatened Israel over Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).Kanu went into hiding on September 14, 2017, after a military raid on his father's residence in Abia state.The IPOB leader, who was being prosecuted for alleged treason, surfaced in Israel on Friday, and later threatened to [...]

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    Reps pass electoral amendment bill but differ with senate on campaign finance limit

Reps pass electoral amendment bill but differ with senate on campaign finance limit

The house of representatives has passed a bill amending the electoral act, a day after the senate passed a similar bill.The lower legislative chamber passed the amendment on Wednesday after Aishatu Dukku, chairman of committee on INEC, presented a report of the joint committee on INEC.In August, President Muhammadu Buhari rejected the bill for a second time -- it had [...]

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    Season of defections: More PDP, APC reps decamp

Season of defections: More PDP, APC reps decamp

Another wave of defection has hit the house of representatives, barely a week after two lawmakers in the green chamber switched parties.At plenary on Wednesday, both Hassan Omale and Mohammed Soba announced their resignation from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) respectively.While Omale who is from Kogi state said he was joining Action Democratic Party (ADP), Soba [...]

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    Presidency: We won’t allow Nnamdi Kanu ruin the relationship we have with other countries

Presidency: We won’t allow Nnamdi Kanu ruin the relationship we have with other countries

The presidency says it will not allow Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), ruin the cordial relationship Nigeria has with other countries.Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said this in reaction to the reappearance of the IPOB leader.Kanu, who had not be seen publicly in 13 months, resurfaced in Israel, according to a video released by Radio Biafra.In [...]

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    House of reps probes NHIS crisis

House of reps probes NHIS crisis

The house of representatives has set up a panel to probe the ongoing crisis at the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).The agency was thrown into crisis after its governing board suspended Usman Yusuf, executive secretary, over allegations of financial infractions.Yusuf had maintained innocence and also kicked against his suspension, insisting the board lacked powers to do so.At plenary on Tuesday, [...]

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    Reps approve Buhari’s $2.786bn Eurobond request but ask FG to limit borrowing

Reps approve Buhari’s $2.786bn Eurobond request but ask FG to limit borrowing

The house of representatives has approved the $2.786 billion loan request of President Muhammadu Buhari for part funding of the 2018 budget.The lower legislative chamber also approved $82.54 million request to refinance the balance of $500 million eurobond in the international capital market.The lawmakers approved the request  on Tuesday following consideration of report of the committee on aids, loans and [...]

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    NHIS ES: Those plotting to stop me have failed

NHIS ES: Those plotting to stop me have failed

Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), says those who think they can stop his fight against corruption in the agency have failed.In an interview with BBC Hausa, the NHIS executive secretary said he has been going through “unnecessary accusations of fraud” since he came on board at the NHIS.Yusuf said he was only accused of corruption [...]

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    ‘There’s God o’ — NHIS ES taunts his opponents after barging into office with policemen

‘There’s God o’ — NHIS ES taunts his opponents after barging into office with policemen

Usman Yusuf, suspended executive secretary of the National health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), went comical on Monday when asked to comment on the ongoing crisis in the agency.In what seemed to be a mockery of Patience Jonathan, former first lady, Yusuf sent a three-worded response: "There's God o", to inquiries by TheCable.Jonathan's wife caught headlines in April 2014 when she used [...]

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    ‘This silence shows you gave consent to fraudulent primaries in Ogun’ – Amosun blasts Tinubu, Osoba

‘This silence shows you gave consent to fraudulent primaries in Ogun’ – Amosun blasts Tinubu, Osoba

Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, has accused the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of hijacking the party’s governorship primary election in the state.Speaking while swearing in Mosunmola Dipeolu, chief judge of the state, at government house, Abeokuta, the state capital, on Monday, Amosun wondered why Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the ruling party, and Olusegun Osoba, [...]

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    We are not aware that our men accompanied suspended NHIS ES to office, say police

We are not aware that our men accompanied suspended NHIS ES to office, say police

The police say they are not aware that some officers accompanied Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), to office on Monday.Yusuf was suspended by the NHIS governing board last week but he had argued that his suspension was illegal and that he would resume office nonetheless.He had said only President Muhammadu Buhari could suspend him.On [...]

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    Police fire teargas at NHIS workers, escort suspended ES into office

Police fire teargas at NHIS workers, escort suspended ES into office

Officers of the Nigeria police force clashed with workers at the head office of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in Abuja on Monday.The policemen who escorted Usman Yusuf, NHIS executive secretary who was suspended last week, into his office, fired teargas at workers.Yusuf had kicked against his suspension by the NHIS governing board, saying he would resume work on [...]

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    Falana: $12.7bn worth of crude oil stolen from Nigeria under Jonathan

Falana: $12.7bn worth of crude oil stolen from Nigeria under Jonathan

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says $12.7 billion worth of crude oil was stolen from Nigeria between 2011 and 2014.Goodluck Jonathan was president during the three years mentioned by the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN).According to THISDAY, Falana made the comment on Thursday while speaking at the 40th anniversary celebration of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of [...]

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    ‘Diversion of funds’: Jigawa LG chairmen flee as EFCC closes in

‘Diversion of funds’: Jigawa LG chairmen flee as EFCC closes in

Local government chairmen in Jigawa state went into hiding when operatives of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) stormed the state on Thursday.The anti-graft agency had summoned the chairmen over the alleged diversion of funds for a welfare programme of the federal government.The operatives stormed the state on Thursday, following allegations that money meant for the federal government's conditional cash [...]

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    Reps urge NYSC to rescind ban on Benue varsity graduates

Reps urge NYSC to rescind ban on Benue varsity graduates

The house of representatives has urged the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to rescind its ban on graduates of Benue State University from participating in the scheme.The house waded into the matter after it was brought up by Emmanuel Orker-Jev, a lawmaker from Benue state.TheCable reported how the graduates were banned for allegedly falsifying ages.Awakessien Eno, NYSC Benue state coordinator, [...]

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    APC, PDP lose members as more defections hit house of reps

APC, PDP lose members as more defections hit house of reps

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) have both lost members in the house of representatives.Akinlaja Joseph, a member of the PDP, joined Zenith Labour Party while Olatoye Sugar, a member of the APC, joined Action Democratic Congress (ADC)Their defections were announced in a letter which Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, read during plenary [...]

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    Governing board of NHIS suspends ES indefinitely

Governing board of NHIS suspends ES indefinitely

The governing board of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has suspended Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the scheme, indefinitely.Enantu Ifenna, chairman of the board, announced Yusuf's suspension at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday.Speaking to TheCable over the phone, Ifenna said Yusuf was suspended over allegations of financial infractions levelled against him.She also said the executive secretary had [...]

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