Friday, July 19, 2019

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    Gbaja: Even the opposition will be proud of 9th assembly

Gbaja: Even the opposition will be proud of 9th assembly

Femi Gbajabiamila, aspirant for house of representatives speakership, has promised an effective legislature under his leadership.Speaking when he was endorsed by many party members in Abuja on Sunday, Gbajabiamila promised to ensure a competitive 9th assembly if elected speaker.The Lagos lawmaker had been endorsed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) which is expected to produce the leaders in the incoming [...]

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    Saraki donates severance pay to Leah Sharibu’s family, late senators’ children

Saraki donates severance pay to Leah Sharibu’s family, late senators’ children

Bukola Saraki, former senate president, has donated his severance pay to families of three victims of Boko Haram insurgency.They are Leah Sharibu, Hussaini Ahmed Khoisan and Hauwa Liman.In a statement issued on his behalf by Yusuph Olaniyonu, his spokesman, Saraki directed that part of the allowance, said to be at above N7.5 million, should also be used to establish a trust [...]

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    Moghalu: Selfishness of political class is major cause of poverty in the north

Moghalu: Selfishness of political class is major cause of poverty in the north

Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) in the 2019 elections, has accused northern elite of failing to address poverty in the region.Speaking on Sunday at the Ra'ayi Initiative for Human Development (RIHD) annual lecture in Kano, Moghalu wondered why the region remains "the headquarters of poverty in Nigeria" despite producing most of Nigeria's leaders.He said rather [...]

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    Disciplinary panel  to quiz Malami over ‘professional misconduct’

Disciplinary panel to quiz Malami over ‘professional misconduct’

The disciplinary panel of the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee will on June 14 quiz Abubakar Malami, immediate past attorney-general of the federation, over a "prejudicial statement" made against Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser.The panel is to among other things quiz Malami over a reported claim that Dasuki is instrumental to the death of 100,000 people as well as the [...]

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    I’m interested in votes not endorsements, says Ndume

I’m interested in votes not endorsements, says Ndume

Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south district, says he is not bothered about the endorsement of his opponent in the race for senate presidency.Reacting to reports on the endorsement of Ahmad Lawan by over 60 senators-elect, Ndume said what counts in the race is votes, not endorsements.Lawan had also been endorsed by President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of  the [...]

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    Police, DSS ‘lay siege’ to AIT, Raypower hours after reopening

Police, DSS ‘lay siege’ to AIT, Raypower hours after reopening

Policemen and operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) are currently laying siege to the head office of DAAR Communications in Asokoro, Abuja.Tony Akiotu, group managing director of DAAR Communications, disclosed this in a message sent to TheCable on Saturday morning.Akiotu said heavily armed security operatives gathered around the station premises at 12:30am on Saturday.The development comes less than 12 [...]

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    We’re worried about rewarding impunity, says INEC on Okorocha

We’re worried about rewarding impunity, says INEC on Okorocha

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed reservations over the judgement of the federal high court, Abuja, directing it to issue a certificate of return to Rochas Okorocha as senator-elect for Imo west senatorial district.In a statement on Friday, the commission said it is worried that "if electoral impunity is allowed to flourish, any individual can harass, intimidate and [...]

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    Court orders reopening of AIT, Raypower

Court orders reopening of AIT, Raypower

A federal high court sitting in Abuja has  nullified the suspension of the licences of African Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower.Inyang Ekwo, the presiding judge, gave the order on Friday.DAAR Communications, owners of AIT and Raypower, had on May 31, filed a suit to prevent sanctions from the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).This followed some warning letters received from the regulatory agency [...]

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    Dogara: 8th n’assembly worked under a toxic atmosphere

Dogara: 8th n’assembly worked under a toxic atmosphere

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says the eight national assembly is the most persecuted in Nigeria's history.Speaking during the valedictory session of the lower legislative chamber in Abuja on Thursday, Dogara said the lawmakers worked in a "toxic" atmosphere".He said some of the lawmakers were victims of harassment and incessant arrests over false accusations.The speaker, however, said [...]

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    Many journalists barred from inauguration of incoming lawmakers

Many journalists barred from inauguration of incoming lawmakers

The national assembly management has denied many journalists access to cover the inauguration of the 9th assembly.Out of the over 80 journalists accredited to cover the house of representatives, only 11 were given approval to cover the inauguration.The situation at the senate is similar as most of the journalists were refused access to the event holding Tuesday.The list of the [...]

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    Report: US court found Gbaja guilty of withholding client’s $25,000 in 2007

Report: US court found Gbaja guilty of withholding client’s $25,000 in 2007

Femi Gbajabiamila, majority leader of the house of representatives, was reportedly charged to court and found guilty of violating the rules of the bar of Georgia state in the US.According to Sahara Reporters, Gbajabiamila, a lawyer, admitted to withholding $25,000 his client received as damages claims.He was said to have been prosecuted before the Supreme Court of Georgia in February 2007.The [...]

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    ‘Daddy, we are leaving here on May 29′ — Adoke reveals Dudafa’s role in Jonathan’s concession

‘Daddy, we are leaving here on May 29′ — Adoke reveals Dudafa’s role in Jonathan’s concession

“So, it was at that point, when the president was still agitated that a fine young man, the special assistant to the president on domestic matters, Dudafa shouted from the back and said ‘Daddy, we are leaving here on the 29th of May’.Adoke also spoke of how Patience Jonathan, wife of the former president, abused him when her husband’s defeat [...]

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    Gbaja not convicted of any crime, says campaign spokesman

Gbaja not convicted of any crime, says campaign spokesman

Femi Gbajabiamila, majority leader of the house of representatives, was never convicted of any crime in the US, his campaign organisation has said.A court in the federal capital territory (FCT) had asked Gbajabiamila to appear before it on Monday, the eve of the speakership contest, over a suit filed by Action Peoples Party (APP).The party had asked the court to [...]

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    UK seizes fresh £211m Abacha ‘loot’

UK seizes fresh £211m Abacha ‘loot’

The British crown dependency of Jersey has seized £211 million said to have been laundered from Nigeria by former head of state Sani Abacha.UK’s Metro is reporting that Abacha had stashed the money in accounts held in Jersey by Doraville Properties Corporation, a British Virgin Islands company.It was said to have been laundered through the US into the Channel Islands, while [...]

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    The Economist predicts ‘more misery’ for Nigerians under Buhari

The Economist predicts ‘more misery’ for Nigerians under Buhari

The Economist has predicted "more misery ahead" for Nigerians in President Muhammadu Buhari's second term.In a report on Thursday, the magazine said more Nigerians slipped into poverty during Buhari's first term while the country's economy "stuck like a stranded truck."The Economist said while the nation's economy has performed poorly, there is "little sign of the kind of export-led industrial revolution that [...]

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    Reps ask Buhari to rescind executive order retrieving all gun licences

Reps ask Buhari to rescind executive order retrieving all gun licences

The house of representatives has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to rescind an executive order mopping up guns with private individuals.The lower legislative chamber made the call on Thursday after adopting a motion seeking to revoke the "executive order to remove, revoke and banish all firearms certificates and licences throughout the federation".It said mopping up the guns would expose citizens [...]

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