Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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    IGP orders arrest of policemen who invaded Edwin Clark’s residence

IGP orders arrest of policemen who invaded Edwin Clark’s residence

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, has ordered the detention of the policemen who invaded the Abuja residence of Edwin Clark, an Ijaw leader.In a statement, Jimoh Moshood, police spokesman, said the policemen, did so without approval from the authorities.TheCable had reported how the policemen invaded Clark's residence around 1:30pm on Tuesday, after presenting a search warrant to the elder statesman.Clark had [...]

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    ‘I’ll fix the economy in two years’ — David Mark joins presidential race

‘I’ll fix the economy in two years’ — David Mark joins presidential race

Former Senate President David Mark has joined the presidential race, promising to fix the economy in two years.Addressing officials of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) when he picked the presidential nomination form at the party's secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday, Mark said his military background is an added advantage.He retired as a brigadier general in the Nigerian army.Mark said judging [...]

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    Akpabio: Boko Haram operated freely when PDP was in charge

Akpabio: Boko Haram operated freely when PDP was in charge

Godswill Akpabio, former senate minority leader, has commended the current administration's efforts in fighting Boko Haram insurgents.He said unlike the era of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) when insurgents “moved around freely”, they are no longer in control of any territory in the north-east.Akpabio was in the PDP for more than 16 years — as a commissioner, governor and senator — [...]

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    Berlin conference pledges $2.5bn for Boko Haram war

Berlin conference pledges $2.5bn for Boko Haram war

The international donor conference on Boko Haram has pledged $2.52 billion to help countries in the Lake Chad Basin in the fight against insurgency.The conference, currently holding in Berlin, Germany, made the pledge on Monday.Germany’s foreign ministry said the aid will be disbursed “in the coming years” to Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon, where Boko Haram insurgents have continued to [...]

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    2019: David Mark ‘most likely’ to run for president

2019: David Mark ‘most likely’ to run for president

Former Senate President David Mark is “most likely” to run for president in 2019, his spokesman has said.If interested in the position, Mark would run under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Paul Mumeh, his media aide, told TheCable on Monday that the former number three citizen is likely joining the race soon.He currently represents Benue south in the [...]

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    Ekweremadu: I donated N5m to APC after Ngige asked for help in 2014

Ekweremadu: I donated N5m to APC after Ngige asked for help in 2014

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says he gave the All Progressives Congress (APC) N5 million to help it gain grounds in 2014.Addressing his constituents in Enugu on Sunday, Ekweremadu said he extended the gesture because Chris Ngige, minister of labour and productivity, asked him for the “help”.Various political parties came together to form the APC merger in the bid to [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Did any court say the rule of law is subject to national interest?

FACT CHECK: Did any court say the rule of law is subject to national interest?

President Muhammadu Buhari’s comment on the rule of law and national interest has generated vigorous debate about whether the president is mocking Nigeria’s constitution and its foundation or actually stating the obvious.While delivering an address at the annual general conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Abuja on August 26, Buhari had said: “Rule of Law must be subject [...]

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    Ex-bank MD replaces Balarabe as chairman of PRP

Ex-bank MD replaces Balarabe as chairman of PRP

Falalu Bello has been named the new national chairman of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP). Bello, a former managing director, Bank of the North, was elected at the party's national delegates conference held in Kaduna.He replaces Balarabe Musa, who stepped down from the position on Friday.The new national officers of the party and members of boards of trustees were also ratified [...]

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    HEDA asks court to compel IGP to probe Adeosun’s NYSC certificate

HEDA asks court to compel IGP to probe Adeosun’s NYSC certificate

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda Resource Centre (HEDA) has filed a motion exparte before the federal high court in Lagos seeking the probe of Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance.HEDA has requested an order compelling Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), to investigate the allegations of certificate forgery against the minister.Premium Times had reported that Adeosun forged an exemption certificate [...]

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    APC: Party members plotting to oppose direct primary will be dealt with

APC: Party members plotting to oppose direct primary will be dealt with

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has threatened to discipline its members plotting to oppose its choice of direct primary.The party initially decided to adopt indirect primary for all elective positions, but later switched to direct primary.Indirect primary election would require delegates to choose the party’s candidate while direct primary is a process where interested members of the party vote for [...]

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    Army denies ‘killing of 30 soldiers’ by Boko Haram (updated)

Army denies ‘killing of 30 soldiers’ by Boko Haram (updated)

At least 30 soldiers were reportedly killed when Boko Haram insurgents attacked a military base in Zari, Borno state.They were said to have stormed the area in trucks on Thursday, overrunning the military base and sacking the entire village.Twenty soldiers were injured in the incident, sources told Daily Trust.The soldiers were said to have withdrawn following the heavy assault while [...]

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    Garba Shehu on ‘lifeless’ comment: World leaders admire Buhari… they’re queuing to meet him

Garba Shehu on ‘lifeless’ comment: World leaders admire Buhari… they’re queuing to meet him

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says various world leaders “queuing” to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari shows the president is on the right course.Shehu said this on Saturday while reacting to a derogatory comment about Buhari credited to US President Donald Trump.According to a report by Financial Times, the US president reportedly told his aides that he never wanted to meet [...]

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    ‘I’m the most investigated ex-gov’ — Uduaghan says fear of EFCC not behind defection

‘I’m the most investigated ex-gov’ — Uduaghan says fear of EFCC not behind defection

Emmanuel Uduaghan, former governor of Delta, says he did not defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC) to be shielded from investigation.Uduaghan confirmed his exit from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after attending a meeting of the APC national caucus in Abuja on Tuesday.He later said in a statement that he joined the ruling party to attract development and bring a [...]

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    APC backtracks, adopts direct primary for all elective positions

APC backtracks, adopts direct primary for all elective positions

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it never adopted indirect primary for all elective positions but for the presidential election.Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau state, had told journalists that the decision to adopt indirect primary was reached during the party's national executive committee (NEC) meeting in Abuja.Indirect primary election is when delegates choose the party’s candidate while direct primary is [...]

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    CUPP: APC plotting to manipulate Osun poll

CUPP: APC plotting to manipulate Osun poll

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has alleged there is a plot by President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to derail the September governorship poll in Osun state and the 2019 elections.The coalition said part of the alleged plot is being carried out by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).In a statement on Friday, CUPP [...]

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    Hajj 2018: Three Zamfara APC chairmen die in road accident

Hajj 2018: Three Zamfara APC chairmen die in road accident

Three Nigerians currently undergoing hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Araibia died in a road accident on Thursday.Ibrahim Kana, commissioner in charge of health matters, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), said the tragic incident happened while on their way to Madina.The victims, who are all from Zamfara state, include Jafaru Sambo, Mudi Mallamawa and Abdullahi Dorowa from Kaura Namoda, Shinkafi and [...]

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