Friday, June 22, 2018

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    Shittu asks court to nullify Oyo APC congress

Shittu asks court to nullify Oyo APC congress

Adebayo Shittu, minister of communications, has asked a federal high court in Abuja to nullify the state congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo.He filed a suit alongside 35 aggrieved APC members in Oyo on Thursday.The congress which held in May produced Akin Oke as the chairman of the party in the stateIn a statement on Friday, Saheed [...]

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    Marafa: Dambazau has vindicated me on Yari’s failure

Marafa: Dambazau has vindicated me on Yari’s failure

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, has vindicated him on the "failure" of Abdulaziz Yari, governor, to stop banditry in the state.The minister had said it is bad governance for Yari to withdraw as the state's chief security officer (CSO).In a statement on Friday, Marafa said Yari turned him into an enemy because [...]

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    Bandits taking advantage of your incompetency, Yari blasts Dambazau

Bandits taking advantage of your incompetency, Yari blasts Dambazau

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, says Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, has no moral justification to comment on good governance.Yari said this in response to the comment Dambazau directed at him during the International Press Institute (IPI) congress in Abuja on Thursday.Dambazau had said that it was not appropriate for  the governor of Zamfara to quit his role as [...]

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    Dambazau chides Yari, says it’s bad governance to withdraw as Zamfara CSO

Dambazau chides Yari, says it’s bad governance to withdraw as Zamfara CSO

Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, says good governance is the solution to the security issues in Zamfara state.The state has been recording cases of killings and banditry in recent times.Last week, Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, said he is helpless over the security situation in the state, describing his status as chief security officer (CSO) as a “mere appellation”."We have [...]

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    Nwobike loses SAN rank — after jail sentence

Nwobike loses SAN rank — after jail sentence

The Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee (LPPC) has withdrawn the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) title and all the privileges attached to it from Joseph Nwobike, a lawyer sentenced to 30 days' imprisonment for perverting justice.Hadizatu Mustapha, supreme court chief registrar and secretary of the committee, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.Mustapha explained that the committee temporarily revoked the title [...]

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    Oshiomhole’s only opponent withdraws from APC chairmanship race

Oshiomhole’s only opponent withdraws from APC chairmanship race

Clement Ebri, an aspirant for the position of national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has withdrawn from the race.Ebri withdrew less than 72 hours to the party's elective national convention scheduled for Saturday.In a letter he wrote to the party, the aspirant said he decided to pull out of the race following "deep consultations" with family, friends, party [...]

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    CAN asks Buhari to caution Lauretta Onochie over ‘vulgar’ tweet

CAN asks Buhari to caution Lauretta Onochie over ‘vulgar’ tweet

Samson Ayokunle, president of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to restrain Lauretta Onochie, his aide, over her alleged use of vulgar words.Onochie who is an aide to Buhari on social media had tweeted: "Prime Minister Theresa May, a Christian, is in a mosque doing what humans go to do in a place of worship. [...]

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    Buhari appoints 28 judges

Buhari appoints 28 judges

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointments of 28 judges.Soji Oye, spokesman of the National Judicial Council (NJC), disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.Oye said the judges of the court of appeal would be sworn in by Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), at 10am on Friday, while those appointed for the federal high court would be [...]

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    Saraki: Super Eagles will produce performance to match their sleek jersey

Saraki: Super Eagles will produce performance to match their sleek jersey

Senate President Bukola Saraki has expressed optimism that the Super Eagles will produce a performance to match their "sleek" jersey in upcoming World Cup games.  [...]

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    Don’t be Miyetti Allah’s mouthpiece, Ortom warns defence minister

Don’t be Miyetti Allah’s mouthpiece, Ortom warns defence minister

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, has asked Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, to apologise to Nigerians for demanding the suspension of anti-grazing law.On June 5, Dan Ali called for the suspension of the law which is operational in Benue, Taraba and Ekiti states.Speaking at an event on Tuesday to showcase the national livestock transformation plan by the office of [...]

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    Ajimobi: APC has done more than enough… Nigerians forget easily

Ajimobi: APC has done more than enough… Nigerians forget easily

Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) has done more than enough for the country.The governor said this on Roadmap 2019, a Channels Television programme.Ajimobi said the country was not in good shape when the APC took over but the government has recorded achievements in the various sectors of the economy."APC has done more than [...]

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    Zamfara senator joins governorship race

Zamfara senator joins governorship race

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, has expressed his intention to contest the state's governorship election.The senator made known his intention when executive of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state paid him a Sallah visit at his residence in Tsafe local government area of the state.Marafa said he decided to join the governorship race following calls across the [...]

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    Boko Haram fighters celebrate Sallah in Sambisa, say infidels are in trouble

Boko Haram fighters celebrate Sallah in Sambisa, say infidels are in trouble

A video of Boko Haram insurgents celebrating Sallah in Sambisa forest has surfaced online.In the five minutes, 17 seconds video, the insurgents held prayers with guards wielding rifles.The clip was released two days after 20 persons, including children, were killed by suicide bombers in an attack in Damboa local government area of Borno state.The federal government has continuously claimed that [...]

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    CSOs: Those who killed a herdsman were arrested but killer herdsmen still on the prowl

CSOs: Those who killed a herdsman were arrested but killer herdsmen still on the prowl

Two civil society organisations (CSOs) have expressed concern with the way those alleged to have killed a herdsman in Adamawa were arrested while suspects wreaking havoc in different communities across the country are yet to be brought to book.Last week, a court in Adamawa imposed a death sentence on five persons reportedly arrested in connection with the death of a [...]

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    6,800 delegates to participate in APC convention

6,800 delegates to participate in APC convention

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says about 6,800 delegates will participate in its national convention.The convention is scheduled to take place in Abuja on June 23. The ruling party will be electing its executives at the national level.Speaking with journalists on Thursday, Victor Ndoma-Egba, secretary of the convention committee, said in all, about 8,000 are expected to come for the [...]

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    Police release phone numbers to lodge complaints against SARS

Police release phone numbers to lodge complaints against SARS

The police have released phone numbers and email addresses for the public to lodge complaints against personnel of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS).In a series of tweets on Thursday, the police said the public could report any incident for "investigation and further actions"."Aggrieved members of the public who have any complaint in the past or present of violation of their [...]

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