Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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    APC says PDP is a damaged product

APC says PDP is a damaged product

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is a damaged product.The ruling party also accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of using fake news to distort facts as political parties begin their campaigns.In a statement on Wednesday, Lanre Issa-Onilu, spokesman of the party, said the consequences of fake news are "often dire as it inflames perceived [...]

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    Reps probe promotion of some police officers

Reps probe promotion of some police officers

The house of representatives has mandated its committee on police affairs to investigate the promotions of some police officers.The committee was asked to find out if the promotions were done in compliance with the provisions of the constitution and the general promotion guidelines of the Nigeria Police Force.The decision of the house was sequel to a motion sponsored by Frederick [...]

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    Again, reps adjourn over faulty microphones

Again, reps adjourn over faulty microphones

The house of representatives has adjourned plenary till Tuesday over faulty microphones in the chamber.The problem has made the lower legislative chamber adjourn plenary for the third time in a week.On Wednesday, Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, said some microphones were not functioning because they got burnt during a power surge.The speaker said while the lawmakers were awaiting the manufacturers to [...]

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    EXTRA: EFCC has become a department in APC, says Ortom

EXTRA: EFCC has become a department in APC, says Ortom

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has become a department in the All Progressives Congress (APC).Ortom said this while swearing in nine commissioners in Makurdi, the state capital.The state's accounts were frozen in August by the commission but the restriction was later lifted.In his speech at the swearing-in ceremony, the governor said [...]

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    ‘I’m too godly to think evil against anyone’ — Okorocha speaks on Uzodinma’s arrest

‘I’m too godly to think evil against anyone’ — Okorocha speaks on Uzodinma’s arrest

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has denied being behind the arrest of Hope Uzodimma, saying he is too godly to think evil against anyone.Uzodimma was arrested on Sunday in Abuja because of the alleged failure of his company to execute a $12 million contract awarded to him by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).He was later released on health ground.In a statement [...]

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    You have questions to answer, reps panel tells Osinbajo

You have questions to answer, reps panel tells Osinbajo

The house of representatives committee on emergency and disaster preparednes, says Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has a case to answer.Last week, the committee alleged that Osinbajo approved N5.8 billion for National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) illegally.Osinbajo gave the approval when he was the acting president in June 2017. The money was meant for the north-east intervention fund.The panel said the release [...]

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    Dasuki: No need to submit myself for trial since FG won’t obey orders

Dasuki: No need to submit myself for trial since FG won’t obey orders

Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), says there is no need to submit himself for prosecution since the federal government does not obey court orders.His position was contained in a letter dated November 12, addressed to the court 5 registrar of the Abuja federal high court.The former NSA is standing trial for alleged illegal possession of firearms and diversion [...]

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    Senate adjourns over lack of quorum

Senate adjourns over lack of quorum

The senate on Tuesday adjourned over a low turnout of lawmakers.Philip Aduda, senator representing the federal capital territory (FCT), moved a motion for adjournment citing order 10 (3) which states that the lawmakers could not sit if they do not form a quorum.Thirty-eight senators are required to form quorum in the upper legislative chamber.Aduda explained that the chamber was "empty" [...]

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    ‘Stronger response to disease outbreaks’, ‘Extradition amendment act’ — Buhari signs five bills into law

‘Stronger response to disease outbreaks’, ‘Extradition amendment act’ — Buhari signs five bills into law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed five bills into law.The bills are Federal Capital Territory appropriation act, 2018; Nigerian Centre For Disease Control and Prevention (establishment) act, 2018; extradition (amendment ) act, 2018; National Environmental Standard And Regulations Enforcement Agency act, 2018 and the Nigerian Institute Of Mining and Geosciences.Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly matters [...]

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    Buhari and his handlers ‘boosting Atiku’s chances’ in the election

Buhari and his handlers ‘boosting Atiku’s chances’ in the election

Moses Jolayemi, coordinator of the Ekiti state chapter of Nigeria Intervention Movement (NIM), says President Muhammadu Buhari and his handlers are boosting the chances of Atiku Abubakar in next year's election.Jolayemi, who is a former editor-in-chief of Newswatch Newspaper, said this in reaction to the search of the aircraft which conveyed the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), [...]

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    Osinbajo given 7 days to resign over N5.8bn ‘illegal approval’

Osinbajo given 7 days to resign over N5.8bn ‘illegal approval’

Timi Frank, former deputy spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has asked Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to resign.In a statement on Monday, Frank said the vice-president is unfit to continue in office over his approval of N5.8 billion for National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).Osinbajo gave the approval when he was the acting president. The money was meant for the north-east [...]

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    Maryam Uwais: No govt has invested in people like Buhari’s

Maryam Uwais: No govt has invested in people like Buhari’s

Maryam Uwais, special adviser to the president on social investments, says the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is the most successful in investing in people.In a statement on Friday, Uwais said since the inception of the social investment pqrogramme (SIP) of the federal government, N500 billion has been budgeted for it."In the last three years we have heard thousands [...]

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    Senator: Executive asked us to slash MDAs’ budgets to fund 2019 polls

Senator: Executive asked us to slash MDAs’ budgets to fund 2019 polls

Rafiu Ibrahim, chairman of the senate committee on banking, says the executive proposed the cuts made in the budgets of ministries, department and agencies (MDAs).The upper legislative chamber had earlier approved that the funds for 2019 elections should be raised from recurrent, capital and service wide votes of the 2018 budget.But on Tuesday, the senate revised its position.It said the N242 billion President [...]

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    Where is Oshiomhole? Concerns mount over fate of APC chairman

Where is Oshiomhole? Concerns mount over fate of APC chairman

Concerns are mounting over the fate of Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who was recently grilled by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).TheCable had reported that Oshiomhole was detained and quizzed by the DSS after some APC governors alleged that he received bribes during the party’s primary elections.The APC chairman was pressured to [...]

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    I’m not responsible for interrogation of Oshiomhole by DSS, says Amosun

I’m not responsible for interrogation of Oshiomhole by DSS, says Amosun

Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, says he is not behind the interrogation of Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), by the Department of State Services (DSS).TheCable had reported that Oshiomhole was detained and quizzed by the DSS after some APC governors alleged that he received bribes during the party’s primary elections.The APC chairman was pressured [...]

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    We’ve halted advancement of Boko Haram, says Buhari

We’ve halted advancement of Boko Haram, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration has done a lot to halt the advancement of Boko Haram in the country.Buhari said this on Thursday while speaking at the 73rd African Parliamentary Union (APU) conference in Abuja.The president said terrorism, armed banditry and organised crimes have continued to be a security challenge for African countries."I am delighted that the 41st Conference [...]

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