Thursday, August 1, 2019

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    Buhari closes defence at tribunal – after calling seven witnesses

Buhari closes defence at tribunal – after calling seven witnesses

President Muhammadu Buhari has closed his case at the presidential election petitions tribunal.Buhari closed his defence on Thursday after Wole Olanipekun, his counsel, filed an application.The president who is the second respondent in the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, opened his defence on Tuesday.Between Tuesday and Thursday, the second respondent [...]

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    Your actions can break up the country, Afenifere tells FG

Your actions can break up the country, Afenifere tells FG

Afenifere, pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, says the federal government is "doing all kinds of things that can divide the country".Yinka Odumakin, Afenifere spokesman, said this while responding to a comment Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo made on the unity of the country.Osinbajo had asked those seeking the dissolution of Nigeria to look at the case of Sudan which broke up yet the problems [...]

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    Buhari has Cambridge certificate, ex-WAEC official tells tribunal

Buhari has Cambridge certificate, ex-WAEC official tells tribunal

Oshideinde Adewunmi, a former official of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), says President Muhammadu obtained a Cambridge University West African Examination certificate.Adewunmi, a witness called to the stand by Wole Olanipekun, Buhari's counsel, said this while being cross-examined by Livy Uzokwu, counsel of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Wednesday.The former WAEC official, however, noted that Cambridge certificate presented [...]

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    Okorocha chairs tourism committee, Melaye gets aviation as Lawan names 69 chairpersons

Okorocha chairs tourism committee, Melaye gets aviation as Lawan names 69 chairpersons

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has reconstituted the standing committees of the upper legislative chamber.Lawan made the announcement on Tuesday before the senate adjourned for its annual recess.While naming chairpersons and deputy chairpersons of the various committees, the president of the senate said they were now ready to engage the executive on various issues bordering on governance.Ike Ekweremadu, immediate past deputy [...]

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    Oil suppliers to marketers: Do not patronise pipeline vandals

Oil suppliers to marketers: Do not patronise pipeline vandals

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    Senate confirms ALL ministerial nominees

Senate confirms ALL ministerial nominees

The senate has confirmed all the 43 ministerial nominees of President Muhammadu Buhari.The nominees were confirmed after the upper legislative chamber deliberated on the screening  on Tuesday.Buhari had sent a list of 43 nominees to the senate on July 23.Senate President Ahmad Lawan had read the letter of the president at plenary after which the senate suspended its annual recess [...]

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    Senate gives Obaseki one-week ultimatum to issue fresh proclamation for Edo assembly

Senate gives Obaseki one-week ultimatum to issue fresh proclamation for Edo assembly

The senate has given Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, a week ultimatum to issue a fresh proclamation for the inauguration of the state house of assembly.A misunderstanding between  Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and Obaseki had led to the factionalisation of the state assembly.Nine lawmakers loyal to Obaseki were secretly inaugurated on June 17, leaving [...]

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    Yahaya Bello’s spokesman: Salaries of Kogi deputy gov have been paid

Yahaya Bello’s spokesman: Salaries of Kogi deputy gov have been paid

Kingsley Fanwo, media aide to Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, says the salaries of Simon Achuba, deputy governor of the state, has been paid "up till date".Fanwo said this while reacting to Achuba's claim that he is being owed N819 million in salaries and allowances.In a statement on Monday, Fanwo said there was never a time that the governor [...]

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    Ganduje: Movement of herdsmen to the south should be banned

Ganduje: Movement of herdsmen to the south should be banned

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says seasonal movements of herdsmen from the north to central and southern parts of the country should be banned.Ganduje said this on Saturday while fielding questions from journalists after attending the wedding of the son Kabiru Gaya, senator representing Kano south.The governor said if their movement is not banned, "the Fulani will continue to [...]

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    Osinbajo: Anambra has a special place in Buhari’s heart

Osinbajo: Anambra has a special place in Buhari’s heart

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says Anambra has a special place in President Muhammadu Buhari's heart.Osinbajo said this at an All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders meeting in Awka, Anambra state, on Friday.He said the victory of Buhari at the last general election,  nomination of persons from Anambra into the cabinet and the execution of "important" projects in the south-east is ushering [...]

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    You must reconcile party members ahead of 2023, APC governors’ forum DG tells Oshiomhole

You must reconcile party members ahead of 2023, APC governors’ forum DG tells Oshiomhole

Salihu Lukman, director-general of Progressive Governors’ Forum, says Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), must use his "negotiating skills" to reconcile aggrieved party members ahead of the 2023 general election.Lukman said this on Friday when he presented: “Power of Possibility and Politics of Change in Nigeria”, a book he authored.Lukman said the national working committee (NWC) of [...]

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    Court declares IMN a terrorist organisation

Court declares IMN a terrorist organisation

A federal high court in Abuja has declared the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) a terrorist organisation.According to PUNCH, the court made the declaration on Friday following an ex parte application filed by the federal government through the office of the attorney-general of the federation (AGF).IMN members better known as Shi'ites have been involved in clashes with security agencies in [...]

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    Enugu airport should be shut, says Sirika

Enugu airport should be shut, says Sirika

Hadi Sirika, former minister of state for aviation, says Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, should be shut.Sirika, who is one of the ministerial nominees, spoke when he appeared before the senate for screening confirmation on Friday.Describing the runway of the airport as an eyesore, he said it is not befitting of a modern airport.“I visited Enugu airport as minister thrice [...]

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    Finally, INEC issues certificate of return to Imo senator-elect

Finally, INEC issues certificate of return to Imo senator-elect

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has finally issued a certificate of return to Benjamin Uwajumogu, winner of the Imo north senatorial election.The certificate of return was presented to Uwajumogu at the headquarters of INEC in Abuja on Thursday.The development comes three days after the senator-elect led protesters to the electoral commission.He had protested the non-issuance of a certificate to [...]

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    Yahaya Bello’s deputy threatens to sue him over ‘N819m unpaid salaries, allowances’

Yahaya Bello’s deputy threatens to sue him over ‘N819m unpaid salaries, allowances’

Simon Achuba, deputy governor of Kogi state, has threatened to sue Yahaya Bello, governor of the state, over unpaid allowances to the tune of N819 million.Achuba said the unpaid allowances were captured in the state's 2017, 2018 and 2019 budgets.A letter dated July 17 and addressed to Bello by Femi Falana chambers, solicitors of Achuba, said the deputy governor is [...]

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    EXTRA: Senate asks ‘loyal’ ministerial nominee to ‘take a bow and go’

EXTRA: Senate asks ‘loyal’ ministerial nominee to ‘take a bow and go’

Abubakar Aliyu, ministerial nominee from Yobe state, was given a preferential treatment during the senate screening on Thursday.Shortly after he appeared before the senators, the nominee, who is the immediate past deputy governor of Yobe, was asked to "take a bow and go", a treatment accorded former lawmakers.Although Aliyu has no legislative background, he was exempted from questions because the upper [...]

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