Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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    Omokri advises Aregbesola to sell some cars in his convoy

Omokri advises Aregbesola to sell some cars in his convoy

Reno Omokri, a former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has asked Rauf Aregbesola, governor of Osun state, to stop blaming the immediate past president.Dismissing Aregbesola's claim that calamity struck the economy in 2014 when huge amounts of crude oil was stolen under the previous government, Omokri said the country witnessed an "unprecedented growth" under the immediate past administration.He accused Aregbesola of [...]

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    I’ll be proud of this senate even in my grave, says Na’Allah on SGF’s sack

I’ll be proud of this senate even in my grave, says Na’Allah on SGF’s sack

Bala Na'Allah, deputy leader of the upper legislative chamber, says he will be proud of the 8th senate "even in his grave".Speaking at plenary on Tuesday, Na'Allah said the senate had been vindicated with the sack of Babachir Lawal as secretary to the government of the federation (SGF).   He said "gullible Nigerians" were sponsored to discredit the national assembly which was working for the people.The deputy [...]

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    Junaid: New SGF Boss Mustapha is Babachir Lawal’s cousin

Junaid: New SGF Boss Mustapha is Babachir Lawal’s cousin

Junaid Mohammad, a second republic lawmaker, says Boss Mustapha, the newly appointed secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), is Babachir Lawal's cousin.On Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari sacked Lawal as SGF.Speaking with PUNCH, Muhammad described the appointment as "continuation of cronyism and nepotism" in the present federal government."Before you begin to celebrate the appointment of Boss Mustapha as the [...]

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    NUJ demands disciplinary action against soldiers who ‘assaulted’ journalist

NUJ demands disciplinary action against soldiers who ‘assaulted’ journalist

The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Abuja, wants disciplinary action to be taken against the soldiers who allegedly assaulted Ikechukwu Ibe, a photojournalist with Daily Trust.Ibe was said to have taken pictures of a vehicle that ran into a restaurant, resulting in the anger of the soldiers.His camera was collected and the memory card, destroyed.In a statement on Monday, Rafat [...]

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    Anti-Oyegun protesters storm APC headquarters, demand his removal

Anti-Oyegun protesters storm APC headquarters, demand his removal

Some protesters on the platform of Save APC and Democracy Youth Vanguard have called for the removal of John Oyegun, national chairman of the ruling party.The protesters, who stormed the headquarters of the ruling party on Monday, displayed placards which read: 'Remove Oyegun now', 'Stop violating party constitution', 'Audit APC account now' among others.Oyegun, who was seen making his way [...]

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    Senate mourns as Goje loses wife

Senate mourns as Goje loses wife

Yelwa, wife of Danjuma Goje, senator representing Gombe central, is dead.She was said to have died in the early hours of Monday.The senate has expressed sadness over the demise, describing it as shocking.Senate President Bukola Saraki said the deceased was "an exemplary pillar of support, a dedicated partner and mother to the community"."On behalf of the entire senate, I commiserate [...]

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    Hameed Ali: 50 percent of those in this govt are PDP… how can we move forward?

Hameed Ali: 50 percent of those in this govt are PDP… how can we move forward?

Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), says the All Progressives Congress (APC) government "cannot move forward" because 50 percent of those in the current administration are from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Ali said this on Friday while speaking at the official commissioning of the national headquarters of Buhari Support Organisations (BSO) in Abuja.The customs CG said the [...]

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    Court orders el-Rufai, police to pay Maikori N40m over ‘irregular arrest’

Court orders el-Rufai, police to pay Maikori N40m over ‘irregular arrest’

A court has ordered Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna; Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, Kaduna state attorney-general and Kaduna commissioner of police to pay N40 million to Audu Maikori.The sum is to be paid as compensation for the unlawful arrest and detention of the entertainment mogul between February 17 and 18 and again March 10 and 13. [...]

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    Obasanjo: Shagari’s govt prevented Nigeria from being self-sufficient in rice production

Obasanjo: Shagari’s govt prevented Nigeria from being self-sufficient in rice production

Ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo says the policy of the Shehu Shagari's administration is the reason the country is not self-sufficient in rice production.The former president said this on Thursday while speaking at the unveiling Okun Rice at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun state.Obasanjo explained that Shagari's government had set up a presidential committee on rice importation instead of a [...]

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    NBC DG: Buhari’s supporters reported us to him for calling them to order

NBC DG: Buhari’s supporters reported us to him for calling them to order

Ishaq Kawu, director-general of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), has accused some supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari in Kano state of violating the broadcast code.Speaking at a stakeholders' forum on Thursday, Kawu said when a radio station was penalised, some politicians told Buhari that the action was taken against the station out of its support for him.He explained that the [...]

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    Police ‘disrupt’ Niger Delta elders’ meeting in Rivers

Police ‘disrupt’ Niger Delta elders’ meeting in Rivers

Police officers on Thursday took over the Hotel Presidential in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, preventing Niger Delta Elders Forum (PANDEF) from holding its fourth quarter general meeting.According to Vanguard, the heavily armed police officers, who barricaded the entrance of the hotel, chased away members of PANDEF.It is unclear why the police prevented members of the group from gaining access to [...]

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    Reps want state of emergency declared on federal roads

Reps want state of emergency declared on federal roads

The house of representatives has asked the federal government to declare a state of emergency on federal roads.The call comes days after TheCable reported that four FCT roads are yet to be completed years after construction commenced.The lower legislative chamber on Thursday mandated its works committee to ascertain the status of federal roads, contracts awarded for rehabilitation and report back [...]

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    Police: IGP allocated two vehicles to Aisha Buhari’s security personnel

Police: IGP allocated two vehicles to Aisha Buhari’s security personnel

Jimoh Moshood, police spokesperson, says Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, allocated two vehicles to the security personnel of Aisha Buhari, wife of the President.Moshood said the vehicles were not for her "personal use" as alleged by Isah Misau, a senator representing Bauchi central.In a statement on Thursday, Moshood described Misau's claims as a deliberate attempt to misinform the public and drag [...]

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    Insurgents ‘kill eight soldiers’ in Yobe

Insurgents ‘kill eight soldiers’ in Yobe

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly killed eight soldiers in Sassawa village, Damaturu local government area of Yobe state.According to Daily Trust, the insurgents came to the village in five Hilux vans around 6:00pm on Tuesday.They were said to have immediately opened fire on the soldiers, killing eight of them and injuring others.A resident of the village was quoted as [...]

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    Judge who remanded Kaduna reporter dies

Judge who remanded Kaduna reporter dies

Bashir Sukola, the judge who ordered the remand of Luka Binniyat, a former Vanguard correspondent, is dead.Sukola was said to have died at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH), Zaria, in the wee hours of Wednesday.Survived by a wife and six children, the deceased has been buried in accordance with Islamic rites.His remains were interred at Bachama cemetery, Tudun Wada area of Kaduna.Nasir [...]

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    EXTRA: Senators ‘donate over 1,000 bags of rice’ to Kogi workers

EXTRA: Senators ‘donate over 1,000 bags of rice’ to Kogi workers

Some senators have reportedly donated over 1,000 bags of rice to Kogi state civil servants who have not been paid salaries in the last 10 months.Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, who disclosed this after plenary on Wednesday, said the gesture is meant to alleviate the pains of the workers.He had earlier drawn the attention of his colleagues to the plight of [...]

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