Thursday, May 10, 2018

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    JUST IN: APC reschedules Ekiti guber primary election

JUST IN: APC reschedules Ekiti guber primary election

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has rescheduled its governorship primary election in Ekiti to Saturday.The party had earlier fixed the election for Friday after the last one ended on an inconclusive note.In a statement on Thursday, Bolaji Abdullahi, spokesman of the APC, said the new date was fixed after consultation between the party's national working committee (NWC), aspirants and [...]

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    NJC recommends compulsory retirement of Adamawa judge

NJC recommends compulsory retirement of Adamawa judge

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended the compulsory retirement of Micheal Goji, a judge of a high court in Adamawa state, for "refusing" to proceed on transfer.The judge is said to have failed to report to the Mubi since July 2017.Soji Oye, spokesman of the NJC, said Goji's compulsory retirement was recommended to Bindo Umaru Jibrilla, Adamawa governor.The recommendation, [...]

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    Okorocha: Imo ward congress disrupted because I didn’t support Oyegun’s tenure extension

Okorocha: Imo ward congress disrupted because I didn’t support Oyegun’s tenure extension

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo, says the disruption of ward congress in the state was because he kicked against the tenure extension of John Oyegun, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).On Saturday, suspected thugs attacked the party’s secretariat in Imo and made away with some materials meant for the ward congress.In a statement on Wednesday, Sam Onwuemeodo, media of [...]

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    PDP: Nobody has treated n’assembly with disdain like IGP

PDP: Nobody has treated n’assembly with disdain like IGP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says no one has treated the national assembly with disdain like Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP).The IGP was expected to appear before senate over growing security concerns and the case of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, but he failed to honour the senate's invitation on three different occasions.In a statement on Wednesday, Kola [...]

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    Senate: IGP not fit to hold public office in Nigeria or any other country

Senate: IGP not fit to hold public office in Nigeria or any other country

The senate has declared Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), as an enemy of democracy, saying he is not fit to hold any public office.Idris failed to appear before the senate for the third time on Wednesday and this prompted the lawmakers to go into a closed-door session to consider the next line of action.The IGP was expected to appear [...]

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    IGP shuns senate invitation for the third time

IGP shuns senate invitation for the third time

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), has failed to appear before the senate for the third time.Idris was expected to appear before the senate over the growing security concerns in the country and the case of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west.The first time the IGP was invited to appear before the senators, he accompanied President Muhammadu Buhari to Bauchi [...]

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    Medical trip: Buhari unfit to effectively govern, says PDP

Medical trip: Buhari unfit to effectively govern, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says President Muhammadu Buhari is unfit to attend to state matters.The opposition party said this while reacting to the president's medical trip to the UK. Buhari left the country on Tuesday.Speaking with journalists subsequently, Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the PDP, said it is unfortunate that the president's aides often shroud their principal's health in secrecy.Ologbondiyan [...]

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    Saraki to Magu: We’re together in the war against corruption

Saraki to Magu: We’re together in the war against corruption

Senate President Bukola Saraki has assured Ibrahim Magu, chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), that he is with him in the fight against corruption.Saraki said this on Tuesday while speaking with journalists after a tour the new headquarters of the commission in Jabi, Abuja.Saraki said he would continue to support efforts to build and strengthen the country's [...]

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    Onnoghen: I didn’t call for establishment of special courts

Onnoghen: I didn’t call for establishment of special courts

Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), says he did not advocate the establishment of special courts.Onnoghen said this in a statement issued on his behalf by Awassam Bassey, his media aide.He said he was quoted out of context when he spoke with state house correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari."The exact words of the Hon. CJN, during [...]

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    APC insists on Al-Makura, fixes Friday for fresh governorship primary in Ekiti

APC insists on Al-Makura, fixes Friday for fresh governorship primary in Ekiti

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has scheduled another governorship primary election in Ekiti state for Friday.Bolaji Abdullahi, spokesman of the party, disclosed this to reporters in Abuja on Tuesday, saying Tanko Al-Makura, governor of Nasarawa state, will still chair the election committee but that the secretary has been changed.Abdullahi added that the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium, venue of the previous exercise, will [...]

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    NCC, telcos to face senate panel over unsolicited ads, dropped calls

NCC, telcos to face senate panel over unsolicited ads, dropped calls

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and telecommunication operators have been invited to face the senate committee on communications over the issue of unsolicited adverts and dropped calls.The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) and the Association of Advertising Practitioners of Nigeria (AAPN) were also invited by the senate.The upper legislative chamber also asked the NCC to sanction any entity that abuses regulatory guidelines.The resolution [...]

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    Saraki on killings: N’assembly will play its role despite lack of cooperation from IGP

Saraki on killings: N’assembly will play its role despite lack of cooperation from IGP

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the upper legislative chamber will do its best on security despite the non-cooperation of the police.Saraki said this on Tuesday after Tijani Kaura, senator representing Zamfara north, drew the attention of the lawmakers to recent killings in his state.Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), has failed to honour the invitation of the senate twice over [...]

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    Buhari nominates Keyamo for NDIC board

Buhari nominates Keyamo for NDIC board

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the senate to confirm seven nominees for the board of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC).This was contained in a letter read by Senate President Bukola Saraki on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday.Festus Keyamo, a lawyer who was recently appointed as the spokesman of President Buhari’s 2019 campaign, was among [...]

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    Onnoghen to prosecutors: Court not Father Christmas, you must prove your case

Onnoghen to prosecutors: Court not Father Christmas, you must prove your case

Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), says prosecutors must be able to prove their cases beyond a reasonable doubt because the court is not Father Christmas.Onnoghen said this on Monday while speaking at a workshop for investigators and prosecutors at the National Judicial Institute (NJI) in Abuja.The CJN said prosecutors must ensure that the Administration of Criminal Justice Act [...]

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    EXTRA: Ebonyi bans phones, electronic devices at government house

EXTRA: Ebonyi bans phones, electronic devices at government house

The use of phones, voice recorders and other electronic devices have been banned at the Ebonyi government house, particularly inside the council chambers and the office of David Umahi, governor of the state.According to Daily Trust, the measure was taken after deliberations of council meetings were said to have been leaked to opposition parties.The newspaper said when Umahi met the [...]

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    Army: We’ve just rescued over 1,000 Boko Haram captives

Army: We’ve just rescued over 1,000 Boko Haram captives

The army says it has rescued over 1,000 people who were captured by the Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state.Texas Chukwu, spokesman of the army, said this in a statement on Monday.He said the victims, comprising women and children were set free from Malamkari, Amchaka, Walasa and Gora villages of Bama local government area of Borno.Chukwu said the men captured were forced to [...]

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