Monday, February 17, 2020

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    Lawan: We’ll work with Buhari to find solution to insecurity

Lawan: We’ll work with Buhari to find solution to insecurity

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the national assembly will continue to work with President Muhammadu Buhari to find a solution to the country's security challenges. Lawan said this in Katsina state while speaking at an empowerment programme by Bello Mandiya, senator representing Katsina south, for his constituents on Sunday. The senate president said the legislature would also ensure that the federal government [...]

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    FCTA to ‘name and shame’ traffic violators on TV, newspapers

FCTA to ‘name and shame’ traffic violators on TV, newspapers

The federal capital territory administration (FCTA) says it will "name and shame" traffic violators on television and on the pages of newspapers beginning from Monday. In a message to Abuja residents, Christian Ohaa, FCTA permanent secretary, said violators would be prosecuted on the spot by mobile courts. Ohaa said the administration is taking the measure following the recurrence of accidents in the [...]

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    ‘It’s against natural justice’ — MEND asks s’court to reinstate Lyon as Bayelsa gov-elect

‘It’s against natural justice’ — MEND asks s’court to reinstate Lyon as Bayelsa gov-elect

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has asked the supreme court to reinstate David Lyon, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as governor-elect of Bayelsa state. Last Thursday, Lyon was sacked by the apex court on the grounds that Biobarakuma Degi-Eriemienyo, his running mate, presented forged credentials to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Douye Diri, candidate [...]

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    Babachir Lawal: North has lost its privilege in APC under Oshiomhole

Babachir Lawal: North has lost its privilege in APC under Oshiomhole

Babachir Lawal, former secretary to the government to the federation (SGF), has described the All Progressives Congress (APC), his party, as a "funny" organisation. Speaking with journalists in Abuja at the weekend, Lawal said Adams Oshiomhole, APC national chairman, and his loyalists suspended Lawal Shaibu, deputy vice-chairman (north), and Inuwa Abdulkadir, vice-chairman (north-west). Shaibu and Oshiomhole were at loggerheads before his suspension [...]

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    ‘Revenge is not acceptable’ — Buhari speaks on Katsina killings

‘Revenge is not acceptable’ — Buhari speaks on Katsina killings

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned against revenge following an attack on two communities in Katsina state. More than 30 people were killed in the communities located in Batsari local government area of Katsina on Friday night. The police say they have been able to arrest a suspect connected to the incident. In a statement on Sunday, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, quoted Buhari as saying [...]

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    ‘She told everyone she wanted to be a journalist’ — survivor of Auno attack narrates how teenage niece was killed

‘She told everyone she wanted to be a journalist’ — survivor of Auno attack narrates how teenage niece was killed

When Fatima Babagana, a student of the University of Maiduguri, joined her uncle for a ride from Maiduguri, she probably did not know that she would not make it to Postiskum, her destination in Yobe. Babagana was among the 30 people killed when Boko Haram attacked stranded travellers in Auno last week. In an interview with CNN, Babagana's uncle, who reportedly did [...]

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    Over 30 killed as ‘bandits’ raid two villages in Katsina

Over 30 killed as ‘bandits’ raid two villages in Katsina

More than 30 persons were killed after suspected bandits raided villages in Batsari local government area of Katsina state. Gambo Isah, police public relations officer (PPRO) of the state, who confirmed the incident, said that the victims were killed in Tsauwa and Dankar villages in the area. Isah said gunmen stormed the two villages on motorcycles and opened fire on residents. He said [...]

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    Supreme court to hear Ihedioha’s case on Tuesday

Supreme court to hear Ihedioha’s case on Tuesday

The supreme court has fixed Tuesday for hearing of the applications filed by Emeka Ihedioha, a former governor of Imo state. Festus Akande, spokesman of the supreme court, confirmed this to TheCable when he was contacted on Saturday. "Yes it is true. The review will be held on Tuesday," he said over the phone. Ihedioha had asked the apex court to review the [...]

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    Turbans, hijabs now accepted in US air force

Turbans, hijabs now accepted in US air force

The US air force has updated its dress code to accommodate Muslims and Sikhs who want to serve in the military. According to CNN, a new guideline Muslims and Sikhs can now wear turbans, beards, unshorn hair and hijabs "as long as their appearance is neat and conservative". Previously, Sikhs and Muslims serving in the air force individually requested religious accommodations that [...]

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    Ndume: Soldiers act as judges in my constituency

Ndume: Soldiers act as judges in my constituency

Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, says soldiers have taken up the responsibilities of judges in his constituency. In an interview with PUNCH, Ndume said victims of insurgency prefer soldiers to handle administrative issues. Ndume, who is the senate committee chairman on army, said soldiers also handle marital matters. "What I discovered now is that the victims prefer military authorities to handle disbursement [...]

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    APC rejects INEC’s declaration of Diri as Bayelsa governor-elect

APC rejects INEC’s declaration of Diri as Bayelsa governor-elect

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare Douye Diri, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as governor-elect of Bayelsa state. On Thursday, the supreme court sacked David Lyon, APC candidate, as governor-elect of the state. Lyon was sacked on grounds that Biobarakuma Degi-Eriemienyo, his running mate, presented forged certificate to [...]

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    Oshiomhole: There won’t be any governor in Bayelsa from tomorrow

Oshiomhole: There won’t be any governor in Bayelsa from tomorrow

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Duoye Diri, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November governorship election in Bayelsa, will not be sworn in on Friday. Reacting to the sack of David Lyon, his party's candidate who was declared winner of the election but sacked by the supreme court, Oshiomhole said the PDP [...]

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    Shettima on booing: Borno people still love Buhari

Shettima on booing: Borno people still love Buhari

Kashim Shettima, senator representing Borno central, says the people of the state love President Muhammadu Buhari "passionately". He said this a day after Buhari was booed by some residents when he paid a condolence visit to the state over an attack which led to the killing of 30 persons. Speaking with journalists on Thursday, Shettima, a former governor of the state, described [...]

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    Bill seeking to establish community police passes second reading at senate

Bill seeking to establish community police passes second reading at senate

A bill seeking to establish community police forums across the country has passed second reading at the senate. Speaking on Thursday, Haliru Jika, chairman, senate committee on police, said the bill also seeks to address deficiencies in pension, living conditions and weaponry among other issues. Jika explained that some of the challenges confronting the police have persisted because of the "draconian and [...]

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    Lawan: Govt should be run like business — and non-performers sacked

Lawan: Govt should be run like business — and non-performers sacked

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says government should be run like a business such that anyone who fails to perform well is sacked. Lawan said this on Thursday while speaking on a motion sponsored by Kashim Shettima, senator representing Borno central, on the recent attack by Boko Haram in Auno. The senate president did not direct his comment at anyone. But some senators [...]

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    ‘The people are demanding justice’ — Ihedioha reacts to protest against his sack

‘The people are demanding justice’ — Ihedioha reacts to protest against his sack

Emeka Ihedioha says the people of Imo are demanding justice over his sack as governor of the state. Ihedioha said this in a tweet on Wednesday while reacting to a protest by Charles Oputa, entertainer, better known as Charly Boy. "Today, concerned citizens of our State took to the streets yet again to carry on with their demand for justice," the former [...]

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