Friday, July 19, 2019

Dyepkazah Shibayan

    Amnesty International: Boko Haram still abducting more women, girls

Amnesty International: Boko Haram still abducting more women, girls

Amnesty International says more work needs to be done to prevent more abductions by Boko Haram insurgents.In a statement on Friday, Makmid Kamara, interim country director of Amnesty International, said it was sad that many abductions go unnoticed.While showing solidarity with #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) movement on the third anniversary of Chibok abductions, Kamara appealed to the federal government to ensure that [...]

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    El-Rufai prays with Buhari at Aso Rock mosque

El-Rufai prays with Buhari at Aso Rock mosque

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, on Friday attended the juma'at prayer with President Muhammadu Buhari at the mosque in Aso Rock.Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, were also in attendance.After the prayers, el-Rufai and Buhari walked into the official residence of the president. This is the first [...]

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    Six die in two Ebonyi road accidents

Six die in two Ebonyi road accidents

Robert Nneli, dean of basic medical sciences at the Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ebonyi, died in a motor accident on Thursday.According to NAN, Stella Uchendu, sector commander of Federal Road Safety Corporation (FRSC) in Ebonyi, said the accident occurred at the 131 junction of the Abakaliki-Enugu federal highway.She said Nneli's accident and another occurred between 9 and 11pm.Uchendu explained that possible [...]

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    NNPC retires Nnamdi-Ogbue, ex-PPMC MD

NNPC retires Nnamdi-Ogbue, ex-PPMC MD

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has retired Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue, an ex-managing director of the Petroleum Products Pricing and Marketing Company (PPMC).PPMC is a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).The statement said Nnamdi-Ogbue and two others were retired as part of ongoing reforms in the corporation."In line with the ongoing reforms in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), [...]

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    El-Rufai to Dogara: Let me shock you — I don’t have security votes

El-Rufai to Dogara: Let me shock you — I don’t have security votes

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says there is no security vote appropriated to him.On Tuesday, Abdulrazak Namdas, spokesman of the house of representatives, said what el-Rufai published was the security budget of Kaduna and not his security votes.But in a statement on Thursday, Samuel Aruwan, spokesman of the governor, said the state's budget specified what was voted to security [...]

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    Recovered $50m not mine, says  Nnamdi-Ogbue, ex-PPMC MD

Recovered $50m not mine, says Nnamdi-Ogbue, ex-PPMC MD

Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue, an ex-managing director of the Petroleum Products Pricing and Marketing Company (PPMC), says the $0 million, which the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) found in a residential building in Lagos does not belong to her.PPMC is a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC),Officials of the commission found the money in a fire proof safe at Osborne Towers in [...]

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    EXTRA: Like Tinubu, Osinbajo becomes Jagaban

EXTRA: Like Tinubu, Osinbajo becomes Jagaban

The emirate council of Adamawa state has conferred the title, 'Jagaban Adamawa', on Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.Muhammadu Musdafa, the most prominent traditional ruler in the state, honoured Osinbajo at a ceremony in the state on Thursday.The nation's number two citizen is currently on a one-day working visit to Adamawa.Laolu Akande, spokesman of the vice-president, shared some information about the visit on his [...]

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    Private investigator accuses Andy Uba of WAEC certificate forgery

Private investigator accuses Andy Uba of WAEC certificate forgery

Victor Uwajeh, an Abuja-based private investigator, says Andy Uba, a senator representing Anambra south, forged his O-level certificate from the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).He also claims that Uba owes him legal fees to the tune of £1.9 million.On Tuesday, the senator in a petition to Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, had said Uwajeh was attacking him by spreading falsehood.But [...]

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    Otodo Gbame: Immunity shields Ambode from contempt charge

Otodo Gbame: Immunity shields Ambode from contempt charge

A high court in Lagos has struck out an application filed by some waterfront settlements against the Lagos state government.Some residents of Otodo Gbame area of Ilado in Lekki had filed a contempt charge against the Lagos state over its disobedience of a court order staying the demolition of their shanties and illegal structures.At the hearing of the matter on [...]

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    Buhari nominates non-executive directors of CBN board

Buhari nominates non-executive directors of CBN board

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent to the senate the names of nominees for confirmation as non-executive directors of the board of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).Femi Adesina, the spokesperson of the president, said this in a statement on Wednesday.He said nomination of the candidates is in accordance with sections 6 (1) (d) and 10 (1) and (2) of the [...]

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    Fanta, Sprite good for consumption, says consumer council

Fanta, Sprite good for consumption, says consumer council

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) says Fanta and Sprite, both soft drinks, are good for consumption.In a statement, CPC said it found samples in Seven Up and Lucozade to contain Benzoic levels of up to 330.0mg/kg and 323.53mg/kg respectively which is higher than the regulatory standard of 250mg/kg."Fanta and Sprite, two brands that have been in the eye of the [...]

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    DSS ‘thwarts Boko Haram plot’ to attack UK, US embassies

DSS ‘thwarts Boko Haram plot’ to attack UK, US embassies

The Department of State Services (DSS) says it foiled an attempt by Boko Haram insurgents to bomb the UK and US embassies in Abuja.In a statement on Wednesday, Tony Opuiyo, spokesperson of the DSS, said five persons namely - Isa Jibril, Jibril Jibril, Abu Omale Jibril, Halidu Sule and Amhodu Salifu - were arrested in connection to the plot.He said [...]

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    Jibrin: If Dogara’s pay slips are authentic, I earn more than him

Jibrin: If Dogara’s pay slips are authentic, I earn more than him

Abdulmumin Jibrin, a suspended member of the house of representatives, says he earns more than the speaker, Yakubu Dogara, if the pay slips released on Tuesday are authentic.In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Jibrin said he has requested his pay slips from the national assembly and would publish it.https://twitter.com/AbdulAbmJ/status/852065990368210945https://twitter.com/AbdulAbmJ/status/852066392132157442"If what I saw is the authentic pay slip of Mr Speaker, [...]

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    PDP: APC has only offered unfulfilled promises to Lagosians

PDP: APC has only offered unfulfilled promises to Lagosians

Otunba Segun Adewale, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) has only offered unfulfilled promises to people of the state.In a statement released on Tuesday, Adewale said Lagosians have belief in the ability of the PDP to deliver at the grassroots level.He said ahead of the local government elections billed to take [...]

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    Ogun APC leaders petition Oyegun, say Amosun harassing party members

Ogun APC leaders petition Oyegun, say Amosun harassing party members

Seven local government chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun, say Ibikunle Amosun, the governor, is "victimising and harassing party members" in the state.In a petition to John Oyegun, national chairman of the APC, the local government chairmen who claimed that they represented 13 of their colleagues, said under Amosun the party organs in the state have become [...]

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    Reps spokesman: El-Rufai published Kaduna’s security budget — NOT security vote

Reps spokesman: El-Rufai published Kaduna’s security budget — NOT security vote

Abdulrazak Namdas, spokesperson of the house of representatives, says Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, only published the security budget of the state and not his security votes.The governor had released details of his state’s expenditure days after Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, challenged governors to release their expenditure.But speaking with journalists on Tuesday, Namdas advised el-Rufai to concentrate on governing [...]

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