Wednesday, September 5, 2018

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    Remi Tinubu reports Melaye to Saraki, Oyegun

Remi Tinubu reports Melaye to Saraki, Oyegun

Oluremi Tinubu, the senator representing Lagos central at the national assembly, on Tuesday petitioned John Oyegun national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and Bukola Saraki, the senate president, over recent acts of "gross misconduct" by Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi west.In the letters, dated July 18, Tinubu explained that she was complaining to the leadership of the [...]

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    Reps to investigate multi-billion naira fraud in insurance companies

Reps to investigate multi-billion naira fraud in insurance companies

The federal house of representatives on Tuesday resolved to investigate brokerage firms, insurance and reinsurance companies operating in the country over a multi-billion fraud.The house also compelled the head of service of the federation and other government establishments that purchase direct insurance covers to provide detailed data of all premium paid on government assets within the last three years.The resolutions [...]

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    Cancellation of post-UTME will harm education, ASUU warns FG

Cancellation of post-UTME will harm education, ASUU warns FG

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says the federal government's decision to scrap the post unified tertiary matriculation examination (UTME) portends danger to the quality of education in the country.Addressing a press conference on Monday, Biodun Ogunyemi, national president of ASUU, said it was unfortunate because the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) cannot be solely responsible for conducting examinations into [...]

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    Army releases 249 innocent Boko Haram detainees

Army releases 249 innocent Boko Haram detainees

The Nigeria army says it has released 249 detainees who are not members of Boko Haram.In a statement on Monday,  Sani Usman, army spokesman, said that those released were 169 men, 46 women and 34 children."Today, a total of 249 cleared suspected Boko Haram terrorists and accomplices were released by the Joint Interrogation as approved by the Chief of Army [...]

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    We talk too much in this country, says Deputy Speaker Lasun

We talk too much in this country, says Deputy Speaker Lasun

Yusuf Sulaimon Lasun, deputy speaker of the federal house of representatives, on Monday stated that the reason why the country is underdeveloped is that there is a lot of talk without action.Addressing a two-day stakeholders technical round table on "perennial petroleum products scarcity in Nigeria" in Abuja, Lasun expressed worry that the country is yet to tap fully into it's [...]

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    Gbaja: No good govt will allow foreigners take jobs meant for its citizens

Gbaja: No good govt will allow foreigners take jobs meant for its citizens

Femi Gbajabiamila, majority leader of the house of representatives, has explained that the amendment he proposed to the country's immigration law is to protect Nigerians from being exploited by foreigners.The bill, which has passed second reading in the house, seeks to restrict work permits to foreigners except in cases where no Nigerian possessing the required qualification for the job or [...]

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    APC picks Aug 27 for Ondo primary

APC picks Aug 27 for Ondo primary

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has fixed August 27 for its governorship primary election in Ondo state.Osita Izunaso, the party's national organising secretary, disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday.The statement said forms for the election will be available at the party’s secretariat in Abuja between July 19 and August 5.Apart from the two female aspirants, who have been [...]

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    Secondus: The agenda of Buhari’s govt is to kill PDP

Secondus: The agenda of Buhari’s govt is to kill PDP

Uche Secondus, former acting chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says his party is in support of President Muhammadu Buhari's anti - corruption campaign, but due process and rule of law must be followed.In an interview with Punch, Secondus alleged experiences over the last one year of the current administration have revealed that Buhari's aim is to "kill" PDP.Secondus [...]

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    Buhari praises Turks, says coup is no longer acceptable

Buhari praises Turks, says coup is no longer acceptable

President Muhammadu Buhari says it is no longer acceptable to remove a democratic government through coup.Praising Turks for resisting the attempt to remove President Tayyip Erdogan, the Nigerian leaders said democracy provides the alternative of using the ballot box to replace leaders."President Buhari is deeply saddened by reports of a violent attempt to dismantle constitutional authority and disrupt the democratically [...]

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    Agriculture must be made attractive to youths, says Obasanjo

Agriculture must be made attractive to youths, says Obasanjo

Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria's former president, says agricultural businesses must be "glamourised" to attract  youths.Delivering a lecture at the University of Ibadan on Saturday, the former president said the time has come for the country to concentrate on agriculture due to the decline in oil prices.The programme was organised by the school of business (UISB) in collaboration with the International Institute [...]

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    Don’t use force on militants, how many people will you fight? Gani Adams asks Buhari

Don’t use force on militants, how many people will you fight? Gani Adams asks Buhari

Gani Adams, leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), says the use of force in the Niger Delta  region  can not stop attacks on oil assets.In an interview with PUNCH, Adams advised the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to negotiate with militants based on restructuring.He said but for the fact that the Niger Delta is endowed with oil, Buhari would [...]

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    Reps: US ambassador did not follow due process in ‘sexual misconduct’ allegation

Reps: US ambassador did not follow due process in ‘sexual misconduct’ allegation

The federal house of representatives says James Entwistle, United States ambassador to Nigeria, did not follow proper channels when he directly petitioned Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house, to accuse three lawmakers of sexual misconduct.On June 16, it was revealed that Entwistle had written the lower chamber to accuse three members — Samuel Ikon (PDP Akwa Ibom), Mohammed Gololo (APC Bauchi) [...]

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    Lai: Those who think we have no plan should take the pains to check

Lai: Those who think we have no plan should take the pains to check

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, has advised those who think that the federal government has no definite economic plan "to take the pains to check".Speaking on Thursday while receiving, Sadanobu Kusaoke, Japanese ambassador to Nigeria, Mohammad said the government is working to reflate the economy.''Those who think we do not have an economic plan have not taken the [...]

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    No plans to impeach Buhari, senate insists

No plans to impeach Buhari, senate insists

The Senate on Thursday expressed disappointment at the reaction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to a purported plan to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari in its Tuesday's closed door session.A statement by Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, the spokesman of the senate, said the comments credited to Mai Mala Buni, the national secretary of the party, was based on the "falsehood being [...]

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    Reps to probe non-payment of workers’ salaries despite bailout funds

Reps to probe non-payment of workers’ salaries despite bailout funds

The federal house of representatives on Thursday setup an ad hoc committee to investigate the non-utilisation of bailout funds received from federal government by some states who have been experiencing difficulty paying workers' salaries.This resolution by the house was sequel to a motion on matters of urgent public importance sponsored by Karimi Sunday.He noted that the fall in the price [...]

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    Melaye: I cannot impregnate Oluremi Tinubu… she has already arrived menopause

Melaye: I cannot impregnate Oluremi Tinubu… she has already arrived menopause

Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi west senatorial district at the national assembly, says it is impossible for him to impregnate Oluremi Tinubu, who represents Lagos central senatorial district, because she has already "arrived" menopause.Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Thursday, Melaye refuted reports that he threatened, during a closed door session of the senate on Tuesday, to beat up Tinubu and impregnate her.He said he did [...]

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