Friday, July 12, 2019

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    South-east governors showed courage by calling for Kanu’s release, says IPOB

South-east governors showed courage by calling for Kanu’s release, says IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has lauded the courage of south-east governors for calling for the release of Nnamdi Kanu, its leader.Kanu is being tried for treason at the federal high court in Abuja.The call for the release of Kanu by the governors is sequel to a meeting that was held on Sunday in Enugu state.At the meeting, the [...]

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    Diya tried using me to overthrow Abacha, says Bamaiyi

Diya tried using me to overthrow Abacha, says Bamaiyi

Ishaya Bamaiyi, a former chief of army staff, says Oladipo Diya, a retired general, wanted to use him to overthrow Sani Abacha, a former military head of state.Diya had accused Bamaiyi of being the initiator of the coup.But in his book, 'Vindication of A General', Bamaiyi said Diya, who was second-in-command to Abacha, started planning the coup as early as [...]

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Buratai: We need UN assistance to demine Sambisa forest

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says Nigeria needs the assistance of United Nations (UN) to demine Sambisa forest in Borno state.In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Buratai said the army is doing a "limited demining" of the forest to enable the troops move around for operations.He said that this is in order to create safe [...]

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    APC to meet senate caucus Tuesday over legislature, executive rift

APC to meet senate caucus Tuesday over legislature, executive rift

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it will meet with its seante caucus on Tuesday over its rift with the executive.In a statement on Sunday, Bolaji Abdullahi, spokesman of the party, said following the worsening relationship between the two arms of government, the national working committee (NWC) of the APC decided to embark on series of consultations aimed at resolving [...]

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    Underfunding APC is part of change mantra, says Ganduje

Underfunding APC is part of change mantra, says Ganduje

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says underfunding the All Progressives Congress (APC) is part of the ruling party's change mantra.Ganduje said this in an interview with Vanguard, when he was asked what was responsible for the underfunding of the APC.He said things were different under President Muhammad Buhari's administration as the era of people getting "cheap money" was over.The [...]

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    Asari-Dokubo: Buhari’s govt is a ‘deaf and dumb regime’

Asari-Dokubo: Buhari’s govt is a ‘deaf and dumb regime’

Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, the leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force, has described President Muhammadu Buhari's administration as a "deaf and dumb regime".He said the government is the most insensitive and hostile in Nigeria's history.In an interview with PUNCH, Asari-Dokubo said the current administration came with the mindset to "kill but unfortunately, they found it very difficult to kill us".The [...]

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    IPOB to celebrate Biafra heroes on May 30

IPOB to celebrate Biafra heroes on May 30

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said it would celebrate its 2017 Biafra Day on May 30.In a statement on Saturday, Emma Powerful, media and publicity secretary of IPOB, said the day was set aside to show respect to those who sacrificed their lives for the Biafra course.He there would be no movement or activity in any location that has [...]

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    ALERT: Militants, kidnappers now disguise as security guards

ALERT: Militants, kidnappers now disguise as security guards

The Lagos state police command has alerted residents of the new strategy deployed by militants and kidnappers.According to Fatai Owoseni, commissioner of police in Lagos, kidnappers and militants have infiltrated private security companies, and use their jobs as security guards to spy on potential victims.He advised estate managers and private guards to stop denying policemen and security agencies access to [...]

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    Buhari appoints Osinbajo as NEMA chairman

Buhari appoints Osinbajo as NEMA chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo as the board chairman of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).Femi Adesina, spokesman of the president, confirmed this in a statement issued on Friday.Adesina said Mustapha Maihaja hade been appointed as the new director-general of the agency, and that other members of the NEMA board are: Babachir Lawal, secretary to the government [...]

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    Falana: Buhari can retain Magu for as long as possible

Falana: Buhari can retain Magu for as long as possible

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the constitution empowers President Muhammadu Buhari  to leave Ibrahim Magu as acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for as long as possible.Speaking on Sunrise Daily, a Channels TV programme, on Friday, Falana said it was incorrect to say Magu cannot remain in the anti-graft agency because he was rejected by the [...]

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    Abacha ‘saved’ Nigeria’s funds abroad to buy arms for peacekeeping, says Bamaiyi

Abacha ‘saved’ Nigeria’s funds abroad to buy arms for peacekeeping, says Bamaiyi

Ishaya Bamaiyi, a former chief of army staff, says Sani Abacha, former military head of state, transferred money to some European countries to enable Nigeria buy arms and ammunition for peacekeeping missions in the West African region.According to ForeFront, Bamaiyi said this in his book 'Vindication of a General' which was launched on Thursday.He said that the country at the [...]

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    Bamaiyi to Buratai: Prioritise welfare of soldiers and watch them die for you

Bamaiyi to Buratai: Prioritise welfare of soldiers and watch them die for you

Ishaya Bamaiyi, a former chief of army staff, has advised Tukur Buratai, the current army chief, to give top priority to the welfare of his men and watch them defend him with  their lives, if the need arises.Bamaiyi, who spoke in Abuja on Thursday, at the launch of ‘Vindication of a General’, a book he authored, advised soldiers to serve with [...]

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    As Ndume’s constituents protest, another group gives senate 48 hours to rescind suspension

As Ndume’s constituents protest, another group gives senate 48 hours to rescind suspension

Some constituents of Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, have protested against the decision of the upper legislative chamber to suspend him.This is just as a group called the Citizens Advocacy for Social and Economic Rights (CASER) issued a 48-hour ultimatum to rescind the suspension or face legal action.On Wednesday, the upper legislative asked Ndume to stay off the red [...]

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    Dogara: Shell’s planned relocation from Niger Delta may spark violence

Dogara: Shell’s planned relocation from Niger Delta may spark violence

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says the planned relocation of Shell from the Niger Delta region may lead to violence and insecurity.Shell had cited security concerns, especially militant activities as the reason it was considering leaving the region.On January 26, the house adopted a motion sponsored by Kingsley Chinda, a lawmaker from Rivers state, who asked the [...]

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    Jibrin: This can’t be Buhari, the no-nonsense general… something is definitely wrong

Jibrin: This can’t be Buhari, the no-nonsense general… something is definitely wrong

Abdulmumin Jibrin, suspended member of the house of representatives, is of the view that President Muhammadu Buhari has been living below expectation regarding some actions he ought to take.In a series of tweets on Thursday, Jibrin said history would be unkind to the nation's number one citizen if he does not get his priority right.Jibrin said the country had been [...]

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    NDDC board: Buhari replaces nominees rejected  by senate

NDDC board: Buhari replaces nominees rejected by senate

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the names of three nominees to the senate for confirmation as part of the board of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).On October 11, the senate had rejected three nominees, noting that their nominations contravened the NDDC Act.But in a letter addressed to the senate and read by Bukola Saraki, senate president, Buhari said that the new [...]

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