Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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    Melaye: Those who know me know that I’m a private investigator and whistle-blower

Melaye: Those who know me know that I’m a private investigator and whistle-blower

Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi west at the national assembly, says those who have followed his records know he is a private investigator and a whistle-blower.Melaye said this on Thursday at an investigative hearing into his allegation that MTN, a telecommunications firm, colluded with Okechukwu Enelamah, minister of industry, trade and Investment, to illegally move $13.92billion out of he country, between [...]

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    El-Rufai: We banned the IMN, not the Shi’a sect

El-Rufai: We banned the IMN, not the Shi’a sect

The Kaduna state government says it banned the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) led by Ibrahim Zakzaky, and not the Shi'ia sect.Speaking on Wednesday, Samuel Aruwan, spokesman to Nasir el-Rufai, the Kaduna governor, said the ban on the IMN was misconstrued to mean a ban on the Shi'ia sect.He said that the state had suffered and endured too many calamities, triggered by [...]

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    At his screening, Buhari’s NCC nominee says senate should be scrapped

At his screening, Buhari’s NCC nominee says senate should be scrapped

Saidu Abubakar, a nominee of President Muhammadu Buhari to the board of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), says the senate should be scrapped.Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, Abubakar said the senate should be scrapped because it gulps a lot of resources in the name of salaries and allowances."It is not true that I told members of the committee that the senate should [...]

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    EFCC arrests 2 Enugu commissioners over N23bn ‘disbursed by Diezani’

EFCC arrests 2 Enugu commissioners over N23bn ‘disbursed by Diezani’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Charles Egumgbe and Rita Mba, Enugu state commissioners for water resources and tourism, respectively.According to PUNCH, the commissioners were arrested in connection to a $115 million (N23 billion) allegedly disbursed by Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources, in the run-up to the 2015 general election.Egumgbe and Mba were the chairman [...]

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    US invites EiE Nigeria to attend final Trump-Clinton debate

US invites EiE Nigeria to attend final Trump-Clinton debate

Enough is Enough Nigeria (EIE), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has been invited to attend the United States (US) final presidential debate.In a statement on Tuesday, EIE said the invitation by the US National Democratic Institute (NDI) was due to the recognition it got from hosting and funding of debates in Nigeria over the past five years.“It is deeply gratifying that our [...]

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    Oyegun’s APC can’t help Buhari fight corruption, says party spokesman

Oyegun’s APC can’t help Buhari fight corruption, says party spokesman

Timi Frank, deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says John Oyegun, the national chairman, is being controlled by some forces.Speaking on Wednesday, Frank said the APC was not in the position to support the anti-corruption crusade of the Muhammadu Buhari administration.According to him, the APC needed a chairman who could unify the party rather than one [...]

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    Ambode fires 3 commissioners

Ambode fires 3 commissioners

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has sacked Folorunsho Folarin-Coker, Mustapha Akinkunmi and Ekundayo Mobereola - commissioners for tourism, finance and transport respectively.In a statement on Wednesday, Tunji Bello, secretary to the state government, said the governor had reshuffled his cabinet.Bello said that the governor directed that the special adviser on transportation, the permanent secretary in the ministry of finance [...]

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    Court sacks 2 PDP reps, says their emergence was unlawful

Court sacks 2 PDP reps, says their emergence was unlawful

The federal high court in Abuja has sacked Stella Ngwu and Dennis Agbo from the house of representatives over their "unlawful emergence".Okon Abang, the judge, ruled that the emergence of the duo representing Igbo-Etiti/Uzo-Uwani and Igbo-Eze North/Udenu federal constituencies, respectively, on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was unlawful.The ruling was sequel to prayers by Gabriel Okafor and [...]

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    Osinbajo: A few individuals stole the funds meant to equip soldiers

Osinbajo: A few individuals stole the funds meant to equip soldiers

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the political class has found the will to fight corruption.Osinbajo said this on Monday, while speaking at the opening of a two-day conference on the role of the legislature in the fight against corruption organised by the senate and house of representatives committees on anti-corruption.He lamented that funds meant to equip soldiers in a war that [...]

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    EXTRA: 63% of senate absent as lawmakers review Buhari’s supreme court nominations

EXTRA: 63% of senate absent as lawmakers review Buhari’s supreme court nominations

Only 37 percent of the 109-man senate showed up at the upper chamber of the national assembly for legislative business on Tuesday.The significantly poor turnout was observed when the senators voted electronically to confirm Ejembi Eko and Amina Augie as justices of the supreme court.President Muhammadu Buhari had sent the nominees to the senate on September 22 for confirmation.While voting [...]

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    NUC scraps sub-degree diploma programmes at universities

NUC scraps sub-degree diploma programmes at universities

The Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) says it has scrapped the sub-degree diploma programmes in the Nigerian university system.The commission said it arrived at the decision after a meeting with Abubakar Rasheed, executive secretary and vice chancellors of federal, state and private universities in the country.The meeting held from October 10 to 12."The executive secretary told the meeting that running sub-degree [...]

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    ALERT: ‘There’re Chibok girls in Sambisa — and the air force must not bomb them’

ALERT: ‘There’re Chibok girls in Sambisa — and the air force must not bomb them’

One of the girls recently released by the Boko Haram insurgents wantss the Nigerian air force to be careful with its air raids on the Sambisa forest so that the remaining Chibok girls in captivity will not be killed.In a personal explanation to the senate, Ali Ndume, leader of the senate, said the girl, Gloria, relayed the message to him when [...]

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    EXTRA: For the first time in 2 years, senate uses electronic voting

EXTRA: For the first time in 2 years, senate uses electronic voting

For the first time since the inception of the eighth national assembly, the upper chamber decided its position on a matter on Tuesday by electronic voting.Tuesday also marked the first time since the final year of seventh assembly that electronic voting was used at the plenaryThe plenary session had started with the use voice voting to adopt the votes and [...]

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    500 students to acquire vocation skills in Kebbi courtesy of Fidelity Bank

500 students to acquire vocation skills in Kebbi courtesy of Fidelity Bank

Fidelity bank, in partnership with Gazelle academy and Waziri Umaru federal polytechnic, Kebbi, has begun a scheme to empower 500 students with entrepreneurial skills in the state.Speaking at the launch of the 5fiveday youth empowerment programme on Monday, Nnamdi Okonkwo, the bank’s managing director/chief executive officer, said that the programme was designed to promote Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) [...]

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    Senate confirms Buhari’s nominees as supreme court justices

Senate confirms Buhari’s nominees as supreme court justices

The senate on Tuesday confirmed President Muhammadu Buhari's nominees as justices of the supreme court.The president's nominees as justices of the supreme court are Ejembi Eko (Benue) and Amina Augie (Kebbi).In a letter dated September 22, Buhari had sent the names to the senate for confirmation, which was referred to the judiciary, human rights and legal matters committee.While speaking on the [...]

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    EFCC grills 2 Lagos judges over ‘bribery, money laundering’

EFCC grills 2 Lagos judges over ‘bribery, money laundering’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday grilled two federal high court judges in Lagos state over allegations of money laundering and bribery.According to the PUNCH, the two judges — Nasir Yunusa and Hyeladzira Ajiya Nganjiwa — are accused of bribery and money laundering.It was learnt that two lawyers — Rickey Tarfa and Joseph Nwobike — both Senior Advocates of [...]

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November 16, 2018USDGBPEUR
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