Monday, February 18, 2019

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    APC: Payment of N5,000 stipend shows Buhari’s commitment to transformation

APC: Payment of N5,000 stipend shows Buhari’s commitment to transformation

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the payment of N5,000 stipend to poor and vulnerable Nigerians has proven the commitment of the Buhari administration to fulfilling the party's promise of true transformation.On Monday, the federal government had announced that it had started paying N5,000 monthly to the poorest and the most vulnerable Nigerians through the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) of [...]

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    Akande: FG started paying N5,000 to vulnerable Nigerians last week

Akande: FG started paying N5,000 to vulnerable Nigerians last week

Laolu Akande, spokesman of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, says the federal government has started paying a stipend of N5,000 monthly to the poorest and the most vulnerable Nigerians in the country.In a statement on Monday, Akande explained that the payment was done through the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) of its Social Investment Programmes (SIP)."Under the CCT, one million Nigerians would receive [...]

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    MASSOB: Obasanjo created problems for Ndigbo, but now he wants to be our friend

MASSOB: Obasanjo created problems for Ndigbo, but now he wants to be our friend

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) says Olusegun Obasanjo, former president, "consciously and willfully created political problems for Ndigbo" during his eight years in office.In a statement on Monday, Uchenna Madu, leader of MASSOB, said Obasanjo denied infrastructural development and embarked on political witch-hunt of the Igbo.Madu further alleged that Obasanjo was working through some [...]

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    MEND withdraws support for Buhari, accuses him of blackmailing Niger Delta

MEND withdraws support for Buhari, accuses him of blackmailing Niger Delta

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has passed a vote of no confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari.The group which endorsed Buhari in the buildup to the 2015 election, accused the president of blackmailing the Niger Delta region.In a statement on Sunday, Jomo Gbomo, spokesman of MEND, alleged that Buhari has been making conflicting and contradictory statements [...]

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    The 5 most controversial bills considered by n’assembly in 2016

The 5 most controversial bills considered by n’assembly in 2016

In 2016, some legislators in the eighth national assembly sponsored bills that got majority of Nigerians talking.Some Nigerians are of the opinion that some these bills sponsored in parliament were being used to achieve "selfish purposes" either to the advantage of the executive or the legislature.But whatever these controversial pieces of legislation sought to achieve, they put the national assembly [...]

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    Our people are dying because of 24-hour curfew, says Southern Kaduna union

Our people are dying because of 24-hour curfew, says Southern Kaduna union

The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) says the 24-hour curfew imposed on three local governments in southern Kaduna has given opportunity to the armed herdsmen to kill more people.On December 21, the Kaduna government declared curfew in Jema’a, Zangon-Kataf and Kaura local government areas due to the persistent killings going on there.But in a statement on Saturday, Yakubu Kuzamani, spokesman [...]

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    Return the $600,000 you collected from Ibori, Jibrin tells Dogara

Return the $600,000 you collected from Ibori, Jibrin tells Dogara

Abdulmumin Jibrin, suspended member of the house of representatives, has told Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, to return the $600,000 he collected from James Ibori since he has denied the former Delta state governor.On December 23, Dogara had denied claims by Peter Nwabaoshi, a senator, that the former governor influenced his emergence as speaker in June 2015.But in a statement on Saturday, Jibrin [...]

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    Buhari admits ‘mistakes and wrongdoings’ in the handling of IDPs

Buhari admits ‘mistakes and wrongdoings’ in the handling of IDPs

President Muhammadu Buhari says his government is "aware of some mistakes and wrongdoings in handling the affairs of IDPs".But he promised that measures to correct those mistakes and punish the culprits were already being taken.Buhari said this in his New Year message to Nigerians on Saturday — two days after TheCable's undercover investigation exposing the death of children at IDP [...]

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    Reports of Magu’s sack speculative, says Garba Shehu

Reports of Magu’s sack speculative, says Garba Shehu

The presidency has dismissed reports of the sack of Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), as "speculative" and "preemptive."Reacting to the reports, Garba Shehu, spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, said the presidency was yet to receive any report on the said sack from Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation."We are reading reports that the [...]

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    DSS ‘arrests’ 3 suspected Boko Haram members in Kano

DSS ‘arrests’ 3 suspected Boko Haram members in Kano

The Department of State Services (DSS) says it has arrested three suspected Boko Haram members in Kano state.In a statement on Friday, Tony Opuiyo, spokesman of the agency, said the trio had perfected plans to carry out series of attacks with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in different parts of the north-west."In continuation of the fight against terrorism, on 30th November, [...]

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    Catholic church says 808 people have been killed in Southern Kaduna crisis

Catholic church says 808 people have been killed in Southern Kaduna crisis

The Catholic Archdiocese of Kafanchan says suspected herdsmen have killed at least 808 people in different communities in southern Kaduna.Ibrahim Yakubu, vicar-general of the diocese, said this in a statement issued on Thursday.Yakubu said the federal and states governments had failed "woefully" in tackling the situation.“Four local government areas have been attacked, with 808 people killed and 1,422 houses, 16 [...]

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    Army: Shekau wants to remain relevant… ignore him

Army: Shekau wants to remain relevant… ignore him

The Nigerian army says the video showing Abubakar Shekau dismissing claims that Boko Haram has been crushed is a "mere terrorist propaganda aimed at creating fear in the minds of people".A video surfaced on Thursday showing Shekau boasting that Boko Haram insurgents were safe and President Muhammadu Buhari was "telling lies to the people" by saying on Saturday that the [...]

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    Shekau in new video: If army crushed us, how come you see me like this?

Shekau in new video: If army crushed us, how come you see me like this?

Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram, says the insurgents are safe and have "not been flushed out of anywhere".On Saturday, President Muhammadu Buhari had announced that Boko Haram had been crushed and their camp in Sambisa was destroyed."I was told by the Chief of Army Staff that the Camp fell at about 1:35pm on Friday, December 22, and that the [...]

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    Nigeria won’t let you down, Buhari tells Guinea

Nigeria won’t let you down, Buhari tells Guinea

President Muhammadu Buhari says as chairman of ECOWAS Contact Group on Guinea, he will do his best to ensure that the country does not relapse into crisis.Guinea was thrown into crisis after Domingos Pereira, the then prime minister was removed by President Jose Vaz in August 2015.Vaz replaced Pereira with 44-year old Embalo, a retired general, who had served in [...]

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    Femi Adesina explains Buhari’s silence on Kaduna killings, says president can’t talk about everything

Femi Adesina explains Buhari’s silence on Kaduna killings, says president can’t talk about everything

Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says his principal will not talk about the persistent killings in the southern Kaduna because Nasir el-Rufai, the governor, "is on top of the matter".Fulani herdsmen have been accused of being behind the killings.The Kaduna government had to impose  a 24-hour curfew in three local government areas which recorded high rate of violence [...]

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    Southern Kaduna union blames el-Rufai for fresh killings

Southern Kaduna union blames el-Rufai for fresh killings

The Southern Kaduna Peoples' Union (SOKAPU) says Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, should be held responsible for the fresh killings in the area.On Saturday, suspected Fulani herdsmen stormed a village in Southern Kaduna, killing six persons, including the 14-year-old daughter of Gimbia Morik, a former deputy speaker of the state assembly.Several people sustained injuries in the attack, while many [...]

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