Friday, April 5, 2019

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    We stand by the report which indicted SGF, says senate

We stand by the report which indicted SGF, says senate

Abdullahi Sabi, spokesman of the senate, says the upper legislative chamber stands by the report which indicted Babachir Lawal, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), of corruption.An ad hoc committee of the senate investigating the humanitarian crisis in the north-east had accused Lawal of receiving N200 million for the clearing of invasive plant species in Yobe state.‎Following this [...]

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    PDP: Presidency has become ‘clearing house’ of corrupt officials

PDP: Presidency has become ‘clearing house’ of corrupt officials

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it is worrisome that the presidency has become the "judicial clearing house" of officials accused of corruption.The opposition party says President Muhammadu Buhari's letter to the senate clearing Ibrahim Magu and Babachir Lawal of corruption proves that his anti-corruption fight is a witch-hunt of its members.Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes [...]

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    Fayose ‘prevents’ DSS from aresting pastor who told aides to kill Fulani herdsmen

Fayose ‘prevents’ DSS from aresting pastor who told aides to kill Fulani herdsmen

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti, says he prevented operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) from arresting Johnson Suleman, founder of the Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, in the early hours of Wednesday.The pastor was in Ado-Ekiti for a two-day crusade.While speaking to his congregation recently, said he instructed his security aides to kill herdsmen who come around the church premises."After [...]

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    Yuguda: Aircraft can only be hijacked but I was accused of stealing one

Yuguda: Aircraft can only be hijacked but I was accused of stealing one

Isa Yuguda, a former governor of Bauchi state, says an aircraft can only be hijacked but he has been accused of stealing one.After handing over to Mohammad Abubakar, the incumbent governor, in 2015, Yuguda was accused by the Bauchi state government of "stealing" over 20 cars and an aircraft.But while appearing before an ad hoc investigating the alleged harassment of [...]

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    Tambuwal appoints businessman Magori as new chief of staff

Tambuwal appoints businessman Magori as new chief of staff

Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto, has approved the appointment of Mukhtar Umar Magori, a businessman, as his new chief of staff.Imam Imam, the governor's spokesman, said Magori was into private business until his appointment.He said Magori attended Nagarta college, Sokoto for his secondary education and obtained his first degree from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.He also said the new [...]

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    Reps: But for PPPRA’s charges, petrol won’t sell for N145/litre

Reps: But for PPPRA’s charges, petrol won’t sell for N145/litre

Legislators in the house of representatives say "unnecessary charges" by Petroleum Products Price Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) are the reason Nigerians pay N145 per litre for premium motor spirit (PMS).At a public hearing on Monday, the ad hoc committee on the review of PMS said the 145 per litre pump price was causing Nigerians "great pains and suffering".The legislators said for [...]

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    Sultan ‘worried’ by use of religious places to preach hate

Sultan ‘worried’ by use of religious places to preach hate

Sa'ad Abubakar, Sultan of Sokoto, says violence has continued to thrive in northern Nigeria because no one is punished for "criminal doings".Speaking at the opening of a meeting between the Northern Traditional Rulers Council (NTRC) and Northern States Governors’ Forum (NSGF) on Monday, the Sultan expressed worries that places of religious worship were being used to preach hate.The meeting is an [...]

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    Garba Shehu says Buhari’s critic is suffering from ‘pathological cynicism’

Garba Shehu says Buhari’s critic is suffering from ‘pathological cynicism’

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says Junaidu Mohammed, a fierce critic of President Muhammadu Buhari has been "infected by pathological cynicism".Reacting to a comment by Mohammed that Buhari does not acknowledge mistakes, Shehu said the former member of the house of representatives was only seeking publicity.He said taking responsibility for mistakes is one of the "finest components" of integrity, and Buhari [...]

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    Don’t push southern Kaduna people into self-defence, Onaiyekan warns govt

Don’t push southern Kaduna people into self-defence, Onaiyekan warns govt

John Onaiyekan, a cardinal and Catholic archbishop of Abuja diocese, has warned the Kaduna state government against a situation where people take the laws into their hands.Commenting on the outbreak of violence in southern Kaduna, Onaiyekan said everyone has a right to self-defence when there is no alternative.The crisis in the region made the administration of Nasir el-Rufai, governor of [...]

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    New ponzi scheme emerges, lures participants with 200% ‘interest’

New ponzi scheme emerges, lures participants with 200% ‘interest’

A new ponzi scheme known as Twinkas has emerged, and it is promising prospective participants 200 percent return for their money.Mavrodi Mondial Moneybox (MMM), the most popular ponzi scheme in Nigeria, paid 30 percent to its members.MMM investors are fast losing hope in the scheme since it froze withdrawals in December.It had promised to return on January 14, which it [...]

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    Our spirits remain unbroken, says Premium Times

Our spirits remain unbroken, says Premium Times

Premium Times has appreciated everyone who stood by it during the arrest of two of its journalists, declaring that its "spirit remain unbroken".On Thursday, the police arrested Dapo Olorunyomi, publisher of the online publication and Evelyn Okakwu, a judiciary reporter, over a report that the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) indicated interest in probing Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, over alleged [...]

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    Southern Kaduna union accuses el-Rufai of incitement

Southern Kaduna union accuses el-Rufai of incitement

The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) has accused Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna,  of incitement.Yakubu Kuzamani, national public relation officer of the union, said this in reaction to a comment credited to el-Rufai.While speaking on 'The Stream', a programme on Aljazeera, el-Rufai said 800 people were killed in southern Kaduna during the 2011 post-presidential election violence.Kuzamani said the governor gave [...]

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    Violent protests break out in Washington after Trump’s inauguration

Violent protests break out in Washington after Trump’s inauguration

Following the inauguration ceremony of Donald Trump as US president, there were violent protests on some streets in Washington DC.The protesters smashed windows, damaged cars and threw rocks at the police.The police said the protesters ignited isolated fires and were armed with crowbars and hammers.According to CNN, two police officers were injured and rushed to the hospital while the protest [...]

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    ActionAid warns against persecution of journalists

ActionAid warns against persecution of journalists

ActionAid, an international non-governmental organisation (NGO), says continued violation on media freedom is "detrimental to our democracy" and "is a dangerous walk back to the dark days of the 1990s."Ojobo Atuluku, country director of the organisation, said this while condemning the arrest of Dapo Olorunyomi and Evelyn Okakwu, journalists of Premium Times.The duo were arrested over a report that the Code [...]

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    Again, police release Premium Times’ journalists on bail

Again, police release Premium Times’ journalists on bail

Dapo Olorunyomi, publisher of Premium Times, and Evelyn Okakwu, judiciary correspondent of the newspaper, reported to FCT police command on Friday, and were released on bail.Premium Times confirmed the development in a tweet, saying no charges were filed against them.UPDATE: Premium Times journalists @DapsyOly and @EveOkakwu have been released on bail again. No charges were filed. #pressfreedom — Premium Times (@PremiumTimesng) [...]

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    Premium Times’ publisher, reporter regain freedom

Premium Times’ publisher, reporter regain freedom

The police have released Dapo Olorunyomi, publisher of PREMIUM TIMES and Evelyn Okakwu, a reporter, after delaying them for several hours.The duo were arrested on Thursday over a report that the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) was investigating Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, for allegations of corruption.Don Awunah, police spokesman, had said the raid on the newspaper's office was sequel [...]

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