Monday, January 7, 2019

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    ‘Not in My Country’ anti-graft campaign gets UN backing

‘Not in My Country’ anti-graft campaign gets UN backing

Akin Fadeyi, creator of Not in My Country, a citizen-led anti-corruption campaign, has secured a deal with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to embark on the campaign across the country.In a statement on Tuesday,  Fadeyi said the partnership would re-awaken the consciousness of Nigerians against acts of "citizen-corruption, poverty and environmental [...]

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    Justice Ademola collected $520,000 from law firm, FG tells court

Justice Ademola collected $520,000 from law firm, FG tells court

Adeniyi Ademola, a federal high court judge, received $520,000 from Messrs Johnson & Johnson Solicitors, the federal government said on Monday in charges filed against him and his wife, Olabowale. Their home was among those searched by the Department of State Services (DSS) on allegations of corruption.The judge and his wife are accused of illegally receiving money running to millions of naira [...]

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    Ex-sultan Dasuki, father of former NSA, dies at 92

Ex-sultan Dasuki, father of former NSA, dies at 92

Former sultan of Sokoto, Ibrahim Dasuki, died at the age of 92 on Monday night at the Turkish hospital in Abuja, TheCable has learnt.The 18th sultan, who was disposed by former head of state, Sani Abacha, in 1996, was the father of Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser who is currently in detention and undergoing trial.Dasuki, born on December 31, [...]

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    Police planning to bury our members in a mass grave, Shi’ites allege

Police planning to bury our members in a mass grave, Shi’ites allege

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shi'ia sect, has alleged that the police is planning to bury its members killed on Monday in a mass grave.The police allegedly opened fire on Shi'ites, who were embarking on the "Arbaeen" trek from Kano to Kaduna.In a statement issued by Ibrahim Musa, spokesman of the group, the sect asked security [...]

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    Threats will not deter us from practising our faith, say Shi’ites

Threats will not deter us from practising our faith, say Shi’ites

The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) also known as the Shi'ia sect, says threats will not deter it from practising its faith.Nasir Mansur, coordinator of the procession, which was disrupted by security operatives on Monday, said this while alleging that there were plans by the Nigerian army to scuttle the "Arbeen trek" in Yobe state.The Arbeen trek is one of [...]

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    ‘Many killed’ as police ‘open fire’ on Shi’ites in Kano

‘Many killed’ as police ‘open fire’ on Shi’ites in Kano

Some members of the Shi'ia sect were allegedly killed during a procession by the group also known as the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), in Kano, on Monday.An unspecified number also sustained injuries during the incident which happened as IMN members were partaking in the Arbaeen trek from Kano to Zaria.Trouble reportedly broke out at Kwanar Dawaki in Dawakin Kudu [...]

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    Dasuki’s continued detention unjustifiable, says Falana

Dasuki’s continued detention unjustifiable, says Falana

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says Sambo Dasuki, former National Security Adviser (NSA),ought to enjoy the bail which courts granted.Dasuki is accused of diverting $2.1 billion meant for the procurement of arms to fight Boko Haram insurgents in the north east.Adeniyi Ademola, a judge, had granted him bail in December, but the Department of State Services (DSS) refused to release [...]

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    After earthquake, tsunami hits New Zealand

After earthquake, tsunami hits New Zealand

A tsunami has hit New Zealand after an earthquake of about -7.8 magnitude occurred in the country on Sunday.According to CNN, the tsunami happened in the north-eastern coast of the country about two hours after the quake.The US Geological Survey said the quake struck around 50 kilometres (around 30 miles) northeast of the city of Christchurch.Also Waves of 2.49 meters [...]

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    ‘One million’ South Koreans ask president to step down

‘One million’ South Koreans ask president to step down

Over one million South Koreans have staged peaceful rallies in Seoul, demanding that President Park Geun-hye steps down from office.The rally, which held on Saturday, is reportedly the largest held in the country since 1987 when about the same number of people protested against the military rule.Park is accused of attempted fraud and abuse of authority. Despite two apologies, the [...]

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    I won’t tolerate non-performance, NDDC MD tells contractors

I won’t tolerate non-performance, NDDC MD tells contractors

Nsima Ekere, managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has warned contractors of the commission that he will not tolerate indolence.Ekere said this after inspecting the Port Harcourt headquarters of the commission, which is still under construction.He wondered why it was taking such a long period to conclude the job, and promised that it will be ready for inauguration [...]

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    Ben Bruce: Trump, Obasanjo have many similarities, don’t judge them by their looks

Ben Bruce: Trump, Obasanjo have many similarities, don’t judge them by their looks

Ben Murray-Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, says Donald Trump, president-elect of the US, has many things in common with former President Olusegun Obasanjo.Bruce said the duo could be "brash and outspoken", but they always seem to come out on top.The lawmaker said a striking similarity between both men is that they have an "insatiable taste" for beautiful women."They both undeniably have [...]

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    EXTRA: ABU builds one barrel per day refinery

EXTRA: ABU builds one barrel per day refinery

The Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, has built a refinery that produces one barrel of crude oil per day.According to Daily Trust, Ibrahim Dabo, a professor of the department of Chemical Engineering in the institution, said they had initially proposed to build a 1,000 barrel-capacity refinery, but it was not feasible due to lack of funding.Dabo said the materials used for the [...]

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    Jegede: No matter the volume of opposition, I will govern Ondo

Jegede: No matter the volume of opposition, I will govern Ondo

Eyitayo Jegede, factional candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo state, says he will succeed in his bid to be governor.On Thursday, the court of appeal granted Jegede leave to appeal the decision of the federal high court Abuja which gave an order substituting him with Jimoh Ibrahim as the PDP candidate for the governorship poll.The appellate court also [...]

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    Jimoh Ibrahim loses bid to stop new appeal court panel

Jimoh Ibrahim loses bid to stop new appeal court panel

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    ‘It’s a scam’: Nigerians warned against investing in MMM

‘It’s a scam’: Nigerians warned against investing in MMM

The house of representatives has vowed to investigate the Monrodi Moneybox (MMM) scheme in a bid to "save Nigerians from falling prey to fraudsters".The rate of Nigerians investing in the MMM scheme has been on the rise in the last three months.The resolution of the house to investigate the scheme was sequel to a motion sponsored by Saheed Fijabi.While moving [...]

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    Fayose mocks Obama, says Trump will curb Buhari’s ‘excesses’

Fayose mocks Obama, says Trump will curb Buhari’s ‘excesses’

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says the victory of Donald Trump, US president-elect, has brought a ray of hope to Nigerians, as it will curtail the "excesses" of President Muhammadu Buhari.In a statement issued on Wednesday, Fayose said by not getting the desired outcome of the election, President Barack Obama got what he did to former President Goodluck Jonathan.It [...]

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