Monday, June 17, 2019

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    7 key actions taken by Osinbajo in Buhari’s absence

7 key actions taken by Osinbajo in Buhari’s absence

On January 19, President Muhammadu Buhari proceeded to the United Kingdom for a 10-day vacation and he transferred power to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.Buhari has been commended for transferring power and not creating a logjam as was the case under the late President Umaru Musa Yar' Adua.Osinbajo has been pulling his weight in the absence of the president. Below are seven [...]

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    Five HIV patients left ‘virus free’ after undergoing vaccine therapy

Five HIV patients left ‘virus free’ after undergoing vaccine therapy

Mitchell Warren, executive director of the Aids Vaccine Advocacy Coalition (Avac) in Barcelona, says a new vaccine has succeeded in suppressing the virus in five patients without the need for daily drugs.According to The Independent, Warren said the success was recorded when two innovative HIV vaccines were combined. [...]

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    Cleric to Sanusi: Your proposal on polygamy will violate the Quran

Cleric to Sanusi: Your proposal on polygamy will violate the Quran

Aminu Daurawa, Kano state commandant of Hisbah, a religious police outfit, says the position of God on marriage has been stated in the Quran and any means of regulation would be seen as an act of "infringement".Reacting to the proposal of Muhammad Sanusi, emir of Kano to outlaw forced marriages and regulate polygamy, Daurawa said the criteria for marrying another wife [...]

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    Sheriff takes over PDP secretariat, Makarfi tells police to ‘flush him out’

Sheriff takes over PDP secretariat, Makarfi tells police to ‘flush him out’

Ali Modu Sheriff, factional chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken over the Wadata Plaza headquarters of the opposition party, which had been shut since May.The police sealed off the place to prevent a clash between Sheriff's group and that of Ahmed Makarfi.But late Thursday, Sheriff's supporters reportedly broke into the place to pave way for his entry.Reacting, Makarfi's [...]

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    Police commission promotes 3,224 officers

Police commission promotes 3,224 officers

The police service commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of 11 deputy commissioners to the rank of commissioners, and 3,201 assistant superintendents to deputy superintendents.Twelve chief superintendents were promoted to the rank of assistant commissioners, and one assistant commissioner elevated to the rank of deputy commissioner.Ikechukwu Ani, spokesman of the commission, disclosed this in a statement.The new CPs are; Johnson [...]

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    Protesters attack MTN office in Abuja

Protesters attack MTN office in Abuja

Angry protesters broke into the MTN  office located at 4 Madiera street, off Shehu Shagari way, Maitama, Abuja, on Thursday.Some members of staff of the organisation and customers were said to have been attacked, while valuables were stolen.A witness, who simply identified himself as Oscar, told journalists that, but for the intervention of policemen, the protesters would have destroyed the building."The [...]

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    Court rejects Metuh’s bid to invite Dasuki to testify

Court rejects Metuh’s bid to invite Dasuki to testify

The federal high court Abuja has refused Olisa Metuh's application to compel Sambo Dasuki, a former National Security Adviser (NSA), to testify in his matter.The court also declined Metuh's request to allow him travel to the United Kingdom (UK) for treatment within the period of eight weeks.Metuh is accused of receiving N400 million from Dasuki.The said funds were meant to [...]

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    Makarfi’s PDP: What is Okorocha’s special interest in us?

Makarfi’s PDP: What is Okorocha’s special interest in us?

The Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has bashed Rochas Okorocha, Imo governor, for interfering in its affairs.The Makarfi faction said Okorocha was known to be one "who does not exercise restraint before making unguarded statements."The PDP was reacting to a statement credited to Okorocha who said "senator Makarfi and his rebellious group will delude themselves into [...]

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    PDP reps: Makarfi is the only chairman known to us… we can never trust Sheriff

PDP reps: Makarfi is the only chairman known to us… we can never trust Sheriff

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the house of representatives has said the only chairman it recognises is Ahmed Makarfi.The PDP caucus said it will be "honourable" for Ali Modu Sheriff "to pack up and go."On Friday, the appeal court in Port Harcourt affirmed Sheriff as the authentic chairman of the PDP and nullified the convention that produced the [...]

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    Army accuses AI of publishing unsubstantiated report

Army accuses AI of publishing unsubstantiated report

The Nigerian army has described the report by Amnesty International alleging that security operatives killed some pro-Biafran agitators in the south-east as "yet another in its series of spurious fabrication" aimed at tarnishing its image.In a report on Wednesday, Amnesty International, said at least 150 protesters have been killed by security operatives and many others held incommunicado.“In south-east Nigeria, security forces [...]

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    EFCC arraigns herbalist over N2.5 million ‘fraud’

EFCC arraigns herbalist over N2.5 million ‘fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned one Bala Tangalu, a self-styled native doctor, before a high court in Abuja over a N2.5 million fraud.Tangalu, who is also referred as 'Babalawo' was arrested following a petition by one Dozie Ugonna.Ugonna said Tangalu had said the money was meant for the purchase of materials to neutralise some harmful charms contained [...]

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    Osinbajo seeks reps approval to borrow $500m for 2016 budget

Osinbajo seeks reps approval to borrow $500m for 2016 budget

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has asked the house of representatives for approval to borrow $500 million out of the $1 billion Eurobond from the International Capital Market (ICM).Osinbajo said the $500 million would be used to fund the 2016 budget deficit.In a letter addressed to Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, and read on the floor of the house on Wednesday, the [...]

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    I’ve lost confidence in Makarfi, Sheriff, says PDP rep as he joins APC

I’ve lost confidence in Makarfi, Sheriff, says PDP rep as he joins APC

Emmanuel Ukoette, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member in the house of representatives, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).In a letter which Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house, read at plenary on Wednesday, Ukoette, who represents Ukanafun/Oruk Anam federal constituency of Akwa Ibom, said "palpable divides leave me confused as I don't believe in any of these factions".“It [...]

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    Amnesty: Many Biafra protesters are still in detention

Amnesty: Many Biafra protesters are still in detention

Amnesty International has accused security agencies of holding many pro-Biafra protesters incommunicado. In a report released on Wednesday, the human rights body said at least 150 protesters have been killed by security operatives in the south-eastern part of the country.In November, the organisation put the casualty figure of those allegedly killed by the military at 150, but the army denied the allegation.However, [...]

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    Aisha speaks on facing the future with ‘Buhari vs Yar’Adua’

Aisha speaks on facing the future with ‘Buhari vs Yar’Adua’

Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, says there are lessons to be learnt from the life of her husband.She said this while speaking at a book launch in Ogun state on Tuesday, entitled 'Buhari vs Yar'Adua: Facing the future'.The book was written by Opeyemi Soyombo, special assistant on media to Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state.The wife of the [...]

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    Nwodo: Igbo feel unwanted in Nigeria — that’s the real reason for Biafra agitations

Nwodo: Igbo feel unwanted in Nigeria — that’s the real reason for Biafra agitations

John Nwodo, president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide, says if the marginalisation against the Igbo ends, Biafran agitators "will probably twice".Speaking with journalists on Wednesday in Port Harcourt, Nwodo blamed the pro-Biafra agitation on an alleged marginalisation by the federal governmentHe said: "Our people feel unwanted in the Nigerian federation; our people feel ill-treated."According to him, the Igbo was seen as [...]

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