Thursday, October 18, 2018

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    Yari: Muslims – not Christians – were burnt alive with ‘blasphemer’

Yari: Muslims – not Christians – were burnt alive with ‘blasphemer’

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, has described the killing of eight people over alleged blasphemy against Prophet Mohammed as unnecessary and "an act of the devil".However, he clarified that the eight people burnt to death with the man accused of the crime were actually Muslims and not Christians as being reported.Speaking with journalists on Wednesday after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, [...]

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    Ezekwesili: Army has killed Shekau 4 times but hasn’t rescued Chibok girls

Ezekwesili: Army has killed Shekau 4 times but hasn’t rescued Chibok girls

Obiageli Ezekwesili, leader of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement, says the military has "triumphantly" announced the killing of Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram, on four occasions yet it hasn't managed to rescue the abducted Chibok girls.On Tuesday, the military said an unprecedented and spectacular air raid “fatally wounded” Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram leader, in his shoulders."Those Boko Haram terrorists commanders confirmed [...]

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    Mr President you are a failure, BBOG tells Buhari

Mr President you are a failure, BBOG tells Buhari

Aisha Yesufu, a leader of the group, a leader of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement, on Thursday branded President Muhammadu Buhari a "failure" for his inability to rescue the abducted Chibok girls.Speaking on Thursday after the police barred the movement from entering the villa —the second time in four days — Yesufu "dared" the president to "stand up and behave like a [...]

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    CAN on religious killings: FG just issuing statements and going to sleep

CAN on religious killings: FG just issuing statements and going to sleep

David Bakare, a Bishop and zonal chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the north-west, says the federal government is not doing enough to tackle the menace of religious killings in the country.Addressing journalists in Kaduna on Wednesday, Bakare lamented that the northern part of the country in recent times had "become killing fields where Christians are murdered without [...]

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    Violent protest at APC secretariat over unpaid Bauchi workers’ salaries

Violent protest at APC secretariat over unpaid Bauchi workers’ salaries

Protesters for and against Muhammad Abubakar, governor of Bauchi state, clashed at All Progressives Congress (APC) national secretariat on Wednesday.The protesters against the governor are believed to be for the caucus led by Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives and the state national assembly.On Friday, the speaker and other Bauchi federal lawmakers comprising both the upper and lower [...]

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    Police seal off Kwankwaso’s residence ‘billed’ to host mass wedding

Police seal off Kwankwaso’s residence ‘billed’ to host mass wedding

Policemen have sealed off the residence of Rabiu Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano state, over an alleged to use it to conduct a mass wedding.Magaji Majia, public relations officer of the Kano state police command, on Tuesday said the former governor did not obtain a permission for that purpose.“We have directed our men to seal the residence, following an intelligence [...]

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    Presidential anti-corruption committee ‘summons’ Jibrin

Presidential anti-corruption committee ‘summons’ Jibrin

The presidential advisory committee against corruption has invited Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman house of representatives committee on appropriations.Taking to Twitter on Tuesday, Jibrin said the invitation by the committee was another victory in ensuring that justice is served on Yakubu Dogara, the speaker and other principal officers.https://twitter.com/AbdulAbmJ/status/768114548335185920https://twitter.com/AbdulAbmJ/status/768114726840700928https://twitter.com/AbdulAbmJ/status/768114918499422208https://twitter.com/AbdulAbmJ/status/768115021540974592Jibrin accused Dogara and other legislators of padding the 2016 budget through "unnecessary insertions." [...]

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    Ex-militant nabs suspected killers of soldiers in Bayelsa

Ex-militant nabs suspected killers of soldiers in Bayelsa

Africanus Ukparasia, an ex-militant, and his task force have apprehended suspects who attacked and killed three soldiers at Tombi waterside in Nembe, Bayelsa state on August 8.In a statement on Tuesday, Ukparasia said his task force, known as the "Bayelsa water ways security task force", had already handed over to security agents, the suspects.He warned militants to steer clear of [...]

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    Minimum wage is N18,000 but a bag of rice costs N23,000, NLC laments

Minimum wage is N18,000 but a bag of rice costs N23,000, NLC laments

Jerry Nnubia, chairman of the Anambra state chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), wants to know why workers should be victims of an economic downturn when they are not remembered in times of economic prosperity.Speaking on Tuesday at a rally in solidarity with Nasarawa workers who were allegedly brutalised by the police while protesting the reduction of their wages by the state government [...]

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    We voted for Buhari because we thought he’d rescue our girls, Chibok parents lament

We voted for Buhari because we thought he’d rescue our girls, Chibok parents lament

Tsambido Hosea, leader of Kibaku area development association, says the Chibok community voted for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 general election because he promised to rescue the abducted girls, but he has disappointed them.Speaking at the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement's protest in Abuja on Monday, Hosea urged the president to cede Chibok away from Nigeria so that the world [...]

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    Police block BBOG from entering presidential villa

Police block BBOG from entering presidential villa

Security agents on Monday blocked the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement from gaining access to the presidential villa, as part of their advocacy for the rescue of the abducted Chibok girls.Oby Ezekwesili, leader of the group, engaged a police officer who said he had orders not to allow the group gain access to the villa.She said it was not right for [...]

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    Jibrin, juicy committees… 5 reasons why Nigerians can’t wait for national assembly to resume

Jibrin, juicy committees… 5 reasons why Nigerians can’t wait for national assembly to resume

The national assembly is currently on a six-week break. Its recess began on July 28 and would end on September 13.Shortly before the federal lawmakers embarked on recess, various events headlined the news in both chambers of the national assembly. [...]

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    Oyegun: Tinubu can endorse any governorship aspirant

Oyegun: Tinubu can endorse any governorship aspirant

John Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says there is nothing wrong if Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a national leader of the party, endorses any governorship aspirant in the Ondo primary election.Tunji Abayomi, an aspirant, had said that Tinubu's  endorsement of Segun Abraham was an attempt to interfere with the election.Tinubu, in response to him, said that he had [...]

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    I’m too strong for Dogara and his supporters, says Jibrin

I’m too strong for Dogara and his supporters, says Jibrin

Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman of the house of representatives committee on appropriations, says Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, and other legislators he accused of padding the 2016 budget need more forces to fight him because he is stronger.The leadership of the house had released a statement on Thursday to say Jibrin was sacked as appropriations chairman because of his "gross abuse" of the [...]

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    Dogara, reps petition APC over Bauchi governor’s failure to pay salaries

Dogara, reps petition APC over Bauchi governor’s failure to pay salaries

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the federal house of representatives, the Bauchi national assembly caucus and other stakeholders on Friday petitioned the All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership over the inability of the state government to pay workers' salaries.They accused Mohammed Abubakar, governor of Bauchi state, of diverting bailout funds meant to pay workers salaries.Speaking to journalists on behalf of the contingent at [...]

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    Again, Buhari holds private meeting with Dogara

Again, Buhari holds private meeting with Dogara

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday held another private meeting with Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives at the state house.This is the second meeting the speaker is holding with the president after Abdulmumin Jibrin, a member of the house, levelled allegations of corruption against him and the leadership of the lower chamber.The first meeting held on August 5.Jibrin [...]

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