Thursday, November 29, 2018

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    I was arrested for granting bail to Dasuki, Kanu, says Justice Ademola

I was arrested for granting bail to Dasuki, Kanu, says Justice Ademola

Adeniyi Ademola, a judge of the federal high court Abuja, says he was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) because he granted Sambo Dasuki bail and freed Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) leader.Last weekend, some judges' homes were raided by the DSS on allegations of corruption.But in a letter dated October 11, addressed [...]

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    Shi’ia: El-Rufai shedding crocodile tears after inciting violence against us

Shi’ia: El-Rufai shedding crocodile tears after inciting violence against us

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) says Nasir el-Rufai, Kaduna governor is shedding crocodile tears after inciting violence against its members.The IMN, also known as the Shi'ia sect, lost over 10 of its members at a violent encounter with security agents during its Ashura procession, which held on Wednesday.On Thursday, el-Rufai condemned the attack on the sect and ordered that the [...]

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    The dead do not threaten the living, Akeredolu tells Oke

The dead do not threaten the living, Akeredolu tells Oke

Rotimi Akeredolu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Olusola Oke chose the Alliance for Democracy (AD), a dead party, to contest the Ondo governorship election.Oke joined the AD and clinched the governorship ticket after losing out at the Ondo primary election to Akeredolu.But speaking with journalists after the inauguration of the Ondo campaign committee on Thursday, Akeredolu said [...]

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16 herdsmen convicted for grazing in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has convicted 16 herdsmen for grazing in the nation's capital.According to Muhammad Hazat, spokesman of the Muhammed Bello, FCT minister, the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB)  impounded 32 cows and 38 sheep in seven days.Hazat said the herdsmen had been arraigned and convicted before a mobile sanitation court."In the seven days exercise so far, 36 cows [...]

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    DSS has opened the way for criminals to raid judges’ homes, says NJC

DSS has opened the way for criminals to raid judges’ homes, says NJC

The National Judicial Council (NJC) says the raid by the Department of State Services (DSS) on the homes of some judges is an act belittling and humiliating the judiciary.‎Between Friday and Saturday, the homes of seven judges were raided on allegations of corruption.In a statement on Thursday night, Soji Oye, NJC'S spokesman, said the raid has put criminals in a position [...]

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    We’re currently investigating 8 judges, says EFCC

We’re currently investigating 8 judges, says EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it is investigating eight judges and two court registrars on allegations of corruption.Wilson Uwujaren, spokesman of the EFCC, said this while reacting to a publication that said "the office of the Honourable Attorney-General of the Federation, frustrated by the alleged tardiness of the EFCC in handling petitions forwarded to it, now sends [...]

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    Lai: Can serving judges be arrested? The answer is yes

Lai: Can serving judges be arrested? The answer is yes

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says the raid on the homes of judges by the Department of State Services (DSS) was done according to law.Between Friday and Saturday, the homes of some judges across the country were raided on allegations of corruption.Speaking with journalists on Wednesday, Mohammed stated that the number of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) in President Muhammadu [...]

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    Legislative aides threaten to disrupt national assembly sittings over unpaid wages

Legislative aides threaten to disrupt national assembly sittings over unpaid wages

Some aides to legislators in the national assembly have threatened not to allow the senate or house of representatives sit and conduct its legislative business unless their salaries and allowances are paid.The protesters under the National Assembly Legislative Aide Forum (NASLAF) said that majority of them had not been paid their 28-day allowances after a year of being in the employ [...]

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    Reps one step closer to stripping ex-convicts of their national awards

Reps one step closer to stripping ex-convicts of their national awards

The house of representatives has passed for second reading, an amendment to the Nigerian National Merit Award Act, which seeks to strip recipients of their awards if they have been convicted of a criminal offence.Ayodele Oladimeji, sponsor of the bill, said he was proposing the amendment in a bid to strengthen the anti-corruption war being fought by the Buhari administration."There is [...]

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    Ethics chairman: We could have jailed Jibrin for 12 months

Ethics chairman: We could have jailed Jibrin for 12 months

Ossai Ossai, chairman of the house of representatives committee on ethics and privileges, says Abdulmumin Jibrin, suspended former member of the committee on appropriations, could have served 12 months in jail were it not for the desire of the lawmakers to "only deal with the substantive matter".Jibrin was suspended for 180 legislative days for allegedly breaching the privileges of legislators.This emanated from [...]

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    Osinbajo: Buhari’s close friends won’t be spared in fight against corruption

Osinbajo: Buhari’s close friends won’t be spared in fight against corruption

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says close friends of President Muhammadu Buhari will not be spared in the fight against corruption.According to Laolu Akande, Osinbajo's spokesman, the vice-president said this on Tuesday when he hosted journalists at the presidential villa, Abuja.While stating that corruption was the major drain of the country's resources, he reiterated that the fight against corruption is a top [...]

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    Senators vote against motion to invite DSS DG over invasion of judges’ homes

Senators vote against motion to invite DSS DG over invasion of judges’ homes

The senate on Tuesday kicked against a proposal to invite Lawan Daura, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), over the raids of some judges' homes at the weekend.The homes of some judges was raided by the DSS on allegations of corruption.The proposal to invite the DSS director-general emanated from a motion of matters of urgent public importance sponsored [...]

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    House clears 3 lawmakers accused of sexual misconduct

House clears 3 lawmakers accused of sexual misconduct

The house of representatives has cleared the three lawmakers accused of sexual misconduct scandal by the United States.The decision of the lower chamber to exonerate them was sequel to recommendations of the joint committees of ethics and privileges and foreign affairs who had investigated the matter.The recommendations given by the committees were:"That Hon. Mohammed Garba Gololo, Hon. Mark Terseer Gbillah [...]

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    It’s only in Nigeria we arrest before we investigate, says NBA secretary

It’s only in Nigeria we arrest before we investigate, says NBA secretary

Isiaka Olagunju, general secretary of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), says it is erroneous to level allegations of corruption against the Nigeria Judicial Council (NJC).Speaking on Monday on a Raypower radio programme, The Platform, while fielding questions on the recent raid of some judges' homes by the Department of State Services (DSS), noted It's only in Nigeria we arrest before we investigateHe [...]

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    Reps set up committee to probe DSS’s raid on judges’ homes

Reps set up committee to probe DSS’s raid on judges’ homes

The house of representatives has set up an ad hoc committee to investigate the raids carried out by the Department of State Services (DSS) on some judges homes across the country over the weekend.The homes of seven judges were raided by the DSS on allegations of corruption.On Tuesday, the house resolved to investigate the matter, following an urgent motion on matters [...]

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    2 soldiers paraded among 7 ‘kidnappers’ of Emefiele’s wife

2 soldiers paraded among 7 ‘kidnappers’ of Emefiele’s wife

The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) have arrested two soldiers and seven other persons suspected to have kidnapped Margaret Emefiele, wife of Godwin Emefiele, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor.The suspects kidnapped Emefiele's wife on September 29 on her way to Delta from Benin, but she was rescued the following day.Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Monday while parading [...]

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