Wednesday, January 2, 2019

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    Galadima: Buhari will not be Nigeria’s president by May 29

Galadima: Buhari will not be Nigeria’s president by May 29

Buba Galadima, a spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign organisation, says Muhammadu Buhari will not be Nigeria's president come May 29.Galadima said this while speaking on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, on Wednesday.He made the comment in reaction to a statement by Ayo Arise, a former Ekiti senator, who said the president has integrity.But the PDP [...]

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    Groups ask FG to declare state of emergency in Zamfara

Groups ask FG to declare state of emergency in Zamfara

Some civil society groups have asked the federal government to declare state of emergency in Zamfara state.In a statement on Monday, the groups said the "ineptitude" of Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, has worsened the insecurity situation in the state.Commenting on the recent protest in the state, they said the destruction of the campaign posters of President Muhammadu Buhari shows [...]

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    Saraki on Adeyanju’s arrest: Have we receded to military rule?

Saraki on Adeyanju’s arrest: Have we receded to military rule?

Senate President Bukola Saraki says it sems like the country has gone back to the period of military rule.Saraki said this while calling for the release of Deji Adeyanju, convener of Concerned Nigerians.On December 13, the police arrested Adeyanju for a murder case that he and some of his associates were discharged and acquitted for 2009.He initially stood trial for [...]

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    Court orders seizure of assets belonging to Jonathan’s former campaign director

Court orders seizure of assets belonging to Jonathan’s former campaign director

The federal high court in Abuja has ordered the interim forfeiture of assets belonging to Ngozi Olojeme, a former director of the campaign of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015.The assets comprises of residential buildings, a hotel building, a bank building and lands among others.Olojeme, who also served as chairman of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), has been accused of abuse [...]

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    Pyrates Confraternity embarks on campaign against vote-buying

Pyrates Confraternity embarks on campaign against vote-buying

The National Association of Seadogs (NAS) better known as Pyrates Confraternity has embarked on a campaign against vote-buying.The campaign tagged "Our Votes Count" was flagged off at the confraternity's Egbeda/Alimosho chapter in Lagos state on Saturday.They commenced the campaign with a road show sensitising the public on how to protect their votes.Robert Nnoli, Lagos coordinator of the association, said the [...]

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    Lai reacts as Saraki describes Budget 2019 as hopeless

Lai reacts as Saraki describes Budget 2019 as hopeless

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the executive will not exchange words with legislature.Mohammed said this while reacting to a comment Senate President Bukola Saraki made on the 2019 budget.On Wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari presented a N8.83 billion budget to a joint session of the national assembly.Speaking when he hosted some civil society organisations in Abuja, Saraki who is director-general [...]

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    Rapper knocks Vector, YCee, Ice Prince in new song, tags them ‘walking dead’

Rapper knocks Vector, YCee, Ice Prince in new song, tags them ‘walking dead’

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    Boko Haram commander ‘arrested in Lagos’

Boko Haram commander ‘arrested in Lagos’

The intelligence response team (IRT) of the inspector-general of police has reportedly arrested one Umar Abdulmalik, purportedly one of the most wanted Boko Haram leaders.According to The Nation, the 39-year-old, who is said to be responsible for the deaths of more than 200 people, was arrested in his hideout in Lagos.He is said to have played roles in explosions that rocked [...]

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    Minister: Smugglers taking advantage of ECOWAS protocol to bring rice into Nigeria

Minister: Smugglers taking advantage of ECOWAS protocol to bring rice into Nigeria

Heineken Lokpobiri, minister of state for agriculture, says because of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) protocol, neighbouring countries are being used to smuggle rice into Nigeria.In a statement on Friday, George Oji, media aide of the minister, quoted Lokpobiri as saying the development is frustrating the federal government's efforts to stop the importation of rice.The minister raised [...]

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    Amnesty got some of its facts wrong, says Garba Shehu on farmers-herders clashes

Amnesty got some of its facts wrong, says Garba Shehu on farmers-herders clashes

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media, says the Buhari administration has reduced the clashes between farmers and herders.Shehu said this in statement while reacting to "Harvest of Death: Three years of bloody clashes between farmers and herders in Nigeria", a recent report by Amnesty International.The organisation said a total of 3,641 Nigerians have been killed [...]

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    Senate approves N22bn as FG’s refund to Taraba

Senate approves N22bn as FG’s refund to Taraba

The senate has approved N22 billion as the debt payable to Taraba for projects executed on behalf of the federal government in the state.The senate's decision was sequel to a motion sponsored by Francis Alimekhena, senator representing Edo north.Buhari had accused the national assembly of inflating federal government's debts to states.The president had said the senate did not approve any [...]

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    Senate confirms Owasanoye as ICPC chairman

Senate confirms Owasanoye as ICPC chairman

The senate has confirmed Bolaji Owasanoye as chairman of the Independent Corrupt Pratices and other related offences Commission (ICPC).Owasanoye and eight other nominees were confirmed on Thursday after Chukwuka Utazi, chairman senate committee on anti-corruption and financial crimes, presented a report.Utazi said the nominees met the requirements expected of them.But Akpan Bassey, senator representing Akwa Ibom north-east, protested.The senator faulted [...]

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    Buhari declines assent to transport commission, roads authority bills

Buhari declines assent to transport commission, roads authority bills

President Muhammadu Buhari has declined to sign two bills into law.They are the National Transport Commission Bill 2018 and Federal Roads Authority Bill 2018.The president's decision to refuse assent to the bills were contained in a letter read by Senate President Bukola Saraki on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Wednesday.On the transport commission bill, Buhari explained that [...]

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    Booing: APC tackles ‘unruly’ lawmakers, blames Saraki, Dogara

Booing: APC tackles ‘unruly’ lawmakers, blames Saraki, Dogara

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the "failure" of Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, to rein in on "unruly" Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers is an indication that they planned to embarrass President Muhammadu Buhari.Buhari was booed by some lawmakers when he presented the 2019 budget to a joint session of the [...]

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    How lawmakers prevented Saraki, Dogara from giving speeches during budget presentation

How lawmakers prevented Saraki, Dogara from giving speeches during budget presentation

The 2019 budget presentation of President Muhammadu Buhari ended abruptly after Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, failed to give his remarks.Dogara failed to give his speech because the lower legislative chamber was rowdy.Before it got the speaker's turn to speak, some lawmakers had already booed and cheered the president while he gave his speech. Some of them [...]

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    Sources: Dogara pleaded with reps not to embarrass Buhari

Sources: Dogara pleaded with reps not to embarrass Buhari

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has pleaded with lawmakers in the lower legislative chamber not to embarrass President Muhammadu Buhari by staging a protest during thebudget presentation.TheCable learnt that aggrieved lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who did not get tickets to contest the 2019 polls were planning to protest against the president.Some Peoples Democratic Party [...]

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