Monday, November 12, 2018

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    Buhari replaces nominee for chairman of NDIC board

Buhari replaces nominee for chairman of NDIC board

President Muhammadu Buhari has withdrawn the nomination of Olabode Akin Mustapha as chairman of governing board of Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) and replaced it with Ronke Shokefun.Buhari's request was contained in a letter read by Senate President Bukola Saraki on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday."The distinguished senate is kindly invited to recall my earlier request for [...]

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    Buhari appoints Abike Dabiri-Erewa as diaspora commission chairman

Buhari appoints Abike Dabiri-Erewa as diaspora commission chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Abike Dabiri-Erewa as the chief executive officer (CEO) and chairman of Nigeria Diaspora Commission.The request for her confirmation was contained in a letter read by Senate President Bukola Saraki on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday.Buhari based his request on section 2 (1) of the Nigeria Diaspora Commission act."In compliance with section [...]

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    Ekweremadu on home invasion: Nobody is safe in this country

Ekweremadu on home invasion: Nobody is safe in this country

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says no one is safe in Nigeria.Uche Anichukwu, media aide of Ekweremadu, had earlier disclosed that the Abuja residence of the deputy senate president was invaded by gunmen in the wee hours of Tuesday.Speaking after the incident, Ekweremadu said the response of the police to the incident was poor.The lawmaker said the security of the [...]

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    One arrested as ‘gunmen’ invade Ekweremadu’s residence

One arrested as ‘gunmen’ invade Ekweremadu’s residence

Gunmen invaded the home of Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, in the early hours of Tuesday while he was at home with his family.Uche Anichukwu, media aide to Ekweremadu, described the incident as an assassination attempt.In a statement, Anichukwu said armed men "discreetly" bypassed the security in the home of the deputy senate president located at Apo, Abuja.Anichukwu said the [...]

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    Senate will probe diversion of NLNG dividend, says Saraki

Senate will probe diversion of NLNG dividend, says Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the upper legislative chamber will probe the alleged diversion of the Nigerian Liquified Natural Gas (NLNG) dividend.Last week, Maikanti Baru, group managing director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), told an ad hoc committee of the senate that in response to a call by the national assembly to put a stop to the [...]

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    Tinubu’s influence grossly overestimated, says Ezekwesili

Tinubu’s influence grossly overestimated, says Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili, presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), says Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) does not have control of Alimosho, the largest local government area in Lagos state.Tinubu is believed to wield much power in south-west. He worked for the election of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.But in a statement [...]

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    Nigeria safe for tourists, says Lai

Nigeria safe for tourists, says Lai

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Nigeria is a safe destination for tourists and business people alike.Mohammed said this on Monday while bidding farewell to Latin America Motorcycle Association (LAMA) who toured the country.The bikers toured the country and visited historical sites and museums for 14 days.Some of the states they visited were Lagos, Oyo and Edo among others.Mohammed thanked [...]

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    Shehu Sani: APC senators can’t remove Saraki

Shehu Sani: APC senators can’t remove Saraki

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says it is impossible for the All Progressives Congress (APC) senators to remove Senate President Bukola Saraki because they do not have the numbers.The leadership of the ruling party has been calling for the removal of Saraki since his defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).TheCable had reported how the senate president and the APC [...]

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    How kidnapped victim regained freedom ‘after Amaechi’s intervention’

How kidnapped victim regained freedom ‘after Amaechi’s intervention’

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, on Sunday assisted a man who was kidnapped in Rivers state to regain freedom.According to a statement by his media office, Amaechi was on his way to Ubimini, a community in Emohua local government area, when he sighted an abandoned Lexus SUV by the road.The minister, who was to address some supporters of the All [...]

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    My government won’t condone hate speech, says Buhari

My government won’t condone hate speech, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the federal government will not condone hate speech.According to NAN, the president gave the warning at the 24th convocation ceremony of the University of Uyo on Saturday.Buhari who was represented by Ibrahim Yakasai, director of corporate communications, National Universities Commission (NUC), asked security agencies to fish out and prosecute those making inciting statements.While urging Nigerians to [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: Crime fighter, peacemaker — meet the most senior female police officer in Nigeria

CLOSE-UP: Crime fighter, peacemaker — meet the most senior female police officer in Nigeria

On Thursday, Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), decorated Patience Ibekwe Abdallah, a police officer, promoted to deputy inspector-general of police (DIG). The Police Service Commission (PSC) had approved the promotion of three assistant inspectors-general of police (AIGs) to the position of DIGs. Among these officers, Abdallah is the only woman, meaning she is an inch closer to making history as [...]

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    PDP’s link with Ballard is suspicious, says group

PDP’s link with Ballard is suspicious, says group

Save Nigeria Network, a political group, says it is suspicious of the link between Brian Ballard, a US lobbyist, and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).TheCable had reported that the PDP hired the firm ahead of the 2019 elections.Ballard, who has US President Donald Trump as one of his clients, will receive $90,000 a month from Nigeria's main opposition party.In a [...]

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    Oshiomhole: Why we rejected Okorocha’s in-law as our guber candidate in Imo

Oshiomhole: Why we rejected Okorocha’s in-law as our guber candidate in Imo

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the party has submitted the name of Hope Uzondima, senator representing Imo west, to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as its governorship candidate in Imo.Speaking with reporters at the headquarters of the party in Abuja, Oshiomhole said he would always uphold the truth in the interest of the party [...]

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    Buhari: Shehu Musa Yar’Adua and I wrote WASC in 1961

Buhari: Shehu Musa Yar’Adua and I wrote WASC in 1961

President Muhammadu Buhari says he and the late Shehu Musa Yar'dua sat for the West African School Certificate (WASC) in 1961.Buhari said this on Friday after Uyi Uwadiale, registrar of the West African Examination Council (WAEC), presented him with a re-issued certificate at the presidential villa in Abuja.The president has been under pressure following his failure to submit his credentials to [...]

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    Another earth tremor hits Abuja

Another earth tremor hits Abuja

Another incident of earth tremor has been recorded in Abuja.The tremor occurred in the Maitama district of federal capital territory (FCT) around noon on Thursday.The Maitama and Mpape areas were affected the last time the incident occurred.Confirming the incident, the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA) said the intensity of the shake was about 3.0 on the Mercalli Intensity Scale.The agency [...]

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    Amnesty: Security forces approached IMN processions not to restore public order — but to kill

Amnesty: Security forces approached IMN processions not to restore public order — but to kill

Amnesty International says security operatives approached members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) who protested in Abuja not to restore public order but to kill them.The IMN members better known as Shi'ites have been demanding the release of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, their leader.El-Zakzaky has been in detention since 2015 when members of the movement clashed with soldiers in Zaria, [...]

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