Friday, September 20, 2019

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    Tribunal fixes Wednesday for judgement on Atiku’s petition against Buhari

Tribunal fixes Wednesday for judgement on Atiku’s petition against Buhari

The presidential election petition tribunal will deliver judgement on Atiku Abubakar's petition, challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday.Sa'adatu Musa, spokesperson of the court of appeal, disclosed this in a notice on Tuesday."Please be informed notice has been given for judgment to be delivered tomorrow September 11, 2019. 9. 00 AM," Musa said.In his petition, Atiku, the PDP [...]

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    Melaye asks appeal court to upturn judgement sacking him as senator

Melaye asks appeal court to upturn judgement sacking him as senator

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has asked the court of appeal to set aside a verdict of the Kogi state election tribunal which sacked him as a member of the national assembly.On August 23, the tribunal nullified the election and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a fresh poll within 90 days.The verdict of the tribunal [...]

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    Number of Nigerians willing to leave South Africa ‘rises from 400 to 640’

Number of Nigerians willing to leave South Africa ‘rises from 400 to 640’

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairperson of Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), says 640 Nigerians have indicated interest to return to home from South Africa.Dabiri-Erewa made this known while fielding questions from journalists on Monday. Godwin Adama, Nigeria's consul-general in South Africa, had earlier said 400 Nigerians had indicated interest in returning home.Adama, who disclosed this to NAN on Sunday, had said [...]

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    One killed in fresh outbreak of xenophobia in South Africa

One killed in fresh outbreak of xenophobia in South Africa

One person has been killed while five sustained injuries in a fresh outbreak of xenophobia in South Africa.According to News 24, the yet to be identified victim was stabbed with a sharp object at a corner of Bree and Plein streets in Johannesburg.Armed protesters had marched through the streets on Sunday, demanding that foreigners should return to where they came from.Some shops were [...]

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    SERAP asks South Africa to pay $10bn compensation to victims of xenophobia

SERAP asks South Africa to pay $10bn compensation to victims of xenophobia

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights to sue to South Africa and seek $10 billion for victims of xenophobic attacks in the country.Last week, shops and properties belonging to Nigerians and other Africans were looted and destroyed.In an open letter dated September 6 and addressed to Soyata Maiga, chairperson of [...]

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    Malami ‘shouldn’t take the blame’ for $9bn judgement against Nigeria

Malami ‘shouldn’t take the blame’ for $9bn judgement against Nigeria

A coalition of civil society organisations (CSOs) says some unidentified people are determined to blackmail Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), over the $9 billion judgement against Nigeria.A British court had given P&ID, an Irish engineering company, the fiat to seize Nigerian assets worth $9 billion.This was sequel to the non-execution of a 20-year gas and supply processing agreement [...]

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    PHOTOS: The deplorable state of police barracks, Ikeja

PHOTOS: The deplorable state of police barracks, Ikeja

Six years after a report on the state of the police barracks in Ikeja, Lagos, went viral, not much has been done to improve the facility.Former President Goodluck Jonathan who was in power then had paid a surprise visit to the barracks and subsequently described the report on the sorry state of the barracks "as a calculated attempt to damage [...]

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    Ramaphosa’s spokesman says Buhari will still visit South Africa in October

Ramaphosa’s spokesman says Buhari will still visit South Africa in October

President Muhammadu Buhari will visit South Africa in October, Khusela Diko, spokesman of President Cyril Ramaphosa, has said.Buhari had contemplated cancelling the visit in the wake of the recent attacks on Nigerians in the South Africa, according to a presidency source.The source had said the Nigerian leader was really worried over the attacks and that honouring the invitation of his [...]

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    Tribunal should have declared me winner, says Uduaghan

Tribunal should have declared me winner, says Uduaghan

Emmanuel Uduaghan, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the Delta south senatorial election, says the election tribunal should have declared him winner of the February 23 poll.He said this in reaction to the tribunal's removal of James Manager, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Manager winner of the  election but Uduagahn challenged Manager's [...]

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    Every state deserves Ruga, says Miyetti Allah leader

Every state deserves Ruga, says Miyetti Allah leader

Abdullahi Bodejo, national president of Miyetti Allah Kautel Hore, says every state in the country deserves Ruga.In an interview with TheSun, Bodejo said Fulani is the largest ethnic group in the country and ought to be given places to settle all over the country.He also urged Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, to fulfil his promise of donating parts of [...]

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    Sirika: National carrier remains a top priority of FG

Sirika: National carrier remains a top priority of FG

Hadi Sirika, minister of aviation, says the establishment of a national carrier remains a top priority of the federal government.The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari had suspended Nigeria Air, the national carrier project, last year, citing some challenges.The government came under heavy criticisms, with many Nigerians saying the funds sunk into the project went down the drain.But in a statement on Friday, James [...]

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    Foundation to honour Umezulike, ex-Enugu chief judge

Foundation to honour Umezulike, ex-Enugu chief judge

The Justice Innocent Umezulike Foundation says it will hold a one-year memorial lecture in honour of the ex-chief judge of Enugu state.The event is billed to hold at Justice I.A Umezulike Auditorium, Enugu state high court complex on Friday, September 27.In a statement on Friday, Victor Azubike, a trustee of the foundation, said the event would be chaired by Peter [...]

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    Xenophobia: Oshiomhole asks FG to take over MTN

Xenophobia: Oshiomhole asks FG to take over MTN

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has asked the federal government to take over MTN in order to send a strong message to South Africa over the attacks on Nigerians based in the country.On Monday, shops and properties of Nigerians were looted and destroyed in different parts of South Africa.Speaking with journalists on Thursday in Abuja, [...]

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    China to support Nigeria by funding office of UNGA president for one year

China to support Nigeria by funding office of UNGA president for one year

Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, says China has promised to fund the office of Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, president of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).Muhammad-Bande, Nigeria’s permanent representative to the UN, is the 74th president of UNGA.Speaking with reporters in Abuja after a meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and Yang Jiechi, a special envoy of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Onyeama [...]

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    Yahaya Bello boasts: I fed the chairman of PDP guber election committee

Yahaya Bello boasts: I fed the chairman of PDP guber election committee

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, says he fed Ahmadu Fintiri, Adamawa governor, when he came to preside over the primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.Bello said this in reaction to allegations by the PDP that he attempted to disrupt its primary election.Musa Wada, younger brother of the ex-governor of the state, won the PDP primary [...]

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    Lai: Fake videos of attacks on Nigerians in SA in circulation

Lai: Fake videos of attacks on Nigerians in SA in circulation

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, has alerted Nigerians to the spread of fake videos of purported attacks on citizens in South Africa.He said some people are using fake news to foment mayhem in the country.The minister said this on Thursday at a press conference in Abuja in reaction to the reprisal attacks against South African-owned businesses in the [...]

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