Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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    Ondo crisis: Appeal court to determine Jegede’s fate Tuesday

Ondo crisis: Appeal court to determine Jegede’s fate Tuesday

The court of appeal has slated Tuesday to hear the application of Eyitayo Jegede, Ondo candidate of the Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Jegede had approached the court seeking to upturn the order which the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) followed in announcing Jimoh Ibrahim as the PDP candidate. On October 14, Okon Abang, a judge of the [...]

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    Rescue us from this genocide, Southern Kaduna elders tell FG

Rescue us from this genocide, Southern Kaduna elders tell FG

The Southern Kaduna Elders Consultative Forum (SKECF) has appealed to the Kaduna and federal governments to put an end to the "ongoing genocide" in the state. In a statement entitled 'Enough of this genocide in southern Kaduna', Zamani Lekwat, chairman of SKECF and Peter Buba, the secretary, said the killings allegedly perpetrated by the Fulani herdsmen call for concern. "The sudden turn [...]

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    APC has rigged Ondo election in advance, says Fayose

APC has rigged Ondo election in advance, says Fayose

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) has already rigged the November 26 governorship election in Ondo state. He alleged that the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to  name Jimoh Ibrahim  as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate had shown that the electoral body was a department in the APC. The commission chose Ibrahim over [...]

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    Dangote asks FG to reverse privatisation of power

Dangote asks FG to reverse privatisation of power

Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote group, has advised the federal government to take back the assets it sold earlier and give it to people who "really have money" to manage them. According to Daily Trust, Dangote said this in Plateau state during the senior executive session of course 38 at the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru. The billionaire [...]

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    Reps want police to crack down on naira hawkers

Reps want police to crack down on naira hawkers

The house of representatives has urged Ibrahim Idris, the inspector-general of police (IGP), to crack down on any person selling or hawking crisp naira notes. The house also mandated its committees on banking and currency and police affairs to interface with Godwin Emefiele, governor of the central bank of Nigeria (CBN) and IGP with a view to putting an end to [...]

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    Edo suspends tradition ruler for ‘assaulting’ a woman

Edo suspends tradition ruler for ‘assaulting’ a woman

The Edo state government says it has handed a seven-day suspension to Anselm Aidenojie, the Onojie of Uromi, over an alleged assault to one Betty Okoebor. The assault was said to have occurred on September 28. In a letter dated October 26, Julius Ihonvbere, secretary to the state government, said the traditional ruler's refusal to reply a query on the matter showed [...]

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    20 people owing Nigeria N1.2trn, says house spokesman

20 people owing Nigeria N1.2trn, says house spokesman

Abdulrazak Namdas, chairman house of representatives committee on media and publicity, says 20 individuals are owing the federal government N1.2 trillion. Addressing journalists on Thursday, Namdas said recovery of the money would help the country in its time of recession. "As we all know we are in a recession AMCON was established between 2007 and 2009 as a response to the global [...]

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    Saraki loses bid to halt CCT trial

Saraki loses bid to halt CCT trial

The appeal court on Thursday dismissed Senate President Bukola Saraki’s appeal challenging his trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). The panel led by Abdul Aboki, a justice, dismissed the appeal and held that the appellant’s submission was laced with sentiments. Aboki held that the CCT trial was instituted according to due processes and the country's constitution. "The charge against the appellant [...]

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    Segun Oni: Assuming I were a judge, Amaechi would have been arrested

Segun Oni: Assuming I were a judge, Amaechi would have been arrested

Segun Oni, deputy national chairman (south) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Wednesday said if he was a supreme court judge and Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transport, attempted to influence court judgements through bribery, he would have been arrested. In an interview with journalists, Oni said the allegations by the judges against Amaechi would not be taken seriously because of [...]

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    Reps invite IGP over shooting of Joseph Izu, 3sc defender

Reps invite IGP over shooting of Joseph Izu, 3sc defender

The house of representatives has invited Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), over the shooting of Joseph Izu, a defender of the Shooting Stars Football Club (3SC), Ibadan. Izu was holidaying in his home town of Okaki in Rivers state when he was allegedly killed by men of the joint task force (JTF). At a press conference in Port Harcourt, the military told [...]

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    Jimoh Ibrahim has never denied that he belongs to Accord Party, says group

Jimoh Ibrahim has never denied that he belongs to Accord Party, says group

A pro-democracy group known as the Coalition in Defence of Nigerian Democracy and Constitution (CDNDC) has accused Jimoh Ibrahim of procuring the court order, which declared him the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Ondo state. The group alleged that the billionaire has never denied his membership of Accord Party. Okon Abang, a judge of the federal high court, Abuja, had [...]

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    MIT professor ‘rejects’ appointment as NERC chairman

MIT professor ‘rejects’ appointment as NERC chairman

Akintunde Akinwande, the nominee of President Muhammadu Buhari for chairman of the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), on Thursday failed to appear before the senate committee on power for screening. It was also learnt the Akinwande also failed to appear before the Department of State Services (DSS) for security screening, a strong indication that he has rejected the appointment,  according to THISDAY. This development [...]

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    APC spokesman warns Buhari: An exodus of party members is looming

APC spokesman warns Buhari: An exodus of party members is looming

Timi Frank, deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the party may be no more by 2019 if its internal crisis is not settled. Speaking with journalists on Tuesday, Frank said party has up to January 2017 to fix its crisis, else some some members may begin to seek "alternatives" in pursuit of their political agenda. He said [...]

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    Buhari asks reps for approval to borrow $30bn

Buhari asks reps for approval to borrow $30bn

President Muhammadu Buhari has requested that the house of representatives approve of a federal government (2016-2018) external borrowing plan to the sum of $29.960 billion. Buhari also sought a slight amendment of Budget 2016, asking that a total of N180 billion be moved from various line items to the the other in the country's appropriation act. In a letter read on the [...]

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    Oshiomhole ‘not interested’ in whether Obaseki betrays him or not

Oshiomhole ‘not interested’ in whether Obaseki betrays him or not

Adams Oshiomhole, governor-elect of Edo state, says Godwin Obaseki, the governor-elect, can only disappoint the state and not him because he is an individual among four million people. Speaking with journalists on Monday at the state house, Oshiomhole said conflict arises only when one refuses to accept that his or her tenure is over. He said one of the reasons he was [...]

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    Jimoh Ibrahim’s $1m bribery allegation is false, says INEC

Jimoh Ibrahim’s $1m bribery allegation is false, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the claim by Jimoh Ibrahim, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Ondo, that an official demanded $1 million to accept his governorship nomination forms, is false. Adedeji Soyebi, national commissioner in charge of publicity, said when Ibrahim visited the commission, Toyin Babalola, whom he accused of demanding the bribe, had called three [...]

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