Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Dyepkazah Shibayan

    Some NGOs working to destabilise Nigeria, says group

Some NGOs working to destabilise Nigeria, says group

The Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC) has accused some non-governmental organisations (NGOs) of plotting to create tension and unrest in Nigeria.In a statement, Adams Odoh, executive director of SHAC, said it is sad that some NGOs did not read in between the line before rushing out to endorse a recent documentary critical of the military.SHAC, therefore, called on all indigenous [...]

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    Buhari accuses n’assembly of increasing FG’s debt to states

Buhari accuses n’assembly of increasing FG’s debt to states

President Muhammadu Buhari has accused the national assembly of inflating the debt of the federal government to states.The national assembly had approved the refund of N488.7 billion to state governments for projects they executed on behalf of the federal government.But in a letter read on the floor of the upper legislative chamber by Senate President Bukola Saraki on Tuesday, Buhari [...]

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    Senate begins probe of Deji Adeyanju’s arrest

Senate begins probe of Deji Adeyanju’s arrest

The senate has mandated its committees on police and judiciary to probe the arrest of Deji Adeyanju, convener of Concerned Nigerians.The decision to investigate Adeyanju's arrest was sequel to a motion sponsored by Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west.On Thursday, Adeyanju was arrested by the police for a murder case that he and some of his associates were discharged and [...]

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    Police block striking workers from n’assembly complex

Police block striking workers from n’assembly complex

The police have refused workers entry into the national assembly.The national assembly workers under the aegis of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) commenced a four-day strike on Monday.They also cut off off water and power supply to the premises.While milling around the entrance of the national assembly on Tuesday, TheCable overheard some of the workers accusing their colleagues of betraying [...]

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    Workers begin strike, cut off water and power supplies to n’assembly

Workers begin strike, cut off water and power supplies to n’assembly

Members of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) have begun their four-day warning strike.The workers had issued a strike notice on Sunday. As of the time of filing this report, entrances to the assembly complex had been blocked while the workers also cut off water and power supply to the premises of the assembly.They are demanding to be paid [...]

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    ‘You need another trip to Dubai’ — APC taunts PDP

‘You need another trip to Dubai’ — APC taunts PDP

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) needs another strategic session in Dubai.In November, top leaders of the opposition party spent at least four days in Dubai, strategising for the 2019 elections.Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC spokesman, said it is "amazing" that the opposition party could not present any alternative governance agenda before the 2019 polls.Issa-Onilu said instead [...]

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    Buhari has been of great service to Nigeria, says Jonathan

Buhari has been of great service to Nigeria, says Jonathan

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan says President Muhammadu Buhari has been of great service to the country.Jonathan said this on Sunday in a goodwill message to Buhari on his 76th birthday.He said the president has contributed much to the development of the country, having served in different offices.The former president prayed for good health and more productive years for Buhari."Yours has been [...]

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    ‘I would have been dead’ — journalist speaks on attack by Sanwo-Olu’s ‘supporters’

‘I would have been dead’ — journalist speaks on attack by Sanwo-Olu’s ‘supporters’

Felicity Ezewuike, a journalist working with Plus TV Africa, says she was "almost lynched" by supporters of Babajide Sanwo-Olu, gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, for filming a development.In a short video tweeted by Plus TV Africa, Ezewuike said she was filming a protest when supporters of Sanwo-Olu came around that vicinity and started fighting.The reporter [...]

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    Gaming company ‘to transform’ lottery in Nigeria

Gaming company ‘to transform’ lottery in Nigeria

Bingo9ja, a new gaming company, says it is deploying "cutting-edge" technology to revolutionalise the outlook of lottery in the country.The company said the technology would make the games available "to all gamers across board."Speaking with journalists, Eni Eniola, founder of Ikorne Games which is the parent company of Bingo9ja, said the deployment of "Blockchain Technology" would change how people play [...]

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    Whatever you put in Atiku’s hands never dies, says Dogara

Whatever you put in Atiku’s hands never dies, says Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says whatever one keeps in care of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), never dies.Dogara said this on Saturday while speaking at the wedding reception of Hassan Ishaya Hassan, his nephew, and Mafeng, his wife, in Abuja.The speaker said Abubakar is the candidate that would take the country [...]

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    ‘Why are you speaking on behalf of INEC?’ — PDP asks APC over hacking allegation

‘Why are you speaking on behalf of INEC?’ — PDP asks APC over hacking allegation

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the All Progressives Congress (APC) is clutching on the straws for survival.Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, said this on Friday while reacting to an allegation by the APC.Yekini Nabena, deputy national publicity secretary of the ruling party, had said there is a plan by the opposition party to use Russians to hack thedata base of [...]

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    APC: PDP planning to use Russians to hack INEC database

APC: PDP planning to use Russians to hack INEC database

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that there is a plot by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to use some Russians to hack the database of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ahead of the 2019 general election.Yekini Nabena, deputy national publicity secretary of the ruling party made the allegation in an interactive session with journalists on Friday in [...]

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    Court sacks Duke, declares Jerry Gana presidential candidate of SDP

Court sacks Duke, declares Jerry Gana presidential candidate of SDP

A federal capital territory (FCT) high court has declared Jerry Gana, a former minister of information, as the winner of presidential primary poll of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).The election held on October 6. The party had said Donald Duke, a former governor of Cross River state, won Gana by polling 812 to 611 votes.But the former minister challenged the [...]

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    El-Rufai accuses Dunamis pastor of incitement, vows to sue him

El-Rufai accuses Dunamis pastor of incitement, vows to sue him

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says he will sue Paul Enenche (pictured), senior pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), over an alleged incitement.El-Rufai said this on Thursday when Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, paid him a visit in Kaduna.Over 50 people including a traditional ruler were killed in a religious conflict in Kaduna in October.Reacting to the [...]

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    Lai: Opposition disappointed that Buhari refused to die

Lai: Opposition disappointed that Buhari refused to die

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the opposition is disappointed that President Muhammadu Buhari refused to die after his illness.Mohammed said this in Kaduna when he visited Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, on Thursday.In 2017, Buhari spent 150 days in the UK treating an undisclosed ailment. There were rumours that he had died.He said critics of the All Progressives [...]

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    Lai: Fake news, hate speech are big threats to 2019 polls

Lai: Fake news, hate speech are big threats to 2019 polls

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says if left unchecked, hate speech and fake news will constitute big threats to the 2019 polls.Mohammed said this on Thursday while speaking at the 47th national council of information in Kaduna state.The minister said the media must lead the campaign against fake news and hate speech.“This issue transcends political party lines, religion, ethnicity, and [...]

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