Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Dyepkazah Shibayan

    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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    Atiku: FG’s plan to sell national assets will cause long-term pains

Atiku: FG’s plan to sell national assets will cause long-term pains

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the plan of the federal government to sell national assets will cause long-term pains.In September, Joe Anichebe, a director at the Bureau of Public Entreprises (BPE), said the federal government may put up 10 state-owned companies for sale in the fourth quarter of 2018.But in a statement which his campaign council [...]

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    Adeleke arraigned for examination ‘malpractice’

Adeleke arraigned for examination ‘malpractice’

Ademola Adeleke, senator representing Osun west, has been arraigned at the Abuja federal high court for alleged examination malpractice.Adeleke was the Osun governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The senator was arraigned on Wednesday on a four-count charge alongside four other people.The others are Aregbesola Mufutau, principal of the school, Gbadamosi Thomas Ojo, the registrar, and Dare Olutope, a [...]

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    Lai: No case of hunger among soldiers fighting Boko Haram

Lai: No case of hunger among soldiers fighting Boko Haram

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the soldiers fighting Boko Haram insurgents in the north-east are not hungry.The minister said this in response to a report TheCable published on the plight of soldiers.The report, with video and pictures, detailed how soldiers beg for food and sleep in classrooms because of the lack of accommodation.Soldiers had narrated their experiences— with some [...]

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    Army: Shi’ites attacked soldiers, police before they were repelled

Army: Shi’ites attacked soldiers, police before they were repelled

The Nigerian army says three members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) were killed after they attacked troops deployed to a checkpoint at Kugbo/Karu bridge in Abuja.The army said four soldiers were wounded in the altercation which took place on Monday.The IMN members were conducting the Arbaeen Trek when the fracas occurred.The army, in a Facebook post, said the troops [...]

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    Peter Obi taunts Osinbajo: We’re focused on creating jobs — not learning ‘shaku shaku’

Peter Obi taunts Osinbajo: We’re focused on creating jobs — not learning ‘shaku shaku’

Peter Obi, running mate to Atiku Abubakar, presiedential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the period Nigeria is in calls for sober reflection and not for dancing "shaku shaku"."Shaku shaku" is a popular dance step common among entertainers and young Nigerians.Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo had said he is learning the dance step ahead of the 2019 general election.Speaking with [...]

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    Shehu Sani: Buhari’s government deceitful about restructuring

Shehu Sani: Buhari’s government deceitful about restructuring

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says the current government is deceitful about restructuring.Sani said this in a tweet on Monday. The senator said the governments of the past ignored restructuring."The government of the past ignored restructuring; The government of the present is deceitful about restructuring," the lawmaker tweeted.https://twitter.com/ShehuSani/status/1056843382679592961?s=19Atiku Abubakar, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential flagbearer, has been an [...]

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