Monday, July 22, 2019

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    Boeing sets aside $100m for victims of 737 Max crashes

Boeing sets aside $100m for victims of 737 Max crashes

Boeing, aircraft manufacturer, has set aside $100 million to support families of those who died in two 737 Max crashes, according to CNN.Boeing's 737 Max jets were grounded worldwide after one of its aircraft flown by Ethiopian Airlines crashed shortly after takeoff in March.Pius Adesanmi, renowned writer, and Biodun Bashua, a former UN and African Union (AU) deputy joint special representative in Darfur, Sudan, [...]

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    Falana asks Buhari to apologise to Nigerians for saying Abacha didn’t steal

Falana asks Buhari to apologise to Nigerians for saying Abacha didn’t steal

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to apologise to Nigerians over his comment on funds diverted by Sani Abacha, the late military dictator.Buhari had said Abacha did not loot the country.Last year alone, the federal government recovered $321 million Abacha loot from Switzerland.Speaking at a conference organised by the Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA) [...]

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    Senate sets up committee to probe lawmaker who assaulted woman

Senate sets up committee to probe lawmaker who assaulted woman

The senate has set up an ad hoc committee to investigate Abbo Elisha, senator representing Adamawa north, for allegedly assaulting a woman.The committee was set up following a motion sponsored by Uba Sani, senator representing Kaduna central.Moving the motion on the floor of the red chamber on Wednesday, Sani said his credibility is at stake over the incident."That has gone [...]

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    ICYMI: Many killed as tanker explodes in Benue

ICYMI: Many killed as tanker explodes in Benue

Many people were reportedly killed after a tanker laden with petrol exploded in Gwer east local government area of Benue state on Monday.Properties worth millions of naira were also razed in the inferno.The tanker was said to have fallen while trying to avoid potholes on the Alliade-Makurdi federal highway in Ahumbe village.A witness said the tanker was heading to Markudi, [...]

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    Uzor Kalu is chief whip as Lawan announces principal officers

Uzor Kalu is chief whip as Lawan announces principal officers

Orji Uzor Kalu has been announced as the chief whip of the upper legislative chamber.Senate President Ahmad Lawan made the announcement on the floor of the red chamber on Tuesday.Kalu was the governor of Abia state between 1999 and 2007.The senate president also announced Abdullahi Yahaya as the majority leader. The lawmaker represents Kebbi north in the senate.Yahaya served as [...]

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    You are on a wild goose chase, Saraki replies EFCC

You are on a wild goose chase, Saraki replies EFCC

Bukola Saraki, former president of the senate, says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is on a "wild goose chase."Saraki spoke in response to a statement credited to the EFCC.On Sunday, the anti-graft agency alleged that the former Kwara governor is behind a media campaign against Ibrahim Magu, EFCC acting chairman.But in a statement on Monday, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki's [...]

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    We have over 400 witnesses against Buhari, PDP tells tribunal

We have over 400 witnesses against Buhari, PDP tells tribunal

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it has over 400 witnesses willing to testify at the presidential election petition tribunal.Levi Uzeugwu, PDP's lead counsel, said this during proceedings at the tribunal in Abuja on Monday.Uzeugwu was responding to a question from Mohammed Garba, chairman of the tribunal.Garba had asked the counsel the number of witnesses he had to present in [...]

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    Boko Haram remains evil that ‘must be crushed by all’

Boko Haram remains evil that ‘must be crushed by all’

The Coalition for Truth and Justice has condemned the atrocities being perpetrated by Boko Haram against civilian population.The group described the sect’s existence as an evil that must be completely wiped out of Nigeria and the entire West Africa sub-region.This was part of the address delivered by Charles Timothy at a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday.The coalition lamented that [...]

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    Campaign against Magu won’t save you, EFCC tells Saraki

Campaign against Magu won’t save you, EFCC tells Saraki

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says no amount of media campaign against Ibrahim Magu, its acting chairman, will stop the prosecution of Bukola Saraki, former president of the senate.In a statement on Sunday, Tony Orilade, EFCC spokesman, alleged that Saraki made a false claim against Magu.He said the anti-graft agency would not be distracted by such claims.“We wish [...]

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    Nationwide blackout as grid collapses after fire outbreak in Benin

Nationwide blackout as grid collapses after fire outbreak in Benin

A fire outbreak at a power substation in Benin, Edo state, has led to the total collapse of the national grid.The situation has led to power outage across the country.In a statement, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) attributed the fire outbreak to  high voltage.Ndidi Mbah, general manager, public affairs of TCN, said the development led to a massive drop of [...]

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    We don’t owe PDP any explanation on Buhari’s cabinet, says APC

We don’t owe PDP any explanation on Buhari’s cabinet, says APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it does not owe the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) any explanation on the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari.Reacting to the comment of Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP sokesman that there is infighting among APC leaders because of appointments and "booty sharing", Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC spokesman, asked the PDP to engage his party on issues and not "idle talk."He said [...]

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    N’assembly asked to support war against  terrorism

N’assembly asked to support war against terrorism

The national assembly has been asked to complement the military's fight against insurgency.At an advocacy meeting held at the Unity Fountain, Abuja, on Tuesday, the One Nigeria Movement reeled out programmes that would "ultimately end security challenges in the country".Ibrahim Dalla, the convener, said the move has become imperative owing to "inadequate funding accorded to the military in the past".The [...]

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    PHOTOS: Protesters storm COZA in Abuja, Lagos

PHOTOS: Protesters storm COZA in Abuja, Lagos

Some protesters on the platform of #ChurchToo Movement are currently in front of the Commonwealth Zion Assembly (COZA) in Abuja and Lagos.They marched to the church to protest alleged rape of Busayo Dakolo, celebrity photographer, by  Biodun Fatoyimbo, founder of COZA.Although Fatoyinbo has denied the allegation, the protesters have asked him to step down until investigation is concluded.Below are pictures:ABUJA[...]

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    PDP: There’s infighting among APC leaders… Buhari has been held hostage

PDP: There’s infighting among APC leaders… Buhari has been held hostage

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says there is infighting within the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the presidency.In a statement on Saturday, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, alleged that the infighting is about positions.Ologbondiyan described the APC as a sanctuary of "power mongers and looters.""The bitter fighting and hostilities in the presidency is as a result of the confusion that had [...]

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    ALERT: Busola Dakolo is not on Twitter

ALERT: Busola Dakolo is not on Twitter

An unknown individual is impersonating Busola, celebrity photographer and wife of Timi Dakolo, on Twitter.Busola has been trending on social media since Friday morning when a video of her accusing Biodun Fatoyimbo, pastor of CommonWealth Zion Assembly (COZA), of rape, was released.YNaija, an online platform, had released a video of an interview it conducted with her.Shortly after the story went [...]

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    Protesters to storm COZA headquarters on Sunday

Protesters to storm COZA headquarters on Sunday

Some protesters under the platform of  #ChurchTooMovement have vowed to storm the headquarters of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) in Abuja on Sunday.This was contained in a notice widely circulated on social media."If you are outraged by the alleged sexual abuses perpetrated by pastors and so-called 'men of God', join us for protest March to COZA church. Meeting point: [...]

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