Thursday, September 19, 2019

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    Lawan: This n’assembly won’t fail Buhari

Lawan: This n’assembly won’t fail Buhari

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the ninth national assembly will not fail President Muhammadu Buhari.Ola Awoniyi, special adviser to the senate president, quoted his principal as saying this at a town hall meeting in Gashua, Yobe state, on Tuesday night.The senate president said the national assembly would give Buhari the support needed to take the country to the next level.“We [...]

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    Malami: Nigeria’s deal with P&ID was designed to fail

Malami: Nigeria’s deal with P&ID was designed to fail

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), says Nigeria's deal with Process and Industrial Developments (P&ID) was designed to fail.In 2010, the federal government entered into a deal with the company to build a gas processing plant in Calabar, Cross River state.However, the deal collapsed because Nigeria did not meet its end of the bargain.On August 16, a British court gave [...]

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    You are not empowered to charge me with terrorism, Sowore tells DSS

You are not empowered to charge me with terrorism, Sowore tells DSS

Omoyele Sowore, convener of #RevolutionNow protest, says the Department of State Services (DSS) is not empowered to prosecute him on terrorism charges.Sowore said this in response to a submission made by the secret police.The DSS had asked the court to determine if it was right to file terrorism charge against the activist and whether it was right to for it [...]

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    Kogi election: APC clears Yahaya Bello, disqualifies 12 aspirants

Kogi election: APC clears Yahaya Bello, disqualifies 12 aspirants

The screening committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi state has cleared Yahaya Bello, governor of the state, to contest the party's primary poll ahead of the November governorship election.Hope Uzodinma, former senator representing Imo west, who chaired the committee, announced the result on Monday.He listed other cleared candidates as Abubakar Bashir, Ekele Blessing and Hassan Abdullahi.The 12 [...]

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    EFCC: Abba Kyari didn’t influence Oyo-Ita’s probe

EFCC: Abba Kyari didn’t influence Oyo-Ita’s probe

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says Abba Kyari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, did not instigate its probe of Winifred Oyo-Ita, head of service.Oyo-Ita was quizzed by the anti-graft agency over allegations that she used front companies to get contracts when she was a permanent secretary.She has denied any wrong-doing.The head of service later tendered [...]

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    REVEALED: Ihedioha appointed suspect on FBI list into his inauguration committee

REVEALED: Ihedioha appointed suspect on FBI list into his inauguration committee

Chika Odionyenma, one of the persons on FBI's 77-man list of suspected Nigerian fraudsters, was appointed into the inauguration committee of Emeka Ihedioha, governor of Imo state.There have been reactions since Thursday when the agency disclosed that many Nigerians were under investigation in connection with one of the largest scams in US history.Videos of some of the suspects spraying dollars [...]

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    Ex-CBN dep gov: Some people want to use and crush Tinubu

Ex-CBN dep gov: Some people want to use and crush Tinubu

Obadiah Mailafia, a former deputy governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says there are some unidentified people who want to use Bola Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos state, and "crush him."In an interview with PUNCH, Mailafia said though, Tinubu could discern talents and mentor them to leadership roles, he has been "abjectly naive."The former deputy governor of [...]

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    APC dismisses Wadume’s claim, says era of giving thugs money ended with PDP

APC dismisses Wadume’s claim, says era of giving thugs money ended with PDP

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it will never allocate resources to a kidnapper or murderer.The ruling party said this in reaction to a claim made by Hamisu Bala, suspected kidnap kingpin better known as Wadume.Wadume had alleged that the APC gave him N13 million for the February 23 presidential election.He had also said Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba state, [...]

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    40m still in servitude, says Buhari as world marks 400 years after slave trade

40m still in servitude, says Buhari as world marks 400 years after slave trade

President Muhammadu Buhari says slavery must be eradicated completely.Buhari said this in an opinion published in The Washington Post on Friday to mark the 400th anniversary of the abolition of slave trade.The president said despite the fact that the descendants of African slaves have made valuable contributions to society, they still face discrimination and racism.He noted that slavery still thrives [...]

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    Buhari heading to Japan for African development summit

Buhari heading to Japan for African development summit

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja for Japan on Sunday to participate in the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7).The conference is holding in  Yokohama between August 28 and August 30.In a statement on Friday, Femi Adesina, spokesman of the president, said Buhari's participation in the conference would be his second, having attended TICAD6 in Nairobi, Kenya, in [...]

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    IPOB members are ‘threats to humanity’

IPOB members are ‘threats to humanity’

The Association of Nigerian Professionals in Europe (ANPE) says the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) pose a threat to European Union (EU) member nations.The group of well-meaning Nigerians made this known in a communique issued after a meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, on Monday.ANPE said IPOB ought to be banned across Europe and that its members should be brought to book.Read full [...]

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    Ex-US envoy: Nigerians always complain about govt but something is wrong with everybody

Ex-US envoy: Nigerians always complain about govt but something is wrong with everybody

Andrew Young, a former ambassador of the US to the UN, says Nigerians are always complaining about the government but that ''something is wrong with everybody''.Young said this on Thursday at a dinner organised by the Emeka Offor foundation for him in Abuja.The event was also to mark the record of no wild polio virus case in Nigeria in three [...]

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    Akwa Ibom senator loses wife

Akwa Ibom senator loses wife

Chris Ekpeyong, senator representing Akwa Ibom north west, has lost Grace, his wife.She died in Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom, after a brief illness, on Friday.Udom Emmanuel, governor of the state, led a delegation to Ekpeyong's residence in the state to commiserate with him.In Emmanuel's delegation were Moses Ekpo, deputy governor; Idongesit Nkanga, director general divine mandate;  Emmanuel Enoidem, national [...]

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    Timi Frank: Don’t expect much from these ministers

Timi Frank: Don’t expect much from these ministers

Timi Frank, a former deputy national publicity of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Nigerians should "lower their expectations for true dividends of democracy."Frank was speaking on the back of the swearing in of 43 ministers by President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa on Wednesday.In a statement on Thursday, the former APC spokesman called on Nigerians to brace up for [...]

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    Buhari reappoints Adesina, Garba Shehu

Buhari reappoints Adesina, Garba Shehu

President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Femi Adesina and Garba Shehu, his spokespersons.Abiodun Oladunjoye, a deputy director (information) at the presidential villa, disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday.TheCable had earlier reported that the duo alongside some presidential aides had been reappointed.The president also reappointed Laolu Akande as the senior special assistant to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.All Osinbajo’s aides are officially [...]

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    Presidential tribunal reserves judgement

Presidential tribunal reserves judgement

The presidential election petitions tribunal has reserved judgement in the petition the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) filed to challenge the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the general election.The five-man panel of the tribunal led by Mohammed Garba said judgement would be delivered on a date to be communicated to the parties.Garba made the announcement after the petitioners and respondents [...]

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