Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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    S’court affirms ex-commissioner as lawmaker representing federal constituency in Kaduna

S’court affirms ex-commissioner as lawmaker representing federal constituency in Kaduna

The supreme court has affirmed Suleiman Lere as the representative of Lere federal constituency of Kaduna state in the house of representatives.On April 11, the apex court dismissed the appeal of Ahmed Munir who contested the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) alongside Lere.The five-man panel of the court gave reasons for its earlier action on Friday.Aliyu had [...]

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    Appeal court fixes Friday for judgement on Onnoghen

Appeal court fixes Friday for judgement on Onnoghen

The appeal court says it will deliver judgement on the appeal filed by Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), on Friday.The announcement was contained in a statement issued by Sa'adatu Kachalla, spokesperson of the court, on Thursday ."Notice is hereby given. That The Appeal filed by Hon. Justice Walter Onnoghen is ripe for judgement, tomorrow morning in Abuja [...]

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    How kidnappers made elite abandon their cars for Abuja-Kaduna trains

How kidnappers made elite abandon their cars for Abuja-Kaduna trains

The Abuja-Kaduna train service has received a boost in its operations as a result of the activities of kidnappers along the Abuja-Kaduna expressway.The rush for train is so intense that securing a first-class ticket has become so difficult.President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated the train line in July 2016 but its patronage was low until 2018 when activities of kidnappers increased on the [...]

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    Marafa: Why I sought N10bn for Zamfara in 2019 budget

Marafa: Why I sought N10bn for Zamfara in 2019 budget

Kabiru Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says he urged his colleagues to provide N10 billion in the 2019 budget in order to address the humanitarian crisis in Zamfara state.Provisions were made for the money after Marafa sponsored a motion. The fund is in the 2019 budget passed by the national assembly last week.In a statement on Sunday, Marafa urged President [...]

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    Archbishop says Buhari has been incapacitated

Archbishop says Buhari has been incapacitated

Tunde Adeleye, chairman of the Christian Council of Nigeria, Cross River state, says President Muhammadu Buhari has been incapacitated.In an interview with PUNCH, Adeleye, who is also an archbishop, said Buhari is not doing well and the people around him are not telling him the truth.The cleric said the government is not working because it "is physically and fundamentally disunited.""In [...]

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    Jonathan: Yar’Adua gave hope to Nigerians

Jonathan: Yar’Adua gave hope to Nigerians

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan says late President Umaru Yar'Adua was selfless leader who placed national interest over personal and ethnic gains.Jonathan said this in a series of tweets to mark the ninth anniversary of the demise of the late president.Yar'Adua died in 2010 and Jonthan, who was then vice-president, succeeded him.The former president described Yar'Adua as a man with a [...]

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    Protesters storm FCT police command over ‘rape of sex workers’

Protesters storm FCT police command over ‘rape of sex workers’

Some protesters on Saturday besieged the federal capital territory (FCT) police command over the alleged rape of some commercial sex workers by some policemen.In April, a joint task force raided Caramelo, a popular strip club, in the nation’s capital, and arrested some strippers.The task force also arrested suspected sex workers in different parts of Abuja. Some of those arrested [...]

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    Group threatens protest over Okorocha’s certificate of return

Group threatens protest over Okorocha’s certificate of return

A civil society group, Citizens’ Advocacy for Social & Economic Rights (CASER) has threatened to organise a 1,000-man protest if the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) fails to issue a certificate of return to Rochas Okorocha as senator-elect of Imo west senatorial district within seven days.The Abuja-based group stated this in a letter dated May 2, 2019, addressed to Mahmood [...]

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    Police probe ‘rape of Abuja sex workers’

Police probe ‘rape of Abuja sex workers’

The federal capital territory (FCT) police command says it has set up a "high-powered team" to investigate the alleged assault of women described as sex workers by its officers.In April, a joint task force comprising of the department of development control of Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), the Abuja Environment Protection Board (AEPB), and the Social Development Secretariat raided [...]

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    ‘He has recorded unprecedented feats’ — Kogi elders defend Yahaya Bello

‘He has recorded unprecedented feats’ — Kogi elders defend Yahaya Bello

The Elders Advisory Council in Kogi says Yahaya Bello, the governor of the state, has recorded unprecedented feats.Responding to a petition written to President Muhammadu Buhari against Bello by Kogi State APC Stakeholders Forum, the council said there is room for improvement.The stakeholders' forum led by Alex Kadiri, a former senator, had accused Bello of failing in all "aspects of governance" and [...]

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    CCB chairman: Nothing can stop me from prosecuting any official found wanting

CCB chairman: Nothing can stop me from prosecuting any official found wanting

Isa Mohammed, chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), says nothing will prevent him from prosecuting any public official found wanting.Mohammed said this on Thursday while speaking with journalists on the sidelines of a retreat for CCB's board, management and state directors in Abuja.The CCB chairman said the retreat was an avenue to address the challenges confronting the bureau.When [...]

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    Yahaya Bello: Unpaid salaries my most pressing issue

Yahaya Bello: Unpaid salaries my most pressing issue

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, says payment of salaries owed to workers is the most pressing issue to his administration.Bello said this on Wednesday while speaking during workers day celebration in Lokoja.The governor has been accused from all quarters of the state of owing civil servants between 8 to 38 months salary arrears. Bello, however, argued that he [...]

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    Jonathan leads mission to monitor South Africa’s general election

Jonathan leads mission to monitor South Africa’s general election

Former President Goodluck Jonathan arrived South Africa, on Wednesday, where he will lead an observer mission to monitor the country's general election scheduled for May 8.In a series of tweets, Jonathan said he would be heading the election observer mission of the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA).The former president said democracy in the continent of Africa "has [...]

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    Senate to probe ‘illegal’ appointment of NYSC DG

Senate to probe ‘illegal’ appointment of NYSC DG

The senate has mandated its committee on youths and sports to probe the alleged illegality of the appointment of S. Ibrahim as the new director-general (DG) of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).The resolution of the senate is a sequel to a motion sponsored by Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west.TheCable had reported that appointment violated the law.While moving the [...]

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    N’Assembly finally passes 2019 budget, increases it by N86bn

N’Assembly finally passes 2019 budget, increases it by N86bn

The senate has passed a sum of N8.916 trillion as estimates for the 2019 budget as against N8.83 trillion earlier proposed by President Muhammadu Buhari.The new budget figure was passed after Danjuma Goje, chairman senate committee on appropriations, presented a report on Tuesday.The figure is N86 billion higher than the estimated presented by Buhari before a joint session of the [...]

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    Bala Mohammed: I’m ready to face the law — even in government

Bala Mohammed: I’m ready to face the law — even in government

Bala Mohammed, Bauchi governor-elect, says he has done nothing wrong and is ready to face the law.Mohammed said this on Monday while speaking with journalists after he was to be arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).The anti-graft agency filed fresh charges against him bordering on false declaration of assets and "giving false information to the EFCC."Halilu [...]

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