Saturday, February 23, 2019

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    Appeal court halts Onnoghen’s CCT case

Appeal court halts Onnoghen’s CCT case

The court of appeal has ordered the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to stay proceedings in the case against Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN).A panel of the Abuja division of the appeal court led by Abdul Aboki directed the tribunal to stay proceedings pending the hearing and determination of the CJN's application.Wole Olanipekun, Onnoghen's counsel, had told [...]

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    Minimum wage bill passes second reading at senate

Minimum wage bill passes second reading at senate

A bill seeking to increase the country's minimum wage from N18,000 to N27,000 passed first and second reading at the senate on Thursday.This was sequel to a letter which President Muhammadu Buhari sent to the lawmakers for their consideration.The letter was read by Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, on the floor of the upper legislative chamber."The purpose of the letter [...]

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    Anxiety mounts over Aisha Buhari’s health

Anxiety mounts over Aisha Buhari’s health

Where is Aisha Buhari, wife of the president?She has not been campaigning along with President Muhammadu in his re-election bid and this has raised concern as to her whereabouts.But TheCable understands that she is currently abroad for medical reasons, although her office has refused to confirm or deny the speculation.When TheCable contacted Suleiman Haruna, media aide to the president's wife, [...]

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    ‘She only wanted to be finance minister’ – Oby’s party kicks, endorses Buhari

‘She only wanted to be finance minister’ – Oby’s party kicks, endorses Buhari

The Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) says it will support President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election bid.The development is coming hours after Oby Ezekwesili, presidential candidate of the party, withdrew from the race.On Thursday, Ozioma Ubabukoh, spokesperson of the Obiageli Ezekwesili Presidential Campaign Organisation, said the former education minister will now devote her time in building a coalition that would the defeat [...]

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    ‘N1m fine for offenders’ — Buhari signs disability bill into law

‘N1m fine for offenders’ — Buhari signs disability bill into law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed a bill protecting persons with disabilities into law.Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly matters (senate), said this in a statement released on Wednesday.The development is coming about a week after the president said he had not seen the bill.Enang said the law provides for fines and jail terms for persons [...]

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    Ex-LG chairman:  EFCC locked me up after I refused to indict ex-Katsina gov

Ex-LG chairman: EFCC locked me up after I refused to indict ex-Katsina gov

Lawal Ibrahim Dankaba, an ex-chairman of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) made him an accomplice in a multi-billion fraud for failing to indict Shehu Shema, a former Katsina governor, for money laundering.Dankaba said this on Wednesday while testifying at a high court in Katsina.Shema, Sani Hamisu Makana, Lawal Ahmad Safana [...]

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    Senate confirms Modibbo Tukur as pioneer NFIU director

Senate confirms Modibbo Tukur as pioneer NFIU director

The senate has confirmed Modibbo Hamman Tukur as the pioneer director of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU).The upper legislative chamber confirmed the nominee after Chukwuka Utazi, chairman of the senate committee on anti-corruption, presented a report to the effect.Utazi said Tukur satisfied all the requirements expected of him when he appeared before the committee for screening.Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate [...]

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    Persons with disabilities tackle Buhari over comment on bill protecting them

Persons with disabilities tackle Buhari over comment on bill protecting them

The Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities (JONAPWD) has demanded assent to the act which prohibits all forms of discrimination against them.The bill had been sent by the national assembly to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent.While speaking at a town hall meeting organised for presidential candidates and their running mates, Buhari said he had not seen the bill.Vice-President Yemi [...]

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    Melaye regains freedom after fresh arraignment

Melaye regains freedom after fresh arraignment

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has regained his freedom after spending about two weeks in detention.The senator has been in custody since January 4. He surrendered to the police after a special team laid siege to his residence in Abuja for eight days.The police accused the senator of culpable homicide.It was alleged that some supporters of the lawmaker [...]

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    IN DETAIL: All the new charges filed against Melaye

IN DETAIL: All the new charges filed against Melaye

The police have slammed a nine-count charge on Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west.The charges border on lying and resisting arrest.They were filed after the senator fulfilled the bail conditions a high court in Abuja granted him on Friday.In the charge sheet seen by TheCable, one Silas Omenka was named as a defendant in the suit filed by the [...]

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    Buhari ‘has promised’ to give youth ministerial appointments

Buhari ‘has promised’ to give youth ministerial appointments

Tony Nwoye, director of youth mobilisation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council, says President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to give youth ministerial appointments.Speaking with journalists on Monday in Abuja, Nwoye said the promise was extracted from Buhari after consultation with him.The director, who is a serving house of representatives member, said it took him and his aides [...]

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    Police refuse to release Melaye, move to arraign him on fresh charges

Police refuse to release Melaye, move to arraign him on fresh charges

The police have refused to release Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, despite meeting his bail conditions, TheCable understands.On Friday, a high court in Abuja granted Melaye bail on health grounds after about two weeks in detention.Yusuf Halilu, the judge, had granted the senator bail on health grounds.The bails conditions included presenting three sureties who reside and have properties in [...]

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    FG accuses opposition of plotting to trigger interim govt through electoral crisis

FG accuses opposition of plotting to trigger interim govt through electoral crisis

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says violence allegedly planned by the opposition is threatening the forthcoming polls.Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Monday, Mohammed said the federal government has intelligence that the opposition is planning "widespread violence."The minister said the opposition is allegedly resorting to this means because "their fortunes have dwindled badly ahead of the polls.""As you are aware, [...]

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    APC to Obasanjo: After Feb 16, you will realise you’re not God

APC to Obasanjo: After Feb 16, you will realise you’re not God

Lanre Issa-Onilu, spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says former president Olusegun Obasanjo is haunted by his actions while in office, especially with regards to the conduct of elections.Issa-Onilu said Obasanjo "would realise that he is not God" after the presidential election.He was reacting to allegations by Obasanjo that the APC-led federal government had concluded plans with the Independent National [...]

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    Human rights group blames Borno for deportation of ‘100,000 Nigerians’ from Cameroon

Human rights group blames Borno for deportation of ‘100,000 Nigerians’ from Cameroon

The Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC), a human rights group, has blamed the Borno state government over the plight of at least 100,000 refugees recently expelled from Cameroon.Cameroon is currently home to more than 370,000 refugees, including some 100,000 from Nigeria, according to the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).Recently, the Cameroonian government started the eviction of the refugees with [...]

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    Minister says Bayelsa is a stronghold of APC

Minister says Bayelsa is a stronghold of APC

Heineken Lokpobiri, minister of state for agriculture, says Bayelsa state is a stronghold of the All Progressives Congress (APC).George Oji, media aide of Lokpobiri, quoted the minister as saying this while assuring President Muhammadu Buhari that the Bayelsa people are committed to delivering the state to him at the polls.The minister also refuted reports that 3,000 APC members in the [...]

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