Tuesday, November 27, 2018

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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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    ‘Nigeria not yet a nation’ — Moghalu makes case for restructuring

‘Nigeria not yet a nation’ — Moghalu makes case for restructuring

Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of Young Progressives Party (YPP), says Nigeria is not yet a nation.Moghalu said this on Monday while speaking at the sixth annual conference of the Nigerian Political Science Association (south-east).The conference held at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), Enugu state.The former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said Nigeria is a nation waiting [...]

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    Middle belt forum asks Buhari to set up panel of inquiry on Kaduna violence

Middle belt forum asks Buhari to set up panel of inquiry on Kaduna violence

The Middle Belt Forum (MBF) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to set up a commission of inquiry on the Kaduna violence.Last week, over 50 people were killed in a violence which erupted in parts of the state. Houses and shops were also destroyed.In a statement on Sunday, Bitrus Pogu, president of the MBF, asked the federal government to probe "the [...]

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    Marafa lists 10 reasons why APC should expel Yari

Marafa lists 10 reasons why APC should expel Yari

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, says Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, should be expelled from the All Progressives Congress (APC).In a statement on Sunday, Marafa also asked Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of APC, to expel all those the governor declared as winners of the "controversial primaries" he conducted.The senator said sending the governor out of the party had [...]

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    I’ve learned more at family retreats than in school, says Atiku’s son

I’ve learned more at family retreats than in school, says Atiku’s son

Mustapha Atiku Abubakar, son of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential flagbearer, says his father has invested in educating himself and his family.Mustapha said this in a tweet while reacting to a criticism of his father.Henry Okelue, a Twitter user, had said the highest academic qualification of the PDP presidential candidate is a certificate obtained over 40 years ago.https://twitter.com/4eyedmonk/status/1055711051000569856?s=19But [...]

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    Saudi officials refuse to address journalists who stormed Abuja embassy over Khashoggi

Saudi officials refuse to address journalists who stormed Abuja embassy over Khashoggi

Some journalists and civil society organisations (CSO) on Friday stormed the embassy of Saudi Arabia in Abuja to protest the death of Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist, killed in Turkey.Khashoggi was last seen on October 2 when he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. He was allegedly killed on the orders of the Saudi government.At the embassy, journalists and members of [...]

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    Marafa knocks Yari over ‘Oshiomhole must go’ protest in Zamfara

Marafa knocks Yari over ‘Oshiomhole must go’ protest in Zamfara

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, has criticised a protest calling for the resignation of Adams Oshiomhole as national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).The protesters took to the streets of Gusau, capital of Zamfara, on Thursday.Reacting in a statement, the senator accused Abdul'aziz Yari, Zamfara governor, of sponsoring the protest.The lawmaker reiterated that there were no APC primary elections [...]

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    AFRICMIL sues Buhari over withdrawal of $496m for purchase of Tucano aircraft

AFRICMIL sues Buhari over withdrawal of $496m for purchase of Tucano aircraft

The African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL), a civil society organisation, has filed a suit against President Muhammadu Buhari over the purchase of 12 Tucano aircraft worth $496 million without the approval of the national assembly.The funds were withdrawn from the excess crude account (ECA)The suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1179/2018 has the senate president, the senate, speaker of the house [...]

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    Senate confirms Buhari’s nominee after 18 months, adjourns sitting till Nov 6

Senate confirms Buhari’s nominee after 18 months, adjourns sitting till Nov 6

The senate has confirmed Lanre Gbajabiamila as director-general of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC).Gbajabiamila was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari 18 months ago.The upper legislative chamber also confirmed some other nominees of Buhari. They were confirmed after the lawmakers considered reports of the committee on youth and sports and establishment on Wednesday.The appointment of Bello Tukur as chairman of the [...]

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    PDP loses only senator in Rivers to APC

PDP loses only senator in Rivers to APC

Osinachukwu Ideozu, senator representing Rivers west, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).Ideozu was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2015.Ahmed Lawan, senate leader, announced his defection on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Wednesday while congratulating him.No official letter was read by Senate President Bukola Saraki."I want to congratulate my brother [...]

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    Senators: Why did el-Rufai travel out of Kaduna in the heat of this crisis?

Senators: Why did el-Rufai travel out of Kaduna in the heat of this crisis?

Two senators have accused Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, for being complicit in the violence that engulfed parts of the state.Danjuma Laah, senator representing Kaduna south, and Philip Gyunka, senator representing Nasarawa north, are wondering why el-Rufai travelled out of the state in the heat of the crisis.Over 50 people have been killed in the ongoing religious conflict in Kaduna.Despite [...]

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    Lai: No govt will waste too much energy on Nnamdi Kanu

Lai: No govt will waste too much energy on Nnamdi Kanu

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says no government will expend too much energy on Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).Last week, the IPOB leader reappeared in Isreal after he went missing for about 12 months. He was last seen in public in September 2017 - after the army invaded his family home in Abia [...]

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    Despite ‘feeling used and dumped’, Ekweremadu not leaving PDP

Despite ‘feeling used and dumped’, Ekweremadu not leaving PDP

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says he has no plans of leaving the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).There has been speculation that he may defect from the PDP because he is aggrieved with the way he has been treated by the party.But in a statement posted on Facebook, he said: "In the past 24 hours, I have been inundated with calls [...]

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    Senators divided over Buhari’s appointments into defence, security councils

Senators divided over Buhari’s appointments into defence, security councils

Lawmakers in the upper legislative chamber were divided over President Muhammadu Buhari's appointments into the defence and security councils.The disagreement ensued after Victor Umeh, senator representing Anambra central, sponsored a motion on the "urgent need to appoint a representative of the south-east into the National Defence Council and the National Security Council."Umeh said no individual from the south-east had been [...]

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