Friday, June 14, 2019

Ebunoluwa Olafusi

    South African policemen ‘torture Nigerian to death’

South African policemen ‘torture Nigerian to death’

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    DAAR Communications, NBC granted leave to settle out of court

DAAR Communications, NBC granted leave to settle out of court

A federal high court in Abuja has granted DAAR Communications, owners of Africa Independent Television and Ray power FM, and the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) leave to settle their dispute out of court.The regulatory body had suspended the operating licences of DAAR Communications over alleged infractions.But DAAR communications had asked the court to restrain the NBC from interfering in its operations, pending the [...]

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    Women ‘should be given more responsibilities’ in security sector

Women ‘should be given more responsibilities’ in security sector

Senator Iroegbu, a security expert, says women should be given more roles in security matters.In an interview he granted, Iroegbu said women should be more involved and included in the security deliberations because they could act as a reliable source for sustainable peace.He also said their inclusion would encourage gender equity and justice.He advocated for a reform in the security system [...]

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    Buhari: We’ll crack down on instigators of violence

Buhari: We’ll crack down on instigators of violence

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will not tolerate those who incite violence and social unrest in the country.Buhari spoke during the June 12 Democracy Day celebration at Eagle Square, Abuja, on Wednesday.The president alleged that most instances of inter-communal and inter-religious strife are being sponsored or incited by ethnic, political or religious leaders for their selfish interest."Most of the [...]

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    Atiku: Nigerians are hungry… it’s not enough to declare June 12 Democracy Day

Atiku: Nigerians are hungry… it’s not enough to declare June 12 Democracy Day

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says it is not enough to declare June 12 as Democracy Day as many Nigerians are hungry.President Muhammadu Buhari had signed into law, the bill to make June 12 Democracy Day, in honour of MKO Abiola, the presumed winner of the 1993 presidential election.But Atiku said June 12 demands something bigger than [...]

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    We have what it takes to combat reckless electoral spending, says Buhari

We have what it takes to combat reckless electoral spending, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria has what it takes to curb reckless electoral spending, and his administration is committed to doing so. Buhari spoke at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) summit in Abuja, on Tuesday.He appreciated President Paul Kagame of Rwanda for his "enduring personal commitment towards collaborating with the federal government in addressing issues of corruption".Speaking on the theme "Curbing [...]

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    ‘A new dawn’ — Buhari hails emergence of Lawan, Gbaja

‘A new dawn’ — Buhari hails emergence of Lawan, Gbaja

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the presiding officers of the national assembly.Unlike in 2015, the preferred candidates of the ruling party emerged in both chambers of the national assembly.Ahmad Lawan and Ovie Omo-Agege were elected as senate president and deputy senate president respectively while Femi Gbajabiamila emerged speaker of the house of representative and Idris Wase, deputy speaker.In a statement by Femi [...]

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    CSO congratulates Lawan, Omo-Agege but insists on open ballot

CSO congratulates Lawan, Omo-Agege but insists on open ballot

Advocates for Good Governance (AGG), a civil society organization, has congratulated Ahmad Lawan and Ovie Omo-Agege on their emergence as senate president and deputy senate president respectively.A statement signed by Duro Meseko, convener of the organisation, described their emergence as "victory for democracy".However, the group says it will continue to campaign for open ballot system in the election of national assembly [...]

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    Security agencies are capable, says Buhari

Security agencies are capable, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says security and law enforcement agencies are capable of safeguarding the country.Speaking while responding to concerns raised by a delegation of Zamfara Advocacy Group which held a meeting with him at the presidential villa in Abuja on Monday, Buhari said the military and the police have been taking drastic measures to check the activities of some "local elements [...]

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    Ex-Gov Chime’s wife: Why I left my matrimonial home

Ex-Gov Chime’s wife: Why I left my matrimonial home

Clara, estranged wife of Chime Sullivan, former governor of Enugu state, says she left her matrimonial house for the "fear of my life".Clara made this known while being cross-examined by Paul Oniya, counsel to the former governor, at a federal capital territory high court, Apo, on Monday.She informed the court that she met her husband while he was the governor of [...]

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    Generator fume kills 10 wedding guests in Imo

Generator fume kills 10 wedding guests in Imo

Ten guests who attended a traditional wedding in Imo state have died after inhaling fumes from a generator.According to PUNCH, the incident happened at Umuomumu Mbieri in the Mbaitoli local government area of the state.The victims were said to have been evacuated from the celebrant's house unconscious.The guests, who were from Anambra state, were said to have decided to pass [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu appoints Kazeem Alogba as acting chief judge

Sanwo-Olu appoints Kazeem Alogba as acting chief judge

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, has appointed Kazeem Alogba as acting chief judge of the state.Gboyega Akosile, Sanwo-Olu's deputy chief press secretary, announced this in a statement on Monday.He said the appointment of Alogba would take effect in acting capacity from Tuesday, until his confirmation.“In accordance with Section 271 (1) and (4) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal [...]

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    Terragon Group asks companies to embrace data analytics to boost sales

Terragon Group asks companies to embrace data analytics to boost sales

Terragon Group, a marketing technology company, has called on African companies to leverage on data analytics to boost sales performance.Elo Umeh, chief executive officer of Terragon Group, said it is important for companies to be data-centric so as to use the understanding of their consumer insights to increase sales.According to Umeh, Terragon Group helps to improve bottom-line for businesses by leveraging [...]

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    Lagos appeal court judge replaces Bulkachuwa on presidential tribunal

Lagos appeal court judge replaces Bulkachuwa on presidential tribunal

Mohammed Garba has replaced Zainab Bulkachuwa on the presidential election petition tribunal panel.Garba, who is the presiding justice of the Lagos division of the court of appeal, made an appearance on the five-man panel for the first time on Monday.In his welcome address, Garba called for the cooperation of all the parties involved.He promised to do everything to expeditiously hear the petitions in [...]

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    ‘Yoruba Koya’ to hold rallies in eight states over insecurity

‘Yoruba Koya’ to hold rallies in eight states over insecurity

Yoruba Koya Movement, a socio-cultural group, has declared June 12 as national day of protest against killings and kidnappings across Yoruba speaking states, including Kogi and Kwara.In a statement, the organisers said protest tagged: "JUNE 12 O'TO 'GE Rally" is backed by Voice of Reason (VOR), a Yoruba intelligentsia group, and 26 other socio-cultural and self-determination groups.The protest will hold in all [...]

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    HEDA asks FG to sanction those who conspired with Abacha

HEDA asks FG to sanction those who conspired with Abacha

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA), a civil society group, has asked the federal government to identify and sanction those who assisted Sani Abacha, former head of state, in "looting the nation's treasury".The group said the federal government has the moral obligation to explain to Nigerians questions surrounding illicit funds traced to Abacha.Recently, the British crown dependency of Jersey seized £211 million said [...]

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