Saturday, July 11, 2020

Ebunoluwa Olafusi

    Fayose: Magu’s probe shouldn’t end up as ‘paddy-paddy arrangement’

Fayose: Magu’s probe shouldn’t end up as ‘paddy-paddy arrangement’

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, says allegations levelled against Ibrahim Magu, suspended acting chairman of the Economics and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), should be fully investigated. Magu was arrested on Monday and whisked to the presidential villa in Abuja where he was grilled by a panel set up by President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the EFCC. The suspended EFCC boss [...]

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    VIDEO: Suspected thugs disrupt press conference of ex-NDDC MD at senate

VIDEO: Suspected thugs disrupt press conference of ex-NDDC MD at senate

Suspected thugs disrupted a press conference by Joy Nunieh, former acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), on Friday. Akpabio and Nunieh had appeared before a senate ad hoc panel investigating the alleged mismanagement of N40 billion by the interim management committee (IMC) of the NDDC. At the hearing, Akpabio said he did not know the expenditure of the [...]

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    Obasanjo ‘turns’ bouncer, locks out mourners at mother-in-law’s burial

Obasanjo ‘turns’ bouncer, locks out mourners at mother-in-law’s burial

There was drama at the burial of Florence Adenenenken, mother-in-law of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, as he locked out some mourners during the service held for the deceased at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Diocese of Remo, Isara Remo, Ogun state, on Friday. The deceased, who died in April, was the mother of Obasanjo's wife, Bola. Bola was reportedly absent at the ceremony. She [...]

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    Kogi on insecurity: We’ll change the narrative in a couple of days

Kogi on insecurity: We’ll change the narrative in a couple of days

The Kogi government has vowed to keep residents safe, saying the state has the capacity to stamp out criminal activities. On Thursday, two persons, including a naval officer, were shot dead on Okene-Lokoja road. The officer and a woman were said to be travelling in a Toyota Sienna car when they were shot by yet-to-be-identified gunmen. Reacting to the killings in a statement [...]

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    Lagos APC: We’ll punish any member who files suit against Buni-led caretaker committee

Lagos APC: We’ll punish any member who files suit against Buni-led caretaker committee

The Lagos chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned members not to institute any case against the national caretaker committee of the party, saying such persons will be sanctioned. Lateef Arigbaruwo, a chieftain of Lagos APC, had filed a suit before a federal high court in the state seeking to dissolve the caretaker committee of the party. At the national [...]

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    Tunde Braimoh, Lagos lawmaker, ‘dies of COVID-19’

Tunde Braimoh, Lagos lawmaker, ‘dies of COVID-19’

Tunde Braimoh, lawmaker representing Kosofe constituency II at the Lagos state house of assembly, is dead. The deceased, until his death, was the chairman, house committee on information, security and strategy. Hakeem Sokunle, chairman, house committee on health, confirmed his demise to NAN on Friday in Lagos. According to Sokunle, the late Braimoh might have contracted COVID-19 from Bayo Osinowo, lawmaker representing Lagos [...]

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    Nigeria develops test kit for COVID-19

Nigeria develops test kit for COVID-19

The federal government has launched RNASwift, a diagnostic kit, for the identification of the causal agent of COVID-19. At a press conference on Tuesday, Alex Akpa, director-general of National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), the agency that developed the kit, said the RNASwift test kit is an indigenous diagnostic test kit designed, developed and validated in Nigeria for the identification of the [...]

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    90 percent of staff at Ghana education ministry contract COVID-19

90 percent of staff at Ghana education ministry contract COVID-19

Matthew Prempeh, Ghanaian minister of education, says over 90 percent of the staff of the ministry have contracted coronavirus. According to Ghana Web, Prempeh said mass testing conducted at the ministry revealed that he is among those positive for the disease. The minister said the tests had to be conducted on the staff of the ministry after his result came back positive [...]

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    VI residents demand dethronement of Oniru ‘over land grab’

VI residents demand dethronement of Oniru ‘over land grab’

Gbolahan Lawal, Oniru of Iruland, has been accused of land grab, intimidation and misuse of public resources. Iruland covers Victoria Island area of Lagos state. In a petition seen by TheCable, the monarch was alleged to have used thugs to forcefully invade and hijack developed and undeveloped lands within Oniru estate. The monarch is also accused of abducting persons found on construction sites [...]

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    Women groups to FG: Rising cases of Boko Haram abductions show you’ve failed

Women groups to FG: Rising cases of Boko Haram abductions show you’ve failed

The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement and 164 women groups have asked the government to rescue all girls and women that have been abducted by Boko Haram and reunite them with their families. In a statement on Wednesday, the groups condemned the recently reported attack and abduction of women and girls at Malaharam in Biu local government area of Borno, [...]

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    Laolu Akande: Osinbajo didn’t collect N4bn from Magu

Laolu Akande: Osinbajo didn’t collect N4bn from Magu

Laolu Akande, spokesman of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, says his principal will not be distracted by "campaigns of lies and calumny". Akande was reacting to allegations that Ibrahim Magu, suspended chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), "embezzled over N39 billion and gave Osinabjo N4 billion after the VP gave instructions to him to release some of the recovered loots…" In [...]

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    CDD: Our director didn’t call for arraignment of Magu

CDD: Our director didn’t call for arraignment of Magu

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has refuted claims that Idayat Hassan, its director, called for the arraignment of Ibrahim Magu, suspended acting chairman of the Economics and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In a rejoinder signed by Nnenna Ibeh, its senior communications officer, CDD said Hassan never made the claim as reported. Ibeh she did not speak to any media organisation on [...]

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    Suspected ritualists arrested over Ibadan killings

Suspected ritualists arrested over Ibadan killings

Some suspected ritualists have been arrested by the Oyo police command for the killings in Akinyele area of the state. Fatai Owoseni, special adviser to the state governor on security, who disclosed this while addressing a town hall meeting in Akinyele on Wednesday, said the suspects would soon be paraded by the police. The number of suspects arrested was not mentioned. Owoseni said [...]

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    ALERT: Here’s traffic diversion plan for Third Mainland Bridge partial closure

ALERT: Here’s traffic diversion plan for Third Mainland Bridge partial closure

The federal and Lagos state governments have announced a traffic management plan for the partial closure of the Third Mainland Bridge which will last for six months At a joint media briefing on Tuesday, Kayode Popoola, the federal controller of works in Lagos, said the routine maintenance of the bridge will be carried out from July 24 to January 24, 2021. Popoola [...]

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    Police arrest pastor who ‘raped daughter for five years’

Police arrest pastor who ‘raped daughter for five years’

The Ogun state police has arrested Oluwafemi Oyebola, a pastor of Christ Apostolic Church, Ogo-Oluwa parish, for allegedly raping and impregnating his daughter. The 44-year-old pastor was also said to have had abortions done on his daughter three times. Abimbola Oyeyemi, the state police public relations officer, said the suspect was arrested after his daughter lodged a complaint against him at Owode-Egbado [...]

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    Govt has declared war against the arts, says Soyinka on amended NBC code

Govt has declared war against the arts, says Soyinka on amended NBC code

Wole Soyinka, playwright and Nobel laureate, has described the amended 6th broadcasting code by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) as an "economic sabotage".  In a statement on Tuesday, Soyinka said it is better for the government to admit its war on "arts and its producers instead of its tactics of slowly weakening the sector". The NBC had reviewed some parts of the [...]

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