Friday, September 20, 2019

Ebunoluwa Olafusi

    Army ‘kills’ seven Boko Haram commanders

Army ‘kills’ seven Boko Haram commanders

The Nigerian army says its troops in collaboration with the multinational joint task force (MNJTF) have eliminated seven commanders of Boko Haram in Tumbus of Lake Chad region.Sagir Musa, the acting director of army public relations, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja, on Friday.Musa said the neutralised commanders were Abba Mainok, Bukar Dunokaube, Abu kololo, and Abor Kime, who [...]

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    Saca, ex-president of El Salvador, sentenced to two years in prison for bribery

Saca, ex-president of El Salvador, sentenced to two years in prison for bribery

Antonio Saca, former president of El Salvador, has been sentenced to two years in prison for bribery.This was disclosed by the country's attorney-general office (FGR).The 54-year-old was found guilty of attempting to bribe Ángela Iracema Avelar, an employee of the supreme court of justice (CSJ), with $10,000 in a bid to obtain information about a civil trial the chamber had [...]

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    Jonathan, Buhari lack education on how to lead Nigeria, says Gumi

Jonathan, Buhari lack education on how to lead Nigeria, says Gumi

Ahmad Gumi, Islamic cleric, says former President Goodluck Jonathan and President Muhammadu Buhari both lack education on how to lead Nigeria.Gumi spoke when Isah El-Buba, general overseer of Evangelical Bible Outreach Ministry International, (EDOMI), paid him a visit in Kaduna on Thursday.Gumi said politicians have succeeded in dividing the country along ethnic and religious lines for selfish reasons, and that [...]

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    PDP gives status update on minority leadership tussle

PDP gives status update on minority leadership tussle

The national working committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it has not taken any position on the minority leadership tussle among its members in the house of representatives. Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesperson of the PDP, said the party is yet to receive any report from the committee set up to intervene in the matter.The party had in July suspended [...]

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    Buhari to address world leaders at UN

Buhari to address world leaders at UN

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja for New York, United States, to participate in the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA74) on Sunday.In a statement issued on Thursday, Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, said Buhari's participation in this year’s gathering of world leaders is significant as it coincides with Nigeria’s presidency of UNGA.Adesina said the general debates will [...]

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    Police rescue woman in Rivers hotel, arrest attacker

Police rescue woman in Rivers hotel, arrest attacker

The police in Rivers have arrested a suspect who was "about strangling" a woman at a hotel in the Mile 4 axis of the state.Mustapha Dandaura, the state commissioner of police, disclosed this while addressing the female groups that protested the recent killing of young women in the state.At least eight women have been murdered in different hotels in the state [...]

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    Tribunal sacks 36-year-old PDP federal lawmaker, orders fresh poll

Tribunal sacks 36-year-old PDP federal lawmaker, orders fresh poll

The national assembly election petition tribunal in Owerri, on Wednesday, sacked Obinna Onwubuariri, a member of the house of representatives.Onwubuariri, who contested on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had been declared the winner of the Isiala Mbano/Onuimo/Okigwe federal constituency election that held in February.Delivering judgement, R Harriman, chairman of the tribunal, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to [...]

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    Second batch of Nigerian returnees depart South Africa

Second batch of Nigerian returnees depart South Africa

The flight conveying the second batch of Nigerians leaving South Africa over xenophobic attacks has departed the O.R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.Kimibie Ebenfa, an official of the ministry of foreign affairs, said 319 persons were evacuated by Air Peace at about 2:58pm.The returnees are expected to arrive at the Murtala Mohammed Airport by 6:58pm."We wish to inform you that [...]

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    Journalist imprisoned for ‘taking pictures’ of Akwa Ibom task-force officials

Journalist imprisoned for ‘taking pictures’ of Akwa Ibom task-force officials

Mary Ekere, a journalist in Akwa Ibom state, has been remanded in prison for allegedly taking photos of task-force officials who were raiding a city spot.The task force is said to be under the environmental & waste management agency of the state headed by Prince Ikim.Ekere, who covers the state house of assembly for The Post, a local newspaper, is [...]

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    ‘Sex workers have right to life’… women protest killings in Rivers hotels

‘Sex workers have right to life’… women protest killings in Rivers hotels

Groups of women on Wednesday marched to the government house in Port Harcourt to protest the killing of young women in hotels in the state.The women, who were clad in black attire, called for an end to the situation.About eight young women have been murdered in different hotels in the past two months in the state.The bodies of these ladies [...]

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    Police arrest three armed robbery suspects ‘terrorising’ Lagos community

Police arrest three armed robbery suspects ‘terrorising’ Lagos community

A team of detectives led by Taiwo Kasumu, the divisional police officer in Igando area of Lagos, has arrested three armed robbery suspects.This was disclosed in a statement by Bala Elkana, the state police public relation officer, on Tuesday.He said one Oseni Waheed, 32, was arrested at the scene with a locally-made pistol while the rest escaped.Elkana said the suspects were [...]

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    Fayemi: Fayose left N57bn unpaid workers’ salaries, pension arrears

Fayemi: Fayose left N57bn unpaid workers’ salaries, pension arrears

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says civil servants are currently being owed N57billion as arrears of unpaid salaries and emoluments.The governor spoke at a meeting with the civil servants as well as a cross-section of labour leaders at the government house, Ado Ekiti, on Tuesday.He said his administration is trying to clear the backlogs which he said would be [...]

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    EFCC investigating N-SIP ‘fraud’ in Borno, Yobe

EFCC investigating N-SIP ‘fraud’ in Borno, Yobe

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the commission is working on fishing out those who use the National Social Investment Programmes in Borno and Yobe states for fraudulent activities.Magu spoke during a Hausa programme on Peace FM, a Maiduguri-based radio station.The N-SIP is coordinated by Maryam Uwais, special adviser to the president on social [...]

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    Report: Heavy workload driving suicide, depression among Nigerian doctors

Report: Heavy workload driving suicide, depression among Nigerian doctors

Heavy workload is driving suicide and depression among Nigerian doctors some of whom are leaving the country in large numbers, worsening the acute shortage of medical professionals in the country, a report says.In April, Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment said Nigeria has enough doctors to meet its medical needs. His claim was fact-checked and found to be false.An investigation [...]

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    TheCable’s Femi Owolabi shortlisted for ‘Free Pens for Democracy’ award in France

TheCable’s Femi Owolabi shortlisted for ‘Free Pens for Democracy’ award in France

Femi Owolabi, head of investigations at Cable Newspaper Journalism Foundation (CNJF), has been shortlisted for the maiden edition of the Free Pens for Democracy award in Strasbourg, France. He was named in the best article category for his investigation into the plight of soldiers fighting insurgency in Nigeria's northeast -- INVESTIGATION: How soldiers fighting Boko Haram beg for food and sleep in [...]

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    Ambassador: ‘10,000 Nigerian girls’ forced into prostitution in Burkina Faso

Ambassador: ‘10,000 Nigerian girls’ forced into prostitution in Burkina Faso

Ramatu Ahmed, Nigeria's ambassador to Burkina Faso, says 10,000 girls of Nigerian origin have been forced into prostitution in Burkina Faso.NAN reports that Ahmed spoke in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso's capital, on Monday.She said the victims of the sex-trade were mainly underage girls kept in appalling conditions in Ouagadougou and in mining camps across the West African country.Ahmed, who has been [...]

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