Monday, June 17, 2019

Ebunoluwa Olafusi

    Court orders Saraki, Melaye to honour police invitation

Court orders Saraki, Melaye to honour police invitation

"They issued the letters dated October 6 and 8 inviting the applicants for questioning over their roles in the procession of the Peoples Democratic Party that held on October 5, 2018. The Police acted in public and national interests," the judge ruled."Where crime is alleged, the police have a duty to invite. The court cannot restrain the police from carrying out their [...]

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    NSCIA hits CAN for demanding Christian senate president or speaker

NSCIA hits CAN for demanding Christian senate president or speaker

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has criticised the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) over its demand for a Christian senate president or speaker of the house of representatives in the 9th assembly.CAN had asked the leadership of the national assembly to balance the appointments of its principal officers across religious divides to ensure  equity and fair play.But reacting to [...]

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    Atiku: PDP blessed to have a political gladiator like Wike

Atiku: PDP blessed to have a political gladiator like Wike

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has described Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, as a gladiator, congratulating him on his reelection.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Wike winner of the governorship election on Wednesday evening.Wike polled 886,264 votes ahead of Biokpomabo Awara, candidate of the African Alliance Congress (AAC) and his closest rival, who garnered [...]

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    FEC approves N5.5bn for training of 60,000 unemployed youth

FEC approves N5.5bn for training of 60,000 unemployed youth

The federal executive council (FEC) has approved N5.5 billion for the training of 60,000 unemployed youth in the country.The contract, under the N-Power social intervention programme, is aimed at training 12,000 youth between the ages of 18 and 25.Udoma Udoma, minister of budget and national planning, disclosed this to state house correspondents at the end of the FEC meeting  on [...]

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    Eight Nigerians kidnapped in South Africa regain freedom

Eight Nigerians kidnapped in South Africa regain freedom

The Nigerian community in South Africa says eight of its members abducted by South Africans in Evander, north-west of Secunda in Mpumalanga province of the country have been released.Adetola Olubajo, president of the Nigerian union in South Africa, told NAN that the abducted Nigerians were released on Wednesday following pressure by the union on the South African authorities.Olubajo said Nigerians [...]

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    Zamfara to recruit 1700 local charmers to fight bandits

Zamfara to recruit 1700 local charmers to fight bandits

The Zamfara state government says it will recruit 1,700 local charmers to address the security challenges in the state  Bello Dankande, the state commissioner for local government and chieftaincy, disclosed this at a security meeting with traditional rulers and local government council chairmen in the state, on Wednesday.According to him, the local charmers will work alongside the 8,500 members of Civilian Joint [...]

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    Buhari vows to prosecute killers of Kolade Johnson

Buhari vows to prosecute killers of Kolade Johnson

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to prosecute the killers of Kolade Johnson, a football fan, who was a victim of the March 31 fatal shooting in Lagos.The president also regretted the action of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) operatives from the state police command, which he described as unfortunate and avoidable.Johnson was a victim of a stray bullet when SARS officers [...]

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    Dabiri-Erewa: In the last 3 years, Saudi has executed 8 Nigerians for drug-related crimes

Dabiri-Erewa: In the last 3 years, Saudi has executed 8 Nigerians for drug-related crimes

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on diaspora, says in the last three years, Saudi Arabia has executed eight Nigerians for drug-related offences. The latest of the executions was carried out on Monday, involving a Nigerian woman.Speaking with state house correspondents on Tuesday, Dabiri-Erewa described the execution as tragic.She said 20 other Nigerians were on death row while some have [...]

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    Wike leading with over 290,000 votes as INEC announces 15 LG results

Wike leading with over 290,000 votes as INEC announces 15 LG results

Nyesom Wike, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers state, is leading significantly in the results of 15 local government areas so far announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).INEC resumed collation of election results of 15 LGAs on Tuesday and Wike polled PDP: 426, 279 votes ahead of Biokpomabo Awara, candidate of the African Alliance Congress [...]

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    Air force dismisses officer who raped 14-year-old IDP

Air force dismisses officer who raped 14-year-old IDP

A court martial sitting in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, has convicted Martins Owerem of the Nigerian air force (NAF), of raping a 14-year old internally displaced person (IDP).Owerem was said to have defiled the girl when he was officer in charge of the special force battalion, near Bakassi IDP camp, in 2018.Thereafter, the convict was charged with defilement, assault and [...]

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    Omo-Agege living in self denial, says Emerhor 

Omo-Agege living in self denial, says Emerhor 

O'tega Emerhor, a senatorial aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta state, says Ovie Omo-Agege, senator representing Delta central, is in self denial that the certificate of return issued to him by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will soon be retrieved and re-issued to him.Emerhor had challenged Omo-Agege to the ticket of the APC in the senatorial [...]

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    Algerian president agrees to step down

Algerian president agrees to step down

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will step down before his mandate ends on April 28, his office said in a broadcast on Monday.The announcement came a day after Bouteflika's office announced the formation of a new cabinet of 27 ministers headed by the recently appointed Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui.The new cabinet includes six members of the former cabinet."The president will take steps [...]

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    CAN demands Christian speaker or senate president in 9th n’assembly

CAN demands Christian speaker or senate president in 9th n’assembly

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on the leadership of the national assembly to elect a Christian as the senate president or speaker of the house of representatives in the interest of equity.In a statement by Adebayo Oladeji, special assistant, media and communications to Samson Ayokunle, CAN president, the association said doing this will remove "any apprehension and [...]

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    Court orders INEC to allow Akinlade access election materials

Court orders INEC to allow Akinlade access election materials

The Ogun state governorship election petition tribunal has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to grant Adekunle Akinlade, candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM),  access to the documents used for the conduct of March 9 election in the state.A three-man panel led by Chinwe Onyeabor, presiding judge, gave the order at its inaugural sitting following an ex parte motion [...]

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    Slovakia elects first female president

Slovakia elects first female president

Zuzana Caputova has won Slovakia's presidential election, making her the country's first female president.Caputova, who has almost no political experience, defeated Maros Sefcovic, an EU energy commissioner nominated by the governing party, Smer-SD.She won 58 percent of the vote, with Sefcovic trailing with 42 percent in the Saturday election.Caputova, 45-year old divorcee and mother of two, is a member of the [...]

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    US state passes bill banning abortion after first heartbeat

US state passes bill banning abortion after first heartbeat

Brian Kemp, governor of the southern state of Georgia, is expected to sign a bill banning abortion as soon as a heartbeat is detected.Legislators had approved the text of the abortion bill on Friday.Abortion is one of the most politically divisive issues in the United States and many states have tried to limit access to abortions.Georgia’s lower house approved [...]

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