Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Ebunoluwa Olafusi

    NSA: Security agencies will be held responsible for infractions during elections

NSA: Security agencies will be held responsible for infractions during elections

Babagana Monguno, national security adviser (NSA), says security agencies would be held responsible for any infraction committed during the general election.Monguno said this during a meeting with security chiefs in Abuja on Tuesday.He said forthcoming elections have to be conducted in a way that will portray Nigeria in a positive light, adding that excuses will not be tolerated for misdemeanor in the [...]

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    Fayose presents N10bn request to Ekiti assembly — one month to handover

Fayose presents N10bn request to Ekiti assembly — one month to handover

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has forwarded an appropriation bill of approximately N10 billion to the state house of assembly for approval.This comes a month to the end of his administration. Kayode Fayemi, governor-elect of the state, would be sworn in on October 16.Titled “2018 Revised Budget”, the fresh request, which has the governor's signature, was backdated to August 30.Assembly [...]

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    Falana writes Seiyefa: Disclose identities of 294 detainees in DSS custody

Falana writes Seiyefa: Disclose identities of 294 detainees in DSS custody

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked Mathew Seiyefa, acting director-general of the Department of State Service (DSS), to release the names of 294 detainees in custody of the service.In a letter to Seiyefa on Tuesday, the lawyer accused the DSS of impunity, saying the detention of the suspects for over two years amounts to infringement of their fundamental human right.The letter reads [...]

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    Catholic priest shot dead in Imo

Catholic priest shot dead in Imo

Jude Egbuom, a Catholic priest, has been murdered in Nkwerre local government area of Imo state.According to PUNCH, Egbuom, who was the presiding priest of St. Patrick’s Catholic Parish in Amucha, Njaba LGA, was attackedat a barber's shop where he had gone to have a hair cut around 8pm on Monday.The armed attackers reportedly demanded his car keys and when he [...]

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    Okupe appointed chairman of Saraki’s media campaign

Okupe appointed chairman of Saraki’s media campaign

Senate President Bukola Saraki has appointed Doyin Okupe, a former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, as chairman of the media council for his campaign organisation.Saraki is a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Okupe's appointment was announced by Mohammed Wakil, director general of the Saraki Presidential Campaign Organisation.In a statement, Wakil said Okupe will "work with other top professionals in [...]

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    APC gives condition for picking consensus candidates

APC gives condition for picking consensus candidates

The All Progressives Party (APC) says the option of consensus candidature is conditional.The party said this in a statement signed by Yekini Nabena, its acting national publicity secretary, on Tuesday.The APC had initially adopted indirect primary for all positions apart from the presidential election but later changed to direct primary, saying it would ensure fairness and create a level playing [...]

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    Hundreds to converge as Lagos Comic-con returns for seventh edition

Hundreds to converge as Lagos Comic-con returns for seventh edition

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    Ex-deputy governor of Akwa Ibom threatens to expose Akpabio

Ex-deputy governor of Akwa Ibom threatens to expose Akpabio

Chris Ekpenyong, a former deputy governor of Akwa Ibom state, has threatened to release "damning records of secret deals" by Godswill Akpabio, a former governor of the state.Ekpenyong, who was removed from office in 2005, said this while warning Akpabio to stop attacking him.Akpabio was alleged to have said Ekpenyong deceived him into defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) [...]

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    2019: Southern elders grill Atiku, vow to invite Buhari

2019: Southern elders grill Atiku, vow to invite Buhari

Elders of Southern and Middle Belt Forum grilled ex-Vice-President Atiku Abubakar over his presidential ambition on Sunday.The elders comprised members of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Niger Delta Forum, Ohaneze Ndigbo, Afenifere, Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, and Middle Belt Forum.The meeting took place at the Abuja residence of Edwin Clark, leader of PANDEF.Nnia Nwodo, president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, told journalists [...]

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    FIRS: We’re going after bank accounts of billionaire tax defaulters

FIRS: We’re going after bank accounts of billionaire tax defaulters

Tunde Fowler, chairman of Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), says the service will soon go after the bank accounts of defaulting taxpayers who are billonaires.Fowler, who disclosed this at a stakeholders’ meeting in Lagos, said most of such taxpayers, have between N1bn and N5bn in their accounts.He said such individuals have no taxpayer identification number (TIN) while those who have [...]

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    Ngige: Nigerians should be clapping for Buhari’s government on a daily basis

Ngige: Nigerians should be clapping for Buhari’s government on a daily basis

Chris Ngige, minister of labour, says nobody could have performed better than President Muhammadu Buhari.Speaking when he met with journalists in Onitsha, Anambra state on Sunday, Ngige said Nigerians ought to be clapping for the government of Buhari on a daily basis.The minister said the situation of the country could have been worse if Buhari had not been elected in 2015.He [...]

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    Aregbesola: Osun has the highest happiness index, lowest unemployment rate in Nigeria

Aregbesola: Osun has the highest happiness index, lowest unemployment rate in Nigeria

Rauf Aregbesola, Osun state governor, says the state has the highest happiness index and lowest unemployment rate in Nigeria. He said this while addressing reporters after the fitness walk organised for the 20,000 youths absorbed into the Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme (O-YES) in Osogbo.He said the state has been able to achieve this feat because of the youth engagement programmes of [...]

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    Kwara governor declares senatorial bid

Kwara governor declares senatorial bid

Ahmed Abdulfatah, governor of Kwara state, has declared his intention to run for Kwara south senatorial district.The governor disclosed this via his Twitter handle on Saturday.He said the decision to contest the senatorial seat is in response to calls by his people to ensure "effective, purposeful representation".The tweet read: "In response to calls by my people and in keeping with [...]

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    Dogara: Most house of reps members come to me with wicked problems

Dogara: Most house of reps members come to me with wicked problems

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says many of his colleagues come to him with wicked problems.Speaking during an interview with Daily Trust, the lawmaker said there is no job in Nigeria that is as demanding as speakership.He narrated his experience in coordinating the affairs of members of the lower legislative chamber of the national assembly."It’s absolutely true [...]

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    Everything is not okay in Nigeria, says sultan

Everything is not okay in Nigeria, says sultan

Muhammad Abubakar, sultan of Sokoto, says everything is not right in Nigeria.He said this when he received the Catholic bishops of Nigeria at his palace in Sokoto on Friday.He said the country is saddled with problems, hence, the need for religious leaders to unite and ensure a peaceful environment."Politics is a choice, like religion, therefore, let’s not fight each other [...]

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    Shi’ites hit the street as Zakzaky spends 1000 days in detention

Shi’ites hit the street as Zakzaky spends 1000 days in detention

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) staged a peaceful protest to mark 1000 days of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, its leader, in detention.The protest was staged in Abuja on Friday.Zakyzaky has been in detention since December 2015 when his followers clashed with some soldiers in Zaria, Kaduna state.The sect has held series of protests over the continued detention of its [...]

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