Saturday, February 16, 2019

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    Army ‘dislodges’ Boko Haram from hideout in Borno

Army ‘dislodges’ Boko Haram from hideout in Borno

The Nigerian army says its troops have dislodged Boko Haram insurgents from their hideout in Gamboru Ngala local government area of Borno state.Ina tweet on Friday, the army said on November 29,  the troops launched offensive on two fronts-Ngala bridge and Gamboru town- against the insurgents and successfully dislodged them from their hideout.The force said the insurgents who were preparing [...]

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    Buhari heading to Poland for climate change summit

Buhari heading to Poland for climate change summit

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja on Saturday for Katowice, Poland, to attend the 24th session of the Climate Change Conference known as the Parties (COP24).Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, announced this in a statement on Friday.The statement said COP24, under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), would hold from December 2 to December 4.During the summit, Buhari will [...]

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    Ukraine bans Russian men from entering country

Ukraine bans Russian men from entering country

Ukraine has banned Russian men between the ages of 16 and 60 years from entering the country.Petro Tsygykal, head of the border service, disclosed this in a televised meeting on Friday."Today, the entry of foreigners is limited, primarily citizens of the Russian federation – non-admission of citizens of the Russian federation aged from 16 to 60, male," Tsygykal said.The move [...]

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    We’re still under Boko Haram siege, shehu of Borno tells Buhari

We’re still under Boko Haram siege, shehu of Borno tells Buhari

Abubakar Elkanemi, shehu of Borno, says the people of the state are still under Boko Haram seige.Elkanemi said this when President Muhammadu Buhari paid him a courtesy call at his palace in Shehuri, Maiduguri, on Thursday.The monarch dismissed claims by security operatives that the ongoing military operations, particularly in some parts of the state and the Lake Chad region, was [...]

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    Fayemi closes defence before governorship tribunal

Fayemi closes defence before governorship tribunal

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, on Thursday closed his defence before the state's governorship election petition tribunal sitting at the federal high court in Abuja.The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Olusola Kolapo, had filed the petition before the tribunal, challenging the declaration of Fayemi as the winner of the July 14 election.The petitioners had alleged that Fayemi's [...]

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    Buhari off to Chad for regional summit on Boko Haram

Buhari off to Chad for regional summit on Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday departed Abuja for N’Djamena, Chad, to preside over the summit of heads of states and governments of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC).In a statement on Thursday, Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, said the president will be meeting with five African presidents to review the security situation in the region and intensify efforts to curb insurgency.According [...]

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    How Lagos mob killed SARS operative who shot LASTMA official

How Lagos mob killed SARS operative who shot LASTMA official

An angry mob in the Iyano-Ipaja area of Lagos state on Wednesday beat Olukunle Olonade, an operative of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) attached to Ikeja, to death after he reportedly opened fire on an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority(LASTMA).The LASTMA official identified as Rotimi Adeyemi died as a result of the gun attack by Olonade.The LASTMA official [...]

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    A’Ibom women hit the streets over house of assembly siege

A’Ibom women hit the streets over house of assembly siege

Following the Akwa Ibom state house of assembly siege, thousands of Akwa-Ibom women on Thursday protested in Uyo, the state capital, and demanded the immediate sack of Musa Kimo, the state commissioner of police.The protesters, who were led by Glory Edet, commissioner for women affairs, and Mmeme Akpabio, state women leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),  and Akon Eyakenyi, a former [...]

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    Obasanjo’s son: No one can fault Buhari’s integrity

Obasanjo’s son: No one can fault Buhari’s integrity

Olajuwon Obasanjo, national coordinator of Buhari Youth Organisation, says no one can fault President Muhammadu Buhari’s integrity.The son of the former president said this while addressing reporters in Abuja on Wednesday.He said the president stood above his peers in the administration of the nation's finances and resources."Buhari believes in promoting Nigerian youths which is the basis of forming this association [...]

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    Deji Adeyanju arrested in Abuja

Deji Adeyanju arrested in Abuja

The police have arrested Deji Adeyanju, a political activist and convener of the group known as Concerned Nigerians.He was arrested in Abuja during a protest tagged: "Police Are Not Politicians, Save Our Democracy".Deji was picked up alongside two others in front of force headquarters in the nation's capital.The protesters had trooped to the streets to demand the neutrality of the police [...]

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    Ekiti civil servant commits suicide at work

Ekiti civil servant commits suicide at work

Abolarinwa Olaoye, a civil servant in Ekiti state, has taken his life under suspicious circumstances.The body of the 49-year-old was reportedly found hanging at the staircase behind his office.Olaoye, a night guard at the state scholarship board, was said to have reported for overnight duty on Tuesday evening but it remained unclear when the act was committed.His body was said to [...]

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    Accord Party presidential candidate asks Buhari to declare state of emergency on security

Accord Party presidential candidate asks Buhari to declare state of emergency on security

Following Boko Haram killings in the north-east, Isaac Ositelu, presidential candidate of the Accord Party (AP), has asked the federal government to declare a state of emergency on security.Ositelu said the life of any Nigerian must not be cut short while the leaders "carry on as if it is business as usual".He said it is a tragedy of "immense proportion" [...]

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    EFCC: Two witnesses died mysteriously after testifying against Nyako

EFCC: Two witnesses died mysteriously after testifying against Nyako

Adekunle Odofin, a detective with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Tuesday told the federal high court sitting in Abuja, that two people who made "crucial statements" during the investigation into the alleged fraud case involving Murtala Nyako, a former governor of Adamawa state, died mysteriously.Odofin told the court that the two deceased were very vital to the prosecution [...]

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    More trouble for OAU ‘sex-for-marks’ prof as court denies him bail

More trouble for OAU ‘sex-for-marks’ prof as court denies him bail

In an audio which went viral online, Akindele was heard demanding five sessions of sex to award Monica Osagie, a postgraduate student, a pass mark in a course she failed.Francis Omotoso, counsel to the defendant, filed an application for his bail, but it was opposed by Kehinde Ayantoye, a senior legal officer with the ICPC.Ayantoye filed a counter affidavit deposed [...]

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    Oyetola sworn in as Osun governor

Oyetola sworn in as Osun governor

At exactly 12:55pm, Oyebola Ojo, chief judge of Osun state, administered the oath of office on Oyetola Gboyega, the new governor of Osun.Oyetola, who won the governorship election under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was sworn in at the Osogbo Township Stadium.In attendance were Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) who represented President [...]

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    DSS rescues American ‘abducted in Lagos’

DSS rescues American ‘abducted in Lagos’

The Department of State Security (DSS) has rescued Tawanda Jackson, an American citizen, who was allegedly held hostage by one Mathew Adedoyin, an acquaintance she met via social media.Kayode Oyekanmi, deputy director, public affairs, Lagos state ministry of justice, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.Parading the prime suspect and his accomplice at the DSS Lagos command, Betty Adoki, director [...]

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