Monday, July 15, 2019

Ebunoluwa Olafusi

    Female expatriate killed as gunmen abduct three in Kaduna

Female expatriate killed as gunmen abduct three in Kaduna

Suspected kidnappers have invaded Kajuru Castle, a resort and holiday centre  in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state, killing two people while three others were abducted.The incident was said to have occurred around midnight on Friday.The armed gang reportedly shot sporadically after they stormed the castle. An expatriate was said to be one of the the two people killed.The victims [...]

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    Shehu Sani asks lecturers to withdraw from election duty

Shehu Sani asks lecturers to withdraw from election duty

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has advised university lecturers to pull out from election duty.Reacting to a statement by Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), that some lecturers conspired politicians in Kano state during the general election, Sani asked lecturers to withdraw from elections and "protect the moral sanctity of the academia"."The politicians, through crooked [...]

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    Buhari matches his words with action, says APC on N30,000 minimum wage

Buhari matches his words with action, says APC on N30,000 minimum wage

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the signing of the minimum wage into law as another election promise delivered.President Muhammadu Buhari signed the national minimum wage bill into law on Thursday.In a statement on Friday, Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC's national publicity secretary, described Buhari's assent to the law as another demonstration of a president "who matches his words with action".He commended [...]

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    Onnoghen’s lawyer describes CCT judgement as a breach of justice

Onnoghen’s lawyer describes CCT judgement as a breach of justice

Okon Efut, lead counsel to Walter Onnoghen, says the judgement passed by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on the suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN) is a breach of justice and equity.Efut spoke with journalists after the conviction of Onnoghen for false asset declaration by the CCT, on Thursday.Danladi Umar, CCT chairman, had found Onnoghen guilty of the six [...]

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    Onnoghen rejects CCT judgement, heads to appeal court

Onnoghen rejects CCT judgement, heads to appeal court

Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria, has rejected the judgement of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).Danladi Umar, CCT chairman, had found Onnoghen guilty of the six counts preferred against him by the federal government.Umar, therefore, ordered that Onnoghen be removed from office of CJN and banned from holding public office for 10 years.He also ordered the forfeiture of the money [...]

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    Courts grants Ofili-Ajumogobia N10m bail but seizes her passport

Courts grants Ofili-Ajumogobia N10m bail but seizes her passport

A federal high court in Lagos has granted a N10 million bail to Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, a former judge.Ofili-Ajumogobia was re-arraigned before Rilwan Aikawa, her ex-colleague, where she pleaded not guilty to 18 counts bothering on unlawful enrichment, taking property unlawfully, corruption, forgery and giving false information.The former judge was first arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before an Ikeja [...]

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    Troops arrest LGA vice chairman in Zamfara over ‘links to bandits’

Troops arrest LGA vice chairman in Zamfara over ‘links to bandits’

Troops of the operation Sharan Daji of the Nigerian army have arrested Yahuza Wuya, vice chairman of Anka local government area of Zamfara state, over alleged link to suspected bandits.Clement Abiade, acting information officer of the operation, confirmed the arrest of Wuya in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja, on Thursday.Abiade said the council vice chairman was picked up [...]

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    Rep dares NAFDAC DG to name lawmakers who demanded bribe from her

Rep dares NAFDAC DG to name lawmakers who demanded bribe from her

Chike Okafor, chairman, house of representatives committee on healthcare services, has challenged Mojishola Adeyeye, director-general of National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), to name the members of the committee who demanded bribe from her.Adeyeye had alleged that the committee  asked her for bribe in the form of “money for welfare” when they visited her in December, 2017.But reacting in [...]

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    Buhari: I’m more academically qualified than Atiku

Buhari: I’m more academically qualified than Atiku

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is far more academically qualified than Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The president's statement comes on the back of a petition filed by Atiku and the PDP challenging his victory during the February 23 presidential election.The former vice president alleged that the result from the server of the Independent National Electoral [...]

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    Kaduna peace committee worried over killings

Kaduna peace committee worried over killings

The Kaduna state peace commission has expressed worries over the security challenge in many parts of the state.Josiah Idowu-Fearon, chairman of the commission, gave his concern at a news conference on Wednesday.He said insecurity is most prevalent in Birnin Gwari as well as some parts of Chikun, Igabi, Kachia, Kajuru, Kagarko and Kauru local government areas.He noted that although peace [...]

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    Ousted Al-Bashir moved from residence to prison

Ousted Al-Bashir moved from residence to prison

Ousted Sudanese President Omar Al-bashir has been transferred to Kobar prison in Khartoum.Al-Bashir is reportedly being held under tight security in solitary confinement, according to Reuters."Last night, Bashir was transferred to Kober prison in Khartoum,” the agency quoted a source as saying.According to sources, there was a heavy deployment of soldiers and members of the paramilitary Rapid Support Force outside [...]

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    ‘You displayed crass ignorance’ — Atiku hits INEC over ‘harsh’ comment on his lawyer

‘You displayed crass ignorance’ — Atiku hits INEC over ‘harsh’ comment on his lawyer

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says Livy Uzoukwu, his lead counsel at the tribunal, is qualified to practise in Nigeria.His legal team at the tribunal where he is challenging the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari, comprises 31 lawyers led by Uzoukwu.In its response as the first respondent in the case, INEC had said the petition filed [...]

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    Chibok parents: APC hasn’t done enough to rescue our daughters

Chibok parents: APC hasn’t done enough to rescue our daughters

Parents of the abducted Chibok girls have alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) used the abduction of the girls as a campaign tool to ride into power in 2015.Ayuba Alamson, spokesman for parents of the abducted girls, made the allegation in an interaction with reporters in Maiduguri, on Monday.The girls were kidnapped from the Government Girls Secondary School by [...]

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    El-Rufai directs political appointees to resign by April 30

El-Rufai directs political appointees to resign by April 30

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has directed all political appointees to submit their letters of resignation on or before April 30, 2019.Samuel Aruwan, el-Rufai's spokesman, in a statement, said each notice of resignation must be submitted along with a handover note, signed by the political appointee on behalf of the ministries, departments and agencies or office to which he or [...]

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    Ambode: My government never took any foreign loan

Ambode: My government never took any foreign loan

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, says his administration never took a foreign loan during his four-year tenure.In an interview with BUSINESS DAY, Ambode said the $1.43 billion external debt stock of the state is an accumulation of loans from previous administrations, which he never added to.He said his background as a financial expert helped him in managing the resources of [...]

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    Tax evasion: Court renews Okocha’s arrest warrant

Tax evasion: Court renews Okocha’s arrest warrant

An Igbosere high court in Lagos has renewed a bench warrant for the arrest of Augustine Okocha, a former Super Eagles captain, over alleged tax evasion.Adedayo Akintoye, the judge, extended the warrant which had earlier been issued on January 29, following an application made by Yusuf Sule, the state's prosecutor.Sule told the court that Okocha was yet to settle out [...]

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