Sunday, July 14, 2019

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    Sudan military: We won’t hand Al-Bashir over to ICC

Sudan military: We won’t hand Al-Bashir over to ICC

Sudan’s military council says it will not hand over ousted President Omar Al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for trial.Omer Zainal-Abdin, chairman of the political committee in Sudan’s transitional military council, spoke at a news conference in Khartoum, capital of the country, on Friday.Amnesty International had asked the Sudanese military to hand Al-Bashir over to the ICC because he had [...]

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    UNICEF: Armed groups recruited over 3,500 children in north-east

UNICEF: Armed groups recruited over 3,500 children in north-east

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says between 2013 and 2017, more than 3,500 children were recruited and used by non-state armed groups in the north-east.The agency said most of children have been used in the ongoing armed conflict in north-east.It noted that "these numbers are only those that have been verified, while the true figures are likely to be [...]

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    Knockout, new comedy by Wale Adenuga, enjoys ‘massive’ airplay

Knockout, new comedy by Wale Adenuga, enjoys ‘massive’ airplay

Knockout, a new comedy by Wale Adenuga Productions (WAP), has continued to enjoy massive promotional campaign.This was disclosed by Wale Adenuga (junior), producer of Knockout.According to Adenuga, the promotional campaign following the announcement of the comedy which commenced on March 1 has received "tremendously-positive results as the movie trailers have been viewed over 1.2 Million times" across several online platforms.Adenuga [...]

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    Amnesty asks Sudanese army to hand Al-Bashir over to ICC

Amnesty asks Sudanese army to hand Al-Bashir over to ICC

Amnesty International has asked the Sudanese military to hand ousted President Omar Al-Bashir over to the International Criminal Court.Al-Bashir was ousted by the sudanese military earlier on Thursday.In a state wide broadcast, Awad Ibnouf, Sudanese defence minister and army general, said the military will be in charge of the country for two years and conduct elections afterwards.Amnesty International said since [...]

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    33 Nigerians arrested in Kenya

33 Nigerians arrested in Kenya

The police in Kenya have arrested 33 Nigerian for allegedly staying in the country illegally.The men were arrested on Thursday morning at Kasarani, a residential area in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, where they had been reportedly staying after arriving on different dates.Speaking to journalists, Peter Kimani, officer commanding police division in charge of sub-counties in Kasanrani, said the suspects were arrested [...]

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    Coalition tackles reps for summoning Buhari

Coalition tackles reps for summoning Buhari

The Coalition for Nigeria Movement has kicked against the summon of President Muhammadu Buhari by the house of representatives.The coalition instead said the lawmakers ought to commend the president and security agencies over "recent success" recorded over bandits and extremists in Zamfara and Yobe states.Addressing reporters on Thursday, Peremobowei Success, board of trustees (BoT) chairman, commended Buhari and the military for [...]

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    Malami: PDP abusing freedom of speech

Malami: PDP abusing freedom of speech

Abubakar Malami, attorney general of the federation (AGF) and minister of justice, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of "taking the freedom of speech too far".Malami was reacting to the allegations that he was involved in a plot to cause constitutional crisis in Rivers state.The PDP had alleged that Malami and Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, were pressuring the [...]

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    Ambode would have surpassed Tinubu, Fashola but he ‘got carried away by power’

Ambode would have surpassed Tinubu, Fashola but he ‘got carried away by power’

Wale Ogunade, a political analyst, says Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, would have surpassed the achievements of his predecessors if he had not ignored the political structure that brought him to power.Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, are among the predecessors of Ambode.Ogunade, who is [...]

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    446 Nigerians in UAE prisons, says ambassador

446 Nigerians in UAE prisons, says ambassador

Mohammed Rimi, Nigerian ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, says a total of 446 Nigerians are currently serving different terms in the UAE prisons.Rimi disclosed this during President Muhammadu Buhari’s town-hall meeting with Nigerians in the Emirates on Tuesday.The ambassador said the 446 Nigerians are serving different jail terms for crimes ranging from possession of hard drugs to engaging in [...]

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    Army: How we laid ambush for Boko Haram in Yobe

Army: How we laid ambush for Boko Haram in Yobe

The Nigerian army says its troops ambushed a group of Boko Haram insurgents that attempted to attack Damaturu, the Yobe state capital, on Tuesday.Njoka Irabo, acting assistant director, army public relations, Sector 2, Operation Lafiya Dole, in a statement issued on Tuesday night, said troops stormed Maisandari after receiving information on the planned attack.“Following credible information of planned efforts by [...]

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    Yari: In five years, bandits have killed over 3000 in Zamfara

Yari: In five years, bandits have killed over 3000 in Zamfara

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, says armed bandits have killed 3,526 persons in the state in the last five years.Yari spoke at a town hall meeting in Gusau, the state capital, on Tuesday.According to NAN, the meeting was attended by Mohammed Adamu, inspector general of police (IGP), traditional and community leaders, as well as herders and farmers.Yari, who was represented [...]

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    Police confirm killing of 21 in Kaduna

Police confirm killing of 21 in Kaduna

The Kaduna state police command has confirmed the killing of 21 people by gunmen in Banono and Anguwan Aku communities in Kufana district of Kajuru local government area of the state.TheCable had reported the attack, detailing how armed men in military uniform raided the communities.In a statement, Yakubu Sabo, police public relations officer in the state, said the attackers invaded the [...]

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    Ambode inaugurates 20-man transition committee

Ambode inaugurates 20-man transition committee

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has inaugurated a 20-man committee to ensure a smooth transition of power from his administration to the incoming one.Speaking at the inauguration of the committee on Tuesday, Ambode, who was represented by Tunji Bello, secretary to the state government, said the step was imperative to ensure that the machinery of government "continues to roll smoothly".The [...]

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    14 killed as ‘bandits’, vigilantes exchange gunfire in Katsina

14 killed as ‘bandits’, vigilantes exchange gunfire in Katsina

At least 14 persons have been killed in a gun battle between suspected bandits and vigilantes in Tsamiyar Jino village in Kankara local government area of Katsina state.The incident created tension in the village as residents scuttled to safety.Gambo Isah, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed the incident, blaming the vigilance group for failing to heed to police advice.Isah [...]

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    ICPC chairman: Executive arm more corrupt than legislature

ICPC chairman: Executive arm more corrupt than legislature

Bolaji Owasanoye, chairman of the  Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), says the executive arm of government in Nigeria is more corrupt than the legislative and judicial arms.According to Rasheedat Okoduwa, ICPC spokesperson, Owasanoye made the comment while delivering a lecture at the induction for new legislators in Abuja.Tagged "The legislature and fight against graft and corruption", [...]

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    Dogara kicks against ‘forced leadership’ in 9th assembly

Dogara kicks against ‘forced leadership’ in 9th assembly

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has advised against imposing leaders on members of the ninth national assembly.Dogara spoke during the induction of senators-elect and house of representatives members-elect in Abuja.The speaker said it is advisable to allow the leadership of the upper and lower legislative chambers emerge from the legislators instead of being forced on them.He advised [...]

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