Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Femi Owolabi

    Osun poll: Buhari has brutalised all agents of democracy, says Secondus

Osun poll: Buhari has brutalised all agents of democracy, says Secondus

Uche Secondus, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, says President Muahammadu Buhari has brutalised all agents of democracy.He said this while responding to the Osun governorship election that was declared inconclusive.Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the PDP had polled majority vote of 254, 698, and Isiaka Oyetola, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has 254, 345 votes— leaving a margin [...]

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    INVESTIGATION: How soldiers fighting Boko Haram beg for food and sleep in classrooms

INVESTIGATION: How soldiers fighting Boko Haram beg for food and sleep in classrooms

______________________________________________________________________________STORY HIGHLIGHTSSoldiers deployed in the special force unit do not have barracks, they sleep in classrooms Many soldiers in Maimalari barracks construct zinc houses for themselves Poor feeding of soldiers across the barracks in Maiduguri and the units in the bushes Soldiers on the frontline are owed operational allowance and do not get hazard/danger allowance______________________________________________________________________________Gandoki, a corporal with the [...]

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    Amaechi to Abe: I’m not your leader, a hypocrite can’t be my follower

Amaechi to Abe: I’m not your leader, a hypocrite can’t be my follower

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says he is not a leader to Magnus Abe, senator representing Rivers south-east.There has been a face-off between the two politicians in recent months, but last week, at the secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abe described Amaechi as his leader.Reacting in a statement issued on Sunday, Amaechi said Abe is a devious character and [...]

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    EFCC asks customs to place Fayose on watch list, prevent him from leaving Nigeria

EFCC asks customs to place Fayose on watch list, prevent him from leaving Nigeria

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has asked the Nigeria customs service to place Ayodele Fayose, outgoing governor of Ekiti, on its watch list.Fayose, whose tenure ends on October 16, is being investigated by the EFCC for alleged abuse of office, money laundering, among others.In a letter dated September 12, and addressed to the comptroller-general of customs, the EFCC [...]

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    Abacha Loot: Monfrini did not complete recovery job, says Nigerian lawyer

Abacha Loot: Monfrini did not complete recovery job, says Nigerian lawyer

Temitope Adebayo, one of the Nigerian lawyers hired by the federal government for the repatriation of $321 million Abacha Loot, says they got the job because Enrico Monfrini, the Swiss lawyer "didn’t deliver".In 2016, about a year into President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, Adebayo and Oladipo Okpeseyi were engaged by Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), for the repatriation of [...]

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    ‘They can’t sack us from politics’ — Dogara announces reelection bid

‘They can’t sack us from politics’ — Dogara announces reelection bid

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says some people are making moves to get him off politics, but only God and the electorate can achieve that.Over the months, the executive and the national assembly have been at loggerheads, and a considerable number of the lawmakers have dumped the ruling All Progressives Progress (APC) for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Dogara, [...]

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    Petitioner accuses NUJ presidential candidate of ‘certificate mess’

Petitioner accuses NUJ presidential candidate of ‘certificate mess’

A petition has been filed against the clearance issued to Chris Isiguzo, a two-time vice-president of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), who is running for the union’s highest office.In the petition addressed to the chairman and secretary of the NUJ credentials committee, Isiguzo is accused of not having the required qualification.In the union’s constitution, the national secretary is expected [...]

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    Abacha Loot: Swiss lawyer tackles Malami over dubious N7bn legal fees

Abacha Loot: Swiss lawyer tackles Malami over dubious N7bn legal fees

Enrico Monfrini, the Swiss lawyer hired by Nigeria to recover Abacha Loot, says Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), is trying to change the facts on the $321 million recovered from Luxembourg.TheCable had reported how Malami engaged Oladipo Okpeseyi and Temitope Adebayo, two Nigerian lawyers, for a fee of $17 million (about N7 billion) to do a job already [...]

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    No cause for alarm, says FG on earth tremors

No cause for alarm, says FG on earth tremors

The federal government says there is no cause for alarm over the reports of earth tremors in some areas of Abuja.Alex Nwegbu, director-general of the National Geological Survey Agency (NGSA), said this at a press conference in Abuja on Friday.He said Nigeria is not on the boundary that can make the country suffer earthquake.Earth tremor, otherwise known as slight earthquake, [...]

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    APC describes Saraki’s presidential aspiration as a huge joke

APC describes Saraki’s presidential aspiration as a huge joke

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the aspiration of Senate President Bukola Saraki to be the country’s number one citizen is a huge joke.Saraki, who dumped the ruling party for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had declared his intention to run for president in 2019.Accusing the ruling party of falling below expectation, Saraki promised to turn the country around for [...]

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    Abacha Loot: Finance ministry speaks on N7bn lawyers’ fees

Abacha Loot: Finance ministry speaks on N7bn lawyers’ fees

The ministry of finance says it has no information on the payment of lawyers hired by Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), for the recovery of  $321 million looted by Sani Abacha, former military dictator.Acting on a tip-off that the Nigerian lawyers were about to be paid, the Cable Newspaper Journalism Foundation (CNJF), a partner organisation with TheCable, had asked [...]

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    Abacha Loot: Five questions for AGF Malami over N7bn lawyers’ fee

Abacha Loot: Five questions for AGF Malami over N7bn lawyers’ fee

Between 2013 and 2014, the federal government used the services of Enrico Monfrini and Christian Luscher, Swiss lawyers, to recover $321 million looted by Sani Abacha, late former head of state.The funds, recovered from Luxembourg, were domiciled with the attorney-general of Switzerland.The next step in completing the repatriation was for Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), to write to [...]

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    Buhari: I don’t fear free and fair election… that’s what brought me here

Buhari: I don’t fear free and fair election… that’s what brought me here

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is a beneficiary of free and fair election, hence, he is not afraid of a level playing ground during the 2019 polls.He said this on Sunday while holding an interactive session with the Nigerian community in China.The president is in China for the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit.“I have no fear about free and fair [...]

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    Ex-NDDC MD, son die in auto crash

Ex-NDDC MD, son die in auto crash

Power Aginighan, a former acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), is dead.Aginighan died with Tammy his son and a police escort in a road accident at the Mbiama end of the east-west express road in Bayelsa state.The vehicle they were travelling in was reportedly crushed by a trailer.According to The Nation, Ebiakpo Ezebiri, an official of [...]

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    Bishop apologises after ‘groping’ Ariana Grande at Aretha Franklin’s funeral

Bishop apologises after ‘groping’ Ariana Grande at Aretha Franklin’s funeral

Charles H Ellis III, an American bishop, has apologised for touching Ariana Grande's breast while on stage with her during the funeral of Aretha Franklin.In pictures which have gone viral, the bishop is seen holding Grande close to him with his fingers squeezing a fraction of her right breast.Following the backlash over the incident, Ellis has issued an apology, saying it [...]

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    Enyeama quits Lille after seven years

Enyeama quits Lille after seven years

Vincent Enyeama, former Super Eagles captain, has left Lille after seven years at the French club.The club on Friday said it has reached an agreement with the Nigerian goalkeeper to part ways."Beyond his performances, LOSC and his supporters will remember Vincent's smile and enthusiasm. The club now wishes him the best in his future projects," the statement read.The 36-year-old last played [...]

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