Monday, November 12, 2018

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    ‘Grant Atiku visa so he can account for his crimes’ — diaspora network writes US

‘Grant Atiku visa so he can account for his crimes’ — diaspora network writes US

The Nigeria Diaspora Network is currently calling for signatures for a petition asking the US to grant Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), entrance to the country so he can face the law.Abubakar, who was indicted in a report for money laundering, had said he was yet to visit US because he was denied visa.Ahead of the [...]

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    Tonye Cole: Rivers people yearning for a gov who won’t steal their money

Tonye Cole: Rivers people yearning for a gov who won’t steal their money

Tonye Cole, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers, says he accepted to run because of the yearning for a new leadership in the state.Cole, a billionaire entrepreneur, had emerged candidate of one of the APC factions in the state loyal to Rotimi Amaechi, the minister of transportation.In an interview with Vanguard, Cole said Amaechi convinced [...]

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    Shake-up in army as operation Lafiya Dole gets new commander

Shake-up in army as operation Lafiya Dole gets new commander

The Nigerian army has announced Benson Akinroluyo, a major general, as the new theatre commander for operation Lafiya Dole.Lafiya Dole is the military operation set up to fight Boko Haram insurgents in the north-east.Akinroluyo is replacing Abba Dikko who had spent only three months as the theatre commander.In a statement signed on Saturday by Texas Chukwu, army spokesman, the [...]

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    Osinbajo replies reps: Approval of N5.8bn intervention fund within my constitutional authority

Osinbajo replies reps: Approval of N5.8bn intervention fund within my constitutional authority

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the approval of N5.8 billion emergency food intervention fund for the north-east was within his constitutional authority.The house of representatives had indicted the governing board of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) chaired by Osinbajo over what it described as an "illegal approval".In a statement released on Friday by Laolu Akande, spokesman of the vice-president, the approval [...]

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    ALERT: Retailers using ‘sniper’ to preserve beans, says CPC

ALERT: Retailers using ‘sniper’ to preserve beans, says CPC

The Consumer Protection Council (CPC) says it has confirmed that retailers in the open market are using a pesticide popularly known as sniper to preserve beans.In 2017, some traders were arrested in Lagos for using the pesticide, and on Thursday, a video showing some of the traders using sniper to preserve beans had gone viral.In an advisory signed on Friday [...]

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    Oak TV apologises to Lai for airing video about El-Zakzaky’s feeding cost

Oak TV apologises to Lai for airing video about El-Zakzaky’s feeding cost

Oak TV, an internet TV platform, has apologised to Lai Mohammed for publishing a video in which the minister of information said the government spends N3.5 million monthly to feed Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.In the trending video, the minister begged not to be quoted before making the claim about the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).However, the video was published and [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Buhari will follow due process on proposed minimum wage

Femi Adesina: Buhari will follow due process on proposed minimum wage

Femi Adesina, spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, says his principal did not endorse any figure as the new minimum wage.The tripartite committee had submitted its report to Buhari on Tuesday, with the recommendation of N30 000 minimum wage as being demanded by organised labour.In his speech, the president said he was committed to having a new minimum wage.Subsequently, the Atiku [...]

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    79 students abducted in Cameroon regain freedom

79 students abducted in Cameroon regain freedom

All the 79 students abducted from Presbyterian Secondary School in Bamenda, Cameroon, have been freed.Samuel Fonki, a minister of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon, confirmed their release on Wednesday.The students were kidnapped on Monday along with their principal, a teacher and a driver.“Praise God, 78 children and the driver have been released. The principal and one teacher are still with [...]

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    Soldiers missing as insurgents overrun military base in Borno

Soldiers missing as insurgents overrun military base in Borno

More than 10 soldiers have been reported missing following an attack on a military base in Kukawa, Borno state.The incident happened Monday evening when trucks loaded with gunmen believed to be Boko Haram insurgents moved into Kukawa, attacking a market and dislodging the troops.“It is getting serious, and the whereabouts of more than 10 soldiers is yet unknown,” a soldier [...]

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    Presidential panel to appeal loss of prosecutorial power

Presidential panel to appeal loss of prosecutorial power

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    DHQ: Soldiers ambushed in Benue, captain badly wounded

DHQ: Soldiers ambushed in Benue, captain badly wounded

The defence headquarters on Tuesday said soldiers in the Whirl Stroke operation in Benue state were ambushed and an officer was injured in the process.Zakari Sani, a captain, was said to have been badly wounded and was evacuated to the Benue State University Teaching Hospital.“Captain Zakari Sani, a very courageous and hardworking officer, was ambushed alongside other soldiers in Benue [...]

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    Keyamo: Pump price at N90? Oil marketers must be laughing at PDP

Keyamo: Pump price at N90? Oil marketers must be laughing at PDP

The Buhari campaign organisation says the People’s Democratic Party's promise to crash petrol price to N90 is laughable, as no supplier of the product will sell at that price.On Friday, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, will reduce the cost of premium motor spirit (PMS), popularly known as petrol, to N97 per litre.In a statement [...]

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    EXTRA: Canada struggling to meet demands for cannabis — weeks after legalising it

EXTRA: Canada struggling to meet demands for cannabis — weeks after legalising it

Most stores in Canada  are struggling to meet the demand for cannabis, two weeks after the Canadian government approved of it for recreational use.Both physical and digital stores have reportedly not been able to meet the demand in many parts of the country.“There is not enough legal marijuana to supply all of recreational demand in Canada,” the Guardian quoted Rosalie [...]

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    ‘We are still suffering’ — soldiers contradict Lai

‘We are still suffering’ — soldiers contradict Lai

Soldiers deployed to fight Boko Haram insurgents in the north-east say the report that their poor welfare has been looked into is untrue.TheCable had published an investigation on how soldiers beg “enemies” for food and wear slippers to the battlefield.After the report, President Muhammadu Buhari promised to look into the matter, saying he remains committed to the well-being of soldiers and [...]

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    Navy destroys illegal Niger Delta refineries — after undercover report on oil theft

Navy destroys illegal Niger Delta refineries — after undercover report on oil theft

The Nigerian navy is currently destroying illegal refineries in creeks across Rivers state. [...]

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    Falana: Corruption would reduce if western countries don’t keep money for looters

Falana: Corruption would reduce if western countries don’t keep money for looters

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says corruption would have reduced in Africa if western countries do not help in keeping looted funds. He said this at the African non-governmental organisation (NGO) forum held in Banjul, Gambia.The lawyer accused the western media and Transparency International (TI) of failing to join the campaign for the repatriation of the looted wealth of Africa."If the western countries [...]

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