Monday, September 3, 2018

Femi Owolabi

    THE INSIDER: How Oni’s supporters plotted disqualification suit against Fayemi

THE INSIDER: How Oni’s supporters plotted disqualification suit against Fayemi

Segun Oni, the runner-up in the All Progressives Congress (APC) Ekiti state governorship primary, may, indeed, still be heading to court to challenge Kayode Fayemi’s candidacy.TheCable had on Monday night reported that a suit was filed by Oni's lawyer at the federal high court in Abuja to challenge the legality of Fayemi, former minister of mines and steel, as the [...]

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    Limited experience cost Super Eagles Argentina game, says Okocha

Limited experience cost Super Eagles Argentina game, says Okocha

Austin Okocha, former captain of the Super Eagles, says the team had limited experience, hence the defeat to Argentina in the World Cup.Argentina edged Nigeria 2-1 in a tight game to sneak into the round of 16 of the tournament ahead of Nigeria.“We were not clear to keep more players in attack. We were limited in terms of experience,” Okocha, [...]

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    Fayemi making us irrelevant, says group loyal to Oni

Fayemi making us irrelevant, says group loyal to Oni

Less than 20 days to the governorship election in Ekiti state, a group loyal to Segun Oni, a governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has accused Kayode Fayemi, flagbearer of the party, of infraction.In a rescheduled primary election in May, Fayemi defeated 32 other aspirants including Oni who came second in the contest supervised by Tanko Al-Makura, governor [...]

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    Tinubu, Akande ask Oni to publicly dissociate himself from ‘court action against Fayemi’

Tinubu, Akande ask Oni to publicly dissociate himself from ‘court action against Fayemi’

Bola Tinubu and Bisi Akande, chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Tuesday called on Segun Oni, runner up of the party’s governorship primary election in Ekiti state, to come out publicly to dissociate himself from a suit allegedly filed—asking the court to revoke the candidacy of Kayode Fayemi.On Monday, it was alleged that Oni filed a case at [...]

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    Falana: Media has been fighting corruption — even before EFCC, ICPC were established

Falana: Media has been fighting corruption — even before EFCC, ICPC were established

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer and a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says before the creation of anti-graft bodies, the media was in the forefront in the fight against corruption.  While fielding questions from journalists at the launch of Up Right For Nigeria, an anti-corruption campaign organized by the Centre for Communication and Social Impact, in Lagos on Monday, Falana [...]

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    APC convention: The story of my defeat may never be known, says Issa-Onilu

APC convention: The story of my defeat may never be known, says Issa-Onilu

Lanre Issa-Onilu, one of the aspirants who contested against Bolaji Abdullahi, publicity secretary seat of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), says the story of how he was defeated may never be known, but would be told one day.Issa-Onilu who hails from Kwara state like Abdullahi, and had earlier dismissed rumours that he was withdrawing from the race.Minutes after Abdullahi [...]

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    APC governors’ candidates thumping contestants ‘anointed’ by Buhari, Tinubu

APC governors’ candidates thumping contestants ‘anointed’ by Buhari, Tinubu

Three different lists of "anointed" candidates were given to delegates at the All Progressives Congress (APC) convention in Abuja on Saturday.The three versions of the "Unity List" were attributed to President Muhammadu Buhari, Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the party, and APC governors.However, most of the candidates anointed by the governors for various national positions are coasting home to [...]

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    Collation of votes ongoing, Buhari returns… APC convention enters day two

Collation of votes ongoing, Buhari returns… APC convention enters day two

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to the Eagle Square in Abuja for the elective national convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) which stretched into a second day on Sunday.The president left the venue after casting his ballot around 4pm on Saturday.After Buhari's departure, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Bukola Saraki, Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, also [...]

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    I am in complete remission, says Carl Ikeme

I am in complete remission, says Carl Ikeme

After undergoing chemotherapy, Carl Ikeme, Super Eagles goalkeeper who has been battling leukaemia, says he is getting better.In a tweet on Saturday, the 32-year-old goalkeeper said although there are still hurdles to overcome, he is hopeful.“After a year of intense chemotherapy I would like to share that I am in complete remission,” he tweeted.Complete remission is when tests and physical [...]

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    Super Eagles can go very far in World Cup, says Buhari after Iceland win

Super Eagles can go very far in World Cup, says Buhari after Iceland win

President Muhammadu Buhari says the Super Eagles can go far in the ongoing World Cup in Russia.In a statement released after Nigerian team defeated Iceland, the president expressed delight at the confidence of the players.“I am confident that if our players believe in themselves, they can qualify out of their difficult group and even go very far in the tournament,” [...]

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    MacArthur Foundation awards $6m grants to fight corruption in Nigeria

MacArthur Foundation awards $6m grants to fight corruption in Nigeria

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation says as part of its On Nigeria grant-making, it would be funding the anti-corruption efforts in Nigeria with $6.5 million.It said the grant is to help in fighting corruption by building an atmosphere of accountability, transparency, and good governance in Nigeria.“The country has begun an important process of addressing the corruption that [...]

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    Fayemi: I increased teachers’ pay when I was governor but Fayose is owing them

Fayemi: I increased teachers’ pay when I was governor but Fayose is owing them

Kayode Fayemi, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti state, says he increased teachers' salaries when he was in power but Ayodele Fayose, his successor, has not paid them in 10 months.Fayemi, who was governor of the state between 2010 and 2014, and now flying with the mantra “reclaiming our land, restoring [...]

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    Politicians ‘buying voter cards, inducing electorate’ in Ekiti

Politicians ‘buying voter cards, inducing electorate’ in Ekiti

YIAGA AFRICA, a policy advocacy group, says politicians are currently buying voter cards in Ekiti state where the governorship election is scheduled for July 14.Under its Watching the Vote (WTV) project, YIAGA deployed 24 long term observers (LTOs) in the 16 local government areas of the state to monitor the "pre-election environment".In its first of a four-part report released on [...]

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    FIFA sanctions Mexico over fans’ homophobic chants at World Cup

FIFA sanctions Mexico over fans’ homophobic chants at World Cup

FIFA has imposed a 10,000 Swiss Francs sanction on the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) over the misconduct of a group of Mexican fans at the ongoing World Cup in Russia.In a statement on Thursday, FIFA said the disciplinary measure was in line with article 67 of its disciplinary code.The FIFA disciplinary committee accused the fans of discriminatory and insulting chants.The [...]

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    Jonathan: PDP is coming back in 2019

Jonathan: PDP is coming back in 2019

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is getting stronger and poised to take over power come 2019.Jonathan said this on Wednesday when he hosted Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, in his house in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital.Jonathan, who lost to President Muhammadu Buhari, in 2015 is optimistic that his party is now in a better position to [...]

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    $8bn award against Nigeria: Cable Foundation sends FoI request to AGF over no-show

$8bn award against Nigeria: Cable Foundation sends FoI request to AGF over no-show

The Cable Newspaper Journalism Foundation (CNJF) has sent a freedom of information request to Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), over Nigeria’s non-appearance in a case that could cost the country $8 billion.Process and Industrial Developments Limited (P&ID) had sued the Nigerian government for an alleged breach of contract over a 2010 natural gas supply and processing agreement.P&ID, with [...]

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