Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Fredrick Nwabufo

    Court never said you had power to increase budget, Falana tells n’ assembly

Court never said you had power to increase budget, Falana tells n’ assembly

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says a federal high court never ruled that the national assembly had power to increase estimates of the appropriation act.He was reacting to a claim by the house of representatives that “the federal high court has ruled that the national assembly has the power to increase or review upward the budget estimates laid before it [...]

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    THE ADAMU INTERVIEW: At no time was CRK removed but some people prefer hearsay

THE ADAMU INTERVIEW: At no time was CRK removed but some people prefer hearsay

Adamu Adamu, minister of education -- who trained as an accountant and also journalist, earning degrees from ABU, Zaria, and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York, US -- has come under intense focus recently because of burning issues under his watch. The most notable are the alleged removal of CRK from school curriculum and the deaths of students at the [...]

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    Niger Delta group threatens to shut down Chevron over use of ‘cheap labour’

Niger Delta group threatens to shut down Chevron over use of ‘cheap labour’

A Niger Delta group, Kombot-Egbema & Gbaramatu Graduates Association, has threatened to shut down the operations of Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) over its alleged use of cheap labour.In a statement issued on Monday and signed by Yabrade Moses, its president, the group gave the company 48 hours to upgrade the status of its members from trainee to “permanent staff” or [...]

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    Buhari will complete his tenure, says Osinbajo

Buhari will complete his tenure, says Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has expressed hope that President Muhammadu Buhari will complete his tenure in good health.The tenure of the president ends in May 2019.There has been speculation that Buhari’s health is deteriorating. Some reports even say the president, who has been in the UK for medical treatment since May 7, has speech impairment.But on Sunday, an audio of [...]

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    Soldiers killing our people, Taraba council leaders raise the alarm

Soldiers killing our people, Taraba council leaders raise the alarm

Leaders of Sardauna local government council say soldiers have been deployed in their community to wipe out the natives.On June 17, a clash between two groups – herdsmen and local farmers – in the Mambila area of the council resulted in the death of a number of people.To stop further bloodshed, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo ordered the deployment of troops [...]

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    Fire guts House on the Rock church in Abuja

Fire guts House on the Rock church in Abuja

A building of the House on the Rock church in Abuja is currently on fire, withfirefighterss trying to put out the inferno.The cause of the fire is yet unknown.According to NAN, Joseph Peter, a member of the church, said the main building had not been in use for a while owing to renovation.Peter reportedly said he left the church around 1pm, [...]

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    Buhari ‘asks’ Nigerians to avoid reckless statements

Buhari ‘asks’ Nigerians to avoid reckless statements

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Nigerians to stop making reckless statements, according to his media office.Buhari, who is on medical leave in the UK, made this appeal in a message on the occasion of Eid-el-Fitr.While some groups in the south-east are demanding an independent state of Biafra, some in the north have asked the Igbo to leave the region within [...]

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    Reps: Executive budgeted N12bn for 2nd Niger bridge in 2016 but a kobo wasn’t spent on it

Reps: Executive budgeted N12bn for 2nd Niger bridge in 2016 but a kobo wasn’t spent on it

The house of representatives says the executive budgeted N12 billion for the 2nd Niger bridge project in 2016, but that a kobo was not spent on it.The house described as blackmail the statement of Babatunde Fashola, minister of works, power and housing, that the national assembly “imported” projects into the 2017 budget.The senate had earlier flayed the minister for his statement, [...]

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    Nigerians are safe anywhere in the country, says DHQ

Nigerians are safe anywhere in the country, says DHQ

The defence headquarters (DHQ) has assured Nigerians that their lives and property are safe and secure wherever they reside in the country.John Enenche, director defence information, gave the assurance in a statement.There has been tension in the country following secessionist agitations in the south-east and a call by some northern groups for the Igbo to leave the region within three [...]

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    Senate: We acted in the ‘spirit of consensus’… Fashola attacking us because of contracts

Senate: We acted in the ‘spirit of consensus’… Fashola attacking us because of contracts

The senate has flayed Babatunde Fashola, minister of works, housing and power, for saying that the national assembly “imported projects” into the 2017 budget.It lampooned the minister for criticising the legislature's reduction of budgetary allocation to the Lagos-Ibadan expressway project, accusing Fashola of spreading "half-truths" because he wants his ministry to have "many construction projects it can award contracts for".In [...]

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    Nwofor, Sheriff’s lawyer, loses SAN rank over alleged misconduct

Nwofor, Sheriff’s lawyer, loses SAN rank over alleged misconduct

The legal practitioners’ privileges committee has stripped Beluolisa Nwofor, a lawyer, of his senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) title over act “unbefitting of the holder of the rank”.Nwofor had represented Ali Modu Sheriff in a suit at the appeal court seeking the declaration of Jimoh Ibrahim as the authentic PDP candidate in the Ondo state governorship election of November 2016.He [...]

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    The Igbo crime culture

The Igbo crime culture

In the sweltering heat of a serial lynching and killing of Igbo citizens in Asia in 2013, I wrote an article entitled, ‘The Igbo fallacy’. In it, I appealed to the Igbo to de-emphasise the culture of profligacy, decadent opulence, debauchery and vanity which fuels the pursuit of crime by their own.I am compelled to revivify the article here, but [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: FG reopens case of Osifala — the QC teacher accused of sexual harassment

EXCLUSIVE: FG reopens case of Osifala — the QC teacher accused of sexual harassment

The federal government has reopened investigation into allegations of sexual molestation against Olaseni Osifala, a teacher at Queen’s College, Lagos, TheCable can report.In March 2016, one Chinenye Okoye, a student of the school, alleged that Osifala sexually harassed her. Some other students reportedly made the same claim.The claims sparked off an outcry as parents and citizens called for the sack [...]

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    Court dismisses suit seeking to remove Tambuwal 

Court dismisses suit seeking to remove Tambuwal 

‎A federal high court in Abuja has dismissed a suit seeking to remove Aminu Tambuwal as the governor of Sokoto state.Umar Dahiru, a member‎ of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had filed the suit challenging the legality of the December 4, 2014 primary election which produced Tambuwal as the standard-bearer of the party.But on Friday, Gabriel Kolawole‎, the judge, dismissed [...]

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    DSS ‘foils’ Boko Haram plot to bomb three states

DSS ‘foils’ Boko Haram plot to bomb three states

The Department of State Services (DSS) says it has foiled a plot by Boko Haram to attack soft targets in Kano, Kaduna, Sokoto and Borno states during Sallah celebrations.Speaking at a news conference in Abuja on Friday, an agent of the service said one Bashir Mohammed, a Boko Haram explosive‎ expert who was facilitating the attack in Kano was arrested [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: FG begins probe of ex-Queen College’s principal over students’ deaths

EXCLUSIVE: FG begins probe of ex-Queen College’s principal over students’ deaths

Adamu Adamu, minister of education, says his ministry has launched a fresh investigation into the deaths of students of Queen's College, Lagos, in order to identify "those responsible" for the tragedy.Lami Amodu, the principal of the school at the time of the deaths, will now come under investigation.Speaking with TheCable on Thursday, Adamu said the first phase of the investigation [...]

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June 27, 2017USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK324.50413. 31363.50
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