Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Fredrick Nwabufo

    Melaye: #BringBackOurGirls ruling, a victory for democracy

Melaye: #BringBackOurGirls ruling, a victory for democracy

Former member of the federal house of representatives, Dino Melaye, has described as a "victory for democracy", Wednesday's ruling of the court in a suit he filed against inspector-general of police, Mohammed Abubakar and the Federal Capital Territory Commissioner of police, Joseph Mbu.Justice Abubakar Talba of Gudu High Court, Abuja, had ruled that the police had no power to stop rallies [...]

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    Police to ‘relocate’ to Ekiti for governorship election

Police to ‘relocate’ to Ekiti for governorship election

The Nigeria Police Force says it is deploying enough security resources to ensure that the Ekiti gubernatorial election is incident-free.On Friday, inspector-general of police, Mohammed Abubakar directed the deputy inspector-general in charge of operations, Michael Zuokomor to “relocate to Ado-Ekiti, the headquarters of Ekiti State, so as to ensure adequate police presence and coordination of all security operations for the [...]

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    Jonathan moves to calm ‘political tension’

Jonathan moves to calm ‘political tension’

President Goodluck Jonathan has asked politicians to help bring down the political tension in the country ahead of the 2015 elections.He was addressing the All Political Parties and Political Stakeholders Summit held at the International Conference Centre (ICC), Abuja.In attendance were former heads of state, Major-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, as well as former Vice-President Alex Ekwueme.Jonathan said: [...]

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    #BringBackOurGirls group ready to work with police

#BringBackOurGirls group ready to work with police

The legal representative of the #BringBackOurGirls group, Femi Falana (SAN), says the group is ready to cooperate with the police to achieve the common goal of maintaining law and order.At the hearing of the suit filed by Hadiza Bala Usman of the BBOG group against the FCT commissioner of police, Joseph Mbu, at the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Maitama, Falana argued [...]

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    Chibok girls must be ‘de-radicalised on rescue’

Chibok girls must be ‘de-radicalised on rescue’

De-radicalising the Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram nearly two months ago is the first approach to healing and reintegrating them into the society, a clinical psychologist, Mr. Samuel Jinadu, has said.Jinadu said that bringing them back should not straightly introducing them into the society. Rather, he advised that the girls should be checked into a psychological institution or facility, if and when they were [...]

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    UniAbuja students protest against ASUU strike

UniAbuja students protest against ASUU strike

Students of the University of Abuja on Wednesday morning protested against the industrial action embarked upon by a faction of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) of the school.There are two factions of ASUU at the university, one comprising very few top staff of the school aligned with the vice chancellor, Professor James Adelabu; and the other, the “Integrity Group”, comprising [...]

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    Momodu: Chibok abduction will haunt Nigeria forever

Momodu: Chibok abduction will haunt Nigeria forever

Publisher of Ovation Magazine, Dele Momodu, has said that the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls of Chibok will haunt Nigeria forever.Momodu, who was speaking in view of government’s "soft" handling of the matter, noted that it is now seven weeks since the girls were taken away from their friends and families.“There is no excuse or justification for failing to find and liberate those [...]

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    Bomb scare in Abuja as security is tightened

Bomb scare in Abuja as security is tightened

There is a bomb scare in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, ignited by a sudden build-up of security operatives around crowded centres, and previous Boko Haram attacks on the city.Some markets in the city, such as Wuse Market and the Garki International Market, were hedged about with police officers frisking a long queue of people. This was not the case [...]

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    Gunmen abduct daughters of FCT director

Gunmen abduct daughters of FCT director

Two young ladies — Ejura Opaluwa, 23, and Unekwu Opaluwa, 19 — were abducted from their home in Abuja on Sunday.According to their uncle, Mr Amade Opaluwa, the ladies were abducted by gunmen, who stormed their house at 55 Associated Estate, Impresit Karmo, in a blue Honda car with Registration Number: HR152ABC.“There were five of them. They went straight to the room [...]

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    PENSIONS (3): Ex-Gombe governor’s wife entitled to 30-day paid annual vacation, estacode

PENSIONS (3): Ex-Gombe governor’s wife entitled to 30-day paid annual vacation, estacode

On Thursday, TheCable began a series on the pensions of Nigerian ex-governors and their deputies. After highlighting the provisions in Akwa Ibom, Lagos, Rivers, Kwara and Kano, we now shift focus to Gombe and Bayelsa States. Gombe: Paid vacation for ex-governor's wifeThe Executive Pension (Amendment) Law of Gombe State signed by Alhaji Danjuma Goje (pictured) in 2008 is remarkable for its provision for paid [...]

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    Outrage widens over military ‘siege on media’

Outrage widens over military ‘siege on media’

Newspaper owners and journalists have condemned the "siege on media" by soldiers, which entered the second day on Saturday.On Friday, consignment of Leadership and Daily Trust were seized by the soldiers who said they were acting on "orders". This continued on Saturday, with more newspapers being seized.Defence headquarters issued a statement on Friday alleging that there was an intelligence report [...]

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    Atiku: Freedom of the press ‘non-negotiable’

Atiku: Freedom of the press ‘non-negotiable’

Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has said that the freedom of the press is a non-negotiable component of democratic governments.And since Nigeria is a democracy, Atiku thinks press freedom is indispensable.Atiku was commenting on reports of military clampdown of copies of some newspapers, on the orders of "powers from above"."By attacking the press and arresting journalists, aren't we slowly edging [...]

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    UPDATED: Copies of Daily Trust, Leadership seized but military denies wrongdoing

UPDATED: Copies of Daily Trust, Leadership seized but military denies wrongdoing

Men in military uniform who said they were acting on "orders from above" have seized thousands of copies of two Abuja-based newspapers, their managements have said.But the military authorities have said the action was as a result of an "intelligence report indicating movement of materials with grave security implications across the country using the channel of newsprint related consignments".The managing director of Leadership [...]

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    REVEALED: Pensions of Nigerian ex-governors (2)

REVEALED: Pensions of Nigerian ex-governors (2)

Just how much do former governors and their deputies regularly take out of the treasury long after they've left office? Nigerians are just waking up to this reality. Much of the focus has been on what they spend in office, not thereafter. The first part of this special report focused on pensions for ex-governors and ex-deputy governors in Akwa Ibom, [...]

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    REVEALED: Pensions of Nigerian ex-governors (1)

REVEALED: Pensions of Nigerian ex-governors (1)

If you think being a governor is very rewarding, wait until you become an ex-governor ─ you instantly become a state liability for doing virtually nothing. You continue to collect salaries called pensions; you get new cars every now and then; your medical bills are taken care of for life; you are entitled to a full complement of domestic staff; [...]

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    FCT, partners to spend N334bn on Jabi Lake Resort

FCT, partners to spend N334bn on Jabi Lake Resort

The Federal Capital Territory Administration in partnership with some private investors will spend N334 billion on the development of an ultramodern resort at Jabi Lake, Abuja, FCT minister Bala Mohammed has said.As Bala explained, the reason for the huge expenditure on the project, which has already commenced, is to boost tourism in a city fast becoming a centre of attraction for [...]

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