Thursday, September 20, 2018

Fredrick Nwabufo

    Buhari: I’m disappointed with some south-east leaders over IPOB

Buhari: I’m disappointed with some south-east leaders over IPOB

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is disappointed in some community leaders who failed to caution "hot-headed" youth calling for the dismemberment of the country.The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been seeking a sovereign state, citing marginalisation of Igbo people as its reason.In his Independence Day broadcast, Buhari said his government will not and cannot allow such advocacy.Recalling his days in the [...]

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    How can a Christianised Nigeria be Islamised?

How can a Christianised Nigeria be Islamised?

I have been cogitating on the persistent kvetching of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) that the Buhari government is Islamising the country.I have laboured to find a remote or even an obtrusive reason for CAN’s shrieks, which by the way,  have become deafening. I must say, honestly, I have not seen any reason to align myself with the association [...]

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    Onyeama: We didn’t know US was monitoring Jonathan’s men

Onyeama: We didn’t know US was monitoring Jonathan’s men

Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, says the government did not know that the US was listening to the telephone conversations of members of the Jonathan administration on some “suspicious” investments made in the country.In July, an indicting telephone conversation between Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister petroleum resources, and her associates – Kola Aluko and Jide Omokore – was leaked.Alison-Madueke was [...]

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    Kanu’s lawyer asks court to order Buratai to produce him

Kanu’s lawyer asks court to order Buratai to produce him

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, counsel of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has asked a federal high court in Abuja to order Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, to reveal the whereabouts of his client. Last week, Ejiofor filed a suit at the court asking it to vacate its order proscribing the group.The military had declared IPOB a terrorist [...]

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    Some banks are aiding and abetting corruption, says Magu

Some banks are aiding and abetting corruption, says Magu

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has lamented the non-compliance with regulations on money laundering and other related offences by some banks and financial institutions.In a statement issued by Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, on Tuesday, Magu, who described money laundering as a threat to developing and developed countries, expressed regret “that some banks had [...]

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    After two-hour meeting, senate declares Nigeria’s unity not negotiable

After two-hour meeting, senate declares Nigeria’s unity not negotiable

The senate after a two-hour closed session declared that Nigeria's unity was not negotiable.The upper legislative chamber resumed from its two-month recess on Tuesday.While it was on break, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), which is seeking the secession of the south-east, was declared a terrorist organisation by the military and proscribed by governors of the region.Although, the government later [...]

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    APC: Sagay is a rogue… Buhari dug him out of inevitable oblivion

APC: Sagay is a rogue… Buhari dug him out of inevitable oblivion

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption (PACAC), as a rogue.In a statement issued by Bolaji Abdullahi, its spokesman, the ruling party said President Muhammadu Buhari dug Sagay out of "inevitable oblivion".Abdullahi said this in response to a report in which Sagay described members of the APC as unprincipled.Referring to the [...]

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    Atiku: The Igbo rebuilt their region after the war but north still has mud houses

Atiku: The Igbo rebuilt their region after the war but north still has mud houses

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says despite fighting a civil war the Igbo have been able to rebuild their region, but that the north still has mud houses.He spoke on the background of the need for Nigeria to be restructured.Addressing a coalition of youth groups under the aegis of Play Forum in Abuja, Abubakar said those afraid of restructuring were lazy.He said [...]

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Are killer herdsmen terrorists?

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says killer herdsmen are not terrorists.  His opinion is not stupefying to me. But what is jarring for me is that Shehu’s divulgence represents the thinking of a sensitive entity - the presidency.Before you think I have rustled up “fake news” to blemish the presidential spokesman; I have not. Shehu belched the clanger in an interview [...]

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    IPOB asks court to vacate proscription order

IPOB asks court to vacate proscription order

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has asked a federal high court in Abuja to vacate its order proscribing the group.On Wednesday, the court declared IPOB a terrorist organisation, proscribing it in the same breath.This followed an application filed by the attorney-general of the federation at the court, asking it to outlaw the group.But in a counter application seen by [...]

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    Supreme Islamic Council: We tolerated Christianisation but CAN is paranoid about Islam

Supreme Islamic Council: We tolerated Christianisation but CAN is paranoid about Islam

The Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) says Muslims in the country have tolerated Christian ways imposed on them, but that the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) is showing itself to be Islamophobic.CAN had alleged that the issuance of Sukuk bond by the federal government was an attempt to Islamise the country by offering it to Arab nations.The government [...]

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    I’ve not gained a single thing from PDP, says Ifeanyi Ubah

I’ve not gained a single thing from PDP, says Ifeanyi Ubah

Ifeanyi Ubah, chairman of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, says he has not gained anything from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).On Thursday, the PDP suspended the businessman for allegedly making “disparaging allegations” against the party over the conduct of the Anambra governorship primary election which he lost to Oseloka Obaze.Reacting to reports of his suspension in a telephone interview on [...]

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    PDP suspends Ifeanyi Ubah, queries Kashamu

PDP suspends Ifeanyi Ubah, queries Kashamu

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it has suspended Ifeanyi Ubah, chairman of Capital Oil and Gas Ltd.A statement issued by the national caretaker committee of the party said Ubah was suspended for making disparaging allegations against the party over the Anambra governorship primary election which he lost to Oseloka Obaze.The party also said it had issued a query to [...]

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    Falana: Executive sent special corruption court bill to n’ assembly but it wasn’t passed

Falana: Executive sent special corruption court bill to n’ assembly but it wasn’t passed

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the executive submitted a bill for the creation of special courts to try corruption cases to the national assembly a year ago, but that it was not passed.Falana made this statement on the backdrop of the chief justice of Nigeria’s directive to all heads of courts to create special courts to handle corruption cases.In [...]

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    Never ever again will anyone be untouchable, says Magu

Never ever again will anyone be untouchable, says Magu

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says no one will be “untouchable” as the agency intensifies its anti-corruption crusade.According to a statement issued by Wilson Uwujaren on Thursday, Magu said this at the 20th anniversary public lecture and award ceremony of the Finance Correspondents Association of Nigeria (FICAN) which was held at the Top [...]

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Killer herdsmen are not terrorists, says Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says herdsmen, who attack citizens, are criminal gangs but not terrorists.Shehu said this in an interview on Channels TV on Thursday. He said the government did not declare herdsmen, who kill people, as terrorists because they are "only criminal gangs".However, he added that security agencies were dealing with criminal herdsmen according to the law."There is a [...]

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