Thursday, August 1, 2019

Haleem Olatunji

    Ihedioha out to destroy my legacies, says Okorocha

Ihedioha out to destroy my legacies, says Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo state, says that Emeka Ihedioha, his successor, was not declared governor by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the purpose of destroying his legacies.He made this known in a statement by Sam Onwuemeodo, his media aide, in Owerri, the state capital, on Thursday.The governor was reacting to the scrapping of one of [...]

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    Okorocha: Aregbesola won’t keep quiet if Buhari makes any mistake

Okorocha: Aregbesola won’t keep quiet if Buhari makes any mistake

Rochas Okorocha, senator representing Imo west, says Rauf Aregbesola, former governor of Osun state, will speak up if President Muhammadu Buhari makes a mistake on any decision.The senator said this during the screening of Aregbesola, a ministerial nominee, on Monday.He said the former governor is known for his use of power for the benefit of the masses."When the great philosopher [...]

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    Melaye describes ministerial screening as ‘beautiful nonsense’

Melaye describes ministerial screening as ‘beautiful nonsense’

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, says the non-submission of portfolios with the list of ministerial nominees has made the screening “a beautiful nonsense”.Speaking when he appeared on Channels TV, Melaye said Nigerians are unhappy with the ongoing screening at the senate.The senate has been widely criticised for asking many nominees to "take a bow and go" rather than grill [...]

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    NLC to Buhari: There will be crisis if Ngige is returned as minister of labour

NLC to Buhari: There will be crisis if Ngige is returned as minister of labour

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says there will be an industrial crisis if President Muhammadu Buhari returns Chris Ngige as minister of labour and productivity.In an interview with PUNCH, Peter Ozo-Eson, NLC secretary, called on the federal government to give Ngige a new portfolio in the next cabinet.Ngige is one of the 43 ministerial nominees undergoing screening by the senate.The [...]

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    ’65 mourners’ shot dead in village where Boko Haram lost 11 fighters

’65 mourners’ shot dead in village where Boko Haram lost 11 fighters

Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect killed at least 65 persons at a village near Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, on Saturday, according to BBC.The insurgents reportedly attacked the mourners on their way from a funeral in Nganzai district near the state capital.BBC quoted Muhammed Bulama, a local government official, as saying the attack could be a revenge for [...]

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    Shi’ites describe proscription order as a huge joke

Shi’ites describe proscription order as a huge joke

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) says it will not be distracted by the court order, declaring the sect as a terrorist organisation.A federal high court in Abuja had declared the group a terrorist organisation, following an ex parte application filed by the federal government.In a statement on Sunday, Ibrahim Musa, president of IMN media forum, described the order as a [...]

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    Lalong: We’ll implement what we learnt at presidential retreat in our states

Lalong: We’ll implement what we learnt at presidential retreat in our states

Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau, says governors will ensure the implementation of the outcome of the presidential policy retreat in their various states.Lalong, who addressed journalists after the retreat which held in Aso Rock, said security remains his priority.He said issues addressed at the retreat include insecurity and education in the country.Lalong said the northern governors will soon convene a summit [...]

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    John Tsoho: Judiciary can’t be singled out on corruption

John Tsoho: Judiciary can’t be singled out on corruption

John Tsoho, acting chief judge of the federal high court, says the judicial arm of government will tackle corruption in the country by setting the standard for others.Speaking with NAN after he was sworn in, Tsoho said the judiciary is not the only corrupt arm of government.He said corruption exists in every area of government and in every society.Although, the [...]

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    Magu on anti-graft war: Collaboration with some countries has been fruitless

Magu on anti-graft war: Collaboration with some countries has been fruitless

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the commission encounters difficulties in repatriating stolen funds.According to Tony Orilade, the commission’s spokesman, Magu said this when Joe Abah, director of DAI Nigeria, visited him at his office in Abuja on Friday.DAI is an international development firm implementing programmes covering governance in more than 100 countries worldwide.The [...]

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    ‘It was compromised’ — Malami on why Buhari rejected PIGB

‘It was compromised’ — Malami on why Buhari rejected PIGB

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    Drama as Melaye asks Keyamo to recite second stanza of national anthem

Drama as Melaye asks Keyamo to recite second stanza of national anthem

The atmosphere at the senate was charged on Friday after Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, asked Festus Keyamo, ministerial nominee from Delta state, to recite the second stanza of the national anthem.Melaye made the request while asking the nominee questions during the ministerial screening.The senator had started by describing Keyamo as his good friend, saying "our relationship dates back [...]

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    Malami: Why some court orders are not obeyed

Malami: Why some court orders are not obeyed

Abubakar Malami, former attorney-general of the federation, says he disobeys some court orders in a bid to protect public interest.He said this while responding to questions during his screening at the senate, in Abuja, on Friday.Eyinnaya Abaribe, senate minority leader, had accused the former attorney general of the federation of failing to guarantee the rights of some  Nigerians, demanding [...]

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    IMN: Three of our members arrested on Monday have died in police custody

IMN: Three of our members arrested on Monday have died in police custody

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has alleged that the refusal of the police to grant treatment to its wounded members in custody has led to the death of three of them.In a statement on Friday, Ibrahim Musa, president of IMN media forum, said the detainees have been held at SARS headquarters in Abuja since Monday.The group said over 100 [...]

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    Shehu Sani: I don’t believe Leah Sharibu is dead

Shehu Sani: I don’t believe Leah Sharibu is dead

Shehu Sani, a former senator, says he does not believe that Leah Sharibu, a secondary school student kidnapped in Dapchi, Yobe state, is dead.Sharibu was among the 112 students kidnapped from Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, by Boko Haram members on February 19, 2018.There were fears concerning her well-being after one of the victims kidnapped last week said Sharibu [...]

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    Ministerial nominee pleads to bow and leave screening without questioning

Ministerial nominee pleads to bow and leave screening without questioning

Mohammed Bello, ministerial nominee from Adamawa state, pleaded to bow and leave the screening exercise without questioning on Wednesday.The senate gave ministerial nominees who are either former or current members of senate, house of representatives or state house of assemblies, the privilege to take a bow and leave without questioning.Despite falling outside the category, Bello, a former minister of the federal [...]

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    Akwa Ibom gov asks lawmakers to probe assault on man who ‘insulted’ LG chairman

Akwa Ibom gov asks lawmakers to probe assault on man who ‘insulted’ LG chairman

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, has asked the state assembly to probe the assault on a man who was attacked for allegedly insulting a local government chairman in the state.A video, which captured two men flogging a man whom they accused of insulting Imoh Williams, chairman of Abak local government area in the state, went viral on Wednesday.While [...]

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