Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Haleem Olatunji

    Over 30 killed as gunmen raid Katsina communities

Over 30 killed as gunmen raid Katsina communities

More than 30 persons were killed after suspected bandits attacked some communities in Katsina state between Monday and Tuesday.Some of the affected communities are Mara Zamfarawa village in Danmusa local government area (LGA); Sabon-Layin Galadima community of Faskari LGA; and Yar’Gamji village of Batsari LGA.The suspects were said to have also carted away some animals.Eleven persons were said to have been [...]

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    Macron invites Buhari to Africa-France summit

Macron invites Buhari to Africa-France summit

President Emmanuel Macron of France has invited President Muhammadu Buhari to the Africa-France summit scheduled for Bordeaux, France, in June 2020.Stephanie Rivoal, secretary general of the summit, disclosed this when she visited Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, in Abuja on Tuesday.She said the summit themed “sustainable cities” is aimed at helping African countries seek ways of resolving challenges within [...]

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    30 school principals demoted in Sokoto over ‘partisanship’

30 school principals demoted in Sokoto over ‘partisanship’

The Sokoto state government has demoted at least 30 secondary school principals in the state, according to Daily Trust.Muhammad Musa, president of the All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools, and his secretary.Musa could not confirm whether the development was politically motivated, as he said civil servants have accepted it in good faith.One of the demoted principals, who pleaded anonymity, [...]

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    NDLEA destroys 3,900 hectares cannabis farm in Ondo — despite Akeredolu’s call for legalisation

NDLEA destroys 3,900 hectares cannabis farm in Ondo — despite Akeredolu’s call for legalisation

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has destroyed 3,900 hectares of cannabis sativa in Ondo state as evidence of its opposition to the legalisation of the plant.Rotimi Akeredolu, Ondo governor, had said that the state could diversify its economy by tapping into the marijuana market. Akeredolu explained in a tweet that with an estimated value of $145 billion in [...]

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    Again, AD asks tribunal to stop Sanwo-Olu’s inauguration

Again, AD asks tribunal to stop Sanwo-Olu’s inauguration

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor-elect of Lagos state, has been accused of using fake voters card during the March 9 gubernatorial election in the state.Owolabi Salis, gubernatorial candidates of the Alliance for Democracy (AD), accused Sanwo-Olu of manipulating the system for his emergence as the next governor of the state.Ifagbemi Awamaridi of the Labour Party also filed a petition marked EPT/LAG/GOV/2/2019 before the [...]

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    PDP: Facebook’s revelation has exposed APC, Buhari

PDP: Facebook’s revelation has exposed APC, Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) of using Facebook as a platform for weakening the growth of democracy in Nigeria.The main opposition party said Facebook’s revelation detailing the manipulations and disinformation in the 2019 general election are indications that Buhari and APC will go as far as any length to [...]

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    TheCable reporter wins APO Group’s prize, gets all-expense paid trip to AfDB’s 2019 meetings

TheCable reporter wins APO Group’s prize, gets all-expense paid trip to AfDB’s 2019 meetings

Oluseyi Awojulugbe, a senior reporter with TheCable, has been announced winner of APO Group's prize to attend the annual meetings of the African Development Bank in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.The event, which will hold between June 11 and June 14, is an annual gathering for leaders from Africa and across the world to discuss the state of the African economy against [...]

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    Finally, Evans gets new lawyer

Finally, Evans gets new lawyer

Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, suspected billionaire kidnapper better known as Evans, has got a new lawyer to handle his case.Olukoya Ogungbeje and Chino Obiagwu, his former counsels, withdrew from his case on January 31, 2019.But on Friday, RBC Eke, a lawyer represented him at Igbosere high court in Lagos.This is Evans’ third counsel since he was arraigned in 2017. The defendant is standing trial on [...]

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    Emefiele’s re-appointment is ‘final victory over ethnic and religious bigotry’

Emefiele’s re-appointment is ‘final victory over ethnic and religious bigotry’

The re-appointment of Godwin Emefiele, governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has continued to draw positive reactions in and out of the country.The Association of Nigerians in Europe have hailed President Muhammadu Buhari decision as the final victory over ethnic and religious bigotry.This commendation is coming barely one week after a United Kingdom-based group, Arise-Nigeria, lauded Buhari over his [...]

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    Senate committee commences screening of Emefiele

Senate committee commences screening of Emefiele

The senate committee on banking, insurance and other financial institutions has commenced the screening of Godwin Emefiele as governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for a second term.On Tuesday, the senate gave the committee one week to carry out the screening and report back to it.The committee, chaired by Rafiu Ibrahim, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator from [...]

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    PDP to FG: June 12 inauguration can’t confer recognition on a ‘stolen mandate’

PDP to FG: June 12 inauguration can’t confer recognition on a ‘stolen mandate’

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says "shifting the inauguration day" of President Muhammadu Buhari's second term from May 29 to June 12 will not confer recognition on a "stolen mandate."On Monday, Lai Mohammed, minister of information, announced that the inauguration would be low key because many events had been moved to June 12, the country’s new Democracy Day.In its reaction, [...]

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    Court restrains EFCC, ICPC from probing Saraki

Court restrains EFCC, ICPC from probing Saraki

A federal high court in Abuja has restrained the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Department of State Services (DSS) and other agencies involved in the probe of Senate President Bukola Saraki over allegations of money laundering.The EFCC had said it would probe Saraki’s earnings between 2003 and 2011 when he was governor of Kwara state.The commission reportedly seized some of his [...]

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    Ribadu stands in for Buhari at tribunal

Ribadu stands in for Buhari at tribunal

Nuhu Ribadu, pioneer chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), represented President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential election petition tribunal in Abuja on Tuesday.Ribadu is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC).The tribunal considered a petition filed by Hope Democratic Party (HDP) and Ambrose Awuru, its presidential candidate.The petition is one of the four challenging Buhari's victory [...]

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    Group backs Buratai for ‘exposing’ those behind killings in Nigeria

Group backs Buratai for ‘exposing’ those behind killings in Nigeria

The Coalition of Human Rights Groups has backed Tukur Buratai,  chief of army staff, for exposing those behind the unrest in the country.Buratai had on Wednesday said embittered politicians, who were bent on destabilising the country were responsible for the rising activities of bandits.He spoke while hosting members of the 10-man committee on army in the house of representatives, who were [...]

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    Fresh crisis rocks AAC

Fresh crisis rocks AAC

A fresh crisis has broken out in the African Action Congress (AAC), one of the parties that participated in the 2019 elections.Omoyele Sowore, its presidential candidate, and the leadership of the AAC, engaged in what could be described as a "show of strength" on Monday.Mazi Okwy, a member of the AAC national executive committee (NEC), had announced the suspension of [...]

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    Army: How we rescued women and children from Boko Haram camp

Army: How we rescued women and children from Boko Haram camp

The Nigerian army says it has secured the release of 54 kidnapped victims, including women and children, from a camp of Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state.The rescue, which was said to have been carried out during the military clearance operations in the state, reportedly led to the destruction of "two Boko Haram vehicles".In a statement on Monday Sagir Musa, [...]

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