Monday, September 3, 2018

Jamilah Nasir

    11 killed, 12 injured as Plateau suffers yet another attack

11 killed, 12 injured as Plateau suffers yet another attack

At least 11 persons have been killed in a fresh attack in Jos south local government area of Plateau state.Terna Tyopev, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed the incident to TheCable, saying it happened on Sunday night.He said the command immediately mobilised officers to restore peace and normalcy to the area.Plateau, among other northern state, has suffered series of attacks [...]

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    Soyinka to Buhari: Rulers who tried to annul rule of law paid heavily

Soyinka to Buhari: Rulers who tried to annul rule of law paid heavily

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, says those who tried to alter the rule of law paid heavily for this.The literary scholar was responding on Thursday to President Muhammadu Buhari's position that "national security" is superior to the the rule of law.Buhari said this at the 2018 annual conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Abuja.But Soyinka disagreed, recalling human rights [...]

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    APC cannot demand Saraki’s resignation, says Falana

APC cannot demand Saraki’s resignation, says Falana

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked the All Progressives Congress (APC) to cease the alleged plan to remove Bukola Saraki as senate president.Following Saraki's defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the ruling party had asked him to step down as senate president.Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the APC, on Wednesday said Saraki must return the crown to the house [...]

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    Offa robbery: Court orders ‘proper’ service of summons on Saraki

Offa robbery: Court orders ‘proper’ service of summons on Saraki

A court sitting in Abuja has served a service of summons on Senate President Bukola Saraki over the April 5 robbery incident in Offa, Kwara state.According to The Nation, Abdullahi Ogbede of the Grade 1 area court, ACO estate, issued the summons following a complaint made against Saraki by Oluwatosin Ojaomo, an Abuja-based lawyer and rights activist.Ojaomo filed the suit over [...]

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    Imam who hid Christians during Plateau killings reveals why he ‘gambled with his life’

Imam who hid Christians during Plateau killings reveals why he ‘gambled with his life’

Abubakar Abdullahi, the Muslim cleric who hid over 200 people, mostly Christians, inside a mosque during the recent Plateau attack, says six of his children are adherents of the Christian faith.Unknown gunmen, suspected to be herders, had attacked villages across three local government areas of the state, killing at least 100 persons.Abdullahi was said to have rendered assistance to the [...]

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    Five underwear tips for maximum comfort during menstruation

Five underwear tips for maximum comfort during menstruation

Comfort is unarguably part of every lady’s top priority when 'Aunt Flow' comes visiting.While on your period, mood swings, cramps and nausea make you uncomfortable. [...]

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    Lai calls PDP ‘reckless’ for saying APC, FG plotting to overthrow Saraki

Lai calls PDP ‘reckless’ for saying APC, FG plotting to overthrow Saraki

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the federal government and the All Progressives Congress (APC) intend to obtain an interim court order to declare the Senate President seat vacant.Following the defection of Bukola Saraki from APC to PDP, the ruling party had called on him to step down as leader of the upper legislative chamber.In a statement, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP [...]

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    Be careful with defectors, Makarfi warns PDP leaders

Be careful with defectors, Makarfi warns PDP leaders

Ahmed Makarfi, former governor of Kaduna state, has warned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to thread with caution in admitting defectors into the party.Makarfi, who is a presidential aspirant of the party in the 2019 election, gave the caution on Friday in Lokoja, Kogi state capital.He was in the state to solicit the support for his presidential ambition.Many key figures [...]

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    God will continue to fish out bad eggs, says Buhari on defections

God will continue to fish out bad eggs, says Buhari on defections

President Muhammadu Buhari says God will continue to "fish out the bad eggs" in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).He said this while addressing supporters of the APC at the commencement of the campaign rally for the Bauchi south senatorial district bye-election scheduled for August 11.Gumau Yahaya is the APC candidate in the election.Buhari told the people of the state [...]

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    Aisha Alhassan: I will quit Buhari’s cabinet when the time comes

Aisha Alhassan: I will quit Buhari’s cabinet when the time comes

Aisha Alhassan, minister of women affairs, says she will resign as a member of the federal executive council (FEC) when the time comes.Alhassan said this in reaction to reports that she had relinquished her position to contest Taraba governorship poll.She had written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari to notify him of her intention to contest the election under the [...]

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    Court to rule on Zakzaky’s bail application in October

Court to rule on Zakzaky’s bail application in October

A Kaduna state high court has fixed October 4 for ruling on the bail application for Ibrahim Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), and his wife, Zeenat.Zakzaky has been in detention since December 2015 when members of IMN also known as Shi’ites, clashed with soldiers in Zaria, Kaduna state.Over 300 people were said to have been killed [...]

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    APC getting rid of bad eggs, says Yahaya Bello

APC getting rid of bad eggs, says Yahaya Bello

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, has described the wind of defection that hit the All Progressives Congress (APC) as an “auto-correct” system.In a statement by Kingsley Fanwo, his spokesman, Bello said the ruling party is “getting rid of the bad eggs within its rank”.Within a week, the APC lost many of its key figures, including Senate President Bukola Saraki, [...]

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    Wamakko on Tambuwal’s defection: When I go back to Sokoto, you’ll see who’s really in charge

Wamakko on Tambuwal’s defection: When I go back to Sokoto, you’ll see who’s really in charge

Aliyu Wamakko, senator representing Sokoto north, says in a few days time, it will be clear which party is really in control of the state.Wamakko said this in reaction to the defection of Aminu Tambuwal, the state governor, from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Tambuwal was elected speaker of the house of representatives under the [...]

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    Report: Ekweremadu falls ill during EFCC interrogation

Report: Ekweremadu falls ill during EFCC interrogation

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, reportedly fell ill on Wednesday during interrogation by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Ekweremadu arrived the anti-graft agency’s office in Abuja on Tuesday where he was reportedly questioned for over eight hours.The EFCC had invited him to offer explanations on why his name featured prominently in a money laundering case currently being [...]

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    INEC director on arrest warrant: I don’t think Mahmood Yakubu is in Nigeria

INEC director on arrest warrant: I don’t think Mahmood Yakubu is in Nigeria

Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, publicity director, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says he does not think Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the electoral body, is in the country.On Thursday, a federal high court sitting in Abuja, issued an arrest warrant on Yakubu over contempt of court order.Stephen Pam, the presiding judge, ordered Yakubu to be arrested after the INEC chairman failed to appear before [...]

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    Tambuwal didn’t offer any lawmaker money to leave APC, says group

Tambuwal didn’t offer any lawmaker money to leave APC, says group

Tambuwal Youths Movement, a group loyal to Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, says the politician who recently defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) did not offer money to any lawmaker in the state to join him in his new party.E. E. Anifowoshe, national publicity secretary of the group, said this while responding [...]

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