Friday, June 14, 2019

Jamilah Nasir

    ‘Six soldiers’ shot dead as Boko Haram hits Borno military base

‘Six soldiers’ shot dead as Boko Haram hits Borno military base

Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly killed at least six soldiers in an attack on a military base in Kareto, a community in Mobba local government area of Borno state.The insurgents, who were said to invaded the military formation on motorbikes, reportedly staged the attack around 7pm on Thursday.The incident is coming less than a month after a report that the insurgents [...]

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    Kebbi acting chief judge: Bagudu failed to confirm me for being Christian

Kebbi acting chief judge: Bagudu failed to confirm me for being Christian

Elizabeth Karatu, acting chief judge of Kebbi state, has accused Atiku Bagudu, the governor, of refusing to confirm her as substantive judge because of her religious affiliation.According to Daily Nigerian, Karatu petitioned the National Judicial Council (NJC) over the issue.Karatu was appointed by Bagudu on October 30, 2017, following the retirement of Bala Mairiga.He recommended her to the state house [...]

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    Boris Johnson leads in first ballot round for Theresa May’s seat

Boris Johnson leads in first ballot round for Theresa May’s seat

Boris Johnson, former foreign secretary, edged out nine Tory members of parliaments (MPs) who competed in the first round of ballots in the race for a new Conservative party leader and the next prime minister.The secret ballot poll, which held in the house of commons on Thursday, is to seek a replacement for outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May who resigned [...]

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    Buharimeter: Nigerians ‘want’ death penalty for corrupt persons

Buharimeter: Nigerians ‘want’ death penalty for corrupt persons

Nigerians want President Muhammadu Buhari to declare death sentence for public officials found guilty of corrupt practices, according to Buharimeter, a survey by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD).The  perception survey was released by CDD on Wednesday.Signed by Idayat Hassan, director, CDD-West Africa, the organisation said the survey was based on interviews with 5,019 citizens above 18 years across the [...]

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    HELP! Olorunfemi needs just N300k to start dialysis

HELP! Olorunfemi needs just N300k to start dialysis

For 69-year-old Temidayo Olorunfemi, eating is unpleasant, excretion is a nightmare -- and this is just a little of the difficulty he faces. Olorunfemi's health challenge began in 2015 when he suffered a stroke. While he survived the stroke, the ailment impaired his mobility. The taxi driver could no longer continue his transportation business from where he made ends meet.Olasunkanmi, Olorunfemi's [...]

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    No more excuses — we’re now FULLY in charge, says Oshiomhole

No more excuses — we’re now FULLY in charge, says Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the ruling party has no reason not to deliver on its electoral promises.Oshiomhole was speaking on Tuesday following the emergence of the party's preferred candidates as winners of the national assembly leadership poll.The candidates anointed by the party and President Muhammadu Buhari swept the polls which held on June [...]

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    Beware of fake Gbaja Twitter account

Beware of fake Gbaja Twitter account

A fake Twitter account bearing the name of Femi Gbajabiamila, newly elected speaker of the 9th house of representatives, has been detected.Gbajabiamila was elected speaker after polling 281 votes to defeat Mohammed Bago, reps-member elect for Chanchaga federal constituency in Niger state, who garnered 76 votes.The fake account, with handle @SpeakerGbaja and account name RT Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, declared Gbaja as speaker while [...]

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    33-year-old undergraduate emerges speaker of Plateau assembly

33-year-old undergraduate emerges speaker of Plateau assembly

Abok Ayuba, a 33-year-old final year student of the University of Jos, on Monday emerged as speaker of the Plateau state house of assembly.Ayuba, a law student, was elected unopposed at the assembly’s inaugural sitting.His emergence followed the passage of the "Not Too Young To Run" bill which reduced the age limit for members of state house of assembly from [...]

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    Group scores army highly in election duty

Group scores army highly in election duty

The 2019 general elections might have come and gone yet the Coalition of Civil Society Organizations and Conflict Resolutions in Nigeria is still assessing the exercise.In its final report, the group acknowledged the "remarkable role played by Tukur Buratai,,the chief of army staff, and the Nigerian Army in safeguarding the nation's democracy and defending the constitution."Unlike recent history, Nigeria witnessed professional [...]

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    Bayero University to honour Tony Elumelu

Bayero University to honour Tony Elumelu

Bayero University, Kano (BUK) says it will confer an honourary doctorate degree of business on Tony Elumelu, chairman of Heirs Holdings and founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation. Announcing this in a letter, Muhammad Bello, the vice-chancellor, said the honour is in recognition of "your innumerable and worthy contribution to the country as an economist, entrepreneur, and a philanthropist".According to the statement, the [...]

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    Orji Kalu to APC: Zone speakership to south-east or I’ll contest the number two position in senate

Orji Kalu to APC: Zone speakership to south-east or I’ll contest the number two position in senate

Orji Kalu, former governor of Abia state, says he would only back down on his plans to contest the deputy senate seat if the All Progressives Congress (APC) zone the speaker of the house of representatives from the south-east.Kalu, senator-elect of Abia-north, said he is canvassing for a representation of the southern region in the leadership of the national assembly.He had [...]

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    Eniola Bello, THISDAY MD, loses wife

Eniola Bello, THISDAY MD, loses wife

Helen Eniola-Olaitan, wife of Eniola Bello, managing director of THISDAY Newspaper, is dead.She died on Tuesday at New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom after a three-year battle with breast cancer.The deceased, 50, was married to Bello for 23 years.In a statement he personally signed, Bello said his wife lost the battle to breast cancer.“With deep pains yet thanksgiving to God, [...]

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    Moon sighted in Nigeria as sultan declares Tuesday eid el-fitr (updated)

Moon sighted in Nigeria as sultan declares Tuesday eid el-fitr (updated)

Sa'ad Abubakar, sultan of Sokoto, says the crescent moon of the month of Shawwal has been sighted, making Tuesday eid-el-fitr.The monarch disclosed this in a television broadcast.A member of the Shawwal committee had earlier said the moon was sighted in several states such as Borno, Katsina and Yobe."The Emirs of Gwandu, Borno, Katsina and Damaturu have confirmed to His Eminence [...]

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    MFM suspends member for ‘raping, impregnating’ teenager

MFM suspends member for ‘raping, impregnating’ teenager

The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) has suspended David Onyekachukwu, a member of its life camp branch, Abuja, for reportedly raping and impregnating a teenage girl.Collins Edomaruse, the church's spokesman, announced this in a statement on Monday.According to the statement, the suspension followed a probe by the church which found Onyekachukwu culpable of the crime.The suspect, 48, was said [...]

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    We’re also victims of crime, we’ve lost 2m cows to rustling, says Miyetti Allah

We’re also victims of crime, we’ve lost 2m cows to rustling, says Miyetti Allah

Baba Usman, national secretary of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, says the herders are also on the receiving end of insecurity in the country.In an interview with PUNCH, Usman said criminality should not be associated with just one tribe, religion or ethnicity.He explained that the herders are also victims of the crimes just as some of them are [...]

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    Akeredolu denies demanding bribe from councillors to extend their tenure

Akeredolu denies demanding bribe from councillors to extend their tenure

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor on Ondo, says he is not involved in the reported demand of money from the 203 supervisory councillors in the state to extend their tenure in office. Some caretaker chairmen were reportedly demanding N20,000 each from the councillors to bribe some people in the government to elongate their tenure.Some of the councillors were said to have made the [...]

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