Thursday, November 15, 2018

Jamilah Nasir

    Uwazuruike: Nnamdi Kanu came out of hiding to make money from 2019 elections

Uwazuruike: Nnamdi Kanu came out of hiding to make money from 2019 elections

Ralph Uwazuruike, leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), has told the Igbo to ignore the things Nnamdi Kanu, leader of Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) said on Sunday.Uwazuruike, who spoke in Owerri, Imo state on Monday, said Kanu’s directive to the Igbo to boycott the 2019 elections except there is a referendum, is [...]

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    Kaduna violence: NYSC indefinitely postpones Batch C orientation

Kaduna violence: NYSC indefinitely postpones Batch C orientation

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    Eat Me: Dark chocolate, salmon, water and 12 other mood-boosting foods

Eat Me: Dark chocolate, salmon, water and 12 other mood-boosting foods

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    If I go to court, Nigeria won’t be the same again, says Nnamdi Kanu

If I go to court, Nigeria won’t be the same again, says Nnamdi Kanu

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says Nigeria will not be the same again if he returns to the federal high court in Abuja where he was standing trial before he left the country.The federal government had charged him with treason but Binta Nyako, a judge of the federal high court in Abuja, had granted him [...]

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    24-hour curfew imposed on Kaduna town

24-hour curfew imposed on Kaduna town

The Kaduna state government has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Kaduna city and environs.Samuel Aruwan, spokesman of Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, announced this in a statement."This is a notice of a 24-hour curfew imposed on Kaduna town and environs, with immediate effect. Residents are advised to comply by this directive," the statement read."The decision has been taken in [...]

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    ‘I’ll contest in 2019’ — Shehu Sani to reveal new party within 48 hours

‘I’ll contest in 2019’ — Shehu Sani to reveal new party within 48 hours

Shehu Sani, lawmaker representing Kaduna central senatorial district, says his resignation from the All Progressives Congress (APC) is not an indication that he has quit politics.Sani resigned his membership of the APC following the controversies that trailed the ruling party's primaries for the 2019 general election.The national working committee (NWC) of the APC had promised him an automatic ticket but the [...]

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    Soldiers, SARS operatives engage Boko Haram fighters in gun battle

Soldiers, SARS operatives engage Boko Haram fighters in gun battle

Officials of the Nigerian army and special anti-robbery squad (SARS) were involved in a gun duel with Boko Haram insurgents in Mairari village, Konduga local government area of Borno state, on Saturday evening.A military source, who confirmed this to TheCable, said the insurgents invaded the village around 8:45pm on Saturday, shooting sporadically.The source said this forced the security operatives to [...]

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    ‘There’ll be trouble if you step into office on Monday’ — civil servants dare suspended NHIS ES

‘There’ll be trouble if you step into office on Monday’ — civil servants dare suspended NHIS ES

Razaq Omomeji, chairman of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) chapter of Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, says Usman Yusuf, suspended executive secretary of NHIS, will meet his water loo if he steps into office on Monday.Enantu Ifenna, chairman, NHIS governing board, announced Yusuf’s suspension on Thursday.The ES was suspended indefinitely over allegations of financial infractions.However, Yusuf was [...]

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    Bisi Akande: Military might have given the north an unfair advantage in revenue allocation

Bisi Akande: Military might have given the north an unfair advantage in revenue allocation

Bisi Akande, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says military intervention in governance is to be blamed for the “lopsided” political structure in Nigeria.He said while in power, the military created states and local governments “by fiat for selfish reasons rather than through any scientific political reasoning”, thus necessitating a restructuring of the country.He said the military might [...]

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    2019: I need your support, Obi tells south-east leaders

2019: I need your support, Obi tells south-east leaders

Peter Obi, ex-governor of Anambra state, has appealed to stakeholders in the south-east to support his nomination as running mate to Atiku Abubakar, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate.Obi, who was in Enugu to discuss with Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, governor of the state, and some elders, said the vice-presidential position would help the Ndigbo settle the issue of marginalisation.The south-east leaders [...]

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    ‘900 Nigeria Airways retirees died’ while awaiting retirement benefits

‘900 Nigeria Airways retirees died’ while awaiting retirement benefits

Shu’aibu Alfa, member, ministerial committee on the verification of payment of the retirement benefits of former workers of the Nigeria Airways, says 900 retirees died while awaiting payment.Alfa, who is the supervisor, Kano verification centre, disclosed this to NAN on Friday.In September, the federal government had released N22.68 billion to settle part of the retirement benefits of the former workers.Zainab [...]

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    Judge’s absence stalls Evans’ trial

Judge’s absence stalls Evans’ trial

The trial of Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, suspected kidnap kingpin better known as Evans, was stalled on Friday owing to the absence of the judge in court.On Monday, Oluwatoyin Taiwo, the presiding judge at the Ikeja high court, Lagos, was also absent as she was attending an event to mark the new legal year.Evan's trial was also stalled on September 11 due to the absence [...]

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    Lere Olayinka: EFCC does not have evidence to prosecute Fayose

Lere Olayinka: EFCC does not have evidence to prosecute Fayose

Lere Olayinka, spokesman to Ayodele Fayose, ex-governor of Ekiti state, has described as funny, the continued detention of his principal by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Fayose has been in the custody of the anti-graft agency since Tuesday. He is being probed for alleged money laundering and financial misappropriation.The EFCC released the pictures of some houses alleged to have [...]

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    EXTRA: Russians will go to heaven if there’s a nuclear attack, says Putin

EXTRA: Russians will go to heaven if there’s a nuclear attack, says Putin

President Vladimir Putin says should there be a nuclear attack, Russians will go to heaven as martyrs because they would be victims of an "aggression".Putin said this on Thursday while speaking at an international policy forum in Sochi, a city in the country.The Russian president commended the new missiles in the country’s arsenal.He said Russia would not be the first [...]

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    ALERT: Beware of drugs imported from China — they may contain human parts

ALERT: Beware of drugs imported from China — they may contain human parts

The National Intelligence Agency (NIA) has cautioned Nigerians against the use of drugs imported from China, as they may contain human remains.The warning was issued in a memo dated October 12 and directed to the ministry of health, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Standards [...]

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    Nigerian artists partner MUSON for ‘Music meets Arts’

Nigerian artists partner MUSON for ‘Music meets Arts’

The Society of Nigerian Artists (SNA) has partnered with the Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON) on the occasion of its 22nd musical festival. [...]

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