Saturday, September 8, 2018

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    Zamfara killings continue, 30 killed in attacks on 5 villages

Zamfara killings continue, 30 killed in attacks on 5 villages

Not less than 30 people were reportedly killed in the renewed attacks by bandits in Zamfara state on Tuesday.Muhammad Shehu, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed the attack but pegged the casualty figure at three.Shehu said the victims were killed in Sakkida and Gyadde villages, while further attacks were repelled by the force when it got a distress call.However, [...]

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    UNILAG, LASU professors under probe — has Monica Osagie set the pace for exposing randy lecturers?

UNILAG, LASU professors under probe — has Monica Osagie set the pace for exposing randy lecturers?

In the last four months, three sex scandals have rocked tertiary institutions in Nigeria. While sexual abuse of students by lecturers is not news, the cases are interesting because of the new trend of voicing out by the victims and the subsequent prompt investigation of the allegations by the institutions.Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, first made the headlines when in April, [...]

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    INEC: We won’t allow vote-buying in Osun

INEC: We won’t allow vote-buying in Osun

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed concern over vote-buying during elections in Nigeria.The two major parties - All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) - in the Ekiti state gubernatorial election which held on Saturday induced voters with money.Mohammed Haruna, a national commissioner of INEC, said the commission was working on preventing a repeat of the [...]

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    Air force: Why we stopped southern elders from flying to Benue

Air force: Why we stopped southern elders from flying to Benue

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has explained the reason it prevented a chartered aircraft meant to convey some southern and middle belt elders from Abuja to Makurdi, Benue state capital.Some members of the southern and middle belt forum led by Edwin Clark, Ijaw national leader, and John Nwodo, president-general of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, were on Monday stopped from traveling to [...]

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    Mandela at 100: ‘I never lose, I either win or learn’…10 notable quotes by Madiba

Mandela at 100: ‘I never lose, I either win or learn’…10 notable quotes by Madiba

Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity- MandelaOn this day, in 1918, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the man who would change the story [...]

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    Death toll in Katsina flood rises to 52

Death toll in Katsina flood rises to 52

Aminu Waziri, executive director, State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), on Tuesday said the number of lives lost in the Katsina flood has risen to 52.On Monday, Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina, said over 44 people had lost their lives while 20 others were still missing following the flood in Jibia local government area of the state.Masari said over 500 houses were [...]

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    Two policemen shot dead in Kaduna

Two policemen shot dead in Kaduna

Two police officers lost their lives in the Birnin Gwari area of Kaduna state on Monday night.Mukhtar Aliyu, spokesman of the state police command, who confirmed this in a statement, said the deceased officers were on a special operation against bandits.While morning their colleagues, policemen fired live bullets indiscriminately and a 26-year-old woman was killed by a stray bullet.Aliyu said the policemen, [...]

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    Court adjourns Jonah Jang’s trial till October 30

Court adjourns Jonah Jang’s trial till October 30

A state high court sitting in Jos, Plateau state capital, has adjourned the trial of Jonah Jang, former governor of the state, till October 30.Jang is standing trial for alleged misappropriation of N6.3 billion between 2007 and 2015 when he was governor.A 12-count charge of abuse of office and misappropriation of funds was brought against him by the Economic and [...]

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    Dankwambo: I’ll declare war on poverty if elected president

Dankwambo: I’ll declare war on poverty if elected president

Ibrahim Dankwambo, governor of Gombe state and a presidential aspirant, says he is confident of winning the 2019 election.Speaking during the weekend, Dankwambo, who is seeking to be the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said if elected president, he would declare war on poverty and injustice in the country.The governor said the consultations going on on his behalf [...]

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    You can’t zone my constitutional right, Donald Duke tells PDP

You can’t zone my constitutional right, Donald Duke tells PDP

Donald Duke, former governor of Cross River state, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cannot zone his constitutional rights, stating that he has the right to aspire, win or lose the party's presidential ticket.Duke, who was governor from 1999 to 2007 says he had always wanted to be president since 2005, with the plan to solve Nigeria's productivity problem.He said [...]

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    Femi Adesina: How Buhari tackled nationwide killings

Femi Adesina: How Buhari tackled nationwide killings

Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, has released details of the efforts the current administration has taken to curtail insecurity.Thousands of lives and properties worth millions of naira have been lost to wanton attacks and killings across the country, particularly in the northern region.President Muhammadu Buhari has come under heated criticisms for allegedly not doing [...]

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    EXTRA: EFCC gloats over Fayose’s loss in Ekiti — and hints at arrest

EXTRA: EFCC gloats over Fayose’s loss in Ekiti — and hints at arrest

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC) on Sunday hinted that it is dusting off its shelves the case of the integrated poultry project against Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state.The anti-graft agency filed the N1.3bn fraud case against Fayose in 2005.The case led to his impeachment from office in 2006."The parri is over; The cloak of immunity torn apart, and [...]

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    APC chieftain tags Saraki ‘double agent’

APC chieftain tags Saraki ‘double agent’

Yekini Nabena, deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has challenged Senate President Bukola Saraki to make his intentions clear on whether he wishes to remain with the party or not.The APC has been faced with some realignments, with some members hinting on leaving the party.The reformed All Progressives Congress (rAPC ), a faction iwithin the ruling [...]

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    Naira rain, federal might, ‘Pastor’ Fayose and other highlights of Ekiti poll

Naira rain, federal might, ‘Pastor’ Fayose and other highlights of Ekiti poll

Four years ago, there was jubilation in Aso Rock over the outcome of the governorship election in Ekiti state. Four years after, there is jubilation in Aso Rock over the outcome of another governorship election. It was PDP that celebrated in 2014; it is now the turn of APC.The victory of Kayode Fayemi couldn't have come at a better time [...]

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    ‘You are as beautiful as the day I met you’—Osinbajo eulogises wife on 51st birthday

‘You are as beautiful as the day I met you’—Osinbajo eulogises wife on 51st birthday

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    Losers shouldn’t resort to self-help, says Buhari as he congratulates Fayemi

Losers shouldn’t resort to self-help, says Buhari as he congratulates Fayemi

President Muhammadu Buhari says the emergence of Kayode Fayemi as the winner of the Ekiti state gubernatorial election is another instance of democracy winning in Nigeria.Fayemi defeated Kolapo Olusola, the incumbent deputy governor of the state, who ran on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).In his congratulatory message issued by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, Buhari said the people [...]

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