Thursday, May 23, 2019

Jamilah Nasir

    FG ‘must ensure’ safety of whistleblowers

FG ‘must ensure’ safety of whistleblowers

Stakeholders have called on the federal government to secure the safety of whistleblowers.They made the call at the national summit on whistleblowing which held in Abuja. The summit was organised by the African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL) in collaboration with the house of representatives committee on financial crimes, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and Wole Soyinka [...]

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    PDP says Atiku has realised that APC is a fraud

PDP says Atiku has realised that APC is a fraud

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar is free to join the party.Abubakar announced his defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in a statement on Friday.In a tweet on its official Twitter handle, the PDP said it is happy that Abubakar had realised that the "APC is a fraud".It therefore called on Abubakar, one of [...]

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    Atiku’s investments could be further targeted, says Ben Bruce

Atiku’s investments could be further targeted, says Ben Bruce

Ben Murray-Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, says the investments of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar could be further targeted.The lawmaker said this in reaction to the defection of Abubakar from the All Progressives Congress (APC).Abubakar announced his defection in a statement on Friday, saying he took the decision after consulting “God, his family members and supporters”.Bruce, who described his action as courageous, [...]

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    War hero, Mugabe’s former bodyguard… meet the ‘crocodile’ who is Zimbabwe’s new president

War hero, Mugabe’s former bodyguard… meet the ‘crocodile’ who is Zimbabwe’s new president

Destiny, they say, can only be delayed but never changed. After what seemed like a plot to outwit Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, former vice-president of Zimbabwe, he was sworn in as the country's president on Friday.He is the second man to lead the country since independence in 1980.Mnangagwa was born on September 15, 1942 in Zvishavane, a mining town in the [...]

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    Falana demands prosecution of DSS operatives who shielded Oke, Ekpeyong

Falana demands prosecution of DSS operatives who shielded Oke, Ekpeyong

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has called for the prosecution of all the Department of State Services operatives who prevented the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission from arresting former heads of two agencies.Earlier in the week, EFCC officials stormed the residences of Ita Ekpeyong, former director-general of DSS, and Ayo Oke, sacked director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), to arrest [...]

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    Court orders immediate reinstatement of Shuaib, ex-NEMA spokesman

Court orders immediate reinstatement of Shuaib, ex-NEMA spokesman

The National Industrial Court (NIC) has ordered the immediate reinstatement of Yushau Shuaib, former spokesperson of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). Shuaib was retired from service under controversial circumstances in 2013.His retirement was reportedly linked to an opinion article he wrote on Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance.In the piece, he criticised her over alleged lopsided appointments into the civil [...]

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    Lagos begins evacuation of tankers on Apapa-Oshodi expressway

Lagos begins evacuation of tankers on Apapa-Oshodi expressway

The Lagos state government has started evacuating articulated vehicles parked along the Apapa-Oshodi expressway.Olawale Musa, general manager of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), said the step is a bid to ensure safety and a free flow of traffic on the route.Musa said the government began clearing the tankers off Apapa-Mile 2 axis on Wednesday.According to him, no responsible government would [...]

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    TheCable reporter wins international media excellence award

TheCable reporter wins international media excellence award

Taiwo Adebulu, a reporter with TheCable, has emerged winner of the sustainable development goals (SDG) category of the 2017 Zimeo Excellence in Media awards.Adebulu beat two other nominees to clinch the top prize in the continental award, which held in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia.The judges rated his report, Inside Ondo community where children fish in the Atlantic Ocean to raise [...]

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    2018 Budgetary spending ‘NOT N8.6trn but around N10trn’

2018 Budgetary spending ‘NOT N8.6trn but around N10trn’

Jide Akintunde, managing editor and chief executive officer of Financial Nigeria Magazine, says the 2018 budget presented to a joint session of the national assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari, is “worse than nonsense.”Speaking in an interview with Osasu Igbinedion on the Osasu Show, Akintunde said the budget is grossly unrealistic, adding that it will only increase the debt bucket of [...]

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    Ibori: The nation that betrayed Ekwueme now shedding crocodile tears

Ibori: The nation that betrayed Ekwueme now shedding crocodile tears

James Ibori, former governor of Delta state, says late Alex Ekwueme, former vice-president, is being mourned by a nation which failed to allow him rescue it from "political and economic morass will.According to Ibori, Nigerians are "shedding crocodile tears" over the passing of Ekwueme. In a statement by Tony Eluemunor, his spokesman, Ibori said Nigeria is the biggest loser in Ekwueme's [...]

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    I won’t challenge Obiano’s victory, says Nwoye

I won’t challenge Obiano’s victory, says Nwoye

Tony Nwoye, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he will not challenge the result of the Anambra governorship election in court.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Willie Obiano of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) as winner of the election.With a total of 98,752 votes, Nwoye came behind Obiano who polled 234,071 votes.Oseloka Obaze, the candidate of [...]

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    From January 1, Lagos bus conductors to start wearing uniforms

From January 1, Lagos bus conductors to start wearing uniforms

The Bus Conductors Association of Nigeria (BCAN) says its members in Lagos state will start wearing uniforms from January 1, 2018, for security reasons and effective service delivery.Isreal Adeshola, national president of the association, disclosed this in Lagos on Sunday.Adeshola said the operational uniform would bring sanity to the service in the state and the country as a whole.According to [...]

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    Eat Me: These nine foods can help you fight bad breath

Eat Me: These nine foods can help you fight bad breath

Bad breath, medically referred to as halitosis, is an unpleasant odour that emanates from the mouth.The most common cause of bad breath are bacteria that are naturally present in the mouth. [...]

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    Mugabe fired as leader of ruling party, replaced with sacked VP

Mugabe fired as leader of ruling party, replaced with sacked VP

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe has been sacked by the ruling ZANU-PF party as its leader and replaced with Emmerson Mnangagwa, his sacked vice-president.Mugabe's sack of Mnangagwa, nicknamed 'The Crocodile', allegedly triggered the military seizure of power last Wednesday.According to Reuters, the leaders of the party met on Sunday to take the decision.His wife, Grace Mugabe, was also fired as head of [...]

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    Anambra poll: Police arrest ‘two IPOB members’

Anambra poll: Police arrest ‘two IPOB members’

Two suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have been arrested by the police in Anambra.They were said to have attempted to disrupt the electoral process at the Ozugbe axis of Anambra East local government area.According to TVC, the duo, who had no form of identification on them, were attacked by a mob."So far, two persons have been [...]

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    Lai: Buhari inherited an empty purse but has achieved a lot

Lai: Buhari inherited an empty purse but has achieved a lot

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says President Muhammadu Buhari has recorded laudable achievements in spite of the "empty purse" he inherited from the previous administration.Mohammed said this at the inauguration of a book chronicling the administration’s achievements in Abuja.He said through commitment to discipline, determination and transparency, the administration recorded landmark achievements that were putting Nigeria on the [...]

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