Friday, September 20, 2019

Julius Jegede

    PDP to APC: Come clean with Nigerians about fuel subsidy

PDP to APC: Come clean with Nigerians about fuel subsidy

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the All Progressives Congress (APC) to tell Nigerians the truth about the payment of the "so-called" fuel subsidy.The opposition party's charge is coming days after Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo said the Nigerian National Petroleum Commission (NNPC) bears the cost of fuel subsidy and not the federal government.In a statement signed by its spokesman, Kola Ologbodiyan, the [...]

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    Kwara residents hit the streets for hijab-wearing law graduate

Kwara residents hit the streets for hijab-wearing law graduate

People in their hundreds trooped out to the streets of Ilorin, Kwara state capital, on Monday to demand justice for Amasa Firdaus, a female law graduate who was not called to for refusing to remove her hijab.The protesters began their procession from Challenge junction to Ahmadu Bello Way, Umaru Audi Road, Tanke and ended at Tanke Oke-Odo.Wielding various placards, they [...]

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    Gunmen break into Maina’s Kaduna residence

Gunmen break into Maina’s Kaduna residence

Some gunmen broke into the Kaduna residence of Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Presidential Pension Reform Task Team, on Sunday.Armed with sophisticated weapons, the attackers reportedly stormed the house located in the Kawu area of the state, demanding the whereabouts of the Maina and his mother.The men, who were said to be in military uniforms, were said to have ransacked the [...]

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    ‘Thanks for your patience’ — Buhari breaks silence on fuel scarcity

‘Thanks for your patience’ — Buhari breaks silence on fuel scarcity

For the first time in over two weeks, President Muhammadu Buhari has spoken directly concerning the fuel scarcity in the country.Expressing regrets over the situation, the president thanked Nigerians for their patience.He said he had received assurances from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation that the crisis would be resolved.Buhari spoke in a statement issued on Sunday.“The fuel scarcity being experienced [...]

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    Dangote to inject $41m into Liberia’s cement industry

Dangote to inject $41m into Liberia’s cement industry

Dangote Group has secured approval from Liberian authorities to invest $41 million into the nation’s cement industry.The approval followed a unanimous passage of a document on investment incentive agreement (IIA) between Liberia’s senate and Dangote Cement Liberia Limited."The senate joint committee is of the opinion that the Dangote Cement Liberia Limited is able to perform in good faith the terms [...]

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    PDP: Buhari should appoint a competent petroleum minister if he cannot perform

PDP: Buhari should appoint a competent petroleum minister if he cannot perform

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to relinquish his position as minister of petroleum if he cannot rise up to the responsibilities of the office.The party said this in reaction to the fuel scarcity across the nation.In a statement by Kola Ologbondiyan, the opposition party asked the president to stop sitting in “his comfort zone” while blaming oil [...]

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    Ojudu says Atiku is playing his last political card

Ojudu says Atiku is playing his last political card

Babafemi Ojudu, special adviser to the president on political matters, says former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar is playing his last political card.Ojudu said this when he appeared on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme.Describing the former vice-president as a serial defector, he accused Abubakar of being desperate with his presidential ambition.Abubakar had defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after accusing [...]

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    PDP: Buhari wants to be the sole candidate in 2019

PDP: Buhari wants to be the sole candidate in 2019

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari is planning to be the sole candidate in 2019.Although there are indications that Buhari may seek reelection, the president is yet to make a clear statement on 2019.Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the opposition party, made the allegation at a press conference in Abuja.He said the ruling All Progressives Congress [...]

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    I have no link with Fresh PDP, says Adeniran

I have no link with Fresh PDP, says Adeniran

Tunde Adeniran, one of the aggrieved chairmanship aspirants at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),  says he has no hands in the crisis rocking the party.Adeniran, who stormed out of the convention venue in anger, said this in reaction to the formation of the factional group known as 'Fresh PDP'.Fresh PDP is led by Emmanuel Nwosu.“Aggrieved members of PDP have the right [...]

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    ‘We won’t be distracted by external forces’ — PDP reacts to splinter group

‘We won’t be distracted by external forces’ — PDP reacts to splinter group

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it will not be distracted by those who have allowed themselves to be used by forces from another political party.Describing the emergence of a new faction as comical, the opposition party said it would remain unperturbed.Earlier on Wednesday, a group led by one Emmanuel Obi-Nwosu, opened its own national secretariat in Asokoro area of Abuja.At its inaugural press [...]

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    PDP crisis worsens as new faction emerges

PDP crisis worsens as new faction emerges

The crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is far from over as a new faction of the party has emerged.The new group led by one Emmanuel Nwosu has opened an office at 10, Tito Bros street, opposite Bon Hotel (former Protea Hotel) in Asokoro, Abuja.Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Nwosu said the name of the new group [...]

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    Four killed in fresh Cholera outbreak in Nasarawa

Four killed in fresh Cholera outbreak in Nasarawa

At least four persons have been killed in a fresh outbreak of Cholera in Nasarawa state.The victims who were from Shege, a village in Toto local government area of the state, were said to have died before they could reach the only primary healthcare center in the community.TheCable learnt that among those killed were a mother and her daughter.According to [...]

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    Northern Nigeria gets first female general

Northern Nigeria gets first female general

History was made this week when Jamila Malafa, first female military officer of the northern extraction, was decorated in Abuja.Malafa was decorated with the rank of commodore, which is equivalent to the rank of a brigadier-general in the Nigeria Army.Henry Babalola, chief of policy and plans (COPP) at the naval headquarters in Abuja, said the attainment was a thing of joy.He [...]

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    Muslim body threatens nationwide protest over hijab controversy

Muslim body threatens nationwide protest over hijab controversy

The Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has threatened to embark on a nationwide strike over the controversy on hijab.Amasa Firdaus, a graduate of the Nigeria Law School, was denied her called to bar for wearing a hijab to the ceremony.This had attracted criticisms.Commenting on the development, NSCIA asked federal government through the ministry of justice to call the council [...]

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    Fayose accused of robbing Ekiti delegates at PDP convention

Fayose accused of robbing Ekiti delegates at PDP convention

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti state has accused Ayodele Fayose, governor of the state, of shortchanging those who represented Ekiti at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national convention in Abuja.There were reports that delegates received bribes to vote for some candidates.In a statement on Monday, Taiwo Olatubosun, spokesman of the APC in Ekiti, alleged that while the governor collected $10,000 on [...]

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    Sultan asks Law School: Are you above the Nigerian constitution that allows hijab?

Sultan asks Law School: Are you above the Nigerian constitution that allows hijab?

Abubakar Sa'ad, sultan of Sokoto, says the Nigerian constitution allows the use of hijab.He said its use is not restricted to Muslim women, but also to Christians and Judaists.The sultan said the hijab is a sign of decency and mode of dressing for any woman who "wants to preserve her chastity in public".This is coming against the backdrop of ongoing controversies [...]

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