Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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    Avengers ‘blow up’ Chevron’s Escravos export pipeline

Avengers ‘blow up’ Chevron’s Escravos export pipeline

Niger Delta Avengers, a militant group, has announced an attack on a pipeline installation owned by Chevron.The group, which has not carried out any bombing attack for the past few months, announced the attack on its website Tuesday morning.Avengers also warned that no repairs should be carried out on the attacked installation until the dialogue with the Niger Delta people [...]

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    Fani-Kayode’s life in danger after slumping in EFCC custody, says media aide

Fani-Kayode’s life in danger after slumping in EFCC custody, says media aide

Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation, on Saturday, slumped in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Jude Ndukwe, his media aide, has said.Fani-Kayode was re-arrested on Friday just as he stepped out of the federal high court, Ikoyi, Lagos, where he stood trial over his alleged involvement in a N4.9bn fraud case.In a statement released late on Monday, Ndukwe said [...]

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    Fani-Kayode steps out of court — and EFCC arrests him

Fani-Kayode steps out of court — and EFCC arrests him

Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).According to PUNCH, Fani-Kayode was arrested by EFCC operatives around 1.55pm on Friday just as he stepped out of the federal high court on Oyinkan Abayomi Drive, Ikoyi, Lagos, where he stood trial over his alleged involvement in a N4.9bn fraud case.This is the second time in [...]

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    Your hands are soiled with Saro-Wiwa’s blood, Avengers tell Buhari

Your hands are soiled with Saro-Wiwa’s blood, Avengers tell Buhari

Niger Delta Avengers, a militant group, wants President Muhammadu Buhari, to stop his "disparaging remarks" about them.In a letter released on Thursday after almost a month of lying low, the group said the president's hands are "soiled deep in the blood of Ken Saro-Wiwa", late writer and human rights activist.The militant group said it found it curious that the president launched [...]

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    Trump not sure he will accept election result

Trump not sure he will accept election result

Donald Trump did not affirmatively state on Wednesday night during the final debate of the race if he would accept the results of the US presidential election.The Republican party candidate said he would wait till November 8, election day, to determine if he would welcome the results.Trump and Hillary Clinton, Republican party candidate, disagreed on the major issues such as border [...]

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    THE FULL INTERVIEW:  Everything Aisha Buhari told the BBC

THE FULL INTERVIEW: Everything Aisha Buhari told the BBC

The full text of Aisha Buhari's explosive interview with BBC Hausa has been released.Aisha Buhari had complained about her husband's appointments and also suggested that his government had been hijacked by a few people.The president responded in a blunt manner, saying his wife belongs in the kitchen and the "other room" — although Garba Shehu, his spokesman, later said the president was obviously throwing [...]

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    Ibru not on the run… he’s undergoing surgery in the UK, says family

Ibru not on the run… he’s undergoing surgery in the UK, says family

The family of Goodie Minabo Ibru says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was biased in its declaration of its principal as being wanted.EFCC declared Ibru wanted on Wednesday charges of capital market fraud, money laundering, and diversion of funds to the tune of billions of naira.A statement released on Thursday by Akpofure Ibru, on behlaf of his family, noted that the [...]

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    I won’t campaign for Buhari in 2019 if things continue like this, says wife

I won’t campaign for Buhari in 2019 if things continue like this, says wife

A "few people" are behind the appointments made by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, says his wife, Aisha. In an interview with BBC, Aisha Buhari said she may not support her husband's re-election bid should he fail to reshuffle his government."He is yet to tell me but I have decided as his wife, that if things continue like this up to [...]

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    21 things that happened while 21 Chibok girls were away

21 things that happened while 21 Chibok girls were away

Thirty months ago, more than 200 girls were seized by Boko Haram insurgents in the dead of the night from their hostel at Government Girls Secondary School, Borno state.All they sought was an education but what they got was a spell of captivity in the hands of marauding insurgents — terrorists who viewed them as their prize of war and bargaining chips.Twenty-one [...]

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    21 Chibok girls regain freedom from Boko Haram

21 Chibok girls regain freedom from Boko Haram

Twenty-one Chibok schoolgirls have been released from Boko Haram militants, TheCable can confirm.Confirming the development to TheCable, Garba Shehu, senior special adviser to the president on media and publicity, said: "It is confirmed that 21 of the missing Chibok Girls have been released and are in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS."The Director-General, Malam LAWAL Daura just [...]

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    EFCC declares Goodie Ibru wanted for ‘multi-billion naira fraud’

EFCC declares Goodie Ibru wanted for ‘multi-billion naira fraud’

Goodie Ibru, hotelier and businessman, has been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC's head of media and publicity, issued a statement on Wednesday to say Ibru is wanted for allegedly diverting billions of naira and assets of Ikeja Hotels to his personal use."The public is hereby notified that Goodie Minabo Ibru, whose photograph appears above, [...]

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    2 Shi’ia members ‘slaughtered’ in Kaduna, 9 in Katsina during Ashura procession

2 Shi’ia members ‘slaughtered’ in Kaduna, 9 in Katsina during Ashura procession

Two people were slaughtered in kaduna state while another nine were killed in Katsina as security agencies prevented Shi'ites from performing the Ashura festival, the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has said.According to the commission, security agencies are hellbent on preventing members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) from taking part in annual processions.The processions mark the martyrdom of a grandson of [...]

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    ‘8 killed, 15 injured’ as bomb hits Maiduguri motor park

‘8 killed, 15 injured’ as bomb hits Maiduguri motor park

A bomb exploded on Wednesday morning at a motor park in Borno state, according to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).NEMA said the explosion happened around Muna garage in Maiduguri, capital of the state.At least eight people are reported to have died in the explosion while 15 injured persons were said to have been evacuated to Specialist and Teaching Hospitals, Maiduguri.NEMA said emergency workers were en route [...]

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    Reno Omokri: I pray for Buhari twice a day… the Lord is my witness

Reno Omokri: I pray for Buhari twice a day… the Lord is my witness

Reno Omokri, special assistant to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan on new media, says in spite of his constant criticism, he prays twice daily for President Muhammadu Buhari.Omokri, a pastor, said the Bible is not against chastising leaders, and noted that the president is often oblivious to the things happening in the country.Consequently, he said Nigerians have a responsibility to inform the president [...]

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    Buhari doesn’t know 90% of people working for him, says wife

Buhari doesn’t know 90% of people working for him, says wife

If President Muhammadu Buhari was asked to name those he knew among every 50 people working for him, he would have difficulties with 45, Aisha Buhari, first lady, has said.Aisha, who said this in an interview with the Hausa Service of the BBC, also expressed worries at the efforts of some people to create division in the All Progressives Congress (APC).“This worries us a lot [...]

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    Buhari nominates 2 judges for the supreme court

Buhari nominates 2 judges for the supreme court

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Sidi Bage and Paul Jauro as supreme court justices.Bukola Saraki, senate president, on Tuesday, read a letter from the president intimating the red chamber of the judges' nomination.The letter was read out loud on the floor of the Senate during plenary.President Buhari is seeking the confirmation of both Bage and Jauro.SP @bukolasaraki announces communication from @NGRPresident [...]

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