Thursday, November 15, 2018

Mazino Dickson

    ‘60,000 killed’ in middle belt violence since 2001

‘60,000 killed’ in middle belt violence since 2001

A coalition of civil society groups says at least 60,000 people have been killed in the middle belt region since 2001.Addressing reporters in Abuja on Monday, the coalition said while over 600 people had been killed, more than  160,000 people have been displaced in Benue state alone between January and February this year.“The African centre for strategic studies estimates that [...]

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    Tension as angry youth attack Hausa community in Benue, ‘kill 8’

Tension as angry youth attack Hausa community in Benue, ‘kill 8’

Many people have been killed and displaced in a reprisal attack on the Hausa community in Makurdi, Benue state capital.The attack is believed to be carried out by Tiv youth protesting the killings of some priests and worshippers at a Catholic church in Gwer east local government area of the state.Daily Trust quoted Bello Abdurrahamn, sarkin Hausawa of Makurdi, as [...]

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    Chukwuma’s absence in court stalls his trial

Chukwuma’s absence in court stalls his trial

The Lagos high court has adjourned the case involving Innocent Chukwuma, CEO of Innoson Motors, following his absence and pending outcome of the petition against the presiding judge, Mojisola Dada, before the National Judicial Council (NJC).On February 12, Innoson petitioned NJC to investigate the circumstance leading to Dada's issuance of a bench warrant against him and ordering his arrest.This followed [...]

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    Immigration: We’ll no longer issue passport without national identification number

Immigration: We’ll no longer issue passport without national identification number

The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) says those who do not have national identity card number will no longer be eligible for international passport.Mohammed Babandede, comptroller general of NIS, said this in Abuja at the opening ceremony of the 4th annual meeting of the ID4Africa movement hosted by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).Babandede said this is part of the efforts to streamline the databases of all government [...]

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    VIDEO: Police thwart #BBOG sit-out at Unity Fountain

VIDEO: Police thwart #BBOG sit-out at Unity Fountain

An attempt by the BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) movement to engage in a sit-out at the Unity Fountain in Abuja was thwarted by the Nigerian police on Monday.Edith Yassin, a member of the movement, told TheCable that "the police shot tear gas at us point blank"."We did not cross their line. We simply crossed the road to sit on the ground as [...]

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    Protesters storm Melaye’s residence as DSS denies senators access to their colleague

Protesters storm Melaye’s residence as DSS denies senators access to their colleague

Protesters are currently in front of the house of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, demanding that security operatives leave the place.Armed security personnel comprising policemen and operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) had laid siege to the place on Monday afternoon.The operatives restricted movement on Sangha street, Maitama, where Melaye's house is located. They prevented four of [...]

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    One killed’ as Shi’ites, policemen clash again

One killed’ as Shi’ites, policemen clash again

A member of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shi'ites has reportedly been shot dead during a clash between IMN members and the police.The protesters, who were denied access to the converged on a spot in the Maitama area of Abuja.The police fired teargass to disperse them but the protesters pelted the officers with stone. The deceased [...]

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    Dino Melaye regains freedom

Dino Melaye regains freedom

Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi west senatorial district, has been released hours after he was arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.A witness at the airport disclosed this to TheCable.Melaye had announced his arrest on Twitter, saying he was prevented from embarking on a trip to Morocco.But Anjuguri Manzah, spokesman of the police in the federal capital territory [...]

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    Chinedu Moghalu appointed head of UN communications for Africa Risk Capacity

Chinedu Moghalu appointed head of UN communications for Africa Risk Capacity

Nigeria’s Chinedu Moghalu has been appointed the head, communications and advocacy, for the Africa Risk Capacity (ARC)/United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).A statement released by the African Risk Capacity (ARC) said Moghalu would be leading efforts to ensure that its work in responding to the challenges of climate change and natural disaster risk management is strategically communicated to the member [...]

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    CAC no longer requires proficiency certificate to register your business

CAC no longer requires proficiency certificate to register your business

The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) says it has removed proficiency certificate from its list of requirements for business registration.The commission said the removal is part of its reform initiatives and review of its checklist and guidelines."Under the new arrangement, members of the public do not have to submit proficiency certificate to the commission for registration of companies, business names and [...]

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    INEC: No plan to compromise 2019 elections with 30,000 new polling units

INEC: No plan to compromise 2019 elections with 30,000 new polling units

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has no plan to create 30,000 new polling units "to compromise the 2019 general election".An alarm was raised by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that INEC intends to create additional polling units to aid the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) win the 2019 general elections.Rotimi Lawrence, chief press secretary of the INEC [...]

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    Chapel Hill appointed to handle MTN’s $5.2bn listing in Nigeria

Chapel Hill appointed to handle MTN’s $5.2bn listing in Nigeria

Telecoms giant MTN has appointed Chapel Hill Denham as one of the three brokers for its initial public offering (IPO) on the Nigerian stock market.The Nigerian financial firm will work alongside Renaissance Capital and Rand Merchant Bank, with Citigroup and Standard Bank serving as coordinators.MTN has not decided what portion of the subsidiary to sell, as it targets $400 million, [...]

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    Spectacular para-athletes, fumbling D’Tigers — Nigeria’s Commonwealth Games scorecard

Spectacular para-athletes, fumbling D’Tigers — Nigeria’s Commonwealth Games scorecard

The 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia has come and gone.After an inspiring performance at the 2014 Games held in Glasgow, a lot was expected of Team Nigeria.The Nigerian contingent to Glasgow came closest to upending the performance of their compatriots 20 years earlier in Victoria Canada – who bagged an outstanding medal haul of 11 gold, 13 silver [...]

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    No legislative chamber has power to suspend or remove a member, says Falana

No legislative chamber has power to suspend or remove a member, says Falana

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says it is unconstitutional for any legislative chamber to suspend or sack a member.He said this on a Channels Television news programme on Wednesday in reaction to the suspension of Ovie Omo-Agege from the senate.Falana said only a competent court of law can suspend or remove a member of the legislature whether at local, state [...]

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    Omokri to Buhari: Nigerian youth are lazy? You will hear from them in 2019

Omokri to Buhari: Nigerian youth are lazy? You will hear from them in 2019

Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, says President Muhammadu Buhari's comments that Nigerian youth are lazy is illogical.Omokri said contrary to the president's comments, young Nigerians are hardworking and enterprising.Buhari made the statement on Wednesday during the Commonwealth Business Forum in London.The president had said Nigerian youth just want to sit and do nothing, relying on the notion [...]

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    Police: Stolen mace recovered under flyover bridge

Police: Stolen mace recovered under flyover bridge

The Nigerian police have announced the recovery of the senate’s stolen mace at a flyover before the Abuja city gate.Aremu Adeniran, deputy force public relations officer force headquarters, said a "patriotic passerby" saw the mace and alerted the police.Ovie Omo-Agege, suspended Delta senator, allegedly led unidentified persons to the upper legislative chamber to seize the mace on Wednesday.After the incident and the [...]

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