Thursday, January 17, 2019

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    Absence of transparent leadership is missing link in police, says acting IGP

Absence of transparent leadership is missing link in police, says acting IGP

Mohammed Adamu, acting inspector-general of police (IGP), says the absence of transparent, accountable and knowledgeable leadership has been the missing link in the Nigeria police force.He said this on Wednesday while presenting a brief remark at the hand over ceremony at the force headquarters in Abuja.On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari announced Adamu’s appointment as acting IGP at a ceremony in [...]

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    North would be the biggest beneficiary of restructuring, says el-Rufai

North would be the biggest beneficiary of restructuring, says el-Rufai

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, says the north is ready for restructuring and the region would be its biggest beneficiary.The governor said this on Wednesday in Ibadan, capital of Oyo state, while delivering a keynote address at a colloquium organised to mark the 80th birthday anniversary of Bisi Akande, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC).El-Rufai said the northern [...]

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    Kenyatta says attackers of Nairobi hotel killed as death toll hits 14

Kenyatta says attackers of Nairobi hotel killed as death toll hits 14

Uhuru Kenyatta, president of Kenya, says the militants involved in the attack on a Nairobi hotel have been killed by security operatives.The militants attacked the Dusit Complex housing the hotel on Tuesday, killing and injuring several occupants.In a televised address on Wednesday, Kenyatta said the attackers were eliminated after a siege that lasted for about 20 hours.The president said the attackers [...]

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    ASUU-LASU kicks as VC accuses union of corruption

ASUU-LASU kicks as VC accuses union of corruption

Olanrewaju Fagbohun, vice-chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU), has accused the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in the institution of operating an illegal bank account.In a letter to the union, Fagbohun said the operation of the account by Isaac Oyewunmi and Adebowale Suenu, who were allegedly dismissed by the governing council in 2017, was inappropriate.The vice-chancellor said the [...]

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    ‘Many killed’ as gunmen attack Kenyan hotel

‘Many killed’ as gunmen attack Kenyan hotel

Scores of people were injured on Tuesday when gunmen suspected to be al-Shabab militants attacked Dusit hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.The militants were said to have attacked the hotel around 3pm, shooting their way into the complex. After the invasion, they threw bombs at vehicles in the car park.Some occupants were injured in course of the gunfire and blasts, as they [...]

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    Blackout looms as GenCos threaten to shut power plants nationwide

Blackout looms as GenCos threaten to shut power plants nationwide

Electricity generation companies have threatened to shut down power plants across the county if the federal government fails to intervene in the challenges troubling them.In a statement on Monday, Joy Ogaji, executive secretary of the Association of Power Generation Companies (APGC), the umbrella body for the GenCos, said the decline in available generation is due to various challenges experienced by [...]

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    Babangida to army: You face horrific challenges, evolve new combat strategy

Babangida to army: You face horrific challenges, evolve new combat strategy

Ibrahim Babangida, former head of state, has asked the military to evolve a new strategy in combating the insurgency in the north-east.Babangida said this in his message on the 2019 Armed Forces Remembrance Day.He said the military should fortify its combat strength, as it is presently faced with "horrific challenges".The former military head of state urged the Nigerian army to [...]

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    Kashamu retains guber ticket as court strikes out Adebutu’s suit

Kashamu retains guber ticket as court strikes out Adebutu’s suit

A federal capital territory high court on Monday dismissed the suit filed by Ladi Adebutu to challenge the nomination of Buruji Kashamu as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun state.Kashamu, senator representing Ogun east and Adebutu had been at loggerheads over the governorship ticket of the PDP in the state.In the suit, Adebutu asked the [...]

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    ‘We can’t divert $600m that doesn’t exist’ — Fashola speaks on Mambilla power project

‘We can’t divert $600m that doesn’t exist’ — Fashola speaks on Mambilla power project

Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, says the reports that the Mambilla power project has been stalled, due to an attempt to divert funds, is not true.The $5.8 billion project, a 3,050-megawatt hydropower facility, was conceived in 1982.In a statement on Sunday, Hakeem Bello, the minister's spokesperson, said the federal government never awarded a contract for the Mambilla [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu says south-east governors are working for Buhari

Nnamdi Kanu says south-east governors are working for Buhari

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says south-east governors are working for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari.Kanu made the allegation in a broadcast on Sunday.He said the governors were working for the president and not Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, because of their plan to return for second term by all [...]

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    REVEALED: Dennis Aghanya, author of petition against Onnoghen, is Buhari’s former aide

REVEALED: Dennis Aghanya, author of petition against Onnoghen, is Buhari’s former aide

Dennis Aghanya, the author of the petition against Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), is President Muhammadu Buhari's former media aide.Aghanya is the executive secretary of the Anti-Corruption and Research Based Data Initiative (ARDI), a civil society group that petitioned the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) over alleged non-declaration of assets by the CJN.He was Buhari's aide between 2009 [...]

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    ‘I won’t put you in the other room’ — Atiku begs women for support

‘I won’t put you in the other room’ — Atiku begs women for support

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says his government will not relegate women to the bedroom if elected.Atiku said this on Friday at a women’s conference in Abuja while soliciting support for the presidential election.The PDP candidate said 35 percent of the appointment slots in his government will be given to women, adding that women’s lines [...]

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    JCI launches ‘IpledgeNigeria’ campaign to sensitise voters

JCI launches ‘IpledgeNigeria’ campaign to sensitise voters

The Victoria Island chapter of Junior Chamber International has launched 'IpledgeNigeria' campaign to sensitise Nigerians on nation building ahead of the general election.Olamipo Adeola, chapter president of the organisation, said the initiative is to reawaken the consciousness of the people to be more committed in their various responsibilities to the nation.She said youth involvement in the affairs of the country [...]

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    UNDERCOVER: Bribery, massive fraud sabotaging N-POWER scheme

UNDERCOVER: Bribery, massive fraud sabotaging N-POWER scheme

Every month, the federal government spends about N15 billion as stipends on 500,000 volunteers of  the N-Power scheme, a component of the National Social Investment Programmes (N-SIP). Dubbed as the largest post-tertiary employment programme in Africa, the Muhammadu Buhari government sees the scheme as one of its major achievements. Although some critics have said the programme is non-existent, this investigation that [...]

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    Remi Tinubu’s national assembly office ‘burgled’

Remi Tinubu’s national assembly office ‘burgled’

The national assembly office of Remi Tinubu, senator representing Lagos central, has been reportedly burgled.In a statement on Thursday, Nifemi Aje, the senator's aide, said the incident was discovered on Wednesday when the staff resumed work.According to Aje, the suspected burglars destroyed the CCTV and carted away some "critical items".He said the incident has been reported to the national assembly [...]

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    UN withdraws 260 aid workers from Borno over Boko Haram attacks

UN withdraws 260 aid workers from Borno over Boko Haram attacks

The United Nations says it has withdrawn about 260 aid workers from three local governments in Borno state over the recent resurgence of attacks by Boko Haram terrorists.In a statement on Wednesday, Samantha Newport, UN spokesperson in Nigeria, said the development has affected its humanitarian service delivery in the embattled region..Newport said Edward Kallon, UN humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, is deeply [...]

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