Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Taiwo Adebulu

    Over 160,000 bags of rice donated to IDPs by China ‘rotting away in NEMA stores’

Over 160,000 bags of rice donated to IDPs by China ‘rotting away in NEMA stores’

Despite the widely-reported cries of hunger by internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the north-east and the acute malnutrition ravaging their children, 162,696 bags of rice donated by the Chinese government to the IDPs have been abandoned and left to rot in stores belonging to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).According to the United Nations, Nigeria is still facing a crisis [...]

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    CAN: We have registered with INEC as election observers

CAN: We have registered with INEC as election observers

Samson Ayokunle, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), says the religious organisation has decided to register with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as an election observer for the 2019 general election.The CAN president said this on Tuesday while paying a courtesy visit to the Bayelsa state government house, Yenagoa.Received by John Jonah, deputy governor of the state, [...]

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    Passengers stranded as power outage hits Lagos international airport

Passengers stranded as power outage hits Lagos international airport

Passengers were stranded on Tuesday at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos state following a power outage.The passengers were said to have been kept in the dark for hours as immigration officials did not not address the anxious crowd.According to Yemisi Adegoke, a BBC reporter, the airport did not switch to another alternative power while the power outage lasted.Officials [...]

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    Oshiomhole: It will be strange for us to have graveyard peace in APC

Oshiomhole: It will be strange for us to have graveyard peace in APC

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says it will be strange if the ruling party is experiencing "graveyard peace".While appearing on Arise Television on Tuesday, the party chairman said the APC is prone to controversies because it is a large party.Last week, the party chairman was detained by the Department of State Services (DSS) and grilled [...]

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    Obasanjo: Some governors stealing money meant for LGs

Obasanjo: Some governors stealing money meant for LGs

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says governors who are stealing funds meant for local governments through joint account are the enemies of Nigerians.He said this on Monday while hosting Friends of Democracy (FoD), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital.The NGO had visited the former president to seek his support for the local [...]

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    $12m contract: Uzodinma granted bail, to appear before presidential panel

$12m contract: Uzodinma granted bail, to appear before presidential panel

Hope Uzodinma, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo state, who was arrested in Abuja on Sunday, has been released.The special presidential investigation panel for recovery of public property (SPIP) said he was granted bail on health grounds but would return to the panel for questioning.The lawmaker representing Imo west senatorial district was arrested due to the [...]

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    Despite criticisms, Osinbajo takes TraderMoni to more Lagos markets

Despite criticisms, Osinbajo takes TraderMoni to more Lagos markets

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has launched the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP) otherwise known as TraderMoni in three more markets in Lagos state.The vice president, on Monday, launched the free loan scheme to traders at the Ikotun, Igando and Ile Epo markets.Osinbajo, accompanied by Akinwumi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, and Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress [...]

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    Shehu Sani: FG should be humble enough to apologise to Atiku

Shehu Sani: FG should be humble enough to apologise to Atiku

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has advised the federal government to apologise to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party.In a tweet, the senator described the search of Atiku's private jet by security operatives as an "act of intimidation and harassment camouflaged as a routine".On Sunday, a combined security team, including operatives of the Department of State [...]

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    ‘His only offence is being PDP presidential candidate’ — Peter Obi speaks on search of Atiku’s jet

‘His only offence is being PDP presidential candidate’ — Peter Obi speaks on search of Atiku’s jet

Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the only reason security operatives searched the private jet of Atiku Abubakar, is because he is the presidential candidate of an opposition party.On Sunday, a combined security team, including operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), searched the jet that brought back Abubakar to Nigeria from Dubai.Commenting on this [...]

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    Uzodinma, Imo APC guber candidate, arrested in Abuja

Uzodinma, Imo APC guber candidate, arrested in Abuja

Hope Uzodinma, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo state, has been arrested.He was arrested him at Nnamdi Azikiwe airport in Abuja on Sunday.Okoi Obono-Obla, chairman of the special presidential investigation panel for recovery of public property panel, confirmed this to The Cable on Monday.He said Uzodinma was arrested over a breach of contract. Obono-Obla said a [...]

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    ‘You’re attacking petty traders’ — Laolu Akande responds to TraderMoni criticism

‘You’re attacking petty traders’ — Laolu Akande responds to TraderMoni criticism

Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the vice-president on media and publicity, says the TraderMoni loan given to petty traders is not meant to buy voters.In a statement on Friday in Abuja, Akande said Nigerians are not for sale and cannot be bought.He was reacting to a statement by southern, middle belt leaders who accused Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo of “bribing [...]

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    Southern, middle belt leaders accuse Osinbajo of ‘bribing’ voters with TraderMoni

Southern, middle belt leaders accuse Osinbajo of ‘bribing’ voters with TraderMoni

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum has accused Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo of buying votes ahead of the 2019 general election.The group said this in a communiqué released after meeting in Abuja.The document was jointly signed by Yinka Odumakin for the south-west, Bassey Ewa-Henshaw for south-south, Isuwa Dogo for the middle belt and Chigozie Ogbu for the south-east.The vice-president was [...]

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    2019: We have serious issues, says Okupe as son joins Buhari’s campaign team

2019: We have serious issues, says Okupe as son joins Buhari’s campaign team

Doyin Okupe, a former aide of ex-Presidents Goodluck Jonathan and Olusegun Obasanjo, says his son may be trying to get back at him by joining President Muhammadu Buhari's campaign team.According to Festus Keyamo, spokesman of the Buhari Campaign Organisation, Ditan Okupe has "volunteered to work" for the president ahead of the 2019 election.He disclosed this in a Twitter post on [...]

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    FG: Why we resisted temptation to cancel power sector privatisation

FG: Why we resisted temptation to cancel power sector privatisation

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the federal government resisted the temptation to cancel the power sector privatisation in order not to send wrong signals to prospective investors.The minister said this on Thursday in Abuja while answering questions on a programme aired on Radio Nigeria.The nation's power sector was privatised in November 2013 as private investors took over now-defunct Power [...]

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    Ibori: My trial taught me incredible lessons

Ibori: My trial taught me incredible lessons

James Ibori, former governor of Delta state, says his corruption trial has taught him incredible lessons that he could not have learnt in any institution of learning.He said this in the October edition of EFCCAlert, a monthly newsletter of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).In 2012, Ibori was sentenced by a United Kingdom Southwark Crown Court to 13 years [...]

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    Ganduje ‘bribery’ videos: Contractor willing to testify before Kano assembly panel

Ganduje ‘bribery’ videos: Contractor willing to testify before Kano assembly panel

The contractor behind the videos showing Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano governor, purportedly receiving bribes, says he is ready to testify before the state assembly panel investigating the matter.In a letter sent to the chairman of the investigative panel, through Saeed Muhd Twada, his lawyer, the contractor referred to as a 'whistleblower' said his allegation against Ganduje is strictly personal and that [...]

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