Saturday, July 13, 2019

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    Saraki to FG: You must meet the demands of ASUU

Saraki to FG: You must meet the demands of ASUU

Senate President Bukola Saraki has asked the federal government to meet the demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in order to end the ongoing strike.In a statement issued on his behalf by Yusuph Olaniyonu, his media aide, Saraki said it is unacceptable for the students who registered to vote in their institutions to be disenfranchised due to [...]

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    ‘1,000 clerics’ storm Abuja for Buhari’s re-election

‘1,000 clerics’ storm Abuja for Buhari’s re-election

Clerics across major faith in Nigeria on Thursday converged on the Unity Fountain, Abuja, to endorse President Buhari for another term.According to the clerics said to be over 1,000, Buhari was anointed to lead the country for eight years, and as such, should be given the necessary support for him to fulfill the prophecy, the National Inter-Faith and Religious Organizations for [...]

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    Soyinka accuses Obasanjo of rewarding Bola Ige’s killers

Soyinka accuses Obasanjo of rewarding Bola Ige’s killers

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, has accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo of protecting and rewarding killers of Bola Ige, former minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation.In a statement on Tuesday titled “Trivialise corruption, Neutralise justice", Soyinka said the Nigerian government had refused the offer of assistance from the United States to bring the killers to justice.The Noble laureate lamented [...]

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    Red Cross: 55,000 north-east residents displaced in the last two months

Red Cross: 55,000 north-east residents displaced in the last two months

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says it is extremely concerned by the worsening humanitarian situation in north-east.In a statement on Monday, the humanitarian organisation said 55,000 people have been displaced in the last two months, while Maiduguri, Borno state capital, already hosts more than one million internally displaced persons (IDPs).ICRC said a health facility in Rann and [...]

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    Atiku: Nigerians getting poorer every year under Buhari

Atiku: Nigerians getting poorer every year under Buhari

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says Nigerians are getting poorer each year under President Muhammadu Buhari.Speaking on Tuesday at the 12th national convention of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Abuja, Atiku said the president has failed in his promise to create 3 million jobs annually.In a statement by Phrank Shaibu, Atiku's special assistant on [...]

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    OBITUARY: Waku, the senator who wanted military to seize power from Obasanjo

OBITUARY: Waku, the senator who wanted military to seize power from Obasanjo

"And by the time I am gone, that is what I want to be remembered for," were the words of blunt and assertive Joseph Waku, a former Nigerian senator, while extolling the courage and legacy of John McCain, ex-US Republican senator. McCain was an American politician and military officer who served as a senator from Arizona. So principled, the US lawmaker [...]

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    Witness: Why INEC cancelled results in 17 Osun polling units

Witness: Why INEC cancelled results in 17 Osun polling units

Adelodun Rasaki, the state collation agent for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun governorship election, says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) cancelled results in 17 polling units due to inability to reconcile votes.Rasaki said this on Friday while being cross examined by Adesina Agbede, counsel to INEC, before the election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja.While testifying before the [...]

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    Kidnappers release Abia APC chairman after 72 hours

Kidnappers release Abia APC chairman after 72 hours

Donatus Nwankpa, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia state, who was kidnapped on Monday, has been released. According to Punch, Nwankpa was released on Thursday in good health.Benedict Godson, publicity secretary of the APC in the state, said party members pleaded with the abductors to release their chairman as he was a good man.We thank God for his [...]

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    Lawyers advise ex-CJN to resign and consider plea bargain

Lawyers advise ex-CJN to resign and consider plea bargain

The National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADL) has advised Walter Onnoghen, former chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), to resign.In a statement on Thursday, Jiti Ogunye, chairman, board of governors of NADL, asked the ex-CJN to take the action in the interest of the judiciary.Ogunye said though the group has not deemed him guilty of the corruption allegations levelled against him, [...]

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    You must sue Obasanjo to clear your name, Oshiomhole tells Atiku

You must sue Obasanjo to clear your name, Oshiomhole tells Atiku

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the only way Atiku Abubakar can clear himself of corruption allegations is to sue former President Olusegun Obasanjo for libel.Oshiomhole said this on Thursday at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano during the reelection campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari.He said the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) [...]

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    Appeal court rejects Metuh’s request to seek medical treatment abroad

Appeal court rejects Metuh’s request to seek medical treatment abroad

The appeal court has dismissed a suit filed by Olisa Metuh, former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to travel abroad for medical treatment.In a ruling on Wednesday, the appellate court maintained that Metuh's application was “an abuse of court process”, as he failed to disclose cogent reasons for him to seek medical attention abroad.The former PDP spokesman, through [...]

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    Appeal court: Dead judges not listed as tribunal members

Appeal court: Dead judges not listed as tribunal members

The court of appeal says there is no name of dead or retired judges on the election petition tribunal.In a statement on Wednesday, Sa'adatu Kachalla, media officer of the appeal court, said the report about the inclusion of 10 dead and retired judges as members of the panel was false and misleading.On Saturday, Ibrahim Muhammad, acting chief justice of Nigeria [...]

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    APC chairman in Adamawa LG kidnapped hours to governorship rally

APC chairman in Adamawa LG kidnapped hours to governorship rally

Hamisu Mijinyawa, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Demsa local government area of Adamawa state, has been kidnapped.Othman Abubakar, spokesman of the state police command, disclosed this to TheCable on Wednesday, saying efforts were in place to secure his release.Mark Dauda, an official of the APC in the state, said Mijinyawa was abducted on Wednesday few hours to [...]

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    NSA says politicians are working to disrupt elections

NSA says politicians are working to disrupt elections

Babagana Monguno, national security adviser (NSA), says politicians who are afraid of losing the forthcoming elections are planning to disrupt the polls.The NSA said this at a meeting with the Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF) in Abuja on Tuesday.Monguno said security forces are ready to deal with anybody who attempts to engage in any act that could destabilise the exercise, while [...]

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    Tinubu: A permanent discipline awaits Onnoghen if he’s found guilty

Tinubu: A permanent discipline awaits Onnoghen if he’s found guilty

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says a permanent discipline awaits Walter Onnoghen, former chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), if he is found guilty of the false declaration charges levelled against him.Tinubu said this while responding to the position of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on the suspension.In a state [...]

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    ANALYSIS: Why electricity generation may plunge further in 2019

ANALYSIS: Why electricity generation may plunge further in 2019

With the latest data from the advisory power team in the office of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo revealing that the power sector lost a total of N530 billion in 2018, the industry is set to experience tougher times in 2019.Operational constraints from the shortage of gas, poor transmission, weak distribution network, and water reserves factor have become permanent issues to reckon [...]

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