Friday, April 5, 2019

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    ‘Bauchi gov wants to set me up’ — Dogara writes IG

‘Bauchi gov wants to set me up’ — Dogara writes IG

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has alleged that Mohammed Abubakar, governor of Bauchi state, is plotting to implicate him in criminal conspiracy.In a letter dated March 21, the speaker told Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of Police (IGP), and Yusuf Bichi, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), that he has credible information of an ongoing plot [...]

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    Kano senator asks colleagues to elect Lawan as next senate president

Kano senator asks colleagues to elect Lawan as next senate president

Barau Jibrin, senator representing Kano north, has asked his colleagues to elect Ahmed Lawan, majority leader, as next senate president.In a statement on Thursday, the senator said Lawan is qualified to preside over the next senate being the most experienced lawmaker in the red chamber, having spent 20 years in the national assembly.Jibrin urged the senators to follow established international [...]

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    Atiku: How INEC reduced my votes in 31 states

Atiku: How INEC reduced my votes in 31 states

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says data from the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) revealed how his votes were reduced in 31 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).Atiku made the claim in a petition he and his party filed before the presidential election tribunal.The PDP candidate said he defeated Buhari with [...]

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    PDP: Data from INEC’s server showed Atiku defeated Buhari with 1.6 million votes

PDP: Data from INEC’s server showed Atiku defeated Buhari with 1.6 million votes

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has claimed that he defeated President Muhammadu Buhari by 1,615,302 votes.Atiku made the claim in a petition he and his party filed before the presidential election tribunal.They said data from the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) shows the true and correct results from state to state computation.Atiku garnered [...]

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    How Boko Haram fighters looted Adamawa towns

How Boko Haram fighters looted Adamawa towns

Residents of Michika and Madagali towns in Adamawa state have recounted how Boko Haram fighters raided their homes on Monday and carted away food items and money.Some residents of the town told TheCable that the insurgents came into the town late in the night, shooting sporadically into the air, as they scare people away from their homes.According to the locals, [...]

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    Osun governorship tribunal to deliver judgement Friday

Osun governorship tribunal to deliver judgement Friday

The Osun state governorship election tribunal in Abuja has fixed Friday for judgement in the petition filed by Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to challenge the result of the election in the state.Adeleke is challenging the emergence of Gboyega Oyetola, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the winner of the September 2018 election in [...]

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    Okoye replies APC: I have only seen Dogara once — and it was from a distance

Okoye replies APC: I have only seen Dogara once — and it was from a distance

Festus Okoye, a national commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has denied having any dealing with Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives.In an interview with The Punch, Okoye said the allegation that the speaker is his client has no basis.He said he has only seen Dogara once and it was from a distance.The All Progressives Congress [...]

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    How armed gang was prevented from taking over Ikorodu police station

How armed gang was prevented from taking over Ikorodu police station

The Lagos state police command says it has repelled an attack by members of an armed gang on one of its stations in Ikorodu.In a statement on Tuesday, Bala Elkana, spokesman of the command, said the policemen on duty at the Imota police station foiled the attack by the gang.Elkana said the reprisal attack came after policemen from the [...]

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    My asset declaration forms were tampered with, says Onnoghen

My asset declaration forms were tampered with, says Onnoghen

Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), says his two asset declarations forms submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) were tampered with.Speaking through his counsel, Adegboyega Awomolo, at his resumed trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in Abuja on Monday, the suspended CJN said the forms he submitted in 2014 and 2016 were mutilated [...]

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    Power sector recorded ‘N108bn shortfall’ within three months

Power sector recorded ‘N108bn shortfall’ within three months

The power sector recorded a shortfall of N108.652 billion between January and March, according to recent data from the advisory power team in the office of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.The loss was recorded due to water reserves constraints, insufficient gas supply, poor transmission and distribution network.The data showed that about 2,978 megawatts(mw) of electricity did not get to the national grid [...]

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    FirstBank organises relay walk to celebrate 125th anniversary

FirstBank organises relay walk to celebrate 125th anniversary

First Bank of Nigeria Limited organised a relay on Saturday in commemoration of its 125th anniversary.According to the bank, the 125 kilometre relay walk held across the country to commemorate its years of "unbroken service to the nation".Speaking with TheCable at the end of the exercise in Lagos, Remi Oni, executive director of corporate bank, said the activity is to synergise [...]

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    Masari’s mother-in-law regains freedom — after one week in kidnapper’s den

Masari’s mother-in-law regains freedom — after one week in kidnapper’s den

The 80-year-old mother-in-law of Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina state, has regained freedom after one week in custody of her abductors.The governor's mother-in-law was abducted last Friday at her home in the Sabon Gari area of the state.In a statement on Friday, Gambo Isah, spokesman of the Kaduna police command, said Maistiyari, mother of Binta, the governor's wife, was released [...]

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    Tinubu’s influence and four other reasons Gbaja could emerge house of reps speaker

Tinubu’s influence and four other reasons Gbaja could emerge house of reps speaker

The 9th national assembly to be inaugurated in June will definitely come with a lot of surprises, intrigues and power play. The two prominent leaders of the legislature are most likely not returning to their positions. This leaves room for speculation over who presides over the two chambers. Senate President Bukola Saraki lost his reelection bid, while Yakubu Dogara, speaker [...]

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    Kenyan, who died alongside mother, three kids had premonition about Ethiopian Airlines crash

Kenyan, who died alongside mother, three kids had premonition about Ethiopian Airlines crash

Carol Karanja, a Canada-based Kenyan woman who died alongside her mother and three children in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash, had a premonition about the flight a week earlier.According to CNN, Karanja had sent a message to her sister and father about her ill feelings.The ill-fated 737 MAX 8 airplane crashed minutes after take-off on Sunday on its way to [...]

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    ‘It’s touching to lose precious lives’ — Buhari speaks on collapsed building

‘It’s touching to lose precious lives’ — Buhari speaks on collapsed building

President Muhammadu Buhari has sympathised with families of victims who lost their lives in the three-storey building that collapsed at Ita-Faaji, Lagos Island.Speaking through Femi Adesina, his special adviser on media and publicity, the president said he is extremely saddened by the incident which left fatalities, particularly children.The building, which houses a primary school on the second floor, caved in [...]

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    Collapsed building:12 killed, 42 in hospital as rescue operation continues

Collapsed building:12 killed, 42 in hospital as rescue operation continues

Twelve persons, including nine children, have been confirmed dead in the three-storey building that collapsed in the Ita-Faaji area of Lagos Island.The building, which houses a primary school on the second floor, caved in on Wednesday morning while pupils were in their classrooms.Officials of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and other rescue officials had rescued some of the [...]

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April 01, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
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