Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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    Osinbajo: Buhari has ensured nobody steals money from treasury

Osinbajo: Buhari has ensured nobody steals money from treasury

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says President Muhammadu Buhari has ensured that nobody steals from the nation's treasury.In a statement on Monday by Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the vice-president on media and publicity, Osinbajo said the country's major problem before the current administration came in was that people were stealing from the treasury.The vice-president said once the country is able [...]

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    Shehu Sani posts cryptic message — is it for Akpabio?

Shehu Sani posts cryptic message — is it for Akpabio?

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, posted a cryptic message on Twitter on Monday evening.In the message with biblical connotation, Sani asked Godswill to leave Nineveh and return to his city.Sani did not mention the recipient of the message though there is a strong indication he was referring to Godswill Akpabio, senator representing Akwa-Ibom north west.Akpabio defected from the Peoples Democratic [...]

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    Lawyer asks DSS to release men detained for 460 days without trial

Lawyer asks DSS to release men detained for 460 days without trial

Mojirayo Ogunlana-Nkanga, a lawyer, has asked the Department of State Services (DSS) to release Ahmad Sakwaya and Garba Alhassan who have been in the agency's detention for 460 days without trial.In a letter dated October 24, addressed to the director-general, Ogunlana-Nkanga said her clients, who are car sales agents, were arrested on July 15, 2017, by DSS operatives over a [...]

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    APC US: Obasanjo, Jonathan made Nigeria one of the poorest countries in the world

APC US: Obasanjo, Jonathan made Nigeria one of the poorest countries in the world

The United States of America chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) says the administration of former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan made Nigeria one of the poorest countries in the worldIn a statement on Sunday, Francis Onukwuli, national publicity secretary of the party in the US, said the country became one of the poorest countries in the world [...]

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    I served EFCC with court processes, says lawyer involved in suit seeking Oshiomhole’s arrest

I served EFCC with court processes, says lawyer involved in suit seeking Oshiomhole’s arrest

West Idahosa, counsel to Osadolor Ochei, an Edo-based activist, says he served the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) with court processes of the suit seeking the arrest of Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Ochei had filed an application at the federal high court in Abuja seeking the arrest and prosecution of Oshiomole for alleged diversion [...]

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    APC: What Amosun wants is not in our constitution

APC: What Amosun wants is not in our constitution

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, resorted to self-help which is alien to its constitution.Lanre Issa-Onilu, spokesperson of the ruling party, said this in reaction to the crisis trailing the party in Ogun state.Amosun had kicked against the emergence of Dapo Abiodun as the governorship candidate for 2019, saying Abiodun Akinlade, his preferred candidate, [...]

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    ‘Please, save us from Boko Haram’ — female group begs Trump

‘Please, save us from Boko Haram’ — female group begs Trump

Africa Arise for Change Network, a civil society group, has asked President Donald Trump of the United States to save Nigerian women and girls from Boko Haram attacks.In a letter addressed to the president through the US ambassador in Nigeria, Gbemisola Osadua, executive director of the group, said threats to women in Africa require urgent need for America to reassert [...]

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    National assembly needs more funds, says Tambuwal

National assembly needs more funds, says Tambuwal

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, says the national assembly needs more funds to be able to discharge its responsibilities effectively.The governor said this while delivering a lecture at the second convocation and awards ceremony of the National Institute of Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS), Abuja.The former speaker of the house of representatives said his argument might be unpopular, but [...]

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    Looters’ list not a violation of your rights, court tells Dokpesi

Looters’ list not a violation of your rights, court tells Dokpesi

The federal capital territory (FCT) high court in Abuja has declared that the looters’ list released by Lai Mohammed, minister of information, is not a violation of the rights of those named.In a ruling on Tuesday, Olukayode Adeniyi, the presiding judge, said the suit filed by Raymond Dokpesi, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), lacked merit.Dokpesi had filed [...]

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    FG to add 4200MW to national grid in 18 months

FG to add 4200MW to national grid in 18 months

The federal government is set to add 4200 megawatts of electricity to the national grid in 12 to 18 months.Bisi Daniels, strategy and communications adviser to Okechukwu Enelamah, minister of industry, trade and investment, said it will be coordinated by the Nigeria Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council (NIPCAC).Daniels said the government has commenced moves to deploy underutilised power assets [...]

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    LASU spokesman: ASUU has no business with admission modalities

LASU spokesman: ASUU has no business with admission modalities

Ademola Adekoya, spokesman of the Lagos State University (LASU), says the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has no business with the admission modalities in the institution.Adekoya said this in a telephone conversation with TheCable while reacting to the admission racketeering allegation raised by the union against top officials of the university.In a letter dated October 15, 2018, ASUU-LASU alleged [...]

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    Stop using my name to spread fake news, Okonjo-Iweala warns politicians

Stop using my name to spread fake news, Okonjo-Iweala warns politicians

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance, has warned politicians to desist from using her name to spread falsehood.In a statement issued on her behalf by Paul Nwabuikwu, her spokesman, the former minister said some groups and individuals had used her name to further their political objectives.The statement said such falsehood is being disseminated on social media showing the former minister supporting [...]

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    OBITUARY: Kutigi, the judge who ‘rejected N200m’ to screen out Atiku from presidential race in 2007

OBITUARY: Kutigi, the judge who ‘rejected N200m’ to screen out Atiku from presidential race in 2007

Mr. President, please permit me to pay tribute to four of our delegates who died during the pendency of the Conference. Barrister Hamma Misau who died on March 27; Dr. Mohammad Jumare who died on May 5; Professor Dora Akunyili, on June 7; and Professor Mohammad Nur Alkali, on August 1, 2014. May their souls rest in peace.Those were the [...]

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    Oby Ezekwesili: Nigeria must do better in global competitiveness

Oby Ezekwesili: Nigeria must do better in global competitiveness

Oby Ezekwesili, presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPP), says Nigeria must do better in global competitiveness ranking.Ezekwesili said this on Saturday while reacting to the recently released global competitiveness report which ranked Nigeria 115 out of 140 profiled countries.The former vice-president of the World Bank for Africa said Nigeria’s move from its previous position of 125 [...]

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    Top LASU officials involved in admission racketeering, says ASUU

Top LASU officials involved in admission racketeering, says ASUU

The Lagos State University (LASU) chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has alleged secrecy and racketeering in the university's admission process.In a letter dated October 15, 2018 and signed by Tony Dansu, secretary of the union, and Adeolu Oyekan, his assistant, ASUU-LASU alleged that staff in the "highest offices within the university" are engaging in admission racketeering.The letter [...]

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    I’ll hand over to Akinlade in 2019, says Amosun

I’ll hand over to Akinlade in 2019, says Amosun

Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, says he will hand over power to Abiodun Akinlade, his preferred candidate of the All progressives Congress (APC) for the 2019 governorship election.The governor made this known in a statement by Adedayo Adeneye, the state commissioner for information.The national working committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had ratified Dapo Abiodun as the governorship candidate [...]

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