Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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    Abati: Jonathan secured release of some Chibok girls — but Dasuki said it should not be publicised

Abati: Jonathan secured release of some Chibok girls — but Dasuki said it should not be publicised

Reuben Abati says former President Goodluck Jonathan secured the release of some Chibok girls but did not to publicise it.The former media aide to Jonathan disclosed this on Wednesday during a show he anchored on ARISE TV.Abati interviewed Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, on the show.He said Sambo Dasuki, the then national security adviser (NSA), advised the government against [...]

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    1999 constitution is a fraud, says Sowore

1999 constitution is a fraud, says Sowore

Omoyele Sowore, presidential aspirant of the Africa Action Congress (AAC), says the Nigerian constitution is a fraud and must be changed.Sowore said this on Wednesday while addressing his supporters at the national party secretariat in Abuja declaration in Abuja.He said Nigerians do not have input in the constitution while it was handed to them by the military."We need to change our [...]

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    Falana asks Osinbajo to stop disobedience of court orders

Falana asks Osinbajo to stop disobedience of court orders

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to take urgent and decisive measures to put an end to the disobedience of court orders by public officers and institutions.In a letter dated August 14, the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) told the acting president that the duty of every government is to defend the rule of law to ensure [...]

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    Bridge House College offers scholarship to student who secured 9As in WAEC

Bridge House College offers scholarship to student who secured 9As in WAEC

The Bridge House College (BHC), an educational institution in Lagos, has awarded a scholarship worth N9 million to David Orisheneye to pursue a two-year Cambridge A' Level course in the College.The scholarship award, according to the sixth form college, is in recognition of the brilliant performance of the prodigy, who in addition to obtaining a parallel A1 in all the [...]

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    Electricity workers threaten nationwide power blackout

Electricity workers threaten nationwide power blackout

Electricity workers in the country have called for the dismissal of Usman Muhammed, managing director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).The workers, under the umbrella of Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEAC), accused Muhammed of highhandedness and anti-labour activities.They made the call in a protest on Tuesday in Abuja, saying they will ground the country's entire power [...]

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    Pressure mounts on police to release Premium Times reporter

Pressure mounts on police to release Premium Times reporter

The police have come under pressure to release Samuel Ogundipe, a Premium Times reporter, who was arrested and detained on Tuesday.According to the newspaper, Ogundipe was arrested over a story on the report Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), submitted to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo over the blockade of the national assembly.Idris submitted the report after the sack of Lawal [...]

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    Report: Governors spent over N2trn on police equipment in 10 years

Report: Governors spent over N2trn on police equipment in 10 years

Governors have reportedly spent more than N2 trillion to boost police operations nationwide.This is contained in a new a research conducted by the media department of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and published in the July edition of its magazine.Some of the items purchased by the governors for the police include Hilux trucks, armoured personnel carriers (APCs), helicopters, river gun [...]

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    Fashola: FG’s N701bn fund raised power generation by 3,000MW

Fashola: FG’s N701bn fund raised power generation by 3,000MW

Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, says the N701bn payment assurance guarantee fund for electricity generation companies (GenCos) has raised power generation capacity to 7,000 megawatts (MW).The minister disclosed this on Monday at the 29th monthly power sector meeting hosted by Mainstream Energy Solutions Limited (MESL) in Minna, Niger state.Fashola said the payment which started in 2017 had [...]

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    Daughter of a judge, Asari-Dokubo’s sister, Ibori’s ex-aide … the female lawmaker who confronted DSS operatives

Daughter of a judge, Asari-Dokubo’s sister, Ibori’s ex-aide … the female lawmaker who confronted DSS operatives

Unfazed by the lethal and fiendish pose of gun-totting operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), she braced herself for a showdown at the National Assembly Complex on Tuesday. It was the height of daredevilry and bravado for Boma Goodhead, lawmaker representing Asalga/Akulga federal constituency of Rivers state. She dared the masked men to shoot her after they invaded [...]

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    Victory in Katsina, Kogi, Bauchi — is APC really affected by defections?

Victory in Katsina, Kogi, Bauchi — is APC really affected by defections?

"I am not bothered about the defections. Ordinary Nigerians have developed confidence in us and are defending us. I assure you, majority of Nigerians are appreciative of our efforts."Those were the exact words of President Muhammadu Buhari after the gale of defections that hit the All Progressives Congress (APC). If the results of the just-concluded bye-elections in Katsina, Bauchi and Kogi [...]

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    Falana asks Seiyefa to release Dasuki, Zakzaky, says Daura was power drunk

Falana asks Seiyefa to release Dasuki, Zakzaky, says Daura was power drunk

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked Mathew Seiyefa, acting director-general of the Department of State Service (DSS), to release Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) and Jones Abiri, a journalist based in Yenagoa, state.In a letter to Seiyefa, the lawyer asked the DSS DG to restore the "lost glory" of the [...]

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    Eight killed in fresh Cholera outbreak in Kano

Eight killed in fresh Cholera outbreak in Kano

At least eight people have been killed and 20 in the hospital following a fresh cholera outbreak in Gwarzo local government area (LGA) of Kano state. This happened barely one week after 11 persons died of Cholera in Bebeji local government area of the state. Ibrahim Sale, a resident, said apart from six deaths recorded in about four villages, his neighbour’s 5-year-old [...]

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    Ortom writes Oshiomhole: Retract allegations or get sued

Ortom writes Oshiomhole: Retract allegations or get sued

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, has asked Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to retract allegations made against him or face legal action.The governor also asked for a public apology in the media within 7 days and N10bn as damages.In a letter to Oshiomhole, Ortom said the APC national chairman damaged his reputation at a press [...]

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    Okogie: Our politicians wouldn’t mind dragging Nigeria into another civil war

Okogie: Our politicians wouldn’t mind dragging Nigeria into another civil war

Olubunmi Okogie, archbishop emeritus of the Catholic archdiocese of Lagos, says Nigerian politicians would not mind dragging the country into another civil war.The cleric said this in reaction to recent political events in the country.Okogie said Nigerians elect persons who are leading them on a fast track to disintegration because they are in the habit of looking for a messiah, [...]

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    Kaduna deputy speaker dumps APC for PDP

Kaduna deputy speaker dumps APC for PDP

John Kwaturu, deputy speaker of Kaduna state house of assembly, has defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Kwataru told reporters that he has since submitted his letter of withdrawal of membership of the APC to his Kwataru ward in Kachia local government area."I have left the APC for the PDP. My reasons for leaving [...]

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    VIDEO: Buhari’s supporters boo Kwankwaso outside Kaduna mosque

VIDEO: Buhari’s supporters boo Kwankwaso outside Kaduna mosque

Shouts of "Sai Buhari" rented the air as Rabiu Kwankwaso, senator representing Kano central, made his way out of a mosque in Kaduna on Friday.The politician who recently defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) walked out of the mosque after observing Jummat.Apparently not disturbed by the action, the lawmaker waved to the people [...]

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