Saturday, March 28, 2020

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    Akeredolu: Akure blast caused by vehicle conveying explosives (updated)

Akeredolu: Akure blast caused by vehicle conveying explosives (updated)

An explosion in Akure, Ondo state, on Saturday morning, destroyed many residential houses, a church building and a school. The explosion suspected to be a bomb blast cut off the busy Akure/Owo road. The incident, which happened about two kilometres to Akure Airport, affected many residents of Eleyowo community, destroying the church and the school in the area. Many people, who lived within [...]

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    Saraki’s ex-aide emerges monarch in Ondo

Saraki’s ex-aide emerges monarch in Ondo

The Ondo state executive council has approved the appointment of Ebenezer Ogunmolasuyi, a former aide of ex-Senate President Bukola Saraki, as the olupenmen of Upenmen in Owo local government area. The appointment of Ogunmolasuyi, who served as senior legislative assistant to Saraki, was among the three ratified by the executive council presided over by Rotimi Akeredolu, the governor, on Monday. Briefing government [...]

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Amnesty ‘failed to prove’ allegations against military before presidential panel

The Coalition for Truth and Justice says Amnesty International failed to prove allegations of human rights abuses against the Nigerian military before the presidential panel despite hiring a team of international lawyers. It said the group claimed it “received credible evidence that as the military regained control, more than 600 people, mostly unarmed recaptured detainees, were extra-judicially executed in various locations [...]

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    There’s accountability in NEMA, says group

There’s accountability in NEMA, says group

NEMA: Group hails PMB, Maihaja for restoring transparency in disaster management The North East Peace Advocates has showered praises on President Muhammadu Buhari and Mustapha Maihaja for "restoring transparency and accountability" to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). The group made this known in its appraisal of emergency management after a "thorough study" of NEMA's activities in the north-east with regards to [...]

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    Coalition asks Nigerians to embark on mass disobedience over proposed bill

Coalition asks Nigerians to embark on mass disobedience over proposed bill

The Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) has called on Nigerians to reject the senate's proposed bill on the Armed Forces Service Commission, describing it as a “taboo”. CNM made this known at a press conference on Monday in Abuja, adding that it is unconstitutional for the national assembly to propose such bill. Sponsored by Enyinnaya Abaribe, lawmaker representing Abia-south senatorial district, the bill [...]

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    Akeredolu: There’s nothing anybody can do if I make my son the chief of staff

Akeredolu: There’s nothing anybody can do if I make my son the chief of staff

Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo state, says Babajide, his son, worked hard during his campaign and there is nothing anyone can do if he decides to appoint him as his chief of staff. Speaking in Akure during a dinner organised in commemoration of his third anniversary as governor, Akeredolu said his son worked harder than most members of the campaign. The All [...]

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    Military has made ‘enormous gains’ over ISWAP

Military has made ‘enormous gains’ over ISWAP

The military has recorded significant victory against Boko Haram and members of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), according to some security experts. Gilbert Kansas, a professor at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism Herzliya, Israel, said available intelligence shows that what is now left of ISWAP are a "bunch of disgruntled fighters facing hunger and logistics challenges so much [...]

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    Terrorism: Learn from Buratai, security expert urges Burkina Faso army chief

Terrorism: Learn from Buratai, security expert urges Burkina Faso army chief

David Otto, an international counter-terrorism expert, has advised the government of Burkina Faso to learn from the successes recorded by the Nigerian Army under the leadership of Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, if they hope to end terrorism in the country. Otto said under the leadership of Buratai, the Nigerian Army has recorded tremendous progress in the fight against terrorism. He [...]

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    Inter-faith clerics embark on church-mosque love campaign, solicits support for military

Inter-faith clerics embark on church-mosque love campaign, solicits support for military

In a bid to defeat Boko Haram ideology while also canvassing support for the Nigerian military, an inter-faith group says it is embarking on love campaigns to churches and mosques across the country. The National Inter-Faith and Religious Organizations for Peace (NIFROP) made this known at the end of a 21-day prayer and fast for the unity and peace of Nigeria [...]

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    Opposition has hijacked parliamentarian forum, says group

Opposition has hijacked parliamentarian forum, says group

The Pro-Nigeria Elders Council (PRONECO) has accused the Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF) of pursuing personal interest. PRONECO's said this in reaction to call for the removal of the nation's service chiefs over widespread insecurity. Inaugurated by Senate President Ahmad Lawan in October, the YPF says its objective is to secure the inclusion and participation of youths in the process of deepening Nigeria’s [...]

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    Bomb explosion near Ekiti government house

Bomb explosion near Ekiti government house

There was pandemonium in Okesha area of Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state on Saturday as a bomb went off next door to the governor's office. TheCable learnt the explosion brought down a building around the area and that it also affected a section of the state ministry of chieftaincy affairs. The explosion also damaged parts of the ministry of finance, and other buildings on [...]

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    Two policemen shot dead as ‘robbers’ break into Ondo bank

Two policemen shot dead as ‘robbers’ break into Ondo bank

Two policemen were killed when suspected armed robbers attacked an old generation bank in Ile-Oluji area of Ondo state on Thursday. TheCable gathered that the gunmen gained entry into the bank through the aid of dynamites. They were said to have stormed the bank  around 4pm on Thursday. Femi Joseph, police spokesman in the state, said officers have been deployed in the [...]

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    ‘Prophet’ remanded in prison over missing child in Ondo

‘Prophet’ remanded in prison over missing child in Ondo

An Ondo state high court has remanded Alfa Babatunde, general overseer of Sotitobire Miracle Centre in Akure, at Olokuta correctional centre for 39 days. Babatunde and six others were arraigned on three counts of conspiracy to kidnap and kidnapping of a one-year-old boy in his church in 2019. At the hearing of the case on Thursday, the prophet and his co-accused pleaded [...]

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    Buhari ’emulating America’ on extending tenure of service chiefs

Buhari ’emulating America’ on extending tenure of service chiefs

A former Chairman of the Federal Character Commission, Muhammadu Ari Gwaska, believes President Muhammadu Buhari is following United States of America's lead on tenure elongation of service chiefs. In a statement, Gwaska, who is the national chairman of the Pro-Nigeria Elders Council (PRONECO), said it is not entirely strange for heads of security architecture to remain in office longer than expected. He [...]

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    Our focus is to transform lives, says MD of HP Nigeria

Our focus is to transform lives, says MD of HP Nigeria

HP West Africa has launched the new HP Elite Dragonfly PC as part of its desire to continue driving innovation in the technology space. Speaking at the event launch in Lagos, Ify Afe, managing director of HP Nigeria and district manager for the Central Africa region, said the new Dragonfly is first of its kind in the country. She added that though [...]

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    Ibom deep seaport ‘meets required standard’

Ibom deep seaport ‘meets required standard’

The Ministerial Project Development and Steering Committee (MPDSC) has commended the Akwa Ibom state government for compliance with all the requirements needed for the establishment of the Ibom Deep Seaport. A D Suleiman, chairman of the committee, gave the commendation during a meeting with members of the Akwa Ibom State Technical Working Committee for the realisation of the Ibom Deep Seaport [...]

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