Monday, March 18, 2019

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    Acting CJN: Buhari didn’t need NJC to appoint me

Acting CJN: Buhari didn’t need NJC to appoint me

Tanko Muhammad, acting chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), says President Muhammadu Buhari did not need the permission of the National Judicial Council to appoint him.According to PUNCH, Muhammad made the claim in response to a query given to him by the NJC, the body constitutionally empowered to recommend the appointment of chief justices and heads of courts.The NJC had issued [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Some APC leaders expect Buhari to rig supplementary poll

Garba Shehu: Some APC leaders expect Buhari to rig supplementary poll

Garba Shehu, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says the president will neither interfere with the supplementary polls in five states nor ask the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to change results in favour of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).In a statement on Sunday, Shehu said some APC leaders expected Buhari to abuse his office by usurping the powers of [...]

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    Gbenga Daniel ‘under pressure’ to join APC

Gbenga Daniel ‘under pressure’ to join APC

Gbenga Daniel, former director-general of Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, says his supporters have been pleading with him to lead them to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).He made this known 24 hours after Daniel resigned his membership of the the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and announced that he was quitting partisan politics.On Sunday, he invited his supporters to a meeting [...]

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    Many Nigerian youths are morally lost, says Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

Many Nigerian youths are morally lost, says Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

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    ‘Chased by Boko Haram’, this 8-year-old Nigerian has ‘conquered the world of chess’ in the US

‘Chased by Boko Haram’, this 8-year-old Nigerian has ‘conquered the world of chess’ in the US

Tanitoluwa Adewumi, an 8-year-old Nigerian whose family reportedly fled Nigeria because of the Boko Haram crisis, is fast becoming a star in the US.In a piece, Nicholas Kristof, a New York Times' columnist, dwelt extensively on the exceptional skills that the boy possesses in the game of chess which he started learning over a year ago.Kristof said Adewumi went undefeated [...]

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    Kukah: No sane Nigerian is happy with these killings

Kukah: No sane Nigerian is happy with these killings

Matthew Kukah, Catholic bishop of Sokoto diocese, says no sane Nigerian is happy with the killings across the country.Speaking with The Sun on the sideline of the first plenary meeting of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria in Abuja, he said there is no need to waste lives or engage in violence.He said going by the number of killings and violence recorded [...]

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    I am deeply troubled, says Buhari on Kaduna killings

I am deeply troubled, says Buhari on Kaduna killings

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged actors in the persistent violence in Kaduna state to come to terms with the fact that mutual violence has no winners, but losers on both sides.Reacting to the latest killings in the state, Buhari said, "I am deeply troubled by the fact that sanctity of life is now treated with such reckless disregard that people [...]

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    10 shot dead in yet another attack in Kaduna

10 shot dead in yet another attack in Kaduna

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have killed 10 persons in Nandu -Gbok village, Sanga local government area of Kaduna state.The assailants also set at least 30 houses on fire in the incident which happened in the early hours of Saturday.In the last one week, attacks in communities in Kajuru local government area of the state have claimed over 100 lives [...]

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    Offa robbery suspect: Police killed Michael Adikwu in our presence

Offa robbery suspect: Police killed Michael Adikwu in our presence

Ibikunle Ogunleye, one of the five persons standing trial over last year’s bank robberies in Offa, Kwara state, has told  an Ilorin high court that the police deliberately killed Michael Adikwu, suspected mastermind of the attack.The robbery led to 33 fatalities, including pregnant women and 12 police officers.Police initially described Adikwu as “sectional gang leader” when he was declared wanted in [...]

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    TRENDING: Etinosa Idemudia goes nude on MC Galaxy’s Instagram video

TRENDING: Etinosa Idemudia goes nude on MC Galaxy’s Instagram video

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    ‘Many trapped’ as building collapses in Ibadan

‘Many trapped’ as building collapses in Ibadan

A three-storey building under construction has collapsed in the Bode area of Ibadan, capital of Oyo state, leaving workers on the site trapped.A resident disclosed this to TheCable late Friday, saying the incident happened around 5:50pm.Sympathisers are currently at the scene, making efforts to rescue victims before the arrival of government officials.Men of the fire service who arrived the scene [...]

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    Despite court order, INEC vows to go ahead with Adamawa poll

Despite court order, INEC vows to go ahead with Adamawa poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has vowed to go ahead with the supplementary governorship election slated for March 23.A high court in Yola, the state capital, had restrained the commission from conducting the exercise based on a suit filed by Mustafa Shaba, governorship candidate of the Movement For Restoration and Defense for Democracy (MRDD).Shaba had sued the commission over [...]

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    Man United to face Barcelona as Tottenham battles City for UCL semi-final slot

Man United to face Barcelona as Tottenham battles City for UCL semi-final slot

The tie between Barcelona and Manchester United headlines the quarter-final matches of this season’s UEFA Champions League (UCL).The Red Devils must face the herculean task of denying Lionel Messi and co. a place in the last four of the competition.The draws, which was held at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland and carried out by 2010 winner with Inter [...]

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    Lagos begins demolition of marked buildings

Lagos begins demolition of marked buildings

The Lagos state government has started pulling down buildings marked for demolition in Lagos Island.Officials of the the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) are currently demolishing some houses at Freeman street in Ita Faji.The development comes two days after a three-storey building on Massey street in the same area, caved in.Twelve people, including nine children, were killed in the [...]

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    My life under threat, Bauchi LG collation officer writes Yakubu

My life under threat, Bauchi LG collation officer writes Yakubu

Dominion Anosike, returning officer for Tafawa Balewa local government area in the gubernatorial election of Bauchi state, says her life is under threat.The election was declared inconclusive over the cancellation of votes from the local government.Mohammed Kyari, returning officer for the governorship election, had cancelled the election of Tafawa Balewa LGA, citing the failure of Anosike to use the prescribed [...]

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    PHOTOS: Guests bring modern-day fairy tale to life at ‘She Is’ premiere

PHOTOS: Guests bring modern-day fairy tale to life at ‘She Is’ premiere

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