Saturday, January 19, 2019

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    YOUR SAY: Should Buhari probe only Jonathan?

YOUR SAY: Should Buhari probe only Jonathan?

Presidency officials have been quoted as saying only the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan will be probed by President Muhammadu Buhari. That means 2010 to 2015.Effectively, the Halliburton and Siemens scandals, for which the US and German governments have punished their indicted citizens, will not be revisited by Buhari. Allegations that $16 billion was spent on power between 1999 and [...]

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    Again, militants blow up pipelines in Delta state

Again, militants blow up pipelines in Delta state

Youths suspected to be members of Urhobo Gbagbako, a militant group in Delta state, blew up gas pipelines in Ighwrenene community in Ughelli north local government area of the state on Thursday.The incident, which is the second in four months, left the community in panic mode.The affected pipelines are major gas trunk lines belonging to the Nigeria Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) and [...]

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    Clark to Buhari: Don’t ground N’Delta amnesty

Clark to Buhari: Don’t ground N’Delta amnesty

Edwin Clark, prominent Ijaw leader, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint someone to preside over the amnesty programme of the Niger Delta ex-militants.Addressing journalists in Abuja on Thursday, the elder statesman said the vacuum in the office of chairman of the programme is affecting lot of things in the region.Clark said he had it on good authority that Kingsley Kuku, [...]

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    Saraki’s loyalists question wife’s probe by EFCC

Saraki’s loyalists question wife’s probe by EFCC

'Like Minds' senators who are loyal to Senate President Bukola Saraki have described as "curious", the invitation of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to Toyin Saraki, wife of the senate president.Saraki's wife confirmed on Wednesday that her office received an invitation from the EFCC, saying she was willing to cooperate with the agency on "any lawful enquiry".But in in a statement [...]

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    Boko Haram plan to bomb homes of VIPs ‘not VP’

Boko Haram plan to bomb homes of VIPs ‘not VP’

Boko Haram militants are planning to bomb the houses of VIPs and not that of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, his spokesman has clarified.The initial statement from the National Economic Council (NEC) on Thursday had quoted Osinbajo as saying scavengers were being prepared by insurgents to dump refuse laden with bombs in his own house.After the statement was published, Osinbajo's spokesman, Laolu Akande, issued a note to [...]

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    Bomb victims demand probe of ‘N80bn fund’

Bomb victims demand probe of ‘N80bn fund’

Nigerians who are victims various bomb blasts in the north since 2010 have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the N80 billion raised by the Committee on Victims Support Fund set up by President Goodluck Jonathan.At the end of a fundraising ceremony by the committee, though, Reuben Abati, the then special adviser to the president on media and publicity, had said [...]

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    PMB asked to probe Anyim over Centenary City

PMB asked to probe Anyim over Centenary City

President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked to probe Anyim Pius Anyim, former secretary to the government of the federation, over the Centenary City project in the FCT.The city, whose foundation stone was laid by former President Goodluck Jonathan in June 2014, is described as a private sector-led project to build a smart city similar to Dubai, Monaco and Singapore.It covers 12.6 [...]

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    I’m ready for EFCC, says Saraki’s wife

I’m ready for EFCC, says Saraki’s wife

Toyin Saraki, the wife of the senate president, says she is ready to assist the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in "any lawful enquiries" that they have.In a statement issued on Wednesday evening by Akeem Olagoke, her private secretary, the former first lady of Kwara state acknowledged an invitation from the EFCC but said no reason was stated in the letter.Olagoke wrote: [...]

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    Boko Haram attacks hit PZ global profits

Boko Haram attacks hit PZ global profits

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    Pipeline explosion kills ‘more than 100’ in Arepo

Pipeline explosion kills ‘more than 100’ in Arepo

"Well over 100 people" involved in vandalisation of pipelines and theft of petrol died during an operation in the early hours of Wednesday, TheCable has been informed.According to a source, who did not want to be named because of his "close relationship" with the vandals, so many of them "were so burnt that their faces could not be recognised".Describing how the "tragedy" [...]

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    YOUR SAY: Should Buhari exchange detained Boko Haram militants for Chibok girls?

YOUR SAY: Should Buhari exchange detained Boko Haram militants for Chibok girls?

After Boko Haram kidnapped hundreds of Chibok schoolgirls in April 2014, Abubakar Shekau, its leader, released a video asking the Nigerian government to "bring back our soldiers" if they wanted the girls back. This was a parody of the Bring Back Our Girls movement.But there were discordant tunes from the Jonathan administration, with some officials saying there would be no negotiation with terrorists [...]

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    Boko Haram attacks home of new army chief

Boko Haram attacks home of new army chief

Two people were killed and eight injured when Boko Haram attacked the family house of Tukur Buratai, the new chief of army staff, on Tuesday.Buratai, who has been talking tough about the insurgents since he was named chief of army staff a week ago, was not in Buratai, his village in Borno state, when the attack took place.Reuters reports that suspected [...]

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    Chibok: Buhari ‘ready’ to do deal with B’Haram

Chibok: Buhari ‘ready’ to do deal with B’Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is willing to negotiate with Boko Haram for the release of abducted Chibok girls, provided there are no doubts over the authenticity of those claiming to speak for the insurgents. He also assured Nigerians and the international community that no corrupt politician, either in his All Progressives Congress (APC) or in the opposition Peoples Democratic party (PDP), [...]

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    Misau: Godfathers responsible for national assembly crisis

Misau: Godfathers responsible for national assembly crisis

Hamma Misau, a member of the 'Like Minds' clique of senators loyal to Bukola Saraki, says the crisis in the national assembly is the handiwork of masterminds operating from outside the legislature.In a statement released in Abuja on Tuesday, he advised those who want to use the national assembly as a ground for their war of political relevance to allow the legislators perform [...]

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    Obi assumes office as acting DG of NIMASA

Obi assumes office as acting DG of NIMASA

Calistus Nwabueze Obi has taken over as acting director-general/chief executive officer of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) following the handover by Ziakede Patrick Akpobolokemi, as directed by the federal government.Until this appointment, Obi was the executive director, maritime labour and cabotage services in the agency. He brings over two decades experience in the public sector, law practice [...]

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    Obasanjo: Jonathan paid people to attack me

Obasanjo: Jonathan paid people to attack me

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has alleged that former President Goodluck Jonathan paid people to attack him over the contents of his book, My Watch. In an interview with Kunle Kasumu, host of Channels Book Club on Channels TV, Obasanjo specifically accused Jonathan of paying an activist from the south-west to criticise him. The interview will be aired on Tuesday night Obasanjo also explained things he wrote in his [...]

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