Saturday, January 19, 2019

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    Sule Lamido’s supporters storm Kano airport

Sule Lamido’s supporters storm Kano airport

Supporters of Sule Lamido, former governor of Jigawa state who is currently on trial for alleged N1.3 billion fraud and money laundering, thronged the Aminu Kano international airport on Thursday morning to welcome him.Lamido, initially denied bail by a federal high court sitting in Kano, has been released from prison following a successful application for bail in Abuja.His supporters arrived [...]

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    DSS smashes child trafficking syndicate, rescues 36

DSS smashes child trafficking syndicate, rescues 36

The Department of State Services (DSS) on Wednesday bust a child trafficking syndicate that specialises in bringing underage children from the northern part of Nigeria to serve as house-helps across the southern part of the country.Thirty-six children, whose ages range from five to 14 years, were also rescued during the operation by the security personnel.The group, which operates a private [...]

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    DSS interfering with election tribunals, says PDP

DSS interfering with election tribunals, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Department of States Services (DSS) of undue interference with election tribunals in Rivers and some states under its control.Addressing journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, Olisa Metuh, spokesman of the party, described the development as “undemocratic”, warning that it could lead to “enthronement of draconian regime”.Metuh alleged that Lawal Daura, director-general of the [...]

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    IBB ‘confident’ Buhari will crush Boko Haram

IBB ‘confident’ Buhari will crush Boko Haram

Ibrahim Babangida, former military president, says he has "implicit confidence" that President Muhammadu Buhari will crush Boko Haram.In a special eid-el-fitri message on Wednesday, Babangida said recent activities of the insurgents have "continued to raise our adrenaline, in a season of apprehension and utter suspicion, about our security engagements and the sum total of our collective sufferance as a nation".In [...]

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    PDP rep sues Buhari over ‘illegal’ bailout

PDP rep sues Buhari over ‘illegal’ bailout

Igariwey Enwo, a member of the house of representatives, has instituted a legal action against President Muhammadu Buhari over the N700 billion bailout fund that he approved for states.The lawmaker representing Afikpo north-south federal constituency of Ebonyi state, said Buhari violated the constitution by not consulting the national assembly before approving the grant.Describing the act as “unconstitutional, illegal and unlawful", Enwo [...]

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    I’ve not asked Buhari for anything, says Tinubu

I’ve not asked Buhari for anything, says Tinubu

Bola Tinubu has denied claims that his "demands" from President Muhammadu Buhari have soiled their relationship.Speaking to journalists at the presidential villa on Tuesday after breaking fast with the president, Tinubu said he respects Buhari and remains loyal to him.The former governor of Lagos state said: "I have made no demands. If you understand what party politics and leadership is all [...]

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    FG ‘jams’ Radio Biafra, hunts sponsors

FG ‘jams’ Radio Biafra, hunts sponsors

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has jammed Radio Biafra signals, Shade Yemi-Esan, permanent secretary, ministry of information, said on Tuesday.Yemi-Esan also said the commission was working with security agencies to apprehend those behind the radio, which according to her does not have operating license.“Right now the signals from radio Biafra have been jammed successfully by the NBC," she told state house [...]

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    THE FILE: Architect, best NDA student, oil thief ‘catcher’… Meet Buhari’s new security chiefs

THE FILE: Architect, best NDA student, oil thief ‘catcher’… Meet Buhari’s new security chiefs

Abayomi Gabriel Olonishakin (defence) The new chief of defence staff, a major general from Ekiti state, was until his appointment the head of the Nigerian Army Training and Doctrine Command in Minna, Niger state. He topped his class at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA). He is the most senior general in the armed forces with the retirement of the former service chiefs. He is only the [...]

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    Buhari names Buratai new chief of army staff

Buhari names Buratai new chief of army staff

President Muhammadu Buhari has named Tukur Buratai, a major general, as the chief of army staff.Buratai (pictured) takes over from Kenneth Minimah, a lieutenant general, who was removed on Monday along with other service chiefs.Abayomi Gabriel Olonishakin, a major general, will succeed Alex Badeh, an air chief marshall, as chief of defence staff.Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas, a rear admiral, is the new chief [...]

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    Buhari sacks service chiefs

Buhari sacks service chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari has relieved service chiefs of their positions.Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, confirmed this to state house correspondents on Monday.The affected officers are Alex Badeh, chief of defence staff; Usman Jibrin, chief of naval staff, Kenneth Minimah, chief of army staff and Adesola Amosu, chief of air staff.All of them were appointed by [...]

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    APC: We will soon release shocking revelations about Jonathan’s government

APC: We will soon release shocking revelations about Jonathan’s government

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked Nigerians to expect “shocking revelations” of the past government in the coming weeks and months.In a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday by Lai Mohammed, national publicity secretary of the party, APC accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of distorting the facts about the source of the $2.1 billion that President Muhammadu Buhari [...]

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    Bomb blasts rock ECWA church in Jos

Bomb blasts rock ECWA church in Jos

Twin blast rocked the Evangelical Church of  West Africa (ECWA) in Jos, Plateau state, around 9am on Sunday.The incident happened while the service was going on.A member of the church told TheCable that no casualty was recorded in the incident, which created commotion among members."One of the bombs exploded in the toilet, while the other one was at the back [...]

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    PDP: We lost because GEJ betrayed the north

PDP: We lost because GEJ betrayed the north

It is now official: the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it lost its 16-year hold on power because former President Goodluck Jonathan betrayed the north.Cairo Ojougboh, vice-chairman (south-south) of the PDP, told journalists in Abuja on Friday that if Jonathan had kept to his promise to do only one term in 2011, the party would not have lost the election.In [...]

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    Pipeline explosion ‘kills 12’ in Bayelsa

Pipeline explosion ‘kills 12’ in Bayelsa

Twelve people were killed in a pipeline explosion that occurred in Tebidaba-Clough Creek line, an oil facility owned by Eni, an Italian firm.Three persons were also said to have sustained injuries in the accident which happened in Bayelsa state on Thursday afternoon.Eni said it was investigating the incident, adding that the pipeline involved had been sabotaged in the past."Eni informs that an explosion occurred [...]

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    Banire, Etiaba are new SANs

Banire, Etiaba are new SANs

Muiz Banire, the APC national legal adviser, is one of the 21 new senior advocates of Nigeria (SANs) named by the supreme court on Friday.Banire (pictured) served as commissioner of transport and later environment in Lagos state from 1999 to 2011.Also on the list are Emeka Etiaba, son of former governor of Anambra state, Virgy Etiaba, and Chinwe Aguma, the [...]

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    Buhari halts plan to buy N400m armoured cars

Buhari halts plan to buy N400m armoured cars

President Muhammadu Buhari has turned down a move to buy him five new armoured Mercedes  S-600 (V222) cars.The cars were estimated at N400 million.The proposal had been announced on Wednesday by the permanent secretary of the state house, Nebolisa Emodi.The president, sources said, turned it down, saying:  "I don't need any new cars. The ones I'm using now are just [...]

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