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    It’s 45 days, you can’t continue to detain Sowore, lawyers tell DSS 

It’s 45 days, you can’t continue to detain Sowore, lawyers tell DSS 

The legal team of the African Action Congress (AAC), Lagos chapter, has called on the Department of State Services (DSS) to release Omoyele Sowore. Sowore, presidential candidate of the AAC during the 2019 general election, was arrested and has been in DSS detention since August.Although it requested for 90 days, the federal high court in Abuja approved that the DSS could [...]

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    ‘You need to be truthful’ — presidency faults UN report on violence

‘You need to be truthful’ — presidency faults UN report on violence

Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, says the report of violence released by Agnes Callamard, the United Nations' rapporteur after her visit to Nigeria left out important details.In a statement released on Friday in Abuja, the presidential aide said the report was silent on inter-group and community violence in the country; making it [...]

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    Lawan: We’re hungry, thirsty to receive 2020 budget proposal

Lawan: We’re hungry, thirsty to receive 2020 budget proposal

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the national assembly is "hungry and thirsty" to receive the 2020 appropriation bill from the executive.Lawan said this on Friday while speaking with journalists in Abuja upon his return from Morocco and Germany.The senate president said the national assembly is already in receipt of the medium-term expenditure framework (MTEF) and fiscal strategy paper (FSP)."We are [...]

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    Abdulsalami: I’m hale, hearty and not in any hospital

Abdulsalami: I’m hale, hearty and not in any hospital

Abdulsalami Abubakar, retired general and former head of state, is in Minna, his home town in Niger state, and not in any hospital in the UK, TheCable can report.Following trending reports on the internet that he had fallen "critically ill" and had been hospitalised in London, TheCable put a call to him on Friday."Somebody just drew my attention to the [...]

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    Sunday Dare: We’ll partner NCC to reduce youth unemployment

Sunday Dare: We’ll partner NCC to reduce youth unemployment

Sunday Dare, minister of youth and sports development, says the ministry will work with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to close the gap of youth unemployment in the country.According to a statement issued by Ramon Balogun, assistant director of information at the ministry, Dare said this at a send-off organised in his honour by the NCC at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.Dare [...]

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    Army ‘kills’ seven Boko Haram commanders

Army ‘kills’ seven Boko Haram commanders

The Nigerian army says its troops in collaboration with the multinational joint task force (MNJTF) have eliminated seven commanders of Boko Haram in Tumbus of Lake Chad region.Sagir Musa, the acting director of army public relations, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja, on Friday.Musa said the neutralised commanders were Abba Mainok, Bukar Dunokaube, Abu kololo, and Abor Kime, who [...]

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    EFCC to arraign ex-director in ministry of petroleum in P&ID case

EFCC to arraign ex-director in ministry of petroleum in P&ID case

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will arraign Grace Taiga, a former director in the ministry of petroleum resources, before a high court in Abuja, on Friday.Taiga, an ex-director of legal services in the ministry, was said to have signed as a witness in the gas supply and processing agreement between Nigeria and the Process and Industrial Development Limited (P&ID), [...]

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    Army shuts down NGO in north-east for ‘giving Boko Haram food’

Army shuts down NGO in north-east for ‘giving Boko Haram food’

Some soldiers on Thursday laid siege to the office of Action Against Hunger, an international non governmental organisation (NGO) in Damaturu, Yobe state capital.An aide worker in the town who does not want to be named told TheCable they got a message earlier in the week that soldiers were coming after some NGOs operating in the north-east.According to him, soldiers [...]

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    SA returnees get free phones, airtime

SA returnees get free phones, airtime

The second batch of returnees who arrived from South Africa on Wednesday got phones bundled with SIMs and airtime from Airtel Nigeria.The company said said the donation was a measure to assist the returnees settle down as well as help them make instant connection with their loved ones, family members and friends across the country.Segun Ogunsanya, chief executive officer, Airtel Nigeria, expressed [...]

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    Jonathan, Buhari lack education on how to lead Nigeria, says Gumi

Jonathan, Buhari lack education on how to lead Nigeria, says Gumi

Ahmad Gumi, Islamic cleric, says former President Goodluck Jonathan and President Muhammadu Buhari both lack education on how to lead Nigeria.Gumi spoke when Isah El-Buba, general overseer of Evangelical Bible Outreach Ministry International, (EDOMI), paid him a visit in Kaduna on Thursday.Gumi said politicians have succeeded in dividing the country along ethnic and religious lines for selfish reasons, and that [...]

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