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    Nigerians have only 24 hours to stop devastating NGO bill, Amnesty warns

Nigerians have only 24 hours to stop devastating NGO bill, Amnesty warns

If Nigerians fail to rise up against the proposed law to regulate activities of civil society organisations (CSOs), the effects will be devastating, Amnesty International has warned.Amnesty said the bill is capable of "shrinking the freedom of Nigerians".Despite the opposition the bill has faced, the house of representatives announced on Monday that it would push through with a public hearing, having passed [...]

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    APC ‘should desist from malicious propaganda, acerbic remarks’

APC ‘should desist from malicious propaganda, acerbic remarks’

The United Progressive Party (UPP) has cautioned the All Progressives Congress (APC) to stop engaging in name-calling, malicious propaganda and caustic remarks.The party said if the ruling party fails to heed the counsel, "the concomitant counter-propaganda" of its actions "can only heat up the polity".The party advised the APC and the government of President Muhammadu Buhari "to engage the opposition [...]

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    DFID: Nigeria lost $32bn to corruption under Jonathan

DFID: Nigeria lost $32bn to corruption under Jonathan

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) says Nigeria lost $32 billion to corruption during the six-year administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan.Debbie Palmer, head of DFID Nigeria, said this while speaking at an event organised by Youngstars Foundation Initiative in commemoration of the 2017 international anti-corruption day."An independent report estimates that up to $32bn was lost to corruption under [...]

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    Bad weather disrupts flights across Nigeria

Bad weather disrupts flights across Nigeria

The fog that accompanies the harmattan season has disrupted flight operations in the country, causing many airlines to delay or cancel flights.The cancellations in many airports across the country reportedly began on Thursday, with the southern part of the country being the worst hit.Henrietta Yakubu, general manager, corporate affairs, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), confirmed the development.Yakubu said that [...]

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    Balarabe Musa: APC has nothing more to offer

Balarabe Musa: APC has nothing more to offer

Balarabe Musa, ex-governor of Kaduna state and leader of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), says the All Progressives Congress (APC) has nothing left to offer Nigerians. Speaking during the national executive committee (NEC) meeting of the PRP in Kaduna, Musa said the APC rode to power on falsehood and empty promises.He said the party has done nothing but subject Nigerians to [...]

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    Magu says anti-graft war is a do-or-die affair

Magu says anti-graft war is a do-or-die affair

Ibrahim Magu, chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has described the fight against corruption as a “do or die” affair.Speaking on Monday after a rally organised by the commission to commemorate the World Anti-Corruption Day, Magu said the country must win the fight against all odds.He said for the war against corruption to be successful, Nigerians must [...]

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    EFCC: ‘Ridiculous’ judgement on non-prosecution of judges won’t stand

EFCC: ‘Ridiculous’ judgement on non-prosecution of judges won’t stand

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it will appeal the ruling of the Lagos division of the court of appeal which held that it lacked powers to prosecute serving judges.Earlier on Monday, the court struck out the criminal charges the commission filed against Hyeladzira Nganjiwa, judge of the federal high court in Bayelsa state.It had held that the [...]

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    Government has ‘refused to invest’ in mental care of soldiers

Government has ‘refused to invest’ in mental care of soldiers

Past and present government have refused to invest in the mental care of soldiers, a military commander has said.The senior military officer said this is partly responsible for the delay in the victory against insurgencyHe said soldiers fighting the Boko Haram war were usually depressed.On Saturday, TheCable reported the case of a soldier who killed himself out of frustration. The tragic incident came [...]

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    Rivers APC: PDP stakeholders refer to Wike as ‘Port Harcourt ATM’

Rivers APC: PDP stakeholders refer to Wike as ‘Port Harcourt ATM’

The Rivers state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that Nyesom Wike, the governor, is using state funds "to play Father Christmas in his dying party”.In a statement on Monday, Chukwuemeka Eze, media aide to Davies Ikanya, chairman of the Rivers APC, said PDP stakeholders refer to Wike as Port Harcourt ATM.He alleged that the governor spent [...]

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    Makarfi: Why south-west could not win the chairmanship position

Makarfi: Why south-west could not win the chairmanship position

Ahmed Makarfi, former chairman of the caretaker committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has spoken on the possible reason for the loss of the south-west in the party’s national convention.Five candidates from the region had withdrawn from the chairmanship race and adopted Tunde Adeniran as their consensus candidate.Adeniran later emerged second in the exercise with 231 votes, far behind [...]

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