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    No comment on  Shekau’s threat, says communications minister 

No comment on Shekau’s threat, says communications minister 

Isa Pantami, minister of communications and digital economy, says he has no comment on the threat issued by Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect.  Shekau, in a recent video, had asked his men to go after Pantami for threatening to block the communication lines of the sect members. The insurgent leader said Pantami might be killed by his men the [...]

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    Court restrains INEC from delisting 33 parties

Court restrains INEC from delisting 33 parties

A federal high court in Abuja has restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from deregistering 33 political parties pending the determination of a case before it. Anwuli Chikere, the presiding judge, made the restraining order while ruling on a suit the parties filed against the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) and INEC. The plaintiffs had filed an amended originating summons on [...]

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    Court orders arrest of Dikko, ex-customs CG, for ‘absconding’ from trial

Court orders arrest of Dikko, ex-customs CG, for ‘absconding’ from trial

A federal high court in Abuja has issued a warrant of arrest against Abdullahi Dikko, a former comptroller-general of the Nigeria customs service. Ijeoma Ojukwu, the judge made the order on the grounds that Dikko has consistently failed to show up for trial. At the court session on Monday, Solomon Akuma, Dikko’s lawyer presented a medical report, claiming Dikko was critically ill [...]

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    EXTRA: Ganduje appoints three special assistants on streetlights

EXTRA: Ganduje appoints three special assistants on streetlights

Umar Ganduje, governor of Kano, has appointed three senior special assistants to handle issues on streetlights in the state. In a letter dated February 13, the secretary to the state government notified Anwalu Salihu of his appointment as the senior special assistant, streetlights III. According to the letter, the appointment was based on his ''dedication to duty, patriotic disposition and loyalty''. "This is [...]

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    Borno commissioner: Why we are rehabilitating ex-Boko Haram members

Borno commissioner: Why we are rehabilitating ex-Boko Haram members

Zuwaira Gambo, Borno state commissioner for women affairs, says some of the people regarded as repentant Boko Haram members are victims of insurgency arrested at the wrong place.   In 2016, the military launched Operation Safe Corridor, an initiative for the de-radicalisation and rehabilitation of ex-Boko Haram members. But Gambo said the aim of the initiative was to create awareness to other members [...]

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    Protesters storm APC headquarters, ask Oshiomhole to step down

Protesters storm APC headquarters, ask Oshiomhole to step down

Some protesters stormed the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja on Monday, demanding the removal of Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the party. The protesters said his continued stay in office would bring misfortune to the  party, adding that his action led to a reduction in the number of the states controlled by APC  from 24 to [...]

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    Falana: I’ll challenge Buhari’s refusal to sack service chiefs

Falana: I’ll challenge Buhari’s refusal to sack service chiefs

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says a suit will be filed to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari's refusal to sack the service chiefs. TheCable previously reported that the service chiefs -- Gabriel Olonisakin, chief of defence staff; Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff; Sadique Abubakar, chief of air staff, and Ibok-Ete Ekwe Ibas, chief of naval staff -- were overdue for retirement, having [...]

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    Lawan: We’ll work with Buhari to find solution to insecurity

Lawan: We’ll work with Buhari to find solution to insecurity

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the national assembly will continue to work with President Muhammadu Buhari to find a solution to the country's security challenges. Lawan said this in Katsina state while speaking at an empowerment programme by Bello Mandiya, senator representing Katsina south, for his constituents on Sunday. The senate president said the legislature would also ensure that the federal government [...]

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    ‘It’s against natural justice’ — MEND asks s’court to reinstate Lyon as Bayelsa gov-elect

‘It’s against natural justice’ — MEND asks s’court to reinstate Lyon as Bayelsa gov-elect

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has asked the supreme court to reinstate David Lyon, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as governor-elect of Bayelsa state. Last Thursday, Lyon was sacked by the apex court on the grounds that Biobarakuma Degi-Eriemienyo, his running mate, presented forged credentials to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Douye Diri, candidate [...]

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    ‘You contributed to the liberalisation of Nigeria’s economy’ — Obasanjo hails el-Rufai at 60

‘You contributed to the liberalisation of Nigeria’s economy’ — Obasanjo hails el-Rufai at 60

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, made a success of the privatisation programme his administration undertook.  From November 1999 to July 2003, el-Rufai worked under Obasanjo as director-general of the Bureau of Public Enterprises and the secretary of the National Council of Privatisation where he spearheaded the privatisation of many government-owned companies. In a message to commemorate [...]

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