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    Ex-Boko Haram ‘spokesman’ withdraws suit against Malami

Ex-Boko Haram ‘spokesman’ withdraws suit against Malami

A federal capital territory high court, on Thursday, struck out a suit filed by Ali Konduga, alleged former spokesman of Boko Haram, against the Department of State Services (DSS) and Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF).Samira Bature, the judge, struck out the suit following an application for discontinuance filed by Mohammed Tola, Konduga’s counsel.Bature said the defendants earlier pointed [...]

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    Kaduna CP: We’re negotiating with kidnappers of six students

Kaduna CP: We’re negotiating with kidnappers of six students

The Kaduna state police command says it is negotiating with the kidnappers of six female students and two teachers of the Engraver’s College in Kakau Daji, Chikun local government area of the state.Ali Janga, the commissioner of police in the state, made this known at a news conference in Kaduna.The victims were abducted on October 3 at the school. The kidnappers were [...]

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    Sex for grades: UNILAG lecturer to sue lady who posted ‘defamatory tweet’

Sex for grades: UNILAG lecturer to sue lady who posted ‘defamatory tweet’

Fassy Yusuf, a lecturer at the University of Lagos, has asked Precious Okhimamhe, a social media user, to provide evidence of sex-for-grades allegation she levelled against him. In the heat of a BBC documentary exposing randy lecturers at the University of Lagos, many had taken to Twitter to share their experiences. Tweeting via the handle @pretyprexy,  Ohkimamhe had said a friend of hers [...]

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    Omo-Agege: Nobody’s daughter deserves to be treated as ‘fringe benefit’

Omo-Agege: Nobody’s daughter deserves to be treated as ‘fringe benefit’

Ovie Omo-Agege, deputy president of the senate, has urged parents and youth to support enactment of effective law against sexual harassment in work places and educational institutions.In a statement by Yomi Odunuga, his special adviser on media and publicity, Omo-Agege said the support would accelerate the success of the bill towards becoming an effective law against sexual harassment in Nigeria.“It [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari hosts his cabinet members during military rule

PHOTOS: Buhari hosts his cabinet members during military rule

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday hosted former ministers who served during his military rule between 1984 and 1985.The president received them at the presidential villa in Abuja.Below are some pictures:[...]

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    Buhari: I’ll carry everyone along on my last lap as president

Buhari: I’ll carry everyone along on my last lap as president

President Muhammadu Buhari says he will carry everyone along in his last lap as head of the country.The president said this on Wednesday when he received former ministers that served under him as military head of state.Buhari was head of state from January 1984 to August 1985.At the meeting, he recalled "how we got things done then" at the time." [...]

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    Abaribe says 2020 budget is not sustainable

Abaribe says 2020 budget is not sustainable

Enyinnaya Abaribe, minority leader of the senate, says the 2020 budget proposal is not sustainable.Abaribe said this on Wednesday at the commencement of a debate on the general principles of the 2020 budget.On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari presented a N10.33 trillion budget proposal to a joint session of the national assembly.But speaking on the floor of the upper legislative chamber, [...]

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    #SexForGrades: Senate reintroduces sexual harassment prohibition bill

#SexForGrades: Senate reintroduces sexual harassment prohibition bill

The senate has reintroduced the sexual harassment prohibition bill.The first reading of the bill was taken after Nelson Ayewoh, clerk of the upper legislative chamber, read the long title of the bill on Wednesday.The bill is being sponsored by Ovie Omo-Agege, deputy president of the senate.The bill was passed by the senate in 2016, but it failed to get the [...]

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    ‘We have sacked him’ — Babcock reacts to sex-for-grades allegation against lecturer

‘We have sacked him’ — Babcock reacts to sex-for-grades allegation against lecturer

Babcock University says a lecturer who is accused of sexual assault by some Nigerians on Twitter is no longer a member of its staff.On Monday, the BBC Africa Eye released a 13 minute video documentary which exposed some lecturers in West African universities sexually harassing students.The documentary provoked conversations on Twitter as many narrated their sexual assault experience while [...]

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    Malami: We’ve made progress in making government transparent

Malami: We’ve made progress in making government transparent

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), says technology has helped Nigeria become transparent and accountable in governance.Speaking on Tuesday during the country visit of Open Government Partnership (OGP) international support unit to the country, Malami said the country has improved in terms of open contracting and tax transparency.The minister of justice noted that government agencies and civil society organisations [...]

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