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    ‘You are incompetent’ — Edwin Clark asks Dalung to resign

‘You are incompetent’ — Edwin Clark asks Dalung to resign

Edwin Clark, Ijaw leader, has asked Solomon Dalung, minister of sports, to resign over his alleged incompetence.Clark accused the minister of running the affairs of the sports ministry with indiscipline and arrogance, saying Nigerian football cannot attain the desired height under him.He made the accusations while reacting to comments credited to Dalung in which he challenged the legality of the [...]

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    Shi’ites dare gun-wielding policemen in Abuja

Shi’ites dare gun-wielding policemen in Abuja

Armed policemen blocked all access roads leading to the federal secretariat, Abuja, following a massive protest by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) on Thursday.The sect held the protest as part of the activities  to mark Ashura procession, one of its annual festivities.Security operatives also barricaded the roads around Eagle Square, leading to traffic gridlock and forcing motorists [...]

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    NAPTIP sacks officials who ‘demanded sex’ from suspects

NAPTIP sacks officials who ‘demanded sex’ from suspects

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has announced the sack  of six of its officers for corruption and official misconduct.Stella Nezan, NAPTIP’s head of press and public relations unit, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.Nezan said the offences committed by the officers included arranging professional sureties for suspects and providing information about the operations [...]

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    Omisore: APC planning to rig in Osun but we will stop them

Omisore: APC planning to rig in Osun but we will stop them

Iyiola Omisore, candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the Osun state governorship election, has accused the All Progressives Congress of planning to use the Osun Youths Empowerment Scheme (OYES) cadets to manipulate the election.He said this in a press conference in Osogbo, the state capital, on Thursday.The former deputy governor also alleged that the state government had compromised [...]

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    Ex-A’Ibom deputy governor: N’assembly leadership taking Nigerians for granted

Ex-A’Ibom deputy governor: N’assembly leadership taking Nigerians for granted

Patrick Ekpotu, former deputy governor of Akwa Ibom, says the leadership of the national assembly is taking Nigerians for granted by refusing to reconvene and discharge its duties.Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, adjourned plenary in July shortly after the police laid a siege to the residences of the nation’s number three citizen [...]

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    Army: Nigerian troops well-equipped to face any terrorist group

Army: Nigerian troops well-equipped to face any terrorist group

The Nigeria army says the military is winning the fight against terrorism and is well-equipped to defeat Boko Haram insurgents.In a statement on Wednesday, the military expressed concern about "mischievous reports" aimed at discrediting the efforts of troops in the north-east. John Agim, acting director of defence information, released the statement in reaction to a Reuters report which said Nigerian troops were struggling [...]

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    Bello Adoke, father of former AGF, dies at 79

Bello Adoke, father of former AGF, dies at 79

Bello Abdullahi Adoke, a former police PRO and father of Mohammed Bello Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation, died on Wednesday night in Okene, Kogi state.According to Bashir, one of the sons of the deceased, the 79-year-old retired policeman had fallen ill in August 2018 and was treated at a hospital in Abuja before he was discharged on Wednesday afternoon.He [...]

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    Don’t allow APC steal your votes, Atiku tells Osun residents

Don’t allow APC steal your votes, Atiku tells Osun residents

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has asked the people of Osun state to protect their votes on Saturday.Abubakar said this when he joined top members of the party in Osogbo, Osun capital, to canvass support for Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the governorship poll.Uche Secondus, chairman of the PDP, Senate President Bukola Saraki; Abdulfatai Ahmed, governor [...]

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    Your job requires absolute loyalty, Ganduje tells new deputy

Your job requires absolute loyalty, Ganduje tells new deputy

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says Nasiru Gawuna, his new deputy, must exhibit absolute loyalty and dedication to duty.He said this shortly after Nura Umar, chief judge of the state, swore in Gawuna as the new deputy governor of the state.Gawuna was nominated by the governor following the resignation of Hafiz Abubakar, former deputy governor of the state.Ganduje said [...]

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    Mobil must reinstate 860 sacked staff, says Falana

Mobil must reinstate 860 sacked staff, says Falana

Femi Falana, a human right lawyer, has asked Chris Ngige, minister of labour, to mandate Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited to obey the supreme court ruling on the 860 security staff sacked by the company.In a letter dated September 19, 2018 to the minister, the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) accused Exxon Mobil of flouting the ruling of the supreme court [...]

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