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    Residents: Soldiers left us at the mercy of Boko Haram after Zulum shouted at them

Residents: Soldiers left us at the mercy of Boko Haram after Zulum shouted at them

Residents of villages along Damaturu-Maiduguri road say Boko Haram insurgents have sustained their attacks on the area but that soldiers are not fighting back. Many were stranded early January following the attacks, and the convoy of a military commander was also attacked in the area. Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, had accused soldiers of extorting commuters on the road. The residents who [...]

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    EU: There’s no progress in the fight against Boko Haram

EU: There’s no progress in the fight against Boko Haram

The European parliament, legislative branch of the European Union, says there has not been progress in the fight against Boko Haram insurgents. The parliament made this remark in its resolution of January 16, 2020. In the past weeks, the insurgents had carried out a series of attacks on civilians and the military. On Christmas eve, a faction of Boko Haram affiliated to the [...]

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    MURIC: South-west governors turning ‘Amotekun’ into Christian militia

MURIC: South-west governors turning ‘Amotekun’ into Christian militia

Ishaq Akintola, director of the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has accused governors of the south-west of recruiting only Christians into Amotekun, the regional security outfit.In a statement on Friday, Akintola alleged that an ongoing recruitment by the security outfit has mandated applicants to submit birth certificates registered only in churches.The director of the organisation said only one out of the [...]

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    TIN for individual business accounts, no VAT on pads… 15 ways new finance bill will change Nigeria

TIN for individual business accounts, no VAT on pads… 15 ways new finance bill will change Nigeria

The finance bill signed by President Muhammadu Buhari will affect Nigeria's economic space in more ways than one.Checks by TheCable showed that the bill amends 80 provisions across the companies income tax, petroleum profits tax, personal income tax, value-added tax, customs and excise duties, capital gains tax and stamp duties.The bill, which was signed into law on Monday, has a [...]

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    Supreme court sacks Ihedioha, affirms APC’s Uzodinma as Imo governor

Supreme court sacks Ihedioha, affirms APC’s Uzodinma as Imo governor

The supreme court has sacked Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo state, affirming Hope Uzodinma as winner of the March 9 election.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Ihedioha winner of the election but Uzodinma, who came fourth, challenged the outcome of the election in court.According to INEC results, Ihedioha, who ran under the platform of the Peoples Democratic [...]

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    Masari: Children abandoned in the forest now fighting us as bandits

Masari: Children abandoned in the forest now fighting us as bandits

Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina state, says the children abandoned in the forest across the region without education are now coming back to fight the society as bandits.The governor said this at the weekend, while addressing his administration's effort in curbing the activities of bandits in the state.Masari said if the education of the people is not addressed, the situation [...]

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    Buhari: Whether we like it or not, the youth will rule someday

Buhari: Whether we like it or not, the youth will rule someday

President Muhammadu Buhari says someday, the baton of leadership of the country will be handed over to Nigerian youth.Speaking when he hosted youth leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the six geo-political zones, Buhari said the change will take place whether the older generation of leaders like it or not.Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, quoted Buhari as asking the [...]

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    Finally, EFCC to probe Odili — after 13-year legal logjam

Finally, EFCC to probe Odili — after 13-year legal logjam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it will reopen the investigation of Peter Odili, former governor of Rivers state.In 2007, Odili got a court injunction preventing the EFCC from investigating or arresting him.The court order also restrained the anti-graft agency from probing the finances of the Rivers state government.Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the EFCC, on a visit [...]

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    VIDEO: ‘Boko Haram is attacking people and you are collecting N1,000 per car’ — Borno gov shouts at soldiers

VIDEO: ‘Boko Haram is attacking people and you are collecting N1,000 per car’ — Borno gov shouts at soldiers

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, came down hard on soldiers manning Damaturu-Maiduguri road in the state on Monday afternoon.Zulum was on his way to Jakana, a community where Boko Haram insurgents struck on Saturday when he ran into a long queue of vehicles at one of the checkpoints.The governor, who apparently had been briefed that the security operatives were [...]

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    TheCable names Stella Adadevoh as ‘Nigerian of the Decade’

TheCable names Stella Adadevoh as ‘Nigerian of the Decade’

Samuel Ajayi Crowther. Herbert Macaulay. Nnamdi Azikiwe. And then Stella Ameyo Shade Adadevoh. This is one of the richest bloodlines in Nigeria's history, but we would never have known. Nothing links the names. One was a clergyman, the second an engineer, and the third a journalist. We would really not have known if Adadevoh had not earned her stripes all by herself. [...]

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    Galadima: If appointed INEC chairman, I’ll conduct elections without one kobo from FG

Galadima: If appointed INEC chairman, I’ll conduct elections without one kobo from FG

Buba Galadima, an elder statesman, says if he is appointed chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), he would not rely on the federal government for funds to conduct elections.Speaking in an interview with Daily Independent, Galadima said he would get funding from donor agencies.Galadima, a former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, alleged that the president conspired with security agencies, INEC [...]

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    You should have remained quiet, CAN replies sultan over ‘persecution’ of Christians

You should have remained quiet, CAN replies sultan over ‘persecution’ of Christians

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) says it stands by its position that Christians are being persecuted in Nigeria.CAN said this in reaction to the statement by Sa'ad Abubakar, sultan of Sokoto, that the claim of Christians being persecuted is false and partial.In a statement by Kwamkur Samuel, CAN's national director of legal and public affairs, the association said the [...]

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    Oshiomhole remains suspended, says Obaseki on Edo APC crisis

Oshiomhole remains suspended, says Obaseki on Edo APC crisis

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, says Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), remains suspended from the party in the state.In November, the APC faction loyal to the governor suspended Oshiomhole after a no-confidence vote was passed on him.Speaking at a meeting with some leaders of the party in Benin on Friday, Obaseki said the APC [...]

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    Muslims ‘outnumber’ Christians at Kaduna Christmas service

Muslims ‘outnumber’ Christians at Kaduna Christmas service

Muslims outnumbered Christians during Christmas service at Christ Evangelical and Life Intercessory Ministry, Sabon Tasha-Kaduna, according to Yohanna Buru, general overseer of the church.In an interview with reporters, Buru expressed gratitude to God for the turn out of Muslims at the church’s Christmas service.The cleric said the number of Muslims coming to attend Christmas service has been rising year-by-year as a [...]

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    US places Nigeria on watch-list of countries that allow ‘severe religious persecution’

US places Nigeria on watch-list of countries that allow ‘severe religious persecution’

The United States has placed Nigeria on its Special Watch-List (SWL) for governments that have engaged in or tolerated severe violations of religious freedom.This was announced in a statement by Mike Pompeo, US secretary of state, on Friday.Other countries added to the list besides Nigeria are Cuba, Nicaragua and Sudan.The US secretary of state did not say why Nigeria was added to the [...]

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    Matawalle revokes N25bn contract awarded to Aliero, ex-Kebbi gov

Matawalle revokes N25bn contract awarded to Aliero, ex-Kebbi gov

Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara state, has revoked a N25 billion contract awarded to Alliance Trading Company Limited owned by Adamu Aliero, a former governor of Kebbi state.The contract is among the ones Matawalle revoked at the state's executive council meeting on Wednesday.Contracts worth N27 billion awarded to China Zhonghao in 2013 and 2018 were also revoked.Speaking shortly after the [...]

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