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    Allegations against Malami too heavy to ignore, group tells Buhari

Allegations against Malami too heavy to ignore, group tells Buhari

A group known as Kebbi Concerned Citizens Initiative has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to suspend Abubakar Malami, minister of justice. In a letter dated July 27, Ibrahim Mohammed, director-general of the group, asked the president to set up a panel to probe Malami over corruption allegations. There have been calls for the sack of Malami, a Kebbi indigene, over these allegations which [...]

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    Women, children killed as gunmen raid Kaduna villages

Women, children killed as gunmen raid Kaduna villages

Thirty-three people, including women and children, have been killed in fresh attacks on five communities in Zangon Kataf local government area of Kaduna state. The attack took place despite the 24 hour curfew imposed on the local government area by the Kaduna state government. Following persistent attacks, the government had imposed curfew on Zangon Kataf, Kauru, Jama’a and Kaura LGAs. Sources told TheCable [...]

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    FG asks airlines to get ready for resumption of international flights

FG asks airlines to get ready for resumption of international flights

The federal government has asked airlines in the country to begin the process for the resumption of international flights. The federal government had banned international flights in March as parts of measures to check the spread of COVID-19. But on Thursday, Sani Aliyu, national coordinator of the presidential task force on COVID-19, asked the aviation authorities and airline operators to begin the [...]

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    INEC launches portal for live transmission of results from polling units

INEC launches portal for live transmission of results from polling units

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has launched a portal where election results from polling units can be viewed in real time. In a statement on Thursday, Festus Okoye, INEC spokesman, said the portal will "strengthen the transparency in the election result management system." He said the use of the portal will start with the Nasarawa central state constituency election after which [...]

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    DHQ: Nothing new about US intel on Al-Qaeda infiltrating north-west

DHQ: Nothing new about US intel on Al-Qaeda infiltrating north-west

The defence headquarters says the US intelligence on the incursion of Al-Qaeda militants into the north-west is "as old as maybe five or ten years". At a briefing earlier in the week, Dagvin Anderson, commander of the US special operations command, Africa, drew the attention of the Nigerian government to the activities of the group. But in a statement on Thursday, John [...]

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    ‘Magu is distorting facts’ — ex-banker writes Salami panel

‘Magu is distorting facts’ — ex-banker writes Salami panel

Dauda Lawal, former executive director of First Bank of Nigeria, has accused Ibrahim Magu, suspended chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), of distorting facts in his defence before the presidential investigative committee. The committee, headed by Ayo Salami, retired president of the appeal court, is probing the activities of the agency under Magu. Magu was alleged to have mishandled [...]

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    Okotie: It’s unChristian to wear face masks inside the church

Okotie: It’s unChristian to wear face masks inside the church

Chris Okotie, senior pastor of the Household of God Church, says wearing a face mask or face shield in church goes against the basic tenets of the Christian faith. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, had announced that religious centres will reopen from August 7. The governor, however, noted that the centres would be allowed to open only once a week and operate [...]

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    Edwin Clark: It’s an insult to name a rail station after Jonathan

Edwin Clark: It’s an insult to name a rail station after Jonathan

Edwin Clark, elder statesman and leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, has described the naming of the railway complex in Agbor, Delta state, after ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, as an insult. In July, President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the naming of railway stations after some "deserving Nigerians". Obafemi Awolowo, premier of western Nigeria; Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; Olusola Saraki, former senate leader;  Bola [...]

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    12 anti-Obaseki lawmakers take oath of office as ‘plot to remove Edo gov’ thickens

12 anti-Obaseki lawmakers take oath of office as ‘plot to remove Edo gov’ thickens

Twelve lawmakers-elect of the Edo state house of assembly have taken their oath of office. This comes more than one year after they were elected. After taking the oath of office, Victor Edoror, who was impeached as deputy speaker in 2018, was elected speaker. Inauguration is usually done by the clerk of the assembly. In June 2019 when a similar drama played out in [...]

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    COVID-19: Naira Marley arraigned in court over Abuja concert (updated)

COVID-19: Naira Marley arraigned in court over Abuja concert (updated)

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