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    Oshiomhole: As governor, I didn’t oppress anyone

Oshiomhole: As governor, I didn’t oppress anyone

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairmanship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says during his eight years as governor of Edo state, he did not oppress anyone.The former governor said this on Tuesday when he met with Senate President Bukola Saraki and senators elected on the platform of the APC.He was at the senate to solicit the support of APC lawmakers [...]

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    Onaiyekan on killings: Nigeria in a state of emergency

Onaiyekan on killings: Nigeria in a state of emergency

John Onaiyekan, cardinal of the Abuja Catholic diocese, says Nigeria is in a state of emergency.Onaiyekan said this on Tuesday while speaking on the incessant killings in various parts of the country.This year alone, hundreds have been killed in crisis situations such as attacks by suspected herdsmen, clashes involving the herders and farmers as well as armed robbery.Speaking during the [...]

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    ‘I won’t answer your questions’ — Omo-Agege tells panel probing mace theft

‘I won’t answer your questions’ — Omo-Agege tells panel probing mace theft

Ovie Omo-Agege, senator representing Delta central, refused to testify before an ad hoc committee of the national assembly probing the theft of the senate mace.Speaking when he appeared before the committee on Tuesday, the lawmaker said he would not speak because the matter is in court.He listed Senate President Bukola Saraki and Bala Na'Allah, chairman of the committee, as defandants [...]

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    CBN MPC maintains rates to ‘get more clarity’

CBN MPC maintains rates to ‘get more clarity’

The monetary policy committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has again retained interest rate at 14 percent, the country's highest in 10 years.The committee has maintained this decision for 22 consecutive months. In July 2016, the committee hiked interest rates to combat rising inflation at that time.Announcing the committee's decision on Tuesday, Godwin Emefiele, CBN governor, said [...]

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    Buhari to Obasanjo: You have questions to answer over $16bn power expenditure

Buhari to Obasanjo: You have questions to answer over $16bn power expenditure

President Muhammadu Buhari says a former president has questions to answer over the $16 billion power expenditure from 1999-2007.Buhari said this on Tuesday when he hosted the Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) led by Hameed Ali, comptroller-general of the Nigeria Customs Service.Although he did not mention the name of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, Buhari asked "where was the power after a former [...]

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    EXTRA: Redeemed Church to conduct ‘genital examination’ on intending couples

EXTRA: Redeemed Church to conduct ‘genital examination’ on intending couples

The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has asked its members intending to get married to carry out what it refers to as a “genital test”.In a memo dated May 10 and seen by TheCable, the church said it gave the directive after it noticed recurring cases of marital crisis resulting from "falsehood, especially in the case of undeclared or [...]

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    Buhari receives senate panel on Saraki-IGP row

Buhari receives senate panel on Saraki-IGP row

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with a delegation from the senate over the allegations Senate President Bukola Saraki levelled against Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of the police.The meeting is holding inside the president’s office at Aso Rock.Last week, Saraki told his colleagues that he had been informed of the plot of Idris to set him up.The nation's number three citizen said [...]

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    Investigator: I was sacked from presidential panel because I refused to probe Saraki, top PDP members

Investigator: I was sacked from presidential panel because I refused to probe Saraki, top PDP members

Victor Uwajeh, a private investigator, says he was disengaged from the Special Investigation Panel on the Recovery of Public Property because he refused to probe Senate President Bukola Saraki and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members.Uwajeh was appointed to the panel to track stolen funds stashed in the UK in March but he was disengaged on April 23.The investigator was said to [...]

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    Judge: Metuh was asked to sit but he decided to fall

Judge: Metuh was asked to sit but he decided to fall

Okon Abang, a judge of the federal high court in Abuja, says Olisa Metuh, former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), fell in court “on his own.”Metuh was said to have collapsed in the court while he was making his way to the dock on Monday.The incident made the presiding judge to rise briefly while Metuh received medical attention.But [...]

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    Omo-Agege, Ndume appear before panel probing mace theft

Omo-Agege, Ndume appear before panel probing mace theft

Ovie Omo-Agege, senator representing Delta central, and Ali Ndume, a senator from Borno state, are currently before a joint ad hoc committee of the national assembly investigating the mace theft.Omo-Agege was accused to have led thugs to the senate chamber on April 18 to steal the mace while plenary was ongoing.The incident happened days after he was suspended for 90 [...]

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