Friday, April 19, 2019
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    Falana writes Kachikwu, demands explanation for ‘$60bn oil revenue loss’

Falana writes Kachikwu, demands explanation for ‘$60bn oil revenue loss’

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    Buhari: We will not rest until remaining Chibok girls are back

Buhari: We will not rest until remaining Chibok girls are back

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will not rest until the remaining abducted Chibok girls are back and reunited with their family.The president said this in a series of tweets on Sunday to commemorate the fifth year since the girls were abducted from Chibok, Borno state.Boko Haram abducted 276 girls from Chibok in April 2014. Only 107 of them [...]

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    TIMELINE: ‘Inaction’, outrage, campaigns — five years after abduction of Chibok girls

TIMELINE: ‘Inaction’, outrage, campaigns — five years after abduction of Chibok girls

Around 9pm on April 14, 2014, members of the Boko Haram insurgent group stormed Chibok community in Borno state and headed for the Government Girls Secondary School which is about 130 km west of Maiduguri, the state capital.Upon arrival, they opened fire on security operatives on duty and proceeded to the students’ hostel where they forced as many of [...]

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    Zainab Ahmed: States put pressure on us to spend all the money instead of saving in ECA

Zainab Ahmed: States put pressure on us to spend all the money instead of saving in ECA

Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, says representatives of states often put pressure on the federal government to spend all the income realised when some could be set aside in the excess crude account.The minister made this known on Friday while speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the ongoing spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World [...]

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    INEC to tribunal: Atiku’s lawyer not licensed to practise in Nigeria

INEC to tribunal: Atiku’s lawyer not licensed to practise in Nigeria

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the petition filed by Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was not signed by a legal practitioner licensed to practise in Nigeria.Atiku had filed a petition before the presidential election tribunal to challenge the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari.Atiku's legal team is led by Livy Uzoukwu with 31 other [...]

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    Nigeria and the hegemony of ideology

Nigeria and the hegemony of ideology

We marked the World Water Day on March 22 with a damning statistic: over 60 million Nigerians do not have access to safe drinking water. In simpler English, they get their water from unhealthy sources, such as streams and ponds. I will deliberately leave out the stinking statistics on the 47 million still practising open defecation and the 120 million [...]

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    Jibrin from Sudan, Atiku from Cameroon, but there are really no Nigerians

Jibrin from Sudan, Atiku from Cameroon, but there are really no Nigerians

Before 1914, the geographical space called Nigeria existed in bifurcation – the northern and southern protectorates. And before the British savaged and carved out the area for immanent exploitation, there were thriving kingdoms, ethnic groups, cultures, traditions, and civilisations. In the stout bushes of the eastern section of the lower Niger, a republican system of government, more organised than that of [...]

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    Atiku: Those who made Nigeria world poverty capital should have their origin questioned — not mine

Atiku: Those who made Nigeria world poverty capital should have their origin questioned — not mine

Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, has described as “ridiculous” the claim by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that he is not qualified to contest the election.The former vice-president said while he will “not dignify” the ruling party with a response, the assertion suggests they have admitted to “tramping on the will of [...]

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    INEC tells tribunal: Atiku parading fabricated election results

INEC tells tribunal: Atiku parading fabricated election results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, fabricated the votes he claimed to have scored.Atiku, in his petition before the presidential election tribunal, had claimed he defeated President Muhammadu Buhari by 1,615,302 votes.He said data from INEC server showed that he polled a total of 18,356,732 votes [...]

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    Presidency: Why Leah Sharibu is still being held by Boko Haram

Presidency: Why Leah Sharibu is still being held by Boko Haram

The Nigerian presidency has explained why Boko Haram terrorists have not released Leah Sharibu, the girl who was captured in February 2018 from Science Secondary School in Dapchi, Yobe state.Garba Shehu, the senior special assistance on media to President Muhammadu Buhari, in a statement, said the fear of Nigeria’s military by the terrorists is what is making her release a [...]

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