Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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    Report: Nigerian army distorted truth about killing of Shi’ites (video)

Report: Nigerian army distorted truth about killing of Shi’ites (video)

New evidence has emerged on the killing of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), better known as Shi’ites, in October.The IMN members who were on a protest for the release of their leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, clashed with soldiers and many of them were killed in the process.According to the New York Times, an investigation into the incident showed that Nigerian troops fired live [...]

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    We must wipe out Boko Haram, says Buhari

We must wipe out Boko Haram, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the battle against Boko Haram is a fight to the finish and the insurgents will be wiped out from the region.The president said this at the extra-ordinary summit of heads of state and government of the Lake Chad basin commission and Benin in Abuja on Saturday.He lamented that the region had suffered decades of neglect and [...]

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    Report: EFCC raids Atiku’s sons apartment in Abuja

Report: EFCC raids Atiku’s sons apartment in Abuja

An apartment in a building occupied by Aliyu Abubakar and Mustapha Abubakar, sons of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was searched by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja on Saturday.According to Premium Times, the building, which is in Maitama neighbourhood, also houses an apartment occupied by Chiemeka Orji, son of [...]

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    Hello Abuja, you can now enjoy Google’s free Wi-Fi

Hello Abuja, you can now enjoy Google’s free Wi-Fi

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    EFCC: Two witnesses died mysteriously after testifying against Nyako

EFCC: Two witnesses died mysteriously after testifying against Nyako

Adekunle Odofin, a detective with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Tuesday told the federal high court sitting in Abuja, that two people who made "crucial statements" during the investigation into the alleged fraud case involving Murtala Nyako, a former governor of Adamawa state, died mysteriously.Odofin told the court that the two deceased were very vital to the prosecution [...]

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    EFCC relocates data centre to headquarters after inferno

EFCC relocates data centre to headquarters after inferno

Following a fire outbreak at its office, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has relocated its data centre and inter-agency task force units to its headquarters in Jabi, Abuja.Data and equipment were lost in the fire that broke out at the commission's office in Wuse 2, Abuja on Monday night.In a statement by Tony Orilade, acting spokesman of the [...]

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    Dasuki’s trial to continue in absentia, court rules

Dasuki’s trial to continue in absentia, court rules

The federal high court in Abuja has ordered that the trial of Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser, will proceed in his absence.Dasuki is standing trial for alleged illegal possession of firearms and diversion of $2.1 billion.Dipo Okpeseyi, prosecuting counsel, on Monday told the court that Dasuki had refused to attend four court sessions since January 2018."He has been absent [...]

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    Man climbs mast to protest ‘land encroachment’ by Atiku’s university

Man climbs mast to protest ‘land encroachment’ by Atiku’s university

Musa Wakatu, a resident of Abuja, has climbed a telecommunication mast over an alleged land encroachment by the American University of Nigeria (AUN).The elderly man climbed the mast at Nicon Junction in Maitama area of the federal capital territory (FCT) on Monday morning.The university is owned by Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Wakatu, who threw leaflets [...]

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    Asset declaration: Court refuses to order Ekweremadu’s arrest

Asset declaration: Court refuses to order Ekweremadu’s arrest

The federal high court in Abuja has declined to issue a bench warrant for the arrest of Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, over his absence at the hearing of his asset declaration case.Binta Nyako, the judge, declined to issue the warrant, noting that Ekweremadu was already challenging the jurisdiction of the court and validity of the charge against him.The special [...]

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    INEC removes ‘over 300,000’ names from voter register

INEC removes ‘over 300,000’ names from voter register

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has removed over 300,000 names from its voter register in preparation for 2019 elections.Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, disclosed this when he received a delegation of ECOWAS pre-election fact finding mission in Abuja on Monday.According to NAN, the delegation was led by Mohamed Conteh, chairman of Sierra Leone’s National Electoral Commission.Yakubu said the [...]

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    Another earth tremor hits Abuja

Another earth tremor hits Abuja

Another incident of earth tremor has been recorded in Abuja.The tremor occurred in the Maitama district of federal capital territory (FCT) around noon on Thursday.The Maitama and Mpape areas were affected the last time the incident occurred.Confirming the incident, the Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA) said the intensity of the shake was about 3.0 on the Mercalli Intensity Scale.The agency [...]

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    Police vehicle burnt as violence between Shi’ites and security forces enters day three

Police vehicle burnt as violence between Shi’ites and security forces enters day three

A vehicle belonging to the police was set ablaze in Abuja on Tuesday by suspected members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).For three days now, the IMN members, better known as Shi'ites, have been protesting the continued detention of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, their leader.The clashes have led to loss of lives and left many injured. There is currently tension in [...]

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    NEITI to hold conference on remedial issues

NEITI to hold conference on remedial issues

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) is set to hold a conference on resolving outstanding remedial issues in the oil, gas and mining sector.In a statement on Friday, Ogbonnaya Orji, director, communications and advocacy of NEITI, said experts across the extractive industries have been invited for the conference."Experts across the extractive industries value chain have been assembled to review the status [...]

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    EXTRA: Abuja rail can’t run faster than 90km/h because we don’t want to kill cows, says Amaechi

EXTRA: Abuja rail can’t run faster than 90km/h because we don’t want to kill cows, says Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says the Abuja-Kaduna rail line cannot run faster than 90 kilometres per hour because the ministry does not want locomotives killing cows.The minister highlighted the complications the federal government has had to deal with in making rail concessions, stating that the concession with General Electric (GE) fell apart after the company was sold its rail [...]

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    EXTRA: Some religious leaders visit Buhari just to take pictures, says Bakare

EXTRA: Some religious leaders visit Buhari just to take pictures, says Bakare

Tunde Bakare, serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, says some religious leaders visit President Muhammadu Buhari to take pictures instead of discussing the issues bedeviling the country.According to PUNCH, Bakare said this at the thanksgiving service held to mark the 16th anniversary of Foursquare Gospel Church, Asokoro, Abuja.He accused religious leaders of failing to take advantage of their visits to the [...]

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    PHOTOS: Fayemi all smiles as Osinbajo welcomes him to NEC meeting

PHOTOS: Fayemi all smiles as Osinbajo welcomes him to NEC meeting

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, attended his first national economic council (NEC) meeting since he was sworn in on Tuesday.Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo welcomed him to the meeting amid smiles.Here are some pictures:[...]

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