Friday, August 9, 2019

Tag "crisis"

    PDP: Reps have no power to shut Edo assembly

PDP: Reps have no power to shut Edo assembly

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the house of representatives has no power to shut down the Edo state assembly.The house of representatives had asked Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, to seal up the Edo parliament, pending the time the crisis among the state lawmakers is resolved.A “cold war” between Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), [...]

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    Oyegun: Oshiomhole is Obaseki’s biggest distraction

Oyegun: Oshiomhole is Obaseki’s biggest distraction

John Odigie-Oyegun, former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Adams Oshiomhole, his successor, is the biggest distraction to the administration of Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo.Odigie-Oyegun was reacting to the crisis rocking the Edo state house of assembly.In a statement by Ray Murphy, his special adviser on political affairs, the former national chairman accused Oshiomhole of engaging in [...]

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    Tension over fresh killings in Jos

Tension over fresh killings in Jos

There is currently tension in Jos, Plateau state capital, following the crisis which erupted in three communities in the ancient town over the weekend.The crisis was said to have begun after the corpse of a boy was found in Dutse Uku, a border town between two communities on Sunday.Following the discovery of the corpse, some aggrieved youth were said to [...]

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    Zamfara APC guber aspirants hammer Yari over court judgement

Zamfara APC guber aspirants hammer Yari over court judgement

Eight governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara state have accused Abdulaziz Yari, the governor, of making moves to enforce a state court judgement on the party.Speaking at a press conference on Sunday in Kaduna, Kabir Marafa, who spoke on behalf of other aspirants, said a novice application was filed on Friday by the governor seeking [...]

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    Yari warns INEC: Elections won’t take place in Zamfara without APC candidates

Yari warns INEC: Elections won’t take place in Zamfara without APC candidates

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, says elections will not take place in the state if candidates of the ruling party are excluded.Speaking at the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign rally in Talata Mafara local government area of the state, the governor maintained that the party conducted primaries which produced candidates for the forthcoming elections.He added that it will [...]

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    Ogun PDP crisis: Court to decide Kashamu, Adebutu’s fate on Tuesday

Ogun PDP crisis: Court to decide Kashamu, Adebutu’s fate on Tuesday

The court of appeal sitting in Ibadan, Oyo state, has reserved judgement in the case between two factions battling for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidacy in Ogun state, till Tuesday.In the suit filed by the Ladi Adebutu faction of the party and heard on Monday, the group asked the appeal court to set aside the orders of the [...]

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    ‘Many killed’ as violence breaks out in Cross River communities

‘Many killed’ as violence breaks out in Cross River communities

Many people have reportedly been killed in a fresh outbreak of violence in Baise local government area of Cross River state.The crisis, which has been ongoing for many years, is between indigenes of Urugbam, Egbor, Ipene, and Abanwan communities in Baise.A resident of one the communities, who pleaded anonymity, told TheCable that it is as a result of land dispute.He [...]

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    The boy crisis

The boy crisis

Boys will be Boys...and yet this is so untrue. It is an unguided misconception or better still a false stereotype that has defined boys over the years. An unpalatable excuse, labelling and legalizing certain behavior as a boy or man thing. A cultural and social canard of who a boy should be. Let me ask you this question, “Who is [...]

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    From classrooms to IDP camps: How Plateau crisis crippled activities in schools

From classrooms to IDP camps: How Plateau crisis crippled activities in schools

In the beginning of June, Plateau State Polytechnic was full of life; students and lecturers went about their normal businesses while academic and non-academic activities went on smoothly.Fast forward to Friday, June 29, the institution had turned a ghost of itself. There was no sign of life in virtually all parts of the school when TheCable visited. It was a similar [...]

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    Taraba group heads to ICC, gives Osinbajo 24 hours to arrest herdsmen

Taraba group heads to ICC, gives Osinbajo 24 hours to arrest herdsmen

A group of various ethnic nationalities in Taraba states under the aegis of Save Our Souls Group (SOSG) has written a letter to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, demanding justice in the killings of their people by suspected herdsmen.The SOSG gave Osinbajo a 24-hour ultimatum to bring leaders of Miyetti Allah Cow Breeders Association (MACBAN) to book or face a court action.They [...]

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    Appeal court adjourns PDP leadership suit indefinitely

Appeal court adjourns PDP leadership suit indefinitely

The appeal court, Abuja, on Thursday adjourned indefinitely hearing in a suit on the leadership crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The Justice Ibrahim Saulawa-led three-man panel suspended hearing on the matter to await the decision of the Port Harcourt division of the court, which had heard the case earlier.This followed an application by Akin Olujinmi, counsel to the Ali [...]

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    Cassava revolution ‘can solve’ Nigeria’s economic crisis

Cassava revolution ‘can solve’ Nigeria’s economic crisis

Segun Adewumi, national president, Nigeria Cassava Growers Association, says the country can generate over N20 trillion from cassava within a year.Adewumi said this in an interview with NAN in Abuja on Monday.He said that cassava, which is one of the most reliable cash crops in the world, could also be used to "trigger industrial revolution and solve Nigeria’s economic problems".Adewumi [...]

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    Recognise Sheriff and end this mess, Ojugboh tells PDP

Recognise Sheriff and end this mess, Ojugboh tells PDP

Factional chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff, speaking through his deputy, Cairo Ojugboh, has asked the opposition party to recognise him as substantive chairman to put an end to its lingering internal strife.Ojugboh's comment was in reaction to a statement put out on Saturday by the national working committee of the PDP headed by Ahmed Makarfi.Speaking [...]

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    500m children live in crisis zones, says UNICEF

500m children live in crisis zones, says UNICEF

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    Boko Haram crisis: Children born after 2009 ‘might never fully learn’

Boko Haram crisis: Children born after 2009 ‘might never fully learn’

Children born after 2009 in Boko Haram-ravaged states might never be able to learn optimally, as their brain development is at risk since they have lived all their life in conflict.The Boko Haram insurgency started in 2009, meaning several under-seven children have lived their most fruitful developmental years in the conflict – a toxic state that will inhibit their brain cell [...]

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    Al-makura to meet Jonathan as Nasarawa boils again

Al-makura to meet Jonathan as Nasarawa boils again

The Nasarawa Police Command on Sunday confirmed that five persons died in the renewed communal crisis in the state.The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Umar Ismaila,  disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia.He said the crisis broke out between the Eggon and Gwandara ethnic groups over a farm land at Igga in [...]

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