Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    Report: FG writes US, UK over ‘hacking’ of Buhari’s health records

Report: FG writes US, UK over ‘hacking’ of Buhari’s health records

A committee probing the alleged hack of President Muhammadu Buhari’s health records in the build-up to the 2015 elections has written the US and UK to demand information.The federal government had set up a committee after reports surfaced that a rich supporter of former President Goodluck Jonathan reportedly hired SCL, a data analytics company, to paint President Buhari in a [...]

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    ‘Mount pressure on FG over my daughter’s release’ — Leah Sharibu’s father begs media

‘Mount pressure on FG over my daughter’s release’ — Leah Sharibu’s father begs media

Nathaniel Sharibu, father of Leah, the only Dapchi schoolgirl still in Boko Haram custody, says the federal government is yet to contact his family regarding Leah's situation.He is, therefore, appealing to Nigerians — the media, in particular — to “put pressure on the government” to ensure the release of his daughter.Sharibu made the appeal during an interview on RayPower 100.5 [...]

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    Report: FG to file fresh extradition suit against Kashamu

Report: FG to file fresh extradition suit against Kashamu

The federal government will soon initiate a fresh legal action for the extradition of Buruji Kashamu, senator representing Ogun east, to the US.According to PUNCH, the suit will be filed against the senator as soon as the US government makes a fresh request.The move is coming after the appeal court set aside a restraining order Kashamu had obtained against the [...]

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    Health sector crisis deepens as doctors oppose JOHESU’s equal pay demand

Health sector crisis deepens as doctors oppose JOHESU’s equal pay demand

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has threatened to go on strike if a key demand of the striking health workers under the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) is met.The health workers are asking, among other things, to be at par with doctors in terms of salary — which the NMA said is "callous and ill-motivated".The JOHESU strike, which has been [...]

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    Buhari’s government seeking to foist a fascist regime’ – PDP petitions UN

Buhari’s government seeking to foist a fascist regime’ – PDP petitions UN

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has petitioned the United Nations over the “thoughtless abuse of human rights” being perpetrated by the federal government in the country.In the petition dated April 30 and signed by Uche Secondus, PDP national chairman, the party also accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration of clamping down on the opposition.The party said there is a [...]

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    Secondus writes EFCC: I never received any money from Dasuki

Secondus writes EFCC: I never received any money from Dasuki

Uche Secondus, the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to stop “vandalising” his name over allegations of looting.In a letter addressed to Ibrahim Magu, EFCC acting chairman, Secondus said he never collected any money from Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), as is being alleged.The former NSA is [...]

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    Reps reject call to suspend ban on importation of vehicles through land borders

Reps reject call to suspend ban on importation of vehicles through land borders

The house of representatives has rejected a motion seeking to suspend the ban on importation of vehicles into the country through land borders.The federal government, through the Nigeria Custom Service (NCS), placed the ban in December 2016.At plenary on Thursday, Mojeed Alabi from Osun called for the suspension of the ban, saying it has “aided inter-border smuggling, promoted corrupt practices, [...]

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    Anenih, Secondus, Dokpesi… PDP bigwigs named in fresh 32-count charge against Dasuki

Anenih, Secondus, Dokpesi… PDP bigwigs named in fresh 32-count charge against Dasuki

The federal government has filed a fresh 32-count charge against Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), who is being tried for alleged diversion of $2.1 billion arms funds.The charges were filed before the FCT high court on Wednesday, almost three years after the government first arraigned Dasuki on an 18-count charge.Bigwigs in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are listed [...]

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    US revokes Dokpesi’s visa — after ‘receiving looters list from FG’

US revokes Dokpesi’s visa — after ‘receiving looters list from FG’

Raymond Dokpesi, chairman of DAAR communications, says the US has revoked his visa after he was accused of looting Nigeria's treasury.Lai Mohammed, minister of information, had listed Dokpesi, among other chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as those who looted public funds.The media mogul is currently standing trial for allegedly receiving N2.1 billion from the office of the national [...]

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    Following drug abuse, FG bans cough syrup containing codeine

Following drug abuse, FG bans cough syrup containing codeine

The federal government has banned the production and importation of codeine in the country.Isaac Adewole, minister of health, gave the directive to the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Tuesday, a day after a BBC documentary exposed the abuse of the syrup.WHAT IS CODEINE?It is a substance used in treating pain and cough. It [...]

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    JOHESU strike: No end in sight as FG rejects demand of health workers

JOHESU strike: No end in sight as FG rejects demand of health workers

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, says the demand of officials of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) to be at par with doctors in terms of salary is neither practicable nor acceptable.Disclosing this in a statement on Monday, Adewole said the current administrationt has offered to adjust the salaries and wages of the health workers.He was reacting to the advertorial by [...]

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    FG paying 300,000 Nigerians N5000 monthly, says Osinbajo

FG paying 300,000 Nigerians N5000 monthly, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the federal government pays at least 300,000 Nigerians the sum of N5,000 monthly.He said the government does this in partnership with the World Bank, as part of its poverty alleviation programme.The vice-president said this on Monday when he visited LEA Government Primary School, Abuja, to mark the 2018 International Book and Copyright Day.A statement issued by [...]

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    FG to make malaria elimination national priority

FG to make malaria elimination national priority

The federal government has pledged to commit $300 million (N108 billion) to eliminate malaria in the country.A statement issued by the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) on the just concluded Commonwealth meeting in London said the government promised to secure the fund from the World Bank, Islamic Development Bank and African Development BankNAN reports that the federal government also promised [...]

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    Oyo-Ita: We’ll end dispute between permanent secretaries, ministers

Oyo-Ita: We’ll end dispute between permanent secretaries, ministers

The federal government is taking measures to bring to an end, the recurring disputes between permanent secretaries and other stakeholders in public sector administration.Winnifred Oyo-Ita, head of civil service, said this while delivering a keynote address at an induction training programme organised for permanent secretaries in Abuja on Friday.Oyo-Ita said the induction was part of government’s deliberate efforts to rebuild [...]

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    FG begs health workers to call off strike, says ‘consider sick patients’

FG begs health workers to call off strike, says ‘consider sick patients’

The federal government has appealed to the striking members of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) to return to work.Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, made the appeal in a statement issued on Wednesday by Samuel Olowookere, director of press in the ministry.Ngige said he was surprised that the union decided to embark on another round of nationwide strike [...]

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    Ekweremadu warns senators: We may lose our jobs if we don’t fight hard to stop nationwide killings

Ekweremadu warns senators: We may lose our jobs if we don’t fight hard to stop nationwide killings

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, has charged his colleagues to do more in stopping the killings across the nation.Speaking at plenary on Tuesday, the senator said there must be a solution to the killings, even if it means the national assembly should be shut in order for lawmakers to deliberate with the executive.He warned his colleagues that if care is not taken, [...]

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