Thursday, September 20, 2018

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    Lai: 1,000 negative write-ups or editorials can’t stop release of more looters list

Lai: 1,000 negative write-ups or editorials can’t stop release of more looters list

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the federal government will continue to release more looters list until it exhausts the names of people who allegedly stole from the nation’s treasury.In a statement by Segun Adeyemi, his media aide, Mohammed said the government will not bow to “antics of hack writers and threats of litigation”.Mohammed said since the release of the first [...]

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    PDP: FG plotting to strangle opposition to pave way for Buhari’s self-succession bid

PDP: FG plotting to strangle opposition to pave way for Buhari’s self-succession bid

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged the federal government is plotting to clamp down on opposition figures.Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, said the government has set up a committee to “persecute” its leaders.He accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration of planning to “emasculate and effectively decapitate" the opposition in the country.“Currently, [...]

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    ‘Hidden assets’: FG asks court not to hear Ekweremadu’s motion

‘Hidden assets’: FG asks court not to hear Ekweremadu’s motion

The federal government has asked the federal high court, Abuja, not to hear Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, regarding an ex parte motion it filed.The government is seeking an order for the interim forfeiture of 22 properties said to be owned by Ekeweremadu.Okoi Obono-Obla, an aide to the president on prosecution, filed the case on behalf of the government.The panel accused [...]

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    Wike claims FG planning to set him up abroad

Wike claims FG planning to set him up abroad

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has alleged that the federal government is planning to set him up.He said the government is planning to use its security agencies to plant implicating items on him whenever he travels abroad.The governor said this on Sunday in a statement issued by Simeon Nwakaudu, his special assistant on electronic media.“My investigation reveals that the [...]

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    FG announces plan to delist ‘deficient’ NGOs – despite opposition to NGO bill

FG announces plan to delist ‘deficient’ NGOs – despite opposition to NGO bill

The federal government has announced plans to profile non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the country.Francis Usani, director of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), said the profiling is to ensure compliance with regulations against money laundering and terrorist financing.He was speaking at a regional workshop on money laundering organised by the Inter-Governmental Action Group Against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) [...]

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    FG isn’t serious with anti-graft war, says CDHR on ‘looters’ list

FG isn’t serious with anti-graft war, says CDHR on ‘looters’ list

The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) has described as one-sided, the list of alleged looters released by the federal government on Friday.The list released by Lai Mohammed, minister of information, has names of only members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The minister said the names were released as a result of the challenge that the government from [...]

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    PDP: We’ll expose the looters hiding in Buhari’s government

PDP: We’ll expose the looters hiding in Buhari’s government

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it will soon commence a serialisation of all the looters hiding in the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.Describing the list of alleged looters published by the federal government as "hollow and laughable", the opposition party said the Buhari administration had drawn a line of attack.Lai Mohammed, minister of [...]

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    FG reintroduces history as independent subject in school curriculum

FG reintroduces history as independent subject in school curriculum

The federal government has ordered that history should be reintroduced as an independent subject in the curriculum of primary and junior secondary schools in the country.Adamu Adamu, minister of education, made this known on Tuesday at the launch of history curriculum and teacher’s guide in Abuja.He said the importance of history to nation-building, national identity, patriotism and overall human development could [...]

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    Fayose asks FG: How can you discuss ceasefire with ‘defeated’ Boko Haram?

Fayose asks FG: How can you discuss ceasefire with ‘defeated’ Boko Haram?

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, is against a ceasefire agreement with Boko Haram insurgents.On Sunday, Lai Mohammed, minister of information, said the federal government had been in “wider cessation-of-hostility” talks with the insurgents.He said the ceasefire talks secured the release of the 113 students and pupils kidnapped from Dapchi, Borno state, as well as the police officers’ wives and [...]

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    FG: Week-long ceasefire was declared to enable release of Dapchi schoolgirls

FG: Week-long ceasefire was declared to enable release of Dapchi schoolgirls

The federal government disclosed on Sunday that a week-long ceasefire was declared from March 19 to enable the insurgents drop off the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls.Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, disclosed this in Lagos at a media briefing to give update and clarifications on the release of the schoolgirls in Dapchi, Yobe state.The minister said there were no conspiracy [...]

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    FG says N143bn recovered through whistleblowing

FG says N143bn recovered through whistleblowing

The federal government says it has recovered over N143.89 billion through the implementation of the whistleblower policy.This was contained in a report by the presidential initiative on continuous audit (PICA).The report showed that government had successfully recovered N7.8 billion, $378 million and £27,800.It said since the policy was introduced in 2016 to fight financial crimes and corruption, PICA has received [...]

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    Shi’tes cry out: El-Zakzaky will go blind except something drastic is done

Shi’tes cry out: El-Zakzaky will go blind except something drastic is done

The Islamic Movement of Nigeria has called on the federal government to release Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, its leader, from detention.The group said El-Zakzaky's "health is fast deteriorating" and could potentially go blind if urgent steps aren't taken.El-Zakzaky has been in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) for years despite court orders for his release.He was arrested in December 2015 [...]

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    Muslim group salutes courage of Dapchi Christian girl, asks FG to secure her release

Muslim group salutes courage of Dapchi Christian girl, asks FG to secure her release

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has asked the federal government to return to the negotiation table in order to secure the release of the only Christian among the 110 abducted Dapchi schoolgirls.On Wednesday, 104 of the girls were returned to Dapchi by some Boko Haram members.While five of the girls were said to have died in captivity, Liya Sharibu, the only [...]

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    JNI asks FG to wake up to responsibility of protecting lives

JNI asks FG to wake up to responsibility of protecting lives

The Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) has asked the federal government to wake up to its responsibility of protecting the lives and property of citizens.The body is led by Sa'ad Abubakar, sultan of Sokoto.Khalid Abubakar-Aliyu, JNI's publicity secretary, said this while reacting to reports of killings in Bassa local government area of Plateau state.Abubakar-Aliyu said the perpetrators of the attacks must [...]

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    FG: Lassa fever drugs, treatment free of charge

FG: Lassa fever drugs, treatment free of charge

The federal government says there are no charges for Lassa fever drugs and treatment across Nigeria.Chikwe Ihekweazu, chief executive director of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), made this known in a statement released on Sunday.He said the federal government has ensured that Ribavirin, the major drug used for the treatment of Lassa fever, has been provided free-of-charge to [...]

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    ‘False information’: Court grants Melaye N100,000 bail

‘False information’: Court grants Melaye N100,000 bail

A high court in the federal capital territory (FCT) has granted a N100,000 bail to Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west.The federal government arraigned the senator on a two-count charge of "framing" Edward David, chief of staff of Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, in an assassination attempt.Melaye had accused Edward of being involved in the alleged attempt to assassinate him.At [...]

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