Friday, November 16, 2018

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    PDP describes Nigeria Air as a huge scam

PDP describes Nigeria Air as a huge scam

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari administration of attempting to use the newly unveiled airline to siphon billions from the nation's treasury.At the Farnborough International Airshow on Wednesday, Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, unveiled the logo and name of the new national carrier — Nigeria Air.He said the government will not own more [...]

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    FG launches campaign against fake news

FG launches campaign against fake news

The federal government has launched a campaign against fake news in the country.Speaking at the launch, Lai Mohammed, minister of information, said the essence of the campaign is to sensitise Nigerians on the dangers that fake news poses to the country's peace and security.The minister said there is need to check fake news ahead of the 2019 elections."For those who [...]

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    ALERT: FG to shut third mainland bridge for repairs on July 27

ALERT: FG to shut third mainland bridge for repairs on July 27

Adedamola Kuti, federal controller of works in Lagos, on Tuesday said consultations were ongoing for the closure of third mainland bridge in Lagos for repairs.The bridge connects the mainland part of Nigeria's commercial capital to the Island, where many corporate organisations have their head office.Kuti said the ministry of works would hold a meeting with stakeholders on Wednesday to discuss [...]

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    Housing is the new way ‘to gear up Nigeria’s economy’

Housing is the new way ‘to gear up Nigeria’s economy’

Festus Adebayo, a real estate expert, has advised the federal government to invest in housing  sector which he says is the new way to shore up the economy.Speaking with journalists on Monday, Adebayo said dividends of unclaimed pension funds should be invested in the sector.He said investment in the real estate sector would reduce Nigeria’s unemployment rate by 50 [...]

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    FG ‘must ensure full transparency’ in Ogoni clean-up exercise

FG ‘must ensure full transparency’ in Ogoni clean-up exercise

A coalition of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) has called on the federal government to ensure full transparency in the clean-up of affected sites in Ogoniland.The coalition made the call on the heels of the federal government's statement that the exercise will soon start.Ibrahim Jibril, minister of environment, said the cleanup — inaugurated in 2016 — will begin in August and that 400 [...]

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    Onaiyekan on killings: Nigeria in a state of emergency

Onaiyekan on killings: Nigeria in a state of emergency

John Onaiyekan, cardinal of the Abuja Catholic diocese, says Nigeria is in a state of emergency.Onaiyekan said this on Tuesday while speaking on the incessant killings in various parts of the country.This year alone, hundreds have been killed in crisis situations such as attacks by suspected herdsmen, clashes involving the herders and farmers as well as armed robbery.Speaking during the [...]

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    FG ‘yet to refund’ £200,000 used for Ekwueme’s treatment

FG ‘yet to refund’ £200,000 used for Ekwueme’s treatment

The federal government has reportedly not refunded the £200,000 used in the treatment of the late former Vice-President Alex Ekwueme.Ekwueme died in a London hospital in November 2017, at the age 85.Prior to that, the federal government had undertaken to fund his medical treatment abroad. Upon his death, it also set up a committee to oversee his burial.However, six months [...]

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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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