Friday, September 21, 2018

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    Dankwambo: I’ll declare war on poverty if elected president

Dankwambo: I’ll declare war on poverty if elected president

Ibrahim Dankwambo, governor of Gombe state and a presidential aspirant, says he is confident of winning the 2019 election.Speaking during the weekend, Dankwambo, who is seeking to be the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said if elected president, he would declare war on poverty and injustice in the country.The governor said the consultations going on on his behalf [...]

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    Lai: Fake news a time bomb in Nigeria

Lai: Fake news a time bomb in Nigeria

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, has described fake news as a time bomb in Nigeria.Mohammed, speaking, during a programme on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), described the growing level of fake news and hate speech in the country as a threat to national security.The federal government on Wednesday, launched a campaign  against fake news.“At a conference for media handlers of [...]

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    ‘Mr President, you are wrong’ — Dickson tackles Buhari over comment on restructuring

‘Mr President, you are wrong’ — Dickson tackles Buhari over comment on restructuring

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa state, says a statement credited to President Muhammadu Buhari on restructuring is a threat to the country's stability.When he hosted Niger Delta elders at the presidential villa in Abuja two weeks back, the president said those agitating for restructuring have ulterior motive."You mentioned something, which is topical these days; the restructuring of Nigeria. Every group [...]

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    INTERVIEW: If I win, Nigerians in diaspora will be able to vote by 2023, says Fela Durotoye

INTERVIEW: If I win, Nigerians in diaspora will be able to vote by 2023, says Fela Durotoye

Fela Durotoye, presidential aspirant with the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), says if he becomes president, Nigerians in diaspora will be able to vote in the next four years.Speaking to TheCable in the UK, the alumnus of Kennedy School of Government, Harvard, said current laws hinder Nigerians living abroad from voting in the country's most influential decision making process."The laws do [...]

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    Needs a new wife, fasts once a week, Nigeria is tough… 7 things Dangote revealed in FT interview

Needs a new wife, fasts once a week, Nigeria is tough… 7 things Dangote revealed in FT interview

Aliko Dangote has revealed that at 61, he is not getting any younger, and he is willing to take on a new wife.Speaking with David Piling in a Financial Times interview, Lunch with FT, the multi-billionaire, who is Africa's richest man, revealed a soft side of himself and talked tall about his ambitions to buy Arsenal Football club after successfully [...]

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    Obasanjo: APC government intimidating judges ahead of elections

Obasanjo: APC government intimidating judges ahead of elections

Former President Olusegun Obsanjo has accused the government of President Muhammadu Buhari of intimidating judges to do the bidding of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on election matters.Obasanjo, who has been critical of Buhari lately, also alleged that anti-graft agencies were being used to clamp down on the opposition.He spoke in Abuja during at a colloquium to mark the 70th [...]

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    Abacha Loot: AGF Malami frustrates probe of $17m lawyers’ fee

Abacha Loot: AGF Malami frustrates probe of $17m lawyers’ fee

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), has resorted to delay tactics to frustrate house of representatives' investigation of the $17 million lawyers' fee for the recovery of $321 million Abacha loot, TheCable has gathered. Apart from refusing to provide the documents requested by the ad-hoc committee set up by the house, Malami has also decided to use the courts to stall the [...]

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    FACE: How Nigeria’s Foluke Adebisi is driving a Pan-African agenda in the UK

FACE: How Nigeria’s Foluke Adebisi is driving a Pan-African agenda in the UK

Foluke Adebisi, a Nigerian lawyer, speaker, and, researcher, is at the helm of driving a Pan-African agenda in Bristol, the largest city in southwest England, and one of the biggest maritime hub in the history of the United Kingdom.With the Forever Africa Conference and Events (FACE), Adebisi is working with staff and students of the University of Bristol in delivering a [...]

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    Secondus: Nigeria has collapsed in Buhari’s hands

Secondus: Nigeria has collapsed in Buhari’s hands

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the country has collapsed in the hands of President Muhammadu Buhari.In an interview with PUNCH, Secondus wondered why the federal government would blame politicians for the widespread killings in the country.The PDP chairman accused the government of leaving the substance of the matter and diverting attention from the truth."Something [...]

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    FG to challenge $8bn award against Nigeria by US court

FG to challenge $8bn award against Nigeria by US court

The federal government says it has commenced process of challenging and defending the enforcement proceedings of $8bn award against Nigeria.Process and Industrial Developments Limited (P&ID) had sued the Nigerian government for an alleged breach of contract over a 2010 natural gas supply and processing agreement.The company, with headquarters in British Islands, filed an arbitration case against Nigeria in London and [...]

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    France can’t solve Nigeria’s insecurity problem, says Macron

France can’t solve Nigeria’s insecurity problem, says Macron

President Emmanuel Macron of France says his country can not help Nigeria  and Africa solve the problem of insecurity but would intervene, especially, in the fight against terrorism.Speaking after bilateral talks with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Tuesday, Macron said the bigger responsibilty is that of African countries who should come together and find a way to fighting terrorism.“First [...]

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    Time to listen to Governor Aminu Tambuwal

Time to listen to Governor Aminu Tambuwal

BY ANAYO UDEThe media has been awash with reports on the recent comments of the Governor of Sokoto state, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, CFR, on the wanton killings around the country. In the comments credited to the erudite former speaker on the state of insecurity in the country, he took to the cleaners the security policies of the present [...]

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    VIDEO: ‘Stop these killings in the name of Allah’ — Sarah Omakwu kneels in church to beg Buhari

VIDEO: ‘Stop these killings in the name of Allah’ — Sarah Omakwu kneels in church to beg Buhari

Sarah Omakwu, senior pastor of the Family Worship Centre, knelt in the church as a mother to beg President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the killings in Plateau and across Nigeria.Speaking at the black thanksgiving service of the Abuja-based Church on Sunday, the pastor said she could be killed at any time and nothing will happen, because the value of life in Nigeria [...]

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    ‘Visitation not protection’ — Nigerian students at Cambridge ask Buhari to ‘stop the killings’

‘Visitation not protection’ — Nigerian students at Cambridge ask Buhari to ‘stop the killings’

Cambridge University Nigeria Student Society (CUNS) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the incessant killings of Nigerians across the nation.Expressing themselves via a peaceful protest on Friday in Cambridge, UK, the students condemned the recent killings in Plateau state, the northcentral, and the rest of the country.The students stated that "visitation is not protection," and asked the government to do [...]

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    FG begins disbursement of $320m in July as Switzerland says Abacha loot fully returned

FG begins disbursement of $320m in July as Switzerland says Abacha loot fully returned

The federal government says it will commence disbursement of the recovered $320 million Abacha loot to 302,000 poor households in 19 states in July.In May, President Muhammadu Buhari had said the recovered loot will be put into the conditional cash transfers (CCT) scheme targeted at the “poorest of Nigerians".Tukur Rumar, representative of the National Cash Transfer Office (NCTO), on Thursday [...]

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    World Bank approves $2.1bn loan for Nigeria

World Bank approves $2.1bn loan for Nigeria

The World Bank says it has approved a loan of $2.1 billion for seven projects in Nigeria.Earlier in the year, top executives from the bank toured some projects in the country.According to a statement released on Thursday, the seven projects cover areas like nutrition, access to electricity, states’ fiscal transparency, polio eradication, women’s economic empowerment, public finance and national statistics [...]

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