Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    Ezekwesili hints at running against Buhari

Ezekwesili hints at running against Buhari

Oby Ezekwesili, former minister of education, has hinted at challenging President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.Writing via her Twitter handle on Wednesday, Ezekwesili asked if it was already late to join the race for 2019.A former vice-president of World Bank (African region), Ezekwesili has been a strong critic of Buhari, and has at various times accused him of failing in his [...]

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    Ezekwesili: Buhari enjoys the trappings of being president — not the hard work that comes with it

Ezekwesili: Buhari enjoys the trappings of being president — not the hard work that comes with it

Oby Ezekwesili, a former minister of education, says President Muhammadu Buhari enjoys the trapping of being president but shies away from the hard work that comes with the job.Reacting to Buhari’s scheduled holiday trip to London in a series of tweets, Ezekwesili said the president has not worked hard enough to earn a holiday.“Some things have become pretty obvious now. [...]

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    ‘You’re void of emotional intelligence’ — Ezekwesili tackles Buhari over civil war comment

‘You’re void of emotional intelligence’ — Ezekwesili tackles Buhari over civil war comment

Oby Ezekwesili, a former minister of education, has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari over a recent statement he made about the civil war.On Tuesday, Buhari said Nigerian soldiers were constrained to show a lot of restraint while fighting Biafrans.The war broke out in 1967 after eastern Nigeria declared “Republic of Biafra." Many people lost their lives by the time the war [...]

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    Junaid: EFCC at war with DSS, there’s terrible confusion in NIA

Junaid: EFCC at war with DSS, there’s terrible confusion in NIA

Junaid Mohammed, a second republic lawmaker, has alleged that there is infighting between the nation's security and anti-graft agencies.He said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is “at war” with the Department of State Services (DSS), and that there is "terrible confusion" at the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).Mohammed said this on Monday while speaking on Channels Television. President Muhammadu [...]

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    Ezekwesili: It’s sad that Nigerian children now see death as common

Ezekwesili: It’s sad that Nigerian children now see death as common

Oby Ezekwesili, former minister of education, says it is unfortunate that children are becoming accustomed to hearing news about death.She accused President Muhammadu Buhari of doing Nigerians “greatest disservice” by not coming up with solutions to the incessant killings.In 2018 alone, hundreds have been killed in Nigeria in crisis situations — and this is outside the Boko Haram violence.Crisis situations such [...]

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    BBOG gives FG seven days to rescue Dapchi schoolgirls

BBOG gives FG seven days to rescue Dapchi schoolgirls

The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement has given the federal government seven days to rescue the abducted schoolgirls in Dapchi, Yobe state.A total of 110 students of Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi, were declared missing after Boko Haram insurgents attacked their school in February.The incident happened four years after the insurgents kidnapped 276  female students of Government Secondary [...]

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    Bakare unveils plan to rally 50 million voters by January 2019

Bakare unveils plan to rally 50 million voters by January 2019

Tunde Bakare, the serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly (LRA), says he will be rallying over 50 million Nigerians of voting age, by January 2019.The fiery preacher on Sunday evening, launched the New Nigeria Progressive Movement, with the primary aim of shaping Nigeria's political landscape beyond elections."While the short term temptation is to focus exclusively on routine citizen engagements [...]

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    Ezekwesili asks Buhari: Are you aware of Boko Haram attack in Yobe school?

Ezekwesili asks Buhari: Are you aware of Boko Haram attack in Yobe school?

Oby Ezekwesili, co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement, has berated President Muhammadu Buhari for “keeping Nigerians in suspense” over the Yobe school attack on Monday.A total of 94 students of Government Girls Science and Technical Secondary School, Dapchi, in Yobe, are said to be missing after Boko Haram insurgents attacked the school on Monday.But Abdumaliki Sunmonu, Yobe police [...]

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    We didn’t arrest Ezekwesili, say police

We didn’t arrest Ezekwesili, say police

The Nigeria police force has denied arresting Oby Ezekwesili, co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement.Members of the movement had alleged that they were arrested and taken to the federal capital territory (FCT) police command on Tuesday.But in a statement issued shortly after the incident, the command said it never “arrested” the individuals.Anjuguri Manzah, spokesman of the command, [...]

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    ‘How I was imprisoned in broad daylight’ — Ezekwesili speaks on arrest

‘How I was imprisoned in broad daylight’ — Ezekwesili speaks on arrest

Oby Ezekwesili, co-founder of the Bring Back of Our Girls (BBOG) movement, has spoken on how she and members of the group were arrested by the police in Abuja.Ezekwesili said though the police refused to state the reason for the arrest, she was detained alongside some BBOG members.She had announced the development in a series of tweets."I have been arrested [...]

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    Police arrest BBOG members in Abuja

Police arrest BBOG members in Abuja

The police have arrested members of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement in Abuja.Oby Ezekwesili, co-founder of the group, who announced this in a tweet, said it is connected to the advocacy for the release of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls.Ezekwesili challenged the police to arrest all members of the movement.Since the girls were kidnapped in April 2014, the movement [...]

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    Oby Ezekwesili’s ‘relevance mania’

Oby Ezekwesili’s ‘relevance mania’

Oby Ezekwesili has remained a news staple in the country. Among the miscellany of yesterday’s men and women, she exudes the most coruscating charm. And she is like a pop-star with an affective reckoning.I would compare Ezekwesili to Madonna, queen of pop, who for decades has kept her magic for controversy. Government will come and go, but Ezekwesili will not [...]

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    Ezekwesili: I have an agenda to stop APC, PDP in 2019

Ezekwesili: I have an agenda to stop APC, PDP in 2019

Oby Ezekwesili, former minister of education, says her political agenda is to actively “campaign against” the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election.Ezekwesili made this known through a series of tweets on Wednesday morning.She promised to actively campaign for the “best candidates” from other parties except the PDP and APC presented new and “suitable [...]

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    Ezekwesili: NNPC officials running around filling stations to impress Buhari

Ezekwesili: NNPC officials running around filling stations to impress Buhari

Oby Ezekwesili, former minister of education, says officials of the Nigerian National Petroleum Commission (NNPC) are “running around” fillings stations to impress President Muhammadu Buhari.In the last few days, Maikanti Baru, group managing director of NNPC, and some top officials of the corporation have been going to filing stations over the petrol scarcity being experienced in the country.The scarcity has [...]

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    Report: Hunger, snake bite have killed 13 Chibok girls in custody

Report: Hunger, snake bite have killed 13 Chibok girls in custody

Thirteen of the 276 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 have died in the insurgents’ custody, according to Wall Street Journal.Boko Haram fighters had kidnapped the girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, in Borno state.Of that number, 163 are now free: 57 fled in the early days after their abduction, three more escaped later, and a Swiss-coached [...]

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    Soyombo, former editor of TheCable, shortlisted for Wole Soyinka award

Soyombo, former editor of TheCable, shortlisted for Wole Soyinka award

Fisayo Soyombo, former editor of TheCable, has been shortlisted for the 12th edition of the Wole Soyinka award for investigative reporting.Soyombo was nominated alongside nine other journalists.The reporters are Ayodele Ojo of Daily Sun, Adekunle Yusuf of The Nation and Kemi Busari of Premium Times.Others are Ebere Ndukwu of Ripples, Ayodele Adeniran of The Guardian, Kolawole Aliu of Leadership, Chinwe Agbeze of Business [...]

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