Sunday, November 18, 2018

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    Stop using my name to spread fake news, Okonjo-Iweala warns politicians

Stop using my name to spread fake news, Okonjo-Iweala warns politicians

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance, has warned politicians to desist from using her name to spread falsehood.In a statement issued on her behalf by Paul Nwabuikwu, her spokesman, the former minister said some groups and individuals had used her name to further their political objectives.The statement said such falsehood is being disseminated on social media showing the former minister supporting [...]

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    ‘Voice2Rep’ project to hold politicians accountable through music

‘Voice2Rep’ project to hold politicians accountable through music

Accountability Lab Nigeria, a civic technology organisation, has launched Voice to Represent (Voice2Rep), a musical project that seeks to hold Nigerian politicians accountable for their actions.Friday Odeh, country director, Accountability Lab Nigeria, made the disclosure at the official unveiling of the  project, in Abuja on Thursday.He said the organisation is pushing for accountability and transparency in governance through creative engagement [...]

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    2019: Some politicians who pretend to love Nigeria want to destroy it, says Okogie

2019: Some politicians who pretend to love Nigeria want to destroy it, says Okogie

Anthony Okogie, archbishop emeritus of the Catholic archdiocese of Lagos, has warned against plans to destabilise Nigeria ahead of the 2019 elections.Okogie asked Nigerians to beware of politicians that “pretend to love Nigeria, but are actually plotting her descent into bloody disintegration".He wondered why some perpetrators of violence continue to go scot-free and also expressed concern over the increasing illegal [...]

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    Most Nigerian politicians lack ideology, says Shehu Sani

Most Nigerian politicians lack ideology, says Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central district, says most Nigerian politicians lack confidence and ideology.NAN reports that Sani said this on Tuesday while addressing journalists on the sideline of a book launch in Abuja.He also said while parties are identified by the ideology they preach in advanced countries, “in Nigeria, it is about the alphabet.”“Many parties in Nigeria are changing [...]

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    Kukah: Politicians can go over oceans of blood and corpses to steal votes

Kukah: Politicians can go over oceans of blood and corpses to steal votes

Matthew Kukah, Catholic bishop of Sokoto diocese, says the continuous killings in the country is as a result of desperation of politicians to hold power.Kukah said African politicians are so desperate for power that "they will go over oceans of blood and corpses to place ballot boxes to steal votes. "Speaking in an interview with The Sun, the cleric said unless [...]

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    SERAP: 55 politicians, high-level public officials stole N1.3trn in seven years

SERAP: 55 politicians, high-level public officials stole N1.3trn in seven years

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) says N1.354 trillion was stolen from the nation’s coffers by "55 politicians and high-level public officials" between 2006 and 2013.SERAP said this on Wednesday in Lagos while unveiling its report titled ‘Letting the big fish swim’.The organisation said the amount of money “embezzled, misappropriated or stolen by public officials and leaders in the [...]

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    Empathy: Why some leaders are heartless

Empathy: Why some leaders are heartless

A lot of murmuring going on now is about the pain caused by the loss of empathy in sections of leadership in the country.The state governor collapsed as he laboured out of his car on his return to the leafy Government House, throwing the place into pandemonium."Doctor, Doctor," his aides yelled as the 70-year-old UK-trained doctor stumbled out of his [...]

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    Politicians hellbent on destroying EFCC, says Magu

Politicians hellbent on destroying EFCC, says Magu

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says politicians are determined to destroy the achievements of the anti-graft agency.Magu said this when Adama Coulibaly, director-general of the Inter-Governmental Action against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA), visited him in Abuja.He blamed politicians for the suspension of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) from the Egmont [...]

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    The citizen is always right

The citizen is always right

During elections in Nigeria, and even across the world, many people focus on the politicians themselves - whether they are good or bad or whether they are corrupt or not.This is the one ways in which I am significantly different from a majority of people I know: I instead pay all my attention to the citizen.I always have.Citizens have [...]

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    Leaders eat fat as citizens continue to starve: genocide, war crimes and crime against our collective wellbeing

Leaders eat fat as citizens continue to starve: genocide, war crimes and crime against our collective wellbeing

BY HARUNA MOHAMMED SALISUThis piece is informed by a story published by the Daily Trust Newspaper titled “Students starve as politicians eat fat”.The story run by the newspaper has again reminded us of the pervasive criminality from a retardant atavistic crop of insignificantly few people, called leaders in Nigeria.The story tells us that while a student in our unity colleges [...]

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    Coup rumours: Buratai threatens to deal with soldiers hobnobbing with politicians

Coup rumours: Buratai threatens to deal with soldiers hobnobbing with politicians

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has warned his men to stay clear of politics, giving those interested in politics the option of resigning.In a statement on Tuesday, the army chief said those caught "politicking" would have themselves to blame.He said he had information that some people were approaching officers and soldiers for political reasons.“This is to inform the public [...]

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    Bruce: If meningitis is caused by sin, most politicians will get it

Bruce: If meningitis is caused by sin, most politicians will get it

Many politicians will be infected with meningitis if it is caused by sin, says Ben Murray Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east.Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, had on Tuesday said the outbreak of “stereotype C” meningitis was God's way of punishing Nigerians for "rampant fornication" and "nefarious activities"."What we used to know as far as meningitis is concerned is the type A virus. [...]

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    Don’t use us for political warfare, EFCC warns politicians

Don’t use us for political warfare, EFCC warns politicians

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) wants politicians to desist from using it as a tool for political warfare.The commission issued this warning following a flurry of petitions against leading politicians by their opponents.It reminded Nigerians that it is an offence to write false petitions, and urged them to desist from instigating the commission against any politician.“It is another [...]

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    Mark urges politicians to stop making treasonable comments

Mark urges politicians to stop making treasonable comments

Ahead of the 2015 general election, Senate President David Mark has warned politicians to desist from making inflammatory or treasonable comments capable of jeopardising the smooth transition process.Speaking at Saint Mulumba Catholic Chaplaincy, Apo, Abuja, during a special church service to commemorate the country's 54th Independence Day anniversary, Mark said such statements would overheat the polity and create avoidable tension.He reminded politicians that [...]

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