Thursday, August 1, 2019

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    APC expels national vice chairman over ‘anti-party activities’

APC expels national vice chairman over ‘anti-party activities’

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expelled Inuwa Abdulkadir, its national vice-chairman in the north-west, over alleged anti-party activities.In a statement signed by Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC spokesman, the ruling party said Abdulkadir failed to utilise the opportunity to defend himself before the disciplinary committee set up by the national working committee to look into the various petitions received against certain [...]

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    ‘I didn’t get fair hearing’ — Elumelu kicks against suspension

‘I didn’t get fair hearing’ — Elumelu kicks against suspension

Ndudi Elumelu, minority leader of the house of representatives, has kicked against his suspension by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Describing the decision as "hasty", the lawmaker called on the PDP leadership to rescind it.The PDP national working committee (NWC) suspended Elumelu and six others on Friday, over their alleged role in the sidelining of the party’s choice candidates in the [...]

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    Ohaneze on Ruga: Buhari listened to public opinion for the first time

Ohaneze on Ruga: Buhari listened to public opinion for the first time

Ohaneze Ndigbo, apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, has commended the federal government for suspending the proposed Ruga settlements in the country.The federal government had suspended the initiative following public outcry against it.In a statement by Nnia Nwodo, president-general of Ohaneze , the organisation said it is heartwarming that the Buhari administration finally deferred to the opinion of others on public issues.The [...]

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    Blackout looms as FG moves to cut off three DisCos from national grid

Blackout looms as FG moves to cut off three DisCos from national grid

The federal government has ordered the disconnection of three electricity distribution companies from the national grid over "non-compliance with the conditions of market rules".DisCos are allegedly owing the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) N231 billion energy service debt.In notices issued by the market operator, an arm of the TCN, a directive was given for the suspension of - Eko, Enugu [...]

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    DAAR Communications, NBC granted leave to settle out of court

DAAR Communications, NBC granted leave to settle out of court

A federal high court in Abuja has granted DAAR Communications, owners of Africa Independent Television and Ray power FM, and the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) leave to settle their dispute out of court.The regulatory body had suspended the operating licences of DAAR Communications over alleged infractions.But DAAR communications had asked the court to restrain the NBC from interfering in its operations, pending the [...]

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    Oshiomhole determined to destroy APC, says Okorocha on suspension

Oshiomhole determined to destroy APC, says Okorocha on suspension

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has accused Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), of plotting to destroy the ruling party. Okorocha was reacting to his suspension by the national working committee (NWC) of the party. The NWC had suspended Okorocha and Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, over allegations of “anti-party activities”.The duo fell out with the leadership [...]

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    Yusuf sues Adewole, NHIS board over ‘administrative leave’

Yusuf sues Adewole, NHIS board over ‘administrative leave’

Usman Yusuf, suspended executive secretary of the National health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), has dragged the scheme's governing board to court over his suspension.In a suit filed at the federal high court Abuja, copies of which were seen by TheCable, Yusuf asked the court to nullify his suspension and declare that the board has no power to discipline him.Joined as respondents [...]

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    ‘He launched a major reform’ — Garba Shehu defends NHIS ES

‘He launched a major reform’ — Garba Shehu defends NHIS ES

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, has absolved President Muhammadu Buhari of allegations of double standard in the crisis rocking the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).Critics of the president have accused him of shielding Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the scheme, who has been involved in different controversies since he assumed office in July 2017.Yusuf was suspended by Isaac Adewole, minister of [...]

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    ‘There’ll be trouble if you step into office on Monday’ — civil servants dare suspended NHIS ES

‘There’ll be trouble if you step into office on Monday’ — civil servants dare suspended NHIS ES

Razaq Omomeji, chairman of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) chapter of Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, says Usman Yusuf, suspended executive secretary of NHIS, will meet his water loo if he steps into office on Monday.Enantu Ifenna, chairman, NHIS governing board, announced Yusuf’s suspension on Thursday.The ES was suspended indefinitely over allegations of financial infractions.However, Yusuf was [...]

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    N49m contracts: Buhari dissolves NABTEB board, reverses suspension of registrar

N49m contracts: Buhari dissolves NABTEB board, reverses suspension of registrar

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the dissolution of the governing board of the National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB).According to a statement issued by Sonny Echono, permanent secretary, federal ministry of education, the president's decision takes effect immediately.The president also rescinded the suspension of Ifeoma Abanihe, NABTEB registrar, and four other directors of the agency.Abanihe and the four NABTEB [...]

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    Court nullifies Jibrin’s suspension, orders payment of his allowances

Court nullifies Jibrin’s suspension, orders payment of his allowances

A federal high court in Abuja has declared as illegal the suspension of Abdulmumin Jibrin, lawmaker representing Bebeji/Kiru constituency in Kano state, by the house of representatives.In 2017, the house suspended Jibrin for 180 legislative days after he alleged the padding of 2016 budget.He had accused Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house, and other principal officers of allegedly attempting to [...]

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    Malami asks court to nullify suspension of Omo-Agege

Malami asks court to nullify suspension of Omo-Agege

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, has told the federal high court in Abuja that the suspension of Ovie Omo-Agege — senator representing Delta central — by the senate was illegal.He subsequently asked the court to nullify the suspension as “all steps leading to it were unconstitutional.”Malami made the submission on Monday during the hearing of the suit filed by [...]

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    Report: Panel recommends indefinite suspension of OAU prof over sex-for-mark scandal

Report: Panel recommends indefinite suspension of OAU prof over sex-for-mark scandal

The committee set up by the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, to probe the sex-for mark scandal plaguing the institution has reportedly recommended the indefinite suspension of Richard Akindele.Akindele, in a leaked telephone conversation, allegedly demanded sex to award a pass mark to an unidentified female student who had failed a course.According to PUNCH, a source said the members of the [...]

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    Kashamu rejects suspension, says Fayose, Makarfi are dictators

Kashamu rejects suspension, says Fayose, Makarfi are dictators

Buruji Kashamu, senator representing Ogun east, has rejected his suspension by the national caretaker committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The party had slammed a month suspension on Kashamu without disclosing the reason for the action.In his reaction, Kashamu said the action "offends all known principles of justice and fair hearing"."The news of my purported suspension is coming on the heels of a [...]

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    NJC recommends dismissal, prosecution of Abia judge over gross misconduct

NJC recommends dismissal, prosecution of Abia judge over gross misconduct

The National Judicial Commission (NJC) has recommended the dismissal and prosecution Ugbo Ononogbo, Abia state high court judge, for gross misconduct.The NJC in a statement issued by Soji Oji, its information director, on Friday, said the judge’s order in a N200m suit was forged, but that he later endorsed it in a second order.The council also recommended the retirement of [...]

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    Shehu Sani: I’ve been suspended about 20 times — yet I remain a member of APC

Shehu Sani: I’ve been suspended about 20 times — yet I remain a member of APC

Shehu Sani, a senator representing Kaduna central, says he cannot be suspended by his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).The Kaduna state chapter of the APC had suspended the legislator, who has been feuding with Nasir el-Rufai, the state governor, indefinitely over alleged anti-party activity.Speaking with state house correspondents in Abuja on Friday, Sani described his suspension as a ruse, [...]

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