Month: December 2017

SOUTH AFRICAN COURT RULES PARLIAMENT FAILED TO HOLD ZUMA TO ACCOUNT OVER SCANDAL

South Africa’s Constitutional Court ruled on Friday that parliament failed to hold President Jacob Zuma to account over a scandal related to state-funded upgrades to his home and must launch proceedings that could remove him from office. The ruling is the latest judicial setback for the scandal-plagued Zuma, who has faced widespread public demands to …

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PRESIDENT BUHARI BLAMES     SECURITY OFFICIALS FOR HIS  SON’S ACCIDENT

President Muhammadu Buhari is reportedly unhappy with his security officials, for allowing his son, Yusuf, leaving home at 8pm on Tuesday for power-bike racing. Yusuf was reportedly racing with a friend when in an attempt to overtake a vehicle, he skidded off the road, sustaining injuries that made him unconscious. The president’s only son was …

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DASUKI SAYS BUHARI FREED KANU AND WANTS EX-NSA TO DIE – FAMILY SPEAKS ON 2-YEAR INCARCERATION

The Sultan Ibrahim Dasuki Progressive Association (SIDPA), comprising family members, friends and associates of the late Sultan of Sokoto, Ibrahim Dasuki, has requested the Buhari government to respect the rule of law by releasing former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd). This is contained in a statement read at the NUJ Press Centre …

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WHY NIGERIA NEEDS PARLIAMENTARY SYSTEM – SAYS EKWEREMADU

The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu has made a strong case for parliamentary system of government in the country. He argued that the presidential system of government have a disconnect with the people, which makes the system too expensive and cumbersome. Senator Ekweremadu spoke during a parliamentary session of the Enugu West People’s …

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PDP ACCUSES APC GOVERNMENT OF MASSIVE FRAUD IN OIL SECTOR

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Federal Government of covering up “huge sleazes directly involving the All Progressives Congress (APC) interests.”It said it was reprehensible that the APC and the Federal Government have stuck to lying on the real reasons behind the current fuel scarcity and “their exposed attempt to pilfer $1bn from …

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FALANA ATTACKS KACHIKWU, BARU OVER FUEL SCARCITY

Lagos human rights activist and lawyer, Femi Falana, (SAN) has accused Minister of Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu and Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Maikanti Baru of allegedly deceiving Nigerians that the country have enough fuel to cater for all consumers. In a statement yesterday, Falana said: “Since the assurance was given …

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OBASANJO IS SET FOR A PEACEFUL TRANSFER OF POWER IN LIBERIA  SAYS – UN

UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has announced that former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, will be going to Liberia to support peaceful transfer of power to a democratically-elected president next Tuesday. Guterres announced this yesterday in New York through his spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric. The secretary-General also welcomed the peaceful conduct of the second round of the …

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GUNMEN, HERDSMEN KILL NINE, INJURE FIVE IN BENUE, ADAMAWA

Meanwhile, suspected gunmen have killed five persons and injured five others at Utonkon community in Ado Local Council of Benue State. According to reports, apart from the five deaths, many others have also been declared missing as a result of the attack which took place when the council chairman was distributing Christmas gift items to …

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FUEL CRISIS MAY LINGER AS NNPC SHUNS PRIVATE DEPOTS

Nigerians could face more days of fuel scarcity due to the inability of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to supply products to private depots. Many depot owners who spoke with reporters yesterday complained they were not getting allocations from the NNPC, making it difficult for them to release products to retail stations. The owners, …

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ATIKU IS THE GREATEST FEAR OF APC COME2019 SAYS FANI-KAYODE

Former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode says former Vice president Atiku Abubakar is the All Progressive Congress, APC’s greatest fear come 2019. Fani Kayode revealed that hate comments from APC governors: Nasir El Rufai and Bello Masari showed that they were deeply hurt by Atiku’s exit. He also added that the attack from APC governors …

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Cleric IN JOS urges FG to invest in rehabilitating prisons

The Catholic Archbishop of Jos, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, has urged the Federal Government to invest heavily in reforming prisoners and rehabilitating the various prison formations in the country. Kaigama who made the call in a sermon at the Jos Prison on Tuesday added that the reformation homes had over time been neglected by the …

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