Gov. Ganduje to Kwankwaso, “you are a selfish leader”

Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on Wednesday night at the Government House while receiving the leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as well as troops of the Kwankwasiyya Movement that decamped to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state carpeted his erstwhile political leader and former governor, Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso, saying he is a very self centred politician who thinks of nothing but himself. Ganduje in his words said, “It is natural to be a bit selfish but I have never seen anyone as selfish…

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Dasuki appears in Court after 14 Months in custody

Former National Security Adviser (NSA) Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd) appeared in court on Thursday to stand trial over allegations of illegal possession of firearms and money laundering. He appeared before Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court Abuja, one of the courts where the federal government is prosecuting him on the alleged infractions. The former NSA was re-arraigned before Justice Mohamed in 2017 on an amended seven-count charge bordering on alleged unlawful possession of firearms and money laundering. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and was granted but…

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US Visa: Possible implications of the proposed travel ban

Should the United States slam a visa restriction on Nigeria as being currently speculated, its attendant consequences will undoubtedly be enormous. Already, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen are facing U.S. travel ban, an action U.S President Donald Trump explained, in 2017, as safeguarding America and its citizens from terrorism. Aside Nigeria, the coming ban will have Eritrea, Tanzania, Belarus, Sudan, Myanmar, and Kyrgyzstan. According to foreign media reports, the travel ban will only apply to specific targets including government officials and to certain visa types. In spite…

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Property tussle: Police Inspector arrested for alleged murder

The attention of the Akwa Ibom State Police Command has been drawn to publications in some dailies and online media, that a police officer attached to the state police command, one Insp. Bassey Ikpe, reportedly beat one Mrs Deborah Nkpenie to death, on January 16. The Akwa Ibom Commissioner of Police, Mr Imohimi Edgal, has however ordered the arrest of the Police Inspector attached to the state police command, for alleged murder of a widow. Mr Odiko Macdon, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), disclosed this in a statement…

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NUC : Nigeria needs 300,000 doctors

Secretary of the Nigerian University Commission, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, said the country is in urgent need of about 300,000 medical doctors. He emphasized this, during the maiden matriculation of the Bayelsa Medical University held on the university campus, Amarata, Yenagoa, on Wednesday. About 208 pioneer students took the matriculation oath on the occasion. The BMU, which started on January 31, 2018, received the NUC accreditation five months’ after. Rasheed said the current “doctor-patient ratio in the country stands at 1: 3,500,”  stressing that this was among the several challenges bedeviling the…

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Amotekun: Police takeover Fawehinmi Park in Lagos

In a bid to stop the proposed rally of the newly launched Southwest security outfit, Amotekun in Lagos, armed mobile policemen have taken over Gani Fawehinmi Park in Ojota, venue of the rally. Code-named “Amotekun Solidarity Walk.” It was organised by Yoruba World Congress to show a peaceful protest and support for the new security outfit set up by governments of southwestern states. At the venue there was heavy presence of security personnel along the roads and other recreation parks nearby. As at the time of this report, many people…

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Atiku Abubakar hails Nigeria’s security forces, says they are undepaid

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, gave his opinion concerning the controversy surrounding the right of regions to establish internal security outfits, saying that they were necessary because the nation’s military and paramilitary forces are overstretched and underpaid. This his his second statement after the first one, on the issue that regions have the right to self-defence and setting up internal outfit was not the same as seeking succession. In the statement titled, “Self Defense Is International Human Rights, Guaranteed By Article 51 of the UN Charter,” the former presidential candidate…

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Gov. Makinde tackles AGF over Southwest security outfit, Amotekun

Executive Governor of Our State, Engr. Seyi Makinde has replied the social media statement credited to the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mallam Abubakar Malami on the issue of the newly launched South West security outfit coded “Operation Amotekun” which the AGF tagged as illegal. In his words, the governor said the AGF lacked the power to make laws of his own regarding the legality or otherwise of the security outfit. He urged members of the public to regard statement credited to the Attorney General as hearsay since neither…

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CBN gives Access Bank approval to expand to Cameroon

In a statement filed at the Nigerian Stock Exchange(NSE), Access Bank Plc says it has received the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria for its proposed expansion into the Republic of Cameroon. According to the statement, the proposed expansion, which is subject to regulatory authorities in the Republic of Cameroon, is in pursuance of the bank’s strategic objective to become Africa’s gateway to the world. Access Bank said it was awaiting regulatory approvals and would provide the market with updates in due course. The Executive Director, Access Bank, Victor…

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Lady hires soldier to beat neighbour but kills own sister

It was a sorrowful sight at Seaside Estate in Badore, Ajah area of Lagos State, when a lady at her prime lost her life to bullets from the gun of an unknown soldier recruited by her sister to allegedly beat up a neighbour According to eyewitnesses, a heated argument had ensued after the deceased and her sister simply identified as Kamsi were confronted by their neighbour, a young man, for reportedly trying to move out of the apartment they rented without settling their pending bills. It was gathered that Kamsi…

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