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Buhari Is Against Ekweremadu Because He’s Igbo – MASSOB

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB Tuesday stated that President Muhammadu Buhari’s grouse against the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, is because the Senator is an Igbo man not because of the party affiliation.   According to the group, Buhari’s bias fight against corruption did not see major Igbo progressive leaders for rubbishing; hence he shifted his political muscle against Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy Senate President, and the highest Igbo political office holder in his administration.   In a statement signed by the Leader of...
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Greedy Politicians Causing Workers’ Hardship– NLC

The Nigerian Labour congress (NLC) on Monday said greed by political office holders has continued to create hardship for workers in the country. The president of the congress, Mr. Ayuba Wabba, stated this at the International Trade Union Congress (ITUC-Africa) Regional Conference on “Advancing Decent Work in Global Supply Chain in Africa,” which began  in Abuja, Monday. The conference was organised by the NLC in collaboration with ITUC-Africa. He said there was  an urgent need to end corporate greed at all levels of the nation’s governance system. Wabba also said the ills and inequalities of...
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Erdogan To Visit Russia On August 9

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Russia on August 9 for his first face-to-face meeting with Vladimir Putin since Moscow and Ankara mended ties damaged by the downing of a Russian jet last year, Turkish officials said Tuesday. “The ambassador has informed us that our dear president (Erdogan) has confirmed that he will be in Saint Petersburg on the 9th (of August),” Russian news agencies quoted Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek as saying. An official in Turkey confirmed the date, saying that Erdogan and Putin had agreed to meet ahead of the G20 summit in China in...
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‘Any Single Woman Who Cuts Her Hair Is Frustrated From Waiting To Get Married’ – Ghanaian Counsellor

A controversial Ghanaian Counsellor, George Lutterodt has said that any unmarried lady who has cut her hair indicates that she is suffering from a poverty mentality as she’s not able to go to a salon to fix her hair. He added that it should not be mistaken to be fashion, as it rather represents the lady’s frustration of waiting to get married after several years of remaining a spinster Thoughts? Do you believe him or is it just one of those drunk statments? Source: Joy News Online
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Buhari Drops Shasore, Picks MIT Professor, Akinwande For NERC Chair.

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated , a professor in the electrical engineering and computer science department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as the executive chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC).   Akinwande (pictured) will succeed Sam Amadi whose tenure ended in 2015. Babatunde Fashola, minister of works, power and housing, had preferred Olasupo Shasore, who was once attorney-general under him as governor of Lagos. Shasore was one of the aspirants reportedly supported by Fashola for the APC governorship ticket in the state in...
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FRSC Creates Data Bank For Road Traffic Accident– Report

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says the need to have a unified road accident data in the country informed the creation of the “National Crash Report Information System (NACRIS)’’. According to the corps 2015 annual report, the NACRIS is a committee responsible for the collation and harmonisation of road traffic accident data from all agencies generating data on accident. The report said the FRSC and Ministry of Health serve as Secretariat of the NACRIS due to the fact that accident “is a health burden’’.It said other members of the committee are: Police, National Bureau of Statistics...
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At Least Two Dead In Florida Nightclub Shooting

At least two people were killed and 14 others wounded in a shooting early Monday at a Florida nightclub, US broadcaster NBC reported. Police confirmed that the incident occurred at Club Blu in Fort Myers, which US media said was holding a party for teenagers. A “person of interest” has been detained at another location, the station said. The Fort Myers Police Department reported that while two individuals were fatally shot, “at least 14-16” more sustained minor to life-threatening wounds during the episode, which occurred at approximately 12:30 am (0430 GMT), according to NBC. A nearby home and...
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Jibrin: How Dogara And His Cabal Hijacked 2016 Budget Screening, I Regret Working To Make Him Speaker

Former Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has reiterated that allegations of budget padding levied by him against the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, and other principal members should not be taken as an attack on the House as an institution. In a personal statement by the lawmaker released to the media, Jibrin gave details of how the process of screening the 2016 budget by the appropriations committee was hijacked by Dogara and a cabal within the House. According to him, the relationship between him and Dogara turned sour long before the budget padding issue came to the...
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Plateau Crisis: Soldiers Open Fire, One Killed

Soldiers serving with the Special Task Force on Jos crisis on Thursday opened fire on rampaging youth who blocked a road in Bokkos Local Government Area, in protest of the killing of a monarch and a night attack there Wednesday. At least one person was killed and five others injured, witnesses said. A witness, Mangai Haruna, said the youth refused to allow soldiers into the area, pressing them instead to produce the killers of their kinsmen. “They shot on our people, one of them died instantly,” Mr. Haruna said. Residents say there is tension in Bokkos town, as many have fled the area to seek refuge...
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?FG To Introduce Maritime Law As Course In Nigerian Varsities

The Nigerian Shippers’ Council and the National Universities Commission(NUC) yesterday agreed to collaborate on the introduction of Maritime Law as a course of study in Nigerian universities. The agreement was reached in Abuja during a courtesy visit to the Prof. Julius Okojie, the Executive Secretary, NUC by Hassan Bello, the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers’ Council. According to Bello, the dearth of legal practitioners and judges who are knowledgeable in Maritime law continues to hinder the adjudication of maritime cases in the country. He said the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), directed the...
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Buhari nominates Ndoma-Egba as NDDC Chairman, Ekere as MD

President Buhari has sent a letter to the senate nominating former Deputy Governor of Akwa-Ibom State, Nsima Ekere and former Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba, as the Managing Director and the Chairman respectively of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC. The nomination letter sent to Senate President Bukola Saraki may be read on the floor of the Senate during plenary today July 21st. Former Commissioner of Information and Communications, Rivers State, Ibim Semenitari has been the Acting MD of the NDDC since December last year.
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A New Jihadist Threat Rises In Syria As ISIS Recedes

As the U.S.-led coalition has begun to gain ground against the Islamic State in Syria, officials have begun focusing attention on another jihadist group they fear may pose a more dangerous long-run threat there, the al-Qaeda affiliate known as Jabhat al-Nusra. Jabhat al-Nusra has played a clever waiting game over the past four years, embedding itself with more moderate opposition factions and championing Sunni resistance to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The group has mostly avoided foreign terrorist operations and has largely escaped targeting by U.S. forces. Meanwhile, it has developed close links with...
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Apprentice Star, Omarosa Manigault, Named Head Of Black Outreach For Trump Campaign

As the United States of America struggles to overcome a racial divide, the woman known as “the villain” on The Apprentice, Omarosa Manigault, announced on Monday that she is now director of African-American outreach for the Trump campaign. “I am the director of African-American outreach for Donald Trump. I am proud to serve in that role,” Manigault said on MSNBC Monday. “It is a very difficult time for our country, but the good thing I know is that I know Donald Trump at his heart … and I know what he can do in that role.” When asked about polls that show Trump has zero per cent support from...
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Kaduna Indigenes Declare War Against Religious Extremism

Kaduna indigenes under the aegis of Kaduna State Citizens for Peace (KSCP), Tuesday, held a mass rally in the state metropolis, condemning religious extremism in the country. This came as constitutional lawyer, Mr Femi Falana had last week, written the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to arraign military personnel involved in the clash with Shi’ites, last year. According to them, any attempt to persecute Nigerian soldiers when the same Shi’ite members are still roaming the streets is to confirm insinuations in some quarters that the Islamic Movement of Nigeria...
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IAEA Backs Nigeria’s Use Of Uranium For Power Generation, Says It Poses No Threat

With a declaration by the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, that the use of Uranium by Nigeria to generate electricity does not pose any security threat, the country appears set to explore the possibility of attaining that feat in no distant time. The Senior Nuclear Security Officer, IAEA, Mr Robert Larsen, said at a National Training Course on Nuclear Security for the Uranium Extraction Industry in Abuja on Monday that the exploration of uranium in Nigeria does not pose any threat to global security. Larsen said, “I don’t think so; I have no reason to believe that at all. As a matter of fact I...
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Edo 2016: INEC Releases List Of Parties, Candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday in Benin, released a list of 19 political parties that would participate in the Sept. 10 governorship election in Edo. The list signed by INEC’s Head of Legal Services, Mr Mathew Ugwuocha, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) also contained the names of candidates being fielded by the parties. The list contains 19 male governorship candidates, 15 male running mates and four female running mates. The governorship candidates with female running mates are Mr Thompson Osadolor, KOWA; Adviser Nowamagbe, UPP; Ishaka Ofemile, AA...
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President Obama Presents Vietnam War Veteran With Medal Of Honor

Nearly five decades after helping rescue dozens of American soldiers pinned down by enemy fire, a Vietnam War veteran is receiving the nation’s highest military honor for valor. President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to retired Lt. Col. Charles Kettles of Michigan during a ceremony today at the White House. Kettles led helicopter flights carrying reinforcements to U.S. soldiers and evacuated the wounded after they were ambushed in combat operations near Duc Pho. Kettles repeatedly returned to a landing zone under heavy fire. He is credited with helping to save 40 soldiers and four members...
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How Arase Took 24 Police Vehicles- Acting Police IG

A battle is brewing between the immediate past Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, and his successor, Ibrahim Idris, over the claim by Mr. Idris that his former boss went away with 24 police vehicles after he retired from service. The Punch newspaper quoted Mr Idris as saying at a press conference, Sunday, that the 24 vehicles Mr Arase refused to return to the police included two bullet-proof BMW 7 series. He also reportedly alleged that the deputy Inspector Generals who retired alongside Mr. Arase also left with between seven and eight cars each. Mr. Idris told journalists in Abuja that a special...
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