JUST IN: New Borno IDPs get relief from NEMA

  BY ADEOLA RAJI The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has distributed food and other items to more than 20,000 new Internally Displaced Persons(IDPs) in Borno. Malam Sani Datti, NEMA’s Head of Media and Public Relations, in a statement, said the IDPs are taking refuge at Gubio and Teachers Village Camps, Maiduguri. He explained that a Special Intervention Team, led by Air Commodore Akugbe Iyamu, the Director in charge of Search and Rescue , who represented the Director-General, Mustapha Maihaja, presented the items. Iyamu noted that the special intervention was…

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President Buhari Denies Protecting Corrupt People, Challenges Media To Expose His Wife And Son If Involved In Illegal Dealings

  by Adeola Raji President Muhammadu Buhari has said he doesn’t mind the media exposing his wife, Aisha, or his son, Yusuf if they are found to have benefited from illegal government deals. This is coming at a time when there are growing concerns and comments over Buhari’s alleged ties with corrupt people and choosing them to head his political campaign ahead of the fast approaching elections, among others, Naija News reports In a recorded interview aired on Arise TV, the President described as unfair, allegations that he was protecting…

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President of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir: urged to go in peace – Mo Ibrahim

by Adeola Raji Telecom billionaire Dr. Mo Ibrahim has urged President Omar Al-Bashir of Sudan to step aside and “go in peace’ after almost 30 years in power. It was the latest intervention by the businessman, who is the founder of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation and also a citizen of Sudan. “70 per cent of the budget [in Sudan] is spent on security, armed forces, militias. It is no wonder that the country is going backwards. To be able to manage to buy food – even bread – has become…

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JUST IN: The Nigerian police has Promised to arrest vehicles with covered plate number

By Adeola Raji The police in Ondo State have warned vehicle owners to desist from covering their number plates or risk arrest and prosecution. The spokesman of the police in the state, SP Femi Joseph, gave the warning in a statement on Wednesday in Akure. “The Ondo State Police Command has observed that vehicle owners, especially private ones, now cover their number plates. “The command is using this medium to warn such people to desist from this act. “For the benefit of those who don’t know, only very top government…

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo called for regulatory agreement with social media on hate speeches

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has called for conventions and agreements between nations to regulate the social media and counter the phenomenon of hate speech. Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday that the Vice President made the call at the BBC Conference on Hate Speech held in Abuja The Elite Times reports that the conference was part of activities leading to coming general election. Osinbajo said that the social media was under multi-jurisdictional regulation, necessitating more collaboration among nations to regulate them. “In other words, shouldn’t…

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Again, 4 Suspected Kidnappers Arrested In Ondo

By Dotun Adebusoye The special troop deployed to flush out criminal elements terrorizing Ondo State on Wednesday, 9th January, 2019, recorded a major breakthrough in Owo when four suspected kidnappers were arrested. The Brigade Commander of 32 Artillery, Brigadier General James Ataguba confirmed the arrest during a courtesy visit of the Cattle Rearers Association led by its National Chairman, Alhaji Mohammadu Kirowa, at the Governor’s Office on Wednesday. He said the suspects were caught with daggers and other dangerous weapons, including guns. Details later…..

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The Nigerian Police and CISLAC set to expose corrupt officials

By Adeola Raji The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Nigeria Police and other stakeholders on Monday set up a system to empower Nigerians to expose corrupt officials. Mr Kolawole Banwo, Programme Manager, (CISLAC), said this at a one-day Stakeholders Consultation towards Establishment of Steering Committee for the Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre (ALAC) in Abuja. He said: “CISLAC set up the Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre as a platform for citizens to report cases of corruption so that relevant institutions would address them. “The role it will play is…

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Founder of Amazon, Jaff Bezos the World Richest Man and wife MacKenzie Bezos Set To Divorce

by Adeola Raji The Richest man in the world and the founder of Amazon Jeff Bezos and his wife MacKenzie Bezos have concluded plan to get a divorce after 25 years of marriage. The 54 years old world richest man according to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index, with an estimated wealth of $137bn, some $45bn ahead of Bill Gates, made the announcement on his twitter handle. The couple has four children together, three sons and one girl. Jeff founded Amazon, then an online book store, a year after they wedded in…

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JUST IN: Army Locks Down Maiduguri Highway

BY Adeola Raji The road leading from Maiduguri to Damaturu and Damaturu to Potiskum in Borno and Yobe states have been reportedly shut down by troops of the Nigerian Army. According to The Elite Times, only troops and heavy fighting equipment are plying the road. The state Secretary of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Malam Nuhu according to a publication by Daily Post, claimed not to have any idea on what led to the sudden road closure. He however observed that the development might not be unconnected to…

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JUST IN: INEC Urges Media To Sensitize Public To Collect PVCs, No Electronic Transmission Of 2019 Election Results

BY ADEOLA RAJI Few days to the general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it would only do a nationwide pilot electronic transmission (e-collation) of results in the forthcoming general elections. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made this clear in his opening remarks at the Commission’s regular quarterly meeting with the media on Tuesday in Abuja. According to him, the Commission needs the backing of a law before it can do full electronic transmission of results. “The Commission is also aware of the interest expressed by the…

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