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Month: November 2018

Shi’ites Issue Ultimatum To Human Rights Commision To Probe Killing Of 48 Members

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The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) has marched before the Nigerian Army and Nigeria Police Force before the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to demand justice for 48 of its members killed during a procession in Abuja. Speaking on behalf of the group, during a protest by the Sisters Forum of the movement at the commission's headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday, Firdausi Ali asked the commission to investigate the "gruesome murder of children and women by the security operatives and bring the perpetrators to justice". According to Ali, the action has further exposed the "tyrannical tendency of the present administration". Her words: "These crimes against humanity were committed by the Military and Nigerian Police during the annual Arbaeen Symbolic Trek. These attacks on i...

Presidential Spokesman Asks Journalists To Expunge Buhari’s Comments On Ganduje Bribery Video

Politics
President Muhammadu Buhari has broken his silence on the videos showing Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State, receiving kickbacks from a contractor. The President’s statement was the response to a remark by a Kano student in France. The student was said to have lauded the achievements of the Governor, especially on scholarship. However, according to Daily Nigerian, the President snapped, and asked the student if he had watched the videos of the governor receiving bribe in dollars. “That aside, haven’t you watched the videos of the governor stuffing dollars under his gown?” one of the participants quoted the President as asking rhetorically, while demonstrating how the Governor was stuffing the bundles of dollars inside his outfit. “We gave the videos to security agencies

Corruption As An Economy By Olorunfemi Adeyeye

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  Any serious political leader who wants to fight corruption sincerely must first be intellectual enough to understand that corruption is an economy, just like poverty is an idea created by the ruling class. In fact, corruption is a trillion dollar economy especially in Nigeria. It has a long chain of distribution and I would try to transcribe it the way I have it in my ever-busy head. There is a civil servant who has had to falsify his age so as to elongate his stay in the civil service in almost every family in Nigeria. Anyone is free to contest this, but I know many of my lecturers who sit in class because they are already weak due to old age. They are 70+ physically but 60 on paper. There is this contractor who collects mobilisation fee for a job but does not mobilis...

Atiku And Obasanjo To Blame For Nigeria’s Current Problems, Says Group

Politics
The New Nigeria Initiative (NNI) has said Nigerians are still suffering from the rot of 16 years of misgovernance of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which is planning to come back and regain power in 2019. Idoko Ainoko, Chairman of NNI, stated this while addressing journalists over the state of affairs of the country ahead of next year's general election. Ainoko noted that the duo of the former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who both ruled on platform of the PDP, caused the problems currently bedeviling the country’s economy.   He said that Nigerians must shine their eyes and reject the dark days of the PDP, noting that the event leading to the general election will be a hot race. “By the time the party, PDP, was done after spending 16 conti

Oshiomhole: I Wasn’t Hired By The DSS, I Can’t Be Asked To Resign By The DSS

Politics
Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has faulted claims that he was asked by the Department of State Services (DSS) to resign his position. He stated this on Sunday, when he featured on Politics Today, a television programme aired on Channels Television. Confirming that he met with the DSS, Oshiomhole said the security agency could not have asked him to resign his position, as he wasn't hired by them. His words: "I wasn't hired by the DSS and I cannot be requested by DSS to resign or to retain the job. APC is a structured party; we have organs. I know the procedure and I believe the DSS also understands their own role in the system. It's not up to them to demand the resignation of a party chairman, whether that party chairman is the chairman o...

BREAKING: Buratai’s Car Involved In Accident In Kaduna

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An official staff car belonging to Lieutenant General T.Y. Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff, has been involved in an accident. According to the Army, the accident occurred at Jere town, on the way to Kaduna, on Sunday evening. The car was in a convoy alongside other vehicles, when a lone civilian vehicle veered off its lane and rammed into the car. Although Buratai wasn't in the car, the ADC sustained minor injuries and was rushed to the hospital for treatment.BREAKING:The COAS' official staff car had an accident at Jere town on the way to Kaduna today 11 November 2018 at about 6.00 p.m. The staff car was in a convoy along with other vehicles when a lone civilian vehicle veered off its lane and rammed into the staff car. pic.twitter.com/WXCovfXdBI— Nigerian Army (@HQ...