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Month: November 2018

‘Police Afraid Of Attack’ As ‘Herdsmen’ Kill Seven Farmers In Kaduna

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Seven people have been allegedly murdered by suspected herdsmen while working on their farms in Kaduna. The incident occurred on Friday evening at Jan Tsani, behind Kurgi Sabon Layi Kakangi ward in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State. According to a relative of one of the victims, who preferred not to be named, the attackers overpowered the victims while they were working on their farms and fled the scene immediately they sighted the security guards in the community (Yan Sakai) who chased them into a nearby bush. The locals were said to have arrived the scene shortly after the incident, and they made frantic efforts to apprehend the attackers. The hoodlums eventually escaped through a forest in the area. The source said the Police could not go to the area becaus...

VIDEO: Lawmaker Beaten Up As Ondo Assembly Speaker, Deputy Are Impeached

Politics
Video of Lawmaker Beaten Up As Ondo Assembly Speaker, Deputy Are Impeached Lawmaker Beaten Up As Ondo Assembly Speaker, Deputy Are Impeached Lawmaker Beaten Up As Ondo Assembly Speaker, Deputy Are Impeached On Friday, Honourable Bamidele Oloyelogun was removed as Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, alongside his Deputy, Honourable Ogundeji Iroju. This video captures a bit of how events unfolded, including the physical assault on a lawmaker. Oloyelogun, representing Ifedore Constituency, and Ogundeji, representing Odigbo Constituency II, were removed by two-third majority of the Assembly over alleged "gross misconduct and incompetence, and exhaustion of the budget allocation to the Assembly running into N1.5billion". See Also Politics BREAKING: Journalists Chased...

Nigerians Lament Transfer Of TSA Transaction Cost To Payers

Business
Nigerians have deplored the announced plans by the federal government to make them bear the transaction cost of paying into government coffers through the Treasury Single Account (TSA). Bank customers have described the new TSA tariff regime in which the federal government said it would no longer bear the service charge on all payments to its ministries, departments and agencies  (MDAs) but that they will now be borne by the payer as a disincentive to Nigerians who struggle to pay into government coffers. Speaking with LEADERSHIP Weekend yesterday, the president of the Bank Customers Association of Nigeria (BCAN), Okechukwu Unegbu, said that passing the charges to customers would be an additional tax burden on Nigerians on behalf of the government. He asserted that ...

Delta Residents Accuse Police, Contractor Of Intimidation, Unlawful Arrest

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For participating in a protest alongside indigenes of Ikpide-Irri riverine community in Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State in August against the N736.4 million road contract awarded his marine company, Portplus Limited, by the Delta State Government, Immanuel Emoefe, Chairman of Portplus, has ordered the rearrest of one Endurance Ukpethu. Following the Wednesday rearrest of Ukpethu, it was gathered that a renewed crisis is said to be brewing as youth in the community have vowed to stop the controversial project until the suspect is released. They have also issued a strong warning to the contractor and his elder brother, who is the President General of the community, Michael Omojefe, to desist from oppressing and intimidating members of the community. In July 201...

Impeached Ondo Assembly Speaker, Deputy Are ‘Grossly Incompetent’, Says Spokesman

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Fatai Olotu, the Chairman of the Committee on Information of the Ondo State House of Assembly has given more details on why the speaker and the deputy speaker were impeached.    The embattled Ondo State Speaker, Right Honourable Bamidele David Oloyelogun, was impeached on Friday during a rowdy session at a plenary sitting of the Assembly.  Oloyelogun was removed alongside Honourable Iroju Ogundeji, the Deputy Speaker by a two-third majority. See Also Breaking News BREAKING: Ondo House Of Assembly Impeaches Speaker, Deputy Speaker 0 Comments 17 Hours Ago Speaking to journalists on the development, Olotu, who represents Akoko North East Constituency, said the two main principals of the Assembly were removed due to their "gross incompetenc...

Sanusi Laments: We Have No Money For Power Or Infrastructure, But We Have For Subsidy

Business
The Emir of Kano, HRH Muhammadu Sanusi Sanusi 11 (CON), says the Nigerian government must get rid of petroleum subsidies and think more about investing in power and infrastructure, otherwise the crisis to come in the future will be far heavier than the current state of the country. The former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor said this on Thursday during a courtesy call on Udom Emmanuel, Governor of the state, in his office in Uyo, capital of the state. He also acknowledged Akwa Ibom as a very peaceful state and has recommended it as a safe haven for investors into the country. Sanusi announced plans by his company, Qua Iboe Power Plant (QIPP), to invest $1.1billion in the exploration of gas in Akwa Ibom State. A statement by the Governor’s media team explained that Sanusi was full o

Nigeria Air To Gulp $300million From Now Till 2020

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The Nigeria Air project will gulp an estimated $300million between now and 2020, Hadi Sirika, Minister of State for Aviation, revealed on Thursday. According to NAN, Sirika made the revelation in Abuja while speaking at the Fifth Aviation Stakeholders’ Forum. He said the Nigeria Air project is currently at the procurement stage, awaiting the approval of the Federal Executive Council. Sirika also discredited claims that the government spent $600,000 on the design of the logo after the carrier was unveiled at the Farnborough Airshow in London in July. “In recent months, misinformation, factual errors, insinuations and fabrications have been peddled in both social and print media on the Nigeria Air project,” he said. “These include desirability, inadequate planning, non-consultation with sta

When An Already Armed IMN Wants More Arms By Philip Agbese

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_“They continue to say that we are armed. This is a blatant lie. If we are armed, Nigeria Army cannot face us. If we have weapons with us, Nigeria Army is too small to face us. With our courage, braveness and bare hands, they are running away, talk more of when we have arms. They are cowards.”.” - Abdullahi Zango IMN Leader, November 5, 2018_ _"A stone-thrower is a terrorist and only a fitting punishment can serve as a deterrent and just punishment." - Ayelet Shaked, Israeli Minister of Justice_ Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) is definitely being buoyed by a misreading of the situation surrounding its running confrontations with the military and police without reading between the lines to appreciate the enormity of the suicide mission on which its members have embarked. Abd