BUHARI ATIKU SPLIT NIGER DELTA MILITANTS

RNDA warns South-South govs •21st Century Youths threaten oil companies WARRI – PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari and his foremost challenger, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have split Niger Delta militants, causing them to speak in discordant tunes over who the people of the region should support in next month’s presidential election. President M Buhari and Atiku Recently, a self-styled coalition, known as the 21st Century Youths for Restructuring, threatened to attack oil facilities in the creeks if the Federal Government did not stop the move to dock…

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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY RESUMES TODAY

The National Assembly will resume plenary today after a 25- day adjournment. The lawmakers had on December 20, 2018 adjourned plenary till January 16 a day after receiving the N8.8 Trillion 2019 budget from President Muhammadu Buhari. Sources close to the lawmakers said that the highlight of today’s plenary will be the formal presentation of the 2019 Appropriation Bill to both chambers of the National Assembly by Senator Danjuma Goje (APC Gombe) and Hon. Mustapha Bala (APC Kano), Chairmen of Senate and House Committee on Appropriations, respectively. A ranking Senator…

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THE ASSASSINATION OF BADEH, INSECURITY AND PRIVATISATION OF POLICE BY ROTIMI FASAN

By Rotimi Fasan WE must try to put issues in their right perspective and recognise things as they are. What our legislators and others bent on playing politics with the unfortunate death of a man should be asking for is justice for all. They do not love Badeh more or care for the security of Nigerians more than those who demand that the murderers of Badeh should be tracked down and made to face the law while the question of his trial is not linked to some nebulous claims of his…

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IFEANYI UBAH: HOW I BECAME A MILLIONAIRE AT 19

This piece offers a rare insight into the life of the Chairman, Capital Oil & Gas Ltd, Chief Ifeanyi Ubah. It presents the restlessness and vision of someone, who early considered his humble background as a box that should not determine how far he would go in life. In discussing the big moments leading to his prominence in the society, Uba believes certain defining decisions he made along the line could be useful for anyone. Humble background: I am from a humble background. It was very tough but God in…

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BUHARI APPOINTS PIONEER DG FOR NAQS

Following the presidential assent to the Nigeria Agricultural  Quarantine Service (NAQS), Establishment Bill in 2018,  President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr. Vincent Isegbe as the pioneer Director General of the Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (NAQS). A statement issued by the Head, Media Communications and Strategies of the Agency,  Dr Gozie Nwodo, noted that  NAQS, became a full-fledged  agency of government in January this year. According to him, the appointment takes effect from 13th December, 2018  for an initial period of five (5) years. The statement reads: “As the pioneer DG of the Agency,…

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SEE WHAT BOKO HARAM DID IN FRESH DASTARD ATTACK ON RANN, BORNO STATE

B’Haram Kills 10, Burns Houses In Fresh Rann Attack No fewer than 10 civilians have been killed and several others injured when Boko Haram terrorists Monday night attacked Rann in Kala- balge local government area of Borno State. A credible source from Rann who  spoke on condition of anonymity yesterday said the insurgents came at exactly 6pm, Monday evening, in large convoy and attacked the Rann military base and also burnt down several houses. The source added that the gun battle lasted for several hours between the attackers and Nigerian troops.…

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MAN BAGS 2 YRS IMPRISONMENT FOR PIRATING BIBLE, MOTIVATIONAL BOOKS

Justice Musa Kurya of the Federal High Court, Lagos has convicted and sentenced a man, Anthony Okojie, to two years imprisonment for pirating the Bible and some religious books published by the Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN). Justice Kurya sent Okojie to jail after he convicted him of a one-count charge of piracy brought against him by the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC). The NCC had arraigned him before the court on November 26, 2013 and he pleaded not guilty to the charge. During trial, the commission told the court that…

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EFCC VS DANLADI: TARABA COURT RULES JAN 24

A Federal High Court sitting in Jalingo, Taraba State has fixed January 24, 2019 for ruling on a charge of alleged money laundering filed before it by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sani Danladi, former Minister of Labour and Productivity, Joel Ikenya and a lawmaker in Taraba State House of Assembly, Mark Useni. The presiding judge, Justice Stephen Pam who observed the absence of the prosecuting counsel at the sitting without any official communication however gave approval for…

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2019 CAMPAIGNS: PAUCITY OF FUNDS HINDER SUPPORT GROUPS

2019 Campaigns: Paucity Of Funds Cripples Support Groups Barely a month to the 2019 general elections, offices of most support groups campaigning for presidential candidates of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have become shadows of their boisterous selves. Most noticeable is the shrinking figure of members of the groups who hitherto thronged their offices round the clock last year, including jobs seekers trying to identify with them as supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari or those of the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.…

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