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New police recruits to be posted to their states of origin – IGP says

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The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, announced on Friday that henceforth newly recruited police constables are to be posted to their states of origin. In fact, a majority would be deployed to their local government areas, the IGP said. Represented by the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) ...

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Oshineye Victor Oshisada: Time for Buhari to reshuffle

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by Oshineye Victor Oshisada “Time changes everything,” was the title of Tummy Duncan’s song, recorded by Miki & Griff of Pye UK Recording. Truth to tell, there is time for everything and, indeed, “time changes everything.” There is the time for a motor driver to change the gear for effective acceleration; ...

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Nnamdi Kanu challenges court order proscribing IPOB

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The leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, on Friday challenged the court order proscribing his group and declaring it a terrorist group. The motion was filed by his lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor who argued that IPOB is a non-violent organisation; therefore the decision of the Abuja Division of ...

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A portion of El-Rufai’s Chatham House speech terribly sounded like Buhari’s 97%/5% comments

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For some supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari, the 97%/5% comment in July 2015 was the first red flag about the president’s perceived lack of inclusiveness in governance. There have been a few other examples since then. Responding to a question on the Niger Delta posed to him by Dr. Pauline ...

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“IPOB is primitive, childish and endangers hope of Igbo presidency” – Gov. Okorocha

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In a chat with some journalists, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, made an argument on why the tactics of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its call for secession of the South East from Nigeria, does no good to Igbos. Distorts the sharing formula: For a man who ...

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Sheriff meets VP Osinbajo; but in Borno, APC followers do not want him back

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Someone once said politicians would make great prostitutes. If that were the case, Nigerian politicians would be the best (or worst) of the lot. The ease with which they jump from one promise to the next, one position to the next, and one party to the next, is legendary. The ...

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Saatah Nubari: Whether or not you read this, you still owe 102,000 Naira

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By Saatah Nubari It was Fela Kuti that said “Trouble sleep, Yanga go wake am.” Wise words from a decent man I must add, but the point here is that you owe 102,000 Naira. Your wife gave birth yesterday to your first child? Congratulations man; you, your wife and your ...

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Peter Obi is not running for governor – it just looks like he is

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Peter Obi’s second tenure as governor of Anambra State ended in 2014. Most objective analysis of his governorship agree that he performed better than most and was more prudent than most. Yet, even if he wanted to, Obi cannot run for another term as governor of Anambra. But you wouldn’t ...

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In 8 months, Edo Gov. Obaseki has evolved from collaborating with RTEAN to banning it

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The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has announced the immediate proscription of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) in Edo State. He has ordered the association to close its offices in the state and advised the public to desist from relating or transacting any business with the group. ...

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Akin Osuntokun: What is the exit strategy?

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by Akin Osuntokun ‘Only a peaceful solution must be found to arrest the present worsening stalemate and restore normalcy. The Eastern Region must be encouraged to remain part of the Federation. If the Eastern Region is allowed by acts of omission or commission to secede from or opt out of ...

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Olubadan of Ibadan sues Gov. Ajimobi

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The Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has sued the Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, before an Oyo State High Court, over the governor’s installation of 21 monarchs. He asked the court to set aside the installation. The Oba’s case: That the governor’s action violated provisions of the CAP 28 ...

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Paul Onomuakpokpo: Actor Buhari at the UN

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By Paul Onomuakpokpo It is not that we have ever doubted the thespian talents of President Muhammadu Buhari that render him eligible to assume the role of an actor before any audience. We have always known that he is like any other wily politician, especially in these climes, who can fit ...

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PDP clamps down on internal dissenters; suspends Ubah, queries Kashamu

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended Ifeanyi Ubah, chairman of Capital oil and Gas Ltd and a former Anambra governorship aspirant. Also, the PDP has issued a query to Ogun East Senator Buruji Kashamu. Per statement from the party’s national caretaker committee: “The national caretaker committee today announced the suspension ...

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Bukola Ogunyemi: Nigeria’s national carrier fixation and lessons from South Africa

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by Bukola Ogunyemi From all indications, the Nigerian government is determined in its decision to float a new national airline and have it operational by the end of this year. This milestone appears to have been inspired during the election campaign that ushered in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, ...

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“One is a criminal act, the other is a terrorist act”: FG differentiates between herdsmen and IPOB

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Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, was on Channels Television on Thursday to explain why the federal government has been quick to designate the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist group, but has not done same for the Fulani herdsmen. The tactics of some ...

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#AnambraDecides: PDP and APC choose kids of respected Igbo leaders as deputy governorship candidates

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We already knew the deputy governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra State for the Novemeber 18 governorship election. The incumbent governor, Willie Obiano, is sticking with his deputy, Dr. Nkem Okeke, who has served with him since 2014. Okeke was a former commissioner under ex-Governor ...

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Buhari’s second term campaigners are selfish – Sen Shehu Sani

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The endorsement: Last week, the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State, including the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term. This is despite the fact that the president still has two years left in this term, is battling ill-health and has ...

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The Supreme Court had strong words for disobedient Speaker Dogara and Hembe

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The Supreme Court delivered a ruling months ago sacking a Taraba senator, Sani Abubakar Danladi, and a Taraba member of the House of Representatives, Herman Hembe. Whereas the senate president, Bukola Saraki, immediately obeyed the court and swore in the rightful winner, Shuabu Isa Lau; the House Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, ...

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Olusegun Adeniyi: The Chinese prince and the starving tigers

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By Olusegun Adeniyi As one would expect from such IT persons, the duo of Mr Ye Zhenzhen, the CEO of People’s Daily Innovation and Mr David Chen, Vice President of Microsoft, dazzled their audience with the coming world of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the implications for the new media age. ...

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Court grants order proscribing IPOB

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The Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Adamu Kafarati, on Wednesday granted the following orders against the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), following an application by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami. Proscription of the group Declaring all its activities illegal and ...

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