Ambode Bans Cart And Wheelbarrow Operators For ‘Environmental Cleanliness

Lagos State Government on Saturday, January 13, 2018, announced a total ban on the operations of cart pushers and wheelbarrow operators in the state, saying their activities were inimical to environmental cleanliness in the state. In a statement signed by Tunji Bello, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), said that with the flag-off of the Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI), the continuous activities of cart pushers would pose a threat to its success. Bello said that investigations had also revealed that the cart pushers were responsible for most of the…

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President Buhari Has Done Nothing To Move Nigeria Forward – Senators 

Tempers flared once again at the Senate on Wednesday as senators questioned the commitment of the executive arm of government to protect lives and property of Nigerians. Senators across party lines, who spoke on a motion bordering on insecurity in Taraba State, moved by Senator Emmanuel Bwatcha pointedly accused President Muhammadu Buhari of not doing enough to protect Nigerians against marauders who are killing them in numbers. Bwatcha in his motion noted that quite a large number of people from the state have been killed by Fulani herdsmen while hundreds…

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Boko Haram Invade Madagali Community In Adamawa, Kill 5, Kidnap Residents

About five people were feared dead and others abducted in a fresh attack by Boko Haram on Pallam community in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa, local officials and residents have said. The attack came barely a week after the terrorists launched a similar attack on neighbouring Wanu, Kamale and Kafin Hausa communities of Michika and Madagali areas. Pallam is the hometown of the Deputy Speaker of the Adamawa State House of Assembly, Emmanuel Tsamdu. Fleeing residents said the onslaught lasted for about five hours. “They sneaked into our town…

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Ekiti Bars Fayemi, Ex-Commissioner From Public Office For 10 Years

Former governor of Ekiti State and Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, and his finance commissioner, Mr. Dapo Kolawole, have been barred from holding any public office in the state and Nigeria for 10 years. The sanction followed the acceptance by the Ekiti State Executive Council of the white paper on the judicial panel of inquiry that investigated Fayemi’s administration. The ban was predicated on the refusal of Fayemi and Kolawole to appear before the commission even after the determination of the case challenging the inauguration of…

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House Of Reps Urges President Buhari To Declare State Of Emergency On Security

The House of Representatives on Tuesday called on the federal government to declare a state of emergency on security in the wake of deadly attacks in Benue and other states. In a motion by Babatunde Kolawole (Ekiti – PDP) and Benue state caucus of the House led by the member representing Guma/Makurdi federal constituency, Dickson Tarkhighir, the house mandated an ad hoc committee to conduct a public hearing to hear from both sides and proffer a lasting solution. While presenting the motion, Mr. Kolawole said scores of farmers have been…

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Nigerians Pushing Nigeria Towards War – Aregbesola 

The Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has cautioned Nigerians against pushing the country into another civil war through carelessness, thoughtlessness, selfishness, wickedness and hate mongering. He said that Nigeria was lucky to survive the first civil war but might not be lucky in case of another one. Aregbesola, in a statement through his media spokesman, Mr Sola Fasure, made this known at the 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration in the state on Monday. He said, “Through carelessness, thoughtlessness, selfishness, wickedness and hate mongering, the country may unwittingly be…

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[Benue Killings] In The Name Of God” Accommodate Your Countrymen – Buhari 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday appealed to the government and people of Benue State to “in the name of God” accommodate their countrymen. He urged them to exercise restraint following the recent attacks on some communities and assured them that all the perpetrators of violence in the state will be made to face the wrath of the law. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President made the call while receiving a delegation of political leaders, traditional rulers and elders of…

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Bakare Advocates Restructuring, Slams FG Over Killings [Full Text] 

Tunde Bakare, the serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly (LRA), says President Muhammadu Buhari and his government did nothing about the genocide in Benue even though they were warned 18 months earlier. BEING TEXT OF SPEECH BY PASTOR ‘TUNDE BAKARE AT THE STATE OF THE NATION BROADCAST ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 2018. Introduction For today’s State of the Nation broadcast, I have chosen as a theme: “It is Time to Renegotiate our Union,” and for the texts of Scripture, please turn your Bible with me to Jeremiah 8:20–22 &…

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Anti-Corruption War Must Be Fought Like Jihad – Ibrahim Magu

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, has urged Nigerians to support the current administration in the fight against corruption and engage in the fight like a jihad in order to free Nigeria from the grip of the corrupt persons. Magu said this on Sunday in a lecture he delivered at the 7th convocation and 10th anniversary of the Fountain University, Osogbo in Osun State. Speaking at the convocation of the university established by NASFAT, the EFCC boss, whose lecture was delivered by his…

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Nobody Talked About The Killing Of Over 800 Fulani – Sanusi

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, says he personally gave the Federal Government pictures of 800 Fulani herdsmen and their families that were killed in Taraba State last year but the government had yet to take action. He added that the killings in the Middle Belt were being perpetrated by both the herdsmen and the locals, stressing that the murder of the herdsmen was not being accurately reported thereby presenting a false narrative of ‘one-sided killings’. Sanusi said this during an interview with Sunday PUNCH on Saturday. The emir…

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