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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Senate is yet to receive ministerial list - Dino Melaye

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The senate says it is yet to receive the ministerial list from the presidency. 

Chairman of the Senate adhoc committee on publicity, Dino Melaye made this known to National assembly correspondence after the end of today's sitting

Buhari Seeks Senate Confirmation Of Kuru, Fowler, Danbatta


President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate President Bukola Saraki requesting for the confirmation of appointment of Ahmed Kuru as the managing director of Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) for a first term of five years.

This is as the president also asked the National Assembly to approve a loan request of $200 million from the World Bank for Lagos State.

"My Confidence In Saraki Depends On The Outcome Of The Court" - President Buhari


"My Confidence In Saraki Depends On The Outcome Of The Court Decision" - President Buhari

In an exclusive interview with SaharaTV, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari talks about the drama at the National Assembly among other issues.

Anti-Saraki senators protest as 83 senators pass vote of confidence on Senate President

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Embattled President of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki, who is facing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal over alleged corrupt practices, got a morale booster Tuesday as 83 of his colleagues gave him a stamp of approval.

The names of the senators said to have co-sponsored the motion were not read on the floor of the Senate.

Nigerian Senators pass vote of confidence on embattled leader, Saraki

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Nigerian senators on Tuesday passed a vote of confidence on the senate president, Bukola Saraki, seeking to shore up support for the embattled leader who is facing corruption charges.

Mr. Saraki was arraigned last week before the Code of Conduct Tribunal on a 13-count charge of alleged corruption and false declaration of assets.

China beats off competition from Japan to build railway in Indonesia

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According to AFP, China has been awarded a contract by the Indonesian government to build a railway across the country.

Japan said Tuesday its bid to build a major railway in Indonesia had been rejected with China instead to be awarded the project, slamming the decision as "extremely regrettable".

Buhari appoints petroleum minister, to name other ministers Wednesday

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday named Nigeria’s petroleum minister. And that is himself.

Mr. Buhari said he would personally head the Ministry of Petroleum Resources in the new cabinet.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Buhari challenges world leaders to return Nigeria’s stolen wealth hidden in their countries

General Assembly 70th session 12th plenary meeting H.E. Muhammadu BUHARI President of THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA; Photo: UN
President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in New York called on the international community to urgently redouble its efforts to strengthen mechanisms for dismantling safe havens for proceeds of corruption.

Addressing world leaders at the 70th General Assembly of the United Nations, President Buhari also urged his counterparts to do more to return stolen funds and assets to their countries of origin.

16 Ebonyi Top Officials Lose September Salaries For Lateness

Governor Dave Umahi has directed that 16 top officials of the Ebonyi State Government, including members of the State Executive Council, will lose their September salaries and other allowances for coming late to an event on Monday.

Details later…

Monday, September 28, 2015

Asians set to overtake Hispanics to become largest group of immigrants in US

By 2065, Asians are projected to become the largest immigrant group, at 38 per cent of the immigrant population, surpassing Hispanics, at 31 per cent, according to a report by the Pew Research Center
 Asians will surge past Hispanics over the next 50 years to become the largest group of immigrants heading to the United States, a study has revealed.

This would mark a major shift in immigration patterns, with the main driver of US population growth coming from China, India, Korea and the Philippines.

Photo: Chiwetel Ejiofor steps out with a black lady..after breaking up with his White girlfriend

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 Chiwetel Ejiofor steps out with mystery lady at The Martian premiere after splitting from girlfriend Sari Mercer just last month  

The 12 Years A Slave star, 38, was pictured holding hands with the beauty, who was dressed to impress in a red hot number, despite him splitting from his ex Sari Mercer just last month.

Continue..

Homophobic mobs attack gays, lesbians in Kenya

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Homophobic mobs have repeatedly attacked lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Kenya but police are unwilling to even attempt to bring the perpetrators to justice, rights groups said on Monday.

Homosexuality is taboo in almost all African countries and is punishable by up to 14 years in jail in Kenya.

Record Maker: Aubameyang continues scoring streak

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates after scoring for Borussia Dortmund
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang became the first player to score in the first seven matches of a Bundesliga season as Borussia Dortmund drew with Darmstadt.

The Gabon striker found the net twice in eight second-half minutes after Marcel Heller put the visitors ahead.

Photos : Buhari meets South Korean president

National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno, President Muhammadu Buhari, Sokoto State Governor, Rt Hon Aminu Tambuwal, President, Republic of Korea, Her Excellency, Mrs Geun-Hye Park, Nigerian Permanent Representatives, Prof Joy Ogwu and the Permanent Secretary Ministry of foreign Affairs, Ambassador Bulus Z. Lolo after a bilateral meeting during the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York
 Buhari who had earlier met with the King of Spain, Don Felipe VI also took time out to attend African Union Peace and Security meeting, (AU-PSC).

He then met with the richest man in the world, Bill Gates and former United States of America president, Bill Clinton.

In a bid to build the international relations of Nigeria and foster better partnership with other countries, Buhari met with South Korean president, Park Geun-Hye on 27 September.

More pics after the cut....

Nigeria deeply divided along religious, ethnic lines – Osinbajo

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ABUJA – Catholic Bishop of Kafanchan, Bishop Joseph Bagobiri has urged northern leaders and adherent of Islamic faith to make strong statement against Boko Haram as a way of finding lasting solution to insecurity situation in the country.

This is as the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo also admitted that there was obvious religious and ethnic discords among Nigerians.

Photos : Buhari holds bilateral talks with UK Prime Minister Cameron

Buhari holds bilateral talks with UK Prime Minister Cameron
 President Buhari pictured in a bilateral meeting with UK Prime Minister David Cameron at UN building during the 70th UN general Assembly on September 27th.

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Photos : Buhari, Obasanjo attend AU meeting in New York

Buhari, Obasanjo attend AU meeting in New York
 President Buhari and former president Olusegun Obasanjo attended the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council (AU-PSC) meeting held at the Permanent Observer Mission of the AU to the United Nations in New York on September 26th.

Others at the meeting included the National Security Adviser to the President Major General Babagana Monguno (Rtd), the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Bulus Z. Lolo, DG NIA, Mr Oke and Former Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi.

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Putin heads for UN showdown with Obama over Syria

Putin heads for UN showdown with Obama over Syria
Russian President Vladimir Putin squared up for a titanic clash Monday with his US rival Barack Obama at the United Nations as the Kremlin leader pushes for a new coalition against the Islamic State.

Putin and Obama are due to make competing speeches before the UN General Assembly in New York, and will come face-to-face for their first official meeting in over two years at a time of high tension.

China pledges $2billion for developing Countries

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Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged to establish a $2bn (£1.3bn) fund to assist developing countries and to significantly increase investment.

Addressing a UN summit on development goals, Mr Xi said investment would reach $12bn over the next 15 years.

Saraki/Presidency Cold War : Senators avoid Committee Chairmanship

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ABUJA – AS the Cold War between the presidency and the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Saraki over the later’s emergence as the Senate President rages on, a good number of the Senators have allegedly rejected heading Committees to avoid what they described as witch-hunt.

The tradition before now was that Senators and members of the House of Representatives lobby to become Chairmen of some of the Committees perceived to be juicy so as to better their lots.

Bobbi Kristina Brown's cause of death sealed

Bobbi Kristina Brown's cause of death sealed
From TMZ 

Bobbi Kristina's cause of death is now known, but no one's talking, because police are still on the hunt for evidence that could lead to a homicide prosecution. The Fulton County Medical Examiner just said it knows exactly what killed Whitney Houston's daughter, but they can't reveal it to the public because a judge ordered the findings sealed.

Photo : Apprentice abducts boss’ son 4 days after resumption

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A fashion design apprentice identified as Ayomide has allegedly abducted her boss's 2 year old son David Sunday Ushie pictured above at the boy's mother's fashion designing shop located in Ajegunle. 

This happened on Thursday September 17th.

According to Mr Ogar who is the little boy's maternal grandfather, Ayomide started as an apprentice with his daughter on Monday September 14th and was directed to stay in the shop with the little boy while the boy's mother stayed at home to do some laundry.

Photo of Prof. Jega's brother Justice A.A. Jega who died in Hajj stampede

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Prof. Jega's brother Justice A.A. Jega who died in Hajj stampede

Corruption : Religious leaders have failed Nigerians – House of Reps member

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A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ehiozuwa Johnson Agbonanyima, has stated that religious leaders have failed the country, especially in its fight against corruption.

He said this over the weekend in Benin, Edo State capital, noting that, for corruption to be tackled headlong, there must be a true change in the country which will require every Nigerian to evaluate himself and those around him if this country was to move forward.

Liberia struggles to regain economic footing after Ebola

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Liberia needs two years to regain its economic footing after it was battered by the Ebola epidemic, as it moves to boost access to electricity and infrastructure and diversify the economy, Liberia’s president said in an interview on Saturday.

Liberia had been slowly rebuilding from a civil war that ended in 2003 when the Ebola epidemic erupted more than 18 months ago. The disease has since killed 4,800 people in Liberia, and a total of 11,000 people in West Africa.

Blatter, Platini probed by FIFA ethics committee

FIFA President Sepp Blatter (L) shakes hands with UEFA president Michel Platini after being re-elected following a vote in Zurich on May 29, 2015 (AFP Photo/Michael Buholzer)
FIFA president Joseph Blatter and European supremo Michel Platini are under investigation by the ruling body’s ethics committee over a payment from 2011 revealed in a Swiss criminal investigation, dpa learnt on Sunday.

The committee is looking into a “disloyal payment’’ of 2 million Swiss francs (dollars) Platini received from FIFA in 2011 for work done between 1999 and 2002.

NAHCON Confirms Death Of 54 Nigerians In Hajj Stampede

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The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) last night confirmed the death of 54 Nigerians from the stampede that occurred in Saudi Arabia in the process of stoning the devil.

The chairman of the commission, Barrister Abdullahi Muktar Muhammed, told journalists in Makkah that 42 of the 54 that died were from states pilgrims welfare board while 16 were those brought to Saudi Arabia by tour operators.

Ministerial List : Odigie-Oyegun summons emergency meeting

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ABUJA—Strong indications emerged, yesterday, that the Senate will receive the ministerial list from President Muhammadu Buhari tomorrow or Wednesday.

Ahead of the submission of the Ministerial list by President Buhari, National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has summoned an emergency meeting of the National Working Committee, NWC, for today.

'I will improve on the network Fashola laid down' - Governor Ambode

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Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode says he will fulfill his promise to improve the network his predecessor Raji Fashola laid down before leaving office. Ambode said this at the 2015 Ojude Oba Epe Festival held at the Epe Recreation Ground, Epe Lagos today Sept. 27th.

"One of the things that we did promise during the campaign is that we would continue with the infrastructural development of my predecessor and at the same time improve on it and that’s what we’ve started with areas where we feel that there are immediate palliatives that we can give, we have done that but more importantly, is for us to improve on the network in which Mr. Babatunde Fashola had actually laid down. 

God weeps for sexual abuse of children - Pope Francis

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Pope Francis today in Philadelphia USA, met with victims of sexual abuse either by clergy men, church workers, teachers or family members. While empathizing with them after hearing their stories, 

Pope Francis said God weeps for the sexual abuse of children; 
"I have in my heart these stories of suffering of those youth that were sexually abused. The people who had the responsibility to take care of these tender ones violated that trust and caused them great pain. God weeps for the sexual abuse of children." he said

Nigerian Military Cuts Off The Head Of A Boko Haram Member ( Viewers Discretion Advised)

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A Facebook user who is a military man & currently fighting the boko haram insurgents in the north east part of Nigeria shared this photo (after the cut).

According to him, he said that the boko haram member was the strongest among the group, that the man resisted death, but the military over powered him by cutting off his head.

See the photo after the cut...

Hajj Stampede : Things You Need To Know

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(CNN)The Hajj, the annual Muslim pilgrimage, has been beset by disasters since the 1980s, leaving thousands dead and more injured.

This year has been particularly deadly, despite attempts by the government of Saudi Arabia to make the pilgrimage safer for the more than 3 million people who make the journey each year

A stampede at one of the last rituals of the season -- known as the "stoning of Jamarat," which symbolizes "stoning the devil," -- killed more than 700 people and injured hundreds more Thursday
So why incidents like this keep happening at the Hajj?

Diezani Alison-madueke’s Neighbours Relieved

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As Minister of Petroleum, Ms. Diezani Alison-Madueke was not only powerful, but influential. She was highly revered and had the ears of former President Goodluck Jonathan. It was no surprise, therefore, that her exquisite detached house in Lekki Phase 1, Victoria Island, Lagos, was heavily guarded by mobile policemen and naval ratings. Right in front of the property is a well-manicured waterfront garden with a small jetty, where speedboats and small yachts of various types were anchored.

But as the popular saying goes, the only thing constant in life is change. Today, the number and size of boats anchored near the garden have dwindled to just three boats that lack the splendour of the former large vessels that used to grace the entrance to the property.

At Last, President Buhari’s Cabinet List Out Wednesday

By Nduka Nwosu in New York, Iyobosa Uwugiaren and Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja

The much-awaited list of President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial nominees will be released on Wednesday, the last day of the month. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, disclosed this yesterday in New York. Adesina described Buhari as a man of his word, saying Nigerians would not be disappointed as September, the date given for the announcement of members of his cabinet, remains sacrosanct.

With just three days to the end of September, the month Buhari promised to send the list of his ministerial nominees to the Senate for approval, his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Mr. Garuba Shehu, had earlier assured that the president will keep his promise. Shehu gave the assurance yesterday.

Ndigbo Won’t Be Better Off Seceding From Nigeria – Ohanaeze Advises MASSOB

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Youth wing of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, the Ohanaeze Youth Council, OYC, has advised those spearheading the agitations of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra that seceding from Nigeria would not be in the interest of Ndigbo.

The OYC National President, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro stated this on Saturday during a press conference in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, while unveiling plans for this year’s Igbo Youths Day slated for Monday in Umuahia.

Boko Haram Attacks Kogi DSS Office, Frees 30 Suspects

No fewer than 30 people detained at the Kogi State office of the Directorate of State Service were freed on Friday night when it was attacked by gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect.

This was as four people, including an anti-riot policeman, were reportedly killed in the attack by the invading insurgents.

Buhari Prevented From Meeting Pope Francis After Late Arrival

The Nigerian mission inexplicably messed up the itinerary of President Muhammadu Buhari at the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York on Friday, TheCable can report.

The president missed a very important event on Boko Haram and internally displaced persons (IDPs) and was also prevented from meeting with Pope Francis because he was not properly briefed by the Nigerian UN mission staff.

Photos : President Buhari Meets With Bill Clinton & Bill Gates In New York

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 President Muhammadu Buhari during a bilateral meeting with Bill Clinton and Bill Gates in New York.

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500 migrants from Ghana, Senegal, others rescued in Mediterranean

Over 140 migrants and refugees, mainly from Ghana, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Nigeria who were transported by the German navy frigate Werra as part of the European external action service EU Navfor Med, wait to disembark at the Augusta harbour in eastern Italy on September 27, 2015. Some 500 migrants were rescued in seven operations launched over the weekend in the Mediterranean, the Italian coastguard said. The EU Navfor Med is a military operation launched at the end of June to identify, capture and dispose of vessels and rescue migrants undertaking risky journeys in a desperate bid to try and get to Europe from war-ravaged Syria and other trouble spots. AFP PHOTO
Some 500 migrants were rescued in seven operations launched over the weekend in the Mediterranean, the Italian coastguard said.

A spokesman told AFP on Sunday that four of the rescue operations had already wound up but the others were ongoing.

“Saturday was quiet on the whole but now there is further movement,” he said. “We have had several interventions — one by a ship belonging to (medical charity) MSF, two coastguard units as well as an Italian naval ship and a ship belonging to EU Navfor Med,” he said.

Yoruba feel protected with OPC than conventional Police – Mimiko

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Lagos – Gov. Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo state said the Yoruba area was more protected by members of the Oodua Peoples` Congress (OPC) than the Police.

Mimiko stated this at the 80th birthday celebration of OPC founder, Dr Frederick Fasehun, in Lagos on Saturday.

Another Nigerian stampede survivor says I was pinned down

Hamza Musa Kabir from Kano in northern Nigeria survived the massive stampede at the hajj by shedding his pilgrim’s garment after he was pinned under a man in the crush, which killed 769 people.

Reflecting on the shocking events that unfolded on Thursday in Saudi Arabia, the 55-year-old tall, thin trader told his dramatic story to AFP’s Kano correspondent Aminu Abubakar, who also performed the pilgrimage:

“We set off at sunrise from Muzdalifah and marched towards the Jamarat,” the place in Mina where pilgrims ritually stone the devil, Kabir recounted.

Tension as EFCC Seizes Dollars From Onitsha Traders

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There is tension in Onitsha Main Market, Anambra state as operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) stormed the market after arresting seven traders at the Enugu Interna­tional Airport for alleged money laundering

Sunday Sun gathered that the development sparked fears es­pecially among importers and operators of Bureau de Change in the market.

Woman believed 'murdered' 30 years ago turns up alive and well

Woman believed 'murdered' 30 years ago turns up alive and well
An alleged murder victim has turned up safe and well 31 years after vanishing off the face of the earth.

The woman, Petra Pazsitka, from the northern German city of Braunschweig, was 24 years old when she was last seen in 1980. A man later confessed to killing her.

Burkina Faso prosecutor freezes assets of leader of failed coup

Burkina Faso prosecutor freezes assets of leader of failed coup
Burkina Faso on Saturday froze the assets of General Gilbert Diendere, who led a failed coup last week in which his men took the president and prime minister hostage just weeks before elections were due.

The state prosecutor said in a statement that he also froze the assets of 13 others suspected of links to the coup and to the political party of former President Blaise Compaore and three other parties linked to the former ruler.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

NLC, TUC, others advise Senator Saraki to resign

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Members of the Nigerian Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress, have asked the President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, to resign from his position as the senate president pending the outcome of his case at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

They said that even though Saraki is still on trial and has not been found guilty of the allegations against him, it is morally right for him to resign his job.

Those who mismanaged NNPC will soon be prosecuted – Buhari

The people who misappropriated billions of naira of funds belonging to Nigeria’s state oil company NNPC, will soon be prosecuted, President Muhammadu Buhari has said, according to his spokesman, Femi Adesina.

Mr. Buhari, who said this on Sunday in New York at a meeting with President Xi Jinping of China, said his administration was determined to fully sanitize Nigeria’s oil industry and make it totally free of corruption and shady deals.

Father R*apes 11 year old daughter and impregnates neighbour’s daughter

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A 46-year-old man, Morris Ndidwe, has been arrested by the Delta State Police Command for allegedly raping his 11-year-old daughter and impregnating a neighbour’s daughter in Delta State.

According to his wife, Ndidwe had tried on several occasions to rape his is 11-year-old daughter in the past before the last attempt that landed got him arrested.

Group writes NJC, wants Saraki’s lawyers punished

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A coalition, Civil Society Network Against Corruption, CSNAC, has urged the National Judicial Council, NJC, to sanction the counsel to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, stating that they misled the lawmaker in his ongoing trial at the Code of Conduct Bureau Tribunal.

In a statement issued by the organisation, which comprises of over 150 civil society groups, through its chairman, Olanrewaju Suraj, CSNAC said Mr. Saraki’s lead lawyers, Joseph Daodu and Mahmud Magaji, both Senior Advocates of Nigeria, erred by advising their client to defy the summons of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT

Hajj tragedy caused by Saudi Arabia’s ‘criminal negligence’ – Nigerian Islamic Group

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The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has blamed Saudi Arabian authorities for the stampede in Muna on Thursday during Hajj activities.

Read MURIC’s full statement below
SALAH DAY STAMPEDE: SAUDI AUTHORITIES MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE
The stampede in Muna on the way to the stoning spots (jamaraat) which occurred on Salah day Thursday 24th September, 2015 claimed about 717 lives among whom about 30 are suspected to be Nigerians.

Prof Jega's brother, court of appeal justice, among those that died in Hajj stampede

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The brother of the immediate past Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Attahiru Jega, Abdulkadir Jega, was among the 707 who lost their lives in the Hajj stampede in Mina, Saudi Arabia on Thursday.

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, today confirmed that 2 Court of Appeal Justices were part of the casualty. One was Justice Abdulkadir Jega, who until his death was the Presiding Justice of the Abuja Division of the appellate court and Justice Musa Hassan Alkali of the Ilorin Division‎.

Mark Zuckerberg & pregnant wife Priscilla Chan at the China State Dinner

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The Facebook Founder & his beautiful, heavily pregnant wife's outfit to China State Dinner in the US, held in the honour of The Chinese President, Xi Jinping.

Senate Presidency : PDP Positions Mark, Ekweremadu, Akpabio

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As speculations mount over the future of embattled Senate President Bukola Saraki, plots by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to supplant the majority All Progressives Congress (APC) and take over leadership of the senate are intensifying.

The Nation had reported a few days ago the PDP was plotting a sensational take-over of the upper chamber of the National Assembly in the event that Saraki is consumed by his ongoing trial by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

FACT-CHECK: Nigerian govt. lied, UN meeting it failed to attend not “unofficial”

A woman buys dates at the market in the town of Bol on the outskirts of Lake Chad. Photo: OCHA/Pierre Peron
Contrary to claims by the Nigerian presidency that a meeting at the 70th United Nations General Assembly to discuss the humanitarian crisis posed by the activities of the Boko Haram terrorist group was unofficial, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report today that the meeting is a “high-level” one convened as one of the most important events of the ongoing United Nations annual summit in New York.

The meeting tagged “High Level Event on the Lake Chad Basin” held Friday at the Conference Room 1 of the United Nations headquarters in New York.

Saraki Crisis : Kwara APC pledges loyalty to Oyegun

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The Kwara Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has pledged its loyalty to the party’s national chairman, and declared support for his statement banning unauthorised persons from speaking for the party.

Read the Kwara APC’s statement below:

Party Communications: My concerns on Oyegun’s directives

On the 25th September, 2015, the All Progressives Congress (APC) released a stern warning to all its members, particularly National Executive members and State Publicity Secretaries against the indecorous meddlesomeness of unauthorised individuals on issues beyond their beats and offices in the party.

Hajj Stampede : Iran’s Rouhani Calls For Investigation At UN

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Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has used a speech at the UN to call for an investigation into Thursday’s stampede at the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.

The incident is the deadliest to hit the Hajj in 25 years, with 769 people dead, more than 130 of them from Iran, and 934 injured.

MDAs Plot Against TSA, Resort To Bulk Cash Transactions

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The implementation of the Treasury Single Account ( TSA) as a method of checking corruption, advancing accountability and transparency in the remittances of accruable revenues into government coffers by all revenue generating agencies seems to have been defeated, following attempts by some agencies of government in collaboration with some bank executives to circumvent the process.

LEADERSHIP Weekend investigations reveals that the revenue generating agencies have now created different independent accounts, where revenues generated are paid into and later withdrawn, deductions made and the balances of the monies they have decided to pay into the TSA brought in cash to the banks in connivance with bank officials.

Emir Sanusi Secretly Marries 18-Year Old High School Graduate Adamawa Princess

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The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has finally tied the knot with his rumoured heartthrob, Sa’adatu Barkindo-Musdafa, the daughter of the Lamido of Adamawa, Muhammadu Barkindo-Musdafa.

The 18-year old becomes the emir’s fourth wife. She recently completed secondary school and is been enrolled for advanced level studies.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Photos : Buhari And Obasanjo Meet With Gordon Brown in New York

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 President Buhari met with Fmr British PM, Gordon Brown alongside Fmr President Obasanjo at the Millennium House in New York.

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Don Jazzy Ignores D’banj On Stage

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Culled from Vanguard

D’banj as a singer and Don Jazzy the producer used to be the perfect team as the honchos of Mo’hits Records. But like a bolt from the blue, their hitherto smooth relationship collapsed in 2012 like a pack of badly arranged cards.

Ever since, fans and colleagues in the music industry have been begging the duo to come back together and rework their magic.