Thisday Newspaper News Today Monday 21st January 2019
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target=_blank>Bakare Urges Military to Justify N6tn Allocation in 10 Years
By Segun James The General Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has urged the military to justify its huge allocation for the past 10 years, saying it is very embarrassing that despite over N6 trillion allocated to the Nigerian Armed Forces in the last 10 years, soldiers still complain about obsolete equipment
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target=_blank>Presidential Panel Condemns Torture of Suspects
Members of the Presidential Panel on the Reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police have deplored the continued use of torture as a tool of interrogation by security agents in the country. The panel, led by the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Tony Ojukwu, expressed this opinion
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target=_blank>Insurgency: Buratai Seeks Support from South Korea
• Army kills five Boko Haram terrorists in Borno By Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja and Michael Olugbode in Maiduguri In a renewed bid to defeat the rampaging terrorists in the North-east, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Yusuf Buratai, has visited South Korea. This is coming as the Nigerian military has sustained the clampdown on the Boko Haram
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target=_blank>Another Nigerian Tortured to Death in South Africa, Union Alleges
Nigerians living in South Africa have expressed displeasure at the alleged killing of a Nigerian, Celestine Nwokeocha, 36, by the South African Police. The President of the Nigerian Union in South Africa, Adetola Olubajo, expressed the feeling of Nigerians to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the telephone from Pretoria, South Africa, yesterday. He
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target=_blank>Corruption: Atiku Lists 30 Accused Persons Working for Buhari
By Shola Oyeyipo in Abuja The rivalry between the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) took a new dimension yesterday when former Vice President and presidential candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubabar, reeled out 30 names working with President Muhammadu Buhari who are all accused of corruption, in
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target=_blank>Falana Writes NHRC, Demands Probe of IDP Camp’s Bombing
Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has written to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), demanding a probe of the January 17, 2017 bombing of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Rann, Borno State, by a fighter jet of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF). In the January
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target=_blank>Analysts Rule Out Interest Rate Cut as MPC Meets
By Obinna Chima As the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) commences its first meeting in 2019 today, financial market analysts have ruled out the possibility of a cut in interest rate, on the eve of the country’s general election. The two-day meeting is the 265th of the committee. At its last meeting
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target=_blank>CUPP Alleges Plot to Use N-Power Beneficiaries to Manipulate Elections
By Udora Orizu in Abuja The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has raised the alarm over an alleged ongoing recruitment of beneficiaries of the federal government’s N-Power as ad hoc staff for the 2019 elections. It also claimed to be in possession of ‘very reliable information from a credible source that President Muhammadu Buhari’s relative, Amina Zakari
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target=_blank>Ortom: EFCC Now APC’s Witch-hunt Tool
• Tackles opposition party over alleged mismanagement of N400bn By George Okoh in Makurdi The Benue State Governor, Mr. Samuel Ortom, has described the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as a tool of witch-hunt in the hands of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Ortom has also stated that the smear campaign against him by the main
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• Fertiliser plant for inauguration April By Peter Uzoho The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has described the $9 billion Dangote Refinery and the fertiliser plants, which are under construction at the Lekki Free Trade Zone, as transformational projects for Nigeria. Emefiele said this at the weekend during a facility […]
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