Thisday Newspaper News Today Thursday 15th August 2019

Thisday Newspaper News Today Thursday 15th August 2019

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FG Gives Lifeline to Condemned Prisoners, Renames NPS

Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja A bill newly assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari has given lifeline to condemned inmates who have exhausted all grounds of appeal from the lower court to apex court and have their condemnations upheld after spending 10 years in confinement. The law has also changed the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) to […]
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FG: El-Zakzaky Breached Bail Conditions in India

Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja The federal government last night alleged that the Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky has breached the bail conditions that granted him leave to proceed to India for treatment. A statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Information, Deaconess Grace Isu Gekpe, said El-Zakzaky […]
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Gunmen Abduct Another Pastor, Son in Kaduna

John Shiklam in Kadun Gunmen have abducted another pastor and his son in Angwan Makiri, near Udawa in Chikun Local Government area of Kaduna State, demanding a N20 million naira ransom. Elisha Numan, the Pastor of Nagarta Baptist Church in the community was taken away at about 2.00 a.m. on Wednesday alongside his son, Emmanuel, […]
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Group Congratulates Adeniyi on His Emergence as Fellow Nigerian Academy of Letters

Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja International Relations Alumni Association (IRAA) of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) wednesday in Ile-Ife, Osun State, congratulated the Chairman of THISDAY Editorial Board, Mr. Olusegun Adeniyi, on his induction as Honourary Fellow of The Nigerian Academy of Letters. A statement by the group’s President, Chris Adetayo and its Publicity Secretary, Tunde […]
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Benue Stakeholders Reject FG’s Livestock Transformation Plan

George Okoh in Makurdi Benue State stakeholders drawn from the traditional institution, the church, socio-cultural organisations, academia, and civil society wednesday rejected the federal government proposed National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP), describing it as a round peg in a square hole. The stakeholders made their position known at the Benue Peoples House in Makurdi during […]
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Court Remands Atiku’s Son-in-law, Others in EFCC Custody for Alleged Money Laundering

Davidson Iriekpen A Federal High Court in Lagos Wednesday remanded Abdullahi Babalele, a son-in-law to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general election, Atiku Abubakar, and his lawyer, Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie, in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) till today, when their bail applications would be […]
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Southern, Middle Belt Leaders Knock PDP BoT Chair for Supporting RUGA

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF) has criticised the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees, Senator Walid Jibrin, for endorsing the RUGA programme. The forum insisted that the policy was meant to enthrone ethnic domination as well create “homelands for Fulani herdsmen all over Nigeria in spite of the […]
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Fuel Subsidy Removal Will Add 4% to Global GDP, IMF Tells Nigeria, Others

Obinna Chima The International Monetary Fund (IMF) wednesday reiterated the need for Nigeria and other countries that still retain the policy of subsiding fossil fuel to put an end to the policy. Precisely, the IMF said eliminating the policy which it pointed out, “typically benefit the rich more than the poor, could gain up to […]
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CBN Auctions N34bn Treasury Bills

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) held a treasury auction on Wednesday to try to lure foreign investors. According to Reuters, traders said the central bank asked them to increase their rates at a bills auction on Wednesday compared with rates that the bank paid at the last sale in July. The move led to […]
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Dickson, Alaibe Clash over Alleged Doctored Audios

Guber aspirant: We’ll not be distracted Emmanuel Addeh in Yenagoa A battle of attrition is raging between the Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, and a Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Bayelsa State Governorship Aspirant and former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Timi Alaibe. The bone of contention is an alleged manipulation […]
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