THE INSIDER: How Amaechi got Buhari to suspend Hadiza Bala Usman amid ‘cold war’

At a time when shocking news has become a daily occurrence, Nigerians got an extra dose on Thursday evening when President Muhammadu Buhari asked Hadiza Bala Usman to “step aside” as the managing director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said this was to allow for an administrative panel of inquiry to investigate the “management”. All members of the panel were appointed …

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Buhari describes death of Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan as a huge loss

By Chris Udochukwu Abuja (Precise Post) – President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the death of his former Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan, describing it as a huge loss not only to the female gender activist community but to the country as a whole. The Senior Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity) Garba Shehu disclosed this in …

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Aisha Alhassan was an astute politician, patriot – Atiku

By Our Reporter Abuja (Precise Post) – The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 general election and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has grieved over the death of former Minister of Women Affairs, Sen. Aisha Alhassan who passed on today at a hospital in Cairo, Egypt. Atiku described the late Mama Taraba as an accomplished civil servant, astute politician and patriot …

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Aisha Jummai Alhassan, former Women Affairs Minister, Is Dead

Abuja – Senator Aisha Jummai Alhassan, former Minister of Women Affairs during the first tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari is dead. Popularly called ‘Mama Taraba’, Jummai Alhassan was a member of the 7th Senate having been elected on the platform of the PDP. She later dumped the party for APC and was the governorship candidate of the party in the 2015 elections in Taraba State. …

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It’s wrong to blame APC govt for insecurity, says Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Friday, said it was wrong for Nigerians to blame the current insecurity in the country on the All Progressives Congress-led government. The former Governor of Rivers State insisted that it was a misnomer for anybody to claim that banditry was caused by the current regime led by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), when in reality, “the …

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BREAKING: 11 members of IPOB’s ESN killed in Imo –Army

The Nigerian Army has said it neutralised 11 members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, who launched an attack on the police command of the Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State on Thursday night. Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General, Mohammed Yerima, in a statement on Friday, said the assailants were members of IPOB’s Eastern Security Network. The statement was titled, ‘Security Forces …

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If Tinubu Becomes President, I’ll Cease To Be Nigerian – Bode George

Bode George, the National vice-chairman in the southwest zone of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has said that he will stop being a Nigerian if the national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu become President. George said this on Friday May 7, while featuring on a Channels Television programme. He also called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate Tinubu’s …

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INEC fixes bye-election to replace Kaduna absentee lawmaker

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has slated the bye-election into Sabo Gari State Constituency of Kaduna State for June 19. The seat was declared vacant after the lawmaker, Hon. Aminu Abdullahi Shagali, absconded from sitting. According to a statement by National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, “The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has received a communication from the Kaduna …

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Sanwo-Olu: Lagos completed 1,097 school projects in 2 years

Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said his administration has completed over 1,097 projects in 970 primary and secondary schools in the past two years. The government also built and rehabilitated 322 dilapidated schools – including five new schools – and supplied 87,000 dual composite units of furniture to primary and secondary schools. He spoke on Thursday at inauguration of a new block of 10 classrooms at …

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Bala-Usman’s suspension: Maritime stakeholders back FG’s action

Some maritime stakeholders in Lagos, on Friday, backed the Federal Government’s suspension of the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), saying it had the right to hire and fire anyone in its establishment. The stakeholders were reacting to the suspension of the Managing Director of Nigerian Port Authority (NPA), Ms Hadiza Bala-Usman on May 6, by President Muhammadu Buhari, to pave the way …

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Cops repel attack on Imo police station, kill eight hoodlums

Joint security operatives on Thursday night killed no fewer than eight hoodlums after they resisted an attack on Orlu Divisional Police Headquarters in Imo state from unknown gunmen. Also, the joint security operatives recovered seven vehicles the attackers came in for the operation. Our correspondent gathered that the gun battle between the gunmen and the security operatives lasted several hours, as the military sent reinforcement …

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COVID-19: British Airways seeks amendment to flight restrictions

The Chief Executive Officer of International Airlines Group, Luis Gallego, has pleaded with the British Government to amend flight restrictions. British Airways is under the IAG and due to the Covid-19 pandemic, restrictions have been placed on flights and this has caused a major loss for airlines. According to DailyMail, Gallego said the airline lost about £1.1bn in the last ‘one year’, as he pleaded …

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How police ambushed me in Abuja, whisked me to Makurdi on Ortom’s orders over statement on poor handling of insecurity – Ode, Journalist

A journalist, Sunday Ode, who was arrested and detained on the orders of the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, recalls his ordeal in this interview with OLALEKAN ADETAYO It was learnt that you recently had an encounter with some policemen. When was this and where? My name is Egena Sunday Ode. I am a journalist based in Abuja. Yes, I had a bitter encounter with …

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BREAKING: Supreme Court upholds INEC’s deregistration of 74 political parties

The Supreme Court on Friday upheld an earlier judgment of the Court of Appeal which okayed the deregistration of National Unity Party and 73 others. The PUNCH had earlier reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission last year deregistered the political parties over their inability to win any election during the 2019 general elections. Catholic Church should dismiss Mbaka, he’s author of confusion –OmokriReps reject …

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No request to evacuate Nigerians from volcanic Caribbean Island —FG

The Federal Government has said that there is no request for the evacuation of the Nigerians who are stranded in St. Vincent and the Grenadines due to the volcanic eruption in the country. It, however, acknowledged that the Nigerian Community is in need of relief materials as it is affected by the impact of the natural disaster in the country. This was disclosed in a …

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