BUHARI’S PHONEY GALLANTRY [Tony Enahoro: A Noble Life Of State Pardons]

    By Peter Enahoro (Peter Pan)   Older heads in the Enahoro clan know enough about political state pardons not to get excited by it. It is not a  pension annuity, not a war decoration or a medal for exceptional services to society. You don’t even get to have a handshake with the President.   What’s to celebrate?   You don’t get a State Pardon for smoking a pipe in church.  You have to have been in jail or had your reputation wrongfully dragged through hell. You’re then told,…

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Brittle Paper publisher defends spat with deputy editor

  …says Obi-Young’s action smacks of libel    Previous relationship with El-rufai’s uncovered   Following the outrage generated over the sack of deputy editor, Brittle Paper, Otosirieze Obi-Young, by its publisher, Ainehi Edoro, the latter in her defence said the decision was taken after effort to reach understanding with Obi-Young failed.   According to reports, Brittle Paper, Nigeria’s leading literary news website, caused outrage after it censored and deleted a story written by Obi-Young, on the threat by Bello, son of Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, to ‘rape’ a Twitter…

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Trump reverses course, seeks negative rates from Fed

U.S. President Donald Trump yesterday called on the “boneheads” at the Federal Reserve to push interest rates down into negative territory, a move reluctantly used by other world central banks to battle weak economic growth that risks punishing savers and banks’ earnings in the process.   Trump, in a pair of Twitter posts, said negative rates would save the government money on its debt, which including Social Security accounts has reached a record $22 trillion on Trump’s watch. He did not address the risks or financial market tensions that central…

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JUNE 12: Buhari renames Abuja Stadium after MKO

President Muhammadu Buhari Yesterday, Wednesday renamed the Abuja National Stadium after late Moshood Abiola, the acclaimed winner of June 12, 1993 Presidential election. President Buhari made the announcement while addressing the nation on Democracy Day celebration in Abuja, noting that while alive, Chief MKO Abiola gave immense support to the development of sports in Nigeria and Africa so much that he was named and honoured as Africa’s Pillar of Sports. He recalled that Chief Abiola formed the Abiola Babes Football Club, which was based in Abeokuta and was one of…

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Supplementary elections: CISLAC berates deliberate sabotage

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has condemned in totality the open display of lawlessness and rascality involving indiscriminately massive deployment of hoodlums in the conduct of supplementary gubernatorial election in Kano state. In a statement made available to Newsfieldglobal, the civil society organisation said while election constituted a formal citizenry decision-making process by which a population chooses a credible individual to hold public office, “we find it disturbing that citizens’ choices and decisions were largely influenced and determined by high incidences of vote-buying facilitated by hoodlums and party…

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Inconclusive elections: CISLAC calls for electoral justice

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has expressed concern over outcome of last week’s gubernatorial elections in some states of the federation. CISLAC is particularly worried that elections in some states including Sokoto, Bauchi, Adamawa, Pleateau and Kano were declared inconclusive. In a statement signed by the Executive Director, CISLAC, Auwal Ibrahim Musa (Rafsanjani), and made available to New Telegraph, the civil society group said the apparent disproportionate declaration of the state electoral outcomes by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), especially across states whose results were declared inconclusive,…

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Elections: US says world interested in Nigeria

 The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Stuart Symington, has tasked the government and people of Nigeria to ensure a peaceful and credible general elections because “the world is interested and watching”. Symington stated this on Friday in Lafia, after meeting with Mr Labaran Maku, the Nasarawa State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). Noting that the responsibility of ensuring a peaceful, free, fair and credible polls rested with the government and all citizens, he said that Nigeria gained much credibility after the success of the 2015…

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USAID, Coca-Cola partner to improve water sanitation

 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Coca-Cola Foundation (TCCF) have commissioned a project to improve access to safe water and sanitation services for more than 44,800 persons in Abia and Cross River states respectively. The projects are being executed through their Water and Development Alliance (WADA) global partnership. They were implemented over a two-year period by Partners for Development (PfD), working closely with the state rural water agencies and four selected local government areas (LGAs. Under the USAID and Coca-Cola partnership, 40 boreholes have been drilled and…

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Ganduje promises better deal for labour

Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has again expressed his willingness to pay N30, 600 as new minimum wage to workers in the state.   He said this in Kano during the inauguration of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) executives for the 44 local government areas in the state.   The governor promised to continue working in harmony with labour oragnisations in the state for the benefit of the workers.   On his part, the Chairman, Kano state chapter of NLC, Comrade Kabiru Ado Minjibirn, however, advised the state…

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IDPs: Four policemen on trial over sex-for-food scandal

…as PCVSF expends N10bn on victims’ resettlement   Four policemen indicted for demanding sex before allowing internally displaced persons (IDPs) to have access to food in their camps have been dismissed and currently being tried for the offence.   Disclosing this in Lagos, the Vice Chairman, Presidential Committee on Victims Support Fund (PCVSF), Tijjani Musa Tumsah, who led a team to the newspaper house, said stability was gradually returning to the various camps just as most of the displaced persons have been resettled in their communities.   Although he could…

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