Alleged Extortion: Shehu Sani Rejects Lie Detector Test, Wants To Swear With Quran

Former Kaduna central Senator, Shehu Sani has turned down a lie detector test suggested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and instead opted to swear by the Quran. It was the latest development in the alleged extortion case involving him and ASD Motors Chairman, Sani Dauda, who claimed to have given him $24,000 as demanded to offer as bribes to judges and the EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu. According to The Nation, Shehu Sani refused to take a lie detector test when taken to a polygraph clinic at the EFCC…

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Suleimani Killing: NSCIA Warns Muslim Youth Against Protest

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) on Monday appealed to Muslim youths in the country for exercise restraint over the death of top Iranian military commander, Qassem Suleimani, in Iraq. In a statement issued in Abuja by Head of Media of the council, Ibrahim Aselemi, the body appealed to the youth not to allow their emotions becloud their judgment to ensure peace at all times. NSCIA said the issue between the U.S. and Iran can only be resolved through diplomatic dialogue. “The attention of NSCIA has been drawn…

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Nigeria Immigration Releases Visa-On-Arrival Application Details

The Nigeria Immigration Service has released details of its new Visa-on-Arrival application processes for Africans and non-Africans. The Service made this known on its website on Monday. “This is to notify the General Public that Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has rolled out a new Visa on Arrival Application Process for all Business Travelers and African Union (AU) countries, except for ECOWAS member countries,” the website read. President Muhammadu Buhari in December announced that starting from January 2020, Africans traveling to Nigeria will be able to obtain their visas upon arrival.…

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There Is Nothing Called The North — Sen Abaribe

Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe representing Abia South has declared there is nothing called the North, noting that “if you go there, there are so many divisions going on.” In an exclusive interview with Vanguard, the Senate Minority Leader said that there are two classes of people in Nigerian politics, “those who are in power and those who are not.” Senator Abaribe while answering Vanguard reporter’s question on “But the North generally does not show inclination for restructuring…”, he replied; “No, it is not true. There is nothing called the North. This…

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2023: Buhari Will Not Handover To Treasury Looter – Presidency

The Presidency said on Monday President Muhammadu Buhari would not handover government to a person who had stolen or would steal the nation’s money in 2023 The Presidency also said President Buhari would not handpick his successor but would ensure that his likely successor enjoys the support of Nigerians. The statement followed a call by the General Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, that the President should influence the choice of his successor in 2023. Speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today, the Special Adviser…

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Kukah Describes FG As Fundamentalists Without Bombs

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah, has described the Nigerian government as “Islamic fundamentalists without bombs.” The Bishop’s view was made available to Vanguard in Owerri by the Diocesan Director of Social Communication, DDSC, Rev. Fr. Chris Omotosho. According to the DDSC, the Bishop, who was apparently angered by the seemingly endless waste of lives, equally reasoned that “the only difference between the government and Boko Haram is that Boko Haram is holding a bomb.” Making reference to the beheading of 10 Christians by Islamist…

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Visiting Foreigners Must Have $200 Minimum – Buhari’s Aide

The spokesman for the Buhari Media Organisation , Niyi Akinsiju , has said that once the visa on arrival policy takes effect, foreigners will no longer be allowed into Nigeria without having at least $ 200 ( N 72 , 000 ) . The BMO spokesman said this while featuring on a programme on NTA titled , ‘ Good Morning Nigeria ’ on Monday . He said, “ If we are opening up Nigeria to other African countries , it also means we are creating traffic . “ Entering this…

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Ngige’s Call On Igbo To Join APC Childish, Pedestrian –Ohanaeze

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo on Monday described as childish, a call by the Minister of Labour and Employment , Dr Chris Ngige, that the Igbo should join the All Progressives Congress in order to produce the next President of the country . The group’ s National Publicity Secretary , Prince Uche Achi – Okpaga , in a telephone interview with one of our correspondents , said until an “ Igbo man becomes president , Nigeria will never progress .” Ngige, had while addressing the APC members on Sunday at Alor in…

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ICC Has Agreed To Commence Probe Into IPOB, Shiite Killings~Falana

International embarrassment is coming for the Nigerian government over its perceived refusal to prosecute those involved in extra-judicial killings in the country, leading rights lawyer, Femi Falana, disclosed on Sunday. The International Criminal Court (ICC) has concluded arrangement, according to Falana, to take over the prosecutorial responsibility, starting with preliminary investigations into the alleged extra-judicial killings of members of the Shiites movement and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The deaths were mainly by the hands of agents of the Nigerian security community, while none had been prosecuted, despite several…

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We’ll Pull 100 Million Nigerians Out Of Poverty In 2020~ Zainab Ahmed

The Honourable Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, on Monday reiterated Federal Government’s plan to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty this year, in line with a pledge earlier made by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019. Ahmed, who made the disclosure in a television programme said the fulcrum of achieving that goal would be to provide sufficient enabling environment for small businesses across Nigeria. She said: “President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that we must pull 100 million Nigerians out of poverty and that is our…

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