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July 16, 2018

Giving land for ranching better than death – Presidency

…Adds being alive is better than ancestral attachment to land The Presidency, yesterday, charged those against the administration’s ranching and colony programmes for herdsmen to rethink, noting that they are better off living with the ranches and colonies than dying through the persisting conflicts. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, speaking on an AIT morning programme in response to a question on ancestral attachments to land said: “Ancestral attachment? You can only have ancestral attachment when you are alive. If you are talking about ancestral attachment, if you are dead, how does the attachment…

Flash News: Ibori, Saraki family named in global secret offshore assets report

I’m not required to declare assets of my wife’s family – Senate president  Report neither said anything new nor confirmed old allegations – Ex-gov’s aide By Willy Eya and Emma Emeozor  TWO high-profile Nigerian politicians have been named in Panama Papers, a massive data leak exposing the financial activities of some of the world’s rich and famous. The four decades of documents from a Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca, named former Delta State Governor James Ibori and the family of Senate President Bukola Saraki as among 18 Africans involved in a network of secret offshore deals. Mossack Fonseca specialises in…

Ndigbo lose out again …as Buhari appoints new SGF, others

  The speculation that President Muhammadu Buhari will appoint Igboman Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) did not hold after-all as the President has named, Engr. Babachir David Lawal, from Adamawa State as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Before this appointment, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu and Senator Chris Ngige, top APC members, were widely tipped for the plum job. The speculation became even more rife as the post of SGF was said to have been zoned to the South-East. A Press Release issued on Thursday, August 27 by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President…

Buhari accuses U.S. of aiding Boko Haram …Rejects same-sex marriage

  Nigeria’s President, Muhhamadu Buhari, has accused the United States of indirectly aiding and abetting the atrocities of Boko Haram terrorists by refusing to let Nigeria have access to much needed military arsenal to fight to quell the six-year insurgency. Speaking on Wednesday in Washington DC where he addressed a section of people at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) as part of his four-day trip to America, Buhari frowned at the use of the ‘Leahy Law’ by the US government  to deny Nigeria weapons based on unsubstantiated human rights abuses by the Nigerian military. Expressing his belief that…