Nigeria Can’t Break Up, Dogara Insists

[This Day] Abuja -The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, yesterday rebuked those calling for the disintegration of the country, stating that they lacked the understanding of God’s plan for the nation.

[This Day] Abuja -The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, yesterday rebuked those calling for the disintegration of the country, stating that they lacked the understanding of God's plan for the nation.

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Kambwili Is Lying; There Was Only One Plain Cloth Police Officer At His Residence – Zambia Police

POLICE have warned former Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services Chishimba Kambwili against allegedly dragging the name of the service into disrepute through the media. Copperbelt police commissioner Charity Katanga said in an interview yesterday that police have no intentions … Continued

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POLICE have warned former Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services Chishimba Kambwili against allegedly dragging the name of the service into disrepute through the media. Copperbelt police commissioner Charity Katanga said in an interview yesterday that police have no intentions of harassing Dr Kambwili. Katanga said this in response to Dr Kambwili’s accusations that police on the Copperbelt are harassing him. Dr Kambwili alleged that 25 armed police officers and six others from the Office of the President besieged his Luanshya residence yesterday. In a message posted on his Facebook page, Dr Kambwili accused the police of harassing him. “As soon as I came out of my yard, police officers began to scamper in all directions but I managed to follow one car and confronted the officers. When I asked them what crime I have committed for me to be harassed in this manner, they had no answer,†Dr Kambwili states. The Roan member of Parliament accused the police of trailing him and allegedly abusing their authority. But Katanga described Dr Kambwili’s accusations as baseless fabrications. “We can never harass him. He should not drag the name of the police to the media. It’s not true that police officers were trailing him or manning his house because we don’t have enough manpower to do so,†she said. Katanga, however, said a plain-clothes officer was sent to Dr Kambwili’s house yesterday after police received information that he was scheduled to have a press briefing. “Today [Sunday], we received information that the former minister wanted to have a press briefing. So, as per routine we sent a plain-cloth officer to check the situation, we didn’t send armed officers,†she said. Katanga wondered why Dr Kambwili was warning police against abusing their powers over something which is non-existent. She also said on Saturday, police officers were dispatched to Mpatamatu township to provide security at a Patriotic Front meeting where its conveners received information that Dr Kambwili’s supporters had allegedly planned to cause confusion. The post Kambwili Is Lying; There Was Only One Plain Cloth Police Officer At His Residence – Zambia Police appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Buhari Commiserates With Sokoto Govt Over Death of Lawmaker

[Leadership] Abuja -President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the Government and people of Sokoto State over the passing away of a member of the House of Representatives, representing Kware/Wamakko Federal Constituency, Hon. Abdullahi Muhammad W…

[Leadership] Abuja -President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the Government and people of Sokoto State over the passing away of a member of the House of Representatives, representing Kware/Wamakko Federal Constituency, Hon. Abdullahi Muhammad Wamakko.

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10-Year-Old Boy Strapped With Bomb Dies In Borno

[Leadership] Maiduguri -A 10-year-old, Gambo Bukar was yesterday killed when a suicide vest deceptively worn on him by Boko Haram terrorists while grazing at Baram and Tamsongamdu villages in Mafa Local govrnment area exploded, leaving his 8-year-old b…

[Leadership] Maiduguri -A 10-year-old, Gambo Bukar was yesterday killed when a suicide vest deceptively worn on him by Boko Haram terrorists while grazing at Baram and Tamsongamdu villages in Mafa Local govrnment area exploded, leaving his 8-year-old brother, Umar Bukar with serious injuries.

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Nigeria – a Governance Question or Structural Defect, Leaders Weigh in

[This Day] The clamour for the restructuring of the country deepened yesterday when a panel of professionals and leaders of thought cutting across the Northern and Southern parts of the country participated in a lively debate organised by the THISDAY N…

[This Day] The clamour for the restructuring of the country deepened yesterday when a panel of professionals and leaders of thought cutting across the Northern and Southern parts of the country participated in a lively debate organised by the THISDAY Newspaper Group on the restructuring question.

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30 Killed in Calabar Tank Farm Blast

[Vanguard] Calabar -Eyewitnesses have said about 30 persons died when an inferno from an explosion razed part of the Calabar Free Trade Zone, CFTZ, in the early hours of yesterday.

[Vanguard] Calabar -Eyewitnesses have said about 30 persons died when an inferno from an explosion razed part of the Calabar Free Trade Zone, CFTZ, in the early hours of yesterday.

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Defiant Former Minister Alison-Madueke Ready to Go to Jail?

[This Day] Former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, who is being investigated for a series of multi-billion dollar fraud and money laundering offences in Nigeria, the United Kingdom and the United States of America allegedly threatened to squ…

[This Day] Former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, who is being investigated for a series of multi-billion dollar fraud and money laundering offences in Nigeria, the United Kingdom and the United States of America allegedly threatened to squeal on Kola Aluko and Jide Omokore, and said she was prepared to go to jail with them.

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UN Opposes Forced Return of Nigerian Refugees From Cameroon

[Guardian] The United Nations (UN) has opposed the Cameroonian government’s “forced repatriation” of 130, 000 Nigerian refugees to the border towns of Banki, Gwoza and Pulka in Borno State.

[Guardian] The United Nations (UN) has opposed the Cameroonian government's "forced repatriation" of 130, 000 Nigerian refugees to the border towns of Banki, Gwoza and Pulka in Borno State.

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