Thursday 15 June 2017

US, UK withdraw visas of senior Nigerian military officers over rights abuses

The United States and British embassies in Nigeria have withdrawn and denied entry visa to some serving and retired Nigerian Army officers, a report of a Board of Inquiry set up by the army to investigate allegations of human rights abuses by the military in the country has revealed.

This is even as the Nigerian Army exonerated itself over allegations in its confrontations and treatment of Boko Haram terrorists and internally displayed persons in its operations in the North-East, as well as members and sympathisers of the Indigenous People of Biafra.

Buhari Group Says It’s Not True Aisha Didn’t See Husband During Recent London Trip

Contrary to insinuations in some quarters, the Buhari Media Support Group, BMSG, on Thursday asserted that wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, did see her husband during her recent visit to London.

GTBank Organises Autism Conference

Foremost African financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank plc, is set to hold the 7th edition of its Annual Autism Conference. The two-day conference, which is free and open to the general public, will hold on the 13th and 14th of July 2017 at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos.

BREAKING: APC expels suspended Rep, Jibrin

The All Progressive Congress, APC, in Bebeji Local Government Area of Kano State, says it has expelled Abdulmumuni Jibrin, the member of the House of Representatives who was suspended for accusing the leadership of the House of budget fraud.

Budget: Senators angry with Osinbajo over comment on National Assembly’s power

Senators on Wednesday expressed anger over comments credited to the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo, that the National Assembly lacks the power to alter the National Budget.

Speaking on behalf of angry senators, the Deputy Leader, Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah, who came in through point of order expressed dissatisfaction with the statement.

London Towering Inferno: Taxi Driver Responsible Unveiled (Photos)

This is the mini-cab driver whose faulty fridge is alleged to have started the Grenfell Tower inferno.

Behailu Kebede, a father of one, raised the alarm after flames took hold in his flat at number 16 on the fourth floor.

Maryann Adam, 41, who lived at number 14, told how Mr Kebede banged on her front door in the early hours of Wednesday to tell her that there was a fire in his kitchen.

Isis condemned by 300 Austrian Muslim imams who sign declaration against 'extremism, violence and terror'

Around 300 imams in Austria have signed a declaration calling Isis the “black sheep” of the Islamic faith and called for fellow Muslims to take a greater role in society.

The Islamic Religious Community of Austria (IGGÖ) signed the declaration against “extremism, violence and terror” in Vienna which “holds that atrocities of the IS terrorists are contrary to Islam and must be condemned most severely”.

Inflation Rate Drops To 16.25 Percent – NBS

The 2017 Consumer Price Index, CPI, released on Thursday by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, has shown a decline of 17.24 per cent in April to 16.25 per cent year-on-year.

Sowore is a cheap blackmailer, he asked for money - Saraki's Aide

Aide to Senate President Bukola Saraki, Mr. Bamikole Omisore has described the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore as a thief and blackmailer who tried to extort his principal, Bukola Saraki, using the Senate President’s case at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). Mr. Omisore was reacting to Sahara Reporters‘ allegation that Senator Saraki paid the chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal Danladi Umar, $2million to get a favourable judgement in his false assets declaration case.

Seven dead, 59 injured in China kindergarten blast

An explosion at a kindergarten in eastern China on Thursday killed at least seven people and injured 59 others, state media said.

Armed special forces troops 'disguised as homeless people' deployed to British cities to combat terror threat

Police are arresting a record number of people for suspected terror offences in the UK as the security forces continue to increase efforts to combat the threat.

Armed special forces troops disguised as beggars and road sweepers have been deployed at key locations in London and other cities, they Daily Mirror reported.

What Osinbajo told Igbo leaders over Biafra, Northern youth threat (FULL TEXT)

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday met with South-east ‘leaders of thought’ over recent ethnic tensions in Nigeria.

While addressing the leaders, Mr. Osinbajo said he has held some and would hold more similar consultations with other leaders and political office holders from northern and south-eastern Nigeria.

Kaduna govt. introduces residency card

The Kaduna State Government on Wednesday formally announced the introduction of residency card for all its residents.

The government said the move was to enable it plan and provide social services.

The state’s Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Muhammad Abdullahi, told journalists the initiative was crucial for planning purposes.

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