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Below are the headlines found on The Nation Online Newspaper for today, Saturday 09 June, 2018.
Obasanjo: My life in danger
Sat, 09 Jun 2018
EX-PRESIDENT Olusegun Obasanjoalleged yesterday that there were moves by agents of the federal government to terminate his life for no just cause.He said that the Muhammadu Buhari government which he helped to install was out to use Gestapo tactics to cow and silence him.Obasanjo, in a statement issued by his spokesman, Kehinde Akinyemi, in Abeokuta yesterday, said thedesperation to frustrate, intimidate and blackmail him into silence was borne out of governments belief that the tactics could im 
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Sat, 09 Jun 2018
The federal government last night rolled out the programme for the conferment of national honours on the late Chief Moshood Abiola, winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election, his running mate Ambassador Baba Gana Kinbige and the late human rights activist, Chief Gani Fawehinmi.
The event is scheduled for Tuesday in Abuja less than a week after government announced the declaration of June 12 as Nigeria’s Democracy Day in remembrance of the election adjudged as the fairest ever in Nigeria’s history and its intention to confer honours of the three men.
Abiola will be honoured with the   Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR), while Fawehinmi and Kingibe will receive the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON).
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, in a statement said the event will take place at the Conference Hall, State House, Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.
 
He said: “Accordingly, Ambassador Babagana Kingibe, the family of the late Bashorun M.K.O. Abiola and that of Chief Gani Fawehinmi, along with the underlisted key players of June 12 struggle are cordially invited:

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Members of the National Executive Committee of the SDP including States Chairmen and Secretaries at the time of June 12, 1993
Governors elected under SDP platform
Former Senate Presidents – Iyorchia Ayu and Ameh Ebute and Speaker Agunwa Anekwe along with Principal Officers of the National Assembly elected under SDP platform
Speakers of the States Assembly elected under SDP platform
All Chairmen of the States Traditional Councils from the six South-Western States
Prof. Wole Soyinka
Mr. Femi Falana, SAN
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Chief Bisi Akande
Ms. Ayo Obe
Bayo Onanuga – The News
Kunle Ajibade – Tempo
Nosa Igiebor – Tell
Kayode Komolafe – Media Hope 93
Senator Janathan Zwingina – DG Hope 93
Comrade Frank Ovie Kokori
Prof. Humphrey Nwosu
“Also invited are Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker Yakubu Dogora, Principal Officers of the National Assembly, Members of the Federal Executive Council and all State Governors.
Sat, 09 Jun 2018
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday revealed that a petition by a widow, Hauwa Kulu Usman, led to the investigation, trial and conviction of a former Governor of Taraba State, Rev. Jolly Nyame.Nyame was jailed on May 30 by a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Gudu, Abuja without an option of fine.Justice Adebukola Banjoko convicted the ex-governor on 27 out of the 41 counts filed against him by the EFCC in July 2007.Nyame was governor from 1991 to 1993 
Sat, 09 Jun 2018
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday revealed that a petition by a widow, Hauwa Kulu Usman, led to the investigation, trial and conviction of a former Governor of Taraba State, Rev. Jolly Nyame.Nyame was jailed on May 30 by a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Gudu, Abuja without an option of fine.Justice Adebukola Banjoko convicted the ex-governor on 27 out of the 41 counts filed against him by the EFCC in July 2007.Nyame was governor from 1991 to 1993 

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Sat, 09 Jun 2018
Barely one week after a bouncer, Sunny Braimoh, 47, and his wife, Morenikeji, 40, were gruesomely burnt to death at their Idowu Lane, Olodi-Apapa, Lagos home, witnesses said the late couple, who were trapped inside their one-room apartment, cried out for help, but could not be saved by bystanders before they were killed by the ravenous inferno.It was learnt that the fire ravaged the eight-room building where the couple lived while other occupants escaped unhurt.They started shouting Fire! fire! 
Sat, 09 Jun 2018
Barely one week after a bouncer, Sunny Braimoh, 47, and his wife, Morenikeji, 40, were gruesomely burnt to death at their Idowu Lane, Olodi-Apapa, Lagos home, witnesses said the late couple, who were trapped inside their one-room apartment, cried out for help, but could not be saved by bystanders before they were killed by the ravenous inferno.It was learnt that the fire ravaged the eight-room building where the couple lived while other occupants escaped unhurt.They started shouting Fire! fire! 
Sat, 09 Jun 2018
Talks at the G7 summit in Canada have failed to resolve deep differences between United States President, Donald Trump and leaders of major industrial nations.The divisions were laid bare on Friday, notably over trade.Allies of the U.S are furious over Mr. Trumps recent decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, raising fears of a global trade war, the BBC reports.It is unclear whether a communique agreed by all will be released when the meeting concludes later on Saturday.The tw 
Sat, 09 Jun 2018
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said on Friday the Federal Government would never engage in a frame-up of innocent citizens but only the guilty should be worriedMohammed stated this in a statement issued in Lagos.He said: This administration would never engage in a frame-up of innocent citizens. That is neither in the character of President Muhammadu Buhari nor in that of his administration.Only the guilty should be worried. To paraphrase an African proverb, a man who has 
Sat, 09 Jun 2018
BAYELSA State Governor Seriake Dickson; Second Republic senator, Chief Ayo Fasanmi; former Presidential Adviser on National Assembly Matters, Mrs Florence Ita-Giwa; former President of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP), Comrade Ledum Mitee and labour leader Isa Aremu yesterday added their voices to the commendations that have trailed the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to declare June 12 as the nations Democracy Day.On different occasions yesterday, they commended the 
Sat, 09 Jun 2018
A coalition of some civil society organizations (CSO) in the country wants Senate President, Bukola Saraki to resign from office immediately on the strength of claims by some of the Offa robbery suspects that they have a relationship with him.The Coalition of Civil Society for Good Governance and Democracy said yesterday in Abuja that Saraki should also go and clear his name over allegation of non-declaration of his assets when he served as governor.Another group, Concerned Citizens of Offa Comm 
Sat, 09 Jun 2018
A coalition of some civil society organizations (CSO) in the country wants Senate President, Bukola Saraki to resign from office immediately on the strength of claims by some of the Offa robbery suspects that they have a relationship with him.The Coalition of Civil Society for Good Governance and Democracy said yesterday in Abuja that Saraki should also go and clear his name over allegation of non-declaration of his assets when he served as governor.Another group, Concerned Citizens of Offa Comm 
Sat, 09 Jun 2018
Facts emerged yesterday why a Federal High Court in Abuja froze accounts owned by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in banks particularlyCentral Bank, First Bank and United Bank for Africa (UBA).INECs accounts in CBN, First Bank and UBA are: 002-01224-42021 and 002-01224-41032 domicile in Central Bank of Nigeria ( including all funds held in both accounts).Others are: 2022050942 and 2022050904 in First Bank (with balances of N1,578,696,848.84 and N600,270,638.00); and 10053935 

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Sat, 09 Jun 2018
Facts emerged yesterday why a Federal High Court in Abuja froze accounts owned by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in banks particularlyCentral Bank, First Bank and United Bank for Africa (UBA).INECs accounts in CBN, First Bank and UBA are: 002-01224-42021 and 002-01224-41032 domicile in Central Bank of Nigeria ( including all funds held in both accounts).Others are: 2022050942 and 2022050904 in First Bank (with balances of N1,578,696,848.84 and N600,270,638.00); and 10053935 
Sat, 09 Jun 2018
THE federal government last night dismissed as frivolous allegation by ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo that government had placed him on a watch list preparatory to terminating his life.Government said it has no intention of framing up the ex-president or any Nigerian for that matter.Information and Culture Minister, Lai Mohammed, in a response to the allegation, said government will not be distracted by the frivolous allegation, which, according to him, was choreographed to achieve a purpose.He 
Sat, 09 Jun 2018
THE federal government last night dismissed as frivolous allegation by ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo that government had placed him on a watch list preparatory to terminating his life.Government said it has no intention of framing up the ex-president or any Nigerian for that matter.Information and Culture Minister, Lai Mohammed, in a response to the allegation, said government will not be distracted by the frivolous allegation, which, according to him, was choreographed to achieve a purpose.He 
Sat, 09 Jun 2018
THE All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to consider honouring late Kudirat Abiola, wife of late Chief MKO Abiola, with a posthumous award. The party made the call in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abudullahi, in Abuja yesterday while commending Buhari for honouring Abiola with a posthumous Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR).The late Abiola was the acclaimed winner of June 12, 1993 presidential election, which 

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Sat, 09 Jun 2018
THE All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to consider honouring late Kudirat Abiola, wife of late Chief MKO Abiola, with a posthumous award. The party made the call in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abudullahi, in Abuja yesterday while commending Buhari for honouring Abiola with a posthumous Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR).The late Abiola was the acclaimed winner of June 12, 1993 presidential election, which 
Sat, 09 Jun 2018
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is yet to receive the resolution of the National Assembly asking it to release the result of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.The military government of Gen. Ibrahim Babangida halted the release of the results and the announcement of the winner after states had released the results. Gen. Babangida, annulled the results and declared the election invalid.The resolution of the Senate followed President Muhammadu Buharis declaration of June 
Sat, 09 Jun 2018
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is yet to receive the resolution of the National Assembly asking it to release the result of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.The military government of Gen. Ibrahim Babangida halted the release of the results and the announcement of the winner after states had released the results. Gen. Babangida, annulled the results and declared the election invalid.The resolution of the Senate followed President Muhammadu Buharis declaration of June 
Sat, 09 Jun 2018
Around 8 pm last Sunday night, chaos erupted in Kafin Tella B in Tunga, Minna, Niger State. The community housing the Minna Medium Prison cowered in fear as residents scampered from unknown gunmen, who stormed the jail house, freeing some of the inmates and killing a Prison Warden, Ibrahim Shekarau, along with the commercial motorcyclist who drove him to work. Shekarau, who was described as a friendly prison warden, arrived at work for night duty, only to be gunned down with his transporter. The 
Sat, 09 Jun 2018
Around 8 pm last Sunday night, chaos erupted in Kafin Tella B in Tunga, Minna, Niger State. The community housing the Minna Medium Prison cowered in fear as residents scampered from unknown gunmen, who stormed the jail house, freeing some of the inmates and killing a Prison Warden, Ibrahim Shekarau, along with the commercial motorcyclist who drove him to work. Shekarau, who was described as a friendly prison warden, arrived at work for night duty, only to be gunned down with his transporter. The 
Sat, 09 Jun 2018
We wont recognize EkeThe Acting Chairman of the Imo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), recognized by the governor Rochas Okorochas camp, Chris Oguoma, on Friday described the swearing-in of the suspended former Chairman of the party, Hillary Eke as the new state Chairman by the outgoing National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie Oyegun as null and void and of no consequence .Oguoma, who briefed journalists in his office at the party secretariat in Owerri, contended that 
Sat, 09 Jun 2018
The Impetus Group has called on the Federal Government to expedite action in prosecuting a renegade group of six members of the Rivers State House of Assembly, who desecrated the hallowed chambers on July 9, 2013.The group, Friday in Port Harcourt, through its Director of Media and Publicity, Obinna Ebogidi, stated that prosecuting the Rivers lawmakers would serve as a deterrent to others.The six lawmakers, backed by the then Minister of State for Education, Nyesom Wike, now Rivers governor, of 

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