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Reforming Nigeria comes with pains, Buhari says
Fri, 15 Jun 2018

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President Muhammmadu Buhari says reforming a nation like Nigeria “pushed into near decay on account of corruption” comes with teething pains.
He, however, noted that these pains were temporary, adding the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration he was privileged to lead “is beholden to the ordinary Nigerians and will leave no stone unturned to make their security, welfare and happiness our priority.”

The president said this last night in his Sallah message following the announcement of the sighting of the new moon of Shawwal by the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, declaring today Friday, June, 15 as Sallah day.
The Sultan said the new crescent was sighted in Borno, Sokoto, Kaduna, Plateau, Kano, Nasarawa, among others.
Buhari, according to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Malam Garba Shehu, thanked Nigerians for their patience and assured them that their sacrifices would not be in vain.
President Buhari stressed the importance of putting the virtues of Islam into practice beyond the fasting season.
Congratulating Muslims on completing “this spiritually significant month of sacrifice”, he urged them to reflect on the importance of Ramadan in becoming good ambassadors of Islam at all times.

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The president said “religion should be the moral compass for all believers in their public and personal lives,” adding that “if people allow the teachings of their religions to influence their conducts, problems such as corruption, which diverts public funds to private pockets, would have been eliminated in the society.”
Buhari, regretted, however, that “selfishness and greed have overcome people’s conscience so much that they don’t have moral inhibitions in the pursuit of their greed.”
According to him, “It is impossible to separate morality from religion, and removing this connection encourages corrupt leaders and other exploiters to commit atrocities against the society.”
He said he always wondered why any true believer, be they politicians, civil servants or businessmen, would seek to make profits from the misfortunes of others.
President Buhari urged ordinary Nigerians to stop glorifying thieves by treating them with disdain for bringing hardships to others.
He enjoined religious leaders to always pray for peace and unity in the country and avoid making inflammatory utterances that endanger peace or promote conflicts.
The president also appealed to fellow citizens to forgive one another and embrace peace.
He, in this respect, lauded the families of recipients of national honours for showing good examples to Nigerians and urged our country men and women to copy their good examples.

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I’ve not seen my son for 15 years – Shekau’s mother
Fri, 15 Jun 2018

The mother of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has spoken to the Voice of America (VOA), saying she has not seen him for 15 years.
“I don’t know if he’s [Shekau’s] alive or dead. I don’t know. It’s only God who knows. For 15 years I haven’t seen him,” Falmata Abubakar told the VOA in her village of Shekau in Yobe State.

Shekau’s father was a local district imam before passing away a few years ago, the VOA reported.
In what is believed to be her first interview with journalists, Falmata said she does not know where her son is hiding, adding that her son left Shekau as a boy to continue his Islamic education in Maiduguri.
At some point in his studies, Shekau, according to his mother, met Mohammed Yusuf, the founder of Boko Haram, who condemned Western education as sinful. Falmata says her son was brainwashed.
“Since Shekau met with Mohammed Yusuf, I didn’t see him again,” she told VOA.
“Yes, he’s my son and every mother loves her son, but we have different characters,” she said. “He brought a lot of problem to many people. Where can I meet him to tell him that these things he is doing is very bad? I am praying for God to show him the good way.”
Falmata says she can never curse her son, but he has become someone who she doesn’t recognize anymore.

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“He just took his own character and went away,” she said. “This is not the character I gave him. I don’t know what this type of behaviour is. It’s only God who knows.”
Daily Trust reports that Shekau, who used to release videos from his hideout, has not been heard in a long while.
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Okorocha vs Imo APC coalition: Court adjourns hearing to June 26
Fri, 15 Jun 2018
A Federal High Court sitting in Owerri, the Imo State capital, yesterday, adjourned hearing of a case on the propriety of the congresses of the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the earlier adjourned date of June 22, to June 26, for hearing.
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Delta APC endorses Oshiomhole as national chair
Fri, 15 Jun 2018
The newly elected Chairman of the APC in Delta State, Chief Cyril Ogodo, has on behalf of delegates from the state, endorsed Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as national chairman of the party.
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Why I want to be president Ex-CBN dep gov
Fri, 15 Jun 2018
A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prince Kinsley Moghalu, has explained the reasons why he is aspiring to become president in 2019, saying that his vision is to wage a decisive war against drug abuse and poverty.
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Why court sacked Sen Aidoko
Fri, 15 Jun 2018
Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, ordered Senator Atai Aidoko Ali Usman to vacate the Kogi East Senatorial District seat to Air Vice Marshal Isaac Alfa (Rtd) as the winner of the 2015 senatorial election.
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NASS Threat to Impeach Buhari
Fri, 15 Jun 2018
It was a measure of how far relations between the Executive and Legislative arms of government have sunk at the Federal level that on Tuesday last week, June 5, the National Assembly threatened to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari if he did not accede to a list of demands it made.
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INEC disturbed over 304, 819 uncollected PVCs in Kogi
Fri, 15 Jun 2018
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday raised concerns over 304,819 uncollected permanent voter cards
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Buhari has no challenger in 2019 SSouth leader
Fri, 15 Jun 2018
The leader of President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) in the South South geopolitical zone, Hon.
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Monarch tackles Fayose over salary arrears
Fri, 15 Jun 2018
A community leader and Aro of Iyin, in Iyin-Ekiti, Irepodun/Ifelodun Local GovernmentArea of Ekiti State, Chief Wale Alade, yesterday lamented the state of traditional rulers, saying that majority of them are suffering and hungry as a result of salary non-payment of their salary by the state governor, Mr.
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She said Im too short to be her sons wife
Fri, 15 Jun 2018
A house wife, Abimbola Obateru, on Wednesday approached a grade C customary court sitting in Oja-Oba, Mapo area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, for dissolution of her 8-year-old marriage with Dayo Obateru over interference of her mother in-law in her marriage.
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Scavenger gets life sentence for manslaughter
Fri, 15 Jun 2018
A 42-year-old man, Mr Ifeanyi Nnamoko, was yesterday sentenced to life imprisonment by an Ikeja Special offences Court sitting in Lagos for killing his best friend, one Ifeanyi Anyanwu during a fight.
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Man sentenced to life in prison for defiling 12-yr-old girl
Fri, 15 Jun 2018
A Lagos High Court has sentenced one Inyang Kingsley to a life imprisonment for allegedly defining a 12-year-old girl.
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Police van collides with military convoy in Utako
Fri, 15 Jun 2018
A police patrol team van has collided with another police van which was on what looked like a military convoy that was on a show-of-force exercise around the city.
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Eid el-fitr: FRSC deploys 1,400 officers on AbujaLokoja road
Fri, 15 Jun 2018
The FCT Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), CC Wobin A.
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246,000 PVCs yet to be collected FCT INEC
Fri, 15 Jun 2018
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the FCT has said 246,000 Permanent Voters Cards (PVC), are yet to be collected by the owners.
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FCT police to arraign 11 for meter bypass, energy theft
Fri, 15 Jun 2018
The Katampe Division of the FCT Police Command has concluded arrangements to arraign 11 persons suspected to have engaged in meter bypass and energy theft before a Grade 1 Area Court in Mpape, FCT.
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Ghana, Ivory Coast to agree cocoa export volumes for 2019/20
Fri, 15 Jun 2018
Ghana and Ivory Coast will jointly decide on the volume and timing of cocoa exports by August for the 2019/20 season in an effort to increase producer profits, the head of Ghanas Cocobod said on Wednesday.
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Inflation: Expert seeks more social inclusion programmes
Fri, 15 Jun 2018
An economist, Dr Olusegun Omisakin has urged the Federal Government to evolve more social inclusion programmes geared toward impacting on the welfare of citizens.
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AGF wades into Police payment enrolment issues
Fri, 15 Jun 2018
The Accountant -General of the Federation (AGF), Mr Ahmed Idris has wadded into the challenges involved with the enrolment of Nigeria Police Force staff on the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System(IPPIS) platform, as he now oversees the resolution process.
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FAAN urges compliance with cashless policy at airports
Fri, 15 Jun 2018
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said yesterday it has put in place necessary facilities and infrastructure to ensure seamless movement of passengers during the Eid-el-fitri celebration.
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TCN commissions 4 transformers in Kaduna
Fri, 15 Jun 2018
The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has raised the nations grid capacity by 330MVA, with the installation of four transformers in Kaduna State.
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NEITI unveils data dashboard, targets full automation of audit processes
Fri, 15 Jun 2018
The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) yesterday launched a new web-based platform called Data Dashboard which is intended to simplify and serve as a visual analytical tool for accessing key data from its reports.
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Ogenyi: Lobi Stars can maintain lead, clinch NPFL title
Fri, 15 Jun 2018
Lobi Stars assistant coach, Evans Ogenyi remains hopeful that his side can win this seasons Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title.
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Big Bull Rice names winners of Eagles predict & win promo
Fri, 15 Jun 2018
The official food sponsor of the Super Eagles, Big Bull Rice, has revealed the names of winners of its Predict & Win Twitter promo for the Eagles farewell friendly match against the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Salah fit for Egypts World Cup opener
Fri, 15 Jun 2018
Egypt forward Mohamed Salah is almost 100% certain to play in Fridays World Cup opener against Uruguay in Yekaterinburg, says boss Hector Cuper.
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Man City visit Arsenal on Premier League opening day
Fri, 15 Jun 2018
Champions Manchester City will travel to Arsenal on the weekend of 11-12 August for their opening match of the 2018-19 Premier League season.
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Group opens World Cup mega viewing centre in Abuja
Fri, 15 Jun 2018
A group of three partners – Kefas Ropshik, Agaba Ikwue and Opukiri Jones-Ere have opened a mega viewing centre in the heart of Abuja for the viewing public throughout the duration of the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018.
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Rashford miss England training for second day in a row
Fri, 15 Jun 2018
Marcus Rashford has again missed England training ahead of their World Cup opener against Tunisia on Monday.
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Sharapova, Keys withdraw from Birmingham
Fri, 15 Jun 2018
Maria Sharapova and Madison Keys have withdrawn from next weeks Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham as they look to regain full fitness ahead of Wimbledon.
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