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Vanguard

Arraignment: Dokpesi pleads not guilty

ABUJA — The Economic and  Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday, docked  erstwhile  Chairman of DAAR Communications Plc, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja over alleged N2.1 billion fraud.

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/12/arraignment-dokpesi-pleads-not-guilty/

Punch

We don’t have money to complete our secretariat – PDP

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has declared that it no longer has money to complete its multi-billion naira new national secretariat.

http://www.punchng.com/we-dont-have-money-to-complete-our-secretariat-pdp/

The Sun

Noise pollution: Lagos seals 53 churches, mosques, hotels

THE Lagos State Govern­ment yesterday sealed more than 53 churches, mosques and hotels across the state over noise pollution and other environmental ills.

http://sunnewsonline.com/new/noise-pollution-lagos-seals-53-churches-mosques-hotels/

This Day

We’ll Substitute Faleke If Need Be, Says APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it may be constrained to replace its deputy governorship candidate in the recently concluded Kogi State governorship poll if the need arises.

http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/well-substitute-faleke-if-need-be-says-apc/227584/

Guardian

The drama, violence of Bayelsa guber polls

LAST weekend’s inconclusive governorship election in Bayelsa State has no doubt created an unprecedented stalemate in its politics by creating a huge divide among the players on the political field.

http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2015/12/the-drama-violence-of-bayelsa-guber-polls/

 

Daily Times

A Man was sentenced to life imprisonment for dealing in 200 grammes of hemp

Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia of a Federal High Court, Lagos, on Wednesday, sentenced a 32-year- old man, Lawrence Aluagu to life imprisonment, for drug trafficking

http://dailytimes.com.ng/man-sentenced-life-imprisonment-dealing-200-grammes-hemp/

Daily Trust

Biafra: APC chieftain berates Soyinka

A chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Sam Nkire, has upbraided Professor Wole Soyinka for supporting the resurrection of the Republic of Biafra.

The Nation

Okonjo-Iweala: Dasuki got $322m Abacha loot from me

Former Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala yesterday confirmed that she approved the transfer of $322 million Abacha loot to former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki to prosecute the fight against Boko Haram. But she said it was a loan.

http://thenationonlineng.net/okonjo-iweala-dasuki-got-322m-abacha-loot-from-me/

Tribune

Senators Back Fuel Subsidy Removal, Consider MTEF

SENATORS, on Wednesday, called for the removal of oil subsidy in order to save the country huge sum of money paid to subsidise the product.

http://tribuneonlineng.com/senators-back-fuel-subsidy-removal-consider-mtef

Nigerian Pilot

Alleged N2.1bn money laundering: Court remands Dokpesi in EFCC custody

Founder of Daar Communications Plc, Chief Raymond Aleogho Dokpesi was yesterday ordered to be remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, pending the determination of his bail application today…

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Shehu Sani Mocks FG Poverty Alleviation Scheme

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Civil Rights activist and former Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district, Shehu Sani has mocked the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration plan to lift Nigerians out of poverty.

Recall that President Buhari administration has constantly reiterated plans to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hoodlums vandalize Senator Gershom Bassey’s family house in Calabar

However, the last few days have seen Nigerians discover warehouses where COVID-19 palliatives are stored by state governments which have led to the raiding of the warehouses by Nigerians.

Reacting to the development, the former lawmaker described the move to be the consequence of Nigerians being tired of having to wait for 10 years to be lifted out of poverty.

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Nigerians React As Festus Keyamo Shades Youths Over #EndSARS Protests

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Festus Keyamo

Nigerians have expressed their distaste for the tweet posted by Festus Keyamo over the #EndSARS protests that has led to lives and property being destroyed by hoodlums.

The Minister of State, Labour & Employment took to his Twitter page on Friday morning to post a tweet that reads thus:

“This morning, I woke up and remembered the African proverb: WHAT AN OLD MAN CAN SEE SITTING DOWN, A YOUNG MAN CAN’T SEE EVEN IF HE CLIMBS THE HIGHEST IROKO TREE. Good morning, Lagos. Good morning, Nigeria.”

Read AlsoMinister Of Labour, Festus Keyamo Backs #EndSARSProtest

A Twitter user identified as Adesina Oluwafemi berates the SAN for being a part of bad governance. “Mr. Keyamo. I am astonished at your statement. I am equally as old as you are if not older and I feel the pain of this our youth. I even have classmates that I can’t boast of. All these is because of bad governance which u are a part of“, he wrote.

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Nigerians React As Army Says Videos Of Lekki Shooting Are Photoshopped, Fake

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Nigerians React To Defence Spokesperson's Statement That Videos Of Lekki Shooting Were Photoshopped

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Nigerians have reacted to the video of Nigeria’s defence spokesman, John Eneche, saying that the videos of the Lekki Tollgate shooting were photoshopped. In the video, he said it was analysed and the analyst concluded that they were all doctored.

His statement has generated reactions from Nigerians. Taking to Twitter, many Nigerian users on the micro-blogging platform have dismissed his statement as false because it is impossible to photoshop a live video on Instagram.

Read AlsoEnd SARS: Gen. John Enenche Reacts To Lekki Toll Gate Shootings

Information Nigeria recalls DJ Switch was hailed by Nigerians for her bravery as she waited at the scene of the incident to give everyone a live footage via her Instagram page.

A user identified as Tolani tweeted:

“Dear generation old Nigeria… you cannot photoshop Instagram live. Your ‘analyst’ has 419’d you sir.”

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