Tag Archives: Monday

South Africa Apologises Over Xenophobic Attacks, Envoy meets Buhari

A formal apology was tendered to Nigeria on Monday by the President of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, over the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in his country. He said the ugly incidents did not represent the values his country cherished. Ramaphosa’s apology was delivered to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja by a special envoy he…

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Seun Onigbinde Resigns Govt Appointment Days After Accepting It

Co-founder of BudgIT, Seun Onigbinde, on Monday, announced his resignation as the Technical Adviser to the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clem Agba. He made this announcement on his Medium page, a link of which he shared on his official Twitter handle. Onigbinde said, “Upon further reflections on the furore that has been generated…

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We Can’t Stop Xenophobic Attacks – SA Defence Minister

South Africa’s Defence Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said on Monday that the attacks against foreigners in South Africa were planned by criminals and that government can’t prevent it. Mapisa-Nqakula who said this in an interview with eNCA, a local channel described South Africa as an angry nation and insisted that the government can’t prevent the ongoing…

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I Have Forgiven My Attackers, They Were On Drugs – Ekweremadu

A former Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, returned to the country on Monday and declared that he would not be seeking punishment for his attackers because he had forgiven them. Ekweremadu, who spoke with journalists at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport on arrival from the trip, described his assault in Nuremburg, Germany on…

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FG Declares Monday and Tuesday as Public Holidays For Eid-el-Kabir Celebration

The Federal Government has declared Monday, August, 12th and Tuesday, 13th, as public holidays to mark the 2019 Eid-el-Kabir celebrations. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Georgina Ehuriah, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, in Abuja on Tuesday, congratulated the Muslim faithful on the occasion. She also called on all Nigerians,…

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Buhari Commends Nigerians For Ignoring ‘Revolution’ March

Pres. Buhari has thanked millions of Nigerians, who deliberately ignored calls on social media to join a phantom ‘revolution’ but instead went about their businesses. The President made his feelings known in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Monday. The statement read in parts:…

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We Will Develop New Nuclear Missiles If You Do – Putin Warns Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Monday that Moscow would start developing short and intermediate-range land-based nuclear missiles if the United States started doing the same after the demise of a landmark arms control treaty. The U.S. formally left the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty with Russia on Friday after determining that Moscow was violating…

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Journalist, Eight Others Arrested In #RevolutionNow Protest In Lagos

The police on Monday arrested Victor Ogungbenro, a video editor and cameraman with SaharaReporters and eight others at the RevolutionNow protest in Lagos State. According to SaharaReporters, the journalist and eight others were taken to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, Lagos State. A colleague of Ogungbenro, who witnessed the arrest had told SaharaReporters that the video editor was not…

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Voting Is The Only Means Of Changing A Government – Presidency Warns Against Revolution Movement

Ahead of Monday’s scheduled ‘revolution’ march by the Global Coalition for Security and Democracy in Nigeria, the Presidency said on Sunday that elections remain the best way to change a government. In a statement signed and posted on social media by the Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), Garba Shehu, the Presidency…

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