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Uk parliament calls for severe sanction on Nigerian government
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Uk parliament calls for severe sanction on Nigerian government

Members of the United Kingdom Parliament Monday pushed for possible sanctions against the Nigerian government officials over alleged human rights abuses during the #EndSARS protests. The calls for sanctions were made on Monday evening when the Petitions Committee of the UK Parliament held a debate in Westminster Hall on the motion “That this House has considered e-petition 554150, relating to Nigeria and the sanctions regime”. Petitions debates are general debates which allow members of parliament from all parties to discuss the important issues raised by one or more petitions, and put their concerns to government ministers. A member of the Petitions Committee, Theresa Villiers MP, opened the debate, while the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office sent a minister to res...
#EndSARS: Burna Boy Promotes Petition To Sanction FG In UK
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#EndSARS: Burna Boy Promotes Petition To Sanction FG In UK

Award-winning singer, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy is promoting a new petition in the United Kingdom to sanction the federal government and public officials for human rights abuses over the #EndSARS movement. The petition on the UK government and parliament website accused the government and the police of violating the rights of agitators protesting against police brutality. It urged the UK to implement sanctions that allow “individuals and entities that violate human rights around the world to be targeted.” “Deploying sanctions would provide accountability for and be a deterrent to anyone involved in violations of human rights,” it read. The singer who is currently in the UK urged British citizens and residents, to sign the petition, urging other p...
Edo: PDP Urges UN, EU To Sanction Gambari & Oshiomhole Over “Arrest him” video
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Edo: PDP Urges UN, EU To Sanction Gambari & Oshiomhole Over “Arrest him” video

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday charged the United Nation (UN), the European Union (EU) and other international bodies to place visa restriction on the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari; a former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, and other individuals as punishment for allegedly plotting to truncate democracy and good governance in Nigeria. PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, at a press conference in Abuja also accused APC leaders of plots to use fake police and army to rig the September 19 governorship election in Edo State. Secondus described Nigeria as a police state, saying that the federal government has put in place measures to muzzle free press and freedom of speech. He also called...
NBC To Sanction Nigeria Info Over Mailafia Interview
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NBC To Sanction Nigeria Info Over Mailafia Interview

The National Broadcasting Commission has begun moves to penalise a radio station, Nigeria Info, over a recent comment made by a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr. Obadiah Mailaifa. It was gathered that the NBC could term Mailaifa’s statement as hate speech and sanction the station. The PUNCH had earlier reported that the Commission recently unveiled its Reviewed Broadcasting Code in Lagos and raised the fine for hate speech from N500,000 to 5 million naira. Mailaifa was interviewed on a Monday during one of the station’s programmes, Morning CrossFire. He had talked on the killings in Southern Kaduna, one of the parts of the North-West region worst hit by banditry. The interviewer had asked Mailaifa if the government was unwilling to protect the peop...
NERC To Sanction EKEDC, 6 Others Over Estimated Billing
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NERC To Sanction EKEDC, 6 Others Over Estimated Billing

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has issued notices of intention to commence enforcement action against Seven electricity distribution companies over their failure to comply with the Order 197/2020 on capping of unmetered R2 and C1 electricity customers. The Discos are Benin, Enugu, Eko, Ikeja,Kano, Kaduna and Port Harcourt. The Discos have 14 days beginning from June 4, 2020, to explain why the Commission should not sanction them over their alleged non-compliance.
Tottenham to launch bid for Flamengo midfielder Gerson
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Tottenham to launch bid for Flamengo midfielder Gerson

Tottenham are set to move for Flamengo midfielder Gerson. Goal says Tottenham have been in regular contact with Gerson's agent to discuss the player's availability. And Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is prepared to sanction an offer worth £16million for the 23-year-old's signature. European interest in Gerson is nothing new. The central midfielder had a host of heavyweights clambering to secure his services in 2016 and even rejected the opportunity to join Arsenal. He also spurned the advances of Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona before joining Serie A side Roma, where he endured a lacklustre spell before being sent to Fiorentina on loan
I was Under Complete Impression the Deal was Agreed’ – Odemwingie on his Botched move to QPR
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I was Under Complete Impression the Deal was Agreed’ – Odemwingie on his Botched move to QPR

The former Nigeria international has revealed what transpired during his failed switch to the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium outfit Peter Odemwingie has stated he thought a deal was agreed when he drove to QPR for a possible completion of his transfer from West Bromwich Albion. The former Super Eagles star left for Loftus Road on transfer deadline day in January 2013 in an effort to wrap up his move with Harry Redknapp’s men. Odemwingie, however, got the shock of his life when he was told his club did not sanction his move to QPR and seven years after the botched switch, the 38-year-old has explained what actually transpired during that period.
Real Mallorca whiz Kubo only thinking of Real Madrid future
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Real Mallorca whiz Kubo only thinking of Real Madrid future

Real Mallorca whiz Takefusa Kubo is confident of a future with parent club Real Madrid. Kubo, who was originally brought to Spain from Japan by Barcelona as a junior, has been on-loan this season with Mallorca. He told AS: "First, I have to say I am very grateful to Barcelona and also FC Tokyo who took me in after the sanction, to Yokohoma Marinos, who loaned me for half a season and now Mallorca. "Also, all of the players managers and the people who helped me grow and helped me to be who I am. When I reached the right age, I had a massive chance to pick a team and I picked Real Madrid because of their interest in me. "I am very grateful. And now I am very Madridista."
NYSC Extends Service Period of 14 Corpers in Bauchi
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NYSC Extends Service Period of 14 Corpers in Bauchi

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has announced that seven corps members deployed to Bauchi state would have their service year extended by four months for committing acts contrary to NYSC bye-laws. State coordinator of the scheme Namadi Abubakar revealed this on Thursday at the passing out parade of the 2019 batch A members who finished their one year mandatory national service in the state. He added that seven other corps members have equally been declared absconded and are to repeat the service all over again. While noting that the sanctions meted out on the erring NYSC members were meant to instill discipline in them and deter others from committing similar offenses, Namadi, however, said the scheme has presented awards to three corps members who distinguished themse...
Future’s Alleged Baby Mama, Eliza Reign Calls him Out again on Social media
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Future’s Alleged Baby Mama, Eliza Reign Calls him Out again on Social media

The drama between Future and his alleged 8th baby mama Eliza Reign is far from over. The pair have been going back and forth for months now over his alleged paternity of her daughter. She's gone on social media again to slam him for not caring for their child. She wrote on her Instagram Stories: "Ya’ll ever been so desperate not to take care of your  seed that you try to get ya child mama locked up? Even though she's literally the only person that provides for the child you are already abandoning. #AskingForAFriend." This comes following recent reports that Eliza wants a judge to sanction Future for fraud because he told a judge and media outlets that she was completely broke, unemployed and couldn’t afford her legal fees.
Man  Sentence to  14 Years Imprisonment for Raping an Epileptic Teenager in Edo state
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Man Sentence to 14 Years Imprisonment for Raping an Epileptic Teenager in Edo state

An Edo state magistrate court sentenced Vincent Akande, a 40-year-old former vigilante, to jail for the rape of a 14-year-old girl who is said to be suffering from epilepsy. Akande attacked the victim while she was by the riverside at Ososo community gathering stones for sale . In his ruling, Nosa Musoe, chief magistrate of the Igarra magistrate court, Akoko-Edo, condemned the “outrageous” incidents of sexual assaults in the local government area. BraveHeart Initiative (BHI), an NGO that seeks justice for abuse victims, expressed satisfaction with the verdict. BHI has been following up with the case to ensure that the victim gets justice. Speaking after the verdict, Priscilla Usiobaifo, founder/executive director of BHI, described the verdict as "a glint of hope" for victims of...
Fresh Trouble For Naira Marley As Group Rises Against Him
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Fresh Trouble For Naira Marley As Group Rises Against Him

Fresh trouble may be in the offing for the music rave of the moment, Naira Marley as Child Right Advocates in Lagos State had risen against him. According to group, the manner at which the children are being corrupted by the artiste is worrisome. They maintained that the artist may need to face sanction if not tread with caution, especially as innocent children are being polluted with his different campaigns. “Currently, there is a real madness going on among the Nigerian youths all over the country now. The followers of a musician called Naira Marely are spreading like wildfire. All concerned stakeholders especially parents, please, be careful and get conscious of this trend and movement. Many high school students and undergraduates are the chief followers of this guy. The...
US Imposes Sanctions On Iranian Steel And Other Metals
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US Imposes Sanctions On Iranian Steel And Other Metals

The Trump administration is imposing new sanctions on Iran following attacks on US and allied troops earlier this week, Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced Friday. "The President is issuing an executive order authorizing the imposition of additional sanctions against any individual owning, operating, trading with, or assisting sectors of the Iranian economy including construction, manufacturing, textiles, and mining," Mnuchin told reporters at the White House. He noted those would be both primary and secondary sanctions and that the executive order allows the US to designate other sectors in the future. Additionally, the US is announcing 17 specific sanctions against Iran's largest steel and iron manufacturers, three Seychelles-based entities, and a vessel involved in the trans...
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday, October 31, said he would end Cameroon’s preferential trade benefits from Jan. 1, citing what he called the country’s “persistent gross violations of internationally recognized human rights.”       In a letter to the U.S. Congress, Trump said Cameroon had failed to address U.S. concerns regarding extrajudicial killings, torture and other persistent human rights violations being committed by Cameroonian security forces.      “I am taking this step because I have determined that the Government of Cameroon currently engages in gross violations of internationally recognized human rights, contravening the eligibility requirements of section 104 of the (African Growth and Opportunity Act),” Trump wrote in the letter.  Deputy U.S. Trade Representative C.J. Mahoney said the U.S. government remained deeply concerned about human rights violations committed by the Cameroonian government against its own citizens. “This action underscores the Administration’s commitment to upholding the human rights criteria as required in the AGOA legislation,” he said in a separate statement.     Mahoney urged the government of Cameroon to work with the United States and the international community to strengthen protection of human rights under the law and to publicly hold to account those who engage in human rights violations.     In order to qualify for preferential benefits under the AGOA legislation, partner countries must meet certain eligibility requirements, including not engaging in gross violations of internationally recognized human rights. They must also demonstrate continual progress toward establishing the rule of law, political pluralism, establishing internationally recognized worker rights, and the elimination of barriers to U.S. trade and investment.     Sixty-five civil society organizations this week urged the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights to address serious and systematic human rights violations in Cameroon.  In a joint appeal, they said violence in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions has led to 3,000 deaths over the past three years, forcing half a million people to flee their homes, and leaving over 700,000 children out of school.       Cameroon President Paul Biya, who has governed for nearly four decades, is seeking to calm unrest stoked by a disputed presidential election last year and the separatist insurrection.
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday, October 31, said he would end Cameroon’s preferential trade benefits from Jan. 1, citing what he called the country’s “persistent gross violations of internationally recognized human rights.” In a letter to the U.S. Congress, Trump said Cameroon had failed to address U.S. concerns regarding extrajudicial killings, torture and other persistent human rights violations being committed by Cameroonian security forces. “I am taking this step because I have determined that the Government of Cameroon currently engages in gross violations of internationally recognized human rights, contravening the eligibility requirements of section 104 of the (African Growth and Opportunity Act),” Trump wrote in the letter. Deputy U.S. Trade Representative C.J. Mahoney said the U.S. government remained deeply concerned about human rights violations committed by the Cameroonian government against its own citizens. “This action underscores the Administration’s commitment to upholding the human rights criteria as required in the AGOA legislation,” he said in a separate statement. Mahoney urged the government of Cameroon to work with the United States and the international community to strengthen protection of human rights under the law and to publicly hold to account those who engage in human rights violations. In order to qualify for preferential benefits under the AGOA legislation, partner countries must meet certain eligibility requirements, including not engaging in gross violations of internationally recognized human rights. They must also demonstrate continual progress toward establishing the rule of law, political pluralism, establishing internationally recognized worker rights, and the elimination of barriers to U.S. trade and investment. Sixty-five civil society organizations this week urged the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights to address serious and systematic human rights violations in Cameroon. In a joint appeal, they said violence in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions has led to 3,000 deaths over the past three years, forcing half a million people to flee their homes, and leaving over 700,000 children out of school. Cameroon President Paul Biya, who has governed for nearly four decades, is seeking to calm unrest stoked by a disputed presidential election last year and the separatist insurrection.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday, October 31, said he would end Cameroon’s preferential trade benefits from Jan. 1, citing what he called the country’s “persistent gross violations of internationally recognized human rights.” In a letter to the U.S. Congress, Trump said Cameroon had failed to address U.S. concerns regarding extrajudicial killings, torture and other persistent human rights violations being committed by Cameroonian security forces. “I am taking this step because I have determined that the Government of Cameroon currently engages in gross violations of internationally recognized human rights, contravening the eligibility requirements of section 104 of the (African Growth and Opportunity Act),” Trump wrote in the letter. Deputy U.S. Trade Representative C.J. Ma...
Ngige Threatens To Sanction Banks Over Indiscriminate Sack Of Workers
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Ngige Threatens To Sanction Banks Over Indiscriminate Sack Of Workers

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has threatened to sanction banks, who sack workers indiscriminately, saying they ought to declare redundancy before taking such decisions. Mr Ngige, who resumed duty on Thursday alongside the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Tayo Alasoadura, said it was worrisome that workers were sacked without recourse to due process of disengagement. According to him, the ministry has introduced time frame of running agreements that have been reached with trade unions in order to make an insurable industrial climate. “We also have to monitor job loses, we also have to stem the tide of job losses through a proactive action from this ministry. “We were all here, when the bank started, we had to stop them because we looked into...
The Police Deny Reported Chasing Out Of Herdsmen In Enugu, Threaten Sanction
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The Police Deny Reported Chasing Out Of Herdsmen In Enugu, Threaten Sanction

The Police in Enugu State have described the reported chasing away of some herdsmen from Enugu community as the handiwork of mischief makers, vowing to bring such persons to book. DAILY POST reports that this was contained in a statement issued Saturday by the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in the State, SP Ebere Amaraizu. A video had surfaced online, with a claim that herders were chased away from Nenwe in Nkanu, Enugu State. But Amaraizu, in the statement, declared that no such incident happened in the State. The statement read: “The Enugu State command of the Nigeria police force wishes to inform members of the public that its attention has been drawn to information in existence that large herd of cows and some herders were escorted peacefully out of nenwe, Aninr...
Ex-UEFA President, Platini Arrested in France
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Ex-UEFA President, Platini Arrested in France

Former UEFA president, Michel Platini was arrested by the French police on Tuesday morning in Nanterre, a western suburb of Paris. According to Mirror UK, the ex-France international was detained by the police over the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. Platini’s arrest was part of the investigation into corruption surrounding how the 2022 World Cup hosting rights were awarded. The 63-year-old was UEFA president from January 2007 to 2016. He was banned from football for six years, which was later reduced to four after appealing the sanction at the Court of Arbitration for Sports. The ban expired in March this year, but investigators leading the fight against corruption within football have arrested him as part of the case and looking into how Qatar won the ri...
Agbaje’s attack on Bode George unacceptable — PDP
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Agbaje’s attack on Bode George unacceptable — PDP

The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday urged Mr Jimi Agbaje, its governorship candidate in the last election, to show respect for the party leadership or face sanction. The state chairman of the party, Dr Adegbola Dominic, gave the warning while speaking with newsmen in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that he was reacting to a statement made by Agbaje on Wednesday, in which he launched verbal attacks on George. Agbaje had accused George of being behind the rumour that he had dumped the PDP for the All Progressives Congress(APC), describing the claim as fiction. Agbaje said that he was still a member of PDP and asked George to leave the party if he lacked any value to add. ”People should please tell Bode George to shut up and ...
Military Leader, Awad Ibn Auf Who Led the Coup in Sudan Has Stepped Down
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Military Leader, Awad Ibn Auf Who Led the Coup in Sudan Has Stepped Down

Defence Minister, Awad Ibn Auf has announced his decision on state TV to step down, naming Lt-Gen Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan as his successor. The army has said it will stay in power for two years, followed by elections, but protest leaders said they will not leave the streets until the military hands over to a civilian government. Former President Bashir's downfall followed months of unrest that began in December over rising prices. Mr. Ibn Auf was head of military intelligence during the Darfur conflict in the 2000s. The US imposed sanctions on him in 2007. The new man in charge is also a top military figure, but the Associated Press news agency reported that his record is cleaner than other Sudanese generals. He is also said to have met with protesters to hear their vi...
No Plans to Increase Petrol Price Above N145 – NNPC
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No Plans to Increase Petrol Price Above N145 – NNPC

The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has denied having plans to increase petrol price above N145. It stated that the price remains at that level because ex-depot price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol remains N133.28 per litre. This was made known by Ndu Ughamadu, the NNPC Group Spokesman, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Abuja on Tuesday. “The ex-depot price of PMS remains N133.28 per litre as at today and this is according to the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) template. “NNPC remains the sole importer of the product and we have not increased the price we sell to marketer. “There is no plan to increase pump price, Nigerians should know that,” he said. According to him, NNPC had robust stock pi...
AFCON Qualifier: Police beef Up Security for Super Eagles, Others in Delta
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AFCON Qualifier: Police beef Up Security for Super Eagles, Others in Delta

The Delta State Police Commissioner of Police, CP Adeyinka Adeleke says adequate security has been put in place for the Nigerian national team, Super Eagles and players from other African countries, especially Seychelles and Egypt and others in the forthcoming AFCON qualifier and international friendly. The match billed to take place at the Stephen Keshi Township Stadium Asaba on the 22nd and 26th of March, 2019. CP Adeleke gave the assurance, in a statement signed by Acting Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Orisewejie Chuks. “Adequate security has been put in place, for their safety and security before, during and after the event,” he said. The police commissioner added that “Operation order has been drawn-up and well trained security personnel deployed to a...
UAE Fans Throw Sandals at Players as Qatar Reach Final of Asian Cup
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UAE Fans Throw Sandals at Players as Qatar Reach Final of Asian Cup

Qatar defied sandal-throwing UAE fans to storm into the Asian Cup final for the first time with a 4-0 win over hosts United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, setting up a decider against Japan in Abu Dhabi on Friday. Boualem Khoukhi’s early strike and an eighth goal of the tournament from striker Almoez Ali gave Qatar a 2-0 halftime lead and captain Hassan Al-Haydos and Hamid Ismail completed the rout in the last 10 minutes. The UAE had been hoping to reach the Asian Cup final for the second time, but instead look likely to face sanctions after Ali was pelted with footwear as he celebrated his goal with Haydos and Ismail also the target of missiles. The cloud of the diplomatic and trade boycott of Qatar that Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt launched in June 2017 hung heavy ove...
Remo Stars Banished to Oshogbo, Fined N6m for Crowd Violence
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Remo Stars Banished to Oshogbo, Fined N6m for Crowd Violence

After deliberations on reports and evidence from the attack on match officials by supporters of Remo Stars FC at the end of Match Day 3 fixture against Insurance of Benin, the League Management Company (LMC) has fined the club a total of N6m and directed that the club play its next three home matches in Oshogbo, Osun State. Chairman of Remo Stars FC, Hon. Kunle Soname was also banned from further participation in the next three Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) matches and fined N500,000 for granting a media interview in which he made comments that brought the league to disrepute. Soname was also charged for conducts and utterances that did not show positive example to players and supporters. Also charged and sanctioned is the club’s Team Manager, Mr. Yinka ...
NPFL: Plateau Utd Banished to Ilorin, Fined N5m
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NPFL: Plateau Utd Banished to Ilorin, Fined N5m

The League Management Company (LMC) has come down hard on Plateau United FC for the crowd violence that rocked the team’s first game of the new 2019 season against FC IfeanyiUbah in Jos last Sunday. Plateau United was ordered to play its next three home fixtures at the Ilorin Township Stadium and also fined a total of N5million for breaches of the Framework and Rules of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). The Jos-based club also risks immediate three points deduction should a similar disturbance occur again during the current season. Rowdy crowd incidence at the end of the match saw the match officials assaulted by unruly fans led by one Attahiru Babayo who was identified by the match officials as the leader of the assault gang. In a Summary Jurisdiction notice s...
UNILORIN Dress Code – University To Sanction Students, Staff
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UNILORIN Dress Code – University To Sanction Students, Staff

The University of Ilorin, UNILORIN dress code is set to be observed by students and staff of the institution as management plans to set up committee to look into the modalities. Dr Rasheed Jimoh, the Dean of the Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences (CIS) made this known in a statement made available to newsmen in Ilorin, Guardian reports. Jimoh noted that the faculty would rely on the contributions and commitment of members of the committee toward ensuring total compliance with the university’s dress code, to guard against indecent dressing on campus. The don said that the committee had earlier held its inaugural meeting, where members expressed commitment to achieving the objectives of the code. According to him, various strategies have been mapped out to ensure...
APC To Sanction Amosun, Okorocha Waits For Go-ahead From Buhari
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APC To Sanction Amosun, Okorocha Waits For Go-ahead From Buhari

THE national leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC has set machinery in place to whip Governors Ibikunle Amosun and Rochas Okorocha in line towards advancing the interests of the party in the governorship elections in Ogun and Imo States respectively. Besides, the two governors who have sworn not to support the APC governorship candidates in their two states, the party, Saturday Vanguard gathered, is also putting focus on at least two ministers, Adebayo Shittu and Solomon Dalung, and also on the director general of the Voice of Nigeria, VON, Mr. Osita Okechukwu. Amsoun and Okorocha were peeved by the decision of the national leadership to enthrone persons opposed by them as the APC governorship candidates in their two states. Both men have sworn to support their favour...
FG To Sanction Companies That Fail To Observe Public Holidays
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FG To Sanction Companies That Fail To Observe Public Holidays

The Federal Government has called on Nigerians to ensure the strict observance of all public holidays according to the provision of the law. Disclosing this in a statement in Abuja on Friday, the Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. (rtd) Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau stated that the laws establishing public holidays are contained in the Public Holidays Act of 1979, which states that, “The days mentioned in the Schedule to this Act shall be kept as public holidays throughout Nigeria.” The minister urged all Nigerians irrespective of their Organisations, Institutions or affiliations to ensure they obey and observe all holidays declared by Government, adding that according to the Act, “no person shall be compellable to do any act on a day appointed by or under the provisions of this Act to b...
Primaries: APC May Sanction Okorocha, Yari, Amosun, Akeredolu
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Primaries: APC May Sanction Okorocha, Yari, Amosun, Akeredolu

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) may sanction four of its governors who are up in arms with the national leadership of the party owing to the fall-out of the just concluded primaries which did not go in their favour, Daily Independent has learnt. According to a member of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) who spoke on condition of anonymity, though no established facts have been gathered against the governors, “their utterances and reports from their states show they are engaging in acts that may undermine the chances of the party in 2019 elections.” According to him, Governors Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara, Rochas Okorocha of Imo, Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State and Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State are currently on the party’s watch-list over alleged anti-party activ...
Nigerian Government To Impose Fine Of $4000 On Overstaying Foreigners
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Nigerian Government To Impose Fine Of $4000 On Overstaying Foreigners

Overstaying foreigners who breach their visa deadline may pay from $200 (N72, 000) to $4000 (N1.8million) as sanctions for attempting to beat the system, according to the Nigerian Government. According to Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) sources, the sanction however would not apply to citizens of Economy Community of West African States (ECOWAS) as the Nigerian government under the ECOWAS free trade treaty permits free movements of citizens of member states with valid passports – without entry visas into the country. THISDAY reported that the Nigerian Government has ceded to Concec Limited the concession for effective implementation of the policy and also to generate money from this policy. It was gathered that since the implementation of the policy as approved, foreigners travell...
Man United To Splash £40m On Milenkovic
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Man United To Splash £40m On Milenkovic

FLORINTINA have named their price for Manchester United target Nikola Milenkovic. Manchester United players Jose Mourinho made a personal check on the Serbia in last week’s clash with Montenegro during the international break. And reports suggest it would cost United £40m to get Mourinho the centre back he has craved since the summer. But the asking price is £10m more than United are prepared to pay. And the Serie A club are not prepared to business unless their valuation is met. They go on to report that Juventus are also keen, with Fiorentina hoping to spark a transfer tug of war for the highly-rated 21-year-old. Mourinho was desperate for a centre half in the summer but United’s board were not prepared to sanction a big-money move for Harry Maguire. Milenkovic is a 6f...
NBC Threatens To Sanction AIT Over Fast-Rising, Government-Critical Kakaaki Social
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NBC Threatens To Sanction AIT Over Fast-Rising, Government-Critical Kakaaki Social

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has warned Africa Independent Television (AIT) to be careful in its usage of “user-generated content from the social media” on Kakaaki Social, a recent introduction to the early-morning show that extracts social-media comments on current political developments. The warning was contained in a letter obtained by SaharaReporters and dated October 15, from Francisca Aiyetan on behalf of NBC’s Director of Broadcast Monitoring to the Managing Director of DAAR Communications Plc, titled ‘Social Media Segment of KAKAAKI: Need For caution’. “It has come to the notice of the National Broadcasting Commission that a new segment was recently introduced In your flagship programme, Kakaaki, which makes use of user generated content from the social medi...
Chelsea Agree To Pay Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak’s £89million Release Clause
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Chelsea Agree To Pay Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak’s £89million Release Clause

Chelsea have agreed to pay Atletico Madrid’s goalkeeper, Jan Oblak’s £89million release clause in the next 24 hours. Chelsea’s first choice goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois told Maurizio Sarri on Monday he wanted to leave the club and asked the manager to sanction his transfer to Real Madrid. The Blues had been frustrated in their attempts to secure a replacement for Courtois. Spanish newspaper, Mundo Deportivo reports that Chelsea have now concluded arrangement to sign Atletico Madrid stopper Oblak. The goalkeeper is one of the world’s best, but several big club suitors have been scared off by the Slovenian’s release clause. The club owner, Roman Abramovich has opted to spend a bit more on a goalkeeper who has proven his pedigree over several seasons. Chelsea will make their...
Dasuki’s Family Asks NBA to Investigate Malami
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Dasuki’s Family Asks NBA to Investigate Malami

The AGF was, in the petition signed by Dasuki’s wife, Hajia Bintu Sambo Dasuki; his son, Abubakar Atiku, and his nephew, Senator Umar Dahiru, alleged to have engaged in conducts capable of causing anarchy in the country, by encouraging the Federal Government to disobey lawful court orders directing release of the ex-NSA on bail. They alleged that Malami had in a media interview, made unprofessional remarks to the effect that the Federal Government would never comply with six separate court orders that gave Dasuki bail, pending his trial. Malami had in the said interview, reportedly maintained that Dasuki’s continued detention since December 29, 2015, was justified, insisting that his action while in office as NSA led to the death of so many people. However, Dasuki’s family conten...
US Government May Sanction Nigeria, Others Over Jerusalem
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US Government May Sanction Nigeria, Others Over Jerusalem

The United States Government has spoken of an impending sanction for Nigeria and other countries that voted against its decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. US President Donald Trump had earlier in the month formally recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as well as making plans to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the Holy City. However, last Thursday, the Nigerian Government and 127 other countries kicked against that decision.   A US Department of State official, Julia Mason, told Punch that US may stop financial aid to Nigeria and others.   Mason said, “As President Trump said on December 20, it is a factor in the process of making our assistance decisions.   “The president’s foreign policy team has been empowered to ex...
U.S. Sanctions Gambia’s Ex- President
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U.S. Sanctions Gambia’s Ex- President

The U.S. today announced it has sanctioned former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh under a 2016 human rights law. A press release from the Treasury Department notes the Trump administration has used the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act that former President Obama signed in 2016 to freeze the assets of Jammeh and a dozen other “serious human rights abusers and corrupt actors.” President Trump on Thursday signed an executive order “declaring a national emergency with respect to serious human rights abuse and corruption around the world and providing for the imposition of sanctions on actors engaged in these malign activities.” The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control also sanctioned “39 affiliated individuals and entities” under the directive. “Today, alon...
SEC To Sanction Capital Market Operators, Public Limited Companies Over Tax Default
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SEC To Sanction Capital Market Operators, Public Limited Companies Over Tax Default

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has asked all Capital Market Operators (CMOs) and Public Limited Company (PLCs) to strictly comply with a new executive order on Taxpayers on Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS) or face penalty. The Executive Order on VAID signed by the Acting President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on June 29, 2017 stated that, taxpayers who are under all relevant Federal and State Tax laws are advised to regularize their tax status by honestly declaring their assets and incomes from sources within and outside Nigeria. “SEC wishes to state that commencing from March 31, 2018, all CMO’s and PLC’s shall be required to show evidence of compliance with VAIDS or a clean tax status as part of their mandatory submissions to the Commission. Failure to co...
Enyimba Escapes LMC Sanction For Fielding Ibenegbu
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Enyimba Escapes LMC Sanction For Fielding Ibenegbu

Enyimba has escaped sanction from the League Management Company (LSM) for fielding an ineligible player against Niger Tornadoes on Sunday. Enyimba beat Tornadoes 3-0, with one of their goals coming from midfielder Ikechukwu Ibenegbu, who should have been suspended after already accumulating five yellow cards over the course of the season. However the LMC ruled that the result of the match day 28 fixture would stand, as their opponent, Tornadoes could not provide evidence to support the application of rule C5 of the LMC. In their defense, Enyimba submitted that they did not intentionally field the player as the notice of suspension did not reach them.
Hibernian To Sanction Efe Ambrose For Missing Pre-Season
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Hibernian To Sanction Efe Ambrose For Missing Pre-Season

Nigeria defender Efe Ambrose will most likely be sanctioned by his Scottish club Hibernian after he failed to resume for the pre-season training, his coach Neil Lennon has disclosed. The manager said Ambrose was given an extended summer break, but Lennon revealed he can’t get in touch with the player who ought to have returned to work by now. “There’s no sign of Efe, so he is in a bit of trouble. I can’t get a hold of him at all. He was given a wee bit of time off but he is pushing the boundaries now,” Lennon reported. “The sooner he is back, for his sake, the better. “It will be discussed behind closed doors so he’s got that to look forward to when he gets back.” The former Celtic player has missed all of Hibernian’s pre-season games. Ambrose signed a two-year deal after...
Ranieri Eager For Porto To Sanction Awaziem Loan Move To Nantes
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Ranieri Eager For Porto To Sanction Awaziem Loan Move To Nantes

Claudio Ranieri, the new coach of French Ligue 1 side Nantes, is yet to begin work with one of his first signings at the ‎club Chidozie Awaziem due to reasons beyond his control. Awaziem was supposed to have joined the team a week ago on loan from FC Porto as part of the deal that saw coach of the Ligue 1 side Sergio Conceaio move to the Portuguese giants, but Porto have refused to honour the pact. Already Nantes have commenced preparations for the new season, and they have even sent their own part of the paper works to Porto, who are yet to respond with their own part of the deal, a situation that has left Ranieri frustrated. Recently capped Super Eagles defender Awaziem arrived Portugal few days ago on Porto’s insistence, and as exclusively reported by this portal will meet with...
Qatar Football Team Faces FIFA Sanction For Emir Shirt
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Qatar Football Team Faces FIFA Sanction For Emir Shirt

Qatar’s national football team could face disciplinary action from FIFA after its players warmed up for a World Cup qualifier against South Korea wearing t-shirts showing support for the country’s Emir. The show of support for Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani came after several Gulf nations and Egypt cut ties with Qatar and imposed economic sanctions on Doha for allegedly supporting “extremism”. Qatar denies the accusations. The white shirts worn by the players were emblazoned with a profile portrait of the Emir, an image that has become a widely used symbol of defiance by Qataris in response to the diplomatic crisis. The t-shirt was also waved by midfielder Hasan Al-Haydos after he put the Qataris 1-0 ahead from a free-kick in the 25th minute. After scoring, Haydos spri...