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LIVE: #Nigeria’s presidential candidates face off in debate | TheCable #2019Debate #2019Elections
This is TheCable's live coverage of the 2019 presidential debate organised by the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON) and the Nigerian Election Debate Group (NEDG).… #2019Debate
The presidential candidates expected at the debate are Atiku Abubakar, Muhammadu Buhari, Oby Ezekwesili, Fela Durotoye and Kingsley Moghalu.… #2019Debate
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1/ #Nigeria's judiciary is under the spotlight yet again, for decidedly unsavoury reasons.
2/ Barring any drastic change of plans, the CJN, Honourable Justice Walter #Onnoghen will be arraigned by @CCBNigeria this morning on 6 counts of alleged false asset declarations.
3/ The charge, based on a petition to @CCBNigeria by a self-styled anti-corruption group led by @cpcnatpubsec, a former official of @MBuhari’s defunct political party, CPC, alleges that #Onnoghen maintains multiple undeclared foreign-denominated accounts.
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#Nigeria''s @MBuhari has begun moves to officially extend the tenure of Ibrahim Idris as Inspector-General of @PoliceNG. Under Service Rules, Idris shd have retired on the 35th anniv of his enlistment, 3 Jan but has continued to run the police regardless.…
s. 215(1)(a) of #Nigeria's constitution says: an Inspector-General of @PoliceNG shall be appointed by the President on advice of the Police Council from among serving members of the NPF.

IGP Idris can't be lawfully extended cos he's no longer serving & Police Council hasn't met.
s. 216(2) of the Constitution is v clear: "Before making any appointment to the office of the Inspector-General of @PoliceNG or removing him from office the President shall consult the Nigeria Police Council." A meeting of the Police Council is mandatory pre-condition.
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1) A few weeks ago in December, I paid a courtesy visit to our revered father, His Royal Majesty, Igwe Nnaemeka Alfred Achebe, the Obi of Onitsha, to solicit the support of my Kinsmen for my husband, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, in the upcoming Presidential Election 2019
#CharityBeginsAtHome #Onitsha

2) I would like to reiterate my message to the good and blessed people of Onitsha, my illustrious people, my noble kinsmen.

Your In-Law, my husband, Atiku Abubakar, is counting on your support to win the election in February.
#Atiku2019 #Atikuforpresident #pdp

3) I am your daughter and your in-law is my husband. You asked me to marry him and here I am seeking your support for his presidential ambition - Please, do not let us down.
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@LeahHardingAJE @dibussi My name is Nsoh Nalova Bih, I was 1 of the 12 #Ambazonian activists who gathered at the Nera Hotel in Abuja on January 5, 2017. Here is MY STORY on how we were abducted, why I was not taken to 🇨🇲 with the #Nera10 to face bogus terrorism charges
1/17 On that fateful day, we had gathered in Abuja to discuss the growing refugee crisis in the Cross River State of Nigeria caused by the war that President Biya had declared on the people of Southern Cameroons. #Justice4Nera10
2/17 The group consisted of Profs, Lawyers, Teachers: Sisiku Ayuk Tabe, Prof. Awasum Augustin, Dr Henry Kimeng, Deacon Tassang Wilfred, Dr. Fidelis Ndeh-Che, Dr Conerlius Kwanga, Dr Ogork Ntui, Eyambe Elias, SHUFAI Bliase, Nfor Ngalla Nfor, Dr OJONG & myself #Justice4Nera10
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Our Transformation Will Be Evolutionary, Not Revolutionary.

But the evolutionary process can be quickened to shorten its time.

Cc: @segalink @CnnNigeria @Omojuwa @CivicHive @seunonigbinde @seunokin @iaboyeji @DrOlufunmilayo @MKabrik @HamzyCODE @TrackaNG @DSamsonItodo #Nigeria
The adventure to transform a nation is a process.For a nation as diverse &complex as Nig.,the process is helplessly long

Making a crucial mental shift from acute short termism to developing a long term perspective on development is a crucial part of the process

The factors that turned us into the nation that we are, are stacked layer after layer, built through decades of iterating and innovating a corruptive culture.

Taking those layers off takes a process. To start building again, block after block, takes a process.

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Chief Chidi Anyaegbu, the owner of #Chisco Transport, Fulham Properties, CTN Express, Chisco Energy, Chisco Haulage, Villa Angelia Hotels, Park Place Hotels, Machine Nation Limited is wicked, corrupt and an anomaly to the league of good and conscientious businessmen in #Nigeria.
In this thread is my story throughout the period I worked, as I am still owed 3 months’ salary, and the people still working there are owed between 2 months to 7 months depending on category of workforce they belong. These practices are worse now. #Chisco
He runs the companies' finances like a kiosk business. He takes 55% of the gross made by all companies to his personal account. The remaining 45% is where the company runs all its expenses - Loans, Spare Parts, Gas, Salary etc. #Chisco
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Major @MBuhari Administration Projects in North West #Nigeria
2. Major @MBuhari Administration Projects in North East #Nigeria…
3. Major @MBuhari Administration Projects in North Central #Nigeria…
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It's bn a brutal holiday season in many parts of #Nigeria. In the NE, #BokoHaram ambushed a military convoy monday, on highway linking Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, with Damaturu in neighbouring Yobe state, killing 13 soldiers & a @PoliceNG officer…
Unsurprising, reports emerged shortly thereafter indicating that up to 167 @policeNG personnel in preparation for posting to counter-insurgency frontlines in NE #Nigeria have absconded before deployment, taking their weapons with them…
While the rest of the country marked Christmas, forced displacement appears to have intensified in NE #Nigeria, with @nemanigeria registering over 2,046 IDPs over the past 48 hours in one LGA…
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Addressing the annual conference of @NigBarAssoc in Aug, @MBuhari claimed #HumanRights were subject to his own notion of national security. As #Nigerians in different walks pay wth their lives for growing insecurity, it's impt to address #TheBuhariDoctrine…
Supporters of #TheBuhariDoctrine of national security easily cite the side comment (dictum) of a Justice of #Nigeria's Supreme Court in the case of Mujahid Asari Dokubo v. Federal Republic of #Nigeria decided when OBJ was President on 8 June 2006.…
In July 2009, during, under OBJ's successor, #UMYA, Yusuf Mohammed, the founder of #BokoHaram was executed extra-judicially by @PoliceNG. His killing became the proximate cause of an insurgency that has triggered multiple forms of lethal violence in #Nigeria
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The conviction of Prof. Richard Akindele for predatory sexual misconduct is a major landmark for #HumanRights of women in #Nigeria. The days after the night before, it's useful to look back at this saga of the #SexForMarks scandal… via @ndtv
Unknown to many, Prof Richard Akindele was on the final shortlist for appointment to be Vice-Chancellor of a Private University somewhere in SW #Nigeria. But for Ms. Monica Osagie, he cld easily have ended up running a university despite a history of trading #SexForMarks
Many easily forget that when Ms. Monica Osagie blew the whistle on #SexForMarks, she was at the receiving end of some vile abuse. I don't expect the ppl who abused her with no just cause to have the honor to retract now but Ms. Osagie & her counsel, @abiolaak are my sheroes
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The Hi Court of Rivers State sitting in Port-Harcourt, presided over by Justice A.U. Kingsley-Chuku has adjournd to 9 Jan 2019, hearing in suit no PHC/3193/2018 betwn Dr Peter Odili v. @ChidiOdinkalu & @Naijavote, the libel suit over #TooGoodToDie. Here's the story of #OdiliLibel
On 31 Oct 2018, former Rivers State Gov, Dr. Peter Odili, issued Writ of Summons at High Court of Rivers State against @ChidiOdinkalu & @Naijavote claiming that their recent book, #TooGoodToDie libeled him with claims that were "untrue" & "painted him in bad light"
In his filing, Dr. Odili complained about specific claims in on pages 129-130; 136-138; & 162 of #TooGoodToDie which address aspects of violence & mismanagement of state resources under his watch when he was Governor of Rivers State 1999-2007
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#Nigeria’s military used a speech by Donald Trump to justify shooting at protesters in October. We investigated what happened and uncovered that an elite battalion fired machine guns into a crowd of unarmed marchers.
The military @HQNigerianArmy made several questionable claims:

1. The marchers blocked traffic.
2. The marchers attacked a military checkpoint with weapons and rocks.
3. Only 3 people were killed.
We reviewed hundreds of videos and pictures, went to the crime scene in #Abuja, interviewed survivors and talked to the military. Here’s how we did it - and what we found out.
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At a time of serious peril in NE #Nigeria, @HQNigerianArmy has suspended @unicef's from the region, accusing it of “engaging in training selected persons for clandestine activities”, effectively of terrorism…
Just to be sure there is no mis-translation, Operation #LafiyaDole Command claims @UNICEF_Nigeria is “sabotaging the counter-terrorism efforts” through “spurious & unconfirmed allegations bordering on alleged violations of #humanrights by the military.”…
The claim by @HQNigerianArmy against @UNICEF_Nigeria is pretty serious. To begin with, UNICEF isn't an NGO; it's an int'l org. Nigeria actually supports its work. If these allegations are real, they shd have bn reported to HQ before now. Were they? If so, wht did they do or say?
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2018 began with some trepidation as #Nigeria's economy failed to take off, and familiar sounds of discontent began to surface.

In the political space, questions mounted about whether the coalition that brought @MBuhari to power 3 years earlier would hold firm.

It didn't.
Meanwhile, the year, 2018, would go down as the year when @AsoRock's claims about having a lid on security issues were revealed to be mostly empty.
The year began with an escalation of #PastoralConflict, with tit-for-tat killings across 5 states, and a tepid reaction from @AsoRock.

This culminated in the unsightly scenario of one of #Nigeria's most prominent citizens asking his tribesmen to defend themselves.
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The brooding festive mood did little to stifle the fact that electoral reform was stumped, our worst fears about the north-east are real, a forex ban list got longer and regulatory immaturity persists.
Honourable Mohammed's remarks about #BokoHaram underscore the gulf between official propaganda regarding the north-east and the realities on the ground.
The region has been described previously by @TheEconomist as "a failed state within a failed state" and boasts some of the worst socio-economic and developmental indices in #Nigeria.
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Topic: - Effective taxation of the Nigerian informal sector
#Taxation #Nigeria…
1.The Nigerian tax authorities have been making efforts aimed at increasing the level of tax collections and improving government revenue generation from taxation. #Taxation #Nigeria
2.This is spearheaded by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and the other State Internal Revenue Services #Taxation #Nigeria
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So, #Nigeria issued its first-ever gold refining license in October 2018, to Kian Smith Limited @KianSmithCo.

Today in Ogun State, Kian Smith performs the groundbreaking for its Gold Refinery, which will be the first Gold Refinery in Nigeria. Scheduled for completion 2019
Sept 2018: Thor Explorations Ltd, a Canadian mineral exploration company has raised CAD 8 million in its attempt to deepen and boost its exploration operations in Segilola Gold Project in Nigeria…
This morning in Ogun State.

[Ogun has been one of #Nigeria’s biggest - if not No. 1 - beneficiaries of FDI in recent years:
Just in August AB InBev opened $250m Brewery.
Feb 2018 Nestle opened new Milo Factory.
Dec 2017 Petrolex opened 300m-Litre Tank Farm.
There’s more...]
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Highest revenue EVER generated by Nigeria’s Federal Tax Agency (FIRS) was N5.007 Trillion in 2012:…

2018, FIRS says it’s already hit 5 Trillion, on course for 5.3T full year.…

Avg Oil Price in 2012: $109

Avg Oil Price 2018: $71
FIRS: #Nigeria Taxpayer Numbers have grown from 13 million in 2015 to 20 million in 2018
Also FIRS:

July 2018: “From the innovative approach of placing noncompliance sticker at the premises of businesses, 15,000 non-complying businesses regularised their taxes to the tune of N217bn.”…
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At the ongoing #ASP2018, @FatuBensouda, Prosecutor of @IntlCrimCourt just released the rpt on Preliminary Examinations (PE), which addresses many countries, including #Nigeria.
In her Preliminary Examination rpt, @FatuBensouda reports that "from January to June 2018, over 1,300 ppl were killed" by farmer-herder violence in Adamawa, Benue, Nasarawa, Plateau & Taraba States "& about 300,000 persons were displaced."
During the past yr, according to @FatuBensuouda, @IntlCrimCourt received allegations of new crimes by the #BokoHaram Insurgency, violations by Nigerian Security Forces (NSF) & "with respect to communal violence in #Nigeria's North Central & NE geographical zones"
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.@cenbank Governor Emefiele: "Based on our internal research conducted at the Central Bank of Nigeria, there's strong support that the recovery of our economy from the recession may have been much weaker or even negative without the implementation of the restriction on 41 items."
CBN Gov: "Activities in the manufacturing sector also witnessed significant improvement between August 2016 and August 2018, as the Primary Manufacturing Index rose from a low of 42 per cent in August 2016 to 57 per cent in August 2018."
CBN Gov: "The CBN and PEBEC worked together to improve access to credit for under-served Nigerians, through the set-up of a National Collateral Registry and the passage of the Credit Bureau Act."
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Somewhere in Enugu, SE #Nigeria, a Catholic Priest is prostituting the pulpit for cash in return for party political endorsements. His mission, he claims, is to build an Adoration Ministry for the Holy Spirit. Many of his patrons have cases to answer in grand corruption
In 1 week between the end of 2014 & the beginning of 2015, the same priest endorsed both @GEJonathan & @MBuhari, on both occasions from the pulpit & with sacramental authority. Church authorities said & did very little
The business of selling church endorsement to finance grand building in the name of faith is very storied in the Catholic Church. In 1505, Pope Julius II demolished the original Basilica of St Peter across the Tiber in order to replace it with a grander model.
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Is the cloned Buhari gossip founded on the propaganda by security officials that Abubakar Shekau too, gets cloned whenever he is killed? How can you deny dying when you are even alive? Exactly what is our priority or priorities as a nation?
This same president has not addressed a bunch of issues bothering on insecurity and governance, so, how will joining issues with jesters on a cock and bull story advance peace and security across #Nigeria, let alone, the vexed issues of poverty and unemployment?
I am asking again, what precisely is our priority or priorities as a nation?
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I have thus far refrained from talking about Jubril al-Sudani, because it is bunkum, and I was quite glad that @MBuhari had also ignored it, or, appeared to have.

Until yesterday.

Now he has spoken, and the cat has been set amongst the pigeons as it were.
Three threads to this story:

1 — Jubril al-Sudani is the creation of a delusional and likely insane Nnamdi Kanu. Unfortunately, the story was given strength by the information gap that @MBuhari’s long absences generated when he went for his meds.
If his media team had been honest with Nigerians about what is wrong with our president, we won’t have had to deal with this. Lesson — when there is an information gap, people will fill it with something. Natura abhorret vacuum.
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