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I Am Ready To Step Down As Zamfara State Governor – Yari

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"I Am Ready To Step Down" -Zamfara State Governor, Yari

The Zamfara State Governor, Yari Abdul-aziz has offered to step down from his post if it will stop the level of insecurity in the troubled state.

Zamfara has been plagued with security challenges, with the spate of banditry, killings and kidnappings.”I was not being political, we are talking about human lives here. If that is what will stop this thing, I am ready to step down, ” Yari said.

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On New Year day, 18 persons were reportedly killed by armed bandits in Dustin Kure and Manasa in Tsafe local government.

The insecurity in the state has led to the displacement of members of some communities attacked by gunmen.

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The heightened violence has caused an increase in calls for the declaration of a state of emergency by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The calls were backed by Governor Yari, who said he was in support of the declaration if it will save the lives of the people of Zamfara.

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We’re Still Working With Swiss Partners To Free Chibok Girls – Lai Mohammed

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We're Still Working With Swiss Partners To Free Chibok Girls - Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has told an international audience in Washington DC that the federal government has been working every day with its Swiss partners and others, to track and secure the release of remaining Chibok girls still in captivity.

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The minister was speaking an audience at Georgetown University in Washington DC where he said the government has never one day forgotten or closed the case of the abducted girls.

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The minister said the recent presidential elections in the country were a referendum on the integrity of president Buhari.  He said they also pointed to the triumph of the common Nigerian over the elite.

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Georgetown University is one of the top twenty in the US, and number four in international relations programmes.

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Buhari Weighing Options For New Cabinet

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Buhari Weighing Options For News Cabinet

President Muhammadu Buhari is said to be mauling over getting rid of his current cabinet and replacing with fresh faces as a fresh term in office approaches.

Thisday newspaper is reporting that the president is weighing options for a new cabinet that would help him deliver on his campaign promises to Nigerians.

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Buhari had promised that he would consolidate on the gains of his first term, particularly in the areas of security, fight against corruption and revival of the economy.

Reports say the president wants to start his second term on a fresh slate, which would entail sacking all incumbent ministers with one or two exceptions.

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The president is said to be aware that Nigerians seem not to be too impressed with his administration’s performance during his first term.  He is said to be determined to do better during his second term.

His cabinet dissolution could happen as early as next month to pave the way for appointment of new ministers.  Although the president is said to be considering appointing technocrats this time around, some incumbent ministers have reportedly mounted strong lobbies to remain.

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CCT Convicts Onnoghen, Orders Forfeiture Of Funds In Bank Accounts

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Breaking: CCT Convicts Onnoghen, Orders FG To Seize Funds In Five Bank Accounts

The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, sitting in Abuja, has on Thursday convicted the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on all the six-count charge the Federal Government preferred against him. The CCT banned Justice Onnoghen who had voluntarily resigned on April 4, from holding any public office for the next 10 years.

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As part of its sentence, the Danladi Umar-led three-man panel removed Justice Onnoghen as both the CJN  and Chairman of the National Judicial Council, NJC.

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Onnoghen is also ‘convicted,’ to forfeit to federal government his money in five bank accounts that he allegedly failed to declare as part of his assets.

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