Benue APC promoting impunity, says ex-lawmaker

Former Minority Leader of the Benue State House of Assembly and Chairmanship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. Terngu Abali, yesterday, accused the party in the state of promoting high level of impunity. He also faulted the ongoing screening of aspirants for the June 3 local government elections, saying the entire exercise is shrouded in secrecy. Speaking with Sunday Telegraph in an exclusive interview, Abali said he has lost confidence in the leadership of the party in the state chapter of the APC, saying that…

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N’Korea ‘ready for nuclear attack’ amid show of force

  North Korea has warned the US not to take provocative action in the region, saying it is “ready to hit back with nuclear attacks”. The comments came as North Korea marked the 105th anniversary of the birth of its founding president, Kim Il-sung. Soldiers, tanks and other military hardware were paraded in Pyongyang in a show of strength on Saturday. It comes amid speculation that the current leader, Kim Jong-un, could order another nuclear test. “We’re prepared to respond to an all-out war with an all-out war,” North Korean…

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Multiple cinemas, way out of piracy –Bright

Bright Wonder Obasi is a filmmaker, scriptwriter, cinematographer, actor and Filmmaking Facilitator at High Definition Film Academy (HDFA), he speaks with Deborah Ocheni about his Script2screen Africa reality show, multiple cinema as the way out of piracy in Nigeria and sundry issues.   You released an album in 2009. Can you tell us what is happening to that creative part of you? Yes, I released a gospel album in 2009, but since then I think film swept me off my feet, at that point my music was too local and…

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Abandoned N449m: Suspect in EFCC custody, threatens to reveal owner if…

Bid by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to unmask the owners of the abandoned N449, 000,860 which was abandoned in a shop in Lagos, may have started yielding dividends as a suspect, believed to be Bureau De Change (BDC) operator and who is in the know of the abandoned money has threatened to ‘reveal the real identity’ of the owners of the money. The suspect, who is alleged to be a BDC operator, also debunked media reports that the recovered money had been stashed in the shop for…

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Seven herdsmen bag life imprisonment

Falae: I didn’t suffer in vain We are studying judgement –Counsel Herders kill mother of seven, other in Benue   An Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure yesterday sentenced seven herdsmen to life imprisonment for kidnapping Chief Olu Falae, a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF). The seven convicted persons are Abubakar Auta, Bello Jannu, Umaru Ibarahim, Masahudu Muhammed, Idris Lawal, Abdulkadir Umar and Babawuro Kato. Falae was kidnapped on September 21, 2015 when the herdsmen allegedly invaded his farm in Ilado in Akure North Local…

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EFCC raids Jonathan’s cousin’s firm

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday, raided the premises of Kakatar CE Limited at Otakeme, Bayelsa State. The construction company, belongs to Azibaola Robert, a cousin of former President Goodluck Jonathan. The raid, New Telegraph learnt, took the employees of the company by surprise but contrary to expectation, no cash was recovered at the end of the raid. Spokesman of the company, Mr Austin Ekeinde, who confirmed the incident, said the operatives vandalised several company property although they did not produce any warrant to justify the…

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Buhari: We’re discussing with Chibok girls’ captors

THREE YEARS AFTER ABDUCTION… President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday disclosed that his administration has reached out to leaders of the Boko Haram sect for the release of the remaining Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped exactly three years ago in Borno State. The president stated this in a statement to mark three years since the girls were abducted from Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok. “We have reached out to their captors, through local and international intermediaries, and we are ever ready to do everything within our means to ensure the safe release of all…

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