Buhari’s plagiarized speech, possibly the most reported news since Ebola!
Nigeria may soon be in total darkness — Egbin CEO
Explosion Rocks Chelsea Neighborhood
Doctors beg Ajimobi for salaries.
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Buhari’s plagiarized speech reported in almost every news service in the world!
Possibly the most reported news since Ebola!
Here are 21 headlines on the matter, and that is a very tiny representation of news sources that carried the news
Buhari apologises for plagiarising Obama’s speech, that headline is from Gulf Today
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari apologizes for plagiarizing Obama victory speech, is the headline from UPI
Buhari ‘plagiarises’ line from Obama’s speech, from Fiji Times
Nigerian president apologizes for plagiarizing Obama’s 2008 speech, that’s the About Croatia Headline
Nigerian president apologizes for plagiarizing Obama in speech, The New Times
The Nigerian President apologizes for plagiarizing Obama’s speech, News.am
Nigerian President Sorry for Plagiarizing Obama Speech, NBC News
Nigerian president rips off famous Obama speech, TurnTo23.com, California
Nigeria’s president apologises for plagiarising Obama speech, The Jamaica Observer
Nigerian president apologizes for plagiarizing Obama, New York Post
‘Overzealous’ aide plagiarised Obama, BBC
Nigerian president admits plagiarizing Obama, The Hill
Nigeria’s President Is Super Sorry He Plagiarized A Barack Obama Speech, BuzzFeed
Nigeria: President apologizes for plagiarising Obama in speech, The Guardian
Nigerian President apologises for plagiarising Obama speech, The Hindu
Nigeria’s President Apologizes For Plagiarizing President Obama’s Speech, Talking Points Memo
Nigeria’s president apologizes for plagiarizing Obama speech, The Independent
Nigeria’s president apologizes for plagiarizing Obama speech, Associated Press
Nigeria’s president will punish staff for plagiarizing an Obama speech from 2008, Quartz
Buhari admits to stealing line from Obama speech, IOL
Nigeria’s Buhari admits line plagiarised from Obama, News from Al Jazeera
Luckily for Nigeria, the press had something more explosive, but unfortunately it wasn’t another presidential scandal, it was an incident reported as a bombing in New York city that left many dead and several wounded.
Explosion reported in NYC, Explosion Rocks Chelsea Neighborhood
Multiple injuries reported in possible New York City terror bombing, The Raw Story
Multiple people were injured in what may be a terrorist bombing in New York City’s Chelsea district.
According to Pix11.com, “The explosion happened at 135 23rd St. between Sixth and Seventh avenues” between 8:30 and 8:50 p.m. on Saturday.
‘Several’ injured after explosion in New York City, police confirm
Manhattan explosion leaves 29 hurt; 2nd device probed
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both refer to New York explosion as a bombing
Explosion in New York City believed to be ‘intentional,’ mayor says; 29 injured
Before that explosion hit the news, the headlines were about the kidnapping in a Lagos-Ogun border community where people observing fitness routine were kidnapped by gunmen on Saturday morning.
Militants abduct 4 Landlords in Ogun State is the Sun Newspaper Headline
Suspected militants in military uniforms on Saturday stormed Isheri, a border community between Lagos and Ogun States and abducted four landlords.
The landlord were having their routine physical exercise near the Lekki Gardens Estate ,when the gunmen invaded the area .
Witnesses said the gunmen numbering about eight were masked and threatened to kill anyone who tries to stand on their way.
A resident of the area who was identified as John Kosiso told Sun that ” the gunmen came through the creeks and took away the landlords .
It was gathered that the landlords usually have their Saturday fitness training near Lekki Gardens Estate, which is close to bushy part.
The witness said the militants also abducted the physical trainer.
Here are some headlines from Nigeria
Nigerian troops arrest another “militant kingpin” in Cross River
Calls for restructuring not calls for division, Catholic Bishops tell Buhari
Niger, Chad armies kill 38 militants
‘Buhari’s Change Begins With Me campaign last hope for Nigeria’
Dare Bada Emerges NNPP Governorship Candidate In Ondo State
Nigerian troops arrest notorious militant, ‘Abuja Daddy’, three others in Calabar
IDPs In Maiduguri Debate Ex-Boko Haram Integration Into Communities
Troops recover large cache of ammunition in Bulabulin
Fight against recession requires collective effort, says Dogara
Crocodile Smile exercise claims four soldiers, 23 militants
CACOL tells EFCC to interrogate Patience Jonathan
Fayose, Ekiti Apc Fight Over Students’ Success In Neco
Sell off NLNG, invest proceed and we’ll be out of recession, Dangote tells Buhari
Obama to Meet With Iraq, Nigeria, Colombia Leaders at UN Assembly
Ibas: Navy Drastically Reduce Piracy, Criminality in Niger Delta
CBN Advocates Investment in Housing Sector to Mitigate Recession
Kwankwaso Left $28m, N6bn Debt in Unpaid Scholarships – Acting Governor
Kano State Loses 2 Pilgrims in Saudi Arabia
Nigeria’s Suppression Of #BringBackOurGirls Protesters Extends To New York
Ekiti NECO success; gains of my investment in, support for education – Fayose
CACOL tells EFCC to interrogate Patience Jonathan, that can be found in the Punch Newspaper
The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders, CACOL has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to immediately invite the wife of the immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan for questioning over the allegations of money laundering involving herself, her aides and some Skye Bank officials.
Executive Chairman of the Coalition, Debo Adeniran said, “it is beginning to appear like the EFCC is disposed to ‘pampering’ some suspected corruption criminals in our country even though the Act that established the Commission gives it constitutional powers to carry out its duties without fear or favour.”
“The case of the wife of former President Jonathan epitomizes this reality. With the whole lot of confusion, allegations and counter-allegations, media war etc. that are attendant to the Mrs. Jonathan’s case, what else does the EFCC need to invite the person who is at the epicentre of the whole episode, even if just for questioning and clarifications?”
The renowned anti-corruption Crusader added that, “we are impressed by the efforts of the EFCC so far on the Mrs. Jonathan’s case including the arrest and ongoing prosecution of some the aides and the bankers involved. Yet, we cannot help but ask whether indeed the EFCC is being hindered from using the shortest cut to resolve this corruption imbroglio involving the wife of the immediate past President by inviting/summoning her?”
“The truth is that, Madam Jonathan is a Nigerian, like every other one, that must abide by the constitution of the country. What are the fears of EFCC? Does the EFCC handle ‘lesser’ Nigerians in one corruption case or the other in this mode? If we are serious about fighting corruption, we must not consider some people as ‘untouchables’, particularly when such people have been ‘cornered’ like the woman in question as long as the rule of law is not violated!”
Reiterating CACOL’s position on the saga, Adeniran continued, “Like we said when the news broke out that Madam Jonathan had openly laid claim to the $15m frozen in four company accounts and dared the anti-graft agency to invite her for questioning. We ask, how did she get the money and even the ones stacked in her account? That is what we Nigerians want to know.”
“As far as we can understand, she was just a civil servant, so as a civil servant, how did she manage to acquire such properties that worth such stupendous amount, because she would have earned less than 10% of the amount even if she had been a Director or Permanent Secretary in the Bayelsa Civil Service all of the entire years she has spent on earth!”
Ambode warns contractors handling 114 road in Lagos
50 Orphans Of Fallen Civilian JTF, Soldiers To Get 9 Year Scholarship – Shettima
UPDATE: Operation Crocodile Smile – 23 Militants Killed in Niger Delta
Ondo guber: UPN picks Bola Aidi as flag bearer
How Govt can tackle Youths restiveness in Nigeria – NYCN
Reintroducing NECO exams fee helped Ekiti clinch best result — Govt
Buhari to sign Paris Agreement on Climate Change at UN General Assembly
Ambode orders contractors handling 114 road projects to deliver in 7 days
NECO Result: We’ll celebrate first position – Ekiti state govt
Nigerian Army recovers 55 assorted weapons from Niger Delta militants
Nigerian Army recovers 55 assorted weapons, shot dead 23 militants in gun duel
Troops recover weapons, kill 23 militants in gun battle
Edo election: Ize-Iyamu gets backing of Benin Chiefs, priests, businessmen
First Bank Denies Violating Fg’s Directive On TSA
Desmond Tutu Readmitted To Hospital In South Africa
Bayelsa: Police arrest 106, arraign 58 for cultism
#EdoDecides | Ize-Iyamu endorsed by Benin Palace Chiefs, Traditional Priests, Business Owners
Budget padding: Jibrin insists on Dogara’s sacking
Ondo Election: Bola Aidi Emerges Upn Candidate
West African countries move to steady power supply
Nigeria may soon be in total darkness — Egbin CEO. The Punch Newspaper’s interview reveals a lot about Nigeria’s electricity troubles. Am unable to read it all here because of space constraints. CEO said they’ve never turned a profit since inception and have lost over $300 million. Check it all in the Punch Newspaper and learn more about why we’ve not had power supply since early yesterday morning at Breaking, and why you likely don’t have power supply as you are listening to this.
UPDATE: NECO June/July 2016 Secondary School Examination Results Released
Indonesia arrests lawmaker on graft allegation
Troops recover large cache of ammunition in Borno
Respect traffic laws to end gridlocks, Governor Ambode urges drivers
INEC says passing out of Corps members will not affect Edo election
38 Boko Haram militants killed by Niger, Chad armies
Kano loses two pilgrims in Saudi Arabia
Two million Nigerians trapped in Boko Haram-controlled areas – UN
Edo poll: Benin palace chiefs endorse Ize-Iyamu
Ambode flags off of commissioning of 114 LG roads
Sierra Leone Reaffirms Stands On Death Penalty
Police arraignment of 58 suspected cultists sparks outrage
Desmond Tutu re-admitted in hospital
Ambode threatens to sanction erring contractors
‘Buhari’s hard Condition forced me to Steal’ – Armed Robbery Suspect
African press review 17 September 2016
NECO Releases June/July 2016 Examination Results – 88.51% Passes
Ekiti WAEC records fallout of Fayemi’s education policy – APC
Boko Haram Left An Estimated 5 Million People In Nigeria On The Brink Of Famine
Nigeria Ready to Swap Boko Haram Prisoners for Chibok Girls
Three-year-old boy dies after drinking caustic soda in Ogun school
A three-year-old Darasimi Ogunwunmi has died after drinking caustic soda left carelessly on ground in his classroom by teachers of his private school.
The Kindergarten One pupil died nine months after the infamous incident that occurred in his school, Fahsal Children’s School, Ilupeju Estate, Idiroko, Ogun State in November 2015.
The child found it difficult to either swallow either liquid or solid food, despite six different surgeries at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital.
His bereaved mother, Toyin, described the last days of the boy as hell.
Toyin recalled with nostalgia while speaking with Punch.
“My son would have died long ago if not because of the money that kind Nigerians raised for his treatment. The money financed his surgeries and rehabilitation since that time.
“If I knew he had no chance of survival, I would have prayed that God should give him rest long ago because my son suffered for every day he lived after that incident. Every day, I saw him lying in the hospital bed or sitting at home struggling to drink ordinary water with pain, I cried bitterly.”
The parent further added that despite promises made by the Ogun state government, his son died without help.
Reacting to the incident, Ogun State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Modupe Mujota, said that she had constituted a team to investigate the case.
“There was a full investigation. But because there was no hard evidence, it became difficult to take the issue up legally. We combed the premises of the school and nothing was found, probably because time had elapsed and the school might have cleaned up,” Mujota said.
“There are larger factors to be considered when you want to close down a school like the population the school is serving.”
“If they say we did not visit, we have pictures as evidence of our team’s visit to the child and his mother. There were allegations from the school proprietor that the boy’s parents were trying to extort her. We went to verify the claim.”
Doctors beg Ajimobi for salaries
18 Nigerians died in Saudi Arabia during 2016 Hajj — NAHCON
We have stopped militants’ regular attacks on installations – Navy
BREAKING: Gunmen abduct nine landlords in Lagos-Ogun border community
Recession: Cleric seeks support for Buhari’s intervention measures
First Nigeria Contingent To Hajj Under Their Way Back Home
Nigeria: Recession, Budget Padding in Focus As National Assembly Reconvenes
Buhari To Sign Climate Change Treaty, Leaves For New York
JAMB Gives Schools Final Deadline For Admission Process
Nigeria: Youth Unemployment, a Huge Time Bomb, Says Agwai
Nigeria: Bank Launches Products to Meet Housing Needs
Nigeria: Workers Seek Government’s Intervention to Reposition Sector
Self-confessed Boko Haram spokesman seeks Ndume’s ‘pardon’
Mother of Seven Request ‘Help’ After Husband Went Missing Over Medical Bill
NAHCON to punish pilgrims’ agencies that collected Hajj fare
Power Generation Hits New High in Nigeria
US designates leading French jihadist as terrorist
Nigeria negotiates with Boko Haram thrice on Chibok girls
Nigeria is not worth dying for – Funso, Bola Ige’s daughter
Poor funding, strikes bane of Nigeria’s teaching hospitals – expert
Members of the Association of Resident Doctors, Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso, have called on the Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, to pay them full salary like other health workers in the state instead of the half salary they have been receiving.
The plea was contained in a statement signed by President of the association, Dr. Sebastine Oiwoh, and its General Secretary, Dr. Ayobami Alabi, which was issued on Saturday.
The association decried the singling out of its members for the treatment by the state government, saying that it added to the poor financial situation of members who were being owed arrears or salaries.
The statement said, “We beckon on the listening ears and tender heart of our Governor Abiola Ajimobi, not to single our members out amidst other health workers in the Oyo state civil service. All other doctors and health workers in the state civil service are receiving full salary.
“They have been paid full salaries from January to March 2016, while we received half of the payments made. We want to appeal the recently implemented decision to pay only doctors and other staff of LAUTECH Ogbomoso 50 per cent of our salary after being owed for seven months.”
From The Punch
Here are more headlines from Nigeria Newspapers
Soldiers from Niger and Chad kill 38 Boko Haram fighters
Budget padding: Jibrin charge colleagues to force Dogara, others to resign
6 Verified Presidency Twitter Handles To Follow For Latest Info
Aliko Dangote Advises Preidents Buhari on Solution To Recession
UPDATE: President Buhari Proposes Administrative Punishment over Plagiarism
Prominent politician’s son murdered in Sokoto
Buhari orders ‘special promotion’ of arms probe panel members
Another Nigerian Killed in South Africa, 20 Arrested for Protesting
Nigeria to protest seizure of pilgrims’ e-wristband by Saudi Authority
Man brutally murdered in Sokoto
Nigeria moves to curb abuse of currencies
Niger, Chad armies kill 38 Boko Haram fighters
Deep Craters Threaten Human, Vehicular Movement at Airways, Flour Mills in Apapa
Niger, Chad armies kill 38 Boko Haram fighters: Niger army
Troops Recover Large Cache Of Ammunition In Maiduguri
Why can’t Buhari come to Biafra land and lecture Biafrans on unity? – IPOB
Niger, Chad armies kill 38 Boko Haram fighters – Niger army
NOA, CBN to sensitize Nigerians on Naira
Flyover project: Ekiti pays compensation, demolishes structures
Nigerian Politicians Treading On Dangerous Terrain — Ex-CJN
A former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Dahiru Musdapher, on Saturday raised the alarm that the actions of major players in the 2015 general elections were threatening the peace and stability of the country.
He stated this at a special public lecture to mark the 75th birthday of Chief Suarau Bankole, father of the ex-Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Dimeji Bankole.
Justice Musdapher noted that the 2015 presidential election also polarised the country, claiming “that the election was marked by demarcations along ethnic, regional, partisan and religious lines.”
He described the celebrator as a detribalised politician who worked for the unity of the country
He, however noted that favouritism, nepotism and tribal sentiments had made it impossible to run a merit-driven system.
He said, “Hard work, brilliance, honesty and integrity in our dealings are no longer rewarded. Rather, we celebrate mediocrity soaked in the corruption we claim is our common enemy.
“I am scared and deeply worried. The situation is grave and the media, the fourth estate of the realm has a big role to play in this crusade.
“I am also aware today that most media houses have an editorial policy and clear leaning towards sectional and myopic perspectives. Tribal and nepotic leanings are present in most issues debated or reported in our media.
“The government-owned media showcase the activities of the government with little or no critique in contrast to the harsh realities faced by millions of subscribers of these news media.
“The newspapers and media owned and operated by politicians are mostly reflective of the interest of their principals as opposed to the need to reflect the truth.
“It has become commonplace for one to read of an ‘Igbo’ presidency or ‘northern’ presidency in line with a tacit approval of outright nepotism by majority of Nigerians.
“It is rather worrisome that after over 100 years since the amalgamation of the northern and the southern protectorates in 1914, we seem as divided as ever.”
A former Governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba, agreed with the former Chief Justice of Nigeria on his observations concerning the media, and promised to deliver his message to the authority in the media.
Osoba said, “My Lord has delivered the judgement and I will deliver your message to the media.”
Talking about his relationship with Chief Bankole, Osoba said though he was two years older than him and did not have many things in common, they managed each other.
The Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, said the observations by the former CJN had challenged him “in building a nation on justice, unity and equity.”
Supreme Court judgement: Police ban public jubilation, demonstration in Kogi
Yusuf Tugga: Governor Abubakar Must Retrace His Steps
‘Padding Saga Offers Unique Opportunity to Reform Budgetary Process’
Why State of Emergency is Imminent in Aviation Industry
Governors back Buhari on measures to take Nigeria out of recession
Nigerians eating Lizards, Cats and Frogs to Survive Recession
Buhari, Obama to meet on Tuesday; economic, security issues top agenda
Barack Obama To Meet President Buhari on Trade
Nigeria: SDGs – Plateau Communities Get 13 Ambulances
Plagiarism: Buhari angry with writer for copying Obama’s speech, vows to punish him
There’s hunger in the land – Buhari’s Minister admits
Buhari, Obama to meet in New York, says White House
Nigeria to sell $1 billion in Eurobonds as recession bites
$15m scandal: EFCC summons Patience Jonathan’s security aides
CHIBOK GIRLS | Boko Haram’s Division hindering Our Efforts – Lai Mohammed
Recession: Legislators seek full implementation of 2016 budget
Ebenezer Obey, Funmi Aragbaye, Bola Are Set To Celebrate Ksa
Chibok Girls: Boko Haram Making Fresh Demands, Says Lai Mohammed
S&P Lowers Nigeria’s Rating to ‘B/B’ on Weak Growth
Wike Inaugurates Amnesty Programme Committee for Cultists
Ekiti Tops Best Performance List as NECO Releases Results
Court Justifies Buhari’s Appointment of Hameed Ali as Customs Boss
Abuja commuters stranded as mass transit workers strike over 5-month unpaid salary
Osun Looks to Tourism for Economic Rebound
Budget Scandal: Abdulmumini Appeals for Fair Hearing
Clergy Urges Buhari to Reintroduce History in Secondary Schools
Naira grossly abused – NOA
Sokoto – The National Orientation Agency (NOA) and the Central Bank of Nigeria( CBN), will embark on nationwide Sensitisation campaign to curb the abuse of Nigeria’s currencies.
The NOA Director in Sokoto, Alhaji Abubakar Danchadi, made the disclosure in an interview in Sokoto on Saturday.
“The nation’s currencies are part of our national symbols and it is regrettable that they are grossly abused in a myriad of obnoxious ways.
”These include mutilating them and spraying them during ceremonies, thereby marching on them.
”These also include putting them in parts of the body where they are not supposed to be kept,” he said.
The NOA Director further said that the currencies should be patriotically respected by both Nigerians and non-Nigerians alike.
According to him, all Nigerians must respect the currencies because they are part our national symbols.
He said the joint campaign by NOA and the apex bank was therefore to urgently reverse the ugly trend.
From the Vanguard
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Buhari should push for emergency law pull Nigeria out of recession – Kalu
Buhari’s Dishonest Truth by Femi Fani Kayode
8 Months Old Baby, Sibling, Mother, Others Killed By Armed Men
‘The Change Agenda’: Misdirection and Compounding Anomalies in NIMASA Appointments
Lagos Strikes $75m German Deal
More Entrepreneurs Turn to MMM for Respite
Buhari, Obama to meet in New York – White House
Nigerians in the Diaspora Group Declares Support for #ChangeBeginsWithMe
Edo Guber: The Option Before Edo People
Has Oshiomhole kept his promise?
Buhari’s Statement on PDP/Biafra Curious, Misleading
Terminal Operators Fret over FG Insistence to Collect Levies in Dollar
NCS Rakes in Highest Revenue in 10 Months
Former Boko Haram spokesman, Konduga arrested in Senator Ndume’s house
Buhari should puch for emergency law pull Nigeria out of recession – Kalu
Edo 2016: Why Edo Central May Reject APC
Nigerian Army Frees 566 People Held by Islamist Group Boko Haram
Plagiarism: Buhari to punish own official for plagiarising Obama in his ‘CHANGE BEGINS WITH ME’ speech
Amidst Recession, Nigerian Billionaire launches Airline in Swaziland
Patience Jonathan faces fresh probe over N5b Abuja hotel
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