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Vanguard Newspaper Headlines (Friday, 25 August 2017 Edition)

Sultan of Sokoto, Sa'ad Abubakar III

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1. Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto, on Thursday, at the Annual Lecture Series and 25th Anniversary of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), said that the traditional institution was in support of Federal Government’s recent move against hate speeches in the country. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had stated that government would start treating hate speeches as terrorism.

2. In a recent statement, Charles Oputa (aka Charly Boy), said that his group (Good Governance Advocate), will hold a two-days sit out next Monday and Tuesday in front of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) office to demand the extradition of Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, the former Minister of Petroleum Resources. “Following recent mind-boggling allegations of corruption and wanton looting of public funds and the collective patrimony of Nigerian citizens by the former Minister for Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke, we call on the Economic & Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to apply for her extradition from the United Kingdom to face prosecution in Nigeria. It stated

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3. Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, in Abuja on Thursday, at the Annual Lecture Series of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), said that the Federal Government has directed the NBC to sanction any radio or Television state that broadcasts hate speeches. “As a matter of fact, the challenges facing the NBC have never become more daunting, considering the increasing propensity of some radio and television stations across the country to turn over their platforms to the purveyors of hate speech. It is the responsibility of the NBC to put these broadcast stations in check before they set the country on fire. He said

4. The Coalition of Northern Groups on Thursday withdrew the quit notice ultimatum issued to the Igbos residing in the Northern parts of Nigeria. It however, urged the Federal Government to arrest Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

5. The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu, on Thursday, said that the Federal Government has initiated plans to achieve 100 percent local fabrication of modular refineries, adding that it has entered into discussion with orginal equipment manufacturers.

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