MonthJuly 2018

What Saraki’s defection means to APC – Sagay

The chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Professor Itse Sagay has described the exit of Senate president, Bukola Saraki from the All Progressives Congress (APC) as good for the party. He said Saraki had worked against the party since he became Senate president and had been the source of the problem the party […] What Saraki’s defection means to APC – Sagay [hmp_player]

Transfer: PSG eye Kante as Chelsea offer to make midfielder highest-paid player

Paris Saint-Germain are not giving up their chase of Chelsea midfielder, N’Golo Kante, the Mirror reports. Kante was been offered a bumper new contract to remain at Stamford Bridge ahead of the 2018/2019 season. The deal will make the World Cup winner the best paid player on their squad, even ahead of Eden Hazard. But […] Transfer: PSG eye Kante as Chelsea offer to make midfielder highest-paid player [hmp_player]

What Dankwambo said about Saraki’s defection from APC to PDP

The Governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo has reacted to the defection of Senate President Bukola Saraki from the All Progressives Congress, APC. DAILY POST reported that Saraki on Tuesday announced his defection over claims that the APC took the electorates for granted. Saraki said “I wish to inform Nigerians that, after extensive consultations, […] What Dankwambo said about Saraki’s defection from APC to PDP [hmp_player]

Police speak on death threat alarm by Ganduje’s deputy, Abubakar

The Kano State Police command says security has been beefed up around the deputy governor, Hafiz Abubakar. This followed his alarm that there was threat to his life. Abubakar, a loyalist of former Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso, have been at loggerheads with Governor Abdullahi Ganduje. In 2014, Kwankwaso tapped Abubakar, an academic and a Professor in […] Police speak on death threat alarm by Ganduje’s deputy, Abubakar [hmp_player]

The UN Sex Abuse Scandal review – careful, dignified and gruelling

This powerful documentary exposed the culture of impunity among UN peacekeepers, who have been accused of 1,700 crimes of sexual violence I am reading a book called The House on Vesper Sands, in which a woman who is trying to save girls and young women from lives of destitution and all that entails dismisses the suggestion by an amateur investigator that a supernatural force may be behind a spate of recent disappearances among her vulnerable charges. “I’ve seen a good deal of the world,” she says. “And it’s darker than any of them stories. Men need no magic to do harm. If they did, there would be a good deal less suffering in the world.” It was a line that kept coming back to me as presenter and producer Ramita Navai’s documentary The UN Sex Abuse Scandal unfolded. Her film set out the scale and dimensions of – well, I was going to say the predatory behaviour of some uniformed members and civilians undertaking UN peacekeeping missions. But as we saw recently when objections were raised to a Guardian headline on migrant children “selling sex” to pay for passage from Italy to France, on the grounds that it could more accurately be rendered “children being raped by adults” (it was amended to “sexually exploited”), there are many ways to put these things. By the end of the gruelling hour it was clear that another description, at least as accurate, might be that it was the bleakest reading yet taken of men’s capacity for sexual violence. Related: Sexual harassment and assault rife at United Nations, staff claim Continue reading… [hmp_player]