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BREAKING: Gunmen behead APC chief, kill family in Rivers

Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Musa Kimo, consoling the daughter of the late APC chieftain Franklin Obi in Omoku

  Gunmen have beheaded a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Omoku, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State. The APC chieftain identified as Franklin Obi was murdered alongside his wife, Iheoma, and 18-year-old son, Bestman, at their residence in Omoku at about 9pm on Saturday. The State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Musa Kimo, who is currently on a …

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Ese Oruru: How the North and Islam Became Scapegoats of Yunusa’s Folly, By Gimba Kakanda


If ignorance had not been applied in our clamouring for the freedom of Ese, whose case is, of course, heart-breaking to all sane minds, the North and Islam wouldn’t have been made scapegoats of Yunusa’s foolish adventure. A simple enquiry would’ve shown that Islam does not condone elopement, and it’s perhaps the same wisdom the Kano Emirate Council identified with, …

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Steer clear of Senate, Marafa’s row, Reps warn meddling colleagues


Some members of the House of Representatives on Sunday asked their colleagues to stop interfering with the crisis in the Senate involving Senator Kabiru Marafa and his colleagues. The House members noted that the Senate and the House were independent arms of the National Assembly, each having its internal rules. They said this implied that none of the arms should …

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FLASH| APC Lawmaker Investigated For 15 Criminal Cases (PICTURED)


The majority leader of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon Yinka Mafe who represents Sagamu I state constituency, is currently being investigated by the Ogun State Police Command for 15 alleged criminal cases. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi made this known to journalists that the majority leader is being investigated for cases involving sponsorship …

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Ondo Reps member denies sponsoring thugs

Olusegun Mimiko

A House of Representatives member, representing Akoko South East/South West federal constituency in Ondo State, Hon. Kolawole Babatunde has denied an allegation that he was behind an attack on an All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship aspirant, Mr. Segun Abraham during his visitation to Iwaro-Oka in Akoko South West local government. Babatunde and Senator Ajayi Boroffice were indicted by Abraham for …

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Presidency explains challenges in recovering loot, begs UK group for money


The presidency has explained further on the challenges it is facing in its efforts to trace, recover stolen monies and prosecute former government officials. A letter by the Presidential Advisory Committee on Corruption (PACC) to a United Kingdom-based anti-corruption organization, Global Witness, soliciting assistance in raising funds, said the fall in crude oil prices was affecting the war against corruption. …

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NNAMDI KANU|Niger Delta Militant Groups Declare War on FG


Two militant groups in the Niger Delta region have declared their intent to confront the Federal government for its refusal to release the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Director, Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. The groups, Concerned Militant Leaders (CML) and Niger Delta People’s Democratic Front (NDPDF) made the declaration yesterday in separate statements in port …

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Buhari appoints Tolu Ogunlesi head of new media team


President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday appointed Tolu Ogunlesi as his Special Assistant on Digital/New Media. Mr. Ogunlesi, who is a renowned blogger and journalist, graduated from the University of Ibadan in 2004, and obtained an MA in Creative Writing from University of East Anglia, UK, in 2011. Before his appointment, Mr. Ogunlesi had worked as a Features Editor and Editorial …

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Edo PDP members want state chairman sacked

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Some members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Edo State have approached the High Court in Benin, to challenge the continued stay in office of the state chairman of the party, Chief Dan Orbih. They also want other leaders of the party across the 18 local government areas removed on the grounds that their tenure expired since September 2015. …

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Welcoming President Obama’s Effort to Light Up Africa, By Shehu Sani

Barack Obama

President Barack Obama’s signing into law The Electricity for Africa Act 2015 is commendable. Its a positive step to light up the continent and accelerate economic activities. The act will help people in rural and urban Africa to have access to electric power and improve on the quality of life and standard of living. The Electricity for Africa Act 2015 …

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Jonathan’s ex-ADC, Col. Adegbe in EFCC net over N10bn scandal

Col. Ojogbane Adegbe

Fresh facts have emerged over the arrest of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s ex-Aide-De-Camp (ADC), Col. Ojogbane Adegbe. Sources said the military personnel was invited for questioning on the disbursement of more than N10 billion oil proceeds to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) nomination convention delegates. Adegbe and one other person reportedly collected the cash- $47m and some Euros from the Office …

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APC Wants Poll Reviewed, Petitions AGF Again

Abubakar Malami

The All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State, has petitioned the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), urging him to review the June 21, 2014 governorship election and prosecute suspects in the alleged “criminal” manipulation of the electoral process. The party contended that the return of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), …

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Govt begins performance-based incentive scheme for Customs

Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun

The Federal Government has unfolded plans to introduce performance related pay scheme in the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), to motivate improved revenue collection at the gateways and reduce corruption. The initiative was announced on Tuesday by the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun who explained that a review of the constraints currently impacting performance of the NCS had been undertaken. …

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