Monthly Archives: April 2018

Melaye: INEC’s Verification Materials Hijacked In Kogi

Some hoodlums attacked the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Mopamuro Local Government of Kogi state on Saturday. The hoodlums disrupted the collation of results, shot in the air, damaged vehicles and escaped with results sheets, while the INEC staff fled for safety. One of the INEC staff, who spoke on condition of anonymity, alleged that the ...

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Suspected Female Cult Member Stabs Classmate For Refusing To Join Her Secret Cult

A suspected female cult member, identified simply as Josephine, has stabbed Miss Lilian Friday, her classmate, in the right eye, over Lilian’s refusal to join her secret cult. The suspect and the victim are both SSS-1 pupils of Community Secondary School, Otuoke, in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. It was learnt that the incident happened in the community, ...

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Dino Melaye’s Recall Gathers Momentum

The people of Kogi West Senatorial district turned out in large number on Saturday for the verification of signatures for the recall process of embattled Senator Dino Melaye. The verification process started with low turn out early on Saturday and peaked later in the afternoon. Constituents who had petitioned the INEC about the lawmakers’ recall trooped out in large number ...

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APC Reacts To Report That Govs Are Contributing N6bn For Its Congresses, Convention Despite Owing Salaries

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has reacted to a story on PREMIUM TIMES stating that governors elected on the platform of the party are contributing N6bn for the party’s upcoming congresses and convention. The party denied the story and stated that it was misleading and had misrepresented the party. “We therefore wish to make the following clarification. “At the meeting ...

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Why Nigeria Needs To Restructure — Obi

The former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has again added his voice to the call for the restructuring of Nigeria. Presenting the keynote address at the 2018 Annual Law Week of the Nigerian Bar Association, Owerri Branch, Obi said that since the present structure was not working, the need for restructuring was not only desirable but somewhat imperative. ...

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APC Shifts National Convention To June

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has fixed new dates for the conduct of congresses and shifted the May 14 set for the national convention to June. The party had initially on April 18, announced that it would hold its National Convention on May 14. The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr Bolaji Abdullahi, said the ward congresses would now hold ...

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Benue Killings: Army Arrests Boko Haram Mastermind

The Nigerian Army has arrested a suspected Boko Haram member said to have been the mastermind of “most of the recent attacks in Benue State.” He was identified as Aminu Yaminu, a.k.a Tashaku. Tashaku was arrested by combined troops of 707 Special Forces Brigade, the Police and the Department of State Security Services in Makurdi,the state capital. The army said ...

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Buhari Leaves For USA

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja on 28th April 2018, on an official working visit to the United States of America, on the invitation of President Donald Trump. President Buhari will have bilateral meeting with President Trump and a working lunch on Monday 30 April 2018. The meeting is to discuss ways to enhance the strategic partnership between the two ...

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Develop Your Region And Be Independent Of The Centre, Kachikwu Tells South-South Govs

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has called on the governors of the South-South to develop the region in order to take economic independence from the centre. The minister made the call on Friday at Emeyal, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, during the groundbreaking ceremony of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Park being developed ...

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Supreme Court Didn’t Remove Amaju Pinnick Or NFF Board From Office – Keyamo

Lagos lawyer, Festus Keyamo (SAN) has clarified that the Supreme Court did not remove Mr Amaju Pinnick and the Board of the Nigerian Football Federation,  NFF, from office. In a statement signed by two counsel in his chambers, Festus Ukpe and Arinze Egbo, Keyamo said, “Just this morning, the Supreme Court of Nigeria delivered Judgment in Appeal No. SC/731/2016 between ...

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