Monthly Archives: December 2019

How I Was Attacked By Misguided Nigerians In Spain —Amaechi

Some persons described as “misguided Nigerians” on Friday attacked the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, in Spain. Amaechi said he was attacked at an event on climate change held in Madrid, Spain. The minister disclosed this on his Twitter handle, @ChibuikeAmaechi. He said Spanish policemen succeeded in stopping his attackers before they could hurt him. He did not disclose the ...

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DSS Court Attack: I’m In Extreme Anguish, Says Atiku

Former Nigeria’s Vice-President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, says he is in extreme anguish of spirit having watched the unfortunate drama that played itself out at the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, in which agents of the state caused a commotion in court in order to frustrate a judgment of a court of competent ...

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Atiku Mourns Titilayo Ajanaku, Says She Was An Unwavering Democrat

Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has described as disheartening and unfortunate the passing away of his longstanding lieutenant and seasoned political ally, Dame Titilayo Ajanaku, a former presidential special adviser on women’s affairs and first female local government chairman in Nigeria. In a condolence message released in Abuja on Friday, the Waziri of Adamawa lamented the loss of ...

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Sowore: SERAP Condemns Re-Arrest, Invasion Of Justice Ojukwu’s Court

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has “strongly condemned the violent re-arrest today of Omoyele Sowore and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare by officials of the State Security Service (SSS), and the apparent harassment and intimidation of Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu.” Armed SSS officials reportedly stormed the courtroom, causing pandemonium at the court and physically assaulting Mr Sowore. The judge reportedly had ...

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BREAKING: DSS Seeks To Re-arrest Sowore, Chases Away Judge

The Department of State Services has attempted to re-arrest the convener of #RevolutionNow Protest, Omoyele Sowore, and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, within the courtroom. SaharaReporters reports that the DSS operatives also chased away the presiding judge, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, and assaulted a journalist in their bid to arrest the duo. Detail later.

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Sexual Harassment: Ekiti Varsity Sacks Lecturer

…Two others dismissed for abandoning duty post The Governing Council of Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, has approved the dismissal of a lecturer in the Department of Accountancy, for allegedly sexually harassing a female student. The lecturer was in June, allegedly involved in a sex scandal with a female student of the department as shown in a video which went ...

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Oraifite Killings: ‘Town Union’s Position On Police & Army Mayhem Is Jacob’s Voice’

The Int’l Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (Intersociety) says the position of the Oraifite Improvement Union (OIU) on alleged police and military mayhem unleashed on the ancestral home of Barr Ifeanyi Ejiofor, his siblings, aged mother, widowed daughter-in-law and neighbors including owners of 10 burnt provision stores, is clearly a body without soul and “Jacob’s voice and Esau ...

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17 Persons Involved In Auto Crash In Anambra

No fewer than 17 persons escaped death in a multiple crash involving three vehicles on the old Enugu-Onitsha expressway in Anambra. The accident occurred on the Nkpor/Umuoji stretch of the road. Mr. Pascal Anigbo, the Public Enlightenment Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps confirmed the crash. He said the vehicles included a red Mitsubishi bus with registration number JJT920ZW, ...

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Kogi West Poll: Melaye Goes To Tribunal

The Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday aligned itself with the decision of its Kogi West Senatorial candidate, Dino Melaye, to file a petition at the Kogi State Election Petition Tribunal over the declaration of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Smart Adeyemi, as the winner of the recent senatorial election. The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, in ...

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N7.2bn Fraud: Kalu Seeks Bail, Stay Of Execution

Lawyers of former governor of Abia State and Chief Whip of the Senate, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, have concluded arrangements to file a stay of execution and bail pending appeal on his behalf following his conviction over charges of N7.2 billion fraud brought against him and two others by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Justice Muhammed Idris of ...

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