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BREAKING: Akwa Ibom Govt Sacks Akpabio’s Brother

The Akwa Ibom State Government has sacked the Commissioner for Labour, Productivity and Manpower Development, Mr. Ibanga Akpabio; and his counterpart in the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Mr. Victor Antai from the state Executive Council with immediate effect. Ibanga, who is a younger brother to ex-governor and erstwhile Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, was sacked alongside Antai who ...

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Man Kills Self After Lover Refused To Elope With Him

A 29-year-old Zimbabwean man has hanged himself after his girlfriend allegedly refused to elope with him. Shupikai Chikuvira of Tokoti village, under Chief Chitsungo, was found hanging near a footpath after his girlfriend reportedly refused to elope and cohabit with him. Mashonaland East acting provincial police spokesperson Inspector Tendai Mwanza confirmed the incident yesterday. “We are investigating the case of ...

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Security Operatives Stopped Saraki’s Plan to Foment Violence over Impeachment, APC Alleges

Following Tuesday’s invasion of the National Assembly by security operatives, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has claimed it “uncovered the sinister plot hatched by the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki to foment violence in the legislative chamber all in a bid to stop his impeachment.” In a statement, the party’s Acting National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yekini Nabena, alleged that the ...

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Seiyefa Emerges Acting DG DSS

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has appointed Matthew B. Seiyefa as the Acting Director of the Department of State Services, DSS, following the sack of Lawal Daura. The Presidency said Seiyefa would act in the position until further notice. Seiyefa is the most senior Director of the DSS. Osinbajo had earlier sacked Lawal Daura, the former Director-General of DSS, over the ...

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APC Condemns National Assembly Invasion

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned in strongest terms, today’s unfortunate invasion of the National Assembly by security forces. In a statement signed by the Acting National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yekini Nabena, the APC wholly dissociated itself from any act of brigandage and affront on the sacred symbols of our budding democracy. The statement partly reads, “Our Party remains a law ...

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Sacked DSS Boss Arrested And Detained

Minutes after his sacking, the Director General of the Department of State Security, Lawal Daura, has been arrested, Villa Sources said. Daily Trust reports that Daura was ferried away via three Police vans including two Toyota Hilux vehicles and a jeep. While the State House reporters were awaiting his exit from the office of the Vice President, Daura was reportedly ...

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BREAKING: Osinbajo Sacks DSS Boss, Lawal Daura

…as APC dissociates self from NASS invasion The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has sacked the Director-General of the Department of State Service, Lawal Daura. On his Twitter handle @akandeoj, Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, disclosed, “AgP Yemi Osinbajo has directed the termination of the appointment of the DG of the DSS, Mr. Lawal Musa Daura.” Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress (APC) ...

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NASS Crisis: Osinbajo Summons DSS DG, IGP Idris

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday summoned the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and the Director-General of the Department of State Security, Malam Lawan Daura, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the two security chiefs, who arrived at Aso Rock at different times, were to update the acting president on security developments including ...

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Oshiomhole Fingered As Senators Allegedly Receive $1m Bribe To Impeach Saraki

…49 Senators Move Against Action About 49 Senators have reportedly appended their signatures against the moves to impeach the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu. This follows the allegation on Tuesday by Senator Rafiu Adebayo Ibrahim (PDP-Kwara South), that lawmakers under the aegis of Parliamentary Support Group were given $1m each to impeach the two ...

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NASS Siege: Stop Hiding Behind One Finger, Atiku Cautions Buhari, Osinbajo

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, says the invasion of the National Assembly by security operatives is geared towards forcefully changing the Senate’s leadership. In a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, Atiku said the constitution of Nigeria, as amended, guarantees the independence of the Legislature and separation of powers. He called on all those involved “to put Nigeria first and abandon this madness.” He ...

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