Court discharges Senator Adeleke‎ over alleged exams malpractices

A Federal High Court in Abuja has discharged former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke in the alleged examination malpractices trial involving him and four others. Justice Inyang Ekwo, in a ruling on Friday, said he was minded to discharge Adeleke in view of the prosecution’s decision to withdraw charges against him. ‎Justice Ekwo elected to continue with the trial of the other four co-defendants in the case, who were re-arraigned on Thursday on a seven-count amended charge filed in the name…

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2020 Biafra Day: Okirika Indigenes shuns South-South as Nnamdi Kanu Claims gains backup

Indigenes of Okrika in Rivers State has refute claims that Okrika in Rivers State is South-South and not Biafra. The people Okrika who gathered at the Okochiri civic center to celebrate the Biafra Heroes Day , said , they were remembering the Biafra fallen heroes because they are Biafrans. Speaking to newsmen at the event Mr Magnus Achisiemie said the name South-South is a concocted name created to divide the Biafrans so they can not unite to have a common front to withstand the Fulani Califate of Nigeria. He further…

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Police arrest 17 sea pirates in Rivers

Operatives of the Marine Division of the Rivers State Police Command have arrested 17 alleged pirates terrorising travellers on the waterways in the State. The arrest followed attack of the Men of the Special Protection Unit, SPU; Base 5, Benin by sea pirates at Egelegele River in Degema Local Government Area of Rivers State recently. While announcing the arrest, the Rivers Police Command in a statement signed by its Spokesman, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, said one Destiny Ubani, and 16 others who allegedly carried out the dastardly act, where the men…

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Six notorious bandits arrested in Katsina

Police in Katsina State have arrested six notorious bandits terrorising Dutsinma Local Government Area of the state, recovering 130 cows along with 225 sheep. Two of the bandits are from Shamushalle village, another two from Nahuta village in Batsari Local Government Area, and the remaining two are from Kurfi and Safana LGAs of Katsina state. In a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isah, the bandits were arrested on Wednesday “at about 22:00hrs based on intelligence report indicating that the syndicate have escaped from the Rugu…

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Only God can determine my political future – Ekweremadu

Former Deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, has said that it is only God that will determine his political future ahead of 2023. Ekweremadu, who is representing Enugu West Senatorial zone in the Upper Chamber was asked about his political future during ‘Political Voices’ a programme of Dream FM Enugu, but he gave no direct answer. He had this to say: “Only God can answer that question, not me. And I believe it is too early for me or anybody to begin to cause confusion, to distract the governor or the…

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Buhari has done well in power supply, security –FG

The Federal Government on Friday said the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has put the country on an irreversible road to development in the last one year. It said the country had never witnessed such positive steps in a short time. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated these in Abuja at a press conference to mark the first year of Buhari’s second term in office. He said, “The past one year has been momentous for Nigeria, as the President has taken some actions, mostly bold…

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Lockdown restrictions lifted before experts ready to lower coronavirus threat level from ‘high’, No 10 admits

Lockdown restrictions are being lifted in England before experts are ready to cut the threat level from coronavirus from “high”, No 10 has admitted. Boris Johnson had been expected to lower the alert level from 4 to 3 when he gave the go-ahead for groups of 6 to mix in gardens and parks, but failed to mention it. Now his spokesman has conceded the level remains at 4 – where transmission of the virus is said to be “high” – while arguing it is “coming down from 4 to 3”.…

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Lockdown restrictions lifted before experts ready to lower coronavirus threat level from ‘high’, No 10 admits

Lockdown restrictions are being lifted in England before experts are ready to cut the threat level from coronavirus from “high”, No 10 has admitted. Boris Johnson had been expected to lower the alert level from 4 to 3 when he gave the go-ahead for groups of 6 to mix in gardens and parks, but failed to mention it. Now his spokesman has conceded the level remains at 4 – where transmission of the virus is said to be “high” – while arguing it is “coming down from 4 to 3”.…

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Police Warn IPOB: We Will Stop Your Candle Procession

The Ebonyi State Police Command, on Thursday, vowed to halt the alleged planned candle procession by members of Indigenous People of Biafra and other agitators in the state to mark Biafra day. Biafra Day is always celebrated on May 30 every year. In a statement by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Mrs Loveth Odah, the activities of IPOB members during the annual celebration, usually involved gatherings at strategic locations in the state. She stressed that the social restrictions order and directives of the Federal and Ebonyi State governments as measures…

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NYSC sanctions 28, discharges 4250 in Ogun

The National Youth Service Corps has sanctioned 28 corpers amongst the 2019 Batch B Stream 1 deployed to Ogun State with an extension and remobilisation of service. NYSC Coordinator in the state, Belinda Faniyi, disclosed this on Thursday, during a low-key passing-out event in Abeokuta, the state capital. Faniyi said 4250 corpers have been discharged after observing their one-year obligatory national service in the state. She said, “Some of the corps members definitely will have their service extended and some depending on the severity of their cases. [READ ALSO] N30m…

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Ethiopia accused by Amnesty of illegal killings, mass arrests

Ethiopian security forces used extrajudicial killings, mass arrests and torture in efforts to suppress an armed group, the Oromo Liberation Army, in 2019, Amnesty International says. This was the year that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize. He has been praised for his reforms, but they may have lifted a lid on ethnic tensions. The BBC has tried to contact the authorities to respond to the report but they have not reacted. Among the allegations made by Amnesty International are the illegal killings of 39 people in…

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What my administration has achieved with Whistleblowing Policy – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed what the new Whistleblowing Policy introduced by the Federal Ministry of Finance in December 2016 has achieved. He made the achievement known in a fact sheet to celebrate his five years in office. The President said the whistleblowing policy has yielded several billions of Naira in recoveries from tax evaders and public officials. “In the first two years alone it yielded N7.8 billion, US$378million, and £27,800 in recoveries from public officials targeted by whistleblowers,” he said. Following the development of draft whistleblowing and witness protection…

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There’s A Massacre Going on In Kaduna State, Let’s Pray For Our Family Members In The State

There’s a massacre currently going on in the north part of the Country, Specifically Kaduna. It was currently reported by the Adara Development Association ( ADA) in Kaduna that there has been no fewer than 107 people killed, 49 wounded, 66 Captured, 111 houses got burnt, 32 local villages chattered and about 20 thousand displaced people from January to date in the community of Adara. The Adara Development Association president, Mr Awemi Dio Maisari issued a statement last week explaining the situation in the southern Kaduna community and seriously seeking…

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Ex-President Obasanjo: AfDB’s governance at risk of being hijacked

Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has faulted a demand by the United States Treasury to probe the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwunmi Adesina, who had earlier been cleared of all allegations by an investigative body. In a letter written to 12 former African Presidents including President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa and John Kufour of Ghana, Obasanjo said Africa must stand up and not allow its institutions to be unduly controlled by non-African countries. Obasanjo said after allegations of unethical practices were levelled against Adesina, the ethics committee…

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For five years, Buhari ‘campaigned’ for corrupt politicians, CDD says

(Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari addresses delegates at the start of a conference to tackle corruption at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London on May 11, 2016 AFP/Getty Images) ****says corruption in security, defence sector continues unabated ****hails president for increased asset recoveries, TSA A pro-democracy think tank, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of condoning corruption within his administration and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The organisation, in its five-year assessment report of the anti-corruption programme of the current administration, made available to journalists…

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NCDC CRIES OUT AS RAPID TEST KITS BLACK MARKET RISES

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Thursday raised the alarm over increasing deaths caused by rejection of patients in the country’s hospitals. The PTF Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, at the task force press conference in Abuja, lamented that despite the admonition of the Federal Ministry of Health, hospitals were still rejecting non-COVID-19 patients. Also at the press conference, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control Director General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, raised the alarm over growing rapid test kits black market in the country.…

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Biafra: IPOB’s Nnamdi Kanu Speaks On Becoming President

Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has spoken on his alleged plans to become the Biafran President once the “Biafran struggle actualized.” Eye9ja reports that the IPOB leader has said he is not interested in becoming the President of Biafra when it is eventually actualized. Kanu insisted that his only interest was to ensure the actualization of Biafra and not to become president. The IPOB leader stated this during his latest broadcast on Radio Biafra. He vowed to retire once Biafra is actualised.…

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Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kano Airports To Reopen Soon

Major airports in the country will in the “next few days” roar into life after weeks of inactivity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. The airports are the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Ikeja; Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja; Aminu Kano Arport, Kano and the Port Harcourt Airport, Choba, Rivers State. The Federal Government on March 16 placed a travel ban on 13 countries, including China, United States and Italy that had recorded over 1,000 cases of Coronavirus. On March 13 it shut all airports for one month and later extended it by…

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Nigerian Government reacts to video of a Nigerian businessman brutally beaten to death in India

The Federal Government of Nigeria has reacted to a viral video in which a Nigerian man was brutally beaten to death in India. The Nigerian businessman popularly called Sunny Mike, was beaten to death on Wednesday 27th May, in Palam, New Delhi. It was said that Sunny Mike was accused of stealing by an Indian lady, which drew the attention of passersby who brutally beat him up till he passed out. By the time the Indian police arrived the scene, the Nigerian businessman was already dead. His corpse was immediately…

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I’m not sure how to feel – Omotola Jalade shares photos of her husband, Captain Ekeinde flying out Chinese nationals who arrived Nigeria weeks ago

Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade has shared photos of her husband, Captain Ekeinde flying out Chinese nationals who arrived Nigeria weeks ago.   Though the superstar actress did not reveal if the Chinese nationals were the doctors who arrived the country to help in the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic, she however stated that she doesn’t know how to feel about her husband’s first flight in 2 months.   Omotola wrote;   Is this the New Normal ? #TheCaptain went on his first Flight today in 2 months! Those are the Chinese ppl…

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