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Three Nigerians Jailed For Transporting Firearms, Drugs In UK

Three men have been jailed by the Woolwich Crown Court for their roles in transporting firearms and drugs into the United Kingdom via Euro tunnel. The names of the convicted persons published on the website of the Metropolitan Police Service showed that the three have names that of Nigerian origin names. Their names were given as Kennedy Udo, 29, Michael ...

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Court Orders: INEC Withdraws 25 Certificates Of Return

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday said it has withdrawn 25 Certificates-of-Return issued to some candidates that won the 2019 general elections, following court orders. The Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC), Mr Festus Okoye, said this at a ‘Forum on Media Coverage of 2019 General Elections’ held in Enugu on Monday, NAN reports. Okoye stated ...

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You Can’t Recount Ballot Papers, Tribunal Dismisses Adelabu, APC’s Application

The Oyo state governorship Election Petition Tribunal has dismissed an application filed by Mr Adebayo Adelabu, governorship candidate of the APC to recount all the ballot papers used in the March 9 election. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Adelabu and his party are challenging the declaration of Seyi Makinde, governorship candidate of PDP, by INEC has the ...

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Okorocha Is Under EFCC Investigation, Says Magu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it is investigating Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state. Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the anti-graft agency, disclosed this in an interview with Channels Television. Asked if an investigation is ongoing regarding the governor, he responded, “definitely”. “Of course, we are doing a couple of checks and investigations here and there. We are ...

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Nigeria’s GDP Declines To 2.01% In Q1

Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP)  rate declined to 2.01 per cent (year-on- year) in the first quarter of 2019 (Q1, 2019), compared to 2.38 per cent growth recorded in the fourth quarter of 2018, National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) report has shown. The NBS attributed the performance to the elections which “were held across the country during the first quarter ...

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Tragedy In Benin As Robbers Kill Igbinedion Varsity Lecturer, Abduct Bus Passengers

Barely two days traditional worshipers cleanse Benin City and rained curses on criminals, robbers have struck, killing a lecturer of the Igbinedion University, Okada. The lecturer whose identity was given as Kelvin Izebeokhai, was reportedly killed by robbers operating near Okada junction along the Benin-Lagos highway. ‎The robbers were said to have abducted other passengers in the mini bus late ...

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Buhari Shares Iftar Meal With Zamfara Gov At Umrah, Decries Bandits’ Onslaught

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday in Makkah had Iftar dinner (a fast-breaking meal) in the company of Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State and the Emir of Maradun, Garba Tambari. The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Sunday. He said during the event, which is a daily ritual ...

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Why I Cancelled Obesere’s Installation As Agbaakin Bobagunwa – Olubadan

The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso 1, has said the installation date of a popular Ibadan-born fuji icon, Alhaji Abass Akande (Obesere), as Agbaakin Bobagunwa of Ibadanland fixed for Thursday May 2, 2019, was cancelled based on procedural errors. The first-class monarch, in a statement issued on Sunday by his Personal Assistant/Director of Media and Public Affairs, ...

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Atiku Threatens To Sue Buhari’s Aide For Linking Him To Terrorists

Former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 general elections, Atiku Abubakar, has threatened to file a N2 billion suit against the Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, Lauretta Onochie, for damaging his character and reputation through the spread of “lies”. In the alternative, Atiku asked Onochie to, among others, pay ...

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Your Excellency, The Chickens Are Home To Roost, By Festus Adedayo

In the next few days, specifically nine days from today, the party will be over between many of the current state governors and their mandates to steer the ships of their respective states. Four, or in some cases, eight years which, on May 29, 2011 or 2015, looked like yesterday and the day of their accomplishment which seemed like an ...

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