POLICE INVITES SINGER FOR GOING PANTLESS IN THIS SEMI-NUDE PIX (+18)

Zambian female singer summoned by Police for going pantless in this semi-nude photo 18+ Police in Lusaka have reportedly summoned controversial Zambian singer, Kay Figo for questioning after she went pantless in a semi-nude photo she shared online. Figo, whose real name is  Cynthia Kayula Bwalya shared the photo on her social media pages on Thursday to promote her new music video ‘Taken’ which was released on that same day. The raunchy photo shows Figo who went underwear-free in a sitting position, with her legs wide open, while strategically placing her hand to cover…

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HOW GOVERNORS BOYCOTTED OSHIOMHOLE’S OSHIOMHOLE’S APC MEETING

2019: Governors absent as Oshiomhole, NWC meet with APCgovernoship candidates Majority of governors of Nigeria’s ruling party, APC, were on Thursday absent at a meeting called by the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, and the party’s National Executive Committee. Mr Oshiomhole said 20 new governorship candidates of the party and nine sitting governors were expected at the meeting, which he said was being held to get to know the governorship candidates. But it was observed that only two governors were present: Niger State Governor, Sani Bello; and Plateau…

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BUHARI PRESIDES OVER SPECIAL FEC MEETING TO DISCUSS BUDGET 2019

By Johnbosco AgbakwuruABUJA – PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over a special Federal Executive Council, FEC, at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja. The special FEC meeting is aimed at finalising works on the 2019 budget proposal. The meeting started with the opening prayers by the minister of Sports and Youth Development, Solomon Dalung who said the Christian prayer and the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, that led in the Muslim prayer. The special session which came after about 48 hours the weekly FEC was held will is expected…

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IGBOS IN THE NORTH BANNED FROM TRAVELLING FOR ELECTIONS

People of Igbo extraction in the 19 northern states have been banned from travelling to their states of origin to vote in next year’s general elections. Any person who flouts the directive would be fined an undisclosed amount of money. The decision was reached following an extraordinary meeting of the Igbo Delegates Assembly (IDA) in Barnawa, Kaduna State. IDA, an administrative umbrella organisation of Igbo resident in the northern states and Abuja, is responsible for members’ welfare. In attendance were executives, all Eze Igbos and chapter presidents in the 19…

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NASS WORKERS THREATEN STRIKE OVER UNPAID ALLOWANCES

National Assembly (NASS) workers under the auspices of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) on Friday threatened to embark on an indefinite strike if the management of the legislature failed to meet their demands. The Chairman of PASAN, Comrade Musa Bature, gave the warning at a press briefing in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the aggrieved staff had on Dec. 4, picketed the assembly complex, grounding legislative proceedings in both houses for the day. The House of Representatives at its Thursday plenary asked the Minister…

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16-YR OLD STUDENT DIES IN JUJU SUPERIORITY CONTEST IN EKITI

A secondary school student at the Ado Grammar School, Ado Ekiti, Mathew Favour, died on Thursday following injuries he sustained in a superiority contest with a colleague on the efficacy of their charms. Sources told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the incident occurred in the evening within the school’s premises. The 16-year old was said to have been engaged in a friendly dispute with a colleague over the ownership of a ball before it degenerated into an argument over who had more potent charms. NAN reports that the…

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FOR THE FOURTH TIME, BUHARI REJECTS ELECTORAL ACT

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has for the fourth time declined to assent to the Electoral (Amendment) Bill 2018. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly­ matters (Senate), Ita Enang refused to state the reasons behind the President’s rejection and said he has communicated to the National Assembly on the decision taken on the Electoral Act. The President had three times rejected assent to the bill, a development which has continued to generate speculations. The first time was as a result of the re-ordering of election sequence. The…

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APC SET TO PUNISH AKEREDOLU, YARI, AMOSUN AND OKOROCHA

Temidayo Akinsuyi, Tony Ezimakor and Anolu Vincent Lagos / Abuja / Owerri – After exhausting all means to placate some critical stakeholders in the party who are aggrieved owing to the fall-out of its controversial primaries, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has decided to wield the big stick on party members, especially state governors who are working against the interest of the party to achieve victory in 2019 general elections, Daily Independent has gathered. On the cards to be punished, according to a credible source, are Governors Abdulaziz Yari…

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BUHARI MULLS CABINET RESHUFFLE BEFORE ELECTIONS

Aisha Alhassan, popularly known as Mama Taraba, is the most recent Minister to reluctantly bow out of office. She quit in acrimonious circumstances as Minister of Women Affairs in late September, after she was disqualified from contesting the Taraba State governorship election on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). President Muhammadu Buhari is contemplating rejigging his cabinet in a bid to bolster his chances of succeeding at the 2019 presidential polls, SaharaReporters has been told. It is not exactly clear how soon the President would ring the…

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2019: CATHOLIC CHURCH WARNS REV. FATHER MBAKA , OTHERS

The Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria has reiterated that Catholic Priests under the canon law of the Church are barred from active involvement in Partisan Politics. This reaction is coming shortly after an altercation between controversial catholic Priest, Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka, Spiritual director of Adoration Ministries, Enugu and Ex-governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi. CSN’s Secretary General, Rev. Fr. Ralph Madu, who spoke to journalists at a press conference, in Abuja on Thursday said that the Catholic church was disappointed with the altercation and had asked appropriate authorities to take…

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