HERDSMEN KILL UNIZIK LECTURER IN ENUGU

Enugu – Dr Nnamdi Ogueche, a senior lecturer at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka has been killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Enugu State. He was killed along Ezeagu- Umulokpa Uzo-uwani road in the State. Shortly before his death, Ogueche was said to have presided over a peace meeting between his kinsmen of Adada town Uzo-Uwani and Fulani herdsmen. It was further gathered that the slain University don was the Administrative Secretary of Uzo- Uwani LGA, Enugu State. He was aged 40 and was married with three children, two girls and a…

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ONNOGHEN’S BANKERS FINALLY REVEAL WHAT HE HAS IN HIS 5 ACCOUNTS, DENY EVER MOVING MONEY ABROAD FOR HIM

An official of Standard Chartered Bank, Ifeoma Okeagbue, gave some details of the balances on the five different accounts of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, to the Code of Conduct Tribunal on Thursday. Okeagbue, who is Team Leader, Priority Banking, as well as Onnoghen’s Relationship Manager at the branch of the bank in Wuse II, Abuja, said all the bank accounts were still active. Testifying as the third prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of the suspended CJN on charges of false and non-declaration of assets,…

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NOUN RECANTS, SAYS IT HAS NEVER PAID OBASANJO ANYTHING AS ITS FACILITATOR

Obasanjo The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) says it has never made any payment to former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, for services he renders to the institution as one of its facilitators. The university was reacting to a story in a national newspaper which reported on Wednesday that the former President earned N40,000 per annum as NOUN lecturer. NOUN’s Director of Media and Publicity, Ibrahim Sheme, in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, explained that the story emanated from the press conference the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abdalla Adamu, addressed…

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EFCC ARRAIGNS STANBIC IBTC NANAGER OVER 24 MIL FRAUD

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office, on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, arraigned Olamide Salvador and Richard Olusegun Olatunji before Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Special Offence Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on a five-count charge bordering on stealing, forgery and conspiracy to the tune of N24, 183, 120 (Twenty Four Million, One Hundred and Eighty-Three Thousand, One Hundred and Twenty Naira). The first defendant, Salvador, allegedly conspired with the second defendant, Olatunji, a manager in Stanbic IBTC, and some others now at large to defraud one…

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SENATORIAL SEAT: SMART ADEYEMI, OTHERS DRAG DINO MELAIYE BEFORE ELECTION TRIBUNAL

Senator Dino Melaye Sen. Smart Adeyemi, Miss Natasha Akpoti and Sen. Ahmed Ogembe have filed petitions against the conduct and outcome of the national assembly elections held in Kogi State on Feb. 23. The Secretary of the Kogi State Election Petitions Tribunal, Mrs Aisha Mana confirmed this on Thursday, she said that the petitions filed by Adeyemi, Akpoti and Ogembe, were among the 10 received by the tribunal from aggrieved candidates who participated in the election. Adeyemi contested on the platforms of the APC, Akpoti and Ogembe contested the election…

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MASKED GUNMEN SHOOT GLO STAFF DEAD IN LAGOS

Masked gunmen shoot dead Globacom staff in Lagos The deceased By Kazeem Ugbodaga A staff of Globacom Nigeria, Alemanni Adaramola, has been shot dead by masked gunmen in Ojo area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria. The incident occurred on Thursday morning at PPL bus stop on Lagos-Badagry Expresswa  while he was going out. He was killed and left in pool of blood. PM News learnt that the deceased left home at 6.00am to check someone before resuming for the day’s job at the office. He was said to be walking towards…

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SNIPER NOW PREFERRED CHOICE FOR SUICIDAL NIGERIAN

He inhaled deeply and loudly, as if trying to savour the freshness of the dusky air. He held a small white plastic bottle with his left hand and a camera device understood to be his phone, with his right hand, to capture the epic moment. It was barely evening. The yellow sun — seemingly not scorching — filtered through the bamboo trees behind him, playing on the dry leaves on which he sat. Depressed, he looked downward, then upward. He stared ahead. His eyes rolled sideways, seemingly forcing back some…

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KANO INEC SPEAKS ON PREPAREDNESS FOR RERUN IN 28LGS OF THE STATE

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kano state says it is ready to conduct the governorship re-run election across 28 affected Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the state. The state INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Prof. Riskuwa Arab-Shehu disclosed this while briefing newsmen on Thursday in Kano ahead of the Saturday’s re-run election. According to him, across the 28 LGAs, there are 75 Registration Centres, 207 polling units and 279 voting points with the total number of 128,324 registered voters. Arab-Shehu explained that the governorship election was cancelled across…

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A SYMBOL OF IJAW NATION BY ERIC TENIOLA

A SYMBOL OF THE IJAW NATION BY ERIC TENIOLA On February 15, I watched on television the inauguration of the Yenagoa airport. The airport occupies 2,250 hectares of land. It has 3.5kilometres run way. One of the world’s largest air cargo companies will establish its West African hub at Yenogoa to serve Nigeria, West and Central Africa. The project for the airport started in 2012 shortly after Governor Henry Seriake Dickson assumed office as the Governor of Bayelsa State. Governor Dickson the big man with big ideas pursued relentlessly the…

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FG CLOSES CASE AGAINST ONNOGHEN AFTER CALLING 3 OF ITS 6 WITNESSES

  The Federal Government on Thursday closed its case of false and non-declaration of charges preferred against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal. Many who had hoped the trial would take some time were taken aback as the presentation of the case by the Federal Government against the suspended CJN was brought to an end this afternoon. Although, the prosecution led by Mr. Aliyu Umar (SAN) had proposed to call six witnesses to prove its case against the defendant, it closed…

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