APC GOVERNORS, OTHERS ADOPT GBAJABIAMILA, AHMED LAWAN FOR SPEAKER AND SENATE PRESIDENT

BORNO State Governor Kashim Shettima has confirmed that former governors in the yet-to-be inaugurated Ninth National Assembly have endorsed Senate Leader Ahmed Lawan and House of Representatives Leader for Senate President and House Speaker respectively. Shettima made the confirmation while fielding questions from reporters in N’Djamena, Chad, at the weekend. Besides, the governor informed that the three senators-elect and House of Representatives members-elect from Borno State have endorsed Lawan and Gbajabiamila for the exalted offices. He, therefore, dismissed the insinuation in some quarters that former governors in the National Assembly…

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COOK BEATS BROTHER TO DEATH OVER MEAT, SENT TO 14 YEARS IMPRISONMENT

An Igbosere High Court, Lagos State on Monday sentenced a cook, Janet James, to 14 years in prison for beating her eight-year-old brother, Saviour, to death for stealing meat from a pot of soup. Justice Adedayo Akintoye convicted Janet, 34, following her plea of guilty to an amended one-count of manslaughter. Akintoye said the sentence would take effect from August 21, 2009, when the Janet was first arraigned and remanded by a magistrates’ court. Akintoye in her judgment, noted that the case was transferred to the high court in 2013…

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COMING TO HERE MAY RESULT IN LIFETIME SLAVERY, UK GOVERNMENT WARNS NIGERIAN WOMEN AND GIRLS IN NEW ADVERT

The UK government is backing an advertising campaign urging Nigerian women and girls to find jobs at home instead of “risking a life of modern slavery” in Britain. Yahoo News UK quotes The Independent as saying that British government has directed that posters be placed in schools, churches and marketplaces in an attempt to reduce human trafficking, sexual exploitation and forced labour. The campaign focuses on “aspirational stories of women who have established successful careers in Nigeria,” according to the Department for International Development, the medium has reported. The ‘Not…

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ONOGHEN: CCT DELVERS JUDGEMENT ON THURSDAY

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Code of Conduct Tribunal on Monday fixed Thursday for its final judgment in the charges of false and non-declaration of assets instituted against Justice Walter Onnoghen, who reportedly resigned as the Chief Justice of Nigeria on April 4 The Danladi Umar-led three-man bench fixed the date for judgment after the prosecution led by Mr. Aliyu Umar (SAN), and the defence led by Mr. Okon Efut (SAN), adopted their final addresses. During the proceedings, the defence, in their final arguments, maintained that the prosecution failed to prove…

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EFCC RAISES ALARM OVER NEW TRICKS BY FRAUDSTERS WHO STEAL CARS

EFCC Alerts the Public on New Tricks By Car Thieves The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has advised the general public to be vigilant in order not to fall victim to new tricks deployed by car thieves to dispossess unsuspecting Nigerians of their vehicles. The alert is borne out of the shocking discoveries made during investigations into the allegations of crime levelled against one Babatunde Oluwatope Oni (aka Olu Daniel, Oni Daniel Oluwatope). Babatunde, who hails from Odo Eri, Yagba West Local Government Area of Kogi State, was recently…

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EFCC VS FAYOSE: COURT ADJOURNS TRIAL TILL MAY

    The trial of the immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayo Fayose continued at the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos today with the testimony of the 11th prosecution witness, Mr. Sunday Alade. Led in evidence by the prosecuting counsel Mr. Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), the witness who said he was the Branch Manager of Zenith Bank Plc Akure in 2014 told the court how the sum of N1.2billion was allegedly moved to his branch. “On the 17th of June 2014, I was in my office in Zenith…

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BUHARI FACES MULTIPLE DILEMMA OVER MINISTERIAL LOST AS INCUMBENTS BATTLE TO RETURN

……Wants clean slate, may recall only a few current ministers ………..Incumbents abandon responsibilities, engage in massive lobby to return Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja Barely a month and a half to the start of his second term, President Muhammadu Buhari is weighing his options for a new cabinet that would help him to deliver on his campaign promises to Nigerians. The president, who had told Nigerians during the keenly contested presidential election held on February 23 that he would consolidate on the gains of his first term, particularly in the areas…

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POVERTY CAN ALTER A CHILD’S BRAIN-STUDY

A new research has revealed that children from low-income backgrounds, where parents have a low level of education, have weaker brain activity and are more likely to be distracted. The Lead researcher, Prof John Spencer, from the University of East Anglia’s School of Psychology and his team studied the brain function of children aged between four months and four years in rural India. They compared their results with children from families in Midwest America and found that children from lower-income backgrounds, had weaker brain activity and were more likely to…

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TINUBU, APC, OSINBAJO SHOULD FORGET 2023 PRESIDENCY- BABTOPE

Says APC Will Field A Northerner After Buhari’s Tenure By Temidayo Akinsuyi Chief Ebenezer Babatope, a former Minister of Transport, said on Sunday that the South-West zone of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) would be fooling itself if it thought the national leadership of the party would zone the presidency to the region in the 2023 general elections. It has been rumoured that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos State, and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo are both nursing the ambition to succeed Muhammadu Buhari in 2023. Speaking on…

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FAMILY OF DELSU GIRL KILLED BY YAHOO BOYS CRY FOR JUSTICE

Report has it that the family of Elozino Joshuana Ogege who was gruesomely murdered four days after she was declared missing last year, are still heartbroken following the way the case is going. Elozino Ogege, a 300 level student of Mass Communication, Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, was abducted and killed in November 2018. Her corpse was found buried in a bushy area in Umege after she was murdered by internet fraudsters otherwise known as ‘Yahoo boys’ who abducted the victim for ritual purpose with the support of a security…

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