JUDGE’S ABDENCE STALLS GOVERNOR-ELECT’S ARRAIGNMENT

The absence of Justice Yusuf Haliru of an FCT High Court on Monday stalled the arraignment of the governor-elect of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed. Mohammed, who was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, was scheduled to be arraigned on a fresh six counts, bordering on false declaration of assets and giving false information to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. At the court, Mohammed and his counsel and the EFCC counsel were present but the court did not sit because the judge, was on election petition duty…

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OBASEKI HIJACKS EDO APC STRUCTURE FROM OSHIOMHOLE

Ahead of the 2020 governorship election in Edo State, the cold war between Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Godwin Obaseki, Edo State governor, is getting intense as key leaders of the party in the state are divided over the duo. According to Daily Independent’s findings, though Oshiomhole and Obaseki have always denied the existence of any rift, many leaders of the party in the state at the weekend confirmed that there was now a no-love-lost relationship between Oshiomhole, the two time Edo governor…

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CORPER DIES 3 DAYS AFTER HIS TRADITIONAL WEDDING, SEE PICS

A corps member serving in Zamfara State, Mr Ferdinand Lorwuese Kutar, who reportedly died 3 days after his traditional wedding in Benue State, has been laid to rest. Kutar was laid to rest on Saturday, April 27, in his hometown Tse Kutar Nyiev, in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State. According to reports, he died on April 16, just three days after his traditional wedding, which held on April 13. Hon. Abrahams Kwaghngu, the Principal Special Assistant to the Governor of Benue state on special duties, represented by Hon.…

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AYO ADEBANJO LAMBASTS OSINBAJO, SAYS HE’S A DISGRACE

Vows Not To Recognise Buhari As President- Elect Chief Ayo Adebanjo, elder statesman and leader of pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has described the 2019 presidential election won by President Muhammadu Buhari as a farce, saying he could not recognise him as president-elect. In a chat with Daily Independent, Adebanjo expressed optimism that Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), would reclaim his mandate at the court. He said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) wrongly declared President Buhari as winner of the election. He said: “The…

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ATIKU’S PARENTS ARE NOT NIGERIANS, MAN WHO CLAIMS TO BE FAMILY FRIEND SET TO TESTIFY FOR APC

A man who claims to be a close friend of Atiku’s parents, precisely his late father Garba Abubakar, alleged that neither of his parents was a Nigerian. Avvording to a fresh documents filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja, the unnamed family friend gave details of Atiku’s early years and how his father died, the Nation reports. The All Progressive Congress had earlier argued that the former Vice-President of Nigeria is of Cameroonian origin and not even a Nigerian by birth. But…

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HAPPENING NOW: GOVERNORS’ FORUM INDUCTION FOR NEWLY ELECTED GOVERNORS BEGINS, WITH OUTGOING GOVERNORS ATTENDED

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Nigeria Governors’ Forum Secretariat, Abuja has started an induction program for newly-elected and returning governors. The programme, which is holding at the Banquet Hall, Presidential Villa, is being attended by the newly-elected governors and the outgoing ones. President Muhammadu Buhari, who is in the United Kingdom on a “private visit,” is being represented at the event by his deputy, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN). Chairman of the Forum and the outgoing Governor of Zamafara State, Abdulaziz Yari, told the newly-elected governors to get ready to face new…

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ALI BABA CALLS OUT JAILED SENATOR, JOSHUA DARIYE

Alibaba who reacted to a bill sponsored by Senator Dariye, has called him out alongside the senate after it was learnt that the Plateau born lawmaker still receives his full allowances as Senator and former governor in jail.  Recall that few days ago it was reported that the former Governor of Plateau State now Senator, was among co-sponsors of a bill on the security challenges in Kaduna state on Thursday. Senator Joshua Dariye representing Plateau Central senatorial district who is currently serving jail term, was a former governor of Plateau…

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5 NIGERIAN SOLDIERS KILLED, 20 MISSING AS BOKO HARAM OVERRUNS MILITARY BASE

At least five Nigerian soldiers were killed and some 30 are missing three days after Boko Haram jihadist overran an army base, security sources said on Monday. Gunmen from the Islamic State West Africa Province, the IS-linked faction of Boko Haram, attacked the base in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state on Friday. “We have recovered five bodies of soldiers who paid the supreme price fighting the terrorists,” a military officer told AFP, giving the first reports of casualty numbers. “Search and rescue teams are still looking for around 30 more soldiers who…

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CBN SET TO WITHDRAW 7.9TRILLION MUTILATED, DIRTY NOTES FROM CIRCULATION

LARGE proportion of the N7.9 trillion pieces of naira notes in circulation are dirty, mutilated, unfit for Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) and over-the-counter payments, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said. A statement by CBN’s Deputy Governor, Operations Folashodun Shonubi and Director, Currency Operations Department Mrs. Pricilla Eleje spoke of plans to withdraw such notes from circulation. The officials said the bank had the obligation of providing adequate supply of clean banknotes to facilitate seamless payment and settlement of transactions by the public, government and banks. CBN Governor Godwin…

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