BUHARI SET TO MEET SARAKI

President Muhammadu Buhari has invited the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to the presidential villa Abuja. A source close to the seat of power made the disclosure to DAILY POST Tuesday afternoon. According to the invitation sent earlier in the day, the duo will meet tonight. It is unclear if the parley will be private as during Ramadan, the president invites heads of security agencies and parastatals; lawmakers, religions and traditional leaders; businessmen, entertainment personalities, youths among others to break the fast with him. The meeting will hold amid fresh probe…

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SARAKI BEGINS EXIT PLANS, DEMANDS HANDOVER NOTES FROM AIDES

Senate president, Bukola Saraki Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has activated his exit plan ahead of the valedictory session of the Eight Assembly scheduled for the first week of June. Findings showed that Saraki has already directed his legislative aides to turn in their handover notes. It is also gathered that the Senate President stimulated his exit plan from the upper chamber to ensure “a smooth transfer of power to his successor next month.” It is learnt that the valedictory session to mark the end of the Eight Senate will be…

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ONDO GOVERNOR SAYS THE STATE IS WORKING ON CULTIVATING AND EXPORTING MARIJUANA

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, who is currently in Thailand with the Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement agency (NDLEA), Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah rtd on visit for a Program on Medicinal Cannabis Extract Development, has said in a response to SaharaReporters on twitter, that his administration will focus on the legal Marijuana Market, which will in turn generate several billions of dollars and also provide thousands of jobs for the teeming youths. In his tweets, “We all know that Ondo State is the hot bed of…

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FIRST BANK IN 355MIL NAIRA FRAUD SCANDAL WITH DESPATCH RIDER

A dispatch rider at Institutional Banking Group (IBG), a department of First Bank, Iganmu branch working as a contract staff from Sandy Management Consultants LTD may have found himself between the devil and the deep blue sea as he cries out for his dear life after realizing that he might be used as a scapegoat in a case of alleged insider fraud involving some staff of the bank. According to Humphrey Darlington Omeli, a Dispatch rider who hails from Ezeagu Local Government Area in Enugu State, who formerly resides at…

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CONDUCT PSYCHIATRY TEST ON NGIGE, OTHER MINISTERS, ASUU URGE BUHARI

The President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to conduct a psychiatric examination on the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, and other members of his cabinet. Prof. Ogunyemi who said the examination was necessary to ascertain their mental stability, made the call in Abuja on Monday as members of organised Labour continued their protest and grounded activities at the Federal Secretariat, Abuja, for hours. The university don made the comments after the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)-led by…

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ADELEKE CERTIFICATE SAGA: APPEAL COURT RESERVES JUDGEMENT

The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Tuesday reserved judgment in the nullification of Sen. Ademola Adeleke’s candidacy to contest the Osun State September 2018 governorship election on account of forged credentials. Adeleke, who contested the election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was returned winner by the Osun State Election Petition Tribunal after Gov. Adegboyega Oyetola of  All Progressive Congress (APC) was declared winner of the election by INEC. Justice Othman Musa of the FCT High Court in Bwari, Abuja had on April 2 invalidated Adeleke’s…

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LAGOS HERBALIST ARRESTED FOR DEFILING HIS TWO NIECES, 10, 14 FOR 6 YEARS

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Tuesday, remanded a 64-year-old herbalist, Taiwo Ilesanmi, in Kirikiri Prisons for allegedly defiling his two nieces, aged 10 and 14, for six years. Chief Magistrates P. E. Nwaka ordered that Ilesanmi should be kept behind bars, pending an advice from the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions. Nwaka adjourned the case until June 13 for mention. The plea of the defendant was not taken. Ilesanmi, who resides at No. 2, Kulade St., Abesan in Ipaja, near Lagos, is facing charges of defilement and rape.…

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VIO STONES MAN TO DEATH IN EBONYI, GOVERNOR ORDERS INVESTIGATION

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state has condemned the recent killing of the former member of the Abakaliki Capital Teritory Development Board and Secretary of the Elders Council, Chief Geoffery Mgbada[left][/left] and called for thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death. Umahi in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Emmanuel Uzor described the death of the elder statesman as callous and ordered full investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death in the hands of thugs who paraded themselves as Vehicle Inspection Officers. Part of the statement read “the…

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HOW 3 KANO PRINCES, 1 OTHER REJECTED GANDUJE’S OFFER TO BE EMIR OF BICHI

At least three top Kano princes rejected an offer for appointment as Emir of Bichi, one of the four new emirates created by the governor of Kano State Abdullahi Ganduje on May 8. DAILY NIGERIAN reliably gathered that the governor had a meeting with Wamban Kano, Aminu Bayero; Chiroman Kano, Nasiru Bayero and district heads of Rano, Gaya and Karaye at the Government House on Thursday night. Inside sources said the offer to serve as Emir of Bichi was first made to Chiroman Kano Nasiru Bayero, who rejected the offer…

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