KWARA GOVERNOR ELECT SPEAKS ON SUBMITTING FAKE WAEC RESULT TO INEC

Tunde Oyekola Kwara State Governor-elect Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq on Tuesday denied presenting a fake West African Examination Council certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission as part of the requirement to contest the 2019 governorship election in the state. Abdulrazaq’s counsel, Mr Lawal Jimoh while making the defence at a Kwara state High Court sitting in Ilorin added that the governor-elect graduated from Government College, Kaduna in June 1976. The Court being presided over by Justice Adenike Akinpelu has fixed June 10, 2019, for mention in a suit accusing Abdulrazaq of submitting a forged…

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INEC TO CONSIDER NEW DATE FOR BAYELSA GUBER ELECTION

There have been various reactions since Bayelsa Government suggested that the State Governorship election slated for November 2 be postponed. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has decided to take into account the proposal from Bayelsa State government a shift of the November 2 Governorship elections. Professor. Mahmood Yakubu, INEC Chairman announced the decision on Tuesday in Abuja during a meeting with stakeholders from Bayelsa State. The commission also seized the medium to announce its readiness to commerce the prosecution of electoral offenders whose case files have already been prepared…

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PDP, ASHIRU CALL FOR RECOUNTING OF KADUNA GUBER VOTES

Nsikak Nseyen  The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections in Kaduna State, Isah Ashiru, on Tuesday, filed an application seeking a recount of the votes cast during the March 9 election Ashiru’s counsel, Elisha Kurah (SAN), submitted the application to the Justice I. M Bako-led tribunal that commenced pre-hearing session on Tuesday in Kaduna. Justice Bako, however, adjourned the session to May 25 to allow the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the two other respondents in the petition time to respond to…

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EDO GOVT SPEAKS ON ATTEMPT TO LIMIT THE POWERS OF OBA OF BENIN

By Fikayo Olowolagba  The Edo State Government on Tuesday in Benin reiterated its commitment towards protecting the Benin heritage and culture at all times. Edo Deputy Governor, Mr Philip Shaibu, gave the assurance while addressing members of the Benin National Congress on a peaceful protest to Government House, Benin. Shaibu assured the protesters that Edo government will not watch anybody ridicule the good image of the Oba of Benin, NAN reports According to him, “Anyone who tries to reduce the image of the Benin ancestry is only wasting his time”.…

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I AM NOT FULLY DIVORCED, I MIGHT GO BACK TO MY HUSBAND- MERCY AIGBE

Nollywood actress and fashion icon, Mercy Aigbe said she might go back to her husband. She revealed this during an interview about her fashion & beauty business and her marriage. During the interview, she was asked about her marriage to her estranged husband, Lanre Gentry and she revealed she is not fully divorced and might go back to him because she does not see herself getting married to somebody else. “Honestly, I have no such plans. I am not fully divorced, and I don’t know what is going to happen…

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ABUJA MOSQUE TURNED TO PLACE WHERE LADIES MARKET THEMSELVES, MAN ALLEGES

A man has taken to Twitter where he revealed that Al Noor Mosque in Abuja has become a venue where people show off and where ladies market themselves to young men. According to the man, the young men appear to be people who don’t really come to the mosque to worship but for the purpose of meeting the ladies marketing themselves, that’s why they are seen only once a year. @uncleA_B_umar tweeted: Al noor mosque in Abuja is being taken as an avenue for show off and the ladies marketing…

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BANDITS KILL6, SACK 98 COMMUNITIES IN ZAMFARA

Bandits on Sunday attacked and killed six members of the Civilian Joint Task Force in Shinkafi Local Government Area of Zamfara, Vice Chairman of the council, Alhaji Sani Galadima said. Galadima made this known on Monday when he received the Minister of Interior, Lt.- Gen. Abdurrahman Dambazau (rtd), who was on a visit to the state as part of efforts by the Federal Government to find sustainable solutions to the security challenges in the state.  “Six members of Civilian JTF were attacked and killed yesterday, Sunday, by the bandits after…

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FORMER JONATHAN AIDE, KINGSLEY KUKU ARRESTED IN US OVER CREDIT CARD SCAM, BEGGED TO BE DEPORTED TO GHANA

Former Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Kingsley Kuku has been arrested and deported from the United States (US) to Ghana for attempting to acquire Green Card status through illegal marriage. Kuku, a former Special Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan on Niger Delta Affairs, was allegedly caught by security operatives, after he ochestrated an illegal marriage in the US. Kuku, who was granted asylum in the US as a persecuted politician, allegedly decided to fast-track his Green Card process by arranging a fake marriage. He arranged a marriage with…

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IT’S SHAMEFUL FOR PRESIDENCY TO COMPARE MIYETTI ALLAH WITH AFENIFERE, OHANEZE – TUNDE BAKARE

Ademola Oni Serving Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, on Sunday, described as shameful the Presidency’s attempt to put herders’ group, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria, on the same social status as the Yoruba and Igbo socio-cultural bodies, Afenifere and Ohanaeze Ndigbo, respectively. Bakare made his position known in a sermon in the church in Ogba, Lagos State. He said it was more shameful for the Presidency to exclude the North’s socio-cultural organisation, the Arewa Consultative Forum, from its illogical comparison. Speaking on “The sign…

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SPEAKERSHIP: COURT NULLIFIES ELECTION OF TOP CONTENDER

A member of the House of Representatives and contender for Office of the Speaker in the incoming National Assembly, Chief Chike Okafor, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has lost his seat. Okafor, who represents Ehimembano/ihitte Uboma/Obowo Federal Constituency, lost his seat to Emeka Nwajuba of Accord Party following a court order. That fact notwithstanding, Okafor is currently a lawmaker-elect for the ninth National Assembly. Meanwhile, Nwajuba got his certificate of return for the outgoing eight National Assembly yesterday in Abuja from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). He was…

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