NIGERIAN GIRL BREAKS 125-YR OLD HISTORY, BECOMES FIRST BLACK VALEDICTORIAN IN US HIGH SCHOOL, SEE PIX

Nigerian lady in Texas earns 6.9 GPA, becomes first black valedictorian in school’s 125-year history A Nigerian female student named Tobechukwu Tobi Phillips recently made Nigerians proud by breaking all barriers to becoming the first Black valedictorian in Alvin High School’s 125 year history. She outdid herself by earning a 6.9 GPA on a 4.0 scale. The school located in Texas, USA, was first established in 1894 and integrated with African-American students in 1965. For the first time in the history of the institution, Tobi Phillips earned a 6.9 cumulative…

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2.8TRILLION STAMP DUTY FRAUD: REPS THREATEN TO ARREST BANK MDS

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The House of Representatives has threatened to issue a bench warrant against the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami; Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr Ahmed Idris; and managing directors/chief executive officers of Deposit Money Banks. An ad hoc committee set up by the House to investigate the alleged non-remittance of stamp duty deductions sat in Abuja on Wednesday, where Malami, Idris and the CEOs were either absent or represented. The House had on April 25, 2019, resolved to “mandate the set up…

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DSS ARRESTS KATISNA ISLAMIC PREACHER FOR PREACHING AGAINST BUHARI

State Security Service, SSS, on Tuesday arrested a Katsina-based Islamic cleric, Aminu Usman, popularly called “Abu Ammar” It was gathered that the invitation might not be unconnected with a pre-“hudba” sermon he delivered, criticizing the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration over worsening insecurity across the country. According to a report by Daily Trust, Abu Ammar was with his friend, Malam Shamsu, when he received a call inviting him by security men who asked him to come down to the  Department of State Security, DSS, office in the state. “He obliged and…

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COURT ORDERS IMMEDIATE ARREST OF KANNYWOOD ACTRESS, HADIZA GABON

A Kano chief magistrate’s court on Thursday ordered the arrest of Kannywood star, Hadiza Gabon, over her failure to honour court summon. Hadiza Gabon was dragged to the Chief Magistrate Court 15, sitting at Nomansland, Kano by a comedy star, Mustapha Naburaska, over alleged threat and intimidation. Sources told DAILY NIGERIAN that Naburaska filed a direct complaint to the court over fears that police may not file charges against her. “You know Hadiza Gabon is well-connected actress with vast network of friends, especially among police and political elite,” said a…

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COURT UPHOLDS AUTONOMY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

  A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has declared that Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the country can exercise the functions accorded them under the constitution without National Assembly enactment. Justice Charles  Agbaza said the fact that the National Assembly was yet to enact a law to spell out the functions of the area councils as provided under Section 7(5) of the Constitution, does not divest them of their functions. The pronouncement followed a suit by an Abuja-based lawyer, Ogwu, James Onoja, challenging the move by the…

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CONTROVERSY IN COURT AS SURNAME IN KWARA GOVERNOR ELECT’S CERTIFICATE IS ABBREVIATED

Counsels to Kwara state governor-elect and the PDP governorship candidate in the 2019 general elections continued their argument over the authenticity of the WAEC certificate presented to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) by the governor-elect for the election. At the continuation of pre-hearing trial of the election petition tribunal in Ilorin on Thursday, Salman Jawondo, counsel to the second respondent, who is the governor-elect, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, had tendered photocopy of WAEC certificate of another person to the tribunal to show that names or initials of candidates can be…

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SHAGARI REPS SEAT: INCUMBENT TO CALL 49 WITNESSES

Incumbent lawmaker representing Shagari/Yabo constituency of Sokoto state in the House of Representative and his party, PDP are to call 49 witnesses in the case they instituted at the Election Petition Tribunal against the APC candidate in the 2019 General polls, Abubakar Umar Yabo. Shagari, who is a son of late President Shehu Shagari, got 24,932 votes to lose the seat to Yabo who secured 33,193 votes. Shagari then filed a petition at the Tribunal, stating that Yabo did not score the highest number of lawful votes cast at the…

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ABUJA- KADUNA KIDNAP AXIS: 95 SUSPECTS ARRESTED, SEE THEIR PICS

A total of Ninety Three (93) kidnap suspects were arrested from different parts of the North-Central, North-Western and North-Eastern parts of the Country by Police Operatives attached to Operation Puff Adder. In addition, the operatives recovered the following from the suspets; One (1) rocket launcher, Thirty-five (35) AK47 rifles, Ten (10) locally-made AK47 rifles and Five hundred (500) live ammunition. Also recovered from the hoodlums are eight (8) locally-made revolver pistols, ten (10) pairs of military camouflage uniform, two (2) operational vehicles, and other incriminating items. The operations leading to…

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SLAIN OYO LAWMAKER’S AIDE DIES, 12 DAYS AFTER BOSS BURIAL

Musliudeen Adebayo  Personal Assistant to a former member of House of Representatives, who represented Akinyele/Lagelu Federal Constituency in Oyo state until his death, Hon. Temitope Olatoye, Mr. Wale Azeez, is dead. Olatoye, DAILY POST recalls, was killed by some unknown gunmen in Lalupon area of Ibadanshortly after he cast his ballots during the gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections on March 9. The slain lawmaker was thereafter buried in Ibadan, the state capital on Friday, May 3. Our correspondent, however, gathered that Azeez, who has been an aide to the lawmaker since…

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