INEC STAFF CAUGHT WITH 4 CARD READERS IN AKWA IBOM

The Police in Akwa Ibom say they have arrested one Mr. Ejike Nwankwo, a staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission working in Akwa Ibom State, for allegedly being in possession of four card readers illegally after the 2019 general election. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Odiko MacDon, confirmed the arrest to newsmen in Uyo on Wednesday. He said the suspect had since been released on bail while a discreet investigation was ongoing to get to the bottom of the matter. According to him, the Police…

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THIEF ROBS NIGERIAN MAN OF HIS PHONE, STABS HIM, UPDATE IT ON HIS FACEBOOK PAGE,

A gang of thieves, who robbed a Nigerian man in the early hours of today, have taken to his Facebook page to post updates on the attack In a post seen on the profile of the man identified as Fadogba Sirkaylex Kehinde, the alleged thieves reportedly stabbed him on the chest and wrote on his page of their action. The post reads: Fadogba Sirkaylex Kehinde has been robbed this morning and you can no longer reach out to him. if you care about him, you should know how you will…

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FG CHARGES JOURNALIST, JONES ABIRI WITH TERRORISM

The Nigerian government on Wednesday arraigned journalist Jones Abiri for alleged economic sabotage and terrorism, Premium Times report. Federal prosecutors filed three counts of terrorism, economic sabotage, and fraud against Mr Abiri on Wednesday morning, according to his lawyer, Samuel Ogala. Court filing said Mr Abiri sent text messages from his phone number to Shell and Agip officials, threatening to blow their oil installations if his demands were not met. The Bayelsa-based journalist was also accused of leading a gang of activists to blow up pipelines in Bayelsa. All the…

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I WILL RATHER DIE THAN LOSE ONE CORPER, SAYS NEW NYSC DG

Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, the new Director General of the National Youth Service Corps, says he is ready to sacrifice his life to ensure that no corps member dies during the service year. Ibrahim said this on Wednesday during a visit to the staff and corps members at the NYSC Zonal Office in Akure. The DG, who said he was happy to be in the state, told corps members to keep themselves abreast of what was happening in their environment and be security conscious. Ibrahim urged the corps members to take…

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BULKACHUWA WITHDRAWS FROM PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION PETITION TRIBUNAL

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, on Wednesday withdrew as a member of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal. This followed allegations of likelihood of bias leveled against her by the Peoples Democratic Party, and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Although the five-man panel of the tribunal, in a unanimous ruling dismissed the application, but Bulkachuwa, said she was withdrawing for “personal reasons”. Justice Olabisi Ige, who read the lead ruling of the panel, held that the relationship between Justice Bulkachuwa and her…

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WOMAN STRIPS NAKED IN CHURCH, URINATES ON THE ALTAR

A 39-year-old petty trader, Moji Aderibigbe, accused of stripping naked and pouring urine on the church altar, on Friday appeared in a Yaba Chief magistrates’ Court in Lagos. Aderibigbe, who resides in Pedro Area of Lagos is charged with insult to a religion and disorderly conduct. The Police prosecutor, Sgt. Modupe Olaluwoye, told the court that the defendant committed the offence at 8 p.m. on May 13, at No. 49, Onabola St., Ladi-lak area of Bariga, Lagos. Olaluwoye told the court that Mr Francis Osibowale, the pastor of the Firebrand…

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6 DAYS TO END OF HIS TENURE AJIMOBI ANNOUNCES ANOTHER KEY APPOINTMENT

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has appointed Mrs. Ololade Agboola as the new Head of Service. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the governor announced this appointment at the State Executive Council meeting held on Wednesday in Ibadan. Agboola, a former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth and Sports, would replace Mrs. Hannah Ogunesan, who had resigned from the state civil service. The new HOS, who hails from Ibadan, is the wife of a former Senate Deputy Chief Whip, Hosea Agboola, popularly known as ‘Halleluyah.’ NAN reports that Agboola…

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ORDER STOPPING PROBE OF OKOROCHA, SARAKI: EFCC ACCUSES JUDGE OF BIAS

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has kicked against court orders stopping it from probing Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha. The EFCC, in a letter to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, accused Justice Taiwo Taiwo, who made the orders, of bias. In the letter by EFCC’s Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, the commission requested the transfer of the cases from Justice Taiwo Magu also prayed the Federal High Court Chief Judge to also transfer all cases involving the EFCC from Justice Taiwo’s court.…

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WHY THE KANURI INFLUENCE ON BUHARI IS POWERFUL

KANURI’S INFLUENCE ON BUHARI BY ERIC TENIOLA One of the most discussed topics during the first term of President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, is his special relationship with the Kanuris. And to fuel the speculations was his recent inauguration of the North-East Development Commission, the first regional commission inaugurated by the President. He appointed his friend and course mate, Major General (rtd) Paul Chabri Tarfa (78), from Garkida in Adamawa state as chairman. Major General Tarfa had his military service between 1962 and 1988 and once served as military governor of…

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