APC FINALLY EXPELS NATIONAL VICE CHAIRMAN ABDULKADIR INUWA

The National Working Committee, NWC, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has expelled the party’s National Vice Chairman (North-west), Inuwa Abdulkadir over anti-party activities. A statement signed Thursday in Abuja by the APC national publicity secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, said the decision followed a review of the recommendation of the Magajin Gari “A” Ward, Sokoto North Local Government, and the Party’s Sokoto state Executive Committee. The statement said: “Abdulkadir failed to utilise the opportunity to defend himself before the disciplinary committee set up by the NWC to look into the various…

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RETIRED JUDGES SHOULD HANDLE ELECTION PETITIONS SAYS FALANA

Femi Falana in a communique sent out on Thursday, advocated for election petitions to be handled by retired Judges as serving judges have been overburdened, leaving all matters pending in their courts to carry out national assignments. The human rights activists pointed out the adjournment of court cases by over 350 Judges of the State High Courts, Federal High Court, and National Industrial Court, for a ‘national assignment’ which was never within their jurisdiction. Femi Falana pushed for a review of preference given to election petitions and appeals, and further…

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NIGERIA COLONEL, 5 OTHERS KILLED BY BOKO HARAM

Six soldiers, including two officers, who fought to repel a Boko Haram attack on Wednesday were killed by the insurgents. One of the victims was a colonel and another a captain. Several Boko Haram fighters were also killed by the Nigerian soldiers. The attack occurred at about 6:00 p.m. along Maiduguri-Damaturu Highway during a patrol by the colonel and other soldiers of the 29 Task Force Brigade. The Nigerian Army has not announced the development. Its spokesperson, Sagir Musa, did not immediately return calls seeking comments from PREMIUM TIMES. PREMIUM…

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NIGERIA IS RAISING A GENERATION OF ILLITERATES – SOYINKA

Stop Writing Rubbish On The Internet, Soyinka Tells Nigerian Youths Prof. Wole Soyinka has said that Nigerian youths are full of spunk abroad, but gas at home. He advised them to make good use of their time and stop writing rubbish on the Internet. Soyinka said this at the official launch of Solution 17, in Lagos, Vanguard reports. He said, “Nigerian youths are full of spunk outside but when they are inside Nigeria, they are full of gas. We are building a generation of illiterates. They are the first to…

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EFCC ARRESTS IMMIGRATION OFFICER, 14 OTHERS OVER ALLEGED PASSPORT RACKETEERING

EFCC Arrests Immigration Officer, 14 Others for Alleged Passport Racketeering The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, has arrested a Nigerian Immigration Service officer, Adebimpe Kehinde, an Immigration Assistant, for his alleged involvement in passport  racketeering. Kehinde was arrested alongside 14 other suspected passport racketeers on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at the Immigration Service Passport office, Alagbon, Ikoyi, Lagos, following intelligence reports received by the Commission leading to series of surveillance about their alleged criminal activities. The suspects are:  Nnadika Timothy, Oyeyiga Samuel, Sunday Adekunle, Lola Kadoso,…

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WATCH AND LISTEN TO THIS INTERACTION BETWEEN A SENATOR AND NEWLY CONFIRMED CJN

Here is a question and answer session between Sen. Eyinnaya Abaribe and His Lordship the CJN Ibrahim Tanko Yusuf that got people talking. Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe asked a question about Technicality vs Substance in adjudicating a case, even went further to provide context with the Osun SC decision and quoted a 2018 SC judgement to make it clearer. Tanko went off tangent about Technical know-how rather than judicial technicalities. Watch the video https://zenithnaija.com/question-answer-between-sen-abaribe-cjn-tanko-that-got-people-talking/ Re: 

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17, 18, 19-YR OLD CULTISTS ARRESTED FOR RAPE AND ABDUCTION

On the 17/07/2019, Surveillance Patrol team attached to Awada Division arrested three suspected cultists identified as Andrew Ejike, 20, Chidiebere Edwin, 19, and Chisom Christian, 17. The suspects, who confessed to their membership of a cult group known as the “SAITARIS,” abducted two young girls aged 15 and 17years and forced them to undergo some initiation rituals and allegedly gang raped them before letting them go. . The case is now under investigation after which suspects would be charged to Court for prosecution. See more photos below Source https://www.nairafame.com/2019/07/cultists-abduct-rape-female-teenagers.

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COURT SETS JULY 29 DATE FOR RULING OVER EL ZAKZAKY’S APPLICATION TO TRAVEL ABROAD

Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zazaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29. The Islamic Movement of Nigeria leader and his wife applied to the court seeking to travel on the grounds of getting medical attention. The State Director of Public Prosecution, Mr Dari Bayero, who briefed newsmen, shortly after the hearing, said the adjournment was sequel to an application by the team of counsel prosecuting the IMN…

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SUPER EAGLES CAPTAIN MIKEL OBI RETIRES FROM INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL

Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel has bowed out of the Nigerian national team after the end of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt. The former Chelsea midfielder, who will be plying his trade with Trabzonspor in the Turkish topflight in the new season wrote; Egypt is a country where I’ve started and have finished my National career. In 2006 I played my first official championship for my Country. 2019 African Cup of Nations marks my last championship for National Team with Super Eagles. My national career started…

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