TAMBUWAL WARNS AGAINST REPRISAL ATTACKS AS BANDITS KILL 29 IN SOKOTO

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday, July 19, cautioned local vigilantes against harassment and killing of innocent Fulani over bandits attacks in the state. The governor gave the warning while commiserating with families of the 29 people killed by bandits in Kamitau, Malafaru and Ololi communities in Shinaka District of Goronyo local government area. Tambuwal reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to ending all forms of banditry across the state. He described bandits attacks on innocent people as wicked but said it was no justification for local vigilantes and civilian…

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WOMAN ARRESTED FOR USING PEOPLE WITH FAKE AILMENT TO BRIBE IN ANAMBRA

Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka The Anambra State government has arrested a middle-aged woman, Mrs. Uju Obiekwe, for allegedly using persons with “fake ailment” to beg for alms around various cities in the state. The woman who claimed to be a widow said she joined the syndicate after the demise of her husband and was being paid N1, 500 daily. She was apprehended with her accomplices at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University junction, Awka, by the agents of the State Ministry of Social Welfare, Children and Women Affairs. Operating under a group called,…

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BUHARI CLAIMS THE FUTURE OF JOURNALISM IS UNDER THREAT, SEE WHY

President Muhammadu Buhari, while speaking on the practice of journalism in the country, regretted the use of technology for instigating violence and hate. He made this comment while receiving the board of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) at Aso Rock on Friday. The President also noted how the spread of fake news has become a threat to journalism. “Journalism as a profession is primarily based on being truthful. With the growing increase in fake news, the future of your profession is under threat and therefore you must be…

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LANGTANG NORTH LG ELECTION; APPEAL TRIBUNAL DECLARES PDP CANDIDATE WINNER

Plateau State Election Appeal Tribunal on Friday, declared Mr. Ubandoman Joshua-Laven, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the elected chairman of Langtang North Local Government in the Oct. 10, 2018 Poll. Justice Arum Ashom, Chairman of the tribunal, made the declaration in a more than eight hours judgment on the appeal filed before it by Joshua-Laven and PDP. The petitioners had challenged the declaration of the All Progressives (APC) candidate, Mr. Kparnim Nanloh-Amos, by Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC) as winner of the poll. The Jovita Binjin-led state…

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LONE MEMBER OF PDP IN NIGER ASSEMBLY TO BE INAUGURATED NEXT WEEK AFTER PRESSURE FROM CONSTITUENTS

JOHN ADAMS, Minna After much pressure, the only member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) elected into the Niger State House of Assembly, Alhaji Abdullahi Yahaya, will be inaugurated next week by the Speaker, Alhaji Abdullahi Bawa Wuse. Abdullahi Yahaya who won the Agaie state Assembly seat but was not inaugurated along with others following the decision by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to withhold his Certificate of Return on the allegation that his victory was announced under “duress.” Abdullahi Yahaya, however, decided to approach the court to retrieve…

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2 TEACHERS RAPE BLIND STUDENTS OF THE SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND, ABUJA, SEE AISHA BUHARI’S REACTION

First Lady Aisha Buhari has reacted to report of two teachers of the FCT School for the Blind, Jabi, suspended for allegedly molesting female students of the school. The two teachers, Mr. Ilo Chukwuma and Ebenezer Olateju were suspended after the unscheduled visit to the school by the Permanent Secretary of the FCTA, Mr Chinyeaka Ohaa, on Wednesday. The errant teachers were also told to stay clear of the school premises, pending the conclusion of investigation. The First Lady in her reaction to the rape incident, called for justice to…

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MAN SHOOTS FRIEND DEAD IN ANAMBRA FOR SNATCHING HIS GIRLFRIEND

A 28-year-old man, Dubem Okeke has been arrested by men of the Anambra State Police Command for allegedly shooting his friend, Chinedu Okoye, to death. Okeke, who was arrested alongside Ikechukwu Okafor who is 37, was said to have shot 24-year-old Okoye for snatching his 20-year-old girlfriend, Miss Ifeanyichukwu Kamsisichukwu. Spokesperson of the Anambra State Police Command, SP Haruna Mohammed, who disclosed this in a press release, said Okeke and his accomplice: Okafor, stormed the home of Miss Kamsisichukwu on Thursday at about 7 am and dragged out Okoye, who…

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PDP CLOSES CASE, FAILS TO CALL OVER 300 WITNESSES OUT OF 400 PROPOSED

*INEC opens defence July 29 Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Friday rested their case after calling only 62 out of the 400 they had proposed to call to prove their petition challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the February 23, 2019 election. The petitioners’ lawyer, Chief Chris Uche (SAN), announced the close of their case after the 62nd petitioners’ witness, Osita Chidoka, testified on Friday. Chidoka, a former Minister of Aviation and the Peoples Democratic Party’s collation agent at the National…

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SEE GRAPHIX PIX HOW MAN CLIMED AZMAN AIRCRAFT THAT WAS ABOUT TAKING OFF IN LAGOS

Passengers aboard a Port Harcourt-bound Azman Air flight were thrown into panic on Friday after a yet-to-be-identified man climbed the aircraft while it was about to take off at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja. According to a viral video by one of the passengers in Lagos, the man illegally gained access to the airside with a hand luggage. The video also showed that the man illegally climbed the aircraft wing and deposited the bag inside one of the engines. The aircraft was at the holding bay expecting clearance for take-off…

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FAAN, AIRLINE OWNERS REACT AS MAN INTERCEPTS PLANE ON TARMAC IN LAGOS

Its over the news today of how a man tried to hijack an aircraft in Lagos. According to an eyewitness account, the man suddenly appeared from nowhere and tried to force himself into the plane, he then climbed the plane and dropped his bag in the engine which makes the passenger to be in panic mode. The FAAN operatives were able to arrest the man also making sure that the plane was thoroughly checked as they investigate the man. AzMan Airline, the owner of the plane which was disrupted has…

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