AKWA IBOM APC STRATEGISES ON HOW TO GET ANOTHER JUDGE RECUSED FROM STATE ELECTION PETITION TRIBUNAL, SEE WHY

Ekere plans to face tribunal on Sunday Following the recuse of Justice Jennifer Ijohor from the election petitions tribunal in Akwa Ibom, the leadership of the All Progressives Congress in the State is said to be combing for evidence to disqualify Justice A. M. Yakubu from the tribunal. A source said the party has dispatched a team of investigators to Gombe State the hometown of the Justice, to run background checks for possible evidence. Justice A. M. Yakubu is the chairman of the governorship petitions tribunal in Akwa Ibom State.…

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ATIKU’S WITNESS SAYS HE NEEDS INEC CHAIRMAN’S PERMISSION TO READ OUT WHAT’S ON INEC SERVER

An Information and Communications Technology expert witness, David Njoga, called by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, said on Friday, that he needed the permission of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission to decrypt or read some documents he claimed to have been obtained from the commission’s server. Njoga, who said he came from Kenya to testify in the case, said without the INEC chairman’s permission, he could not access the said server and decrypt the documents obtained from it. The petitioners are…

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WOMAN HACKS HUSBAND TO DEATH, STRANGLES THEIR 2 KIDS, THEN HANG HERSELF, SEE PIX

A Kenyan woman who hacked her husband to death and strangled her two children before hanging herself have been laid to rest alongside other family members. The family of four were all laid to rest on Thursday at Lang’ata Cemetery, Nairobi. Joyce Wanjiru, 30, reportedly hacked her husband, Joseph Gitau with an axe in the back of the head and stabbed him in the back with a knife at their home in Thome 5 Estate, Nairobi. Gitau’s body was found on the bed. Wanjiru also strangled their two children. One…

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THE POWER IN THE OFFICE OF CHIEF OF STAFF BY ERIC TENIOLA

THE POWER IN THE OFFICE OF CHIEF OF STAFF BY ERIC TENIOLA The office of the Chief of Staff to the President as we all know, was not created by the constitution. Today, after twenty years, the office is one of the most envied in the land. The office plays two roles, Bureaucratic as well as Political. It is the abuse of the political role that has brought the attraction. President Olusegun Obasanjo created that office for the first time in 1999 to follow the American pattern. The 36 states…

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AKEREDOLU YET TO FULFIL PROMISES HE MADE TO ONDO APC LEADERS – ELDERS COMMITTEE

The leader of the Elders Forum of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo State and former deputy governor of the state, Alhaji Ali Olanusi has disclosed that days after the reconciliation meeting by the National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu is yet to honour the agreement reached at the meeting. According to Olanusi who is a member of APC Board of Trustees, BoT, part of the resolutions reached at the South-West leaders’ meeting which was held last week Tuesday was for the dissolution of…

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NIGERIAN CELEBRITIES SWITCH TO CONTROVERSIAL PHONE APPLICATION, FACEAPP DESPITE RISKS, SEE WHY THEY ARE RUNNING TO DOWNLOAD THE APP

A number of Nigerian celebrities have jumped on the viral ‘FaceApp’ which alters users’ photos to make them look older or younger. All week, stars including Tonto Dikeh and Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde have explored the app’s unique features and shared their photos on social media even as experts say it may pose security concerns. The smartphone app, which currently boasts of over 80 million active users, allows users to apply filters onto selfies they upload. The Russian app has grown in popularity and is one of the most downloaded across the…

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FIFA WANTS NIGERIA TO HOST 2020 UNDER 20 WOMEN WORLD CUP

Ten years after Nigeria last hosted a FIFA World Cup event, the country is set for another chance as the world football governing body seems ready to award the country the hosting right of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup for 2020. The breakthrough came following months of pressure on FIFA by the Nigerian Football Federation whose president is said to be working hard to bring as many FIFA and CAF competitions to the country. Sources close to FIFA has revealed to PREMIUM TIMES that officials from the world body…

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SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDO ASSEMBLY CRISIS TO MEET OSHIOMHOLE

The Senate ad-hoc committee investigating the ongoing crisis at the Edo State House of Assembly has revealed it will meet with the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole. The chairman of the committee and Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Aliyu Abdullahi, made this known to journalists on Thursday. This was after a closed-door meeting with about 12 lawmakers from the Edo assembly said to be loyalists of Mr Oshiomhole. Among the Edo lawmakers was Seidu Oshiomhole, younger brother to the APC chairman. Briefing journalists, Mr Abdullahi…

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JAILED VANGUARD STAFF STOLE 41MIL NOT 3MIL – EFCC

Jailed ex-Vanguard accountant stole N41 million, not N3.1 million – EFCC Premium Times Nigeria / Kunle Sanni / 10 hours ago Contrary to its initial report, the anti-graft agency, EFCC, said the former Chief Accountant of Vanguard Newspaper sentenced to seven years imprisonment last week actually stole N40.66 million from the company. The correction was seen in court documents sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday. The EFCC had earlier reported on Tuesday that Mr Abiodun was jailed for stealing N3.1 million. He was found guilty of an eight-count charge of conspiracy, and forgery. Also…

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ADELEKE REPLIES OYETOLA: DANCING IS MORE HONOURABLE THAN LOOTING THE TREASURY AND IMPOSING SORROW ON OSUN PEOPLE

Senator Ademola Adeleke, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the September 22, 2018, election in Osun state, has replied Governor Gboyega Oyetola over his recent comment about him, Igbere TV reports. Igbere TV had earlier reported that Governor Oyetola had on Wednesday, July 17, said that he felt ridiculed to have contested against Adeleke during the election. Ayobami Sodiq, a reporter for Igbere TV in Osun State, reports that Senator Ademola Adeleke in a statement issued on Thursday, July 18, said; “dancing to exude happiness and…

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