SEE PICS AS BAUCHI GOVERNOR, BALA MOHAMMED MARRIES SYRIAN WIFE IN LAGOS

Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohammed, on Friday married a new wife at a low-key ceremony in Lagos. The wedding reportedly took place at the Syrian Mosque in Lagos. Photos from the ceremony were shared by a Twitter user, Ladan Salihu. Mohammed is already married with children. See photos:   Bauchi Governor, Bala Mohammed with his new wife. Source: Twitter

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DOCTOR COLLAPSES AND DIES IN BAYELSA HOSPITAL, SEE WHY

Doctor collapses & dies in FMC Yenogoa because of lack of defibrillator… The late Dr. Stephen Ijeuwe was a resident doctor @ FMC, Abeokuta. He suffered a cardiac arrest and died in FMC Yenogoa due to lack of defibrillator. Being a secretary of ARD Abeokuta, he was in FMC Yenogoa for NARD NEC meeting. Medical doctor and social media influencer Dr. Olufunmilayo left many people shocked after he narrated the story of how a doctor, Dr. Stephen Ijeuwe, died inside a hospital – According to the story, the doctor suffered…

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VISA RESTRICTIONS TO AFFECT FAMILY MEMBERS OF AFFECTED POLITICIANS SAYS US

Oyetunji Abioye and Alexander Okere The United States has said it may extend its visa restrictions to the family members of individuals, especially politicians believed to have undermined democracy in Nigeria during the 2019 general elections. The US  also said the American visas issued to politicians and others affected by the restriction had been revoked by the Department of State. The US Department of State had in a statement on Tuesday announced visa restrictions as consequences for persons believed to be responsible for election-related violence and rights abuses before, during…

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ANAMBRA SOUTH SENATORIAL SEAT ELECTION: IFEANYI UBAH FAILS TO STOP INEC FROM TESTIFYING AGAINST HIM

 Joe Chukindi  The senator representing Anambra South, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, on Saturday, failed in his bid to stop an ICT expert from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from testifying against him at the Anambra Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Awka. The Tribunal had subpoenaed INEC ICT Directorate upon the application of the petitioner, Chief Chris Uba of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to provide some materials and testify in the matter. Ubah, through his counsel however objected to INEC staff, Mr Aka Agwe testifying, arguing that he was not…

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KADUNA TO INTEGRATE ALMAJIRI SCHOOLS INTO STATE FORMAL EDUCATION

Alhaji Shehu Muhammad-Makarfi, the Kaduna State Commissioner for Education has said that the state government will integrate Almajiri schools into the state’s formal education system. He made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria while inspecting 2018/2019 Common Entrance Examination in Zaria zone on Saturday. NAN reports that the commissioner visited Barewa College, Science Secondary School, Kufena and Alhudahuda College, Zaria. Muhammad-Makarfi said the government would discuss with Quranic teachers to assuage their fears and agree on a format for the full integration of the Almajiri schools. “We want…

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BORNO GOVERNOR IDENTIFIES CAUSE OF BOKO HARAM INSURGENCY

Nsikak Nseyen  Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State on Saturday identified poverty and unemployment as major causes of Boko Haram insurgency in the state. Zulum stated this during the inauguration of a micro-credit facility and cash disbursement to petty traders, perishable sellers and retailers at Custom Market, Maiduguri, on Saturday, NAN reports. According to him, poverty and unemployment were the main causes of the insurgency and security challenges facing the state. “There is nexus between security and economy; you could not have security without economic improvement. “I promised to address…

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SEE WHAT OLUWO SUGGESTED AS PANACEA TO HERDSMEN CRISIS IN HIS LETTER TO BUHARI

 John Owen Nwachukwu  The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, has written an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, warning him of an impending war. The monarch wrote Buhari over the decaying security situation in the country at the moment. In his letter, Oluwo also recommended short and long term solutions to tackle the menace, stressing the need for peace and unity over any kind of knee-jerk decision. “I am compelled to write at this fragile moment our togetherness is under threat. I rarely write, not because of what or…

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VETERAN SPORTS JOURNALIST, AKINLOYE OYEBANJI IS DEAD

A former sports journalist and retired director with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Akinloye Oyebanj, has died at the age of 62. Igbere TV learnt that Mr Oyebanji passed on at National Hospital, Abuja on Saturday morning from heart disease. Oyebanji had been ill for almost four months now and his family had spent millions of naira to save his life without any improvement, Igbere TV reports. Family source said he had the misfortune of losing his kidneys which were replaced successfully through a transplant in India. “But one of…

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