WE’VE BEEN DRAGGED TO COURT OVER 1600 IN RELATION TO 2019 ELECTIONS – INEC CHAIRMAN

Independent National Electoral Commission,logo The Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has disclosed that, the commission had been dragged to court over 1,600 times in relation to the 2019 general elections. The INEC boss said most of the cases stem from acrimonous political party primaries. He stated this in Kaduna on Saturday shortly after receiving award of excellence from the Kaduna chapter of the National Institute of Public Relations (NIPR). Professor Yakubu who was fielding questions from newsmen on the possibility of credible, rancour and litigation…

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IGP SHOULD BE READY FOR MORE PROTESTS

Friday Olokor, Abuja The Transition Monitoring Group on Saturday faulted the ban on protests by the police saying the right to protest has been settled by the Court. The chairperson of TMG, Dr. Abiola Akiyode Afolabi, told PUNCH that the Inspector-General of Police should be ready for more protests. According to her, protests would not stop so long as the current regime continues to subvert the wishes of the people, abuse the rule of law and violate human rights of the people. She said, “Nigerians have rights to peaceful assembly and…

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SOLDIER OPERATING TAXI DISAPPEARS WITH WITH CAB IN ABUJA

Afeez Hanafi The whereabouts of Sergeant Richard Akaeze, a soldier working in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, have been shrouded in mystery since July 2018. Akaeze left home on July 21, 2018, in a Peugeot 406 saloon car he used as a cab whenever he was off duty. It was learnt that a case of a missing person was reported to the police and investigation was launched into the incident. Recently, operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team led by DCP Abba Kyari arrested one Sanusi Balla and…

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FULANI HERDSMEN ATTACK SOME ABUJA RESIDENTS TODAY, [PICS TOO GRAPHIC PLEASE]

News sighted by Groovenaija360 has it that Residents of Lokogoma Axis of Abuja have been attacked and injured by Fulani Bandits today. Chidi Cali who shared the news and photos on social media wrote: SECURITY ALERT in Abuja. Fulani Bandits are Allegedly Attacking Residents in their Homes in Lokogoma Axis of Abuja. We Are Living in a Very Dangerous time in Nigeria, Stay Safe 2 Be Alive! – Chidi Cali https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10221016237094615&id=1202901411 This means even those in the Federal Capital Territory are no longer safe. See Photos below. >>> https://grovenaija360.com/fulani-bandits-invade-abuja-homes-attack-residents-photos/ (Quote) (Report) (Like) 1…

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UNN STUDENT ARRESTED OVER MURDER OF A COLLEAGUE OVER PAYMENT OF ELECTRICITY BILL

Raphael Ede, Enugu The Police in Enugu State have arrested a 200 level student at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Asogwa Nnamdi, for alleged murder of a 400 level student at the same institution, Chukwudi Mba. Nnamdi reportedly stabbed Mba to death during an argument over the payment of an electricity bill issued to their lodge. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said in a statement on Friday that the Command had arrested the suspect and had also commenced investigation into the incident. He, however,…

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MAN SHOOTS BROTHER IN-LAW DEAD OVER WIFE’S ADULTERY, SEE GORY PICS

A man has killed his wife’s brother by shooting him in the eye along NDDC road,Amukpe,Sapele. According to report,the woman confessed that she has been sleeping with her hubby’s brother identified as Pius.When the husband found out,he got angry and went to the wife’s house to report.He became angry when her brother started to challenge him.He shot him dead with his gun.The incident led to the burning of the husband brother’s house by angry youths.Reports say that Pius has been sleeping with married ladies for long. Source: http://www.trezzyhelm.com/2019/08/man-shoots-his-unfaithful-wife-brother.html (Quote) (Report) (Like) (Share)  

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OAU STUDENT COMMITS SUICIDE OVER POOR ACADEMIC RECORDS

Friday Olokor, Abuja The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, in Osun State has been thrown to mourning following the death of a student identified as Opeyemi Grace Dara. The deceased who was in the Department of English and Literature was said to have committed suicide after a dose of lethal substance popularly known as snipper. Although the details of the incident were still sketchy, our correspondent learnt that she took her life following the poor academic performance. But the authorities of the institution confirmed that the deceased committed suicide due to depression…

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SEE PICS OF THE DSS FACILITY WHERE SOWORE IS BEING HELD

The purported location where AAC Presidential Candidate and Sahara Reporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore is being detained by the Department of State Security Services, DSS, has reportedly been found According to activist, Deji Adeyanju, Sowore is being held at the Agency’s Office along CMD road, Shangisha. His family and friends have also been denied access to him. Security has been beefed up around the area as heavily armed masked officers are guarding the building. POLITICS NIGERIA has photographs of the facility. See them below;  

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SULE LAMIDO IN PRIVATE MEETING WITH ATIKU IN DUBAI, SEE PIX

Former Governor of Jigawa State, Alh. Sule Lamido on Saturday met privately with PDP Presidential Candidate and Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar in Dubai.The leader of the ‘Talakawas’, Lamido was accompanied by Alhaji Mustapha Sule Lamido and Abubakar Sule Lamido. Earlier today, Atiku made headlines after criticising and urging President Muhammadu Buhari to ‘stop his campaign of calumny against opposition and the Judiciary’. Below is the statement, in part, signed by Atiku’s media adviser, Paul Ibe; “The administration has been groping in the dark since 2015, the reason majority of Nigerians…

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ANOTHER NIGERIAN SHOT DEAD IN SOUTH AFRICA

Mr Benjamin Simeon and a native of Okposi in Ebonyi State in South-east was allegedly shot by yet to be unidentified gunmen in the early hours of Saturday in Johannesburg, a city in South Africa. The spokesperson for the association, Mr Sunny-Wenike Douglas, explained that until his death, late Simeon was a Taxify driver. The victim was said to have been killed almost immediately after dropping off his clients in a part of the city. Douglas added that an investigating officer with the South Africa Police Service confirmed that a…

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