GERMAN GOVT DEPORTS NIGERIANS LESS THAN 48 HRS AFTER EKWEREMADU WAS BEATEN UP IN THEIR COUNTRY

( The German government has deported a new batch of Nigerian migrants less than 48 hours after the attack on former Deputy President of the Senate Ike Ekweremadu by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). According to reports, the migrants have already left Frankfurt Airport at 8 a.m., and were expected to land in Nigeria’s Murtala Mohammed International Airport between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. The number of migrants deported was not ascertained as at the time of this report, it was however, gathered that they were picked randomly from…

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LAGOS ASSEMBLY CLEARS GBENGA OMOTOSHO, JOE IGBOKWE, OTHERS, REJECTS 3 NOMINEES

Lagos State House of Assembly has confirmed former Editor of The Nation newspaper, Mr. Gbenga Omotoso as a commissioner. Also confirmed is All Progressives Congress(APC) Publicity Secretary in the state, Joe Igbokwe. But the lawmakers denied the confirmation of three nominees. Those denied include Mr. Ajayi Bembe, Mr. George Obafemi and Prince Olanrewaju Sanusi were denied confirmation. Details shortly… https://thenationonlineng.net/breaking-lagos-assembly-denies-three-nominees-confirms-omotoso-igbokwe/  

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MAN BATHS HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN WITH ACID IN KATSINA AND RUNS AWAY, SEE PICS

Husband Bathed his wife and Children with Acid when they were asleep and run away. The incident happened in Dadume town Katsina State. The reason for the husband’s unusual action who is working with Union Bank, Funtua Branch could not be ascertained. After his babaric action the Husband goes into hiding. Rabi and her children were taken to ABU Teaching Hospital at Shika for medical Treatment.

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BABATUNDE FOWLER REPLIES ABBA KYARI, EXPLAINS VARIATIONS IN REVENUE

by Sodiq Yusuff The recession experienced by the Nigerian economy in 2016 as well as lower oil prices affected the revenue collected by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) between 2015 and 2018, Tunde Fowler, the chairman, has said. Despite the challenges, Fowler explained, non-oil revenue such as VAT and company income tax — which he said are within the control of FIRS — have been on the increase compared to pre-2015 figures. But oil-based taxes, such as petroleum profit tax (PPT), are beyond the control of the service. He…

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NORTHERN GROUPS SET DATE TO BEGIN REVOLUTIONNOW PROTESTS

The Joint Northern Action Front has announced that it would participate in the #RevolutionNow protests against President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. The group expressed concern over northerners’ silence since they suffer most from alleged atrocities and anti-people policies of the Buhari-led administration. The group on Sunday called on northerners to join other activists across the country in protesting bad governance and state-sponsored repression. In a statement by its Chairman, Samuel Katung and Secretary, Tanko Mustapha, the group said it decided to join the protest because “President Buhari seemed not to be…

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VICTOR ADOJI, DINO MELAIYE SPEAK ON PDP GUBER SCREENING

Wale Odunsi  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday began screening of its governorship aspirants for Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections scheduled for November 16. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the exercise was being held at two separate venues simultaneously. Aspirants from Bayelsa were undergoing screening at the party’s National Secretariat, Wadata Plaza, Wuse zone 5; while aspirants from Kogi were being screened at the Legacy House, the party’s presidential campaign office in Maitama. Chairman of the Screening Committee for Kogi is the Governor of Taraba State, Darius…

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OYO-ITA SENDS IN LETTER INDICATING IMMEDIATE RETIREMENT, PRESIDENCY FEIGNS IGNORANCE

Head of Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, has sent a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, signifying her intention to proceed on immediate retirement. This is coming in the heat of allegations of N3bn fraud against her. The HoS is being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for bribery, duty tour allowance falsification and fraud case. While answering questions from the EFFC last week, Oyo-Ita denied the allegations of fraud against her. According to a report by PUNCHon Monday, the woman was advised to retire from service by relatives…

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CHARLY BOY PRAISES IPOB FOR WHAT THEY DID TO EKWEREMADU

Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charlie Boy has praised members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) who physically assaulted and humiliated Senator Ike Ekweremadu in Germany, Igbere TV reports. Igbere TV had reported that the immediate past Deputy Senate President was petted with eggs by aggrieved members of the IPOB at an event in Germany, on Saturday. According to Charlie Boy, those IPOB members deserve some accolades and award “for beating up Ekweremadu which is what ‘Our Mumu Leaders’ deserve.” He wrote: “Me, I Like Wetin Dem Do Ike…

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COURT ORDERS CBN TO PAY 8BIL NAIRA TO BENUE COMMUNITIES FOR SOLDIERS’ INVASION IN 2001

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Federal High Court on Monday ordered the Central Bank of Nigeria to immediately pay the sum of N8bn awarded in favour of some Tiv communities in Logo, Ukum, Kwande and Katsina-Ala Local Government Areas of Benue State for the losses of lives and property they suffered during the invasions by soldiers of the Nigerian Army in 2001. Justice Nyang Ekwo made this order following the garnishee application by the communities. The application was for the enforcement of the consent judgment delivered by the Court of Appeal…

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AGBOOLA AJAYI IS ONDO ACTING GOVERNOR, AS AKEREDOLU PROCEEDS ON VACATION

Peter Dada, Akure Ondo State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, on Monday began his 14-day vacation. The governor will resume on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. In his absence, his deputy, Mr. Agboola Ajayi, will act as governor. This was contained in a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Segun Ajiboye. According to the statement, the governor had informed the Ondo State House of Assembly through a letter he had written. The statement said, “Before he proceeded on the annual leave, Governor Akeredolu transmitted a letter to that…

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