ENUGU PERM SEC ABDUCTED

Raphael Ede, Enugu   The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Lands, Mr. Ude Augustine Okey, was on Sunday kidnapped by gunmen, the police have confirmed. A security source told The PUNCH that the Permanent Secretary was kidnapped along Enugu-Awgu road. When our correspondent visited the Ministry of Lands office, staff in the ministry were seen discussing in clusters. One of the staff in the office of the Permanent Secretary, who spoke on the condition of anonymity told The PUNCH that the abductors of the Permanent Secretary had contacted his family and were demanding N50 million ransom.…

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OLUBADAN AND THE 21 AJIMOBI KINGS MEET AS MONARCH MARKS BIRTHDAY

Ademola Babalola, Ibadan Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji on Monday received in his palace all the 21 ‘new kings’ elevated by former Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state. The monarch, marking his 91st birthday today, was hosting Chief Yemi Soladoye-led Central Council of Ibadan indigenes when the visitors arrived. The Otun Olubadan, High Chief Lekan Balogun, led all other high chiefs including Baales in Ibadan lesser cities who were on August 27, 2017, given crowns by the former Governor in a single day. Until recently when Balogun embraced reconciliation…

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MAGNUS ABE, ROTIMI AMAECHI IN WAR OF WORDS OVER VENUE FOR RIVERS APC CONGRESS

Chukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt The immediate past lawmaker representing RiversSouth-East Senatorial District, Senator Magnus Abe, has disagreed with the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, over the alleged move to conduct the congresses of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State. Abe said in a statement on Monday that the announcement by Amaechi that the congresses would be conducted in Rivers was unacceptable. Amaechi was said to have announced to his supporters shortly after his inauguration in Abuja by President Muhammadu Buhari that there would be congress in the state.…

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EFCC: ABBA KYARI DID NOT SEND US AFTER WINIFRED OYO-ITA

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has disproved the insinuations that Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, ordered the probe of Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita. The EFCC said in a statement by its spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, that the investigation was based on evidence and not on political considerations. There had been rumours that Oyo-Ita came under probe because of the disagreement she had with Kyari during the Abdulrasheed Maina saga. However, the EFCC said that, as an independent…

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OGUN FARMERS CRY OUT AS CUSTOMS SEIZE PEPPER AND TOMATOES FARMED AROUND THE BORDER, AUCTION THEM AT GIVEAWAY PRICES

 Ishola Oludare  Pepper and tomato farmers and traders in Ogun State on Monday protested the alleged seizure of their farm produce worth N4million by men of Nigeria Customs Service; alleging that customs had started to auction the seized pepper and tomatoes at N200 per basket to members of the public. The farmers, under the aegis of Yewa/Awori Farm Produce Traders and Farmers Association, stormed the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Secretariat in Abeokuta on Monday afternoon, carrying placards with various inscriptions to protest the seizure. Speaking with newsmen, the Chairman…

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BUHARI COMMISERATE WITH DANGOTE OVER FAMILY MEMBERS’ DEATH

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday commiserated with Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Africa’s leading industrialist and businessman, following recent losses of some members of his family. The large extended family lost three persons, Aliko’s cousin, Madugu Dantata, his uncle, Alhaji Murtala Dantata and Alhaji Sa’idu Fanta, a relation. In a message of condolence to Aliko Dangote, the Dantata family and the government and people of Kano State through Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, President Buhari described the losses, which occurred in  rapid succession as irreparable losses…

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HOW APC DISQUALIFED 8 GUBER CONTESTANTS TO PAVE WAY FOR YAHAYA BELLO EMERGENCE AS GUBER CANDIDATE

The All Progressives Congress in Kogi state has disqualified 12 aspirants for the party’s ticket in the upcoming Kogi State Gubernatorial Elections. POLITICS NIGERIA gathered that the state Governor Yahaya Bello, a member of the House of Representatives Hassan Bello, Ekele Aisha Blessing and Mr Abubakar Bashir have all been cleared to contest the forthcoming primary election scheduled to hold on August 29, 2019. The Screening Committee of the party chaired by Senator Hope Uzodinma was inaugurated by the party chairman, Adams Oshiomhole Last week. Notable party Chieftains who made…

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SCREENING PROCESS PROGRAMMED TO MAKE YAHAYA BELLO EMERGE AS APC GUBER CANDIDATE, 8 DISQUALIFIED CANDIDATE ALLEGES

Eight of the governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi state disqualified by the party’s screening committee from contesting the governorship primaries have alleged that the screening process was flawed and deliberately programmed to throw up current governor of the state, Yahaya Bello as the party flag bearer. The eight aspirants who addressed a joint news conference in Abuja alleged that the appeals panel where they were supposed to take their case to kept them waiting for several hours without attending to them, even when they showed…

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I NEVER HAD SEX WITH KHAFI- GEDONI

Ex big brother Naija Housemate, Gedoni has come out to clear the air about the fact that he had sex with fellow Housemate, Khafi during his time in the house. He revealed this after he was confronted by twitter users that Khafi has been sacked for having sex with him in the house by the UK police. See their exchange below.. https://afrobeatsglobal.com/bbnaija-i-and-khafi-never-had-sex-gedoni/ (Quote) (Report) (Like) (Share)

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KOGI CJ INUAGURATES 7-MAN PANEL TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGATIONS OF GROSS MISCONDUCT AGAINST STATE DEPUTY GOVERNOR

 Labaran Tijani Lokoja   Impeachment move against Kogi state Deputy governor,Simon Achuba receive a boost on Monday as the chief judge of the state,Justice Nasiru Ajanah, inaugurated a 7-man panel to investigate the allegations of gross misconduct levied against him. The state Lawmakers had two weeks ago asked the Chief Judge, Justice Ajanah to investigate allegations of gross misconduct against the Deputy governor following series of press interviews where he accused the Governor of withholding his imprests and allowances since 2017. The panel has Mr. John Baiyeshea (SAN) as Chairman,…

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