I AM STILL ACTING CHAIRMAN OF APC SAYS DEPOSED PARTY VICE CHAIRMAN

There is no end in sight to the fresh leadership crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) as party chieftains remained divided at the weekend over the court case initiated by former national vice-chairman (South-South) of the party, Honorable Hilliard Etagboeta. Etagboeta has filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja to seek the dissolution of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, led by Yobe State governor, Mallam Mai Mala Buni. The Buni committee is a creation of a statutory organ of the party, the National Executive Committee,…

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FG INTRODUCES NEW HEALTH INSURANCE

Friday Olokor The Federal Government has added a new innovation to its health sector reforms with the launch of the much-awaited Group, Individual and Family Health Insurance Scheme Programme for citizens. The government also announced the approval of information and communication technology infrastructure for the National Health Insurance Scheme. The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, described GIFSHIP as a landmark achievement that would reshape the trajectory of healthcare financing in Nigeria. Ehanire, who spoke in Abuja at the launch of GIFSHIP, explained that it was the government’s “omnibus enrolment…

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YAHAYA BELLO UNDER PRESSURE TO CONTEST 2023 PRESIDENCY, COMMISSIONER REVEALS

Kingsley Fanwo, Kogi commissioner for information and communication, says many people have asked Yahaya Bello, Governor of Kogi State, to contest the 2023 presidential race. In a Twitter post on Saturday, Fanwo said the desire of Nigerians for a great country aligns with that of Bello, “so we know the deafening calls will bring about a defining moment for our nation.” The commissioner told TheCable that he decided to post a tweet on the issue because many Nigerians are asking the governor to seek the highest office in the land.…

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NOMINATION OF FEMALE CHIEF JUDGE: HOW CJN SHOCKED GOMBE GOVT

The National Judicial Council (NJC) shocked the Gombe State Government last Monday, when it rejected Justice Muazu Pindiga as its nominee for the position of the state Chief Judge. The rejection, THISDAY gathered, was the second time the highest judicial organ in the country would send the state officials away because of the Judicial Service Commission’s (JSC) refusal to comply with the directives of the council to include the name of Justice Beatrice Lazarus Iliya in the list of nominees being considered for the position being the most senior judge…

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COMPANY UNION LEADER CHARGED TO COURT FOR THREATENING TO KILL FINANCIAL CONTROLLER AND HER KIDS THROUGH TEXT MESSAGES

Afeez Hanafi The police have arrested one Peter Okoro, an official of a motorbike assemblage company in Lagos, for allegedly sending a threat message to the Financial Controller of the firm, Mrs Grace Ejeh. Okoro, who is the union chairman in the company, reportedly asked Ejeh to resign within three weeks or risk being killed together with her two children. Sunday PUNCH learnt that Okoro sent the threat message on November 7, 2020 – three days after Ejeh was promoted to her new position from Assistant Financial Controller. In the…

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MY LEG WAS AMPUTATED AFTER SOLDIERS SHOT ME DURING LEKKI TOLL GATE PROTEST SAYS THIS YOUNG MAN, SEE PICS

Olalekan Faleye ‌ A 23-year-old man who claims to be a victim of Lekki Toll Gate shooting tells ADEBAYO FOLORUNSHO-FRANCIS that the subsequent amputation of his right leg is a nightmare he has been unable to wake up from Twenty-three-year-old Olalekan Faleye, a survivor of the shooting that attended the peaceful #ENDSARS protest at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, says he has become an amputee after the gunshot injuries he sustained to the leg on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. He had undergone surgical amputation of his bullet-ridden right leg. The shooting incident…

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BOKO HARAM KILLS 43 FARMERS, INJURE 6 IN BORNO

Boko Haram fighters killed at least 43 farm workers and injured six in rice fields near the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Saturday, anti-jihadist militia told AFP. The assailants tied up the agricultural workers and slit their throats in the village of Koshobe, the militia said. “We have recovered 43 dead bodies, all of them slaughtered, along with six others with serious injuries,” said militia leader Babakura Kolo, who helped the survivors. “It is no doubt the handiwork of Boko Haram who operate in the area and frequently attack…

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AYOMIKUN, TOPE ALABI’S FIRST DAUGHTER REACTS TO CLAIMS BY ANOTHER MAN THAT HE IS HER RIGHTFUL FATHER

Paternity scandal: Soji Alabi is the only father I know- Tope Alabi’s daughter Popular gospel singer, Tope Alabi’s daughter, Ayomikun, has come out to state that the only father she knows is her mother’s husband, Soji Alabi. This is following the recent paternity scandal involving the gospel singer and a certain Mayegun Olaoye. Based on online reports, Olaoye, claimed to be Ayomikun’s father, adding that Tope Alabi had blocked every avenue for him to know his biological daughter in the past 22 years.. Reacting to the news, Ayomikun Alabi, the…

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RETIRED ACP GOES TO COURT OVER INVESTIGATION OF A CASE BY EDO ENDSARS PANEL

A retired Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mrs Caroline Afegbai has filed an appeal at the Federal High Court, Benin demanding for a stay of further proceedings in the petition by the family of late Mr Ibrahim Momodu, at the Edo State Judicial Panel of Enquiry on police brutality, pending the determination of the interlocutory appeal now before it. In the suit by her counsel, Mr. Monday Agienoji, the retired top policewoman who was invited to testify by Justice Ada Ehigiamusoe is challenging the decision of the panel which dismissed her…

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ABDUCTED WIFE OF AKEREDOLU’S CHIEF OF STAFF REGAINS FREEDOM

Peter Dada, Akure Barely two days after her abduction, the wife of the Chief of Staff to the Ondo State governor, Olugbenga Ale, has regained her freedom. The PUNCH had earlier reported that Mrs Ale, alongside one other person, were kidnapped on Thursday evening along the Ondo-Akure Expressway while travelling from Lagos to Akure. It was, however, gathered that the victims were rescued on Saturday morning by men of the Ondo State Security Network also known as Amotekun Corps in collaboration with local hunters and vigilante in the area. The Commander…

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