USED CONDOM FOUND INSIDE BEER: NIGERIA BREWERIES HAS CASE TO ANSWER, COURT RULES

Firm has case to answer in used condom found inside beer, court rules A High Court sitting in Enugu State yesterday ruled against Nigeria Brewery over a suit filed by a consumer, Mr. Peter Eze, and his wife, Mrs. Maureen Eze, who claimed to have discovered a used condom inside a Heineken lager beer. The consumer, a resident of Enugu, is demanding N10 million over alleged health challenges he developed after consuming another bottle of the same brand of beer containing a dead cockroach. In his claims before the court,…

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THE MISTAKE NIGERIANS MADE IN 2015 BY SEGUN SOWUMI, ATIKU CAMPAIGN ORGANISATION SPOKESMAN,

By Temidayo Akinsuyi Segun Sowunmi, spokesman of the Atiku Campaign Organisation in this interview with TEMIDAYO AKINSUYI in Abuja speaks on the recent developments in the polity and why he thinks Nigerians will vote Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections. Excerpts: Few weeks to the 2019 presidential elections, our military are being attacked by insurgents who seem to have reenergized and there are fears that the elections may be postponed. Are you not worried by this development? Nothing…

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GUNMEN ABDUCT ALL 18 PASSENGERS ABOARD VEHICLE IN RIVERS

Gunmen abduct 18 passengers in Rivers Ondo NBA warns members against defending kidnapping suspects Suspected gunmen have hijacked a commercial bus and abducted all the 18 passengers on board of the vehicle in Rivers State. The Guardian gathered that the gunmen struck at about 6:58 a.m. yesterday close to Evekwu area of Emohua Local Council of Rivers state. The bus was said to be travelling along the East-West Road from Ahoada town to Port Harcourt when the incident occurred. Having successfully intercepted the bus, the gunmen then diverted all the…

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HOW SENATE REFUSED TO APPROVE BUHARI’S NOMINATIONS FOR EFCC, ICPC BOARDS OVER INEQUITABLE REPRESENTATION

Senate stops EFCC nominations for excluding South east, South south [FILE PHOTO] Senate • Steps down panel’s report for further legislative action • ‘It implies some geopolitical zones are the real criminals’ • Reps threaten zero allocation to aviation ministry The Senate yesterday refused to confirm four nominees picked by President Muhammadu Buhari on the ground that the south-south and south-east regions of the country were not represented. It also declined to confirm the appointment of nine others onto the board of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Offences Commission…

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GANDUJE: YOU CANT FORCE BUHARI TO ACT, GROUP TELLS SERAP

Ganduje: You Can’t Force The President, Group Replies SERAP The Peoples Alliance for Indigenous Rights (PAIR) has replied the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) that it lacks the locus to force President Muhammadu Buhari to act over the spurious allegation of bribe-taking by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state. SERAP had sued President Buhari for failing to direct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami, SAN, and the appropriate anti-corruption agencies to investigate allegations of bribery against Governor Ganduje of Kano State. But in…

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SDP REJECTS ATIKU STICKS TO DUKE AS PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Social Democratic Party has rejected the choice of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, as the consensus presidential candidate of the Coalition of United Political Parties It said Atiku’s emergence did not measure up to the established standard which was assented to by the political parties that formed the alliance. The National Publicity Secretary of the SDP, Mr Alfa Mohammed, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday at the end of the party’s expanded caucus meeting.…

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WIFE-KILLER, LEKAN SHONDE BEGS COURT TO REDUCE MURDER CHARGE TO MANSLAUGHTER

Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe Lekan Shonde, a depot worker in the Apapa area of Lagos State, on Tuesday, urged a Lagos State High Court to reduce his murder charge to manslaughter. Lekan is standing trial before the court for the alleged murder of his wife, Ronke. PUNCH Metro had reported that the 51-year-old Lekan allegedly beat his wife to death at their home in the Egbeda-Idimu area of Lagos State on May 5, 2016. He was alleged to have locked up the corpse and their two children before the incident was discovered…

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SPEAKER DOGARA, REPS LEADER BLOCK MOVES TO DEBATE BUHARI’S LETTER ON ELECTORAL BILL

Kamarudeen Ogundele and Leke Baiyewu Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Tuesday read a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari informing the National Assembly of his decision to withhold assent to the Electoral Act Amendment Bill. The Speaker and the Majority Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila, however, blocked the move to debate the rejection. Shortly after Dogara read the letter in plenary, a member, Mr Aliyu Madaki (PDP, Kano), raised a point of order to criticise the President for not assenting to the bill. Madaki said, “This has a lot…

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DELTA ASSEMBLY SLAMS FRESH SUSPENSION ON EX-SPEAKER, SEE WHY

Delta Assembly Slams Fresh Three-Month Suspension On Ex-Speaker Igbuya for ‘Embezzling’ N35.5m Delta State House of Assembly has again slammed the member representing Sapele constituency in the State Assembly and immediate past Speaker, Monday Igbuya, with another round of three-month suspension for allegedly embezzling the sum of N35.5 million belonging to the house. It would be recalled that sometime in September, the Delta State House of Assembly had slammed the former Speaker with three-month suspension over alleged financial embezzlement while in office. A probe committee was set up during its…

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WHY BUHARI DID NOT SIGN AMENDMENTS TO ELECTORAL LAW BY WIKE

Buhari Won’t Sign Electoral Act Because He Wants To Rig The Elections, Nyesom Wike, Governor of Rivers State, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of intentionally delaying assent to the amended Electoral Act. He stated this on Tuesday at the Government House in Port Harcourt, during the visit of the Anglican Bishop of Niger Delta North, Right Reverend Wisdom Ihunwo. According to a statement by Simeon Nwakaudu, Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor on Electronic Media, Wike noted that the President’s refusal to sign the amended bill is a threat…

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