I WILL REWARD THOSE WHO WORK FOR MY VICTORY THIS TIME, BUHARI PLEDGES

John Ameh, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday night assured loyal All Progressives Congress members, who would work for his victory in 2019 of a handsome reward. Buhari admitted that he had not been able to fully reward those who worked for him to emerge as President in 2015. However, he stressed that in 2019, it would be a different ballgame as his loyal supporters would be rewarded. Buhari spoke at the old Banquet Hall, Presidential Villa, Abuja, during the launch of one of his support groups, “Together Nigeria.” The President…

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POLICE TORTURE GOOD SAMARITAN WHO WENT TO BAIL EXTORTION VICTIM

Oluwatobi Akindele A rights activist, Sunday Oladipupo, has protested against his alleged detention, torture and arraignment by policemen at the Gbagada Police Division in Lagos for trying to free a victim of extortion, Samuel Oyekanmi, from the police net. The man, who was arraigned on six counts, claimed that the policemen framed him for being the leader of the Eiye Confraternity. In a petition addressed to the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, Oladipupo asked for proper investigation of the case with a view to bringing the errant police…

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ARMY HOLDS PRIVATE BURIAL FOR OVER 100 SOLDIERS KILLED BY BOKO HARAM

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Nigerian Army has organised a private burial for over 100 officers and soldiers killed during terrorist attacks on Nigerian Army 157 Task Force Battalion last month, The PUNCH has learnt. Our correspondent was told by one of the widows of the officers that the burial would take place in Maiduguri on Friday. It was, however, learnt that the army wanted the event to be private so that the real number of slain soldiers will not be known. One of the widows who did not wish to be identified…

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COURT REMANDS EKITI TEENAGER WHO STABBED SCHOOLMATE TO DEATH

Abiodun Nejo, Ado-Ekiti An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Wednesday, ordered the remand a of 16-year-old pupil, Kehinde Timilehin, who allegedly stabbed his schoolmate to death. The Chief Magistrate, Mr Adesoji Adegboye, ordered that the accused be kept at the State Children Correctional Centre pending advice from the state Director of Public Prosecutions. Adegboye subsequently adjourned the case till January 18, 2019. Timilehin, a pupil of Ado Grammar School, Ado-Ekiti, is standing trial for allegedly stabbing his schoolmate, Favour Matthew, in the chest on Thursday, December 6, 2018, after school…

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DISMISSED SGF, BABACHIR LAWAL IN THE VILLA AGAIN

  Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal was at the Presidential Villa, Abuja yesterday, Daily Trust online reports. Babachir who was sacked on October 30, 2017 following a grass cutting scandal unraveled by a Senate panel was among the dignitaries who attended the launch of a Together Nigeria organized by the Buhari Support Organization (BSO). Wearing a green kaftan, he was seen with two other persons. Throughout the event that lasted for about three hours, he was not recognized by the Master of Ceremony.   This is…

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ENTERTAINERS, FOOTBALLERS BACK BUHARI RE-ELECTION, SEE THEIR NAMES

Some prominent Nigerian Celebrities on Wednesday pledged their support for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari. The celebrities including former Nigerian football stars, Daniel Amokachi, Peter Rufai, Garba Lawal and artistes Korede Bello, Jide Kosoko, Iyanya, Joke Silva, DJ Jimi Jat made the declaration while receiving awards for excellence from Wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari. Aisha Buhari presented the awards to the footballers, musicians as well as Nollywood actors for their contribution to the development of Nigeria’s entertainment industry. She made the presentation during an event organised by…

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DADDY FREEZE ATTACKS COZA PASTOR OVER ESE WALTER

Daddy Freeze Convener of Free the Sheeple Movement, Daddy Freeze has taken a swipe at Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of The Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, COZA, Abuja for his yet to be fulfilled robust response on ESE Walters allegations, 5 years later. The controversial On Air Personality took to Instagram to react to the Russia priest, Vyacheslav Baskakov who is being investigated for flaunting luxury items including Louis Vuitton bags and Gucci shoes on his Instagram account. According to the Church spokesman, Alexander Volkov “Such actions are not acceptable. The Church…

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WHAT I FORGOT IN OYO GOVT HOUSE AND WHY I WANT TO GO BACK – ALAO AKALA

The governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party’s (ADP), Adebayo Alao-Akala, on Tuesday said Oyo State was in grave mess because 90 per cent of the projects executed by the current administration are anti-people. The ex Oyo-governor, who is being prosecuted for corruption while in office, made this declaration while speaking at the official launch of his campaign and inauguration of his campaign team held in Ibadan, the state capital. At the launch were his wife, Oluwakemi Alao-Akala; deputy gubernatorial candidate, Abideen Olaiya; and Oyo South, North and Central senatorial…

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WHY WE STOPPED WOLE SOYINKA, OTHERS FROM TALKING ABOUT CORRUPTION- UNIABUJA ASUU CHAIRMAN

ASUU chairman defends disruption of anti-corruption event Agency Report / 8 hours ago Kasim Umaru, the Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Abuja chapter, says the union has no regret for disrupting the anti-corruption event in the institution. The New Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the union led by Mr Umaru prevented Noble Laureate, Wole Soyinka; former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon; and former Education Minister, Dr Oby Ezekwesili from speaking at the event. The ASUU Chairman told NAN in a telephone interview on Wednesday that the union…

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I CAUGHT MY HUSBAND HAVING SEX WITH OUR HOUSEMAID, WOMAN TELLS COURT

A Badagry Customary Court in Lagos on Wednesday dissolved an eleven-year-old marriage between Risikat Kadiri and her husband, Muheem Kadiri over infidelity and theft. Risikat, a 41-year-old trader told the court that apart from numerous cases of his following women around that her husband used to sneak into their maid’s room to sleep with her. “I am aware that my husband flirted with different women, but I was surprised the day I saw him having sexual intercourse with our housemaid, Taiwo Ogunlade. “I had to send the maid away before…

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