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Monthly Archives: November 2019

Just in: Protesters storm National Assembly over Sowore, Anti-Social Media Bill

Some Protesters on Wednesday stormed the National Assembly in Abuja against the continued detention of the human rights activists, Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare. According to SaharaReporters, the protesters also demanded the rejection of the anti-social media bill by the National Assembly. They described the bills as a grievous infringement on the constitutional right to free speech. The protesters noted ...

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Bayelsa Guber: Jonathan had more than enough reasons to work against PDP- Presidency

Presidency has broken silence on the allegation against former President Goodluck Jonathan that  he traded off the November 16 governorship poll in Bayelsa State. According to Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu, the allegation by former Jigawa State Governor Sule Lamido that Jonathan traded off Bayelsa is “false and irresponsible.’’ Shehu expressed shock that such a story could be considered believable to ...

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Zamfara: Shariah Court remands APC chieftain over alleged defamation

Gusau Upper Shariah Court 1, has remanded a chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Alhaji Ibrahim Danmaliki, over alleged defamation and incitement. The defendant was arraigned on charges of defamation and incitement. Justice Hadi Sani, ordered the defendant to be remanded in a correctional facility and adjourned the case until Dec. 12, for the continuation of the ...

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Ajaokuta Steel Coy: Give us details of agreement you had with Russia, Reps tell Buhari

The House of Representatives has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to give it details of the agreement he signed with the Russian government on the completion of the Ajaokuta Steel Company. The House explained that this would enable it to monitor the processes leading to the completion of the plan. The position was reached following a motion by Uzoma Nkem-Abonta, while ...

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Alleged Fraud: Buhari led-government persecuting Allen Onyema- MASSOB

The leader of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Ralph Uwazuruike, says President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government is masterminding the persecution the Chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyema. He further alleged that they are using the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC to carry out the plot. Uwazuruike, who stated this while speaking with journalists insisted ...

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Kogi Guber: Senate urges security agencies to take drastic action against perpetrators of violence

The Senate has urged seuurity agencies to arrest and prosecute perpetrators of electoral violence in the Kogi and Bayelsa elections. The call by the Senate followed the adoption of a motion on “Curbing Electoral Violence.” The motion, which was brought under Order 42 and 53 of the Senate rule was sponsored by Sen. George Sekibo (PDP Rivers). Sekibo, while presenting ...

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INEC ready for Kogi West/Ajaokuta Constituency re-run elections- REC

Prof. James Apam, INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Kogi has given tge assurance  that the commission is ready for Kogi West Senatorial and Ajaokuta Federal Constituency supplementary elections slated for Saturday. Apam, who disclosed this on Tuesday in Lokoja at a Stakeholders’ meeting organised by INEC for the two Supplementary Elections said funding and logistics for the elections had ...

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Just in: Expected passage of 2020 budget suffers setback in Senate

The expected passage of the 2020 budget by the Senate this week is no longer possible, it was gathered. It was learnt that the Chairman Senate Committee on Appropriation, Barau Jibrin, told the Senate on Tuesday that the report is not ready. He asked the Senate for one more week to enable the committee to complete the report and lay ...

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N400 Million Fraud Charge: Ex-PDP’s spokesman to know fate on Feb 25

The Federal High Court, Abuja says on Tuesday that it will deliver judgment in the N400 million fraud charge against former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Olisa Metuh. Justice Okon Abang fixed the date on Tuesday after listening to the final written addresses by counsel in the matter. Metuh’s Defence counsel, Mr Abel Oziokor submitted that ...

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Drama as Buhari presents NDDC’s budget to Senate

Drama erupted on Tuesday following the presentation of the 2019/2020 budget of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to the Senate by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Nation reports that Senate President, Ahmad Lawan read President Buhari’s letter during plenary. However, Minority Leader of the Senate, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, coming under order 43 of the Senate Standing Orders on personal explanation, ...

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