BREAKING: Police fire teargas, shoot at Saraki, Dogara, Ben Bruce, others at INEC office

BREAKING: Police fire teargas, shoot at Saraki, Dogara, Ben Bruce, others at INEC office

Police have reportedly attacked leaders and members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who are currently protesting against the outcome of the Osun State Governorship election at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja. “I have just been teargassed by the @PoliceNG at @inecnigeria office. Gunshots have been fired. “This was a peaceful protest. How can I be treated like this in a country I have fought for and invested in?…

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Isiguzo defeats Odusile to emerged NUJ President

Isiguzo defeats Odusile to emerged NUJ President

Chris Isiguzo of Thisday Newspapers has emerged as the President of the Nigerian Union of Journalists. Isiguzo defeated the incumbent President, Waheed Odusile at the NUJ election which took place during the union’s Triennial Delegates Conference held in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State. At the keenly contested election where over 800 delegates converged to elect their preferred executives that will pilot the affairs of the union for the next three years, Isiguzo polled 346…

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Nigerian soldiers found guilty of abduction, get jail terms

Nigerian soldiers found guilty of abduction, get jail terms

The Nigerian Army General Court Martial sitting in Maiduguri has sentenced two soldiers, Sgt. Aliyu Hassan and Cpl. Bello Nasiru, to five years imprisonment for abduction. This is contained in a statement issued by Brig. Gen. Texas Chukwu, the Director, Army Public Relations, on Friday in Maiduguri. President of the Court, Brig. Gen. Olusegun Adesina, said the soldiers were found guilty of the three-count of civil offences bordering on attempt to commit abduction and extortion….

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Biafra group cries out, says Miyetti Allah, Boko Haram controlling govt, military in Nigeria

Biafra group cries out, says Miyetti Allah, Boko Haram controlling govt, military in Nigeria

Biafra Nations Youth League, BNYL on Friday alleged that Miyetti Allah and Boko Haram members control all arms of government and the military. BNYL made the allegation while insisting that Miyetti Allah was plotting to “impose their loyalists” on the people of the South East. The body was faulting the call by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, that election should be boycotted in the South East, come 2019. A statement signed and sent to…

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Popular Reps member’s 4th term bid halted in Abia

Popular Reps member’s 4th term bid halted in Abia

The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on foreign affairs and member representing Bende Federal Constituency at the Hon House of Representative, Nnenna Ukeje-Elendu has lost the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) House of Representatives primary election. Business man, Chief Chima Anyanso, yesterday defeated her to become the PDP’s flag bearer for the 2019 election. According to results announced by the returning officer, Hon. Sam Ejekwu, Anyanso polled 82 votes against 70 by Ukeje while Paul Chikezie…

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Billionaire kidnapper: Victim’s employee makes revelations at Evans’s trial

Billionaire kidnapper: Victim’s employee makes revelations at Evans’s trial

An Igbosere High Court in Lagos on Thursday heard how multi-millionaire kidnapper Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (aka Evans) allegedly directed an employee of a kidnap victim abducted in Lagos to deliver $1 million ransom in two instalments in the Southeast. A witness, Izuchukwu Ezeuko, told the court that he first travelled to the Southeast to deliver $800,000 in a bid to free his boss. After his boss was freed, he was forced to pay additional $200,000, the…

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What will happen to Nigerians spraying Naira notes at parties – CBN

What will happen to Nigerians spraying Naira notes at parties – CBN

The Bankers’ Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has said those who “spray” naira notes at parties risk going to jail for six months or earning a fine of N50,000 after trial by mobile courts that would be deployed nationwide. This was disclosed to journalists yesterday by the Acting Director, Corporate Communication of the apex bank, Isaac Okoroafor, in Abuja. He said mobile courts were now to summarily try those bastardising the national…

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Nigerian Navy announces recruitment for DSSC 26

Nigerian Navy announces recruitment for DSSC 26

The Nigerian Navy has put out an advert for their 2018/2019 Direct Short Service Course Commission 26. It was released by the Navy Secretary on behalf of the Chief of Naval Staff, Nigerian Navy. The portal opened on October 3. Interested applicants for Nigerian Navy recruitment are to meet the following requirements, in other to be successfully shortlisted: • Applicants must be Nigerians by birth. • Applicants must be between ages of 18 and 30…

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Primaries: How 7 APC members died after election

Primaries: How 7 APC members died after election

Seven members of the All Progressives Congress on Thursday night died in an accident along the Gumel/Babura Road. The accident was reported to have occurred while they were on their way home after the party’s senatorial primaries which held in Gumel, the headquarters of Gumel Local Government Area of Jigawa State. They were said to have left Gumel for their home town, Gwiwa, after casting their votes. It was gathered that the accident was caused…

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Sultan of Sokoto reveals factors responsible for corruption, bad governance in Nigeria

Sultan of Sokoto reveals factors responsible for corruption, bad governance in Nigeria

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has blamed the unprecedented corruption in the country and bad governance on money- based politics. Abubakar, who is the President-General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, made the disclosure at the 23rd Ummah Convention, organised by the Ummah Movement in Abuja. The monarch lamented that the nation’s political culture had deteriorated and become increasingly mercantile, where money becomes everything. He said, “We cannot allow full reins…

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