Evans makes U-turn, pleads ‘not guilty’ for kidnapping in Lagos

A mild drama ensued in an Ikeja High Court on Thursday as a Lagos based kidnap kingpin, Mr. Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike popularly known as Evans who was re-arraigned on a two count amended charge made a u-turn to plead not guilty. The much celebrated kidnapper had during his initial arraignment on August 30 pleaded guilty to the charges of kidnapping brought ...

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No meeting between me and Fayemi over Ekiti governorship poll, Adeyeye

The Publicity Secretary of the Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Dayo Adeyeye has denied alleged meeting between the immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi over the forthcoming governorship election. The social media have been agog since Wednesday suggesting that a meeting had taken place between the two wherein it was agreed that Fayemi ...

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Group wants FG to publish report on SGF, DG, NIA

Say No Campaign, a Civil Society Organisation (CSO), on Thursday urged the Presidency to publish the report of investigation of alleged fraud against some suspended top government officials. Specifically, Convener of the organisation, Mr Ezenwa Nwagwu, told newsmen in Abuja that the reported involved former Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Babachir Lawal and former Director-General, National Intelligence ...

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Primaries: Zoning tears PDP apart in Adamawa

Some stakeholders of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Adamawa State have protested over a zoning formula adopted by a group in the party ahead of the party’s congresses on Saturday. The group that called itself “major stakeholders” of the party, on Tuesday set out a zoning formula for the party and forwarded it to the state caretaker committee for ...

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With N3.3b deficit, NFFA budgets N6.38bn for 2018

The annual general assembly of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has met in Jos to approve the federation’s 2018 budget of N6,382,500,310, with a budget deficit of N3.32 billion. According to the assembly’s communiqué signed by Frank Ilaboya (Chairman) and Ademola Olajire (Secretary), the Congress approved NFF’s Financial Statement for the year 2016 and the 2018 Budget as proposed. “The Federation’s ...

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You deserve your appointment as Aare Ona Kakanfo, Tinubu tells Gani Adams

National Leader of the ruling, All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has stated that the appointment of the National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Mr. Gani Adams as Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland is well deserved. This is coming just as Tinubu also felicitated with the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, for breaking the ...

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Buhari leaves for Turkey for D-8 summit on state visit

President Muhammadu Buhari is to depart for Istanbul, Turkey, on Wednesday to participate in the ninth D-8 Summit slated for October 20. This is contained in a statement issued by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, in Abuja on Tuesday. Adesina said prior to the Summit, Buhari, at the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ...

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Rights group to prosecute Zuma’s son for murder

Rights group AfriForum is to privately prosecute Duduzane Zuma, the son of South Africa’s president on a charge of culpable homicide. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) decided not to prosecute Duduzane after his Porsche 911 sports car ploughed into a minivan in Johannesburg in heavy rain, killing Phumzile Dube and critically injuring two in 2014. Head of the private prosecuting ...

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I may join PDP national chairmanship race, says Ladoja

A former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, has stated that may join the race for the national chairmanship of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He said this in a chat with newsmen on Monday night shortly after an emergency caucus meeting of the leaders of the party in the South West zone in Lagos. His words: “Before the ...

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Senator begs court, ‘I don’t want to stand surety to Nnamdi Kanu again’

The member representing Abia South at the Senate, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe has prayed to a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to revoke the undertaken he took on behalf of the leader of the indigenous People of Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu. Specifically, the federal lawmaker is praying the court to discharge him as Kanu’s surety, saying, he has not seen ...

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