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INEC to release new timetable for Melaye’s recall next week

 melayeThe Independent National Electoral Commission (lNEC) said it would, on Monday release a revised timetable for the process of recall of Sen. Dino Melaye. The commission disclosed this in a statement by it’s National Commissioner and Member Information and Voter Education Committee, Mallam Moharnmed Haruna on Tuesday in Abuja. Haruna said the move was in compliance with Federal High Court, ...

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Ikpeazu, Abia governor imposes 3-day curfew on Aba over IPOB activities

Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has declared a 3-day curfew on the state’s commercial city of Aba over recent activities of members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The governor made the declaration in a statement personally signed by him and issued on Tuesday evening in Umuahia, the state capital. He said: “Abia State has for the past ...

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Stay focused, tidy up your defence, ex-players tell D’Tigers

By Femi Adefioye, Lagos Some former members of the nation’s national basketball team, D’Tigers have urged the players to stay focused and correct the lapses in the defence if they must successfully retain their title. D’Tigers are currently campaigning to retain their AfroBasket title are billed to face Cameroon in the quarter finals on Thursday. Appraising the progress made by ...

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China backs UN Security Council’s decision on North Korea

China supports the UN Security Council in taking necessary measures regarding the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) nuclear test, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang says on Tuesday. The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution to impose fresh sanctions on DPRK over its nuclear test on Sept. 3 for violating previous Security Council resolutions. Geng said the resolution ...

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Tension in Abia as IPOB mobilise to protect their leader from military cordon

Some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have mobilized themselves to form a protective ring around the residence of their leader, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu. The move follows the decision of the Nigerian Army top hierarchy to cordon off Kanu’s residence in Umuahia, the Abia State capital on Tuesday. Only on Sunday, a clash ensued between the army and ...

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Police raid Nigerian sham marriage ring in Germany, nab 4

A ring of fraudsters who allegedly arranged sham marriages between Portuguese women and Nigerian men to obtain EU residence permits was busted on Tuesday, according to German police. At least 40 residences were searched in Berlin alone during the coordinated mass raids across Germany. Raids were also conducted in Potsdam, Frankfurt and the eastern town of Goerlitz. The federal police ...

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Tension as soldiers surround IPOB leader, Kanu’s home

By Achike Amadi, Umuahia There exists palpable anxiety as soldiers on Tuesday cordoned off the residence of the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu’s Umuahia residence. This is just as the rampaging soldiers also ransacked the secretariat of the state’s chapel of the Nigeria Union Journalists where properties were destroyed. Eye witness account stated that the ...

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Tragedy as Lagos top civil servant commits suicide in residence

A Director in Lagos State Ministry of Youths, Mr Oludare Buraimoh has committed suicide in his Abeokuta, Ogun State residence. Though, the reason for taking the action was not known as at the time of filing these reports, his lifeless body was discovered by neignbours who met it (the corpse) by hanging in his room. According to neighbours, Buraimoh, who ...

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Ekiti: APC Chieftain, Makinde Araoye Empowers Senior Citizens with N5million Cash

By Afiz Abolayo, Ado-Ekiti A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State, Mr. Makinde Araoye (MKD) over the weekend empowered about 500 indigent senior citizens of the state with N5million cash at N10,000 each. Also distributed by Araoye to the indigent citizens were food stuff such as 100 bags of rice, 50 bags of wheat, 25 bags ...

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At meeting with monarchs, Buhari laments governors’ poor handling of Paris refund cash

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met with members of the National Council of traditional rulers and decried the way the Paris Club Refund was spent by some state governors. The Federal government had on May 4 released details of the second tranche of Paris Club refund to States totalling N243. 795 billion. The refund is in respect of over-deductions on ...

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