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July, 2019


Army refutes damage allegation from shooting range

The 2 Division of the Nigerian Army, Ibadan, has refuted allegation that it damaged lives and property in some communities during its shooting exercises. The residents of Ajobo, Omilabu, Anilelerin, Keda and Oluseyi communities located on Arulogun-Igbo-Olorin road, had complained of projectiles from the exercise caused damage to their lives and property. They claimed that projectiles landed on their houses any time the division conducted the exercise at its range. However, addressing newsmen on Monday in Ibadan, the Division’s Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Hassan Mohammed, said that aRead More

Diezani to forfeit $40m jewelries, phone

A court has ordered the imminent seizure of $40 million worth of jewellery and a customised gold iPhone belonging to former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke, the country’s anti-graft agency said on Friday. The items, including hundreds of bangles, rings, earrings, necklaces and watches, were found at a property owned by Alison-Madueke, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said in a statement. Alison-Madueke, who ran the petroleum ministry from 2011 to 2015, was charged by the EFCC in absentia with money laundering in 2017. Her whereabouts are unknown. The orderRead More

APC adopts indirect primaries for Kogi Gov. election

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved Indirect Primaries to elect the Party’s candidate for the forthcoming Kogi Governorship election. The approval was given after a meeting of the NWC where a formal request from the Kogi State executive and stakeholders of the party in preference for the Indirect Primary was considered and deliberated on. A statement by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu says the APC Constitution provides for three mode of primary election to elect Party candidates whichRead More

NASS: PDP NWC suspends 7 members

The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended Honorable Ndudi Elumelu and six others. The six members were Hon Wole Oke, Hon. Gideon Gwadi, Hon. Toby Okechukwu, Hon. Lynda Ikpeazu, Hon. Anayo Edwin and Hon. Adekoya Abdul-Majid. They were alleged to have played a role in the minority leadership tussle at the House of Representatives. The incident occurred on Wednesday on the floor of the house after the Speaker, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, set aside a list submitted by the PDP in which Kingsley Chinda was nominatedRead More

Anambra launches sanitation campaign

Anambra State Government has launched an environmental action campaign for the improvement of waste management in the state. The process was aimed at maintaining good sanitary condition in the area. The Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Obi Nwankwo announced this during a press briefing in Awka. Mr.Nwankwo said it became necessay to clean up the entire state and introduce a culture and lifestyle of care for the environment within the shortest possible time. The special environmental campaign tagged “keep Anambra Clean” is expected to last for six months. Ogemdi Okongwu

Supreme court strikes out Danladi’s case

The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed before it by the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Sani Danladi, in the March 9, 2019, Taraba State Governorship election. He is challenging his disqualification by the Federal High Court in Jalingo. A five-man Panel of the Supreme Court headed by the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Mohammed, dismissed the appeal filed by Mr Danladi for being incompetent and failing to meet the requirements of the law. The APC candidate, Mr Danladi was disqualified by the FederalRead More

Photos: Kano CP parades suspected criminals

The commissioner of Police in Kano, Mr Ahmad Ilyasu has paraded some suspects at the Police headquarters, Bomopai, Kano. They were arrested for various offences ranging from Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, Membership of unlawful society, Car theft at their hideouts and black spots. Some of the alleged suspects arrested by Kano State police Command Items recovered from the robbers One of the suspects Two of the Suspects One of the Suspects Abdullahi Jalaluddeen

Maritime workers suspend strike

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says that normal port activities had resumed following the suspension of a three-day strike by Maritime Workers’ Union of Nigeria. This was contained in statement issued by NPA spokesman, Mr Adams Jatto on Saturday. Mr Jatto said that the NPA management “regretted all inconveniences the strike might have caused port users and other stakeholders”. He gave an assurance of continued industrial peace and harmony in the maritime sector. Mr Jatto maintained that the issues that led to the strike would be resolved to render effectiveRead More