Friday, April 5, 2019

Temitope Yakubu

    Bursar of Anglican Church in Akure shot dead

Bursar of Anglican Church in Akure shot dead

Gabriel Abiodun, bursar of the Akure diocese of the Anglican Communion, has been shot dead.Abiodun was killed at the diocesan office at Alagbaka area of Ondo state capital on Thursday.His assailants opened fire on him shortly after he returned from a new generation bank where reportedly collected money meant for the church.He was said to have been trailed from the [...]

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    Akwa Ibom guber poll was ‘peaceful, fair and credible’

Akwa Ibom guber poll was ‘peaceful, fair and credible’

The recently concluded governorship and state assembly elections in Akwa Ibom state has been adjudged “peaceful, free, fair and credible.”This was contained in a report submitted to the deputy inspector general of police in charge of the department of operations by Ibrahim S. Kaoje, commissioner of police in Akwa Ibom.In the concluding part of the 12-page report, Kaoje said without any [...]

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    CAN’s ‘political interference causing disunity’

CAN’s ‘political interference causing disunity’

The Concerned Christians Forum of Nigeria (CCFN) has accused the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) of dabbling into politics, saying this is causing disunity in the "body of Christ" and the country at large.CCFN, which gave the warning, said CAN’s constant comments and statements on political issues do not conform with the vision of its founding fathers.James [...]

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    PDP loses appeal court against Fayemi’s victory

PDP loses appeal court against Fayemi’s victory

The court of appeal sitting in Abuja has upheld the victory of Kayode Fayemi, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last governorship election held in Ekiti state.In a judgment on Thursday night, a three-man panel of the court dismissed the appeal by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Kolapo Olusola, for lacking in merit.The court [...]

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    Coalition writes US ambassador over report against Nigeria

Coalition writes US ambassador over report against Nigeria

Stuart Symington, US ambassador to Nigeria, has been asked to stop denigration of Nigeria's sovereignty.The Coalition for Good Governance and Change Initiative said this while reacting to a recent report by the US Department of State on corruption and alleged human rights violation under President Muhammadu Buhari.Egnunu Daniel, a member of the group, who wrote the envoy on behalf of [...]

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    US has ‘ulterior motive’ with indicting report

US has ‘ulterior motive’ with indicting report

The United Kingdom Chapter of Arise Nigeria, a group of Nigerians in the diaspora, has reacted to the US report which accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government of abating corruption and extra-judicial killing.The group said the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2018 was aimed at forcing homosexuality and sale of national assets on the current government.Arise Nigeria said [...]

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    Group petitions Human Rights Commission over attack on soldiers in Rivers

Group petitions Human Rights Commission over attack on soldiers in Rivers

Global Integrity Crusade Network (GICN), a human rights group has petitioned the National Human Rights Commission over alleged coordinated attacks on military personnel by some persons believed to be working for Rivers state government.The human rights group specifically accused Nyesom Wike, the governor, of inhuman treatment, violent attack and attempted murder of military officers performing election duties in the state [...]

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    APC ‘didn’t prepare for election’ in Akwa Ibom

APC ‘didn’t prepare for election’ in Akwa Ibom

Akwa Ibom Liberation Movement, a socio-political organisation,  says the leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state was not prepared for elections but depended on federal might to win.Responding to the state APC call for relocation of tribunal from Uyo to Abuja, Emmanuel Sam, leader of the group, said APC lacks moral justification to point fingers at any person [...]

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    Coalition asks FG to reject US verdict on corruption, insecurity

Coalition asks FG to reject US verdict on corruption, insecurity

The Coalition for Nigeria Movement has faulted a recent report by the United States on human rights abuse and corruption in Nigeria.The report, which was published on the website of the US Department of State, said several acts of gross human rights abuse were committed by both government and non-government actors within Nigeria in the year under review, many of [...]

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    Plot to rig Rivers poll responsible for crisis

Plot to rig Rivers poll responsible for crisis

The Niger Delta Congress, a political group in the south-south has blamed the widespread violence during the elections in Rivers state on the desperation of politicians to rig.The group said it came to this conclusion after thorough deliberation with stakeholders at an emergency meeting on Wednesday.INEC, had on March 10 , suspended all electoral processes in Rivers having determined that [...]

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    Uzodinma: God has punished Okorocha… he is finished politically

Uzodinma: God has punished Okorocha… he is finished politically

Hope Uzodinma, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo state, says Rocha Okorocha, governor of the state, is dead politically.Reacting to the comment Okorocha made on the loss of the APC in the gubernatorial election, Uzodinma said the governor is looking for scapegoats for his failure.Okorocha had accused Adams Oshiomhiole, national chairman of the APC of imposing [...]

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    Group asks INEC to declare APC winner of Benue guber poll

Group asks INEC to declare APC winner of Benue guber poll

A group known as the Coalition of Election Observers in Benue State has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to announce Emmanuel Jime, the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as winner of the gubernatorial election in the state.Like in five other states, INEC had declared the polls in Benue inconclusive, saying 121,011 voters were either not [...]

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    How Osinbajo delivered Ogun despite governor’s rebellion

How Osinbajo delivered Ogun despite governor’s rebellion

Ogun state became a place of unusual interest regarding the 2019 elections when Ibikunle Amosun, the governor, fell out with the ruling APC on who should fly the party's flag.After his preferred candidate, Adekunle Akinlade, did not emerge, the governor found another party, the Allied Peoples Movement to counter APC's own candidate, Dapo Abiodun.The matter became so bad and [...]

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    Group demands investigation into removal of Akwa Ibom CP

Group demands investigation into removal of Akwa Ibom CP

Akwa Ibom Liberation Movement (AILM), a pressure group, has urged the Police Service Commission to open investigation into the activities of policemen in Akwa Ibom.The commissioner of police in the state was replaced shortly before the elections while Kaoje Ibrahim was deployed as the new police commissioner.But AILM said Ibrahim compromised police affairs and structures in the state during the [...]

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    IPAC condemns attack on A’Ibom resident electoral commissioner

IPAC condemns attack on A’Ibom resident electoral commissioner

The Inter-party Advisory Council (IPAC ) has condemned the attack on Mike Igini, resident electoral commissioner of Akwa Ibom state.Speaking at a press conference held in Uyo on Tuesday, the group maintained thatcIgini deserves praise and gratitude for "standing up to what is right and ideal by refusing to compromise" the process."Igini refused to dance to the antics and blackmail [...]

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    Ihedioha leading with over 100,000 votes in Imo

Ihedioha leading with over 100,000 votes in Imo

Emeka Ihedioha, former deputy speaker of the house of representatives, is leading in results of the 11 local government declared so far.Ihedioha, who is contesting the Imo state governorship election under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is ahead of Uche Nwosu of Action Alliance and Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC), with over 100,000 votes.In [...]

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