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    APC names Sanwo-Olu chairman of Ondo campaign council

APC names Sanwo-Olu chairman of Ondo campaign council

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has appointed Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, as the chairman of the national campaign council for the Ondo state governorship election. In a statement, Yekini Nabena, deputy publicity secretary of the APC, said Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau will serve as deputy chairman of the council of 104 members. “Governor Babajide Sanwoolu Heads 104-Member APC National Campaign [...]

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    You’ve not fulfilled your promises, Catholic bishops tell FG

You’ve not fulfilled your promises, Catholic bishops tell FG

Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) says the federal government has failed to keep to its promises on security, corruption, and economic growth for the country. In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, Augustine Obiora, CBCN president, said "hearts are bleeding" over the persistent killings in southern Kaduna. They called on the federal and state government to bring an end to [...]

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    INEC fixes Oct 31 for senatorial bye-elections in four states

INEC fixes Oct 31 for senatorial bye-elections in four states

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed October 31 for bye-elections for some federal and state legislative houses. Bayelsa central, Bayelsa west, Cross River north, Imo north, Lagos east and Plateau south are the constituencies without legislators at the senate. Douye Diri and Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, senators who represented Bayelsa central and Bayelsa west, were elected as governor and deputy governor of [...]

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    Disqualification suit: Court orders posting of hearing notice on Ize-Iyamu’s residence

Disqualification suit: Court orders posting of hearing notice on Ize-Iyamu’s residence

A federal high court in Abuja has ordered substituted service of a suit seeking the disqualification of Osagie Ize-Iyamu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and his running mate, Audu Ganiyu, from the forthcoming election in Edo state. Momoh Abdul-Razak and Zibiri Muhizu, both members of the APC, had instituted the suit marked FHC/ABJ/ CS/758/2020, against Ize-Iyamu through their [...]

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    EFCC fails to serve witness statement in trial of Adoke, Aliyu Abubakar

EFCC fails to serve witness statement in trial of Adoke, Aliyu Abubakar

The trial of Mohammed Bello Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation (AGF), and Aliyu Abubakar, a businessman was stalled on Monday owing to the failure of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to furnish the defendants with the necessary processes. The EFCC had re-arraigned Adoke and Abubakar on an amended 14 count charge bordering on money laundering. The former AGF is [...]

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    Eight arrested over southern Kaduna killings

Eight arrested over southern Kaduna killings

At least eight suspects have been arrested in connection with the killings in the southern part of Kaduna state. Addressing reporters in Kafanchan on Monday, David Nwakonobi, a colonel and commander of sector 7 of Operation Safe Haven, a special task force drawn from the defence headquarters, said six of the suspects were arrested on August 5, 2020, in Lere local [...]

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    13 killed as gunmen invade Benue village

13 killed as gunmen invade Benue village

The police command in Benue, on Monday, confirmed the killing of 13 villagers in Edikwu district, Apa local government area (LGA). Catherine Anene, police public relations officer (PPRO) in the state, disclosed this in a statement in Makurdi. Anene said the district had overtime experienced crises over chieftaincy tussle, until the state government intervened and peace returned to the community. She noted that [...]

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    EXTRA: COVID-19 is a fantastic phenomenon, says Buhari

EXTRA: COVID-19 is a fantastic phenomenon, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has described COVID-19 as a "fantastic phenomenon". Speaking when he hosted governors from the north-east on Monday, the president said the pandemic has affected the finances of the country. Governors from the region and service chiefs met with the president over the attacks of the Boko Haram sect. The president asked the army to do more in terms of security, [...]

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    You’ve abused the privilege we accorded you, PDP blasts Ondo deputy gov

You’ve abused the privilege we accorded you, PDP blasts Ondo deputy gov

The Ondo chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says Agboola Ajayi, deputy governor of the state, will soon realise that he has wasted what was remaining in his goodwill with his defection to the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP). Ajayi announced his resignation from the PDP on Monday.  The former governor had defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP [...]

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    NDDC petitions IGP over contractors’ failure to supply N1.6bn furniture

NDDC petitions IGP over contractors’ failure to supply N1.6bn furniture

The interim management committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has asked the police to probe contractors who failed to execute projects that were fully paid for. In a letter dated July 29 and addressed to Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, Kemebradikumo Pondei, NDDC acting managing director, said contracts were paid for in 2017. In the documents attached to the [...]

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