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Kogi Miyetti Allah Chairman was Arrested not Kidnapped – MACBAN
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Kogi Miyetti Allah Chairman was Arrested not Kidnapped – MACBAN

Adamu Abubakar, Secretary of Kogi state chapter of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), has said that Chairman of the group in the state, Wakili Damina was arrested and not kidnapped as speculated. Abubakar confirmed this to Channels Television in Lokoja on Sunday March 9. He said Damina was picked up from his house by some men in military uniform without explanation to members of the association or the state government as to why he was arrested. Insisting that the action of the security operatives was in violation of Damina’s fundamental human right, the MACBAN Secretary revealed that the national body of the association has taken up the matter for a thorough investigation to ascertain why the branch chairman was whisked away in such a manner. He not...
Youths Attack Delta local Council Chairman, cart away rifles
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Youths Attack Delta local Council Chairman, cart away rifles

The Chairman of Ethiope West council area of Delta State, Oghenedoro Owoso was on Tuesday May 4 attacked by some youths in Mosogar. The Nation reported that the council chairman was trying to pacify the youths who were protesting an eight-year blackout in the community when things took a different turn. A policeman attached to Owoso was injured during the attack, as the youths took away his rifle and another one belonging to a second security aide. The chairman has reportedly called for dialogue, saying that violence is counter-productive. Owoso also said some suspects have been arrested over the missing rifles.
CCT Chairman gets two Weeks to respond to Assault allegation after appearing Before Senate panel
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CCT Chairman gets two Weeks to respond to Assault allegation after appearing Before Senate panel

Danladi Umar, chairman of the Code of Conduct of Tribunal (CCT) has been given two weeks to respond to the assault allegation against him after appearing before the senate committee on ethics, privileges and public petitions. Recall that Umar was caught on video assaulting a security man who has been identified as Clement Sagwak, at a popular plaza in Wuse 2, Abuja. He appeared before the senate panel on Tuesday May 4, following a petition filed by the security guard's counsel, Timzing Ramnap through the senator representing Plateau north, Istifanus Gyang. Appearing before the panel, Umar said he had not been formally served with a summon to appear before the senators. However after he asked for a week to respond to the allegation against him, Ayo Akinyelure, chairman of th...
Iniobong Umoren: Police arrest one over rape, murder of job seeker in Akwa Ibom
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Iniobong Umoren: Police arrest one over rape, murder of job seeker in Akwa Ibom

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command said it has arrested one Uduak Frank Akpan, 20, over the murder of one Miss Iniobong Umoren, who was declared missing a few days ago. The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, SP Odiko Macdon, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, said the suspect lured the victim to his house in the guise of offering her job. He said the suspect raped the victim in his house and killed her adding that in order to cover his tracks, he dug a shallow grave and buried her in his father’s compound. The statement also said that the suspect claimed to have reported his atrocity to his Local Government Chairman before he fled to Calabar for fear of apprehension. The statement in part, “The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested one Uduak Frank Akp...
First Bank Shake-Up: Hassan-Odukale Replaces Awosika As Chairman
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First Bank Shake-Up: Hassan-Odukale Replaces Awosika As Chairman

The Central Bank of Nigeria on Thursday, wielded its big stick on one of Nigeria’s oldest banks, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, and sacked all the board members of the bank including its Chairman, Board of Directors, Ibukun Awosika. Awosika was appointed First Bank Chairman in September 2015, making her one of the first women to hold the esteemed position. However, the apex bank on Thursday, announced the immediate appointment of Tunde Hassan-Odukale as Chairman of First Bank. Before his appointment, Hassan-Odukale was the Managing Director of Leadway Assurance Company. The re-organisation of First Bank by the regulator was not unconnected to the removal of Adesola Adeduntan as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the bank and the appointment of Gbenga Shobo as MD/...
Boko Haram Fighters are Still Occupying Geidam – LG Chairman
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Boko Haram Fighters are Still Occupying Geidam – LG Chairman

Hon. Ali Kolo, Chairman of Geidam Local Government Area of Yobe State has disclosed that Boko Haram insurgents are still occupying Geidam community. Kolo told newsmen that 72 hours after the town was invaded by Boko Haram, thousands of his people were still trapped and had been infiltrated by the sect members. The LG Chairman who disclosed over 2,000 people who were displaced in the invasion are currently taking refuge in neighbouring Yunusari Local Government Area, also revealed that the insurgents killed two people yesterday morning, including a teacher with Kawuri Primary School, Mallam Baba Tazira. ThisDay reported that Kolo also stressed that there was no truth in the report by the military that the attack had been repelled
Abia Govt not Starving Us of Funds – Enyimba Football Club
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Abia Govt not Starving Us of Funds – Enyimba Football Club

The management of Enyimba Football Club has dismissed the report alleging that the Abia State Government had refused to fund the club for years. DAILY POST learnt that a publication by an online platform recently alleged that the Abia State Government had “starved Enyimba, Nigeria’s most successful club side, of funds in the past year”. Reacting, in a statement issued and made available to DAILY POST on Monday, the Chairman of the club, Felix Anyansi Agwu described the report as a “monstrous falsehood” meant to damage the image of the club and the Abia Government. He demanded the withdrawal of the report, stressing that the state government has been supportive in issues regarding the club. The statement reads in part: “If there is one state with a government that supports f...
EPL: Real Reason Tottenham Chairman, Daniel Levy Sacked Mourinho Revealed
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EPL: Real Reason Tottenham Chairman, Daniel Levy Sacked Mourinho Revealed

Tottenham Hotspur chairman, Daniel Levy, sacked Jose Mourinho as the club’s manager because the former Chelsea coach planned to rest several key players in Spurs’ Premier League clash against Southampton on Wednesday evening. According to football transfer expert, Duncan Castles, Mourinho wanted to rest the players because of Tottenham’s League Cup final against Manchester City on Sunday at Wembley, but Levy opposed his decision which eventually led to the Portuguese’s sack. Mourinho was sacked by Tottenham on Monday, 17 months after replacing Mauricio Pochettino. “What is particularly painful for him [Mourinho] is being prevented from the opportunity to end Tottenham’s 13-year trophy drought having got them to the League Cup final against Manchester City [on Sunday],” Castles...
Tottenham Sacked Mourinho Amids Fears 10 Players Could Dump Club this Summer
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Tottenham Sacked Mourinho Amids Fears 10 Players Could Dump Club this Summer

  Tottenham Hotspur chairman, Daniel Levy, decided to fire Jose Mourinho in the fear that up to 10 first-team players would push to leave this summer if he remained in charge, according to Eurosport. Mourinho was sacked on Monday after 17 months in charge of the north London club. It is understood Levy took the decision because he didn’t want to lose his ‘dream team’ of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Gareth Bale at the end of this season. Spurs are desperate to keep striker Kane, but the England captain is attracting a lot of interest already. The player has insisted he will not make a decision after the Euro 2020 competition. Levy is also a big fan of Alli, despite the midfielder failing to hit top form in the last two seasons. Alli endured a frosty relationship with Mo...
Lara Ademola Wins again as Chairman of 1004 Estate
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Lara Ademola Wins again as Chairman of 1004 Estate

Critics of Barrister Omolara Ademola who has held forte as acting Chairman of the 1004 Estate House Owners and Residents Association (HORA) Lagos, in the last one year, were disappointed on Saturday the 27th of March, 2021 as she emerged the new Chairman in a general election held in the Estate. It would be recalled that last year, a group of residents in the high brow Estate who were reportedly indulging in criminal acts of illegal connection of electricity, non payment of service charge and so on, had teamed up to scandalize Ademola by alleging that she misappropriated about N9billion. The story went viral in most major online platforms, social, print and electronic media and it took the efforts of some residents who were in the majority to debunk the allegation as unfounded. T...
Ben Murray-Bruce Shows Off his New Electric Car
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Ben Murray-Bruce Shows Off his New Electric Car

Chairman of Silverbird Group and former Senator representing Bayelsa East Senatorial district, Ben Murray-Bruce has shown off his newly acquired electric car. Ben Murray-Bruce said his Lucid Electric Car which will be delivered early next year, is capable of more miles per charge than a Tesla. He also called for the Nigerian government to ban all combustion engine cars by 2035. Ben tweeted; In practising what I preach, I recently put a deposit on this yet to be manufactured Lucid Electric Car. Delivery is early next year. It’s capable of more miles per charge than a Tesla. An amazing machine. Nigeria should ban all combustion Engine cars by 2035.
Bola Tinubu Hails Aisha Buhari, Describes her as a ”Voice of Conscience”
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Bola Tinubu Hails Aisha Buhari, Describes her as a ”Voice of Conscience”

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has described first lady, Aisha Buhari, as a voice of conscience calling politicians to be their better selves. Tinubu stated this while speaking at the public presentation of the biography of Mrs. Aisha at the Presidential Villa, Abuja today April 8. The book, “Aisha Buhari: Being different,” was written by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Women Affairs, Dr Hajo Sani. Speaking as the chairman of the occasion, Tinubu said “Given the First Lady’s achievement, no one can reasonably question the role of a First Lady any longer. Remember that there were those who argued that the constitution does not assign any official role to the First Lady. With Mrs Dr Aisha Buhari, their concern...
Danladi Umar: Abuja mob that attacked me chanted Biafran slogans
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Danladi Umar: Abuja mob that attacked me chanted Biafran slogans

Danladi Umar, chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), has stated that he was attacked at the Abuja plaza by a mob that was “chanting Biafran secessionist and sectional slogan.” The CCT chairman was caught on video hitting a security man who had told him his vehicle was parked in the wrong space at a popular plaza in Abuja. In his defence, Ibraheem Al-Hassan, CCT spokesperson, said the guard was rude and that some “Biafran boys” also harassed his boss. He also said it was Umar that asked him to “Biafran boys” to describe the mob — a description which Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, said could land the CCT chairman in jail. In an interview with PRNigeria, Umar insisted that those who confronted and assaulted him at the plaza were secessionists. He said: “As part ...
Dragging the Governor into our family issues is nothing but cheap blackmail ” – Sister to Umahi’s former aide reacts
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Dragging the Governor into our family issues is nothing but cheap blackmail ” – Sister to Umahi’s former aide reacts

Afikpo North Local Government chairman, Barr. Obiageri Oko Enyi, has reacted to her brother's allegations against her and the Ebonyi State Governor, Umahi. LIB reported that the Special Assistant to Governor Umahi, on School Monitoring, Akpiko North LGA, Ogbonnia Oko Enyim, resigned his appointment on Tuesday March 30. The immediate past chairman of Afikpo North had accused the Governor of showing undue interest in his sister and denying him the right as the first son to organise a befitting burial for his father. In statement issued on Thursday April 1, Barr. Obiageli alleged that her elder brother has been frustrating every plan to bury their late father. According to Obiageri, their father, Omezue Simon Oko Enyim died since the 25th of February, 2020 and must be buried b...
Manchester City Announce Sergio Aguero’s Exit
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Manchester City Announce Sergio Aguero’s Exit

  Manchester City has announced that their top striker, Sergio Aguero, will leave the club at the end of the season when his contract expires. Aguero’s deal with the Premier League leaders will end at the end of the current season and City said they are not renewing. Aguero, now 32, joined the club in a £35 million deal from Atletico Madrid in July 2011 and has gone on to win four Premier League titles . “Sergio’s contribution to Manchester City over the last 10 years cannot be overstated,’ said City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak. “His legend will be indelibly etched into the memories of everyone who loves the Club and maybe even in those who simply love football. “This is not yet the moment for farewell words and speeches. There is still much to achieve in the re...
Cross River NLC Chairman kidnapped
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Cross River NLC Chairman kidnapped

Chairman of Cross River state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ben Ukpekpi has been reportedly kidnapped. Ukpekpi was kidnapped while standing in front of his house at CROSPIL Estate, Akpabuyo, in the outskirt of Calabar with his wife around 8pm on Sunday March 21. It was gathered that they took him through the river at the bridge head at Atimbo, while his son got into another car and chased after them. The Nation reported that they shot at the tyres of the car the NLC Chairman's son drove, bursting them. This is reportedly the second time Comrade Ukpekpi would be kidnapped in front of his house after the first incident in December 2019.
Champions League Clubs to be Banned From Signing Players From Each Other
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Champions League Clubs to be Banned From Signing Players From Each Other

European football clubs are looking at new rules that would ban Champions League sides from selling players to each other. The Idea was raised by Andrea Agnelli, the chairman of the European Clubs Association, following the organisation’s 25th General Assembly. Agnelli, who is also the chairman of Juventus, said that this creates a more competitive balance in European football. Answering a question following the ECA meeting about salary caps, Agnelli talked about finding alternative ways to secure financial fair play within football. “Clubs qualifying to specific tiers in international competitions would not be allowed to buy each other’s players. “That would improve indirect solidarity towards other clubs. So, no triple figure transfers among Champions League participatin...
West Ham vs Tottenham: Levy to Decide Whether to Sack Mourinho in Summer
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West Ham vs Tottenham: Levy to Decide Whether to Sack Mourinho in Summer

  Tottenham chairman, Daniel Levy, will wait until this season ends, before deciding on Jose Mourinho’s future as manager of the club, ESPN reports. Mourinho is under increasing pressure at the North London side after they slumped to ninth place in the Premier League. The Spurs have lost four times in their last five games. It is believed it would cost Levy around £30 million to sack Mourinho since he has a contract without a break clause until the summer of 2023. But it is not just the financial situation that is delaying a decision over the 58-year-old. Tottenham faces Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final in April and Mourinho can continue to fend off criticism, by insisting Spurs have a chance of winning silverware for the first time since 2008.
I Lost Over N20million To Shasha Crisis, Not Going Back There – Traders Association Chairman
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I Lost Over N20million To Shasha Crisis, Not Going Back There – Traders Association Chairman

The Chairman of Shasha Traders Association (STA), Alhaji Usman Nyako, on Tuesday said he lost more than N20 million to the crisis in the Shasha market in the Akinyele Local Government Area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. The crisis, which occurred in the Shasha market last Thursday, led to loss of lives and property. The Chairman of Shasha Traders Association (STA), Alhaji Usman Nyako, on Tuesday said he lost more than N20 million to the crisis in the Shasha market in the Akinyele Local Government Area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. The crisis, which occurred in the Shasha market last Thursday, led to loss of lives and property. Nyako, who has been the chairman of the market for three years, said even if the crisis is resolved, he will not return to the Shasha market aga...
Nigerian youth leader advocates new law allowing men to be rightful owners of their wives’ property after divorce
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Nigerian youth leader advocates new law allowing men to be rightful owners of their wives’ property after divorce

The Chairman of Nigerian Youth League (NYL) Kano State chapter, Mustapha Zaharaddeen, said there should be a new law giving men right to whatever property belonging to their wives after divorce.   "I will never understand why a wife has to pack the house belongings after a divorce. There should be a new law allowing men to be the rightful owners of whatever property the wife came with from her house so she won’t get to pack it after a divorce." he said on Twitter yesterday.
Northern Governors to take COVID-19 Vaccine in Public
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Northern Governors to take COVID-19 Vaccine in Public

Chairman of the Northern Governors' Forum and Governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong has announced that the 19 Northern States Governors will be publicly taking the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine when they arrive in the country. Lalong said this in his address at a webinar organised by the Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation, where the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine were discussed. The Governor who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government Prof. Danladi Atu, said the Northern Governors will be publicly taking the vaccine to dispel fears surrounding it. He said; “We – the Northern Governors – have agreed to take the first doses of the vaccines.”
Bandits kidnap widow of PDP chairman, 13 others in Kogi
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Bandits kidnap widow of PDP chairman, 13 others in Kogi

Suspected bandits have kidnapped 14 persons including the widow of Barrister Mathew Kola Ojo, the former Zonal Chairman of Kogi West of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.   The victims were abducted on Monday morning, January 25, at Iffe, in Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi State.   It was gathered that five of the victims excluding the widow were reportedly released by the gunmen.   The President of Okun Development Association (ODA) Chief Femi Mokikan, who confirmed the incident, said the kidnappers have contacted family of Mrs Kola-Ojo but are yet to make demands.   "The persons they (kidnappers) called was a family uncle to the woman, telling him they have Mrs. Kola-Ojo in their custody. But before they could state their ransom, the man’s phon...
Wife of Billionaire Lotto Businessman, Kessington Adebutu is Dead
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Wife of Billionaire Lotto Businessman, Kessington Adebutu is Dead

Billionaire lottery businessman and chairman of Premier Lotto, Sir Kessington Adebutu, is bereaved as he has lost one of his wives, Rosemary Dacosta Kesington-Adebutu. Mrs. Adebutu died today January 9 after a brief illness. Details about her death are still sketchy however family sources claim she was hale and hearty until this weekend when she came down with a mild ailment. She was taken to the St. Nicholas Hospital, Lagos where she was confirmed dead. May her soul rest in peace, Amen.
Idi Aminu, Chairman In Adamawa Slaps His Mechanic (Video)
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Idi Aminu, Chairman In Adamawa Slaps His Mechanic (Video)

"The slapping chairman" The chairman of Maiha local govt area Idi Aminu, Adamawa State was caught on camera slapping and harassing Engr Segun Emmanuel who happens to be a very respectable mechanic in Adamawa state. Watch The Video Below   View this post on Instagram   Adamawa State Local Government Chairman was caught Assaulting a mechanic. #adamawastate #localgovernmentchairman #mechanic #mycelebrityandi #assault #nigeria #endbadgovernance A post shared by Mci (@mycelebrityandi) on Nov 8, 2020 at 4:48am PST
President Buhari reappoints INEC chairman, Yakubu Mahmood, for another 5-year term
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President Buhari reappoints INEC chairman, Yakubu Mahmood, for another 5-year term

President Buhari has reappointed the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, Professor Yakubu Mahmood, for another five-year term.   Mahmood was appointed to office by President Buhari in November 2015, succeeding Amina Zakari, who served as acting chairman.   According to a statement released by a presidential aide, Femi Adesina, President Buhari has forwarded Mahmood's name to the Nigerian Senate for confirmation. ''President Muhammadu Buhari has presented the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, for a second term in office. In a letter to President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, the President said in accordance with the provision of Section 154 (1) of the Constitution of the F...
Samsung electronics chairman, Lee Kun-Hee dies at 78
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Samsung electronics chairman, Lee Kun-Hee dies at 78

Lee Kun-Hee, the ailing Samsung Electronics chairman who transformed the small television maker into a global giant of consumer electronics is dead at the age of 78.   Samsung announced the death but did not specify the cause. Mr. Lee had been incapacitated since a heart attack in 2014. The company said in a statement;   “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kun-hee Lee, Chairman of Samsung Electronics. “Chairman Lee passed away on October 25 with his family, including Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee, by his side. “Chairman Lee was a true visionary who transformed Samsung into the world-leading innovator and industrial powerhouse from a local business. His legacy will be everlasting.”   When Lee inherited the chairmanship of the Samsung g...
President Buhari sacks National Copyright Commission’s chairman, Tonye Clinton Jaja
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President Buhari sacks National Copyright Commission’s chairman, Tonye Clinton Jaja

President Buhari has terminated the appointment of the Chairman, Governing Board of the Nigerian Copyright Commission, NCC, Tonye Clinton Jaja.   Jaja's sack was conveyed in a letter dated October 15 and signed by the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice, Dayo Apata (SAN).   The letter, titled: ‘Notification of your removal as Chairman, Governing Board of the Nigerian Copyright Commission’ reads   “I have been directed to notify you of your removal as the Chairman. Governing Board of the Nigerian COpyright Commission by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, (JCFR1 as conveyed vide letter Ref: 593I2N/230 of 28m September, 2020. Your removal is with immediate ef...
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#EndSARS protest has a ‘hidden agenda’ – Governor Buni

The acting chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni has stated that the #EndSARS protest has a ‘hidden agenda’.   The Governor who spoke on BBC Hausa Service on Monday morning, October 19, stated that the current protests against police brutality might lead to anarchy if not well handled. He further insisted that the federal government has responded to the protesters’ demand.   Buni said;   “Hoodlums can utilise the gathering to cause confusion and terrorise other innocents citizens. The ongoing protests show that there is hidden agenda, after the government has responded to the protesters’ demand. “Nigeria is a country accommodating people with several motives and demands which include restructuring ...
Nigerian Lady, Pearlena Igbokwe Appointed Chairman Of America’s Universal Studio Group
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Nigerian Lady, Pearlena Igbokwe Appointed Chairman Of America’s Universal Studio Group

Pearlena Igbokwe, a Nigerian-born media executive, has been appointed chairman of Universal Studio Group in the U.S. Universal Studio Group is a division of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information for global audience. It is comprised of Universal Television, UCP and NBC Universal International Studios. Mrs Igbokwe, who was born in Nigeria, has broken grounds as the first woman of African descent to head a major American television studio. According to a statement by Universal Studio Group, she will lead the company's growing global television studio businesses and report directly to Jeff Shell, CEO, NBCUniversal. Most recently, Ms Igbokwe was president of U...
Mourinho praises Levy for ‘amazing’ Tottenham signings
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Mourinho praises Levy for ‘amazing’ Tottenham signings

The Spurs coach thanked one of the club's bosses for getting two deals done prior to the start of pre-season Jose Mourinho has praised the work of Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy in securing the "amazing" signings of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Joe Hart. The duo made their Spurs debuts on Saturday in a 3-0 friendly win over Ipswich Town with Hojbjerg playing 63 minutes and Hart playing the entire second-half.  Hojbjerg was a £15 million ($19m) signing from Southampton, while Hart arrived as a free agent after departing Burnley. 
Mohammed Umar Reportedly Takes Over as Acting EFCC Chairman
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Mohammed Umar Reportedly Takes Over as Acting EFCC Chairman

Following the suspension of Ibrahim Magu who is being investigated over allegations of Fraud, Mohammed Umar has reportedly taken over as the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC. Until this appointment, Umar was the Head of Operations at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the second most senior operative at the Commission. An investigation has been launched into Magu's activities as the chairman of the antigraft agency after the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, wrote a letter to the President, asking for Magu's removal and accusing him of corruption including diversion of recovered funds. He was suspended on Tuesday, July 7 to allow him attend the Justice Ayo Salami panel investigating th...
You Have 10 Days Left for Primaries in Edo State – INEC tells political parties
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You Have 10 Days Left for Primaries in Edo State – INEC tells political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has told political parties interested in the Edo state governorship election that they have 10 days to conduct their primary election. The electoral commission's chairman, Mahmood Yakubu made the announcement during an inter-agency consultative committee on election meeting on Wednesday June 17. Mahmood stated that INEC will not extend the deadline for political parties that fail to submit the names of their candidates for the election. He said; All political parties interested in fielding candidates for the election are reminded that they must conclude their primaries for the nomination of candidates in the next ten days,” Yakubu said. “The deadline is Saturday, 27th June, 2020. I must stress that the date is firm and...
EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu, Says Commission not Involved in Hushpuppi’s Arrest
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EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu, Says Commission not Involved in Hushpuppi’s Arrest

The acting chairman of the anti-graft agency, EFCC, has reacted to the arrest of Instagram celebrity, Ramon Igbalode popularly known as Hushpuppi. Hushpuppi was on Wednesday June 10 arrested in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) alongside his colleagues by International Police (INTERPOL) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for alleged fraud. In an interview with TVC, Magu said the commission is not involved in Hushpuppi's arrest.“We are yet to be involved in the case of Hushpuppi, but if they happen to give us this thing (details) we would assist.” Magu said The antigraft agency boss in the interview denied the allegation that the agency is mostly interested in the arrest and prosecution of internet fraudsters. He said the Commission also rehabilitates the suspe...
Edo, Ondo guber: We’ll not Declare Winner if – INEC Chairman, Yakubu
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Edo, Ondo guber: We’ll not Declare Winner if – INEC Chairman, Yakubu

Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has warned politicians against violence during the upcoming governorship elections in Edo and Ondo States. Yakubu warned that INEC will not declare a winner if the election process is characterised by violence. Speaking during a virtual workshop organised by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in partnership with the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) in Abuja, Yakubu disclosed that politicians in both states have been informed. He said: “Where the election is disrupted and the commission cannot vouch for the integrity of the process, we will not go ahead to make any declaration. “And this we have told the political parties point-blank; you either behave for the ...
Contractor denies signing agreements for 11 companies, warns officials of commission
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Contractor denies signing agreements for 11 companies, warns officials of commission

One of the contractors of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, High Chief Nelson Agbamuche, the Odozi-Ani of Akwukwu Igbo Kingdom in Delta State, has vehemently denied signing contract agreements for eleven different companies. The High Chief made the denial following a recent statement by the Commission, in which it suggested that the chairman, Senate Committee on Niger Delta, Peter Nwaoboshi used eleven companies belonging to Agabamuche to execute the shady contracts worth about N3.6 billion. The contractor said such allegation was a baseless fabrication by mischievous officials and management of the Commission. In a statement he personally signed and made available to DAILY POST on Wednesday, the traditional ruler further describe the allegation as a calculated dec...
Voters Without Face Masks will not be Allowed to Vote in Edo and Ondo Elections-INEC
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Voters Without Face Masks will not be Allowed to Vote in Edo and Ondo Elections-INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said that Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) will be used for future elections in the country beginning from 2021, however, the forthcoming governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states will run on the existing order. INEC disclosed this in a document released on Monday in Abuja, which was tagged, "Policy on Conducting Elections in the Context of the Covid-19 Pandemic", and signed by its Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu. The electoral umpire decried the rising cost of elections in the country, saying it would be liaising with the National Assembly to see how political parties can nominate replacements for dead representatives in line with a Supreme Court judgment that votes belong to the parties and not individuals. The commission sa...
‘Liverpool hoping to get title parade at some point’ – Reds chairman Werner looking forward to end of ‘terrible situation’
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‘Liverpool hoping to get title parade at some point’ – Reds chairman Werner looking forward to end of ‘terrible situation’

Jurgen Klopp’s side are just two wins away from a first top-flight crown in 30 years, but may cross that line with no supporters to celebrate with Liverpool chairman Tom Werner is hoping that the club will get to take in a title parade with their supporters at some stage, with the Reds waiting on the end to a “terrible situation” amid the coronavirus pandemic. Football in England has been in a state of indefinite lockdown since mid-March, with the 2019-20 campaign brought to a shuddering halt. Liverpool, with a 25-point lead established at the top of the Premier League table, have been left two wins short of wrapping up a first top-flight crown in 30 years.
Kensignton Adebutu Donates Ambulances To Southwest States
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Kensignton Adebutu Donates Ambulances To Southwest States

The chairman of Premier Lotto, Sir Kensington Adebutu, has donated four ambulances to the government of Oyo, Ondo, Ekiti and Osun states. Adebutu made the donation on Saturday through the Kensington Adebukunola Adebutu Foundation (KAAF), at an event held at the headquarters of the Foundation in Surulere, Lagos. Making the donation on behalf of the donor and KAAF, member of the Foundation’s board of trustees, Chief Kola Oyefeso, said the donation of the four ambulances was a continued gesture of Sir Adebutu to help fight COVID-19 in the South West. Oyefeso said with the donation, the beneficiary states would have additional medical equipment to deal with the pandemic in their respective states.
FCC: Northerners As Chairman & Secretary Is A Violation – Osita Chidoka
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FCC: Northerners As Chairman & Secretary Is A Violation – Osita Chidoka

A chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Osita Chidoka, has called on the Senate to reject the nomination of candidates from northern states of Kwara and Taraba as chairman, and secretary, respectively, of Federal Character Commission, FCC. Chidoka said the nomination violated Section 4 of the subsidiary legislation which states that the distribution of position shall be across the zones. He said that it had always been the tradition that Chairman and Secretary are from the North and South, respectively, for the same reason past governments, including that of Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan, had appointed northerners as chairmen and southerners as secretaries. According to Chidoka, “where the number of positions available cannot go round the states of the fe...
COVID-19: Oyo records one new case, plans to fumigate markets
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COVID-19: Oyo records one new case, plans to fumigate markets

The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force, Saturday night, announced that the state has recorded another positive case. The number of positive cases in Oyo now stands at 9, and 209 across Nigeria. The update was contained in a statement by the Acting Chairman of the Task Force, Prof Temitope Alonge. The statement explained that the latest case is a close contact of the second confirmed case who subsequently developed symptoms. He said the patient has been moved to one of the isolation centres in the state, while activities at the Emergency Operations Centre, (EOC) are being reviewed to meet the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic. “With the index case in the state already discharged, the other seven cases remain stable,” Alonge said. He added that the diagnostic centre locat...
Court Sets Aside Ruling Suspending Oshiomhole as APC Chairman
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Court Sets Aside Ruling Suspending Oshiomhole as APC Chairman

A judgement passed by the Federal High Court in Abuja which suspended Adams Oshiomhole as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has been set aside by a Federal High Court which sat in Kano on Thursday March 5. Though it is unclear if the court has the jurisdiction to set aside the previous ruling, it was however gathered that Justice Lewis Allagoa who gave the judgement ordered the police and Department of State Service (DSS) to provide security for Oshiomhole to resume in his office. Vanguard reported that Justice Lewis Alagoa who ordered that the status quo ante Bellum be maintained, added that pending the hearing of the motion on notice by the applicant Aliyu Muhammad Rabiu, the defendants (the APC, Oshiomhole, IG of Police, INEC and DGSS) should not gi...
Ekiti State Government Dismisses 3 Teachers Arrested for Raping their Students
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Ekiti State Government Dismisses 3 Teachers Arrested for Raping their Students

The Ekiti State government has dismissed the three public secondary school teachers who were recently arrested for raping three students. The State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) Chairman, Mr Babatunde Abegunde confirmed the sack of the teachers after an emergency plenary held in Ado Ekiti. Adegunde stated that Ajibola Gbenga and Olaofe Abiodun, both of All Souls Grammar School, Ado Ekiti and Mr Olaitan Adeyanju of Osi Community High School, Osi Ekiti, were dismissed for sexual molestation and bringing the state into disrepute. He disclosed that the randy teachers were first queried and interrogated at the school level before repeating the process at the commission. Adegunde added that the Commission’s Disciplinary Committee recommended the sack of the teachers after con...
Bob Iger Steps Down as Disney CEO in Surprise Announcement; Bob Chapek Replaces Him
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Bob Iger Steps Down as Disney CEO in Surprise Announcement; Bob Chapek Replaces Him

Bob Iger, 69, has stepped down as CEO of the Walt Disney Company, effective immediately and Bob Chapek is the new CEO, the board of directors announced on Tuesday, February 25. Disney named the company’s head of parks and resorts, Bob Chapek, CEO effective immediately. But Mr. Iger will stay on as executive chairman, overseeing the company’s creative endeavours through the end of next year, until his contract expires on December 31, 2021. Iger said in statement: "With the successful launch of Disney's direct-to-consumer businesses and the integration of Twenty-First Century Fox well underway, I believe this is the optimal time to transition to a new CEO." Disney Company's new CEO Bob Chapek most recently served as chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. Iger said h...
Senate Confirms Captain Nuhu as Director-General of NCAA
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Senate Confirms Captain Nuhu as Director-General of NCAA

The nomination of Captain Musa Shuaibu Nuhu as the Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), has been confirmed by the Nigerian Senate. Nuhu was confirmed by the Nigerian Senate on Tuesday February 18, following a report from the Senate Committee on Aviation which screened him. The committee’s chairman, Senator Smart Adeyemi (Kogi West) who presented the report said the nominee has the prerequisite knowledge and there was no petition against his nomination.
Protesters Storm APC Secretariat, Demand Oshiomhole’s Removal As Chairman
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Protesters Storm APC Secretariat, Demand Oshiomhole’s Removal As Chairman

Protesters on Monday morning, marched on the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to, among other things demand for the removal of the party’s National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. The protesters under the aegis of the APC Young Stakeholders, stormed the party headquarters as early as 11:00am with various placards with inscriptions such as: “Oshiomhole Must Go”, “Oshiomhole go home”, “We are tired of losing” etc. One of the leaders of the protesters who gave his name as Mathias Omikpa, said the APC young stakeholders were tired of recording reversals of their victories on account of the tardiness of the party chairman. He said, “It is time for Oshiomhole to go, we are tired of this downward trend. The National Chairman has brought nothing but misf...
BMO to Bishop Kukah: Stop Fanning Embers of Religious Discord
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BMO to Bishop Kukah: Stop Fanning Embers of Religious Discord

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has pleaded with the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Mathew Hassan Kukah to stop stoking the ember of ethnic and religious division in the country. In a statement signed by its Chairman, Niyi Akinsiju and Secretary Cassidy Madueke, BMO said it reached this conclusion following recent comments by the Bishop during a homily in Kaduna at the funeral ceremony for a Catholic seminarian, Michael Nnadi of the Good Shepherd Seminary, Kaduna, who was killed penultimate week by suspected Boko Haram members. “We are disappointed that a highly respected Bishop, who is also flourishing in his faith along with his adherents at the seat of the caliphate in Sokoto can descend to the level of creating unnecessary division and tension in the...
100+year-old Woman Appointed as Special Adviser in Bayelsa
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100+year-old Woman Appointed as Special Adviser in Bayelsa

The Vice Chairman of Kolokuma/Opokuma local government in Bayelsa State has appointed a woman said to be over 100 years old identified as Mrs Omonigbalebo Dani Orogono as his Special Adviser on Elders Matters. Orogono's appointment which is with immediate effect was conveyed in a notice written by the Personal Assistant of the Vice Local Government Chairman, Bedford Ineye.
I’m Hopeful Supreme Court will not overturn its Judgement Against Ihedioha – Governor Uzodinma
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I’m Hopeful Supreme Court will not overturn its Judgement Against Ihedioha – Governor Uzodinma

Hope Uzodinma has expressed hope of the Supreme Court not overturning the judgement which brought him in as Governor of Imo State and sacked Emeka Ihedioha of the People's Democratic Party from the position. Speaking to newsmen after being presented to President Muhammadu Buhari by APC Chairman Adams Oshiomhole, Hope Uzodinma alleged that Ihedioha's reasons for seeking a review and reversal of the supreme court judgement are based on falsehood. He also insisted that the time for election petitions are over. He said; “I am not disturbed by the PDP’s move to seek a review of the judgment. I am not concerned because I believe they are going back to the Supreme Court based on falsehood because the number of accredited votes outside the excluded votes is what they are talking about...

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