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Twitter Ban: FG has no Right to Regulate Freedom of Opinion – Minority Reps
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Twitter Ban: FG has no Right to Regulate Freedom of Opinion – Minority Reps

Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has accused the federal government of having an appetite to ‘suppress’ constitutionally guaranteed rights of citizens in Nigeria, following its recent “declaration” of lifting the ban on the use of Twitter in the country. The caucus, in a statement released on Friday January 14 by its Leader, Ndudi Elumelu, stated the the constitution guarantees freedom of speech and opinion by Nigerians, including expressing such through social media tools like Twitter. The lawmaker stated that this freedom of opinion should not be subjected to partisan approval or regulation under a democratic rule. The statement read; “That is why at the wake of the ban on the use of Twitter in Nigeria in June 2021, the Minority Caucus in the House of Represe...
New Olubadan of Ibadan announced
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New Olubadan of Ibadan announced

Lekan Balogun has been named as the Olubadan designate by Ibadan high chiefs, following the death of Oba Saliu Adetunji on Sunday January 2. The 10 high chiefs who made the announcement at Mapo hall, Ibadan, Oyo state capital, said there is no court case stopping them from appointing the new Olubadan. In spite of the controversy trailing their status, they also maintained that the administration of the late Abiola Ajimobi did not tamper with the Ibadan chieftaincy declaration of 1957 by elevating them from high chiefs to kings. Speaking to newsmen after the announcement, Balogun said; “I enjoin you all to discard with all unfounded rumours and insinuations capable of disturbing the peace of Ibadanland, irrespective of the quarter from which such fake news emanate. “In line w...
Declaring Bandits Terrorists is Waste of time. They are Faceless — Buba Galadima
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Declaring Bandits Terrorists is Waste of time. They are Faceless — Buba Galadima

A former ally of President Buhari, Buba Galadima, has dismissed the branding of bandits as terrorists by the Federal Government, saying it is a waste of time. Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal high court in Abuja last week declared the activities of Yan Bindiga and Yan Ta’adda bandit groups as acts of terrorism Reacting to this development, Galadima in an interview with Vanguard, said; ''In all honesty, don’t you think it is a waste of time? There are implications for this declaration. Those who declared these bandits as illegal or outlaws suggest that they know who the bandits are and have not done anything about them. For me, it’s a waste of time and a show of ignorance on the part of those who did that because I don’t know who answers bandits, whether they have address or lo...
INEC suspends declaration of Anambra Governorship election result
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INEC suspends declaration of Anambra Governorship election result

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the collation of results for the Anambra State governorship election and also suspended the declaration of the result of the election. INEC’s Chief Returning Officer for the election, Professor Florence Obi, announced this early on Monday, November 8, at the commission’s head office in Awka. People had waited until about 12:15am on Nov. 8 for the declaration of a winner but things took a turn as Professor Obi made the announcement. Professor Florence Obi, who is also the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar in Cross River State, said: "We have collated results from 20 out of 21 local government areas." Rather than declaring the winner of the election after announcing the total votes scored by the par...
Nicki Minaj scores legal win as court denies $20 Million default judgment in harassment case
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Nicki Minaj scores legal win as court denies $20 Million default judgment in harassment case

Nicki Minaj has reportedly scored a minor victory in the ongoing legal battle between the rapper, her husband Kenneth Petty and his accuser in the 1994 sexual assault conviction, Jennifer Hough. According to Rolling Stone, a federal clerk for the Eastern District of New York determined that Minaj did not fail to respond to Hough’s lawsuit against her for harassment, thereby denying Hough’s request to fine the couple in default and award a $20 million judgement. In the court docket, the clerk found Minaj hired a lawyer last week to defend her in the ongoing case but that Petty had “not filed an answer or otherwise moved with respect to the complaint.” In an official sworn statement filed by the Queen rapper, Minaj claimed that she thought she hired a lawyer back in September when in...
North Korea announces willingness to have peace summit with South Korea
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North Korea announces willingness to have peace summit with South Korea

North Korea is willing to consider having another peace summit with South Korea if mutual respect between the neighbors can be assured, North Korean state news agency KCNA has said. Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, made the announcement according to KCNA. North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons has complicated the question of both countries formally ending their war, which halted with an armistice, rather than a peace treaty, leaving US-led UN forces technically still at war with the North. For decades, North Korea has sought an end to the 1950-53 Korean War, but the United States has been reluctant to agree, unless it gives up nuclear weapons. Last week, September 22, at the United Nations General Assembly, South Korea's president Moon Jae-In state...
“Call to Declare end of Korean War is Premature – North Korea tells South Korea
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“Call to Declare end of Korean War is Premature – North Korea tells South Korea

North Korea says South Korea's call to declare a formal end to the Korean War is premature as there is no guarantee it would lead to peace in the Korean peninsula. The two Koreas are still technically at war after their 1950-53 conflict ended in a ceasefire following huge involvement from the US and China. Since the war ended with a ceasefire rather than a peace treaty, war can still break out between both sides at anytime with the US pledging to defend South Korea while China sides with North Korea. South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday, September 21, made a call for a formal end to the Korean War in an address to the UN General Assembly and proposed that the two Koreas with the United States, or with the US and China, make such a declaration. But North Korea h...
Declaration of south-east as a red zone by ministries means what is due to us would be difficult to come – Governor Umahi
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Declaration of south-east as a red zone by ministries means what is due to us would be difficult to come – Governor Umahi

Governor David Umahi has raised an alarm of the South-East region of the country being decared as a red-zone by ministries due to insecurity. Speaking while inaugurating the leadership of the south-east traditional rulers council in Abakiliki on Tuesday September 21, the Ebonyi state Governor said the declaration means federal projects won't come to the region. Stressing that it is time for the zone’s leaders and people to collectively say no to the killings in the region, Umahi stated that the agitation for secession has been hijacked by cultists, kidnappers and other criminal elements. According to him, there is need for re-evaluation of the agitation. He said; “The declaration of south-east as a red zone by these ministries means that what is due to us would be difficult t...
APGA disowns Jude Njoku as Party National Chairman, insists on Oye
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APGA disowns Jude Njoku as Party National Chairman, insists on Oye

The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), has refuted viral claims of a court pronouncement affirming Chief Edozie Njoku as the party’s national chairman. The All Progressive Grand Alliance is currently battling a leadership crisis that has led to the emergence of several factions, coupled with court litigations among each of the factions claiming to be the authentic elected national working committee (NWC) of the party. A party chieftain, Edozie Njoku had approached the federal high court and sought among other reliefs, a declaration of the court in his favour as the National Chairman of APGA. He also prayed the court to mandate Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognise him as the National Chairman of APGA and to stop recognizing Victor Ike Oye as the Nationa...
EFCC Interrogates ex-Bayelsa governor, Seriake Dickson
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EFCC Interrogates ex-Bayelsa governor, Seriake Dickson

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday August 10 interrogated a former Bayelsa Governor and senator representing Bayelsa West Seriake Dickson, in its Abuja office. An official who confirmed this development to The Nation said Dickson honored the invitation of the antigraft agency. The source said the ex-Governor was grilled over allegations bordering on abuse of office and misappropriation of public funds during his eight-year tenure as governor between 2012 and 2020. “The former governor who arrived the headquarters of the EFCC in Jabi, Abuja at about 11am was questioned by a team of operatives investigating the allegations against him. Though the details of the allegations against the governor were sketchy as of press time, the allegations rela...
EFCC Interrogates Ex-Senate President, Bukola Saraki over corruption allegations
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EFCC Interrogates Ex-Senate President, Bukola Saraki over corruption allegations

The Economic and financial crimes commission today July 31 invited and is currently interrogating former Senate President, Bukola Saraki. Saraki, who is a former governor of Kwara state, was invited for questioning over allegations of misappropriation of funds and money laundering. He arrived at the commission's office at about 2pm and is currently being interrogated. It is not clear if he will be detained overnight. As senate president between 2015 and 2019, Saraki spent a considerable time facing allegations of corruption and false declaration of assets. He was acquitted by the Supreme Court in June 2018.
Tinubu’s Probe is currently Ongoing — EFCC Chairman
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Tinubu’s Probe is currently Ongoing — EFCC Chairman

Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa has confirmed that former governor of Lagos State and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu is currently being investigated. Bawa who disclosed this in an interview with ThisDay on Sunday June 20, said such investigations don't end in a day. He also revealed that they have requested for Tinubu’s assets declaration form from when he was the head of Lagos Zonal Office. The EFCC Chairman said;    “You asked me a question earlier about arresting people before investigation and now you are saying why didn’t we arrest Tinubu? Why didn’t you just say ‘arrest him?’ “Investigation is ongoing. When you are investigating matters like this, they don’t end in a...
There is no Crime in Seeking for Separate Nations within an Existing Nation – Lagos speaker, Mudashiru Obasa
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There is no Crime in Seeking for Separate Nations within an Existing Nation – Lagos speaker, Mudashiru Obasa

Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa has said that there is no crime for people to seek separate nations within an existing nation. Obasa who said this during the debate on a motion about the 22 years of unbroken democracy in Nigeria raised by Setonji David (Badagry 2, APC), commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing an executive order granting autonomy to state legislatures and judiciary and for honouring the late M.K.O Abiola with the declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day. The speaker however stated that people should be allowed to protest where they think things are not working. He said;   “It is not about electing us alone. Those that elected us also have freedom, they have the right to protest where they think things are not worki...
Fury and Wilder face to face – expect mind games!
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Fury and Wilder face to face – expect mind games!

The last time Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder sat at a press conference to debate their fight, the first meaningful blow was landed. Trouble was, Wilder did not realise. "What I did last time wasn't good enough so I'm changing it up, and we'll look for the knockout," Fury said. "It's a bold move to fight fire with fire. But there it was, not so much a clue but a clear and obvious declaration from Fury that he intended to perform a 180-degree about-turn with his tactics. Sure enough, he rampaged through a startled Wilder in seven dominant rounds of their rematch. They will come head to head for the first time since Wilder was left bloodied and floored, his unbeaten record and fearsome aura in tatters, on Tuesday at 9pm to officially announce a trilogy match for July 24 in L...
How is asking to leave Nigeria considered a declaration of war? Rapper Eldee asks as he defends IPOB’s demand
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How is asking to leave Nigeria considered a declaration of war? Rapper Eldee asks as he defends IPOB’s demand

Rapper Eldee has defended IPOB's demand of secession of the South-East region of the country from Nigeria. The rapper who wondered why asking to leave Nigeria is considered a declaration of war, stated that such claim is like forcing a wife to stay in a marriage she no longer wants and threatening her with physical abuse for asking to leave. Eldee also asked if Boko Haram and other self-declared terrorists have not done enough to be "treated in a language they understand".
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez Responds to Transfer Rumours about the striker
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez Responds to Transfer Rumours about the striker

Cristiano Ronaldo's girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez, has provided a response to claims the five-time Ballon d'Or winner will leave Juventus this summer. The 36 Juventus striker is fast approaching the final 12 months of his contract with the Turin giants, and there are rumours he's to depart Italy for Portugal. The Portugal international has been linked with his other former clubs Real Madrid and Sporting Lisbon, while Paris Saint-Germain harbor long-term interest. But Rodriguez has poured cold water on claims her long-term boyfriend could leave the Allianz Stadium. According to Spanish outlet Marca, the model was quizzed on Ronaldo's future while in the north-eastern city of Jaca over the weekend, and responded: "He is staying." Rodriguez's comments come after Juvent...
ECOWAS Suspends Mali over Second Coup in nine months
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ECOWAS Suspends Mali over Second Coup in nine months

Leaders of the 15-member Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have suspended Mali from their regional bloc in response to last week’s coup, the second coup in nine months by the poor Sahel country's military. The group which stopped short of imposing new sanctions like those it imposed after the coup last August which saw members temporarily close their borders with landlocked Mali and halt financial transactions, took the decision at an emergency summit in Ghana’s capital, Accra on Sunday May 30. In a communique after the summit, ECOWAS said Mali's membership in the bloc was suspended with immediate effect. Ghana's Foreign Minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey said after the meeting; "The suspension from ECOWAS takes immediate effect until the deadline of the end of F...
Buhari Orders Postponement of FEC and Police Council Meetings
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Buhari Orders Postponement of FEC and Police Council Meetings

  President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the postponement of this week’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in honour of the recently deceased Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, and ten other officers who died on May 21. Buhari also ordered the postponement of the Police Council meeting, which was scheduled to hold on Thursday, May 27, but now to hold next week Thursday, June 3, 2021 Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha disclosed this in a statement released on Monday May 24. The statement read; “Further to the directive of Mr. President for the National Flag to fly at half-mast nationwide from 24th – 26th May, 2021 and the declaration of today, Monday 24th May, 2021, as work free-day for members of the Armed Forces,...
Oyo Declares Friday Public Holiday
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Oyo Declares Friday Public Holiday

The Oyo state government has announced Friday May 21 as a public holiday, ahead of local government election scheduled to hold in the state. Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa who urged residents of the state to participate in the election, said the public holiday was declared to enable the state conduct a hitch free local government election holding on Saturday, May 22, 2021. Adisa said; “His Excellency, Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, has authorised the declaration of Friday, May 21, 2021, as public holiday. “The declaration of the holiday is to enable residents of the state participate freely in the council elections billed to hold on Saturday May 22, 2021. “Every indigene and resident of the state is hereby enjoined to go about his or h...
INEC to Resume Voter Registration on June 28 
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INEC to Resume Voter Registration on June 28 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday said it had concluded arrangements to resume Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) on Monday, June 28. The commission’s chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this at their meeting in Abuja with the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) for the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Yakubu explained the commission was working to update its registration software to accommodate the newly established polling units to enable prospective voters to register. “However, more work still lies ahead. Apart from the CVR, we shall continue our preparations for two bye-elections scheduled for June 19 in Sabon Gari State Constituency in Kaduna State and Gwaram Federal Constituency in Jigawa State,” he said. H...
FG declares Wednesday and Thursday public holidays
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FG declares Wednesday and Thursday public holidays

The Federal Government has declared Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13, May, 2021 as Public Holidays to mark this year’s Eidul-Fitr celebration.   This is contained in a statement on Monday May 10, by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr. Shuaib Belgore.   The statement quoted the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola while making the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government today in Abuja, as congratulating the Muslim faithful on the occasion.   Aregbesola, who believes that development cannot thrive in a rancorous atmosphere, urged all “Nigerians to be law-abiding and embrace the spirit of love, self-discipline, kindness, and tolerance, as taught by the Holy Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him)”.   Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the Musli...
European Super League: Man United Give Reasons for Breaking away From UEFA
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European Super League: Man United Give Reasons for Breaking away From UEFA

Manchester United’s Co-Chairman Joel Glazer has defended the club’s decision to join others in a breakaway from UEFA. According to Glazer, the new Super League will “open a new chapter for European football”. Manchester United are one of 12 founding members of the new breakaway league, which many pundits have described as a declaration of war on football. The group of renegade European giants announced on Sunday that they had created a new competition to rival the Champions League. Other Premier League clubs in this new league are Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham with Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid joining from Spain and Juventus, AC Milan and Inter representing Serie A. Despite threats from UEFA, Premier League, FA, Serie A, and LaLiga...
Polytechnic Lecturers Begin Indefinite Strike Over new Salary Scheme
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Polytechnic Lecturers Begin Indefinite Strike Over new Salary Scheme

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has declared an indefinite strike action today April 6 to press home their demand for the implementation of a new salary scheme for polytechnic lecturers. According to the union, the industrial action kicks off today, Tuesday, April 6th. Making the declaration in Abuja after an unsuccessful meeting with the Federal government, the National President of ASUP, Anderson Ezeibe, said asides from the new salary scheme, the union is also demanding payment of salaries and promotion allowances owed lecturers by some state governments. Ezeibe added that the union will be open for dialogue with the Federal Government to resolve the issues raised.
FG Declares Friday April 2 and Monday April 5 Public Holidays
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FG Declares Friday April 2 and Monday April 5 Public Holidays

The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 2nd, and Monday, April 5 as public holiday to mark this year’s Easter Celebration. The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration today March 30. In a statement released by the Director of Press in the Ministry, Mohammed Manga, Aregbesola urged Christians to emulate the attributes of forbearance, forgiveness, kindness, humility, love, peace and patience, which were demonstrated by Jesus Christ. He called on Christians to use the occasion of this year’s Easter Celebration to pray for the Peace, Unity, and Progress of our country. Aregbesola also assured that the government would leave no stone unturned in dealing decisively with the spate of kidnapping, armed banditry, and other crimes and criminality being p...
No fly-Zone: Zamfara State House Of Assembly Rejects FG’s Declaration
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No fly-Zone: Zamfara State House Of Assembly Rejects FG’s Declaration

The Zamfara State House of Assembly has rejected the FG's declaration of no fly-zone in Zamfara State. President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, through the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major-General Babagana Monguno (retd), directed that Zamfara State be declared a no fly-zone, following the upsurge of banditry and insecurity in the State. BREAKING: Zamfara state House of Assembly passes vote of no confidence on #NSA Babagana Monguno over what they described as poor handling of security issues in the state. The lawmakers reject the Federal government's declaration of Zamfara State as 'no flight zone'
EFCC Declares Man Wanted for Fraud for Business Email Compromise and Internet-related Offences
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EFCC Declares Man Wanted for Fraud for Business Email Compromise and Internet-related Offences

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commissions Commission (EFCC) has declared one Emmanuel Elegbenosa Aitanu wanted for Business Email Compromise and Internet-related Offences. The Antigraft agency issued the declaration via its Facebook page, stating Mr. Emmanuel is an indigene of Esan South Local Government in Edo State. According to EFCC, his last known address is B4, Brown Stone Estate, Ikate, Elegushi, Lagos State. See full photo below. 
2023: Tinubu Ramps Up Support In S’west Ahead Of Declaration
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2023: Tinubu Ramps Up Support In S’west Ahead Of Declaration

Supporters of the former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, have moved to secure the support of the All Peoples Congress (APC), members in the Southwest as a means of boosting his chances of securing the party’s presidential ticket, should he decide to join the race. Tinubu, who is also a National Leader of the ruling APC, is yet to formally declare his interest for the plum job, but there is wide speculation that he might throw his hat into the ring within the next few months. It is, however, reliably gathered from some of his supporters that Tinubu will only come out to indicate his interest, if he was sure of getting the APC presidential ticket. One of his supporters also said part of their plans was to prepare the ground in such a way that when he eventually com...
Married man commits suicide in Rivers state
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Married man commits suicide in Rivers state

A 45-year-old married man, Chinedu Peter Ogwa, committed suicide at his home situated at Wokoma street in Mile 3 Diobu in Rivers state on Thursday night August 27. The Nation reports that Chidinma Ogwa, wife of the deceased, said her husband started behaving strangely on Monday, August 24. She said he left behind a suicide note where he appealed to her and their children to forgive him. She said her late husband blamed his action on frustration, lack of business success, as well as inability to recover his debts among others. In her words “It all started on the afternoon of Monday, August, 25, 2020, when he called me from where he was then to ask me what we are going to eat that night, I told him not to worry, that I had already prepared soup. After a while he came back and met m...
Event Centers Remain Shut for now- Lagos State Govt
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Event Centers Remain Shut for now- Lagos State Govt

The Lagos State Government has clarified its position on reopening of event centres in the state, explaining that owners of such places must register their facilities pending issuance of further directives by Governor Sanwo-Olu in respect of their operations. The Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat AkinbiIe-Yusuf, who made the clarification following media reports that owners of event centres could now open for operations, maintained that all event centres and cinemas are to remain shut for now. In a statement released this afternoon, the Commissioner explained that the State government is yet to make any declaration on the date for reopening the event centres, adding that the Governor will make a pronouncement provided that the event centres have met all laid...
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 ...
‘Miyetti Allah Declaration of Fulani Ruling Forever are War Threats’-HURIWA
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‘Miyetti Allah Declaration of Fulani Ruling Forever are War Threats’-HURIWA

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA has described the statement by the National President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Bello Abdullahi Bodejo, that the Fulani owned Nigeria and would rule the country forever as a ‘declaration of war to none-Fulani speakers in the country. DAILY POST had reported that Abdullahi in an interview said his organisation had concluded arrangements to flag-off its own security outfit which would be deployed across the country The Fulani leader had said that no one can drive away his people from any part of the country because “They allegedly produced Nigeria”. “They produced the first prime minister. If they produce the first president, another president, another president, and so on, are they not t...
Late NDDC Director Tested Positive for COVID-19
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Late NDDC Director Tested Positive for COVID-19

Charles Odili, the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Director of Coroporate Affairs has confirmed that the late acting Director of Finance and Administration of the commission, Ibanga Etang tested positive for Coronavirus. Odili said the Rivers State Ministry of Health wrote to the commission to confirm that the late director died of complications linked to Coronavirus. He added that the commission was compelled to make the declaration after getting clearance from the deceased family. Odili said; “The family has authorised the Commission to announce the late Executive Director tested positive to COVID-19. “The ministry has, therefore, directed the Commission to order all management staff to go into self-isolation for a period of 14 days with effects from today, Whil...
We’ll Prosecute Nigerians Evading tax on Foreign Properties – AGF Abubakar Malami
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We’ll Prosecute Nigerians Evading tax on Foreign Properties – AGF Abubakar Malami

Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) has announced that the federal government will henceforth prosecute anyone found guilty of evading payment of tax on foreign properties. Malami who advised defaulters to take advantage of the voluntary offshore assets regularisation scheme (VOARS) to declare and regularise their assets, added that any bank or intermediary that is found to have helped any citizen conceal foreign properties will pay a fine equivalent to the cost of the property.   The statement reads;   “For defaulters who may be tempted to continue concealment of their offshore assets, Executive Order 008 as amended stipulates that any domestic or foreign bank, asset manager or intermediary that cooperates with defaulters, enabling th...
Court dismisses SERAP’s suit against Code of Conduct Bureau
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Court dismisses SERAP’s suit against Code of Conduct Bureau

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has dismissed the suit by the Registered Committee of Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, against Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB. SERAP was seeking an order granting leave to apply for judicial review and to seek an order of mandamus directing and compelling CCB to compile and make available to the applicant, information on the number of asset declarations so far verified by the CCB and the number of those declarations found to be false and deemed to be in breach of the Code of Conduct for public officers by the Bureau and to publish widely including on a dedicated website, any such information. The applicant also prayed for judicial review and to seek an order of mandamus directing and compelling CCB to immediately take cases o...
US Coronavirus Death Toll Overtakes Italy as World’s Highest
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US Coronavirus Death Toll Overtakes Italy as World’s Highest

The United States has overtaken Italy as the country with the highest Coronavirus death toll, following a recent figure released by the Johns Hopkins University. Over 20,000 have died from Coronavirus in United States, a heartbreaking development that came just after the North-American country became the first nation to record more than 2,000 virus deaths in a single day. Italy has so far reported 19,468 coronavirus deaths while the US has recorded 20,608 fatalities, according to the Johns Hopkins tally. There are now at least 529,951 recorded cases of Covid-19 across the US. Public health experts have warned the US death toll could reach 200,000 over the summer, if unprecedented stay-at-home orders that have closed businesses and kept most Americans indoors are lifted when th...
Buhari has no power to restrict movement – Adegboruwa
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Buhari has no power to restrict movement – Adegboruwa

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Ebun Olu-Adegboruwa (SAN), said on Sunday President Muhammadu Buhari has no power to restrict movement in Lagos and Abuja. In a statement made available to Vanguard, Adegboruwa said: “The President has no powers to restrict the movement of persons without recourse to the National Assembly. The President has not invoked his powers under the Constitution to declare any state of emergency, which must be approved by the National Assembly. “We are running a constitutional democracy and it is illegal for the President to take over the affairs of any State of the Federation without the express consent of the people of that State through their elected representatives. “It is only the Governor of the State through the House of Assembly of the State that can ma...
New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo Declares State of Emergency as he Confirms 76 Cases of Coronavirus in the State
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New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo Declares State of Emergency as he Confirms 76 Cases of Coronavirus in the State

Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York declared a state of emergency on Saturday after the number of coronavirus patients in New York rose to 76. During a news conference in Albany, Cuomo said twenty more people have tested positive for coronavirus in New York, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 76. He also disclosed that there are 11 confirmed cases in New York City, 57 in Westchester County, two in Rockland County, four in Nassau County, and two in Saratoga County including a man who is apparently an Uber driver whotested positive, resulting in more than 40 doctors and others at the hospital treating him to go into self-quarantine. “You know what’s worse than the virus? The anxiety,” Mr. Cuomo said, noting that most patients would suffer mild or no ...
Ajimobi is best candidate for APC beyond 2023 – Rotimi Ajanaku
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Ajimobi is best candidate for APC beyond 2023 – Rotimi Ajanaku

Asiwaju Rotimi Ajanaku, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, has said that former Governor of the state, Mr. Abiola Ajimobi, remains the best candidate to fill the position of the Deputy National Chairman (South) of APC if the party must survive beyond 2023. Ajanaku made this declaration while reacting to the criticisms that have trailed the nomination of the immediate past Governor of the state as Deputy National Chairman (South) of the APC, Daily Post reports. Some members of the party including the immediate past Deputy Governor, Mr. Moses Adeyemo and other ‘kitchen’ cabinet members of the immediate past Governor had earlier kicked against Ajimobi’s nomination. Some members of the party in Ekiti state have also kicked against Ajimobi’s nomination. ...
“We Should Thank Burnaboy for Putting Respect on our Name Internationally-Uti
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“We Should Thank Burnaboy for Putting Respect on our Name Internationally-Uti

Uti Nwachukwu has written in defence of Burnaboy after the Grammy nominee was called out for saying no one asides his family and Fela Anikulapo-Kuti paved the way for him. Reacting to the backlash Burnaboy received for his statement, Uti tweeted a day ago asking Nigerians to put respect on Burna's name. He added that Nigerians should thank Burnaboy for putting respect on Nigeria's name internationally. The Big Brother Africa star took to Instagram yesterday to reiterate this. He wrote on Instagram: If Burna says he is the Greatest, ask yourself why you are offended for his positive declaration if you’re not a Witch!!! • If he says nobody paved The way for him apart from Fela, why would you even question or fault that statement?!! Are you in the entertainment industry ??? ...
Women Do Not Inspire my Music – Hanujay
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Women Do Not Inspire my Music – Hanujay

One of Nigeria’s fastest rising music stars, Aghogho Hanu Agbodje A.K.A Hanujay may have written himself into the black books of women all over the world by declaring they don’t inspire his music. Hanujay made declaration recently. But on deeper reflection, the Delta State University graduate and Warri boy may just have one ace ahead of all other arguments. “Only God inspires me. God chooses to bless anyone he feels to bless. He is the one that creates a person who can draw very well and the person who can’t even hold a pencil. Whatever you have is between you and your God. I’ve come to realize it’s GOD , nothing but GOD. Sometimes, I wonder how the inspiration came about. No human could have been responsible. Most times, it feels like divine intervention and you wonder what brou...
No Law in Nigeria Mandates Buhari to Publicly Declare his Asset – Femi Adesina
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No Law in Nigeria Mandates Buhari to Publicly Declare his Asset – Femi Adesina

President Buhari's spokesperson, Femi Adesina has fired back at the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) over its 7 days ultimatum to public office holders on public declaration of their assets. According to Femi Adesina, there is no legal justification to ask the President and his Vice, as well as state governors and their deputies to publicly declare their assets. The Presidential Spokesperson who appeared on Channels Television last night said; “I can say for a fact that he (Buhari) has declared his assets because I am privy to it. And SERAP asking the president to declare publicly and I ask: On the basis of which law? “The president would do what the law requires of him, and what the law requires is, he should declare his assets which he has done. ...
Group Debunks Tinubu 2019 Presidential Ambition Declaration On October 1
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Group Debunks Tinubu 2019 Presidential Ambition Declaration On October 1

The National Convener of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu Crusade Organization (ABATCO) has described the online publication claiming that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu may kick start 2023 presidential campaign on October 1st as false and untrue. The Group described the twisting of event slated for 1st of October, 2019 in Oshodi Isolo Local Government Area of Lagos as mischievous acts capable of heating up the polity in the nation. The National Convener of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu Crusade Organization (ABATCO), Comrade Ayeni Oluwaseun Samuel clarified in a statement in Lagos that the programme for the day is aimed at holding a public lecture to discuss on the struggle for True Federalism; Perspectives, Problems, and Prospects. Ayeni, was of the opinion that the Independence Day Lecture ...
Atiku Reacts To Governor Makinde’s Assets Declaration, Hails Him
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Atiku Reacts To Governor Makinde’s Assets Declaration, Hails Him

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the February 23, 2019 election, has reacted to Seyi Makinde asset declaration, which says the Governor has assets worth over 48 billion naira. Mr. Atiku in his reaction to Mr. Makinde publicly declaring his assets called him "the trailblazing PDP governor." On Monday, the governor made public his assets, which include landed property (developed and undeveloped), household items, shares, and cash at hand, including the one in the bank worth N48 billion, Fox Meek reports. Atiku who took to his Twitter page on Tuesday to react to the declaration, said the declaration was testament to integrity and accountability worthy of emulation. Read what tweeted below; “@seyiamakinde, the trailblazing PDP gove...
Killing Of Funke Olakunrin, A Declaration Of War On Yoruba – Odumakin
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Killing Of Funke Olakunrin, A Declaration Of War On Yoruba – Odumakin

Yinka Odumakin, spokesperson for Afenifere says the killing of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin is a declaration of war on Yoruba people. Odumakin said herdsmen attacked and killed Mrs Olakunrin, daughter of Pa Reuben Fasoranti, leader of the Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere on the Benin-Ore road. Odumakin said: “When they started with the kidnapping process, they started with Olu Falae, a prominent leader in Akure. “Whether deliberately or intentionally, this is clearly a declaration of war on the Yoruba. They shall hear from the Yoruba nation.”He also condemned the incessant attacks of herdsmen in South-western part of Nigeria. Narrating how the attack happened, Odumakin said: “Yes. Mrs Funke Olakunrin, 58 years old, daughter of leader of Afenifere was coming from Akure ...
How The JTF Rigged Polls In Favour Of President Buhari, APC – Witness Tells Panel
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How The JTF Rigged Polls In Favour Of President Buhari, APC – Witness Tells Panel

Hearing resumed before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja yesterday, with a collation agent, Mr. Bukar Petrol, narrating how the Civilian Joint Task Force, JTF, allegedly rigged election in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari in Borno State. Petrol told the Justice Mohammed Garba-led five-man panel tribunal that members of the JTF high-jacked the electoral process and allocated votes to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, after Boko Haram insurgents dispersed voters with five bomb attacks. He testified as the 27th witness of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who are challenging the declaration of President Buhari as winner of the presidential contest that took place on February 23. According to the witness who s...
If You’re not Corrupt, Declare your Assets – PDP tells Buhari
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If You’re not Corrupt, Declare your Assets – PDP tells Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party has challenged President Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to publicly declare their assets to prove to Nigerians and the world that they are not corrupt. The main opposition party also asked the President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, and the Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, to make public their assets to convince Nigerians. The PDP Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Diran Odeyemi, in a statement on Friday said, “We are of the opinion that President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, and Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, should declare openly their assets to allow Nigerians to further see how much wealth they have acquired since joining government. ...
President Buhari Accepts Onnoghen’s Voluntary Retirement
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President Buhari Accepts Onnoghen’s Voluntary Retirement

President Buhari has accepted the voluntary retirement from service of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria. The Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, made this known in a statement released last night, June 9th. According to the statement, the retirement takes effect from May 28th 2019. The President thanked Justice Onnoghen for his service to the Federal Republic of Nigeria and wished him the best of retirement life. Justice Onnoghen who assumed office as CJN in March 2017, was suspended by President Buhari in January over false declaration of assets. Read the full statement below. STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE PRESIDENT BUHARI WRITES ACTING CJN ON APPOINTMENT OF FIVE JUSTICES OF THE SUPREME COURT President Muhammadu Buh...
What will happen on June 12- Mustapha
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What will happen on June 12- Mustapha

Mr Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation on Thursday in Abuja expressed satisfaction with the level of preparation for the June 12 Democracy Day celebration NAN reports that Mustapha disclosed this when he led members of the 2019 Presidential Inauguration and June 12 Democracy Day celebration committee on inspection of facilities at Eagle Square, the venue of the celebration. He said that the expectation of Nigerians on the Democracy Day celebration was high and that the committee would ensure that their hopes were not dashed. “Preparation is going on very well and we are confident that we will be able to put a befitting Democracy Day. “It is going to be interplay of our culture, military parade and eventually...
Full List of PDP Candidates to Get INEC Certificates After APC’s loss
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Full List of PDP Candidates to Get INEC Certificates After APC’s loss

Following the Supreme Court’s ruling and Saturday’s declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who contested in the 2019 general elections will get their Certificates of Return next week. The development means the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not hold a single elective position from June 2019 when the new executive and legislative occupants would gave been sworn in the state. At a press conference in Abuja on Saturday, INEC Chairman, Yakubu Mahmood, who declared PDP candidate, Bello Matawalle, winner of Zamfara State governorship election, said he and his deputy will get their certificates on Monday, May 27 in Abuja. However, others will get theirs at the INEC office in Zamfar...

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