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Zulum hands over to Deputy as he goes on 21 days vacation
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Zulum hands over to Deputy as he goes on 21 days vacation

Governor of Borno State Babagana Umara Zulum has handed over the government of Borno state to his deputy, Umar Usman Kadafur. Zulum had on April 23, 2021, written to the Borno Assembly, seeking the lawmakers’ approval to proceed on 21 days vacation. The Governor had also requested that in compliance with provisions of section 190 (1) of the constitution, which made him notify the House, the Assembly should approve the Deputy Governor to serve as acting Governor throughout the 21 days, in order to constitutionally give him the full powers to handle Borno State’s affairs without resort to the Governor. However, a statement on Saturday by Zulum’s spokesman, Mallam Isa Gusau, said the Borno State House of Assembly has approved the governor’s request.
Abia’s First Class King, Eze Benard Enweremadu dies after 44 years on the throne
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Abia’s First Class King, Eze Benard Enweremadu dies after 44 years on the throne

Eze Benard Enweremadu, an Abia First Class King and also the Traditional Head of Ngwaland (Ezeukwu of Ngwaukwu) is dead.   In a statement issued at the deceased’s country home in Ahiaba Ngwaukwu Autonomous Community in Isialangwa North Local Government Area by the heir apparent and former Speaker of Abia House of Assembly Christopher Enweremadu on Saturday January 23, it was gathered that the monarch died on January 17.   Benard who ruled for 44 years after mounting the traditional stool of Ezeukwu of Ukwu at the age of 33, was the deputy chairman of the Council of Traditional Rulers in the old Imo and later became the Chairman of Abia Council of Traditional Rulers.
Kano Sharia police destroys 1,975,000 bottles of beer worth over N200 million
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Kano Sharia police destroys 1,975,000 bottles of beer worth over N200 million

Kano State Hisbah Board has destroyed one million, nine hundred and seventy five thousand (1,975,000) bottles of beer worth over N200 million confiscated within Kano metropolis. The destruction exercise was carried out on Sunday, November 8, at Kalebawa in Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of the state by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.   Speaking at the event, Ganduje who was represented by his Deputy, Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, said that consumption of alcohol and all other intoxicants that can distort the mental capability of a person is forbidden in Islam.   “Even in Kano we have banned the consumption of beer in all parts of the State,” Ganduje emphasised. Ganduje said that the Hisbah Board was established with the aim of preventing evil social acts in ...
UN Secretary General and his deputy, Amina Mohammed, react to #EndSARS protests
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UN Secretary General and his deputy, Amina Mohammed, react to #EndSARS protests

UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, and his deputy, Amina Mohammed, a former Nigerian Minister of the Environment, have finally reacted to the #EndSARS protest. In a message posted on her Instagram page, Mohammed said she and her boss are observing the situation in Nigeria. They called for the respect of the rights of protesters and freedom of Assembly. Her post reads
Newcastle complete £13.5m deal for Norwich star Lewis in aftermath of Liverpool links
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Newcastle complete £13.5m deal for Norwich star Lewis in aftermath of Liverpool links

The young Northern Ireland international becomes the Magpies' fifth summer signing after previously being connected with a move to Anfield Newcastle United have completed the signing of highly rated Norwich City defender Jamal Lewis, the Magpies confirmed on Tuesday. Lewis, 22, came to the fore with a fine season at Norwich under difficult circumstances, proving one of the few high points in a 2019-20 campaign that ended with the Canaries bottom of the table and relegated. That form placed him in the sights of several Premier League clubs this summer, with Liverpool among others linked with an approach to make Lewis Andrew Robertson's deputy at left-back before the club signed Kostas Tsimikas.
#BBNaija: Ozo wins Head of House challenge, picks Dorathy as his deputy
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#BBNaija: Ozo wins Head of House challenge, picks Dorathy as his deputy

Ozo has emerged this week's Head of House in the Big Brother Naija lockdown house.  He is the third housemate, and the first male housemate to win the challenge after Nengi and Lucy. He emerged winner of the Head of House games after beating seventeen other housemates at the arena. He picked Dorathy as his deputy. When Big Brother asked him for a second and third choice should Dorathy decline, he picked Nengi and Erica. Both are immune from this Sunday's eviction and would enjoy the Head of House lounge.
Two Madagascar Lawmakers Die after Coronavirus Infection
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Two Madagascar Lawmakers Die after Coronavirus Infection

Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina on Sunday July 12,  said two lawmakers -- one member of the senate and one deputy -- had died after becoming infected with coronavirus. Eleven other deputies and 14 senators had also tested positive for the virus, Rajoelina said. Madagascar had on July 5 placed its capital Antananarivo under a fresh lockdown following a new surge in Coronavirus infections, two months after the restrictions were eased, the presidency announced Sunday. “The Analamanga region (under which the capital is situated) is returning to full lockdown,” the presidency said in a statement. No traffic will be allowed in or out of the region starting Monday until July 20. A strict curfew will be imposed on street movement by people. The country has recorded 2,573 infec...
Governor Akeredolu Reacts To Detention Of His Deputy, Agboola Ajayi By The State Police
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Governor Akeredolu Reacts To Detention Of His Deputy, Agboola Ajayi By The State Police

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN has reacted to a report making the rounds that he ordered the police to detain his deputy, Agboola Ajayi over his plan to decamp to another political party. The Governor who expressed his reaction via his twitter account, described the report as total Misrepresentation of facts. He said he wishes his deputy well if he decides to go anywhere he likes. In his tweets "Total Misrepresentation of facts. I did not tell the government house security to hold him back at any point. Why would I? Agbo can go anywhere he likes. I wish him well."
Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Hands Over To Deputy
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Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Hands Over To Deputy

Gov. Ikpeazu has tested positive to COVID-19 and has since gone into isolation, as required by relevant NCDC protocols, and he is being managed by a competent team of medical practitioners with a view to nursing him back to good health. In a statement made available on Monday by Abia State Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi, said the Governor has directed his Deputy, Rt Hon Ude Oko Chukwu, to act on his behalf pending his full resumption of duties. The statement reads in parts; "Recall that on Saturday, 30th May, 2020, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu volunteered his sample for COVID-19 test and subsequently directed members of the state Executive Council (EXCO) and those of the inter ministerial committee on COVID-19 to submit themselves for the same test. On Tuesday, 2nd ...
Akeredolu Rejects Plot To Impeach Deputy
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Akeredolu Rejects Plot To Impeach Deputy

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has refused suggestions from political allies that he should commence impeachment processes against his deputy, Hon Agboola Ajayi. The Nation has learnt. Relationship between Akeredolu and the deputy has broken down over what an aide to the Governor described “as broken down of excessive trust.” It was gathered some politicians approached the Governor to either ask Agboola to resign or face impeachment but the Governor declined and asked the man be left alone. The deputy has not been seen recently in many public functions. Sources close to the office of the Deputy Governor however said the Governor would fail in any impeachment plot because the deputy picked majority of the House of Assembly members. Some political allies of the...
Why My Deputy Can’t Be Prosecuted For Certificate Forgery – Bayelsa State Governor, Diri
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Why My Deputy Can’t Be Prosecuted For Certificate Forgery – Bayelsa State Governor, Diri

Duoye Diri, the new Bayelsa State governor, has said his deputy, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpor, cannot be prosecuted for certificate forgery. Mr Ewhrudjakpor is accused of forging the exemption certificate of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) bearing his name. An FCT Court sitting in Abuja has also ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to investigate the claim. But speaking with newsmen in Abuja on Sunday, the governor said the name of his deputy was misspelled wrongly. Describing the suit as a no case, Diri said Ewhrudjakpor will not be prosecuted “because he now enjoys immunity,” having been sworn-in into office before the case was instituted. In Nigeria, the president, vice president, state governors and their deputies are constitutionally shielded from prosecu...
Breaking: Hope Uzodinma Sworn in as Imo state Governor
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Breaking: Hope Uzodinma Sworn in as Imo state Governor

Senator Hope Uzodinma has been sworn in as the governor of Imo State. Governor Uzodinma and his deputy, Professor Placid Njoku, were sworn in by the Chief Justice of the state, Justice Pascal Nnadi, in a ceremony that was held at the Imo State Government House this evening. This afternoon, Senator Uzodinma received his certificate of return from INEC in Abuja one day after the Supreme Court nullified the election of Emeka Ihedioha and declared him winner of the March 9th 2019 state governorship election. In attendance at the swearing-in ceremony were the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, former Governor of the State, Senator Rochas Okorocha and governorship candidate of APGA in the 2019 governorship election, Ifeanyi Ararume. Also in attendance was Rev. Father Ej...
Reps Deliberate on Barring 70-year-olds from Contesting for Elective Offices
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Reps Deliberate on Barring 70-year-olds from Contesting for Elective Offices

The House of Representatives has moved to bar politicians above the age of 70 from contesting in elections into various political offices in the country. Deputy Chief Whip, Hon Nkeiruka Onyejeocha sponsored the bill which seeks to amend relevant sections of the 1999 Constitution which will in turn put a check on the age and educational qualifications of politicians. The Explanatory Memorandum of the proposed legislation reads; "Bill seeks to amend Sections 65(2)a, 106(c), 131(b) and 131(d) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) by raising the educational qualifications required for election into the offices of the President, National and State Houses of Assembly in Nigeria.” The bill proposed an amendment to Section 65(2a) of the Principal ...
Buhari Leaves Deputy Looking Weak Amid Nigeria Succession Talk – Bloomberg
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Buhari Leaves Deputy Looking Weak Amid Nigeria Succession Talk – Bloomberg

While Buhari, 76, transferred power to Osinbajo, 62, during his first term when he traveled abroad for medical reasons, it’s the second time he’s opted not to since being re-elected in February. His chief-of-staff, Abba Kyari, this week had to fly to London so that Buhari could sign long-awaited oil legislation approved by parliament. Speculation that Buhari is marginalizing Osinbajo was partly fueled by the president’s decision last month to appoint a new economic advisory council that reports directly to him, replacing a committee headed by the vice president. Nigerian newspapers reported that Buhari, who is on a 15-day private visit to the U.K., this week approved the dismissal of dozens of Osinbajo’s aides. The treatment of Osinbajo since the election “has sent a strong signa...
China Now Uses Robots For Traffic Control Duties
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China Now Uses Robots For Traffic Control Duties

A northern Chinese city recently put a team of robots for traffic police duties. The robot traffic police will carry out tasks such as patrolling, information consulting and providing accident alerts. The robots are loaded with sensors and can move autonomously in all directions. They can assist traffic police to take photos of vehicles violating parking rules, direct traffic and verify driver's licenses. The robots are China's first "robot traffic police" on duty, according to Zhou Zuoying, deputy head of the Traffic Management Research Institute of the Ministry of Public Security. The robots were designed to be used around the clock in important public locations such as train stations and airports to reduce the work intensity of local traffic police. Parties including the ...
Senator Ike Ekweremadu Shares Photos As Daughter Graduates From Foreign University
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Senator Ike Ekweremadu Shares Photos As Daughter Graduates From Foreign University

Former deputy president of the senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, couldn't hide his happiness as he shared photos of his daughter, Sonia Chinonso Ekweremadu graduating from a foreign university. Senator Ekweremadu, in his post, called on well-wishers to join him in celebrating the young lady’s achievement, and also disclosed that she bagged a BA in media and communications. "Please, join me in congratulating my darling daughter, Sonia Chinonso Ekweremadu, BA Media and Communications, on her graduation. Well done, girl. Proud of you. I celebrate you," he said. Some of the photos shared by the politician showed the moment his family joined the graduating lady for a warm group photo.
What Senate Will Do For Buhari – Omo-Agege
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What Senate Will Do For Buhari – Omo-Agege

The Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, on Friday said the Senate would ensure that President Muhammadu Buhari succeeds and delivers on his next level agenda to Nigerians. According to a statement from his media office, Omo-Agege stated this while receiving a delegation of the Abraka Progressive Union at the National Assembly in Abuja. He said the Senate would focus on providing legislation that would create an enabling environment for the president. Omo-Agege stated the commitment of the Senate stemmed from its bi-partisan approach, which according to him led to the emergence of the leadership of the 9th National Assembly. He said: “We’ve started on a bi-partisan note. We had only 62 APC senators on the floor during the elections, and we had 68 votes, meaning ...
Court Upholds Suit Seeking Sowore’s Suspension As AAC Chairman
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Court Upholds Suit Seeking Sowore’s Suspension As AAC Chairman

The Federal High Court, Abuja on Friday upheld a suit seeking to stop the suspended National Chairman, African Action Congress (AAC), Mr Omoyele Sowore, from parading himself as the party’s national chairman. The court, presided over by Justice Inyang Ekwo, gave the judgment on Friday in Abuja. The court also ordered Malcolm Fabiyi to stop parading himself as the AAC’s deputy national chairman. The orders followed an application in a suit instituted on May 17 by the acting National Chairman of the party, Leonard Nzenwa. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the court had granted the orders after an application by the plaintiff, through his Lawyer, Barrister Emeka Ozani. Sowore, who was also the party’s presidential candidate in the last general elections, vowed to ap...
Consensus Candidate emerged in Ogunoye Royal Lineage
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Consensus Candidate emerged in Ogunoye Royal Lineage

Five days after the stool of Olowo was declared vacant, the Ogunoye Royal Lineage has selected a consensus candidate out of the 12 interested contestants to the throne of Olowo of Owo in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State. The Ogunoye Royal Lineage is one of the two lineages comprising the Elewokun Ruling House. Others included Ajike and Olateru-Olagbegi. At a news briefing in Akure, the State Capital, the Head of Ogunoye, Chief Olutokun Ogunoye, said the Lineage has picked Prince Ajibade Gbadegesin Ogunoye as the sole candidate for the throne. The Lineage also insisted that it is their turn to produce the next Olowo of Owo as other lineage have produced successive monarchs of the town. According to him, only two lineages have since 1888 contested the Olowo chieftaincy sto...
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...
Gov. Obaseki Refute Having Any rift with Oshiomhole
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Gov. Obaseki Refute Having Any rift with Oshiomhole

Addressing reporters at Benin airport, he described the reports as “fake news.” The governor, who has been on vacation, resumed work after his one-month yearly leave during which his deputy, Philip Shaibu, acted. “I feel very good, refreshed and ready to resume work,” he said. On hand to receive the governor were members and leaders of the APC, State Executive Council, socio-cultural groups as well as youths under the Coalition of Edo Returnees.
King of Thailand, Maha Vajiralongkorn who has been divorced three times marries the deputy head of his personal security detail
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King of Thailand, Maha Vajiralongkorn who has been divorced three times marries the deputy head of his personal security detail

The king of Thailand has married the deputy head of his personal security detail, and given her the title of queen. The surprise announcement comes before his elaborate coronation ceremonies begin on Saturday, when his position is consecrated.   King Maha Vajiralongkorn, 66, became the constitutional monarch after the death of his father in 2016. He has been married and divorced three times before and has seven children. A royal statement said: King Vajiralongkorn "has decided to promote General Suthida Vajiralongkorn Na Ayudhya, his royal consort, to become Queen Suthida and she will hold royal title and status as part of the royal family". Queen Suthida is King Vajiralongkorn's long-term partner and has been seen with him in public for many years, though their relationship h...
Benue APC rejects Ortom’s victory, heads to tribunal
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Benue APC rejects Ortom’s victory, heads to tribunal

Makurdi – The Benue chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has rejected the outcome of the Governorship election declared on Sunday, in favour of Gov Samuel Ortom of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The party said in a statement on Sunday in Makurdi that the results did not reflect the wishes of the people. The statement signed by Prof. Eugene Aliegba, Secretary Jime/Ode Campaign Organisation, said that APC would challenge the results in court. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Sunday declared Ortom winner of both the governorship and supplementary polls conducted on March 9 and March 23, to determine the Benue governor. Ortom polled 434,473 votes to defeat his closest rival, Mr Emmanuel Jime of the APC, who polled 345,155 votes. The statem...
Governor Ganduje Calls Out Kano State CP Muhammed Wakili
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Governor Ganduje Calls Out Kano State CP Muhammed Wakili

Kano state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has accused the Commissioner of Police Muhammed Wakili for being politically partial. Governor Ganduje slammed the Commissioner in an interview with BBC Hausa Service where he said, “I didn’t know him before now but the way he does his job is questionable. He has taken and favoured a particular political side, which is uncalled for and translates to mishandling his job”. Ganduje added that the Commissioner has no constitutional right to arrest either the governor or his deputy as he did “which is an indication of lack of professionalism from the side of the Commissioner”. On March 11, the Nigeria Police in Kano arrested the Deputy Governor, Nasiru Gawuna and the State Commissioner for Local Government, Alhaji Sule Garo over alleged t...
Former Niger State Governor Re-arraigned For Fraud
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Former Niger State Governor Re-arraigned For Fraud

Former Niger State governor, Babangida Aliyu, has been re-arraigned by the EFCC before Justice Mikailu Abdullahi for fraud. Babangida Aliyu, Umar Nasko and Tanko Beji are facing a seven-count charge of fraud to the tune of over N2 billion. One of the charges reads in part: “That you, Tanko Beji, sometime between 1st January, 2011 and 31st May, 2011 in Minna within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, abetted the commission of criminal breach of trust by intentionally aiding Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu, the former governor (also known as Chief Servant) of Niger State to dishonestly convert to his own use the sum of N937,110,500 which was withdrawn from Niger State Government House Security Account”. They pleaded “not guilty” to the charges. Ayodele Olajide, SAN, counsel for Aliy...
Gonzalo Higuain told not to “Show His Face in Milan again” by Italy’s Deputy PM
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Gonzalo Higuain told not to “Show His Face in Milan again” by Italy’s Deputy PM

Italy’s deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini has labelled Chelsea striker Gonzalo Higuain a “mercenary” and says the Argentine won’t be welcome back in Milan. The outspoken right-wing politician made his comments in the wake of the 31-year-old’s move to Stamford Bridge, which came just half a season after his arrival at San Siro on loan from Juventus. Salvini had already spoken of his happiness at seeing the back of the Argentina international, who scored six Serie A goals in 15 games for the Rossoneri this season, and hit out again on Monday. “I hope Higuain doesn’t show his face in Milan again,” Salvini said to Corriere della Sera. “He behaved disgracefully and I don’t like mercenaries, but we’ve become very competitive without him.” Higuain made his Ch...
Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat Unveil Development Agenda For Lagos
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Sanwo-Olu, Hamzat Unveil Development Agenda For Lagos

Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his running mate, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, on Friday, unveiled their development agenda for the state ahead of the March 2 election. Tagged project THEME, five pillars of development will focus on traffic and transportation, health and the environment, education and technology, making Lagos a 21st century economy, as well as entertainment and tourism, among other issues. Unfolding their plans, both Sanwo-Olu and Hamzat who jointly spoke to a cross section of audience at a private event centre in the capital of the State, said project THEME as a strategy was conceived after wide consultations with all stakeholders on the challenges and the future Lagos state. “We didn’t just prepare ...
My Deputy Will Oversee The Work Ministry – Dapo Abiodun
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My Deputy Will Oversee The Work Ministry – Dapo Abiodun

The frontline APC governorship candidate in Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun has promised the people of the state that he will not make his deputy redundant or a ‘spear tyre’ as people do insinuate. He said the works ministry will be assigned under her care as a civil engineer. He made this comment while addressing his teeming supporters in Ado town of Ado Odo Ota local government axis during his ward to ward campaign to local government areas. “I have gone round the major towns in your local government from Agbara to Lusada to Igbesa down to Ado here and I have seen the deplorable conditions of your roads. I can feel the agony of the residents of these areas and I want to assure you that we will address this condition immediately we are sworn in by the special grace of God.” “...
Oyetola, His Deputy Dragged To Court Over Oath Of Office
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Oyetola, His Deputy Dragged To Court Over Oath Of Office

Governor Isiaka Gboyega Oyetola and his Deputy, Benedict Alabi of Osun State, have been dragged to court for taking oaths of office as Governor and Deputy Governor of “State of Osun” instead of Osun State during their swearing in ceremony on November 27, 2018. Chairman, Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Ilesa Branch, Kanmi Ajibola filed the suit before the court. Ajibola asked the court among other things to set aside the swearing-in of the defendants as governor and deputy governor of “State of Osun” as illegal, unconstitutional, null and void. It would be recalled that Justice Yinka Afolabi of the state High Court, Ilesa had declared the use of “State of Osun” as illegal and unconstitutional while delivering judgment on December 14, 2017 in a suit filed by the same activist law...
Ambode Endorses Sanwo-olu, Hamzat As Lagos Next Governor, Deputy
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Ambode Endorses Sanwo-olu, Hamzat As Lagos Next Governor, Deputy

Ahead of 2019 governorship election, Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has endorsed the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, assuring party members of his unalloyed support for him. The endorsement on Monday ended weeks of speculations that Ambode would work against the party’s gubernatorial candidate in the state.
Why I Chose Hamzat As My Running Mate — Sanwo-Olu
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Why I Chose Hamzat As My Running Mate — Sanwo-Olu

The Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in Lagos State, Mr Jide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday said he chose Dr Obafemi Hamzat as his running mate because he would make a capable deputy. •Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu and Kadiri Obafemi Hamzat (right) Sanwo-Olu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that Hamzat is a man with high level of knowledge and skills that would help make the difference in the state. ”Femi and I, we have been friends for well over 15 years. I know his strength and I know he is a capable man, and I know he is a competent individual. ”I know his pedigree, the value, the level of integrity, knowledge and skills that he has. ”I’m not in any doubt that he would not only be a strong supporter of my campaign and programne, but he will b...
12 killed including deputy at California bar; suspect also dead
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12 killed including deputy at California bar; suspect also dead

Twelve people, including a sheriff’s deputy, were killed after a gunman opened fire at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, late Wednesday, authorities confirmed early Thursday. The shooter is also dead. A neighbor who said he knew the gunman who killed 12 people Wednesday night in a shooting at Borderline Bar & Grill told KABC-TV that the suspect lived with his mother and that she was worried about him. “He wouldn’t get help,” Richard Berge told the news station. Deputies identified the gunman as Ian David Long, a 28-year-old former U.S. Marine. Tom Hanson, who lives next door to Long’s mother, told The Associated Press that he called police six months ago when he heard banging and shouting coming from his neighbor’s home. Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said authoriti...
Unbelievable: Identical Twins Who Were Born As Girls Are Now Brothers After Transforming Men
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Unbelievable: Identical Twins Who Were Born As Girls Are Now Brothers After Transforming Men

Some transgender siblings who were born as girls have turned into men after undergoing gender re-assignment surgeries. Jack and Jace Grafe, 23, originally from Baltimore, Maryland, were born girls but have finally become brothers after they both came out as transgender and transitioned to male (Jace left, Jack right, March 2018) Identical twins who were born female are now brothers after they both came out as transgender at the age of 18. Jack and Jace Grafe, now 23 and originally from Baltimore, Maryland, started life as Jaclyn and Jennifer in June 1995, growing up in a conservative Christian home. But despite being brought up in a happy household, the brothers admit they cried themselves to sleep as children and prayed to wake up as boys, not understanding what it me...
UPTH Mortuary Attendants Remove Eyes Of Dead Child
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UPTH Mortuary Attendants Remove Eyes Of Dead Child

The University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, UPTH mortuary attendants, have been accused of removing the eyes of a dead child, an 18-month-old twin named Chuma who died of anaemia in the hospital’s children’s ward on August 3, 2018. The father of the dead child who had gone back to pay the mortuary bill two weeks later, discovered to his horror that the corpse they brought out for him had been mutilated and the UPTH mortuary attendants could not account for how, when or why the body parts got missing. The father of the dead child who spoke to Satturday Sun’s correspondent said; “Even while the baby was still breathing, one of the nurses had approached me and asked me to pay N30,000 to have the baby buried somewhere. That got me annoyed. From that moment, they became nonchalant...
US Commends INEC For Ordering Osun Rerun Election
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US Commends INEC For Ordering Osun Rerun Election

The Deputy Chief of Mission, United States Embassy in Nigeria, Mr David Young on Wednesday commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the decision to conduct rerun election in Osun, saying it would enhance democracy. Young made the remarks at an interactive session with newsmen after he inaugurated Magvoile Vocational Centre in Kaduna. The deputy chief stated that the rerun would ensure that voters at the remaining seven polling units who were not able to vote on Saturday cast their votes. “Certainly the decision of INEC to go ahead and have a rerun in seven polling unit is one that we respect given the fact that there was only 355 vote margin between the two candidates. President Buhari felicitates with Oba Adedokun Abolarin at 60 “Certainly this is a dec...
More Than 100 Die In Lake Victoria Ferry Disaster
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More Than 100 Die In Lake Victoria Ferry Disaster

The death toll in a ferry capsize in Lake Victoria climbed to more than 100 on Friday, as Tanzanian rescue workers pressed on with searches to find scores of more people feared drowned. The MV Nyerere may have been carrying as many as 200 passengers — double the ferry’s capacity — when it capsized close to the pier on Ukara Island on Thursday, according to reports on state media. Lake Victoria Witnesses reached by AFP said the ferry sank when passengers rushed to one side to disembark as it approached the dock. The death toll rose to over 100 on Friday, according to Tanzania’s police chief Simon Sirro, cited by state radio TBC Taifa. Mwanza governor John Mongella had earlier said the number of survivors was 40, but it was unclear whether any new survivors had been found since ...
Defection: Court Asked To Declare Govs Ortom, Tambuwal, Ahmed’s Seats Vacant
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Defection: Court Asked To Declare Govs Ortom, Tambuwal, Ahmed’s Seats Vacant

ABUJA – The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Wednesday, okayed three separate suits seeking to declare the seats of Governors Samuel Ortom of Benue State, Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State and Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State, vacant, following their defection to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The suits marked FHC/ABJ/CS/901/2018, FHC/ABJ/CS/940/2018 and FHC/ABJ/CS/943/2018, respectively, were lodged before the court by a civil society group under the aegis of Incorporated Trustees of Advocacy for Change and Social Values Network. The group is praying the court to direct the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to within 90 days, conduct fresh poll to elect new Governors in the three states and a Deputy Governor in Benue State, in accordance with the law. Tam...
Work-Free Day in Zamfara for PVC
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Work-Free Day in Zamfara for PVC

The Zamfara Government has reduce work hours beginning from Wednesday and declared Friday as work-free day to enable eligible voters obtain their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs). The government said reduction in work hours for its workers is from 4 pm to 12 noon on Wednesday and Thursday. The state Deputy Governor, Ibrahim Wakkala made the announcement on Tuesday in Gusau during a stakeholders meeting on the deadline for the ongoing continuous voter registration.   He said that the decision was to encourage those that were yet to obtain their PVC to do so before the deadline of Sept. 1.   “As good citizens, for us to exercise our civic rights, we must get the PVCs. This would enable us to elect leaders of our choice in the forthcoming 2019 general elections and...
Saraki and APC: a Journey Against Historical Pattern
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Saraki and APC: a Journey Against Historical Pattern

Pity the lot of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the new national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC. In a desperate drive to stem a crisis sown from the formation of the party, five years ago, the immediate past governor of the Edo State through his unique interventions, is precariously navigating around constitutional issues that, if not well managed, could spell danger for the country’s democracy. At the centre of the evolving crisis is the singular determination of the national chairman to retrieve what he has termed as his party’s crown from the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki. “Saraki cannot run to another party with the crown of APC,” Oshiomhole told State House correspondents on August 1, after a meeting between APC senators and President Muhammadu Buhari. That m...
Leave Our Leaders Alone, Nigerians React on Police Invasion
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Leave Our Leaders Alone, Nigerians React on Police Invasion

Following today’s political scenario in Abuja, few Nigerians took to the street to protest the illegal invasion of Police officers to the residence of Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and his deputy Dr. Ike Ekweremmadu, respectively. Those spotted were yelling in rumpus for the release and freedom of their leaders. “Leave our leaders alone, we need them”, was all they were screaming. Recall that at the early hours of 7: am, the Nigeria police that invited Saraki to appear before it by 8: am laid siege in his Abuja house. Same Police equally stormed the residence of Ekweremmadu, his deputy, barricading both from movement. Reason for this illegal invasion is yet to be revealed, but there are speculations that it was planned to stop the duo from presiding today’s plenary becau...
Deputy Governor In Kenya, Peter Ndambiri Caught Sleeping With Another Man’s Wife
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Deputy Governor In Kenya, Peter Ndambiri Caught Sleeping With Another Man’s Wife

A Deputy governor in the eastern African country, Kenya has been busted by some unknown persons while he was having a sexual romp with a wo.. A Deputy governor in the eastern African country, Kenya has been busted by some unknown persons while he was having a sexual romp with a woman who was reported to be another man' wife. Kirinyaga Deputy Governor Peter Ndambiri was filmed naked by the assailants while in the company of the woman. In the footage, the deputy governor and the woman are both seated on a bed naked while being grilled by an unknown number of men in a room. It was reportedly shot in Kakamega town where the 5th Devolution Conference in ongoing. In the video, the men can be heard ordering the deputy governor to identify himself. “What is your name?” a man asks hi...
Cut My Brother To Death For Stealing One Of My Cows – Fulani Herdsman
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Cut My Brother To Death For Stealing One Of My Cows – Fulani Herdsman

A 22-year-old herdsman, Bello Musa has killed his brother, Abdullahi Musa, with a machete, over missing cow in Nasarawa State. He has also been arrested and kept in the custody of the Homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation Department of the Nasarawa Police Command, Lafia. He was said to have given the deceased a fatal cut on the neck, when a scuffle ensued between them over the missing cattle. It all started when the sibling noticed that one cattle had strayed and mixed with their own herd while they were grazing their cattle in Akuwate village in Doma Local Government Area. The State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Bello, said the incident happened on March 9, 2018 and was promptly reported at Akuwate Police Station. He explained that the case was later transfer...
Nigeria Needs Support Of The Clergy, Says Adesina
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Nigeria Needs Support Of The Clergy, Says Adesina

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has said Nigeria is in need of spiritual support of respectable clergy. Speaking yesterday when pastors of the Gospel Faith Mission International (GOFAMINT), led by the Deputy General Overseer of the Mission, Pastor Emmanuel Oluwayemi paid him a courtesy call in his office, Adesina called on religious leaders in the country to continue to pray for the unity, peace and prosperity of the country, especially as she approaches 2019 elections. He added that God is the ultimate solution to all challenges and that no man has the solution to happenings around him. Adesina, expressed happiness that GOFAMINT, which is a highly respected organisation, known for its open and broad mindedness, chose to offer spiritual suppor...
Huge Arms Factory Exposed By Police In Ebonyi State
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Huge Arms Factory Exposed By Police In Ebonyi State

A huge arms factory used by criminals has been uncovered by gallant men of the Nigeria police in Ebonyi state.  Ebonyi state police command on Wednesday said it has discovered and destroyed an arms making factory in the state. Giving details of the matter, the Ebonyi state commissioner of Police, Titus Lamorde said the arms were recovered in compliance with the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris’ directive to all Commands CPs and other police formations to mop up prohibited and illegal firearms and ammunition in circulation nationwide. He said the Command setup a task force headed by a Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Criminal Investigation Department, Oyeyemi Oyediran to carry out the mop up. The task force recovered some of the arms in hands of some persons in the...
Buhari’s Minister Suspended
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Buhari’s Minister Suspended

The Cross Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, yesterday, suspended the Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Uguru Usani, for conducting illegal meetings contrary to article 21 of APC constitution. Usani was also alleged to have been sponsoring a chairmanship aspirant, whom he was to use for the 2019 elections. The indefinite suspension followed a decision of the state working committee and ratified by an enlarged working committee of the party held at the party’s Secretariat in Calabar. The acting state chairman of the party, Mr. John Ochala, who addressed Journalists at a different venue after some members loyal to the minister disrupted the meeting, said the party has resolved to suspend the minister indefinitely. His words: “We had an emergency meeting of...
Two Marine Officers Killed In Bayelsa State
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Two Marine Officers Killed In Bayelsa State

Two Marine police officers have been reported killed by gunmen in Ogbia Local government area of Bayelsa state. They were killed in the Marine Base, Mr. Asuquo Amba, the Bayelsa Police Commissioner, confirmed. He said in Yenagoa on Wednesday that the gunmen, suspected to be pirates also made away with two rifles and a 200 horsepower outboard boat engine. “At about 002hrs on Tuesday, some unknown gunmen suspected to be sea pirates came in two boats from different directions attacked our men that were at the marine base at Ogbia. “We tried to be as defensive as possible. In the course of exchange of fire we lost two policemen who were shot in action and they were able to make away with two of our rifles. “Also a 200 horsepower outboard engine belonging to the Ogbia Local Gover...
Zamfara Governor, Deputy Know Militias Kidnapping People In The State – Senator Marafa
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Zamfara Governor, Deputy Know Militias Kidnapping People In The State – Senator Marafa

Senator Kabir Marafa representing Zamfara Central Senatorial district has disclosed that the State governor, Abdulaziz Yari and his Deputy have militias laying siege on the state. He stated this in response to debate on insecurity in the nation, saying that those militias kidnapped some persons in his community on Wednesday night. The lawmaker also added that the militias who enjoyed support of government have made themselves available for perceived political enemies to do the dirty job by clamping down on their victims. “Zamfara State governor knows that militias move around Zamfara State.” “Zamfara State deputy governor knows these militias who go about hounding people. They would come to you after your political enemies might have reported one to them”, Marafa said. “Za...
British Prime Minister, Theresa May’s Deputy Sacked Over Sexual Misconduct
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British Prime Minister, Theresa May’s Deputy Sacked Over Sexual Misconduct

Damian Green, one of Theresa May's closest allies, has been sacked from the cabinet after an inquiry found he had breached the ministerial code. According to the BBC, he was "asked to quit" after he was found to have made "inaccurate and misleading" statements about what he knew about claims pornography was found on his office computer in 2008. He also apologised for making writer Kate Maltby feel uncomfortable in 2015 and the PM "had little choice but to ask him to go". 61-year old Green, who as first secretary of state was effectively the PM's deputy, is the third cabinet minister to resign in the space of two months, Michael Fallon and Priti Patel having both quit in November. In her written response, Theresa May expressed "deep regret" at Mr Green's departure but said his a...

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