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R.Kelly’s associate sentenced for burning family SUV of one of the convicted singer’s victims
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R.Kelly’s associate sentenced for burning family SUV of one of the convicted singer’s victims

An R. Kelly associate has been sentenced to 96 months for witness intimidation in connection to the singer’s sex crime and racketeering case. The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York announced the sentencing Wednesday November 17, about seven months after 38-year-old Michael Williams pleaded guilty to an arson charge. The Georgia resident admitted to authorities he had traveled to the home of one of Kelly’s accusers and set fire to a vehicle that was parked outside her Florida residence. Prosecutors say Williams’ deliberate actions were intended to scare the woman and prevent her from cooperating in Kelly’s federal trial. Williams, a relative of Kelly’s former publicist, reportedly arrived at the accuser’s house on June 11, 2020, and poured gasoline around...
Outcome of election shows power belongs to the people – PDP Campaign DG, Senator Ekwunife
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Outcome of election shows power belongs to the people – PDP Campaign DG, Senator Ekwunife

Senator Uche Ekwunife, the representative of Anambra central Senatorial district and Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Governorship Campaign Organization for Valentine Ozigbo, has asked the new Governor-elect and the Candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), at the just-concluded gubernatorial election in Anambra state, Professor Charles Soludo to be magnanimous in victory and waste no time to assemble competent team of men and women that will tackle the numerous challenges facing the state. In a statement forwarded to DAILY POST on Wednesday night, Senator Ekwunife, commended the people of Anambra for conquering fears and fully participating in the electoral process. The federal lawmaker congratulated Soludo on his victory as declared by the Independent National...
Greatest Serena, Pioneer of Tennis Intimidation, turns 40
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Greatest Serena, Pioneer of Tennis Intimidation, turns 40

Serena Williams turns 40 on Sunday with her long-time coach hailing her as the “greatest of all time” and a pioneer of tennis “intimidation”. The American superstar is frustratingly marooned on 23 Grand Slam titles, one short of the all-time record held by Margaret Court. However, her French coach Patrick Mouratoglou told AFP that her legacy is secure. “Margaret Court was playing at a time when three-quarters didn’t even go to Australia (for the Australian Open), where tennis was an amateur sport, when the draws were 16 players,” said Mouratoglou. Court, an Australian, won 11 of her Grand Slam titles at her home event. “I don’t mean to disrespect Margaret Court, but it’s another era. Yes, it would be better if Serena broke her record but, if she doesn’t, she will sti...
Kaduna LG polls: Group urges youths to ensure peaceful elections
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Kaduna LG polls: Group urges youths to ensure peaceful elections

The National Youth Wing of the Southern Kaduna People’s Union (SOKAPU) has called on youths in Kaduna State to come out en masse and vote credible leaders into power in all the 23 local government elections on Saturday, September 4. Comrade John Isaac, National Youth Leader of the Youth Wing of SOKAPU, in a statement called on all hard working and peace loving youths of Southern Kaduna to go out en masse and be part of the elections by casting their votes in accordance with their choices. According to him, “Now that the Local Government Elections are here, the National Youth Wing of the Southern Kaduna People’s Union (SOKAPU) is calling on all hard working and peace loving youths of Southern Kaduna to go out in mass and be part of the elections by casting their votes in accordance wi...
Open Grazing: Uzodinma embarrassed us with his comments – PDP scribe blasts Imo Gov
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Open Grazing: Uzodinma embarrassed us with his comments – PDP scribe blasts Imo Gov

The Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State and former member of the state House of Assembly, Nze Ray Emeana has lambasted Governor Hope Uzodimma for saying there is no law in Imo State banning open grazing. Emeana in this interview with DAILY POST said it was most embarrassing and shameful for Uzodinma to say there is no anti-grazing law in Imo State when there is one. The former university teacher said, come 2023 governorship position must come back to the Owerri zone adding that it is not negotiable. ”No amount of intimidation, harassment and arrest will stop it. Owerri zone will rise strongly, determined, united and wrestle power from this failed administration like never before, he averred. The PDP scribe also gave his assessment of the ruling APC admi...
Kamala Harris Blasts China During First trip to Asia as US Vice President
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Kamala Harris Blasts China During First trip to Asia as US Vice President

US Vice President, Kamala Harris has blasted China during a speech made in Singapore on the first leg of a South East Asian tour, her very first trip to Asia since becoming VP. Harris accused China of coercing and intimidating other countries in the South China Sea, which has been a regional flashpoint for years. Ms Harris criticised China's claims "to the vast majority of the South China Sea," which she said were based on "intimidation and coercion" "These unlawful claims have been rejected by the 2016 arbitral tribunal decision and Beijing's actions continue to undermine the rules-based order and threaten the sovereignty of nations," she said. Harris was talking about a landmark legal victory the Philippines won over China, concerning territorial incursions in the South C...
2023: PDP accuses APC of using EFCC to hound opposition, dissenting voices
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2023: PDP accuses APC of using EFCC to hound opposition, dissenting voices

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday, accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) administration of using security agencies, particularly the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to hound and harass PDP leaders in a renewed move to cow and weaken opposition formation ahead of the 2023 general elections. In a statement on Saturday by Kola Ologbondiyan, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, no amount of intimidation, harassment and use of anti-graft agencies can cow or make the PDP surrender or abdicate the mandate already given to it by Nigerians come 2023. The PDP said the APC is aware that it has been rejected by Nigerians having failed woefully and that there is no way it can win elections under any condition. He said...
CNG’s call for Governor Masari’s resignation unnecessary – DG media, Katsina
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CNG’s call for Governor Masari’s resignation unnecessary – DG media, Katsina

The Director-General of Media in Katsina State, Abdu Labaran Malumfashi has condemned the call made by the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) asking his Boss, Governor Aminu Bello Masari to resign. Malumfashi condemned CNG’s call in a press statement he made available to DAILY POST on Saturday. He said constitutionally elected officeholders, like Governor Masari, would not succumb to the intimidation by some self-serving disgruntled elements, masquerading as human rights campaigners. Explaining that the Nigerian Constitution has provided the necessary protocols for easing out Governors if they are found wanting in the discharge of their responsibilities, he maintained that the state house of assembly knows what to do should the need arises. He noted that Masari was not the firs...
Nicki Minaj and Husband sued by his attempted Rape victim for Harassment, Intimidation
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Nicki Minaj and Husband sued by his attempted Rape victim for Harassment, Intimidation

A woman who accused rapper Nicki Minaj’s husband, Kenneth Petty, of sexual assault during high school, has filed a lawsuit against the couple, alleging that they harassed and intimidated her while trying to convince her to change her story. The case dates back to 1994, when Jennifer Hough, then 16, reported to the police that Mr. Petty, a 16-year-old she had known growing up in Jamaica, Queens had raped her after leading her into a home at knife point, the lawsuit says. Mr. Petty was arrested that day and was charged with first-degree rape, and subsequently pleaded guilty to attempted rape, said Kim Livingston, a spokeswoman with the Queens district attorney’s office. He served about four and a half years in prison, according to inmate records. According to the lawsuit filed i...
Yoruba Nation: Akintoye, others set for ‘One Million Man March’ at UN headquarters in New York
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Yoruba Nation: Akintoye, others set for ‘One Million Man March’ at UN headquarters in New York

Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination (NINAS) has announced a “One Million Man March” to demand a referendum on self-determination and abolition of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria. The march will be held in front of the United Nations Headquarters in New York, United States of America at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) starting from 14th to 21st September 2021. According to the group, the March will be led by Professor Banji Akintoye, respected Varsity Don, Prof. Yusuf Turaki, Secretary-General of NINAS, Barr. Tony Nnadi, and National Chairman of Ilana Omo Oodua, Professor Wale Adeniran, amongst others. NINAS is the umbrella body of leading regional Self-Determination Groups in the South and Middle Belt of Nigeria with Il...
Attacks Won’t Make us Repeal the Anti-grazing law – Governor Ortom
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Attacks Won’t Make us Repeal the Anti-grazing law – Governor Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom has said that the violent attacks against residents of Benue state won't make his administration repeal the anti-grazing law. Ortom who spoke during a media parley, disclosed that the recent attacks has made him commence the process of recruiting responsible people of 50 years and below into the Volunteer Guards. Insisting that they've cried enough, the Governor added that the duty of the Volunteer Guards is to support the conventional security agencies in defending their communities. He said; “A few weeks ago, Benue stakeholders met and gave this administration the mandate to activate and implement the Community Volunteer Guards Law enacted in 2000. “We have already commenced the process of recruiting responsible people of 50 years and below into the...
SERAP drags Buhari before ECOWAS Court over Twitter ban in Nigeria
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SERAP drags Buhari before ECOWAS Court over Twitter ban in Nigeria

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, and 176 concerned Nigerians have filed a lawsuit against President Muhammadu Buhari-led -administration over what it called, “the unlawful suspension of Twitter in Nigeria, criminalization of Nigerians and other people using Twitter. In the suit No ECW/CCJ/APP/23/21 filed on Tuesday, before the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice in Abuja, SERAP and the concerned Nigerians are seeking: “An order of interim injunction restraining the Federal Government from implementing its suspension of Twitter in Nigeria, and subjecting anyone including media houses, broadcast stations using Twitter in Nigeria, to harassment, intimidation, arrest and criminal prosecution, pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit.” In the sui...
Ignore IPOB’s Sit-at-home order – Imo state Government tells Residents
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Ignore IPOB’s Sit-at-home order – Imo state Government tells Residents

The Imo state government has asked residents of the state to ignore a sit-at-home order issued by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on May 29 and May 30. The state's Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, while speaking in Owerri, the state capital on Thursday, May 27, said residents of the state can go about their lawful businesses without fear of molestation, adding that adequate security arrangements had been put in place to ensure safety and freedom of movement. “Imo residents should disregard these messages as they have no consequence whatsoever. They should go about their normal businesses without any fear of molestation. Let our people be rest assured that the government has put all necessary security measures in place to ensure the ...
French Champion Jockey, Pierre-Charles Boudot Charged with Rape and Intimidating a Witness
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French Champion Jockey, Pierre-Charles Boudot Charged with Rape and Intimidating a Witness

France’s reigning champion jockey, Pierre-Charles Boudot has been charged with rape and intimidating a witness by French prosecutors. The charges relate to an incident at a party at Cagnes-sur-Mer in the south of France, on February 17. The three-time French champion jockey who won the 2019 Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe on Waldgeist, faces a charge of failing to report a crime in connection with the same allegations, while an unnamed individual was also listed, along with Bazire, as a “witness to intimidation of a witness”. “On February 19 a young female work-rider reported to police in Cagnes-sur-Mer evidence that suggested she had been raped during the night of February 17 and 18 by a jockey whose identity was subsequently revealed by the press to be Pierre-Charles Boudot," ...
Court bars Tinubu’s daughter and others from levying Computer Village traders
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Court bars Tinubu’s daughter and others from levying Computer Village traders

Folasade Tinubu-Ojo, the daughter of All Progressives Congress leader Bola Tinubu and 5 others have been barred by a Lagos state high court from imposing levies on traders at the Computer Village, Lagos. This is coming a year after the traders embarked on a protest after Folasade who is also the Iyaloja-General of Lagos State, reportedly imposed leaders on them who introduced new levies. Punch reported that the order which is sequel to a fundamental human rights suit marked ID/9039MFHR/19, also barred Mrs. Bisola Azeez, Mr. Adeniyi Olasoji, Nofiu Akinsanya, Tony Ikani and the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State from imposing such levies. The judgment which Justice Yetunde Pinheiro delivered, read in part; “I find that the 2nd and 3rd respondents’ imposition of levies on the...
One Dead, Seven Injured as Suspected Smugglers and Customs Clash in Ogun State
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One Dead, Seven Injured as Suspected Smugglers and Customs Clash in Ogun State

One person was killed while seven others sustained injuries when men of the Nigerian Customs Service clashed with suspected smugglers along Sagamu Interchange/Abeokuta expressway in Ogun State. Three Customs operatives, a military officer and three smugglers were seriously injured while a man said to be a rice trader was killed during the clash which occurred on Tuesday morning. It was gathered that the suspected smugglers who were conveying imported rice to Samagu from Abeokuta ran into Customs operatives from the Federal Operations Unit Ikeja, who intercepted the goods. There was said to be resistance from some hoodlums allegedly working with the suspected smugglers, leading to a crossfire with soldiers who were called for reinforcement . An eyewitness who spoke to the ...
17-year-old boy released from Correctional Centre by Chief Judge of Kogi State
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17-year-old boy released from Correctional Centre by Chief Judge of Kogi State

A 17-year-old boy, Gabriel Odiniya, remanded in Ankpa Correctional Centre has been released by the Chief Judge of Kogi, Justice Henry Olusiyi. The Chief Judge released the junvenile inmate, who is standing trial for alleged trespass, intimidation and attempt to commit theft, while on an inspection visit to Medium Security Custodial Centre in Ankpa on Wednesday, as part of his state-wide visits to custodial centres. Speaking during the visit, Olusiyi said there was no prima facie case against Odiniya aside the fact that he was a child who under extant laws, was certainly not supposed to be in the custodial centre in the first place. "I have listened carefully to the learned legal officer prosecuting this case and on the whole, I am satisfied that this is an appropriate case for me to...
I’m Done and Leaving Everything Behind – Lady who Accused D’banj of Rape Says as she Denies being Arrested
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I’m Done and Leaving Everything Behind – Lady who Accused D’banj of Rape Says as she Denies being Arrested

Seyitan Babatayo, the lady who accused D'banj of rape has denied claims of getting arrested alongside her mother. Report of Ms Babatayo's arrest which investigative journalist Kiki Mordi insisted happened, had been trailed by mixed reaction as some social media users affirmed that D'banj is trying to clear his name while others condemned and accused him of intimidation. In a tweet she shared after her alleged arrest gained public attention yesterday June 17, the lady stated that she is moving on and leaving everything behind her. She tweeted; I’m done with all these back and forth drama...Frank took me to the party and gave me the key to the room. I’m moving on and leaving everything behind me. Thanks and God bless I don’t know where all this rumors are coming from . Mys...
ASUU Alleges Harassment, Intimidation by Ambrose Alli University Management
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ASUU Alleges Harassment, Intimidation by Ambrose Alli University Management

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU) chapter, Ekpoma have expressed worry over alleged harassment and intimidation of leaders of staff unions and disrespect of trade unions by the University management. They allege that the University management recently deployed a team of policemen to the school gate to prevent them from reporting for duty and even for essential services. Chapter Chairman of ASUU, Dr. Monday Igbafen in a statement made available to journalists in Benin City, the state capital on Thursday said the union is disturbed by the resurgence of the act of intimidation of staff unions in the University. According to him, ‘It is an accepted fact that it is wrong and illegal for representatives of any union to harass people w...
Anambra Billionaire, Chief Pius Nweke Arrested with Unlicensed gun
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Anambra Billionaire, Chief Pius Nweke Arrested with Unlicensed gun

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Best Aluminum Manufacturing Company, Onitsha, Chief Pius Nweke, has been arrested by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Special Tactical Section (STS) Team for alleged possession of an unlicensed gun. This is coming at a time the Abba community, where Chief Nweke hails from, has alleged that he was abducted, Vanguard reports. Anambra State police commissioner, CP John Abang who confirmed the arrest, said that Nweke was arrested by policemen attached to the Inspector General of Police team, known as STS. He said, “Policemen of the IGP’s STS while on routine patrol at Awada area saw and intercepted a Lexus Jeep which its number plate was covered and then searched the car and the occupant and in the process found a barreta pistol wit...
ASUU to Federal Government: “Declare State of Emergency on Education”
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ASUU to Federal Government: “Declare State of Emergency on Education”

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, Kano zone, has called on the Federal Government to declare a five-year state of emergency in the education sector by allocating 26 percent of the Federal and state governments budget to education. The ASUU Zonal Coordinator, Prof Mahmoud Lawan made the call in a press conference in Kano. He said the zone firmly believe that the measures would go a long way in tackling some of the challenges bedeviling the education sector in the country. Lawan urged the Federal Government to accept the ASUU ongoing innovation of a more robust system of human resource management and compensation, called the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS). On the situation at Kano University of Science and Technology (KUST) Wudil, the zonal...
Army Can’t Prevent Us, Nnamdi Kanu From Attending Parents’ Burial – IPOB
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Army Can’t Prevent Us, Nnamdi Kanu From Attending Parents’ Burial – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, yesterday said no amount of intimidation and harassment by the Nigerian Army and other security agencies will prevent its members from going to pay the last homage to the deceased parents of their leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, in Isiama Afaraukwu, Umuahia, Abia State. IPOB also asked the world to take notice of the intimidation and harassment of the people if Afaraukwu by the Nigerian Army after allegedly killing their traditional ruler and son, Eze Israel Okwu Kanu and his wife. IPOB described what the Nigerian Army is allegedly doing in Isiama Afara Ukwu as terrorism at its height and brazen display of military might at defenceless citizens while the allegedly fall weak in the face of the Book Haram insurgents. “One thing is certain to come 1...
Taiwan First Female President Wins Second Term Election
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Taiwan First Female President Wins Second Term Election

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen declared victory in Saturday’s election as voters delivered a stunning rebuke of Beijing’s campaign to isolate the self-ruled island, handing its first female leader a second term. “Taiwan is showing the world how much we cherish our free democratic way of life and how much we cherish our nation,” Tsai told reporters as she announced her victory. Tsai Ing-wen said Beijing should stop making threats towards the island after voters resoundingly handed her a second term in office on Saturday. “Peace means that China must abandon threats of force against Taiwan,” she said at a press conference in Taipei where she declared her election victory. “I also hope that the Beijing authorities understand that democratic Taiwan, and our democratically electe...
Governorship Elections: Jonathan And Buhari Cautions Against Intimidation
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Governorship Elections: Jonathan And Buhari Cautions Against Intimidation

Ahead of the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states on Saturday , President Muhammadu Buhari and his predecessor, Dr Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday condemned violence that had characterised campaigns in the two states . Jonathan , who handed over to Buhari in 2015 , described signals coming from the two states as disturbing. On Wednesday, one person was killed at the Peoples Democratic Party rally in Bayelsa State . Last month, a man was killed at Anyigba , Kogi State , after hoodlums attacked a convoy of governorship candidate of the PDP in Kogi State , Mr Musa Wada. He expressed concern about violence and killings in the two states, saying this would not have happened if Nigeria had got to a point where voter cards mattered . On his part, Buhari asked security agencies ...
APC Condemns Attack On Oshiomhole’s Residence
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APC Condemns Attack On Oshiomhole’s Residence

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned Saturday evening’s attack on the Benin residence of the party’s National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, by political thugs. The APC National Publicity Secretary, Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, who said though the APC National Chairman had called for calm after “the apparent attempt on his life”, appealed to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammad Adamu and other relevant security outfits to investigate the incident and prosecute the sponsors and attackers. “In Edo state, just as in any other state, everyone must be free to go about their normal and legitimate activities without harassment, intimidation, threat to life and property. “It is clear that the sponsors of the attack are bent on causing crisis in the state in pursuit of...
Police Issues Statement As Court Decides Final Judgement On Governorship Osun Election On Friday
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Police Issues Statement As Court Decides Final Judgement On Governorship Osun Election On Friday

The Osun state Police Command, on Thursday, stated that security has been beefed up in the state to prevent any breakdown of law and order ahead of Friday’s Supreme Court’s judgement on the 2018 Osun governorship election. The command’s spokesperson, DSP Folashade Odoro, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the police was fully prepared for the outcome of the petition. “Officers have been placed on red alert and are pro-active to prevent any kind of violence or demonstration in the state. “We will, however, want to urge people of the state to maintain law and order and go about their lawful businesses without fear or intimidation,” she said. NAN reports that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Sen. Ademola Adeleke, had challenged the victory of the All P...
Police Banned Unregistered Covered number Plates
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Police Banned Unregistered Covered number Plates

The Edo Police Command, on Friday announced the ban of the use of unregistered vehicles and covering of vehicles’ number plates in the state. DSP Chidi Nwabuzo, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, made the announcement in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin. According to Nwabuzor, the command had observed with dismay that individuals were operating with unregistered vehicles, covered number plates, tinted glasses (factory fitted) without permit and defaced number plates. He also said that the situation presently constituted an impediment in checkmating crime and criminality in the state. He said that in view of this, the Commissioner of Police in the State, CP Mohammed Danmallam...
Fayemi laments gender discrimination in elections
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Fayemi laments gender discrimination in elections

Wife of Ekiti State Governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi has lamented that Nigerian women still struggle for full recognition of their rights and personhood in spite of the 1999 Constitution which prohibits discrimination on the ground of gender and the rights of women to participate in elections as voters and candidates. Fayemi said this while delivering the 5th Distinguished Guest Lecture at the University of Medical Science, Ondo in Ondo State entitled: Clapping With One Hand: Female Education, Leadership And The Quest For National Development. According to her: “Women constitute 49 per cent of the country’s population, yet, their key role is inadequately acknowledged in political and economic arenas. Citing the National Bureau of Statistics, the first lady said 65 per cent of Nigerian ...
EFCC Raids Hostels Occupied By IMSU Students In Search Of Yahoo Boys
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EFCC Raids Hostels Occupied By IMSU Students In Search Of Yahoo Boys

Operatives of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), reportedly stormed Flora and Faith Villas in Okwu-Uratta Students’ Alliance (OSA), Okwu-Uratta Community of Imo State University (IMSU), Owerri and arrested about 10 suspects. It was gathered that the raid by the EFCC officials took place in the wee hours of the day, around 4:00am as they searched for suspected internet fraudsters otherwise known as ‘Yahoo Boys’. Men of the EFCC were reported to have carted away with some cars (Benz) belonging to some of the suspects while rounding-up about 10 suspects. Reacting to the operation, the President of Okwu-Uratta Students’ Alliance (OSA) Comr. Precious Godwin aka Dr. Lens has frowned at the incident and actions by the men of the EFCC. In a statement made to Duru Victor w...
Tears Flow In Abuja As Shi’ites Honour 998 ‘Fallen Martyrs’
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Tears Flow In Abuja As Shi’ites Honour 998 ‘Fallen Martyrs’

SaharaReporters reports that tears flowed freely on Monday in Abuja as thousands of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), popularly known as Shiites, gathered to honour their “fallen heroes and martyrs killed by security operatives across the country”. The event, which took place at 7 Uption Garden Garki, Abuja, was marked with sober reflection and emotions with portrait photographs of the deceased on display. The deceased include children. Sheikh Abdulhameed Bello, the Chairman of Shuhada Foundation, who addressed a large crowd of supporters of Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky during the Annual Yaumus Shuhada Foundation event, said the group had lost 998 members to the “brutality of the Police and Army”. Bello stated that the Shuhada Foundation was formulated to cater to the...
Lagos AD Governorship Candidate Vows To Challenge Sanwo-olu’s Victory In Court
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Lagos AD Governorship Candidate Vows To Challenge Sanwo-olu’s Victory In Court

The gubernatorial candidate of the Alliance for Democracy,(AD) in Lagos State, Mr Owolabi Salis, has rejected Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s election victory as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). He made this statement at a press briefing in Lagos, saying that the results of the election held on March 9, were laced with multiple voting, intimidation, collation fraud among other offences. Salis said that INEC’s declaration of Sanwo-Olu as the governor-elect of the state showed how debased Nigerian democracy had become. He denounced the poll stating that it was totally unacceptable to him and, vowed to mount a legal challenge. Salis described INEC as incompetent, alleging that it was the major player used by the ruling party to actualise its plan. ...
Ignore Intimidation Troop Out And Vote , Secondus Urges Nigerians
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Ignore Intimidation Troop Out And Vote , Secondus Urges Nigerians

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has urged Nigerians to troop out in large numbers on Saturday ignoring the clearly visible intimidation from the military and vote out bad government. Prince Secondus said that if Nigerians fail to come out they would be playing the game of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who has turned the country's armed forces against her citizens to scare them away from exercising their civic responsibilitíes. The National Chairman admonished the military who has shown more than passing interest in this general elections to seek constitutional amendment and get fully involved in the governance rather their continuous violation of the statutory rules of the land. He said in a statement from his media office...
PDP to petition UN over alleged military killings during presidential poll
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PDP to petition UN over alleged military killings during presidential poll

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan Graham-Douglas expresses pains at fleeing residents The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday disclosed that it would petition the United Nations (UN) over alleged military role in indiscretions of the February 23, 2019 Presidential elections. Briefing journalists after the party’s expanded national caucus meeting in Abuja, PDP’s Spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the party expressed support for the Presidential candidate of PDP, Atiku Abubakar’s resolve to challenge the polls outcome at the Election Tribunal. “Caucus commended Nigerians for refusing the harassment, intimidation and militarization of the electoral process and participating in the election, but noted that the mandate freely given to our candidate was stole...
Some Of Our Staff Were Raped During Last  – INEC
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Some Of Our Staff Were Raped During Last – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commisslon (INEC) says members of its staff were abducted and raped during Saturday’s elections. In a statement on Friday, Festus Okoye, INEC commissioner for information and voter education, said while the elections were generally peaceful, there was “high level of violence” in a few places in addition to “the subjugation of some of our electoral officials to threats, harassment, intimidation, assault, abduction and even rape.” “The Commission condoles with the families of its ad-hoc staff who lost their lives while on this national assignment, as well as other Nigerians who died in the course of the elections,” he said. “It also expresses its deep regrets and sympathy for all victims of this mindless violence. We stand with them in these di...
UK Congratulates Buhari on Re-election
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UK Congratulates Buhari on Re-election

The UK Government has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on securing a second term as president. A statement from the British High Commission in Abuja on Wednesday, quoted the Minister of State for Africa, Harriett Baldwin, as saying “I offer my congratulations to President Buhari on securing a second term as the Nigerian President. “The UK is a long-standing friend and partner of Nigeria and the Nigerian people and a stable and prosperous Nigeria benefits Africa and the world.” Baldwin commended Nigerians for their resilience and commitment to democracy. She said the results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were consistent with the results obtained through the civil society Parallel Vote Tabulation process. “Along with our international...
GUILD OF PROFESSIONAL BLOGGERS OF NIGERIA CONDEMNS INEC’S POSTPONEMENT OF ELECTIONS
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GUILD OF PROFESSIONAL BLOGGERS OF NIGERIA CONDEMNS INEC’S POSTPONEMENT OF ELECTIONS

Nigeria’s bloggers’ umbrella body; The Guild Of Professional Bloggers Of Nigeria (GPBN) has condemned the Independent Electoral Commission of Nigeria (INEC) for postponing the Presidential election scheduled for Saturday 16th February 2019. GPBN in a press statement signed by it’s National Secretary Mr Femi Adeoya on behalf of the Association, said the postponement of the election few hours before its commencement portrays INEC in a bad light. According to the Association, INEC had four years to prepare for the exercise and had repeatedly assured Nigerians that it was ready to conduct the elections. The postponement apart from its huge costs to Nigerians and some foreigners has also made Nigeria a laughing stock in the commity of Nations taking into considerations the number of lo...
INEC: Kwara has  1.4m  Registered Voters,  1.1m PVCs Collected
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INEC: Kwara has 1.4m Registered Voters, 1.1m PVCs Collected

As Nigerians were expected to vote today in the presidential and National Assembly election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday said that Kwara State had 1,407,400 registered voters. It also said that, out of this 1,149,969 had collected their permanent voter’s cards (PVCs), leaving a balance of 257,431. Addressing journalists in Ilorin on Friday on the today’s elections, the State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mallam Garba Madami told reporters in Ilorin that  the balance had been forwarded to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for safe keep. Mallam Madami revealed that the commission had recruited 11,992 for the exercise, noting that they had all been trained and deployed accordingly. According to him, “All materials sensitive and non-sensitive...
Ebonyi State Governor orders arrest of hoodlums who allegedly inserted hot-iron inside private part of Local Government Vice Chairman
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Ebonyi State Governor orders arrest of hoodlums who allegedly inserted hot-iron inside private part of Local Government Vice Chairman

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi has directed the Commissioner of Police, Mr Awosola Awotunde, to fish out the criminal suspects, who allegedly inserted a hot-iron inside the private part of the Vice Chairman of Ikwo Local Government Area of the state. Governor Umahi, who gave the directive on Thursday, when the new police boss paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Abakiliki. Umahi, expressed bitterness over the incident, and described it as “barbaric”. "The hoodlums inserted a hot-iron inside the private part of the vice chairman, while they cut the tendons of some men in the area. I have demanded for the immediate arrest of the perpetrators and would never allow the matter to go untreated. I will follow the matter up to any level, even reporting it to President Muham...
PDP Condemns Arrest of Kaduna Campaign Spokesman
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PDP Condemns Arrest of Kaduna Campaign Spokesman

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna State has condemned the arrest of Ben Bako, director of media and publicity of its campaign organisation. Bako was arrested on Saturday night by the Department of State Services (DSS) for  inciting comments in a video clip  during campaigns in Jama’a Local Government Area of Kaduna state last week. But addressing a press conference on Sunday in Kaduna, the Deputy Director General of the party’s Campaign Organisation, Danjuma Bello Sarki, accused the DSS of partisanship, alleging that the arrest was masterminded by Governor Nasir el-Rufai. Sarki said Bako had dutifully honoured the invitation of the DSS as a law abiding citizen and was kept incommunicado for several hours before he was whisked to Abuja in the late hours of the nig...
Agbaje Expresses Worry Over Alleged Voters’ Intimidation
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Agbaje Expresses Worry Over Alleged Voters’ Intimidation

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State, Mr Jimi Agbaje, on Saturday said he was worried over the alleged plan by the ruling All Progressives Congress to use security agents to intimidate voters in the coming election. He said he did not entertain much fear over vote buying in Lagos State, adding that with the state’s huge population, it would be an expensive project. Agbaje, while speaking in an interview with journalists in Lagos, explained that the major concern was not vote buying, but alleged intimidation of voters by security agents. The PDP governorship candidate, however, requested the Independent National Electoral Commission to ensure that polling booths were protected in order to give privacy to the voters during the elections. A...
Diddy Allegedly Threatens To ‘Beat Up’ Cassie’s New Boyfriend For ‘Stealing Her Away From Him
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Diddy Allegedly Threatens To ‘Beat Up’ Cassie’s New Boyfriend For ‘Stealing Her Away From Him

MTO is reporting that rap mogul, Diddy has threatened to beat up Cassie's new boyfriend Alex Fine for 'stealing her away from him' This comes after it was claimed in a previous report that Alex Fine who is a fitness trainer, was hired by Diddy to be Cassie's personal trainer and keep her body in shape but he ended up sleeping with her and made her his woman instead. Now MTO News is claiming Diddy feels disrespected by Alex Fine for stealing Cassie who he dated for 10-years. Read the full report by MTO below.  Diddy threatened to beat up Cassie's new boyfriend, personal trainer Alex Fine, MTO News has learned. Two people close to Cassie claim that Diddy has sent "threats" to Alex - using mutual acquaintances to pass along the intimidation . The insider explained, "[Diddy] basic...
Intimidation Of The Judiciary Capable Of Breeding Anarchy – Obi
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Intimidation Of The Judiciary Capable Of Breeding Anarchy – Obi

The Vice-Presidential candidate of the PDP, Mr. Peter Obi has decried what he tagged “Intimidation of the Judiciary”, and asking “Where is Due Process?”. Recalling that he was a major beneficiary of the rule of law/due process, he asserted that when that critical essence of democracy is under siege or attacked, the State could be set on the path of perdition. Peter Obi made the observation yesterday at Shagamu, Ogun State where he represented Alhaji Atiku Abubakar at the Strategy Meeting of the PDP and in reaction to the orchestrated arraignment of the Chief Justice of Nigeria [CJN] on allegations bordering on assets declaration. Elaborating on his stance, Obi noted that law-abiding citizens of Nigeria, including members of the judiciary, affirm that nobody is above the law, but ...
Anxiety in Senate as PDP Alleges Fresh Plot to Remove Saraki
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Anxiety in Senate as PDP Alleges Fresh Plot to Remove Saraki

Palpable anxiety that might put the Senate on the edge emerged yesterday as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) raised the alarm over alleged fresh plot to use the police and the Department of State Services (DSS) to forcibly remove Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, from office. The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, said the plot, against Saraki, similar to the last invasion of the National Assembly by the DSS earlier in the year, is to scuttle the success being recorded by the PDP presidential campaign organisation in its consultations and winning campaigns across the nation ahead of the 2019 general election. According to him, “Part of the plot is to use the police and the DSS to fabricate spurious charges against Saraki, distract him and destabi...
Police IG Orders Removal Of Roadblocks Nationwide
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Police IG Orders Removal Of Roadblocks Nationwide

Men of the Nigeria police have been ordered by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to dismantle all roadblocks all over the country.                                                                     Nigeria Police Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has directed the immediate dismantling of roadblocks across the country. Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, disclosed this yesterday in Abuja at a press briefing. He directed assistant inspector general (AIG) and commissioners of police to ensure compliance, including roadblocks established by revenue agencies, which are prohibited by law. The IGP said the move became necessary not to obstruct any road or highway, under the guise of collecting revenue, throughout the period of Christmas and ...
Yuletide: Police Beef up Security
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Yuletide: Police Beef up Security

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the implementation of robust and elaborate security arrangement that will ensure a hitch-free Christmas and New Year Celebration as well as provide adequate security for all political parties in the ongoing political rallies and campaigns across the country. The arrangement which involves  comprehensive crime prevention and detection strategies and other operational measures include the commencement of intensive raids of identified criminal hideouts, black spots and flash points across the country. The Inspector General of Police, according to a statement by Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Jimoh Moshood, further directed the Commissioners of Police and their supervisory Assistant Inspectors General of Police to be on groun...
PDP Demands Immediate Release of Doyin Okupe
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PDP Demands Immediate Release of Doyin Okupe

                                                                                Doyin Okupe *Accuses EFCC, presidency of witch hunt The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded for the immediate and unconditional release of its chieftain, Dr. Doyin Okupe, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In a press statement issued in Abuja Tuesday by Kola Ologbondiyan, the party’s spokesman, PDP described Dr. Okupe’s arrest and detention as an “act of intimidation and harassment” by the Muhammadu Buhari-led presidency — in its bid to browbeat the opposition and dissenting voices in the country, ahead of the 2019 general election. “This arrest is part of the grand plot to escalate the clampdown on opposition leaders, in an attempt to cow and subjugate them as the e...
Stop Harassment of Political Opponents, Secondus Tells Magu
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Stop Harassment of Political Opponents, Secondus Tells Magu

• Alleges Atiku, others slated for arrest • Presidency, EFCC deny allegations The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, yesterday warned the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, to stop harassing perceived political opponents of President Muhammadu Buhari or risk exploding the country. “The country is on a keg of gunpowder at the moment as a result of your hatchet job for the ruling government and I warn you to get away from this illegitimate job of using instruments of state to harass and intimidate opponents,” the main opposition party chairman stated in a press statement by his media adviser, Mr. Ike Abonyi. Secondus said that the federal government and the ruling party had listed criti...
Ogun Poll: ADC Flays Attack On Gov Candidate’s Convoy
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Ogun Poll: ADC Flays Attack On Gov Candidate’s Convoy

THE African Democratic Congress, ADC, has kicked against the dastardly attack on the campaign convoy of its governorship candidate in Ogun State, Prince Gboyega Nasir Isiaka, and called on the authorities to fish out the culprits with immediate effect. Gboyega Nasir Isiaka In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mrs. Yemi Kolapo, the ADC noted that such culture should not be allowed to further derail Nigeria’s fledgling democracy. She said: “The campaign team of our governorship candidate, Prince Gboyega Isiaka, was attacked at Ibese, in Yewa North, Ogun State. Our people and thousands of supporters were prevented from holding a peaceful rally in the ugliest manner, while two party members were shot and are in critical condition. Many others also sustained serious ...
Ikeja Oba-elect Demands Installation from Ambode
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Ikeja Oba-elect Demands Installation from Ambode

                                          Akinwunmi Ambode The Oba-elect of Ikeja, Alhaji Samsondeen Adeleye, at the weekend, expressed worry that four years after his selection by the community’s kingmakers, the state government is yet to install him. Addressing journalists in his Ipodo, Ikeja home, Adeleye said, “Based on overwhelming evidence before the state government that all the five members of the Body of Kingmakers in the community sent my name to the Ikeja Local Government as Oba-elect in December 2014, I wonder why, four years on, nothing has been done about it. The kingmakers were at the period headed by a former deputy governor of Lagos State, the late Alhaji Rafiu Jafojo. Lamenting the scenario, Adeleye said, “I personally appeal to the state governor, Mr. Akinw...
Former Man. Utd player reveals how Ferguson used to intimidate referees
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Former Man. Utd player reveals how Ferguson used to intimidate referees

Former Manchester United captain, Gary Neville has revealed how Sir Alex Ferguson use to intimidate referees and players of opposition clubs. Former Man. Utd player reveals how Ferguson used to intimidate referees Neville who played for Ferguson for two decades narrated on Quickly Kevin, Will He Score? podcast, he said: “He always used to stand in the tunnel before every single game, outside the dressing room, and shake every single one of our players’ hands. “But I didn’t realise until I was captain that what he was doing, he was looking down the tunnel so the opposition players saw him and the referee saw him. “It’s a bit of intimidation. He was an overpowering figure. This idea of winning in the tunnel before you’ve even gone out on the pitch, there was an element of that...

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