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It’s a typographical error – Senate clarifies discrepancy in EFCC board nominee’s age
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It’s a typographical error – Senate clarifies discrepancy in EFCC board nominee’s age

The Nigerian senate has made a clarification following the controversy that trailed report of an Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) board nominee, allegedly beginning school before he was born.  LIB had reported that Yahaya Muhammad and four other nominees for the board of the anti-graft agency were confirmed by the senate on Tuesday October 5, following the request of President Muhammadu Buhari in September. However before they were confirmed, Hassan Hadejia, senator representing Jigawa north-east drew the attention of the senate to discrepancies in Muhammad’s credentials. He stated that from the nominee’s credentials, he started school a year before he was born. Muhammad was confirmed afterwards with no clarification made before the decision. However following t...
38 persons killed by suspected Fulani militias buried in Southern Kaduna
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38 persons killed by suspected Fulani militias buried in Southern Kaduna

Thousands of wailing villagers on Thursday thronged around 38 coffins bearing the corpses of victims killed by suspected herdsmen in Madamai and Abum villages in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna state. DAILY POST recalls that about 38 persons were killed in Madamai and Abum when suspected Fulani militia stormed the villages, attacked and killed the villagers while others sustained various degrees of injuries and are receiving treatment in the hospital with houses burnt by the attackers. The Senator representing Kaduna South Senatorial Zone, Senator Danjuma Laah, lamented that it is left for the people of Southern Kaduna to decide whether they want to go into extinction or not. He said, “I have witnessed too many mass burials in Southern Kaduna. There was a time we buried 134 ...
2023: Why APC may not zone presidency to Southwest – Senator Bulkachuwa
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2023: Why APC may not zone presidency to Southwest – Senator Bulkachuwa

Senator representing Bauchi North Senatorial District, Adamu Muhammad Bulkachuwa, said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) may not be committed to zoning presidency to the South West, Nigeria. He said getting a material that could win election is topmost to any serious political party anywhere in the world, hence, it isn’t about zoning, but about who has the capacity and acceptability to win presidential election. Senator Bulkachuwa, who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, reacted in an interview with select journalists amid agitation and counter agitation on where the ruling APC should zone its presidency in 2023. The lawmaker said, APC would be economical with zoning of presidency until the political climate will determine it, saying: “That is the nature...
Repentant insurgents that have blood on their hands should be prosecuted – Ndume
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Repentant insurgents that have blood on their hands should be prosecuted – Ndume

Amid the controversy trailing the rehabilitation and reintegration of repentant Boko Haram insurgents into the society, Senator representing Borno south, Ali Ndume has said repentant terrorists who have blood on their hands should be investigated and prosecuted. Ndume said this after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, in Abuja on Saturday September 4. The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Army stressed that the former insurgents cannot be let off the hook just because they have surrendered. According to Ndume, a person who surrendered has an advantage and cannot just be summarily convicted. The senator said such people will be given the right to go to court and declare their innocence or otherwise. He said; “My stance on this has not changed, only that maybe peop...
EFCC Interrogates ex-Bayelsa governor, Seriake Dickson
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EFCC Interrogates ex-Bayelsa governor, Seriake Dickson

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

Former Governor of Bayelsa state and senator representing Bayelsa West in the Senate, Seriake Dickson has said that only a National Convention can remove embattled Peoples Democratic Party Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus. Speaking after a PDP House of Representatives Caucus called for Secondus' resignation, Dickson stated that the “illegal” National Working Committee meeting and that of the party’s caucus in the House of Representatives, including a protest at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja on Monday August 9, are all part of the plot to contrive a needless crisis in the PDP in order to set up a caretaker committee, which is illegal. Insisting that there is no crisis in the party, the lawmaker said what is happening is only a contrived media crisis orchestrated and fund...
Senator Odey Sacked by Appeal Court
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Senator Odey Sacked by Appeal Court

Mr Stephen Odey, the Senator representing Cross River North has been sacked by the Court of Appeal. A three-man Appeal Tribunal headed by Hon. Justice Chioma I. Nwosu accepted the argument that member representing Obudu/Yala Federal Constituency Hon. Jerigbe Jarigbe of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP), was the lawful candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the December 5, 2020 bye-election for the seat. The Court in consolidated suit No CAL/C/NAEA/SEN/167/2021, ruled the lower tribunal erred when it ignored Judgments of superior courts that earlier resolved Jarigbe as the rightful candidate of the PDP. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been asked to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to Odeh. The electoral commission was also ordered to iss...
Bail bond: Ndume begs court to Discharge him as Maina’s Surety
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Bail bond: Ndume begs court to Discharge him as Maina’s Surety

Ali Ndume, Senator representing Borno South Senatorial District in the upper chamber of the National Assembly on Monday July 19, asked to be discharged as a surety for former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina in his ongoing trial. Ndume in his application, said he could no longer stand as surety for Maina after he jumped bail and fled the country, amid his trial for N2bn money laundering charges brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission before a court. Maina was released on bail from the correctional service centre on July 27, 2020, nine months after he was arraigned. His release on bail was made possible following Ndume’s resolve to stand as his surety after the lawmaker used his Abuja property’s title documents worth ...
“Ridiculous” – Dino Melaye Reacts to Senate Rejection of Electronic Vote Transmission
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“Ridiculous” – Dino Melaye Reacts to Senate Rejection of Electronic Vote Transmission

A former Nigerian senator has lambasted the senate for voting against the electronic transmission of votes in the the Electoral reform bill. Dino took to his social media page to call the decision by the senate 'ridiculous' Recall that APC senators yesterday voted against the electronic transmission of results which was adopted by the senate. Dino took to Twitter and wrote: “It is ridiculous and laughable that the same Senate that voted to reject transmission of our general elections electronically used electronic voting that was also transmitted electronically.” “They voted and result transmitted electronically to the score board immediately.Oma se oo”.
If the way they are going after Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho is applied to bandits, things would have been better for us in Kaduna”- Shehu Sani
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If the way they are going after Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho is applied to bandits, things would have been better for us in Kaduna”- Shehu Sani

A former senator representing Kaduna central, Senator Shehu Sani, has said that the Federal government is more interested in arresting secessionists instead of putting all the energy it has in going after bandits and kidnappers terrorizing Nigeria. In an interview with Arise TV this morning, Sani said if the way ''they'' are going after Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho is applied to bandits, things would have been better for residents of Kaduna and in the North. “I can say in comparative terms that there’s more interest for the government in going after secessionists than going after bandits. I’m not a supporter of secessionists and I believe that secession agitation are virtually wrong and we should work towards a united Nigeria. But I believe that if the same effort, the way they...
Senator Nwaoboshi defects from PDP to APC, receives warm welcome from President Buhari
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Senator Nwaoboshi defects from PDP to APC, receives warm welcome from President Buhari

The Senator representing Delta North, Peter Nwaoboshi, has defected to the All Progressives Congress days after his suspension from the State Peoples Democratic Party. Nwaoboshi was welcomed into the party by President Buhari in the statehouse Abuja today June 25. This was made known by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu in a statement titled ‘President Buhari congratulates Sen. Peter Nwaoboshi for decamping to APC’. According to Garba, the President while receiving Nwaoboshi, said “you are welcome to the progressives family.’’ Sen. Nwaoboshi, representing Delta North District, Delta State, was presented to President Buhari and National Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) at the State House by Deputy ...
US President, Biden accuses Republicans of backing a ‘Jim Crow era in the 21st Century’ after all 50 Republican Senators vote against new federal electoral laws
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US President, Biden accuses Republicans of backing a ‘Jim Crow era in the 21st Century’ after all 50 Republican Senators vote against new federal electoral laws

US President, Joe Biden has accused Republicans of defending voter suppression efforts that amounted to "a Jim Crow era in the 21st Century" in a scathing statement Tuesday after Republican senators blocked debate on a sweeping Democrat-backed election overhaul. Senate lawmakers voted 50-50 on whether to open debate on the bill known as the "For the People Act," leaving Democrats short of the 60 votes required to overcome a GOP filibuster. The vote marked a major setback for a controversial legislation that Biden and other prominent Democrats have prepared for months in response to the passage of election security bills in Republican-led states. Georgia and other states moved to tighten election laws following a contentious 2020 election cycle rife with claims from Donald Trump of...
Igbo People will lose More if Nigeria breaks up – Rochas Okorocha warns
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Igbo People will lose More if Nigeria breaks up – Rochas Okorocha warns

Former Imo State Governor and Senator Representing Imo West District, Rochas Okorocha, has warned Igbos over attempting to break up from Nigeria. There have been increased agitations in the Southern region of Nigeria with groups such as the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, working towards the disintegration of Nigeria. Also, the Yorubas have now started pushing for the creation of Oduduwa Republic, increasing secession calls too . But Okorocha has now warned that the Igbos would be the worst hit if Nigeria breaks up, saying the South-East should push towards fixing the country and not its disintegration. “It is only an Igbo man that goes to a place and remains put in that place, buys a land and b...
Comedian Senator and wife celebrate 9th wedding anniversary
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Comedian Senator and wife celebrate 9th wedding anniversary

Stand-up comedian and actor, Senator and his wife Kaymen are celebrating their 9th wedding anniversary today May 19. The comedian who shared a loved-up photo with his wife on Instagram, described her as his "girlfriend" and also expressed hope of celebrating many more years with her. Senator wrote; Happy 9th Anniversary to me and my girlfriend... @kaymennjoku we thank God for the grace and blessings... We hope for more years of Popping Champagne in celebration together!!!!
State Police will not Work in Nigeria – Senator Chimaroke Nnamani
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State Police will not Work in Nigeria – Senator Chimaroke Nnamani

Senator representing Enugu East Senatorial District, Chimaroke Nnamani has stated that state police will not work in the country. The former Governor of Enugu state who spoke on Channels Television's ‘Sunday Politics’ on May 9, recalled how the country had regional police in the past and the factors that led to its abolishment in the past. According to Nnamani, some of the things that led to the abolition of regional police and formal entry into the state police have not changed. He said; “State police will not work in Nigeria. Remember that we had some form of state, regional police. We had an ordinance 4 of 1916 that formally established regional police, native authority police in the north, and also in western Nigeria. “There were factors that led to the abolition of st...
Frank Ibezim Sworn In As Senator Representing Imo North Zone
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Frank Ibezim Sworn In As Senator Representing Imo North Zone

Ibezim has finally been sworn in as the senator representing Imo north. Ibezim took his oath of office on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday following about three months of legal tussle with Ifeanyi Ararume, a contender for the seat. Both of them are members of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The seat became vacant in December 2019 after the demise of Benjamin Uwajumogu, who was sworn in to represent the senatorial district at the commencement of the ninth senate. The bye-election for the senatorial district was held in December 2020 but no one was named by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the winner owing to conflicting orders in courts of same jurisdiction. After weeks of litigation, the supreme court, earlier in April, af...
There’s Nothing Wrong with the Constitution, there are a Lot of Things Wrong with our People – Senator Orji Uzor Kalu
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There’s Nothing Wrong with the Constitution, there are a Lot of Things Wrong with our People – Senator Orji Uzor Kalu

Senator representing Abia North Senatorial District and Senate Majority Leader, Orji Uzor Kalu has stated that there is nothing wrong with the Nigerian constitution. Speaking in an interview on Channels Television on Sunday April 25, the former Governor of Abia state insisted that everything is wrong with the Nigerian people instead. According to him, Nigerians should realize that the country belongs to all of us and come to the drawing board to make the country work. He reiterated that constitutional amendment is not key to the issue bedeviling the country as Nigerians do not believe in the country. He added that most of the issues in the country are communal issues which should be resolved by local government councils. Orji Uzor Kalu also called for an independent local gove...
‘Insecurity, Corruption, inetitude, Nepotism and Mal-administration is the Hallmark of the Buhari Administration’ – Dino Melaye
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‘Insecurity, Corruption, inetitude, Nepotism and Mal-administration is the Hallmark of the Buhari Administration’ – Dino Melaye

Dino Melaye is of the opinion that there is no longer governance in Nigeria. According to the Senator, insecurity, ineptitude, corruption has become the hallmark of the Buhari administration.   He shared this thought on his Twitter handle this morning.   It reads ''There is no longer governance in Government in Nigeria. Insecurity, Corruption, inetitude, Nepotism and Mal-administration is the Hallmark of the Buhari Administration. We export crude oil only to import refined products of crude oil, export coffee only to import chocolate, we export Timber and import Furnitures including toothpick. Etc. In an unjust society silence is a crime. Wake up Nigeria!!!
2023 Presidency: APC Cabals Pencil Down Amosun As Running Mate For AGF, Malami
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2023 Presidency: APC Cabals Pencil Down Amosun As Running Mate For AGF, Malami

Powerbrokers in the All Progressives Congress and the Presidency are considering pairing a former Governor of Ogun State and serving senator, Ibikunle Amosun, to run as Vice-President with the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, as the President to succeed Muhammadu Buhari ahead of 2023. SaharaReporters learnt that apart from both Amosun and Malami being strong allies of President Buhari, the party hopes to play the card of their being relatively young before Nigerians. Top sources in the APC stated that by the party’s membership revalidation exercise which will end on March 31 and the ongoing probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the cabal believed that it had weakened the influence of former Lagos State Governor and APC National Leader, Bola Ti...
Blanket Amnesty may Breed a new Form of Criminality – Senator Ndume
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Blanket Amnesty may Breed a new Form of Criminality – Senator Ndume

Senator representing Borno south, Ali Ndume has stated that granting blanket amnesty to bandits as suggested by prominent Islamic cleric Sheikh Gumi may breed a new set of criminality. Ndume said this when he appeared on a Channels Television Programme on Sunday February 28. Ndume who stated that the government must tackle the banditry situation with the carrot and stick approach, averred that granting blanket amnesty to bandits might embolden other criminal groups and give them hope of bringing the government to negotiate with them. He said; “I don’t think blanket amnesty is the solution, because if you do that, another form of criminality may emerge, hoping that the government will bring them to the negotiation table. “I think the carrot-and-stick approach should be used...
I’m A Herdsman & A Senator, You Must Ban Cow Meat First Before Anything – Abdulaziz Nyako
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I’m A Herdsman & A Senator, You Must Ban Cow Meat First Before Anything – Abdulaziz Nyako

I am a Commander (rtd) of the Nigerian Navy. I am a Senator. I am a Fulani herdsman. I am, therefore, many things in one person. I was given a cow for every milestone in my life. I was given cows at birth. I was given cows when I completed my Quranic studies. I was given cows when I got married. My father gave me a herd of cows about 20 years ago when I became a ‘full adult’ in his eyes. I, therefore, became a herdsman by virtue of inheritance. The cows in my family have been with us for over a century. We know the lineage of each cow. Some of the cows recognise us. I have never killed any person. The narrative that I am a killer is, therefore, wrong. I have been told recently to leave Oyo and Ondo States by people who eat ‘kpomo, shaki, round-about, bokotor and beef. They are...
Imagine Joining Forces With Wike – Okorocha Hints On New Political Party
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Imagine Joining Forces With Wike – Okorocha Hints On New Political Party

Former Imo State Governor and the Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District, Rochas Okorocha has dropped a huge hint on the prospect of a new political force ahead of the 2023 general elections in the country. Okorocha at the Commissioning of the Rumueche- Rumuakunde- Ohna- Awuse Road in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State called for the integration of like minds from the Peoples Democratic Party PDP and the All Progressives Congress APC to accelerate the level of progress in the country. Okorocha, who said he was in Port Harcourt on grounds of his friendship with the governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike called on the people of the South East and South-South to synergize in view of the similarities in culture. The former governor noted that there are good peo...
You will never know what you have until you lose it – Ndume tells Jonathan
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You will never know what you have until you lose it – Ndume tells Jonathan

Senator representing Borno south district, Ali Ndume has described former President Goodluck Jonathan as a man who has become great in the eyes of his critics.   The lawmaker who was recently granted bail after five days in detention over Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT) whom he stood as surety for jumping bail, made the comment at the launch of a wellness centre in Abuja.   Ndume averred that Nigerians don’t value what they have until they lose, and further thanked Jonathan for ''changing the political culture and landscape of the country. ''   He said;   “As God wants it, that I must be here, because I was just released from detention yesterday night (Friday), maybe God wants me to attend this occasion, o...
Abia State Governor, Ikpeazu Promised To Join APC – Orji Uzor Kalu
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Abia State Governor, Ikpeazu Promised To Join APC – Orji Uzor Kalu

According to the Senator and former Governor of Abia State, He was asked about His opinion on the issue to party defection that is going on currently in Nigeria. He said that David Umahi has made the promise to join APC many years ago before he finally joined this month. he also said that the current governor of Abia state Okezie Ikpeazu has also promised to join APC. In his words he said that party is just an identity to win election, he encouraged those around him that the brotherhood should continue despite the party affiliations. ‘Ikpeazu promised to join APC during his supreme court trial’ – Orji Kalu Senate Chief Whip and Senator representing Abia North has hinted that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu would soon dump the Peoples Democratic Party for the All Progressive Congress, APC. ...
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Transgender Senator, Sarah McBride gives epic response to someone who asked if she’s a “boy or girl”

Human rights activist, Sarah McBride is to become the first transgender state senator in the US after she won her race in Delaware.   McBride, who was born biologically male before transitioning to a woman, had an interesting reply when a follower asked for her gender.   "I am confused, are you a boy or a girl?" the follower asked McBride in her DM.   She replied: "I'm a senator."   McBride shared the exchange publicly and added: "Hope this clears things up."   Her reply has gone viral with over 22,000 people retweeting it and over 333,000 likes.  
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Nigerian billionaire Orji Kalu announces plans to buy significant stake in Arsenal

  Nigerian billionaire Orji Kalu has announced he plans to buy a significant stake in Arsenal. Kalu, a senator, businessman, and newspaper owner with an estimated fortune of £760 million has now said he wants to make a major investment in the North London giants to help 'bring back trophies'. And it will not be his first foray into the beautiful game. Kalu previously backed Nigerian club Enyimba FC, helping them dominate the local football scene. The 60-year-old, worth $1bn, announced: “Our success with Enyimba FC between 2000-07 has continuously increased my passion for football. “As the pillar of sports in Africa, I am considering an investment in football and I will buy 35 percent stake in Arsenal FC. “Our target is to lift the Champions League and EPL, and val...
Sarah McBride becomes first transgender state senator in U.S. history
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Sarah McBride becomes first transgender state senator in U.S. history

Sarah McBride has won a seat in the Delaware state Senate, making history by becoming the first openly transgender state senator in the United States. McBride, 30, will also be the nation's highest-ranking openly transgender elected official. She defeated her Republican opponent, Steven Washington, 73% to 27%, with all precincts reporting. McBride tweeted after her win on Tuesday night: "I hope tonight shows an LGBTQ kid that our democracy is big enough for them, too." The Human Rights Campaign, for which McBride is a spokesperson, took to Twitter to congratulate her. "We're so proud of you for this historic win," the group wrote.This is not the first time McBride has made history. She interned with President Barack Obama’s administration in 2012, becoming the firs...
Seven arrested for invading Senator’s Folarin’s home where brand new motorcycles were carted away
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Seven arrested for invading Senator’s Folarin’s home where brand new motorcycles were carted away

Seven people have been arrested in connection to the invasion of Senator Teslim Folarin's home in Oluyole area of Ibadan, Oyo state's capital.   LIB reported earlier that some hoodlums invaded the Senator's home and carted away brand new motorcycles.   Serving an update, the lawmaker's elder brother Yinka Folarin told newsmen that the suspects were arrested at the residence of the lawmaker by the Oyo State joint security task force ‘Operation Burst’.   He further revealed that the looted items were meant for the 11 local government areas constituting Oyo Central Senatorial District.
Senator’s Aides Conveyed Thugs Who Attacked #EndSARS Protesters – Ex-DSS Director, Dennis Amachree
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Senator’s Aides Conveyed Thugs Who Attacked #EndSARS Protesters – Ex-DSS Director, Dennis Amachree

Dennis Amachree, a former assistant director in the Department of State Services (DSS), says aide’s of an unnamed senator conveyed thugs to attack citizens protesting against police brutality in Abuja. In a video that has since gone viral, men in black suits were seen in a sports utility vehicle (SUV) picking up hoodlums and taking them towards the protesters. The video was shot along Adetokunbo Ademola crescent in Wuse 2 in the federal capital territory (FCT). Many had believed that men were DSS officials. But speaking on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, Amachree said the DSS headquarters confirmed to him that the men aiding the thugs were working for a senator. “I don’t want to follow the style of the army where they said people can buy uniforms and wear t...
“Next Time Take A Loan From A Brain Bank”- Dino Melaye Lambasts Roman Goddess As He Accepts Her Apology
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“Next Time Take A Loan From A Brain Bank”- Dino Melaye Lambasts Roman Goddess As He Accepts Her Apology

Former Kogi state senator, Dino Melaye has accepted the apology from the Instagram model, Roman Goddess, over the controversial hotel video which she shared online last weekend. Recall that Roman Goddess had taken to social media to share videos of her visiting Dino Melaye who she described as her "uncle and daddy" in a hotel. Following the controversy that trailed the video, Roman Goddess took to her Instagram page on Wednesday, October 7, to apologize to the former lawmaker. She also stated that she wasn't trying to jeopardize his image as a public figure. Well, this morning, Dino accepted her apology while advising her to ''take a loan from brain bank''
Jeff Sessions Loses Alabama GOP Senate Seat To Tommy Tuberville
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Jeff Sessions Loses Alabama GOP Senate Seat To Tommy Tuberville

Jeff Sessions will not regain his old Alabama U.S. Senate seat this year. The former U.S. attorney general has lost to Tommy Tuberville, a first-time political candidate and former college football coach, in the state's Republican runoff election for the seat, The Associated Press projects. Tuberville — who was endorsed by President Trump in the GOP matchup — edged ahead of Sessions in Alabama's state primary in March but failed to secure a majority of the vote, setting up the runoff on Tuesday. The former Auburn University football coach will now face Democratic incumbent Sen. Doug Jones in November. Sessions was an early endorser of Trump's presidential bid and then served as the president's attorney general until he was ousted in the fall of 2018. Sessions faced prolonged criticism...
“I Don’t Want To Be A Rep, A Senator Or A Governor” – MC Oluomo
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“I Don’t Want To Be A Rep, A Senator Or A Governor” – MC Oluomo

The chairman of the Lagos State chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers Musiliu Akinsanya has dispelled rumours that he is planning to contest for a political office in Lagos State in the future. The known All Progressives Congress’s supporter, however, said is fully in “support” of the party in government in the state. The union boss popularly known as MC Oluomo made the clarification while speaking with Funmi Iyanda on Public Eye. “The constitution permits anyone to contest,” Akinsanya said in Yoruba. “But count me out of it (contesting).” “I don’t want to be a rep, a senator or a governor,” he said. Akinsanya also said on Public Eye that NURTW has set up a committee to ensure fares in different parts of the state do not get too prohibitive for commuters fo...
First Civilian Governor of Borno State, Muhammed Goni is Dead
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First Civilian Governor of Borno State, Muhammed Goni is Dead

Muhammed Goni who is the first democratically elected governor of Borno State is reportedly dead. The late politician was in his 80s and he died at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital at about 8 p.m. on Wednesday April 29. A relative of the former governor, Lawan Kareto who is a serving member of the Borno State executive council confirmed his death. He told Premium Times; “We have lost our beloved elder this evening. “We thank God for the good life he has had. Living to become 80 plus is not a small blessing from Allah. May his soul rest in peace.” Mr Goni was elected governor of Borno in 1979, but lost his second term bid in 1983. He also contested for the governorship seat in Borno State under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2011, but lost to former go...
I warned Orji Uzor Kalu he will go to jail, he ignored me – Prophet Claims
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I warned Orji Uzor Kalu he will go to jail, he ignored me – Prophet Claims

A prophet and pastor of Rhema Deliverance Ministry in Anambra State, Prophet Ejike Nwachukwu has revealed that he told former governor of Abia State and the senator representing Abia North that he would end up in prison. Prophet Nwachukwu who spoke on the second day of an on-going four-day crusade at Rhema Deliverance Ministry in Awka said he had told the senator of the ordeal that awaits him, but he (Kalu) simply brushed it aside and said that can not happen in Nigeria. He said, “The Holy Spirit is not man, and whatever he reveals comes to pass. It is the same way that I told Orji Uzor Kalu that he was going to be jailed and he stopped taking my calls. “He told me it is not possible for him to go to jail in Nigeria. I told him what he should do to avoid going to prison, but he ig...
Photos From Wedding Ceremony of MC Pashun and wife Gift
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Photos From Wedding Ceremony of MC Pashun and wife Gift

My Flatmates star and comedian, MC Pashun walked down the aisle with his wife Gift Oghenero over the weekend. The couple held their traditional wedding in Egbo Urhie, Delta on September 7, 2019.  Their white wedding ceremony was attended by some notable Nigerian personalities which includes Bovi, Buchi, Senator, Seyi Law and many others. Here are photos below;
Profile Of Ibrahim Gaidam, Senator Who Introduced ‘Repentant Boko Haram Bill’
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Profile Of Ibrahim Gaidam, Senator Who Introduced ‘Repentant Boko Haram Bill’

The Senate on Thursday introduced a bill to establish an agency to de-radicalise repentant Boko Haram insurgents. The bill christened “National Agency for the Education, Rehabilitation, De-radicalization and Integration of Repentant Insurgents in Nigeria (Est, etc) Bill, 2020” was sponsored by former Yobe Governor, Senator Ibrahim Geidam, representing Yobe East Senatorial District. Profile of Senator That Introduced The Bill For Creation Of Boko Haram Agency in Nigeria Ibrahim Gaidam is a Nigerian politician and the incumbent Senator of Yobe State East District l, Nigeria since June 2019.[1] He was the immediate past governor of Yobe State, succeeded by the Former APC National Secretary, Mai Mala Buni on 29 May 2019. Ibrahim Gaidam was born on 15 September 1956 in Bukarti v...
I Have Not Been Sacked As Senator – Ifeanyi Ubah
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I Have Not Been Sacked As Senator – Ifeanyi Ubah

Ifeanyi Ubah says he has not been sacked as the lawmaker representing Anambra South senatorial district. Ubah, in a telephone interview with our correspondent in Abuja, on Friday, said the FCT Court only refused to vacate its earlier ruling, which had since been faulted on the grounds of jurisdiction. He explained that Justice Bello Kawu ruled on an application to vacate an earlier judgement of the court on the grounds of lack of jurisdiction and asked the parties to proceed to the Appeal Court. He said, “The reports of my sacking from the Senate is not correct. I remain the substantive Senator representing Anambra South.”
Court Sacks Ifeanyi Ubah As Senator
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Court Sacks Ifeanyi Ubah As Senator

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court sitting in the Bwari area of Abuja has sacked Senator Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressives Party (YPP). Senator Ubah was the lawmaker representing Anambra South district in the upper chamber of the National Assembly. More to follow…
Hope Uzodinma Sworn In As Imo State Governor
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Hope Uzodinma Sworn In As Imo State Governor

Senator Hope Uzodinma has been sworn in as the governor of Imo State. The governor-elect and his deputy, Professor Placid Njoku, were sworn in by the Chief Justice of the state, Justice Pascal Nnadi. The swearing-in ceremony was held at the Imo State Government House, hours after Senator Uzodinma received his certificate of return from INEC in Abuja and one day after the Supreme Court nullified the election of Emeka Ihedioha and declared him the elected governor of the state. 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 were among those in attendance at the swearing-in ceremony. Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka, who had predicted that Senator...
Manny Pacquiao graduates from the university with a degree in political science
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Manny Pacquiao graduates from the university with a degree in political science

Boxer-turned-senator, Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday graduated with a degree in political science from the University of Makati in Philippines. The boxer who majored in Local Government Administration, said back in December he had embraced education so as to understand the problems and situations of his country. He was flanked by his wife and son as he received his certificate.      
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Lauretta Onochie Advises Smart Adeyemi After He Was Sworn In As Senator

The special assistant to the president on media Lauretta onochie advises the new senator representing kogi west not to follow the way of Dino Maleye She wrote: Congrats To The Newest Senator In Town How To Serve The People Of Kogi West: 1. Never abuse anyone, especially those who are older than you, eg, Pres Buhari. 2. Never use God's name in vain. E.g, God said Buhari will lose on 2019 3. Never jump out of a moving car Wish you well  
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Smart Adeyemi Sworn In As Senator By Senate Clerk

Senator Smart Adeyemi has been sworn in as Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the ninth National Assembly. Adeyemi of the Progressives Congress (APC), was sworn in on Wednesday at Plenary by Clerk of the Senate, Nelson Ayewoh. His swearing-in comes three days after he defeated Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the rerun election held Saturday.  
Stop Begging Me For Money, I Am No Longer A Senator – Babafemi Ojudu
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Stop Begging Me For Money, I Am No Longer A Senator – Babafemi Ojudu

Let me make myself clear from the onset. There is no mistake in the combination of the two words above. I am not concerned here about buyers but readers. So, readers, beware! That is the difference between “emptor” and “lector”. What brought about my asking readers to beware? It is my gentle call on readers to note the change in my status. It does appear that, going to five years since I left the Senate, many still assume that I am still in the upper chamber with the allowance warts and all. Yes, it’s true I was a Senator. I stopped being one since 2015. Yes, 2015! We are in 2019, marching on to 2020. It is four years now since I stopped being a senator. When you stop being a senator, your salary and allowances cease. What is left is the title which the creators of that position grac...
Dino Melaye Loses Local Government To Smart Adeyemi
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Dino Melaye Loses Local Government To Smart Adeyemi

The All Progressives Congress candidate in the Kogi West senatorial district re-run election, Smart Adeyemi, has defeated Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ijumu local government. Both candidates are from the local government. While Mr Adeyemi is an indigene of Iyara, Dino Melaye is from Aiyetoro, a neighbouring village. The final result for the local government was announced on Sunday morning. Mr Adeyemi’s APC polled a total of 11,627 votes while Mr Melaye’s PDP amassed 7,647 votes in the local government, according to the electoral commission, INEC. The candidate of the SDP, Natasha Akpoti, came a distant third with 49 votes. Ijumu is part of Kogi West senatorial district, the district the candidates seek to represent in the Senate. Elections in Ijumu were characterize...
Dino Melaye Reacts After Appeal Court Nullified His Election
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Dino Melaye Reacts After Appeal Court Nullified His Election

Senator Dino Melaye has reacted after being sacked by the Appeal Court as the federal lawmaker representing Kogi West.   The lawmaker while reacting to the ruling said: "I just lost my election at the Appeal Court and Fresh election ordered. In all things I give God the Praise. He who started a good thing will definitely complete it. I ask my supporters to be law abiding as we shall always overcome. To God be the Glory."   See tweet below:
Lazy Lagos Youths Are Always In My House For Free Money – Oluremi Tinubu
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Lazy Lagos Youths Are Always In My House For Free Money – Oluremi Tinubu

Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, the Senator representing Lagos Central Senatorial District and wife of a former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has said youths of today are lazy and not ready to work. According to her, most of the youths in Lagos would come to her husband’s house, claiming “they want to enjoy Asiwaju’s money.” She, however, expressed displeasure that “most of these youths don’t want to work”, adding that “the moment you give them work to do, they fall sick.” Sen. Tinubu added that youths of nowadays are interested in making quick money, “but they don’t want to work before making the money.” She added that, “our youths are very rude because they want to be like all those people abroad.” Speaking on a Lagos Television programme on Saturday morning, Tinubu ...
Pennsylvania state senator, Michael Folmer charged with child pornography
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Pennsylvania state senator, Michael Folmer charged with child pornography

Michael Folmer, a Pennsylvania State Senator, is facing charges of possession of child p-rnography. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Tuesday in a news release that an investigation has begun as a result of a CyberTip reporting that an electronic service provider, Tumblr, discovered that a user had uploaded an image of child pornography using their application. According to Josh Shapiro, the investigation led to the home of Michael Folmer in Lebanon, PA. The Office of Attorney General‘s Child Predator Section, Lebanon City Police Department, and U.S. Department of Homeland Security executed a search warrant on Tuesday and found images of child pornography on the defendant’s phone. The defendant was charged Tuesday evening with S-xual Abuse of Children, Possessio...
Dino Melaye assisted to walk into court room as he couldn’t walk alone to face trial
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Dino Melaye assisted to walk into court room as he couldn’t walk alone to face trial

Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Dino Melaye, yesterday, informed the FCT High Court in Apo, Abuja, that he was injured and could not stand in the dock to continue his criminal trial. The senator is facing a six count criminal charges of attempted suicide, escape from police custody, damage to police property, mischief’s, and threat to public servants. The trial judge had at last sitting on May 28, 2019 adjourned the case to September 11, 18 and October 3, 2019 for continuation of hearing and examination of witnesses by the defence counsel. But Melaye was “assisted” to enter the court room by two of his aides who claimed he could not walk alone. His counsel. Benson Igbanoi (who stood in for Mike Ozekhome) informed the trial court that he was injured in the la...

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