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Herman Hembe sacked from House of Reps, ordered to return salaries and allowances he received since 2015

Hembe to be replaced with Dorathy Mato The Supreme Court has sacked Herman Hembe from the House of Representatives. Mr. Hembe, who represents Vandikwa/ Konshisha constituency of Benue State was not the valid candidate of Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress, the court ruled. Supreme Court of Nigeria The court also ordered that Mr. Hembe be replaced with Dorathy Mato, who ...

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Desperate people in government and their collaborators want to pull me down at all cost – Saraki

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has said that he is “unperturbed” by the appeal filed by the federal government challenging his acquittal by the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Mr. Saraki reiterated his earlier position that he remains unperturbed by the development. “Dr. ...

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Mugabe could run as a corpse in election and still win votes! – Deputy President

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe will be 94 in the election year of 2018 and, should he win another term in office, would stay in power until he is 99 years old, providing he survives the whole term. The president’s wife, Grace Mugabe—widely seen along with Emmerson Mnangagwa as one of the main candidates to succeed her husband—recently stoked controversy by ...

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Ultimatum for Igbos to leave the North; an ill wind that would blow no one any good – Makarfi

The Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday in Abuja listed several woes which it said needed urgent attention of the Federal Government.   But it also commended the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, for actions it said he had taken, especially on the agitation for the Igbo succession by some pro-Biafran groups.   ...

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Nigeria’s legion of problems

By Clem Aguiyi | I wish to apologize to my fans and readers who had complained that I do not respond to readers’ reactions. I will do that by next week. I had wanted to devote this episode to reactions to my last week publication titled ‘ The Final Exodus’ but a lot of things have happened since the publication, ...

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Governor Ayade wants me dead – Florence Ita-Giwa

A former senator, Florence Ita-Giwa, also known as Mama Bakassi, said trouble began after she blew the whistle on the alleged diversion of the relief materials she sourced from the National Refugee Commission for victims of a fire outbreak in Dayspring Island, Bakassi.   She says her life is endangered following her recent exposure of the diversion of relief materials ...

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FAO At War Against Hunger In North-East Nigeria

* As 5.2m People Face Severe Food Insecurity   By Akanimo Sampson ONE of the front line agencies of the United Nations, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), is currently battling with some emergency measures to combat the hunger scourge in the North-East axis of Nigeria ravaged by the Boko Haram insurgency. The group is widely tagged as a terrorist formation. ...

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2019: Fresh Agitation Erupts In Niger Delta

By Akanimo Sampson|AHEAD of the 2019 polls, oil bearing communities and some social formations in the Niger Delta, Nigeria’s despoiled oil and gas region, have started to meet secretly for a new political demand that is likely to put political parties and their power seekers at their wit’s end.   They are mobilising to press for the protection of their ...

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Rivers Was A Killing Field Before Me, Says Wike

By Akanimo Sampson | GOVERNOR Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has unveiled why the oil and gas bearing state is a hotbed of violence. He has also named some of the high profile assassinations that unsettled the state before he became governor in 2015.     Speaking on a special appearance on Channels Television Sunrise Programme on Tuesday, Governor Wike ...

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After 45 days in SSS detention, Capital Oil boss Ifeanyi Ubah regains freedom

A court in Lagos had ordered Mr. Ubah’s immediate release, while another in Abuja blocked such move. The State Security Services, SSS, released Ifeanyi Ubah, the chairman of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, after nearly six weeks in detention on allegation of economic sabotage. According to Channels Television, Mr. Ubah was released Monday night unconditionally by the security agency. Mr. ...

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