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2 Fulani herdsmen rape 2 sisters, charged to court

Two herdsmen, Shuaibu Samaila, 21, and Bashiru Mohammed, 24, on Friday appeared before a Jos Upper Area Court, sitting at Kasuwan Nama, for allegedly raping two sisters, aged 17 and 21.   The duo first appeared on May 18 and were specifically accused of criminal conspiracy and rape.   The police prosecutor, Mr E. A. Inegbenoise, during the arraignment, told ...

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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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Willie Obiano has misplaced priorities for Anambra State- Osita Chidoka

By Chika Okwubodu| The executive governor of Anambra state, Chief Willie Mmadua Burochukwu Obiano recently began the Umueri International Cargo Airport Project on April this year; which is to be completed in the year 2020, approximately 3 years from now. This was done in the bid to fulfilling his campaign promises of making Anambra state an economic, secure and political ...

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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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APC chieftain kidnapped, killed and dumped into river by father and son – Police

The Ondo State Police Command has arrested a man Identified as Bekewei Francis and his son, David for alleged involvement in the abduction and killing of a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Olumide Odimayo, in Ondo State.   Odimayo was allegedly abducted by some hoodlums in his house at Igbotu in Ese Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State ...

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Fani-Kayode pleads that his alleged N4.9bn fraud case be transferred from Lagos to Abuja

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had arraigned him on 17 counts before the Federal High Court in Lagos.   The other defendants involved in the case are a former Minister of State for Finance, Nenadi Usman; an ex-Chairman of Kagarko Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Mr Yusuf Danjuma; and a company, Jointrust Dimentions Nigeria Limited.   At the ...

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Alleged N650 Million Bribe: Former FCT minister Akinjide charged to court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will on Thursday (today) arraign a former Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory, Jumoke Akinjide, for allegedly receiving N650m from a former Minister of Petroleum Resources during the countdown to the 2015 general election.   The money was said to be part of the $115m (N23bn as of 2015) allegedly disbursed by ...

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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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