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Tribunal sacks Kalu from Senate

Tribunal sacks Kalu from Senate

  The National and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abia State on Monday nullified the election of Orji Uzor Kalu as the Senator representing Abia North. The tribunal also ordered for a rerun election for the Abia North Senatorial District. Read More »

Procession by Shi’ites will be treated as terrorism- Police

Procession by Shi’ites will be treated as terrorism- Police

  By Haruna Salami The Nigeria Police Force say it has come to their knowledge that some members of the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) intend to embark on a nationwide procession. IMN is led by detained Shi’ite cleric, Sheikh Ibrahim El-zakzaky. A press release signed by DCP Frank Mbah said “The Force notes that in line with the ... Read More »

Xenophobia: African Commission agrees to take appropriate action on request for $10bn compensation for victims

Xenophobia: African Commission agrees to take appropriate action on request for $10bn compensation for victims

 There is prospect Nigerian victims of xenophobic attacks in South Africa may soon get some justice, as Ms Soyata Maiga, Chairperson, African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights has agreed to “take appropriate action” on request by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) asking the commission to “submit a case on the escalating xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other African ... Read More »

Xenophobic attacks: FG will continue to press for compensation for victims- Dabiri-Erewa

Xenophobic attacks: FG will continue to press for compensation for victims- Dabiri-Erewa

  By Haruna Salami Chairman, Nigeria Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa has assured Nigerians that the Federal Government will continue to press for compensation to be paid by South Africa to Nigerians whose properties and businesses were destroyed in South Africa due to Xenophobic attacks She urged Nigerians to remain calm and not take the law into their hand ... Read More »

DSS alerts on plans by groups to set Nigeria on fire

DSS alerts on plans by groups to set Nigeria on fire

“The Department of State Services on Monday raised alarm on plans by some ‘’subversive groups and individuals” to set Nigeria on fire as well as inflame passions across ethnic and religious divides with expected violent consequences. The alarm was raided via a press statement issued by Peter Afunanya, Ph.D, Public Relations Officer of the agency. In the press release, the ... Read More »

Xenophobia: Buhari receives report of Special Envoy to S Africa, directs on next steps

Xenophobia: Buhari receives report of Special Envoy to S Africa, directs on next steps

“President Buhari has taken note of the report and instructed the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs to continue to engage with appropriate Authorities on the concrete measure the South African Government is expected to take.” Press Statement XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS: PRESIDENT BUHARI RECEIVES REPORT OF SPECIAL ENVOY TO SOUTH AFRICA, DIRECTS ON NEXT STEPS In the wake of the xenophobic attacks ... Read More »

Alleged demolished mosque: It is a sewage site, Wike tells Fayemi

Alleged demolished mosque: It is a sewage site, Wike tells Fayemi

  *L-R: Governors Fayemi, Wike* Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, on Sunday said he has nothing against Islam or any faith. He made the remarks while showing the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, the site of the mosque he allegedly demolished in Port Harcourt. A statement by NGF’s Head ... Read More »

El-zakzaky’s followers vow to embark on procession Tuesday in spite of proscription

El-zakzaky’s followers vow to embark on procession Tuesday in spite of proscription

  The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) has fixed Tuesday for its annual Ashura procession in spite its proscription by the court. The group, led by detained radical Shi’ite cleric, Sheikh Ibrahim El-zakzaky, would embark on the procession to mark the Day of Ashura, which is the tenth day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar. It is ... Read More »

JAMB says period for admission processes sacrosanct

JAMB says period for admission processes sacrosanct

  *Dr Benjamin* The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has started the processes for placement of candidates into all tiers of tertiary institutions for the 2019/2020 academic session. JAMB’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos. According to Benjamin, the period slated ... Read More »

Kogi guber: Bello picks Chief of Staff as running mate

Kogi guber: Bello picks Chief of Staff as running mate

  *R-L: Gov Bello, Prince Onoja* Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has picked his Chief of Staff, Prince Edward David Onoja as his running mate in the November 16 governorship election. Governor Bello emerged the gubernatorial candidate of All Progressives Congress at the party’s primary on 29th August. Sources told our correspondent on Sunday in Lokoja that the APC ... Read More »