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Abiodun, Zulum champion peace move to reconcile Oshiomhole, Obaseki

Abiodun, Zulum champion peace move to reconcile Oshiomhole, Obaseki

ALL Progressives Congress (APC) governors have resolved to check the slide in their party by reconciling warring National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole and Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki. Some of the governors, it was learnt, have decided to sink their own differences with Oshiomhole in order to reconcile him and Obaseki in the party’s larger interest. Sources said they are worried ... Read More »

Nothing about Nigeria’s Democracy is Irreversible, Fayemi Warns

Nothing about Nigeria’s Democracy is Irreversible, Fayemi Warns

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, at the weekend warned that there was nothing irreversible about Nigeria’s democracy. Fayemi said the idea of a democratic system should not be tied only to elections, to the detriment of other critical elements of an egalitarian society. The governor made the assertions at a conference on 20 years of democracy in Nigeria at ... Read More »

Anthony Joshua delivers boxing masterclass to beat Andy Ruiz Jnr

Anthony Joshua delivers boxing masterclass to beat Andy Ruiz Jnr

*Regains WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles Slugged into career crisis in Madison Square, Anthony Joshua danced into the realm of two-time world heavyweight champion amid these desert ruins. Joshua jabbed to distract the Mexican who had ripped away his belts and his honour six months ago. JEFF POWELL’S SCORECARD RUIZ JNR ROUND JOSHUA 9 1 10 9 2 10 ... Read More »

Restructuring: Take your agitation to NASS, Presidency tells Nigerians

Restructuring: Take your agitation to NASS, Presidency tells Nigerians

The Presidency has asked Nigerians agitating for the restructuring of the country to take advantage of the constitutional amendment being proposed by the National Assembly to put forward their case for restructuring. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu who spoke at a media parley with House of Representatives Correspondents said only the National ... Read More »

Sowore: NHRC calls for arrest, prosecution of DSS officials

Sowore: NHRC calls for arrest, prosecution of DSS officials

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) urged law enforcement officials on Saturday to respect the law. Its Executive Secretary, Mr Tony Ojukwu made the call in Abuja while reacting to the invasion of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Dec. 6 by the operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) to rearrest Omoyele Sowore who was earlier released by ... Read More »

Real Madrid open transfer talks with Aubameyang,offer Luka Jovic as makeweight

Real Madrid open transfer talks with Aubameyang,offer Luka Jovic as makeweight

Arsenal  captain Aubameyang has pulled out of talks with the club over a contract extension, and is ready to quit the club next summer .Real Madrid who opened discussions with the Gunner’s chief midweek are reportedly offering Luka Jovic to Arsenal in a bid to land Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the January transfer window.The gunner’s top scorers withdrawal from renewal talk has alerted Real Madrid , who are ... Read More »

NPHCDA, NSHIP HOLDS 2020 DIP MEETING IN ABUJA, DELIBERATES ON SUSTAINABILITY PLAN

NPHCDA, NSHIP HOLDS 2020 DIP MEETING IN ABUJA, DELIBERATES ON SUSTAINABILITY PLAN

BY NDAHI MARAMA, MAIDUGURI The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) and Nigeria States Health Investment Project (NSHIP), a World Bank assisted project aimed at strengthening the Health System flagged of its 2020 Detailed Implementation Plan (DIP) meeting on Wednesday 4th December 2019 at 3Js Hotel, Utako, Abuja. The meeting which is expected to last for 3 Days had ... Read More »

DSS vs Sowore: NBA urges Nigerians to defend the rule of law

DSS vs Sowore: NBA urges Nigerians to defend the rule of law

The Nigerian Bar Association is greatly dismayed at the exhibition of primitivity, thuggery, insane passion for lawlessness, contempt and disrespect for the rule of law by the agents of the Department of State Services (DSS) within the precints of the Federal High Court, Abuja while attempting to re-arrest Citizens Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare earlier today. Eventually Sowore and Bakare ... Read More »

EFCC secures forfeiture of N1.5bn hospital linked to Rochas Okorocha’s aide

EFCC secures forfeiture of N1.5bn hospital linked to Rochas Okorocha’s aide

A day after former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, was convicted and sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for a N7.65bn fraud by a Federal High Court in Lagos, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC secured another victory in its campaign against grand corruption in public service  as Justice T.G Ringin of a Federal High Court sitting in Owerri, today December 6, ... Read More »

Chelsea FIFA ban overturned, ready to spend $150m on new players in January

Chelsea FIFA ban overturned, ready to spend $150m on new players in January

Chelsea’s transfer ban has been lifted by the court of arbitration for sport, which means the blues can make signings in January. The Blues were given a two-window punishment by Fédération Internationale de Football Association FIFA for breaches of the rules regarding their dealings with players under the age of 18, which covered last summer which they served and was ... Read More »

Sowore: DSS invasion rape on sanctity of the court, says Atiku

Sowore: DSS invasion rape on sanctity of the court, says Atiku

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has said that Friday’s invasion of a courtroom at the Federal High Court, Abuja by operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS), was a rape on the sanctity of the court. Armed operatives of the DSS had invaded the court during sitting had had forcefully arrested the convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore and his ... Read More »

Soyinka to Buhari:Rein in your wild dogs of disobedience

Soyinka to Buhari:Rein in your wild dogs of disobedience

wore being re-arrested Professor Wole Soyinka has taken a dig at the Department of State Services (DSS) over the re-rearrest of Omoyele Sowore. The Nobel Loreate likened the behaviour of the sleuths to African wild dogs! He warned: “May I remind this government that disobedience calls to disobedience, and that disobedience of the orders of the constitutional repository of the ... Read More »

Alleged N6.9bn Fraud: Fayose gets nod for foreign medical trip

Alleged N6.9bn Fraud: Fayose gets nod for foreign medical trip

The Federal High Court in Lagos has again authorised a former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, to travel abroad for medical treatment. Justice C.J. Aneke granted Fayose permission to attend to his health abroad following an application by his counsel, Olalekan Ojo (SAN). He also permitted Fayose to go abroad last July. Fayose is being prosecuted by the Economic ... Read More »

Double Registration: Court Decides Yahaya  Bello’s Fate Jan. 20

Double Registration: Court Decides Yahaya Bello’s Fate Jan. 20

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, will on January 20, 2020, decide the culpability or otherwise of Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, in an alleged double registration suit. Justice Ekwo fixed the date to deliver his judgment in the suit filed by a governorship candidate in the recent governorship election in Kogi State shortly after parties ... Read More »

Buhari urges banks to invest in Agriculture

Buhari urges banks to invest in Agriculture

  President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the banking sector to keep up its support for the agriculture sector to make the government’s food security programme a total success. President Buhari gave the charge on Friday while receiving the Governing Council of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) led by the chairman, Dr Uche Olowu, at the Presidential Villa ... Read More »

Rotimi Amaechi attacked in Spain

Rotimi Amaechi attacked in Spain

Some Nigerians living in Spain on Friday attacked Nigeria’s transportation minister Rotimi Amaechi while on a national assignment.“Some minutes ago, I was attacked by a few misguided Nigerians while on national assignment at a climate change event in Madrid, Spain,” Amaechi tweeted on Friday. “They were quickly repelled by the Spanish police before they could do any harm.” The Nigerian ... Read More »

Security Threats: FG Adopts Multi-pronged National Defence Strategy December

Security Threats: FG Adopts Multi-pronged National Defence Strategy December

In the new National Security Strategy (NSS) launched Wednesday, government is also seeking to strengthen border security which it said was critical to addressing the threat of terrorism and transnational organised crime. According to THISDAY, part of the document sighted showed that government would, in the next five years, train its sights on mobilising all instruments of national power in ... Read More »

Bomb rocks Ebonyi school,chops off student’s hand

Bomb rocks Ebonyi school,chops off student’s hand

AN object believed to be an improvised explosive device on Thursday exploded at Glory Land High School, Azugwu, in Ebonyi Local Governement Area of Ebonyi State. The device which exploded during break hour, according to sources within the school, chopped off the left hand of an SS 2 student simply identified as Chibuike while another undisclosed number of students sustained ... Read More »

Agbakoba Writes Buhari, Proposes Cooperative Federalism

Agbakoba Writes Buhari, Proposes Cooperative Federalism

A former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to suspend restructuring drive and adopt cooperative federalism and economic transformation. In a letter sent to Buhari yesterday, the Senior Advocate of Nigeria said while he understood the importance of restructuring, political restructuring was dividing the country and impeding development. He ... Read More »

INEC sets January 25 for 28 rerun polls

INEC sets January 25 for 28 rerun polls

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed January 25, 2020, for the conduct of the 28 outstanding court-ordered rerun elections across in the country. The commission announced this yesterday in Abuja in a statement by its National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye. The statement said the election petition tribunals constituted to try cases that arose ... Read More »