Senator Gumel: Executive order 6 targets thieves

Senator Abdullahi Gumel (APC, Jigawa) has urged Nigerians not to express fears over the Executive Order 6, recently signed by President Buhari. Gumel told the journalists yesterday that “only thieves” would be afraid of an order meant to help preserve assets wrongfully acquired. The lawmaker, who is Chairman, Senate Committee on States and Local Government Administration, said it was not meant to witch-hunt Nigerians except those looting the resources of the country for personal interest. “If somebody is kicking against, it may be that the person is a thief. The…

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Nursing mother, 154 stranded Nigerians in Russia arrive Abuja

A nursing mother and 154 out of 230 Nigerian football fans stranded in Russia after the 2018 FIFA World Cup arrived the country on Friday night. The stranded football fans including a nursing mother in her mid thirties came through Ethiopian Airline flight number ET-ALP that arrived Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja at about 9.12 p.m on July 20. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, who was at the airport to monitor their arrival, lauded President Muhammadu Buhari’s effort to ensure their safe return. He said that Mr…

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Man arrested for plotting in-law’s kidnap, murder

Operatives of the Imo State Police Command have arrested one Chima Ononiwu, for allegedly plotting to murder his uncle’s wife, Kelechi Lazz. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Dasuki Galandanchi, told newsmen in Owerri that the suspect had engaged a kidnap kingpin to abduct Kelechi. The police boss said luck ran out on the suspect, when policemen, through diligent investigation, arrested him. Galandanchi said, “Chima Ononiwu is a 32-year-old man from Umuola Umunakanu-Ama in the Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State, but he resides in Lagos State. “He…

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Governor Aregbesola’s chief of staff wins Osun APC guber ticket

The Chief of Staff to the Osun State Governor, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, has won the All Progressives Congress governorship ticket. Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, who acted as the Chairman of the APC Governorship Primary Election Panel, announced the result of the election on Friday night. Oyetola, who is from Iragbiji, Boripe Local Government Area, in the Osun Central Senatorial District won the highest number of votes in the primary . He polled 127,017 votes to defeat the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Lasun Yusuf; the Speaker of the…

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Duncan drums support for Uduaghan senatorial ambition

By Grandball Joel A legal practitioner and the administrator of Umeh Need Road an online forum, Chief (Barr) Duncan Afahokor, has thrown his weight behind the ambition of Dr. Emmanuel Ewetan Uduaghan for the Delta South senatorial election in 2019. Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, the immediate past governor Delta state has shown interest to vie for the Delta South Senatorial seat in 2019 general election, an ambition that has been greeted with wild jubilation from the people of the senatorial district. Speaking on his UNR facebook page, Chief Duncan disclosed that…

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Polish president proposes vote on new constitution

Polish President Andrzej Duda on Friday presented plans for a non-binding vote on a new constitution to address issues ranging from giving the president greater powers to the supremacy of Polish laws over EU ones. The right-wing head of state had 10 questions for the proposed November 10-11 referendum, including whether a new constitution should replace the current one adopted in 1997 after Poland peacefully shed communism. Other issues include if the supremacy of Polish law over EU law should be enshrined and whether the preamble should refer to Poland’s…

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UNHCR welcomes EU’s deal on Mediterranean migrants’ stand-off

  The UN High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi, has given a cautious welcome to the decision by several EU countries to take in some 450 migrants who have been stranded at Mediterranean Sea for days. The UN refugee agency chief, however, warned that a “ship-by-ship” arrangement was not sustainable, according to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN. The development came after the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Spain and Portugal ended a disembarkation stand-off involving the migrants, who had set out from the Libya coast, by agreeing…

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Chris Okotie as God’s political missionary

The pastor of the Household of God International Ministries, Reverend Chris Okotie, has asked the 68 political parties, especially the two major ones, to roll over and adopt him as their consensus candidate in next year’s presidential election. It is not a joke or a suggestion. It is a divine instruction, which the parties will do well to accept “within the confines of conventional propriety,” to quote Okotie. When a man – and not just any man but a reverend gentleman – says God says, you cannot ask for proof….

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Juan Mata scores as Manchester United draw against Mexican side on US tour

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said Thursday’s 1-1 pre-season draw with Club America in Arizona “pushed us to levels we are not prepared for”. United had to come from behind against the Mexican side as Juan Mata’s 78th-minute strike cancelled out Henry Martin’s opener on 59 minutes. The Premier League side were without many key players after the World Cup. Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and English duo Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford were among those missing. David de Gea, Nemanja Matic and new Brazilian signing Fred are expected to join…

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Police deny assassination attempt on Senator Melaye, summon him

The Kogi State Police Command has summoned Senator Dino Melaye to report at the State Criminal and Investigation Department after his armed guards fired on a team of policemen on patrol duties in the state. A police sergeant was the victim of the shooting, the police said and is recuperating in the hospital. The Kogi Police Command asked Melaye to report at the SCIID office in the state capital, in the company of his armed guards, as investigation began on the shooting. According to the police, their statement, signed by…

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