Nigerian Army arrest suspected killers of Governor Ortom’s aide

The Nigerian Army has announced the arrest of three gang members of the wanted militia leader, Mr Terwase Akwaza, who confessed to the killing of the Senior Special Assistant to the Benue state governor on Special Security, Mr Denen Igbana. The Commander, Operation Whirl Stroke, Major General Adeyemi Yekini, made the announcement on Tuesday while briefing journalists in Makurdi on major offensive and bombardment of militia camps in Benue and Nasarawa state. Although the Army is yet to reveal their identities, Major General Adeyemi assured displaced persons that very soon,…

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Court adjourns Senator Misau’s ‘injurious falsehood trial’

An FCT High Court, Maitama, on yesterday adjourned till July 19, a case of alleged injurious falsehood preferred against Senator Isah Misau, to enable counsel to address the court on a subpoena issue. The case which was supposed to hold on June 18 ­was adjourned with the consent of counsel in the matter until July 3 . Paul Erokoro (SAN), Misua’s counsel, had earlier told the court at one of the sittings that the subpoena was for the prosecution to produce some documents in relation to the alleged offences. He…

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Protesters storm APC secretariat, demand removal of John Oyegun-led NWC

Protesters have gathered at the national office of the All Progressives Congress demanding the removal of the John Odigie-Oyegun-led national working committee of the ruing party. The protesters carried placards praising a leading contender for the national chairmanship of the party, Adams Oshiomhole. One placard read “Oshiomhole is our winner”, another said “Oyegun and co leave our party secretariat now”. The tenure of the present national working committee, NWC, is due to end this month and new officials will be elected at the party’s convention scheduled for Saturday. An earlier…

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Atiku urges APC to concede defeat like Jonathan if it loses

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has called on the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State to accept defeat in good faith if it loses the July 14 governorship election. Atiku, who visited Gov. Ayo Fayose in Ado Ekiti on Monday said losing an election to a rival party should be seen in the light of the concession to defeat by former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Atiku was accompanied by the members of the PDP Governorship Campaign Council. The former vice president also…

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US, UN condemn bloody Damboa’s attack

The U.S. and the United Nations (UN) have condemned the attacks on Saturday night in Damboa, Borno state in North Eastern Nigeria which led to the killing of 32 persons. The attack was carried out by six female suicide bombers sponsored by suspected members of Boko Haram terrorists. The U.S., in a statement by Ms Heather Nauert, Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State, said it stood firm with Nigeria in the fight against terrorism. According to reports, 84 others were injured when six suicide bombers detonated Improvised Explosive Devices…

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President Buhari rules out meeting with nPDP members

President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that he will never sit down for discussion with the aggrieved members of the defunct new Peoples Democratic Party that joined forces to form the ruling All Progressives Congress. A top government official disclosed this to journalists on the condition of anonymity on Monday. The source said Buhari had conveyed his position on the matter to state governors elected on the platform of the APC during a meeting he had with them recently. The President was said to have insisted that state governors and the…

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Nigeria to shut borders over rice smuggling

The Nigerian Government says it will shut the land border between it and a neigbouring country in a few days time to avoid smuggling of foreign rice into the country. Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, made the disclosure in Abuja on Monday while speaking with youths in a leadership clinic under the auspices of Guardians of the Nation International (GOTNI). Ogbeh who did not mention the particular country and border, said that shutting the borders had become necessary to encourage local production and sustain the…

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Nigeria in darkest hour of political history-Ekweremadu

Citing constant persecution of opposition leaders, smear campaign and threat, the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, monday said this is the darkest hour in the political history of Nigeria. The deputy senate president made the remark during an interview with journalists at the Akure Airport, Ondo State on the way to Ado-Ekiti along with other party leaders. Ekwemadu along with other leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) including former Senate President, David Mark, were on their way to campaign for the party’s candidate for the July 14 Governorship Election,…

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Makarfi joins PDP’s presidential race

Senator Ahmed Makarfi, a former Governor of Kaduna State and former Caretaker Committee Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has formally joined those jostling for the party’s 2019 presidential ticket. Former Cross River State governor Donald had last week also declared his intention to run for the 2019 presidential ticket on the same party platform. Also another former governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Also former Vice President Atiku Abubakar who recently defected from ruling All progressives Congress (APC) back to his original PDP, is currently on nationwide consultation to…

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INEC registering foreigners to vote in 2019 – Southern, Middle Belt leaders

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders’ Forum has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission of registering foreigners, especially from Niger Republic, to pave the way for electoral malpractices in 2019. The forum stated this in a communique made available to journalists on Sunday. The communiqué was signed by Yinka Odumakin (South-West), Senator Bassey Henshaw (South-South), Prof. Chigozie Ogbu (South-East) and Dr. Isuwa Dogo (Middle Belt). The leaders from the Middle Belt, South South, South East and South West met in Lagos on Friday. The Forum alleged that registration of foreigners…

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