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Daily Archives: April 24, 2018

APC group gives Okorocha 21-day ultimatum to end support for son-in-law

APC group gives Okorocha 21-day ultimatum to end support for son-in-law

The All Progressives Congress, APC, Restoration Coalition in Imo State, yesterday, gave Governor Rochas Okorocha, a 21-day ultimatum, to discontinue his support for his son-in-law, Mr. Uche Nwosu, to be the next governor of the state. The group spoke through its leader, Mr Theodore Ekechi, after a meeting in Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of the state. The group also ...

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We are also aware of manipulations in INEC’s computer data centre – PDP

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The party also urged the commission to be impartial in the conduct of electoral matters, adding that its findings have revealed plot by the All Progressives Congress, APC, to rig the 2019 elections with the connivance of the umpire. In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party drew the attention of Nigerians to what it called ...

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S-African Police look on as mob burns Nigerian

S-African Police look on as mob burns Nigerian

    A Nigerian has been burnt alive by a mob, while the Police looked on, in the latest xenophobic attack in South Africa, just as 14 Nigerians, who protested the killing of a fellow citizen in that country’s North West Province in February are still in detention. The incident happened on Sunday. This came as the Federal Government, yesterday, described ...

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Army troops arrest suspected kidnappers in Kaduna

Army troops arrest suspected kidnappers in Kaduna

The Nigerian Army has said its troops of Mobile Strike Team II in Kaduna, yesterday, arrested two notorious kidnappers terrorising people in the state. This was even as it said its troops of 72 Special Force Battalion have restored peace in Otukpo, Benue State following an altercations that ensued after suspected cultists invaded a political meeting and opened fire on ...

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Why Nigeria still suffers epileptic power supply — FG

Why Nigeria still suffers epileptic power supply — FG

The Federal Government has said its huge investment in the power sector is not translating into improved power supply in the country because the power distributing companies, DISCOs, have no capacity for effective distribution of electricity generated by transmission companies. Speaking through the Head of Service of the Federation, HoS, Mrs Winifred Oyo Ita, yesterday in Calabar, Cross River State, ...

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Nigeria tops remittances to Sub-Saharan Africa with $22bn- World Bank

Nigeria tops remittances to Sub-Saharan Africa with $22bn- World Bank

    The World Bank, yesterday, said that Nigerians living abroad (Diaspora) sent home $22 billion in 2017, the highest in the Sub-Saharan region, and the fifth highest in the world. This represents 10 percent increase when compared to the $19.64 billion sent home in 2016. The amount sent home by Nigerians in Diaspora represents the highest in the Sub-Saharan ...

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NERC, Eko DISCO sued for N50m over exorbitant bill, others

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A N50 million suit has been filed against the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC and Eko Electricity Distribution Company Plc before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, over exorbitant estimated bills and refusal to provide pre-paid meters by the distribution company. Plaintiffs in the matter are Raji Olatunji, Omololu Sulaiman, Muritala Aloba, Tawakalitu Onisemo, Mogaji Suaibu, Oyelade Kolawole and ...

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APC Congress, way to go in building truly democratic party – Tinubu

APC Congress, way to go in building truly democratic party – Tinubu

All Progressives Congress National Leader, Sen. Bola Tinubu, on Monday congratulated his party for embarking on the congresses against all odds, saying that it is the way to go in building and upholding a truly democratic political party. Tinubu said this in a congratulatory message to the newly inaugurated APC National Convention Committee. The message was released by his Media ...

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Withdrawal of $496m tucano aircraft : Outraged senators head for showdown with Buhari

Withdrawal of $496m tucano aircraft : Outraged senators head for showdown with Buhari

Senators are headed for a stormy session today, outraged, over the anticipatory approval and payment of $496 million to the United States Government by President Muhammadu Buhari for the purchase of 12 A29 Super Tucano aircraft. The approval for the payment was made without appropriation by the National Assembly, and in direct conflict with the provisions of the constitution, National ...

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Police set up taskforce over illegal use of spy number plates, sirens in Abuja

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The Federal Capital Territory, FCT Police Command, yesterday, constituted a special taskforce to review the use of sirens and spy number plates in Abuja, the nation’s capital city. The command’s spokesman, Anjuguri Manzah, in a statement said the Commissioner of Police, “in compliance with the recent directive of Inspector-General of Police has constituted a taskforce to check the abuse and ...

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One killed, as Shi’ites clash with Police again

One killed, as Shi’ites clash with Police again

A member of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, IMN, also known as Shi’ites, was reportedly shot dead during a clash between the sect and the Police in Abuja, yesterday. This came as the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, yesterday, urged the Federal Government to come up with appropriate political and legal approaches for the resolution of the lingering case involving ...

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