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Yoruba World Congress (YWC), an umbrella body of all Yoruba socio-cultural groups, has threatened to hold a peaceful protest in support of the recently launched Western Nigeria Security Network code-named Amotekun.

Amotekun: We won’t succumb to blackmail – Southwest governors

The Six South West governors, weekend, declared that they will not “capitulate to blackmail” from within or outside the region, and reaffirmed that the South West security initiative, Amotekun, is neither a regional army nor an ethnic agenda aimed at obliterating and undermining national cohesion.

Governor Dickson: I’m leaving behind very big shoes for my successor

Bayelsa State Governor, Hon Seriake Dickson says he will be leaving behind very big shoes for his successor after eight years of sustained efforts to develop the state.
The Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund, Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, says criminals are using ungoverned spaces across the country to unleash terror on law-abiding citizens.

TETFUND: CSOs dismiss calls for Suleiman Bogoro’s investigation

No fewer than 21 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have dismissed calls for the investigation of Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust fund (TETFUND), Professor Suleiman Bogoro, describing it as, “diversionary plot to derail crusade for transparency”.
The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Friday in Abuja pledged to revamp the Principal’s Cup and Headmaster’s Cup competitions in the secondary and primary schools respectively.

Sports reform: I will not be distracted by blackmail – minister

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has said he will not be distracted by unfounded allegations, insinuations, blackmail and the smear campaign that have now become a cancer in Nigerian sports administration.
Joseph Muscat at a press conference in Valletta in the early hours of Friday morning. Yara Nardi-Reuters

Maltese premier under pressure to resign over slain reporter case

Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat came under increasing pressure to resign Friday as protesters cried foul over the latest twist in the case of slain journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.
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Akwa Ibom election: APC petitions NJC, appeal court over alleged compromise

Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the March 9, 2019 House of Assembly elections for Uruefong\Oruko state constituency, Akwa Ibom state, Mr Aniefiok Omen Bassey, has petitioned the National Judicial Commission (NJC) and President of the Appeal Court, alleging that election petition tribunal erred in delivering the ruling in favour of his opponent, Asuquo Archibong, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa on Friday disclosed how the immediate past administration of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode employed blackmail and harassment to witch-hunt and deprive the House of performing its duties appropriately.

How former Lagos governor blackmailed, harassed us from performing – Speaker

Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa on Friday disclosed how the immediate past administration of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode employed blackmail and harassment to witch-hunt and deprive the House of performing its duties appropriately.
The suspect, Victor Duru, a Madonna University drop out was arrested in Surulere on Thursday, after repeatedly blackmailing his church member and girlfriend.

Police arrest church protocol officer who lures church girls to hotels and taking their...

A church protocol officer in the habit of luring church girls to hotels and taking their nude photographs subsequently using the photographs to blackmail them in exchange for money has been arrested in Lagos.

Court verdicts: INEC warns politicians against blackmail, grandstanding

The Independent National Electoral Commission has warned politicians against using the verdict of the courts as basis for grandstanding and electoral blackmail.

Oil firm denies allegations of killings in Bayelsa

An oil pipeline surveillance company, Darlon Security and Guards Limited (DSGL), operating in Bayelsa State has denied allegations that its staff allegedly killed some Bayelsa youths in Korokorosei community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state.

Security firm denies allegations of killings in Bayelsa, threatens legal action

An oil pipeline surveillance firm, Darlong Security and Guards Limited (DSGL), has denied allegations by a group that it killed some youths during its operations in Korokorosei, Southern Ijaw, Bayelsa State.

Kogi guber: Governor Bello buys 1,000 unregistered tinted vehicles for thugs to rig election...

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello purchased over 1,000 unregistered tinted vehicles for people suspected to be thugs in order to rig next month’s governorship election.

Minimum wage: Federal government’s threat to sack workers, cheap blackmail – Labour

Organised labour has described statement by Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr, Chris Ngige, that the Federal Government may have to reduce the workforce in public service before it can implement labour’s demand as cheap blackmail.

PDP blasts APC over attack on Bayelsa governor’s performance

Youths from the Bayelsa State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) under the aegis of PDP Youth Network (PDPYN) have dismissed as “tissues of lies” claims of Chief Don Evarada, a former aide to Governor Seriake Dickson who rated Gov Dickson’s administration low.

CSOs urge politicians, INEC, others to adhere to electoral law

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Kogi have called on politicians, INEC and other stakeholders to ensure peaceful conduct of the Nov. 16 governorship election through strict adherence to the electoral law.

Maritime academy cautions journalists against fake news

The management of Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN), Oron, in Akwa-Ibom, on Sunday cautioned newsmen against the spread of fake news, urging them to be professional in their coverage of activities of the academy.
Seyi Makinde

PDP accuses APC of promoting falsehood against Oyo governor

The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State chapter has flayed the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state for making desperate effort to blackmail and rubbish the laudable achievements of the State Governor, Seyi Makinde.
Seyi Makinde

Oyo PDP: We’re appalled at APC’s desperation to publicise falsehood

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Oyo State chapter, has accused the state’s chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of being desperate to blackmail the laudable achievements of the State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, and the ruling party in the state.

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