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PDP moves to resolve House of Reps minority leadership crisis

It was gathered that, to this end, the PDP National Working Committee (NWC), met with members of the House elected its platform at the party’s National secretariat , Wadata Plaza, in Abuja, on Wednesday to explore ways of resolving the crisis that has paralysed the activities of the opposition party caucus in the Green chamber.
Sacked UNIZIK lecturer, Dr. Peter Ekemezie, has filed suit at Anambra State High Court sitting in Awka praying the court to award N500,000,000 as general and exemplary damages over alleged defamatory story published by The Punch newspaper.

Sacked UNIZIK lecturer sues Punch, others, demands N500 million over alleged defamation

Sacked Nnamzi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) lecturer, Dr. Peter Ekemezie, has filed suit at Anambra State High Court sitting in Awka praying the court to award N500,000,000 as general and exemplary damages over alleged defamatory story published by The Punch newspaper.

Police investigate five arrested ‘child traffickers’

Rivers State Police command said it was investigating five women suspected to be involved in child trafficking arrested by its operatives.

Petrol price hike a move to end subsidy regime – expert

Nigeria’s first professor of the Capital Market and former Imo State Finance Commissioner, Prof Uche Uwaleke, on Wednesday described the hike in petrol price from N123.50k/litre to a price band of N140.80 to N143.80 as an indication that the Federal Government was ready to gradually exit the fuel subsidy regime.
At least 18 people including eight Somali government soldiers and 10 al-Shabaab militants were killed, and more than 13 others wounded when fighters from al-Shabaab attacked Somali National Army and African Union peacekeeping mission troops bases

Benue: Troops kill two ‘militia herdsmen’ in clash, injure one

Two suspected militia herdsmen have been reportedly killed and another injured during an exchange of heavy gunfire with the joint military Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS) in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State.

Ondo PDP ready for showdown as aspirants insist on primaries

The crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State may have assumed a new dimension following resistance by the governorship aspirants of the party to allow the state Deputy Governor, Mr Agboola Ajayi contest as the consensus candidate of the party.
The Osun State Fire Service, on Sunday confirmed the death of an aged woman, Mrs Omolayo Kolawole, in a recent fire incident that razed a house at Alapata street, Modakeke-Ife on Saturday.

Fire razes 5 houses, 25 shops in Ondo

No fewer than 25 shops and five houses were on Sunday night destroyed by late night inferno at Obanla area of Akure, Ondo State.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police rescue two kidnapped siblings in Ebonyi

Police in Ebonyi State have rescued two siblings aged five and ten who were recently abducted from their home in Abakaliki at gunpoint by unknown gunmen.
The former spokesman for Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Mr Ime Okon has described the Executive Order 10 recently signed by President Muhammadu Buhari to grant financial autonomy to the state legislature as “surplusage” since there already exists a constitutional provision for the said autonomy.

Executive Order 10 can’t supersede constitutional provisions – ex-assemblyman

The former spokesman for Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Mr Ime Okon has described the Executive Order 10 recently signed by President Muhammadu Buhari to grant financial autonomy to the state legislature as “surplusage” since there already exists a constitutional provision for the said autonomy.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Family petitions police over mysterious death, burial of daughter in Lagos

Family of Adiya Ikumu of Oju community in Oju Local Government Area of Benue State has petitioned commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, over the mysterious circumstances surrounding the sudden death of their daughter, Magaret, in Lagos.

Primate Ayodele predicts when coronavirus vaccine will be discovered

The founder of Inri Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has predicted that the vaccine for COVID-19 will be discovered in July this year.
The logo of the Nigerian Stock Exchange is pictured in Lagos, Nigeria, file. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Nigerian stocks records ninth consecutive gain

The Nigerian stock market gained ground for the ninth day in a row, with the benchmark All Share Index (ASI) improving further by 0.87 per cent to settle at 24,354.25 points after oil price climbed above $31 per barrel on Thursday.
Access Bank Plc has urged its customers and the general public to disregard social media report of its shutting 340 branches nationwide.

Access Bank denies closing branches

As the structure of the lockdown has been relaxed, the branches will be reopened in a phased approach and with adherence to physical distancing guidelines.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

Coronavirus: INEC to shift Edo, Ondo guber polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has hinted that it might be constrained to adjust the timetable and schedule of activities of the Edo and Ondo states governorship elections due to the crippling challenges coronavirus pandemic posed on the country.
The Nigerian Guild of Editors Standing Committee has elected Mustapha Isah as Acting President of the Guild, to fill the vacant position of Mrs Funke Egbemode as President, upon her appointment and acceptance of offer as Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation in Osun State.

Guild of Editors demand end to journalists’ harassment in Ebonyi

The Nigerian Guild of Editors, NGE, has noted with deep concerns, the persistent harassment of journalists in Ebonyi State on the orders of the state power brokers, including the Governor of the State, Mr David Umahi.

CLO flays Ebonyi governor over arrest, ban on two journalists

The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), South East Zone, has condemned in its entirety the arrest of the correspondents of The Sun and Vanguard newspapers in Ebonyi State, Chijioke Agwu and Peter Okutu, respectively and their subsequent ban from Government House by the state governor, Chief David Umahi.
Police officers attached to the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (SCIID) Panti, Yaba have expressed deep concern at the rate in which violators of the lockdown order are being dumped at the formation.

Arrested lockdown violators crowd Lagos police formation – officers

Police officers attached to the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (SCIID) Panti, Yaba, have expressed deep concern at the rate in which violators of the lockdown order are being dumped at the formation.
The Nigerian Guild of Editors Standing Committee has elected Mustapha Isah as Acting President of the Guild, to fill the vacant position of Mrs Funke Egbemode as President, upon her appointment and acceptance of offer as Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation in Osun State.

Guild of Editors demands end to harassment of journalists by Ebonyi government

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has issued a statement demanding an end to the harassment of journalists by the Ebonyi State government.

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The Edo State governorship campaign this week turned into a royal rumble as the two major political parties, All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, took turns to project themselves with royal blessings while at the same time denigrating the gaffes of the other.
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UN welcomes Bolivia’s election date agreement

Jean Arnault, the U.N. secretary-general’s personal envoy to Bolivia, said in a statement Friday he “welcomes the agreement” the Andean nation’s legislature reached Thursday to hold the country’s general election October 18.
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Yobe flags-off seasonal malaria chemo-prevention strategy

Aspart of efforts to ensure healthy society, Yobe State Government through the Primary Health Care Management Board has on Friday flag-off ceremony forthe 2020 Sea­sonal Malaria Chemo-prevention (SMC) campaign at the palace of Emir of Damaturu.