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Deputy Governor of Imo State, Rt. Hon. Gerald Irona, says the state government decided to set up an investigative panel to look into the management of the Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission - ISOPADEC following reports of mismanagement of the Commission by previous administrations.

Gerald Irona: Why we are probing ISOPADEC

Deputy Governor of Imo State, Rt. Hon. Gerald Irona, says the state government decided to set up an investigative panel to look into the management of the Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission - ISOPADEC following reports of mismanagement of the Commission by previous administrations.

Court sacks Imo APC Reps member-elect

A Federal High Court in Owerri on Monday sacked the member-elect for Nkwerre/Nwangele/Njaba/Isu federal constituency of Imo State, Ugonna Ozurigbo.

Imo elections: PDP to probe outgoing Governor Okorocha

The Imo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has declared that there is no hiding place for outgoing Governor, Rochas Okorocha, of the All Progressives Congress.

Imo PDP flays Okorocha for banning journalists

The Imo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has described as undemocratic and draconian ban of the ThisDay and Vanguard correspondents from covering the Imo State Government House activities.

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“In several cases, journalists, bloggers and activists have either been denied bail, as it is the case with journalist Agba Jalingo, or granted bail with stringent conditions that implicitly violate human rights, as it is the case with journalist and activist Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare. In all of such cases, the alleged offences are not constitutionally and internationally recognizable.”

Correctional Service: Agba Jalingo didn’t sponsor inter-cell sports competition for inmates

The authority of Nigerian Correctional Service have refuted reports in one of the private television stations and some social media handles claiming sponsorship of a football competition by detained journalist, Agba Jalingo, for inmates in the Afokang custody Centre of the service in Calabar, Cross River State.
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Kogi elections: Yiaga Africa wants polls cancelled

An election observer group, Yiaga Africa, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to cancel the gubernatorial and senatorial elections in Kogi State; saying the exercise was marred by vote-buying, ballot box snatching, intimidation of voters and thuggery.
An Italian youth club fired manager Massimiliano Riccini for disrespecting the opposition after his team bagged a 27-0 win on Saturday.

Italian club fires coach for winning 27-0 in football league

An Italian youth club fired manager Massimiliano Riccini for disrespecting the opposition after his team bagged a 27-0 win on Saturday.
Nigeria Police

Kogi elections: Three confirmed dead, casualty list still being compiled – Police

The Commissioner of Police in Kogi, Mr Akeem Busari, who confirmed the deaths to newsmen, said the command was still compiling its report on the poll to ascertain the actual number of casualties.
Pope Francis on March 30 addressed the people, authorities, representatives of civil society and the diplomatic corps in the Moroccan capital, Rabat.

Pope hosts meal for 1,500 poor, homeless

Pope Francis on Sunday hosted around 1,500 poor and homeless people for lunch at the Vatican, decrying indifference to poverty as the Catholic Church marked its World Day of the Poor.