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Tribunal dismisses petition against election of Sokoto APC Reps member

The Governorship, National and State Houses of Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal in Sokoto State, on Monday, dismissed the petition of Isa Bashir-Kalanjeni challenging the election of Yusuf Kurdula of All Progressives Congress (APC).

Court orders payment of N151 million pension arrears to Jolly Nyame, 3 others

The National Industrial Court has ordered the payment of the sum of N151.1 million being the unpaid pension arrears of ex-governor of Taraba, Rev. Jolly Nyame and three others from May, 2013 to Oct.2015.

Court jails 5, frees one over N5.2 billion rural electricity fraud

Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, High Court, sitting in Gudu, Abuja, convicted and sentenced former directors of the Rural Electricity Agency, REA, to various jail terms for their culpability in the N5.2billion scam.

Cleric: We must live in unity, peace, to record progress

Rev. Thomas Chechet has admonished Christian faithful to live in unity, love and peace in order to record progress in the church and the nation.

Niger Police halt cult initiation of Bida Poly students

A suspected initiation ceremony for new members into a cult group for students of Federal Polytechnic Bida has been stopped by officers of the Niger state Police Command.

Gunmen kill Sokoto community monarch

Suspected gunmen on Tuesday stormed Balle community in Gudu Local Government Area of Sokoto State and shot dead its tradition ruler, Aliyu Ibrahim, a source has said.

Police arraign landlord for assaulting tenant

The police on Wednesday arraigned a 46-year-old landlord, Hassan Muhammed, in a Gudu Grade I Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly assaulting his tenant, Maminta Sambo.

Mother’s Day: Don’t become dictators because wives have been told to be submissive – Preacher...

A preacher has advised men not to become dictators in the home simply because their wives have been divinely instructed to be submissive.

Evelyn Nwafili: Mothers should be helpmates, submissive

Mothers have been enjoined to play the role of helpmate, home keeper and be submissive to their husbands.

Sokoto elections: APC has 16 assembly seats, PDP 14

The Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress almost shared equally the 30 seats available in the Sokoto State House of Assembly, a reflection of the tight race for the governorship seat.

Election tribunal: Appeal Court president cautions judicial officers

President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa, Wednesday cautioned Judicial officers assigned with the responsibilities of presiding over the 2019 pre-election and post-election cases, urging them to be impartial, saying her office would closely monitor them.
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Elections: APC, PDP, seven other parties to constitute 9th House of Reps

Going by the official list of members-elect for the 9th House of Representatives assembly, a total of nine political parties will have representatives in the chamber.

Sokoto elections: Why we can’t declare Governor Tambuwal as winner of gubernatorial poll –...

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared March 9 Governorship election in Sokoto state inconclusive.

Sokoto elections: Governorship poll inconclusive – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared March 9 Governorship election in Sokoto state inconclusive.

SURE-P fund: I don’t know how 18 pages disappeared from Bank statement – witness

A witness in the ongoing trial of a United Kingdom-based Professor of Neurology, Reuben Obaro, and his wife, Ayodele Obaro, a practising nurse, also in the UK, on Monday told a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting in Zuba, Abuja, that he does not know how 18 pages disappeared from the bank statement tendered in court in respect of the trial.

Senator Wamakko retains senatorial seat

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Senator Aliyu Wamakko of the All Progressives Congress as the winner of the February 23 Sokoto North Senatorial District election.
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2019: Cleric calls on Nigerians to vote

An Abuja-based cleric, Rev. Isaiah Oluwaniyi, has called on Nigerians to exercise their civic duties by voting for candidates of their choice in the upcoming elections.

My father was a man of the people – Senator Waku’s daughter

Mary, daughter of Benue State-born Wam Begha U Tiv (Son of a Lion), Senator Joseph Kennedy Waku, has been speaking about her late father, stating that he was a man of the people.

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Family members urge Head of Service to quit over fraud allegation

The Head of Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, who confirmed being invited to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to answer to allegations bordering on contract scam to the tune of N3 billion and duty tour allowance falsification and fraud case, is being pressurized by family members to resign.

IPOB members beat up Senator Ekweremadu in Germany

Some members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), in Nuremberg, Germany, yesterday, attacked the former Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu.

Bayelsa governor set up campaign committee to pick PDP guber candidate

Governor Henry Seriake Dickson would on Monday August 19 inaugurate a campaign committee nicknamed Restoration Governorship election Primary Committee says the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr Daniel Iworiso- Markson.

Sallah: North-East residents want stakeholders to emulate General Buratai, Nigeria Army

Residents of North-East Nigeria have expressed joy over the peaceful celebrations during the Eid celebrations and called on stakeholders to emulate Tukur Buratai and the Nigeria arm.
President of EU Commission Jean-Claude Juncker gestures ahead of a College Commissioners meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels on July 18, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - JOHN THYS

Jean-Claude Juncker cuts short holiday for emergency gallbladder surgery

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has cut short his holiday to have urgent surgery to remove his gallbladder.