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Fleeing Ekiti monarch returns six months after abdicating throne

The traditional ruler of Ilogbo Ekiti, Oba Edward Ajayi, who abandoned the throne six months ago for safety, having been chased away by angry subjects over certain offences, has returned.

Plateau PDP passes vote of no confidence on chairman, deputy

The Plateau chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has passed a vote of no confidence on its Chairman, Mr Damishi Sango, and the Deputy Chairman, Mr Amos Gombi.

Governor Badaru, Rep Zorro bicker over Jigawa killings

The House of Representatives member representing Gumel, Gagarawa, Maigateri, Sule Tankarkar Federal Constituency in Jigawa state, Sani Zorro, has called for resignation of Governor Badaru Abubakar on the basis of alleged incompetency and highhandedness.

Crisis: Anambra Assembly reopens amidst tight security

The Anambra State House of Assembly on Thursday reopened for sitting two weeks after the Police Command in the state sealed the complex.

APC state chairmen protest direct primaries

The looming crisis of confidence in the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the mode of primary election to adopt for the 2019 elections has taken a new dimension as some aggrieved state chairmen at the weekend ignored threat of sanction by the party to meet on the way forward.

Ohanaeze youths condemn clampdown on IPOB women

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has condemned, in strong terms, the alleged harassment of female members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB Women) by security operatives in Owerri.

PDP decries alleged harassment of Senator Ekweremadu, others by security agents

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has decried what it called the harassment of Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, opposition leaders, and voices of dissent by the All Progressives Congress (APC) led-Federal Government.

Jigawa council chief suspended for misappropriating public fund

Dutse Local Government Chairman in Jigawa State, Mal. Awwalu Yakubu Bala Yargaba, has been suspended by the Jigawa State House of Assembly for six months.

PDP: APC is Nigeria’s problem

The Peoples Democratic Party has declared that the All Progressives Congress, “by its manifest retrogressive, violent and despotic proclivities, has proven to be the clog in our collective quest for national cohesion, happiness and economic prosperity as a people”.

PDP: APC planning clampdown on Nigerians campaigning against it

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is planning to clamp down on citizens campaigning against it ahead of the 2019 elections.

23 Kano lawmakers set to impeach speaker

23 members of the Kano House of Assembly are set to impeach the Assembly’s speaker, Yusuf Atta, for alleged highhandedness, dictatorship and many other offences.

Tyranny of the gavel

But it is the subject of the gavel that I intend to engage in this piece, particularly against the backdrop of the recent suspension of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege by the Senate and others before him.

Governor Ugwuanyi awards contract for erosion control on Umuabi road

The Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi administration in Enugu State, in line with its rural development agenda, has awarded contract for erosion control measures on Umuabi-Obinagu road in Udi Local Government Area of the state.

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Brazilian police file defamation complaint against Neymar’s rape accuser

Brazilian police said on Thursday they had filed a defamation suit against the woman who has accused football star Neymar of rape after she insinuated the force was corrupt.

PDP leaders, lawmakers meet over National Assembly minority positions

Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party currently are holding a meeting to strategise on who will be the minority leaders, minority whips and Chairman, PDP Caucus of the National Assembly.

Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir charged with corruption

Sudan’s ex-president Omar al-Bashir was on Thursday formally charged with corruption, following the completion of an investigation by state prosecutors.