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Reps: National Assembly to take over Edo Assembly if…

The National Assembly is to take over the functions of the Edo State House of Assembly should the Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki and members of the 7th Edo House not meet three conditions.
Godwin Obaseki

Edo lawmakers-elect deny impeachment notice on Governor Obaseki

Members-elect of the Edo State House of Assembly who are yet to be inaugurated have disowned a purported impeachment notice on the Governor Godwin Obaseki, saying the notice circulating the social media did not emanate from them.
Elizabeth Karatu

Serap seeks probe of ‘unfair’ treatment of former Kebbi chief judge

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has condemned “the harassment, intimidation and unfair treatment of the former acting Chief Judge of Kebbi State, Elizabeth Karatu, who was barred from gaining access to her courtroom to deliver certain judgment by an official of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), who claimed he was acting based on the directive given to him by the management.”

Uniport vice chancellor, former Asuu chairman in war of words

Vice Chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) Prof. Ndowa Lale, and former Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), UNIPORT chapter, Prof. Andrew Efemini, an activist, are entangled in a brawl.

Senator Bala Na’Allah wins at Appeal Court

The Court of Appeal, Sokoto Division, on Saturday upheld the decision of Federal High Court, Birnin Kebbi, which struck out suit challenging the validity of Sen. Bala Na’Allah’s nomination during the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries conducted in October 2018.

Appeal court upholds two-year jail sentence against Abia monarch

The Court of Appeal sitting in Owerri, Imo State capital, has upheld the fine of three million naira (N3,000, 000.00) or two years’ imprisonment, in case of default in payment slammed on Eze Chima Bob Ubiaru of Ipupe Autonomous Community in Umuahia South Local Government Area of Abia State by an Umuahia High Court about three years ago.

Suspect: I arranged my kidnap to help my husband raise money

A middle aged woman, Mrs Yemi Samuel, on Wednesday explained that she arranged her own kidnap in order to raise money from family members to assist her husband.
Ikenga Ugochinyere

PDP, CUPP fault President Buhari, Senate President Lawan, Speaker Gbajabiamila’s combination

The Peoples Democratic Party and the Coalition of United Political Parties on Sunday said Nigerians would not enjoy dividends of democracy with President Muhammadu Buhari as head of the executive arm of government; Ahmed Lawan as the President of the Senate; and Femi Gbajamiabila as the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Bala Mohammed

Eid-El-Fitr: Governor Bala Mohammed calls for tolerance

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has called for tolerance between the various ethnic, religious and political groups in the state.

Native doctor in court for allegedly intimidating, cheating woman

A 29-year-old native doctor, Terfa Bur, on Wednesday appeared in a Makurdi Chief Magistrates’ Court for intimidating and cheating a woman.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: APC, Presidency plotting to vacate 1999 Constitution

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Presidency of plotting to vacate the nation’s constitution.

PDP: Why President Buhari, APC are desperate to retain power

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday revealed why President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), were desperate to retain power.
Femi Gbajabiamila

Ahmed Wambi: Why President Buhari, APC settled for Senator Lawan, Rep Gbajabiamila

The National Vice Chairman in charge of the North Central of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Ahmed Suleiman Wambi, has said that past experience, excellence and party loyalty were ingredients that attracted Senator Ahmed Lawan and Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila to the President for the position of Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives respectively.

Nigeria will not survive the 2019 presidential election

For those of us who had hoped against hope, the 2019 presidential election has proved to be the last straw. We are now convinced that Nigeria is a hopeless case. This country is not just a major disappointment; it is decidedly firmly on the trajectory of a future break up.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar not a Nigerian – APC tells tribunal

The ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal that the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is not a Nigerian and therefore not qualified to have stood for the election.
Pope Francis on March 30 addressed the people, authorities, representatives of civil society and the diplomatic corps in the Moroccan capital, Rabat.

Pope hails Morocco on religious tolerance

Pope Francis has commended Moroccans for allowing people to practice their different religions, “especially Christians in peace without fear, intimidation or harassment”.
Pope Francis and King Mohammed VI walk on the Hassan Tower esplanade in Rabat, Morocco. (Ciro Fusco-EPA-EFE-Shutterstock)

Moroccans defy rain to welcome Pope

The people of Morocco on Saturday defied the heavy downpour to welcome Pope Francis to their country.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Sokoto rerun: We’ll reclaim our stolen mandate – APC chairman

Poised to reverse the outcome of the rerun results, the Turakin Achida and Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), Sokoto state chapter, Alhaji Isa Sadiq Achida, has said the party’s Gubernatorial mandate allegedly stolen by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), under the shameful and physical supervision of Governor Aminu Waziiri Tambuwal would soon be retrieved.

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Motorists groan as tipper drivers block Enugu-Onitsha road

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EFCC arrests ‘facebook hacker’

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Port Harcourt’s Zonal Office, have arrested a suspected Facebook accounts hacker, Okohwan Kelvin.
The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal has denied People’s Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar’s request for more time to conclude their case.

I’ve never seen INEC server – Atiku Abubakar’s star witness

The star witness invited by Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Osita Chidoka, admitted on Friday that he has never seen the purported server allegedly utilised by INEC to transmit results.

Adamawa women push for female commissioners, advisers

Women in Adamawa State, rising as members of different political parties, civil society organisations and other interest groups, have condemned what they described as political marginalisation against them, which they blame for their poor showing in the last general elections.