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Fola Ojo

Kidnapping: The thing speaks for itself

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the US President in tough times. The Great Depression and World War II were harrowing events that could have mowed Americans down to the rubble. But, the 32nd President successfully pulled the country to safety and succour. There is none in American history granted more frequent access to sit in the Oval Office as President Roosevelt.
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.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Ex-President Obasanjo: Tradermoni an absurdity

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Sunday, faulted the Federal Government’s loan scheme, otherwise known as Tradermoni, describing it as a sinister move to buy votes of the people.

FRSC warns drivers, commuters against night journey

The Jigawa Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), on Monday, warned motorists and commuters against traveling at night as Christmas approaches to avoid accidents.

Ayo Salami, AuGF raise concern over corruption in Nigeria

Former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Issa Ayo Salami, yesterday hinted that Nigeria is heading for a doom if it fails to address the growing corruption in the polity.
Ayodele Fayose

Knocks, kudos for Ayodele Fayose’s tenure in Ekiti

Some indigenes of Ekiti on Wednesday assessed the tenure of the immediate past governor of the state, Ayo Fayose, with knocks and kudos.
Monday Igbuya

Delta Assembly suspends ex-Speaker over alleged financial recklessness

Delta State House of Assembly has slammed a three-month suspension on the immediate past speaker and member representing Sapele Constituency, Mr. Monday Igbuya, over allegations of financial recklessness during his tenure between June 2015 and May 2017.

Imo guber: Emeka Ihedioha picks PDP nomination form

Former deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, on Tuesday, picked the official nomination form to contest the number one seat in Imo State in 2019, on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Ayodele Fayose

Governor Fayose: Nigeria must be saved from APC’s recklessness

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said Nigerians, especially the youths. must rise and save the country from the All Progressives Congress government of recklessness, saying: “Events in the last few weeks are pointers to the fact that for Nigeria to be rescued from this impending anarchy, the people must rise to ensure that their votes count and rule of law is sustained.”
Lagos State House of Assembly

Tanker hazard: Lagos assembly mulls review of traffic law

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday said it would review the Lagos State Traffic Law, following the June 28 tanker explosion which claimed lives in the state.

What if President Buhari doesn’t run in 2019?

The knives came out from the young and old—and from some unexpected quarters— immediately President Buhari made his desire to contest for the presidency in 2019 official. Some of the criticisms against his eligibility were true. Some were false. Many were exaggerated. All of that is to be expected as they happen even in more advanced democracies.

Governor Wike: Federal government plotting to overthrow me

Abe, in a statement issued in Port Harcourt by his spokesperson, Parry Saroh Benson, said it was regrettable that party leaders will descend so low by attempting to obstruct the functions of the Judiciary and disrupting the courts from sitting in the face of violent intimidation.

Governor Wike: Attack on Rivers judiciary a coup attempt

Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has declared that the attack on Rivers State Judiciary on Friday was an attempt by the Police and the All Progressive Congress (APC) to overthrow the Rivers State government.

PDP petition police over assault on Senator Urhoghide

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) faithful across Edo South Senatorial district, on Monday, protested the assault on Senator Matthew Urhoghide at the Benin Airport by suspected All Progressives Congress (APC) thugs.

Enugu government sets up panel to probe monarch

The Enugu State Government has approved the constitution of Administrative Panel of Inquiry to probe the alleged breach of the customary code of conduct by Onyefulu Ilomaonweya, the traditional ruler of Amaetiti-Achi Autonomous Community in Oji River Local Government Area.

Ex-President Obasanjo: Igbo will benefit more in President Buhari’s ouster

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday asked the people of the South East geopolitical zone to vote out President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 general elections “in their own interest.”

Two die in Ondo road crash

The Agbaluku-Arigidi Akoko community was in pensive mood Sunday evening following the sudden death of two persons reportedly caused by a reckless driver.

Shell, ENI accused of negligence over Niger Delta oil spills

Nigeria was on Friday urged to re-open investigations into 89 oil spills in its southern delta region, after claims that Shell and ENI misreported the causes.

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Officials in India-controlled Kashmir began restoring telephone service Saturday to the Himalayan region.

India begins restoring communications to Kashmir

The Indian-controlled section of disputed Kashmir has been under lockdown since early August, when New Delhi deployed tens of thousands of additional troops to the region as it cut off landlines, mobile phones and the internet and stripped the Muslim-majority region of its autonomy.

Edo lawyer arranged over ‘fake news’ on social media

For allegedly publishing fake news about Edo University, Iyamho, on his facebook account, a 59-year-old lawyer, Ogedengbe Oiseoruemi Ayodeji, was on Friday arraigned before an Oredo Magistrates’ Court.