Gbadamosi demands N1bn from APC chieftain over certificate forgery claim

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Boxing icon, Pacquiao takes over as head of Philippine ruling party

Philippine boxing icon, Manny Pacquiao has taken over as head of the ruling political party in the country, it was announced on Thursday.Pacquiao, who is a senator in the Philippines, was sworn in as the national president of the political party of President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday night, said Ron Munsayac, Executive Director of the[...]

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EndSARS: Police ask court to stop judicial panels’ probes

The Nigeria Police Force has filed a suit at the Federal High Court in Abuja praying for an order stopping the various states’ judicial panels of enquiry probing allegations of rights abuses and other acts of brutality of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad and other police tactical units.The plaintiff in the suit marked, FHC/ABJ/CS/1492/2020, urged[...]

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Pandemic to push more than 32m people to extreme poverty – UN

The number of people living in extreme poverty will increase by more than 32 million in 2020 due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said in a report released on Thursday.COVID-19 has had a catastrophic economic impact on the least developed countries (LDCs) where the poor has been[...]

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Cross River By-Elections: Police impose 6am to 6pm curfew in 5 LGAs

The Cross River State Police Command has declared a restriction of movement in Five local government areas of the state following the By-elections holding on the 5 December, being Saturday.In a statement by the Commisioner of police, Abdulkadir Jimoh signed by the PPRO,DSP Irene Ugbo and made available to newsmen the Command restricted all Vehicular[...]

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#EndSARS: Obaseki expands Judicial Panel of Inquiry, hails performance

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has commended the Judicial Panel of Inquiry on brutality, human rights violations and alleged extra-judicial killings by the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force, for their commitment and dedication to duty, as he swore in Usiosefe Ereyimwan as member of the panel.Obaseki, while swearing in the panel’s[...]

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Bye election: No court disqualified Plateau South candidate, says PDP

Ahead of the December 5 Plateau South Senatorial bye-election, the Peoples Democratic Party has dismissed reports that its candidate, George Daika, has been disqualified by the court.The State PDP Chairman, Chris Hassan, gave the clarification at a press conference, in Jos, on Wednesday.He accused the rival All Progressives Congress of being the brains behind the[...]

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Former French president Giscard d’Estaing dies aged 94

Former French president Valery Giscard d’Estaing has died at the age of 94, sources close to him confirmed to dpa.He died at his home in the central French department of Loir-et-Cher on Wednesday from complications linked to Covid-19.No date was announced for his funeral, which will take place with family.Giscard d’Estaing spent five days in[...]

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2023: Nigeria credible polls, PDP counsels re-appointed INEC chairman

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has counseled the reappointed chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to go to Ghana and the United States and take a study from their electoral bodies on how to conduct free, fair, transparent, and credible general election.The PDP in a statement issued by its spokesman,[...]

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Wike presents N448bn 2021 budget to House of Assembly

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has presented a N448,660,773,476 budget for 2021 fiscal year to the state House of Assembly for consideration and approval.The 2021 budget christened, “Budget of Recovery and Consolidation,” has N305, 894, 284.061 as Capital Expenditure, while N142,776,489,415 is earmarked for Recurrent Expenditure.The governor, while presenting the budget before the Assembly[...]

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Gbadamosi demands N1bn from APC chieftain over certificate forgery claim

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the forthcoming Lagos East Senatorial District bye-election, Babatunde Gbadamosi, has demanded N1bn in compensation from the spokesman for the All Progressives Congress in Lagos, Seye Oladejo, over alleged defamation.In a pre-action letter written by his lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa (SAN), to Oladejo, Gbadamosi claimed that the APC spokesman[...]

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2023: Kogi Assembly asks Gov Bello to contest for presidency

All members of the Kogi State House of Assembly on Wednesday called on the state governor, Yahaya Bello to put his hat in the ring for presidency in 2023.The members subsequently passed a vote of confidence on the governor, called on the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, to zone the position of Vice President to[...]

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Court rejects EFCC’s request to order Fani-Kayode’s arrest

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday rejected an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for the arrest of a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode.EFCC’s prosecuting counsel, Mr Mohammed Abubakar, had urged the court to issue an arrest warrant against the ex-minister following his absence from Wednesday’s proceedings of his[...]

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Pope condemns Borno killings

Pope Francis on Wednesday condemned Saturday massacre of farm workers in Borno State.“I want to assure my prayers for Nigeria, where blood has unfortunately been spilled once more in a terrorist attack,” he said in his weekly general audience.Remembering those who he said were “brutally killed” by Boko Haram insurgents, the Pope said, “May God[...]

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Purported defection of Ihedioha, others to APC untrue — Imo PDP

Leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Wednesday, described the purported defection of Chief Emeka Ihedioha and other party loyalists, to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, as “a fake news, sponsored by failed politicians”.The State Publicity Secretary, Mazi Ogubundu Nwadike, equally described the news, which is currently trending on other social media platforms as[...]

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Bayelsa asks private schools to waive first term fees

Private schools in Bayelsa State will not charge first term school fees for the 2020/2021 academic session, but will only collect third term fees for the just-concluded session.This decision was reached during a meeting at the Education House in Yenagoa between the state Ministry of Education and the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools,[...]

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Lawan frustrates moves to force Senate to adjourn sitting

President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan on Wednesday during the plenary session, frustrated moves to push the lawmakers to adjourn sitting.Soon after the commencement of business of the day, Senator George Sekibo, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Rivers East cited Order 10 of the Senate Standing Rules as amended on the lack of quorum.Citing Order10(1);[...]

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Buhari presides over 26th virtual FEC

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 26th virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.Physically present at the Council Chamber are Vice president Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, and the National Security[...]

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Killings: Security challenges beyond military, says Fayemi

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum Chairman and Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has said security challenges are beyond the Nigerian military.A statement on Wednesday quoted him as saying this during his visit to Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State to condole with the government and people of Borno over an attack by the Boko Haram[...]

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Borno killings: Fire service chiefs now, Senate tells Buhari

The Senate, on Tuesday, asked the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to sack service chiefs as a result of their failure to secure Nigerians.The Senate decision, which is the third it would pass this year, followed a motion by Senator Kashim Shettima on the recent killing of 43 rice farmers in Borno State by[...]

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