HURIWA demands fair trial, justice for detained IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu

Wants Kanu produced in court Civil rights advocacy group- Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), yesterday called for fair trial and justice for the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. The group also urged the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami […]

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APC, PDP in flurry of activities to decide critical congresses

APC insists on going ahead with states congresses amid protests PDP Northern governors in marathon meeting to decide Ayu, Shema’s fate for national chairman Consensus arrangement suffers setback as stakeholders shun meeting, to reconvene today I have no plan to return to APC, says Obaseki Save Nigerians your lamentations, PDP tells APC Barring last minutes […]

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Obaseki meets Buhari, seeks funding for ranches in Edo

President Muhammadu Buhari (left) and Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, during the latter’s visit to the State House, Abuja… yesterday. • State govt restates commitment to payment of retirees gratuity • Youth parliament speaker seeks support for COVID-19 vaccination Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, yesterday, met President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja and […]

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Ataga’s murder: Drama as defendant changes guilty plea at counsel’s instance

I didn’t kill Usifo, Chidinma tells Lagos court There was a mild drama yesterday as a defendant, Adedapo Quadri, allegedly changed his guilty plea at the instance of his counsel at the commencement of the murder trial of the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Micheal Usifo Ataga, before a Lagos High Court sitting at […]

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Court slams N200,000 fine on Fani-Kayode, threatens to revoke his bail

Justice Daniel Osiagor of the Federal High Court, Lagos, on Wednesday slammed a N200, 000 fine on the former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, for failing to appear in court to take his plea on alleged N4.6 billion fraud charge. Fani-Kayode is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alongside a former […]

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Okunbo’s children donate N5m, gift to Oronsaye Maternity Home in Benin

A day after the interment of the renowned Benin billionaire, Captain Idahosa Wells Okunbo, his 12 children donated N5 million to the Oronsaye Maternity and Orphanage Home in Benin, Edso State the birthplace of their father. They presented the cheque of N5 million and other gift items during a courtesy visit for children domiciled at […]

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I love unique work – one of the reasons I want to be a pilot -though Dad…

By Taiwo Obe I failed physics and mathematics in my West African School Certificate Examination (WASCE) because I only attended the classes to mark the register. Our teacher in the two subjects remains till date one of my most uninspiring teachers ever. Never mind that some of my classmates made good grades in the subjects […]

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PDP: Zoning won’t bar northerners to contest presidential ticket

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ondo State, has said that the zoning of national chairmanship position of the party to the north would not bar northern aspirants from contesting the party’s presidential ticket. The State Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Kennedy Peretei, disclosed this in an interview. According to him, prevention to contest […]

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PDP chairmanship: Ayu, Mark, Gana, Markafi, Aliyu, Shema, Idris, Dankwanbo emerge among top contenders

JOSTLING for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, national chairmanship and other slots zoned to the North got keener, weekend, with party leaders from the region scheduling a meeting for Wednesday to harmonise positions. Currently, no fewer than nine aspirants from the three zones of the North have indicated interest to lead the PDP. They include […]

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