John Ogbonna

INEC: Lagos State gets new resident commissioner


The new Resident Commissioner,Olumekun assumed duty on Wednesday at the state headquarters of the commission in Yaba.  A new Resident Electoral Commissioner has been appointed for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State. He is Mr Sam Olumekun. Olumekun assumed duty on Wednesday at the state headquarters of the commission in Yaba, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). ...

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Olubadan can’t stop crowning of 32 kings in Ibadan – Oyo govt

From Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan Oyo State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Bimbo Kolade, has said the Olubadan of Ibadanland cannot stop the ongoing review of 1957 Olubadan chieftaincy declaration that will result in upward review of kings in Ibadan to 32. In an interview with newsmen in Ibadan yesterday, he said the Justice Akintunde Boade-led Judicial Commission of ...

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Buhari to decide SGF, NIA DG’s fate

• Receives report from Osinbajo panel From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja, Seye Ojo, Ibadan and Romanus Ugwu President Muhammadu Buhari would decide the fate of the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayo Oke, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said yesterday. Lawal and Oke were suspended on April ...

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72-year-old woman raped by herdsmen in Ondo

  A 72-year-old woman (name withheld) was allegedly raped by some suspected Fulani herdsmen on her farmland in Ore, Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State. Similarly, another woman (name withheld) was also allegedly raped by the same set of herdsmen in the council area. Speaking on her experience in the hands of the alleged rapists, the septuagenarian, Akinseye explained ...

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‘Failure of Christianity behind problem of Ndigbo’

Onitsha based preacher, Evangelist Theo Rays Ejikeme has said that the continued failure of Christian churches to live up to their billing as the light of the world and salt of the earth in addressing the problems of life is the root cause of problems currently  facing Ndigbo. The founding Minister of Sounds of God and Solution Ministries,  who spoke ...

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Customs alerts on use of tricycles to smuggle contraband goods

From: Desmond Mgboh, Kano Kano/Jigawa states Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has raised alarm over the employment of tricycles by smugglers in the importation of contraband good into the country. The State Comptroller, Alhaji Yusuf Abba Kyari  disclosed this on Tuesday while briefing the press on the arrest of some smuggled items in four tricycles in  the outskirts ...

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2019: Bayelsa PDP vows to resist attempts to hijack party structure

From: Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Bayelsa State, has vowed to resist any attempt to hijack the party structure in the state. According to investigations, some politicians, believed to be close to former President Goodluck Jonathan have allegedly begun discreet moves to instigate the dissolution of the party executive in Bayelsa State, claiming that they were ...

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Yahaya Bello: APC inaugurates seven-member reconciliation committee for Kogi


Odigie-Oyegun told members of the committee that the party's leadership wants peace in the Kogi chapter. Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Monday in Abuja, inaugurated a seven-member reconciliation committee for the party’s Kogi chapter. According to a statement issued by Malam Bolaji Abudullahi, the APC National Publicity Secretary, the committee is chaired by ...

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Buhari works from home

•Notifies National Assembly of resumption, meets Osinbajo, Al-Makura •Atiku, Kalu, Fani-Kayode, others react to president’s broadcast •Supporters ground Ekiti with rally From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Romanus Ugwu, Abuja, Bimbo Oyesola, Lagos, Petrus Obi, Enugu, Wole Balogun, Ekiti and Paul Osuyi, Asaba Expectations of  Nigeria that President Muhammadu Buhari would resume work in his office, 48 hours after he returned from a ...

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