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BREAKING: Ortom’s Aide Assassinated In Makurdi


Gunmen ON Sunday broke into the residence of the Principal Special Assistant on Knowledge Economy and Investments to Benue State Governor, Dr Tavershima Adyorororough, and killed him. According to sources, the unknown gunmen around 12.30am on Sunday stormed his residence at Nyinma layout in Makurdi, Benue state capital where they shot at the man and his wife. The deceased and family were said to have ... Read More »

Xenophobic Attack: Ghanaians Allegedly Kill Five Nigerians To Protest Citizen’s Purported Murder

Xenophobic attack

The incident has reportedly led to xenophobic attacks against Nigerians living in Ghana, with five persons killed in reprisal so far. The policemen who reportedly visited the alleged crime scene were also attacked and chased away by the protesting Ghanaians. As posted on Facebook by one Ifeanyi Chukwuemeka who claimed to have studied at Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku, the Nigerian Ghana resident, Peter, allegedly stabbed ... Read More »

PDP Wins Gombe Bye-Election


The Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Alhaji Kawuwa Malala, has been declared the winner of Dukku North Constituency bye-election into the Gombe State House of Assembly. The Returning Officer, Prof. Mohammed Saidu, announced the results in Malala, Dukku Local Government Area of the state on Sunday. He said Malala polled 7,060 votes to defeat his opponent of the APC, Alhaji-Alhaji Inuwa, who scored 4,023 votes. Saidu ... Read More »

One Dies As Chidoka Wins Anambra UPP Gov Primary


One person was on Saturday confirmed dead in the primary election of the United Progressives Party in Anambra State. The police spokesperson in the state, Nkeiru Nwode, confirmed the incident in a telephone interview with our correspondent. Nwode said the man slumped and died following a fracas that ensued during the primary. She said some people came to the venue of the exercise to foment ... Read More »

I’ve Not Spoken To Sheriff After Supreme Court Judgment –Makarfi


The Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, speaks with TOLUWANI ENIOLA on the outcome of the party’s recent convention, corruption allegations against former President Goodluck Jonathan, zoning structure of the party and the 2019 polls Why was your tenure as caretaker committee chairman extended by four extra months? We didn’t give ourselves an extra four months. It was ... Read More »

Buhari Returns Today, To Address Nigerians Monday


President Muhammadu Buhari who has been receiving medical attention in London, the United Kingdom since May 7 is expected back in Nigeria today. He is also scheduled to address Nigerians in a nationwide broadcast on Monday. His Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists on Saturday morning.   <<PUNCH>> Read More »

Kwara LG Polls Postponed By Two Weeks


The Kwara Independent Electoral Commission has shifted the forthcoming local government election in the state from the earlier scheduled date of November 4 to November 18, 2017. KWASIEC Chairman, Dr. AbdulRahman Ajidagba, said that the shift was in response to requests from stakeholders, one of which is because the election period coincides with the time Muslims would travel to Saudi Arabia for Hajj. He said, ... Read More »

Ekiti APDA Suspends Chair Two Weeks After Party’s Takeoff


…Suspended chair: I’m not aware of my suspension Barely two weeks after the party was unveiled in Ekiti State, the Advanced People’s Democratic Alliance (APDA), has run into crisis in the Fountain of Knowledge which has consumed its Chairman, Mrs. Foluke Okeya. Mrs. Okeya was suspended by the party’s enlarged State Working Committee (SWC) held in Ado-Ekiti on Friday for alleged anti-party activities, misconduct and ... Read More »

Unarmed Robbers Comment: Reps Reply Obasanjo


The House of Representatives does not intend to issue a formal  response to the fresh label of ‘unarmed robbers’ pinned on federal legislators on Thursday by  former President Olusegun Obasanjo, it was learnt yesterday. Obasanjo,speaking at a book  presentation in Ibadan on Thursday, had described the legislators as a bunch of  unarmed robbers because,as he said, “they are one of the highest  paid in the ... Read More »

Strike: We Won’t Go Back To Class Until Govt Implements Past Agreements –ASUU


As the indefinite strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities continues, the union has said it will not call it off until its demands to the government are met. ASUU had on Sunday embarked on a nationwide strike, which has reportedly grounded academic activities in about 80 federal and state universities across the country, over the failure of the Federal Government to ... Read More »

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