Kogi: Police arrest man for killing, burying friend in own house

Kogi State Police Command has arrested a middle aged man for killing his friend Kehinde Ajayi and burying the corpse in his own house in Lokoja, Kogi state capital. The ugly incident occurred in Felele community, Lokoja where the late Kehinde resided with his family. It was reliably gathered that the middle-age man killed his friend, Kehinde Ajayi on Sunday, …

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Electricity sector pensioners demand N34.9bn arrears

The Electricity Sector Retirees Welfare Association (ESREWA) has called for action on the lingering outstanding accrued rights and arrears amounting to N34.9 billion owed electricity sector pensioners. In a statement signed by its President, Elder Benjamin M. Amako, the association said the “N34.9 billion owed to us, the electricity sector pensioners was established in 2014 by NELMCO. We were even …

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Breaking: Wike replies Sule Lamido, roasts him over ‘Slave’ Comment

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has again condemned former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, over a fierce criticism from the latter. It was recalled that Lamido said that nobody in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) offended Governor Wike. He also said that Wike can only order “his slaves” in Rivers State. Responding last Wednesday, Wike stated that Lamido …

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Breaking: Bola Tinubu visits ex-president Goodluck Jonathan

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu on Tuesday visited former president, Goodluck Jonathan in his residence. This is coming months after speculations that the APC might give Jonathan its presidential ticket ahead of the 2023 general elections. The rumour became heightened after a group purchased the nomination form of the ruling party for the ex-president. …

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Veteran actor, Dele Odule joins PDP in Ogun

Popular Nigerian actor, Dele Odule, on Tuesday joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State. It was reported that Odule joined the PDP at an event held in Ijebu-Ode area of Ogun State. The thespian was received into the opposition party by the Chairman of the PDP in Ogun, Sikirulahi Ogundele; the governorship candidate, Hon. Ladi Adebutu; his running …

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Two KWASU students found dead in private hostel

The Kwara State Police Command, has confirmed the report of two 200 level students of the Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, Tobiloba Daniel and Arewa Abayomi found dead inside their hostel. The spokesman of the command, SP Okasanmi Ajayi, who confirmed the development on phone, said the two students were found dead in their room and police were alerted. He …

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Police arrest suspected bandits in Zamfara

The Zamfara State Police command has revealed that its tactical operatives attached to 42 PMF squadron have rescued a baby girl at Dajin Kate Kunkanka village of Rungawa area of Talata-Mafara Local Government Area of the state. According to a statement signed and issued to newsmen in Gusau, by the State’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Mohammed Shehu, the …

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Breaking: Ex-Police spokesman in Rivers, Nnamdi Omoni is dead

Former spokesman of Rivers State Police Command, SP Nnamdi Omoni is dead. SP Omoni died on Tuesday in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital and the cause of his death is still unknown. He had celebrated his birthday last Friday in Port Harcourt. Before his death, Omoni was the Divisional Police Officer for Elimgbu police station in Obio Akpor local …

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Breaking: Fidelity Bank seals pact to buy Union Bank UK

Fidelity Bank has agreed to take over the United Kingdom unit of Nigeria’s second oldest lender, Union Bank, the former said Tuesday. It is the latest phase in the train of divestments by the latter which, beginning late last year, saw Union Bank offload 90 per cent of its shareholding to a new owner, Titan Trust. Fidelity Bank will be …

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Middle Belt groups endorse Peter Obi

The leaders of the Middle Belt communities and delegates known as the Southern and Middle Belt Alliance have endorsed the presidential ambition of the Labour Party candidate, Mr Peter Obi of Labour Party ahead of the 2023 general elections. Other groups that also endorsed the former governor of Anambra State in a communique read by Rev. Aminchu Adamu, at the …

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Anambra police recover vehicle abandoned during gunmen operation

Police in Anambra State have recovered a Mercedes Benz 4matic SUV dumped by criminals during operation in Amaokpala, Orumba North Local Government Area. Anambra State Police command’s spokesperson, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, who disclosed this in a press release, said a live AK-47 bullet, two masks were also discovered in the car. It is believed that the SUV was dumped by …

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Gunmen kill PDP ex-organizing secretary in Plateau

Unknown gunmen have allegedly shot dead Nehemiah Goholshak, a former Organizing Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party in Mangu Ward 1, Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State. A source explained that the former Organizing Secretary was killed when the assailants attacked his house in the community on Saturday night. According to the source, an unidentified corpse was also seen …

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Dangote to cut sugar import by 40%

The management of Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc has said it is set to reduce the importation of sugar into the country by 40 per cent. The President, Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, said in a statement that it was embarking on Phase II of its sugar project, which would cover over 100,000ha to make the sugar plant the largest in Africa, …

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2023 presidency: Wike vows to expose intending looters

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has vowed to expose politicians planning to loot the country in 2023. Wike said he would soon expose dubious candidates aspiring to take over the country’s presidency in 2023. He disclosed this on Monday at the official flag-off of the construction of the internal roads at Rumuesara, Eneka town in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area …

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Allow Rivers’ people to choose their Governor, Abe Urges politicians

Governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Rivers State, Senator Magnus Abe, has called on politicians in the state, to allow the people of the state to choose who becomes their governor in 2023. This is as he said going by the new rules guiding election in Nigeria, there will be no middlemen during the 2023 general elections …

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Breaking: Bournemouth sack Scott Parker as head coach

English Premier League side AFC Bournemouth have sacked their head coach Scott Parker after Matchday Four. The club made the announcement on Tuesday morning on its official website stating that Parker will be replaced in the interim by former Bournemouth midfielder, Gary O’Neil. It was reported that Parker becomes the first manager to get the boot in the 2022/2023 season …

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25,000 people, including 14,000 children, disappeared in Nigeria: Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says the latest figures for disappeared persons across Africa is 64,000 cases, with Nigeria recording over 25,000 missing people. Yann Bonzon, head of the delegation for the Red Cross in Nigeria, disclosed this in a statement issued to journalists to commemorate the International Day of the Disappeared, observed every August 30. The …

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Govs meeting with other parties’ candidates confusing – Edo PDP

Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed concern over the meeting of some PDP governors with presidential candidates of other parties, saying such politicking is likely to confuse PDP supporters. The party therefore called on the national leadership of the party to call for an all-inclusive meeting with its governors on the need to close ranks …

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Group condemns attempts to Malign Shettima’s character

A political pressure group, the Protectors of Shettima Legacy, has condemned the deliberate attempt to malign and impugn the person and character of the APC Vice-Presidential Candidate, Senator Kashim Shettima by fifth columnists. The group noted that Shettima’s emergence as the APC Vice-Presidential Candidate has indeed unsettled the political opposition, who have gone into an overdrive to dig up dirt …

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Obasanjo’s ex-aide, Akin Osuntokun joins Labour Party

Akin Osuntokun, a former aide to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the Labour Party (LP). He is now the South West leader of the party, according to an announcement on Obidient TV, widely shared in the social media. The statement described Osuntokun as a political scientist and researcher with experience in media …

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