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Court stops Ogah’s swearing-in

A High Court in Umuahia the Abia state capital has issued an order restraining Uche Ogah from being sworn in as the state governor. The order came just as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) issued a certificate of return to Ogah on Thursday. The order was the result of an ex parte application filed by Okezie Ikpeazu, governor of ...

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INEC issues Ogah certificate of return as Abia gov

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday issued a certificate of return to Dr Uche Ogah empowering him to take over as the new governor of Abia state. The decision to issue certificate of return to Ogah came in the wake of  Monday’s judgement of a Federal High Court n Abuja that Okezie Ikpeazu, the party’s candidate and winner of the ...

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Why Senate wants the AGF to appear before it

‎The Nigerian senate has again summoned the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami,  over a suit he filed against Senate President Bukola Saraki and his Deputy  Ike Ekweremadu, for alleged forgery of senate standing order. Last Tuesday, the upper legislative chamber had summoned Malami, but he failed to honour the invitation. The senate, through its committee on judiciary, human ...

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Boko Haram insurgents fighting me on the internet-Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has blamed Boko Haram insurgents for reports on his assets in Dubai. The report had generated controversy last week, but the government has since absolved the army chief of any wrongdoing. On Monday, Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence, said Buratai declared the property at the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB). But ...

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Tompolo seeks meeting with Buhari

• Demands Return Of Egbesu Symbol Of Authority Former Commander of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, Chief Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, has expressed his desire to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari on the Niger Delta crisis so as to tell him “my side of the numerous stories you have been inundated about me.” Tompolo, in ...

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Alleged Forgery: Buhari, Saraki in war of words

President Muhammadu Buhari and the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Monday started  an open war of words following the arraignment in court of the senate president and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, for alleged forgery of the rules of the upper legislative chamber. Senate President Bukola Saraki said in a statement after his arraignment that there had been some ...

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Jail break: Dambazau orders security beef up at Kuje, other prisons

The Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdurahaman Dambazau (rtd), has ordered immediate security beef up at the Kuje medium prisons and all other prisons across the country. The minister gave the order on Monday in Abuja shortly after an on-the-spot assessment of the Kuje prisons where two inmates had escaped on Friday. The two inmates standing trial for murder were said ...

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