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Ward Exco Suspends APC National Chairman, Ganduje

Ward Exco Suspends APC National Chairman, Ganduje

National chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has been suspended by his party at the ward level in Kano State. The ward officials said their decision was based on the findings of the Kano State government which indicted Ganduje of several corrupt practices.    Ganduje, former governor of Kano State, was suspended by members of the Ganduje Ward in the Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of Kano State on Monday, April 15. The announcement was made by the ward’s legal adviser, Halliru Gwanzo, who addressed journalists in Kano on Monday. Gwanzo cited allegations of bribery against…
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Edo State Dep Governor, Phillip Shaibu, Impeached

Edo State Dep Governor, Phillip Shaibu, Impeached

The Edo State House of Assembly has impeached the state’s deputy governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu. The Assembly impeached the deputy governor on Monday after it adopted the report of a seven-member probe panel set up to probe allegations of gross misconduct against him. The impeachment follows months of speculation over his political future, after open disagreements with Governor Godwin Obaseki. The Assembly had accused Shaibu, among other offenses, of leaking the state government’s secrets and committing perjury. Against expectation, Shaibu had contested the last governorship primaries in Edo State, even when Obaseki had reportedly chosen Mr. Asue Ighodalo for the…
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Revealed: Abducted Editor, Segun Olatunji, Released Under Abuja Bridge

Revealed: Abducted Editor, Segun Olatunji, Released Under Abuja Bridge

More details have emerged about the 12-day detention of the Editor of FirstNews Online Newspaper, Mr. Segun Olatunji and the bizarre manner of his release by masked men believed to be officials of the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA). Reports say he was released to the General Secretary of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), Mr. Iyobosa Uwugiaren and the Deputy Editor (Nation’s Capital) of THE NATION Newspapers, Mr. Yomi Odunuga, under a bridge in Asokoro, Abuja. The security goons were masked with the number plates of their vehicles covered up. All the documents for his release were signed inside a…
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Segun Olatunji Released; IPI, NGE, NUJ Ask Tinubu To Punish Generals For Misconduct

Segun Olatunji Released; IPI, NGE, NUJ Ask Tinubu To Punish Generals For Misconduct

Let’s Protect Free Press, Let’s Protect Our Democracy Against Military Misconduct Being a press statement read at a press conference called by the International Press Institute (IPI), the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), and the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) at FCT Council of NUJ, Utako, Abuja, to update members of the public about the abduction of the Editor, FirstNews, Mr Segun Olatunji Gentlemen of the press. We thank you so much for honouring our invitation in spite of the short notice. The invitation by the leaderships of the International Press Institute (IPI), the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), and…
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BREAKING: Ningi Resigns As Northern Senators Forum Chairman

BREAKING: Ningi Resigns As Northern Senators Forum Chairman

Senator Abdul Ningi, who was earlier on Tuesday suspended by the Senate, has resigned his position as Chairman of the Northern Senators Forum. Senator Ningi was suspended for three months for peddling the allegation that the 2024 appropriation law passed by the Senate was padded to the tune of over N3 Trillion. in the resignation letter addressed to the Secretary of the Northern Senators Forum, the Senator said his decision was connected to the development in the Senate. Ningi who represents Bauchi Central in the Senate, has led the regional body of top lawmakers for the past 8 months. Senate…
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Budget Padding Allegation: Senate Suspends Abdul Ningi

Budget Padding Allegation: Senate Suspends Abdul Ningi

The Nigerian Senate has suspended Abdul Ningi, senator representing Bauchi central, for alleging that the 2024 budget was padded by N3trn. The Senator was on Tuesday handed a 3-month suspension by his colleagues who said his action tarnished the image of the nation's highest legislative house. In a committee meeting today, the Senate also frowned at the manner in which he deliberately publicised the allegation. The matter was debated in line with the standing order of the senate during plenary on Tuesday. The Senator who who spoke during the session, neither substantiated the allegation nor offered any apology to his…
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Nollywood Comedian John Okafor, Mr. Ibu, Is Dead

Nollywood Comedian John Okafor, Mr. Ibu, Is Dead

One of Nigeria’s prolific comedians, John Ikechukwu Okafor, is dead. He died at the age of 62 after complications arising from an ailment which led to the amputation of one of his legs. The veteran comedian passed away at Evercare hospital. Mr Ibu, born on October 17 1961, hailed from Nkanu West local government of Enugu State. After elementary school, in 1974, Okafor moved to Sapele to stay with his brother, after his father’s demise. In Sapele, he did menial jobs so he could sponsor himself to school and support his family. He then worked as a hairstylist, ventured into…
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Edo APC Primary Election Declared Inconclusive

Edo APC Primary Election Declared Inconclusive

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared its governorship primary election in Edo state inconclusive. It did not give further details but the party has scheduled another primary election for Thursday to unveil its candidate for the September 21, 2024 governorship election in the state. The nomination contest within the party in Edo State has been keen and as many as three of the governorship contestants have claimed Victory in the primary election held last week. The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Felix Morka, in a statement issued Tuesday, announced the party’s position on the primary election. “At its…
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Wigwe University Promoter, Herbert Wigwe, Dies In US Air Crash

Wigwe University Promoter, Herbert Wigwe, Dies In US Air Crash

A helicopter ferrying Herbert Wigwe, promoter of Wigwe University, has reportedly crashed, killing him and five others in California. There are unconfirmed reports that he was traveling with members of his family. Reports said the chopper was headed to Las Vegas when it crashed near a border city between Nevada and California on Friday night. Herbert Onyewumbu Wigwe, born 15 August, 1966 in Ibadan, was also the CEO of Access Holdings PLC, traded as Access Corporation. He was the Group Managing Director/CEO of Access Bank PLC, one of Nigeria’s top five banking institutions, after succeeding his business partner, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede…
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MTN Nigeria, Globacom, Resolve Interconnect Debt Dispute

MTN Nigeria, Globacom, Resolve Interconnect Debt Dispute

The interconnect debt dispute between MTN Nigeria Communications Plc. (MTN) and Globacom Limited (Globacom) has been amicably resolved. This is contained in an announcement on Thursday, by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). The statement signed by Mr. Reuben Muoka, Director Public Affairs at the NCC said in accordance with this resolution, the disconnection approval granted to MTN for the disconnection of Globacom has now been withdrawn.  Following its initial Public Notice, the Commission with the aim of mitigating any potential disruptions to subscribers undertook further regulatory intervention, by mediating between the parties and facilitating the reconciliation process.  Aminu Maida, EVC…
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