Tam David-West: Tinubu speaks on death of ex-Petroleum Minister





Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has described the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Prof. Tam David-West as a nationalist and social critic who always spoke truth to power. Tinubu stated this in his tribute to the Professor of Virology, who died on Monday at the University Teaching Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo …

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Kano guber: Political parties make fresh allegations against Appeal Court President, Justice Bulkachuwa

The Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, has raised the alarm over an alleged move by the Court of Appeal President Justice Z. A. Bulkachuwa, to disband the Kano State governorship Appeal Panel for the third time. CUPP described the setting up of three different panels without any reason as arbitrary, forum shopping and bastardization …

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BREAKING: Trailer being chased by police crushes 20 persons to death in Yola

No fewer 20 persons were reportedly crushes to death after a trailer loaded with farming produce overran several tricycles popularly known as Keke Napep, Tuesday, at Vinikling bridge (Hayin Gada) in Yola, Adamawa State. Residents told DAILY POST that the accident was caused by police officers, who were pursuing the truck driver for refusing to …

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Bayelsa guber: PDP wants APC governorship candidate disqualified

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus on Tuesday called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to “act quickly” on the Abuja High Court ruling which disqualified the Deputy Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Bayelsa State, Bishop Degi by invoking the relevant sections of the …

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Rivers APC crisis: Why truth will always triumph over lies, deceit – Sen. Abe

Magnus Abe, former representative of Rivers South-East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, has declared that truth will always prevail over lies and deceit no matter the manner in which it is presented. Abe, who made the remark against the backdrop of the internal crisis that has bedeviled the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers …

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Govt officials found conniving with pipeline vandals to face sanction, prosecution – Lawan

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday said officials of government found conniving with criminals involved in vandalising oil pipelines would face sanction and prosecution if identified. Lawan stated this in his remarks after the consideration of the report of the Ad-Hoc Committee on Pipeline Explosions during plenary. He also directed the Senate Committee on Petroleum …

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Abuja residents lament as FCT bans commercial tricycle

Residents of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, were on Tuesday thrown into confusion following the sudden ban on commercial Tricycle operators also known as ‘Keke’ by the Federal Government. DAILY POST gathered that this came unannounced with no alternative means of transportation provided by the authorities. Following the development, many had difficulty assessing their offices …

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Plateau attacks: FG, Lalong have abandoned lDPs – COCIN Church

The Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) on Tuesday accused the Federal and Plateau State Governments of abandoning the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state. The Church equally said the plight of the IDPs was worsened “by the fact that spirited individuals and NGOs that used to offer assistance have all grown tired and …

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More crisis hit APC as party removes secretary, passes vote of no confidence on Oshiomhole

The Edo State Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday said its former secretary, Lawrence Okah was removed because a vote of no confidence was passed on him. The State Executive Committee on Tuesday revealed this after a vote of confidence was passed on the leadership of Barr Anslem Ojezua. A statement …

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NDLEA arrests Boko Haram tramadol suppliers

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Yobe, has arrested a policeman and a drug trafficker (names withheld) for allegedly conniving and supplying 59kg of prohibited Tramadol tablets to Boko Haram insurgents in Gwoza, Borno. Mr Reuben Apeh, the NDLEA state Commander, while addressing newsmen in Damaturu, said the suspects were arrested on Nov. …

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Tension in Bayelsa as unknown gunmen kill two Policemen few days to guber election

There is rising tension in Bayelsa State as unknown gunmen suspected to be thugs yesterday shot dead two policemen along the Otuogidi community of Ogbia Local Government Area of the state and carted away their riffles. The killing of the two policemen coincided with the arrival of batches from the 32,000 policemen led by 15 …

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One journalist, others injured as DSS attack peaceful protesters

Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), on Tuesday, opened fire on some journalists covering a peaceful protest at its headquarters in Asokoro, Abuja. The journalists were at the DSS headquarters on the invitation of #FreeSowore campaigners, the group demanding for the release of Mr. Omoyele Sowore, the publisher of Sahara Reporters. Mr. Sowore …

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Kogi Guber: Group raises alarm over alleged deployment of OPC members to disrupt election

The Coalition of Kogi Citizens in Diaspora, CKCD, has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police, and other security agencies in the country over an alleged plot to flood Kogi State with armed Oduduwa People Congress, OPC, members from Lagos State to across Kogi State with the intention of causing colossal damages, threat, and disruption of the …

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162,000 Nigerian children died of Pneumonia in 2018 – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund has tasked the Nigerian government to develop and implement strategies to control Pneumonia and its resultant high rate of death among under-fives in the country. This is as the agency reports that the infection claimed the lives of an estimated 162,000 Nigerian children in 2018 alone and accounted for 19% …

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Court grants Dokpesi permission to travel

A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted an application filed by the CEO DAAR Communications Raymond Dokpesi, requesting for leave to travel abroad for medical attention. Justice John Tsoho, who granted the application filed by Dokpesi’s defence lawyer, Kanu Agabi, SAN, also granted the request for adjournment. The judge later adjourned the matter till …

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Kogi/Bayelsa elections: Police commission warns officers ahead of polls, releases Situation Room phone numbers

The Police Service Commission (PSC), says it will deploy 45 of its personnel to monitor police conduct in the Nov. 16, Governorship and House of Assembly elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States. Mr Ikechukwu Ani, Head, Press and Public Relations of the commission, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, in Abuja. Ani said 20 …

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APC crisis: Senator Abe under fire for dragging newspaper houses to court, ‘attacking’ Amaechi

A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Rivers State, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has berated Senator Magnus Abe for blaming his political woes on the Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi. The party chieftain, who spoke through a statement he signed and made available to DAILY POST on Monday, said Amaechi, …

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Gombe Deputy Speaker, Haruna impeached

Gombe State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed ‘vote of no confidence’ on Deputy Speaker, Shu’aibu Haruna of Kwami East, leading to his removal and replacement with Siddi Buba of Kwame West. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Adamu Pata, representing Yamaltu East, moved the motion and was seconded by Tulfugut Kardi, representing …

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FG must stop ‘spoon-feeding’ ASUU – Expert

An Abuja-based ICT expert, Otunba Kola Oladeji, has declared that the orientation of members of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on technology-driven economy practically negates global standard. He added that the situation where universities perpetually depend on Federal Government’s subvention to run academic activities without efforts to be self sufficient through research activities portends …

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Border closure: Reps kick, ask NCS to review its policy

The House of Representatives, Tuesday urged the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, to review the policy on border closure, saying it is contrary to its extant act. It also urged relevant government agencies to look into this prevailing directive to ameliorate the attendant consequences. This development followed an adopted motion on issue of urgent public importance …

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Gundogan names Messi ‘greatest footballer of all time’ ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester City midfielder, Ilkay Gundogan, has identified Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi as ‘the greatest footballer of all time’ ahead of Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo. Gundogan, who is currently away on international duty with Germany national team, following his side’s Premier League 3-1 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday, believes Messi is the star player of this …

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Government declares Friday public holiday in Kogi state

The Kogi State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, has declared Friday, Nov. 15, a public holiday for all schools in the state. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mr Eric Aina. Aina directed all public and private schools to proceed on holiday from Nov. 15, 2019, …

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We need only one Senator per State to cut cost: Rochas Okorocha insists

Senator representing Imo East Senatorial District and former governor of Imo State, Rochas Anayo Okorocha has insisted that the nation must revert to a unicameral system of legislature in order to cut cost. Speaking at a press conference after Tuesday’s plenary in Abuja, he said, Nigerian leaders must make sacrifices when it comes to pushing …

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What Amaechi, Peterside said about Tam David-West’s death

Mr Chibuike Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation and Dr Dakuku Peterside, the Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), have expressed shock over the demise of Prof. Tamunoemi David-West, a former Petroleum Minister. Amaechi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday, that the death of Prof David-West was a sad development. …

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BREAKING: Kogi Guber: Policemen teargas IGP Adamu, INEC Chairman, Yakubu, others during peace accord

The Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, and National Commissioners of INEC have been teargassed in Kogi State. The IGP and other dignitaries were on Tuesday teargassed by policemen who were trying to put down an uproar at the stakeholders’ meeting/signing of peace accord among …

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Adamawa: I gave APC leaders money for Binta’s rally, yet she dragged me to court – Sen. Abbo

The Senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District, Ishaku Abbo has said that he bears no grudges against his predecessors, Binta Masi Garba for dragging him to the 2019 Election Petition Tribunal which he won. He also disclosed how he gave APC leaders money to organize rally for the female senator. The lawmaker was reacting to …

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Sowore: Rights group, SERAP raises alarm over shooting of protesters

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has raised alarm over viral video of security agents alleging harassing protesters in Abuja. In the viral video, gunshots were fired at peaceful protesters demanding the release of Sowore and Bakare. SERAP, reacting called on the United Nations to send investigators to Nigeria to coerce Buhari-led government to obey …

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Sowore’s Detention: They gave us N1m bribe not to protest against DSS – Deji Adeyanju [PHOTOS]

The convener of the Concerned Nigerians Group, Deji Adeyanju, has alleged that some top government sympathizers attempted to bribe his group to stop its planned protest against the detention of Omoyele Sowore, a co-convener of RevolutionNow movement. He made the disclosure on Tuesday at the ongoing protest in front of the Headquarters of the Department …

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Benue: Gov. Ortom releases 2020 appropriation bill, set to build airport in Makurdi [See budget details]

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has released the 2020 budget estimate for the State. The Governor presented the sum revenue of one Hundred and Eighty-nine Billion, Four Hundred and Eighty-three Million, Five Hundred and Eleven Thousand and Twenty-Five Naira (189,483,511,025) only to the State House of Assembly. According to the Governor, the budget tagged, …

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