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Ex-Imo Gov, Okorocha begs court for permission to travel for treatment 1

Ex-Imo Gov, Okorocha begs court for permission to travel for treatment

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri – Abuja A former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, who is facing money laundering charge, on Thursday, approached the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja for permission to travel outside the country for medical treatment. Okorocha, whose trial is due to resume on November 7, begged the court to allow him …

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Portable submits self to police after viral assault video 2

Portable submits self to police after viral assault video

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said singer, Habib Okikiola, also known as  Portable has reported at the command’s headquarters Eleweran on Wednesday 29th of June 2022. This followed an order by the police that he should report himself at the nearest police station for assaulting a young man known as DJ …

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Delta 2023: Group urges Deltans to support Ogboru, APGA gov candidate 3

Delta 2023: Group urges Deltans to support Ogboru, APGA gov candidate

•Ogboru A socio-political group in Delta State, Grassroots Concerned Citizens, GCC, has called on Delta State people to rally round Chief Great Ogboru, governorship candidate of All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, in the state.  The group, which congratulated Ogboru on his emergence, in a statement by its Chairman and Secretary of GCC, Mr. Johnson Akpoveta and …

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Okorocha begs court for permission to travel for treatment 4

Okorocha begs court for permission to travel for treatment

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri A former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, who is facing money laundering charge, on Thursday, approached the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja for permission to travel outside the country for medical treatment. Okorocha, whose trial is due to resume on November 7, begged the court to allow him to visit …

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Bill to exempt N’Assembly from contributory pension scheme passes second reading 5

Bill to exempt N’Assembly from contributory pension scheme passes second reading

Senate By Levinus Nwabughiogu National Assembly will be excluded from the contributory pension scheme should a bill to amend the pension reform act, 2014 to exempt its personnel and establish the National Assembly Service Pensions Board be passed into law eventually. Already, the bill scaled through second reading at Thursday plenary. Titled, “Bill for an …

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Trial of suspected invaders of retired Justice Odili’s home suffers setback 6

Trial of suspected invaders of retired Justice Odili’s home suffers setback

The trial of suspected invaders of the residence of Mrs Mary Odili, retired Justice of the Supreme Court, was on Thursday, stalled in a Federal High Court, Abuja due to the absence of the police counsel, Mathew Omosun. Upon resumed trial, Usman Jubril, who was counsel for the 6th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 13th and …

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Self-defense: Troops alone can’t tackle insecurity, 52 Northern Groups reply CDS 7

Self-defense: Troops alone can’t tackle insecurity, 52 Northern Groups reply CDS

By Luminous Jannamike, Abuja A coalition of 52 Northern groups (CNG) has said the security agencies need the private sector to combat the problem of insecurity in the country. The organisation’s Director, Strategic Communication, Samaila Musa, who said this in a statement on Thursday, tackled the Chief of Defense Staff, Lt. Gen. Lucky Irabor, for …

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I won’t defect to APC; I’m in PDP on principle – Makarfi 8

I won’t defect to APC; I’m in PDP on principle – Makarfi

…Says rumour of his defection by jobless persons …Cautions OBJ, Jibrin over altercation on Atiku By Ibrahim Hassan-Wuyo Former Governor of Kaduna State and Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi has debunked the widespread rumour that he was defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) to the ruling All …

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Alleged organ trafficking: Again! Ekweremadu appears in court; to remain in custody till July 7 11

Alleged organ trafficking: Again! Ekweremadu appears in court; to remain in custody till July 7

By Biodun Busari The former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu on Thursday appeared before Uxbridge Magistrate’s Court in London, facing charges under Britain’s Modern Slavery Act. The 60-year-old Ekweremadu, according to a report by the BBC, stood in the dock at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court wearing a grey tracksuit and holding a bible. The report stated …

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2023: Buhari restates commitment to INEC’s independence, credible polls 12

2023: Buhari restates commitment to INEC’s independence, credible polls

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru AHEAD of the 2023 general elections, President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, will be given a free hand to discharge its constitutional responsibilities. The President also reiterated the commitment of his administration to ensure that the Commission delivers peaceful, transparent, free, fair and credible elections in …

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20 media practitioners emerge maiden MTN-MIP Fellows 13

20 media practitioners emerge maiden MTN-MIP Fellows

The Fellows Twenty media professionals across the country have been selected for the maiden Media Innovation Programme, MIP, by MTN Nigeria in partnership with the School of Media and Communications, Pan-Atlantic University, Lekki, Lagos. The six-month fully funded fellowship is for innovative storytellers and media leaders that will equip them with new skills needed to …

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Running Mate: North West APC Govs, ministers, others to engage Tinubu

Omeiza Ajayi – Abuja Leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC from the Northwest geopolitical zone have resolved to aggregate their interests and engage the presidential candidate of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The decision of the Northwest APC leaders comes on the heels of ongoing consultations by Tinubu with critical stakeholders on …

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