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APGA Crisis: Agbaso Heads to Supreme Court

A faction of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) led by Chief Martin Agbaso has approached the Supreme Court to set aside the decision of the Court of Appeal in Enugu that vacated the order of mandamus it had earlier given the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognise and deal with him as the authentic chairman of the...

LG Polls: Emmanuel Cautions against Blackmail, Terrorism

The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, has warned that he will not tolerate any form of blackmail, threat to the state security and terrorism ahead of the planned conduct of the local government elections to hold November 11, 2017. The governor, in a chat with journalists in Uyo weekend, warned people who are out to foment crisis in...

Wike, Fayose, Ugwuanyi Storm Anambra for PDP Ward Congress Today

The trio of Governors Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State are billed to be in Anambra State today for the ward congress of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The three governors were mandated by the party to lead the conduct of the party’s congress for the nomination of three delegates...

Shell Raises the Alarm over Safety Risks from Illegal Occupation of Belema Facility

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has raised the alarm that the continued illegal occupation of Belema flow station and gas plant in Rivers State since August 11, 2017, has safety implications both for the people at the facilities and nearby communities. According to a statement issued yesterday by SPDC spokesman, Mr. Bamidele Odugbesan, the company said it was “deeply concerned...

Again, Unknown Gunmen Kill Ortom’s Aide

Unknown gunmen yesterday morning attacked and killed the Principal Special Assistant on Knowledge Economy and Investment to Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, Dr Tavershima Adyorough. Adyorough was shot and killed by gunmen who invaded his residence at about 12.30a.m. and also shot his wife who is on admission in the hospital. Adyorough who only returned back to Nigeria to serve...

Osinbajo Orders IG to Commence Community Policing

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has ordered the Nigeria Police to commence the implementation of community policing programme. The acting president gave the order at a one-day National Economic Council (NEC) security retreat held at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa last Thursday. Making this disclosure in a statement last night, the acting president’s spokesman, Mr. Laolu Akande, said Osinbajo asked...

12 Dead, Scores Missing as Boat Capsizes in Lagos

The Lagos State Government yesterday confirmed the death of 12 persons in the boat mishap which occurred at the weekend in Ilashe area of the state. In a statement issued by the Managing Director of Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), Mr. Abisola Kamson, the state government attributed the unfortunate mishap to overloading of passengers on a Banana Boat and operation...

Buhari’s Return Invokes More Reactions

More Nigerians continued to react to the return of President Muhammadu Buhari from medical vacation on Saturday, with some stating yesterday that his return will boost the war against terrorism in the North-east and was a good omen to Nigeria. Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State and the Emir of Kanam, Alhaji Mu’azu Muhammadu were some of the prominent Nigerians...

Violence as PDP Wins Gombe State Constituency By-Election

Unidentified political thugs yesterday stormed two polling units with dangerous weapons disrupting proceedings during the Dukku-North State Constituency by-election where the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) candidate, Hon. Saidu Kawuwa Malala emerged winner. THISDAY checks revealed that though the results of the two polling units, 19 and 23 where there was violence and unit 24 were cancelled in Malala ward, it...

Kogi Health Commissioner Blames Gastroenteritis for Death of Scores in State

The Kogi State Government has blamed gastroenteritis for the death of scores of persons in the state last week. Over 60 persons were believed to have died last week from a mysterious disease in Koloke, Okuna, Isanlu-Isa and adjourning Hausa-Fulani communities in Yagba-West Local Government Area of the state. But speaking with journalists in Lokoja yesterday, the state Commissioner for Health,...