Donald Trump becomes the first US president to be impeached twice

Donald Trump became the first president in the history of the United States of America, to be impeached twice when the House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to charge him with inciting last week’s mob attack on Capitol building. The Senate will not hold a trial before January 20, when Joe Biden assumes the presidency, meaning Trump will escape the risk of being forced to leave early. He will, however, depart in disgrace — and likely due to face a Senate trial later. The only question in the House had…

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Donald Trump’s account permanently banned by Twitter

For repeatedly violating its rules, the social media giant, Twitter Inc, has permanently banned the United States President, Donald Trump’s personal account. “After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” the company wrote in a blog post on Friday. The company announced the ban two days after Trump was initially suspended Wednesday for posting…

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Man to recieve 20 strokes of cane for insulting Jigawa governor on Facebook

A man named Sabi’u Ibrahim Chamo has been sentenced to six- month imprisonment for insulting and defaming Governor Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar’s character on Facebook, by a Magistrates’ Court in Dutse. The Chief Magistrates’ Court 1 sitting in Dutse, presided over by Batula Dauda gave Chamo an alternative of N20,000 fine with 20 strokes of cane for defaming the governor. Chamo was first arrested on Christmas Eve and detained before he was charged to court for failure to substantiate the allegations he made on Facebook. The police prosecutor told the court…

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We did not apologise to Buhari over summon on insecurity –Reps

The Federal House of Representatives denied apologising to President Muhammadu Buhari for summoning him over the state of insecurity in the country. In a statement issued by it’s spokesman, Benjamin Kalu, it says: “The president or the Presidency as the case may be never sought an apology from the House of Representatives for carrying out her constitutional responsibility to the Nigeria electorate. “For the avoidance of doubt, the House never apologised to anyone for excercising her constitutional mandate.” Kalu said the House is yet to speak on Buhari’s refusal to…

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PDP’s Seriake Dickson wins Bayelsa West Senatorial seat

Former Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Henry Seriake Dickson has won the Bayelsa West Senatorial District seat in the National Assembly. The Returning Officer, Prof Ekechukwe, Okeke, Dean of Humanities, Federal University of Technology, Otuoke, returned Dickson as the Senator-elect having polled 115257 to defeat his closest opponent, Hon Peremobowei Ebebi of the APC who polled 17541. Dickson who spoke in his country home of Toru Orua shortly after his return dedicated the victory to God, the voters, Bayelsa, and the Ijaw nation. He said that the mandate was beyond…

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Abiru wins Lagos East Senatorial by-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Tokunbo Abiru, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of Saturday’s Lagos East senatorial by-election in Ikorodu division. Dr Andu Akala, INEC Local Government Collation Officer for Lagos East Senatorial poll for Ikorodu, declared the result at the INEC collation centre in Ikorodu on Saturday. Tokunbo Abiru polled 19,204 votes to defeat his closest rival, Babatunde Gbadamosi, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who got 3,766 votes in all the 19 wards in Ikorodu. He added that ADP got 167 votes,…

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APC wins Lagos State Assembly by-election

Mr. Femi Saheed of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as bee declared winner of Saturday’s by-election for Kosofe constituency 2 of the Lagos State House of Assembly by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Prof. Iyinola Oni, INEC Local Government Collation Officer for the by-election in Kosofe, declared the result at the collation centre in Agidi Comprehensive School, Agbonyi-Ketu at 5.35a.m. on Sunday. Oni said, the APC candidate polled 12,494 votes to beat his closest rival, Mr Sikiru Alebiosu of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), who got 2,068 votes. He…

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Former Head of Service arrested in Bauchi for vote-buying

Former Head of Service inBauchi State, Abdon Dalla Gin has been arrested by men of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over allegations of vote-buying at the ongoing Dass State Constituency bye-election. Dalla, who is also the Special Adviser to Governor Bala Mohammed on Civil Service and Labour Matters, was arrested in his Polling Unit in Dass. After casting his vote, Dalla addressed the press and returned to his car. He was about moving when the operatives of the EFCC asked him to stop. EFCC officials found N1.5million inside…

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Prominent businessman, Chief Harry Akande is dead

International businessman, Chief Harry Ayoade Akande is dead. Akande, who was the Agba Oye of Ibadanland, died after a brief illness in the early hours of Saturday. He died at aged 77. Akande, a former presidential aspirant, who was also a one-time Chairman, Board of Trustees of the All Nigeria Peoples Party during his lifetime as a politician was well known for his robust contacts within and outside the shores of Nigeria. His death was announced in a statement on Saturday by Olumide Akande, who described the death of the…

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Appeal Court sacks Senator Araraume

A Court of Appeal, sitting in Owerri has sacked Senator Ifeanyi Araraume and declared Sir Frank Ibezim as the authentic candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the rescheduled Imo North senatorial bye-election. The judgment, was delivered less than 24 hours to the bye-election, was read by Justice Uchechukwu Onyemenam. The Court of Appeal roundly faulted the November 6, 2020, judgment that sacked Ibezim and announced Araraume as the candidate of APC, having won the party primary election. It was the considered opinion of the Judge that the revalidation…

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