Edo 2024: APC gets three candidates

Three candidates have emerged as APC flag bearers as controversies trails Saturday’s Edo State governorship primary election of the All Progressives Congress, APC. Few hours after the primary election held in 192 wards of the state, Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State, who is the chairman of the seven-man election committee for the exercise declared Dennis Idahosa as the winner. However, the Returning Officer of the process, Dr Stanley Ugboajah declared Senator Monday Okpebholo as the winner at the private residence of one of the aspirants, who earlier stepped down…

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Threat calls, attacks delay Durojaiye Bolaji’s return from UK

A grassroots mobilizer and politician in Ifako Ijaye Local Government Area of Lagos State, Durojaiye Nurudeen Bolaji has abandoned his residence over attacks by hoodlums. Durojaiye, a card carrying member of the All Peoples’ Congress (APC) and a staunch supporter of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu since the days of Alliance for Democracy (AD), vigorously campaigned for the Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the 2023 general election. He printed posters, banners, souvenirs and financially supported Tinubu’s campaign in his community, with the promise that most of the youths would benefit once…

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Presidency attacks Atiku over criticism of economy

The Presidency last night responded to former Vice President and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the February 25, 2023 election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, over his criticism of President Bola Tinubu’s administration. The Presidency said that the former Vice President has assumed the position of opposition-in-chief to President Tinubu and his government. It also said that Atiku’s claim that the government’s policies have created intense cost of living pressures are not grounded on facts, claiming that recent comparative cost of living indices showed that Nigerians still enjoy…

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K1 to Tinubu: Nigerians are suffering, address economic pains

Wasiu Ayinde Marshal, popularly known by his stage name, K1 De Ultimate, has told President Bola Tinubu that Nigerians are suffering and angry with his government due to the current poor state of the economy. K1 said this in a video recording that surfaced on Thursday during one of his recent stage performances. Before K1, his daughter, Dami Ayinde, lent her voice on Wednesday to the current economic situation, which she said wasn’t what the All Progressives Congress promised. On her Instagram stories, the young lawyer said the APC was…

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$3m bribery: Supreme Court affirms 5-year jail term for Lawan Farouk

The judgement that convicted and sentenced the former Chairman of the then House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on Fuel Subsidy probe, Mr. Farouk Lawan, to five years in prison for bribery has been affirmed by the Supreme Court. The apex court, in a unanimous decision by a five-member panel, dismissed as lacking in merit, an appeal the former lawmaker, who has been in prison custody since 2021, filed to challenge his conviction. Lawan had among other things, contended that he was not allowed to make a plea of allocutus (plea…

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Afenifere scraps Adebanjo’s leadership title, demands state police

The office of the acting leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, being occupied by Pa Ayo Adebanjo, has been annulled. This was as the organisation reiterated its call for the formation of state police amid the rising insecurity in the land. Afenifere, which appointed Adebanjo as the acting leader of the group in 2022, said the position had been abrogated and formed another group named Afenifere Elders Caucus, with Adebanjo a member and Fasoranti as leader. This was contained in a communique issued at the end of the monthly…

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Money laundering: Obiano, ex-Anambra gov, pleads not guilty to 9-court charge

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, docked the immediate past Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, on a nine-count money laundering charge. Obiano, who was arraigned before trial Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja, pleaded not guilty after the charge was read to him. He was subsequently allowed to go home based on the terms of an administrative bail the anti-graft agency earlier granted to him. Terms of the conditions included the seizure of his international passport, even as he was warned not…

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N320million Money laundering: EFCC charges House of Reps member Mutu to court

A member of the House of Representatives, Nicholas Mutu, has been charged to court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), over an alleged N320 million money laundering case. EFCC, in a statement, said Justice F. Giwa Ogunbanjo of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Monday, January 22, 2024, told Mutu that he has a case to answer in the money laundering charge. Mutu alongside Airworld Technologies Ltd and Oyien Homes, were said to have been dragged before the court by the EFCC on an amended 13-count…

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Police teargas 16 sacked Plateau PDP lawmakers

Policemen, on Tuesday, teargassed the 16 Peoples Democratic Party members of the Plateau State House of Assembly who were sacked by the Court of Appeal. The lawmakers had arrived at the Rayfield Old Government House in Jos on Tuesday morning alongside their supporters preparatory to their resumption of plenary when the incident happened. The policemen and other security operatives took over the premises of the Government House and prevented the sacked lawmakers from going into the chambers of the House of Assembly but the lawmakers had vowed not to vacate…

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3 Anambra monarchs withdraw chieftaincy titles conferred on Senator Ubah

Three traditional rulers in Anambra State have officially withdrawn the chieftaincy titles conferred on the senator representing Anambra South senatorial zone, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, following the controversy trailing the conferment of chieftaincy titles. The traditional rulers are Igwe F.E. Ebelendu of Aguluezechukwu in Aguata local government area, Igwe Onwuamaeze Damian Ezeani of Neni in Anaocha local government area and Igwe Gerald Obunadike Mbamalu of Ojoto in Idemili South local government area. Igwe Mbamalu conferred Ikemba Ojoto on Ubah, Igwe Ezeani conferred on him the Odenjiinji Neni, while Igwe Ebelendu gave…

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