THE All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership and stakeholders in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, on Thursday, endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for the second term come 2019. President has been endorsed by the citizens of the FCT as well as the APC because of the need to consolidate on the gains of the Change Agenda. Senator Ali paid tributes to the efforts of President Buhari to restore the economy, stating that the future is quite bright for the posterity and for the good fortunes of the country. He espoused for unity in the party, saying “APC is a party of rules and regulations as exemplified in the character of Mr. President. Other participants at the meeting include all National Assembly members representing FCT, Area Council Chairmen and Mandate Secretaries and political aides.
April 26, 2018 15:00 UTC
Theophilus Onojeghen, WarriGunmen have reportedly shot one of the chairmanship aspirants for the Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, Pastor Silas Buowe, on the stomach. The victim who had intensified campaign to become the next APC chairman in the state in the forthcoming convention, is also the senior pastor of Faith Teaching Bible Church, with headquarter in Oleh. He was also the former member of the Delta State House of Assembly for Isoko South Constituency II between 2003 and 2007. “From what the doctors said, he sustained some fractures and some of his intestines were affected by the bullets. However, a senior police officer at the Ozoro Area Command confirmed the incident, saying that investigation into the attack had commenced.
April 26, 2018 14:45 UTC
An FCT High Court on Thursday ordered Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to pay five million compensation to a former Minister of FCT, Malam Bala Mohammed, for infringing on his liberty. Mohammed, a minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the Goodluck Jonathan Administration, was in the custody of EFCC from October 24, 2016, to November 29, 2016, when the court granted him bail. Baba-Yusuf on November 29 granted him bail according to the Provisions of Sections 165 and 158 (b) of the Administration of Justice Act 2015. “The detention is illegal and infringes on his personal liberty which is against the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. ” I, therefore, declare that the detention of the applicant is unlawful and fragrant violation of his personal liberty.
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The Police Command in Ebonyi has dismissed a policeman who allegedly shot and killed a commercial motorcyclist in Abakaliki on Wednesday. The Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Mrs. Lovett Odah, disclosed this to newsmen on Thursday in Abakaliki. She said that the command had dismissed the policeman overnight and noted that the suspect would be arraigned in Court on April 27. “We further assure the public of our commitment to the protection of lives and property of every citizen. NAN also reports that protests by members of the Okada union have rocked Abakaliki, leading to deployment of anti-riot policemen in strategic locations in the state.
April 26, 2018 14:15 UTC
This came over four years after the National Human Rights Commission made the recommendations to the Federal Government on April 7, 2014. The commission then recommended that the Federal Government pay the families of the deceased and the injured victims the total sum of N135m. The commission recommended that the Federal Government pay the families of the eight deceased the sum of N10m each and the 11 injured victims N5m each. Speaking shortly before the cheque presentation, the AGF confirmed that the payment of the N135m award would start on Thursday. (Visited 1,464 times, 15 visits today)
April 26, 2018 14:15 UTC
The Oyo State Government has approved beaded crowns and coronets for 48 Obas across the state in line with the exercise of powers conferred on the Governor by Section 28(1) of the Chiefs Law Cap 28, Vol. 1 Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria and by virtue of all other powers enabling in that behalfThe government said that the decision was taken after due consultation in a meeting with members of the Council of Obas and Chiefs, adding that the approval has been gazetted with Oyo State Notice No. 20-67 of Oyo State of Nigeria Gazette No. 43 published 29th March, 2018 and endorsed under the Governor’s Command by the Secretary to the State Government, Ishmael Olalekan Alli. Others are Alaba of Aba-Nla, Onidiayunre of Idi-Ayunre and Onilatunde of Olatunde in Oluyole LG, Alakaran of Akanran and Alajia of Ajia in Ona-Ara LG.
April 26, 2018 13:41 UTC
Leke Baiyewu, AbujaThe Senate has declared the current payments by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation for subsidy of premium motor spirit (petrol) illegal. The legislature also asked the corporation to stop further payment of the subsidy, while asking it to pay the arrears owed fuel marketers. They also called for sanctioning of the officials involved in the illegal payments. The Committee on Public Accounts made the recommendations in its report on the investigation into the illegal subsidy payments, which was adopted by the Senate at the plenary on Thursday. (Visited 1,549 times, 73 visits today)
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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday arrived in Bauchi State for a two-day working visit. READ ALSO: Senate indicts NNPC for illegal fuel subsidy, orders N216bn refundThe President was welcomed at Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International Airport, by the governor of Bauchi, Muhammed Abubakar and his Adamawa state counterpart, Mohammed Jibrilla. Below are the pictures as presented by Armstrong Bakam and @buharisallau:(Visited 2,919 times, 170 visits today)
April 26, 2018 13:30 UTC
Olusola Fabiyi, AbujaThe national leadership of the All Progressives Congress has asked a former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu-Sheriff, who has expressed his desire to join the ruling party in Abuja, to do so at his ward. He was billed to be received by the National Chairman of the APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and other members of the party’s National Working Committee. A three-paragraph statement was nevertheless issued by the National Publicity Secretary of the ruling party, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, in which he directed Modu-Sheriff to join the party in his ward. “While we are aware of such intentions, we wish to restate our earlier position that anyone who wants to join the Party should do so at the ward level. “We are happy to welcome new members to our party, but membership cards are not issued at the Party National Secretariat.”(Visited 12,189 times, 1,102 visits today)
April 26, 2018 13:18 UTC
The Nigerian Union in South Africa clarified on Thursday that the 14 Nigerians being held in detention in Rustenburg, South Africa since last February were not being held for drug-related offenses. The Assistant General Secretary of the union, Mr. Collins Mgbo, gave the clarification in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Port Harcourt from Polokwane, South Africa. He restated that the Nigerians were arrested by the South African police for protesting the killing of a Nigerian in South Africa last February. No fewer than 118 Nigerians, mostly young people have been killed in South Africa since February 2016, according to records. Mgbo said the union was worried by recent reports that the South African police detained the Nigerians because of drug-related offenses.
April 26, 2018 13:18 UTC
A trader, Kingsley Osarogiagbon and a businesswoman, Tina Edosa, were on Thursday brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court charged with N5.5 million theft and forgery of a death certificate. Police Prosecutor Peter Nwangwu said the accused committed the offences between August 29, 2,015 and September 8, 2015 at No. Nwangwu alleged that the accused (Kingsley and Tina) forged the death certificate of Edosa Osarogiagbon. Aje-Afunwa granted the accused bail in the sum of N850, 000 each with two sureties each inlike sum. Aje-Afunwa said the sureties must be gainfully employed with an evidence of two years tax payment to the LagosState Government.
April 26, 2018 12:56 UTC
At least 13 children were killed and five critically injured Thursday after a train smashed into a small school bus in northern India, an official said. The students, all aged below 10, were being driven to class in Uttar Pradesh state when a passenger train collided with their vehicle at an unmanned railway crossing. Earlier this month, 23 children and four adults were killed when a driver lost control of a school bus, which plunged into a 100-metre deep gorge north of Delhi. India is home to hundreds of railway crossings that are unmanned and particularly accident prone, with motorists often ignoring oncoming train warnings. India has vowed to upgrade unattended railway crossings next year to reduce fatal accidents.
April 26, 2018 12:33 UTC
The South West zone of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is billed to hold a mega rally on May 5, in Osogbo, the capital of State of Osun. Akinwonmi told the meeting that the national body of the party is not leaving any stone unturned to ensure that the status quo of leadership in Ogun remain the same. The communiqué partly read, “That we abhor INEC’s interference in the affairs of political parties and thus declare this attitude as interloping and overbearing. This we do in view of the Supreme Court declaration on the powers of Party Convention and authority conferred on them. We emphasize that there is no enemy within, but enemy without, therefore we must concentrate every energy we can muster to vanquish our rivals.”
April 26, 2018 12:00 UTC
Five migrants have died trying to cross the Mediterranean, the Spanish coastguard said Thursday after rescuing at least 105 others, while bad weather was hindering a search for another two boats with dozens aboard. They spotted three boats but one had capsized, and four migrants were already dead in the water some 40 kilometres (25 miles) off Morocco’s coast. On Thursday, rescuers were searching for another two boats in the Alboran Sea between Morocco and Spain’s Andalusian coast, with a total of 107 people on board. READ ALSO: Wilder offers Joshua $50m for heavyweight mega-fightSpain is the third busiest gateway for migrants arriving in Europe, still far behind Italy but catching up fast with Greece. So far this year, at least 3,778 migrants have arrived in Spain, with more than 180 losing their lives trying to cross the Mediterranean.
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A San Francisco church, Grace Cathedral, held a mass dedicated to honouring pop star, Beyonce on Wednesday. The service, whose opening hymn was Survivor by Destiny Child, Beyonce’s former band also included more songs by the musician along with Bible readings, prayers, and communion. Black feminist theologian, Reverend Yolanda Norton, who preached at the mass revealed the idea behind the mass, “This is not a service deifying Beyoncé,” she explained to Essence. “This is a service that uses Beyoncé’s music as a tool to engender positive, empowering conversation about black women. About the mass, which has generated some concerns about deifying Beyonce, Grace Cathedral on its church’s website adds that the service was intended to show how Beyoncé’s art “opens a window into the lives of the marginalised and forgotten, particularly Black women.”(Visited 1,882 times, 154 visits today)
April 26, 2018 11:03 UTC