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Monthly Archives: September 2016

CCB to probe Amaechi, Ngige, Fashola, AGF, others’ assets

The Code of Conduct Bureau has begun massive verification of assets declared by top serving and former public officers at the federal, state and local government levels. A statement by the Chairman of the CCB, Mr. Sam Saba, released by the Press and Protocol Unit of the bureau on Thursday, stated that the exercise involved physical appearance of the concerned ... Read More »

Obaseki’s victory fraudulent – Ikimi

A former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chief Tom Ikimi, has rejected the outcome of the Edo State governorship election, claiming the result was manipulated in favour of the All Progressives Congress. The Peoples Democratic Party chief, who hails from Igueben Local Government Area in Edo Central Senatorial District of the state, insisted the APC didn’t deserve victory in the poll. ... Read More »

Ignoring calls for restructuring dangerous, Soludo tells Buhari

A former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari not to ignore the growing call for fiscal federalism and the re-negotiation of Nigeria’s unity. Soludo specifically warned that Buhari’s attitude towards restructuring at a time when the Biafran agitation was intensifying was dangerous. He made the call during the public presentation of ... Read More »

INEC: refusal of party agents to sign result sheet does not invalidate poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said yesterday that the refusal of some political party agents to sign the Edo governorship election result sheet did not invalidate the poll. INEC National Commissioner in Charge of Publicity Solomon Soyebi said in Benin that the validity of an election is stipulated in the Electoral Act and Election Guidelines. He said that the ... Read More »

Obaseki in acceptance speech, says we’ll deliver

Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole said yesterday that the victory of the All Progressives Congress in Wednesday’s election has humbled Chief Tom Ikimi, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion and Dr. Raymond Dokpesi. Governor Oshiomhole said Chief Tony Anenih narrowly escaped defeat. He said the APC is committed to dismantling the rigging machine of those he described as political godfathers in the state. ... Read More »

Buhari congratulates Obaseki, Oshiomhole

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the government and people of Edo State on the successful conclusion of the governorship election and the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Godwin Obaseki. In a telephone call to Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole, Buhari commended the well-articulated campaign programme of the APC in the state, the doggedness of the governor, governor-elect ... Read More »

House of Reps seals Jibrin’s office after suspension

The House of Representatives has sealed Abdulmumin Jibrin’s office, a day after suspending the lawmaker for allegedly breaching the privileges of other house members. The house found Mr. Jibrin guilty of violating House ethics on Wednesday. Mr. Jibrin, a former chairman of the house appropriation committee, drew the wrath of his colleague members after he accused the speaker, Yakubu Dogara, ... Read More »

INEC Releases List of Candidates for Ondo Guber Poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the list of 30 candidates for the Ondo state governorship election. The list of candidates and their parties released are as follows: Accord (A): Pastor Oladare Amuda Action Alliance (AA): Barrister Yinka Oloyede Orokoto Alliance for Democracy (AD): Dr. Akin Olowookere African Democratic Congress (ADC): Mrs Modupe Ogunyoku African People Alliance (APA): ... Read More »

ODD NEWS: Unbelievable: Woman Gives Birth To Twins With Different Fathers

A new mum has given birth to twins – who have two different fathers. The incredible case was revealed after the woman, identified only as T.M., named her current boyfriend as the father of her twins. But T.M. admitted before maternity papers were signed that she had actually slept with a different man a week after she believed she conceived ... Read More »

ODD NEWS: 8-year-old Boy Smuggled In Suitcase From Ivory Coast To Spain

Police found an eight-year-old Ivorian boy hidden in a suitcase that was smuggled across the border into Spanish territory in north Africa, an official said on Friday. A 19-year-old woman took the case through a pedestrian crossing from Morocco into the small Spanish-governed territory of Ceuta on Thursday, a spokesman for the Civil Guard police force said. “When they put ... Read More »