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Russia offers asylum to former U.S. FBI director Comey

Russian President Vladimir Putin offered asylum to the former director of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), James Comey. Putin said that Comey’s release of records of his conversations with President Donald Trump equated to being an activist, like former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who lives in Russia under asylum. If Comey, who was fired by Trump, continues ... Read More »

Ex-minister Chidoka joins Anambra gov race

A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Osita Chidoka, on Wednesday joined the United Progressives Party and declared his intention to run in the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State. Chidoka, who was accompanied to his Obosi Ward 1 in Idemili North Local Government Area for registration with the UPP by loyalists, said he joined the party to bring good ... Read More »

Reps demand military squad to stop killer herdsmen

The House of Representatives has asked the Federal Government to set up a joint military-police task force to confront “rampaging” herdsmen, who are killing and maiming victims in various parts of the country. In Etsako Federal Constituency of Edo State and particularly in Auchi-Warake; Fugar-Ekperi and Okpella-Uluoke committees, the House said the herdsmen terrorising inhabitants were “suspected Boko Haram” insurgents, ... Read More »

Moroccan King Hosts France’s Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday met with Moroccan King, Mohammed VI at the start of a two-day visit to the Kingdom. It is Macron’s first visit to a North African country since being elected President on May 7. He visited Algiers and Tunis during his campaign. King Mohammed sent his congratulations to the new President on his election day, ... Read More »

Melaye, a social deviant, says Kogi governor

The Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, on Wednesday described the senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, as a social defiant that should be checked by the Senate. He said the federal lawmakers needed to carry out the exercise urgently before they would be adjudged birds of the same feather with Melaye. Bello spoke with State House correspondents after he ... Read More »

Presidency kicks as CCT discharges, acquits Saraki

The Presidency, on Wednesday, described as outrageous and travesty of justice the acquittal of Senate President Bukola Saraki by the Code of Conduct Tribunal, which upheld the no-case submission of the Senate President. The Special Assistant to the President on Prosecution, Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla, wondered why the CCT dismissed the weight of “overwhelming evidence” against Saraki, who was tried for ... Read More »

Senator Ademola Adeleke defects to PDP

Senator Ademola Adeleke has defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the People’s Democratic party(PDP). Ademola, a former APC candidate for the Osun-West senatorial district in the upcoming July 8th by-elections, decamped because of the party’s decision to clear another candidate, Mudashiru Hussain, for the position, despite his disqualification. The Secretary of the Adeleke Support Group, Alhaji Saheed Afolabi, who is ... Read More »

Jonathan Couldn’t Even Build A Road To Yenagoa – Oshiomhole

Former governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has said he withdrew his support for former President Goodluck Jonathan because he believed that a Jonathan second term would have ruined the country. Before the 2015 general election, Oshiomhole the only South South governor in the opposition party and some expected that Oshiomhole’s hands might be tied by his geographical kinship ... Read More »

Melaye calls for emergency rule in Kogi

The Senate representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, on Tuesday called for declaration of emergency rule in Kogi State. He urged the Senate to ask the Federal Government to make such pronouncement because of breakdown of law and order in Kogi. According to Melaye, there is a total breakdown of law and order in the state following the alleged mayhem unleashed ... Read More »

Melaye rally turns bloody as poly student dies

A student of the Kogi State Polytechnic, Felele, Saka Seidu, was on Monday shot dead during a rally organised by Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West in Lokoja, the state capital. Melaye was in Lokoja to address his supporters on the ongoing attempt by his constituents to recall him. Melaye had arrived the gate of the Kogi State Polytechnic, Felele ... Read More »