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We Won’t Support Anyone Agitating To Break-up Nigeria – UK

We Won’t Support Anyone Agitating To Break-up Nigeria – UK

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The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Paul Thomas Arkwright, said on Friday that the British government was not supporting those calling for the secession in Nigeria. The United Kingdom Government which has denied insinuation that it is in support of agitation for the break-up of Nigeria, insisted that it would only support Nigeria’s unity and ensure the progress of the country as usual. Arkwright spoke in Ilorin, Kwara State when he paid a courtesy visit to the state House of Assembly where he met with the Speaker, Dr. Ali Ahmed and other principal officers of the House, Punch has reported. “In a word, no, we don’t have anything to do with anyone agitating for the break-up of Nigeria. “We’re strongly in support of the unity of Nigeria and the Federal Government of
Edward, Son-In-Law To Jonathan ‘Shot’, As Gunmen Invade His Residence

Edward, Son-In-Law To Jonathan ‘Shot’, As Gunmen Invade His Residence

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Unknown gunmen on Friday shot the son-in-law of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Prince Goodwill Edward, after invading his State Housing Estate residence in the Calabar Municipal axis of the Cross River State capital. Edward, a Special Adviser on Youths Affairs to Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State, who is from Abi Local Government Area of the state, got married to Jonathan’s daughter in a very lavish and publicised wedding in 2014. Although the severity of injuries sustained in the attack could not be ascertained, the Punch reports that he is presently receiving treatment at an undisclosed medical facility in Calabar. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Hafiz Inuwa, said the matter was yet to be officially reported to the police, disclosing that records show
Evans Still In Police Custody – Force Headquarters

Evans Still In Police Custody – Force Headquarters

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Nigerian Police has debunked news headline regarding whereabouts of kidnapper, Chukwuduneme Onwuamadike, alias Evans. Newspaper reports in Nigeria had alleged that Evans had vanished and that the billionaire kidnapper's whereabouts unknown. Reacting to the publication, Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Jimoh Moshood on Saturday said the kidnap kingpin was still in police custody. "Evans is intact in Police Custody, investigation into all the crimes he has committed which include several kidnappings; armed robbery and murder are ongoing. "The Police have made significant progress in the investigations of these crimes. "The public should disregard and discountenance all media reports in the social and print media that he has vanished or released and all criminal charges ...
Nigeria: What We Need Is Change Of Mindset, Not Restructuring, Obasanjo Insists

Nigeria: What We Need Is Change Of Mindset, Not Restructuring, Obasanjo Insists

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Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Friday insisted that what Nigeria as a country need now is change of mindset by her people and not restructuring which many are currently clamouring for. The former president spoke at the palace of Olu of Warri, His Majesty, Ogiame Ikewoli, and Ovie of Uvwie Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Emmanuel Sideso, Abe 1 after the inspection of facilities at the Lee Engineering and Construction Company Limited in Ekpan, Delta State. Speaking separately at the Palace of the traditional rulers, Chief Obasanjo said that there was nothing wrong with a united Nigeria, insisting that the wrong perception of Nigerians about Nigeria as a country was the problem of the country. The former president who disagreed with the pro-separatist agitator...
Ijaw Struggle For Self Determination Predates Quest For Biafra – Omare

Ijaw Struggle For Self Determination Predates Quest For Biafra – Omare

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The factional President of the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide, Barrister Eric Omare on Friday declares that Ijaw nation can't be part of Biafra because according to him, the struggle for self determination champion by Ijaw people predate the quest for Biafra Republic. Omare, who vowed that under his leadership the IYC would pursue self determination started by their revolutionary leader, late Major Isaac Adaka Boro, said one of the aims of his administration is to bring all the Ijaw people in the country under one political structure. He spoke during the official handover ceremony to 7th National Executive Council, NEC, by the immediate past President of IYC, Comrade Udengs Eradiri, held in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State. Omare who dissociates the Ijaw na...
Protect Me, Security Agents Are Harassing Me Too Much, Patience Jonathan Cries To Reps

Protect Me, Security Agents Are Harassing Me Too Much, Patience Jonathan Cries To Reps

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Patience Jonathan, Nigeria’s former First Lady, on Thursday sought the protection of the House of Representatives over alleged persistent harassment from security agencies in the country. Her passionate appeal for protection was contained in a petition presented at the plenary session of the House of Representatives on Thursday by member representing Okrika federal constituency, Rivers State, Mr. Gogo Bright. Tendering the petition before the House, Mr. Bright said because of the sacrifices her husband has done for the country, the House should wade into the matter and call the security agencies to order and save Mrs. Jonathan from further harassment. “No former first lady has been harassed like this before,” the lawmaker said. “But for the sacrifices that her husband has m
Erue’s Delta APC Floors Okotie-Eboh At Appeal Court

Erue’s Delta APC Floors Okotie-Eboh At Appeal Court

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Chairman of All Progressives Congress in Delta State, Prophet Jones Erue on Wednesday wins the Chief Adolo Okotie-Eboh-led faction of the party as the court of Appeal sitting in Benin, the Edo State Capital, affirmed his Chairmanship of the party thereby vacating an earlier judgment by an Asaba High Court which nullified the congress that produced the executive. In a ruling delivered on Wednesday by Justice M A.A Edumein on behalf of the three-man panel justices, the court said the Chief Adolo Okotie-Eboh-led faction of the party failed to seek internal mechanism in resolving their grievances before heading to court following the outcome of the April 2014 congress of the party held in Asaba, the Delta State Capital. BigPen Online recalls that Justice M. N. Obi of a Delta State Hi...
BREAKING! FG Suspends NHIS Executive Secretary 

BREAKING! FG Suspends NHIS Executive Secretary 

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  The Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf, has been suspended, PREMIUM TIMES is reporting. The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, approved the suspension on Thursday with immediate effect, multiple sources familiar with the development informed told the online media Thursday night. Mr. Yusuf, 54, took over the state-run health insurance provider on July 29, 2016. But his reign has been fraught with allegations of fraud. The suspension came weeks after the Senate launched investigations into his activities as the NHIS chief. The lawmakers accused Mr. Yusuf of “corrupt expenditure of N292 million” which he allegedly spent on health care training “without recourse to any appropriate approving authority.” The NHIS chief has den
Federal Court Suspends Dino Melaye’s Recall Process

Federal Court Suspends Dino Melaye’s Recall Process

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The recall process of Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye by the Independent National Electoral Commission has been paused. A Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday asked both the INEC and Melaye to “maintain the status quo” with respect to suit filed by Melaye to challenge his recall by his constituents. Justice John Tsoho directed that the parties to maintain status quo pending the hearing of the senator’s motion seeking an interlocutory injunction to hear the recall process. The judge fixed September 29 for the hearing of the said motion. Speaking with our correspondent on Thursday, Melaye’s lawyer, Mr. Mike Ozekhome (SAN), said with the order by the court implied that INEC “can no longer proceed with the recall process from today (Thursday)”. Melaye had on J
Keyamo, Oke, Osinbajo’s Brother, 27 Others Become SAN

Keyamo, Oke, Osinbajo’s Brother, 27 Others Become SAN

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The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee on Thursday awarded Lagos lawyer, Mr. Festus Keyamo, the rank of the Senior Advocate of Nigeria after he was denied eight previous times. Twenty-nine others, including the Alliance for Democracy’s candidate in the last governorship election in Ondo State, and a former National Legal Adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olusola Oke was also among the the 30 successful candidates announced on Thursday. Also a brother to the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, Akinlolu Osinbajo, who is a former Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice in Ogun State; a former Director-General of the Nigerian Copyright Commission, Prof. Adebambo Adewepo, and the Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Prof. Adedeji A