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Southern Leaders Urge Osinbajo To Convoke Meeting Of Govs, NASS, Ethnic Leaders To Agree On 2014 National Confab Report

Southern Leaders Urge Osinbajo To Convoke Meeting Of Govs, NASS, Ethnic Leaders To Agree On 2014 National Confab Report

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Southern Leaders Forum, SLF has urged Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to immediately convoked an extraordinary meeting between the governors, National Assembly leadership and leaders of ethnic nationalities in the six geo-political zones to agree on the critical areas of 2014 National Conference that need to be incorporated into the constitutional amendment in the country. The group spoke in a statement on Sunday in which they commended the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors Forum (PGF) on their resolution that the current structure of Nigeria was not working. The PGF had recently met to deliberate on the crisis bedevilling Nigeria, which culminated in a quit order issued by the Arewa youths to the Igbo living in the North to leave by 1st October 2017. In a release issue...
We Are Ready For Any Probe Not Blackmail – Presidential Amnesty Office

We Are Ready For Any Probe Not Blackmail – Presidential Amnesty Office

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The Presidential Amnesty Office has said the department was ready for probe of its activities, but vowed that it would not succumbed to blackmail from anyone. This was contained in a statement issued in Abuja obtained by BigPen Online on Sunday, in which the Media Head of the Presidential Amnesty Office, Owei Lakemfa reacted to calls for probe of the amnesty office by some groups. The statement read: ” The attention of the presidential amnesty office has been drawn to a group demanding a probe of its activities. As a public institution answerable to the public, the Office is obliged to give account of its activities. “So in itself, there is nothing wrong with a probe. Also, a probe does not mean guilt; it is merely an inquiry to find out if any infraction has been committed. I
Governor Wike Explains Why He Fired His Exco Members

Governor Wike Explains Why He Fired His Exco Members

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Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has explained why he sacked his cabinet members, saying it was a political strategy to rejig the machinery of government as 2019 approaches. He said that the dissolution was done after due consultation with the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state. This was contained in a statement by Special Assistant to the Governor on Electronic Media, Mr. Simeon Nwakaudu, shortly after an election thanksgiving service in honour of the Majority Whip of the Rivers State House of Assembly at St Martin's Anglican Church, Ogu on Sunday. The governor, according to the statement said that the dissolution was done to rejig the machinery of government to move the state forward. Wike said: "This is when you know those who are loyal and those wh...
Reactions Trail Wrongful Blacklist Of Sunny Ofehe On Terror Watch List

Reactions Trail Wrongful Blacklist Of Sunny Ofehe On Terror Watch List

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Reactions have continued to trail a leaked blacklist used by banks and other institutions as a guide against terrorism sponsorship and fraud which features the name of Nigerian-born Dutch environmental rights activist, Sunny Ofehe, among thousands of innocent Dutch persons, BigPen Online can report. The victims mainly Dutch citizens got a shocker when they discovered that their names were listed wrongfully on the World-Check list which was first exposed by investigative online platform OneWorld . The list called “Watch-List” later sold to Thomas Reuters has names of thousands of people wrongly blacklisted without their knowledge. The list containing children of Dutch MP’s, local drivers and even the mother of Mark Ruthe, the current prime minister of The Netherlands were compi
Thousands Of Dutch On Leaked Terror Blacklist

Thousands Of Dutch On Leaked Terror Blacklist

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The World Check Checklist completed by recruiting housewives expanded into the global industry standard for the prevention of money laundering and the financing of terrorism. OneWorld and Argos took possession of the database and were upset. Hundreds of thousands of people are being screened extensively. Some people are wrongly closed to the bank account. RESEARCH - 'Beware of: risk of terrorism'. This will see banks see if environmentalist Sunny Ofehe wants to open an account or close a loan. That's what realtors see if Ofehe is bidding on a house, and car dealers when he wants to buy a new car. Ofehe is suspected of left with terrorists in the Niger Delta. [...] February 2011: arrested. September 2011: accused of launching a bombing on an oil pipeline and fraud. Case deferre...
Wike Sacked All Cabinet Members

Wike Sacked All Cabinet Members

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Rivers State Governor, Mr. Nyesom Wike, has fired all members of the State Executive Council. This was contained in a statement issued by the Governor’s Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Mr Simeon Nwakaudu on Saturday. All sacked Commissioners, according to the statement are directed to immediately handover to their respective Permanent secretaries. The statement read: “Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has dissolved the State Executive Council. “The governor directed all former commissioners to handover to their respective Permanent Secretaries.” Wike thanked the former commissioners for their service to the state and wished them well in their future endeavours,” it read. BigPen Online reports that the sack of all Commissioner is coming a day after the C
Recall: Melaye Drags INEC To Court

Recall: Melaye Drags INEC To Court

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Embattled Senator, Dino Melaye, has dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission before the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, seeking an order stopping ongoing process by his constituents to recall him. Vanguard has reported that Melaye filed an Originating Summons through his lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN on Friday. The lawmaker is praying the court to declare that the petition presented to INEC for his recall was illegal, unlawful, wrongful, unconstitutional, invalid, null and void and of no effect in law. He also prayed the court for a declaration that the petition purportedly forwarded to the INEC was invalid and of no effect, the same being signed by fictitious, dead and none existing persons in his senatorial district, as well as for an order of injun
Italian Kidnap Kingpin Busted In Delta

Italian Kidnap Kingpin Busted In Delta

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An Italian national suspected to be a leader of a notorious Kidnap ring in Delta State has been apprehended, BigPen Online can report. The suspect simply identified as Fernando Blessing, ring leader of a syndicate group reportedly terrorizing residents of Ozoro, headquarters of Isoko North council Area was paraded on Thursday at the State Police Headquarters, Asaba. Also paraded alongside the foreigner were leaders of another deadly kidnap syndicate arrested around Warri area, the commercial nerve Centre of the state. State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim, explained that Fernando was arrested when he came to collect ransom of additional sum of N50,000 from a kidnap victim’s relatives having earlier collected the sum of N250,000. Other suspects, Lucky Unumeri and C
Hate Speeches: Okowa Commends Osinbajo For Steps Taken To Douse Tension, Urge Nigerians To Support Him

Hate Speeches: Okowa Commends Osinbajo For Steps Taken To Douse Tension, Urge Nigerians To Support Him

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Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has commended Acting President Yemi Osinbajo for measures taken so far to curtail the increasingly tension in the country, urging Nigerians to give him maximum support to ensure a more united and peaceful nation. The governor spoke on Friday while joining his Edo state counterpart, Mr. Godwin Obaseki to commissioned a private broadcast station, Bridge Radio 98.7 FM in Asaba, the state capital. Speaking at the event, Governor Okowa said: "the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo within the last few days, has been working tirelessly to unite us as a nation and we need to support him in whatever ways that we can." While stating that the people should be allowed to speak freely, Governor Okowa asserted, "even when the people are all...