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JUST IN: Akpabio Resigns As Senate Minority Leader, Accused Of Orchestrating DSS Barricade Of NASS

JUST IN: Akpabio Resigns As Senate Minority Leader, Accused Of Orchestrating DSS Barricade Of NASS

NEWS, POLITICS
Senate minority leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio has resigned his position. The resignation letter, dated 4th August 2018 however did not state any reason for the resignation. Meanwhile, Senator Ben Murray Bruce has accused Akpabio and other senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC) of being behind the DSS siege of the National Assembly. Daily Trust reports that Sen Bruce as saying they would make sure that countries like the US, Canada, The United Kingdom, among others revoke the visas of Senator Akpabio and his cohorts as well as their wives and children over the development. He said they would resist any attempt by the APC senators to effect any leadership change in the Senate. ‎”It has come to our attention that we’re being invaded by state security. Our co...
BREAKING: DSS Prevents Lawmakers, Staff From Entering National Assembly

BREAKING: DSS Prevents Lawmakers, Staff From Entering National Assembly

METRO, NEWS
Operatives of the Department of State Services are at the moment preventing Senators, members of the House of Representatives and workers from entering the National Assembly. The operatives, The Eagle Online is reporting, had been stationed there from about 2am. This was shortly after an aide of the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, raised the alarm about a meeting between the Director General of the DSS, Lawal Daura, and about 30 senators elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress. According to available information, the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, was also at the meeting held at the Headquarters of the DSS in Abuja. It was said the plot was to remove Saraki and replace him with the Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan, while Sena...
Documentary Evidence On Igho Sanomi’s Private Jet Scandal

Documentary Evidence On Igho Sanomi’s Private Jet Scandal

NEWS
The link below shows documentary evidence that 'Billionaire' Igho Sanomi, contrary to claims has no private jet. The jet ascribed to him was leased to his company, Talevares but was grounded from day one over his inability to meet his own side of the purchase agreement. Click here for documentary evidence of how the so-called private jet Igho Sanomi claimed he bought was grounded over failure to meet his own side of the agreement to pay the creditor    
Asaba 2018: “We Were Hired To Fetch Water With Buckets For Athletes”, Protesting Casual Workers Reveal

Asaba 2018: “We Were Hired To Fetch Water With Buckets For Athletes”, Protesting Casual Workers Reveal

NEWS
“We were promised N3,000 for a full day work. We resume 5.30am and close around 8.30pm. We fetched water with buckets for three days after the stadium over head storage water tank collapsed which was not the initial agreement", one of the casual workers engaged by the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the just concluded African Senior Athletics Championship, said on Monday. The workers stated this while protesting over the alleged unpaid allowances promised them by some of the contracting firms hired by the LOC for the five-day continental athletics championship tagged Asaba 2018 held at the recently reconstructed Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, Delta State. BigPen Online recalls that a giant tank that was supposed to provide water for the stadium collapsed second day of the co...
Youths Protest Against Road Contractor, Lawmaker In Delta

Youths Protest Against Road Contractor, Lawmaker In Delta

COMMUNITY REPORT, NEWS
  Youths from agrarian Ikpide-Irri community in Isoko South local government area of Delta state on Monday protested against the contracting firm, Portplus Limited, handling the controversial road project in the community. The youths also protested against the member representing Isoko South constituency I, in the state House of Assembly, Mrs. Orezi Esievo, saying she has failed in her representation of the area. The protesters alleged that the contractor handling the road project was hiring non-indigenes to work as labourers in the project to the detriment of the indigenes who are left with nothing. They accused the chairman of the community, Mr. Immanuel Emoefe of conniving with the lawmaker to shortchange them in the menial job being done by outsiders at the project...
Ibori, Okowa Others Entreat Uduaghan Not To Defect From PDP

Ibori, Okowa Others Entreat Uduaghan Not To Defect From PDP

NEWS, POLITICS
Indications have emerged that former Delta state governor Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan is currently under intense pressure not to defect from the Peoples Democratic Patty PDP to Nigeria ruling party, All Progressive Congress (APC). Uduaghan who was seen in photograph with APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and rumoured to be nursing defection from the PDP to APC is being pressurised to shelve the plan, a source privy to the development told BigPen Online on Monday. The source disclosed that Ibori have been prevailing on Uduaghan on behalf of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa who was said to have been jostled over his predecessor moves to dump the party for the opposition APC in the state. Dependable source revealed that the governor after apparently listening to a television programme...
Akwa Ibom Deputy Governor Resigns, Set To Dump PDP Along With Akpabio

Akwa Ibom Deputy Governor Resigns, Set To Dump PDP Along With Akpabio

NEWS, POLITICS
  The Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Pa Moses Ekpo, has resigned, APC Newspaper and ibom.com.ng are reporting. According to tweets on the Twitter handle of the two publications, the Deputy Governor will be dumping his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, for the All Progressives Congress. The resignation has not been confirmed officially by the PDP-controlled Akwa Ibom State Government, but the APC organ said Ekpo, the oldest deputy governor in Nigeria, is heading to join Senator Godswill Akpabio into the APC. Both are political allies. Akpabio was a former governor of the state for eight years (2007-2015) and installed incumbent Governor Udom Emmanuel. Akpabio is confirmed all set to dump the PDP, on which platform he also got the tick...
Asaba 2018: Nigeria Win 3 Gold Medals On Last Day, Finish 3rd

Asaba 2018: Nigeria Win 3 Gold Medals On Last Day, Finish 3rd

NEWS
Team Nigeria on Sunday, the last day of the 2018 Africa Senior Athletics Championships in Asaba, clinched three gold medals, increased the country’s gold medal tally to nine. The women 4×400 team of Folashade Abugan, Yinka Ajayi, Patience Okon-George and Abike Egbeniyi won the last gold of the championships for Nigeria. NAN also reports that Glory Nathaniel and Blessing Grace Anigbata also won gold in the 400m hurdles and tripple Jump events respectively. In the men’s 4×400 event, Nigeria finished third, while Kenya and South African teams finished in the first and second position respectively. In all, Nigeria finished third on the medals table with nine gold, five silver and five bronze, while Kenya topped the table with 11 gold, six silver and two bronze. The w...
Asaba 2018: Ajunwa Hails Okowa, Says Hosting Great Gain

Asaba 2018: Ajunwa Hails Okowa, Says Hosting Great Gain

NEWS
Nigerian first Olympic gold medalist, Chioma Ajunwa-Opara, on Saturday said that Nigeria’s hosting of the ongoing 21st Africa Senior Athletics Championships would help its athletes to aspire to be the best. “Having a major event like the Africa Championships is a good one for Nigeria; it shows that the governor of Delta is very passionate about sports development. “Hosting a competition like this gives our upcoming athletes the opportunity to compete with the best and also aspire to be the best,’’ the Olympic gold medalist told the News Agency of Nigeria. Ajunwa-Opara commended the Delta State Government for hosting the African continent on senior athletics at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba. She said: “The governor has done a great job; he deserves commend...
APC NWC Recalls Senator Shehu Sani From Suspension

APC NWC Recalls Senator Shehu Sani From Suspension

NEWS, POLITICS
The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has lifted the suspension placed on Senator Shehu Sani by the Kaduna chapter of the party. The party has directed the chairman of the party in Tudun ward Kaduna and others to implement the directive with immediate effect. The directives was given to compliment the peace efforts being made by the national leadership of the party to bring back peace in the party in Kaduna State. This was contained in a statement by Acting National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Yekini Nabena on Sunday. The statement read: "The National Secretariat has received the news of the suspension of Senator Shehu Sani by the Tudun Wada ward Chairman and wish to clarify that the purported suspension of Distinguished Senator Shehu San...