Igbo Police officers are marginalised; no DIG, AIG from the S’East– Intersociety laments

A leading rights group in the South East geopolitical zone, International Society for Civil Liberties & Rule of Law, Intersociety, has accused authorities of the Nigeria Police Force of marginalizing the South East region in the promotion and appointment of senior police officers, lamenting that no Igbo man is a member of the police management team. The group in a statement said the zone has no Deputy Inspector of Police, DIG, no Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG, few commissioners of police. “There are no serving Igbo senior police officers…

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‘Boko Haram now attacks without any countermeasure’ — Borno residents write Buhari

Residents of Borno say they have lost confidence in the military over the lingering Boko Haram crisis.  In an open letter signed by Hassan Boguma, a traditional ruler, the residents accused the military of not doing enough, saying Boko Haram now attacks without any countermeasure.  The letter comes after Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, blamed the military over recent attacks on Gubio and Magumeri local government areas in the state. While addressing state house correspondents at the weekend, the governor had said theestablishment of “super camps” had made it easy for the insurgents…

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WE DID NOT DEMOLISH ANY MOSQUE IN RIVERS STATE, SAYS GOVERNOR WIKE

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has described as unfortunate the false Information being circulated that the State Government demolished a Mosque in Port Harcourt, saying that the false report was planted by mischief makers to create disaffection. Addressing journalists at the location on Biambo Street Off, School Road by Mami Market Junction, near Rainbow Estate on Monday., Governor Wike said there was no Mosque on ground, hence nothing was demolished. He said: “I received calls from several prominent Nigerians 8on the fake news being circulated online. I have come here…

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Alleged N7.2bn Fraud: Absence of Kalu’s lawyer stalls trial

Justice Mohammed Idris, sitting at a federal high court, Lagos, Monday, has adjourned the trial of the former Governor of Abia State, senator Orji Uzor Kalu to Tuesday 27th of August, 2019. The court fixed the date sequel to the application of Kalu’s lawyer, Awa Kalu SAN, through the second defendant’s counsel K.C Nwofo SAN, who is said to have come in to Lagos with him but suddenly took ill. He then urged the court to adjourn the case to enable the Senior Advocate of Nigeria recover from the sickness.…

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Breaking: Tribunal to decide Buhari, Atiku fate on 13th of September

The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal is set to deliver judgement not later than 13th of September, 2019. The initial date of September 15 is no longer realistic because it is a Sunday. A source at the court told our source last night that the judgement will be delivered on September 13. Section 134 (1) to (3) of the Electoral Act provides that an election petition should be filed, heard and determined within 180 days. The section was inserted into the Electoral Act following a situation where election petitions took up…

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Buhari Arrives Japan For 7th Tokyo International Conference amidst threat by IPOB

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived at Haneda Airport in Yokohama, Japan for the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development amidst threat by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. The conference themed ‘Africa and Yokohama, Sharing Passion for the Future’, will take place in the city of Yokohama from August 28 till August 30, 2019. President Buhari is expected to drive for few minutes before he arrives at the Park Royal Hotel reserved for Heads of state and government attending the conference. It is expected to focus on Africa’s “economic…

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Breaking: Yahaya Bello wins as Court gives APC ‘go ahead’ for indirect primary ahead Kogi gov election

A suit seeking to challenge the decision of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to adopt indirect primary for nominating its candidate for the forthcoming November 16, 2019 governorship election in Kogi State has been dismissed by the Federal High Court in Abuja. The judge, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, upheld the preliminary objections filed by the APC to challenge the suit, in ruling that the suit had been caught by the statute of limitation, Punch reports.He said it was needless to go into the proprietary of the party’s choice of indirect primary…

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Dual Citizenship: Senate President Lawan, Speaker may lose their seat

…as tribunal sacks Ondo lawmaker with Nigeria-UK citizenship Judgment can’t stand, say SANs Lawan not losing sleep –Associates Gbajabiamila, others decline comments The Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan; the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, and several other lawmakers risk losing their seats following a recent ruling by an Ondo State Election Petitions Tribunal, Sunday PUNCH has learnt. The tribunal on July 31, 2019, sacked Mr Ikengboju Gboluga, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party representing Okitipupa/Irele Federal Constituency of Ondo State for having dual citizenship and thereafter ordered…

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VIDEO: Trouble for Buhari as IPOB Members are seen Waiting For him In Japan

Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), reportedly assembled in Japan in anticipation of the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari following the order given by Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the group to ensure his arrest President Buhari is billed to attend the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7), which will take place in the City of Yokohama from August 28th to 30th. He is expected back on August 31. A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, states: “President…

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Sultan’s Daughter Wedding: 17 Aircraft Arrive Sokoto, Kyari, CJN, Dangote, Others Present

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha and Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, were among dignitaries that attended the wedding ceremony of Fatima Abubakar, daughter of SultanSa’ad Abubakar III, in Sokoto. The bride, Fatima, married the son of former Bauchi State Governor, Isa Yuguda, Mahmood. A bride price of N50,000 was paid. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that no fewer than 17 aircraft which transported dignitaries to the event, landed at Sultan Abubakar III international airport Sokoto. NAN reports that Messrs Mustapha…

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