Court Fines Patience Jonathan 50k For Dismissing Suit Against EFCC

Court Fines Patience Jonathan 50k For Dismissing Suit Against EFCC

Justice S. Seidu of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Monday, July 3, 2017 imposed a fine of N50,000 (Fifty Thousand Naira) on former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, for withdrawing a suit instituted against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Jonathan had in February 2017 instituted a suit against the EFCC in which she was seeking an order of the court for the “enforcement of her fundamental rights to own property, fair hearing, human dignity, private and family life and freedom from discrimination”….

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52.3% of Kogi West Electorate Vote for Dino Melaye’s Recall

52.3% of Kogi West Electorate Vote for Dino Melaye’s Recall

188,588 voters, representing 52.3 per cent of the total number of registered voters in Kogi West senatorial district have approved the recall of Senator Dino Melaye from the senate. The Special Adviser to the state governor on political affairs, Pius Kolawole announced this on Monday in Lokoja while addressing party members from the district. He said that the collation of signatures of voters to that effect was carried out successfully on June 17. Kolawole commended voters in the district for turning out en masse for the exercise, saying that Section…

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Queen Of England Presents An MBE To Nigerian Chukwuemeka Chikezie

Queen Of England Presents An MBE To Nigerian Chukwuemeka Chikezie

Chukwu-Emeka Chikezie received his MBE from Her Majesty The Queen in a ceremony at the Buckingham Palace on Friday, May 5th. Chukwu-Emeka is the Executive Director and co-founder of the London-based African Foundation for Development (AFFORD), an organization with a mission to expand and enhance the contribution that Africans in the Diaspora make to Africa’s development. He is of dual Nigerian/Sierra Leonean origin with family ties extending to Equitorial Guinea. He has worked as a consultant for several international development donor agencies around engaging the Diaspora in development and has…

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I Will Continue To Respect Oba Akiolu, Says Ooni Of Ife

I Will Continue To Respect Oba Akiolu, Says Ooni Of Ife

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has said he will not stop to accord Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, respect despite snubbing him at a social function on Tuesday. The foremost traditional ruler in Yorubaland said he was not perturbed by Akiolu’s action. He said he is committed to ensuring unity among traditional rulers in the land. Oba Ogunwusi spoke to our correspondent through the Director Media and Public Affairs, Ooni’s Palace on Wednesday. The monarch said, “nobody should castigate anybody” for doing what he did because of…

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Sen. Adeleke Has Been Laid To Rest

Sen. Adeleke Has Been Laid To Rest

The remains of the late Sen. Isiaka Adetunji Adeleke was committed to mother earth on Monday amid tears from sympathisers and palpable tension amongst his kinsmen and political followers. The late politician, after being blessed through Islamic prayers by array of clerics was buried before 12:noon. Sympathizers cried their ”eyes out”, especially Ede indigenes who were his beneficiaries and other well wishers, as tension continued to rise in his home town, Ede, over the circumstances surrounding his death. Adeleke, who was the first Executive Governor of Osun State died in…

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Honorable Abike Dabiri-Erewa Tells Nigerians In India To Remain Calm

Honorable Abike Dabiri-Erewa Tells Nigerians In India To Remain Calm

As a result of the multiple distress calls by Nigerian students in India on concerns on their safety following renewed attacks on them, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora has urged Nigerians in India to remain calm, be watchful of their surroundings. In a statement released in Abuja on Wednesday she said that the renewed attacks on Nigerian students’ in India was uncalled for. While condemning the mob action as unwarranted and deplorable, she noted that the Indian authorities currently have five…

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Federal Government Plans To Expand Runways In Four International Airports

Federal Government Plans To Expand Runways In Four International Airports

The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, disclosed when leading the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, around facilities at the Kaduna International Airport that four new runways will be constructed at four international airports in the next 24 months. The airports involved are Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kano, and Lagos. Sirika said the expansion would offer more direct local and international flights, as well as eliminate delays often experienced in the course of landing and taking off of aircraft. There will be a second runway in Abuja. Hopefully within the next 24 months, we would…

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Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose Calls Former President Obasanjo Father Of Corruption

Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose Calls Former President Obasanjo Father Of Corruption

For attempting to extricate himself from the web of $1.09 billion Malabu oil deal, former President Olusegun Obasanjo has come under scathing attacks from Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose. Fayose, in his second tirade against Obasanjo in two weeks, described the former President as “the father of corruption in Nigeria who sits on stolen wealth and lacks moral rights to accuse anyone of corruption.” While challenging Obasanjo to explain to Nigerians his source of “stupendous wealth”, Fayose in a statement yesterday by his Special Assistant on Public Communication and New…

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National Broadcasting Commission Revokes Licences Of 54 TV And Radio Stations

National Broadcasting Commission Revokes Licences Of 54 TV And Radio Stations

The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC has revoked the licence of 54 television and radio stations over non payment of their licensing fees. Director General of NBC, Is’haq Modibbo Kawu, disclosed this at a press briefing in Abuja yesterday. According to him, most Television and Radio station operators have failed to pay up their licensing fees over the years because they always run to Aso Rock to seek help to evade payment. He said that era is over as the commission will henceforth not tolerate such political interferance in carrying out…

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Federal Government Bans Helicopters Shuttling From Kaduna To Abuja

Federal Government Bans Helicopters Shuttling From Kaduna To Abuja

The National Security Adviser, Babagana Munguno, has banned the planned helicopter shuttle service from Kaduna to Abuja by some helicopter companies. In a memo banning the move, Munguno said, “In view of the closure of the airport, air travelers will be required to travel by road/train to Abuja from Kaduna International Airport. This will undoubtedly cause constraints on the movement of some passengers who will aim to travel using other means, notably the use of commercial ferry helicopters. “Please be reminded that the airspace over the Federal Capital Territory Abuja…

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Former Governor Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia Has Died

Former Governor Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia Has Died

A former‎ governor of the defunct Midwest region and old Bendel State, Dr. Samuel Ogbemudia, has reportedly died at 84. Ogbemudia reportedly passed away in the late hours of Thursday in Lagos. A source close to the family, who did not want to be mentioned, confirmed the development on Friday morning. “We have to get in touch with the family first. It is confirmed. It happened last night,” the source said. An unconfirmed source also said that the former member of the Peoples Democratic Party Board of Trustees had suffered…

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Donald Trump Nominated For Nobel Peace Price

Donald Trump Nominated For Nobel Peace Price

US President Donald Trump has been nominated for the 2017 Nobel Peace Price. According to Economic Times,Trump was nominated by an unidentified American who wants the controversial US leader recognised for “his peace through strength ideology”. 318 people and organisations are in the running for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, including Pope Francis and Syria’s White Helmets.  It is also believed to include jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, and Edward Snowden. The names of the nominees are usually kept secret but those entitled to nominate candidates are free to reveal…

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