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All eyes on INEC as Appeal Court upholds Oye, Soludo

By Leo Sobechi (Abuja) and Osiberoha Osibe (Awka) Okeke heads for Supreme Court The Court of Appeal, Kano Division, has dismissed the judgment of Jigawa High Court, which declared Chukwuma Umeoji and Jude Okeke as candidate and national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for the November 6 governorship poll in Anambra State. In […]

Nigeria recalls envoy over abuse of Nigerian diplomat in Indonesia

By Collins Olayinka, Abuja Nigeria has recalled its ambassador to Indonesia over the maltreatment of an unnamed diplomat in Jakarta by immigration officers. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema, who disclosed this yesterday in Abuja, confirmed the video of the abuse that had gone viral on social media at the weekend. He said: “When we saw […]

Indonesia apologises over assault on Nigerian diplomatic agent

By Editor Indonesia’s ambassador to Nigeria has apologised on behalf of the country over an assault on a Nigerian diplomatic agent by immigration officers in Indonesia. The unnamed agent was assaulted when he was arrested by immigration officials on Saturday in front of his home in Indonesia. A viral video showed that two Indonesian officials held […]

Steer clear of alleged support for Igboho, Yoruba group tells Obasanjo

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo By Dirisu Yakubu A socio-cultural group, Yoruba for One Nigeria Forum, YONF, has urged former President, Olusegun Obasanjo to clear his name over purported media reports that he is lobbying Benin Republic to shield Sunday Adeyemi popularly known as Igboho from facing prosecution. The group in a statement titled, “Olusegun […]

Warning: Disturbing video: Indonesian immigration officials manhandle Nigerian diplomat – Nigeria angered by the act

Anger as Nigerian diplomat manhandled in Indonesia Chris Ewokor – BBC News, Abuja Abdulrahman Ibrahim repeatedly shouted “I can’t breathe” as his head was forced against a car seat The Nigerian government is demanding punishment for Indonesian immigration officials who were filmed assaulting a Nigerian diplomat. Footage circulating on social media showed Abdulrahman Ibrahim, a […]

Why we’re surrendering to Nigerian troops – Modu Malaram, ex Boko Haram fighter

Ayorinde Oluokun, Abuja Modu Malaram, a former fighter of Boko Haram has explained why he other members of the terrorists groups surrendered to the troops of the Nigerian Army in Borno State. According to PR Nigeria, Malaram from is among the former fighters of Boko Haram who surrendered to Nigerian troops in Konduga on Monday. […]

Okorocha to build Islamic university in Daura

Okorocha By Editor Senator representing Imo West, Rochas Okorocha, has promised to build a tuition-free Islamic university in Daura, BBC Hausa reported on Tuesday. The senator, a former Imo state governor, said his building would be funded by the Rochas Okorocha Foundation. Rochas, who was recently awarded the title of ‘Maga Alherin Kasar Hausa’ in Daura, […]

Ogun monarch embarrasses Okorocha, withdraws chieftaincy title and cancels installation ceremony

Okorocha By NAN The Eselu of Iselu Kingdom, Oba Akintunde Akinyemi, on Monday announced the withdrawal of the conferment of Otunba Asoludero chieftaincy title on former Imo State governor, Sen. Rochas Okorocha. The first-class traditional ruler also cancelled the installation ceremony which was earlier scheduled to hold on Sept. 19. The withdrawal is contained in a […]

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