Group calls for speedy trial of Uzor Kalu over fraud

A pressure based in Umuahia Abia state, ‘Abia Professionals Network’ has called for the speedy trial of former Abia state Governor, Orji Uzor Kali on allegations of fraud. In a statement made available to PenPushers, said the Orji’s tenure as governor led to the pillaging and depletion of the states revenue. The group’s national coordinator, Charles Okereke, urged the speedy trial of Orji over the N7.6B fraud levelled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC “Orji Kalu’s claim of returning to Germany between 10-22 for the continuation…

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INEC gets a female Secretary

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has approved the appointment of Mrs Rose Orianran-Anthony as the Secretary to the Commission for a period of four years. A statement by the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye indicates that she has served in various capacities in the commission over a period of twenty eight years. Mrs Orianran-Anthony ,an indegene of Edo State, holds a Bachelor degree in language Arts from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and a masters degree in Public Communications and Public Relations from…

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Herdsmen collect N2.2m ransom from kidnapped Customs, NDLEA officers, others’ families

Samson Folarin Suspected Fulani herdsmen last week abducted six Abuja-bound passengers in Akunnu, in the Akoko North Local Government Area of Ondo State. PUNCH Metro learnt that the victims had boarded a Sienna SUV at Jibowu, Yaba, Lagos State, around 9am last Tuesday. The vehicle was said to have been intercepted by the gun-wielding hoodlums around 1pm. Our correspondent learnt that the herdsmen led the passengers and driver into a forest, where they held them captive for five days. Among the victims were officers of the Nigeria Customs Service and…

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Plenary proceedings of the House of Representatives for Thursday, December 6, 2018. The Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara presiding.

After leading the opening prayer, the  Speaker went on to examine and approve plenary votes and proceedings for Wednesday, December 5, 2018 ____________________________________________________________________________________ PETITION 1. Hon. Rita Orji brought a petition from a constituent who complained that the death benefit of his wife is being withheld from his family. The next of kin of the deceased who worked in the Federal Medical Center Abakaliki until her death, the husband, stated that Information reaching the family suggests that the salary of the wife is still being paid to an unknown person,…

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Army council promotes officers, others.

The Army Council has, approved the promotion of some senior officers of the Nigerian Arm to the ranks of Major Generals, Brigadier Generals, Colonels and a Lieutenant Colonel. A breakdown of those that benefited from the promotion shows that 29 Brigadier Generals were promoted to the rank of Major Generals, 95 Colonels to Brigadier Generals, while 106 Lieutenant Colonels to Colonels and one Major to Lieutenant Colonel. Among those promoted to the rank of Major General are, Brigadier General TOB Ademola, Nigeria Defence Attaché to China. A statement by the…

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Two men preventing my husband from Performing–Aisha Buhari

By Omo Ighodalo, Abuja Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammad Buhari has restated that there were men in the presidency that constitutes clog in the wheel of her husband thereby preventing him from performing obtimally. Aisha stated this Tuesday but could only say these men were two in number without mentioning their names. She went further to disclose that the present government has achieved a lot but could have achieved more or even achieved all it has in one year but for the two people in government who will never…

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POLICE PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT.

The Nigeria Police Force wish to notify the general public that there will be a simulation training exercise in the Jabi Lake Area of Abuja on Wednesday, 5th December, 2018 between the hours of 5:00am to 11:00am. Shoprite and other Shops at the Mall will be closed for the duration of the exercise. Please do not panic, but avoid the area to prevent delays to your journey. We thank the public for their patience.

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Celebrations galore at North East NSCDC* as men and officers receive arears& bonuses

By EMMANUEL IRIOGBE It was indeed another celebration galore for men and officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) at the liberated North Eastern States of Borno, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe, Bauchi and others as they were paid the jumbo arrears of six months so as to boost morale and give in their best to the country in the protection of lives and property during the ember month and new year festivities. The civil society duo of Good Governance Project Initiative(GGPI) and Workers Rights Protection Network (WORP) has…

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Oba of Benin rolls out time table for annual Igue Festival

BENIN TRADITION COUNCIL OBA PALACE , BENIN CITY It is hereby notified for the information of the general public thet the Omo N’ Oba N’ Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Ewuare ll, Oba of Benin , will celebrate this year’s Festivals in accordance with the following programme Date December 14. Otue Ugierhoba (all chiefs come to pay homage) December .15 Ugierhoba( all eligible Chiefs come in ceremonial dance procession with Eben ) December .16 Ugie Iron December 17. Free day December 18. Utue Igue Oba( all Chiefs come to pay Homage to…

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