Opinion: Where are the elders in Midwest.

By Emmanuel Copi Iriogbe The above question has become imperative because having observed events since Muhammadu Buhari took office on May 29,2015 and the drift of the Nigeria state into chaos and anarchy, other regions have come out with position statements by their leaders. It must be emphasized that the Midwest remains the only legal entity since its creation was through a constitutional process, approved by law, plebiscite. The Midwest Federation has been blessed with such noble and respected statesmen such as Anthony Enahoro, Denis Osadebe, Chief Marierie, Chief Festus…

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Clarke Writes Gbajabiamila: “The proclamation made by the Edo State Governor was valid and remain valid

Elder Statesman, Chief Edwin Clarke, former Federal Minister of Information, yesterday communicated his views on the stalemate in Edo State House Assembly to the Speaker of House of Representative was, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila and concluded that the ‘proclamation’ letter sent to the Clerk of the House was “valid and still valid’. Quoting the relevant sections of the 1999 Constitution as Amended, the vocal voice insisted that only the law courts can find final solution to the logjam that has been created by the overbearing political leadership in Edo State. Below…

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Shiite Riot: NUJ, FCT, Blames FG over Death of Journalist.

By Emmanuel Iriogbe, Abuja. The Nigeria Union of Journalists, FCT Council, has put the blame of the death of Precious Owolabi, a corps member serving with Channels TV, squarely on the Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government. Owolabi had his life was cut short Monday, was amongst those killed in a clash between members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), otherwise known as members of the shiite muslim sect and the police, Monday in Abuja, The NUJ in a statement, Monday night, made available to PenPushers. On-line, Ogbeche expressed deep…

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Breaking: Supreme Court turns down APC request to review Zamfara judgment

By Emmanuel Iriogbe, Abuja. Court The Supreme Court has rejected a request for it to review its last judgment in which it voided the participation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidates in the last elections in Zamfara State. A five-man panel of the court, led by Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour, in a ruling on Monday morning, struck out an application marked: SC/377/2019 filed by the APC, seeking a review of the judgement. The court rejected effort by the lawyer to the APC, Robert Clarke (SAN), to make take…

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Julius Berger begins reconstruction of Ijora Causeway, drainages in Lagos

  * Lagos-Shagamu highway rehabilitation gets more impetus Even in the midst of the heavy rainfalls in Lagos, construction giant, Julius Berger Nigeria PLC; Monday, commenced the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the ever-busy Ijora Causeway link road. This is coming just as the company announced the schedule for reconstruction and rehabilitation works on critical sections of the Lagos – Shagamu highway project. The Ijora Causeway link road being rehabilitated is a major connection to the city’s wharf and port in Apapa, Idumota international market and Lagos Island area. It also…

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Oyegun to Oshiomhole: You are a Disgrace to Edo State.

            By Emmanuel Iriogbe, ABUJA Former Governor of Edo state and immediate predecessor to National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has come hard on his successor, Adams Oshiomhole, describing him as a disgrace PenPustate Onlineative Edo state. He has therefore admonished the later to stop disgracing the people of the state. Oyegun, accused Oshiomhole of fueling the crisis in the state chapter of the party, equally alleging that he is now guilty of godfatherism and anti-party activities. Oyegun was reacting…

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Zamfara Elections: Grp accuses Oshiomhole, Yari, others

I By Thomas IBU, Abuja A group, Zamafara State Good Governance Group ZSGGG, has accused the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole and other chieftains of the party of mounting pressures on the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Mohammed Bello to review the Supreme Court judgement that awarded all elected positions in the state to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Others named in the plot was the immediate past governor of the state, Abdullaziz Yari among others. A statement by the Coordinator of the Group (ZSGGG),…

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Summary of July 19, 2019 Proceedings at PEPT

          Reports by Thomas Ibu, Abuja 2019 Presidential Election Petition Tribunal Friday July 19, 2019, was the Last day for the PDP and Atiku/Obi to prove its case as agreed by both the petitioners and respondents. Within the last 10 days, the PDP and Atiku/Obi presented 57 witnesses and several documents as evidences to the tribunal to show substantially that the February 23, 2019 Presidential Election was fraught with countless issues of electoral malpractices. In order to close its case today, the PDP and Atiku/Obi paraded…

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Breaking: Presidential Election Tribunal Subpoena Order on INEC Chair, Zamfara REC

By Emmanuel Iriogbe, Abuja The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has issued a subpoena order, mandating the Chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu and the Zamfara state REC to appear before it on Thursday, July 18, 2019. The Presidential Tribunal made the order on Wednesday July 17, 2019 after the PDP lead counsel, Dr. Chris Uche informed the court that the PDP and Atiku/Obi legal team had served the INEC Chairman and the Zamfara REC, copies of the Order but they failed to comply. In today’s sitting, the trial judge of…

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26 killed in Somali Hotel Attack ( with agency report)

The death toll from a hotel attack in Somalia rose to 26 on Saturday with victims including Kenyans, Tanzanians, Americans, a Briton, a Canadian as well as prominent Somali politicians. A presidential candidate for upcoming regional elections was also killed in the siege in Kismayo city that was carried out by al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab, Jubbaland President Ahmed Mohamed said in a statement. More than 50 people were also wounded. Police in the southern port city earlier put the toll at 13. The attack lasted more than 14 hours before troops shot…

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