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PHOTOS: Police deployed in Lagos ahead of Independence Day rallies 

PHOTOS: Police deployed in Lagos ahead of Independence Day rallies 

The Rapid Response Squad and the Lagos Task Force are to embark on a patrol of the Lagos metropolis ahead of Saturday’s Independence Day and planned political rallies within the state. Some police officers were sighted at the Lekki Tollgate, a venue which the Federal High Court in Lagos had directed the supporters of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, not to gather at. In a tweet, the RRS said, “In continuation of its routine convoy patrol of the metropolis as directed by the Lagos Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, Commander RRS, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi is…
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Scandal rocks PDP NWC as members return N122.4m

Scandal rocks PDP NWC as members return N122.4m

Barely 24 hours after launching its campaign, the crisis that has hit the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) escalated yesterday as some members of the National Working Committee (NWC) returned N122.4 million rent stipends paid into their account. Some NWC members alleged that they got the strange alerts after they joined issues with the party on the whereabouts of over N10billion realized as nomination fees during the party’s primaries. The N10billion was said to have been depleted to N1billion in uncertain circumstances, leading to tension in NWC. The Nation had exclusively reported on Monday that some NWC members were paid N28million…
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2023: Nigeria Immigration intercepts voter cards from migrants

2023: Nigeria Immigration intercepts voter cards from migrants

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has disclosed that some voter cards from certain migrants were recently intercepted and confiscated, warning that “stiff sanctions await any migrant” who attempts to participate in the nation’s electoral process. According to Premium Times, the Comptroller General of Immigration (CGI), Isah Idris, made this known Wednesday at a meeting with top management staff of the organisation including zonal coordinators, and comptrollers of commands and formations in Abuja. Mr Idris, however, refused to give details of the volumes of the cards confiscated and the identity of the alleged culprits. But he said his men are committed…
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Anambra sacks park touts, bans unions of tricycles, shuttle buses

Anambra sacks park touts, bans unions of tricycles, shuttle buses

Anambra State Government has sacked all the park touts and banned all unions of tricycle and shuttle buses. The decision was taken after Governor Chukwuma Soludo’s meeting with State Executive Council. A statement in Awka by Commissioner for Information Paul Nwosu said the decision was with immediate effect. Soludo asked all the sacked motor park touts to proceed and register in their local government areas for government-sponsored training and life-supporting skills. The government alleged security reports indicated that those masquerading under different names as tricycle and shuttle bus unions were orchestrating the breakdown of law and order in the State.…
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BREAKING: Supreme Court affirms Osun Gov-elect, Adeleke as PDP candidate

BREAKING: Supreme Court affirms Osun Gov-elect, Adeleke as PDP candidate

The Supreme Court, on Thursday, affirmed the Governor-elect of Osun state, Senator Ademola Adeleke as the authentic candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the gubernatorial election that held in the state on July 16. The apex court, in a unanimous judgement by a five-man panel of justices, dismisses an appeal that was lodged against Adeleke by Prince Dotun Babayemi who laid claim to governorship ticket of the PDP, having emerged from a parallel primary election that was held by a faction of the party in the state. Counsel to the Appellant, Mr. Adebayo Adelodun, SAN, withdrew the appeal…
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BREAKING: Enugu Catholic Diocese lifts ban on Mbaka’s Adoration Ministry

BREAKING: Enugu Catholic Diocese lifts ban on Mbaka’s Adoration Ministry

Three months after it banned all priests and Catholic faithful from attending the Adoration Ministry, Enugu led by the controversial priest, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, the Enugu Catholic Diocese lifted the ban on Thursday. Mbaka announced the reopening of the ministry on Sunday, October 2, 2022. The Bishop of the Diocese, Most. Rev. Callistus Onaga on June 18, 2022 pronounced the indefinite ban in a letter he personally signed to all clerics, religious and lay faithful, directing all Catholic faithful and clergy in the diocese from having anything to do with the Mbaka’s Adoration Ministry. The ban followed scathing remarks…
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BREAKING: Yobe North: Senate President, Lawan Withdraws From Senatorial Race

BREAKING: Yobe North: Senate President, Lawan Withdraws From Senatorial Race

Senator Ahmad Lawan, President of the Nigerian Senate, says he won't appeal the high court judgement ruled against him in the battle for the Yobe North senatorial district ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Lawan in a statement on his verified Facebook page on Thursday afternoon sighted by THE WHISPERER said: "I accept the judgement". Read statement by Senator Ahmad Lawan below: "Yesterday, Wednesday, 28th September, 2022, the Federal High Court in Damaturu delivered judgement on the rightful candidate for Yobe North Senatorial District for the 2023 National Assembly elections. "The said judgement disqualifies my candidature and therefore my…
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JUST IN: Presidential candidates, party chairmen set to sign peace accord

JUST IN: Presidential candidates, party chairmen set to sign peace accord

Some presidential candidates and chairmen of the 18 registered political parties have started arriving the International Conference Centre (ICC) for the 1st signing of the National Peace Accord ahead of the 2023 general elections. The peace accord is organised by the National Peace Committee headed by former Head of State General Abdulsalami Abubakar and Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah. The initiative was conceived in 2014 in response to emerging threats occasioned by the 2015 general elections. Candidates at the ceremony about to kick off include former Vice President and presidential candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar; presidential…
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I Will Campaign In ‘Every Part Of Nigeria’ – Tinubu

I Will Campaign In ‘Every Part Of Nigeria’ – Tinubu

Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Wednesday said he will take his campaign to every part of Nigeria. Speculations have intensified in recent months over Tinubu’s physical health ahead of a demanding campaign schedule. However in a statement on Wednesday, the former Lagos State Governor said he plans to take his presidential message to every part of the country. “Today marks the official commencement of 2023 presidential election campaign activities across this country,” Tinubu said. “I invite all Nigerians to join me and HE Senator Kashim Shettima on this exciting and important journey as we…
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BREAKING: Tension In APC As National Chairman Accuses Tinubu Of Breaching Agreement On Campaign Council

BREAKING: Tension In APC As National Chairman Accuses Tinubu Of Breaching Agreement On Campaign Council

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress Abdullahi Adamu has accused the party’s presidential candidate Bola Tinubu of appointing members of the Presidential Campaign Council without the approval of APC National Working Committee. Tinubu had on Friday unveiled a 422-man committee comprising political heavyweights and other notable members of the party to pilot the various sub-committees of the campaign council. However, days after releasing the list, Tinubu’s campaign council postponed its inauguration to accommodate other interests and stakeholders within the party. See the full letter below:   His Excellency Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (Jagaban Borgu) Presidential Candidate of the…
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