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Court sacks Abia Governor, Ikpeazu to appeal Judgement

Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has annulled the election of Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia and ordered INEC to issue a certificate of return to Dr. Samson Oga. The court also ordered Ikpeazu to vacate office immediately The order was based on the allegation that Ikpeazu submitted false information to his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the …

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How soured relationship between Petrol Station Owner, Pipeline Vandals led to Ikorodu killings

Investigations by ionigeria.com correspondents have revealed that recent killings by Ijaw gunmen at Elepete, Igbo-Olomu and other villages in Ikorodu area of Lagos state were revenged killings by Ijaw oil pipeline vandals whose gang members were allegedly massacred by some unidentified Police men at the instance of the proprietor of a filling station at Ikorodu who was involved in a …

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Forgery Charge: Saraki, Ekweremadu plead not guilty

….as FG opposes their bail request The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, were on Monday, docked before an Abuja High Court at Jabi over their alleged complicity in forgery of the Senate Standing Rules, 2015. The two lawmakers took turns and pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge preferred against them by the federal government. …

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Kidnapped expatriate contractors in Niger Delta released – police

Seven contractors, including three Australians and a South African, have been released unharmed four days after they were kidnapped by gunmen in southern Nigeria, the police and a state security adviser said on Sunday. Reports say police had earlier given accounts of how many had been seized and what their nationalities were, and that they all worked for cement company …

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Panic in the military over coup rumour, Army Chief summons emergency meeting

The allegation by the Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force, NDLF, that some top Army officers are planning to overthrow President Muhammadu Buhari is causing panic within the military. To underscore the seriousness with which the allegation is being taken in the military and political cycles, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Friday subpoenaed the upper echelon …

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DHQ denies plan to overthrow Buhari

—-As DHQ Appoints New Commander for Operation Delta Safe The attention of the Defence Headquarters has been drawn to an online publications that the military intends to overthrow the civilian administration of President Mohammed Buhari. This report to say the least is not only baseless and misleading but a dream of those who do not wish the nation well. The …

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Oshiomhole accuses Okowa of recruiting thugs to destabilise September 10 election

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has accused his Delta State counterpart, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa of recruiting thugs in order to destabilize the forthcoming governorship  election in Edo State. Speaking through his  Information And Orientation Commissioner, Prince Kassim Afegbua, Oshiomhole said ”it has come to our knowledge that following the commencement of the Continuous Voters Registration exercise in Edo state preparatory …

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