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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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Top Army officers planning to overthrow President Buhari, Militants allege

The Joint Niger Delta Liberation Force, NDLF, Wednesday, revealed that some top Army officers allegedly planning to overthrow President Muhammadu Buhari had approached Niger- Delta militants to continue bombing oil installations to give reason and justification for a coup against him. The militant group in a statement by the Commander, General Duties, Joint Revolutionary Council, JRC, of JNDLF, General Akotebe …

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US Sex scandal: Accused lawmakers deny allegation, insist on proof

The House of Representatives on Tuesday, mandated its committees on Ethics and Privileges and Foreign Affairs to investigate alleged sexual misconduct against three of its members. This followed a motion brought under Order six, Rules two and 22 of the House Standing Orders by one of the accused, Rep. Mark Gbillah (APC, Benue). In the motion, Gbillah described the action …

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EFCC Freezes Governor Fayose’s Account

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) has frozen the personal account of the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose and many of his associates. The governor’s personal account in Zenith Bank, Ekiti branch, was allegedly frozen on the order of the anti-graft agency , according to a source in the bank. Fayose, who had earlier issued a counter-cheque to …

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Pastor Ize-Iyamu is Edo PDP Governorship flag-bearer

Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has emerged as the governorship flag-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State in the forthcoming (September 10) gubernatorial election. He garnered a total of 584 votes in the party’s primaries which took place in Benin City on Monday.

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Boko Haram kill 24 in Adamawa

Twenty-four people were killed when Boko Haram fighters opened fire on mourners near the town of Gulak in Adamawa state. The attack happened in Kuda village at about 8:00 pm on Thursday “killing 24 people and injuring several others”, said Maina Ularamu, a former local government chairman in nearby Madagali. Adamawa police spokesman Othman Abubakar, based in the state capital …

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