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Substantial parts of Borno still under Boko Haram control – Senator Garbai; No! Military are on top of situation – Senator Ndume

BY ABDULLAH ISAH, MAIDUGURI The Senator representing Borno Central Senatorial District, Senator Babakaka Bashir Garbai, has said that Nigerians should know that Borno State is equally shared between the Boko Haram insurgents and the Nigerian military. Senator Garbai disclosed this in an interview with journalists on Saturday during a condolence …

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Wild jubiliations in Abia, Akwa Ibom as Supreme Court affirms elections of Ikpeazu, Emmanuel as Governors; ‘My victory is impetus for more work’ – Ikpeazu; ‘You aint seen nothing yet’ – Emmanuel

There were spontaneous jubiliations in Abia and Akwa Ibom States Wednesday as news of the judgments of the Supreme Court upholding the victories of Governors Okezie Ikpeazu and Udom Emmanuel were pronounced. The apex court ruled that the two would remain the governors of Abia and Akwa Ibom states respectively. …

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Helicopter crash: All passengers on board rescued, alive! Crash site found in the ocean by Lagos govt choppers

All the passengers and crew on board a chartered Bristow helicopter, with registration No. 5NBJQ, flying from Port Harcourt to Lagos which crashed Wednesday have been rescued. According to the General Manager, Public Affairs, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, Mr. Sam Adurugboye, there were 9 passengers and two crew members …

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Leadership crisis rocks PDP as state governors sack Secondus; NWC insists no change in leadership

The crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) took a new turn, Thursday, as state governors under the party’s flag demanded the immediate resignation of the Acting National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus. This is as the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party moved, Thursday, to assure members nationwide that …

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Nyesom Wike remains Rivers Governor – Supreme Court; It’s victory for rule of law and Rivers people – Wike

The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the election of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike declaring that the election was conducted in line with the Electoral Act. In a lead judgment by Justice Kekere-Ekun, the Supreme Court unanimously validated the election of Governor Wike of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, …

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Tompolo and ‘General Shoot at Sight’ planned Delta state pipeline bombings – ‘General Africa’ alleges

NEDU MARK YENAGOA A leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, Africanus Ukparasia aka Gen Africa has alleged that embattled ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemopolo, aka Tompolo, planned the recent attacks on pipelines in Delta State “to send a message that they have the capacity to …

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55 people stole N1.34 trn between 2006 and 2013 – Lai Mohammed; Launches nationwide campaign against corruption

The Federal Government has appealed to the media to join hands with it in sensitizing Nigerians to the damage that corruption has done to the nation, warning that unless Nigeria kills corruption, the vice is capable of killing Nigeria. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the …

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