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Arrest Metuh now — APC

All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has called for the arrest and prosecution of the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, for allegedly inciting members and supporters of PDP to violence. Rivers APC made the call in a statement issued in Port Harcourt …

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Police Council confirms Arase as IGP

Nigeria Police Council has confirmed Solomon Arase as the substantive Inspector-General of Police. Arase was appointed ‎by President Goodluck Jonathan after removing the former Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba summarily in April 2015. The new IG, who spoke with State House correspondents on his new status, said that his main …

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Ekeji testifies in alleged corruption charges against former NFA officials

Former Director-General, National Sports Commission (NSC), Chief Patrick Ekeji, Tuesday, distanced the commission from a letter purportedly from the Ministry of Works granting the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) request to purchase two luxurious buses. Ekeji’s action came at the continuation of his cross-examination in connection with the corruption charges against …

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Gombe Election Tribunal receives 19 petitions

The Governorship and Legislative Houses of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal has received 19 petitions in Gombe State. The tribunal Secretary, Alhaji Bello Doro-Abdullahi, who disclosed this when he spoke with newsmen in Gombe, said two of the petitions were for governorship, 10 for National Assembly while seven were for the …

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Senate passes Anti-Tobacco Bill

The Senate has passed the bill on an Act to provide for the regulation, advertising, promotion and sponsorship of tobacco or tobacco products in Nigeria. The objective of the bill, according to the Senate, includes ensuring that Nigeria has comprehensive tobacco legislation for ‎effective regulation and control of production, manufacturing, …

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Jonathan mourns Owelle Chukwuma Azikiwe

President Goodluck Jonathan has commiserated with the family of Nigeria’s first President, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, over the passing away of his first son, Chief Chukwuma Bamidele Azikiwe. This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja,Tuesday by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati. The President …

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