Tenure Elongation For FCT LG Chairs, Councilors Not Acceptable – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has questioned the judgement of an Abuja High Court that retroactively extended for one year, the tenure of office of six area council chairmen and councilors, whose tenure of office, was expected to end today, Friday May 20, 2022. Surprisingly, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello, also rejected the court judgement, and appealed for calm, stating that the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) intended to appeal the judgement. The PDP, however, threatened to petition the judge, Justice Ibrahim Mohammed, to the National…

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Deborah: Victim Of WhatsApp Rule Violators

Late Deborah Yakubu (left), and the wicket Islamic extremist that let the pack that murdered her By Azu Ishiekwene Parents, students, and indeed anyone with a conscience is still shocked at the killing of Deborah Yakubu in Sokoto over allegations of blasphemy. The brutal termination of the life of a promising young Nigerian in a school, will again pass with lamentations and condemnations as has become the norm, but most likely, without the consolation that justice would be served. As we flip over this page and move on, we would…

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Former Arsenal Captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Retires From International Football

Gabon captain and Barcelona striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has retired from international football, a fortnight before the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign begins. The 32-year-old made a total of 68 appearances for the Panthers and scored 29 goals, making him the nation’s all-time leading scorer. The Gabon Football Federation (Fegafoot) said it had received a letter from Aubameyang announcing his decision. “After 13 years of representing my country with pride, I would like to tell you that I am ending my international career,” the former Arsenal star wrote. “I…

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With Osinbajo, It’s Catch-22 Situation For Tinubu

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (left), and Prof. Yemi Osinbajo SAN Vice President of Nigeria in a chat By Onyema Omenuwa The hypocrisy of supporters of Nigerian politicians can be nauseating. Lately, to even a casual follower of political developments, nothing arouses such revulsion more than the virulence being exhibited towards Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, by supporters of Bola Ahmed Tinubu because of the former’s ambition to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari. Suddenly, we’re witnessing people, who all the while exhibited fanatical support for the All Progressive Congress (APC) government, turning 180…

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EPL To Make Plans For Title Presentation In Both Etihad, Anfield Stadiums

Premier League officials have confirmed they will set up identical presentations at the Etihad Stadium and at Anfield as the title race has gone down to the wire. It looked as though the title race was over when Southampton led Liverpool on Tuesday evening as a victory for the Saints would have handed the title to Manchester City.  However, Jurgen Klopp’s side fought back to win 2-1. Therefore, the winners of the 2021-2022 Premier League season will be decided following City’s clash with Aston Villa and Liverpool’s game against Wolves.…

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Electoral Judicial Manual Committee Inaugurated

Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, the President of the Court of Appeal, on Wednesday (May 18, 2022) inaugurated a 13-man Electoral Judicial Manual Committee (EJMC). The inauguration, which held at the Court of Appeal Headquarters in Abuja, has Justice Ignatius Agube as Chairman. According to the Appeal Court President, members of the Committee were carefully selected having regards to their experience and expertise not only in electoral matters but also in general judicial administration. She urged the committee to among other things, consider the extant decisions of the Courts and Tribunals in…

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MTN Nigeria Joins Okpekpe International 10km Road Race Sponsorship

MTN Nigeria has joined the growing list of blue-chip companies who have identified with the historic, World Athletics Elite Label Okpekpe International 10km Road Race. Race Director, Zack Amodu, confirmed yesterday that MTN, the largest mobile telecommunications operator in Nigeria has affirmed its support for the eighth edition of the race which holds on Saturday May 28, 2022, in Okpekpe near Auchi in Edo State. “We are delighted to have MTN identify with the first World Athletics label road race in West Africa and I think it is only fitting…

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Federal Government Suspends Ahmed Idris Over Alleged N80billion Fraud

News reaching our newsroom has it that the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Mr Ahmed Idris, has been suspended indefinitely by the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed. His suspension is coming days after his arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over an alleged N80 billion fraud. Ahmed announced the suspension of the AGF through a letter dated May 18, 2022. The minister stated that the suspension was to allow for “proper and unhindered investigation” in line with public service rules. Recall that…

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NIPR Reaffirms Commitment To Rebrand Nigeria

The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) has reaffirmed its commitment toward rebranding the image of the country if it gets the much-needed support from the Nigerian government. Expressing their views on rebranding the country, the practitioners said they are ready and committed as it is their field and will do it effectively if the Nigerian government gives the institute needed support. Responding to inquiry on the government’s willingness to invest in public relations towards rebranding the country, Comfort Nwankwo, the Chairman of Lagos NIPR, noted that there is no…

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Lagos State Orders Total Ban On Commercial Motorcycle Effective June 1, 2022

In an applauded reaction to the insecurity posed by commercial motorcycle riders in Lagos State otherwise known as ‘Okada’, the Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced a total ban on motorcycles, in six Local Government Areas (LGAs) and nine Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) of the state. With the pronouncement, the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Mr Abiodun Alabi, has also directed his men to ensure complete enforcement of the governor’s order in the listed councils and areas from the commencement date. The governor, who made the…

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