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Argentine officials raid home of Diego Maradona’s doctor as investigation into his death begins
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Argentine officials raid home of Diego Maradona’s doctor as investigation into his death begins

Argentine officials investigating the death of football legend, Diego Maradona searched the home of his personal doctor amd neurosurgeon, Dr Leopoldo Luque, on Sunday, November 29.   According to reports, he is being investigated for involuntary manslaughter.   Maradona died of a heart attack on Wednesday November 25, aged 60 in his native Argentina much to the shock of football lovers worldwide.   Argentina's president declared three days of mourning in the wake of Maradona's death.   He was buried on Friday November 27, after spent the day lying in state at the Casa Rosada, Argentina's presidential palace.     Maradona’s lawyer, Matias Moria, on Thursday, November 26, said he would ask for a full investigation of the circ...
Wike Bans IPOB, Stanley Mgbere Declared Wanted, N50 Million Bounty Placed On Him
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Wike Bans IPOB, Stanley Mgbere Declared Wanted, N50 Million Bounty Placed On Him

A STATE-WIDE BROADCAST REINFORCING THE PROSCRIPTION OF IPOB IN RIVERS STATE BY GOVERNOR NYESOM WIKE, CON, GSSRS, POS 23rd OCTOBER 2020. My Dear Good People of Rivers State, 2. The Rivers State Government views with serious concern the unending destructive activities of the outlawed Indigenous Peoples Organization of Biafra (IPOB) in Rivers State. 3. Recall that the IPOB was classified as a terrorist organization by the Federal High Court and subsequently proscribed in September 2017 by the Federal Government. 4. However, despite its ban, the group has continued to operate in parts of the country, including Rivers State in furtherance of its alien political objectives. 5. Since its proscription, the group has carried out intermittent processions in parts of Rivers Stat...
Governor Simon Lalong declares 24-hour curfew in two Plateau local governments
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Governor Simon Lalong declares 24-hour curfew in two Plateau local governments

The Plateau state government has declared 24 hours curfew in Jos south and Jos north local government areas over violence.   Governor Lalong said he was forced to declare the curfew after “hoodlums attacked and molested innocent citizens who are going about their normal businesses.” He further revealed that this led to the death of 3 persons.   The Governor said;   “Government is left with no choice than to impose a curfew to stop further loss of lives and properties. “By this directive, all forms of protests are hereby banned in the two Local Governments Areas of Jos North and Jos South.”
Osun polytechnic student found dead in his apartment
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Osun polytechnic student found dead in his apartment

A student of Osun State Polytechnic, Festus Adedoyin Ewejobi, who was declared missing on Tuesday, September 15, was found dead in his apartment in Iree, a community in the state on Saturday, September 19.   According to The Nation, a search party was launched shortly after Festus's whereabouts couldn't be determined on Tuesday September 15. It was while the search for Festus was in progress that neighbors perceived a stench from his room, fuelling suspicion that he might have been harmed. The door leading to his apartment was forced open only to find his decomposed body riddled with machete cuts. “We initially thought that the deceased was out of town when he was not seen or sighted in the neighbourhood for about four days. But we became worried because he would always leav...
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81-Year-Old Russian Grandma Comes Back To Life 7Hours After Being Declared Dead

Woman, 81, wakes up after spending the night in a Russian morgue and 'being pulled back from the other world' after doctors declared her deadWoman, 81, returns to life after spending the night in a Russian morgue and 'being pulled back from the other world' after doctors declared her dead.A pensioner gave a hospital worker 'the shock of her life' when she came back from the dead after spending the night in a Russian morgue.Zinaida Kononova, 81, was pronounced dead after surgery to remove an intestinal obstruction at the Gorshechensky Central District Hospital on August 14.She was taken to the morgue at 1.10am, but almost seven hours later at 8am a female worker 'got the shock of her life' when she found the grandmother sprawled across the floor.Ms Kononova had fallen as she attempted ...
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Edo Is Technically A PDP State – Governor Fintiri Says

On Wednesday, Governor of Adamawa State, Alhaji Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri declared that Edo State is technically a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) owned state following its ability to have emerged victoriously in previous elections in the state, saying that the forthcoming election will not be different. He made the declaration in Benin during the party’s ward Congress to elect its ad-hoc delegates for the primary in the forthcoming governorship election in the state. Fitiri said with the anticedent of the party in the recent election, there is no need to fear if the party will not produce the next governor for the state. “I want to say without mincing word, technically, Edo is a PDP state because in the previous election, you can see our performance, we did very well, we won the pr...
Tanzania Declared Free Of Coronavirus
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Tanzania Declared Free Of Coronavirus

President John Magufuli of Tanzania on Monday June 8, declared the East African country "coronavirus-free". The President who attributed the claimed success over the worldwide pandemic to prayers and fasting that the people of Tanzania offered to God,  also commended the priest and worshippers for not wearing gloves and masks to protect themselves from the virus. Magufuli Said; “It gives me joy to be the leader of a country that puts God first, God loves Tanzania. “The works of the devil will always be defeated in Tanzania because Tanzanians love God and that is why even the corona has been defeated by God.” This is coming after the World Health Organization (WHO) expressed concern over the government's strategy on the pandemic which includes not publishing data on the numbe...
Rihanna Declared Third Richest Young Musician By Sunday Times
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Rihanna Declared Third Richest Young Musician By Sunday Times

Singer Rihanna has been included on the Sunday Times Rich List of musicians for the first time. Rihanna The American singer has amassed an estimated wealth of 468 million pounds ($576 million) due to the success of her fashion and cosmetics brands with Louis Vuitton-owner LVMH. According to Reuters, the 32-year-old Barbados-born singer leapfrogged some of Britain’s famous musicians such as Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones, Elton John and Rod Stewart into the list of the country’s most wealthy. Hit musical composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and former Beatle Paul McCartney jointly top the list with some £800 million each. Ed Sheeran tops the ranks of Britain’s richest young musicians (aged 30 or under) with a fortune of £200 million.
Lady Smoking Shisha With 4-Year-Old Son Declared Wanted By Police
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Lady Smoking Shisha With 4-Year-Old Son Declared Wanted By Police

Remember the young Nigerian mum who was seen in a viral video giving her 4 year old son shisha to smoke? Well she has been declared wanted by the Police. The Nigerian Police declared her wanted after she was found few days ago and begged Nigerians to forgive her for smoking with her son. @PoliceNg_cru posted via their twitter page: Anyone with useful information (name, phone number, location) of the lady in the picture below should kindly reach out to us via DM or call 08057000001 or 08057000002. Your identity is protected, thank you. #IGPAdamu #PoliceIsYourFriend  
Farmer Arrested While allegedly Smuggling Hard Drug for his Son in Detention
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Farmer Arrested While allegedly Smuggling Hard Drug for his Son in Detention

60-year-old fish-farmer, Muyiwa Otuyalo, pictured left, has been arrested for attempting to smuggle a substance believed to be hard drug for his son, Damilola Otuyalo, who is currently in the custody of the EFCC in its Ibadan zonal office. According to reports, the senior Otuyalo was at the EFCC office on Monday February 17th, supposedly to visit his son. However,  while discussing with the son, an officer noticed that he brought out a sachet of tablets and handed it to his detained son. The substance was seized and when examined by an in-house nurse, it was discovered to be Rohypnol, a tranquilizer used under strict prescription for treatment of severe insomnia and assist in anesthesia. The drug is said to possess high sedative effect and is rarely used except when prescribed by...
Nigeria Declared Third Most Dangerous Country In The World
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Nigeria Declared Third Most Dangerous Country In The World

Nigeria has been ranked as the third most dangerous place in the world according to Expat Insider Survey of 2019 by InterNations. Over 245 persons were killed in violent attacks across the country in the first month of the new year alone according to various newspaper reports and available records. Nigeria’s federal government has come under intense criticism with a senator recently calling on the government to resign. The country has been overwhelmed with violent attacks from the resurgent Boko Haram attacks in the North-east as well as increased cases of killings and kidnappings across the country. The country’s Christian population recently held protests nationally to protest killings in the country prominent among them being the killing of Adamawa state chairman of the ...
FG Has Declared War On Lassa Fever, Coronavirus – Health Minister
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FG Has Declared War On Lassa Fever, Coronavirus – Health Minister

Federal Government yesterday expressed its determination to stop the spread of Lassa fever which has claimed many lives in parts of the country since the beginning of this year. The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, told reporters in Abuja yesterday that the government had heightened response against the current Lassa fever outbreak across the country. He said his ministry had the capacity to detect, assess and respond to coronavirus and other public health threats. He said the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control had set up a “Corona Virus Preparedness Group” and was ready to activate its incident command system for coronavirus, “if a suspect case emerges in Nigeria.” He said there was high-level inter-ministerial consultation towards setting up a multi-sectoral committee to scale ...
Why Supreme Court Sacked Ihedioha And Declared Uzodinma Winner In Imo
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Why Supreme Court Sacked Ihedioha And Declared Uzodinma Winner In Imo

The Supreme Court on Monday nullified the election of Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the governor of Imo State. The apex court declared Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as the winner of the March 9 governorship election in the state. In the unanimous judgement of the seven-member panel, read by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, the apex court agreed that results in 388 polling units were unlawfully excluded during the collation of the final governorship election result in Imo State. Justice Kekere-Ekun said with the results from the 388 polling units added, Mr Uzodinma polled a majority of the lawful votes and ought to have been declared the winner of the election by the independent national electoral commission, INEC. Consequently, she ...
Lawan Wants State Of Emergency Declared In Power Sector
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Lawan Wants State Of Emergency Declared In Power Sector

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Monday called on the Executive to, as a matter of urgency, declare a state of emergency in the power sector to overcome the legion of problems stalling steady power supply in Nigeria. Lawan stated this while declaring open a one-day round-table discussion with the theme: “Addressing Nigeria’s Power Problems” organized by the Senate Committee on Power. The Senate President said the privatization of the power sector in 2005 and 2013 was a grand scheme conceived with the intention to defraud Nigeria. He said, “For me, if there’s any sector of our economy that is so important and yet so challenged, it is the power sector. I believe that this is a sector that needs a declaration of emergency. “This is an opportunity for us in this round-ta...
Senate Says Kalu’s Seat Won’t Be Declared Vacant Yet
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Senate Says Kalu’s Seat Won’t Be Declared Vacant Yet

The Senate on Friday ruled out the possibility of declaring vacant, the seat of its Chief Whip, Senator Orji Kalu, following his conviction by a Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday. Kalu, a former governor of Abia State, was sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment over a N7.1bn fraud charges against him since 2007 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The judgment was delivered by Justice Mohammed Idris, 12 years after the EFCC filed the suit against him. Kalu was convicted alongside his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited, and Jones Udeogu, who served under him as the director of finance and account at the Abia State Government House in Umuahia. Reacting to the calls on the leadership of the Senate to declare his seat vacant, the Spokesperson for the red chamber, Senator...
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Sowore’s Co-Defendant, Olawale Bakare, Declared Missing

Operatives of the Department of State Services had stormed the Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday morning during the commencement of their trial and disrupted proceedings in an attempt to forcefully rearrest the two men. Activist, Olawale Bakare popularly known as Mandate, who is standing trial with pro-democracy campaigner, Omoyele Sowore, in a case brought against them by the Nigerian Government, has been declared missing. Operatives of the Department of State Services had stormed the Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday morning during the commencement of their trial and disrupted proceedings in an attempt to forcefully rearrest the two men. After facing resistance from other activists inside the courtroom however, the DSS operatives retreated outside to lay ambush. T...
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“I Was Having Sex With My Lover” – 14-Year-Old Declared Missing Tells Police

A 14-year old girl, who was declared missing for three days by her parents after the matter was reported to the Police, stunned the Police officers and her parents when she said that she was never abducted but rather was in her boyfriend’s house busy enjoying sex. P.M.EXPRESS reports that the Police at Ejigbo Division, Lagos, had received a report by the girl’s parents that she left the house and had not been found thereby suspecting that she might have been kidnapped. It was gathered that the DPO, CSP Olabisi Okuwobi, mobilized Police operatives from the station and she was eventually rescued. She was taken to the station while her lover, who was also an under aged boy, was arrested for abducting the girl without the consent of her parents. However, the little girl did not only...
Yahaya Bello, His Wife And Supporters Celebrate After He Was Declared Winner
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Yahaya Bello, His Wife And Supporters Celebrate After He Was Declared Winner

Jubilation is in the air at the Kogi State Government House as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and incumbent Governor, Yahaya Bello, has been re-elected. Governor Bello was returned elected on Monday by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), having scored the highest number of votes in the keenly contested poll. The Returning Officer for the election and Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Professor Ibrahim Umar, made the declaration at the INEC office in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital.
Yahaya Bello Declared Winner Of Kogi State Governorship Election
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Yahaya Bello Declared Winner Of Kogi State Governorship Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared incumbent Governor Yahaya Bello winner of the 2019 governorship election in Kogi state. Bello won majority votes in 12 of the 21 local government areas in the state, while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Candidate, Engr. Musa Wada won majority votes in 9 local government areas. Bello polled a total of 406,222 votes to defeat Wada who scored 189,704 votes.
David Lyon Declared Winner Of Bayelsa State Governorship Election
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David Lyon Declared Winner Of Bayelsa State Governorship Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate, David Lyon, winner of the November 16 Bayelsa governorship election. Returning Officer, Prof. Faraday Orumwense, Vice-chancellor, University of Benin, announced at the INEC Collation Centre in Yenagoa, that the APC polled 352,552 votes while the PDP scored 143,172.
Chinese Swindler, David Chang, Declared Wanted By Lagos Police For Fraud
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Chinese Swindler, David Chang, Declared Wanted By Lagos Police For Fraud

Many days for the thief, one day for the owner is the popular saying of the sages. And that seem to be the thing in this article as a Lagos based, Chinese man from Hong Kong by name David Chang who is the MD of Centro Design & Decoration Works, who absconded with N55 million given to him for a construction job, before later giving a bounced cheque for the same amount, has been declared wanted by the Nigerian Police. See the bulletin above. The sharp dude took or was paid money from a company to do a project, only for him to take the money away and the company had to finish the project with their own money. After he was found and asked to return the money, he now committed further offence when he intentionally gave a bounced cheque to pay the money back, but the cheque bounced ...
Afcon 2019: Jamilu Collins can play against Cameroon – Rohr
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Afcon 2019: Jamilu Collins can play against Cameroon – Rohr

The 24-year-old has missed all Super Eagles games in Egypt but is set to return against Clarence Seedorf’s men Jamilu Collins will be available for selection when Nigeria trade tackles with Cameroon in Saturday’s Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) Round of 16 clash. The defender suffered an injury during the build-up to 2019 Afcon which saw him miss all Super Eagles’ encounters in the preliminary round. Now Collins has been declared fit for the clash against the Indomitable Lions billed for the Alexandria Stadium.
Why Hazard Hasn’t Completed Move from Chelsea to Real Madrid
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Why Hazard Hasn’t Completed Move from Chelsea to Real Madrid

Eden Hazard is yet to complete his dream move to Real Madrid because Chelsea are playing hardball with the La Liga giants, the Evening Standard reports. The Blues are refusing to lower their £100million-plus valuation for the player, who has one year left on his deal. Real had been hopeful of completing Hazard’s signing this week, but talks between the two parties in London this week failed to yield a breakthrough. Real Madrid chief executive, Jose Angel Sanchez has now returned to Madrid empty handed after face-to-face negotiations with members of the Chelsea hierarchy. Hazard’s advisors are said to be mildly concerned about the move, with fears his future is in limbo, after he publicly declared his time at Stamford Bridge ...
Steer clear of Kano, CP warns criminals
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Steer clear of Kano, CP warns criminals

The newly posted Kano State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ahmed Illiyasu, on Friday declared that there is no hiding place for criminals in the state, as his officers and men are battle-ready to flush them out of the ancient commercial city. In his maiden press briefing in his office, the police boss said he is prepared to fight against all forms of violent crimes, drug abuse, kidnapping, banditry and the menace of street urchins. “We will not accept any form of crime and criminality. As such, we are sounding a note of warning to those who are nursing the idea of perpetrating any form of criminal activities to vacate Kano and move elsewhere, because I am telling them that there is no vacancy for criminals in Kano,” he stated. According to him, “We will not fail the people and govern...
May 29 And June 12 Declared As Public Holidays
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May 29 And June 12 Declared As Public Holidays

The minister of information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has just finished addressing a press conference that was broadcast live by the NTA, Radio Nigeria and Voice of Nigeria. He said: 1) President Buhari will be sworn in on May 29th. 2) The inauguration will be a low key event. 3) All the foreign dignitaries that would have been invited to attend the inauguration will be invited to attend an event on June 12 (Democracy Day). 4) Both May 29 and June 12 are public holidays.  
Man who was Declared Missing in UBTH has been Found
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Man who was Declared Missing in UBTH has been Found

Mr Chris Ochukenyi who was declared missing on Thursday May 9 2019, while admitted at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) has been found. According to a family source, Ochukenyi who has been diagnosed with partial stroke and Alzheimer’s disease, was found in Siloko Road Benin City, Edo State, by one of his neighours.
Fuel Scarcity Looms in Enugu, Anambra, Ebonyi
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Fuel Scarcity Looms in Enugu, Anambra, Ebonyi

Fuel scarcity is imminent in at least three States of the Southeast following a strike declared by the Petroleum Tanker Drivers, PTD, Enugu Zone. The strike, which took effect from today, Monday, led to all the drivers abandoning their duty posts. A visit by DAILY POST to the Nigeria National Petroeum Coorporation, NNPC office, Enugu Depot, showed that all the drivers were nowhere to be found. At the office of the NNPC in the area, a senior staff who preffered anonymity, said she was not aware of the reason behind the strike. “You can see I’m in my own office working; so, I don’t why they are on strike. You should go and ask them or the IPMAN; they are in the best position to know,” she said. When pressed further to know whether the NNPC w...
Senator Ademola Adeleke Has Been Declared Governor of Osun State By Wikipedia
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Senator Ademola Adeleke Has Been Declared Governor of Osun State By Wikipedia

Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia listed Davido's Uncle Senator Ademola Adeleke as the present Governor of Osun State. Chief Adegboyega Oyetola contested the Sept 22, 2018 gubernatorial election on the platform of the APC and was declared winner. However, in March 2019, the state Governorship Elections petition tribunal cancelled Oyetola's victory and declared Adeleke winner. The APC has since appealed the judgement and Oyetola is still governor pending the determination. Is Wikipedia confused or is it predicting the future? I guess time will tell.
Justin Bieber praises Chris Brown, Says he’s the Living Combination of Michael Jackson and Tupac Shakur
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Justin Bieber praises Chris Brown, Says he’s the Living Combination of Michael Jackson and Tupac Shakur

Canadian singer, Justin Bieber took to Instagram to praise Chris Brown for his musical talent and declared him the living combination of late stars Michael Jackson and Tupac Shakur. In the post, he also appealed to everyone who has  "overlooked" Chris Brown's talent because of a mistake he made to "reevaluate" Illustrating his point with an image that compared Brown to the late artists Michael Jackson and 2Pac, Beiber wrote: 'everyone wants to wait til people die To give them the credit they deserve. I’m calling it now when CB passes away after a long full life, you will miss what you had in front of you the whole time ... trust me watch you will see. the people who have overlooked this man's talent because of a mistake he made.. you need to reevaluate! Love you  ...
28-year-old Nigerian, Victor Ude Dies in South African Police custody
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28-year-old Nigerian, Victor Ude Dies in South African Police custody

Victor Ude, a 28-year-old Nigerian man died on Wednesday in a police holding cell in Cape Town, South Africa. The country’s police watchdog, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID), confirmed the incident in a statement on Thursday and said it was investigating the death. IPID’s spokesperson, Moses Dlamini, disclosed that it was alleged that the deceased had been arrested following a domestic dispute between him and his ex-girlfriend. According to him, the police told the investigative body that the lady accused Ude of drug dealing and that he grabbed a substance wrapped in plastic and swallowed it. Upon questioning, it was alleged that the deceased became unruly and swore at the police after which he was arrested for riotous behaviour. Ude was detained at the ...
No Excuse for Governors to Delay Implementation of N30, 000 Minimum Wage – NLC
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No Excuse for Governors to Delay Implementation of N30, 000 Minimum Wage – NLC

The newly-elected Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), in Oyo State, Comrade Bayo Titilola-Sodo, has declared that there is no excuse for any state governor in Nigeria to delay implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage in their respective states. Titilola-Sodo made this declaration on Thursday while speaking with journalists shortly after he was declared Chairman of the NLC at the union’s election/ NLC delegates’ conference held at Adamasingba stadium, Ibadan, the state capital. Other elected executive officers of the union elected during the election were; Adedeji Taofeek, (Vice chairman 1) Martins Bayonle, (Vice Chairman 2), Rukayat Afonja, Chairperson; Ademola Babalola (Treasurer) Oladele Olusegun (Auditor 1) and Folorunsho Olujimi, (Auditor 2 ...
Inspector Dismissed For Killing, Declared Wanted
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Inspector Dismissed For Killing, Declared Wanted

Insp. Daniel Ojo who shot dead one Adaobi Ifeanyi and wounded another, Emmanuel Akomafuwa, in Ajegunle area of Lagos last Saturday, has been dismissed from service and declared wanted. The Lagos State Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr Zubairu Muazu, disclosed this while addressing journalists at the Lagos Sstate Police Command headquarters, Ikeja, on Thursday. Ojo together with five other policemen had on April 13 accosted their victims during when he shot Ifeanyi who died on the spot.
INEC Announces Date for Lagos Supplementary poll
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INEC Announces Date for Lagos Supplementary poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State, on Wednesday said the supplementary poll in Ajeromi-Ifelodun Federal Constituency would hold on April 27. The commission fixed the date after complying with a court order directing it to announce results of the Feb. 23 election in the constituency at a stakeholders’ meeting held at the commission’s office located in Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Secretariat, NAN reports. Prof. Olusoji Ilori, the INEC Returning Officer for the federal constituency had declared the Feb. 23 election inconclusive. Ilori, an academic from the University of Lagos, reeled out the scores of each political party in the election, and said that the margin between the leading candidate, Mrs Rita ...
Rivers killings: Wike Blows Hot, Reveals his Govt Next Line of action
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Rivers killings: Wike Blows Hot, Reveals his Govt Next Line of action

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, on Monday, vowed to tackle cult-related activities in some parts of the state. Wike declared that his administration would take the battle to the doorsteps of those that sponsor cult-related killings. He spoke at the state’s Government House in Port Harcourt when the Rivers State Council of Traditional Rulers paid him a congratulatory visit on his re-election. The governor disclosed that he met with the State Security Council on Sunday Night and modalities were worked out on how to rid the state of cult-related killings. Wike appealed to the State Council of Traditional Rulers to support his administration in the fight against cultism as prompt information will be useful in tracking down the criminal elements. The governo...
Wike Declared Winner of Rivers State Governorship Election
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Wike Declared Winner of Rivers State Governorship Election

Governor Nyesom Wike has been declared winner of the Rivers Governorship Election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. Wike who contested under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), polled 886,264 votes to win the polls 2019 governorship election in the state. The final collation of the governorship election results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), shows he polled 886,264 votes ahead of his closest rival, Biokpomabo Awara, candidate of the African Alliance Congress (AAC), who garnered 173,859 votes. More details on the outcome of the governorship election in the state to follow shortly.
Ganduje Declared Winner of Supplementary Governorship Election in Kano
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Ganduje Declared Winner of Supplementary Governorship Election in Kano

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Ganduje, has been declared winner of supplementary governorship election in Kano State held on Saturday. Mr Ganduje lost the first election held on March 9 by a slim margin, but his total votes in the two polls put him ahead of his main challenger, the candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Before the supplementary election, Mr Yusuf was leading Mr Ganduje with about 26,000 votes after he polled 1,014,474 votes to Mr Ganduje’s 987,819 votes, leaving a difference of 26,655 votes. In the supplementary election held in 28 out of the 44 local government areas in the state, Mr Ganduje won by scoring 45,876 votes to Mr Yusuf’s 10,239 thereby up turning the result in his favour, INEC said...
Ex-NIA Boss, Ayodele Oke And Wife Declared Wanted
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Ex-NIA Boss, Ayodele Oke And Wife Declared Wanted

The EFCC has declared former Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ayodele Oke and his wife, Folasade wanted. They were declared wanted after they failed to answer for fraud charges filed against them. Justice Chukwujeku Aneke of a Federal High Court Lagos, had on February 7, 2019 issued an arrest warrant on them, consequent upon an oral application by counsel for the EFCC, Rotimi Oyedepo. Oke and his wife are wanted in connection with the $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23,218,000 cash recovered by the EFCC from an apartment at Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, in April 2017. They are facing a four-count charge bordering on money laundering offence to the tune of N13 billion. One of the counts reads: “That you, Amb. Ayodele Oke and Mrs. Folasade Ayode...
CU Student Declared Missing Actually Went to Visit Boyfriend
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CU Student Declared Missing Actually Went to Visit Boyfriend

A Covenant University student who was declared missing in Lagos, actually went to visit her boyfriend in Ibadan. The shocking discovery was made that the student named, Damilola, who had been declared missing on social media, faked her kidnap so she could go to meet her boyfriend, Mark Ikotun, in Ibadan. Another strange thing is, all the while she was with her boyfriend, he was one of those tweeting about her being missing and asking for people to help find her. He led the search for her on social media and was begging for her return. Reports say she later returned, claiming she had been kidnapped and raped, causing her friends and family distress, but it was discovered later on that she had staged the kidnap with the help of her boyfriend. See some tweets...
Why We Declared Benue Governorship Election Inconclusive – INEC
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Why We Declared Benue Governorship Election Inconclusive – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission has explained why it declared the Saturday’s governorship election in Benue State inconclusive. Announcing the decision on Monday, the Returning Officer, Prof Sebastian Maimako, announced that the number of canceled votes outweighed the number of victory margin. Reports has it that, 790,102 votes were valid, 14,560 votes were rejected while 121,019 votes were cancelled. Samuel Ortom of the Peoples Democratic Party scored 410,576 votes while Emmanuel Jime of the All Progressives Congress scored 329,022 votes. He said a new date would be announced for a rerun within 21 days.
Kaduna Guber polls: Nasir El-Rufai Declared Winner
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Kaduna Guber polls: Nasir El-Rufai Declared Winner

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has officially declared Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, as winner of the Saturday’s governorship polls. El-Rufai floored his closest rival, Isa Ashiru of the Peoples Democratic Party with a margin of 231, 259 votes. After the collation that lasted two days, El-Rufai was declared winner by Prof. Muhammed Bello, the state collation officer. Bello said the incumbent governor polled a total of 1, 045, 427 while Ashiru polled 814, 168 votes. “That Nasir El-Rufai of the APC having satisfied the requirements of the law and having scored the highest number of votes is hereby returned and elected,” Mr. Bello said. Meanwhile, from the results of the 23 local government areas of the state c...
Aminu Masari, Declared Winner of Saturday’s Election
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Aminu Masari, Declared Winner of Saturday’s Election

Katsina state governor, Aminu Masari, has been declared winner of the Saturday March 9th in the state. He will be serving another four years term in office after defeating his major challengers, Yakubu Ladol. The INEC Returning Officer, Professor Abdullahi Zuru, who announced this, said Masari who contested on the platform of the APC, polled a total of 1, 178, 864 votes to defeat his closest rival, Garba Yakubu Ladol of the PDP who polled a total of 488, 621 votes.
Lagos Assembly Election: Desmond Elliot Declared Winner Of Surulere Constituency 1
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Lagos Assembly Election: Desmond Elliot Declared Winner Of Surulere Constituency 1

Nollywood star turned politician, Desmond Elliott of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been declared winner of the Lagos State House of Assembly for Surulere consistuency 1. He polled 15,357 votes to beat Benjamin Olasukanmi of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), who scored 3,628 votes. The result was announced by the Returning Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Surulere, Dickson Ogbechi Bolajoko.
No Certificate Of Return To Candidates Declared Winner Under Duress – INEC
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No Certificate Of Return To Candidates Declared Winner Under Duress – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will not issue certificates of return to any candidate declared winner of an election under duress. Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, made this known during a meeting with the inter-agency consultative committee on election security held in Abuja on Thursday. There was widespread intimidation and harassment of the commission’s staff during the last presidential and national assembly elections. In Imo, for instance, Francis Ibeawuchi, INEC returning officer for the Imo west senatorial election, said he was “forced” to announce Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, as winner of the poll. Yakubu said the commission will not tolerate the intimidation of its staff during Saturday’s elections. “I am confident that workin...
‘I’m Not Running for president in 2020, But I’ll Continue to Speak Out About Politics’ – Hillary Clinton
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‘I’m Not Running for president in 2020, But I’ll Continue to Speak Out About Politics’ – Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton has declared that she is not running for president in 2020 but will continue to speak out about politics. In her words, "I'm not going anywhere. I'm not running, but I'm going to keep on working and speaking and standing up for what I believe. I want to be sure that people understand I'm going to keep speaking out. I'm not going anywhere," Clinton said putting to rest speculation she was considering a 2020 bid. The list of potential candidates for the Democratic nomination has grown in recent weeks, but the question remained open whether the former senator and secretary of state could again seek the party’s nomination. Although the wife of former U.S. President Bill Clinton took a larger portion of the popular vote than President Trump in 2016, she lost so-called ...
Man Cooking, Bathing & Sleeping On The Street In Protest Of Presidential Election
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Man Cooking, Bathing & Sleeping On The Street In Protest Of Presidential Election

This Nigerian man has reportedly been cooking, bathing and sleeping on the street in protest of the February 23rd presidential election. He said he won’t leave until Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party is declared President. The man's picture has been generating humour on social media. Atiku was roundedly beaten by the incumbent leader, President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress with a margin of almost 4 million votes.
I Declared Ifeanyi Ubah Winner To Save My Life – Returning Officer
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I Declared Ifeanyi Ubah Winner To Save My Life – Returning Officer

The Returning Officer for Saturday’s Anambra South senatorial election, Prof Meshach Umenweke, has written the Independent National Electoral Commission recanting his earlier declaration of the candidate of the Young Progressives Party, Ifeanyi Ubah, as the winner of the poll. In the letter, he claimed the election was inconclusive. He also said he was forced to declare businessman Ubah the winner to save his life. Umenweke is of the Department of Public and Private Law, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra State. The letter dated February 25 and addressed to the Anambra Resident Electoral Commissioner seen by our correspondent read in part, “That there were skirmishes within the compound of the Nnewi North Local Government Area (headquarters) where the results were bein...
Fans Curse Saidi Balogun for Celebrating Buhari’s Win
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Fans Curse Saidi Balogun for Celebrating Buhari’s Win

For celebrating Buhari’s win, some followers of Nollywood actor Saidi Balogun have laid curses on him via the comment section of his Instagram post. The actor had taken to Instagram to celebrate President Muhammadu Buhari’s win, despite not being declared as the winner of the Presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. This of course did not go well with some of his fans who didn’t waste time to lay curses on him. While celebrating the President, the actor posted a hilarious dance video of a man working and dancing to a song in Hausa language.  
INEC Declares Rochas Okorocha Winner of Imo West Senatorial Election
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INEC Declares Rochas Okorocha Winner of Imo West Senatorial Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Imo State Governor Rochas Okorochathe winner of the Imo West senatorial election. The Returning officer,Francis Ibeawuchi, who announced the results at the collation center in Orlu Local Government Area, declared Okorocha the senator elect of the district. Okorocha of the All Progressives Congress polled a total of 97,762 votes to defeat his two major contenders. His major contender, a candidate of the People’s Democratic Party Jones Onyereri scored 63,117 votes to come second while the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance Senator Osita Izunaso had 30,923 to come third.  Okorocha is a two term serving governor of the State under the ruling APC.