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SAD NEWS: Oyo Accord Party Reps candidate dies

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The Accord Party candidate for Atisbo/Saki East/Saki West Federal constituency, Jacob Funmi Ogunmola, is dead. Sources said, Ogunmola, an ex-Chairman of Atisbo local government, died a few hours after attending a function in Saki. It was gathered that the politician breathed his last when he was being moved from Saki, his base to Lagos. Another source said that he had just finished a programme in Saki when he complained he was not well, which prompted the move to take him to Lagos.  In a post on his campaign Facebook, the Ago Are-born politician was seen telling his host that it was not in his habit to come late to events but that he had a crisis. A few months ago, Ogunmola’s successor in office as council chairman, Wasiu Owolabi, died in an auto accident.

PHOTOS: Tinubu, El-Rufai, Others Meet In London

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The presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, on Sunday held a meeting with his team in London. The meeting comes ahead of his address at the Chatham House on Monday, where he is expected to speak on security, economic and foreign policy. At the meeting with Tinubu were, Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila,  Governor Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa State; immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi; Deputy Director General of the Presidential Campaign Council, Hadiza Bala-Usman; Mr Wale Edun and others.

PDP Condemns Tinubu Presidential Campaign’s Attack, Threats to Media

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) condemns in strong terms the constant brazen attacks, threats and negative labelling of the Media in Nigeria by the flustering and frustrated Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Organization.

Plots to Relocate FCT: You Are Haunted by Your Plans, Atiku/Okowa Tells Tinubu

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The Atiku/Okowa Presidential Campaign Organization has told the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, that he is being haunted by his exposed scheme to relocate the Federal Capital from Abuja to Lagos State.

Actor Olaiya Igwe Go Naked, Prays At Beach For Tinubu's Victory

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Actor Olaiya Igwe Goes Naked, Prays At Beach For Tinubu's Victory Veteran actor ,  Ebun Oloyede aka Olaiya Igwe, in a new video, stripped himself as he prayed at the beach for the electoral victory of the  All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu. Olaiya Igwe posted the video on his Instagram page on Friday and said, "It is my pleasure to support a candidate who truly reflects our values and highest ideals. There is one candidate in this election who will protect that dream.  One leader who will fight hard to keep the promise of Nigeria for the next generation. And that's why we must stand up and make ASIWAJU BOLA AHMED TINUBU JAGABAN the next president of Nigeria." Likewis e, youths drawn from North West geopolitical zone have vowed to mobilise votes for their presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, and the Kaduna governorship candidate, Senator Uba Sani in the 2023 general elections. At a meeting which held on Friday to strategise for Tinubu and S

PHOTOS: 10pm last night: Zulum finds patients in blackout, moves Govt House diesel to two hospitals

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At about 10pm last night (Friday), Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, showed up unannounced at two hospitals in Maiduguri only to find patients in darkness due to power failure that had lingered for a number of days. 

BREAKING: Aisha Buhari’s Critic, Aminu, To Meet Buhari After Release !

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Aisha Buhari’s Critic, Aminu, To Meet Buhari After Release The detained critic of First Lady Aisha Buhari, Aminu Mohammed Adamu, has been released from Prison unconditionally. Aminu, a student of the Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State, is expected to meet Mrs Buhari’s husband, President Muhammadu Buhari before reuniting with his family. He was arrested for trolling First Lady Aisha Buhari on Twitter, and was secretly arraigned in court and remanded in the Suleja correctional facility in Niger State.  Aminu’s guardian, Kabiru Shehu, who c onfirmed the development while speaking exclusively with LEADERSHIP, said Aminu was currently in Aso Villa in Abuja and waiting to see President Buhari.  Credit: Leadership newspaper

PHOTOS: Aminu Mohammed regains freedom

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A final-year student of Federal University, Dutse, Aminu Muhammad has been released.  He was arrested by the police at his varsity on November 18 over a tweet that appeared to mock Mrs. Aisha Buhari. His arrest elicited mixed reactions with the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) apologising to Mrs. Buhari over the tweet. The tweet, which was posted on June 8, reads: “Su mama anchi kudin talkawa ankoshi.” Muhammad’s tweet , accompanied by a photo of Aisha, loosely translates as “Mama has eaten poor people’s money and is now full”. He had been arraigned before Justice Yusuf Halilu of the Federal Capital Territory High Court in Maitama, where he pleaded not guilty and was remanded at Suleja prison in Niger State. Aminu was charged with Cybercrime, Cybersquatting, Computer Related Forgery, Conspiracy and Criminal Breach of Trust.

Stop playing God over Tinubu – Keyamo blasts critics

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The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has cautioned Nigerians for criticizing the health status of the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu. Keyamo said critics should stop playing God over Tinubu’s health or life. He stressed that those criticizing Tinubu’s health had not done as much state-by-state campaigns and town hall meetings like him. In a series of tweets, Keyamo wrote: “Those who act as if they’re God & deride @officialABAT by suggesting he’s frail have not done as much State by State campaigns and Town Hall meetings/Stakeholders’ Engagements as much as he has done. Only God can make the final call on issues of health or life. Stop playing God! “It’s the height of foolish fanaticism when you’re so politically indoctrinated to believe those who’re opposed to your candidate are some kind of ‘evil’ beings. If only you know how the opposing leaders are relating behind the scenes, you’ll feel so stupid & sorry for

Dogara group adopts Atiku, PDP ahead of 2023 elections

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The Northern Leaders Consultative Forum (NLCF) chaired by ex-Speaker Yakubu Dogara has adopted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate ahead of next year’s election. The group, at a meeting in Abuja on Friday, considered and adopted the recommendations contained in a report of the Northern Leaders Technical Criteria Committee (NLTCC) chaired by Kumalia Mohammed, with Mela Nunge (SAN) as Secretary. Presenting the report to the meeting, ex-Kogi Deputy Governor, Simon Achuba said the NLTCC was set up to critically analyse the chances of the four leading political parties and recommend which to be supported. The parties analysed, Achuba said, are the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the Labour Party (LP) and the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP). The report, while recommending the choice of the PDP, said from all indications, the PDP “seems to be above board in every criterion as postulated. “It is nationalistic in spread even

$9.6b Fraud: EFCC Re-arraigns Trinity Biotech for Money Laundering

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, December 2, 2022, re-arraigned Trinity Biotech Nigeria Limited, one of the over thirty companies associated with $9.6b Process and Industrial Development, P&ID, fraud, before Justice D.U. Okorowo of the Federal High Court Abuja on a six count amended charge bordering on money laundering .  Also charged along with the company are its directors, James Nolan (at large), Adam Quinn (at large) and Gerrard Nash, with the alias Gerry Nash (also at large). One of the counts reads; “That you, Trinity Biotech Nigeria Limited, being a Designated Non-financial institution; James Nolan(at large), Adam Quinn(at large), and Gerrard Nash, alias Gerry Nash(at large), being the controlling minds and management of Trinity Biotech Nigeria Limited, sometime in January 2014, in Abuja within the Abuja Judicial Division of the Federal High Court, failed to comply with the requirements of submitting to the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade an

PHOTOS: EFCC Docks Two Females for Dud Cheque in Port Harcourt

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt Zonal Command on Thursday, December 1, 2022 arraigned the duo of Judith Oluchi Nwoguete and Joy Atora before Justice M.O. Opara of the State High Court on a 4-count charge bordering on alleged issuance of Dud Cheque and obtaining money under false pretense . The offence runs contrary to Section 419 of the Criminal Code Cap c37, laws of Rivers State of Nigeria 1999.  They were accused of diverting their victim’s money for their personal use and, thereafter, presented cheques which were dishonoured by the bank. One of the charges reads: “That you, Judith Oluchi Nwoguete sometime in April, 2021 in Port Harcourt Rivers State, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with intent to defraud obtained the sum of Twenty One Million, Six Hundred Thousand Naira (N21, 600.000.00) from Ikpo Michael and Joy Pedro under the false pretense that you had contract for the supply of consumables to Shell Petroleum Cooperative, Port H

Fake Italian Engineer Jailed Six Months for €20,000 Scam in Abuja

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An internet fraudster who defrauded his victim of €20,000 whilst posing as an Italian Engineer has been convicted upon arraignment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The Abuja Zonal Command of the anti-graft agency on Thursday December 1, 2022 docked Areh Ikenna Christian before Justice Aliyu Yunusa Shafa of the High Court of the FCT Gwagwalada Abuja on one count charge of fraudulent impersonation. He pleaded guilty to the charge. Areh alias Chris Hakikiene used the social media Apps, Facebook and WhatsApp with international number +971504720129 and posed as an Italian engineer working at sea. With the false identity, he induced an unsuspecting Anna Bushare to deliver €20, 000 (Twenty Thousand Euros) to him to maintain his health and working machines, after he made her believe he was in love with her. The offence is contrary to Section 320(a) of Penal Code Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (Abuja) and punishable under Section 322 of the same Laws. Following his plea, Jus

Fake Italian Engineer Jailed Six Months for €20,000 Scam in Abuja

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An internet fraudster who defrauded his victim of €20,000 whilst posing as an Italian Engineer has been convicted upon arraignment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.  The Abuja Zonal Command of the anti-graft agency on Thursday December 1, 2022 docked Areh Ikenna Christian before Justice Aliyu Yunusa Shafa of the High Court of the FCT Gwagwalada Abuja on one count charge of fraudulent impersonation. He pleaded guilty to the charge. Areh alias Chris Hakikiene used the social media Apps, Facebook and WhatsApp with international number +971504720129 and posed as an Italian engineer working at sea. With the false identity, he induced an unsuspecting Anna Bushare to deliver €20, 000 (Twenty Thousand Euros) to him to maintain his health and working machines, after he made her believe he was in love with her.   The offence is contrary to Section 320(a) of Penal Code Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (Abuja) and punishable under Section 322 of the same Laws.   Following h

Two Arraigned for Internet Fraud in Abuja

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abuja Zonal Command on Thursday, December 1, 2022, arraigned the duo of Orji Kenechukwu Emmanuel and Samuel Okwo Mark before Justice Aliyu Yunusa Shafa of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Gwagwalada Abuja for alleged cyber related crimes Orji is alleged to have pretended to be Kohler Kaycee, a Gabonese national and induced one Albert Leo Martino to deliver $149 USD (One Hundred and Forty Nine United States Dollars) to him with claims to invest in a crypto trading company. Okwo on the other hand, impersonated a Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI agent named Sarah and cheated one Arnold who delivered $500 USD (Five Hundred United States Dollars) to him for his personal use. Both offences run contrary to Section 320(a) of Penal Code Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (Abuja) and punishable under Section 322 of the same Law. They both pleaded not guilty to the charge. Following their pleas, Justice Shafa admitted them to

Internet Fraudster Convicted In Makurdi

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The Makurdi Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, December 1, 2022, secured the conviction and sentencing of one Odokor Andrew before Justice N. I. Afolabi of the Federal High Court, Lafia, Nasarawa State on one count charge bordering on Internet fraud. The charge reads: “That you, Odokor Andrew sometime in July 2022 in Makurdi, Nigeria within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court with intent to defraud sent electronic messages to one ERVIN, an unsuspected foreigner, that materially misrepresented facts which reliance was place upon and caused her a loss, thereby committed an offence, contrary to Section 14(2) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition Prevention etc) Act, 2015 and punishable under the same Section of the Act". The defendant pleaded “guilty” to the charge. The defendant pleaded “guilty” to the charge.   Upon his plea, the prosecution counsel, M. Yusuf prayed the Court to convict and sentence him as charged.   Justice Afo

Baba-Ahmed Slams Tinubu For Refusing To Mention Obi’s Name

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Datti Baba-Ahmed, the running mate of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has lashed out at the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, for dismissing Obi and saying he would not mention his name  Baba-Ahmed also accused the APC of anchoring its campaign strategy against Obi on spreading false information across the polity. He said this on Thursday at a Labour Party press conference held in Abuja.     Baba-Ahmed said, “Earlier attempts to discredit the Obi’s candidacy through fabricated allegations of demolition of mosques, internal deportation of northerners, issuance of ID cards to northerners, and ethnic hostilities were all conclusively proven to be false and without basis.   “As if those were not enough, just a few days ago, the presidential candidate of the APC speaking in Delta State, and referring to our presidential candidate, said that it was a disgrace to mention his name. While our candidate is quite comfortable with not

Drug Abuse Prevalence Among Nigerian Youths Worrisome - Says BPSR DG

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The Director-General in the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR) has described as worrisome the rate at which youths in the country engage in drugs and substance abuse in the country. He said the abuse in Nigeria has risen to a considerable level, especially among the youthful age of persons below 35 years, and commonly used by almost all categories of youths. The DG disclosed this lately at the 8th National Youth Summit on Drug and Substance Abuse Prevention, organised by the African Youths Initiative on Crime Prevention (AYICRIP) in Abuja. Arabi noted that drug and hard substances abuse in the country are influenced by factors such as low educational background, peer group pressure, poor socio-economic status, curiosity and poor academic performance. “Findings from report by drug enforcement agencies in Nigeria indicate that despite the adoption of various strategic plans, laws and policies, the prevalence rate among youths is still high. It has become worrisome as studies from th

Kanye West Trolls Shirtless Elon Musk In Last Tweet, Gets Suspended

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American rapper, Kanye West, has been suspended on Twitter after launching a two way Twitter tirade on his ex-wife, Kim Kardashian, as well as the new owner of the social media platform, Elon Musk. In tweets posted in the early hours of Friday, Kanye claimed that he caught basketballer, Chris Paul, with his ex-wife. Although he shared Paul's image, he didn't indicate when the incident happened. He tweeted, "Let’s break one last window before we get outa here. I caught this guy with Kim. Good night." Trolling Musk, the rapper shared an image showing the billionaire shirtless while on water and said, "Let's always remember this as my final tweet." Musk in the comment section said, "That is fine." West account has been suspended. -- Follow us for more breaking news and videos

Ugwuanyi, first governor to bring developments to our land, says Igbo-Eze North community

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  …As Pinnacle Movement, Nsukka Professional Women Group, others, opt to propagate governor’s achievements to the electorate ahead 2023 elections   …Pledge to deliver Gov. Ugwuanyi, Dr. Mbah, other PDP candidates in the state