JUST IN: South East Governors, leaders meeting ends in deadlock over Obi’s nomination as Atiku’s running mate

Meeting of governors and leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in South East zone of the country ended without any resolution regarding the nomination of former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi by the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar, as his running mate. The governors including, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, David Umahi and Okezie Ikpeazu of Enugu, Ebonyi and Abia respectively, met with National Assembly members and other party leaders at the residence of Deputy Senate President (DSP), Ike Ekweremadu in Enugu for more than one hour and ended…

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Nigeria thrash Libya 4-0

The Super Eagles of Nigeria has defeated the Libyan national football team four goals to nil. Odion Ighalo scored a hattrick in the game played at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital. Ighalo, who plies his trade with Chinese club Changchun Yatai, grabbed the first goal from the penalty spot after a blunder from Libya goalkeeper in the second minute. At the 58th minute, Arsenal’s midfielder Alex Iwobi delivered a lovely weighted pass to Ighalo who maintained his composure to dibble the goalkeeper and…

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Corps member drowns in Bauchi river

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A National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member serving in Bauchi, Joseph Adebayo, who went on a picnic to celebrate the end of his service year on Thursday got drowned in Gubi river in the outskirts of Bauchi metropolis. Bauchi State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Kamal Datti, who confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, said the deceased, along with two of his colleagues, had boarded a faulty canoe, which capsized with them. The spokesman said two of the corps members were rescued by…

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Buhari bans 50 high-profile Nigerians from travelling

The presidency has just circulated the statement below announcing the placement of 50 high-profile Nigerians on travelling restrictions. The individuals, whose identities were not disclosed, include those whose assets, valued at N50million and above, are subject of corruption investigation and litigation. The statement by presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said the measure is part of the implementation of Executive Order Number 6 which seeks to ensure “that all assets within a minimum value of N50 million or equivalent, subject to investigation or litigation are protected from dissipation by employing all available…

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Why we invaded Dino Melaye’s house- Police

Dino Melaye

Kogi State Police Command has confirmed that it sent a detachment of officers to the house of Sen. Dino Melaye at Aiyetoro-Gbede in Kogi State on Oct. 11 to effect his arrest. In a statement in Lokoja, the command said it took the action in connection with the July 19 shooting of one of its operatives, Sgt. Danjuma Salihu by thugs suspected to be loyal to the senator. The statement signed by the command’s spokesman, DSP William Aya, said that the clarification followed the allegation Melaye on his twitter page…

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Political appointees, friends shun Fayose’s last dinner party, food wasted

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A dinner party organised on Friday night by the outgoing Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose to round-off his tenure in office was shunned by the expected crowd of party faithful and political appointees. The News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) reports that the dinner which ought to have begun at 7:00pm did not record up to 20 of the expected guests till about 12 midnight Only journalists, armed security men, protocol officers and band boys of a musical group contracted to perform at the ceremony were present, as at 11pm. Those…

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INCREDIBLE STORY OF HERDSMEN KILLINGS: ‘How we killed, burnt people’s house just to take over their cattle’

A 27-year-old man, who introduced himself as Shenu Sani, has told how he joined a gang just to embark on wanton killings of people, including women and children in order to take possession of their victims’ cattle. Shenu is one of the four men arrested by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police’s Special Intelligence Response Team (IRT) for murder, robbery and cattle rustling. The IRT operatives were said to have listened in shock as Shenu regaled them with chilling tales of how he and other members of the gang burnt…

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WBC supports Joshua, Wilder fight

The WBC has ruled to support an ‘ultimate heavyweight fight’ between Anthony Joshua and the winner of Deontay Wilder’s WBC title clash with Tyson Fury. WBC champion Wilder opted to fight Fury in Los Angeles on December 1 after he was unable to agree a blockbuster bout against Joshua, the WBA ‘super’, IBF and WBO title holder. A Wilder-Fury rematch could potentially delay the Joshua fight even further, but WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman still wants a WBC champion to battle for the right to become the undisputed king of the…

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Why Atiku picked Obi as running mate

…Gbenga Daniel confirms ex-gov’s appointment   Former Anambra State Governor, Mr. Peter Obi, has been chosen as running mate to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Obi, an industrialist and consumate politician, became a popular choice ahead of others considered for the position from the South East. Among notable politicians from the zone who were said to have been considered included former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iwuala, Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, former Secretary of the PDP National Caretaker Committee, Senator…

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Baba SALA’s last interview:I don’t want to die struggling with paralysis

Baba Sala

   …Baba Sala told Saturday Telegraph 11 months before his death     Even before the latest rumour of his death, Moses Olaiya Adejumo, had identified being constantly rumoured dead as a burden he is not willing to carry anymore having had to bear it for the past few years. As he sat across a few journalists somewhere in Lekki where the main thrust of the discussion centred on a biography of the man who took comic acting, either on stage or on screen, to the zenith, it was easy…

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