APC calls for prosecution of Prof. Otunta, returning officer for Imo guber election

Johnchuks Onuanyim     The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called for the prosecution of the Imo State governorship election Returning Officer, Prof. Francis Otunta. According to the party, the Returning officer and the Independent National Electoral Commission plunged the state into the political crisis that led to the Supreme Court up turning the result of the election. The APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole alleged that the candidate of the party, Senator Hope Uzodinma won the March 9 governorship election but for Prof. Otunta and INEC who had declared…

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Kenyan MP arrested after shooting nightclub DJ

Police in Kenya say they have arrested a member of parliament, Babu Owino, in connection with the shooting of a DJ at a nightclub in the capital, Nairobi. Footage appearing to show the incident has been widely shared on social media. In a statement on his Facebook page, Owino said there was an exchange of gunfire while he was surrounded by a large group of aggressive individuals, reports the BBC. He is a well-known opposition MP, representing the Orange Democratic Movement. The DJ’s condition is not clear.

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Senate to Rohr: You can’t handle super Eagles

Uchenna Inya, Abakaliki     Senate Committee on Sports, on Friday told Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr to leave the national team. The committee said Rohr lacked the capacity to coach the Super Eagles to win matches and tournaments. Chairman of the Committee and Senator representing Ebonyi Central Zone, Chief Obinna Ogba stated this while speaking with journalists in Abakaliki during the South East Sports Stakeholders’ Seminar, which held in the Ebonyi State capital. Ogba regretted that the Super Eagles coach has failed to harness abundance of talents in the…

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Report: Ronaldo, Barca top online influence charts in China

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo continues to be the most influential soccer player online in China, while Barcelona are the most dominant club, according to a report. The annual ‘Red Card’ report, released by digital marketing agency Mailman, saw Ronaldo beat long-time rival Lionel Messi and Neymar to the top spot for a second year in a row. The report found that while digital engagement with players has shrunk 15% in 2019, Portuguese forward Ronaldo was one of the few players to see both his Weibo engagement and follower growth increase…

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High Court dismisses former employee’s libel suit against Eunisell Ltd

An Abuja High Court has dismissed a defamation case filed against Eunisell Limited and two others. The suit, filed by Kenneth Amadi, a former employee, and two others, was thrown out in its entirety with costs awarded in favour of the defendants. The 1st Claimant, Amadi, a former employee of Eunisell, had approached the court for alleged defamation against him and sought special damages from the Defendants. Amadi is alleged to have obtained the sum of N2.9 billion belonging to Eunisell, under false pretences with intent to defraud the company.…

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JUST IN: Jime v Ortom: Supreme Court to hear case Jan 21

Cephas Iorhemen, Makurdi   The Supreme Court of Nigeria has fixed Tuesday, January 21, 2020, to hear the appeal filed by Emmanuel Jime of the All Progressives Congress (APC) challenging the unanimous judgement of the Court of Appeal which dismissed his appeal and affirmed the decision of the tribunal which upheld the election of Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State. This is contained in a hearing notice sent to the parties in the matter by the Director of Litigation of the Apex Court. The Supreme Court shall also on the…

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Obaseki condoles with Hon. Omosede Adenomo over mother’s death

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has condoled with the family of former Vice Chairman, Ovia South West Local Government Area, Hon. Omosede Adenomo, over the passing of her mother, Madam Rosemary Egbenayaloben Adenomo. In a statement, the governor noted: “On behalf of the government and the people of Edo State, I write to commiserate with you and the entire family of late Chief Osunde and Chief Dr. Adenomo  Igbinoghene on the passing on to glory of your beloved mother, Madam Rosemary  Egbenayaloben  Adenomo,  aged 96 years.” He added:…

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FG to talk to concessionary lenders about $2.8bn borrowing – DMO

Nigeria plans to talk to concessionary lenders about 850 billion naira ($2.8 billion) in external borrowings earmarked in its 2020 budget, the head of the debt office said on Friday. “The 850 billion naira does not mean Eurobonds. We will still talk with concessionary lenders,” Debt Management Office Director General Patience Oniha told reporters. Nigeria has been borrowing to fund growth after a 2016 recession slashed income and weakened its currency. The government is now seeking to raise revenues through value-added tax hikes, but the cost of debt service is…

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Insecurity: Village head killed, 17 villagers kidnapped in Niger

Daniel Atori, Minna   Men of the underworld have invaded four villages in Niger State leaving the village head of Rumache in Kukoki ward of Shiroro Local Government Area dead and several persons injured. The attack, which started at about 2am on Friday, left the village head, Mallam Ahmad Yakubu, murdered and 17 villagers from four other communities in the local government area kidnapped. It was reliably learnt that the bandits also dispossessed the villagers of their valuable belongings worth a huge amount of money, setting their houses ablaze and…

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