Oba of Benin, APC chieftain hail Obaseki’s tribunal victory

The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, yesterday congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki on his victory at the Edo Tribunal Governorship election judgment which affirmed him as the duly elected governor in the September 28, 2016 Governorship election held in the state. The Monarch’s commendation came as a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC,) in Ugbegun in Esan Central Local Government, in the state, Comrade Mathew Emiohe said the victory was a clear sign that the APC is the only party for the Edo people. Oba Ewuare II stated…

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Consumer protection council raises concern on Lucozade, Mirinda

The Consumer Protection Council, (CPC), has called for further investigation of soft drinks sold in Nigeria, following the discovery that the benzoic acid in Mirinda (a product of Seven Up Bottling Company) and Lucozade (a product of Suntory) is higher than the Nigerian regulatory standard of 250mg/kg. The benzoic levels of both drinks are said to be up to 330mg/kg and 323.53mg/kg respectively. But Suntory Beverage & Food Nigeria Limited, manufacturers of Lucozade in reaction said that its range of Lucozade drinks do not contain benzoic acid and as such…

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Edo guber: Obaseki floors Ize-Iyamu

PDP to appeal judgement   It was victory song for members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State yesterday as the state Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Benin, the state capital, affirmed Mr. Godwin Obaseki as the winner and duly elected governor in the September 28, 2016 governorship polls held in the state. The tribunal also dismissed the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, for lack of merit. The petition was filed on October 19, 2016 to challenge the…

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Seven herdsmen bag life imprisonment

Falae: I didn’t suffer in vain We are studying judgement –Counsel Herders kill mother of seven, other in Benue   An Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure yesterday sentenced seven herdsmen to life imprisonment for kidnapping Chief Olu Falae, a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF). The seven convicted persons are Abubakar Auta, Bello Jannu, Umaru Ibarahim, Masahudu Muhammed, Idris Lawal, Abdulkadir Umar and Babawuro Kato. Falae was kidnapped on September 21, 2015 when the herdsmen allegedly invaded his farm in Ilado in Akure North Local…

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Gusau, Mark asked Jonathan to convene stakeholders’ meeting –Makarfi

           …says no national convention until S’Court’s judgement   The Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has explained the circumstance behind the botched stakeholders’ meeting of the party. The faction faulted the claim by the Ali Modu Sheriff group that Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike and his Ekiti State counterpart, Ayodele Fayose, sponsored the convention. The caretaker committee also stated that there would be no elective PDP National Convention until its appeal before the Supreme Court is decided. At a press conference yesterday by…

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Gusau, Mark begged Jonathan to call stakeholders’ meeting – Makarfi

‎Says no National Convention until S’Court judgement ‎ ‎The Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has explained the circumstance behind the botched stakeholders’ meeting of the party. The faction faulted the claim by the Ali Modu Sheriff group that Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike and his Ekiti State counterpart, Ayodele Fayose sponsored the convention. The caretaker committee also stated that there will be no elective PDP National Convention until its appeal before the Supreme Court is decided. ‎At a press conference Friday by its…

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Manslaughter: Two vigilantes bag six years imprisonment

An Ogun State High Court sitting in Abeokuta yesterday found two vigilantes guilty of manslaughter and sentenced them to six years imprisonment. Justice Olatokunbo Olopade, who delivered the judgement, sentenced Lambe Yinka and Friday Gbenga, to jail with hard labour, for killing two men in the course of duty. The convicts, who are officers of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria, were arraigned on April 27, 2015 on a twocount charge of murder and manslaughter. The duo had reportedly on July 7, 2013 shot two men, Raji Morufu and Akeem Usman,…

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