Day: January 4, 2019

Mixed Reactions as Dino Melaye Faints after Surrendering to Police

The Senator representing Kogi West senatorial district, Dino Melaye, on Friday slumped and fainted as he entered the Special Anti-Robbery Squad headquarters in Abuja. Nigeria Politics Online reports that the lawmaker surrendered to the Police after an eight-day siege on his Abuja residence. In a viral video on Friday, Melaye was being helped out of […]

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Why We Won’t Drop Zakari as Collation Centre Chair – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has explained why it would not drop Hajiya Amina Zakari as chairperson of the 2019 Elections Results Collation Committee. Recall that INEC had on Thursday during the inauguration of its advisory committee for the 2019 general elections, appoints Amina Zakari, alleged to be President Muhammadu Buhari’s niece, to head the National Collation […]

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Buhari, Amina Zakari Don’t Share Family Relationship – Presidency

By Akilani Abdullah The Presidency on Friday said the newly appointed head of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, National Collation Center Committee, Amina Zakari, do not share family relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari. As it also knocked the Peoples Democratic Party for casting doubts over the integrity of the commission and Zakari as electoral commissioner with its […]

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Dino Melaye Leaves Residence, Meets IG

The senator representing Kogi West, Senator Dino Melaye on Friday, came out of his Abuja home to meet with the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris at the Force headquarters. Recall that men of the Nigeria Police Force had laid siege on Melaye’s residence since last week Friday in attempt to arrest the lawmaker for alleged […]

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I’ve End Dehumanisation of Pensioners, Says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja said his administration has put a stop to the dehumanization of federal pensioners by ensuring they were paid their entitlements and backlog of arrears as at when due. The President spoke when he received a delegation of Nigeria Union of Pensioners led by the acting president, Comrade Musa Ayuba […]

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Minimum Wage: FG, Labour in Close Door Meeting

The Federal Government and leadership of the organised labour are currently meeting at the Ministry of Labour and Employment in Abuja to find lasting solution to the N30,000 proposed new minimum wage. The ongoing meeting,  it was gathered, was to enable the FG give update on its effort on the transmission of an executive bill […]

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Siege: Vacate Dino Melaye’s Residence, NHRC tells Police

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has condemned the laying of siege on Abuja residence of Sen. Dino Melaye’s by the police, saying it violates his right and that of his family members. The Executive Secretary of the commission, Mr Tony Ojukwu, in a statement circulated to newsmen in Abuja on Friday, faulted the method […]

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Army Task Police Men Deployed for Military Operation in North-East on Professionalism

By Akilani Abdullah The Theatre Commander, Operation LAFIYA DOLE,  Maj. Gen. Benson Akinroluyo has charged the newly inducted men of the Nigeria Police to the theatre operation on professionalism. Akinroluyo made this know while addressing members of the Nigeria Police Force inducted into the Theatre of Operation on Friday at 333 Artillery Regiment Njimtilo. “The Nigeria […]

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Nollywood Actor Gbenga Akintunde Dies

  Veteran Nollywood Actor Gbenga Akintunde popularly known as “Burger” was confirmed dead after a brief illness. The Popular Actor died on Thursady, January 3rd, after reporting to the hospital to seek treatment for malaria. According to a colleague in the movie industry and also a close friend Kunle Afod who broke the news through […]

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Mechanic Goes to Jail for Stealing Tricycle

A Kaduna Upper Sharia Court on Friday, sentenced a 32-year-old mechanic, Sale Musa, to 24 months in prison for stealing a tricycle worth N700,000. Musa, who resides at Katsina Road in Kaduna, was convicted on a two-count charge of joint act and theft, contrary to Sections 79 and 288 of the Penal Code. The convict, […]

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