Ex Kogi commissioner gets 19 years imprisonment

Kogi commissioner

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has secured the conviction of Zacchaeus Atte, a former commissioner for agriculture in Kogi State. ICPC spokesperson Rasheedat Okoduwa said Atte was convicted on corruption charges by a Kogi State High Court sitting in Okene, Kogi State and presided over by Justice J.J Majebi.   Kogi commissioner According to Okoduwa, Atte was found guilty on 7 out of the 11 counts charges brought against him by ICPC. The ICPC spokesperson explained that Atte, who is to serve a total of…

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PDP to set up committee to review 2019 elections

Dirisu Yakubu

  Dirisu Yakubu, PDP The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Friday, resolved to set up a committee to review the outcome of the 2019 general elections. The resolution followed a recommendation by former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar at the party’s 87th National Executive Committee, NEC, meeting which held in Abuja on Friday.      Dirisu Yakubu PDP Atiku in a brief remark condemned what he called the gradual erosion of democratic ethos in the past five years, even as he called on Nigerians to rise up and…

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UK government speaks on Omoyele Sowore’s arrest

Omoyele Sowore

  The UK government has reacted to the drama which played out in court during the arrest of Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, by the Department of State Security, DSS.   In a series of tweets, the British High Commission in Nigeria stated that it is following Sowore’s case as they urged for respect for the rule of law and free and responsible speech which are fundamental to democracy. Omoyele Sowore The tweets read: “As we celebrate #HumanRightsDay, we encourage all political, state and non-state actors to uphold the ideals…

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KOGI 2019: Smart Adeyemi Defeats Dino Melaye In Kogi West Senatorial Election

Senator Smart Adeyemi

  Senator Smart Adeyemi, the APC candidate in the rerun of the Kogi West senatorial district election which held on Saturday, November 30th, has been declared a winner by INEC. The Returning Officer of the election, Professor Olajide Lawal, announced this at the collation centre in Kogi State. According to Professor Lawal, Smart Adeyemi polled a total of 88,373 votes to beat Senator Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 62,133 votes. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the APC candidate as the winner of the keenly contested election two weeks after the people…

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Nigeria President: Muhammadu Buhari sends Strong message to Sultan of Sokoto

Nigeria President

The Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari sent a message to the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, on the occasion of his 63rd birthday. The Nigeria newspaper report that the Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari’s message to the monarch was transmitted in a statement to The Nigeria newspaper on Saturday, signed by his senior special assistant on media and advertising, Garba Shehu. READ ALSO:  23 Nigerians to be executed in Saudi Arabia Muhammadu Buhari also said that “the head of Jama’atu Nasir Islam (JNI), general President of the Supreme…

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Wadume: APC gave me N13m for 2019 election

Wadume

Wadume: •I’m a political thug, not a kidnapper •I made N6m from a sitting governor •How I escaped from soldiers who wanted to kill me •Slain policemen identified themselves before soldiers killed them •Wadume’s uncle, brother, cousin reveal their roles. Suspected kidnap kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu Balla, a.k.a Wadume, who has been in the middle of the raging storm between the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police over the murder of three police operatives and two civilians by soldiers in Ibi town, Taraba state has finally opened up and made startling…

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Senator Tofowomo Creates More Appointments, Increases Aides From 46 To 62

Senator Tofowomo

Senator Nicholas Tofowomo, representing Ondo South Senatorial District at the Senate, has approved sixteen (16) additional appointments of nonstatutory Aides thus increasing the figure from 46 to 62 Aides. Recall that distinguished Senator Tofowomo initially released the appointments of 46 nonstatutory Aides in July, with effect from August 1, 2019. The new appointments also take effect from August 1, 2019, and all the appointees will receive their first salaries on Monday, August 26, 2019. The Senator has also signed a standing-order with his bank to ensure that salaries of all…

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President Buhari to assign portfolios to minister-designates

President Buhari

President Buhari will assign portfolios to the new members of his cabinet on Wednesday. This was confirmed in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Advertising, Femi Adesina, on Tuesday in Abuja. Buhari and the appointed ministers engaged in a two-day retreat, which ended on Tuesday. READ ALSO:  Actress Yvonne Nelson Confirms Split With Her Baby Daddy The second and final day of the retreat began with a presentation on the Processes and Procedures of the Cabinet, by the Secretary of the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr.…

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Former Governor Rashidi Ladoja talks about running for political seats in 2023

Governor Rashidi Ladoja

The former governor of the state of Oyo, Rashidi Ladoja, said he has no plans to leave politics. However, he clarified that he would no longer seek elections in any political seat. Osi Olubadan, who promised to be available for any development policy anywhere in the country, said he would never take the “siddon” approach to politics as rumored in some sectors. Ladoja clarified to the journalists at his residence in Bodija, Ibadan, on Sunday after observing the prayers of Eid-el-Kabir. READ ALSO: Ex-APC chairman Oyegun Receive message From Buhari…

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Ex-APC chairman Oyegun Receive message From Buhari

Nigeria President

President Muhammadu Buhari joined the members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to congratulate Chief John Odigie Oyegun on his 80th birthday. He described it as a real example of patriot and democrat. In a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, Buhari congratulated Oyegun for the milestone, which he said, he stood out with memories of great achievements “such as becoming a Permanent Secretary at the age of 30, winning a governor election in the early 50s, and providing visionary leadership to overthrow a functioning government for the first time…

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