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Just In: Police seal off Lagos venue where Soyinka is to speak on democracy, insecurity

The police in Lagos State have sealed off the venue of a symposium where Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, and other speakers were to address the state of insecurity in Nigeria. The programme with theme: “Democracy, State Repression and the State of insecurity in Nigeria,” is organised by a group known as Coalition for Revolution (CORE). Read Read more

Just in: Ex-INEC boss, Maurice Iwu remanded in EFCC custody over alleged fraud/newsheadline247
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Just in: Ex-INEC boss, Maurice Iwu remanded in EFCC custody over alleged fraud

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered that Professor Maurice Iwu be remanded in custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), till Friday when his application for bail will be heard. Prior to the remand order, the EFCC had arraigned the former INEC Chairman before Justice Chuka Obiozor on a four-count Read more

Breaking: Governor Abiodun Appoints revered journalist, Somorin as Chief Press Secretary/newsheadline247
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Breaking: Governor Abiodun Appoints revered journalist, Somorin as Chief Press Secretary

The Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has appointed Mr Sunday Olakunle Somorin as his Chief Press Secretary.  Mr Somorin’s appointment was announced on Thursday by the State’s Head of Service, Engr. Lanre Bisiriyu Bisiriyu in a statement seen by newsheadline247 described the veteran journalist as “an experienced editor with a rich work history in Read more

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Breaking: Ex-NIMASA D-G gets 7 years imprisonment over N136m fraud

A Federal High Court in Lagos has sentenced a former Acting Director-General of NIMASA, Calistus Obi, to seven years imprisonment for  N136 million fraud. A former acting director general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Calistus Obi, has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment for 136 million fraud. Mojisola Olatoregun of the Read more

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Breaking: Ekiti Guber: Victory for Fayemi as Supreme Court dismisses PDP’s appeal

The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate in Ekiti State, Kolapo Olusola-Eleka, challenging the election of Governor Kayode Fayemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Eleka had challenged Fayemi’s victory in the Ekiti State governorship election held July 14 2018 On Friday, a five-man Read more

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Just In: Supreme Court nullifies APC’s candidates elections in Zamfara

Supreme Court on Friday nullified All Progressives Congress (APC), participation in 2019 elections and declares party with second highest votes as winner in Zamfara State. The Apex court heard two election appeals seeking to ascertain authentic candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), candidates in Zamfara in the last general elections. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports Read more

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Just In: Court throws out Melaye’s application to eject police from his residence

A Federal High Court, in Abuja, on Thursday rejected an ex-parte application brought by Senator Dino Melaye seeking the removal of police blockade on his residence. Melaye, a senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district had approached the court through his lawyer, Nkem Okoro of the Mike Ozekhome (SAN) chambers, for the enforcement of his fundamental Read more

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Ogun 2019: Armed thugs attack GNI convoy, two supporters shot on danger list [Photos]

Some suspected political thugs Wednesday afternoon attacked the campaign convoy of Prince Gboyega Nasir Isiaka, the Ogun State governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) at Ibese, Yewa North local government. Information reaching newsheadline247 indicated two members of the convoy that were brutally shot in the bloody attack are presently battling for survival as Read more