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Just In: Court nullifies additional four new Emirates created in Kano

A Kano State High Court, on Thursday, nullified the appointment and creation of four additional Emirates in Kano State. The Presiding Judge, Justice Usman Na’abba ruled that due process was not followed in the creation of the Emirates. The state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, had in May 2019, assented the bill seeking the establishment of four Read more

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Sowore, Agba Jalingo are prisoners of conscience, Amnesty declares

Amnesty International in Nigeria has said the continued detention of Omoyele Sowore and Agba Jalingo is a matter of shame for the country. In a statement issued on Wednesday, Seun Bakare, the organisation’s programmes manager, said Sowore, convener of the #RevolutionNow movement, Olawale Bakare, an activist, and Jalingo are prisoners of conscience for criticising the Read more

newsheadline247/Lagos Gridlock: Govt apologises to residents, says it’s momentary
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Lagos Gridlock: Govt apologises to residents, says it’s momentary

The Government of Lagos State has appealed to residents, commuters and motorists to bear with it over serious traffic currently being experienced in several parts of the state. Giving details and reasons of the recent tough gridlock in most parts of the metropolis, Gbenga Omotoso, the state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, in a statement, Read more

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PDP senators reject Bayelsa, Kogi governorship election results

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the Senate, on Wednesday, rejected the Bayelsa and Kogi governorship election results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The senators, led by the Minority Leader of the Senate, Enyinnaya Abaribe, announced the rejection at a news conference in Abuja. INEC had declared the candidates of the Read more

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Buhari hails ex-President Jonathan at 62 – ‘Your legacy of patriotism will continue to inspire generations’

President Muhammadu Buhari has described his predecessor, former President Goodluck Jonathan, who clocked 62 on November 20, 2019, as a leader whose legacy of patriotism will continue to inspire generations.  Buhari in a congratulatory message signed by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, extolled Jonathan for his good counsel to leaders in Nigeria and around the world Read more

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Ned Nwoko Becomes Patron of Association of Ex-Local Government Chairmen of Nigeria

The Association of Ex-Local Government Chairmen of Nigeria (ASELGON) is set to honour Nigerian popular politician, successful businessman and international lawyer, Hon. (Dr) Ned Nwoko as Patron of the body. The investiture will be done at the billionaire politician’s palatial country home in Idumuje Ugboko, Delta State on Saturday, 23rd November 2019 and it would Read more

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Why we visited ex-President Jonathan in Bayelsa – APC leaders

The minister of state of petroleum, Timipre Sylva, has disclosed why some leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State visited former President Goodluck Jonathan at his residence in Yenagoa, the state capital. Sylva, on Monday, led some APC leaders in the state to the residence of ex-President Jonathan in Yenagoa. The delegation Read more

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EU condemns incidents of violence, intimidation during Bayelsa, Kogi elections

The European Union has condemned the several reports of widespread incidents of violence and voter intimidation during Saturday governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states. A statement by the Diplomatic Watch also expressed alarm at the reports of fatalities and missing people, urging stakeholders to call for calm. The Diplomatic Watch deployed teams from Austria, Read more