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PDP Secretly Inciting Imo Lawmakers To Impeach Me, Uzodinma Cries Out

The newly sworn-in governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodinma has cried out that the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) is secretly planning to incite the state’s lawmakers to impeach him. He made this known in a statement by his media aide on Tuesday, 21st January.

CAN Reacts As Boko Haram Kills Its Adamawa Chairman, Andimi

President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Samson Ayokunle has described the killing of Adamawa State CAN chairman, Rev. Lawan Andimi as gruesome, unfortunate and a shame on the federal government. Recall that Andimi was abducted by Boko Haram on January 2 when the insurgents stormed the community.

PDP Protest Against S’Court Judgement Senseless, Disgraceful: APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s protest against the Supreme court’s judgement on Imo governorship election as a disgrace. The leaders of the opposition party embarked on a peaceful protest in Abuja on Monday. The apex court had sacked Emeka Ihedioha, PDP candidate, and declared Hope Uzodinma, APC candidate, as the duly elected governor of Imo, a judgement that was outrightly rejected by the opposition party.

Imo Assembly: Nine Lawmakers Decamp To APC For Uzodinma

Nine lawmakers of the Imo state House of Assembly have decamped to the All Progressives Congress, APC, following Hope Uzodinma’s election victory at the Supreme Court. The Deputy Speaker of the House, Okey Onyekanma, is also said to have resigned his position. There are reports that more lawmakers in the state are preparing to join the ruling party soon.

Boko Haram Beheaded CAN Chairman, Despite N50m Offer

Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika local government area of Adamawa state has been killed by Boko Haram fighters that abducted him. The sect was said to have rejected  N50million ransom for the release of Rev. Andimi. The CAN chairman was abducted by the insurgents early January when his village was attacked.

Court Restrains El-Rufai From Demolishing, Taking Over Property Linked To Abacha

A Kaduna High Court has restrained Governor Nasir El-Rufai and agencies of the Kaduna State Government from further demolition and take over of any part of Durbar Hotel Plc. The building was demolished by an agency of the state government last week as part of its urban renewal programme of the Kaduna state government.

Oxford Dictionary Adds ‘Okada, ‘Danfo,’ ‘Mama Put,’ Others To Dictionary (Full list)

Some popular Nigerian English words have made it into the Oxford English Dictionary for the first time. These words are typically those which Nigerians have coined from Nigerian languages since the 1970s and 1980s. The words include; Buka: a word borrowed from Hausa and Yoruba which refers to a roadside restaurant that sells local food at low prices.

Enugu Is The Only State That Can Survive Without Federal Allocations: Governor

Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the governor of Enugu state, says the state is the only Nigerian state that can survive without allocations from the federation accounts allocations committee (FAAC).

The governor said this while speaking on Tuesday during the launch and public presentation of the revised Enugu state business agenda (SBA) which was introduced by the Enugu coalition of business and professional association (ECOBPA).

I Owe Nobody Apology For Endorsing Obaseki – PDP Chieftain

Following the drama that ensued within the PDP camp after Daisy Danjuma, a member of the board of trustee of the party, endorsed Godwin Obaseki, an APC Member, she has voiced out that she owes no one an apology over her action. She made this known while speaking with reporters in Benin city on Monday,

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Lekki Shooting: No One Can Explain Buhari’s Silence, Says Kukah

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Lekki Shooting: No One Can Explain Buhari’s Silence, Says Kukah

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Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah has expressed surprise over President Muhammadu Buhari’s “continued silence” on the shooting of #EndSARS protesters in Lekki, Lagos state.

Speaking during a Channels TV programme on Wednesday, the cleric said it is the responsibility of the president to communicate his feelings to citizens and set the country on a particular path.

He expressed that the situation will not end until President Buhari wakes up to the fact that there is a major crisis in the country.

Also Read: Deploying Soldiers Not The Answer, Buhari Should Address Nigerians – Afe Babalola

He expressed that the decision of the President to remain silent nor show concern is a culture of I-don’t-care.

According to Bishop Kukah: “Unfortunately for us, we have a President that seems almost unwilling to respond to the kind of reflexes that shows evidence that he is listening to wise counsel.

“I really cannot understand this. I feel totally helpless in the sense that I cannot find any reason and I don’t think any Nigerian in the right frame of mind can find a reason to why the president has remained so silent on this crisis,” he said.

Kukah said the apology rendered by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo was to compensate for the president’s silence.

 

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Lekki Toll Gate Shooting: Osinbajo Breaks Silence

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Lekki Toll Gate Shooting: Vice President, Osinbajo Breaks Silence

Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has finally broken his silence over the shooting of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos by soldiers on Tuesday night.

The Vice President condemned the killing of protesters at Lekki tollgate on Tuesday.

Osinbajo, in a tweet on Wednesday night, also mourned policemen who were killed during the protest.

Also Read: Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu Explodes Over #LekkiMassacre Of #EndSARS Protesters

He promised that all victims will get justice and prayed against more tragedies.

He tweeted, “My heart goes out to all the victims of the Lekki shootings, and also the policemen and all other men and women who lost their lives in the past few days in different parts of Lagos and other states.

“I spoke to some of those in the hospital. The pain of these terrible events is palpable in our towns and cities, and some losses are irreplaceable, but we can and will get justice for all of them. I stand with Lagos and all other affected states in these trying times.

“We pray we will never see a repeat of these tragedies in Jesus name. God bless you all. “

 

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#EndSARS: Obaseki Gives Escaped Inmates 48hours To Return

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#EndSARS: Obaseki Gives Escaped Inmates 48hours To Return

Godwin Obaseki

Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has given escapees from the Benin Medium Security Correctional Centre and Oko Medium Security Correctional Centre on Friday to return voluntarily or face the wrath of the law.

This warning is coming following Monday’s jailbreaks in the two centres by hoodlums.

According to the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) 1,993 inmates escaped from their facilities.

Mr Obaseki went on an assessment tour of the affected NCoS centres and the police stations that were burnt in Benin City by the hoodlums.

Also Read: Lagos Policemen Brutalise PUNCH Journalists For Covering #EndSARS Protest

Speaking during the inspection, Obaseki expressed that the escapees should return or face the wrath of the law.

“We know some of the inmates have been released, but we appeal to all inmates who have escaped to come back on their own before the close of business on Friday.

“They should report themselves back as nothing will be done to them but failure to do that, we will come after them as we have their records.”

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