APC denies suspending Okorocha, says suspension letter forged

Like By Our Reporter Abuja – The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied the widely reported suspension of former Imo Governor Senator Rochas Okorocha for alleged “anti-party activities”. It said the purported letter of suspension addressed to Okorocha was forged. The letter was purportedly signed by APC Caretaker Chairman, Governor Mai Mala Buni and Secretary, Senator John Akpanudoehede. Many media organisations had reported Okorocha …

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Insecurity: Gunmen kill three policemen, two others in Anambra

Like By Nwanosike Onu, Awka – Gunmen have killed five persons, three of them policemen in Anambra. The assailants, who stormed Abatete in Idemili North local government area, also set three vehicles ablaze on Tuesday night. They abducted one unidentified young man from Uke after several shots fired at him failed to penetrate. He was dumped in the trunk of the vehicle and whisked away …

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INEC: Onochie’s rejection by Senate saved Nigeria from serious crisis, says PDP

Like The Peoples Democratic Party says Senate’s rejection of the nomination of Lauretta Onochie as a National Commissioner with the Independent National Electoral Commission is victory for democracy and for Nigerians. The opposition party also said the rejection of Onochie saved Nigeria from serious crisis that may befall the country in the 2023 general elections. The PDP’s reaction was contained in a statement titled, ‘INEC: …

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Why Onochie was rejected as INEC commissioner -Senate

Like The Senate on Tuesday said the nomination of Lauretta Onochie, an aide to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), was rejected because of her partisanship and breach of federal character principle. Onochie’s nomination had attracted condemnation from a large section of Nigerians who argue that she is too partisan to be an INEC commissioner. In a statement titled, ‘Senate confirms five nominees as …

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China becomes biggest exporter of medical equipment to Indonesia

Like China says it tops the list as the biggest exporter of medical equipment to Indonesia from May 3 to July 3. This is according to figures released on Tuesday by the country’s Directorate General of customs and excise. It said out of the top 10 exporters of medical equipment to Indonesia, China accounted for the largest share of $8.67 million or 26.65 per cent …

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Kalu refutes report of visit to British envoy to discuss IPOB matters

Like Sen. Orji Kalu, has refuted social media reports of him paying a private visit to the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mrs Catriona Laing to discuss issues relating to IPOB. Kalu, who is the Chief Whip of the Senate, made the clarifications on Tuesday in Abuja, in a statement issued by Mr Emeka Nwala, of Office of the Chief Whip. He explained that contrary …

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BREAKING: Buhari presents 2022-2024 MTEF/FSP to Senate

Like President Muhammdu Buhari has presented the 2022-2024 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper (MTEF/FSP) to the Senate for consideration and approval. Buhari, in a letter read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan on the floor, said the submission of the MTEF/FSP was to allow to lawmakers ample time to consider and pass the 2022 budget in December to meet up with the January-December …

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Governor Zulum Allocates Land For RUGA Project In Borno

Like A land has been allocated in Borno state for the Federal Government’s programme on ranching otherwise known as RUGA by governor Babagana Zulum. The Borno state governor who visited the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohammad Sabo Nanono, in Abuja on Monday July 12, confirmed the approval and also disclosed that though the ranching project is sited in the central part of Borno, …

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BasketMouth And Wife, Elsie Welcome Their Third Child

Like Popular Nigerian comedian and actor, BasketMouth, and his wife, Elsie, have welcomed their third child. The couple welcomed their baby a month ago. This would be Basketmouth’s fourth child as he has a daughter from a previous relationship before his marriage to Elsie. Elsie and Basketmouth shared the good news of their baby’s arrival on social media today, July 13, which is Elsie’s birthday. …

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Police Might Deploy Lie Detector As Chidinma Ojukwu Denies Killing Super TV CEO, Michael Ataga

Like The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu has reacted to a recent video by Chidinma Ataga denying that he killed SuperTV CEO, Michael Ataga. According to Odumosu, the UNILAG student is exhibiting traits of an active criminal with her new confession. This comes as the police said a lie detector might be deployed after the 21-year-old Chidinma Ojukwu denied killing SuperTV CEO, Michael Usifo …

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Petrol subsidy ends after Buhari signs PIB – Minister

Like The assent of the Petroleum Industry Bill by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), will put an end to petrol subsidy in Nigeria, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, announced on Monday. Sylva announced this while speaking at the Nigeria/Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries: 50 Years of Partnership press conference in Abuja. He insisted that it was best for …

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Manufactured imports rise to N40.94tn, Nigeria exports N4tn goods

Like Between January 2017 and March 2021, Nigeria spent N40.94tn on the importation of manufactured goods. It earned only N4.22tn on the export of manufactured goods within the same period. These are according to data obtained from the Foreign Trade report of the National Bureau of Statistics. In the review period, total value of imports was N66.43tn and total value of exports was N67.30tn. Manufactured …

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BREAKING: Senate Rejects Buhari’s Aide, Onochie’s As INEC Commissioner

Like Nigerian Senate has rejected Lauretta Onochie’s confirmation as a National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The decision was taken on Tuesday. Onochie’s non-confirmation followed the report by the Senate Committee on (INEC), Senator Kabir Gaya who said her nomination breaches Federal Character principles. Kabir Gaya cited Section 14 (1) 3 of the Constitution, stating that somebody was already a Commissioner from …

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Ohanaeze denies meeting Malami, minister claims leaders’ visit

Like The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has denied sending any legal team to meet with the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami. The Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations to the AGF, Jibrilu Gwandu, had said in a statement on Monday that the Ohanaeze legal team met with Malami and indicated willingness to monitor the proceedings in the …

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Deaths from South Africa’s street protests now 32

Like Twenty-two more people have died in an unrest raging in South Africa, a provincial official said on Tuesday, taking the national death toll from days of violence to 32. The toll in KwaZulu-Natal province now stands at 26, premier Sihle Zikalala told a news conference on Tuesday, a day after officials confirmed six deaths in Gauteng province. “These were people killed during stampedes as …

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Ohanaeze legal monitoring group on Kanu unnecessary —Malami

Like The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, has said the legal team formed by the umbrella group for Igbo people, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, to monitor proceedings of the trial of leader of the prescribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, was not necessary. He, however, welcomed the Ohanaeze team, saying it was in line with the doctrine of the …

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