2023: Gov. Ishaku Charges INEC On Use Of BVAS For Credible Polls

By Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo Taraba State governor Darius Ishaku has called on the Independent National Electoral Commision (INEC) to insist on the use of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) for the forthcoming general elections to deliver credible polls to Nigerians. Ishaku who made the call while speaking at the inauguration of the Taraba state PDP Gubernatorial Campaign Council in Jalingo noted that the Osun governorship election was an indication that Nigerians are dearly in need of a PDP administration to reshape the country for better development and unite the people. According to the governor, the PDP was out to save Nigerians from the untold hardship the APC government has subjected them to, and INEC must play her independent and credible part to save the nation’s unity and the PDP from election riggers. The governor described the Tribunal judgement against governor Ademola Adeleke as a miscarriage of justice. “While I call on every citizens of Taraba to stay clear from any form of election violence as the security would deal decisively with anyone caught in the act, I wish to …

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Banks will still accept old notes after deadline – Emefiele tells Reps

Nigerians with old notes can still deposit them at commercial banks even after the February 10 deadline, this is according to the Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele. Emefiele stated this on Tuesday while appearing before the House of Representatives ad hoc committee. It would be recalled that the lawmakers had accused Emefiele of breaching section 20 of the CBN act. According to the Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, the CBN Act mandates commercial banks to accept old notes. “After the expiration date, such naira notes changed will no longer be legal tender but it also says that even five months, three months, or two months after, even in June, all the old notes presented to the bank shall be redeemed by the bank,” Mr Gbajabiamila had said in a speech on Thursday. While speaking at the hearing, Emefiele said he is in agreement with the parliament on section 20. “Section 20 says even after the old currency has lost its legal tender status that we are mandated to collect that money. And I stand with the House of Reps …

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Youths chase down bus carrying snacks for Tinubu’s supporters, cart away cartons [VIDEO]

Some youths at the Anambra rally of the All Progressives Congress, APC have ambushed and broken open a bus carrying snacks meant to be distributed to party members. The youths are reported to be among those who gathered to welcome the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu The youths were milling around the bus, begging to be given the Gala sausages which were parked in cartons in a 608 bus. Some officials of the party in charge of the snacks were about to start sharing them, when a huge crowd of irate youths surged, causing them to shut the door of the bus while the driver drove off. The youths, however, chased down the bus, broke open the back door and helped themselves to cartons upon cartons of gala snacks. The driver who was oblivious to the fact that the bus had been broken into, kept driving while the content of his bus was totally plundered by the ‘hungry youths’. One of the youths who refused to disclose his name and had gotten as much as …

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Why Popular Kano TikToker, Murja Kunya, Was Arrested — Police

Murja Ibrahim Kunya, a famous Nigerian TikToker was recently arrested by the Kano Police Command. She was arrested on allegations of abuse, obscenity and social media misconduct. The 24 years old woman, who is about to be arraigned before the court, made a promise to stop insults on social media. When answering the questions of the spokesman of the police about her activities on Social Media which are condemned by the people, Murja said, “Every sane person knows when he does something wrong.” But on allegations of her misbehaving on social media, she did, “First of all, I don’t sing, let alone to say that children can listen to my music to ruin their morals.” She said, “I am not a woman who uploads obscene songs. Honestly, I didn’t know that the song ‘Cas’ by Ado Gwanja was against the law because the way I saw people using the song (on Tiktok) made me join the song.” Murja went on to say that she first came across Ado Gwanja’s song ‘War’ on social media and that thousands of people had posted the song …

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Anglican Bishop under attack for kneeling before Enugu PDP guber candidate, Mbah [VIDEO]

An Anglican Bishop, Rt. Rev. Onyeka Onyia of the Nike Diocese in Enugu State has come under verbal attack after kneeling before Barr. Peter Mbah, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in the State, during a church service. The video of the incident has surfaced on the internet. The incident reportedly occurred during a thanksgiving service in honour of Venerable Prof. Chinedu Nebo, former minister of power and steel. In the video, Mbah was said to have arrived late during the church service and opted to sit at the rear part of the church. However, the Bishop approached him and pleaded that he relocates to the front row, an offer the governorship candidate declined. With Mbah choosing to remain at the back row, Bishop Onyia went on his knees to make him change his mind. But Mbah, who looked stunned in the video, also went on his knees. A bewildered priest, who appears to be a chaplain to the Bishop and another congregant were seen pulling the Bishop up. The development has not gone down well with many Anglican …

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Transfer: Jorginho undergoes medical with Arsenal

Jorginho has undergone medical checks with Arsenal ahead of his move from Chelsea. The 31-year-old midfielder has also put pen to paper on an 18-month deal with the Gunners. This comes after both London clubs agreed a £12 million deal for Jorginho. “We can say Jorginho to Arsenal ‘Here We Go,’ the deal is DONE, signed, everything is completed. “Jorginho did the medical tests and signed the contract till June 2024 with an option until 2025. Arsenal paid £10m, plus £2m add-ons,” transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, said on his YouTube channel. Arsenal decided to move quickly for Jorginho, after seeing Brighton reject two huge bids for Moises Caicedo.

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NHRC Holds Gubernatorial Townhall On Human Rights Across 18 States

By Chris Udochukwu Ahead of the February 2023 general elections, the National Human Rights Commission is organising a town hall for gubernatorial candidates in 18 states beginning from 1st to 3rd February 2023. The Commission will be organising the town hall in collaboration with Civil Society Organisations, United Nations System in Nigeria and the Media. This is targeted at making human rights issues part of the election discussion, improving citizens’ participation in the general elections, deepening our democracy and the overall safety of citizens before, during after the elections. According to the statement signed by the Deputy Director Public Affairs, Fatimah Agwai Mohammed made available to Precise Post, the Executive Secretary of the Commission, Chief Tony Ojukwu OFR, SAN made this disclosure in Abuja Monday. The ES stated that the town hall will provide an opportunity for governorship candidates of all the political parties in the country to highlight their plans and views on key issues of promotion and protection of human rights of citizens in their respective states. According to Ojukwu, since the primary purpose of government is the …

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“The real D’Owner” Fans hail Mercy Aigbe’s senior wife, Funsho Adeoti as she storms Nigeria

Funsho Adeoti, the first wife of actress, Mercy Aigbe’s husband, Kazim Adeoti is in Nigeria. The mother of four, who resides in Minnesota, has stormed Nigerian for undisclosed reasons. Taking to Instagram, Funsho announced her arrival as she shared photos of her in Nigeria. Accompanying the photos was a caption on happiness. Funsho stated that happiness is a state of mind and it’s according to the way you look at things. “Happiness is a state of mind. It’s just according to the way you look at things”. Taking to her comment section, her fans sang her praises as they welcomed her to Nigeria. Trust them to take a swipe at Mercy Aigbe, as they hailed Funsho for the being the real wife of the publisher. One Tayo baby of Lagos wrote, “The real D owner” Concurring with Tayo, Moma Greg wrote, “Yes ooo the real owner oooo. Others are fake Mocking Mercy Aigbe, Tayo baby further wrote, “D real owner will have her property back sooner or later. Make madam still dey use am. Na borrow she borrow am. A wa o …

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Eniola Badmus storms Akwa Ibom with Tinubu

Nollywood actress Eniola Badmus has stormed Akwa Ibom state with All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Bola Tinubu for a campaign rally. The rally was held at the Nest of Champion Stadium, Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital on Monday. Sharing pictures of herself and Tinubu on Instagram on Wednesday, Eniola Badmus captioned the post with the hashtag “#Incoming” to underline her belief in the victory of the former Lagos State governor. Eniola Badmus has been a regular face at APC rallies in different parts of the country. Her friend and colleague Funke Akindele is the deputy governorship candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos. Fans tackle Eniola Badmus for wearing shorts Meanwhile, Nollywood actress, Eniola Badmus has continued to face backlash after she openly declared her love and support for All Progressive Congress Presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu. The actress whose sudden weight loss also made headlines in 2022 had posted photos and videos of herself and other party members after they had a campaign at the university, she rocked a black Bikers Short to the event. This obviously …

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“My parents threw me away at birth…I was born with dreadlocks” Toyin Abraham unravels her spirituality

Nollywood actress cum producer, Toyin Abraham in a new interview has unraveled her spirituality and how she hears voices from the leading of the Holy Spirit. In a chat with Vanessa Obioha, Toyin Abraham disclosed that her parents initially threw her away at birth because she was stillborn, and it took the intervention of a Clergyman to resurrect her. Toyin Abraham explained thus: “I’m extremely spiritual. One of the problems I had back then was that I didn’t listen to myself. I would hear the voice of the Lord, and I would see it in my dreams, but I would still want to follow my flesh. “But ever since I started following the lead of the Holy Spirit, things have drastically changed for me and I’m extremely happy about it. I’m actually dada – those people that naturally have dreadlocks from birth. “Since birth, I have been spiritual. My parents told me that I was stillborn so they had to throw me away. Then there was a clergyman from Ibadan who came to the hospital and asked about me and I was …

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“I’ll never forgive you all” Singer Ayra Starr shares her embarrassing experience with Nigerian passport officers

Fast rising Nigerian singer, Ayra Starr better known as Celestial being has shared her embarrassing experience at Nigerian passport office. The ‘Rush’ singer lamented over how she was told to remove her lashes. According to the star, the officials asked her to remove her eye lashes before attending to her. Following the incident, Ayra Starr vowed never to forgive the officers. “This passport office people really made me just remove my lashes. I’ll never forgive y’all”. Bolanle Ninalowo recounts his treatment at Ikoyi Immigration office over passport collection In a better light, Bolanle Ninalowo had gushed over the warm welcome he received at the Ikoyi immigration office. Bolanle had stormed the office on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, while collecting his passport. The immigration officers excitedly welcomed Bolanle into their midst. They took him around the major offices, recorded pictures, and videos with him, and made him feel very relaxed. Sharing a video clip from the visit, Bolanle Ninalowo wrote on Instagram “So I went to collect my passport to Japa from Nigeria yesterday oo and I received and left with love and …

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IVD charged with involuntary manslaughter, allegedly remanded in Kirikiri prison

Celebrity auto dealer, Ikechukwu Ogbonna better known as IVD has been allegedly remanded in Kirikiri prisons. According to Instagram blogger, Cutie Julls, the businessman appeared in court today, January 31st, 2023. He was accompanied by his lawyer and relationship expert turned friend, Blessing CEO. According to the blogger, IVD was charged with involuntary man slaughter by Lagos State following details leading to his wife, Bimbo’s death. IVD loses wife Recall that IVD lost his wife, Bimbo on 15th October 2022 after a series of alleged domestic violence. Following this, the father of five has been involved in different controversies; from being accused of murdering his wife, to being fetish, having numerous side chicks, and being responsible for the shooting at Cubana club, amongst other accusations. Bimbo’s death was announced by her sister, identified as Mama Jazz. She specifically fingered IVD as the perpetrator of the young mother’s death. Speaking up about his wife’s death, IVD shared videos of his wife damaging his cars. According to him, his wife was fond of unleashing violence anytime they quarrelled. IVD brags as he opens up …

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North East: NHRC Appoints Special Independent Investigative Panel On Counter Insurgency Operations

By Chris Udochukwu National Human Rights Commission Commission (NHRC) will on Tuesday (7th February 2023) inaugurate a Special Independent Investigative Panel on Human Rights Violations in the Implementation of Counter Insurgency Operations in the North East (SIIP-North East). The inauguration will take place at Bukhari Bello Auditorium, NHRC Headquarters at 10am. The Executive Secretary of the Commission, Tony Ojukwu OFR, SAN, who made this disclosure in Abuja Monday stated that the panel will among other things focus on investigating Reuters report which alleged that Nigerian Military was involved in abortion of many pregnancies in the North East in the last 10 years. Besides, the international media organisation had alleged that the Military was involved in massacre of children as well as other Sexual and Gender Based Violence(SGBV) in the North East. This was contained in a statement signed by the Deputy Director Public Affairs of the Commission, Fatimah Agwai Mohammed made available to Precise Post on Tuesday. However, the Military has refuted the allegations saying that it was a ploy to malign the image of the Nigerian Armed Forces which …

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Cardinal Accused Of Sex Assault Retires From Vatican Job

A powerful Canadian cardinal, Marc Ouellet, who was twice accused of sexual assault, will retire on April 12, the Vatican’s news service announced Monday, Jan. 30. Age was given as the reason for his retirement and the Vatican did not mention the allegations against Quebec Cardinal Marc Ouellet. The news service said that Pope Francis had accepted Ouellet’s resignation “upon reaching the age limit” for cardinals, which is 75. Ouellet, 78, reached the limit a few years ago — but so have several other heads of major Vatican departments, according to the independent National Catholic Reporter. Ouellet who has strongly denied the claims against him, is retiring as head of the Vatican’s Dicastery, or department for bishops, it said. The Canadian, once considered a strong candidate to be pope, has been accused of abusing a female intern from 2008 to 2010, when he was archbishop of Quebec. He was named in court documents in August relating to a class action suit targeting more than 80 members of the clergy in the archdiocese of Quebec. In December, Ouellet said he had filed a defamation suit against the …

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Arochukwu wards rally for Sen. Kalu, Pass vote of confidence for his reelection

By Abubakar Liman Constituents of Aro, Isu and Ututu wards of Arochukwu Local Government Area of Abia-North have unanimously adopted the candidature of Senator Orji Kalu representing the district at the National Assembly to run for another term at the Senate. Kalu candidate of the All Progressive’s Congress (APC) had just concluded touring the entire 21 wards in Isuikwuato LGA where he received unanimous endorsements. Subsequently on Sunday ,Kalu touched the following wards ; Aro Ward 3, 2 , 1 and 4 , Ututu ward A, B, C and Isu he was accorded solidarity commitments by the people for his reelection. Projects facilitated by Kalu were listed at Aro Ward 3 and other wards, where he was treated to Massive reception of endorsements by constituents led by APC Arochukwu LGA Chairman, John Million. Constructed and ongoing roads at Arochukwu, Isu , Ezeakuma were mentioned by the APC Chairman as Kalu’s achievements during his address in which he lauded the Senate Chief Whip and urged the people to back his reelection inorder to consolidate on his works. In the aspect of …

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Jandor speaks on plan to convert Lagos ‘area boys’

Abdul-Azeez Adediran also known as Jandor, who is the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, has promised to convert street louts popularly known as ‘area boys’ in the state into positive tools. Adediran, also known as Jandor, disclosed this on Sunday at “The Platform debate” for governorship candidates. According to him, doing this will help to improve security around corridors where there are garages and the whole state at large. “I have said it over and over again; I can convert them to be tools but positive ones for that matter, especially the ones we handed our motor parks to in the name of garage,” he said. “You will observe that whenever there is traffic in that corridor you will see people going to rob our people within that corridor. “So, I will say to whomever that is in charge of that garage that the day I see anybody robbing people in this corridor that is the day I am going to take the garage away from you. You will see that they will sit …

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