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Senator harassed by constituents in Gombe days after another federal lawmaker was stoned in Taraba

The protesters demand answers to why he had abandoned them for ages, only to 'sneak into town' on Monday, April 2 - One of the protesters, who confirmed Senator Lidani was 'hiding' in a traditional ruler's palace, said the people only wanted answers to their questions Reports in Gombe say that Joshua Lidani, the senator representing Gombe South, has been held hostage by protesting members of his constituency. Premium Times reports that a live Facebook update by an activist Ibrahim Wala on Monday, April 2 confirmed that the…

Bach meets with Kim Jong-un in North Korea

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un today during his visit to the country. The historic meeting was confirmed by the secretive state's Korean Central News Agency(KCNA). Bach was "warmly welcomed" by Kim and they spoke in a "warm and friendly atmosphere", it was reported by KCNA. The pair watched a football match together at May Day Stadium in capital city Pyongyang. It fllows North Korea's participation at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics in South…

Lady gets hospitalised as fraudsters stole her life savings after snatching her phone

Why do some people take fulfillment in throwing other people into mourning, pains and anguish? After the Central Bank of Nigeria made it mandatory for every Nigerian bank user to have a Bank Verification Number (BVN), many people have done the exercise and even linked all their bank accounts to the number given to them. The same with this lady Augustine Ebele who until lately have been enjoying doing so. According to a post she put up on social media, Augustine narrated how thieves snatched her phone and later extracted her…

Check out Dangote’s daughter Fatima as she enjoys honeymoon with husband (photos)

Remember the most talked about wedding of the month? You know the celebration of the union of the richest man in Africa's daughter and her husband? Fatima Dangote had married Jamil Abubakar at a luxurious wedding in Eko Hotel. CRESTNEWSNG.com had even reported that the wedding was attended by the most important people in the country. Dignitaries like Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Vice President Osinbajo, his wife, Dolapo, Senator Dino Melaye and others were there. Even Aliko Dangote's billionaire friends like Femi Otedola and American…

Impeachment Saga: Why I Absolved President Buhari – Fayose

Ayo Fayose, the governor of Ekiti state has absolved President Muhammadu Buhari of blame in the plot by the 19 All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers to impeach him. Speaking during the inauguration of the Fifth House of Assembly on Friday, June 5, the governor said he absolved the president of blame based on findings he made, The Nation reports. Fayose, exhorting the new legislators to pursue peace in the course of carrying out their duties warned them to avoid “mindless power struggle” with the executive. The governor…

Junaid Mohammed blasts Buhari, says president does not deserve a second term

Second Republic lawmaker and politician, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, has lambasted the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) - Mohammed warned that there would be trouble if the party rigged the 2019 presidential election - He stated that the anti-corruption war of the present administration is a hoax Second Republic lawmaker and politician, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, has warned that there would be trouble if the APC rigged the 2019 presidential election in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari. Mohammed who made the comment during an…

Breaking: 30 Chibok girls’ parents visit Obasanjo

At least, 30 parents of yet-to-return or found Chibok girls are at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, to visit a former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. The terrorists shocked the world when they invaded Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state in April 14, 2014 and kidnapped 276 pupils. Though some of the girls had regained their freedom while others are yet to be released by the terrorists. Punch reports that the parents had appealed to Obasanjo to use his regional and global influence…

Dortmund Star Piszczek To Miss Poland, Super Eagles Friendly For New Baby

Poland defender Lukasz Piszczek has been excused from Friday’s friendly clash against the Super Eagles of Nigeria as he is expected to be with his wife, Ewa, who is due to give birth to their third child. Lukasz and Ewa got married in June 2009 and already have two daughters, Sara and Nel. Piszczek, who plays for German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund, according to a report in laczynapilka.pl is however expected to take part in Tuesday’s encounter against South Korea at the Silesian Stadium in Chorzow. The 32-year-old has…

OPINION: Electoral Amendment: The disorder surrounding election order by Moshood Isah

Editor's note: Communication expert and media officer of YIAGA Africa, Moshood Isah, writes on the election amendment carried out by the National Assembly, which was recently rejected by President Muhammadu Buhari, sparking debates in the polity. Read below: Out of all the sections of the election amendment recently rejected by President Muhammadu Buhari, election sequence seems to be generating more reaction and debate more than other equally important sections of the act aimed at improving Nigeria’s electoral process. As a…

NJC recommends dismissal of Abia CJ, warns Justices Aladetoyinbo, Williams

The National Judicial Council (NJC) under the chairmanship of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, at its 85th meeting, which was held on March 14, 2018, recommended the compulsory retirement of the Chief Judge of Abia State, Justice Theresa Uzokwe, and Justice Obisike Oji of Abia State High Court of Justice to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State. The Council also issued stern warnings to Justices S. E. Aladetoyinbo and Olusola Ajibike Williams of the FCT and Lagos State High Courts. Uzokwe…

Oil marketers sack workers over N650 billion FG debt

Some staff of Depot and Petroleum Products Marketers Association of Nigeria (DAPPMAN) have been sacked over N650 billion debt owed to federal governmnet - It was gathered that DAPPMAN began retrenchment of the workers to enable it offset the debt owed to FG - According to the marketers, there is no alternative option to reducing the growing debt owed by the association Oil marketers have commenced a reduction of their workforce due to their inability to pay staff salaries, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Some of…

Updated: Presidency confirms no ransoms paid for release of Dapchi girls, says their freedom is a result of ‘backchannel’…

The Nigerian presidency, on Wednesday, March 21, confirmed it is aware of the release of the students of Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, by their alleged abductors, the Boko Haram terrorists. It also said no negotations or ransoms were paid for the release of the girls as was being reported by some media. Garba Shehu, one of the spokespersons to President Muhammadu Buhari, confirmed the latest information, but did not give many details. He said: “Yes, the girls are being transported to…

Finally, police withdraws personnel attached to individuals, private firms

Police boss Ibrahim Idris has ordered that all personnel attached to private companies and individuals be withdrawn with immediate effect - He also ordered for all the police SPY number plates to be returned The inspector general of police, Ibrahim Idris on Monday, March 19, ordered the immediate withdrawal of personnel attached to private companies and individual, Guardian reports. CRESTNEWSNG.com notes that the head of the Nigeria Police Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit, stated that Idris also ordered that all the…

House of Rep member says hold Governor Yahaya Bello responsible for herdsmen attack in Kogi, reveals why

James Faleke, a member of the House of Representatives, is accusing Governor Yahaya Bello's government of fuelling alleged herdsmen attacks in Kogi - Faleke, running mate to late Abubakar Audu in the 2015 governorship election, says Bello should accept responsibility for the attacks because he claimed he accommodate the herders - The lawmaker also pleads for peaceful co-existence and the flushing out of the bandits from the state A member of the House of Representatives and running mate to late Abubakar Audu in the 2015…

National Assembly allegedly split over plot to override Buhari’s veto on amendment of Electoral Act

There is reportedly trouble brewing at the National assembly over Senate's plot to override Buhari's veto of Electoral Act amendment - About 46 of the 108 senators have signed a register to stop moves by the Senate to pass the amendments to the Electoral Act without Buhari’s assent Out of the 108 senators, 46 have signed a register and are reportedly planning to resist the National Assembly’s plot to override President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto on amendments to the Electoral Act. Recall that the president had rejected the…