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APC warns against arrest of chairman in Borno

… Urges DSS to shun partisanship The All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned against alleged plan by the Department of State Services (DSS) to arrest its Chairman in Borno State, Ali Dalori, on trumped-up charges, saying it is capable of precipitating a crisis in an already volatile environment.In a statement issued in Abuja yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the situation in Borno was

Ahmed condoles with Emir of Ilorin over Sheikh Al-adaby’s death

Kwara State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed, has commiserated with the Emir of Ilorin, Dr. Ibrahim Zulu-Gambari, over the death of eminent Islamic scholar and Mufti of Ilorin, Sheikh Sofiyullahi Kamaldeen Habibulahi Al-adaby . Governor Ahmed, in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Alhaji Abdulwahab Oba, described the passage of the Mufti as a painful and monumental loss to Muslim Ummah in particular, and Nigeria at large. Ahmed said

NSCDC arrests 3 INEC ad-hoc staff over missing voter cards

The Jigawa State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested three Ad-hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over missing 202 permanent voter cards during the just-concluded distribution exercise in the state. The state Commandant of NSCDC, Dr. Muhammad Gidado while briefing newsmen yesterday, disclosed this in Dutse, the state capital. He said the suspects were arrested at Tanukuru ward of Gandun Sarki polling

2015: Crisis hits Kaduna PDP

… As Sule Lamido’s posters flood state Fresh crisis is brewing in the Kaduna State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as the Elders’ Forum from the southern zone of the state, yesterday said there will be no automatic ticket for all serving elected officials in the state.Coming short of dismissing the endorsement of some political office holders as a charade, the group said: “We are completely studying the

INEC deploys 400 voters registration machines to Ondo

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has deployed over 400 registration machines to the 18 local government areas of Ondo State for the Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) in the state. Besides, the commission has provided additional 23 registration machines for some wards with difficult terrains and over-populated areas in the state. The state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr. Akin Orebiyi, made the disclosure while addressing stakeholders ahead of the CVR

PDP berates Fayemi over non-payment of workers’ salary

Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has decried the alleged non-payment of the July salary of local government workers and teachers by the state government, saying it is wicked to deny workers their wages. In a statement in Ado-Ekiti yesterday by the State Publicity Secretary of the party, Pastor Kola Oluwawole, the party noted that the action of the Kayode Fayemi-led administration had vindicated its stance that

Woman drags husband to court over threat to life

A middleaged woman, Mariam Adegoke has dragged her husband, Akeem before a Grade C Customary Court sitting in Agodi area of Ibadan over alleged death threat. Mariam, who resides with her husband and children at Apetere area of Ibadan, wants their 18-year-old marriage dissolved because she suffered a heavy burden in the marriage. She complained that she could not leave her husband, before now because his first wife died two

Man, 70, injured as building collapses in Osun

A 70-year-old man, Pa Samuel Osuntoyinbo, was yesterday, injured in a building that collapsed at Oke-Ayepe area of Osogbo, Osun State capital. Pa Osuntoyinbo, who lived in the storey building located on Ilesa Road, Oke Ayepe, was said to have lost his two legs in the incident. It was gathered that the building, which was said to have been built for close to 100 years, collapsed in the early hours

Tension in Oyo over voter cards distribution

…Ladoja, Akala, Balogun, Makinde yet to collect voter cards Two former governors of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja and Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala are among thousands of electorate whose permanent voter cards (PVCs) have not been released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Also waiting for their PVCs are Second Republic Senator, Chief Lekan Balogun and governorship aspirant on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Seyi Makinde, an

Oduah unveils empowerment programme for Anambra youths

Youths and farmers in the 52 communities in Anambra North Senatorial zone are to benefit from scholarship, skills acquisition and other empowerment programmes of Princess Stella Adaeze Oduah Foundation in Anambra State. Chairman of the foundation, Rev. Fr. Martin Onukuba, who announced the package at the weekend, during the mini-launch of the foundation for the Anglican dioceses of Ogbaru, Niger and Mbamili areas, said the foundation was conceived by Nigeria’s