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Jailed professor and electoral fraud
Jailed professor and electoral fraud
April 6 2021 ,

A landmark conviction of a professor of soil science, who acted as a returning officer in the 2019 general election, is a symptom of the deep-rooted chicanery scarring elections in Nigeria.

To the delight of legal purists, the Akwa Ibom State High Court II sitting in Ikot-Ekpene sentenced Peter Ogban of the University of Calabar to a 36-month jail term for tampering with the results of the state’s northwest senatorial district in favor of the All Progressives Congress. In Nigeria’s muddy electoral jungle, this is a milestone. To deter crooked politicians, entrench electoral rectitude and integrity in line with global standards, more of such convictions are welcome.

South-West PDP Congress: Why accreditation was delayed for two hours -Makinde
South-West PDP Congress: Why accreditation was delayed for two hours -Makinde
April 12 2021 ,

Oyo State Governor, Mr Seyi Makinde, had explained that accreditation of delegates started two hours behind schedule to ensure a thorough process.

Cells overcrowded as JUSUN strike enters second week, courts shut
Cells overcrowded as JUSUN strike enters second week, courts shut
April 13 2021 ,

Inspector-General of Police orders men to avoid unnecessary arrests Prolonged strike could cause tension in correctional centres, says NCoS

2023: Saraki presidential campaign posters flood Abuja
2023: Saraki presidential campaign posters flood Abuja
April 13 2021

Posters of the immediate past president of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, were sighted in conspicuous areas of Abuja on Tuesday, fueling speculations that he might soon declare his intention to contest the 2023 presidential election.

Obaseki lambasts finance minister, insists FG printed N60bn
Obaseki lambasts finance minister, insists FG printed N60bn
April 15 2021

Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki has faulted the Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, for denying that the Federal Government printed N60 billion in March to support allocation to states.

Controversial payment: RCCG petitioner apologises as Fashola faces Senate
Controversial payment: RCCG petitioner apologises as Fashola faces Senate
April 16 2021 ,

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, on Thursday, explained how his Ministry paid N151m to the Cartil Construction Nigeria Limited for the rehabilitation of the Ife-Ifewara Road.

Ramadan: I’m not behind distribution of rice in north, says Tinubu
Ramadan: I’m not behind distribution of rice in north, says Tinubu
April 16 2021

National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has denied distributing bags of rice in some states in the northern part of the country.

Experts worry, alert Nigerians to dangers of fake COVID-19 vaccines
Experts worry, alert Nigerians to dangers of fake COVID-19 vaccines
April 18 2021

It all started like a play. But over a year after, the world has yet to fully recover from Covid-19 pandemic destruction. When the coronavirus broke out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China at the end of 2019, no one could have predicted what was to come.

Before I fled Boko Haram’s den, many schoolgirls were pregnant – Escapee
Before I fled Boko Haram’s den, many schoolgirls were pregnant – Escapee
April 19 2021

A student of the College of Business and Management Studies in Konduga, Juliana Christopher, who was kidnapped by Boko Haram, has said she saw many Chibok girls in the insurgents’ camp.

Buhari hasn’t failed Nigerians, he’s even tolerating rubbish – Masari
Buhari hasn’t failed Nigerians, he’s even tolerating rubbish – Masari
April 19 2021

The Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Bello Masari, has said contrary to the views in some quarters, the President, Major General  Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has not failed Nigerians.

We are planning to float ESN in North – IPOB
We are planning to float ESN in North – IPOB
April 19 2021

THE Indigenous People of Biafra says its security outfit, the Eastern Security Network, will be launched in the northern part of Nigeria soon.

Amotekun arrests herders, 250 cows over 300-hectare farm destruction
Amotekun arrests herders, 250 cows over 300-hectare farm destruction
April 19 2021 ,

The Ondo State Security Network Agency, Amotekun, on Sunday seized about 250 cows which allegedly destroyed 300-hectare farmland in Ipogun, Ilara Mokin and Owena Dan areas of  Ifedore Local Government Area of the state.

Newly re-elected Chad’s president Idriss Deby is dead
Newly re-elected Chad’s president Idriss Deby is dead
April 20 2021 ,

Chad’s President Idriss Deby Itno has died on the battlefield after three decades in power, the army announced on state television on Tuesday.

Fire guts INEC data centre in Kano
Fire guts INEC data centre in Kano
April 20 2021

An early morning fire outbreak has destroyed a section of the State Headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission office in Kano.

Son of killed Chad president to take over as military head
Son of killed Chad president to take over as military head
April 20 2021 ,

A four-star general who is a son of Chad’s slain president Idriss Deby Itno will replace him at the head of a military council, the army announced Tuesday.

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