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Odigie-Oyegun, APC secretary risk jail term over contempt of court

By Achike Amadi, Abakaliki A state High Court sitting in Abakaliki has summoned the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and National Secretary, Mallam Mai Mala Buni to appear before it in person on 28 of September to face alleged contempt of charge. Both ...

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Maitama Sule: Obasanjo, Bafarawa, Lamido, others condole family

By Musa Madobi, Kano Prominent personalities have continued to troop to the residence of the late elder statesman, Alhaji Yusuf Maitama-Sule at Dawaki Road in Kano metropolis to condole his family. Maitama-Sule died on Monday, July 3, in a hospital in Cairo, Egypt and was buried on Tuesday, July 4, ...

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Court clears Ndume of links with Boko Haram insurgents

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has freed Senator Ali Ndume (All Progressives Congress, Borno State) of terrorism related charges brought against him in 2011 by the Goodluck Jonathan government. In a ruling this afternoon, Justice Gabriel Kolawole upheld Ndume’s no-case submission and proceeded to discharge and acquit him. ...

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Kogi electorate file fresh suit to remove Bello from office

By Sulaiman Achema, Lokoja In what many would interpret as the battle of wit between embattled member representing Kogi West district, Senator Dino Melaye and Governor Yahya Bello, sSome electorate in the state have approached a Federal High Court in Abuja to declare the return and swearing-in of the governor ...

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Osinbajo names Abba Kyari as head of FG’s delegation Maitama Sule’s burial

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja The Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has named the Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari, as the head of the Federal Government delegation to the funeral of late nationalist, Alhaji Maitama Sule. The decision is contained in a statement issued by the Senior Special ...

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Senate to Osinbajo: ‘Honour our confirmations first before sending new requests’

By Wahab Akanji, Abaju The Senate at plenary on Tuesday has resolved to suspend all confirmation requests from the executive until decisions of the legislature are respected by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo. In a four-prayer motion unanimously adopted by the lawmakers, the Senate frowned at a statement credited to the ...

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Maitama Sule was a great national asset – Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has expressed sadness at the death of elder statesman, Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule. Sule, a distinguished diplomat, died in Cairo, Egypt, on Monday. In a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, Osinbajo extended deep and heartfelt condolences to Sule’s ...

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Maitama Sule should be immortalised as a nationalist, says Saraki

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja The President of the Senate Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has described the news of the death of elder statesman, Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule as shocking saying that Nigerian has lost a great Nationalist. Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, ...

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Foremost nationalist, Maitama Sule, dies at 87

By Musa Madobi, Kano Nigeria’s former Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule, who is Dan masanin Kano, is dead. He died on Monday morning in a hospital in Cairo, Egypt following a brief illness, a statement released by Alhaji Ashiru Shariff, his close aide said. Late ...

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Speaker of Kano Assembly resigns over probe on Sanusi

By Musa Madobi, Kano Speaker of Kano State House of Assembly, Alhaji Kabiru Rurum has resigned amidst allegation of collecting money to scuttle investigation on the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II. The former speaker was alleged to have collected N100 million from business mogul Aliko Dangote but failed to ...

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