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    Politics Governor Okowa sacks two commissioners – Daily Post Nigeria

    Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa effected a major cabinet shake-up on Thursday. This led to the sack of the Commissioner for health, Dr Nicholas Azinge and Dr Dan Okenyi of Arts and culture. Okowa has also sent the name of one Dr Mordi Ononye to … Read more via Daily Post...
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    Politics FG urged to fish out financiers of herdsmen/farmers clashes – Vanguard News

    PROFESSOR of Agricultural and Development Economics, University of Uyo, UNIUYO, Akwa Ibom State, Professor Gabriel Umoh, has urged the Federal Government to urgently halt the spate of violence unleashed on innocent citizens by fishing out sponsors of the herdsmen. Prof Imoh said the only...
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    Politics Lawmakers demand state police, reject cattle colonies – The Guardian Nigeria

    Members of the Benue caucus in the House of Representatives, Adamu Antono (left); Dickson Tarkishi and Benjamin Wayo; at a press briefing on the killings in the state by suspected herdsmen in Abuja…yesterday. PHOTO: LUCY LADIDI ELUKPO The Benue State caucus … Read more via The Guardian...
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    Politics Actvist drags FG to court over lopsided appointments in key security organisations – Vanguard

    A rights activist and lawyer, Mr Francis Moneke of Human Rights and Empowerment Project Ltd/Gte, has dragged President Muhammadu Buhari and the Attorney General of the Federation before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, challenging the non recourse to federal character principle in the...
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    Politics INEC official re-arrested over Diezani’s alleged N30m bribe to rig 2015 polls – Vanguard News

    A former official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kwara, Christian Nwosu, who is standing trial over alleged N30 million bribe to rig the 2015 polls, was on Wednesday in Lagos re-arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Ex Petroleum minister...
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    Politics Fani Kayode reacts to killing of SARS boss by Fulani herdsmen – Daily Post Nigeria

    A former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani Kayode has reacted to the killing of Officer-in-Charge of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, Saki Unit in the Oyo State Police Command by Fulani herdsmen. The SARS boss was reported to have been macheted to death by the Fulani herdsmen … Read more...
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    Politics Omokri hails Ortom for not welcoming Buhari in Lafia – Daily Post Nigeria

    Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri, has commended Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, for refusing to welcome President Muhammadu Buhari during his visit to Lafia. Ortom had earlier explained that he could not attend the event because he could not abandon his people, who were being killed by...
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    Politics Allegation of evading EFCC mischievous, says Oduah – The Nation Nigeria

    The Senator representing Anambra North, Senator Stella Oduah, Tuesday described as mischievous, a publication that she was evading invitations by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In a statement issued in Abuja, Oduah said that the report was the handiwork of political...
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