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Court convicts pirates involved in hijack of vessel – Navy

The Federal High Court (FHC) in Port Harcourt has convicted three of the nine accused persons who on March 21 hijacked an Equatorial Guinea flagged vessel, MV ELOBEY VI, off Equatorial Guinea coast. Navy Director of Information, Suleman Dahun, who made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, ...

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Learn from Tinubu, DG APC Govs’ forum tells Oshiomhole

The Director-General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors’ forum, Salihu Lukman, has, again, questioned the party’s former chairman, Adams Oshiomhole’s fore-front role in Edo State’s governorship campaign. Mr Oshiomhole, who was recently removed as the APC’s national chairman coincidentally in the midst of state’s raging political crisis, has been ...

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Edo 2020: Malami requests security for 17 pro-Oshiomhole lawmakers

The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, in a memo sent to Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has called for police protection for 17 pro-Oshiomhole members of the Edo State House of Assembly. The memo, dated August 5, 2020, is believed to be in response to the ...

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Edo 2020: U.S expresses worry over deteriorating political climate, security interference

The U.S. has expressed worry over reports of deteriorating political climate in Edo State and interference by security forces in political matters, ahead of the September 19 governorship election. The U.S. Embassy in Abuja, in a statement called for free, fair and credible elections where the will of the Nigerians ...

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Buhari, Ize-Iyamu meet in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari is meeting with the governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, at the State House in Abuja. Mr Ize-Iyamu was accompanied by Gov. Mala Buni of Yobe State, who is the chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker Committee. Governors Atiku Bagudu ...

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Akwa Ibom APC chairman is dead

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State, Ini Okopido, is dead. Mr Okopido passed on Wednesday “after a brief illness”, the deputy chairman of APC in the state, Ita Udosen, said in a statement in Uyo. “Our hearts are heavy with grief as we mourn ...

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Ex-Gov. Udughan denies getting contracts from NDDC

A former governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan, on Monday said the allegation linking him with a Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) road contract in Port Harcourt, Rivers, was false. Mr Uduaghan, in statement in Warri, which was signed by his media assistant, Monoyo Edon, urged the public to disregard ...

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Why Oshiomhole criticised me in 2016- Ize-Iyamu

The 2020 governorship candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, said he was criticised by the former national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, in the last Edo governorship election because he was in a different political party then. Mr Oshiomhole, who was recently ...

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Seven months after police arrest, driver’s family demand whereabouts

The family of Kingsley Tariuwa, a 33-year-old man arrested by officers from the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Port Harcourt, has cried out for help over his unlawful detention for more than seven months. Mr Tariuwa, a heavy duty truck driver with the Nigeria Ports Authority, Port Harcourt, was arrested ...

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We expect Wike to release Nunieh to us — River Police Commissioner

The River State police commissioner, Joseph Mukan, has said the command expects Governor Nyesom Wike to release the former Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) boss, Joi Nunieh, to them. Ms Nunieh’s home was on Thursday surrounded by police officers in Rivers State, after which Mr Wike came to “rescue” her ...

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