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Appeal Court acquits Bala Ngilari, ex-Adamawa gov

By Umar Yusuf YOLA—AN Appeal Court sitting in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, presided over by Justice Folashade Omoleye, yesterday, discharged and acquitted former governor of the state, Bala James Ngilari, of a five-count charge bordering on corruption and unlawful procurement. Ngilari The appellate court set aside the ruling of …

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Falana, the baby and the bathwater

THE statement on Sunday by a group led by human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), about “unrealistic” recommendations contained in the 2014 National Conference report must be turning heads in political circles. Apart from the fact that Falana was a member of the Conference that made the recommendations, he’s a …

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I’m not involved in any deal with Diezani —Okunbor

By Simon Ebegbulem BENIN—THE Chairman of Ocean Marine Security Limited, an off-shore asset protection company, Capt. Hosa Okunbor,  has denied claims in some quarters that he was involved in the controversial offshore processing agreements, OPAs, known as oil swap, involving former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke and others. Hosa …

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Why Melaye’s recall process must continue, INEC tells court

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri ABUJA—The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, yesterday, approached the Federal High Court in Abuja, asking it to vacate the interim order that stopped process for the recall of Senator Dino Melaye. The commission, through its lawyer, Mr. Sulayman Ibrahim, queried the legal propriety of the restraining order …

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Famine, malnutrition loom in Nigeria, experts warn

By Henry Umoru ABUJA—INTERNATIONAL agriculture experts warned, yesterday, that famine and malnutrition were imminent in the country unless the Federal Government urgently put in place measures to address the problem of insecurity. The experts said that while agricultural research ratings of countries like Brazil, India, China etc, were moving upward, …

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Shangisha Baale, wife remanded in Kirikiri over fake kidnap

By Abdulwahab Abdulah & Jane Echewodo LAGOS—Magistrate T. Akanni of an Ogba magistrate’s court, Ikeja, yesterday, ordered the deposed Baale of Shangisha, Chief Mutiu Ogundare, to be remanded in Kirikiri Prison for allegedly faking his kidnap. The Baale, alongside his wife, Abolanle, will remain in prison’s custody with one Mohammed …

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‘My wife grabs, twists my testicles during fights’

The 10-year-old marriage between Chukwuma Onwumere and Obianuju, his wife, may be dissolved over the wife’s penchant to always go for her husband’s testicles any time they were fighting. Chukwuma, the petitioner, told an Igando Customary Court in Lagos State yesterday, that Obianuju, who bore him two children, was after …

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UPU President wants peace between Urhobo, Ijaw in Delta

By Emmanuel Aziken The President of Urhobo Progress Union worldwide, Olorogun Moses Taiga, has called for peace between Aladja, an Urhobo town in Udu Local Governmemnt Area and Ogbe-Ijoh, an Ijaw town in Warri South-West Local Government Area, both in Delta State. Olorogun Taiga made the call following the tension …

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