It’s good you left us, PDP tells Elechi

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) youths in Ebonyi State yesterday described the defection of former governor of the state, Chief Martin Elechi, from the party to the All Progressives Congress(APC) as a good omen for the party in the state. The PDP youths said the former governor was a mole in the party and that the PDP was already celebrating his exit from the party. In a statement issued by their leader, Comrade Mark Onu, PDP youths accused Elechi of being agent of the All Progressives Congress (APC) even while serving…

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Senate halts NDLEA, AGF from extraditing Kashamu to US

Senator Buruji Kashamu (PDP, Ogun East) received reprieve yesterday over move by the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and other security agencies to extradite him to United States of America on alleged drug offences. The embattled lawmaker received this reprieve when the Senate directed NDLEA and other interested parties to stop further actions in that respect until all court process concerning the matter was resolved. The Chairman, Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, Senator Samuel Anyanwu (PDP Imo East), who presented the report of the Committee on…

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Agbo blames fatigue for Rangers’ Confed ouster

Enugu Rangers chief coach Chukwuma Agbo has blamed fatigue for his side’s loss to Zambia’s Zesco United. The Nigerian champions fell 0-3 to the Southern African side in Saturday’s Caf Confederation Cup playoff second leg at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola. The Flying Antelopes are now eliminated from the Africa’s second tier club competition on a 2-5 aggregate scoreline. A first-half brace by forward John Ching’Andu and Jesse Were solo effort ensured the Zambian top-flight team earned the maximum points. Agbo said his side lost the contest in Enugu…

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EPL: Iheanacho makes cameo appearance as City sink Saints

Manchester City strengthened their hopes of a top-four Premier League finish as a slick second-half display saw off a subdued Southampton in a game in which Nigerian international, Kelechi Iheanacho made a cameo appearance. Injury-hit skipper Vincent Kompany headed David Silva’s left-wing corner past keeper Fraser Forster’s weak save for his first goal in 20 months. Leroy Sane drilled in Kevin de Bruyne’s pass after a quick counter, with Sergio Aguero’s far-post volley sealing it. Pep Guardiola’s side are now five points clear of fifth-placed Everton. Mid-table Saints failed to…

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Begging has no basis in Islam, says Sultan

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, said on Saturday that begging has no basis in Islam and challenged those engaging in the act to find legitimate means of earning a living. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Abubakar made the remark in Sokoto at the graduation of 2000 women trained in various skills by the Wife of Sokoto State Governor Hajiya Mairo Tambuwal. The training was conducted in collaboration with Sokoto State Zakkat and Endowment Commission to empower the women drawn from the 86 districts of the…

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NEMA confirms 2 dead along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed two persons dead by hit and run vehicles along Lagos/Ibadan Expressway. A statement by Spokesman for the agency, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, in Lagos on Saturday quoted NEMA South-West Zonal Coordinator, Alhaji Suleiman Yakubu, as saying that the victims may have been knocked down in the morning. “A motorcyclist was found in front of Majun City Estate, while the other mangled body was found about three kilometres to Mowe from the Ibadan end of the expressway. “We have contacted the Federal Road Safety…

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Dino Melaye escapes death as gunmen fire over 200 bullets into his house

Senator Dino Melaye escaped death by the whiskers as gunmen invaded his house in the early hours of Saturday at Ayetoro-Gbede in Kogi State. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that the gunmen, numbering about 10, arrived the house at about midnight through the bush and opened fire from different directions on the house. The house was riddled with bullets while two of the vehicles parked in the estate were damaged by the hoodlums. Melaye (APC-Kogi West) was in his country home at Ayetoro-Gbede in Ijumu Local Government Area…

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