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Dangerous Risks I Took In 2007 To Become A Lawmaker – Hon. Omowunmi Olatunji-Edet


Honourable Omowunmi Olatunji-Edet is a second term lawmaker in the Lagos State House of Assembly representing Oshodi-Isolo State Constituency 2. In this interview with thegazellenews.com, the Chairman of the Assembly Committee on Establishment, Training and Pension Matters speaks on her life as a Pastor, politician and lawmaker. Excerpts: You will soon celebrate your 40th birthday, how do you feel reaching this ...

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Al-Mustapha: Gani Adams Lambasts Fasheun


Gani Adams, the leader of a faction of the Odua Peoples Congress, OPC, has described as a wolf in sheep’s skin the septuagenarian leader of the other faction, Mr. Fredrick Fasheun over the latter’s controversial solidarity with recently acquitted Major Hamza Al-Mustapha. The criticism is contained in a statement released by the organisation and signed by the General Secretary, Mr. ...

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INEC Loses Power To De-Register Parties


The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, yesterday, held that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has no powers to de-register any political party in the country without recourse to the 1999 Constitution as amended. In a five-hour judgment he delivered in a suit filed before the high court by the Fresh Democratic Party, FDP, Justice Gabriel Kolawole nullified ...

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Man Who Impregnates Daughter 4 Times, Bags 50-Years Jail Term


An award-winning music director who impregnated one of his daughters four times has been found guilty and will spend the rest of his life in jail, reports Daily Mail online. Aswad Ayinde, 55, also known as Charles McGill of Paterson, NJ, was sentenced to 50 years in prison Friday after being found guilty in the second of five expected trials ...

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APC’s Merger Application Splits INEC

INEC Chairman, Prof Jega

The Independent National Electoral Commission is divided over the merger application submitted by opposition parties’ to form the All Progressives Congress. Our correspondents learnt on Monday that the division came about on the issue of whether to approve the APC’s application or request it to change its name. It was gathered that the top management team of the commission would ...

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Ekiti 2014: 16 PDP Gov Aspirants Back Fayose’s Suspension

Ayo Fayose

Sixteen governorship aspirants on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State have supported the indefinite suspension of a former governor of the state, Ayo Fayose, over his alleged insubordination and anti-party activities. The position of the aspirants was contained in a communique issued at the end of a meeting held on Sunday and made available to journalists ...

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100 Children Rescued In US Sex Trafficking Raids

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday said that 105 children involved in sex trafficking and exploitation have been recovered in 76 cities across the US over the weekend. At a news conference, the agency said that authorities also arrested 150 pimps in a-three-day nationwide raids, adding that the youngest victim rescued was 13. “Child prostitution remains a persistent threat ...

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Anambra 2014: APGA May Pick Soludo As Consensus Guber Candidate

Charles Soludo

Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, may have been picked by the   All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, as its consensus candidate for the November 16 gubernatorial election in Anambra state, a competent source close to the party’s leadership told LEADERSHIP last night. The former governor of the apex bank is expected to address a ...

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How Nigeria Lost $11bn To Crude Oil Theft, The PPPRA, NNPC Connections

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The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) oil and gas physical and process  audit  has disclosed that over 136 million barrels estimated at $10.9 billion was lost to crude oil theft between 2009 and 2011. NEITI, which stated this in its audit report presented yesterday in Abuja, also disclosed that 80 per cent of crude oil allocated to local refineries ...

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42 Boko Haram Suspects Planning To Unleash Terror In South West Paraded In Lagos

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The Nigerian Army, on Mondday, paraded 42 suspected Boko Haram members arrested in different parts of Lagos and Ogun States respectively. The arrested suspects were said to have fled the on-going military intervention in some parts of the north and were arrested between July 12 and 23. The suspects were said to be planning to unleash terror in parts of ...

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