Monthly Archives: September 2015

Rivers gov election free, credible – Wike’s witnesses

The Justice Ambrosa Suleiman-led Rivers State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja was on Wednesday told by witnesses of Governor Nyesom Wike that the April 11 2015 governorship election in the state was free, fair and without violence. Wike opened his defence after the … Continue reading

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Delta tribunal: INEC closes case, fails to call witness

The Independent National Electoral Commission closed its defence on Wednesday without calling any witness to back its defence at the Delta State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal, sitting in Asaba, the state capital. The All Progressives Congress and its governorship candidate … Continue reading

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DHQ inaugurates panel on amnesty for Boko Haram 

The Defence Headquarters has inaugurated a committee to midwife the process of granting amnesty to willing members of the Boko Haram sect. A Defence Headquarters statement by Group Captain Wap Maigida, on behalf of the Acting Director, Defence Information, Col. … Continue reading

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Boko Haram killed 3,500 in nine months – AI

The global human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, said Boko Haram had killed at least 3,500 people since the beginning of 2015. The group said despite advances by the military, attacks by Boko Haram in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger had … Continue reading

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Kashamu: Court awards N20,000 against NDLEA

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday awarded cost in the sum of N20,000 against the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency for stalling proceedings in a fresh case filed against the agency by Senator Buruji Kashamu. The sanction imposed … Continue reading

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Flood displaces 2,000 Benue residents

Following the overflow of River Benue, over 2,000 residents are said to have been displaced in Makurdi the Benue state capital. The state Commissioner for Water Resources and Environment, Mr. Nicholas Wende, said this in an interview our correspondent in Makurdi … Continue reading

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Police, NBA shun Rivers public hearing on criminal justice

The Nigeria Police and the Nigeria Bar Association were among stakeholders that shunned the ongoing public hearing on the Administration of Criminal Justice Bill, 2015, in Port Harcourt. The event was organised by the Rivers State House of Assembly to … Continue reading

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