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Okorocha, others will not get Certificates of Return, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reiterated that all candidates whose results were announced under duress will not be issued certificates of return.
It should be recalled that the Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, was alleged to have compelled the INEC official to declare him winner of the Orlu Senatorial districts election.
Also, there are candidates from Bauchi, Benue and Akwa Ibom states who were also denied certificates of return for being declared winners under duress.

Court awards N25m to student who became blind after being flogged by teacher

A Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja has ordered the proprietress of Cendom International Nursery and Primary School, Olodi-Apapa, Lagos, Mrs Uche Owen, to pay N25 million as damages to a five-year-old pupil of the school, Destiny Kalu, who became blind after he was flogged for not paying school fees.

Destiny had through his father, Inyima Kalu, dragged Mrs Owen and his class teacher, Miss Uduak Sam, before the court in 2013 for flogging and inflicting severe injuries to his right eye over non-payment of school fees.

Gunmen abduct journalist’s wife, three other women in Nasarawa

The wife of a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Nasarawa State, Mrs Yahanasu Abubakar, and three other women have been abducted by gunmen.

Mr Suleiman Abubakar, who is the Chairman of Correspondents’ Chapel of NUJ in the state, confirmed the incident to Channels Television.

He said the women were abducted by the gunmen following an attack on Wednesday evening along the Gudi-Garaku Road in Akwanga Local Government Area on their way to Lafia, the state capital.

Breaking: Court revokes Nnamdi Kanu’s bail, orders his re-arrest

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the re-arrest of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
Justice Binta Nyako gave the order in a ruling on Thursday after revoking the bail granted to the IPOB leader.
She explained that the court gave the order because Kanu had failed to appear in court after his bail was granted in April 2017.

Gunmen attack Niger communities, kidnap two people

By Ummi Ismaeel,
Minna

Adamawa supplementary: PDP warns APC against manipulation

…says the wrath of the people awaits election riggers

By Valentine Amanze

Breaking: Solskjaer appointed Manchester United manager on permanent basis

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed Manchester United's new manager on a permanent basis, the Premier League club have announced.

Solskjaer took charge on an interim basis in December when Jose Mourinho was sacked, the former United striker quickly inspiring an upturn in form.

Having left his post at Molde to return to Old Trafford, United won their first eight games in a row in all competitions under Solskjaer's steady hand.

INEC issues Certificate of Return to Uguwanyi

By Mary Okoh
Enugu

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday issued Certificate of Return to State House of Assembly members-elect, Governor and Deputy Governor-elect of Enugu State.
Receiving the certificate at the INEC office in Enugu, Governor Ifeanyi Uguwanyi re-iterated his commitment to continue to deliver quality and selfless service to the citizens.

Senate Presidency: How Buhari, Oshiomhole endorsed Lawan

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday night, endorsed the candidature of Senator Ahmad Lawan for the Senate Presidency ahead of the inauguration of the 9th National Assembly.
The endorsement came at a dinner cum closed-door meeting the President and the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held with the senators-elect of the ruling party at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The meeting also had in attendance the governors of Kebbi, Zamfara, Plateau, Jigawa, Kaduna, Lagos, Osun, Oyo and Kogi states.

Bindow Fintri, Adamawa gov, loses

.PDP set to takeover state

.Supplementary guber poll holds tomorrow

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