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Umahi: Behind Ebonyi’s success story

By Valentine Amanze

FA Cup fifth round draw: Chelsea to face Man Utd

Holders Chelsea have been drawn to face Manchester United in the FA Cup fifth round in a repeat of last year's final.
In the stand out tie of the round, Maurizio Sarri’s side will take on Ole Gunnar Solskaer’s improving Red Devils at Stamford Bridge next month.

United have won all eight of Solskaer’s matches in charge since the Norwegian succeeded Jose Mourinho last month, including an impressive 3-1 victory against Arsenal at Emirates Stadium in the fourth round on Friday.

Edo: PDP seeks court to disqualify Patrick Obahiagbon

By Valentine Amanze
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the Federal High Court in Benin City, Edo State, to disqualify Mr Patrick Obahiagbon, who is the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate from contesting the Edo South senatorial election scheduled for February 16, 2019.
The opposition party's prayer is contained in suit No. FHC/B/CS/5/19, brought before the court and dated January 23, 2019, with Obahiagbon and the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) as first and second defendants.

Hold Nigerian govt responsible if I die – Ortom

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has raised the alarm that there had been a threat to his life since he left the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) about 10 months ago.
Ortom, who spoke to journalists, said that the Federal Government should be held responsible if something untoward happens to him.
His words:
“If I die today, the Federal Government should be held responsible because they are planning to even eliminate me. I am not going to stop. I will continue to defend my people.”

How gunmen abducted Abia APC chairman few hours to Buhari’s Visit

Abia State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. Donatus Nwamkpa, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen few hours to the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari in Aba.

Breaking: Reps pass Minimum Wage Bill at N30,000

Nigeria’s House of Representatives has passed the National Minimum Wage Bill at N30,000 for workers in the country.
The lawmakers passed the bill during Tuesday’s plenary presided over by the Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara.
They approved the figure after the bill was read and passed for the third time on the floor of the lower chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja.
Prior to the passage of the bill, the House adopted the report of the ad-hoc committee set up to look into the bill presented to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Why Lagos Assembly wants to impeach Ambode

By Valentine Amanze
All may not be going well npw with the Lagos State Governor,
Akinwunmi Ambode.
He has been summoned by the Lagos State House of Assembly on alleged misappropriation of funds.
Already, the Assembly has summoned the governor to appear before it within one week.
The governor is to answer questions regarding the 2019 budget.
The summon came on the heels of moves to impeach the Governor.

NBA, CSOs, others protest over Onnoghen’s suspension

By Valentine Amanze

Members of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Civil Society Organisation of Nigeria and the opposition parties are protesting over the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen.

OPAN denies position on CJN’s suspension

By Valentine Amanze

Customs seizes N22.7m contraband, declares Zone D unit no-go-area for smugglers

By Ahmed Ahmed

The Nigeria Customs Service has declared Federal Operations Units Zone D Bauchi as no-go-area for smugglers.
It also seized contraband goods worth N22.7 million from December 2018 to January 2019 in Bauchi.

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