Politics

Ekiti PDP to Fayemi: Face governance, stop running after Osinbajo, Oshiomhole

By Valentine Amanze

IBB varsity confers honorary degrees on Tinubu, Kure, Zukogi

...as 23 make first class

By Priscilla Campbell,
Minna

I was not placed under house arrest — Oshiomhole

The National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has denied reports that he was placed under house arrest in Edo

Oshiomhole debunked the reports while briefing newsmen at his residence shortly after receiving Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, who defected to APC

“I saw that they wrote a story that I was placed under house arrest. You can see l am here and not under any house arrest.

“I stayed away from Ize-Iyamu’s rally to sustain the peace of the party . I did not want to be blamed for any violence.

Dismiss criminal charges against Sowore, Bakare without delay, Falana tells AGF

Lead Counsel and human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has asked the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), to terminate all legal proceedings against the convener of the #RevolutionNow movement, Mr Omoyele Sowore, and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare immediately.

Mr Falana in a statement reacted to the orders by Mr Malami to the DSS, insisting that it is not a take-over because the case was filed from the office of the AGF.

APC Bayelsa to Dickson: Stop heating up the polity

By Valentine Amanze

Jega advises Africans to restrategise on corruption fight

THE former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof. Attahiru Jega, has advised African countries to restrategise their approaches in fighting corruption.

Jega gave the advise while reviewing a book titled: “Curbing Electoral Spending” launched by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) on Monday in Abuja.

The launched was to mark the 2019 International Anti-Corruption Day organised by the commission in collaboration with Nigeria Shippers Council, Maritime and Transport Stakeholders.

Obi to Archbishop of Abuja: Continue what you have been doing

.Urges Church to be more critical in the fight against corruption
By Valentine Amanze

The Vice-Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general election, Mr. Peter Obi, has urged the new Archbishop of Abuja Metropolitan see, Dr. Ignatius Kaigama, to continue with his policy of nurturing the spirituality of the people.
He also advised the cleric to continue implementing the social teachings of the Church.
Obi gave the advice after the installation of the Archbishop at the Cathedral of the Twelve Apostles at Karsana, Kubwa.

Sowore’s rearrest: This has never happened before, says Falana

Lead Counsel and human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has criticised the Department of State Security Services (DSS) for disrupting court proceedings and eventually rearresting his clients, Mr. Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare at a Federal High Court in Abuja, barely 24 hours after their release from DSS custody.

Mr. Sowore and his co-accused, Mr. Bakare, were released on Thursday night, following an order given by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu who gave the security agency a 24-hour ultimatum to effect the bail order earlier issued.

Breaking: DSS re-arrests, detains Sowore

Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) on Friday morning re-arrested the convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore, and his co-defendant Olawale Bakare.

He is currently being detained at the DSS office in Abuja.

The DSS is yet to disclose the reason for the re-arrest.

Sowore was re-arrested following an earlier attempt by DSS operatives to arrest him inside the courtroom of a Federal High Court in Abuja.

The re-arrest attempt turned rowdy inside the courtroom as Sowore’s supporters, legal team shielded him from the DSS operatives.

Breaking: DSS releases Sowore from detention

The Department of State Services (DSS) has released the convener of the Revolution Now protest, Omoyele Sowore.

This comes hours after a Federal High Court in Abuja gave the agency 24-hours to release him from detention.

According to Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, the DSS had no justifiable reason to continue to hold the defendant in custody, after she had signed the warrant for his release.

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