Day: February 2, 2019

One dead as Thugs attack APC rally in Sagbama

One person died while two others were injured when thugs attacked members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at a rally in Sagbama area of Bayelsa. A resident in Sagbama Local Government Area who witnessed the incident said about 15 thugs used dangerous weapons to disperse people at the event. The intervention of the police prevented the situation from degenerating further, witnesses said. “The governor of Bayelsa who is leader of rival PDP hails from Sagbama and the place is considered a base of PDP and it is the rivalry that played out and went sour,” one witness said....

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BREAKING NEWS: Osinbajo’s Helicopter Crashes in Kabba

A helicopter in which Nigeria’s vice president Yemi Osinbajo was travelling crash landed in Kabba, Kogi State, his media aide said on Saturday. Laolu Akande said the vice president and the crew were unhurt. “VP Osinbajo’s Chopper crash lands in Kabba, but he and the entire crew safe,” Akande tweeted. “He is continuing with his engagements and plans for the day in Kogi...

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Lagos 9th Assembly: 10 lawmakers who will not return

Ten lawmakers in the Lagos State House of Assembly will not return for the 9th Assembly, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. NAN reports that the publication of final list of candidates for the state assembly election in Lagos State by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) reveals that some lawmakers’ names were missing. While some of these lawmakers lost out in their aspirations to return to the house, and others who wanted to represent their respective federal constituencies in the House of Representatives failed at primary elections. The lawmakers who couldn’t secure return tickets to the house...

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INEC to Investigate if Trader Moni is Vote Buying

Professor Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed plans to investigate if the Trader Moni scheme of the Nigerian government is a form of “vote buying”. He said he had received complaints that government was using the scheme to buy votes for the general election, and stated that the commission would look into it. He stated this when he addressed newsmen om Friday in Abuja, when he visited the headquarters of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC). His words: “There have actually been lots of comments on the issue of Trader Moni, money being...

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National Librarian: Improving reading culture can curb fake news

The National Librarian, National Library of Nigeria, Prof. Lenrie Aina has urged Nigerians to imbibe reading culture, to curb the menace of fake news in the country. Aina gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Abuja on Friday. He noted that fake news was on the increase because Nigerians do not read. “Like I have always said, any learned society is very easy to rule. “It is easier to rule a society that is knowledgeable, than a society that depends on oral. “ And, that is why you can see that fake...

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