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I only put my hand, I didn’t rape her – Driver tells court

A driver, Emmanuel Okorie, who allegedely defiled his neighbour’s 15-year-old sister, has denied the allegation leveled against him by the Lagos State Government. The defendant, who is standing trial before a Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere, on Wednesday, told Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye: “I let her go when I discovered …

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Buhari to sign 2018 budget next week

President Muhammadu Buhari will sign the 2018 budget next week. This was confirmed by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina, on Wednesday. Adesina was speaking to State House correspondents, at the end of the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC). “The budget will be signed next week. We will give you …

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Abia Electoral Commission under lock over unpaid rent

The office of the Abia State Independent Electoral Commission, has been put under lock and key by the landlord over eight years of unpaid rent. The state Electoral Commission is located at Library Avenue, in Umuahia, the state capital. Speaking with DAILY POST at ABSIEC premises in Umuahia, on Wednesday, …

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2018: Why Ekiti election can’t be rigged – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured that the Ekiti State governorship election slated for July 14 cannot be rigged. The commission said the notion peddled in some quarters that the election would be rigged ran contrary to the reality on ground. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Ekiti State, …

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FBI arrests 2 Nigerians in US over cyber-fraud

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has arrested two Nigerians for allegedly defrauding businesses and U.S. citizens of several millions of dollars. According to the agency, the fraud was a significant effort to disrupt Business Email Compromise (BEC) schemes. The FBI said the suspects aimed at intercepting and hijacking …

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‘I would have arrested Obasanjo’ – Oshiomhole

The former governor of Edo state, Adams Oshiomhole yesterday said he would have arrested and prosecuted former President Olusegun Obasanjo if he were President Muhammadu Buhari. This came as the former Edo State governor received more endorsements from the national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, as well as governors …

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Dariye: Why ex-governor deserves to be jailed – PDP

The Plateau State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the ruling of an FCT High Court sentencing former Governor of the State, Joshua Dariye to 14 years imprisonment. Recall that the Justice Adebukola Banjoko-led court had yesterday found the former governor guilty of 15 of the …

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Court refuses to release Shekarau’s international passport

Justice Zainab Bage Abubakar of the Federal High Court sitting in Kano, Tuesday, refused an application by a former governor of Kano State Malam Ibrahim Shekarau for the release of his international passport to enable him travel to Saudi Arabia for lesser hajj. Shekarau approached the court with a motion …

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