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The National Rescue Movement, NRM, one of the political parties that participated in the March 9, 2019 House of Assembly elections in Anambra State, said it has mobilised 15 lawyers to challenge the declaration of candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, as winner of the Idemili North State Constituency election in the state. Rising from a joint meeting of the state and local government executive committee of the party held in Ogidi, headquarters of Idemili North on Thursday, the candidate of the party for the state constituency election in Idemili North Constituency, Barr Onyeka Martin Chukwuemeka, described the election as a fraud. “I cannot call what took place in Idemili North on March 9 as an election, because, there were many irregularities that went contrary to the electoral law. From what we gathered from polling booths and agents that worked for our party in all the polling units, we realized that people were bullied to vote against their will. “In Nkpor,


Madam Elizabeth Okafor, a 90 year-old woman from Ebenebe community, Awka North LGA of Anambra State is crying to whoever that cares to help her locate her only stepson, Mr. Okafor Ikechukwu, who got missing since September 17th, 2013, after he was attacked with his Friends, Daniel Nwoye, Felix Nwoye, and Nonso Obiagu by villagers when they were conducting  night prayers in their house, based on the allegation  that they were planning to destroy a notable shrine in their community. Mrs Okafor said that the shrine had a gory  history of receiving human beings and twins as sacrifices before the coming of missionaries. According to her, her stepson, Okafor Ikechukwu, until the incident, was not only a well known youth activist in the community, but also a well behaved young man. Mrs Okafor claimed that some elements within the community wanted the young man dead by all means. According to her, the people insisted that wherever he is seen within the community, Anambra State or Nigeri

FG inaugurates Presidential Inauguration C’ttee

The Federal Government has inaugurated the inter-ministerial Presidential Inauguration Committee with a view to coordinating activities leading to the inauguration of the president on May 29. Inaugurating the committee Thursday in Abuja, Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF recalled that about four years ago, “the Buhari Administration came on board with the promise of Change built on economy, security and anti-corruption. The Government has since 2015 committed itself to working hard to achieve sustainable economic growth, as well as a secure and corruption free nation”. He said “preparatory to the inauguration of the new Administration, Mr. President approved the constitution of this Presidential Inter-Ministerial Inauguration Committee (PIC-2019) to plan, organize and execute all approved programmes for the series of activities that would be undertaken”. While the SGF would serve as chairman of the committee, the members include several ministers, permanent secretari

I am not violent, please give me my certificate, Okorocha begs INEC

The current governor of Imo state and the senator elect in the just concluded National Assembly election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Mr Rochas Okorocha, Wednesday asked the commission to hand him over his certificate, noting that the commission cannot seize his certificate because of a mere petition against him. Okorocha made this known when some of his supporters marched to the government house to protest. Recall that INEC removed his name from the list of senators-elect who will receive their various certificates on Thursday. The commission argued that the governor was declared winner under duress. In view of the above therefore, Okorocha opined, “I wonder why INEC will withhold my certificate for a frivolous reason, without hearing from me. I am not a violent person and those who know me know that,” he said. “This is why we have peace in Imo state. The Returning Officer could not have done that under duress under the watchful eyes of the Police

9th Senate: Leadership Squabble in 8th Senate won’t repeat itself —Senate Spokesman

AHEAD of the inauguration of the 9th Senate, Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Aliyu  Abdullahi (APC, Niger North), has allayed fears of Nigerians on possible leadership crisis in the 9th Senate as it was in the 8th. Speaking with journalists shortly after collecting his Certificate of Return from Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC,  as senator-elect, yesterday, Abdullahi said the required lessons to be learned from the leadership squabbles of the 8th Senate had been learned, and would not repeat itself. “I was a key player in the leadership configuration of the 8th Senate and the attendant crises that followed, as one of the 43 returnees now, the lessons learned will be used to prevent the mistakes of the past from happening,’’ he said.  Senate Meanwhile, strong indications emerged, yesterday, that the fight for who becomes the presiding officers has taken a new dimension. This time, former governor of Kano State, Senator Kabiru Gaya