Bauchi Governor, Senator Mohammed, swears in new government scribe

Bauchi Governor, Senator Mohammed By Baba Shehu Oscu  Bauchi Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed has described the Office of Secretary of the State Government (SSG) as the apex of the administrative and political structure of the executive arm of government. “The Office is the nucleus of the machinery of government and therefore discharges the supervisory role and coordinate the affairs of all agencies. It is also the heart of the activities of the state government,” he stressed. Speaking while swearing-in the newly appointed Secretary to the State Government, the…

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Priest stabbed in Polish church

A priest was stabbed by a man in a church in the Polish city of Wroclaw on Monday, local media reported. “The priest was taken to hospital with lung injuries and is in a stable condition,’’ a police spokesperson told Polish news agency PAP, adding that the attacker had been arrested save for his motive was as yet unclear. Police said the attack occurred at 7 a.m (0500 GMT). Polish news website TVP.info reported that the attacker spoke to the priest, who was on his way to the altar to…

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INEC and Okorocha’s Certificate of Return

Former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha By Carl Umegboro Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja on 7th June, 2019 ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue a Certificate of Return to Owelle Rochas Okorocha as Senator-elect for Imo West Senatorial District following an application he filed against the Commission for withholding his Certificate of Return. In the judgment, the judge emphatically stated “Once a declaration is made and returns thereafter, INEC becomes functus officio and has no power under any law to withhold Certificate…

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Pentecost Sunday: Rev.. Fr Ezechukwu asks Christians to seek spiritual gifts of the Holy Spirit

By Sunny A. David, Awka The Chaplain of Divine Mercy Chaplaincy, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Amaku Awka, Reverend Father Justine Ezechukwu, has called on Christians to always seek the spiritual gifts of Holy Spirit. He made the call in a homily during a mass to mark the Feast of Pentecost. He said that the Pentecost Sunday is celebrated to commemorate the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ during the Pentecost Day. Reverend Father Ezechukwu charged the church to always pray…

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AFCON 2019: Football fans laud Rohr’s decision to axe Iheanacho

Kelechi Iheanacho dropped by Super Eagles Rohr Football fans in Ilorin have commended the Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr, over his decision to drop Kelechi Iheanacho from his final 23-man squad to represent Nigeria in Egypt. Some fans who spoke separately with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday , expressed satisfaction with the coach’s 23-man list released on Sunday. NAN reports that Rohr released his list on Sunday, with the exclusion of Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho and Semi Ajayi of England Championship side Rotherham United (now relegated…

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Justice Mohammed Garba replaces Bulkachuwa on election petition tribunal

Justice Bulkachuwa Justice Mohammed Garba on Monday replaced Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa on the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal. Garba was the Presiding Justice of the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal. Bulkachuwa recused herself from participating in adjudicating petitions challenging the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari. on May 22. Zainab, who is also the President of the Appeal Court made the announcement on Wednesday in Abuja after the tribunal had delivered ruling against an application challenging her membership of the tribunal. (NAN)  

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FG declares Wednesday, June 12, as public holiday to mark Democracy Day

Nigeria’s President Buhari The Federal Government on Monday declared Wednesday, June 12, as a public holiday, to commemorate the nation’s National Democracy Day. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mrs Georgina Ehuriah, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement signed by Mr Mohammed Manga, Director Press & Public Relations, of the ministry, on Monday in Abuja. The Federal Government’s decision followed the enactment into law of June 12 as Democracy Day annually in Nigeria. Ehuriah congratulated all Nigerians at home and abroad for the entrenchment…

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Agency recruits personnel to collect marriage, obituary, church banner advert revenue in Anambra

Managing Director, ANSAA, Mr. Emecheta By sunny A. David, Awka The Anambra State Signage and Advertisement Agency (ANSAA ) says it will commence recruitment of ad-hoc personnel to assist in ensuring that all obituaries, marriage ceremonies, church banners as well as all other advertisement notices are paid for in the villages and communities. Also, the agency is currently establishing offices in all the 179 communities of the 21 local government areas in Anambra state to ensure that its presence is established in all the nooks and crannies of the state…

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Abok Izam elected as speaker for Plateau State Assembly

Abok Izam of Jos East has been elected Speaker of Plateau State House of Assembly, while Hon Saleh Yipmong of Dengi Constituency is returned as Deputy Speaker.

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Islamization propaganda in South-East targeted at disconnecting people from centre – Igbo group cries out

The South- East Enlightenment Network (SE-EN) has condemned a recent communiqué issued by a pan-Igbo group, the Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF) were it claimed there were powerful interests to conquer, occupy and enslave the Igbo people in Nigeria. The socio-cultural political group at an emergency meeting of a “consultative caucus of concerned pan-Igbo” organizations on Friday said it met to deliberate on issues of “grave and urgent importance that threaten the peace, development and security situation in Alaigbo and elsewhere in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.” Reacting to the alarm…

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