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<strong>Labour Party Assembly Candidate In Imo Dies</strong>
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Labour Party Assembly Candidate In Imo Dies

Chukwunonye Irouno, the Labour Party candidate for Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State has died. The deceased who was a popular master of ceremony in Owerri and the Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs and Entertainment to a former governor of the State, Rochas Okorocha, passed on late on Monday in his Owerri residence. Irouno was scheduled to serve as the official MC for LP presidential candidate, Peter Obi’s rally in Owerri on Tuesday but died after he and other party stalwarts had finished inspecting Kanu Nwankwo sports stadium, Owerri, the venue for Obi’s campaign rally on Tuesday in the State. According to a friend of the deceased who spoke to Punch, Irouno died shortly after he arrived at his Owerri home. See Also: Labour Party Voids Okupe’s Suspension ...
<strong>Atiku Endorsement: ‘You Are Suffering From Amnesia’ – Dogara Blasts Wike</strong>
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Atiku Endorsement: ‘You Are Suffering From Amnesia’ – Dogara Blasts Wike

A former speaker of the house of representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has accused Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state of suffering from amnesia. Recall that Wike had called out Dogara for declaring support for Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. Wike said, “The same Dogara said the presidency should be zoned to southern Nigeria for there to be peace. “Now, I hear about the same Dogara (backing Atiku from the north). Is that how you do things? Can’t you say something and stand by it?” Responding, Dogara in a series of tweets on his Twitter handle on Monday expressed sadness that the Rivers State governor did not correctly recall their conversation. He tweeted, “To my brother, Governor Nyesom Wike; if there is anything you are suffering from...
<strong>Why I Don’t Attend Debates – Tinubu</strong>
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Why I Don’t Attend Debates – Tinubu

Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC, has defended his absence at presidential debates. Tinubu while speaking at Chatham House in London on Monday, barely 24 hours after he failed to attend a town hall meeting attended by three other presidential candidates said those that invite him to debates intend to make money off him because he’s popular.   Responding to a question on why he snubs debates, Tinubu said, “I see myself as a marketable individual. You want to use me to make money and I’m saying no.” Speaking on controversies surrounding his age, school, and time in the private sector, the APC candidate said, “At the time of birth, I was dated March 29, 1952, in the family record. Then, I don’t think I had decided to be President ...
<strong>507 Lagos Doctors Migrate To UK In Two Years – NMA</strong>
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507 Lagos Doctors Migrate To UK In Two Years – NMA

The Lagos chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has disclosed that 507 medical doctors practicing in the state relocated to the United Kingdom in less than two years due to poor working conditions in Nigeria. Dr. Benjamin Olowojebutu, the association’s Chairman stated this while interacting with Punch Health Wise. He urged the Federal and State governments to tackle the menace of brain drain in the country’s health sector.   The NMA Chairman said that brain drain has become a serious threat in Nigeria noting that medicine may go into extinction in the country if the menace is not promptly addressed as an emergency. He said, “There is a very big challenge about brain drain. I have said several times that we have to be very deliberate about how we tackle this. ...
<strong>IGP Deploys Armed Officers As Abuja-Kaduna Train Service Restarts Monday</strong>
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IGP Deploys Armed Officers As Abuja-Kaduna Train Service Restarts Monday

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Usman Baba has directed the deployment of armed operatives to secure the Abuja-Kaduna train services. This was contained in a statement issued by the force spokesperson, Oluwuyiwa Adejobi, on Sunday. Adejobi said the personnel would be drawn from the police mobile force, K-9force intelligence bureau, explosive ordinance unit, and railway police command. The Abuja-Kaduna train service is scheduled to resume on Monday, December 5. The statement added that the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, has kept regular contact with the Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC, and other security agencies in preparation for the commencement of operations. The statement read, “The deployment covers major railway stations along the route and operational coaches...
<strong>13% Derivation: Why I Owe Nobody Apology For Praising Buhari -Wike</strong>
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13% Derivation: Why I Owe Nobody Apology For Praising Buhari -Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said that he does not need to apologise to anyone for commending President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the payment of funds owed to Niger Delta State since 1999.   Wike stated this during the 2022 Rivers State honours and awards ceremony, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Saturday. Recall that Wike had on November 18, disclosed that the Buhari administration paid his state and other Niger Delta States funds owed them from the 13 percent derivation fund. The Rivers State governor said the money received from the Federal Government has immensely helped his infrastructural development quests in the state. The governor’s revelation elicited different reactions as Nigerians asked other State governors to account for the fund received....
<strong>You Have Failed To Secure Nigerians, Govs Reply FG</strong>
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You Have Failed To Secure Nigerians, Govs Reply FG

The governors across the federation under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, have accused the Federal Government of failing in its constitutional mandate to secure citizens which has negatively affected economic activities. The governors said that the spike in poverty level among the citizens was a consequence of the rising insecurity on commercial and agricultural activities. According to them, the failure of the government at the centre to clamp down on non-state actors had permitted “bandits, insurgents, and kidnappers to turn the country into a killing field”. This was contained in a statement issued by the NGF Director of Media and Public Affairs, AbdulRazaque Bello-Barkindo. The statement followed the accusation by the Minister of State for Budget and Na...
<strong>Labour Party Voids Okupe’s Suspension</strong>
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Labour Party Voids Okupe’s Suspension

The leadership of the Labour Party, LP, has rubbished the expulsion of Doyin Okupe, the director-general of Peter Obi Presidential Campaign Council, over alleged non-financial membership status, political rascality and misappropriation of funds. The party described the expulsion as unconstitutional and maintained that he remains a bona fide member.   Okupe who recently decamped to the LP has been embroiled in a tussle with some stalwarts of the party, many of whom allege that he has a penchant for intolerance and financial impropriety. However, the national secretary of the party, Alhaji Farouq Umar, in an interaction with newsmen in Abuja maintained that the party is united ahead of the 2023 general elections. He said that the party had an internal conflict resolutio...
<strong>Aisha Buhari Withdraws Case Against Twitter Critic, Aminu</strong>
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Aisha Buhari Withdraws Case Against Twitter Critic, Aminu

Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari has withdrawn the case against Aminu Adamu, a 500-level student of the Federal University, Dutse. The 24-year-old student was arrested by the police in Dutse for allegedly posting a defamatory tweet on his Twitter handle against the First Lady. Adamu, a student of Environmental Management, was alleged to have posted a plump picture of Aisha Buhari with a caption in Hausa, translated to mean, “Mama is feeding fat on poor people’s money.” He tweeted on June 8, 2022. He was arraigned on Tuesday before Justice Yusuf Halilu of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, after almost two weeks in detention and alleged manhandling. Adamu pleaded not guilty and was remanded at Suleja, Niger State correctional facility.   See Also: Tweep Remanded I...
<strong>Ogun Police Arrest Two Brothers For Car Theft</strong>
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Ogun Police Arrest Two Brothers For Car Theft

The Nigeria Police, Ogun State command has nabbed two brothers for stealing a Toyota Camry in Lagos State. Officers of the force nabbed the suspects on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway while attempting to escape with the stolen car to Imo State. This was contained in a statement issued by SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, Police Public Relations Officer in the state on Thursday. Oyeyemi said that the suspects who were workers at a car wash, stole the car from a customer who took his car to them for washing.   He said, “Police in Ogun State on the 30th of November 2022 arrested two brothers, Emanuel Nwachukwu 28 years. and Sunday Nwachukwu 24 years, for stealing a Toyota Camry with registration number JJJ 661 GJ while on their way taking the said vehicle to Imo state. See Also: Polic...