SHOCKING: Gorilla Swallows N6.8M In Kano Zoo

A gorilla has been accused of swallowing the N6.8 million in the Kano Zoological Gardens, according to BBC. A finance officer at Kano Zoological Gardens has claimed that a gorilla swallowed N6.8 million that went missing under their watch. The finance officer, according to radio station in the state, Freedom Radio, said the gorilla “sneaked into their office” and carted away the money before swallowing it. The money was generated from tourists who visited the zoo during the Eid celebrations. The managing director of the zoo, Umar Kobo, confirmed that…

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Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Saturday morning

Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers 1. The Religious Preaching Regulation law, 1984, before the Kaduna State House of Assembly seeking substitution, was on Friday passed into law The bill, which purpose is to regulate religious preaching in Kaduna State with a view of promoting religious harmony and peaceful co-existence amongst the residents of the state was brought to the House since 2016. 2. A Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to issue Certificate of Return to Rochas Okorocha…

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Presidential Result: 44-0 Buhari Defeats Atiku In All 44 LG In Kano

Results for the 44 LGAs in Kano have been announced and Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), did not secure a single win in the state. President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has won in all the Local Government Areas of Kano State, according to the result of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Results for the 44 LGAs in Kano have been announced and Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), did not secure a single win in the…

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OBO Rocks Shorts To Government House In Port-Harcourt, Meets Wike (Photos)

Super-Star Musician, David Adeleke popularly called Davido has instituted a talent hunt show for artistes based in Rivers State. The musician also stated that he will work for the re-election of Governor Wike whom he described as his godfather. Speaking on Sunday at the Government House Port Harcourt after he visited the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Davido noted that the show was in line with his discussions with the State Government to support upcoming artistes. He said noted that he was in Port Harcourt for a musical show…

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BREAKING NEWS: Atiku Wins PDP Presidential Ticket (See Result Details)

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Sunday emerged the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP for the 2019 presidential election. Atiku came top ahead of 11 other aspirants at the end of the party’s presidential nomination convention. He polled about 1,500 more than the combined votes of all the other aspirants. He was followed by Governor Aminu Tambuwal who polled 693 votes and Senate President Bukola Saraki who polled 317 votes. PDP Presidential candidates Complete Result The voided votes are 68 Jonah Jang scored 19 votes Datti Baba Ahmed…

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IT HAS NOT BEEN SMOOTH-SAILING FOR NIGERIA BUHARI ADMITS

Posted by phillyyoung on October 3 by 2:00am Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday admitted that it had not been smooth-sailing for Nigeria. He, however, said Nigeria was prepared to help South Sudan to stabilise politically and economically. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, the President spoke while receiving a Special Envoy of the South Sudanese President, Mr Ezekiel Gatkuoth, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Buhari noted that the two countries had a lot in common in the area…

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Nigeria needs an educated President, says Dickson

PHILLYYOUNG 27 SEP 2018 Simon Utebor, Yenagoa Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State says Nigeria is in need of a highly educated and competent President. Dickson noted that the time had come for Nigeria to be led by a visionary leader, a nation builder and a democrat. A statement by the Special Adviser, Media Relations to the Governor, Mr Fidelis Soriwei, quoted the governor as making the comment while playing the host to a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party and Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, and members…

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Police arrest fraudster for threatening to kill Atiku

27 SEP 2018 Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The police have arrested a 43-year-old fraudster, Augustus Akpan, for allegedly threatening to kill former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and his family if he failed to withdraw from the presidential race. The force spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, said Akpan from Edemaya village, Ikot Abasi Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, sent threat messages to Atiku, his wife and daughter. The suspect allegedly threatened to rape Atiku’s wife, Jennifer and daughters, Fatima and Maryam if the Peoples Democratic…

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Osun election: nollywood actress ireti Doyle speaks on Davido’s active involvement

Nollywood actress, Iretiola Doyle has spoken on Davido’s active involvement in the politics of Osun state in the past few weeks. Davido, whose uncle is the standard bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the yet to be concluded governorship election in the state, has been a strong youth mobiliser for the opposition party. However, Mrs Doyle said if Nigerians had demonstrated a similar passion and fervour in politics as Davido, the nation would have escaped the political and socio-economic doldrums it has found itself in present times. She…

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Revealed! Why Ooni Of Ife Did Not Vote In The Osun Governorship Election

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, did not vote because he sees all the governorship candidates in Osun State as his subjects, his aides have said. The Lowa Adimula of Ife, High Chief Adekola Adeleye, who said he is the Ooni’s second in command “to the left”, explained that the Ooni cannot be seen to be taking sides with any of the candidates. There is a polling unit by the Ooni’s palace, but he did not come out to vote. “It’s not good for the Ooni to vote…

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Osunvt:Party Agents Caught Sharing N2000 To Voters (Watch Video)

Two agents of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in Polling Unit 2, Ward 2 of Ayedaade Local Government Area have been caught on camera sharing money to voters. The polling unit is situated in St Paul’s Primary School, One Church Area, Gbongan. Moshood Adeoti, a former Secretary to the State Government, is the candidate of the ADP in the election. He is considered one of the front runners in the election. The agents, whose name could not be immediately ascertained, were the final points of contact for voters who cast…

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2019 Elections: I Will Win PDP Presidential Ticket — Senator Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki has said he is sure of emerging the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the party’s October 6 primary. He stated that his desire to become Nigeria’s President is not just an ambition but a reality. He, therefore, enjoined Nigerians to stop President Muhammadu Buhari’s plan to continue in office beyond 2019. Saraki stated that “voting out Buhari is the only way to ensure national unity and security”. The Senate President was in Owerri, the Imo State capital, to meet with PDP stakeholders…

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PDP Speaks On Why Saraki, Atiku, Tambuwal Won’t Be Screened Yet!

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has explained why it is yet to constitute a panel that will screen its presidential aspirants. Many of the aspirants who have purchased the party’s presidential and expression of interest forms are said to be waiting for the naming of the panel. Among the aspirants who have picked the forms are a former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar; a former Governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso; Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal; and the Governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwambo. Also…

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Nawa o!! Lagos Residents Sleep At INEC Office Over Voter Registration

Some residents in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State have lamented hardship in obtaining their Permanent Voter Cards from the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission. They urged the electoral body to further decentralize the registration centers to ease the process of obtaining the PVCs. PUNCH Metro gathered that some residents left their houses as early as 4 am, while others slept at INEC office in the Government Residential Area, T.O.S. Benson Road, Ikorodu, in order to be among the first group to be attended to. A 60-year-old resident,…

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Saraki Defection: Why We Are Glad Saraki, Others Left – APC

The Kwara State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has expressed gladness over the defection of the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, from the ruling party to the Peoples Democratic Party. In a statement released in Abuja on Thursday by its Chairman, Hon. Bashir Omolaja Bolarinwa, the party described the defection of Saraki, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed and members of the State House of Assembly as one cleansing process that will give peace to the party. The statement read, “Senator Bukola Saraki has caused more headaches for this party than…

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BREAKING: APC Spokesman, Bolaji Abdullahi Confirms Exit From Party

Bolaji Abdullahi has officially resigned as the National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Despite insisting he would not leave the ruling party through the backdoor on Tuesday night, Abdullahi took to his Twitter page to confirm his exit on Wednesday. “In view of recent political developments in the country and within the All Progressives Congress (APC), I have decided to resign my position as the National Publicity Secretary as well as my membership of the party with effect from today. “In the last few days, I have…

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Kwara’s Chief Of Staff Granted Bail Over Offa Bank Robbery

A High Court sitting in Ilorin, Kwara State Tuesday granted interim to the Chief of Staff to the Kwara State Governor, Yusuf Abdulwahab. Abdulwahab was granted interim bail in the sum of N10 million with two sureties each in like sum. The court ruled that the sureties must be persons of means and should swear to an affidavit of means and deposit to the court their respective certificates of occupancy of house or land located anywhere in Kwara State. Abdulwahab is currently being held in police custody in Abuja since…

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At Last!!! Bukola Saraki Finally Opens Up About Leaving Buhari And APC

The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki has said that his chances of leaving President Muhammadu Buhari’s ruling party are “very, very high”. Bukola Saraki made the comments to Reuters hours after 15 senators from Buhari’s All Progressives Congress (APC) party defected. On Tuesday, 14 senators left APC. While 12 joined the PDP, two others joined the African Democratic Congress (ADC). Senators that joined the PDP are: Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso (Kano); Rafiu Ibrahim (Kwara); Shaba Lafiagi (Kwara); Bayero Nafada (Gombe); Ubale Shittu (Jigawa); Dino Melaye (Kogi); Abdullahi Danbaba (Sokoto);…

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“Don’t Push Me” – Saraki On Dumping APC

Senate President Bukola Saraki returned to the waiting hands of large crowd of supporters who welcome him to Ilorin, his hometown, yesterday, 10 days after the Supreme Court cleared him of allegations of false asset declaration instituted against him by the Federal Government. As early as 6:35am, supporters of the senate president had besieged the Ilorin International Airport and adjoining surroundings to await his arrival. Motorists and other road users had hectic time on the Ilorin-Ogbomosho Road as Saraki’s supporters lined both sides of the road; with vehicles stretching for…

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