Author Archives: Chinonye Ndeokwelu-Okeke

Alleged falsification: Ikpeazu challenges Justice Abang’s ruling

Alleged falsification: Ikpeazu challenges Justice Abang’s ruling

The Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has filed an appeal against Monday’s judgment of a Federal High Court in Abuja which removed him from ‎office. He was removed over alleged falsification of tax receipts. The Governor, in a notice of appeal filed by Chief Adegboyega Awomolo, SAN, raised five grounds of appeal upon

Two suicide bombers blow themselves up in Borno

Two suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers have blown themselves up near Sulemanti Mosque in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, in Northeast Nigeria. The Borno State police command explained that the suspects strapped with Improvised Explosive Devices targeted the mosque in Sulemanti. According to the Police command, the bombs went off prematurely, killing the two

We will improve on voter education ahead 2019 general elections – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday said it would adopt strategic measures that would boost voter education in the country, ahead of 2019 general elections. INEC’s Director of Publicity and Voter Education, Mr Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, stated this in Abuja in an interview with newsmen at the sidelines of opening of a three-day workshop

Sheriff got paid to manipulate Edo PDP- Ize-Iyamu Campaign Organization

The Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu Campaign Organisation on Thursday disclosed that it got political intelligence report that some external political investors in Edo State had channelled N2.6 billion to Senator Modu Sheriff. This, according to the organization was aimed at creating confusion in the on-going process leading to September 10 governorship. A statement signed by the

NEMA promises improved feeding of Bama IDPs

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says the poor nutrition state of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Bama will soon improve. The Northeast Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, Mr Mohammed Kannar, said this on Thursday . Speaking on Thursday during a phone interview to Channels Television, Mr Kannar said the agency was working with other

Reps to investigate proposed auctioning of 2.6GHz spectrum by NCC

The House of Representatives on Thursday mandated its Committee on Telecommunications to investigate the proposed auctioning of 2.6GHz spectrum by the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC). The investigation is also geared towards averting the large job losses that might occur in the telecommunication sector if the 2.6GHz spectrum is auctioned. This step followed a motion brought

FAAC distributes N305.1bn to FG, States, LGs

A total of N305.12 bn has been distributed to the federal, state and local governments for the month of May. At the end of the Federal Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) meeting on Wednesday night, the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, stated that the distributed amount was 23.62 billion Naira higher than what was doled

Senate suspends Ambassadorial Nominees’ Screening

The screening of 47 ambassadorial nominees at the Nigerian Senate has been put on hold following what the federal lawmakers call irregularities in the nomination process. The Senate suspended the screening on Wednesday after Senator Joshua Dariye raised a motion under matters of urgent national importance alleging the non-inclusion of the names of competent persons