Author: Vincent Osuwo

Zulum's son kills man during fight over woman at a nightclub

Umar Zulum Umara, the son of Borno State Governor Babagana Umara Zulum, has been arrested for killing a Chinese national following a brawl over a lady at an Indian nightclub.  Umara, a university student in New Delhi, allegedly shattered a bottle of alcoholic drink on the Chinese man who expressed interest in the same woman as the governor’s son. It was gathered that the incident happened two weeks ago, while Governor Zulum and the governors of Adamawa and Yobe states were in Pakistan, attending a post-insurgency workshop. A source close to the family told SaharaReporters that it was history repeating…

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PDP, APC supporters exchange gc_uunshots in Rivers

Members of the All Progressive Congress, APC, have promised to vote for Dr. Asue Ighodalo, the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2024 Edo State gubernatorial election. A member of the integrity group within the opposition APC, Emmanuel Odigie, said on Wednesday that substantial members of the party had pledged to vote for Ighodalo and his running mate, Osarodion Ogie, on account of their competence and preparedness to deliver good governance. Odigie claimed that removing the names of President Bola Tinubu and Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Nyesom Wike would not benefit the APC in the…

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Ini Dima-Okojie cries out over return of fibroid two years after surgery

Nollywood actress Ini Dima-Okojie has cried out over her health struggles as she announces the return of her fibroid despite undergoing surgery two years ago to have them removed. The actress originally learned about the illness in 2017 before getting a myomectomy procedure in 2022, which was an evasive treatment to remove fibroids and provided her with optimism until today. Ini took to Instagram to share how she began to notice the signs again, encouraging other women to get tested on time. Banky W undergoes fourth cancer surgery Ini has opted to try a different way of shrinking the fibroid…

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Edo: Philip Shaibu loses suit seeking Ighodalo’s disqualification

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, dismissed a suit seeking the disqualification of Asue Igbodalo as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the September 21 gubernatorial election in Edo State.  Justice James Omotosho ruled that the lawsuit filed by Philip Shaibu, the impeached Edo State deputy governor, lacked merit. Shaibu and others had petitioned the court to disqualify Ighodalo based on allegations that he faked his voter card. However, in his decision on Wednesday, Justice Omotosho ruled that the lawsuit was banned by statute. He emphasised that the claim, as a pre-election matter, was brought…

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Over 600,000 Nigerians sought asylum overseas under Buhari – Report

No fewer than 600,000 Nigerians filed for asylum in other countries between 2016 and 2023, under the administration of former President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari served as President from 2015 until 2023, when he was succeeded by President Bola Tinubu, who was sworn in on May 29, 2023, following his victory in the general elections that year. According to a report released on Wednesday, July 17, 2024, by Statisense, a data collection agency, 355,792 people sought refuge between 2016 and 2019, with 308,592 seeking asylum between 2020 and 2023. In 2016, 66,862 people applied for asylum, followed by 91,924 in 2017,…

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Tinubu: FG obtains over $751m loan from World Bank

The federal government obtained $751.88 million from the World Bank’s newly approved $1.5 billion loan. The loan for the Nigeria Reforms for Economic Stabilisation to Enable Transformation, Development Policy Financing Programme project was disbursed on June 28, 2024, according to documents obtained by Chronicle NG on Wednesday. This loan project is part of a larger $2.25 billion package approved by the World Bank for Nigeria on June 13, 2024, to boost the country’s economic stability and assist disadvantaged communities. The $1.5 billion loan consists of two distinct agreements between Nigeria and the World Bank: a $750 million International Development Association…

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Senator Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno South is vying to be Senate President

The leadership of the Labour Party has condemned, in totality, the sacking of Senator Ali Ndume’s as Chief Whip of the Senate on Wednesday.  Following his dismissal, Ndume was promptly replaced by Tahir Monguno, Senator for Borno North. The Senate replaced Ndume after receiving a directive to do so in a letter from the party’s National Chairman, Umar Ganduje, and National Secretary, Senator Bashir Ajibola. The Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, submitted the request to a voice vote, which was loudly supported by all APC senators. In a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday, LP’s National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh, expressed…

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Plateau School Collapse: Residents hold candle light procession in honour of late students

A candlelight procession in honour of the students who died in the Saint Academy School building collapse is currently ongoing in Jos, Plateau State. Chronicle NG reports that no fewer than 22 students of Saint Academy, Jos, Plateau, lost their lives following the collapse of their classrooms, a two-story building, on July 10, 2024. The collapsed classrooms, which trapped over 200 staff and students of the institution, threw the state in mourning, a development that led to the state government declaring a 3-day mourning period. In honour of the deceased, families, friends, and strangers assembled at the school premises to…

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Tinubu: FG obtains over $751m loan from World Bank

President Bola Tinubu has submitted to the Senate for examination and approval an N6.2 trillion injection into the N27.5 trillion 2024 budget. The President requested, in a letter read on the Senate floor by its President, Godswill Akpabio, during plenary on Wednesday, the withdrawal of N3.2 trillion from the Consolidated Revenue Fund for capital expenditures. In the second leg of the request, the President requested that another N3 trillion be withdrawn from the consolidated revenue fund for increased recurrent expenditure in the fiscal year ending December 31, 2024. According to the letter, Tinubu is also requesting an Act to alter…

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Edo: Philip Shaibu loses suit seeking Ighodalo’s disqualification

The Edo State House of Assembly has filed an appeal against Justice J. K. Omotosho’s decision of the Federal High Court in Abuja, which overturned the impeachment of Philip Shaibu, the state’s former deputy governor.  The Edo State Assembly has also requested a stay of execution on the ongoing appeal. On Wednesday, Justice Omotosho overturned Shuaibu’s impeachment as deputy governor of the state. While delivering judgement in the suit, Omotosho ordered Shaibu’s reinstatement to office because the state House of Assembly failed to follow due process in impeaching him. He also postponed the appointment of the new Edo State deputy…

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