PAMELA EBOH, Awka
As Anambra State National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal prepares to resume process with the inaugural sitting billed for Wednesday, 21st April, doubts are still rife over the smooth running of the process following the ongoing strike action embarked upon by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN since February.
EBOJELE AKHERE PATRICK, Benin
The Edo House of Assembly Monday adopted its business calendar of 24 days for the fourth session, and the last quarter of the fifth assembly.
The majority leader of the assembly, Hon Philip Shaibu who presented the calendar before the house at the first plenary after the general elections, said the assembly would sit for nine days in April and 15 days in May.
AMAECHI PERCY ONYEJEKWE, Awka
A group, Opportunity is Given International (OGI), has tasked the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, on job creation through harnessing the untapped natural resources in the country.
The coordinator of OGI, Comrade Chimbo Obieze, stated this in an address at a seminar on youth empowerment organized by the group in Onitsha, Anambra State yesterday.
CHINEDU WOSU, Yenagoa
Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers clothed in Mobile Police uniforms invaded the private home of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan aides located in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital and looted valuable items .
The victim, Dr. Waripamowei Dudufa, Senior Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs to President Jonathan, is a native of Kolokuma/ Opokuma local government Area in Bayelsa state.
AHMED MARI, Maiduguri
The Senator Representing Southern Borno at the Red Chamber of National Assembly, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume has said the people of the North-east more especially people of Borno and Yobe states deserve to produce the next president of the Senate or the Speaker of the House of Representative.
No fewer than 60 persons were feared killed at the weekend in a bloody communal crisis between Ologba and Egba communities of Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State.
The latest crisis which left many with varying degrees of injury was a suspected fallout of a lingering dispute between the fishing communities over the ownership of a fishing pond in the area.
VICTOR OGUNJE, ADO EKITI
The 19 All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers in the Ekiti State House of Assembly have reacted to the Sunday inciting broadcast by Governor Ayodele Fayose urging Ekiti people to rise against the lawmakers who he alleged were planning to resume their legislative duties on Monday (today).
Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) has extended its Community Health Insurance Scheme (CHIS) to Anambra State with the recent launch of the initiative at the Iyi-Enu Mission Hospital.
EBOJELE AKHERE PATRICK, Benin
FORMER Minister of State for Works, Chris Osa Ogiemwonyi, has charged the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, to investigate official activities of the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke, for her dismal performance.
…Threaten nude protest against FG
AKOR SYLVESTER, Abuja
Ahead of the re-run of the Taraba State governorship election scheduled for April 25th between the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Sen. Aisha Jummai Alhassan and the candidate of the Peoples Democractic Party (PDP) Arc. Dairius Ishiaku, two women groups have appealed for transparency and neutrality of both the security agencies and officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC over the result.