March 25, 2019

* INEC working with ruling party to rig polls, says Secondus * Ortom to name school after late Ochanya

*  INEC working with ruling party to rig polls, says Secondus                  * Ortom to name school after late Ochanya



INEC working with ruling party to rig polls says Secondus

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman Prince Uche Secondus has accused Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of working in conjunction with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to rig the 2091 elections. He cautioned INEC to ensure credible elections in 2019. Secondus warned that any attempts to manipulation the election would be a recipe for crisis and that INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu would be held accountable. The PDP chairman, who spoke in Abuja yesterday while receiving Election team of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), added that history would be unkind to the INEC Chairman, if he failed to conduct free and fair elections next year.

Ortom to name school after late Ochanya

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Wednesday said he had directed the Executive Secretary of the  State Universal Basic Education Board, Philip Attachin, to give the school in the country home of late Elizabeth Ochanya a facelift. Ortom, who stated this during an interaction with journalists in Makurdi, added that the school would be named after the girl. Recall that the 13-year-old Elizabeth Ochanya died of complications arising from the rape allegedly carried out by a father and son. “I have instructed the SUBEB boss to give a facelift to the LGEA primary school, Ogene Amejo in Okpokwu local government area where the late Ochanya who was allegedly raped by her uncle and son had her primary education.

Buhari, Guinea Bissau President in a closed-door meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is meeting behind closed doors with the Guinea Bissau President, Jose Mario Vaz at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. President Vaz arrived State House at 11 pm and was received by President Buhari who took him straight to his office.

 WHO: 420m People Have Diabetes

No fewer than 420 million adults have diabetes, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said, adding that the number has been increasing steadily over the last three decades. WHO said in its  Global Report on Diabetes that the global prevalence of adult diabetes has nearly quadrupled since 1980. The UN health agency, therefore, called on people to “eat healthily, be physically active and avoid excessive weight gain”. Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces, which leads to an increased concentration of glucose in the blood

NECO adjusts 2018 SSCE date

The National Examinations Council (NECO) yesterday announced a change in date of its November/December 2018 Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (SSCE). The test, earlier scheduled for November 15, now holds on the 19th of this month. The adjustment was contained in a statement issued by its Acting Registrar, Mr. Abubakar Gana, in Abuja. The body regrets any inconveniences the alteration might have caused candidates. “Candidates are hereby requested to download the new examination timetable on the NECO website –,” the statement advised.

Offa Bank Robbery: 5 Suspects Arraigned in Court

Five persons suspected to be involved in the April 5th, 2018 bank robbery and killings in Offa, Kwara State were yesterday arraigned before an Ilorin Magistrate Court. The court held that the Offa robbery suspects have case to answer. Earlier, the Kwara State Police command OC Legal, Kunle Iwalaiye said the case was for mention and consideration of the Kwara State director of Public Prosecution (DPP)’s letter. Mr Iwalaiye added that the suspects had cases to answer in the DPP’s advice AUST/LED14/V140/1457/738 and dated 11th of November, 2018.

Rohr eyes another ‘ticket with a match to spare’

Super Eagles Gaffer, Gernot Rohr is dreaming a second feat on-the-bounce of qualifying Nigeria’s Super Eagles for a major championship with a match to spare. The former Germany defender equalled a 20 –year old record when he led the three-time African champions to earn a slot at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals after a 1-0 defeat of Zambia in Uyo on 10th October 2017 scripted Nigeria’s name on the roster for Russia ahead of final match day. Victory over South Africa in Johannesburg on Saturday will earn Rohr worthwhile space in Nigerian Football’s history, alongside a young, ambitious squad that has grown in confidence after featuring at the World Cup and winning all three competitive games after that, scoring 10 goals and conceding only two.

 Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty in Khashoggi murder case

Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor has said he is seeking the death penalty for five out of 11 suspects charged with the murder of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi, a critic of Saudi policy, was killed in the country’s Istanbul consulate on 2 October after a struggle by a lethal injection dose and his body was dismembered and taken out of the building, the prosecutor said on Thursday.

Raab and McVey’s resignations spark a chain reaction

The resignations of two secretaries of state will prompt fears Theresa May could lose more cabinet ministers in the coming hours. Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab had failed to publicly back the agreement since it was struck earlier this week. In his resignation letter, he said he cannot support the deal because of the implications for Northern Ireland and also because of the so-called backstop, which would be triggered if no agreement on the future trading relationship can be reached.

Iceland president admits he went ‘too far’ after calling for pineapple pizza ban

Iceland’s president has admitted he went “too far” when he said he disliked pineapple pizza and wanted to ban it from the Nordic country.  Gudni Johannesson’s comments two years ago sparked an international debate about the popular Hawaiian pizza, which was reportedly invented by a Canadian restaurateur in the 1960s.  Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, weighed in at the time, tweeting his support for the “delicious Southwestern Ontario creation” and saying he was a member of “#TeamPineapple”.

Sky TV slashes prices and throws in free 4K LG TV in all-new Black Friday deal

Black Friday may still be more than a week out, but Sky isn’t hanging around for the day itself to roll-out its killer satellite television deals. The UK broadcaster has unveiled a stellar new bundle ideal for those looking to make sure they have the pick of the crop when it comes to Christmas television and movies. Not only does the new Sky Q bundle include access to 300 satellite channels, including Sky Atlantic, Comedy Central, MTV, National Geographic, Discovery, VICE, and more. There’s also Sky Cinema, which boasts more than a thousand on-demand titles, as well themed live movie channels, like Sky Cinema Christmas HD. Sky has also bundled its Ultimate On Demand add-on, which includes 500 on-demand box sets from Sky, with the likes of Game Of Thrones and Westworld, as well as access to the complete library on Netflix in full High Definition.

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