Split in Kaduna APC as group kicks against indirect primaries

The exemption of Kaduna State from among the states where the All Progressives Congress (APC) will select their candidates for the 2019 general elections has been frowned at by a group, Kaduna State APC Aspirants and Stakeholders Forum. The angry group, which rejected the decision of the party’s national executive led by Comrade Adams Oshiomhole,…

Funds threaten Lagos Open tennis

Organisers of the 2018 Lagos Open tennis championships are making frantic efforts to source money to host the tournament. The ITTF- approved tournament is scheduled to hold from September 29 to October 13 at the Lagos Tennis Club, Onikan Lagos. The PUNCH correspondent learnt that the event, formerly known as the Governor’s Cup Lagos Tennis,…

High court sets aside Okorocha-sponsored impeachment of deputy gov Madumere

Governor Rochas Okorocha’s clear plot that saw the recent impeachment of his deputy, Eze Madumere, by the state House of Assembly has suffered a setback. This came as an Owerri High Court presided over by Justice Benjamin Iheaka, on Tuesday declared the impeachment of the deputy governor invalid and of no legal effect. Imo indigenes…

C’River govt, workers lock horns over deduction for biofuel cookers, solar lamps

CIVIL/PUBLIC servants in Cross River State are at daggers drawn with the state government over a planned compulsory deduction of N25, 200 – N55,456 from their salaries depending on the classification of workers for the purchase of Biofuel Cookers and Solar Lamps. Besides unverified claim that fumes emitting from the biofuel cooker was unsafe, the…

First class graduates, other protesters accuse Chevron of enslavement

Some trainees of Chevron Nigeria Limited have protested against what they described as enslavement by the management of the company. The men and women, who marched on the Lekki-Ajah Expressway, Lagos, alleged that Chevron wasted more than five years of their lives by promising those jobs which they never got. They also alleged that instead…

Angered by rejection of Port Harcourt, Wike questions PDP presidential aspirants commitment to restructuring

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has questioned the commitment of presidential aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who are opposed to holding the National Convention of the party in Port Harcourt, to their campaign for restructuring. The governor, who is obviously angry by the opposition of some of the aspirants to having the October…