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Ben Ezechime, Enugu The current cash scarcity has continued to hit the residents of Enugu, capital of Enugu State in spite of efforts by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to end the scarcity. Ikengaonline investigation shows that poor transactions by banks and lack of notes have persisted in the city. In view of this, some residents have expressed worries over the situation. A visit to some of the banks shows huge number of customers on long queues to get access into the banks as the ATMs remain dry. In an interview, many bank customers expressed their frustrations over the chaotic situation in…

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Stephen Ukandu, Umuahia At least, 35 petitions have been filled by aggrieved candidates in the just-concluded national and state house of assembly elections in Abia State. Secretary of the panel, Belo Hassan, said that the petitions comprised nine from senatorial candidates and 26 from house of representatives. Hassan disclosed this in an interview with our Correspondent as the  Justice Halima Saleeman-led three-man panel began sitting Tuesday in Umuahia High Court. The panel during its maiden sitting entertained eight petitions. Other members of the panel include Justice Ani Ebong and Justice Mohammed Haruna. During Tuesday’s sitting, the tribunal granted order for…

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Ike Nnachi, Abakaliki The House of Representatives Member-elect for Ohaozara, Ivo and Onicha Federal Constituency, Nkemkamma Kama has waded into the security crisis in Ishiagu community, Ivo Local Government Area. Mr Kama, who won the House of Representatives election conducted on February 25 called on the people of the community to remain calm and law abiding. He was reacting to the protest by women of the community which later turned violent at the weekend. The peaceful protest over the insecurity in the community later turned violent leading to destruction of properties of the the Monarch of the community, Chairman of the Council and…

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Lawrence Nwimo, Awka The International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law (Intersociety), has reported that no fewer than 88 university professors and other experts have been found to be involved in the alleged rigging of the February 25 and March 18 general election. The group, in a special report made available to Newsmen recently, stated that among the alleged culprits were 50 top Nigerian university professors including 34 Vice Chancellors drawn from Federal, State and Private Universities across the country. The group which said it conducted an independent investigation over the election also accused 17 university professors among…

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Ike Nnachi, Abakaliki The Ebonyi State Election Petitions Tribunal on Tuesday, granted Mr Ifeanyi Odii of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) and Bernard Odoh of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), leave to inspect documents used by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the conduct of the March 18 governorship election. The permission was sequel to two separate ex parte applications filed by Odii and Odoh, who came second and third respectively in the governorship election won by Francis Nwifuru of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Ọdịị and Odoh are alleging substantial non-compliance with the Electoral Act 2022 in addition to violence and rigging which…

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. Says it’s not enough to return  stolen artefact and ignore citizens’ right to self determination Stephen Ukandu, Umuahia Bruce Fein, a United States lawyer and Special Counsel to the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has blamed the British Government for Nigeria’s upheavals including endless ethnic tensions as a result of lopsided administrative system she bequeathed to the country upon independence in 1960. Fein who stated this in a strongly-worded letter to the new British envoy to Nigeria Dr Richard Montgomery, argued that it is not enough for Britain to return Nigeria’s stolen artefact…

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 Our Reporter, New York The publisher of Peoples Gazette, Samuel Ogundipe, has said there were plans for the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, to secretly meet with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in London. Ogundipe made this known on Sunday during an interview with 90MinutesAfrica host, Rudolf Okonkwo. The Peoples Gazette had published the exclusive story last week, which many considered a huge scandal given the fact that the victory of Mr Tinubu is already being challenged by his opponents at the judiciary – an arm of government headed by Justice Ariwoola. However, the Supreme Court had denied that report…

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By Osmund Agbo Chaos and noise, Voices lost poise, Violence unrestrained, Change obstructed. Rigging and fraud, Will of people ignored, Leadership hijacked, Future brutally sacked. Weeping people, Torn dreams, Hopeless and feeble,
 Nonviolent change obstructed,
 To our shame, corrupted. INEC’s promises were once high, BIVAS and IREV, systems to try, Voter fraud to stop and deny, Nigeria’s future to fortify. But alas, the political class, Had different plans to amass, Voters intimidation with no class, INEC, their ally, a conspiring farce. BIVAS and IREV, just words,
 INEC and politicians, blurred,
 Truth and justice incurred,
 Hope…

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Stephen Ukandu, Umuahia World famous Economist and Nigeria’s two-time Minister for Finance, Kalu Idika Kalu, will be the Guest Speaker at this month’s Ikengaonline town hall scheduled for Thursday, March 30. The former presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, will speak on the topic, “Nigeria’s incoming Government: Prospects & Challenges.” According to a release by the Editor-in-Chief of the online platform, Uche Ugboajah, the virtual town hall meeting will start by 7: 00 pm West African time and end by 9:00 pm. Dr. Kalu Idika Kalu, 84, was also Minister for Budget and National Planning. The Ohafia, Abia…

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By Owei Lakemfa At the weekend, after my ear drums had been continuously assaulted for few weeks about how well the government has done, especially on security, my mind went back to one of its ‘success’ stories. The Tanko Salihu Islamic School is in Tegina, a densely populated town in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State. It runs a nursery, primary and junior secondary school. It also has Islamiyya and Hadda “The testimony” classes in the evenings and at weekends. On Sunday, May 30, 2021, bandits entered Tegina. In a guerrilla-style operation, they attacked the police station and went round…

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