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INEC rejects Ezekwesili’s withdrawal from presidential race

Presidential Candidate of ACPN, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili might be forced to retain her initial stance in the presidential race as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has turned down the withdrawal request which was announced hours ago.

Reacting to the sudden withdrawal of the race, less than a month before the 2019 general elections, the Electoral Body explained that it was acting on the Electoral Act which stipulates that a candidate would only withdraw from the race no less that 45 days to the date of elections.

As at the time of this report, Mrs. Ezekwesili is yet to react to the recent turn of events especially as her move has sparked mixed reactions from Nigerians with many questioning her motives for the action.

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E-Money: Kidnap victim reveals how was kidnapped and released for $2m

An Enugu-based politician, victim, Tochukwu Okeke, has narrated how a suspected kidnapper, Collins Ezenwa,AKA E-Money, kidnapped him and collected $2 million as ransom.

Okeke told Vanguard that E-Money and his gang abducted him at Nsukka area of Enugu State and kept him for six days before the ransom of $2 million (N700million), was paid for his released.

According to him, while in captivity, he informed his lawyers to sell one of his landed property in Enugu and he depleted his domiciliary account, which he said had funds he wanted to use in paying his children’s tuition fees in Canada.

Okeke said “That was not the first time I was kidnapped. I was kidnapped in 2013 in my house and the kidnappers took only N6 million from me and I was released. They didn’t torture or maltreat me the way E-Money and his boys did.

“However, after I was released, I...

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Buhari forwards new minimum wage of N27K to NASS

In what appears to be a means to put an end to the country's labour crisis, President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded a proposed New National minimum wage of N27,000 to the National Assembly.

Confirming this, the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu read President Buhari’s letter on the floor of the Senate during plenary.

The letter further noted that passing the bill on time would stabilize the economy as Nigerian workers have been looking towards solving the Labour crisis.

“Mr. Senate President, I hope if the bill is passed on time, it would stabilise the nation’s economy and avoid workers’ strike. ”

It will recalled that the National Council of State, a body of past and present leaders of Nigeria, approved the N27, 000 minimum wage at their meeting in the state house on Tuesday January 22nd.

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Tope Alabi, TY Bello release new video ‘Imolede’ from ‘The Spirit Of Light’ Album

Tope Alabi and songwriter/photographer TY Bello have finally released their 17-track joint album, ‘The Spirit Of Light’, which features hit track, Logan Ti O De!

They have released a new song and music video titled “Imole De” and it is off their The Spirit of Light album.

Watch below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NE6EQbWoveo

The duo had in November 2018 released a single titled “Logan Ti Ode” featuring George from the joint album.'Logan Ti Ode is a song that ministers about God’s Instant healing, blessing and wonders immediately he intervenes.

Sharing the testimony, TY Bello via Instagram wrote “In 2015, I began spontaneous worship sessions on Thursdays , the sessions were very simple .. just me and @davidnkennorand then @biggorgy making music for the audience of one .. Over the years I’ve had some amazing people join me in these sessions .. so Thursday’s are my favorite...

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