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Sunday, 10 January 2016

Poland summons German ambassador over politicians' comments

Building of Polish public TV (file photo 4 January)The Polish foreign ministry has criticised German politicians for what it calls "anti-Polish" comments but has given no details of which ones.

However, both the German president of the European Parliament and the German EU commissioner have been sharply critical of Poland's new government.

The German ambassador has been summoned to the Polish foreign ministry.

The conservative and staunchly Catholic Law and Justice party won elections in October with a majority.

It became the first party to be able to govern alone since democracy was restored to Poland in 1989.

A newly enacted media law gives control of Polish public radio and TV to a national media council close to the government.

Analysis: Bayelsa poll: The drama of how Dickson won

Gov DicksonHISTORY beckons on incumbent Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa after the keenly contested governorship election in the predominantly riverine state.

Dickson, fondly called ‘Countryman Governor’ had maintained a commanding lead in the state governorship election since December 5, 2015 when he clinched six out of the seven councils in the results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC. His victory dance was, however, put in abeyance pending the conclusion of the election in units and constituencies that election results were not produced on December 5.

Arms scandal: Osoba group disowns Falae over N100m donation

Olusegun Osoba
ABEOKUTA—The Social Democratic Party, SDP, in Ogun State has broken its silence over the controversial N100 million allegedly collected  by its National Chairman, Chief Olu Falae from the former Chairman Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,, Chief Tony Anenih, saying, contrary to Falae’s claims of distributing the money to state chapters of the party, it did not get any money from him

RRS nab 11 over National Theatre attacks

ARRESTED: Some of the suspects arrested in connection with the robberies at the National Theatre and Ijora area of Lagos State.
LAGOS—Operatives of the Rapid Respond Squad, RRS, of the Lagos State Police Command, weekend, arrested 11 suspected members of a robbery gang that specialized in attacking fun seekers at the National Theatre and other parts of Ijora area of the state.
ARRESTED: Some of the suspects arrested in connection with the robberies at the National Theatre and Ijora area of Lagos State.

IPOB raises alarm over deteriorating health of Nnamdi Kanu

POB potesters grounding Onitsha, the commercial city of Anambra State, South-east Nigeria, during their 1 Million March, to call for the immediate release of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu. Kanu was arrested by the Department of State Services, DSS, on his way into Nigeria from UKWorried by  the deteriorating health of its incarcerated leader and Director of Radio Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, in the cell of the Department of State Service, DSS, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has raised an alarm, accusing the  DSS of denying him medical treatment several times, claiming that attempts by his doctors to attend to him  have been  rebuffed by the DSS.
Addressing newsmen, yesterday, in Nnewi, IPOB  Media and Publicity Officer, Mr. Emma Powerful alleged that the Federal Government through the DSS has perfected plans to systematically kill Kanu in the DSS  cell by denying him   doctors’ attention and subjecting him to torture on daily basis.