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Breaking: FG extends Ja’afaru, prison boss’s tenure by one year

July 12, 2019 Editorial II 0

FG extends Ja’afaru, prison boss’s tenure by one year President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the extension of tenure of office of the Controller-General of the Nigeria Prisons Service, Ja’afaru Ahmed by one calendar year with effect from 21st July, 2019. A statement signed Friday in Abuja by the director of press Ministry of Interior, Mohammed Manga, said Ja’afaru whose tenure Read More

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S/Africa get 72 hours to fish out killers of Dr Elizabeth

July 12, 2019 Editorial II 0

The leadership of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has given the government of South African a seven day ultimatum to fish out the killer of the Deputy Director General, Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria, Dr. Elizabeth Ndubuzi, and other Nigerians killed this years or risk the destruction of it interest in Nigeria. The Council in a statement on Friday signed by Comrade Almustapha Read More

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Breaking: Tribunal rejects Bauchi APC’s data report, additional witnesses

July 12, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Bauchi State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has on Friday dismissed the application filed by lawyers of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and former Governor Mohammed Abubakar seeking to present a report of a data analyst who analysed the last governorship election results and additional witnesses. Chairman of the Tribunal who presides over the case Salihu Shuaibu dismissed the application Read More

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How N2tn mismanaged between 2007-2019 in Bauchi – Bala

July 12, 2019 Editorial II 0

Bauchi state governor Bala Mohammed has claimed that from May 2007 to May 2019, the previous administrations in the state, collected more than N2 trillion from the federation account in form of allocations and interventions ‘without commensurate projects.’ He made the claim on Friday while inaugurating members of a committee for recovery of government’s funds and properties allegedly looted by Read More

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Yobe flags-off distribution of transitional support package to 8,960 beneficiaries

July 12, 2019 Editorial II 0

Yobe state government has reiterated its willingness to partner with North-east Multi-Sectoral Crisis Recovery Project (MCRP) and other donour agencies to provide interventions to vulnerable communities affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in the state. Governor Mai Mala Buni represented by his deputy, Idi Barde Gubana disclosed Thursday at the flagging-off transitional support materials to 8,960 beneficiaries mostly women at Read More

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Armed robbers storm UI female hostel

July 12, 2019 Editorial II 0

Suspected armed robbers numbering about 10 on Friday morning invaded one of the female hostels in the University of Ibadan campus, Obafemi Awolowo hall. It was learnt that the armed robbers stormed the female hostel around 1.30 am operated in a commando-like invasion terrorising female students with guns and carted away many valuables belonging to the female students. Sources said  during Read More

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Northern group replies South-east govs, tasks FG to end intimidation of pastoralists

July 11, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has urged the federal government to take immediate measures to end harassment, intimidation, attacks and forceful ejection of pastoralists in Southern part of the country. The Coalition gave the advice in a statement signed by its Spokesman, Mr Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, in Abuja on Thursday. Suleiman added that the government should quickly address the issue Read More

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Makinde recovers 14 vehicles from ex-gov Ajumobi, others

July 11, 2019 Editorial II 0

Oyo state government on Thursday confirmed the recovery of 14 vehicles taken away by officials of the last administration. It was learnt that the vehicles were recovered from the former political office holders with the assistance of security agencies following the expiration of the ultimatum handed down by Governor Seyi Makinde within which the ex political office holders are to Read More

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Speak up on server controversy, Timi Frank urges Nigerians

July 11, 2019 Editorial II 0

A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has called on more Nigerians to come up with more credible evidence in their possessions that clearly show that the electoral umpire made use of server to transmit election result in the last presidential election. Frank while commending a former aide to Read More

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500 ‘Sara-suka’ thugs in Bauchi surrender weapons

July 11, 2019 Editorial II 0

Over 500 thugs known as ‘Yan Sara-suka’ in Bauchi have on Thursday surrendered and renounced their act of thuggery and criminality in the state. They officially surrendered their weapons to the state commissioner of police Habu Sani at a ceremony held at the state police headquarters. Addressing the repentant thugs, the commissioner of police explained that the repentance by the Read More

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CSO set to introduce politics clubs in schools

July 11, 2019 Editorial II 0

Project One Production (POP), a Civil Society Organisation (CSO), has disclosed plans to engage stakeholders in educational sector towards preparing grounds for introduction of Politics Clubs in secondary schools in the country. Its Executive Director, Mrs Bisayo Busari-Akinnadeju disclosed this Wednesday in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja. According to Busari-Akinnadeju the clubs are targeted at sensistising students Read More

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Kogi: Yahaya Bello beatable, 37 gov aspirants back indirect primary

July 11, 2019 Editorial II 0

Some 37 governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have expressed support for the use of indirect system for the forthcoming primary election in Kogi state. Some of the aspirants include: Adama Idris, Taiwo O. Mathias, Ojodomo Usman, Hon. Momoh Ismail, Ilemona Dan Sabo, Murtala Muhammed, Matifo Precious, Hon Adaji Ainoko and Irojah Femi among others. The aspirants said Read More

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Civil Defense sacks officer over murder, warns others

July 10, 2019 Editorial II 0

The management of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said it has sacked one Innocent Oshemi, a personnel of the corps over the alleged murder of a colleague and a Korean Nationale. Commandant General of the Corps, Abdullahi Gana, while warning other personnel, said on Wednesday at a press conference in Abuja that the murder of a fellow Read More

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Rights group protests epileptic power supply in Delta

July 10, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Young Nigerians Rights Organisation (YNRO) numbering over 200 have stormed Asaba Delta state capita in protest over the epileptic power supply by the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC). The Convener, Mr Victor Ojei, said that the protest was long over due saying that today was set aside to sensitise the docile public about their right to electricity and freedom from Read More

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Court remands 2 in Osun for attempt murder

July 10, 2019 Editorial II 0

A Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state capital, on Wednesday, remanded two persons, Hammed Yusuf (31) and Lekan Afolabi (27), for attempt murder. The accused persons were alleged to have attempted to kill one Emmanuel Ayodeji, when they hit him with iron rod and plank on his head and body. The police prosecutor, Mr Elisha Olusegun, told the court Read More

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NASC trains officers on seed tracking

July 10, 2019 Editorial II 0

The National Agriculture Seeds Council (NASC) has commenced training of officers on the use of the ‘National Seed Tracker’ in its bid to improve the seed system towards a sustainable food and nutritional security in the country. The three-day sensitisation and training workshop on operations and uses of ‘National Seed Tracker’ themed: New Methods in Seed Certification and Quality Assurance, Read More

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Tatari Ali Polytechnic donates tricycles to disabled students

July 10, 2019 Editorial II 0

As part of efforts to encourage its physically challenged students, the management of Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic (ATAP) Bauchi has donated tricycles to selected beneficiaries. Rector of the Polytechnic Dr Suleiman Lame while distributing the vehicles on Wednesday explained that they had so far given out 40 tricycles to disabled students free of charge with some financial support to enable Read More

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Why nutritional foods can save babies, mothers–CSO

July 10, 2019 Editorial II 0

Civil Society Scaling-up Nutrition in Nigeria, a Non governmental organization has said that consumption of foods that do not contain adequate nutrition is one of the causes of maternal and child mortality in the country. Chairperson advocacy steering committee of the Organization Mrs Aji Robbinson made the assertion on Wednesday during a meeting with stake holders on reducing maternal mortality Read More

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Rights group demands recall of Zamfara legislators

July 10, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Justice Initiative for the Disadvantaged and Oppressed Persons (JIDOP) has demanded a recall of legislators who emerged under controversial circumstances and against the will of the people in Zamfara State. The call was contained in a press statement signed by the Chairman, Board of Trustee of the organisation, Lawman Nzenwa,  stating that massive recall of legislators will give the Read More

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Buhari ‘ll soon commission ‘massive’ projects in Kogi- Yahaya Bello

July 10, 2019 Editorial II 0

Ahead of the November governorship election in Kogi state, governor Yahaya Bello on Wednesday picked his Expression of Interest and Nomination forms, with a promise that President Muhammadu Buhari would in a matter of weeks be in the state to commission a number of projects. Speaking with newsmen at the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) shortly after Read More

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Atiku’s witnesses: APC, BMO in panic mood, says group

July 10, 2019 Editorial II 0

A pro-democracy group on the platform of Justice Vanguard (JV) has said that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) are now in panic mood following some of the revelations coming of the ongoing presidential election tribunal sitting in Abuja. The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar is challenging the outcome Read More

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APC slams N11m nomination fee on women, physically challenged gov aspirants

July 9, 2019 Editorial II 0

Ahead of the November 16 kogi and Bayelsa states governorship elections, female and physically challenged governorship aspirants on the platform of governing All progressive Congress (APC) are expected to pay a total sum of N11.2 million to procure the Expression of Interest and Nomination forms. Our correspondent reports that it is the first time female and physically challenged members are Read More

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Oyo Assembly okays dissolution of LG chairmen, OYSIEC, others

July 9, 2019 Editorial II 0

Members of the Oyo State House of Assembly yesterday endorsed the dissolution of the Local Government (LG) chairmen and chairmen of the Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs), in the state. The lawmakers at their sitting in Ibadan described the conduct of elections into the 33 Local Government Areas and 35 Local Council Development Areas by the Oyo State Independent Electoral Read More

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Burglary: Man, 30, bags 30 months jail in Osun

July 9, 2019 Editorial II 0

A 30-year-old man, Kareem Mojeed, has been sentenced to two and half years imprisonment by an Osogbo Magistrate Court for house breaking and stealing. The convict was arraigned on a 3 count charges bordering on conspiracy, burglary and stealing. He was said to have committed the crime on July 2, 2019, at about 10:00 pm at Okinni. The convict was Read More