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NYSC cries out over fake redeployment agents

February 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has cried out over continuous increase in the online advertisement claiming to specialise in deployment and redeployment of corps members to the state of their choice. In a statement signed by its coordinator, South-west area office, Mr Emmanuel Attah, the NYSC stated that such activities being currently circulated online in a soft copy Read More

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Bayelsa poll: Again, APC, PDP trade words

October 16, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed allegation by Governor Seriake Dickson claiming it plans to form “a government of criminals and cultists” in the state. Dickson had made the claim on Monday in Yenagoa at the inauguration of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship election campaign team. However, in a statement Wednesday, the state chapter of APC dismissed the Read More

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Court jails 3 for impersonation

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan has sentenced three persons to prison terms for impersonation. The trio, who were found guilty of criminal impersonation, were Augustine Ekeson, Obinna Ureahi Ifeanyi and Osho Olalekan Micheal. They were convicted in cases filed against them by the Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. After considering the facts of Read More

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AbdulRazaq reacts to abduction of 6 Kwarans along Kaduna -Abuja road

September 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Kwara state Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has called on the police to intensify efforts to free the six Kwarans who were abducted at the weekend along Abuja-Kaduna expressway way on their way to Kaduna. This was contained in a statement by his media spokesman, Rafiu Ajakaye.  “We urge the police and other security agencies to do everything possible to free these Read More

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Insecurity: Kaduna security council stops checkpoints along Kaduna highways

September 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Kaduna state Security Council has outlawed checkpoints on Kaduna-Abuja, Kaduna-Zaria and Kaduna-Birnin Gwari highways, while urging motorists who come across such checkpoints to see and treat it as illegal.  Speaking against the backdrop of incessant kidnapping and banditry along the Kaduna – Birnin Gwari and Kaduna – Abuja highways, which is making in-road into Kaduna – Zaria highway following the Read More

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Anambra disbands tricycle operators’ union

August 29, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Anambra state government has disbanded all tricycle operators union in the state, and inaugurated a new body called Unified Tricycle Owners and Riders (UTORASS).The UTORASS chairman, Comrade Sylvester Obiora, who disclosed this in an interview, said the unions were banned due to infighting, cultism, illegal and multiple collections of revenues and tolls.Obiora called on keke operators to abide by the Read More

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Remediating Ogoniland in the face of mounting insecurity

August 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Recently, there have been increasing cases of insecurity in Ogoniland which Hydrocarbon Pollution and Remediation Project (HYPREP) says will not deter the federal government from going ahead with its remediation plan for communities which has been devastated for decades by oil spills, HELEN OJI reports.Background Hydrocarbon pollution and remediation Project (HYPREP) was set up by the federal government to determine the Read More

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How AMCON’s jumbo debtors impoverish Nigeria

August 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

In countries where every citizen is equal before the law, those who take bank loans and refuse to pay back are regarded as criminals and treated as such. They are either in jail or are hiding under bridges.   The reverse is the case in Nigeria. Those who collected bank loans and refuse to pay live in luxury apartments and Read More

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No apologies over Dumburum air strikes –Yari

April 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara has said the government would not apologise over the alleged killing of villagers in the state during bombardment of suspected bandits’ camps in Dumburum village in Zurmi local government area of the state. The governor made the statement when a 7-man investigation team on the matter visited him at his Talata-Mafara private residence. He said Read More

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Customs seeks border communities cooperation on smuggling

January 29, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has called for the cooperation of border communities in the fight against smuggling. The Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd), made the call at a news conference to mark International Customs Day (ICD) in Abuja. The World Customs Organisation (WCO) dedicates every January 26 for the celebration and improvement of efficiency in the Read More

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Mixed reactions trail Danjuma’s call for self-defence-Voxpop

March 28, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  T.Y Danjuma is right It’s high time we started telling ourselves the truth in this country. The statement from T.Y Danjuma is a good one because somebody needs to tell the government the truth. Since the government of Buhari came into power, there has been a lot of bad things happening in this country, especially in the north, and Read More

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NAFDAC warns on carbide-ripened fruits

March 27, 2018 Editorial IV 0

National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned the public to shun consumption of fruits ripened with calcium carbide. The agency gave the warning yesterday in Abuja in a statement issued by its management, saying that dangerous effects of carbide-ripened fruits include cancer and other illnesses. According to the management, consuming such fruits can also cause Read More

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Insecurity: IGP approves marine police base in Edo

March 26, 2018 Editorial IV 0

As part of efforts aimed at checkmating the incessant cases of kidnapping and armed robbery, Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has approved a marine Police base in Edo state. Besides the Marine Police base which would be located in Gelegele, other outposts will be created along waterways and creeks in the state. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Babatunde Kokumo, Read More

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UK plans to transfer Nigerian prisoners to Kirikiri

March 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Britain will build a new wing in a Nigerian prison so that it can transfer Nigerian prisoners there, the government in London has announced. Reuters reports that the new wing will be built at Kirikiri Prison in Lagos. The new 112-bed wing, which will cost 700,000 pounds ($973,000) and be compliant with United Nations standards, will make it easier for Read More

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Herdsmen offensive and our collective indecision By Rowland Odegboh

February 19, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  There is seldom anybody who will claim that mass death still evokes shudder in Nigerians. Not since the emergence of the vicious Boko Haram suicides, and more recently the bumbling, but ruthless, herdsmen. Both have exposed Nigerians to unqualified goriness that has robbed them of the shock of carnage. Before this time, mass death was not a common occurrence Read More

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Jigawa crime rate on the increase – NSCDC

January 10, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Bayo Alabira Dutse Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Jigawa state chapter, Muhammad Abdu Durumin Iya has said the crime rate in 2017 was too high compared to that of 2016. He stated that the command recorded 1,204 cases of both civil and criminal offences in 2017, compared to 777 in 2016, stressing that every market day Read More

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Obaseki demands EFCC probe of NFLL 244m ‘fraud’

November 24, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Former chairman of the Nigeria Football League Limited, Chief Oyuki Obaseki has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to unravel the mystery behind the Club Owners fraudulent squandering of N244 million broadcast right funds paid to the Nigeria Football League Limited by Tota lPromotions recently. The club owners conspired among themselves and shared the money even at Read More

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Army raids criminal hideout in Rivers, arrests 2 women

November 22, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Musa Umar Bologi Abuja Troops of 6 Division Nigerian Army on Monday raided hideout of the Igwedibia Johnson, aka Don Waney, criminal gang in Rivers state and arrested seven of its members, including two women. The gang is known for its militancy, cultism activities, kidnapping and illegal bunkering in Rivers state, according to spokesperson of 6 Division, Nigerian Army, Read More