Ebonyi govt gives reasons for demolishing church building

November 2, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The Commissioner for Capital City Development, Ebonyi state, Onyekachi Nwebonyi Tuesday gave reasons why the Ministry demolished a church, Evangelical Church of West Africa,(ECWA) in Abakaliki the state capital. Nwebonyi explained that demolition of the church became necessary after the pastor in charge of the church refused  to adhere to the capital city master plan. Nwebonyi who disclosed this while briefing Read More

Jigawa constructed 19 roads worth N23.015bn in 2018-Commissioner

October 28, 2021 Muhammad Alabira 0

Jigawa state government constructed 19 roads worth N23.015 billion covering 262.18 kilometres long across the 27 local government areas of the state in 2018, the Commissioner of Works, Aminu Usman has said. Speaking at the Weekly Media Engagement Forum organised by the Correspondent Chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Jigawa state chapter, Usman said among the roads constructed in Read More

Tax: Plateau lands commissioner gives APC 30 day ultimatum

October 26, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Plateau State Ministry of Lands survey and town planning, has issued 30 days ultimatum to the secretariat of All Progressives Congress (APC) to settle its unpaid ground rates and other land levies. The ministry’s task force on internally generated revenue, led by the Commissioner, Hon. Yakubu Dati, said the secretariat situated at Erewarewa House, has for many years not Read More

NYSC deploys 1,101 members to Yobe

October 26, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1, 101 members to Yobe state in the 2021 batch C , stream I mobilization. Our correspondent reports that of the 1, 101 posted to the state under the batch, 658 are males while 443 are female graduates from different institutions in the country. Speaking while swearing in the newly deployed NYSC Read More

$4m bribe: CUPP urges parties to focus on campaign, leave INEC alone

October 22, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

Following allegation of $4 million bribe against officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Coalition of Political Parties (CUPP) has called on political to focus on campaigns and leave frivolous allegations against the commission. Urging security agencies to be on top of their game, the CUPP said that it has concluded after thorough investigation that the allegations are false and Read More

NCC tasks licensees on compliance with telecoms regulations

October 18, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Executive Vice Chairman Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Prof Umar Garba Danbatta has enjoined telecom licensees to always comply with the provisions of extant laws, subsidiary legislations and other regulatory frameworks put in place by the Commission to ensure a more competitive and sustainable telecoms sector in Nigeria. The EVC gave the charge at a two-day tripartite dialogue of the Commission Read More

I never accused Akume of interfering in lottery operations – Board chair

October 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The chairman, Board of Lottery Regulatory Commission, Alhaji Fatai Ibikunle has debunked media reports in some section that he accused Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator George Akume of interfering in the operations of the commission. Alhaji Ibikunle said that there was no iota of truth in the publication as there was never a time the Governing Board Read More

Revenue generation: Transformation in lottery industry yielding results- Gbajabiamila

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), Lanre Gbajabiamila has said the country would soon witness a boom in lottery business as the transformation process of the industry commenced in 2017 has started yielding positive results. Speaking with newsmen in his office, Wednesday in Abuja, Gbajabiamila said the boom would lead to significant rise in the nation’s Read More

Ebonyi indigenes demand release of detained Journalist over Facebook post

October 13, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has faulted the state government of Engr David Umahi, for implementing Cybercrime Prohibition Law in the state without a public hearing. The group however, demanded immediate release of a Radio presenter, Godfrey Chikwere, arrested and detained over a Facebook post on the order of the state government. In a statement Read More

Senate calls for commissioning of completed projects

October 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

Members of the Senate Committee on Works have commended the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola and his team for the progress so far made on the on-going construction, rehabilitation, and expansion of roads across the country. The committee members, who made the commendation when they paid an oversight visit to the ministry, also called for the commissioning Read More

EndSARS: No protest ‘ll be allowed in Osun, CP warns

October 11, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state commissioner of police, Olawale Olokode, Monday said he will not allow any protest in the name of celebrating one year anniversary of End SARS.He thereby warned those that are planning to embark on protest to desist, noting that mechanism has been put in place to stop the protest. The CP in a statement made available to the newsmen Read More

NCPC boss thumbs up Plateau clerics for peace initiatives

October 8, 2021 Adoyi M. Aba 0

The executive secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, has commended church leaders for their invaluable role in peace keeping on the Plateau, especially during the last crisis in Jos, the state capital He said his visit to them was to re-awaken their consciousness on the forthcoming local government polls in the state slated for Saturday, stressing the Read More

18 years stipulation for SIM acquisition to protect minors

October 8, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has stated that the 18 years requirement as part of regulations for SIM acquisition is only to protect minors and not disqualify a section of the polity from enjoying the benefits of information technology. The telecommunication regulatory body in a statement signed by NCC director, Public Affairs Dr Ikechukwu Adinde . Tuesday, stated that the publication Read More

Nigeria’s Internet subscriptions drop 0.21% in June 2021

September 28, 2021 David Agba with agencies 0

The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has reported a decrease in the number of internet subscriptions to 140.2 million in June from 140.5 million in May 2021, a 0.21% decline. The Internet subscription report released by the commission is a combination of Mobile (GSM), fixed wired line and Voice over internet protocol (Voip) technologies. According to the industry report from NCC Read More

Osun bio-refinery ‘ll create 15,000 employments

September 26, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has partnered with a firm Virtueplus Two Integrated Nigeria Limited, for the establishment of a bio refinery in the state. A statement by the Director, Public Relations in the Ministry of Information and Civic Orientation, Moshood Suleimon, Sunday, said a Memorandum Of Understanding(MoU) has been signed with the  firm. According to the statement, the bio Read More

Police parades suspected killers of 7 farmers in Osun

September 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state police command Wednesday paraded five suspected killers of some farmers who were murdered on their way to farm in Modakeke. The suspects are: Akingbala Olakunle aka ‘All Stand,’ Owoniyi Segun aka ‘Agbede,’ Daramola Muideen aka ‘Ede,’ Shina Adeyemi and one Awotunde Elijah. The Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, said the suspects were arrested in connection with the murder Read More

Police burst kidnap syndicate, recover arms, vehicles in Imo

September 22, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Operatives of the  Imo State Police Command has bursted a kidnap and armed robbery syndicate in the state, recovering arms and vehicles from the gang. In a press briefing at the Command’s headquarters Owerri, Wednesday, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Rabiu Hussaini said the breakthrough followed the kidnapping of one Okechukwu Mbata, 42 years of age, in 2019 and Kelechi Read More

Ogun: Man arrested for impregnating, aborting for a 16-year-old niece

September 22, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A 52-year-old man, Jimoh Mutaliu has been arrested by men of Ogun state police command for impregnating and procuring abortion for his 16-years-old niece. The suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Adatan divisional headquarters by the victim’s father. A statement by the command’s spokeperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi stated that the victim’s father discovered that his 16 years old Read More

Peace’s Day: NUPEC has blueprint to solve insecurity – Nneji

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Commandant General of the National Unity and Peace Corps (NUPEC) Dr. Chinedu Nneji, has revealed that the Corps has developed a blueprint on how to resolve obvious insecurity bedeviling Nigeria. Nneji assured that the blueprint will be deployed to work as soon as National Assembly legislate its bill and the Corps is commissioned by the federal government. Speaking Tuesday in Read More

Breaking: Kogi state breaks silence on attack at correctional centre

September 13, 2021 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Kogi state government has confirmed the attack by some unknown gunmen at the Kabba correctional centre. A statement signed by the Commissioner of Information and Communication, Kingsley Fanwo, on Monday read, “We can confirm that some gunmen attacked the Kabba Custodial Centre but investigations are still on to clearly ascertain the number of inmates that escaped from the Centre. Read More

FCT Police nab 26, recover 47 AK47, others

September 10, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Operatives of the FCT Police command have smashed a kidnapping syndicate, even as three members of the gang were arrested. The operatives also arrested 23 other suspects over their involvement in various crimes including car theft, fraud and cultism. Parading the suspects before journalists, Friday at the Command Headquarters in Abuja, the Commissioner of Police, CP Babaji Sunday, “The FCT Read More

Sanwo-Olu’s new standards in Lagos too high to match – Jumbo-Nze

September 10, 2021 Editor 0

Otunba Bestman Jumbo-Nze, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In this interview with EMEKA NZE in Abuja, he says though not an appointee of Lagos state government, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu heeds and adopts his alternative security measures to reduce unemployment rid the state of crime. As an Igbo,what do you do for Lagos state and how did you Read More

Prostitution: Police nab 2 for trafficking teenagers to Ghana

September 8, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi Police command Tuesday, paraded two suspects for trafficking teenage girls for prostitution. The suspects Ivi Chukwu Chinecherem, age 20yrs and Ogbonna Justice, age 19 yrs were said to have been involved in the trafficking of five Ebonyi female teenagers to Ghana for  Akaeze community in Ivo local government area of Ebonyi state. While parading the suspects, the commissioner of Read More