Senate never asked our management staff to step aside – NTA

The Nigerian Television Authority has denied reports that its management staff have been asked to step aside by the Senate Committee on Finance. The government-owned broadcast network made this known in a statement signed by its Deputy Director Corporate Affairs, M.C. Moses, on Wednesday. There were reports that the Senate had recommended the dismissal of the NTA hierarchy over alleged …

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Scorecard: What Sadiya Farooq Has Done in One Year

By Best Agbese I recall when the president announced the creation of a new ministry known as the Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, there was a bit of scepticism in the polity. It was argued in some quarters that the president in creating the new Ministry was duplicating portfolios by creating jobs for the “boys.” One year down …

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Ogun Police Kill Serial Killer Behind Death of Seven People

The Commissioner of Police in Ogun State, Edward Ajogun, on Tuesday, disclosed that he and his men employed technology to smoke out  alleged serial killer and drug addict, Feyisola Dosumu, from a dungeon and shot him dead. Ajogun said the command employed technology to fish out the suspect when it became difficult to apprehend him where he hid in the …

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“License Gun for Residents,Terrorists Now in Oyo State”- Gani Adams Cries Out

The Aare Onakakanfo Council led by Gani Adams has asked south-west governors to emulate Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, by urging residents of their states to get gun licences. In a communique signed by its members at the end of an extraordinary meeting on the state of Yorubaland on Sunday, the council claimed it had “credible intelligence” on the …

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Africa can defeat Coronavirus just like polio – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed hope that African countries can equally defeat the coronavirus pandemic the same manner it eradicated the Wild Polio Virus on the continent. The president said this Tuesday at the formal certification of the Wild Polio Virus eradication in the African region during the virtual session of the 70th World Health Organisation (WHO) regional committee for …

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Gombe Governor pledges support for Christian pilgrims

The Gombe state governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, has assured of his administration’s commitment to provide support for successful and hitch-free Christian pilgrimage. Governor Yahaya spoke when he granted audience to the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), Rev Yakubu Pam, who paid him a courtesy visit in Gombe. He said despite the over N250 million unsettled …

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NDLEA intercepts 607 cartons with over 11m tramadol tablets

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted another 607 cartons containing 11, 785, 800 tablets loaded with tramadol in Lagos. A statement by the NDLEA Head of Public Affairs, Mr Jonah Achema, said the Chairman, Muhammad Abdallah, disclosed this on Wednesday in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Police detectives in Apapa Area Command of Lagos …

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Ebonyi Goes Tough On Herdsmen, To Establish Court For Grazing, Rape Cases

The Ebonyi State government has directed the state chief judge to establish a special court to try matters arising from herders and farmers’ clashes as well as rape cases across the state. It also banned underage pastoralists from operating in the state, warning that they would henceforth be arrested while their bosses or guardians prosecuted. These were among the resolutions …

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UK Parliamentary group report targeted at creating ethnoreligious divisions in Nigeria, Yoruba elders, patriots warn

The Concerned Yoruba Elders and Patriots (CYEP) has expressed shock over a report by the United Kingdom’s parliament, adding that such is targeted at creating ethnoreligious divisions in the country. CYEP at a press conference on Tuesday said allegations of genocide against Christians in Nigeria are not only false but capable of provoking crisis among religions. Speaking on behalf of the …

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Attack on Journalist: Fani Kayode apologises

A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, who went ballistic against Eyo Charles, the Daily Trust journalist at a press conference in Calabar, has finally apologised. Femi Fani-Kayode on 26 August, wrote on his Twitter handle: “I met with my advisors & I wish to say the following. I hereby withdraw the word “stupid” which I used in my encounter …

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Innosson Motors Donate Operational Vehicles to Nigerian Police

Nigeria’s automobile manufacturing company, Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company Limited, has donated three operational vehicles to the Nigeria Police Force, NPF. Television Nigerian reports that the company, located at Nnewi, Anambra State, is owned by a business mogul, Dr. Innocent Chukwuma. Receiving the vehicles on Tuesday in Abuja, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, commended Mr Chukwuma for the gesture, assuring …

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Kano residents lament rising cost of rice in the state

Residents of Kano State have lamented the high cost of rice in the state despite mass production by farmers. Rice, the most popular staple food in the country, is gradually becoming unaffordable to the common man, most of the residents lamented. Merchants in rice, on their part, attributed the recent high cost of rice despite the proliferation of mega and …

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