Stakeholders adopt 12-point agenda on humanitarian interventions in North East

Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq By Joseph Erunke PARTNERS of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development have adopted a 12-point agenda to improve Civil Security Cooperation in Humanitarian Interventions in the North East. At a meeting convened by the Minister, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq in Maiduguri on Sunday, challenges of humanitarian workers in the North East …

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TUNISIA: Police officer killed, another wounded in terrorist attack

Attackers with knives killed a Tunisian National Guard officer and wounded another Sunday before three assailants were shot dead in a firefight, the security force said, labelling it a “terrorist” act. The attack took place in the tourist district of the coastal city of Sousse, the site of the worst of several jihadist attacks in recent years, where 38 …

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Subsidy Removal: Past govts lacked courage to take action ―  Presidency

—Says history will judge Buhari better than critics expect President Muhammadu Buhari By Johnbosco Agbakwuru THE Presidency last night came to the defence of President Muhammadu Buhari over the removal of petroleum subsidy, that led to the increase in the petroleum pump price, saying that though it had long been seen as the right thing to do, previous administrations …

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Igbo leaders to Nwobodo: South-East governors are weak, stop defending them

By Anayo Okoli, Chimobi Nwaiwu, Ugochukwu Alaribe & Chinonso Alozie FORMER governor of old Anambra State, Senator Jim Nwobodo has come under attack by some Igbo leaders for defending South-East Governors. Nwobodo has said that  South-East Governors should not be not be branded weak for not acting swiftly over the attack by security operatives on IPOB members in Emene, …

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This is not our agreement with Buhari ― Zamfara residents lament escalation of foodstuff prices

Buhari presidential campaign By  Ifeanyichukwu Nwannah – Gusau Zamfara state residents have lamented the increase in foodstuff prices saying; “this is not our agreement with Buhari before we voted him into power in 2015”. The rate at which prices of foodstuffs continue to escalate in the country is now attracting serious attention, while also noting that the federal government …

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Zamfara people lament escalation of foodstuff prices

Tudun Wada market, Zamfara State By  Ifeanyichukwu Nwannah – Gusau The rate at which prices of foodstuffs continue to escalate in the country is now attracting serious attention, while also noting that the federal government has failed to establish a well-coordinated price control agency to regulate prices of foodstuffs in the country. An intensive investigation by Vanguard correspondent revealed …

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Security alert: DHQ assures residents of FCT, adjoining states of safety

Nigerian soldiers The Defence Headquarters has assured residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and adjoining states that the military and other security agencies had been on red alert to ensure their safety. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, gave the assurence in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. Enenche said the armed forces had intensified …

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Electricity, fuel hikes: NANS begins mobilisation for showdown with FG

By Joseph Erunke AS Nigerians continue to kick against recent increment in electricity tariff and petroleum products, the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, hinted Sunday, that it has begun mobilisation of members for a possible showdown with the federal government. The action, according to the students’ body, was aimed at forcing the government to rescind its decision on …

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Igbo to Nwobodo: South East Governors are weak, stop defending them

By Anayo Okoli, Chimobi Nwaiwu, Ugochukwu Alaribe & Chinonso Alozie FORMER governor of old Anambra State, Senator Jim Nwobodo has come under attack by some Igbo leaders for defending South-East Governors. Nwobodo has said that  South-East Governors should not be not be branded weak for not acting swiftly over the attack by security operatives on IPOB members in Emene, …

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Troops nab fake soldier, 21 suspected criminals in Jos

Cross section of the suspects paraded.Criminals The Special Task Force, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), maintaining peace in Plateau has arrested one James Dogo, for falsely parading himself as a military personnel. Dogo was arrested alongside one Dotun Shomoye, who specialises in printing  identity cards for fake security personnel. Other 20 suspected criminals, who are between the ages of …

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Anxiety in Osun as hoodlums kill man, raze building over land dispute

By Shina Abubakar There was anxiety in Iloba Village via Erin-Osun in Irepodun Local Government Area of Osun State as land dispute led to arson and murder in the village. It was gathered that some hoodlums invaded the village while the local government surveyor, in the company of other officials, was working on disputed land in the area. …

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Clark condemns attack on Igini, says bitterness, violence that defines Edo election frightening

A Nigerian newspaper and Online version of the Vanguard, a daily publication in Nigeria covering Nigeria news, Niger delta, general national news, politics, business, energy, sports, entertainment, fashion,lifestyle human interest stories, etc By Henry Umoru AHEAD of the September 19 Governorship election in Edo state, former Federal Commissioner for Information and South-South Leader, Chief Edwin Clark has raised the alarm …

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FCT minister urges FRSC to address Lugbe traffic congestion Lugbe

Muhammad Musa Bello The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, has urged Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to address traffic congestion that occurred regularly at the Lugbe axis along the Airport Road especially in the evenings. Mr Anthony Ogunleye, Chief Press Secretary to the minister in a statement on Sunday in Abuja, said Bello made the pledge when he received …

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Catholic Bishop makes case for kidney disease patients

From left— Administrator of the hospital, Rev. Sister Hyacinth Ihedike; His Eminence Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie; Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins; Rev. Father Joe Ben Onyia, and the Afolabi family members at the commissioning of Dialysis Unit of St. Raphael Divine Mercy Specialist Hospital, Ikorodu, Lagos. By Chioma Obinna The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Alfred Adewale Martins, has called for …

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Alleged €14.7m fraud: Real reason 2 Nigerians were arrested

The Police on Sunday said it has arrested two suspects for allegedly defrauding a German Company of 14.7 million Euros  in pretext to procure COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr Frank Mba,  disclosed this in a statement in Abuja. He said the suspects were arrested by the Cybercrime Unit of the Force …

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Workers hail return of Adesina as AFDB President, decry fuel price increase in Nigeria

Akinwumi Adesina By Ibrahim HassanWuyo Workers worldwide have said the re-election of Nigeria’s Adewunmi Adeshina as the President of African Development Bank (AFDB) was a victory for Africa, and commended the Bank’s approval of a $10 billion facility to support African countries to address the COVID-19 pandemic. They called for economic transformation in Africa and decried fuel, energy price …

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Afe Babalola laments dearth of facilities in public higher institutions

Chief Afe Babalola SAN By Rotimi Ojomoyela, Ado-Ekiti Founder of Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) Aare Afe Babalola,SAN has lamented the dearth of facilities in public universities across the country, calling on the federal government to cancel the N186 billion earmarked for school feeding programme and use same amount in supporting public higher institutions. The frontline lawyer who argued …

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Group urges Nigerians to imbibe attitudinal change to eradicate corruption

A non-governmental organisation, known as the Corrupt Practices Eradication Organisation of Nigeria (COPEON), has called for attitudinal change among Nigerians as a panacea to corruption in the country. The Director-General of the organisation, Mr Emmanuel Adeyanju, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan on Sunday. Also read: Ondo 2020: Remain …

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