EFCC arrests two music producers, four others for alleged cyber crimes in Uyo

Operatives of the Uyo zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested two music producers and four others over their alleged involvement in cyber crimes in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. The music producers are John Obot and Odok Valentine. Others are; Emdiong Iwoenang ; Christian Alvan Okechukwu, Innocent Japhet and Edem Uwana. …

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Former NDDC MD forfeits N250Million to government

A former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission( NDDC), has forfeited a sum of N250,000,000( Two Hundred And Fifty Million Naira only) to the Federal Government. Justice R.M Aikawa of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, recently granted the final forfeiture of the money, based on an application for final forfeiture of the …

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Trump gets second Nobel peace prize nomination

President Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for a second time this week, this time for brokering a historic peace deal between Serbia and breakaway republic Kosovo. In a Friday morning tweet, Magnus Jacobsson, a member of the Swedish Parliament, announced he was nominating the Trump administration and the two European nations …

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Bahrain joins UAE in restoring diplomatic relations with Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, wearing a protective face mask, chairs the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on May 31, 2020. (Photo by RONEN ZVULUN / X90084 / AFP) The island kingdom of Bahrain on Friday became the fourth Arab country to normalize diplomatic relations with Israel, and the second as part of a Trump administration …

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Insecurity: ‘1,165 Nigerians killed btw Jan & Aug, 113 abducted in Northwest’

By Kingsley Omonobi Investigations and research by a civil society group, Nigeria Mourns shows that at least 1,165 people were killed in violent attacks in the North-Western region of Nigeria between January and August 2020, according to its report. About 113 people were also kidnapped in the region in the last eight months, the report by …

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Kaduna: Religious leaders caution against castration for rapists

…It appears barbaric’- Hayab …Islam does not prescribe castration’- Maraya …as KSHA insists rapist’s organ be surgically removed An illustration of a rape incident. By Ibrahim HassanWuyo As the Kaduna State House of Assembly, KSHA, has approved castration as punishment for anybody convicted for rape in the state, the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, …

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COVID-19: Delta govt reopens cinemas, hotels, restaurants

…We have made progress in the fight against COVID-19 By Festus Ahon, ASABA DELTA State Government said it has made reasonable progress in the first against the ravaging coronavirus, announcing the reopening of cinemas, film Houses, eateries and hotel restaurants in the State. The State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu who stated this during a …

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Floods kill 200 in NIgeria, other African countries

Floods generated by exceptional rainfall have killed more than 200 people and affected over a million more, in a band of countries from Senegal to Sudan, the UN and local authorities said Friday. Aid needs are likely to surpass 2019 levels, according to the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said. In …

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Nigerians in diaspora can make required difference to end Nation’s woes — Atolaiye

By: Abayomi Adeshida The Federal Government has been urged to deploy available human resources within the world-class professionals among Nigerians in the Diaspora to find a lasting solution the incessant hike in utility tariffs that can erode the confidence the people have built in the leadership of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. As a …

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NASS postpones resumption of plenary sessions by two weeks

By Henry Umoru THE National Assembly has postponed its resumption date for plenary sessions by two weeks. The postponement was announced in a statement Friday by the Acting Clerk to the National Assembly, CNA, Ojo Olatunde Amos. According to him, the earlier date of resumption by the lawmakers which was scheduled for Tuesday, 15th September …

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200 killed in African floods

Floods generated by exceptional rainfall have killed more than 200 people and affected over a million more, in a band of countries from Senegal to Sudan, the UN and local authorities said Friday. Aid needs are likely to surpass 2019 levels, according to the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said. In …

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NCFront threatens mass action over Obadiah Mailafia

Dr. Obadiah Mailafia …decries alleged witch hunt by the authorities By Ibrahim HassanWuyo The National Consultative Front, NCFront has alleged that its leaders were constantly harassed by security agencies. The group expressed  dismay over the news of another summon issued to one of its Leaders, Dr Obadiah Mailafia by a security agency , requesting him to …

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New Law: Any man caught raping a woman in Kaduna will be castrated

Rape(stock photo) Kaduna State Commissioner for Human Services and Social Development, Hajiya Hafsat Baba on Friday, commended the state Assembly for passing law approving castration as punishment for rapists in the state. The Commissioner made the commendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna. Mrs Baba said that the approval …

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Mailafia’s third invite by DSS: NCFront threatens mass action

Dr. Obadiah Mailafia Decries alleged witch hunt by the authorities By Ibrahim HassanWuyo The National Consultative Front, NCFront has alleged that its leaders were constantly harassed by security agencies, following the latest invitation of former deputy governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr Obadiah Mailafia. The group expressed dismay over the news of yet another …

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Hoodlums kill Physiotherapist while attempting to snatch away his phone in Kano

By Bashir Bello Hoodlums have killed a Physiotherapist, Atiku Tijjani Shuaibu Rabo Ringim while attempting to forcefully snatch away his phone in Kano State. It was gathered that Rabo Ringim, a staff with Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital was killed by the phone snatchers at about 8pm on Thursday night. Relation to the deceased, Zainab Rabo …

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Rapists should be sentenced to death – Women Affairs Minister

An illustration of a rape incident. Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, has advocated death penalty for rape and related offences. Tallen made her stand public during the Flag-off of National Cooking Gas and Tree Planting project held in Girei town, headquarter of Girei Local Government Area of Adamawa on Friday. The minister also advocated stiff penalty …

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LG Minimum Wage: Bayelsa Deputy Gov Ewhrudjakpo sues for patience

Sen. Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo By Samuel Oyadongha, Yenagoa Bayelsa  State Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo has urged local government workers to be patient as government is taking practical steps to ensure they benefit from the 30 percent new minimum wage. Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo stated this  weekend while addressing a delegation of the National Union of Local Government …

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Lagos Assembly Clerk, Sanni retires from public service

By Ebunoluwa Sessou The Clerk of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Azeez Sanni has retired from the State public service. His retirement which effects from today, September 11, 2020, was contained in an online statement released on the Facebook page of the Lagos State House of Assembly Service Commission, LAHASCOM. Sanni, who was …

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