RINOTECH Group lauds Uzodinma on transportation for civil servants

Governor Hope Uzodinma By Innocent Anaba OWERRI—An automobile company, RINOTECH Group of Company has praised Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State, describing him as an excellent visionary leader over his calculated steps to provide quality serviceable means of transportation for civil servants in the state. Speaking to journalists in Owerri, the Managing Director of the group, …

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Two lynched for armed robbery in Calabar

File photo By Ike Uchechukwu There was pandemonium Monday night when two out of a three-man gang were lynched along Marian road after robbing Sunnytex Supermarket, opposite Lion’s park in Calabar, Cross River. Vanguard gathered that the incident occurred at about 9:00 pm at Sunnytex near Lion’s park when three unidentified gunmen stormed the shop to …

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COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines license over non-compliance with protocols

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has threatened to revoke the license of domestic airline operators over non-compliance with the COVID-19 protocols of the Federal Government. The NCAA Director-General, Mr Musa Nuhu, issued the warning in a letter to all operators (DG39/20) with reference NCAA/DG/AIR/11/16/267, dated Sept. 21, on Monday in Lagos. ALSO READ: Tobacco industry …

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APC Women salutes Senator Oluremi Tinubu at 60

Women of the  All Progressives Congress (APC) has Congratulated the former First Lady of Lagos state and the senator representing Lagos central, Senator Oluremi Tinubu as she marks her 60th birth anniversary. In a statement signed by Hon. Stella Okotete Member, National APC Caretaker and Extra ordinary Convention Planning Committee (Women Representative) , she stated …

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Tobacco industry interfering in FG policies— Report

From left: Oluchi Joy Robert, Akinbode Oluwafemi and Philip Jakpor at an earlier briefing on gazetting of the tobacco control regulations. By Agbonkhese Oboh The Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance, NTCA, and the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa, CAPPA, have launched the 2020 tobacco industry interference index report for Nigeria. The report of the survey forms …

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Navy redeploys 11 Rear Admirals and 14 Commodores

By Kingsley Omonobi Abuja— The Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, has approved new postings of some senior officers in the Nigerian Navy. The reorganisation, according to Commodore Suleman Dahun, Director of Naval Information, affected 11 Rear Admirals and 14 Commodores. The new Chief of Policy and Plans, Naval Headquarters, is Rear …

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Makinde inspects 21km Ajia-Airport road, Lekan Salami Stadium projects

Commends contractor for the pace of work Says Alternative Project Funding Approach is working The Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde, on Monday, inspected two ongoing projects in the state, where he declared that the Alternative Projects Funding Approach (APFA) instituted by his administration remains the best to hasten infrastructural development. Governor Makinde, who …

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Just in: Buhari, Buni, Ganduje meet in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari By Johnbosco Agbakwuru President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met behind closed doors with the Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mai Mala Buni and Governor Abdallah Ganduje of Kano State at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Governor Ganduje was Chairman of the APC Campaign Committee for the just concluded Edo governorship election …

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Buhari to Okorocha: Your large heart will always stand you out

Buhari & Okorocha President Muhammadu Buhari felicitates with former Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha, on his 58th birthday, joining friends and family to celebrate the consummate entrepreneur and philanthropist, whose kindness cuts across the nation. President Buhari shares the moment of joy with political associates of Owelle Okorocha, Senator representing Imo West Senatorial …

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Revealed: How Army Commander ‘Colonel Bako’ was killed by Boko Haram

Nigerian Army By Nwafor Sunday Nigerian Army, Monday revealed how Col DC Bako, commander of 25 Task Force Brigade in Damboa, was killed in an ambush on Sunday. Ado Isa, the spokesman of the Nigeria Army’s Operation Lafiya Dole, said Bako led a patrol to clear Boko Haram Terrorits from Sabon Gari-Wajiroko axis near Damboa when …

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Breaking: Colonel killed during Boko Haram ambush

soldiers A Nigerian Army colonel has been killed in a Boko Haram ambush. The colonel and some soldiers were attacked, on Sunday, when their vehicle was ambushed near Damboa, Borno State. Details of the attack are yet to be known, but an army source told PREMIUM TIMES that the late colonel would be buried on Tuesday. …

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My life is full of coincidences ― Abaribe

Sen. Eyinnaya Abaribe. By Henry Umoru SENATE Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Abia South said Monday that his life has been full of coincidences in the cause of fighting for what is right. Speaking in Abuja while thanking poets from University of Nigeria Nsukka for writing a book on him titled: ” …

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EFCC detains fake army officer over scams

The suspect By Soni Daniel, Abuja The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Gombe Zonal Office is interrogating one Eze Mavus Ugochukwu, a student of Computer Science, Bauchi State Polytechnic, who defrauds unsuspecting members of the public by posing as a Lieutenant in the Nigerian Army. Ugochukwu, an indigene of Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu …

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Edo election: Onaiwu flays Uzodinma over comments

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State. By Dirisu Yakubu Osaro Onaiwu, pioneer Director General of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Governors Forum, Monday, chided Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma over the latter’s comment on Saturday’s governorship election in Edo state. Uzodinma, who was the deputy chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC national campaign council for …

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Osinbajo welcomes first grandchild

Oludamilola and her husband Oluseun By David Royal The Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), has just welcomed his first grandchild as his daughter, Oluwadamilola was delivered of a baby boy on Monday morning. Osinbajo broke the good news via his verified Twitter handle; @ProfOsinbajo. READ ALSO: Our recovery from COVID-19 fallout must …

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Sanwo-Olu commends LASJ over innovative Covid-19 court proceedings

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State. …CJ pledges effective justice delivery By Henry Ojelu Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has commended the state judiciary for rising up to the challenges posed by Covid-19 in the justice sector. Sanwo-Olu gave the commendation on Monday during the church service held at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina,  to …

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CSOs condemn secrecy around extractive industries’ contracts

By Michael Eboh Coalition of Civil Society Organisations, under the aegis of Contract Transparency Network, CONTRANET, yesterday, condemned the secrecy surrounding contracts in the extractive industries, declaring that it negates the tenets of transparency and accountability. In a communiqué issued after a meeting for the validation of the advocacy strategy for the adoption and implementation of …

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Civil servants in Cross River protest removal of names from payroll

Some civil servants whose names were removed from the payroll of the Cross River Government on Monday in Calabar picketed the state secretariat complex, demanding reinstatement. The protesters carried placards with various inscription such as “Ayade pay us our salaries, “No Trade Union in Cross River”, “We will protest until we are reinstated”, among others. …

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Edo Gov poll: APC lost to internal squabbles ― Apugo

By Ugochukwu Alaribe, Umuahia A member of the Board of Trustees of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Prince Benjamin Apugo has said that his party lost last weekend Edo State governorship election to internal wrangling at the party. Apugo, who was reacting to the outcome of the election in a telephone interview in Umuahia said it …

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