Appeal Court reserves judgment in Bayelsa deputy gov certificate forgery suit

The Court of Appeal on Friday reserved judgment in Bayelsa deputy governor’s alleged certificate forgery suit. The Deputy Governor, Sen. Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, asked the Court of Appeal in Abuja to dismiss the alleged certificate forgery suit brought against him by the governorship candidate of Accord Party, Mr Ebizimo Diriyai. Diriyai is appealing the August judgment …

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APC crisis: Fayemi’s purported suspension, joke taken too far ― CPS

Kayode Fayemi Mr Yinka Oyebode, the Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, has described the suspension of his principal by an unknown group as “a joke taken too far.” Oyebode gave the assertion while reacting to the purported suspension of Governor Fayemi by a faction of the party in Ado-Ekiti on Friday. …

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Shocker! Terrorists kill 3 soldiers, 8 policemen, 4 others on Zulum’s convoy

soldiers Jihadist fighters linked to the Islamic State group on Friday killed 15 security personnel in an ambush on the convoy of the regional governor in restive northeast Nigeria, three security said. Sources told AFP that eight policemen, three soldiers, and four members of a government-backed militia were killed in the attack on vehicles carrying Borno …

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NLC strike: Nigeria airspace to be shut on Monday

By Lawani Mikairu There are indications that Nigeria airspace may be shut on Monday if the aviation workers unions carry out their  threat to  back the Organised Labour nationwide strike expected to commence on Monday. According to the General Secretary of the National Union of Air Transport Employees, NUATE, Mr Aba Ocheme , the aviation unions …

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Alleged harassment: Police recover charms, indian hemp from suspects

The suspects Debunks trending video By Bose Adelaja Lagos State Police Command Friday, recovered a wrap of weed suspected to be Indian Hemp and some charms from three occupants of a vehicle in Ogudu area of Lagos. The items were recovered during a search on them and the car, during a patrol in the state area. …

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Honest disclosures, key to ease of shipping business ― Hameed Ali

Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali (read) As shippers flay $1500 freight differentials between Lagos & Eastern ports By Egufe Yafugborhi COMPTROLLER General of Customs, Col Hameed Ali, has harped on honest disclosures by the exporters and importers as key to achieving ease of doing business in Nigeria’s shipping industry. Ali, represented …

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Strike: ‘It’s a must you be at work on Monday’

Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation ( HOCSF) has advised civil servants from level 12 and above, essential duty officers to be at work on Monday. Yemi-Esan, who gave the advice in a circular issued on Friday in Abuja, said government was engaging with the union officials over the planned industrial …

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Black Friday: Plane crash kills 20 in Ukraine

File: Crashed plane Ukraine’s interior ministry on Friday said at least 20 people were killed when a military plane crash landed in the Kharkiv region in the east of the country. READ ALSO: Israel turns back travellers from Italy over coronavirus fears Ukraine’s air force said the Antonov-26 transport plane was carrying crew and cadets. The interior ministry said there …

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VP Osinbajo celebrates Pa Fasoranti’s `life of significance’ at 94

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday, felicitated with elder statesman, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, on the occasion of his 94th birthday. Osinbajo’s virtual remark at Fasoranti’s birthday was made available to newsmen by his spokesman, Laolu Akande in Abuja. He remarked that it was a special pleasure and privilege to celebrate “birthday with you all today’’. …

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This is not Nigeria of our dream ― Fasoranti at 94

As Obasanjo, Akeredolu, Fayemi, Oyetola eulogise Fasoranti Dayo Johnson – Akure Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo led other serving governors and eminent personalities from all works of life to celebrate the leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti as he marks his 94th birthday. The serving governors include Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, his Ekiti State counterpart, …

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Federal roads in Benue terrible, give back to the people, Ortom tells FG

Samuel Ortom By Peter Duru – Makurdi Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has decried the state of all federal roads in the state lamenting that they had all become deplorable and unsafe for road users due to a long period of neglect. He urged the All Progressives Congress, APC, led the federal government to justify …

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Trafficking: 292 Ebonyi Indigenes rescued by NAPTIP

By Peter Okutu The National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Friday said it has rescued a total of 292 Indigenes of the state that were subjected to Child abuse, Child labour, Sexual exploitation and sale of babies. The Director-General of NAPTIP, Julie Okah-Donli who stated this in Abakaliki during the inauguration of …

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Kano NLC direct workers to join indefinite nationwide strike

By Bashir Bello, Kano The Kano State Executive Council (SEC) of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) rose from it council meeting on Friday to direct it workers (members) to join the nationwide strike over the prevailing socio-economic hardship bedevilling the masses as a result of the sudden hike in electricity tariff and fuel price by the …

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Ongoing registration for N60bn survival fund scheme impressive ― Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo 1.7m to 2m MSMEs to benefit overall from Survival Fund & Payroll Support Half a million to benefit from payroll Support alone 330, 000 Artisans  & Transport workers to get grants 250,000 free Business names registration Over 1.3m to enjoy Survival Fund Over 300,000 MSMES to get another 15B in Guaranteed Offtake As more …

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Iwo residents rallied behind Oluwo, ask kingmakers to withdraw petition

By Shina Abubakar, Osogbo Some residents of Iwo, Osun State on Friday thronged to the Oluwo’s palace to show solidarity with the monarch, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi against the call for his removal by the towns kingmakers, calling for the withdrawal of the petition. The residents insisted that Oluwo’s reign has ushered a new era of freedom, …

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Ekiti APC: Play ‘fatherly’ role, Group tells Fayemi

Governor Kayode Fayemi The Progressive Students Movement (PSM), a pan-African student movement, has urged members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Ekiti State to imbibe peace and reconciliation to further promote progress. The President of PSM, Mr Bestman Okereafor, made the call in a statement issued to newsmen in Enugu on Friday. Okereafor also …

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