Benue Assures Nigerian Air Force of Continous Support, Partnership

Benue State Deputy Governor, Engr Benson Abounu has assured the Nigeria Air Force of the state government continuous support and partnership in its operation in the state. Engr. Abounu gave the promise today at the Benue People’s House, Makurdi when the Commandant, Nigeria Air force War College, Makurdi, Air Vice Marshall Dalhat Ladan and top officers of the college paid …

Interrogating CNN reportage of Lekki Tollgate

By Yakubu Shendam It is imperative that issues must be put in proper perspective for the generality of members of the public, and under no circumstance should Fake News be allowed to fester due to its negative consequences. It must be stated that indeed there is a sinister motive by some vested interests to destabilize Nigeria ahead of 2023 and …

Who is CNN running dirty errands in Nigeria for?

By Thomas Uzah The Cable Network News (CNN) is still existing in the past in today’s globalized satellite and digital Television world. Some 20 years back, CNN monopolized the awful digital news dissemination and it was the cynosure of every eye anywhere in the world, its signals perched. An unfazed and comfortable, CNN fed the world with fake news, recycling …

Anti-Fake News activists slam CNN biased documentary on Lekki shootings

The Coalition Against Fake News has described as biased, the recently released video by the Cable News Network, alleging that troops of the Nigerian Army used live bullets during the End SARS protest at Lekki Tollgate Lagos. The group says the documentary released by CNN further confirmed its bitter agenda in Nigeria.” Addressing a press conference on Thursday, Comrade Finba …

Lekki Shooting: CNN should be sanctioned over report — Lai Mohammed

    Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has called for the sanctions of an international television channel, Cable News Network, CNN over what he described as an ‘irresponsible report’ of what happened at the Lekki Toll Gate.   CNN had released a detailed report using multiple videos with timestamps that the military was present at the toll …

Lekki shooting: Lawyer who sued #EndSARS supporters vows to drag CNN to court

The human rights lawyer who filed a law suit against 50 Nigerians whom he accused of promoting the recent #EndSARS protests, Kenechukwu Okeke, has threatened to file a similar criminal complaint against all members of staff of Cable News Network (CNN) for releasing the report of its investigative findings on the shooting of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate …

No strange deaths in Kogi — Govt

  The Kogi State Commissioner for Health, Saka Audu, has refuted reports that no fewer than 50 persons had died under strange circumstances in Etteh community, Olamaboro local government area of the state. A statement by the commissioner on Wednesday in Lokoja, denied the rumour of any strange deaths, saying that the state has a well-established network by which disease …

Federation Accounts Allocation

The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) on Wednesday shared the sum of N604.004 billion among the three tiers of government as revenue allocation for October. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Aliyu Ahmed, who disclosed in a statement issued at the end of the FAAC meeting in Abuja, said the funds included the cost …

Federation Accounts Allocation

FG, states, LGAs share N604bn for October

The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) on Wednesday shared the sum of N604.004 billion among the three tiers of government as revenue allocation for October. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Aliyu Ahmed, who disclosed in a statement issued at the end of the FAAC meeting in Abuja, said the funds included the cost …

'Dictator' Wike remote-controlling PDP, Umahi says

‘Dictator’ Wike remote-controlling PDP, Umahi says

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has said his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike has an overbearing influence on the affairs of the People’s Democratic Party. Umahi noted that Wine’s dictatorial actions are “destroying’ the PDP. Umahi spoke on an Arise TV interview programme on Wednesday. Umahi was reacting to a statement credited to Wike who said he (Umahi) left the …

‘Dictator’ Wike remote-controlling PDP, Umahi says

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has said his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike has an overbearing influence on the affairs of the People’s Democratic Party. Umahi noted that Wine’s dictatorial actions are “destroying’ the PDP. Umahi spoke on an Arise TV interview programme on Wednesday. Umahi was reacting to a statement credited to Wike who said he (Umahi) left the …

National Ear Care Centre to Improve on Capacity Building as Training Workshop Opens for Staff in Zaria 

Medical Director National Ear Care Center Kaduna, Dr. Mustapha Abubakar Yaro has declared open a workshop for junior officers of the centre in Zaria, vowing to organise not less than three similar in 2021 to accommodate more staff. Speaking while addressing the 40 participants at the workshop on Wednesday, he said the COVID-19 outbreak made the centre to be hosting …

2023: Wike hints at joint presidential ticket with Tambuwal

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has not denied his purported political ambition to become the vice-president of the country in 2023. Wike hinted at nursing the dream to become the second citizen of the country when he featured on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ programme on Wednesday. When asked if he would be running alongside Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, …

No strange deaths in Kogi — Govt

  The Kogi State Commissioner for Health, Saka Audu, has refuted reports that no fewer than 50 persons had died under strange circumstances in Etteh community, Olamaboro local government area of the state. A statement by the commissioner on Wednesday in Lokoja, denied the rumour of any strange deaths, saying that the state has a well-established network by which disease …

FG, states, LGAs share N604bn for October

The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) on Wednesday shared the sum of N604.004 billion among the three tiers of government as revenue allocation for October. Read also: No strange deaths in Kogi — Govt The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Aliyu Ahmed, who disclosed in a statement issued at the end of the FAAC …

‘Dictator’ Wike remote-controlling PDP, Umahi says

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has said his Rivers State counterpart, Nyesom Wike has an overbearing influence on the affairs of the People’s Democratic Party. Umahi noted that Wine’s dictatorial actions are “destroying’ the PDP. Umahi spoke on an Arise TV interview programme on Wednesday. Umahi was reacting to a statement credited to Wike who said he (Umahi) left the …

US closes schools again over surge in COVID-19

Public schools in New York, United States, are expected to close for in-person learning from Thursday due to a statewide surge in COVID-19 cases. The city’s Schools Chancellor, Richard Carranza, announced this in an email to the school principals on Wednesday. Carranza said the decision was taken because the infection rate average over the last seven days had reached the …

ASUU strike won’t affect JAMB’s 2020/2021 admission process, says official

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has assured that the ongoing strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) would not affect this year’s admission process. A senior official of JAMB who spoke to The Guardian under the condition of anonymity assured parents and prospective candidates seeking admission into the nation’s tertiary institutions that the board will …