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Fayemi Relaxes Lockdown, Subjects Reopening Of Worship Centres To Consultation
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Fayemi Relaxes Lockdown, Subjects Reopening Of Worship Centres To Consultation

The Governor of Ekiti State Dr Kayode Fayemi has announced the relaxation of the lockdown imposed on the state. With the relaxation, Ekiti people will now enjoy free movement for their daily activities from Monday to Friday between six in the morning and eight in the evening. Similarly from Monday, public officers on Grade Level 8 and above are to resume for duty while those on Grade Level 7 and below will still remain at home till further notice. The Governor says the dusk-to-dawn curfew will resume from 8pm to 6am daily while lockdown of the state borders remains enforced. Reopening of schools, worship centres and major markets will however be subject to on-going consultations with stakeholders. Governor Fayemi however advised residents of the state to keep to all prescrib...
Jordan Hill celebrates young authors
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Jordan Hill celebrates young authors

Jordan Hill Creative Writing and Reading Workshop, last Wednesday, celebrated young, published authors, as well as hosted the public presentation of their books as part of activities marking this year’s Children’s Day tagged, Story Fest 2020. The event, which held virtually, attracted young authors comprising school children between the ages of six and 13, parents and guest speakers. Speaking at the event, the media adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Reuben Abati, in his keynote, said for Africa to develop and compete with the rest of the world, there is need to be more focus on the young generation, by “catching them young in all spheres of life.” Abati said government at all levels, especially the Ministries of Education, should support institutions like Jordan Hill...
INEC admits COVID-19 truncated Nigeria’s electoral process
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INEC admits COVID-19 truncated Nigeria’s electoral process

The Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has assured Nigerians that COVID-19 won’t truncate Nigeria’s democracy and the electoral process. Yakubu spoke in Abuja at the INEC’s first virtual meeting with the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) on Saturday. The INEC Chairman, however, admitted that the virus disrupted INEC’s activities like other national institutions. He said: “For instance, further engagements with the National Assembly and stakeholders on electoral reform and the conduct of some off-season elections have to be suspended because of the global health emergency. “Happily, the PTF has issued guidelines on protective measures for the gradual restoration of normalcy nationwide. ”On that basis, the commission recentl...
Ben Bruce, Zlantan, Omojuwa, others on Ogoloma’s New Generation Africa platform
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Ben Bruce, Zlantan, Omojuwa, others on Ogoloma’s New Generation Africa platform

New Generation Africa is a new youth friendly media platform that is dedicated to youth-oriented conversations and activities. The platform is an offshoot of Interface Africa founded by Daniel Ogoloma, a Nigerian-British youth advocate, community leader and political activist based in London. At inception of New Generation Africa, Ogoloma made it clear that the mission behind the creation of this multifaceted platform is to provide a veritable medium for exceptional and successful youths to express themselves and also inspire their army of followers and fans towards achieving greatness in their chosen fields. He emphasised that New Generation Africa is out to change the negative narratives about young people, change the false perceptions and bring to the fore the impactful contributi...
Benue Reverses Decision To Reopen Worship Places, Markets
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Benue Reverses Decision To Reopen Worship Places, Markets

​Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has rescinded the order allowing churches and mosques in the State to reopen for religious activities. Ortom announced the cancellation of the order on Saturday in Makurdi during the weekly news briefing on activities of the Covid-19 Quick Response Team Recall that on Thursday, Governor Ortom has ordered that churches and mosques to open. He explained that the decision to revert to status quo was based on the apprehension expressed by the Federal Government over decisions by some state governments to reopen religious activities.
Coronavirus: Burundi first East African country to confirm date of football resumption
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Coronavirus: Burundi first East African country to confirm date of football resumption

The country was the last to suspend soccer activities and have made official the day when teams will return to the pitch Burundi Football Federation (BFF) has set May 21 as the date when football action will resume. BFF was the last African federation to halt soccer activities due to the novel Covid-19 pandemic. The announcement means Burundi is the first East African country to have an official day when football matches will be allowed back. Matches had been allowed to go on in the land-locked country with fans allowed too but after taking temperature tests and sanitizing their hands before every match outside the stadiums.
Shehu and Traore resume training with Bursaspor ahead of Turkish league return
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Shehu and Traore resume training with Bursaspor ahead of Turkish league return

The Nigeria and Burkina Faso internationals joined their teammates on Saturday for their first training session since March Abdullahi Shehu and Abdou Razack Traore joined Bursaspor for their first training session since the coronavirus lockdown in Turkey. The Green Crocodiles are set to resume action in the Turkish second division on June 12 following the government's approval of football activities. During the training session on Saturday evening, Bursaspor's coaching crew observed health protocols by wearing protective face masks and gloves while players practised social distancing by training in groups of four.
COVID-19: Africa will lose $65bn to full lockdown – UNECA
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COVID-19: Africa will lose $65bn to full lockdown – UNECA

Mr Stephen Karingi, Director, Regional Trade and Integration, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), says African economy will lose 65 billion dollars if there is a full lockdown of the continent due to COVID-19. Karingi said this during the World Health Organisation (WHO) and World Economic Forum (WEF) virtual joint press briefing on Thursday. The director said that the African economy would contrast as much as three per cent in 2020. According to him, an analysis done by UNECA showed that every month the African economy would lose 2.5 per cent of its GDP if a total lockdown was declared. “This is about 6.5 billion dollars every month based on the intensity and strictness of the lockdown. If we have a full lockdown of the whole continent, we would lose $65 bill...
Coronavirus is Another Boko Haram – Borno Deputy Governor
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Coronavirus is Another Boko Haram – Borno Deputy Governor

The deputy governor of Borno state, Umar Usman Kadafur, has compared the deadly coronavirus disease to Boko Haram. While addressing some residents of the state, Kadafur stated that some people doubted the existence of Coronavirus just as they dismissed Boko Haram activities when it initially started some years ago. “When Boko Haram started, a lot people felt it was something not to be taken seriously, until when it consumed everybody. This covid-19 is another Boko Haram coming, and yet people don’t believe it’s real. I keep saying it’s real. As a response team we’ll continue telling the general public and reaching out with advocacy” Kadafur said He said despite the increasing rate of spread of the pandemic, a large number of people in the state do not believe the existence o...
Obiano Relaxes Lockdown In Anambra, Asks Churches To Resume Activities
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Obiano Relaxes Lockdown In Anambra, Asks Churches To Resume Activities

The Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano, has relaxed the lockdown on the state and has asked churches to commence full activities, MCI reports. The governor stated this in a broadcast to the people of the state on Saturday evening. Before the Saturday broadcast, church activities had been restricted for 14 days as one of the measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. But on Saturday, Obiano asked the churches to resume full service, stating that the worshipers must wear face masks and observe the World Health Organisation’s guidelines about the pandemic during worship. He listed the protocol to include regular hand washing, avoiding handshakes, application of hand sanitizers, and social distancing. The Governor announced that movements around the state were not...
Coronavirus: Former Manchester City star Yaya Toure hails health workers
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Coronavirus: Former Manchester City star Yaya Toure hails health workers

The Ivorian legend has applauded health professionals for their efforts to defeat the pandemic Former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has praised health workers for helping in the fight against the coronavirus. The pandemic has forced major activities around the world to a hiatus and has adversely affected the economy, with many businesses shutting down. More than 152,000 lives have been lost to the virus while about two million cases have been confirmed across the globe.
ASUU warns Buhari against slashing health, education budgets
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ASUU warns Buhari against slashing health, education budgets

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has warned President Muhammadu Buhari against cutting down the health and education budgets in the proposed 2020 revised appropriation. The union has also asked the government not to defraud the nation by muddling up budgeted social intervention funds with donated funds meant for palliatives for the vulnerable to cope with COVID-19 which has negatively affected their livelihoods. DAILY POST gathered that the federal government is proposing a slash of 50.76billion from the 111.78 billion budgeted for UBEC to bring it down to 61.02billion and a cut of 26.51billion from the 44.49billion allocated to Basic Health care to bring it down to 17.98 billion naira. But, ASUU while reacting, said the proposed cut by the government shows the gove...
COVID-19: South West Muslims demand adequate protection of health workers, others
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COVID-19: South West Muslims demand adequate protection of health workers, others

Muslims in the South West region, under the banner of Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria (MUSWEN) have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari, state governors and other stakeholders to provide adequate protection for health workers and other essential service providers involved in the Covid-19 battle. MUSWEN made the appeal via a statement signed by its Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer, Professor Muslih Tayo Yahya, a copy of which was made available to DAILY POST in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital on Thursday. Yahya, a retired Professor and former Director, Academic Planning and Administration at the University of Jos, Plateau State in the statement issued on behalf of Muslims in the region, declared that they were in support and working in tandem with all measures recommend...
We Are Suspending Business In Abuja, Lagos – Commercial S3x Workers
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We Are Suspending Business In Abuja, Lagos – Commercial S3x Workers

The National Coordinator, Nigeria Sex Workers Association, Amaka Enemo, says s3x workers in the country have been forced to suspend activities, especially in Lagos and Abuja, due to the lockdown to check the spread of COVID-19. Enemo told The PUNCH on Tuesday that although sex workers offer “essential services” they would remain indoors because their services involve “substantial bodily contact”. She said the association had been able to sensitise its members to the dangers of COVID-19. She said, “There is sensitisation across the country, including within our network. Sex workers also offer essential services. However, there is no way sex workers can do their work without body contact. So, they are staying at home to watch what happens. “The government has announced a lockdown...
Coronavirus: We will defeat this together – Bursaspor and Super Eagles star Abdullahi
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Coronavirus: We will defeat this together – Bursaspor and Super Eagles star Abdullahi

Efforts have been put in place to ensure the pandemic is subdued and the Nigeria international has called for unity during this period Bursaspor full-back Shehu Abdullahi has urged people to unite in order to defeat the coronavirus. The pandemic which is currently causing problems across the world has claimed thousands of lives, paralysed major activities and affected the economy. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended a number of measures to reduce the spread of the virus, including regular hand washing, and keeping a social distance, among others.
‘Our lives have changed’ – Madagascar’s Andriatsima recounts experience in quarantine
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‘Our lives have changed’ – Madagascar’s Andriatsima recounts experience in quarantine

Owing to the coronavirus pandemic, the 35-year-old is confined to Saudi Arabia and he has described what life in isolation is like Faneva Andriatsima has opened up on what life is like in isolation as football-related activities are suspended across the globe due to Covid-19. The Saudi Arabian Premier League was put on hold with the 35-year-old boasting of just five appearances for new team Al Feiha after a move from Abha. The Madagascan has had to stay in the Asian country as there was no chance for him to travel back home, and he has described the situation as "delicate". “For several weeks, our lives have changed. As the virus spreads in Europe, we started playing matches behind closed doors,” Andriatsima told RFI. “We played two games under these conditions. Then the a...
Senate Adjourns Plenary Over Coronavirus Outbreak
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Senate Adjourns Plenary Over Coronavirus Outbreak

The Nigerian Senate has suspended plenary until April 7 over the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Upper Chamber also urged the Federal Government to devote special funds to fight the dreaded disease. Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed these resolutions of the Senate after a closed-door session of the upper chamber. According to Lawan, this step is a preventive measure to curb the spread of the virus. Lawan enjoined Senators to watch out for any emergency, while he asked the Senate Committee on Health and Communicable Disease to move into action to ensure proper coordination of activities.
8 Nigerian Entertainment Events Cancelled Because Of Coronavirus
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8 Nigerian Entertainment Events Cancelled Because Of Coronavirus

As Coronavirus keep wailing stronger, Many activities like sports, schools, Music Industry and many other social gathering have been shut down as a result of the virus but we bring you the 5 Nigeria Music Concerts that have been cancelled due to the outbreak of Coronavirus. music concerts Here are five major Music concerts that have been cancelled due to the outbreak of Coronavirus. 1. AfroNation Puerto Rico AfroNation was scheduled to start by 18th March with WizKid, Davido, Yemi Alade, Rick Ross as headliners, but now with the advent of the pandemic Corona Virus, the Puerto Rican Government declared a state of emergency and barred any mass gathering of people. The organizers had no choice but to cancel and refund ticket money. 2. Davido's A Good Time Tour After rel...
Chief Imam of Ghana Suspends Public Islamic Religious Activities and Gatherings Over Coronavirus Tells Muslims to Pray at Home
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Chief Imam of Ghana Suspends Public Islamic Religious Activities and Gatherings Over Coronavirus Tells Muslims to Pray at Home

Dr. Sheikh Osman Nuhu Shrabutu, the Chief Imam of Ghana has reportedly suspended public Islamic religious activities and gatherings in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country. According to Ghana Web, the Islamic leader, in a statement said the suspension is in line with President Akufo-Addo's ban on all social gatherings including funerals, festivals, all religious activities, conferences and all other events that call for a mass gathering of people. The Chief Imam also noted that the restriction of public gathering is in accordance with protocols enshrined in the Quran to preserve and ensure healthy lives. The ban means all Muslims in Ghana will now be exercising their daily prayers at their respective homes for now. Ghana currently has six recorded cases...
Three Arrested for Impersonating Soldiers in Ogun State
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Three Arrested for Impersonating Soldiers in Ogun State

Officers of the Ogun police command in Agbado area of the state on Friday March 13, arrested three men wearing Army camouflage during a routine patrol. The suspects identified as Jacob Onebi m’ 36, Olabode Oluwaseun m’ 35, and Olanrewaju Adebayo m 33, were arrested on charges of impersonating soldiers following series of reports from members of the public about their illegal activities in the area. Police spokesman in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspects initially claimed to be officers of 174 Battalion Ikorodu but confessed to being dismissed after further investigation was carried out. Oyeyemi said; On further investigation, two amongst them confessed to having been dismissed from the Nigerian army a long time ago while the third happened to be their friend who...
Yobe State University Joins ASUU Warning Strike, Suts Down Academic Activities
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Yobe State University Joins ASUU Warning Strike, Suts Down Academic Activities

Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU) Yobe State University Branch has joined the two-week warning strike called by the national body of the union. The notification of the strike action was contained in a letter dated 12th March, 2020 and signed by the Branch’s chairperson, Mohammed Saje Jajere. Part of the strike notification read: “Sequel to the National Executive Council, (NEC) meeting of ASUU held on 7th-8th March, 2020, the NEC has resolved and directed its members to embark on two weeks warning strike with effect from Monday, 9th March, 2020. “In view of the said directives, the university management is hereby formally notified that the congress of ASUU-YSU Branch resolve to join strike from 12th March, 2020”. A visit to the university by journalists showed ...
Zamfara United FC Sacks its Management Team over  Misapplication of Priorities
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Zamfara United FC Sacks its Management Team over Misapplication of Priorities

The Directorate of sports Affairs in Zamfara state, Thursday sacked the management team of Zamfara United football club, saying that misapplication of priorities has shrouded the club. This was disclosed by the Special Adviser to the governor on sporting activities, Hon. Ahmed Mohammed Bagu during a press briefing with newsmen in Gusau, the state capital. According to the Special Adviser, the laid down guidelines of sporting activities that would have helped the club to move forward were not properly put to use which subsequently led to the death of priorities. Bagu noted that most of the management staff were placed where they were not suppose to be, thereby making the performance of the club to be moving in the lowest ebb, hence the need to dissolve the management team of th...
Customs Seizes 1,393 Bags of Rice Hidden in Gas Cylinders
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Customs Seizes 1,393 Bags of Rice Hidden in Gas Cylinders

Officials of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) have intercepted 1, 393 bags of rice concealed in gas cylinders within Ogun State. Parading the smugglers before newsmen on Wednesday February 19, the Acting Controller of the Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A in Ikeja, Usman Yahaya said 625 cartons of frozen chicken, 187 jars and 66 drums of vegetable oil were also seized when the suspects were arrested between 5th and 17th February, 2020.   The items conveyed in 12 different vehicles, had a cumulative duty paid value (DPV) of N40.14 million. Yahaya said; “Barely two weeks after the Comptroller-General of Customs’ working visit to Lagos where he showcased various seizures made by FOU A worth over N10 billion, we have again intercepted 1,393 bags of smuggled for...
Dreaded 22-year-old Cult Leader who uses social media to Recruit new members Has Been Arrested
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Dreaded 22-year-old Cult Leader who uses social media to Recruit new members Has Been Arrested

22-year-old Maliki Bello, said to be the leader of Berry Boys’ Secret Cult has been arrested alongside 11 others by operatives of the Special Strike Force on Social Miscreants of the Lagos State Police Command. Lagos State Police spokesperson, Bala Elkana said the dreaded cult leader was arrested on February 4 after operatives from Itire Police Station led by the Divisional Police Officer, SP Barkfur Kromkyes monitored his activities. Upon being arrested, Bello who has been on the wanted list of the Lagos State Police Command revealed that he was initiated into cultism at the age of 12 when he was in Junior Secondary School (JSS1). He further revealed that they use Facebook and other social media platforms to recruit new members. Bala said; “Maliki is the supreme leader of ...
Islamic Cleric Caught While Defiling 14-year-old Girl in Lagos
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Islamic Cleric Caught While Defiling 14-year-old Girl in Lagos

A 41-year-old Islamic cleric popularly known as Alfa escaped being lynched by residents of Ilasamaja in Mushin area of Lagos, after being caught defiling a 14-year-old girl identified simply as Rahmotu. The suspect reportedly jumped into his victim's compound from their fence after her parents went out for their daily activities. Alfa was caught red-handed in the act by his victim's elder brother, Rahmon. He was saved from being lynched by police officers from Zone D in Mushin, who intervened in the case and quickly whisked him away. An eyewitness said; “Alfa was caught by the victim’s elder brother, Rahmon. He tried to overpower the culprit but couldn’t and so he ran out to call for help.”
Video of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu Saying his Government would Regulate Okada Riders
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Video of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu Saying his Government would Regulate Okada Riders

Nigerians have dug up  a video where Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said his government would regulate the activities of Okada riders in the state. The governor said this at the Platform 2019, a religious programme organized by the Covenant Christian Center every 1st of October. While speaking at the programme, Governor Sanwo-Olu said as part of measures to effectively reduce traffic situation in the state, his government would “account for every Okada rider”. “To also solve the traffic issue of Lagos is also to talk about the okada issue; okada is everywhere, anywhere you see. Part of the things that we are going to be doing is not to leave anybody behind. People are currently using a system that is working for them. You see some okada riders that are branded, t...
Rising Insecurity is Surprising – Buhari
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Rising Insecurity is Surprising – Buhari

President Buhari has expressed shock over the rising insecurity witnessed across the nation. The Nigerian leader who spoke during a visit to the state house by eminent citizens from Niger State led by the Governor Alhaji Sani Bello, lamented that activities of bandits had forced many to abandon their farms and homes. Buhari promised tougher measures against bandits that have made life difficult for Nigerians as he stated that the rising insecurity is an evil plan against the country. He said; “I was taken aback by what is happening in the North-west and other parts of the country. “During our campaigns, we knew about the Boko Haram. What is coming now is surprising. It is not ethnicity or religion; rather it is one evil plan against the country. “We have to be harder on t...
UNN Postgraduate Academic Calendar For The 2019/2020 Academic Session Announced
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UNN Postgraduate Academic Calendar For The 2019/2020 Academic Session Announced

The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) Postgraduate Academic Calendar for 2019/2020 Academic session has been published. All new and returning students are hereby informed that academic activities will run as follows; UNN Postgraduate Academic Calendar for the 2019/2020 Academic session                                          FIRST SEMESTER January 2020 Monday 06 – Arrival/Registration of New Postgraduate Students Monday 13 – First Semester Lectures begin for New Postgraduate Students – Arrival and Registration of Old Students Saturday 25 – Matriculation Ceremonies for Postgraduate Students (who are not Alumni of  U.N.N.)  Monday 27 – Sale of Application Forms for 2020/2021 Postgraduate Admissions begins. February 2020 Monday...
Nigerian Lady Graduates with First Class in Chemical Engineering after Dumping her Scholarship in Medicine
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Nigerian Lady Graduates with First Class in Chemical Engineering after Dumping her Scholarship in Medicine

A Nigerian lady who dumped her scholarship on medicine after three years in a Hungarian school, has shared her excitement of graduating with a First Class in Chemical Engineering. According to @Ms_Osj, she realized she made a mistake in studying medicine in her first semester in school. However after a long wait to see if she will change her mind about the course, she became depressed with the burden of medical school and being abandoned by the government. Serving an update on how she turned out in spite of all the phone calls from her family members to switch back to medicine, the Nigerian lady revealed that she graduated with a First Class with a CGPA of 4.9/5.0. She also received an award for her academic performance and extracurricular activities. Read her tweets below;
Doctors Gave Me 50-50 Chance Of Survival –  Shan George Reveals
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Doctors Gave Me 50-50 Chance Of Survival – Shan George Reveals

Popular actress, Shan George, has said that she was given a 50-50 chance by her doctors in 2019 after a terrible sickness that not only cost her much financially but disrupted her career. She told Sunday Scoop, “Sometime in late 2018, I had just finished organising the artistes that would be on the governor’s band for the Calabar carnival in December. After all the rigorous activities, I suddenly realised that my knee was swollen. I didn’t understand what was going on, so I just attributed it to the carnival stress. I took some drugs and rested for a couple of days expecting to be up and about in a couple of days. However, by early, January, the pain had increased. I kept managing it by using pain killers, but by March, it had become worse. I then started going to hospitals to find ...
Nigerians React to Alleged Arrest of Bobrisky and Seizure of his Cars by the Police
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Nigerians React to Alleged Arrest of Bobrisky and Seizure of his Cars by the Police

Nigerians have taken to social media to react to the alleged arrest of Bobrisky and seizure of his cars by policemen who allegedly stormed his apartment at Bera Estate, Chevron Drive in Lekki area of Lagos State on Thursday January 23. Unconfirmed sources alleged that the arrest of Bobrisky who has been absent from social media since yesterday, was linked to his cross-dressing activities. Though Bobrisky has been reportedly released by the policemen who allegedly refused returning the cars seized from his residence, Nigerians are now questioning the law enforcement agency's obsession with Bobrisky. Here are some tweets below;  
Reps Order Suspension of Increase in Electricity Tariff
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Reps Order Suspension of Increase in Electricity Tariff

The House of Representatives yesterday ordered the immediate suspension of the planned increase in electricity tariff by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). The chairman of the House Committee on Power, Magaji Dau, disclosed the order during an interactive session with NERC officials. Also in attendance was Ahmed Abdul who represented the Minister of State for Power, Saleh Mamman. Dau (APC, Jigawa) maintained that the increase was uncalled for in view of the appalling level of power supply in the country. Alongside members of the committee, he raised several posers on salient issues in the power sector and noted that the committee would liaise with its counterpart in the Senate to reach a conclusion on the matter. He also faulted the decision to put th...
Army rescue five hostages from Boko Haram in Borno
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Army rescue five hostages from Boko Haram in Borno

At least five hostages including an octogenarian were rescued from Boko Haram fighters in the last few days, the Nigerian Army said on Saturday. The army said in a statement issued by Media Coordinator of the Operation Lafiya Dole, Col. Aminu Iliyasu, that the troops of 121 Battalion deployed at Pulka in Gwoza local government area of the state also destroyed the terrorists’ hideout at Zeledva Hills along Pulka – Bokko – Ngoshe Road on Wednesday. It read: “More elements of the Boko Haram/Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) terror group, bandits and other criminal elements have either been neutralised or arrested at their hideouts across the country and more of their abductees have been freed. “On January 7 for instance, troops of 121 Battalion deployed at Pulka in G...
Miyetti Allah Bans Night Grazing Nationwide
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Miyetti Allah Bans Night Grazing Nationwide

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has announced a nationwide ban on night grazing. The decision taken at the Annual General Meeting of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, (MACBAN) in Damaturu on Wednesday January 8, is aimed at reducing the clash between herdsmen and farmers. Speaking to newsmen at the end of the meeting, MACBAN's National Secretary Baba Uthman said the decision will be conveyed to every member of the group. He said; “This is a decision that has been taken by the highest decision making body of the association. As it is taken here, it will go down the ladder down to our members at the grassroots. “They will be informed and sensitized concerning it." A ban on grazing by minors and hawking of milk by...
Nigeria Listed for Possible War Crimes by ICC
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Nigeria Listed for Possible War Crimes by ICC

The office of the prosecutor of the international criminal court (ICC) has listed Nigeria among 11 countries currently under probe for alleged war and international human rights crimes. The probe was announced in ICC's end of the year report on preliminary examination activities. Nigeria which was listed for possible war crimes alongside Venezuela, Colombia, Guinea, Iraq/UK, Palestine, Republic of Philippines, Ukraine and Bangladesh/Myanmar, is reportedly in phase three of the investigation stages dealing with admissibility (the last stage before the conclusion of investigation). A wide range of crimes allegedly committed in Nigeria since 2010 is currently being examined as disclosed in the report dated December the 5th, 2019. The intergovernmental organization and internat...
Seven Sri Lankans, two Ghanaians Were Arrested by Nigerian Navy for Illegal Activities
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Seven Sri Lankans, two Ghanaians Were Arrested by Nigerian Navy for Illegal Activities

Seven Sri Lankans, two Ghanaians, and over 50 Nigerians have been paraded by the Nigerian Navy after being arrested during the festive period for illegal activities on Nigerian waters. Commander, NNS Beecroft, Commodore Ibrahim Shettima who confirmed the arrest said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and officials of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) have been invited to collect data that would aid in prosecution of the suspects. MV Zebrugge, said to be one of the seven vessels intercepted by the Nigerian navy had petroleum products without proper documentation and seven Sri Lankans onboard. MT Jonko, another vessel intercepted by the Nigerian navy on December 21 had 11 Nigerians onboard and 1077 metric tonnes of crude oil.
Taiwan Chief General Killed in Helicopter Crash
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Taiwan Chief General Killed in Helicopter Crash

The defence ministry has confirmed the death of its Chief of general staff General Shen Yi-ming, after a helicopter made an emergency landing in northern part of the country. The country's top general died alongside 7 others after a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter crashed in mountains near Taipei. Taiwan's defence ministry spokesman, Shih Shun-wen said 62-year-old Shen and several top military officials were on a routine mission to visit soldiers in the northeast Yilan county when the sad incident occurred. Air force commander-in-chief Hsiung Hou-chi told a news conference in Taipei that what caused the crash is still not known. He said; "The search and rescue operation continues... We are investigating whether (the cause) was environmental or mechanical... the aircraft's c...
Buhari Sends Powerful Warning To Nigerians Living Abroad
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Buhari Sends Powerful Warning To Nigerians Living Abroad

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the few Nigerians abroad indulging in criminal activities do not represent the values of majority of the people of the country. Buhari also warned that his administration will not condone any crime either home or abroad from such Nigerians. He said this in Yokohama during a meeting with leaders of the Nigerian community living in Japan on the sidelines of the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development, TICAD7. A statement forwarded to DAILY POST by Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina quoted the president as saying, “Let me also say that there are few Nigerians in the Diaspora that are giving us a bad name by engaging in criminal activities. These Nigerians are a minority, they do not represent...
Rev Fr Offu killed by suspected herdsmen to be buried on August 20th
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Rev Fr Offu killed by suspected herdsmen to be buried on August 20th

The Obituary of Reverend Father Paul Offu who was murdered by suspected herdsmen along the Ihe-Agbudu Road in Awgu on Thursday, August 1st, has been released.   According to the lineup of activities, the remains of the 49-year-old clergyman who was shot dead while on his way for mass, will be laid to rest at the Holy Ghost Cathedral, Ogui in Enugu state on Tuesday August 20th.   Until his death, Father Offu was the parish priest of St. James the Greater Parish, Ugbawka.   See the full poster of his obituary below
Shi’ites: President Buhari has ordered that we must provide security for every Nigerian – Police IG
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Shi’ites: President Buhari has ordered that we must provide security for every Nigerian – Police IG

On Monday, President Buhari received briefing from the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, over Shiites bloody protests in Abuja.   At the closed door meeting, the president directed the IGP to take steps to protect all Nigerians wherever they may be. Speaking with journalists at the end of the meeting, the IGP said: “We came this morning to brief Mr. President on the security situation in the country, especially the activities of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN). Just to give him an update of what is happening in the country vis a vis their activities. Specifically, we briefed him of the incessant act coming out of this group of people, protesting  here and there. We briefed him on the fact that we have been able to curtail their excesses and to let him ...
Facebook hacker arrested by EFCC
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Facebook hacker arrested by EFCC

A Facebook hacker, Okohwan Kelvin has been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt's Zonal Office.   The suspect was arrested in Warri, Delta State after discreet monitoring of his online activities following complaints from members of the public, alleging that he hacked and took over their Facebook accounts.   Preliminary investigation by the EFCC, revealed that he has hacked over one hundred Facebook accounts using phishing links generated from an online hacking website, and afterwards sold the accounts to other fraudsters who used them for various nefarious online activities.   Kelvin has also used some of the accounts to defraud friends of his victims. He would be charged to court as soon as investigat...
BBNaija 2019: Biggie Gets Infuriated, Blasts Housemates For Breaking Rules
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BBNaija 2019: Biggie Gets Infuriated, Blasts Housemates For Breaking Rules

Big Brother on Thursday night blasted housemates of the 2019 ‘Pepper Dem Gang’ edition of the show for breaking the house rules. Biggie, who was infuriated by the behavior of housemates, accused some of them of speaking different Nigerian dialects in the house. He also stated that the housemates, who were seen acting for the camera, were not being themselves as they have failed to put their egos away. Biggie, who could not hold his anger, gave the housemates a very low mark for their drama presentation, which was their task for the day, while issuing them a stern warning to be serious with activities of the house. He warned them against focusing on the camera and seeking unnecessary attention, adding that ‘if he wanted camera conscious housemates, he would have hired actors. ...
Bandits beg Masari for amnesty in Katsina
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Bandits beg Masari for amnesty in Katsina

Group of bandits in their hideout in the forest between Dandume Local Government Area of Katsina State and Birni Gwari in Kaduna State have pleaded with Governor Aminu Bello Masari for dialogue and to grant them amnesty. Their leader, Malam Idris Yahaya, during an arranged meeting with reporters near a primary school located at Dankolo Village in Sabuwa Local Government Area, said his members were tired of violence and suffering from deprivation imposed on them by the local security vigilance groups in the area. He said the meeting with the reporters was facilitated by the peace pact recently entered into between the local communities and the bandits to enable farming activities to go on uninterrupted. Yahaya explained: “We are tired of violence. Again, we have discovered that the...
Two Suspected Internet Fraudsters Arraigned in Court
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Two Suspected Internet Fraudsters Arraigned in Court

Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of Kwara State High Court, Ilorin, has convicted two Internet fraudsters, Johnson Okuselu, 23 and Saheed Olanrewaju, 25, to one year imprisonment without an option of fine for alleged internet scam. A statement from the EFCC says that during the trial, an investigator of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Olamide Sadiq, told the court that on April 28th, based on reliable information concerning the suspicious activities of defendant about internet fraud, the operatives arrested the defendants at Ilorin International Airport. The witness said that their phones were searched and it was revealed that the defendants created an email, using the name James kiak, with email address, captainjameskaik@gmail. Com; while ...
JAMB Speaks On Official UTME 2019 Cut-off Marks For Universities And Polytechnics
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JAMB Speaks On Official UTME 2019 Cut-off Marks For Universities And Polytechnics

The Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) has spoken on the cut-off marks for 2019 UTME. The board on Wednesday said there’s no cut-off mark yet. Due to flying rumours that the board has released the cut-off marks for placement of candidates into the tertiary institutions, Fabian Benjamin JAMB’s head of media and Information has revealed there’s nothing tangible in the speculations. “We want to seize this opportunity to caution the public especially candidates, not to allow themselves to be swindled by these desperate individuals that are peddling this rumour. “The board is yet to come up with any cut-off mark for placements into the various tertiary institutions across the country. The cut-off marks cannot be decided upon without the input of critical stakeholders of the educa...
African Union  Suspends Sudan
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African Union Suspends Sudan

African Union (AU) on Thursday suspended Sudan as its member. The announcement followed an emergency meeting by the AU in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, after the violent dispersal of a protest camp in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, began on Monday, Al Jazeera reports. The AU’s Peace and Security Department disclosed this in a post on its official Twitter page on Thursday. The post reads: “ The AU Peace and Security Council has with immediate effect suspended the participation of the Republic of Sudan in all AU activities until the effective establishment of a Civilian-led Transitional Authority “As the only way to allow Sudan to exit from the current crisis, participation in all AU activities would be suspended with immediate effect.” At l...
May 29: Why Plateau will observe low-key transition – Prof. Tyoden
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May 29: Why Plateau will observe low-key transition – Prof. Tyoden

Following the prevailing security situation that has bedeviled the country; the Plateau State Government has announced that the swearing-in and inauguration of Governor Simon Lalong into office for a second term would be low keyed in solidarity with the Federal Government. The government equally said the swearing-in ceremony would be without the usual funfair. This was disclosed by the Chairman Central Planning Committee and Deputy Governor of the State, Prof. Sonni Tyoden, while briefing journalists in Jos. Tyoden said, “We thank God for the relative peace we are enjoying in Plateau, but we decided to observe the forthcoming inauguration/swearing-in of the second term in office of Governor Simon Lalong in a low key in solidarity with the Federal government d...
Illegal Mining Vendors Pose Dangerous Threat to Osun State -Oyetola cries out
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Illegal Mining Vendors Pose Dangerous Threat to Osun State -Oyetola cries out

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has decried the activities of illegal mining vendors in the state, describing it as threat to the peace and survival of the people. Oyetola opined that the huge mineral deposits in the Osun East senatorial district of the state might not add to the economic well-being of the people living in the area, and the state at large if illegal mining was not curbed. The governor made the remarks at Ilesha, during a security meeting with critical stakeholders in Ijesha land. He said his government considered it pertinent to take creative and proactive approach in tackling any signal of security breach in the state, hence the urgency of the meeting. According to him, there are efforts in place to register every miner operatin...
Reason Why Police Ban Motorcycle Operators in Adamawa,
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Reason Why Police Ban Motorcycle Operators in Adamawa,

The Adamawa State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has banned the use of motorcycles in the state. The command said in a press statement sent to the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Tuesday that the ban was informed by rising crime rate. The statement, which was signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, SP Othman Abubakar, said the ban takes effect in all the 21 local government areas of the state till further notice. “This has become necessary because of the incessant use of such motorcycles in the commission of heinous crimes such as kidnapping, armed banditry, communal clashes and other criminal activities in the state,” the statement read. It added that the police would by the announcement ...
N450m campaign money: What happened in court during Belgore’s appearance
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N450m campaign money: What happened in court during Belgore’s appearance

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Dele Belgore, standing trial for N450 million fraud, on Monday told a Federal High Court in Lagos that he only received fund for the 2015 Election campaign coordination in Kwara. NAN reports that Belgore gave evidence under-cross examination in a money laundering charge preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). EFCC charged Belgore and a former Minister of National Planning, Abubakar Sulaiman, on nine counts. They, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges and were granted bail. Belgore, who is a former Campaign Coordinator of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara, gave evidence on April 12, while the court adjourned for cross-examination. On Monday, Mr Rotimi O...

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