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Outrage as appeal court reduces sentence of man who forced a 10 year old boy to perform oral s3x on him
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Outrage as appeal court reduces sentence of man who forced a 10 year old boy to perform oral s3x on him

An Indian appeal court has sparked outrage after it reduced the jail term of a man convicted of forcing a 10-year-old boy to perform oral sex on him. This comes just days after India's Supreme Court struck down a controversial order that cleared a man of sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl because "there was no skin-to-skin contact" with the victim. The Indian appeal court order was pronounced by the Allahabad high court in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, November 24. The crime occured in 2016 when the man had visited the child's home and had taken him to a local temple where he had sexually abused him. He had given the child 20 rupees (27 cents; 20 pence) to keep quiet about the assault and threatened him not to report it A court in August 2018 found the...
Man fighting for his life after QPR-Luton Match
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Man fighting for his life after QPR-Luton Match

A man is critically ill in hospital with a head injury police believe he may have suffered in an attack following QPR’s match against Luton. The 52-year-old, who is from the Luton area, was found at around 9.50pm on Friday, near the Uxbridge Road junction with Devonport Road in west London. Police believe he may have been assaulted or caught up in disorder after the Championship fixture at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, and have appealed for witnesses. The man was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service (LAS) paramedics, and remains in a life-threatening condition. Metropolitan Police Detective Constable Arrash Faghihi said the incident happened in an "extremely busy" area and urged any witnesses or anyone with mobile phone footage which may be relevant to conta...
Restructuring the country is better than secession – Fayemi tells Nnamdi Kanu, Sunday Igboho
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Restructuring the country is better than secession – Fayemi tells Nnamdi Kanu, Sunday Igboho

Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has appealed to secession agitators in the country to consider the enormous benefits from a united Nigeria. According to Fayemi, who is the chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), restructuring remains the best option for Nigerians saying dialogue remains a major pathway to peace and progress. Speaking as a guest lecturer at the combined ninth and 10th combined Zik Lecture Series at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Fayemi asked the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) led by Nnamdi Kanu and Yoruba Nation led by Sunday Adeyemo to focus on restructuring. “If separation and secession are not as easy or simple as their proponents imagine, and given that they do not provide any guarantees that a better future can be secu...
Yobe College of Education gets new provost three weeks after Gishiwa’s death
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Yobe College of Education gets new provost three weeks after Gishiwa’s death

Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni has approved the appointment of Malam Hassan Bulama as Acting Provost, Umar Suleiman College of Education, Gashua pending the appointment of a substantive Provost. This is contained in a memo titled, “APPOINTMENT OF ACTING PROVOST, UMAR SULEIMAN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, GASHUA” signed by the State Head of Civil Service, Nura Mohammed and obtained by DAILY POST in Damaturu. “I write to convey approval for the appointment of Mal. Hassan Bulama as Acting Provost, Umar Suleiman College of Education, Gashua pending appointment of substantive Provost. “This appointment takes immediate effect and is copied to the Honourable Commissioner, Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology for his information, please”, it said. The appointment of the Ac...
Anambra election: Nine governorship candidates ask FG to release Nnamdi Kanu
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Anambra election: Nine governorship candidates ask FG to release Nnamdi Kanu

Nine candidates in the forthcoming Anambra governorship election have appealed to the federal government to release Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). In a joint statement, the candidates said releasing the IPOB leader would help forestall “impending violence” in the south-east. The joint statement was signed by Ben Etiaba of Action Alliance (AA), Chukwuma Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Obinna Uzoh of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Akachukwu Nwankpo of African Democratic Congress (ADC), Onyejegbu Okwudili of Allied Peoples Movement (APM), Ifeanyi Uba of Young Progressives Party (YPP), Andy Uba of All Progressives Congress (APC), Nnamdi Nnawuo of Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) and Obiora Okonkwo of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP)....
Make sure you win the prize if not you go naked tire – Daddy Freeze writes open letter to aspiring BBNaija contestants
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Make sure you win the prize if not you go naked tire – Daddy Freeze writes open letter to aspiring BBNaija contestants

DaddyFreeze has written an open letter to aspiring BBNaija contestants. He appealed to them to ensure they win the prize money if not they would go naked after the show until they get tired. The OAP wrote ''Dear aspiring Big brother housemates, make sure you win the prize. if not you go naked tire.'' He added that if they can't win the prize, they should build a solid brand or business.
Stop seeing a man as rich or poor. You are marrying a human being. You are not marrying his money – Reno Omokri tells women
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Stop seeing a man as rich or poor. You are marrying a human being. You are not marrying his money – Reno Omokri tells women

Reno Omokri has appealed to women to stop using financial status as a yardstick for going into a relationship with a man. Using the recent wedding of the Princess of Japan, Princess Mako to her 'commoner' lover, Kei Komuro, Reno wrote; ''Dear single ladies, Japan’s Princess Mako, who grew up in a palace, left the palace to marry a struggling man living in a one bedroom flat. But you who grew up in a ‘face me I face you’ insist you cant marry a poor man? Even in a palace, you will still be poor! Poverty is in your mind. If you hate poverty, go and make wealth yourself and then use the money to turn your man from pauper to prince. Stop seeing a man as rich or poor. You are marrying a human being. You are not marrying his money''
Andy Murray begs for a California thief to return his wedding ring and his ”smelly’ tennis shoes
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Andy Murray begs for a California thief to return his wedding ring and his ”smelly’ tennis shoes

Tennis star, Andy Murray is appealing for the return of his wedding ring and smelly tennis shoes which were stolen following his own 'terrible idea' to leave them under his car overnight. The three-time Grand Slam winner, 34, is in California for the Indian Wells tournament, where he was granted a wildcard to compete Since Murray cannot wear his wedding ring on court, he always ties it to his shoelaces for safe-keeping but it has been stolen alongside with the shoes. The former world No 1 has appealed for the safe return of his ring. Speaking in an Instagram video, Murray said: 'Last night after dinner in Indian Wells, I got back in the car to go back to the hotel and the car didn't smell great. 'I left my tennis shoes in there and it's b...
Mental health is important, let’s be kind – BBNaija star Angel says following the deactivation of Tega’s Instagram account
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Mental health is important, let’s be kind – BBNaija star Angel says following the deactivation of Tega’s Instagram account

BBNaija Star, Angel, has asked people to be kind to other housemates as mental health is important. She gave this advice after her former housemate in the BBNaija ''Shine Ya Eye'' show, Tega Dominic, deactivated her IG page following the online bullying she has been experiencing since leaving the house. Tega, a married woman, has been consistently bashed online for her affair with Boma in the house. On Tuesday, she disclosed she was done with the online bullying as it has become exhausting for her. She, later on, deactivated her Instagram page. Reacting to this development, Angel appealed to everyone to be kind to others. See what she wrote on Twitter below...
NCC disqualifies Nigerians below 18 from getting SIM
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NCC disqualifies Nigerians below 18 from getting SIM

Nigerians below 18 have been disqualified from registering and owning a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) by the Nigerian Communications Commission. In a draft copy of the modified Registration of Telephone Subscribers Regulations published on the commission’s website, the NCC said the regulations were made in line with the powers conferred upon the commission by section 70 of the Nigerian Communications Act,2003. The announcement was made at a Public Inquiry on the Registration of Telephone Subscribers Regulations, alongside the draft SIM Replacement Guidelines and the draft Spectrum Trading Guidelines at NCC's head office in Abuja on Tuesday October 5. NCC’s Executive Commissioner Stakeholders’ Management, Mr Adeleke Adewolu who spoke at the event said; “The public inquiry i...
End strike, all debts will be settled when verified and validated – Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire tells striking doctors
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End strike, all debts will be settled when verified and validated – Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire tells striking doctors

Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire has appealed to resident doctors in the country to end their ongoing strike. Members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have embarked on a strike over irregular payment of salaries, among other issues. Addressing this at the briefing of the presidential committee on COVID-19 on Monday September 13, Ehanire said the striking doctors should resume duty as all debts will be settled when verified and validated. He insisted that this administration has a "sound track record" of paying debts, even if they are inherited from or ignored by preceeding administration. The Minister said;   “Last week his excellency, the president received the leadership of the Nigerian Medical...
Nobody safe in Nigeria – Lamido says after meeting Obasanjo
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Nobody safe in Nigeria – Lamido says after meeting Obasanjo

Former Jigawa Governor, Sule Lamido on Sunday said no one is safe in Nigeria. He spoke at a meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo at his OOPL Presidential Library residence in Abeokuta, the Ogun capital. Lamido said the country is bleeding and appealed to Obasanjo to continue to contribute his quota to peace and unity. “How do we remain safe is the biggest problem and challenge now in this country. Nobody is safe again. ‘Imagine, kidnapping three workers of Baba, a former President of the country? Who is safe again? he queried. Lamido said his visit to the ex-leader was normal and that he met him “in a very high spirit and good health”. “He told me that he’s now ageing and I responded that he’s not. We still need him in this country. “He said, Sule,...
PDP leaders visit Jonathan and beg him to stay amid reports he wants to decamp to APC
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PDP leaders visit Jonathan and beg him to stay amid reports he wants to decamp to APC

PDP leaders paid a visit to ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan, in his Abuja residence on Tuesday, August 31 amid reports he plans to decamp to APC. The acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Yemi Akinwonmi led a delegation of party leaders consisting of Daisi Akintan, former caretaker secretary of the PDP in the South-West and the secretary of ex-officio forum and a member of the National Executive Committee, Mrs Helen Taiwo, to visit Jonathan. The three-member team met with the former President behind closed doors, Punch reports, adding that the visit was designed to acquaint Jonathan with current happenings within the party and seek his advice on how best to find an amicable solution to the crisis. According to the publication, a source privy to the meeting ...
Don’t jump into Marriage because somebody has Money – Bishop Oyedepo appeals to Single people
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Don’t jump into Marriage because somebody has Money – Bishop Oyedepo appeals to Single people

Senior Pastor of the Living Faith Church, Bishop David Oyedepo, has appealed to young people not to get married because of money. Taking a cue from his own life, the clergyman gave the advice while preaching in his church on Sunday, August 29, stating that he did not have money when he got married to his wife, Faith, 39 years ago. ''You don't jump into marriage because somebody has money. I didn’t have no money. I didn't look like someone who will have money. Just one boy who doesn't know what he is saying, always saying, "Jesus loves you." Did we say, "He hates us before"? You think this man has any future? There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. You couldn't imagine that you could see the meaning of wealth and now they ...
Modakeke/Ife crisis: Osun govt calls for calm
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Modakeke/Ife crisis: Osun govt calls for calm

Osun State Government, on Friday, allayed fears of a possible resurgence of the Ife/Modakeke crisis. The state government also appealed to the people of the areas not to allow criminal elements to seize any situation to unleash mayhem on the people. The government said it has ordered immediate deployment of armed policemen with support from the army in the trouble areas to forestall possible breakdown of law and order. The State Information Commissioner, Funke Egbemode, said these in a statement on Friday evening after a meeting of government officials with heads of security agencies. “Mr. Governor personally spoke to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi and the Ogunsua of Modakeke, Oba Moses Oyediran Oladejo and they both assured him of thei...
Treat repented Boko Haram fighters like brothers — MURIC tells FG
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Treat repented Boko Haram fighters like brothers — MURIC tells FG

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has appealed to the federal government and the Nigerian army to treat Boko Haram insurgents who surrendered as brothers. The group in a statement released by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola on Thursday August 19, also said that these Boko Haram insurgents and ISWAP fighters who are surrendering should be resettled and trained in vocations that can enable them to cater for themselves and their families in future. The statement partly read; “Boko Haram insurgents and ISWAP fighters who are surrendering should be resettled and trained invocations that can enable them to cater for themselves and their families in future. Quick and meaningful resettlement will encourage the remaining insurgents and fighters to embrace peace. “MURIC also app...
We’ve appealed Rivers court judgment on VAT collection – FIRS
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We’ve appealed Rivers court judgment on VAT collection – FIRS

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has announced that it has appealed a recent judgment of the federal high court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State which stopped it from collecting Value Added Tax (VAT) in the South-South state. Justice Stephen Pam who issued a restraining order against the federal agency, had said that there is no constitutional basis for FIRS to demand and collect VAT, withholding tax, education tax and technology levy in Rivers state or any other state of the federation The court further declared that the defendants are not constitutionally entitled to charge or impose levies, charges or rates (under any guise or by whatever name called) on the residents of Rivers state and any state of the federation. The judgement implied that FIRS is also barred from c...
I appeal to bandits to please leave our schools alone – Minister of state for education, Emeka Nwajiuba
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I appeal to bandits to please leave our schools alone – Minister of state for education, Emeka Nwajiuba

Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiubak has appealed to bandits to cease abduction of school kids in the Northern region of the country. Nwajiuba made the appeal while appearing on a Channels Television programme. When asked to comment on the release of three abducted students of the Bethel Baptist High School in Kaduna State, the Minister said; “I’m elated; this is the kind of news is what I want to be hearing everyday that they should please return our children to us. I am so happy for these children and their parents but I appeal, like I have been appealing. ” I was in Katsina to plead with the air service men who are flying that area to please. I encourage our military, they are doing tremendous job of following up these kidnappers and these bandits but I ap...
Tearful Serena Williams makes early exit from Wimbledon with Injury
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Tearful Serena Williams makes early exit from Wimbledon with Injury

Serena Williams broke down in tears as she was forced to retire in the opening set of her first-round clash at Wimbledon. The 23-time Grand Slam winner, who is still pursuing Margaret Court’s all-time record, started Tuesday evening’s match against world number 100 Aliaksandra Sasnovich well though but had to retire from the game due to injury to her right thigh. The 39-year-old American, who wore strapping on her right thigh from the start of the match, broke Sasnovich in the Bulgarian’s second service game but appeared to roll her ankle in the process of returning a shot. The sight of Williams in pain and in tears was hard to watch as she left the court having worked so hard to get back to action. ‘I’m so sad for Serena, she’s a great champion,’ said Sasnovich on ...
JAMB Candidates Arrested for Vandalizing CBT Centre In Jonathan’s Hometown
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JAMB Candidates Arrested for Vandalizing CBT Centre In Jonathan’s Hometown

Four candidates writing the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations have been arrested by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for vandalising a Computer Based Test Centre (CBT) at Otuoke, hometown of former President Goodluck Jonathan in Bayelsa state. The four male suspects who were arrested at a Computer-Based Test Centre in Federal University, Otuoke, were accused of disrupting the smooth exercise at the centre and destroying some properties on Tuesday June 22. The State Commandant of the Corps, Mrs Christiana Abiakam-Omanu said the suspects were allowed to participate in the examination before they were arrested. Reiterating that NSCDC will not tolerate vandalism of government infrastructure, Omanu added that investigation is ongoing to unravel o...
#EndSARS: Lagos state government says most injuries from Lekki tollgate were from ‘machete cuts, stampede’
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#EndSARS: Lagos state government says most injuries from Lekki tollgate were from ‘machete cuts, stampede’

The Lagos state government's Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, appeared before the state's Judicial Panel on Police Brutality on Tuesday, June 22, where he said most of the injuries sustained by protesters at the Lekki tollgate on October 20, 20202, were from machete cuts and stampede. The Cable reports that Muri-Okunola had come to the panel to present a timeline of the activities of the Lagos state government during the #EndSARS protests, including the Lekki tollgate shooting. He said that during the protest, the state government had set up an ad-hoc committee, referred to as the incident command centre, to monitor the security situation in Lagos. Muri-Okunola told the panel that a day after the shooting that took place at the Lekki tollgate, the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-O...
Don’t commit suicide, your welfare is being taken care of – IGP tells police officers
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Don’t commit suicide, your welfare is being taken care of – IGP tells police officers

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba has appealed to police officers not to commit suicide while on the job. In his speech during a visit to the Lagos Police Command on Wednesday June 9, the police chief promised that the welfare of police officers across the country is being taken care of. Usman said; “Your welfare is being taken care of like never before, do not commit suicide by being unprofessional." Making reference to the destruction of properties and police facilities during and after the #EndSARS protest, the IGP called on police commanders to lecture their men on the protection of public and police facilities, and use of arms. Usman added; “Never again should your police stations be sacked by hoodlums wielding guns, sticks, and machetes. “We must also be ...
FG appeals to Nigerian youths to stop renouncing their citizenship
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FG appeals to Nigerian youths to stop renouncing their citizenship

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has appealed to young Nigerians to stop the trend of renouncing their citizenship in pursuit of greener pasture. According to him, it is worrisome and counterproductive. The Minister expressed his concerns when he spoke at the Ministerial Alignment Meeting of the Presidential Task Force on Deliverables for Ministries, Departments, and Agencies of Government. Represented at the meeting by the  Permanent Secretary of the Ministry Dr. Shuaib Belgore., the Minister said the Federal government would put up a mechanism in place that would keep young Nigerians busy in productive activities. He appealed to the youths to stop renouncing their citizenship. Aregbesola said a committee would be set up in the Ministry with stakeholders to overs...
Female one-chance Robber, two Accomplices Arrested in Rivers State
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Female one-chance Robber, two Accomplices Arrested in Rivers State

The Rivers State Police Command has arrested three members of a one-chance robbery gang including a woman. The trio were arrested on Wednesday, June 2, at Rumuosi community in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state after dispossessing a filling station manager, Simeon Ibrahim, of N1.5million. It was gathered that the victim was on his way to a new generation bank along Rumokoro axis of the council when the robbers who operated as commercial taxi operators trailed and carried him. While on their way, the female suspect screamed that her hands were hurting and appealed to Ibrahim to assist her in opening the vehicle's door. While Ibrahim was trying to open the door, they took the money from him and tried to push him out of the vehicle but the victim dragged the steerin...
Don’t revenge Ahmed Gulak’s murder – Senator Shehu Sani begs Arewa youths
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Don’t revenge Ahmed Gulak’s murder – Senator Shehu Sani begs Arewa youths

Senator Shehu Sani has appealed to youths in Northern Nigeria not to avenge the killing of an APC chieftain, Ahmed Gulak, in Owerri, Imo state on Sunday, May 30. Gulak was murdered by some gunmen in Owerri, the Imo State capital, on his way to catch his flight at the Sam Mbakwe Airport. Some Northern youths have threatened to retaliate if the killers are not brought to justice. The police have since identified and killed the assailants who murdered Gulak. In a statement released today May 31, Sani who represented Kaduna Central in the 8th Assembly, pleaded with his kinsmen in the North to avoid a major conflict with the Igbo by not revenging Gulak’s death. “The cold blood murder of Ahmed Gulak in Owerri stands unreservedly condemned. The murder has all the elements of some fo...
Don’t kill abducted Greenfield students – PTA begs bandits
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Don’t kill abducted Greenfield students – PTA begs bandits

The National Association of Parents Teachers Association of Nigeria (PTA) has appealed to the abductors of Greenfield University Students not to kill them. The appeal came after the bandits in an interview with VOA Hausa on Monday May 3, demanded for N100 million and 10 new motorcycles as ransom for the release of the students who they threatened to kill if the demands were not met by the government and parents of the students. National President of PTA, Haruna Danjuma, said there was tension and fear among parents and concerned citizens over threats by the bandits. He described the threat as disturbing, saying the plea became necessary because as parents, they want all the students back home safe. Danjuma said; “We were shocked and not happy with that statement on the radio ...
Residents forced to fetch water from streams as water scarcity causes a keg of water to sell for 250 Naira
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Residents forced to fetch water from streams as water scarcity causes a keg of water to sell for 250 Naira

Residents of some FCT communities have resorted to fetching water from the streams and rivers due to water scarcity. The scarcity has caused a 25-litre keg of water to be sold for 250 Naira. Residents living in Kubwa, Bwari, Dede, Dutse, Kaigini, among others, are the worst hit and they either have to patronise water hawkers at the rate of 250 Naira per keg or join long queues at public boreholes. The FCT Water Board had last week appealed to residents to persevere pending when repair and maintenance work are carried out on the Usama Dam Treatment Plant. Reacting to the water scarcity, Omoyele Sowore quoted the late Fela Kuti's song, Original Suffer Head.   Below are photos showing what residents have to pass through to get water.   ...
Apostle Suleman Begs Boko Haram not to Kill Abducted Borno Pastor
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Apostle Suleman Begs Boko Haram not to Kill Abducted Borno Pastor

President of Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide Apostle Johnson Suleman has appealed to Boko Haram insurgents not to kill Borno pastor Bulus Yikura they abducted. The cleric was abducted by the insurgents on Christmas eve last year during an attack on Pemi village in Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State. Taking to Twitter, Suleman pleaded with the insurgents to spare Yikura’s life, adding that Christians are not the insurgents’ enemies and wrote on how some certain Muslims were saved by Christians many years back. He said: “I appeal to Boko haram not to kill Pastor Bulus Yikura..have mercy on him like the Abyssinian Christians had mercy on the first Muslims and saved them from the Quraysh. “Christians are not your enemies. Plssss,let Pastor Yikura go..”
Police Scrap Eagle Crack Squad in Rivers State
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Police Scrap Eagle Crack Squad in Rivers State

A special police team codenamed the Eagle Crack Squad has been scrapped by the Commissioner of Police in Rivers state. Police spokesperson, Nnamdi Omoni who made the announcement said the commissioner of police took the decision following a meeting with his Management Team after the squad were accused of extortion and unprofessional conducts. Omoni who appealed to members of the public to rekindle their trust in the police, said the dissolution was with immediate effect and asked all personnel attached to the unit to report to the headquarters for redeployment. The statement read; “The Commissioner of Police, CP Eboka Friday has dissolved the Eagle Crack Squad. This was done this morning after a meeting with his Management Team. “The dissolution is coming on the heels of C...
Armed Bandits Attack Vehicle in Niger State, Kidnap 18 Passengers including Groomsmen
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Armed Bandits Attack Vehicle in Niger State, Kidnap 18 Passengers including Groomsmen

Armed bandits have kidnapped eighteen passengers of the Niger State Transport Authority (NSTA) The attack occurred along Zungeru- Tegina road at Yakila village in Rafi Local Government Area of the state around 3pm on Sunday. February 14. The passengers including some groomsmen, were heading to Minna, the state capital from Kotangora when the bandits attacked. The Director-General of the Niger State Emergency Management Agency, Mallam Ibrahim Inga, who confirmed the incident to Daily Trust, said they visited the scene and met a woman and her child, who were left by the bandits. "The only thing I can tell you now is we have rescued the woman and her baby and she is in the vehicle with us and we are on our way to Minna. She told us that the bandits blocked the way and ...
I Ask For More Patience In Tackling Insecurity – Buhari
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I Ask For More Patience In Tackling Insecurity – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to Nigerians to exercise more patience in his administration’s fight against insecurity. The President made this known in a statement released on Monday August 10, where he disclosed that they are investing heavily in acquiring modern equipment. He added that when the equipment arrive, security operatives will undergo training ahead of deployment to the field. The statement read; We are working very hard to ensure the security situation in every part of Nigeria improves very soon. As part of our efforts, we are investing heavily in acquiring modern equipment. Some have arrived, some are being cleared at the Ports, and we have others still on their way. Our government is doing its best on the question of equipment, and the military kn...
Funke Akindele: Gov. Sanwo-Olu Asked To Grant Nollywood Actress State Pardon
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Funke Akindele: Gov. Sanwo-Olu Asked To Grant Nollywood Actress State Pardon

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has appealed to the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwoolu, to grant state pardon to popular actress and Nollywood icon, Mrs. Funke Akindele-Bello. While speaking with journalists in court today at Ogba, after the proceedings that terminated the charges brought against Mr Babatunde Gbadamosi and Azeez Fashola (Naira Marley), the human rights activist stated that since the state made the case in court yesterday that it was not out to persecute citizens, Akindele should be granted reprieve, moreso that she has demonstrated remorse for her conduct. He stated that since the federal government is granting amnesty to 2,600 prisoners, the Governor should emulate this good gesture and show fatherly love to the Bellos. “This ...
Twitter Users React after Kelechi Iheanacho is ”Hit” by Goalkeeper in Man City’s Win Over Leicester
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Twitter Users React after Kelechi Iheanacho is ”Hit” by Goalkeeper in Man City’s Win Over Leicester

Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho was wiped out by Manchester City goalkeeper, Ederson, five minutes before half-time in Leicester’s 1-0 defeat on Saturday, after he collided with the Brazilian as they both competed for the ball. Iheanacho while trying to head home James Maddison’s pass, got hit in the face by goalkeeper Ederson, who was trying to reach the ball first. Leicester appealed for a penalty, but only a corner was given, and while Iheanacho continued after treatment, he was substituted at the break on the advice of the club medical staff. No penalty or red card was given and now some football fans on Twitter have come out to blast referee Paul Tierney and Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for not sending off Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson, after the ''reckle...
Kwara Government Speaks on Why Saraki’s Property was Destroyed
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Kwara Government Speaks on Why Saraki’s Property was Destroyed

The Kwara State Government has revealed why she demolished Saraki's political home popularly known as “Ile Arúgbó” in Ilorin on Thursday e,morning January 2, 2020. Kwara state's commissioner of communications, Murtala Olanrewaju said the demolition began quite early to avoid 'needless' protests. He also debunked claims of the state government receiving a court order stopping the demolition as he appealed to residents of the state to remain calm. The statement read in parts; “The Kwara State Government early today began the physical reclamation of the plot of land bordering the civil service clinic in Ilorin. “The reclamation exercise began in the early hours of Thursday to avoid any needless confrontation. Attempts by some persons to provoke government’s agents on lawful duty w...
Don’t Punish Us For Saraki’s ‘Rebellion,’ North Central Leaders Beg Buhari
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Don’t Punish Us For Saraki’s ‘Rebellion,’ North Central Leaders Beg Buhari

Ahead of the June date for the inauguration of the 9th Assembly and election of its principal officers, certain leaders of the North central zone have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the All Progressives Congress not to punish the zone for the perceived ‘sin’ of the incumbent Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki. The duo of Senator Bukola Saraki and Honourable Yakubu Dogara, had emerged as Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives, respectively of the outgoing 8th Assembly in 2015, against the party agreement which zoned the offices to the Northeast and Southwest zones. Both Senator Saraki and Honourable Dogara are from north central and northeast geopolitical zones. Further findings revealed that for the 9th Assembly, the par...
Osun Government Seeks China’s Support For Airport Project
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Osun Government Seeks China’s Support For Airport Project

Osun State Governor Gboyega Oyetola weekend appealed to the Chinese Government to collaborate with the state to facilitate the completion of the MKO Abiola International Airport in Ido-Osun. The governor spoke in Osogbo while receiving Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria Dr Zhou Pingjian. According to the governor, the state is endowed ‎with mineral resources available for investment and the climate is conducive for investors. He also spoke of the reign of peace in the state, the availability of arable land and the policy on land bank, which enables investors to access land with ease for their operations. “We are committed to developing the state by encouraging both local and international investors. This is the way to go and we are resolute to attain this feat,” the governor said. ...
Senator Marafa Reacts To INEC’s Decision On Zamfara APC
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Senator Marafa Reacts To INEC’s Decision On Zamfara APC

Senator Kabiru Marafa (APC-Zamfara) has accepted the decision by INEC on the Appeal Court judgement on the state chapter candidates’ list for the general elections. The electoral commission had accepted the list submitted by the faction loyal to Governor Abdulaziz Yari. Reacting in a statement on Friday, Marafa said he has accepted the commission’s decision. He also disclosed that the ruling which INEC obeyed has been appealed. “We tried our best but Allah knows the wisdom behind this. I have said it, that whatever comes out from the court, we will open our hands and accept it as Allah’s will. What we are fighting is injustice and nothing personal,” the senator said. Buhari Marafa called on his supporters to remain law-abiding, and come out en masse to vote for president Muha...
39-Year-old Woman Arrested For Defrauding Church Of N100m in Ogun State
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39-Year-old Woman Arrested For Defrauding Church Of N100m in Ogun State

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a woman for allegedly defrauding a Christian faith-based organisation to the sum of N100m. The suspect, 39-year-old Iwuagwu Onyinyechi was arrested under the pretence of assisting the organisation to raise fund for its charity programme Speaking to newsmen on Sunday, Police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the lady was arrested after a petition written by a Lagos-based lawyer of the organisation, Godswill Ojakovo, to the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, in which he complained that his client was defrauded by the suspect through an act of forgery. According to Oyeyemi, the suspect claimed to have got a Local Purchase Order (LPO) from a property company and appealed to the organisation to help fund the LPO, consequent upon which a sum...
Buhari Begs Nigerians To Reelect Him Ahead Of 2019 Election
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Buhari Begs Nigerians To Reelect Him Ahead Of 2019 Election

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to Nigerians to re-elect him. He made the plea in a video release by the presidency on Sunday. Buhari said: “It’s been over three years since you gave me the mandate to oversee the affairs of our dear country. “It’s not been an easy journey but with sincerity of purpose, perseverance, dedication and most importantly support from individuals like you, we have made great progress. “Some of these achievements are visible for everyone to see, some are still in the works. “I hereby humbly ask for your support again in the coming election to enable us to move to the NEXT LEVEL and consolidate on the successes recorded in making our country a better place. “I don’t take your support for granted. We will continue to work to protect your...
NANS Begs FG Over ASUU Strike
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NANS Begs FG Over ASUU Strike

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has appealed to the Federal Government to fulfill agreements reached with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), to ensure resumption of academic activities in public universities. NANS National Public Relations Officer, Mr Bestman Okereafor, made the appeal in a statement issued on Sunday in Enugu and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). “The attention of the apex students governing body, NANS, has been drawn to the recent ASUU position and condition for suspension of the ongoing strike embarked upon by the union. “NANS is also on the know that ASUU had vowed that the ongoing strike would not be called off until the Federal Government fulfills all the agreements both parties reached in their last m...
ASUU STRIKE: You Will Graduate On Time – Buhari
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ASUU STRIKE: You Will Graduate On Time – Buhari

President Buhari on Thursday met with representatives of Nigeria Student and where he promised to see it that the current industrial action embarked upon by ASUU comes to an end in the shortest possible time. President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday appealed to various labour unions in the country to reduce their agitations to enable his administration to concentrate on repairing damaged infrastructure. He spoke during a meeting with the executive committee of the National Association of Nigerian Students at the State House in Abuja. Buhari specifically mentioned the Academic Staff Union of Universities and urged the striking teachers to appreciate the efforts of his administration at fixing collapsed infrastructure. “In three-and-a-half years, we have improved tremendously on what...
Allow Me To Concentrate – Buhari To Labour Unions
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Allow Me To Concentrate – Buhari To Labour Unions

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday appealed to various labour unions in the country to reduce their agitations to enable his administration to concentrate on repairing damaged infrastructure. He spoke during a meeting with the executive committee of the National Association of Nigerian Students at the State House in Abuja. Buhari specifically mentioned the Academic Staff Union of Universities and urged the striking teachers to appreciate the efforts of his administration at fixing collapsed infrastructure. “In three-and-a-half years, we have improved tremendously on what we met. We are trying to do infrastructure. “No matter which part of the country you come from, you will see the efforts we are making in terms of roads; we are trying to fix rails, we are trying to do ...
Strike: ASUU Tells Parents, Students What To Do As Strike Continues
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Strike: ASUU Tells Parents, Students What To Do As Strike Continues

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has appealed to parents and students to be patient over its decision to reposition and save the country’s university system from total collapse. ASUU National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Thursday. DAILY POST recalls that the university lecturers had, embarked on strike, demanding for the implementation of the 2009 agreement it entered into with the Federal Government. Ogunyemi said that the strike was not to short-change neither the students nor the parents and other key stakeholders but to save the country’s university system from collapse. He said, “We want to call on our students and parents to show understanding with our struggle as we ...
APGA Will Suffer For Injustice Against Me – Bianca Ojukwu Says
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APGA Will Suffer For Injustice Against Me – Bianca Ojukwu Says

Bianca Ojukwu, the widow of late Biafran warlord, Odumegwu Ojukwu, has said that the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, is facing a crisis that would leave grave repercussions on the party going into the 2019 general elections. Bianca Ojukwu said this yesterday in a statement she personally signed. She stated that APGA will suffer the repercussions of conducting skewed primaries against her and other founding members of the party. Ojukwu’s widow, who recounted her ordeal at the APGA senatorial primary in the Anambra South district where she lost to Mr Nicholas Ukachukwu, appealed to APGA members not to quit the party, as it was not the solution to the problem. “As a member of this party’s board of trustees, I am deeply concerned that mercenaries would appear to have hij...
Accept Atiku’s Choice Of Running Mate – Jonathan Begs South-East Leaders
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Accept Atiku’s Choice Of Running Mate – Jonathan Begs South-East Leaders

Former President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has appealed to the leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South East zone to support the party’s presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in his choice of Mr. Peter Obi as his running mate, to ensure victory for PDP in next year’s general elections. The former President’s appeal followed a statement issued on Saturday by leaders of the party in the zone stating that they were not properly consulted before Obi’s nomination was made public. In a statement addressed to party members which he personally signed, the former President counseled against insisting on obtaining a zonal endorsement for a vice presidential nomination, adding that it is the prerogative of the Presidential candidate to select the candidate he believes w...
NNPC Tasks Workers On Recession
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NNPC Tasks Workers On Recession

The group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru, has appealed to workers in the oil and gas industry to sustain the industrial harmony the sector has enjoyed in recent times. Baru reminded the workers that the sector is central to the nation’s economy and was key in helping the country overcome the recent recession, stressing that oil workers owe the country the duty to ensure that the nation does not slip back to the slum. The GMD commended the two national industry unions: the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) and the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), for the exceptional maturity they have displayed at critical moments on issues affecting the industry. He assured th...
Declare October 1st day of mourning – Group pressurizes FG
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Declare October 1st day of mourning – Group pressurizes FG

A pressure group, Builders of New Nigeria, has appealed to government to declare The Independence Day on October 1st as a day of mourning across the country, amidst the incessant killings of citizens across the country, Guardian reports. The group’s Convener and National Chairman, Mr. Yinka Quadiri, who made the appeal, while addressing newsmen at the Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDP) Camp at Geo-science Institute in Jos, appealed to government to do everything in its powers to stop the killings. Declare October 1st qday of mourning – Group pressurizes FG He said: “The sad situation, where government is suspected and accused of complicity, is undesirable and dangerous. The government must do everything needful to set the right impression. “Any government or leadership that routi...
PMB Recovers N769b From Asset And Fund Recovery – Audit
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PMB Recovers N769b From Asset And Fund Recovery – Audit

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday appealed to the National Assembly to hasten the passage of the Proceeds of Crime Bill before it in order to strengthen his anti-corruption war in the country. This is as the President has vowed to make optimal use of proceeds of recovered loots to address the economic and social problems and has promised to block loopholes for stealing public funds. The President made the appeal when he received report of the committee on the Audit of Recovered Public Assets which he set up last year to carry out a comprehensive audit of assets and funds recovered by Ministries, Departments and Agencies between 29th May 2015 and 22nd November 2017. The three-member Committee which said it had recovered N769 billion is chaired by Olufemi Lijadu, an accountant fr...
2019: INEC Moves To Redesign Polling Areas To Stop Vote Buying
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2019: INEC Moves To Redesign Polling Areas To Stop Vote Buying

INEC Moves To Stop Vote Buying Ahead Of 2019 General Elections Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured that it would redesign the structures of all polling units to curb vote buying during the 2019 general election. Mr Mustapha Lecky, the South South Commissioner, who spoke with the News agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Auchi, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo, today, said “We are taking measures to ensure that it would be difficult for political parties and their candidates to buy votes. “We are going to re-design our polling area in such a way that people cannot exhibit their ballot and show it to people in order to collect money. “So those kind of structural re-design of the polling area is what we are going to do,” he said. Lecky urged the media to ex...

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