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Sunday Igboho diagnosed with likely kidney problem in Beninise prison -Lawyer claims
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Sunday Igboho diagnosed with likely kidney problem in Beninise prison -Lawyer claims

Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho, has been reportedly diagnosed with possible kidney or lungs illness. One of his lawyers, Yomi Aliyyu, who disclosed this in an interview with BBC Yoruba, said Igboho developed the illness in Benin Republic prison custody. According to him, the agitator has also been critically ill and rushed to the hospital for treatment. Recall that Igboho's home in Ibadan was raided by security agents on July 1, 2021. While Igboho escaped, 12 of his aides were arrested and later arraigned in court. Igboho was later arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic, on July 16, 2021, with his wife, while attempting to travel to Germany and has since then been in detention. Speaking during the interview, Aliyyu said “Igboho was not diagnosed with this sickness befo...
Kaduna: Bandits release 5 Bethel School students, matron
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Kaduna: Bandits release 5 Bethel School students, matron

Bandits have freed five more students of Bethel Baptist School in Maraban Damishi under Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Nigerian Baptist Convention President, Rev Israel Adelani Akanji made the confirmation Friday night. “Glory be to God. Five of our Bethel Baptist High School students and the Matron have just been released to us this evening, October 8. “We thank God and trust that the remaining four students will also be released. Thank you for your prayers and support”, his terse statement read. Two weeks ago, the abductors released ten students from their den. Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Chairman in Kaduna, Rev John Hayab, announced the release. With the last development, six students are still held hostage. A source close to the Christian ...
Governor Ganduje’s wife was not Arrested by EFCC – Commissioner for Information says
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Governor Ganduje’s wife was not Arrested by EFCC – Commissioner for Information says

The Kano State Government has denied reports that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC arrested Hafsat Ganduje, wife of the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje. It was widely reported in the media on Tuesday that Mrs. Ganduje was arrested and interrogated by the EFCC operatives over a petition filed against her by her first son, AbdulAzeez. In a statement released by the state Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, the state government described as a 'Fake story” the reports that its first lady was arrested by the antigraft agency. “Most, unfortunately, the fake story is being peddled on social media platforms without confirmation from either the government or the EFCC.”the statement in part read
18 people kidnapped in Kaduna community
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18 people kidnapped in Kaduna community

18 people have been kidnapped in Keke, a community in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Daily Trust reported that the gunmen who came in large numbers, invaded the community around 12 midnight. Though there is no official confirmation yet, it was reported that the police are presently in the area.
Confusion as Premier League hints on Ronaldo’s shirt number at Man Utd
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Confusion as Premier League hints on Ronaldo’s shirt number at Man Utd

The Premier League has instigated confusion by listing Cristiano Ronaldo’s Manchester United shirt number as 7. United announced Ronaldo’s stunning return to the club on Friday. The Red Devils’ rivals, Manchester City, had been heavily linked with the 36-year-old. But United made a late swoop to add Ronaldo to a squad that has already seen Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane arrive this summer. Edinson Cavani currently wears No 7, the number Ronaldo previously wore in Manchester. However, Premier League’s official website has listed both Cavani and Ronaldo as the same number. There is no official confirmation from the Red Devils yet, as to what number Ronaldo will wear.
Cavani Refuses to hand over no 7 shirt to Sancho as Man Utd unveil new signing
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Cavani Refuses to hand over no 7 shirt to Sancho as Man Utd unveil new signing

  Jadon Sancho has been given the No. 25 shirt for Manchester United, the club has announced. This follows the confirmation of the 21-year-old’s arrival from Borussia Dortmund. United finally landed their man this summer after a year chase in a £73million deal, signing a five-year contract. There had been speculation that Sancho would wear the No. 7 shirt. It would have seen him emulate legends like Cristiano Ronaldo, David Beckham and George Best. However, the club has confirmed Sancho will wear the No. 25 shirt. This means the No. 7 shirt will remain with Edinson Cavani, who took the number last summer. Sancho wore the No. 7 shirt for Borussia Dortmund and No. 17 for England at the Euros. The No. 25 shirt was most recently worn by striker Odion Ighalo, wh...
Cholera outbreak ravages Abuja, death toll now 60
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Cholera outbreak ravages Abuja, death toll now 60

  The Federal Capital Territory Administration has announced plans to increase community sensitization as the death toll from cholera outbreak in Abuja is now 60. According to the FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, suspected cases of Cholera in Abuja have risen from 604 to 698 within the last 72 hours. The minister who was represented by the Ag. Executive Secretary of FCT Primary Health Care Board, Dr. Iwot Ndaeyo, noted that Abaji area council records 3 suspected cases, no death, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) records 281 suspected cases with 22 deaths, while Bwari Area Council records 134 suspected cases with 22 deaths. Also, Gwagwalada area council records 220 suspected cases with 9 deaths, Kuje area council records 23 suspected cases with 4 death...
Three Sureties Arraigned for the Perversion of Justice in Edo
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Three Sureties Arraigned for the Perversion of Justice in Edo

Three sureties arraigned for the perversion of Justice in Edo For attempting to use forged documents to induce operatives of the Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to release suspects on bail, the trio of Ughuoshe Adolphus, Ojeifo Godfrey and Lewis Ogenkhewe were today July 22, 2021 arraigned on a three-count charge of conspiring to pervert the course of justice before Justice (Professor) C. A. Obiozor of the Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State. One of the counts reads "That you Ughuoshe Adolphus (m), Ojeifo Godfrey (m) and Lewis Ogenkhewe (m) on or about the 15th day of September, 2020 in Benin City, Edo State within the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court did fraudulently utter a false document captioned "confirmation o...
Lawyer Dies While Awaiting Confirmation To Become A Judge In Oyo
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Lawyer Dies While Awaiting Confirmation To Become A Judge In Oyo

A top Nigerian lawyer has died while awaiting confirmation to become a judge in Oyo state. The lawyer has been identified as Bolaji Agoro. He was among the candidates shortlisted to become a Judge in the state. According to Vanguard, the Igboho-born lawyer was reported to have slumped yesterday, while observing Ishai prayer and died in his chamber jointly managed by him and his younger brother who is also a lawyer and former member of the House of Representatives, Lanre Agoro. He was said to have performed well at the screening for new judges and was awaiting his confirmation until he died. Agoro’s death came less than four months after the death of Adetunji Gbadegesin, Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary of the Oyo State Ministry of Justice and eight months after the ...
Senate Confirms another INEC National Commissioner
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Senate Confirms another INEC National Commissioner

Nomination of Professor Sani Muhammed Adam (North Central) as National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) has been confirmed by the senate. Though the confirmation of Prof Adam's appointment had earlier been stepped down on grounds of not being cleared from petitions surrounding his nomination, he was given a nod on Thursday July 14 after report of the Committee on INEC was considered. Chairman of the Committee, Senator Kabiru Gaya (APC, Kaduna) while presenting the report said the investigation by the panel revealed that the petition against the nominee has nothing to do with his integrity.
‘What is going on?!’ – Wilshere perplexed as Arsenal confirm Bould exit
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‘What is going on?!’ – Wilshere perplexed as Arsenal confirm Bould exit

The Gunners' U23s boss is leaving this summer after a 33-year association with the club   Jack Wilshere has expressed his dismay after Arsenal confirmed the departure of Under-23s manager Steve Bould, ending a 33-year relationship between the former centre-back and the club. As Goal revealed in May,  Bould - who took over as U23s boss from Freddie Ljungberg in 2019 - had been sacked by Arsenal following a difficult season in Premier League 2, with the Gunners finishing in 10th. Bould, both as a defender and then in various coaching roles, has been synonymous with Arsenal through his career, and the official confirmation of his departure on Tuesday led to a shocked and disappointed reaction from those who have worked with him.
Senate confirms Yahaya as Chief of Army Staff
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Senate confirms Yahaya as Chief of Army Staff

The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Major General Farouk Yahaya as the Chief of Army Staff. The confirmation came on Tuesday June 22, weeks after President Buhari announced the appointment of General Yahaya as the Chief of Army Staff following the death of Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru in a plane crash near Kaduna International Airport. Yahaya was confirmed following the consideration of the report of its joint committee on Defence and Army led by senators Aliyu Wamakko and Ali Ndume.
Buhari Constitutes first EFCC Board since 2015
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Buhari Constitutes first EFCC Board since 2015

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally constituted the board of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Umar Gwandu, spokesperson of attorney-general of the federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami said the board will operate on a five-year tenure. Names of the board members have been forwarded to the national assembly for confirmation. A statement released by Gwandu read; “President Buhari has appointed George Abang Ekpungu as the Secretary of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), for a tenure of five years. “The appointment is for a fresh tenure of five years. “Also appointed as board members of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission are Luqman Muhammad (South South), Anumba Adaeze (South East), Alhaji Kola Raheem Adesina (North Central) and ...
Alyssa Scott confirms she’s expecting baby with Nick Cannon by releasing maternity photo she took with him few days after he welcomed twin babies with Abby De La Rosa
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Alyssa Scott confirms she’s expecting baby with Nick Cannon by releasing maternity photo she took with him few days after he welcomed twin babies with Abby De La Rosa

Nick Cannon is expecting his 7th child with his WildNOut co-star, Alyssa Scott. This confirmation comes less than a week after Nick welcomed twins with Abby De La Rosa. Alyssa Scott posted a maternity photo on her Instagram story on Father’s Day with Nick Cannon cradling her baby bump. This posts confirms the rumors that began a few weeks ago after Scott posted a maternity photo with her unborn child’s name in the caption, Zen S. Cannon, which she has since deleted. Cannon has welcomed three children from two different women in less than a year. De La Rosa gave birth to Cannon’s fifth and sixth child, twin boys named Zion Mixolydian and Zillion Heir, on June 14. In December 2020, Nick Cannon and Brittany Bell welcomed their second child together, a daughter named...
Manchester City captain, Fernandinho agrees on new one-year deal with Brazilian midfielder set for his 10th season with the club
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Manchester City captain, Fernandinho agrees on new one-year deal with Brazilian midfielder set for his 10th season with the club

Manchester City captain, Fernandinho has agreed on a new one-year contract with the Premier League champions. The Brazilian international, 36, whose leadership played a pivotal role in reigniting City's season will now spend his 10th season with the club According to Jack Gaughan of the Mail, Fernandinho and Manchester City have reached an agreement over a one-year contract extension for the Brazilian midfielder. Gaughan states that Fernandinho is viewed as an 'invaluable member' of Pep Guardiola's first-team squad at Manchester City - which emphasises the club's insistence on retaining his services beyond the summer. The official confirmation of the contract extension will arrive before Manchester City begin their pre-season training ahead of the new campaign, with Guardio...
Labour Begins Indefinite Strike over N30,000 Minimum Wage in Nasarawa
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Labour Begins Indefinite Strike over N30,000 Minimum Wage in Nasarawa

The organised labour, comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress, have commenced an indefinite strike in Nasarawa State over the partial implementation of N30,000 minimum wage and other welfare-related issues. The state Accountant General, Zakka Yakubu, had recently announced that the state government has commenced the implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage to only workers from levels 1 to 6. In reaction to the announcement, the organised labour declared strike yesterday in Lafia, the state capital, after a meeting with the State Executive Council (SEC). Addressing journalists after the meeting, Nasarawa State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Yusuf Iya, said the action became imperative due to the failure of the government to meet their dem...
Buhari writes Senate to confirm Farouk Yahaya as new Chief of Army Staff
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Buhari writes Senate to confirm Farouk Yahaya as new Chief of Army Staff

Buhari’s request was contained in a letter addressed to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan and read during Tuesday’s plenary. “I hereby forward for confirmation by the Senate, the appointment of  Farouk Yahaya as the Chief of Army Staff of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. “His CV is herewith attached. It is my hope that the Senate will consider and confirm the nominee in the usual expeditious manner. “Please accept Distinguish Senate President, the assurances of my highest consideration,” the letter reads.
Five Persons Caught by Vigilante in Ughelli are Destitute not Ritualists – Police
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Five Persons Caught by Vigilante in Ughelli are Destitute not Ritualists – Police

The Delta State Police Command says the five persons caught by vigilantes in Ughelli are not ritualists but destitute contrary to reports by some online news media. Online reports had claimed that five suspected human parts dealers including four women were arrested by Otokutu Vigilantes Group under the Otokutu bridge in Ughelli South Local Government Area of the state on Thursday, May 27. The suspects were handed over to Otujeremi Police Station for further actions. However, the spokesperson of the Delta State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe in a rejoinder said the story is entirely false and should be totally disregarded. "The Delta state command has been drawn to an online publication which says “ HUMAN PARTS SELLER CAUGHT IN OTOKUTU” and series of online publications sayi...
Olu of Warri designate to be crowned on August 21
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Olu of Warri designate to be crowned on August 21

The Olu Advisory Council of the Itsekiri kingdom in Delta state has announced August 21 as the date for the crowning of the Olu-designate, Prince Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko in Ode-Itsekiri, Warri South council area of the state Disclosing this to newsmen today May 27, the acting chairman of the Olu Advisory Council and Iyatsere of Warri kingdom, Chief Johnson Amatserunleghe, said the choice of Emiko as the new monarch came after a “rigorous process, which included a painstaking search within and amongst the descendants of the last three Olu’s, as required by tradition, custom and extant laws “as well as several consultation and eventual confirmation by the Ifa oracle” Chief Amatserunleghe, who is also the chairman of the Warri Council of Chiefs, also announced that the final rites ...
Abubakar Shekau allegedly dies as Boko Haram and ISWAP members clash in Sambisa forest
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Abubakar Shekau allegedly dies as Boko Haram and ISWAP members clash in Sambisa forest

Suspected members of Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) have reportedly caused the death of Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the dreaded Boko Haram, officially known as Jama’at Ahl as-Sunnah Lid Da’wah Wa’l- Jihad (JAS) during a fierce battle between the rival groups in their Sambisa Forest hideouts on Wednesday, May 19, Vanguard reports. According to the report, sources say hundreds of ISWAP fighters invaded Sambisa with heavy gun trucks during the week hunting for Shekau. It was revealed that Shekau was not actually or directly killed by ISWAP, the splinter rival group, but blew himself up and committed suicide when ISWAP attempted to capture him (Shekau) alive, during a gun duel. The report states that although there was no official statement or confirmation on the de...
Neymar Signs New PSG Deal Until 2025
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Neymar Signs New PSG Deal Until 2025

Neymar has signed a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain, committing to the Ligue 1 club until 2025. The 29-year-old previously stated in January that it was his preference to remain at the Parc des Princes, having been linked with a return to former club Barcelona last summer. Confirmation of a new contract also follows comments made by PSG sporting director Leonardo in March, where he revealed he was hopeful an extension could be reached. Neymar joined PSG from Barcelona in 2017, in a world-record £200m move. Speaking to the official club website, Neymar said: "I'm very happy to be extending my contract with Paris until 2025. titles, to try and achieve our biggest dream which is the Champions League. "So I'm happy to be staying at the club, to be a pa...
How Accountant Shot by Robbers Died after allegedly Being Rejected by Lagos Hospitals
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How Accountant Shot by Robbers Died after allegedly Being Rejected by Lagos Hospitals

An accountant who was shot by robbers in Lagos died after allegedly being rejected by hospitals. Odiri Onosigho, 32, was waiting at the First Gate bus stop, Festac, in the Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State, on April 15, when he was shot by robbers trying to collect his phone. His sister, who spoke to Punch, narrated how he died after Lagos hospitals allegedly rejected him due to a lack of police report. On the fateful day, Odiri and his friend, Michelle, were at the bus stop around 6am, waiting to board a bus to work. While waiting, robbers appeared suddenly and shot Odiri in the chest while dispossessing him of his phone. Passers-by and commuters ran to safety and when Michelle returned to search for Odiri, she found him lying on the ground in a pool...
Governor Sule Swears in Nasarawa’s First Female Chief Judge
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Governor Sule Swears in Nasarawa’s First Female Chief Judge

Justice Aisha Bashir-Aliyu was on Tuesday April 13, sworn-in as the first female Chief Judge of Nasarawa state. Bashir-Aliyu was sworn-in by Governor Abdullahi Sule after her confirmation by the Nigeria Judicial Council and screening by the State House of Assembly. Prior to this, she had worked as an acting Chief Judge for three months. Governor Sule in his speech at the event asked the new Chief Judge to see her appointment as a litmus test, urging her to bring her wealth of experience to bear in the discharge of her onerous task. Sule said; “As a Chief Judge you must realise that this is a call to serve the people and in carrying out your duties, I urge you to let the fear of God and public interest take precedence over personal preferences and i...
Police called to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s home 9 times
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Police called to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s home 9 times

Police have been called to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's California home 9 times since they moved in there. In July 2020, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved to their £11 million home in Montecito on the same estate as a number of celebrities. Since then, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office confirmed it has responded to multiple calls from the couple's property. The calls are listed as phone requests, alarm activations and property crimes. The data was obtained under Freedom of Information requests by the PA news agency after the couple shared fears over security in their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey. Police officers were called four times in July last year, just after the family moved there. One call is listed as a phone request, while the others are labe...
Rivers Assembly Confirms Second Most Senior Judge as Chief Judge
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Rivers Assembly Confirms Second Most Senior Judge as Chief Judge

Justice Simeon Amadi, the second most senior judge of River state High Court has been confirmed as the state's Chief Judge by the house of assembly. This came after Governor Nyesom Wike sent in a letter seeking Amadi’s confirmation and approval based on the National Judicial Council (NJC) recommendation. The incumbent Chief Judge, Justice Adama Iyaye Laminkara will reportedly retire on May 25. Governor Wike's letter read; “The NJC has recommended Simeon C. Amadi for appointment as Chief Judge of Rivers State following the imminent retirement of the incumbent CJ, Justice A. I. Laminkara, from service on 25, May 2021.” “I have considered NJC’s recommendation as well as qualification, character and service experience of Justice Simeon Chibuzor Amadi and found him proper and suit...
Real Madrid Star, Marcelo  Caught Violating COVID-19 Rules, Faces fine
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Real Madrid Star, Marcelo Caught Violating COVID-19 Rules, Faces fine

Real Madrid left-back, Marcelo, faces a fine for breaking the travel restrictions currently in place to halt the spread of COVID-19. This was decided after the Valencian regional government confirmed it had started investigating the Brazilian international on Monday. The confirmation came shortly after Marcelo posted a photo of himself and his family at the Malvarrosa beach in Valencia on social media. The current travel restrictions prohibit a resident in Madrid to leave the Comunidad de Madrid. All entry in the Comunidad Valenciana from other parts of Spain is also forbidden. For the Real Madrid player to take a family photo at a beach in Valencia, he must have done both. Sources in the Valencian government have described Marcelo’s behaviour as showing a lack of sol...
Confirmation Of Ex-Service Chiefs As Ambassadors A Betrayer Of Trust – Timi Frank
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Confirmation Of Ex-Service Chiefs As Ambassadors A Betrayer Of Trust – Timi Frank

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, on Wednesday, condemned the Senate’s confirmation of the immediate past Service Chiefs as ambassadors in strong terms. Frank in a statement in Abuja, described the approval given by the upper chamber to the same ex-military top shots it had severally rejected and called for their sack over incompetence as a gross betrayal of the people’s trust. The Bayelsa-born political activist insisted that the action of the Senate smacks of raising personal gain above the wishes and aspirations of the generality of Nigerians who have spoken out strongly against the wrongful and ill-advised nomination of the ex-military leaders as ambassadors by President Muhammadu Buhari. He described the...
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry make first appearance since announcing pregnancy
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry make first appearance since announcing pregnancy

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have made their first public appearance after announcing they are expecting their second child. After sharing on Valentine's Day that they are expecting their second child and Buckingham Palace's confirmation last week that the couple won't return as working members of the royal family, Meghan and Harry made a surprise appearance at Spotify's Stream On event on Monday, Feb 22. The couple appeared on their couch in their Santa Barbara, California, home to talk about Archewell Audio, the production company they formed late last year that will create podcasts exclusively on Spotify. Meghan donned a sleeveless lemon-print Oscar de la Renta dress as she sat beside her husband. As the song "Electric Love" by Børns plays, Meghan says: "We're using po...
Buhari Appoints new Heads for Civil Defence and Correctional Service
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Buhari Appoints new Heads for Civil Defence and Correctional Service

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed new heads for the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and Nigeria Correctional Service. The President replaced Abdullahi Muhammadu who retired from service after completing his term as commandant-general of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), with Abubakar Audi. Buhari also nominated Haliru Nababa as the new head of the Nigeria Correctional Service. A statement released by Mohammed Manga, a spokesperson for the interior minister, Rauf Aregbesola read; New Appointments: President Buhari Appoints Audi, Nababa as NSCDC, NCoS Bosses President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR has approved the appointment of Ahmed Abubakar Audi PhD, mni as the new Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) ...
PDP Demands the Sack of Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi, for Asking Nigerians to Defend Themselves Against Bandits
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PDP Demands the Sack of Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi, for Asking Nigerians to Defend Themselves Against Bandits

< The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the immediate sack of the Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi, for ''abdicating his statutory duties'' by asking unarmed Nigerians to defend themselves against armed aggression by bandits and terrorists. Speaking at the National Assembly on Wednesday, February 17, Magashi while reacting to the abduction of staff and students of Government Science College in Niger state, said; ''Is it (security issue) the responsibility of the military alone? We shouldn’t be cowards. It is the responsibility of everybody to be alert and ensure safety when necessary. We shouldn’t be cowards. Sometimes bandits come with about three rounds of ammunition and when they fire shots everybody will run. In our younger days, we stand to fight...
Ambassadorial Nomination: SFD Writes Senate, Calls For Buratai’s Confirmation
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Ambassadorial Nomination: SFD Writes Senate, Calls For Buratai’s Confirmation

A group, Society For Development (SFD), has charged the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, to confirm the names of the ex-service chiefs as non-career ambassadors following their nomination by President Buhari. The SFD gave the charge in via letter to the National Assembly on Tuesday. The letter was titled, “PETITION AGAINST THE NON CAREER AMBASSADORIAL NOMINATION OF LT. GENERAL TUKUR BURATAI RTD, AND OTHER IMMEDIATE PAST SERVICE CHIEFS”. In the letter signed by Mr Akintunde Bello Sheriff, Coordinator, Society For Development (SFD), the group called on the Senate President to confirm Lt. General Buratai Rtd and other former service chiefs who have been nominated as non-career ambassadors without hesitation, saying the nominees performed well in securing the country during their se...
83 New Ambassadors Stranded Five Months After Senate Confirmation
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83 New Ambassadors Stranded Five Months After Senate Confirmation

Eighty-three newly appointed Nigerian ambassadors are stranded in the country more than five months after their appointments were confirmed by the Senate. There are no indications yet as to when they will be posted out, according to investigation conducted by The Nation. The ambassadors-designate include career and non-career officers. They have not even been inducted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, an action that normally precedes their posting by the Presidency. Officials of the Foreign Affairs Ministry said only President Muhammadu Buhari can determine the fate of the ambassadors-designate. The President had on May 12 and July 1, 2020 written to the Senate to seek the confirmation of 42 career ambassadors and 41 non-career ambassadors-designate respectively. Wh...
Olusegun Adeniyi To Wear Major General Rank Pending Conviction Confirmation
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Olusegun Adeniyi To Wear Major General Rank Pending Conviction Confirmation

Despite his conviction and subsequent demotion by a court-martial in Abuja, the former Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj. Gen. Olusegun Adeniyi, would continue wearing his current rank until the judgment was confirmed by the military authorities. The tribunal had, while handing down its judgment on Monday, said the order was subject to confirmation by the authorities. However, it was learnt that the decision of the military high command on the judgment may take some time. Our correspondent could not ascertain on Tuesday if Adeniyi was given a command or office since he was removed from leading the counter-insurgency operations against the Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State in March. The tribunal had found Adeniyi guilty of violating military social media gui...
Ugandan singer, Bobi Wine arrested after confirmation as election candidate
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Ugandan singer, Bobi Wine arrested after confirmation as election candidate

Bobi Wine, the popular Ugandan reggae singer and opposition presidential hopeful, was temporarily blinded by police when he was arrested in Kampala on Tuesday, moments after being successfully certified as a candidate in next year’s election. Heavily armed police and army officers blocked Wine’s vehicle as he was leaving the Kyambogo University cricket grounds on the outskirts of the capital. They smashed the vehicle’s windows with a crowbar and bundled the 38-year-old into a waiting police van. Wine, who is hoping to unseat Uganda’s long-time leader Yoweri Museveni, said police had directed pepper spray into his face amid violent scuffles with his supporters. “We were abducted by the police and military … They were the ones that smashed my car,” the singer, whose real name is Rob...
FIFA president, Gianni Infantino tests positive for Coronavirus
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FIFA president, Gianni Infantino tests positive for Coronavirus

FIFA president, Gianni Infantino has tested positive for COVID-19, football's world governing body said in a statement on Tuesday, October 27.   Infantino, 50, reported mild symptoms and is in self-isolation and will quarantine for at least 10 days, FIFA added.   A statement read: "FIFA President Gianni Infantino has received confirmation today that he has tested positive for coronavirus. The FIFA President, who has reported mild symptoms, has immediately placed himself in self-isolation and will remain in quarantine at least for 10 days.   "All people who came into contact with the FIFA President during the last few days have been informed accordingly and they are being requested to take the necessary steps.   "FIFA sincerely wishes President In...
42 Ambassadors Await Postings 96 Days After Senate Confirmation
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42 Ambassadors Await Postings 96 Days After Senate Confirmation

Ninety-six days after the Senate confirmed the nomination of 42 career ambassadors, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has yet to assign them portfolios, The PUNCH has learnt. Similarly, the 39 non-career ambassadors and one additional career ambassador, who were confirmed on July 22, 2020, by the Senate have yet to be posted. In all, 82 ambassadors are waiting without a clue as to where and when they will resume. A diplomat, who spoke to The PUNCH on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak with the press, said the delay was not caused by the closure of the airspace due to COVID-19 but rather lack of funds and poor planning. The diplomat noted that Buhari similarly delayed the posting of ambassadors in 2016. “I know the governmen...
Buhari Snubs Magu, Gets Senate Confirmation For 207 Appointees
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Buhari Snubs Magu, Gets Senate Confirmation For 207 Appointees

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has been able to get the 9th Senate to confirm at least 207 appointees for him in the last one year of the existence of the current Senate. The 207 already confirmed include judges, ministers, ambassadors, commissioners and heads of agencies. However, Buhari has not considered the re-appointment of the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu. Magu was appointed by the President on November 9, 2015 subject to confirmation by the Senate. But he has remained in acting capacity since then. He was rejected twice by the 8th Senate, under the leadership of Dr Bukola Saraki, based on a security report by the Department of State Services. He, however, remained in office. Saraki’s tenure a...
Senate Confirms Dongban-Mensem as Appeal Court President
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Senate Confirms Dongban-Mensem as Appeal Court President

Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem has been confirmed as the President of the Court of Appeal by the Nigerian senate. Her confirmation is coming days after some Nigerians accused President Buhari of delaying her confirmation for ethnoreligious reasons, despite the recommendation of the National Judicial Council. President Buhari however defended himself by saying that security agencies were yet to conclude their background checks on her. Before being confirmed on Thursday June 11, Gabriel Suswam (PDP, Benue) who was a member of the committee that screened Ms Dongban-Mensem said “she is very experienced and qualified for the job and there is is no argument as to her qualifications." James Jiya John Kolo was also confirmed as a commissioner of the Federal Character Commission to repr...
Coachella 2020 Officially Cancelled
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Coachella 2020 Officially Cancelled

We all knew this was coming. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it became impossible for Coachella 2020 to hold, all we needed was an official confirmation. After initially being postponed until October, the 2020 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival has officially been canceled. The festival promoter Goldenvoice’s parent company, AEG, just made huge cuts across staff due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and statewide stay-at-home orders. On Monday, the company laid off 15 percent of its workforce, furloughed over 100 people, and instituted 20 to 50 percent pay cuts, per an internal note obtained by Billboard. Riverside County Public Health Officer Dr. Cameron Kaiser decided to cancel Coachella and Stagecoach Music Festival amid concerns that COVID-19 could get worse lat...
Buhari Yet To Send Supreme Court Justice Nominees For Senate’s Confirmation
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Buhari Yet To Send Supreme Court Justice Nominees For Senate’s Confirmation

The delay by President Muhammadu Buhari to forward to the National Assembly for confirmation, the four Supreme Court justice-nominees approved by the National Judicial Council (NJC) eight months ago, to fill the vacancies at the apex court, has triggered concerns in the judiciary, THISDAY’s investigation has revealed. Some senior lawyers described the delay in the confirmation of the justices as not in the interest of justice. The bench of the Supreme Court consists of 12 justices instead of the stipulated number of 21. Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Muhammad, had on several occasions lamented the excruciating workload of justices of the apex court as a result of the depletion of the bench. NJC, on October 24, 2019, had approved and forwarded names of four just...
FCT Confirms 14 new Cases of Coronavirus, one Death
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FCT Confirms 14 new Cases of Coronavirus, one Death

<img class="lazy" src="data:;base64," alt="" width="1240" height="698" data-src="https://dailypost.ng/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/w1240-p16x9-54d9700ad59573b42b3164d889f1b02e24ef78a8.jpg" data-srcset="https://dailypost.ng/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/w1240-p16x9-54d9700ad59573b42b3164d889f1b02e24ef78a8.jpg 1240w, https://dailypost.ng/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/w1240-p16x9-54d9700ad59573b42b3164d889f1b02e24ef78a8-300x169.jpg 300w, https://dailypost.ng/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/w1240-p16x9-54d9700ad59573b42b3164d889f1b02e24ef78a8-1024x576.jpg 1024w" data-sizes="(max-width: 1240px) 100vw, 1240px" /> The Federal Capital Territory has confirmed that 14 new cases of coronavirus disease have been recorded in Abuja. The FCTA made the confirm...
COVID-19: Lagos govt confirms 2 new COVID-19 cases as toll rises to 179
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COVID-19: Lagos govt confirms 2 new COVID-19 cases as toll rises to 179

The Lagos State Government has confirmed two new cases of Coronavirus in the state. Prof. Akin Abayomi, Commissioner of Health in the state made the confirmation via his Twitter handle, on Monday. Abayomi disclosed that the two new cases now bring the total number of those infected in the state to 179. He also affirmed that five patients who have fully recovered have been discharged. Abayomi said: “Lagos confirmed 2 new cases of COVID19 infection on 12th of April. ”Total COVID-19 Lagos confirmed cases are now 179. ”Five COVID-19 patients discharged following full recovery. ”The Total number of discharged #COVID19 patients are now 55. ”For a greater Lagos.” Recall that the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Sunday confirmed 5 new cases of Coronavirus acr...
Aston Villa Goalkeeper Pepe Reina Self-isolating after Showing Coronavirus Symptoms
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Aston Villa Goalkeeper Pepe Reina Self-isolating after Showing Coronavirus Symptoms

Former Liverpool goalkeeper, Pepe Reina, who currently plays for Aston Villa in the Premier League, believes he has contracted coronavirus after displaying symptoms of the deadly disease. The 37-year-old Spaniard is currently self-isolating at home like other players but he disclosed that he 'went through the bug' last week. Although he has not been officially diagnosed with the illness. Speaking in a recent interview with radio station Cope, he said: 'Last week it was my turn to go through the bug,' he told radio station Cope. 'It has been a different week, of taking precautions not to infect the people who live with me. 'Here tests are not conducted unless you are [in a] very bad [state]. Speaking to the doctors, the symptoms I had were of it, without official confirmation o...
Popular Journalist, Edmund Obilo Quarantined for Coronavirus at UCH, Ibadan
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Popular Journalist, Edmund Obilo Quarantined for Coronavirus at UCH, Ibadan

Edmund Obilo, a popular Ibadan-based broadcast journalist, currently quarantined for Coronavirus at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan. A source quoted by Nigerian Tribune stated that the journalist admitted on Thursday evening. Furthermore, his blood samples taken to Lagos for test and confirmation. Also, his test result expected to arrive March, 21st. Furthermore, the source said he complaining about his condition at the hospital quarantined center.
Cement Factory Quarantined As Govt Begins Contact Tracing Of Coronavirus Victim
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Cement Factory Quarantined As Govt Begins Contact Tracing Of Coronavirus Victim

According to a report by Daily Trust, the Ogun state government has said that the whole facility of Larfarge Africa Plc, Cement factory in Ewekoro, Ogun State  has been quarantined following the confirmation of the first case of coronavirus in Nigeria. The government said the victim, an Italian who is a consultant to Larfarge Africa Plc, had visited the cement factory on Tuesday. The State Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker who disclosed this on Friday while addressing journalists in Abeokuta, the state capital, said the victim had developed fever and was treated at the clinic located in Lafarge facility before he was rushed to Lagos on Wednesday when the case grew worse. The Commissioner who was flanked by the Special Adviser Public Communication, Remmy Hazzan, Chief Pres...
Buhari Confirms Adeniran as Nigeria’s Surveyor-General
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Buhari Confirms Adeniran as Nigeria’s Surveyor-General

President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed the appointment of Mr Taiwo Adeniran as the Surveyor-General of the Federation (SGOF). Mr Abu Michael, Head of Press and Public Relations, office of the SGOF, made this known in a statement issued on Friday in Abuja. According to Michael, the appointment was conveyed in a letter signed by Mr Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Works and Housing. The letter was dated Jan. 29, 2020. Adeniran, before his confirmation, had acted as SGOF since Oct. 2019, following the retirement of Kurfi Muhammed, his predecessor. “The appointment is for a term of four years in the first instance and is renewable upon satisfactory performance,” the letter said.
Canada Says Second Coronavirus Case Is Presumptive
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Canada Says Second Coronavirus Case Is Presumptive

Canadian health authorities on Monday confirmed the country’s first case of a deadly coronavirus that originated in China and said the patient’s wife had also tested positive. The woman’s case is still listed as “presumptive,” pending final confirmation by a national lab in Winnipeg, officials said. Nearly 20 people are being monitored. The patient confirmed to have the virus — a man in his 50s who arrived in Toronto on January 22 from Wuhan, the epicentre of the epidemic — is being treated in isolation in a hospital there. His wife, who travelled with him, also is believed to have contracted the virus and is in self-isolation, David Williams, Ontario province’s chief medical officer, said in a statement. He qualified the risk to others in Ontario as “low,” given that the ...
Sagay Tells Buhari To Seek Senate’s Confirmation For Magu Again
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Sagay Tells Buhari To Seek Senate’s Confirmation For Magu Again

The chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Professor Itse Sagay, yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to again approach the Senate to confirm Ibrahim Magu as substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Sagay made the call in Abuja when he led other members of PACAC on a visit to the acting chairman of the EFCC, Magu. He said since Magu took over the leadership of the commission in 2015, he had demonstrated firmness and courage in the fight against corruption. He said: “The EFCC (under Magu) is a body that has surpassed every other organization, past and present, in the fight against corruption. When something is good, when you see merit, dedication, courage…I think it’s (not fair) to say you are looking for something else....
Buhari To Re-present Magu To Senate For Confirmation
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Buhari To Re-present Magu To Senate For Confirmation

President Muhammadu Buhari may re-present Ibrahim Magu, the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to the Senate for confirmation as the substantive chairman of the anti-graft agency, Daily Independent has gathered. A presidency source who does not want his name in print disclosed this to our correspondent on Thursday. Efforts by President Buhari to get Magu confirmed by the 8th Senate led by Bukola Saraki, immediate past Senate President, were rebuffed by the lawmakers who rejected him twice, citing reports written against him by the Department of State Services (DSS). Magu took charge of the EFCC in an acting capacity following the expiration of the tenure of his former boss, Ibrahim Lamorde, in November 2015. He had presided over the affairs of...

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