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Kidnappers release Plateau monarch five days after abduction
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Kidnappers release Plateau monarch five days after abduction

The abducted monarch from Plateau State, Charles Mato Dakat, has regained his freedom. Dakat who is the Paramount ruler in Gindiri chiefdom, Mangu Local Government of the state was kidnapped by gunmen early on Sunday morning, December 26. Gunmen stormed the monarch's home at about 1 am and started shooting sporadically into the air. However, his abductors made contact with the family members a few days later and demanded ransom before they could release the monarch. It was gathered that the monarch eventually regained his freedom in the early hours of today Friday, December 31. The monarch is said to be in good condition of health. It is however not clear if any ransom was paid before he was released.
UEFA vice-president confirms South American teams set to join Nations League
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UEFA vice-president confirms South American teams set to join Nations League

The newly expanded competition is set to begin in 2024 The likes of Brazil and Argentina are set to compete in the UEFA Nations League after UEFA vice-president Zbigniew Boniek confirmed South America's governing body CONMEBOL has reached an agreement with its European counterpart over joining the biennial competition. The Nations League, which began in 2018, is currently contested by UEFA’s 55 member nations. However, the 10 members of CONMEBOL are set to form part of a newly expanded competition from 2024.  
Biafra: Stop playing politics with our members – BNG warns Ralph Uwazuruike’s group
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Biafra: Stop playing politics with our members – BNG warns Ralph Uwazuruike’s group

A secessionist group, Biafra National Guard (BNG), has cautioned the Ralph Uwazuruike-led Biafra Independent Movement (BIM) not to play politics with the 19 members of the group recently released by the court after 15 years of incarceration. The BNG also threatened to deal decisively with anyone or any group of persons that indulge in trading with its name for selfish and financial aggrandisements. This was coming against the backdrop of the reported claim that the 19 BNG members, including the wife of its leader, Innocent Orji, are members of the BIM. DAILY POST also recalls that the said members were incarcerated in the Federal Correctional Centre in Onitsha for over 15 years on the accusation of violent agitation for Biafra. However, the BNG, in a statement by its spokesman,...
Osoba returns to Nigeria after knee surgery in UK
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Osoba returns to Nigeria after knee surgery in UK

A former Ogun State Governor, Olusegun Osoba has returned to Nigeria after a successful knee replacement surgery in the United Kingdom. Osoba’s surgery took place a few months after his political associate, former Governor Bola Tinubu of Lagos State, went under the knife for a similar medical operation in London. On Wednesday, the octogenarian was visited by members of the Ogun State Executive Council at his Ikoyi residence, Lagos. Speaking, Osoba revealed that Governor Dapo Abiodun was the first to visit him after his arrival, submitting that “the success of the present administration is my success.” In his words, the Secretary to the State Government, Tokunbo Talabi, described Osoba as an elder statesman, who, he said, has the interest of the state at heart. Talabi appreci...
Rangnick set to add Chris Armas to Man Utd coaching staff
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Rangnick set to add Chris Armas to Man Utd coaching staff

The former USMNT international is set to be the first addition to the new Red Devils interim manager's backroom team Ralf Rangnick is looking to add Chris Armas to his coaching staff at Manchester United, GOAL can confirm. The interim manager confirmed he would be looking to bring in a few members of staff to add to the current coaching set-up but that visa complications following Brexit were making the situation more difficult. It is understood, however, there is hope that Armas, who managed New York Red Bulls and Toronto FC, will be Rangnick’s first addition to his backroom staff.
“Coming out of the closet is the problem” Comedian Efe encourages gay people to keep their sexuality private
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“Coming out of the closet is the problem” Comedian Efe encourages gay people to keep their sexuality private

Efe Warri Boy has told members of the LGBTQ community that there is no reason for them to announce their sexuality to the world. He said the challenge is that they "shine too much light on these things", hence the persecution they face from society. He added that straight people don't announce their sexuality. He then questioned why gay people should announce theirs. He said this in reaction to popular lesbian Amara clashing with her mother over her sexuality . "Na you choose am. Go ahead and live the life," he wrote, adding "All this coming out of the closet idea is the problem. Those of us who are straight don't announce it when we want to start having sex." See his post below.
Baba Suwe’s son says actor never got himself after his faceoff with NDLEA
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Baba Suwe’s son says actor never got himself after his faceoff with NDLEA

Adebowale Omidina, one of the sons of a late comic actor, Babatunde Omidina, aka Baba Suwe, who died on Monday, November 22, has said that his father did not recover from his ordeal in the hands of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency after he was accused of peddling drugs in 2011, which turned out to be false.   Shortly after the 63-year-old actor passed away, his son, Adebowale, shared a video in which he accused family members and friends of neglecting the actor while he was ill.   However, while speaking at the residence on Tuesday, November 22, Adebowale apologized for making the video, saying he did not mean to disrespect anyone. He also mentioned that his father's illness started after his drug-related ordeal.   “My father was a lovely person. Wh...
Man City & PSG’s ‘sh*tty money’ not enough to win Champions League, taunts Ex-Bayern president Hoeness
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Man City & PSG’s ‘sh*tty money’ not enough to win Champions League, taunts Ex-Bayern president Hoeness

Hoeness hopes his former side can continue to get the better of the English and French giants in European competition Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness is happy that Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain have so far failed to accomplish their goal of winning the Champions League. The English and French sides have made European glory their main ambition since they were purchased by members of royal families from United Arab Emirates and Qatar, respectively. But City only reached their first Champions League final under the current owners last season, losing to Chelsea, while PSG were the losing finalists against Bayern the year before.  
Police Neutralise Kidnap Suspect, Arrests Four Others In Niger
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Police Neutralise Kidnap Suspect, Arrests Four Others In Niger

A suspected kidnapper at Bosso local government area of Niger State has been neutralised by Police in the state. Four other fleeing accomplices were also arrested. Mr Monday Kuryas, Commissioner of Police in the state said the suspects kidnapped two persons on Thursday. Kuryas explained that the Police anti-kidnapping team and vigilante have now been deployed to rescue the victims. He enjoined members of the public to cooperate with the Police with a view of sanitizing the society to curb insecurity in the state. Bosso Local Government Area of Niger State hosts the Federal University of Technology.  
Barcelona new coach Xavi reportedly Sacks two Barcelona Physios hired by Former boss Ronald Koeman
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Barcelona new coach Xavi reportedly Sacks two Barcelona Physios hired by Former boss Ronald Koeman

New Barcelona coach Xavi has reportedly sacked two members of the club's physio department in one of his first decisions less than 24-hours after becoming the new boss. The legendary midfielder was finally appointed as Barcelona's new boss at the weekend before being officially unveiled to 10,000 supporters at the Nou Camp on Monday. The decision to sack the club's physio follows the ongoing injury crisis causing rifts between players and staff behind the scenes, while the team lags well behind their title rivals in LaLiga. It was gathered that players are getting fed up with the alarming amount of injuries and are beginning to point the blame for the growing list of injuries on the club's fitness coaches, believing their problems began in pre-season and have continued since. ...
Again, gunmen abduct three in Ogun, demand N10m, hard drugs as ransom
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Again, gunmen abduct three in Ogun, demand N10m, hard drugs as ransom

Some unknown gunmen have once kidnapped three residents of Ogun State, demanding a ransom of N10m and hard drugs for their release. The kidnappers was said to have shot one person while he was struggling with them, but he later escaped from them. The gunmen had hidden in a bush in Obada-Oko area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, the same community where some white garment church members were kidnapped a few weeks ago. As the police engaged the them in a gun duel on Saturday, the kidnappers went away with three residents, our correspondent has learnt. Narrating his ordeal, the survivor, Razaq Lasisi, explained how he narrowly escaped from the hoodlums According to Lasisi, who identified himself as a former secondary school principal, he was on his way returning home from h...
Ikoyi building collapse: Lagos lawmakers take action
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Ikoyi building collapse: Lagos lawmakers take action

Lagos State House of Assembly members visited the Ikoyi building collapse site on Wednesday. The legislature hinted that concerned government officials would be invited to answer questions in relation to the disaster. Chairman, Committee on Physical Planning and Urban Development, Hon. Nureni Akinsanya led the delegation. Akinsanya disclosed that the Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, directed the team to carry out an in-person assessment of the scene. The legislator said they would present a report on findings to the House and then ask relevant officials to appear. He commended the responders for their efforts since Monday and commiserated with families of victims. “I want them to take heart and look unto God for the strength to bear the tragic incident. “We have been on the g...
We can’t conduct another APC congress in Oyo – Lawan
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We can’t conduct another APC congress in Oyo – Lawan

Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) state congress committee in Oyo State, Alhaji Gambo Lawan, has declared that the party will not conduct another congress in the state. Lawan made this disclosure while speaking with journalists on Tuesday. He was reacting to claim by some members of the party, that the party would conduct another congress in the state. DAILY POST recalls that the party had on Saturday held its state congress at Obafemi Awolowo Stadium in Oke Ado area of Ibadan. Our correspondent gathered that a former Commissioner for Lands and Housing, Ajiboye Omodewu emerged as chairman of the party during the congress. Omodewu who had promised to work with other members of the party to reclaim the state emerged alongside other executive members of the party....
Zamfara Govt Re-opens Seven Markets After Two-months Closure
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Zamfara Govt Re-opens Seven Markets After Two-months Closure

Seven weekly markets which were shut down in Zamfara to curb the menace of banditry has been re-opened after it was approved by Governor Bello Matawalle. Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara, the State Commissioner for Information, disclosed in a statement issued yesterday in Gusau, the state capital. “This is to inform the general public that following reports of sanity in some parts of the state, and series of requests by members of the public, the government has considered and approved re-opening of the following weekly markets, beginning from yesterday. “The markets include Nasarawar Burkullu Market in Bukkuyum Local Government Area; Talata Mafara Market in Talata Mafara Local Government Area and Gusau Market in Gusau Local Government Area. Others are Shinkafi Market in Shinkafi Local Gov...
“She’s asking why her father is not calling to talk to her” – Sister of missing Nigerian journalist Tordue Salem, writes about his daughter
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“She’s asking why her father is not calling to talk to her” – Sister of missing Nigerian journalist Tordue Salem, writes about his daughter

Elizabeth Jessica, the sister of missing Vanguard reporter, Tordue Henry Salem, has expressed sadness over the disappearance of her brother. MCI reported that Salem, a Vanguard Correspondent covering the House of Representatives, was last seen on October 19 leaving the premises of the National Assembly. Efforts to locate his whereabouts since then by his colleagues, relatives and security operatives have proved abortive.   On Monday, October 25, members of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) stormed the Nigeria Police Force’s headquarters in Abuja to protest over the missing reporter.   Taking to Facebook today, Elizabeth said that Salem's daughter has been asking why her father is not calling to talk to her. "She's asking why her father Tordue Salem is n...
Sylva’s men win key positions as APC conducts state congress in Bayelsa
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Sylva’s men win key positions as APC conducts state congress in Bayelsa

The Bayelsa State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has conducted a peaceful state congress to elect its 36 State Executive Committee (SEC), members, with Barr. Dennis Otiotio emerging state Chairman of the party. Barr. Otiotio was elected alongside 35 others at the Congress on Saturday at the party Secretariat in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital. DAILY POST gathered that other key positions such as the deputy Chairman, state Secretary, Youth Leader, Publicity among others were all filled by core loyalists of the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva. But the faction of the party led by former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, boycotted the exercise,...
Update: Police arrest three CJTF members over murder of teacher in Maiduguri
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Update: Police arrest three CJTF members over murder of teacher in Maiduguri

The Borno State Police Command has arrested three Civilian Joint Task Force(CJTF) members for allegedly killing a teacher, Babagana Ahmed Gaidam. LIB reported that the 42-year-old headmaster of Asheikh Jarma Mega School, at Bulumkuttu Abuja, in Maiduguri, was stabbed to death at his residence at 3am on Monday October 12. According to reports, the suspects were arrested at Bulumkuttu Abuja area of Maiduguri on Tuesday, October 12, following a directive by the Commissioner of Police(CP), Abdu Umar. Gaidem was said to have been transferred to the Asheik Jarma Mega Primary School about seven weeks ago. According to sources, the victim, upon resumption in the school, embarked on reforms of some operational policies. A teacher and friend of the deceased, Abdullaziz, told Punch t...
Two arrested as suspected robbery gang lays siege on Kwara community
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Two arrested as suspected robbery gang lays siege on Kwara community

Two suspected members of a robbery gang have been arrested at Ga Adabata, Temidire, in Asa Local Government Area of Kwara State. They were arrested by local vigilante while others escaped. Spokesman of the Kwara State command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Babawale Zaid Afolabi confirmed this to newsmen in Ilorin on Sunday. He said “there have been reports of nefarious activities of suspected armed robbers in some communities of Alapa town in Asa local government area of the state. “The robbers were fond of going around with dangerous weapons, attacking innocent people and dispossessing them of their belongings. “One of such attacks took place on Saturday night, some people were attacked with matchets and other dangerous weapons by hoodlums who carte...
COVID-19: I will take vaccine when necessary, go for it if you are afraid – Adeboye
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COVID-19: I will take vaccine when necessary, go for it if you are afraid – Adeboye

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has disclosed when he will take the COVID-19 vaccine. The Cleric preaching in the early hours of Saturday at the monthly Holy Ghost Night on October 2, 2021, said he has nothing against the vaccine and will take it only when it’s necessary for evangelism. Adeboye advised members of his church willing to take the COVID-19 vaccine to go ahead. He said: “I never said to you don’t get vaccinated, you have never heard that from me. Rather than living in fear or doubt, get vaccinated. If you believe that getting vaccinated would put your mind at rest, then go ahead. “Daddy are you saying that you too could be vaccinated? If there are nations in the world that say I can’t visit to preach the gos...
We have no mandate to zone president, vice president positions – PDP Zoning Committee
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We have no mandate to zone president, vice president positions – PDP Zoning Committee

The meeting of the Zoning Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for National Offices of the Party ahead of the October 30-31 National Convention ended in Enugu, on Thursday, with the members of the committee adjourning till next week for conclusion of their work. Addressing newsmen after the closed-door meeting held at the Government House, Enugu, the Chairman of the Committee and Governor of Enugu State, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, said that “we had a fruitful meeting and we adjourned to conclude next week”. Earlier in his welcome address, Gov. Ugwuanyi clarified that the committee has no mandate to zone political offices such as President or Vice President of Nigeria. The governor explained that “our Committee is strictly limited to the PDP National Executive Offices to...
Ogun court workers reach agreement with state government, suspends strike
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Ogun court workers reach agreement with state government, suspends strike

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), Ogun State Chapter, says it has suspended its over one month strike. Ogun JUSUN Chairman, Tajudeen Edun, confirmed this to DAILY POST on Thursday. Edun said the strike was suspended following an agreement reached with the state government. He said the government has agreed to restore the deductions from their basic salaries, asking workers to resume fully on Monday. “Yes, we have suspended the strike. There is an agreement between us and the government. We have mandated our members of staff to resume fully on Monday. “We agreed on some areas that there are issues between us. We were asking that reductions from our basic salary be restored, and they have restored it,” Edun said. Court workers in Ogun State had embarked on the s...
ISWAP has embarked on massive recruitment – Nigerian Army
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ISWAP has embarked on massive recruitment – Nigerian Army

Spokesperson of the Nigerian Army, Onyema Nwachukwu has raised an alarm of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) embarking on a massive recruitment of members. Nwachukwu disclosed this during a tour of the Hadin Kai theatre command in Maiduguri, Borno state on Sunday September 19. Urging the media to block the recruitment, Nwachukwu also appealed to all Nigerians to be vigilant.   He said;   “I will like to mention that the ISWAP, very recently, haven been depleted by the surrendering of their member, as well as and conflict between them. “They have embarked on what I will call a massive recruitment drive and I consider it very important to engage the media to block this recruitment. “The Boko Haram insurgents have been surrendering. People have ...
Four die, others injured as bus carrying church band falls into Taraba river
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Four die, others injured as bus carrying church band falls into Taraba river

No fewer than four persons were killed in a road accident after the bus they were travelling in fell into a river in Taraba State. DAILY POST reports that the accident occurred on Sunday afternoon in Sarti, headquarters of the Gashaka Local Government Area of the state. Several other occupants of the bus, said to belong to the Adamawa State branch of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), were also confirmed to have suffered various degrees of injuries. The bus was said to have been conveying members of the Christian Reform Church-Nigeria (CRC-N) unity band back to Yola, the Adamawa state capital. According to an eyewitness account, the passengers, who were all members of the band were being conveyed back from the National Music Concert of CRC-N Unity Band, held in Serti, ...
Kidnapping: Stop organising prayers inside forest – Police warn Christians
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Kidnapping: Stop organising prayers inside forest – Police warn Christians

The Ogun state police command has warned members of the public to desist from holding prayer sessions in the forest so as to avoid being kidnapped. The command expressed concern that, despite series of warnings and security tips, some members of the public still organise prayer sessions in the forest. This, it was said, had made them easy preys for kidnappers hibernating in those forests. According to a statement by the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the command said the warning was important even though it recognizes individual’s right to freedom of religion. It said, “it is worthy of note that the present security situation in the country does not favour organizing prayer sessions in isolated places,” he stated. The police spokesman said that...
Anambra election: YPP guber candidate, Sen Ubah loses close ally to APGA
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Anambra election: YPP guber candidate, Sen Ubah loses close ally to APGA

Dr. Chima Obi Ngonadi, a close ally of the flagbearer of the Young Peoples Party (YPP) in the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, has dumped the party for the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA). Ngonadi, until his defection, was a major stakeholder and financier of the YPP in Nnewi Local Government Area of the state and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NgoBros Nigeria Limited. He contested for the Anambra House of Assembly seat of Nnewi North Constituency in the last 2019 general elections held across the state on the platform of the YPP but lost to the current member and the candidate of APGA, Hon Nonso Smart Okafor, who later defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC). Speaking while being received by the entire ward executives of ...
LASU: How Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello emerged VC after 10-month intrigue
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LASU: How Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello emerged VC after 10-month intrigue

The appointment of Professor Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello as the 9th substantive Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU) was the climax of a 10-month journey that included the cancellation of two exercises. On January 11, 2021, the tenure of Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun elapsed. The Professor of Environmental Law and ex-Director of Research, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of Lagos (UNILAG) was appointed by ex-Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. Days before Fagbohun left office, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu cancelled the process to select his replacement and ordered that a fresh one be completed within 45 days. The directive of the Visitor to the University followed stakeholders’ engagement, petitions and investigation of irregularities. The governor asked F...
Abia Assembly summons IPMAN over increased cost of fuel
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Abia Assembly summons IPMAN over increased cost of fuel

The Abia State House of Assembly has expressed concern on the exorbitant increase of the petroleum products in the state. The House committee on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Abia State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (ASOPADEC) and petroleum matters, on Wednesday, summoned the leadership of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), to appear before it on Thursday, Sept. 16h, at the Assembly complex to explain reasons why its members have continued to sell petroleum products above approved prices in the state. The chairman of the committee, Hon. Godwin Adiele, asked the petroleum marketers in the state to revert to the old price or machinery will be put in motion to visit consequences upon defaulting marketers according to the dictates ...
13 gorillas test positive for COVID-19 in Atlanta zoo
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13 gorillas test positive for COVID-19 in Atlanta zoo

Thirteen western lowland gorillas at Zoo Atlanta have tested positive for Coronavirus. Staff were alerted when several of the zoo’s troop of 20 western lowland gorillas began exhibiting symptoms, including runny noses, mild coughing and loss of appetite. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that fecal samples and swabs sent to the University of Georgia’s veterinary diagnostic laboratory showed that 13 of the great apes were positive for Coronavirus.   A statement released by the management of the zoo wrote;   "Recently, Gorilla Care Team members observed coughing, nasal discharge, and minor changes in appetite in several members of the gorilla population. "Upon the onset of these signs, the Animal Care and Veterinary Teams immediately pursued testing for S...
Insecurity: Kidnappers release Emir of Kajuru’s seven family members
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Insecurity: Kidnappers release Emir of Kajuru’s seven family members

Seven family members of the Emir of Kajuru, Alhaji Alhassan Adamu have regained freedom. They regained their freedom on Wednesday night after spending two months in kidnappers’ den DAILY POST recalls that the monarch, and seven members of his family, were Kidnapped from his palace on July 11, 2021. Following the public outcry and condemnation, the Emir was released 24 hours after the abduction. The kidnap victims were three women, three male and an infant. A title holder in the emirate, Dan Iyan Kajuru Saidu Musa confirmed the release of the victims.
Health workers threaten sit-at-home amid resident doctors’ strike
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Health workers threaten sit-at-home amid resident doctors’ strike

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Association have vowed not to go back on their two-week strike notice. The unions’ threat came amid the ongoing industrial action by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD). The federal government has scheduled a meeting with them on Tuesday. Charles Akpan, Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations in the Ministry of Labour issued a statement on Monday. Ministry Chris Ngige will chair the meeting at the minister’s conference room at 2pm, Akpan announced. On September 3, JOHESU gave a 15-day ultimatum over outstanding welfare allowances owed to its members. Their demands include adjustment of Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHES) as in Consolidated Medical Salary Structure...
Ogun APC holds parallel LG congresses
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Ogun APC holds parallel LG congresses

Governor Dapo Abiodun and Senator Ibikunle Amosun’s factions of the All Progressives Congress (APC) conducted parallel congresses across the 20 Local Government Areas of Ogun State on Saturday. Recall that the two groups had earlier inaugurated parallel ward executives as the battle for the soul of the APC structure in Ogun State heats up. Saturday’s parallel congresses came up in spite of the warning by the Chairman of the State Congress Committee, Wale Ohu, against the same. At different locations, the two factions elected their local government party executive officers through consensus arrangements. DAILY POST reports that there were no cases of violence during the exercise that witnessed an impressive turnout of APC members across the State. In Abeokuta South, Gov Abiod...
Cape Verde vs Nigeria: Okoye reveals Super Eagles that will miss World Cup qualifier
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Cape Verde vs Nigeria: Okoye reveals Super Eagles that will miss World Cup qualifier

Super Eagles goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye, has said they will miss members of the squad who play in the Premier League, when they take on Cape Verde in Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier. The UK-based players have been ruled out of the game, as Cape Verder is on the Red List of travel restrictions. This means that two-goal hero Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi, Alex Iwobi, Leon Balogun, William Ekong, Oghenekaro Etebo and Joe Aribo will all not be available. “We will miss them (the absentee players), but we have a big team and the other players can do the same. “We will prepare as a team very well. “It will be a good match against a good opponent in Cape Verde,” Okoye said. Okoye kept a clean sheet in the first game of the series, as Nigeria beat Liberia 2-0 at the Teslim Balogu...
APC warns against parallel LG congress
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APC warns against parallel LG congress

The Ogun State All Progressives Congress (APC) Local Government Congress Committee has warned members of the party against conducting parallel congress in the state on Saturday. The Chairman of the five-member committee, Wale Ohu, disclosed this when the committee met with the local government congress electoral committee members, who would conduct the congress across the 20 local government areas of Ogun. Ohu warned that the party would not hesitate to sanction anybody engaging in anti-party activities. According to him, the list of the ward executive members were given to the committee by the from Abuja, saying the committee would work strictly according to the list. “We have been sent from Abuja to strictly work according to the guidelines of the party and to strictly work a...
Lawmakers who support legalisation of cannabis in Nigeria dare not return to their constituencies – Marwa
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Lawmakers who support legalisation of cannabis in Nigeria dare not return to their constituencies – Marwa

The chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Buba Marwa, has said National Assembly lawmakers who vote to support the legalisation of cannabis in the country, cannot dare return to their constituencies. The lower chamber began moves to legalise cannabis in May 2021, in a bid to take advantage of its economic benefits. However, speaking on Friday after a courtesy visit to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, Marwa said cannabis has destroyed a lot of lives. He said: “Cannabis is harmful to our health; it is a danger to society. We must never allow its legalisation. Nigeria has 10.6 million cannabis users; this is the highest in the world. Isn’t it sad? “We can never support legalisation and I don’t see how the national assembly would pass the act because I k...
Joint security team kills bandits in Niger
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Joint security team kills bandits in Niger

Scores armed bandits have been gunned down in Basa community of Shiroro Local Government Area in Niger State. They were killed by a combined team of Joint Security Task Force in the early hours of yesterday in a gun battle. Though the actual figure of the casualties could not be ascertained, it was gathered that a total of 15 motorcycles were recovered from the bandits. Other items recovered from the bandits include food items. This was following a distress call by members of Basa community on the attack launched by the bandits. DAILY POST gathered the combined team of Police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense and Corps (NSCDC); and vigilante members swung into action and met the bandits at Magami village, where they engaged them in a gun battle. Eyewitness account said ...
5,890 terrorists have so far surrendered to troops – Defence Headquarters says
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5,890 terrorists have so far surrendered to troops – Defence Headquarters says

No fewer than 5,890 terrorists have surrendered to troops in the Northeast following the intensive bombardment of their hideouts. Acting Director, Defence Media Operations (DMO), Brig-Gen. Ben Onyeuko, who made the disclosure at the bi-weekly briefing on the ongoing operations across theatres, said five hundred and sixty-five of the surrendered Boko Haram terrorists, comprising three Commanders, four Amirs, five Nakibs and others have been handed over to the Borno Government in Maiduguri, for further management after thorough profiling. According to the Onyeuko, the development followed a sustained onslaught on insurgents waging a blood-letting campaign against the Nigerian State. He sought continuous support by members of the public, in a bid to win the war and, consequently, restor...
Barack Obama Reacts to Afghanistan Terror Attacks That Killed US Soldiers
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Barack Obama Reacts to Afghanistan Terror Attacks That Killed US Soldiers

Former US president, Barack Obama has condemned terrorist attack outside the Kabul airport on Thursday. The attack killed and injured over 100 persons, including US soldiers. The statement released Friday morning, August 27 grieves with the over 90 Afghans who were killed, while he also sent his condolences to the now 13 confirmed US service members who were killed. Read the full statement: “Like so many of you, Michelle and I were heartbroken to hear about the terrorist attack outside the Kabul airport that killed and wounded so many U.S. service members, as well as Afghan men, women, and children.   "As president, nothing was more painful than grieving with the loved ones of Americans who gave their lives serving our country. As President Biden said, these service members a...
7 Family Members die after eating suya in Abia state
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7 Family Members die after eating suya in Abia state

Seven members of a family have died after eating suya with juice in Umueze Umuakanu Umuahia North LGA, Abia State. The suya was bought by the father, Mr. Jessey, ABN TV reports. His family members, including extended family members who were visiting, joined to eat the suya. They were said to have started throwing up after eating the suya. 7 of the family members died while the wife, Mrs Ogba Jessey, and the son survived. Mrs Ogba Jessey, who is still not aware that her family members have passed on, is currently receiving treatment at Federal Medical Centre Umuahia alongside her son. The dead family members have been deposited in the morgue.
US: 49-year-old man arrested while allegedly attempting to bomb Capitol
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US: 49-year-old man arrested while allegedly attempting to bomb Capitol

A 49-year-old man identified as Floyd Ray Roseberry from North Carolina was arrested and taken into custody on Thursday for allegedly attempting to bomb US Capitol Hill. According to the report, FBI agents and members of the sheriff’s office in Cleveland County, North Carolina, went to his home, a representative for the sheriff’s office told News4. US Capitol Police chief Tom Manger told reporters earlier this Thursday afternoon that the suspect’s motives were not certain. He said that law enforcement agents negotiated with Roseberry with him and hoped for a “peaceful resolution” and later on Thursday, the chief of US Capitol Police, Tom Manger, confirmed that he has been taken into custody after surrendering to law enforcement officers. “Just moments ago, Floyd Roy Roseber...
Shehu Sani mocks Buhari for eulogising Ibrahim Mantu as peacemaker, bridge-builder after death
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Shehu Sani mocks Buhari for eulogising Ibrahim Mantu as peacemaker, bridge-builder after death

Shehu Sani, a former lawmaker, has mocked President Muhammadu Buhari for eulogising former Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu, as peacemaker and bridge-builder after his death. The former federal legislator died in a private hospital in Abuja at about 2 am on Tuesday. He was said to have been ill for nine days. And reacting to the sad news, Buhari, through his spokesman, Femi Adesina, commiserated with leaders and members of the National Assembly, friends and political associates of the former Senate leader. According to Buhari, Mantu gave to the service of his people and his legacy of reconciliation and promotion of peaceful co-existence will always be remembered. Buhari said that Mantu brought more harmony in his state and the country at large. And in reaction, Sani tw...
”Will Jesus watch Big Brother Nigeria? Is the Holy Spirit happy to sit with you and watch the programme?”- Abuja pastor warns her church members against watching the reality TV show
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”Will Jesus watch Big Brother Nigeria? Is the Holy Spirit happy to sit with you and watch the programme?”- Abuja pastor warns her church members against watching the reality TV show

An Abuja-based clergywoman, Sarah Moakwu, has cautioned her members and Christians in general against watching the ongoing Big Brother Nigeria ''Shine Ya Eye'' reality show. In a video posted online, she asked if Jesus would have watched the show if he was on earth? She added that she doubts if the Big Brother project was planned in Heaven's boardroom. In her words ''It has been brought to my attention that some of our members in family worship center and Christians in general are watching the Big Brother Nigeria programme. As a mother in the land and as a pastor by calling, I have a responsibility towards this generation, I feel a need to guide you in the path of righteousness. As a christian, you are to pattern your life after Jesus Christ. So let me start by asking you ...
Pray for us to avert death of our members – Oyo NUJ appeals to Nigerians
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Pray for us to avert death of our members – Oyo NUJ appeals to Nigerians

Journalists under the auspices of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Oyo State have appealed to Nigerians to pray for the union to avert death of its members. The union called on the public, especially lovers of journalism profession, to pray fervently for the practitioners to end untimely deaths among journalists in the state. DAILY POST recalls that no fewer than four members of the union had died in the last few months. Among the journalists who recently died included Mr. Najeem Raheem, a deputy photo editor with Guardian Newspaper and Mr. Sunday Ogunyemi of Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRSC). Another journalist, Mr. Titus Badejo, was killed by two masked gunmen in Ibadan recently. The latest among the journalists who died in the last few months ...
5000 PDP, APGA, AA supporters joins APC in Imo
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5000 PDP, APGA, AA supporters joins APC in Imo

About 5,000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and the Action Alliance (AA) have decamped to the All Progressive Congress (APC), in Imo State. The defectors were received into the APC fold by the apex leader of the part in the Owerri zone, Prince Lemmy Akankem. This was contained in a statement sent to DAILY POST on Sunday. Speaking while receiving the defectors, the APC leader in the Owerri zone, Pince Akankem, attributed the mass defection to the shared prosperity of Gov Hope Uzodimma’s government. He said, “Your defection and registration into our party has afforded you all the opportunity to be bonafide members of our great party, in no distant time PDP will soon empty itself into APC, I assure you today that every one of yo...
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There is Danger ahead – Keyamo warns APC after Governor Akeredolu’s Victory at Supreme Court

Minister of state for labour, Festus Keyamo has warned members of the All Progressives Congress of danger ahead after the Supreme Court Judgement which ratified the victory of Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu. The dissenting judgement which was read by Justice Peter-Odili, centered on the legitimacy of Governor Mai Mala Buni as the All Progressives Congress (APC) national caretaker chairman. Recall that the Yobe state governor was appointed after the removal of elected Chairman Adams Oshiomhole on June 16, 2020 for an initial six month period, but his position was renewed indefinitely. Odili had disclosed that the APC, by Article 17(4) of its constitution has provided for how its affairs should be managed and what offices its members could occupy at a time. The dissenti...
PDP Members Stage Walkout as House of Reps Members Pass Electoral Act bill
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PDP Members Stage Walkout as House of Reps Members Pass Electoral Act bill

The controversial Electoral Act(Amendment) Bill has been passed today July 16 by the House of Representatives just as members of the PDP caucus in the House staged a walkout from the chamber during the debate. The House had suspended plenary and consideration of the bill following disagreement among members on the mode of transmitting election results on Thursday, July 15. It invited the Nigeria Communication Commission(NCC) to educate members on the implications and possibility of electronic transmission of results. Shortly after officials of the NCC left the chamber, Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila announced the resumption of consideration of the report after digesting the comments of the NCC officials beginning from Clause 52. Clause 52 allows the Independent National Electoral Com...
APC Suspends 11 Lai Mohammed’s Loyalists
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APC Suspends 11 Lai Mohammed’s Loyalists

Eleven members of All Progressives Congress (APC) loyal to Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed have been suspended following the decision of the caretaker committee The 11 members had dragged the party and the state chairman Abdullahi Abubakar to court. The approval of the suspension was contained in a letter by the National Secretary, Caretaker/Extra-ordinary National Convention Planning Committee, Senator James Akpanudoedehe, to Abubakar. The letter read in part: “the Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee ratifies the decision of the Kwara State Caretaker Committee and upholds suspension of the following Party members: “Joseph Tsado, Bamidele Ogunbayo, Issa Fulani, Imam Abdulkadir, Morufu Olaniyi Yusuf, Saludeen Lukman, Kerebu Fatai, Bola Ajani, Nur...
Nigerian Army Looking For Soldier Who Murdered Niger Delta University Student
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Nigerian Army Looking For Soldier Who Murdered Niger Delta University Student

The Nigerian Army is investigating the killing of a Niger Delta University student, Miss Jennifer Ugadu that was reportedly killed by a Nigerian soldier, James Matol. The army added that it is now looking for the soldier who is currently on the run. The Director Army Public Relation, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, said the student was shot in her apartment by the suspect now at large. Nwachukwu said there was no place for such barbaric act in the army, adding that the Nigerian army had commiserated with the family of the deceased. According to him, Nigeria army is an institution that is accountable to the people and would ensure the justice is served. ”The NA has taken the allegation seriously and joint investigation has commenced, while effort to profile and ascertain the tru...
Constitution Review: Southwest Governors Demand Return to Regional Govt, Scrap of States
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Constitution Review: Southwest Governors Demand Return to Regional Govt, Scrap of States

A proposal for Nigeria to return to regional system of government has been submitted by South West Governors Forum. The governors also want states to be scrapped. According to the governors, the six states in the geographical zone converted into federating units. This proposal was contained in a document presented to members of the national assembly from the zone by the governors as part of the review of the 1999 constitution. The document was dated July 5, 2021, with the title, ‘Proposals for the Review of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (As Amended): Presentation by South-West Governors’ Forum’. According to TheCable. In the document, the governors asked that sections 3(1) and (3) of the Constitution be amended. That is the section of the constitut...

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