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Domestic debt: Ogun govt borrows another N2.84bn
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Domestic debt: Ogun govt borrows another N2.84bn

The Governor Dapo Abiodun-led Ogun State Government borrowed another N2.8billion between January and March, 2021, DAILY POST has gathered. This was contained in the latest report published last week by the Debt Management Office (DMO). The report is coming a few months after the DMO revealed that the domestic debt profile of the Gateway State has increased by N58 billion in 18 months, from June 2019 to December 2020. DAILY POST reports that the domestic debt of Ogun stood at N95,174,172,678.30 as of June 30, 2019. In December 2020, the domestic debt stock of the state rose to N153,490,666,025.15, indicating that a total of N58,316,493,347 had been borrowed by the Abiodun government. But, Gov Abiodun, in a swift response, denied borrowing the N58,316,493,347, saying it was an...
Group decries plot to blackmail Buratai, other former service chiefs
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Group decries plot to blackmail Buratai, other former service chiefs

The Nigeria First Movement has said that a grand plot is underway to blackmail former Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai (rtd) and other immediate past retired service chiefs. The group revealed that a well-orchestrated campaign of calumny is already in motion with a report aimed to denigrate their personalities and credible track record while in service to Nigeria. Nigeria First made the revelation in Abuja at a press conference on Friday. In his address, Comrade Richard Adie Augustine, the group’s Secretary-General, said it was alarmed that such a plot could be hatched despite the great sacrifices of the ex-service chiefs in addressing Nigeria’s security challenges. The group’s statement reads in part, “The Leadership of Nigeria First welcomes you all to the import...
Fire razes popular RCCG church auditorium in Lagos
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Fire razes popular RCCG church auditorium in Lagos

A popular Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG’s auditorium at Alapere in the Ketu area of Lagos State has been gutted by fire. MCI  gathered that the fire incident which occurred on Sunday morning destroyed several properties belonging to the church. This was disclosed in a video by a blogger, @EbituPromise via his Twitter handle on Sunday. Details of the incident remain sketchy as of the time of filing this report. MCI  reports that the inferno happened barely three days after the General Overseer of the church, Pastor Enoch Adeboye lost his first son, Dare Adeboye. The burial of the son had been scheduled to begin on Sunday. Video:
Arsenal owner Kroenke retains confidence in manager Arteta
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Arsenal owner Kroenke retains confidence in manager Arteta

Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke hasn't lost confidence in manager Mikel Arteta. Arsenal are now unlikely to qualify for any European football next season, and are bracing themselves for the financial implications. But The Sun says Kroenke is convinced that the former midfielder is the right man to lead the club forward. In order to help him do that, the owner have sanctioned a huge spending spree this summer. The report claims at least two or three big-name players will arrive through the doors at the Emirates this summer. Arsenal announced a whopping £47.8million annual loss in March to confirm their poor financial situation.
End SARS: Fayemi receives panel’s report, sets up Citizens Complaints Centre
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End SARS: Fayemi receives panel’s report, sets up Citizens Complaints Centre

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi on Friday, received the final report from the State Judicial Panel of Inquiry into allegation of Human Rights Violation Against Police Officers including Officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other Persons with an assurance that his government would implement the decisions of the panel to the letter. This came barely two months after the government paid compensation to the first batch of 24 victims as recommended by the panel. The governor, while receiving the report from the Chairman of the Panel, Justice C.I. Akintayo at the conference hall of the Governor’s office, Ado – Ekiti, noted that the outcome of the report was an opportunity for the government to further strengthen its intervention in the promotion and protection of human...
Police shave heads of 13 young men for harassing girls
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Police shave heads of 13 young men for harassing girls

Police in Libya have shaved the heads of 13 young as punishment for harassing girls at a shopping mall in Ajdabya city.   According to report, the young men were caught abusing some girls and families during shopping to buy clothes for Eid celebration.  
Herdsmen flee Delta community as thunder strike kills 12 cows
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Herdsmen flee Delta community as thunder strike kills 12 cows

Herdsmen on Sunday evening of May 2, ran away from Urhodo-Ovu community in Ethiope-East Local Government Area of Delta State as thunder strike killed 12 of their cows. The herdsmen and the cows were in their settlement when the incident occurred minutes after the heavy downpour, DAILY POST gathered. Indigenes and residents of the community especially farmers were, however, happy over the incident. At the time of filing this report, the 12 dead cows were still lying fallow on the ground. The incident caused serious tension amongst the herdsmen as they quickly moved their belongings and ran away from the community for fear of being struck dead by the same thunder.
APC Threatens To Report Mbaka To The Pope & To Expose Him
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APC Threatens To Report Mbaka To The Pope & To Expose Him

Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, Yekini Nabena, has cautioned the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, against making statements that could cause instability in the country, threatening to expose him to the Pope. Mbaka had called on the National Assembly to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari if he fails to resign over increased insecurity in the country. Reacting to Mbaka’s statement Friday in Abuja, Nabena said it was unfortunate for a man of God “who is supposed to deploy all known spiritual means of averting crisis but rather threatening a democratically elected government for his own personal benefits while pretending to be speaking for the people.” While making reference to the book of Mark 4: 35-4...
UNICAL Responds To Report Of “Final Year Students To Return To 200 Level”
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UNICAL Responds To Report Of “Final Year Students To Return To 200 Level”

Facts about the unapproved programmes and the downgrading of affected students to 200 level The attention of the University of Calabar has been drawn to some online publication titled, “Anger, Frustration as University of Calabar Vice-Chancellor asks Final year Students to Return to 200Level” published on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, alleging that the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Florence Banku Obi, Fnaec, mnae, JP, unilaterally ordered the downgrading of 400 Level students in some programmes to 200 Level. To say that, the University is taken aback by the misleading publication by some of its most admired and respected online newspapers which has always relied on investigative journalism before publishing any article is to say the least. The disposition of the foremost online platforms...
Rwanda report blames France for ‘enabling’ the 1994 genocide
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Rwanda report blames France for ‘enabling’ the 1994 genocide

The French government bears “significant” responsibility for “enabling a foreseeable genocide,” a report commissioned by the Rwandan government concludes about France’s role before and during the horror in which an estimated 800,000 people were slaughtered in 1994. The report, which The Associated Press has read, comes amid efforts by Rwanda to document the role of French authorities before, during, and after the genocide, part of the steps taken by France’s President Emmanuel Macron to improve relations with the central African country. The 600-page report says that France “did nothing to stop” the massacres, in April and May 1994, and in the years after the genocide tried to cover up its role and even offered protection to some perpetrators. It is to be made public later on ...
Tiger Woods Was Driving Almost Twice the Speed Limit before Car Crash, L.A. sheriff says
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Tiger Woods Was Driving Almost Twice the Speed Limit before Car Crash, L.A. sheriff says

Golfer, Tiger Wood's crash report has been revealed and he was more seriously injured than initial reports indicated. The 15-time major champion was involved in a single-car crash on  February 23, in California, and was rushed to a hospital, where he underwent successful surgery over multiple leg injuries. His gruesome wounds were detailed in an incident report filed by Los Angeles first responders, obtained by TMZ Sports. “Knocked unconscious, laceration to the lower front jaw, bruised right and left rib cage, fractured right tibia and fibula, possible right ankle injury,” the report read, under the section labeled “describe injuries.” The report also gives more detail about Woods’ leg injury, reading “open fracture, mid-shaft on his right leg, below knee,” according to th...
Report Of Leah Sharibu’ Second Baby Heartbreaking, Say Parents
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Report Of Leah Sharibu’ Second Baby Heartbreaking, Say Parents

Leah Sharibu’s parents, Nathan and Rebecca, have described as “heartbreaking rumours” reports that their daughter had given birth to a second baby in Boko Haram captivity. Demanding that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), bring back their daughter with or without children, the traumatised parents said it was a big shame that the Buhari regime had abandoned their daughter. Leah was one of the 110 female students of the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, who were abducted on February 19, 2018, by Boko Haram terrorists. While others were released by the terrorists following negotiations, Leah, then 14, is still being held captive for reportedly refusing to renounce her Christian faith. The Convener of the United States-Nigeri...
Bashir Ahmad Denies Report a Nigerian Pharmacist is Being Tried for Criticizing President Buhari
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Bashir Ahmad Denies Report a Nigerian Pharmacist is Being Tried for Criticizing President Buhari

Presidential aide, Bashir Ahmad, has dismissed reports that a Nigerian pharmacist, Solomon Akuma, has been remanded in prison for criticizing President Buhari. A report by Sahara Reporters stated that Solomon has been in detention for over a year. On Wednesday, March 24, Solomon was arraigned in court and was denied bail. ''Again, Court Denies Granting Bail To Pharmacist Who Criticised Buhari, After Spending One Year In Detention #FreeSolomonAkuma''SaharaReporters headline read on Twitter However, reacting to the report, Bashir said contrary to the claim, Solomon is being tried for saying he would pay an assassin to kill President Buhari and his former Chief of Staff. See Bashir's reaction to the report below
Report Banks Hoarding FOREX, CBN Tells Nigerians
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Report Banks Hoarding FOREX, CBN Tells Nigerians

In view of the lingering foreign exchange scarcity in the country, the Central Bank of Nigeria has urged Nigerians not to panic, saying there is enough forex for business owners, travelers and parents with students abroad to meet their obligations. CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, stated this on Tuesday at the 278th MPC Press Briefing in Abuja. He also said at least $80m are disbursed to banks on a weekly basis to enable Nigerians meet their forex responsibilities. He, therefore, charged Nigerians to report any bank withholding forex to a special call centre of the apex bank. The PUNCH had reported that the lingering foreign exchange scarcity in Nigeria was taking a heavy toll on foreign tuition payment, as many parents and guardians groan over difficulty in paying their children...
DHQ Reacts To Report Of Soldiers Arrested By Sunday Igboho
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DHQ Reacts To Report Of Soldiers Arrested By Sunday Igboho

RE – SUNDAY IGBOHO APPREHENDS ALLEGED SOLDIERS, ACCUSES FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SPYING ON HIM 1. The attention of the Defence Headquarters has been drawn to a trending video clip on the Social Media, and some other media reports with the above headline, alleging that some Nigerian Military personnel were on a spying mission to the residence of one Sunday Adeyemo otherwise known as “Sunday Igboho” before they were apprehended. 2. In the viral video which was released on Friday 19 March 2021, the alleged “soldiers” were seen being accused of having been sent by the Government to do a ‘survey’ of Sunday Igboho’s Soka residence in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. The self acclaimed ‘Yoruba activist’ also alleged that the action of the so-called “soldiers” was orchestrated by the Federal Gov...
Nigeria Ranked 16th In FBI Global Cybercrime Victims Report
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Nigeria Ranked 16th In FBI Global Cybercrime Victims Report

Nigeria has been ranked 16th among the countries most affected by internet crime in the world in 2020. In its  latest internet crime report, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) said Nigeria received 443 complaints relating to internet crime last year. The last times the country featured in the annual reports were in 2016 (19th) and 2015 (3rd). The report stated that victims of such scams globally lost $4.2 billion in 2020, compared to $3.5 billion lost in 2019. The top five crimes reported include phishing, non-payment/non-delivery, extortion, personal data breach and identity theft. Excluding the US, the United Kingdom led among the most affected countries followed by Canada, India, Greece and Australia. South Africa is the only other African country among t...
Armed Robbers Attack Bank in Okuku, Osun State
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Armed Robbers Attack Bank in Okuku, Osun State

Some dare-devil armed robbers attacked a new generation bank in Okuku area of Osun state today, March 11. Osun state police spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola who confirmed the incident said the Commissioner of Police in Osun, Wale Olokode has led a team of operatives to the scene of the incident for possible arrest of the armed robbers. The number of people killed or injured in the robbery attack is yet to be ascertained at the time of filing this report.  
Some Persons Sat On APC Report On Restructuring – Osoba
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Some Persons Sat On APC Report On Restructuring – Osoba

A former governor of Ogun State, Olusegun Osoba, alleged yesterday that some powerful persons frustrated the detailed report by the All Progressives Congress (APC) on restructuring of the country. Osoba expressed shock that the report by the Governor Nasir el-Rufai-led committee on restructuring was yet to be implemented despite its adoption by all organs of the party. The APC stalwart who disclosed this while speaking as a guest on ARISE News also joined the call by some APC leaders for the Southern region to produce President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor in 2023. He said the idea of power rotation was part of the gentlemanly understanding that was reached during the merger that formed the APC. While stressing that founding members of the APC refused to put zoning in the p...
New report claims Donald Trump has raised more than $170 million since Election Day from supporters by pushing election fraud
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New report claims Donald Trump has raised more than $170 million since Election Day from supporters by pushing election fraud

US president, Donald Trump has raised more than $170 million since Election Day from his supporters by pushing allegations that the election he lost to Joe Biden was rigged, according to a new report by the Washington Post. According to the report, the huge funds flowed into Trump's joint fundraising committee in less than four weeks after his campaign made fundraising solicitations to his supporters, urging them to donate to an "Election Defense Fund" as the President kept tweeting about a stolen election. The report also adds that a large share of the funds have ended the Trump campaign's debt and will help fund the President's future political operation as he has no plans to retire politically yet, with a 2024 White Houss sting operation being envisioned.   Less tha...
Two men, 63 and 56 arrested for raping 13-year-old girl in Bauchi
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Two men, 63 and 56 arrested for raping 13-year-old girl in Bauchi

The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested two elderly men for raping a 13-year-old girl at new GRA area.   Spokesperson of the command, DSP Ahmed Mohammad Wakil, who confirmed the incident in a statemnet on Wednesday, November 25, said the suspects were arrested following a report made by the victim's relative.     "On 15-11-2020 at about 2050hrs one Rabi’u Musa ‘m’ of sabon Kaura Bauchi reported at ‘D’ Division that one Ibrahim Musa ‘m’ aged 63yrs and Nuhu Isah ‘m’ 56yrs all of Unguwan Gado Bauchi had unlawfully carnal knowledge of Hauwa (not real name) ‘f’ aged 13yrs of Sabon Kaura Bauchi on different occasion in a security room located at new GRA near Sindaba Hotel Bauchi," Wakil said.     He said Ibrahim, a security guard and ...
Nigeria Petitions CNN Over #EndSARS Report
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Nigeria Petitions CNN Over #EndSARS Report

The Federal Government of Nigeria on Monday petitioned the Cable News Network (CNN), demanding “an immediate and exhaustive investigation into its report on the Lekki Toll Gate incident. The petition threatened to take legal action and urged the network to determine its authenticity and conformity to basic standards of journalism. In the petition addressed to Mr Jonathan Hawkins VP, Communications, CNN Centre Atlanta, Georgia U.S, the government said if the international media organisation failed to carry out its demand, it will “take any action within its laws’’ to prevent CNN from aggravating the #EndSARS crisis. The petition dated Nov. 23 and personally signed by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in...
Sanwo-Olu Meets Buhari, Presents Report On Lagos Destruction
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Sanwo-Olu Meets Buhari, Presents Report On Lagos Destruction

Governor @jidesanwoolu today, presented the report of the recent coordinated arson in Lagos State to President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. In the report were the images of public and private assets destroyed in the violence sparked by the hijack of #EndSARS protest.
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90 year old Widow allegedly gang-raped by two men after they stormed her house at night

A 90-year-old widow in India was allegedly gang-raped by two men who stormed into her house at night, a new report by the Times of India has revealed.   According to the report, two men came into her house at night on October 24 and sexually attacked the yet to be named woman.   The elderly woman said they left her "almost half-dead" after the attack.   After she regained her senses the next morning she told her neighbour.   She went to hospital and had medical tests after the attack in the Kanchanpur area in the country's North Tripura district.     The family of the 90-year-old woman took her to a police station and lodged a report against Anjan Nama, 35, and another unidentified man.   Speaking to reporters, t...
How is it so easy to arrest about 500 looters without panels but so hard to arrest 1 police officer in years? Singer Bez asks
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How is it so easy to arrest about 500 looters without panels but so hard to arrest 1 police officer in years? Singer Bez asks

Nigerian singer Bez has reacted to report of security operatives arresting looters who vandalized properties across the country.   The singer in a tweet he shared wondered how it is so easy to find and arrest about ''500 looters'' without panels of investigation in hours, but so hard to arrest 1 police officer in years.   Bez tweeted;   How is it so easy to find, and arrest about 500 looters without panels of investigation in hours, but so hard to arrest 1 police officer in years?  
Juventus Report Losses Of 89.7m Euros
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Juventus Report Losses Of 89.7m Euros

  Club president Andrea Agnelli chaired the Ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting in Turin through video conference because of the coronavirus pandemic. And the nine-time reigning Serie A champions reported a deficit which included the 39.9m euro shortfall from the previous financial year. “The Ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting approved the financial statements as of 30 June 2020, reporting a loss of 89.7 million euros (compared to a loss of 39.9 million euros in 2018/2019), which was covered by using the share premium reserve,” Juventus said in a statement. The Turin giants also announced a new organizational structure with Federico Cherubini taking over as a new football director. Juventus’ “new organizational structure envisages the concentration of the club’s activities in tw...
IGP Sets Up New Unit, Orders all Ex-SARS Operatives To Report To Force HQ
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IGP Sets Up New Unit, Orders all Ex-SARS Operatives To Report To Force HQ

PRESS RELEASE IGP ORDERS ALL DEFUNCT SARS PERSONNEL TO REPORT AT THE FORCE HEADQUARTERS FOR DEBRIEFING, PSYCHOLOGICAL AND MEDICAL EXAMINATION • New Tactical Team to Commence Training Next Week The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A. Adamu, NPM, mni has, today, 13th October, 2020, in accordance with Section 18 (10) of the Police Act 2020, ordered all personnel of the defunct SARS to report at the Force Headquarters, Abuja for debriefing, psychological and medical examination. The officers are expected to undergo this process as a prelude to further training and reorientation before being redeployed into mainstream policing duties. The medical examination will be carried out by the newly set-up Police Counselling and Support Unit (PCSU), a Unit, which henceforth shall engage in...
Atiku Reacts, Dismisses US Surveillance Report
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Atiku Reacts, Dismisses US Surveillance Report

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has denied reports that he and some members of his family are under the United States of America watchlist, describing same as “recycled false allegations.” Media reports surfaced on Monday to the effect that the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, FinCEN, an agency of the United States Department of Treasury, has flagged some transactions linked to the top politician as suspicious, in its surveillance of money movements within the international system. Reacting to the media report, the 2019 Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in a statement signed by his media aide, Paul Ibe, said neither him nor any member of his family has breached any law, locally or internationally. The statement reads: “My attention has bee...
Report reveals Kanye West has spent $6.8 million on his Presidential campaign so far
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Report reveals Kanye West has spent $6.8 million on his Presidential campaign so far

  It has been revealed that Kanye West has spent $6.8 million on his Presidential campaign so far, despite failing to file paperwork in time to get his name on the ballots in several states. The Billionaire rapper, 43, whose political party is called The Birthday Party, has only made the ballot in 10 states, including Colorado, Iowa, and Minnesota, according to CNN. West’s campaign finance report, filed to the Federal Election Commission on Friday, reported bringing in a total of $6.8 million between July 15 and Aug. 31. The campaign raised $11,472 in contributions from eight donors that gave between $200 and $1,000 and smaller donors who gave under $200 during that time, the report shows. The report also shows that the campaign spent a total of $5.9 million during ...
Lionel Messi To Report To Barcelona Training Tomorrow
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Lionel Messi To Report To Barcelona Training Tomorrow

Lionel Messi has reportedly been advised to continue attending Barcelona training for the foreseeable future. Earlier this week, Messi informed club officials that he wishes to leave Camp Nou this summer, allegedly citing a free transfer clause in his contract. However, with that option having expired on June 10, Barcelona will rebuff any attempts from the 33-year-old to depart the club without a fee being involved. Although negotiations regarding an exit are likely to be prolonged, TyC Sports suggests that Messi has been told to continue with business as normal. The Argentine's legal representatives are said to be wanting the forward to turn up at training on Monday in a bid to avoid handing Barcelona any leverage behind the scenes. Messi, who has less than 12 months on his...
Taraba Yet To Report Death From COVID-19 – NCDC
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Taraba Yet To Report Death From COVID-19 – NCDC

Despite the rising number of COVID-19 infections in Nigeria with 878 deaths, Taraba is the only state in the country yet to record a single fatality from the virus. Data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) as of Saturday, August 1st, 2020, indicated that the West Africa country’s COVID-19 infections now stand at 43, 537. Taraba, so far, have 54 cases of the virus, out of which 11 have been discharged, 43 persons on admission but no death reported. Nigeria’s COVID-19 epicentre, Lagos has reported 192 deaths from 15,043 cases, the highest number of fatality in the country. All Clear?On May 17th, Taraba state discharged all 17 active cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) receiving treatment after they tested negative twice.Governor Darius Ishaku confirmed this to rep...
LASTMA Reacts to Video of their Staff Counting Money allegedly Extorted From Road Users
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LASTMA Reacts to Video of their Staff Counting Money allegedly Extorted From Road Users

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has reacted to the viral video showing their staff counting money allegedly extorted from road users. In the video, one female LASTMA staff is seen holding the money before handing it over to another female staff to count. The man who shared the video said it was a male staff named Officer Hunpegan that asked them to pay 50,000 Naira before they'll be released. He then gave the money to his assistants to count before leaving the office (read here). Reacting to the video, LASTMA said they are carrying out an investigation. They tweeted: "Our attention has been drawn to the recent video making rounds about extortion from our officers. The Agency has taken note of this even as investigation has commenced. The officers involved...
China Struggles To Block EU’s Report Alleging That Beijing Was Spreading Disinformation About COVID-19 Outbreak
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China Struggles To Block EU’s Report Alleging That Beijing Was Spreading Disinformation About COVID-19 Outbreak

China struggled to block a European Union report alleging that Beijing was spreading disinformation about the coronavirus outbreak, according to four sources and diplomatic correspondence reviewed by Reuters. The report was eventually released, albeit just before the start of the weekend Europe time and with some criticism of the Chinese government rearranged or removed, a sign of the balancing act Brussels is trying to pull off as the coronavirus outbreak scrambles international relations. The Chinese Mission to the EU was not immediately available for comment and China’s Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to faxed questions about the exchange. An EU spokeswoman said “we never comment on content or alleged content of internal diplomatic contacts and communication with...
Italy Posts Best Coronavirus Report In 3weeks
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Italy Posts Best Coronavirus Report In 3weeks

Italy on Sunday announced 431 coronavirus deaths. It was the smallest overnight increase in the country since 19 March. Then it announced 429 fatalities. Angelo Borrelli, the head of the National Civil Protection Department said COVID-19 fatalities stand at 19,899. The confirmed coronavirus cases in the country rose by 4,092 and now stand at 156,363. Globally, as of Sunday, confirmed coronavirus cases topped 1.8m, while the death toll surpassed 112,000. .
Why We Opened Border For Returnees – Aregbesola Defends Himself After Report Of Abidjan Returnees Worsening Coronavirus Crisis In Osun
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Why We Opened Border For Returnees – Aregbesola Defends Himself After Report Of Abidjan Returnees Worsening Coronavirus Crisis In Osun

Former Governor of Osun State and Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola has revealed why the border was opened for returnees despite a Presidential directive. Recall it was reported few days ago that the number of Coronavirus confirmed cases in Osun State increased from 2 to 14, after 12 persons tested positive in two days. The 12 confirmed cases were among the 127 people that came into the state from Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on Saturday, March 28. Aregbesola however defended opening of the Nigerian borders for returnees while answering questions from journalists at the Presidential Taskforce briefing on Thursday April 2. The Minister stated that every citizen has the right to return to his fatherland “at any time”, and further added that it is embarassing to deny citizens entry...
Juventus midfielder Matuidi signs contract extension through to 2021
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Juventus midfielder Matuidi signs contract extension through to 2021

The 32-year-old was set to become a free agent after the current season but has now extended his stay in Turin Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi has signed a contract extension with the Serie A side through to June 2021. The 32-year-old's contract was set to expire at the end of the 2019-20 season, but he has been rewarded for another strong campaign with a one-year renewal. In fact, according to the club's half-year report that was recently released, Matuidi signed his contract extension back on February 14, though it had not been announced publicly.
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NCDC Records Four New Coronavirus Cases; Total Cases Rise To 139

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Tuesday night, confirmed four new cases of coronavirus in the country. As of the time of filing in this report, there are 139 confirmed cases with nine discharged while two deaths have been recorded in the country. With the increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, Lagos now has 82 reported while the FCT has 28. The Agency tweeted: “Four new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 3 in the FCT and 1 in Lagos,” NCDC tweeted. “As at 08:00 pm 31st March there are 139 confirmed cases of #COVID19 reported in Nigeria. Nine have been discharged with two deaths.” Four new cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Nigeria; 3 in the FCT and 1 in Lagos As at 08:00 pm 31st March there are 139 confirmed cases of #COVID...
Governor Akeredolu Visits Akure Explosion Site, Gives Report Of Event (Photos)
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Governor Akeredolu Visits Akure Explosion Site, Gives Report Of Event (Photos)

In less than 9hours, Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN has visited the site of the Explosion that happened in Akure, the state capital for assessment. The Governor gave report of the event via his twitter handle after he was briefed by the security chiefs. In his tweets: "I have been briefed by the security chiefs that in the early hours of Saturday March 28th, a vehicle in a convoy transporting explosives to a storage facility in a neighbouring state developed a fault while in transit along the Akure Owo Road about 2km from the Akure Airport." "Security personnel and other individuals transporting the ordinances noticed smoke from the vehicle. After several attempts to extinguish the resulting fire failed, the vehicle and its consignment ignited causing ...
Senate Confirms Captain Nuhu as Director-General of NCAA
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Senate Confirms Captain Nuhu as Director-General of NCAA

The nomination of Captain Musa Shuaibu Nuhu as the Director General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), has been confirmed by the Nigerian Senate. Nuhu was confirmed by the Nigerian Senate on Tuesday February 18, following a report from the Senate Committee on Aviation which screened him. The committee’s chairman, Senator Smart Adeyemi (Kogi West) who presented the report said the nominee has the prerequisite knowledge and there was no petition against his nomination.
If Your Spouse Becomes Unreachable On Valentine’s Day, Don’t Report To The Police Yet – Dolapo Badmus
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If Your Spouse Becomes Unreachable On Valentine’s Day, Don’t Report To The Police Yet – Dolapo Badmus

CSP Dolapo Badmus has advised lovers on what to do in case their spouse becomes unreachable on Valentine’s Day. With February 14 just a day away, the celebrity policewoman took to Twitter to express believe that many people will go missing but not in the usual manner. She, however, advised that such cases shouldn’t be reported till after 24 to 48 hours. Dolapo Badmus tweeted: “Tomorrow 14th, phones may be unreachable, WhatsApp messages may not be answered! All efforts may seem proved abortive in reaching your partner! Dear people, there might be no course for alarm! kindly wait for 24 to 48hours before reporting case of a missing person. Happy val y’all. “  
IPPIS Operators Manipulating Platform – Audit Report
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IPPIS Operators Manipulating Platform – Audit Report

A performance audit that was conducted by Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation has revealed that operators of the federal government-owned Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) still have access to the backend of the platform that gives them the leeway to manipulate the system at will. Former auditor-general of the Federation, Mr Ukura Tyonongo said the good intention of government for introducing the integrated payroll system has been defeated (while government is unaware) by the operators. “The intention of government was good but the operators messed it up,” the immediate past AuGF said in an exclusive chart with our correspondent. According to the specialised audit, “some contractors from Soft Alliance Ltd have access to the database and the abil...
ThisDay Suspends Staff Over Oyedepo US Visa Report
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ThisDay Suspends Staff Over Oyedepo US Visa Report

THISDAY Newspaper said it has suspended two of its editors over a report about general overseer of Living Faith Church Bishop David Oyedepo which turned out to be false. “The management of THISDAY Newspapers Limited has suspended two of its deputy editors, Mr. Yemi Ajayi and Mr. Olawale Olaleye, over the story: “Drama as US Embassy Denies Bishop Oyedepo Visa,” published last Friday,” ThisDay said in a statement on Tuesday. “The story, which claimed that Bishop Oyedepo was denied visa by the US Embassy, was subsequently refuted by the embassy to be false.” The report published and later deleted on THISDAY website early on Friday claimed the embassy denied the pastor visa renewal. The reports claimed that while the embassy did not give any other reason for the now fictitious ...
See Moment Cardi B’s Husband, Offset Was Arrested Following Report Of Gun Possession At A Shopping Centre
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See Moment Cardi B’s Husband, Offset Was Arrested Following Report Of Gun Possession At A Shopping Centre

Migos rapper, Offset was arrested and detained by cops following a report of a person with a gun at an L.A. shopping center. He was eventually released hours later. According to TMZ, law enforcement sources said a call came in just before 8 PM on Wednesday, January 29, of a person with a gun inside the parking structure at The Grove shopping center. The person who had the weapon allegedly fled the scene, and Offset and members of his entourage were detained by police officers and an investigation began. In video shared online, Offset who is rapper, Cardi B’s husband, can be seen in a yellow hoodie being pushed against a wall by an officer who then proceeded to place him in handcuffs. Afterwards, Offset and 3 others were taken to the station for further questioning. Law enfo...
Report Reveals Saudi Crown Prince, Bin Salman Hacked Washington Post Owner, Jeff Bezos’ Phone 5 Months Before Khashoggi Murder
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Report Reveals Saudi Crown Prince, Bin Salman Hacked Washington Post Owner, Jeff Bezos’ Phone 5 Months Before Khashoggi Murder

The Saudi Arabian government has denied hacking the phone of Jeff Bezos, owner of Amazon and Washington Post, after a private investigation set up by Bezos last year proved with almost certainty that Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman was responsible for the hack.   According to the bombshell investigation results, first released by The Guardian, forensic digital analysis concluded that Bezos' phone was compromised after Bezos received a malicious video file from a phone number used by Mohammed bin Salman, and immediately "large amounts of data" were extracted from Bezos' phone within hours. The National Enquirer, a US tabloid, weeks later gained access to private texts Bezos exchanged with a woman named Lauren Sanchez, with whom he was having an extramarital affair. After ...
Opay Risks Ban As Report Finds Them Guilty Of Offering “Crazy Loans”
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Opay Risks Ban As Report Finds Them Guilty Of Offering “Crazy Loans”

A new report by Hidenburg Research has put Opera’s loan apps under scrutiny for allegedly offering predatory loans to its customers in Nigeria, Kenya, and India. The report indicated that Opera is offering predatory loans that come with deceptive descriptions. The research report also points out the outrageously high annual percentage rate (APR) rates (up to 438% in the case of OPesa) as opposed to the maximum annual percentage rate (APR) of about 33% or less the apps claim to offer. If this report is anything to go by, Opay could be violating Google Play Store policies as Google has fought predatory loans for a while, but now it’s taking that fight to its app store. According to The Wall Street Journal, Google recently banned Play Store apps with “deceptive or harmful” personal l...
Air Force Strike Kills Borko Haram Millitants In Borno
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Air Force Strike Kills Borko Haram Millitants In Borno

Several Boko Haram fighters have been killed and structures in their camp in the Sambisa forest area of Borno State destroyed in air strikes conducted by the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE. According to a statement by the Spokesman for the Nigerian Air Force, the mission was executed to mark the commencement of Operation RATTLE SNAKE 2, an Air Operation aimed at taking out some identified insurgent camps and logistics facilities. The attack was based on credible intelligence reports indicating that the terrorists had resumed using the once abandoned settlement as a stage point from where they launch attacks against ground troops.
Man reports Oando Filling station over alleged N50 stamp duty
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Man reports Oando Filling station over alleged N50 stamp duty

A twitter user has called out Oando filling station for its alleged continuous demand of N50 stamp duty. He called them out sharing the alleged receipt of the transaction. Lol, we love people that know how to make use of social media. Eze Amalu tweeted; ''Lemme report an @Oando_PLC filling station to @fccpcnigeria. They have refused to stop collecting N50 stamp duty from POS use despite @cenbank directive. Meanwhile @SPARNigeria are the law-abiding ones.''

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