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Buhari’s visit to Imo not for 2023 elections – Uzodinma
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Buhari’s visit to Imo not for 2023 elections – Uzodinma

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the state has nothing to do with the 2023 elections. Uzodinma said Buhari was simply on a working visit. The governor, who stated this while appearing on Channels Television, said Buhari commissioned projects while in the state. “Our people came out to receive the president who visited Imo State in solidarity with the governor of Imo State. It has nothing to do with the 2023 election or politics. “We only received the president who came on a working visit, commissioned projects and had an interaction with us,” Uzodinma said. Recall that Buhari was on a one-day working visit to Imo State on Thursday. While in the state, the president had promised to help Uzodinma fight insecurity. Buhari ...
Bauchi govt conducts hearings on 2022 budget ahead of presentation
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Bauchi govt conducts hearings on 2022 budget ahead of presentation

As parts of its efforts aimed at preparing all inclusive 2022 budget, the Bauchi State Government has conducted public hearings across the three senatorial zones in the state with a view to getting citizens’ inputs ahead of presentation of the proposed budget before the state House of Assembly for passage. Speaking at the Bauchi South zonal hearing, held at the Zaranda Hotel, Bauchi, on Thursday, the Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Alhaji Aminu Hammayo, informed that was meant to get the input of people at the grassroots before the formulation and consolidation of the budget. According to him, the state government planned to consolidate on the gains of its budget preparation such that the next budget would be demand driven. Hammayo, who was among the newly sworn in ...
Ondo: Amotekun rescues nine Lagos-bound kidnapped victims, three still in captivity
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Ondo: Amotekun rescues nine Lagos-bound kidnapped victims, three still in captivity

The Ondo State Security Network Agency known as Amotekun Corps has rescued nine out of the 12 victims who were kidnapped from an 18-seater passenger bus in the state. The State Commander of the security outfit, Adetunji Adeleye who disclosed this said effort is ongoing towards rescuing the three other victims unhurt. DAILY POST had reported how gunmen suspected to be kidnappers attacked the Lagos bound bus which was on transit through the state from Abuja. The kidnappers who waylaid the bus at a failed portion of the Idoani-Ifira road in Akoko South East Local Government Area kidnapped the passengers after shooting sporadically into the air forcing the bus to stop. While narrating how the passengers were rescued, the Amotekun boss said the gunshots from the gunmen attracted...
Banditry: Gov Masari bans commercial phone charging points in Katsina
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Banditry: Gov Masari bans commercial phone charging points in Katsina

As part of measures to contain the security challenges in the state, Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State in ‘executive order No. 4’ has announced the suspension of business outlets engaging in phone charging business in the banditry prone areas of the state. Governor Masari made the disclosure on Monday while inaugurating the committee charged with the responsibility of monitoring and enforcing the recently introduced executive order in the state. Masari, while inaugurating the committee, which has the Commissioner of Police, CP Sanusi Buba as Chairman and the Secretary to the State Government, as secretary, Mustapha Inuwa said the committee is saddled with the responsibility of ensuring that its terms of reference and other items not mentioned are applied in the bid to rest...
COVID-19: 15 pilgrims test positive, 77 others miss flight in Delta
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COVID-19: 15 pilgrims test positive, 77 others miss flight in Delta

No fewer than 15 intending Christian pilgrims have tested positive for coronavirus infection in Delta State. The State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Asaba, NAN reports. He said that 77 other intending Christian pilgrims from the state, due to the delay in the release of the test results by the pilgrim authority, missed their flight. According to Aniagwu, a total of 315 pilgrims from Delta were to be airlifted to Jordan from the Port Harcourt International Airport to perform their pilgrimage. “Of the number, 223 eventually traveled as 15 of them reportedly tested positive for the virus and 77 could not travel due to the late release of their test results,” he said. According to him, the centralized COVID-19 test...
Police arrest two suspects with Indian hemp in Delta
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Police arrest two suspects with Indian hemp in Delta

The Delta State Police Command’s Crack Squad has arrested two suspects with a large quantity of substance suspected to be Indian hemp in Ozoro Community, headquarters of Isoko North Local Government Area of the state. The suspects include 20-year-old Cyril Enishoke and 32-year-old Oghogho Joseph. They were arrested during a raid of criminal hideouts in Ozoro Community by the command’s crack team. The command led by CP Ari Mohammed Ali confirmed the report in a statement signed by the acting Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe. The police said it recovered the substance from the suspects saying,”investigation is ongoing.”
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 ...
Lagos records four COVID-19 related deaths
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Lagos records four COVID-19 related deaths

Lagos State has recorded four COVID-19 related deaths between July 14 and July 17 2021. The state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, who made the disclosure on his Facebook page, said that the deaths increased the state’s COVID-19 related mortality to 363. He, however, did not give additional information about the deceased’s sex or age. According to him, there are currently 1,045 active COVID-19 cases in communities being managed under Home Based Care. He said that 5,455 tests were conducted on the reported dates, out of which 205 new COVID-19 infections were confirmed. “The new infections increased the state’s total COVID-19 infections to 61,026,” Abayomi said. He further said that 55, 617 of the infected people had recovered in communities, while 3,943 had rec...
Again, Gunmen Invade Ibarapaland, Number Of Victims Unknown
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Again, Gunmen Invade Ibarapaland, Number Of Victims Unknown

According to a report by The PUNCH, serious panic gripped residents of communities in Ibarapaland, Oyo State, on Friday night, as gunmen invaded Igangan, Ibarapa North Local Government Area of the state and allegedly opened fire on some persons. Residents of the town told our correspondent that the gunmen, who allegedly dressed in Customs uniform, invaded the town around 7 pm, shot and killed an unspecified number of people they met at the entrance of the town before fleeing. The eyewitnesses said they did not know the number of persons killed by the gunmen, but that one of the sources had claimed that one person was shot dead by the rampaging hoodlums. The gunmen were said to have loaded themselves in four vehicles, two of which were a Toyota Hilux and Sienna. Some of the ...
Two Feared Dead As Armed Robbers Attack UBA In Ondo
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Two Feared Dead As Armed Robbers Attack UBA In Ondo

Daily Post reports that some armed robbers on Thursday attacked a bank in Ondo State. The dare-devil armed robbers were said to have laid siege on the United Bank for Africa, UBA, located in Ilaramokin, Ifedore Local Government Area of the State. Two people were said to have been feared dead in the robbery attack that lasted for few hours.
No Other Party In Ogun Aside APC – Gov Abiodun
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No Other Party In Ogun Aside APC – Gov Abiodun

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun has stated that there is no other political party in the State aside from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Abiodun bragged that he had succeeded in making Ogun a one-party State; a development, he said, has never happened before. The Governor said this on Wednesday when he led the APC campaign train to Ifo Local Government Area ahead of the July 24 local government elections. Addressing APC supporters, the excited Gov Abiodun explained that he could not feel the presence of any other political party in the state, even as the local government elections draw closer. He said his tour to Imeko-Afon, Yewa North, Ogun Waterside, Ijebu East and Ado-Odo/Ota local governments had made him realise the non-existence of any other political parti...
Amotekun Raids Night Clubs, Impounds 40 Vehicles In Ondo
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Amotekun Raids Night Clubs, Impounds 40 Vehicles In Ondo

Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN) codenamed Operation Amotekun has raided some nightclubs following the directive by the Ondo State Government that nightclubs and bars should stop operating beyond midnight in the state to reduce the worsening insecurity in the state. During the raid at some popular clubs in Akure by men of the Amotekun Corps, no fewer than 40 vehicles were impounded. The late-night clubbers were said to have been caught around 2:00am. In a bid to curb insecurity in the state, particularly, cult-related activities, the state government had last week issued a directive banning nightclubs and beer parlour joints from operating beyond midnight. Speaking on the development, the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on Security Matters, Alh...
There Is A Potential COVID Third Wave In Lagos, Isolation Centres Getting Occupied Again – Sanwo-Olu
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There Is A Potential COVID Third Wave In Lagos, Isolation Centres Getting Occupied Again – Sanwo-Olu

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State, has expressed concern over the increasing cases of coronavirus cases in the state, The PUNCH reports. In an update on Sunday, Sanwo-Olu said isolation centres in the state have recorded a five per cent increase in occupancy in two weeks. According to him, it appears that there is a potential third wave in Lagos State. The governor explained that as of July 7, Lagos State had recorded a total of 60,202 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of this number, 55,135 have recovered in-community and 770 are currently being managed actively in the community. He noted that over the course of managing the COVID-19 pandemic, about 4,382 patients have been admitted into our various COVID-19 care centres in Lagos: with 357 registered fatalities. ...
Sound Sultan’s death unsettled me, he left strong messages for Nigeria – Gov Makinde
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Sound Sultan’s death unsettled me, he left strong messages for Nigeria – Gov Makinde

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, on Sunday, described the death of an Iseyin Oyo State-born singer, Lanre Fasasi, popularly known as Sound Sultan, as a huge loss to the state and the entertainment world. The governor, in a statement by Mr Moses Alao, his Special Assistant on Print Media, described the incident as the demise of a great ambassador of the state, adding that Sound Sultan’s death unsettled him. Makinde commiserated with the immediate family of the deceased, the Iseyin community and the entertainment industry, noting that Sound Sultan left strong messages for the Nigerian society.
Bandits targeting key sectors in Kaduna – Speaker, Zailani
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Bandits targeting key sectors in Kaduna – Speaker, Zailani

The Speaker Kaduna State House of Assembly, Yusuf Zailani has raised an alarm that bandits and kidnappers are targeting key sectors of the state. The speaker expressed this concern in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Ibrahim Danfulani on Monday. DAILY POST had reported that in the early hours of Monday, suspected bandits stormed the Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna and kidnapped an unspecified number of students. Zailani said, “I am greatly worried by the fact that these recent abductions are targeted at key sectors of our society. “We woke up this (Monday) morning to yet another depressing news of the abduction of students of the Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna “This is not a cheering news coming a day after the abduction at the L...
Daredevil Alex Harvill, 28, dies while practicing for a world record motorcycle jump
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Daredevil Alex Harvill, 28, dies while practicing for a world record motorcycle jump

Daredevil Alex Harvill died on Thursday, June 17 while practicing for a world record motorcycle ramp jump, officials in Washington state have said. He was just 28 years old.     Harvill, who lived in Washington, was hoping to break the record of a 351-foot jump, according to the Moses Lake Airshow, where his attempt was scheduled to occur on Thursday. Before he died he posted a video on his Instagram page showing fans the challenge he was about to undertake. The video of the practice jump at the Grant County International Airport posted to social media showed Harvill's motorcycle running directly into the top edge of the large dirt berm being used as his landing ramp, resulting in Harvill been thrown from the bike. He was trying to break the record set by Au...
Woman allegedly stabs her 15-year-old housemaid in Calabar after she found her sitting on husband’s lap
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Woman allegedly stabs her 15-year-old housemaid in Calabar after she found her sitting on husband’s lap

A woman has been reportedly arrested for allegedly stabbing her 15-year-old housemaid in Calabar, the Cross River state capital.   The Special Assistant to Governor Ayade on Strategic Communication, Andrea Ekeng Inyang, who disclosed this on Saturday, June 12, said the woman had walked in on the teenage girl sitting on her husband's lap watching TikTok videos.   "The news this evening; Somewhere in Mbukpa street Calabar South, madam walked in on her 15 year old house girl sitting on her husband’s lap watching TikTok videos. She got furious and stabbed the girl. As I type, she is behind the counter." Inyang said.
Imo State Government Accuses former Governor, Rochas Okorocha, of being behind the attacks in the state
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Imo State Government Accuses former Governor, Rochas Okorocha, of being behind the attacks in the state

The Imo state government has accused a former governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, of being the mastermind of the recent attacks on some state-owned facilities in Owerri, the state capital. According to Sahara Reporters, the state Commissioner for Information, Declan Emelumba, in a statement released, alleged that the former governor employed the services of thugs whom he had granted amnesty to unleash violence on the state. He said the state government was also in possession of information on how a Special Adviser to the former governor procured the thugs that invaded Owerri on Monday April 5, attacking the state police headquarters as well as the Owerri Custodial center. Emelumba said the aim of the former governor is to cause the state to be so troubled that the Federal gov...
Any State Where Children Are Kidnapped Should Shut Down In Protest – Soyinka
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Any State Where Children Are Kidnapped Should Shut Down In Protest – Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Saturday said henceforth, any state where the kidnapping of children takes place should shut down in protest against the act. Soyinka also advised that other neighbouring states, as a matter of solidarity, should join the affected states to shut down. The playwright spoke shortly after an award lecture and public presentation of his new book, ‘Chronicles of the happiest people on Earth,’ in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The programme was organised by the Association of Nigerian Authors, Ogun State chapter, in collaboration with the Abeokuta Club. More than 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped on Friday in Zamfara, the latest of such attacks, while 27 students were also abducted in Kangara, Niger State, but released after over a week later. The octogena...
Jigawa: Gov Badaru assents law prescribing death sentence for rapists, kidnappers
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Jigawa: Gov Badaru assents law prescribing death sentence for rapists, kidnappers

Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Muhammad Badaru Abubakar has signed into law Violence Against Person Prohibition bill. DAILY POST had reported that the Jigawa State House of Assembly has passed into law a bill for the prohibition of violence against persons. The Governor said the law will help in reducing the rate of crime in the state. Badaru said the bill was assented after consulting with the council of Ulamas that the new laws are not in conflict with Islamic laws and culture of Jigawa people. “The new laws stipulated in the bill include; Death sentence for male or female rapist or life sentence without the option of fine. Anyone who aides or gives order to rape another person shall receive a death or life sentence.” “The use of political thugs attracts four years impr...
Police arrest man over alleged malicious publication to incite breach of public peace in Anambra
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Police arrest man over alleged malicious publication to incite breach of public peace in Anambra

The Anambra State Police Command has arrested one Mr Philip Emeka Chinwuba 56, for a publication he shared online.   The publication titled "COVID-19 In Awka" was shared on Jan 15, 2021.   In it, Mr Chunwuba made some unfounded claims, including that coronavirus has hit govt house Awka with more than 30 senior govt officials including Governor Obiano in isolation.   Mr Philip Emeka Chinwuba of Chinwuba Street, Aguleri, was arrested following an investigation the Command is undertaking that required his explanation in the role he allegedly played in the crime.   A statement released by CSP Haruna Mohammed, PPRO Anambra State Police Command, reads: "The suspect had on or about 15/1/2021 originated and circulated on various social media platforms a...
Hours after Biden’s inauguration, China bans Mike Pompeo and 27 other former Trump officals from entering the country
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Hours after Biden’s inauguration, China bans Mike Pompeo and 27 other former Trump officals from entering the country

China has announced sanctions against outgoing secretary of state Mike Pompeo and 27 other high-ranking officials under former United States President Donald Trump, just hours after Joe Biden's inauguration. In a strongly-worded statement published after US President Joe Biden was sworn into office in the early hours of Thursday morning, Beijing time, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said the former Trump administration officials were "anti-China politicians" who had undermined the relationship between the US and China, accusing them of "prejudice and hatred against China." "(They) have planned, promoted and executed a series of crazy moves which have gravely interfered in China's internal affairs, undermined China's interests, offended the Chinese people, and seriously disrupted China-U...
Lagos Shuts Down All State Owned Broadcast Stations
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Lagos Shuts Down All State Owned Broadcast Stations

The Lagos State Government has shut down all its broadcast stations, which include Lagos Television, Eko FM, Radio Lagos and Traffic Radio. It was gathered that the decision was taken as a safety measure since irate youths had started to attack public and private facilities in reaction to the shooting of unarmed End SARS protesters at Lekki by soldiers on Tuesday night. It was learnt that hoodlums were around the compound accommodating the state-owned broadcast stations. Earlier, youths had invaded Television Continental at Ikosi, Ketu and set vehicles ablaze. The attack forced the station to go off air.
32-year-old man allegedly shot dead by police officer in Ibadan
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32-year-old man allegedly shot dead by police officer in Ibadan

A 32-year-old man, identified as Yemi Ajayi, was allegedly shot dead by a police officer at the Iwo Road interchange, in Ibadan the Oyo state capital today July 10.   According to eyewitnesses, late Yemi and his cousin were driving to work when a team of policemen stopped them. Trouble started when one of the policemen started struggling with Yemi’s cousin who was the driver of the car. The eyewitnesses said as the driver struggled to keep his car from veering off the road, the officer allegedly fired a shot which hit Yemi in the stomach, killing him instantly. The state police command is yet to comment on the incident.
Buhari, Governors Meet In Aso Rock Over Autonomy For State Legislatures, Judiciary
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Buhari, Governors Meet In Aso Rock Over Autonomy For State Legislatures, Judiciary

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday met with the Nigerian Governors Forum over the recent Executive Order 10 that gives autonomy to State legislatures and Judiciary. President Buhari at the meeting agreed to delay gazetting of the Executive Order 10 after listening to the concerns raised by Governors on the Executive Order 10. Briefing State House correspondents after the meeting, Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum and Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi said after listening to their concerns, about the constitutionality of the Executive Order, President Buhari agreed that the gazetting order would be delayed. He said that the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, and the Attorney General of the Federation, General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami were at the meetin...
Kaduna and Abuja record 5 fresh COVID-19 deaths
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Kaduna and Abuja record 5 fresh COVID-19 deaths

The Coronavirus pandemic has claimed the lives of five more Nigerians in Kaduna and Abuja respectively. Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai in a tweet posted this morning, said two more persons have died from the novel viral disease in his state. ''KADUNA UPDATE: Two more persons have tested positive, a male from Igabi and a female from Chikun. Two fatalities have also been recorded: a senior citizen from Makarfi and a lady from Zaria. Kaduna State now has 87 active Covid-19 cases and three fatalities.''   On his part, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello, said three more persons have died from the disease.   ''Dear FCT residents, I am happy to announce the successful treatment & discharge of additional 39 #COVID19 patients in the FCT af...
We Inherited An Almost Bankrupt State From Ajimobi – Seyi Makinde
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We Inherited An Almost Bankrupt State From Ajimobi – Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde has said his administration inherited an almost bankrupt State from his predecessor, Abiola Ajimobi. He urged Nigerians to join hands with anti-corruption agencies to fight corruption and stamp it out of the country, stressing that without eradicating corruption, no Nigerian citizen could experience dividend of democracy. Makinde stated this on Monday in Ibadan during a rally organised by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office to commemoration the International Anti-Corruption Day themed, “Zero Tolerance to Corruption”. The Governor, who pledged his support to EFCC in fighting corruption in Nigeria to a standstill, said that he inherited an almost bankrupt state due to the poor management of the state’s re...
No State In Nigeria Is Controlled By Boko Haram – Buhari
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No State In Nigeria Is Controlled By Boko Haram – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that no territory in Nigeria is controlled by the Boko Haram terrorist group. The President stated this on Friday at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa. He explained that there has been a significant improvement in the fight against insurgency since his administration came into power. “We made significant gains in fighting Boko Haram. We have recaptured all territories held by Boko Haram in 2014. “We have liberated thousands of Nigerians held against their will. “Today, I am pleased to say no territory in the Federal Republic of Nigeria is held or controlled by Boko Haram”, the President added. According to him, the Buhari-led administration in the last four years has been focusing on security and the imple...
Ganduje thanks supporters for re-electing him
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Ganduje thanks supporters for re-electing him

Ganduje has thanked the people of the state for re-electing him for a second term. NAN reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday declared Ganduje, winner of the Kano State governorship supplementary election held Saturday. In the supplementary election held in 28 out of the 44 local government areas in the state, Ganduje won by scoring 45,876 votes to the PDP Abba Yusuf’s 10,239. State Returning Officer Prof. Bello Shehu, announced that Ganduje scored a total vote of 1,033,695 while Mr Yusuf polled 1,024,713. ‎ Ganduje , who made the promise in his re-election speech on Sunday night in Kano, called on all to join hands with him to build the state.‎ He also said that ‎he would run an all inclusive government that will carry everyone along in t...
Mother of Super Eagles Midfielder, Samuel Kalu, Kidnapped in Aba, Abia State.
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Mother of Super Eagles Midfielder, Samuel Kalu, Kidnapped in Aba, Abia State.

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted the mother of Super Eagles’ midfielder, Samuel Kalu and are demanding a N50m ransom for her release. According to reports, Mrs. Kalu was driving with some of her children along the Okpulu Umuobo area of Aba in Abia state last week when the unidentified gunmen blocked her vehicle, ordered the children out of the car and took the player’s mother away to an unknown destination. The kidnappers contacted the family and made an initial demand of N50 million ransom, but later increased the money. The state police command have vowed to rescue Mrs Kalu and apprehend her abductors.
Ebonyi State Governor orders arrest of hoodlums who allegedly inserted hot-iron inside private part of Local Government Vice Chairman
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Ebonyi State Governor orders arrest of hoodlums who allegedly inserted hot-iron inside private part of Local Government Vice Chairman

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi has directed the Commissioner of Police, Mr Awosola Awotunde, to fish out the criminal suspects, who allegedly inserted a hot-iron inside the private part of the Vice Chairman of Ikwo Local Government Area of the state. Governor Umahi, who gave the directive on Thursday, when the new police boss paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Abakiliki. Umahi, expressed bitterness over the incident, and described it as “barbaric”. "The hoodlums inserted a hot-iron inside the private part of the vice chairman, while they cut the tendons of some men in the area. I have demanded for the immediate arrest of the perpetrators and would never allow the matter to go untreated. I will follow the matter up to any level, even reporting it to President Muham...
Edo Govt Declares Friday Feb 15, Half Work Day
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Edo Govt Declares Friday Feb 15, Half Work Day

As part of activities to afford workers in the state the opportunity to exercise their franchise in the general elections, the Edo State Government has declared Friday, February 15, 2019, half work day. In a statement signed by Secretary to State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq, the state government said the directive is to “enable voters travel to their various local government areas and participate in the Saturday, February 16, general election.” Ogie continued, “Consequent upon the above, all workers are expected to close from their offices by 12.00 noon. All heads of government agencies and departments are hereby advised to comply accordingly.”
ASUU Members Vote for Continuation of Strike
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ASUU Members Vote for Continuation of Strike

A larger percentage of members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)voted for the continuation of the ongoing nationwide strike. The national leaders of the union on Monday directed its zonal coordinators to meet and conduct the referendum. At a referendum held at the Oyo State chapter of the Union, in Ibadan, 200 members voted in agreement, while only 50 people voted to end the strike. Speaking after the referendum, Dr. Deji Omole, Chairman of the University of Ibadan Chapter, said the referendum was conducted to know if the union should end the strike or not. He affirmed that members voted for the continuation of the strike because the government is yet to meet all of its demand. ASUU and the Nigerian government are yet to come to an agreement on funds for...
Actress Funmilayo Ogunsola Ijewuru Dies
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Actress Funmilayo Ogunsola Ijewuru Dies

Veteran Nollywood actress of the Yoruba movies genre Funmilayo Ogunsola popularly called Ijewuru has died in Ibadan, Oyo State yesterday. Funmilayo Ogunsola was one of the wives of the late “I show Pepper” According to reports, she died of heart attack on Monday morning, February 4th 2019 at her residence in Ibadan. The news of her death was broken by one of her children Adebisi Olasumbo Ogunsola on Facebook: I never thought I’d ever use these pictures to say RIP to you ma but who am I to question you, God?. Mother like you is scarce. A very good, prayerful, and friendly mother to all. We (Ogunsola Isho Pepper) are all going to miss you Grandma Ogunsola Funmilayo Iya Ijewuru. May God forgive you of all your shortcomings????? and grant you eternal rest?. Rest on the Bosso...
Several APC Members killed During Campaign Rally in Lagos
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Several APC Members killed During Campaign Rally in Lagos

Several APC supporters have been killed in ghastly motor accident that took place earlier today in Festac area of Lagos state. The incident happened during a campaign for the All Progressives Congress Senatorial Candidate for Lagos West, Solomon Olamilekan Adeola, popularly know as Senator Yayi. Three of the APC supporters have been confirmed dead as of the time of filing this report. It is not yet know whether anyone sustained any injury. The victims were in a vehicle moving in the convoy of the senatorial candidate when the accident happened.
How Nigerians May Vote, State By State
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How Nigerians May Vote, State By State

Buhari, Atiku in Tight, Tough Race as Feb 16 Closes in With just 13 days to the February 16 presidential election, the dynamics of the race for the nation’s top job indicate an interestingly tight and tough contest between the two leading candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari. This latest development is not only evidenced by the frenzy of their campaigns, which has seen both candidates traverse many states and across the geo-political zones, but more strongly connected to the degree of acceptability that the two candidates enjoy, in what is fast becoming a popularity contest. THISDAY’s recent field intelligence gathering, which reports a tight and tough contest, however, presents...
Akpabio Reveals First State Buhari Will Win
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Akpabio Reveals First State Buhari Will Win

A former Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari will win the presidential election within three hours of voting. The former Governor of Akwa Ibom State also claimed that the state would be first Buhari will win on February 16. The lawmaker, who spoke in an interview with journalists in Uyo, was responding to a question on the possibility of violence in Akwa Ibom during the election following his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. According to him, the people of the state have already decided who they will vote, insisting that there is no battle ground in the state. Akpabio said, “APC had taken over Akwa Ibom even before I joined the party. By the time I decided to join APC, by the time I landed at the ai...
Governor Ambode Inspects Ongoing Projects Across The State, Promises To Deliver
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Governor Ambode Inspects Ongoing Projects Across The State, Promises To Deliver

The Lagos state governor and his team inspect the Oshodi Transport Interchange which is 85 per cent completed; Bus Depot at Oshodi, Yaba, Oyingbo to be ready by March; International Airport Road to be ready by early May; Oshodi-Abule Egba BRT Corridor to be delivered by April; and vehicle assembling plant at Awoyaya in Ibeju Lekki. The bus depots are equipped with facilities such as depot office, dormitory, 30,000 litres underground tank, 30, 000 litres overhead tank, automated and elevated car wash, toilets, fuel dump, utility buildings and central workshop housing spare parts and operational offices, as well as equipment for the maintenance of the buses. The 820 buses, which have already been delivered, are equipped with cameras, USB point, internet, television, and special spaces ...
See The State That Pays The Worst Minimum Wage Of 6,000 In Nigeria
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See The State That Pays The Worst Minimum Wage Of 6,000 In Nigeria

Local government workers in Zamfara state are the worst paid in Nigeria as they are still earning N6,000 (less than $20) a month as minimum wage, a far cry from the N18,000 set nationally. Ibrahim Khaleel, National President Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) made the sensational revelation in Abuja, ahead of the 40th anniversary of the union. Khaleel said Governor Abdulaziz Yari’s non-compliance with the N18,000 minimum wage, was the real reason he is obstructing the actualisation of the proposed N30,000 minimum wage. Khaleel, who is also the National Treasurer of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), insisted that the low-earning power of Zamfara residents was responsible for the rising insecurity in the state. The labour leader noted that as long as the workers...
Why We Can’t Probe Governor Ganduje Over Bribe Videos Yet – EFCC Explains
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Why We Can’t Probe Governor Ganduje Over Bribe Videos Yet – EFCC Explains

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it cannot probe Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, who is accused of receiving millions of dollars in bribe because as a sitting governor, he enjoys constitutional immunity from criminal proceedings.   “The governor is still serving and constitutionally is covered by immunity. Being that as it may, the matter is in the instance sub judice,” the EFCC wrote during a tweet meet organised by Tap Nitiative for Citizens Development, a public accountability think-tank. Ganduje has been the subject of several videos, which appeared to show him engaging in contract racketeering. At least six of such videos have been published since the first clip was released on October 11.   The governor could be seen re...
Actress Okpala Chisom Threatens Suicide Over Depression
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Actress Okpala Chisom Threatens Suicide Over Depression

Nollywood actress, Okpala Chisom who took to Instagram to disclose that she has been battling with depression, has threatened to commit suicide as she questioned God. Okpala Chisom who wondered why God won’t heal her of depression, also shared a gun emoji to disclose her suicidal state. Her followers who have already reached out to her, have also begged her to do anything crazy. Here are some of her posts below; Why does God never heal my depression no matter how hard I pray for it? hv never felt so low and depressed in my life. I pray to God for help but I feel like I’m being ignored What if you never hear from me again
Osun Guber Poll : Police Deploy Adequate Personnel
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Osun Guber Poll : Police Deploy Adequate Personnel

The Nigeria Police Force said it has deployed adequate personnel for the Osun governorship election scheduled for Sept. 22. A statement by the force spokesman, acting DCP Jimoh Moshood on Sunday in Abuja, said that the Inspector-General of Police has directed a robust and elaborate security arrangement be implemented in Osun. He said that the DIG in charge of operations, who has been deployed and would be assisted by eight Commissioners of police and other senior Officers. Moshood said the eight police area commands in Osun would be manned by a commissioner of Police. Police He said that two police Patrol Surveillance Helicopters, 30 Armoured Personnel Carriers, 10 Armoured Personnel Vehicles and 300 Police patrol vehicles are already deployed to cover the entire State includi...
Man In Court For Hacking Another To Death Over N200
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Man In Court For Hacking Another To Death Over N200

Lagos – A 34-year-old man, Mayowa Olabiyi, was on Wednesday brought before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly hacking a man to death over N200. Olabiyi had appeared before the Chief Magistrate, Mr O.O. Olatunji, on a two-count charge of conspiracy and murder. His plea was not taken and was remanded at the Ikoyi Prison, Lagos for the next 30 days. Olatunji directed that the case file should be sent to the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice. Earlier, Police Prosecutor, Oladele Adebayo, told the court that the accused committed the offences on Aug. 26, at 6.30 p.m., at No. 23, Irepodun St., Shangisha, Magodo. He alleged that the accused and two others now at large, had hacked Akeem Ajilogba, 23, with a matchet during a brawl over N20...
Update on Kwaru-Ungwan Yero clashes: El-Rufai extends curfew to 24 hour
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Update on Kwaru-Ungwan Yero clashes: El-Rufai extends curfew to 24 hour

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai has declared an indefinite 24-hour curfew on the feuding communities in Kwaru and Ungwan Yero. This extends the 7am to 7pm curfew earlier imposed on these neighboring communities in Kaduna North Local Government. The decision was taken after review of the security situation in the communities. Residents of the two communities are enjoined  to comply with the directives, as security agencies have been directed to vigorously enforce the curfew.  
Ambode Promises To Release Vehicles For Nigerian Prisons By September
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Ambode Promises To Release Vehicles For Nigerian Prisons By September

Governor Ambode Donates Vehicles For Nigeria Prisons Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has donated vehicles and other equipment to the Nigerian Prison Services in Lagos. The vehicles donated include, five Toyota Hilux, five Green Maria and one ambulance, assuring that the vehicles would be delivered by September. Governor Ambode, who made the the promise of the donation yesterday, had received a delegation from the Nigeria Prison Services, Lagos Command, led by the Controller, Mr. Tunde Ladipo, at his residence in Epe, said the donation was his administration’s contribution to make the prisons more conducive. In his words, “I am very concerned about congestion of prisons in the state. For a state like Lagos, where development is ongoing, it is bound to attract people fr...
Photos From Donald Duke’s Daughter’s Wedding in Switzerland
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Photos From Donald Duke’s Daughter’s Wedding in Switzerland

The white wedding of ex-Cross Rivers state governor and presidential hopeful, Donald Duke's daughter, Nela is currently holding in Switzerland. Nela is getting married to Asuquo Ekpeyong, the commissioner for Finance in Cross Rivers state. The couple had their traditional wedding in May. See more photos from the wedding below.

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