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‘No More Accidental Discharge’: 10 Promises Made By New Rivers CP

  The new Commissioner of Police in Rivers State, Eboka Friday, Tuesday held his first media briefing since he was posted to take charge of police affairs in the state. He addressed reporters at the State Police Command Headquarters in Port Harcourt, the state capital in south-south Nigeria. Friday assured the residents that under his … Continue reading ‘No More Accidental Discharge’: 10 Promises Made By New Rivers CP Read Full Story

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Don’t Cover Up Gender-Based Violence, Obaseki Tells Edo Residents

  Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has urged residents to report cases of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and other forms of gender-based violence to appropriate authorities in the state. He asked the people to take advantage of the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) in Benin City, the state capital to lodge such complaints in order … Continue reading Don’t Cover Up Gender-Based Violence, Obaseki Tells Edo Residents Read Full Story

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Armed Men Kill Relative Of Ondo Governor’s Aide

  Armed men suspected to be herdsmen have killed a 48-year-old farmer, Dayo Ibiye, in Ondo State. Ibiye was said to be a cousin of Gani Ajowa, the Senior Special Assistant on New Media to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu. The spokesperson for the Ondo State Police Command, Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the incident to Channels Television on … Continue reading Armed Men Kill Relative Of Ondo Governor’s Aide Read Full Story

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Cryptocurrency Transactions: ‘This Is Definitely The Wrong Time’, Atiku Faults CBN Directive

  Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has advised the Federal Government to have a rethink on its directive on cryptocurrency transactions in the country. This advice, which was contained in a statement on Saturday, was in reaction to the directive of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to banks and other financial institutions to close … Continue reading Cryptocurrency Transactions: ‘This Is Definitely The Wrong Time’, Atiku Faults CBN Directive Read Full Story

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Business

WTO Leadership: Okonjo-Iweala Thanks Nigerians, Buhari, U.S. For Support

  Former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has thanked Nigerians and President Muhammadu Buhari for their support following her emergence as the sole candidate for the top job at the World Trade Organisation (WTO). She also extended her appreciation to the United States government after the country endorsed her to become the Director-General of … Continue reading WTO Leadership: Okonjo-Iweala Thanks Nigerians, Buhari, U.S. For Support Read Full Story

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Coronavirus

Nigeria Records 1,624 New COVID-19 Cases, Nine Deaths

  Nigeria has confirmed 1,624 new cases of coronavirus, the country’s agency responsible for the management of disease outbreaks said on Friday. In a late-night tweet, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) stated that the new infections were recorded in 22 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Latest data from the agency revealed … Continue reading Nigeria Records 1,624 New COVID-19 Cases, Nine Deaths Read Full Story

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EFCC Appeals Order Discharging Justice Yinusa Of Bribery Allegations

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has asked the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division to vacate an order striking out the name of a Federal High Court judge, Justice Mohammed Yinusa from nine counts of attempted perversion of the course of justice and corruption by a public official. In a Notice of Appeal … Continue reading EFCC Appeals Order Discharging Justice Yinusa Of Bribery Allegations Read Full Story

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Third Mainland Bridge: Lagos Govt To Close Oworonshoki Lane On Saturday

  The Lagos State government has announced plans to close the Oworonshoki bound lane of the Third Mainland Bridge totally to vehicular movement by midnight on Saturday, February 6. It noted that the closure would remain in force until 7pm on Sunday, February 7, for the removal of the last expansion joint on the Oworonshoki … Continue reading Third Mainland Bridge: Lagos Govt To Close Oworonshoki Lane On Saturday Read Full Story

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Court Jails Poly, Varsity Students For Internet Crime

  A Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State has convicted and sentenced two students for fraudulent impersonation. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday by its Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, saying its Ibadan Zonal Office secured the conviction of the defendants. Both men … Continue reading Court Jails Poly, Varsity Students For Internet Crime Read Full Story

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Coronavirus

Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases, Deaths Rise As 1,106 More People Recover

  The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria rose to 133,552 on Wednesday following the report of 1,138 new infections. This was disclosed in a late-night tweet by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) – the agency responsible for the management of disease outbreaks in the country. Data from the NCDC … Continue reading Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases, Deaths Rise As 1,106 More People Recover Read Full Story

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Task Force Shuts Abuja Markets Ignoring COVID-19 Protocols

   The COVID-19 Enforcement Team in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has shut down some markets in the nation’s capital. Among the places visited and closed down by the enforcement team on Tuesday included the UTC Area 10 Market and the Wuse Market in Abuja. The spokesperson for the task force, Mr Attah Ikharo, … Continue reading Task Force Shuts Abuja Markets Ignoring COVID-19 Protocols Read Full Story

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Business

FG Raises Concern Over Possible Scarcity Of Petrol

  The Nigerian Government is worried about the possibility of a scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol, in the country. Mr Timipre Sylva, who is the Minister of State for Petroleum, raised the concern on Monday at a late-night meeting between the government and leaders of the organised labour. The meeting … Continue reading FG Raises Concern Over Possible Scarcity Of Petrol Read Full Story

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FG Targetting At Least 70% Of Nigerians For COVID-19 Vaccination – Boss Mustapha

  No fewer than 70 per cent of the Nigerian population will be vaccinated when the Federal Government takes delivery of the COVID-19 vaccines. This is a target the government has set for itself and has assured Nigerians that it will do all it can to ensure the goal is achieved. The Secretary to the … Continue reading FG Targetting At Least 70% Of Nigerians For COVID-19 Vaccination – Boss Mustapha Read Full Story