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Oyo PDP crisis deepens as stakeholders on war path with Makinde

…ask NWC to dissolve party exco in Oyo immediately …allege gov of planning to destroy party By Adeola Badru Crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State continues to deepen as stakeholders of the party are on war path with Governor Seyi Makinde, alleging him of trying to cause disunity among members of
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Attack on Ortom, plot to destabilize Benue ― Olawepo

… Reiterates demand for state police By Dirisu Yakubu Ex- Presidential candidate in the 2019 general election, Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, Monday, condemned the attack on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state by unknown gunmen, saying the attack was a move to cause unrest in the North-Central state. Olawepo-Hashim made this known in a statement issued to
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UN official highlights values of water in fighting COVID-19 pandemic

Water has many values that are just not priced, Sasha Koo-Oshima, the Deputy Director, Land and Water Division, UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), told Xinhua ahead of the World Water Day on March 29. The official highlighted that with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, a large part of the world population still lacks access to
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Federal High Court begins Easter vacation March 29

Federal High Courts across the country will commence Easter vacation on Monday, March 29. In a circular signed by Mr Emmanuel Gakko, the Chief Registrar of the Court, and pasted in the Federal High Court, Lagos, stated that the vacation ends on Friday, April 9. Normal court activities are to resume on Monday April 12
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Police arrest fake DSS officer in Delta

By Festus Ahon & Ochuko Akuopha POLICE in the Delta State Command, have arrested one Mr Emmanuel Oludare for allegedly impersonating as a Department of State Security, DSS, officer. Police Public Relations Officer of the state command, Mr. Bright Edafe, who disclosed this in a statement, said one Mr. Larry Opori had reported that Oludare,
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Obaseki assures of more funding for basic, tech education

By Gabriel Enogholase Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, has said that his administration would continue to invest in basic education as well as Technical and Vocational Education, TVET. The governor gave the assurance, yesterday, in Benin City, during a thanksgiving service to mark the eight years completion of office and 75 years birthday anniversary
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Curfew: NBA wants review by Edo govt over alleged extortions

…There’s no case of extortion —Police By Ozioruva Aliu THE Benin Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has called on Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State to review the 10 pm to 6 am curfew imposed in the state in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak, alleging that security agencies were using the
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Chinese police retrieve thousands of relics robbed from Song Dynasty tombs

Police in the east China city of Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, have recovered thousands of cultural relics robbed from ancient tombs, which were discovered by workers at a local construction site. Jin Jiying, deputy director of the Changzhou Municipal Bureau of Public Security, said that the construction work started in March 2020 in Tianning District. Police
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Mechanic docked for selling customer’s car

A 47-year-old mechanic, Bamidele Michael, on Monday appeared in a Zuba Upper Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly selling a customer’s car without permission. The police charged Michael of Giri Junction, Abuja, with criminal breach of trust and cheating. The Prosecution Counsel, Chinedu Ogada told the court that the complainant, Opaluwa Friday, reported the matter at
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Racism pervasive, dangerous — UN

Racism is “dangerous, abhorrent, ugly” and remains pervasive, says UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in a message marking the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Established by the UN General Assembly in 1966, the event is observed on March 21, annually to remember 69 anti-apartheid protesters killed by South African police in 1960. Among
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Man drowns in open water in Kano

A 25-year-old man, Anas Abdusalam, died on Sunday in open water at Garin Bature Village, Bichi Local Government Area. This is contained in a statement issued by Alhaji Saminu Yusuf, the Public Relations Officer of the State Fire Service. “We received a distress call from a police officer, Yahuza Muhammad, about the incident at about
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EU’s von der Leyen: Vaccine donations to poor countries on hold

The European Union is not currently in the position to directly donate coronavirus vaccines to poorer countries, said EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. “There is quite a bit of pressure on member states to obtain the vaccine for themselves,” she told the Funke Media Group. However, von der Leyen underscored the EU’s financial support
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Making social media great again: Aide hints at new platform for Trump

People who miss former US president Donald Trump routinely weighing in on current events IN ALL CAPS and with trademark slams like “Sad!” on social media might soon be able to get direct access to his online opinions again, reports Fox News. Jason Miller, a spokesperson for Trump’s 2020 campaign, told Fox News that the
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Germany headed for harder lockdown as key infection benchmark passed

Germany’s hopes of relaxing its lockdown restrictions in time for Easter holidays at the start of April are dwindling amid a renewed surge in infection rates on Sunday. The day before German Chancellor Angela Merkel joins state leaders for coronavirus response talks, political leaders were calling for a halt to lockdown relaxations and a return
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FG partners AFAN, Chinese investors on irrigation farming to enhance rice production

The Federal Government says it has endorsed a partnership between the All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), investors linked to the Chinese government, as well as Brains and Hammers private firm to boost irrigation farming This was contained in a statement by issued by Mrs Juliet Okeh, an Information Officer in the Ministry of Agriculture,
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APC condemns attack on Ortom, urges collaboration with security operatives  

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has stressed the need for all to collaborate with security operatives to end criminality in all forms in the country. The party said this in a statement by Senator John Akpanudoedehe, the National Secretary of its Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), on Sunday in Abuja. Akpanudoedehe said this
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APC condemns attack on Ortom, urges collaboration with security operatives  

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has stressed the need for all to collaborate with security operatives to end criminality in all forms in the country. The party said this in a statement by Senator John Akpanudoedehe, the National Secretary of its Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), on Sunday in Abuja. Akpanudoedehe said this
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PDP govs demand immediate investigation into alleged attempt on Ortom’s life

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum has called on security agencies to investigate the Saturday alleged attempt on the life of Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue. The governors elected under the platform of the PDP made the call in a statement by its Chairman and Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal on Sunday in
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Trump plans social media return with own platform, adviser tells Fox News

Former U.S. President Donald Trump plans to launch his own social media platform in two to three months, one of his senior advisers told Fox News on Sunday. Trump was suspended from Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Jason Miller, a spokesman for Trump’s 2020 campaign,
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INEC will not succumb to electoral banditry, says Okoye

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has vowed not to surrender to what it called ‘electoral banditry’ aimed at discrediting the electoral process and retuning pre-determined outcomes. Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, made the vow in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Sunday,
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IGP orders full investigation into attack on Ortom

The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Mohammed Adamu, has ordered full-scale investigations into the circumstances surrounding the attack and reported attempt on the life of Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue. The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr Frank Mba, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. Orton was reportedly attacked on Saturday in
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Edo cabinet delay, no show of divided house in PDP — Orbih

Chief Dan Orbih, National Vice Chairman, PDP South South, says  delay in constituting the cabinet by the Edo Government  is not a sign of a divided party in the state. Orbih said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Benin. “Not forming an executive cabinet cannot be a
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Benue PDP Reps caucus leader, Okwu condemns attack on Ortom

…says Ortom should not be killed for saying the truth The Benue Peoples Democratic Party, PDP caucus leader in the House of Representatives, Hon Samson Okwu has condemned the attack on Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom. Okwu who disclosed this in a chat with journalists in Abuja described the attempted assassination of Ortom as barbaric
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I hate hearing about abandoned projects ― Lalong

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau has said that he hates hearing about abandoned projects and would strive to complete all projects he initiated and some inherited ones before leaving office. Lalong stated this on Saturday while interacting with journalists after a media tour of ongoing projects in the state. The governor said that he sees
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Watchout for original Astrazeneca vaccine labels, NAFDAC tells Nigerians

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has advised Nigerians to ensure the Astrazeneca vaccine being administered on them had the original label. The agency said the warning was imperative to ensure people did not risk being vaccinated with fake Astrazeneca vaccine. The position of NAFDAC is contained in a statement
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