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Ekiti bye-election: Injured corps member in stable condition

The National Youth Service Corps has said that the corps member, Saidu Mohammed, who was hit by a stray bullet during an assignment at Saturday’s by-election in Ekiti State is in stable condition. The Service disclosed this in a statement after the Director, South-West Area Office, Mr Emmanuel Attah, paid Saidu a visit at the...

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Hijab: Respect rule of law, Kwara Baptist tells Abdulrazaq

The Kwara Baptist Conference has advised the Kwara State government led by Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq to respect the rule of law concerning the hijab crisis in the state. Recall that the state had shut down 10 schools over their refusal to allow Muslim female students to wear hijab. The Kwara Baptist Conference, in a statement...

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Suspects behind Ekiti bye-election violence arrested, says Fayemi

The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has said the suspects behind the violence in Saturday’s bye-election in Ekiti East Constituency 1 of the State House Assembly have been arrested. Fayemi said this in a statement which he shared on his verified Twitter handle with pictures from his visit to the persons affected by the...

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Ortom: Atiku, Peter Obi call for review of security architecture

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, and his running mate in the 2019 presidential election, Peter Obi, have condemned the attack on the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, by gunmen suspected to be bandits. The Governor was attacked yesterday at Tyo Mu along Makurdi-Gboko Road while on his way to Markurdi, the Benue State capital....

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Insecurity: Citizens may resort to self-help, says David Mark

Senator David Mark has advsied security operatives to guarantee the safety of lives and properties to prevent people from resorting to self-help. Mark said this in reaction to the attempt on the life of the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, by gunmen suspected to be bandits. A statement by his media aide, Paul Mumeh,...

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Nobody can erase Jakande’s foundation in Lagos, says Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday said the legacy left behind by the first civilian governor of the state, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, would remain with Lagosians for a long time. He said Jakande, a former Minister of Works, laid a foundation that nobody can erase in Lagos. Describing him as a detribalised Nigerian...

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Magufuli connected Tanzania with neighbouring countries by rail —Obasanjo

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has described the late President of Tanzania, John Magufuli, as one who acquitted himself as an African leader of great distinction to his country. He said the deceased devoted his time to several infrastructural developments in Tanzania and across Africa. Obasanjo said this in a press release issued by his Special...

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Attempt on Ortom’s life shocking, says NGF

The Nigerian Governors’ Forum has described the attack on the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, as “shocking and a rude awakening.” Ortom was attacked yesterday by gunmen suspected to be bandits at Tyo Mu along Makurdi-Gboko Road while on his way to Markurdi, the Benue State capital. The NGF through a statement signed by...

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Police arrest suspected armed robbers, drug peddlers, recover exhibits

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has arrested 10 suspected of armed robbery and drug peddling along Mpape, Kado-Biko and Life-Camp axis. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Yusuf Mariam, for the Commissioner of Police, FCT Police Command. The statement identified the suspects as Ibrahim Abdulrasheed (m)...

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Grammy: Burna Boy slams those who prayed for him not to win

Singer Burna Boy has taken a swipe at his detractors just days after he won an award at the 63rd Grammy Awards. Burna Boy, who lost out to Angelique Kidjo in the last Grammy edition, won the Best Global Music Album category with his Twice As Tall album, beating Antibalas (FU Chronicles), Bebel Gilberto (Agora),...

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Igbo presidency possible on national consensus, says Okupe

Former presidential aide, Doyin Okupe, has said that an Igbo presidency can only be possible if there is a grand national consensus that supports it. Okupe said the national consensus can only materialise if the core north forgives the Igbos for the killing of Sardauna of Sokoto, Ahmadu Bello, by Nigerian soldiers of Igbo extraction...

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Full list: NJC recommends appointment of 26 judges

The National Judicial Council has recommended the appointment of 26 judges after a meeting it had on March 17 and 18 under the Chairmanship of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honourable Justice Ibrahim Muhammad. This was disclosed in a statement issued by the NJC spokesman, Soji Oye, who also revealed that the Council issued a...

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Lagos police arrest gay, discover photos of victims with rapist

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested one Jane Otubo of No 3, Eniola Street, Mafoluku, Oshodi for alleged homosexuality on March 18, 2021. The 28-year-old male, a food seller who hails from Enugu State, was arrested by operatives attached to the Makinde Police Station in Oshodi. Otubo was arrested after he tried to have...

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NIDCOM gives update on Nigerian lady ‘wrongfully jailed’ in Cote d’Ivoire

The Nigerians In Diaspora Commission has said it is working to prove the innocence of a Nigerian lady, Itunu Babalola, who is incarcerated in Cote d’Ivoire. A statement signed by Gabriel Odu for the Media, Public Relations and Protocols Unit of NIDCOM, revealed that the Commission has been able to confirm that the lady was...

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No decision yet on zoning of 2023 presidency, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party has said that it is yet to decide on the zone to fly its flag in the 2023 presidential election. The PUNCH reported that the Governor Bala Mohammed-led Peoples Democratic Party Committee on the Review of the 2019 General Elections, had recommended that the party should throw open the contest for...

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$1.5bn for Port Harcourt refinery repairs a waste, says Peter Obi

The Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has faulted the approval of $1.5 billion by the Federal Government for the renovation of the Port Harcourt refinery. According to Obi, approving such an amount for refinery repairs in light of Nigeria’s economic situation is a huge waste. He accused the leaders of worsening the country’s...

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Troops burst kidnap syndicate, kill bandits in Zamfara

Troops of Sector 3 Operation HADARIN DAJI of the Nigerian Army have neutralised scores of bandits when they stormed Kabasa Village in Magami Local Government Area of Zamfara State on Tuesday. The operation which was carried out following a tip-off forestalled a kidnap and plundering operation by the bandits which was underway. Unfortunately, one soldier...

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Unclaimed certificates, documents will be destroyed, CAC warns owners

The Corporate Affairs Commission has said that it may be left with no choice but to destroy the certificates and documents which have been unclaimed by their owners. The certificates and documents were sent by the CAC through courier services in line with the Federal Government Regulation on COVID-19. In a statement signed by the...

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We don’t want Nigeria again but Yoruba nation —Sunday Igboho

Yoruba rights activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has declared his support for the establishment of the Yoruba nation. Captured speaking in a viral video, Igboho, who gained prominence following an ultimatum he issued to criminal herdsmen in the South-West, expressed the determination to defend Yoruba land. READ ALSO: States not supporting...

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Hijab crisis: Kwara directs teachers of affected schools to resume

The Executive Chairman of the Kwara State Teaching Service Commission, Bello Abubakar, has directed Principals, Teachers and Staff of the 10 schools which were recently shut down in the state to report to their duties at the schools tomorrow March 19, 2021. According to a statement issued by the TESCOM Press Secretary, Amogbonjaye Peter, the...

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$1.5bn to renovate Port Harcourt refinery suspicious —Atiku

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has faulted the Federal Government’s approval of $1.5 billion for the renovation of the Port Harcourt refinery. According to him, budgeting the amount for the renovation of a refinery at a critical period of increased unemployment and inflation “would appear to be an unwise use of scarce funds.” He said...

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Muslim schoolgirls can wear hijabs in public schools, Kwara declares

The Kwara State government has said that Muslim schoolgirls can wear hijab in public schools in the state. This is as it rejected the claims being laid to some schools in the state by some religious organisations. The state said it took control of the schools in 1974 and has managed their affairs which include...

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Bandits have international sponsors, says NSCDC boss

The Commandant General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Ahmed Audi, has said the bandits operating in Nigeria have international sponsors. He said this at a training workshop for state commandants of the NSCDC which held in Abuja on Wednesday Audu said what is required to tackle the security situation is a collaboration...

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