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Mother, daughter arraigned for imprisoning, rubbing pepper on grandchildren

Tony John, Port Harcourt A mother and daughter duo, Martina and Veronica Patrick, have been arraigned before a Magistrate Court sitting in Choba Community in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, on a two-count charge of alleged unlawful imprisonment and rubbing of grinded pepper on the body of two of Martina’s grandchildren. Martina, the […]
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TETFUND increases research funds for varsities to N7.5 billion

PAUL OMOKUIVE, BAUCHI The Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) Professor Sulieman Bogoro has disclosed that funds for National Research has been increased from N5 billion to N7.5 billion in the 2020 budget to boost the academic research activities in tertiary institutions. Bogoro disclosed this while addressing the Senate of the Abubakar […]
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Supreme Court dismisses Nwosu’s appeal against Ihedioha

Godwin Tsa, Abuja The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed by Uche Nwosu, the brother in-law to the immediate past governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, challenging the election of Governor Emeka Ihedioha. A seven- member panel of the apex court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Muhammed, took the […]
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INEC trains electoral officers for C/River rerun elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced training of 200 electoral officers in preparation for the forthcoming rerun elections in Cross River. The Administrative Secretary of the commission in the state, Mrs Ngozi Oghuma, on Tuesday said the training was part of INEC’s preparation for the elections slated for Jan. 25. Oghuma, who is […]
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Europeans trigger dispute mechanism in Iran nuclear deal

France, Britain and Germany formally triggered the dispute mechanism in Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers on Tuesday, the strongest step they have taken so far to enforce an agreement that requires Iran to curb its nuclear programme. The European powers said they had taken the step to avoid a crisis over nuclear proliferation being […]
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House directs NERC to halt hike in electricity tariffs

Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja The House of Representatives on Tuesday directed the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to suspend plans by electricity Distribution Companies ( DISCCOs) to increase electricity tariffs across the country. The Chairman, House Committee on Power, Magaji Aliyu, gave the directive when the Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman,  and officials of the NERC […]
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Mitigating devastating effects of flooding via Annual Flood Outlook

In recent years, increased flooding has resulted in the spread of diseases, loss of lives and property, with low-lying and coastal areas being the most affected. The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA), in its effort to address the challenge of flooding across the country, has been intervening since 2013 by publishing Annual Flood Outlook (AFO), […]
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Supreme Court shifts hearing in appeals against Ortom, Lalong, 2 others

Godwin Tsa, Abuja The Supreme Court on Tuesday shifted hearing in the appeals against the election of Governors Samuel Ortom of Benue State and Simon Lalong of Plateau State and two other governors, citing a heavy workload. The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Muhammed, who announced the postponement, lamented that the court is […]
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NAPTIP rescues 21 victims, arrests 2 suspects for human trafficking in A’Ibom

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says the Agency on Jan. 13, rescued 21 victims from suspected human traffickers. The Uyo Zonal Commander, Mr Nduka Nwawwenne, disclosed this to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview in Uyo on Tuesday. Nwawwenne said the 21 victims were intercepted by men […]
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Imo: Supreme Court set to deliver judgment on Araraume, Uzodinma’s appeals

Godwin Tsa Abuja The Supreme Court says that it will deliver judgment later today in the appeal filed by the candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Senator Ifeanyi Araraume, against the election of Governor Emeka Ihedioha of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). A panel of seven justices of the court led by the […]
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Welder arraigned for abducting teenager

A 25-year-old welder, Amon Igbanna, charged with abducting a 12-year-old girl was on Tuesday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. The defendant, who resides at Isheri, Lagos, was arraigned before Magistrate Mrs B.O. Osunsanmi on a charge of abduction. Igbanna, however, denied committing the offence and was granted N200,000 bail with two sureties in like sum. Osunsanmi said that the sureties should be gainfully employed and show evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government (LASG). The Prosecutor, ASP Ezekiel Ayorinde, told the court that…

JUST IN: Supreme Court to deliver judgment on Ararume’s appeal against Ihedioha’s election

The Supreme Court has said it will, on Tuesday (today), deliver judgment on the appeal filed by the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and its governorship candidate in the March 9, 2019 election in Imo State, Ifeanyi Ararume. The appeal was filed to challenge the victory of Governor Emeka Ihedioha at the poll. After the seven-man panel led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, heard the appeal on Tuesday, the CJN said its judgment would be delivered later in the day. The court is currently hearing the…

Osinbajo: Why we’re embarking on game-changing infrastructure drive

…Says Lagos-Kano Rail, Mambilla Hydro Plant, Second Niger Bridge completed soon   Muritala Ayinla   Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has said that President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressive Congress (APC) is embarking on game-changing projects around the country to connect the nation’s economic zones and drive economic development. According to him, most of the signature projects of the administration, including the Lagos-Kano Standard Gauge Rail, Mambilla Hydro Plant and Second Niger Bridge, amongst others, would be completed during the second term of the Buhari administration. Speaking during a one-day…

Alleged mastermind of Buhari’s fake wedding appears in court

*Faces three-year jail sentence Muhammad Kabir, Kano   The Department of the State Services (DSS) has docked Kabiru Muhammad, the alleged mastermind of the purported second wedding of President Muhammadu Buhari before Kano Magistrate Court 72, Normans land, Kano. The accused, Kabiru Muhammad brought before the court, Tuesday morning on a two-count charge of defamation and injurious falsehood, contrary to section 392 and 393 of the Kano Penal Code. The charges attract a maximum of three years imprisonment without fines if he is found guilty of the offences. Muhammad, who…

Kenya’s president reshuffles cabinet, confirms Yatani as finance minister

  Kenya’s president confirmed the acting finance minister to the job on Tuesday, reshuffled his cabinet and announced the government’s economic strategy for the next few months. President Uhuru Kenyatta named Ukur Yatani, who has been acting in the role since last July, as the finance minister. He replaces Henry Rotich, who was arrested on suspicion of financial misconduct. Rotich denies the charges.. Kenyatta also dropped the minister of agriculture from the cabinet and nominated new ministers for health and industrialisation, reports Reuters. Yatani served as ambassador to Austria and…

Barca top Money League for first time as top clubs rake in £8bn

Barcelona topped a list of the world’s most money-spinning football clubs for the first time in an annual league table that also outlined the shifting balance of power in London and the north-west. The Catalan club overtook Real Madrid to become only the third to lead the 23rd Deloitte Football Money League as the world’s 20 biggest clubs generate record combined income of €9.3bn (£8bn) for the 2018-19 season. Tottenham overtook Arsenal and Chelsea to become the most revenue-generating club in a London mini-league thanks in part to the broadcast…

Australia fires: Players struggle with poor air quality at Aussie Open

A player was forced to retire from Australian Open qualifying after suffering a coughing fit brought on by the poor air quality resulting from ongoing bushfires in the country. Slovenia’s Dalila Jakupovic had to be helped off court after she retired at 6-5 5-6 against Swiss Stefanie Vogele in the first round in Melbourne. “It was really bad. I never experienced something like this,” Jakupovic said. “I was really scared I would collapse because I couldn’t walk any more.” Qualifying was delayed by an hour on Tuesday and practice was…

Barcelona’s big Quique Setien gamble

Ernesto Valverde on Monday became the first coach of Barcelona to be sacked in the middle of a campaign since Louis van Gaal was sacked in January 2003 while the team was sitting 12th on the La Liga log. As earlier anticipated, Valverde was sacked, but Xavi Hernandez who was initially eyed as replacement turned down the offer and thus, Quique Setien was named Barcelona coach late on Monday. He is tasked with the job of restoring the club’s iconic passing style, but the appointment represents a huge gamble for…

It’s a (mostly) man’s world as ‘Joker’ leads Oscar nominations

Dark comic-book story “Joker” led nominations on Monday for the Oscars in a best picture lineup dominated by stories by or about men and featuring only one actor of color despite efforts over the past few years to diversify the field. The 11 nods for “Joker,” which turned the comic-book genre on its head with its terrifying portrayal of an isolated loner, covered all the major fields, including best picture, director Todd Phillips and Golden Globe-winning actor Joaquin Phoenix. The controversial Warner Bros. (T.N) movie has taken in more than…

Certain progress made in Libya talks in Moscow – Russian FM

Certain progress has been made in the talks on Libyan settlement in Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday. “Intensive consultations have been ongoing since this morning with the participation of the Libyan parties and with the support of the foreign and defense ministers of the Republic of Turkey and the Russian Federation,” Lavrov said, according to a transcript released by the Russian Foreign Ministry. A document was examined that would make it possible to specify issues related to the ceasefire regime, he said. “The ceasefire, as you know,…

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