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Minister under fire over N13bn pest control fund

Okwe Obi, Abuja Kano State Chapter of All Farmers Association (AFAN), has slammed the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono of plans to spend N13 billion on pest control in twelve northern states, a move it described as a misadventure. The Chairman, Abdurrashid Magaji Rimingado, in a statement yesterday, in Abuja, also accused …
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Shops, markets closed in Calabar as traders protest spate of kidnapping

Judex Okoro, Calabar Traders have shut markets and shops in Calabar metropolis in protest against rising cases of kidnapping in the state . The traders, in the name of Calabar Traders Union, lamented that their members have fallen prey to kidnappers and hoodlums who have subjected them to all sorts of inhuman treatment. According to …
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APC crisis: Solution on the way, Buhari assures governors

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhamadu Buhari has assured governors on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), that the crisis rocking the party will be resolved soon. The Chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) and Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu, said Buhari gave the assurance after he and his colleagues met …
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APC crisis didn’t divide APC Govs rank — PGF DG

Romanus Ugwu, Abuja The Director-General All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Moh. Lukman, has dismissed the report that the party’s crisis has divided the ranks of the governors of the ruling party. In the statement he issued in Abuja on Monday, the PGF DG argued that though approaches and perspectives of each …
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Nigeria summons Ghana’s Chargè d’ Affaires

The Federal Government said it has summoned the Chargè d’ Affaires of the High Commission of Ghana to Nigeria, Ms Iva Denoo to demand urgent explanation on the recent attacks on a residential building in our diplomatic premises and reinforcement of security around diplomatic premises and staff. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffery Onyeama made the …
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Ortom decries rising spate of crime in Benue

Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has decried the rising wave of crime which had brought about high level of insecurity and crisis in different parts of the State. The Governor who stated this while swearing-in new Council chairmen at Government House, Makurdi, on Monday warned that these negative developments are posing serious …
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I remain Ondo Deputy Governor- Ajayi

Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure Embattled Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Mr Agboola Ajayi has declared that he remains the Deputy Governor of the state despite his defection from the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Ajayi said he remains committed to serving the state, adding that he was unperturbed in his …
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Rivers APC crisis: Amaechi’s camp suspends Aguma as Caretaker Committee chairman, appoints Davies

TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has announced the suspension of Igochukwu Aguma, as the Caretaker Committee chairman. Aguma’s suspension came barely 24 hours after the suspension of Victor Giadom from the party by a Fact Finding Committee led by him (Aguma). It has also announced Sokonte Davies as …
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APC: Reject Edo guber primary, Giadom writes INEC

 Romanus Ugwu, Abuja. The crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) got messier on Monday,  when the factional National Chairman, Victor Giadom, released the letter he wrote to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), requesting the rejection of the party’s governorship primaries in Edo State. But the acting chairman of the pro-Oshiomhole National Working Committee (NWC), …
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BREAKING: N3bn scam: EFCC rearrests alleged pension thief, Yusuf

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has rearrested alleged pension thief and former top civil servant, John Yusuf and obtained a remand order to enable him serve his six years imprisonment in Kuje prison as directed by the Court of Appeal in Abuja. The EFCC had on March 21, 2018, secured a “re-conviction” of …
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Protest rocks APC Abuja Secretariat as group calls for dissolution of NWC

*Giadom writes INEC not to recognise primaries in Edo *Eta swears in Boms as Giadom’s replacement Johnchuks Onuanyim, with agency reports Protesters under the platform of Concerned All Progressives Congress Members on Monday demonstrated at the National Secretariat of the party in Abuja, calling for the dissolution of the present National Working Committee of the party. The protesters also gave President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Executive Committee of the party 72 hours to convey an emergency meeting and dissolve the present NWC, reports SaharaReporters. Meanwhile, the acting factional National…

Early morning fire razes Benin’s Oba Market

  The popular Oba Market in Benin City, the Edo State capital, has been razed. The fire, which burnt almost all the massive market, according to witnesses, started around 12:05 a.m. Monday and raged till 6 a.m., before it was put out by a team of fire fighters. It was learnt that there was no public electricity supply when the fire started, thereby ruling out the possibility of electrical spark, while the actual cause of the fire had not been ascertained. Many of the traders were crying uncontrollably over the…

US block party shooting leaves 2 dead, 7 wounded

  Two people were killed and seven others were wounded in a shooting in North Carolina’s largest city, police said, while five others were hit by vehicles afterward. The shooting happened around midnight at an “impromptu block party” that was a continuation of Juneteenth celebrations, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Deputy Chief Johnny Jennings told reporters early Monday. Police responding to a call about a pedestrian hit found hundreds of people in the streets, Jennings said. As emergency services arrived, several shots were fired, scattering the crowd. Jennings said there was evidence of multiple shooters,…

Malaria kills Togolese league top scorer, Koudagba

  One of the top strikers in the Togolese first division, Kossi Koudagba of ASC Kara, has died of malaria aged 25. Koudagba had finished top striker in Togo for two years in a row and won the league in 2019. Before he won the best striker title with the second-tier club Espoir FC de Tsévié, reports the BBC. Following the break in the season due to the pandemic of coronavirus, the 25-year old player decided to leave the city of Kara in the north of country to stay with…

Drunk monkey gets life behind bars for attacking 250 humans

  Most monkeys are no more than about 2 feet tall, but they’re known to be as much as four times stronger than humans. That’s how one drunk monkey named Kalua was able to tear through 250 people — and kill one — while on a rampage in India. This week, zookeepers at Kanpur Zoological Park charged with re-assimilating the primate — for the last three years — have deemed him too dangerous to live among his kind, and have sentenced him to solitary confinement for the rest of his life, reports…

Brazil hits grim milestone of 50,000 Covid-19 deaths

  Brazil, the world’s No. 2 coronavirus hot spot after the United States, officially passed 50,000 coronavirus deaths on Sunday, a blow for a country already grappling with more than 1 million cases, rising political instability and a crippled economy. Brazil now has a total of 1,085,038 confirmed cases and 50,617 deaths, up from 49,976 on Saturday, the Health Ministry said. Experts say the true numbers are a lot higher because of a lack of widespread testing. Latin America’s largest country has typically recorded more than 1,000 deaths a day, but…

Bolton: I hope Trump is one-term president

*Warns US will be imperiled by his reelection President Donald Trump’s longest-serving national security adviser John Bolton condemned his presidency as dangerously damaging to the United States and argued the 2020 election is the last “guardrail” to protect the country from him. In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Bolton offered a brutal indictment of his former boss, saying, “I hope (history) will remember him as a one-term president who didn’t plunge the country irretrievably into a downward spiral we can’t recall from. We can get over one term — I have absolute confidence, even if…

French police clash with attendees of annual Fête de la Musique

  French police clashed sporadically with people attending music festivals in Paris and the western city of Nantes on Sunday, TV stations BFM and C News reported. Many cities in France were holding annual “Fete de la Musique” events, which were monitored closely by police to ensure people were complying with social-distancing measures imposed to curb the coronavirus, reports Reuters. BFM TV said police had to move in to disperse crowds from Paris’ Canal St Martin, while C News and residents of Nantes broadcast images of police using tear gas on crowds in Nantes.…

Guardiola has ‘ideas for transfer market’, expects to ‘fight’ for title next season

  Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he has “ideas for the transfer market” and expects to “fight” for the Premier League title next season. Liverpool need five points to win the title after a 0-0 draw with Everton. But the Reds can clinch the title against Crystal Palace at Anfield on Wednesday if City fail to beat Burnley at Etihad Stadium on Monday, reports the BBC. City, who have won the last two Premier League titles are now focused on securing a top four place. “There has not been much…

Real topple Barca from top of La Liga with Sociedad win

  Real Madrid went to the top of La Liga thanks to a hard-fought victory at Real Sociedad. Zinedine Zidane’s side are level on points with Barca, who drew 0-0 with Sevilla on Friday, but go top because of their superior head-to-head record. Sergio Ramos’ penalty after the lively Vinicius Jr was fouled gave the visitors the lead, reports the BBC. Karim Benzema doubled their advantage before Mikel Merino’s strike set up a tense finale. There was controversy when substitute Adnan Januzaj thought he had made it 1-1 with a…

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