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Ondo Guber: APC aspirant raises insecurity alarm over primary

Romanus Ugwu, Abuja An All Progressives Congress (APC) aspirant for the Ondo State governorship election, Olaide Owolabi Adelami, has expressed concern over rising security threats in the state ahead of the ruling party’s primary. The statement issued by the Adelami Lamilaka Campaign Organisation on Tuesday in Abuja and signed by Segun Ogodo, blamed the Ondo …
The Sun Nigeria.

Chief of Defence Staff meets with service chiefs, heads of security forces

Molly Kilete, Abuja The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Gabriel Olonisakin, on Tuesday met with service chiefs and Heads of Security and Intelligence Agencies in the county to deliberate on security challenges bedevilling the country. The CDS solicited the support of Nigerians for the Armed Forces and other security agencies in tackling insecurity in …
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No standard measurement for plot of land in Nigeria, says Okoro

Ayo Alonge Prominent entrepreneur and Chairman of M.I. Okoro and Partners, Meckson Okoro, has said that there is no standard measurement for a plot of land in the country. Making the disclosure recently on a television show, National Real Estate Today, sponsored by his company, Okoro said: ‘There is no standard measurement for a plot …
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‘Uneasy feeling’ Buhari says about Francophone countries fast-tracking Eco

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his ‘uneasy feeling’ over the decision of francophone countries in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) to replace the CFA Franc with the Eco ahead of other member states. The president stressed that Nigeria’s position is for member states to comply with agreed processes of …
The Sun Nigeria.

Lagos pays N13.75 billion backlog for 6,000 pensioners

Moshood Adebayo, Lagos The Lagos State Government has announced that this year edition of its bi-annual verification exercise for its retired officials (“I AM ALIVE”) would be held virtually. The online 3-week biometric and facial verification exercise is a departure from the norms of the physical presence of retirees across the state at designated places …
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Ogun: Court orders state to maintain status quo regarding 75 Coronet Obas

Laide Raheem, Abeokuta A high court sitting in Abeokuta on Tuesday ordered that the appointment of 75 Coronet Obas reversed by the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, be maintained pending the determination of the suit against the state government. The previous state governor, Ibikunle Amosun, had on May 13, 2019, confirmed the appointment and upgrading of …
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No rapists will go unpunished – Ogun chief judge

Ademola Orunbon The Chief Judge of Ogun State, Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu, has vowed that no rapist in the state would go unpunished, saying the state would do everything possible to deal ruthlessly with culprits of sexual assault. Justice Dipeolu stated this at the official Commissioning of The Magistrate Court, Ido-Oke, Igbesa Land, Ado-Odo/Ota, Local Government …
The Sun Nigeria.



Kebbi first lady hails submission of child’s rights bill to state assembly

Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin Kebbi Dr Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu, the wife of Kebbi State Governor Abubakar Bagudu, has hailed her husband and his administration for taking the bold step of submitting to the state legislature for consideration the Gender-Based Violence and Child Molestation Acts. The Kebbi First Lady commended the multiyear efforts of civil society organisations, …
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Ondo records 174 total COVID-19 cases

Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure Ondo State has recorded a total of 174 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Governor Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, who disclosed the figure, decried the alarming rate of spread of the viral infection in the state. According to the governor, the state recorded a total of 100 cases of the virus …
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Imo: Pensioners protest, barricade Govt House entrance

George Onyejiuwa, Owerri Angry Imo pensioners have blocked the Okigwe roundabout leading to the Imo State Government House in protest over the non-payment of their pensions. The protest by the senior citizens has resulted in traffic gridlock as vehicular movements have been halted along the major roads within the state capital metropolis. Mr Ohanaeje Ike, …
The Sun Nigeria.

Court re-opens Jabi Lake Mall, orders published apology from centre

Caleb Onwe, Abuja   A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Magistrate’s Court Tuesday re-opened the shutdown Jabi Lake Mall after 10 days and also ordered the management of the Mall to publish an unreserved apology to government in national dailies, for hosting a concert of controversial Lagos-based artist, Naira Marley. The Mall was shut down last …

EFCC to investigate Obasa, as protesters storm Commission’s Lagos office

Temitope Ogunbanke   The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday declared that the Commission would investigate the allegations of misappropriation of funds and abuse of office levied against the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa. This was disclosed Tuesday by the Zonal Head of EFCC, Mohammadu Rabo …

JUST IN: Djokovic becomes latest tennis player to test positive for coronavirus

    World number one Novak Djokovic has become the latest tennis player to test positive for Covid-19. It comes after Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric and Viktor Troicki all revealed they had coronavirus after playing at Djokovic’s Adria Tour competition, reports the BBC. Djokovic, 33, played fellow Serb Troicki in the first event in Belgrade. …

Insecurity: Olonisakin meets Service Chiefs, other heads of security agencies

  Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin Tuesday met with Service Chiefs and other Heads of Security agencies at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja. Although details are still sketchy, it is believed that the meeting was held to review strategies in combating security challenges in the country. Only recently President Muhammadu Buhari had meet …

Coronavirus: Lockdown relaxed in England as 2m rule eased  

  Pubs, restaurants, hotels and hairdressers can open from July 4 in England, when social distancing rules will be eased. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said people should remain 2m apart where possible but a “one metre plus” rule will be introduced. Two households in England will also be able to meet indoors and stay overnight …

With unsubstantiated claim, Trump sows doubt on US election

  President Donald Trump opened a new front Monday in his fight against mail-in voting, making unsubstantiated assertions that foreign countries will print up millions of bogus ballots to rig the results and create what he called the “scandal of our times.” The claims not only ignore safeguards that states have implemented to prevent against …

JUST IN: IG orders APC Headquartets sealed

  … To meet NWC members Johnchuks Onuanyim, Abuja The Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu has ordered the seal-off of the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC), New Telegraph has learnt. The IGP gave the order through the FCT Commissioner of Police to the APC chief security officer. According to a party …

Nigerians bid to sue Shell in UK over oil-spill pollution

  Thousands of Nigerians are asking British judges to give them permission to sue Royal Dutch Shell Plc in London over environmental damage caused by oil spills 3,000 miles away in Africa. Lawyers for residents of the crude-rich Niger Delta believe a landmark U.K. Supreme Court ruling last year against a London-based miner should set …

Ogun appoints Ottun new Head of Service

  Kunle Olayeni, Abeokuta Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has appointed Alhaja Selimot Olapeju Ottun as the new Head of Service in the state. Until her appointment, Ottun was Permanent Secretary in the Bureau of Political Affairs and Administration. She previously served as Permanent Secretary at the state’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism between …

JUST IN: Lagos flood sweeps away 17-year-old girl

  Muritala Ayinla Flood waters have swept away a 17-year- old girl, simply identified as Ayisat, at Alapafuja axis of the Surulere Low-Cost Housing Estate following downpour experienced throughout Monday in some areas of the state. Consequently, LASEMA has commenced a search and rescue operation for the missing teenager. Confirming the tragic incident, the General …

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