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Edo guber: APC raises alarm over destruction of its billboards, posters by gov’t agents

Tony Osauzo, Benin Signs that the Edo State September 19 gubernatorial election is heading for violence emerged yesterday, with the All Progressives Congress (APC), raising the alarm over the destruction and removal of its outdoor billboards and campaign posters ‎and those of its candidates, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and his running mate, Mallam Gani Audu, erected …
The Sun Nigeria.

COVID-19: With 1840 people tested, Benue confirmed cases hit 183

Rose Ejembi, Makurdi The Benue State Action Committee on COVID-19 has said that out of the 1840 people that have been tested for COVID-19 in the state, 183 persons have so far tested positive to the virus as at July 18, 2020. According to a member of the Committee, Bemgba Iyortyom who posted the update …
The Sun Nigeria.



Kebbi: LG Council distributes fertilizers, millet seeds to farmers

Olanrewaju Lawal,Birnin Kebbi The Chairman of Kalgo Local Government Area, Alhaji Shamsu Faruk-Kalgo has flagg off the distribution of fertilizers and millet seeds to farmers in the area as part of measures of the council to ensure bumper harvest by farmers during the rainy season. Kalgo, while distributing the items to the farmers on Saturday …
The Sun Nigeria.

Innoson: Sen Ubah rejects Utazi’s apology

Fred Itua, Abuja As the controversy over the alleged de-marketing of Innoson Vehicles continues to generate controversy, the senator representing Anambra South, Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, has demanded an unreserved apology from Senator Chukwuka Utazi over his point of order on the floor of the Senate, where he alluded that a senator had tried to de-market …
The Sun Nigeria.

AGSMEIS: Firms partner to assist 10m youths access loan

Okwe Obi, Abuja The Nigerian Youth Compass on COVID-19 and Nigerian Youth Chamber of Commerce, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), to assist 10 million entrepreneurs access loans under the Agribusiness Small and Medium-Scale Enterprises Intervention Scheme (AGSMEIS), set up by the Central Bank of Nigeria. Chairman, Nigerian Youth Compass on COVID-19, Gambo Haruna, …
The Sun Nigeria.

How personal assistant allegedly killed GOKADA CEO

NEW YORK (AP) – A personal assistant arrested Friday in the death and dismemberment of a 33-year-old tech entrepreneur was believed to have owed his boss a “significant amount of money,” New York City police said. Tyrese Haspil faces a murder charge in the death of Fahim Saleh, whose beheaded, armless body was found Tuesday …
The Sun Nigeria.

BREAKING: Former Edo Speaker, Zakawanu Garuba, is dead

Tony Osauzo, Benin A former Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Alhaji Zakawanu Garuba, 54, is dead. Garuba, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who was speaker between 2007 and 2009, reportedly died in Abuja in the early hours of yesterday, July 18 after a brief undisclosed illness. The ex-lawmaker, a …
The Sun Nigeria.



COVID-19: Kaduna Gov’t orders civil servants to resume work Monday

Noah Ebije, Kaduna Kaduna State government has directed its civil servants to report to work on Monday, after working remotely for over three months at home, following the invoking of the Quarantine Act and Kaduna State Public Health Law, which quarantined all residents on March 26. A circular issued by the office of the Head …
The Sun Nigeria.

Allow NDDC to work for the people, NANS tells detractors

Fred Ezeh, Abuja The leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has asked those that have vowed to frustrate the ongoing forensic audit of the financial activities of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) for whatever reason to have rethink. The students’ body registered their displeasure with the fact that after about 20 years …
The Sun Nigeria.

Wike’s timely rescue of Joi Nunieh from police prevented crisis in Rivers – Rep member

TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt The member representing Khana/Gokana Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Dumnamene Dekor, has applauded Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, for his timely intervention in the foiled unlawful attempt by security operatives to arrest the former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Joi Nunieh, last Thursday. Dekor said, …
The Sun Nigeria.

Mourinho: It’s hard to compete with clubs that ‘just break the rules’

  José Mourinho has bemoaned the difficulty of being in competition with clubs that “just break the rules and forget the financial fair play”, as he outlined how he intended to reshape Tottenham into Champions League qualifiers. The Spurs manager was asked about the comments of Mikel Arteta, his counterpart at Arsenal, and whether he …

Twitter says attackers downloaded data from up to eight non-verified accounts

  Twitter Inc said on Saturday that hackers were able to download account information for up to eight accounts involved in the hack of its systems this week, but said none of them were verified accounts. The company said bit.ly/3eAuwuE the unidentified attackers targeted 130 accounts, and were able to reset passwords to take control of 45 …

Sign petition to get me on presidential ballot, Kanye West tells fans

  Kanye West is asking fans to sign a petition calling for him to be added to the presidential ballot in South Carolina. It follows his announcement earlier this month that he intends to run for the White House under the banner of The Birthday Party – “because when we win, it’s everybody’s birthday”. He qualified to …

Philippines defends anti-terror law before US Congress

  The Philippines’ foreign ministry has told the U.S. Congress that political freedoms and human rights will be respected as concerns linger over an anti-terrorism law that takes effect on Saturday. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte early this month signed a stricter anti-terrorism bill, condemned by critics and rights groups as a weapon to target opponents …

Biden warns of Russian election meddling after receiving intelligence briefings

  Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said on Friday he is now getting intelligence briefings, and has been told Russia continues to try to meddle in November’s U.S. election. China also was conducting activities “designed for us to lose confidence in the outcome” of the 2020 election, Biden told supporters during an online fundraiser …

Mother sentenced to 35 years in prison for murder of 5-year-old son

  An Illinois woman was sentenced Friday to 35 years in prison in the beating death of her 5-year-old son who prosecutors said had endured years of abuse for most of his young life. JoAnn Cunningham pleaded guilty to first-degree murder last year in the death of her son, Andrew “AJ” Freund Jr., who was found wrapped in plastic in a …

John Lewis, lion of US civil rights and Congress, dies at 80

  John Lewis, a lion of the civil rights movement whose bloody beating by Alabama state troopers in 1965 helped galvanize opposition to racial segregation, and who went on to a long and celebrated career in Congress, died. He was 80. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi confirmed Lewis’ passing late Friday night, calling him “one of …

Nigeria’s COVID-19 deaths fall as NCDC confirms 600 new cases

*Africa’s infections surpass 663,000 – WHO There was some cheering news for the nation on Friday night as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced only three new COVID-19 deaths have occurred in the last 24 hours. On Thursday nine people died from the disease which is ravaging the globe. In their latest release …

CBN’s N16n will boost local production –Maize farmers

Nigeria’s Maize Farmers Association (MFA) yesterday said the N16 billion released by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) would boost local production and also ensure stable price of the commodity. The National President, MAAN, Dr. Abubakar Funtua, who spoke with journalists in Abuja over the recent ban placed on importation of maize into the country …

Erosion: The gully is now close to my bedroom –Blind old man

… South-East now a tourist centre where nature is unkind to us –An environmentalist The South-East region, especially Anambra State, has been convulsing under the menace of erosion, the worst anyone could find in the country for a long time now. MADUFORO OKECHUKWU, who took a tour of some towns and villages most hit by …

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