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Ortom to Tor Tiv: Your appointment didn’t come to me as a surprise

Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Tuesday said the appointment of the Tor Tiv, HRM Prof. James Ayatse as National President and Board of Trustees Chairman, Association of Christian Traditional Rulers of Nigeria did not come as a surprise to him going by his pedigree as one who loves God. The Governor …
The Sun Nigeria.

Iorapuu emerges BSU VC

Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has appointed Prof. Iorapuu Tor Joe as the Vice Chancellor (VC) of the Benue State University (BSU). Iorapuu is by this appointment, to succeed the outgoing Vice Chancellor, Prof. Msugh Kembe whose tenure expires soon. A statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Anthony …
The Sun Nigeria.



One dies, two injured in Ekiti auto crash

Priscilla Ediare, Ado-Ekiti Tragedy struck on Tuesday in Ado-Ekiti as a dump truck crushed a commuter to death along Ado-Ijan-Ikare road. Two other occupants of a Toyota Camry Car also sustained high degrees of fracture on their legs. The accident occurred in front of the Ekiti State government college located between Ado-Ekiti and the Federal …
The Sun Nigeria.

#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu delivers Protesters’ communique to Buhari, meets IGP

Lukman Olabiyi   Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has handed over a communiqué issued by the youths demanding end to police brutality and extra-judicial killings.  The governor who had  met with the protesters on Tuesday  morning, at the blocked entrance of State House of Assembly Complex, in which the aggrieved youths gave him their five-point demands  …
The Sun Nigeria.

2021 budget : Fayemi to build one healthcare centre per ward

Priscilla Ediare, Ado-Ekiti Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi has assured the Ekiti people of his administration’s commitment to all-round development of the state with particular focus on the health sector as it commenced activities marking its second anniversary on Monday. The Governor said the 2021 budget would focus more on health care delivery assuring that …
The Sun Nigeria.

IGP orders defunct SARS personnel to undergo medical, psychological examination

Molly Kilete, Abuja The Inspector General of Police(IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered all personnel of the defunct Special Anti Robbery Squad(SARS), to report to the police force Headquarters in Abuja for debriefing, psychological and medical examination. The IGP who gave the order said the medical and psychological examination was a prelude to further training and …
The Sun Nigeria.

“I have not asked anyone for money for employment or contract, ignore fake Facebook account”, says Unical VC designate

  The Vice- Chancellor designate of the University of Calabar, Prof. Florence Banku Obi, has called on the general public to disregard the fake Facebook account created in her name by fraudsters. The VC designate who said her attention was drawn to a fake Facebook account “Florence Banku Obi”, frowns at such acts which she …
The Sun Nigeria.



#EndSARS: Protesters barricade Delta Government House, demand audience with Okowa

Paul Osuyi, Asaba  Thousands of protesters in Asaba on Tuesday formed a human barricade at the entrance to the Delta State Government House. The protesting youths trooped to the streets to add their voices to the campaign against the now disbanded Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS). At the Government House gate along Anwai road, Asaba, …
The Sun Nigeria.

Ondo is not Edo, Akeredolu taunts PDP

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja. Newly re-elected governor of Ondo stage has taunted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for losing the gubernatorial election, declaring “Ondo is not Edo.” This is even as he has advised deputy governor of the state, Agoola Ajayi, to resign from the post if he has honour.  He spoke to State House Correspondents …
The Sun Nigeria.

S/Africa regional business body to engage regulators on policy harmonisation

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Business Council will engage regional financial services regulators towards harmonisation of policies to integrate digital payment scheme for small and medium enterprises, official said. Sandra Uwera, the COMESA Chief Executive Officer stated this in a statement in Lusaka on Tuesday. The need for harmonisation was meant …
The Sun Nigeria.

IGP orders all defunct SARS operatives back to Force HQ for psychological, medical tests

…says new tactical team to commence training next week The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has, in accordance with Section 18 (10) of the Police Act 2020, on Tuesday ordered all personnel of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) to report at the Force Headquarters, Abuja for debriefing, psychological and medical examination. According …

#EndSARS: Govs to meet IGP

Nigerians governors will on Wednesday meet with the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu on the security situation in the country regarding the protest over the activities of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS). A statement by the head, media and public affairs of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo also said the governors …

Gbajabiamila commissions COVID-19 testing centre at N/Assembly

…as FCT takes coronavirus battle to Area Councils The speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on Tuesday commissioned a COVID-19 testing centre at the National Assembly. Gbajabiamila said the idea behind having a COVID-19 testing centre within the National Assembly is for the over 4,000 people working in the federal legislature to …

Political class can’t fix politics in Nigeria – Oby Ezekwesili

Ahead of a virtual press conference to unveil #FixPolitics, one-time Education Minister and a presidential candidate in the 2019 general election, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili spoke with some select media houses. JOHNSON AYANTUNJI presents an excerpt of the proceedings… As a prominent stakeholder in Nigeria’s socio-economic development, what would you say are the major setbacks to …

Alleged $7,000 fraud: EFCC arrests Nollywood actor

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has announced the arrest of one Ezekiel Sunday Emmanuel, for allegedly defrauding an American national, Collins Meresha, to the tune of $7,000. Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, who made the disclosure in a statement Tuesday, said the Nollywood actor was arrested by …

Total lockdown as Kwara workers down tools

Organised labour unions in Kwara State, despite the court injunction stopping them from calling out workers on strike, walked their talk as the strike action which commenced on Tuesday witnessed total compliance by workers in the state. It would be recalled that organised labour unions in the state had issued a 14-day ultimatum to the …

JUST IN: Wike makes U-turn joins #EndSARS protest

  Nyesome Wike, the Governor of Rivers State, who had earlier banned #EndSAR protest in the state, has made a u-turn and joined the protesters in calling for an end to police brutality. Wike in a statement issued on Monday night by Paulinus Nsirim, Commissioner for Information and Communications, warned Rivers residents against embarking on …

#EndSARS: Presidential panel approves protesters’ five-point demand

  The Presidency on Tuesday said the Presidential Panel on the Reform of the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad has approved the five-point demands put forward by youths that have been protesting across the country. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement titled: ‘Presidential panel on …

JUST IN: Buhari receives Akeredolu 

  President Muhammadu Buhari is currently receiving Ondo Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu and his Deputy Governor-elect, Lucky Ayedatiwa. Governor Akeredolu and his Deputy were led by the Caretaker Committee Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, and the Chairman of the APC Campaign Committee for the Ondo State …

Benue varsity gets new Vice Chancellor

The Benue State University, Makurdi had gotten a new Vice Chancellor, he is Prof. Joe Tor Iorapuu. He came tops amongst two other contenders for the position – Prof. Edward Omudu and Prof. Tarhule Vitalis. A letter signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof. Anthony (SAN), and made available to New Telegraph …

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