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Striking aviation workers bar Minister from entering FAAN HQ

Chinelo Obogo, Lagos Three major aviation unions on Thursday prevented the Minister of Aviation, Captain Hadi Sirika, from gaining entry into Freedom Square, the headquarters of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Lagos, following a one-day warning strike over unpaid salaries. The Minister was to hold a town hall meeting with the unions and …
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Borno Assembly honours SARS commander for exceptional gallantry

Timothy Olanrewaju, Maiduguri The Borno State House of Assembly has honoured the commander of the defunct federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in the State, Ibrahim Mohammed for outstanding gallantry. Unlike in other States where protests against the defunct police unit and its personnel are heightened, the Borno State legislature said the squad, its commander and …
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Buhari meets Jonathan, hails ECOWAS successes recorded in Mali

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday received updates on the Mali situation from the Special Envoy/Mediator to the West African country, former President Goodluck Jonathan. He expressed delight that the Mali situation had calmed down considerably following interventions by leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). In a statement by …
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We want SARS – Northern Governors

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja Northern states have rejected the total disbandment of the federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), saying that the police unit has been useful in the fight against insecurity in the region. The Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum and Plateau state Governor, Simon Lalong, made this declaration while fielding questions from State House …
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Soldiers arrest 28 bandits, oil thieves, kill several terrorists, rescue 28 kidnapped victims in one week

Molly Kilete, Abuja The Defence Headquarters said military operations conducted across the country in the last one week has led to the killings of several terrorists, bandits, oil thieves and other criminals terrorizing the peace of the country. The Coordinator, Defence Media Organisation, Major General John Enenche, who made the disclosure Thursday, said soldiers operating …
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OyoSUBEB trains Quality Assurance Officers on new ICT procedures

The Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board said that it is preparing its Quality Assurance Officers on ways to improve learning and to meet up with global best practices. The Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr Nureni Adeniran said this in Ibadan today at the opening of a two-day training on E-Quality …
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Group calls for more action on girl-child education in Borno

Timothy Olanrewaju, Maiduguri An NGO and pro-education campaigner, Plan International Nigeria, has called for more action on girl-child education in Borno State, describing the current school enrolment of girls in the State as very low. Plan International, at an event to mark the International Day of the Girl-Child 2020 at the Gubio camp for Internally …
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Armed hoodlums chase #EndSARS protesters from Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Lukman Olabiyi, Lagos The ongoing youth protest against police brutality and extra-judicial killings took another turn Thursday morning when armed hoodlums reportedly chased protesters at Lagos-Ibadan Expressway by Alausa, Secretariat. The #EndSARS protest is in its second week, with demonstrators blocking the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway by the State Secretariat, entrance of the State House of Assembly …
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Benue: NSCDC restates commitment to tackle crime

Rose Ejembi Makurdi The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Benue State Command has restated its commitment to tackle crime and criminality to ensure sustained peace in the state. The newly posted State Corps Commandant, Sule Sadiq Okeji,  stated this at a ceremony organized in honour of the out gone Commandant, Assistant Commandant General (ACG)  …
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In daring move, Minister bans #EndSARS protests

Fred Itua, Abuja Minister of the Federal capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Bello, has banned street protests in Abuja, citing violation of COVID-19 regulations. The Minister who is yet to address the protesters since the #EndSARS mass movement started, unlike some State Governors, said, the decision was taken after a security meeting held on Tuesday. Chief …
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Oyo gov, Makinde, loses Mum, aged 81

  Sola Adeyemo, Ibadan Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde on Thursday lost his mother, Madam Abigail Makinde. She was aged 81. According to some family sources, the death occurred in the early hours of Thursday after a brief illness attributed to old age. It will be recalled that the governor celebrated his mother’s …

FG, ASUU meet to resolve strike

  The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, will today (Thursday) meet with the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities in a bid to end the over six months strike by the university lecturers. A statement by the Deputy Director of Press and Public Relations at the ministry, Mr Charles Akpan …

Report: NNPC cuts loss by 99.7%

  The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it has recorded a 99.7 per cent reduction in its loss profile from ₦803billion in 2018 to ₦1.7billion in 2019. NNPC disclosed this in its 2019 Audited Financial Statement (AFS), released by Dr kennie Obateru, spokesman for the corporation, in Abuja, on Thursday. It will be recalled …

NiDCOM chief demands justice for Nigerian burnt to death in Libya

  Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), has demanded for justice for a Nigerian who was burnt to death on October 7 in Tripoli, Libya. Dabiri-Erewa made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, after meeting with the Libyan Ambassador to Nigeria, Ayad Attayary, in Abuja. The NiDCOM …

JUST IN: FG reopens NYSC camps Nov 10

  The Federal Government has announced the re-opening of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) camps across the country. The announcement was made on Thursday by the Minister of Youths and Sports, Sunday Dare. “The Resumption of the NYSC Orientation Camp for prospective Youth Corpers has been approved and opens on November 10th, 2020. Full COVID-19 …

Kyrgyzstan President steps down amid election turmoil

  Kyrgyzstan President Sooronbai Jeenbekov announced his resignation on Thursday in a bid to end the turmoil that has engulfed the Central Asian nation after a disputed parliamentary election. In a statement released by his office, Jeenbekov, who has faced calls to step down from protesters and political opponents, said holding on to power wasn’t …

Nations League roundup: Williams axis strikes late again as Wales top group

  Jonny Williams brought Wales’s goal drought to an end with his first international goal five minutes from time to give his side a 1-0 victory over Bulgaria in Sofia. The Charlton midfielder, who came off the bench with 18 minutes left, connected superbly with Neco Williams’s cross from the right to smash the ball high into the …

JUST IN: Thugs attack #EndSARS protesters in Lagos

…as Keyamo loses driver to protest Thugs armed with knives, matchets and guns have attacked peaceful #EndSARS protesters in Alausa, Ikeja, the Lagos state capital. Recall that a similar event occurred in Abuja, yesterday as a group of pro-SARS protesters who are believed to be thugs attacked #EndSARS protesters at the berger junction of the city. …

JUST IN: Sept inflation rate hits 13.71%, highest since Oct 2016

  The consumer price index which measures inflation increased by 13.71 percent year-on-year in September 2020. This is 0.49 percent points higher than the rate recorded in August 2020-13.22 percent. According to the September  CPI/Inflation report released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), on a month-on-month basis, the Headline index increased by 1.48 percent …

#EndSARS protest: Army vows to deal with subversive elements

  …reaffirms loyalty to Buhari, constitution Emmanuel Onani, Abuja Amidst the tense atmosphere in the land, the Nigerian Army has warned individuals and groups against engaging in acts of subversion against the government. The warning comes against the backdrop of ongoing demonstrations across major cities in the country, and propelled by #EndSARS protesters. Initially, the …

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