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Diri, IYC declare support as #EndSARS protest spreads to Bayelsa

Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa The Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri and the leadership of the umbrella body of Ijaw Youths Worldwide, the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) have declared their support for the ongoing protests in Yenagoa, the State capital and other parts of the country against police brutality exemplified by the hashtags #EndSARS and #EndSWAT. The …
The Sun Nigeria.

Ondo varsity directs workers to resume work on Oct. 19

The Management of Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH), Okitipupa, Ondo State, has directed all teaching and non-teaching staff of the institution to resume duty on Monday, Oct. 19. This directive is contained in a statement, signed by Mr Idowu Omowole, the acting Registrar of the institution, and made available to newsmen on …
The Sun Nigeria.



NCC arraigns 7 suspected notorious Pirates

The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) has arrested and arraigned seven suspected and notorious pirates in Court. Mr. John Asein, Director General (DG) of the NCC, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Yola, where he will present a copyright certificate to a prominent stakeholder in the state. …
The Sun Nigeria.

Kidnapped top government official in Kwara released – Police

The Kwara Police Command has confirmed the release of the Director, Expenditure Control in the State Ministry of Finance, Alhaji Hakeem Idris, who was kidnapped on Oct. 7. SP Ajayi Okasanmi, the Public Relations Officer of the Police command, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Ilorin, saying that …
The Sun Nigeria.

PDP clears all seats in Bauchi Council polls

The ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Bauchi has won all the chairmanship and councillorship seats in Saturday’s council polls in the state. Chairman, Bauchi State Independent Electoral Commission (BASIEC), Alhaji Dahiru Tata, announced this on Sunday in Bauchi while issuing Certificates of Return to the newly elected chairmen. “The election has been largely successful …
The Sun Nigeria.

#EndSARS protest hijacked to destabilise Buhari govt – FG

The Federal Government says the #EndSARS protest has been hijacked by hoodlums and people with ulterior motive to destabilise the country and bring down the Muhammadu Buhari administration. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this on Sunday when he featured on a Radio Nigeria programme monitored by the News Agency of …
The Sun Nigeria.

Attempt on my life during EndSARS protest pre-planned – Oyetola

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun on Sunday said the attempt on his life by assailants during Saturday’s protest against the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squard(SARS) in the state was pre-planned. Oyetola, in a state broadcast on Sunday in Osogbo, said preliminary investigation revealed that the commando style in which the assailants carried out their attack justified …
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IMF chief economist expects slow global recovery with pandemic still raging

(Xinhua/NAN) Global economic recovery is going to be slow as long as the COVID-19 pandemic continues uncontrolled, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Chief Economist Gita Gopinath has said. She has, therefore, called for multilateral efforts to contain the virus. In a remote video interview with Xinhua, Gopinath said economic outcomes in the second quarter had been …
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Flood mitigation: Set aside 5% of annual budget, Sen Oduah urges riverine state govts

(Kingsley Okoye, NAN) Senator Stella Oduah has advised State Governors, whose communities were prone to floods, to set aside five per cent of their annual budget revenue to mitigate the natural phenomenon. The senator, representing Anambra North Senatorial District in the ninth Senate, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria …
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Movie theatres outside New York City to reopen at 25% capacity, Cuomo says

(Reuters/NAN) Movie theatres outside of New York City will be allowed to reopen on Oct. 23 after a months-long hiatus spurred by the coronavirus, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday. Theatres will be required to cap capacity at 25% with a maximum of 50 people per screen, and only in counties that have …
The Sun Nigeria.

Lai Mohammed: FG has met demands of #EndSARS protesters

*Says protesters cost life of pregnant woman Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture on Sunday said that the Federal Government has met with all of the demands made by #EndSARS protesters. He started this on Sunday when he appeared on Radio Nigeria programme in Abuja. According to him, the protest has been hijacked …

Ondo 2020: Consolidate on your developmental strides, Lanlehin counsels Akeredolu

…Cautions Makinde against overrating himself Sola Adeyemo, Ibadan A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin (Solan), on Saturday congratulated the Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN) on his second term victory, urging him to consolidate on the developmental strides that earned him the October 10, 2020 re-election triumph. …

Oyetola: ‘Thugs sent to kill me’

*Confirms one death in state broadcast on #EndSARS attack Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has broken his silence on Saturday’s attack on his convoy by armed thugs. Oyetola, his deputy Benedict Alabi and some other members of the state executive, narrowly escaped death on Saturday when thugs attacked them after addressing #ENDSARS protesters in Osogbo, the state …

FG warns #EndSARS protesters after hoodlums hijack process

  Following the violence that has trailed the #EndSARS protests in some parts of the country, the Federal Government has warned that it will not allow the country to be thrown into anarchy. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this on Saturday when he featured on a late-night Nigeria Television Authority …

Osun Police Commissioner condemns attack on Oyetola

  The Commissioner of Police, Osun State Police Command, Undie Adie has condemned the violent attack on the person/convoy of the Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, while addressing End SARS protesters. Oyetola had apologised to the youths for coming late to address them since the beginning of the protest. The governor said he was …

NCDC confirms 113 new COVID-19 cases, over 4,000 recoveries

  Nigeria’s total recovery count received a major boost on Saturday with over 4,000 patients discharged. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 4,253 new recoveries across the country. In its update for October 18, 2020, the agency noted that 4,161 of the discharged COVID-19 patients were managed in communities in Lagos. This is …

Osimhen celebrates Napoli debut goal with #EndSARS banner

Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, finally broke his goal duck for Napoli and celebrated the strike with a #EndSARS banner. Osimhen joined Napoli from Lille during the transfer window and despite playing well in the last two games; he was unable to get on the scoresheet until the 4-1 defeat of Atalanta on Saturday.   …

#EndSARS protests: Adeboye, Enenche, Adefarasin, Adeyemi demystify new direction

Are you wondering why the nationwide end police brutality protest, which is spearheaded by Nigerian youths, is continuing and gathering more momentum; even after the Inspector General of Police, IGP Adamu Mohammed, has in cognisance of the youth’s request disband SARS? Sunday Telegraph investigation shows that the reason is not at all far fetched. Men …

Djinn’s Day Out 11

Ujay peeped through the window and saw no one. She went back to his waiting arms.   “I love you my baby. Nothing gonna change my love for you,” he whispered into her ears. Her body tingled all over. Valentine’s Day couldn’t be better than this. He promised her it would be a month-long celebration …

92,591 candidates sit for Common Entrance Exams

…only 30,000 may be admitted says FG No fewer than 92,591 candidates yesterday sat for the 2019/2020 National Common Entrance Examination (NCEE), conducted by the National Examinations Council (NECO), in 639 centres nationwide.   However, only 30,000 candidates may be offered  admission, due to the constraints of limited carrying capacity of the 104 Federal Government …

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