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Minister endorses Okonjo-Iweala for WTO

Charity Nwakaudu, Abuja Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development, Dr Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah, has endorsed Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the position of Director-General, World Trade Organisation, describing her as eminently qualified for the top job. Ogah made this known in a statement signed by the Acting Director of Press Ministry of Mines and Steel …
The Sun Nigeria.

Power: Kaduna Electric to install one million prepaid metres in three years

Sola Ojo, Kaduna The operator of Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company, Kaduna Electric, on Wednesday expressed its readiness to metre one million targeted electricity consumers in its franchise States of Kaduna, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zanfara in the next their years. Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Kaduna Electric, Garba Haruna, who stated this during an interactive …
The Sun Nigeria.



#EndSARS: Fish out perpetrators of Lekki shooting, ADP tells Buhari

Okwe Obi, Abuja Action Democratic Party (ADP) has urged President Mohammadu Buhari, to fish alleged security personnel who opened fire on #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, in Lagos State. ADP National Chairman, Yabaji Sani, in a statement yesterday, explained that the shooting was undemocratic and uncalled for, as no nation can ever progress …
The Sun Nigeria.

EndSARS protests not religious – ECWA President Baba Panya

Gyang Bere, Jos The President of Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), Rev. Stephen Baba Panya said the #EndSARS protests which was scuttled by satanic agents nationwide has no religious colouration. Rev. Panya in a press statement issued on Wednesday in Jos, said the sponsors of the thugs and marchants of violence didn’t envisage the consequences …
The Sun Nigeria.

#EndSARS: Four police officers killed, 11 stations burnt, 6 others vandalized, rifles stolen in Anambra

Aloysius Attah, Onitsha Anambra State Police Command yesterday counted losses incurred during the violent protests disclosing that hoodlums acting under the guise of #EndSARS protests in Anambra State set ablaze eleven police stations, burnt over 20 vehicles including patrol and exhibit vehicles and an Armoured Personnel Carrier. Commissioner of Police, Anambra State Command, CP John …
The Sun Nigeria.

26 Nigeria women die daily of cervical cancer – Dr Bagudu

Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin Kebbi Wife of the Kebbi State Governor, Dr Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu, has urged Nigerians and stakeholders to fight against Cancer and free the nation from the killer disease as polio was dealt with across the country. Dr Bagudu, who disclosed that more than 39.59 million women are at risk globally of cancer, …
The Sun Nigeria.

State-of-the-nation: South-East not fairly treated – Northern elders

Okwe Obi, Abuja Northern elders under the umbrella of Coalition of Northern Elders for Peace and Development (CNEEPD), have expressed concern over allege maltreatment meted out on the people of the South East in the scheme of things. While promising to support the region in future elections, the elders persuaded them to be law-abiding and …
The Sun Nigeria.



Looting: Gov’t review curfew as police begins search and recovery operation in Taraba

Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo The Taraba State government has announced the review of curfew imposed on Jalingo and Wukari following massive looting of both public and private property in the two towns as a fallout of the#EndSARS protest from 24 hours to 12 hours. The State deputy governor Alhaji Haruna Manu who disclosed in a statement …
The Sun Nigeria.

FEC approves N4.5bn for exams papers printing, FCT rural roads

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The 21st virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the sum of N2.9 billion for the award of contract for the printing of examination materials both sensitive and non sensitive. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who briefed alongside the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said the contract was awarded …
The Sun Nigeria.

#ENDSARS protests: Group slams Buratai over claim of destabilization plot

George Onyejiuwa, Owerri A Group, the United Movement for New Nigeria has slammed the Chief of Army staff, Gen. Tukur Burutai over his recent claim that the #ENDSARS protest was a ploy to destabilize the country. They noted that the statement by Army Chief was simply to divert public attention from the dastardly act of …
The Sun Nigeria.

Man United modify Old Trafford to hold 23,500 socially distanced fans

Manchester United have modified Old Trafford to accommodate 23,500 socially distanced spectators, and say they are “bemused” by the ongoing ban on fans at stadiums. The government had proposed crowds be gradually reintroduced from the start of October but made a U-turn following a rise in coronavirus cases, reports the BBC. “We received government guidelines,” …

#EndSARS protests has revealed inadequacies in governance, says Ortom

Cephas Iorhemen, Makurdi   Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom Wednesday said that the nationwide #EndSARS protest by Nigerian youths has indeed exposed the inadequacies in governance at all levels. He therefore, stressed the need to correct such inadequacies for a better and guaranteed future for the youths. The governor stated this during the  inauguration of …

Palliatives: Niger APC chieftain exonerates Buhari, lambasts govs for hoarding items

Daniel Atori, Minna   A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Niger State, Comrade Jonathan Vatsa has taken a swipe at state governors in country over the discovery of COVID-19 palliatives stacked in warehouses. The former Publicity Secretary of APC in Niger state, who spoke to selected journalists, said their actions have led …

Northern elders hail Ohaneze Ndigbo for disowning Kanu’s statement

  Our Reporter Northern elders under the aegis of Coalition of Northern Elders for Peace and Development (CNEEPD), have commended the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, for distancing the zone from a recent inciting statement by the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. This was even as the elders …

JUST IN: Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala elected WTO DG 

      Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s nominee for the office of the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has emerged winner of the highly competitive race. Okonjo-Iweala was chosen as the final candidate for the much-coveted role. She polled 104 votes from 164 member countries to defeat South Korea’s Trade Minister, Yoo Myung-Hee at …

Women go on ‘strike’ in Poland after court’s abortion ruling

  A strike is under way in Poland by women opposed to a court ruling that introduced a near-total ban on abortion in the mainly Catholic country. It is the seventh straight day of demonstrations against the decision that outlawed terminations on the grounds of severe health defects. Scuffles erupted in parliament on Tuesday with …

Married police officer jailed for killing lover

  A married police officer who strangled his lover after she revealed their affair to his wife has been jailed for manslaughter. Timothy Brehmer, 41, has been sentenced to 10 years and six months for killing mother-of-two Claire Parry, 41, in a pub car park on May 9 after she revealed their affair, reports Sky …

Buhari launches 2021 Armed Forces emblem fund

  The President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, presided over the launch of the emblem appeal fund for the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration. The event took place at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Buhari launched the emblem with N10 million. The launch holds annually to raise fund in honour of the …

#EndSARS: UK reopens Visa Application Centres in Nigeria

  The United Kingdom High Commission has announced the reopening of its Visa Application Centres in Nigeria. The centres were shut down last Thursday owing to the violence that followed the #EndSARS protest across the country. In an update on Twitter, the commission said the centres are working hard to process all outstanding applications. But …

NHRC: Alleged attack on law enforcement officers unacceptable

  The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), has condemned in strong terms the alleged killing of Police Officers which is fast spreading across the country, saying that such heinous crime has no place in modern history and therefore should be eschewed to allow peace and orderliness to reign in the country. Executive Secretary Tony Ojukwu …

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