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‘Exercise Crocodile Smile 6’ for criminals – GOC

Philip Nwosu, Lagos The Nigerian Army in Lagos said it is flagging off EXERCISE CROCODILE SMILE 6 in Lagos and Ogun states, to check armed robbery and other heinous crimes, especially as the yuletide season draws near. The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division, Major General Godwin Umelo, who made the explanation, said a law-abiding …
The Sun Nigeria.

Lagos: Obey traffic laws, governor warns Okada riders

Lukman Olabiyi, Lagos Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has cautioned commercial motorcycle operators, popularly known as Okada riders, in the State to obey traffic laws. The Governor, who spoke through the State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, expressed the State Government’s displeasure at the flagrant violation of the Transport Sector Reform Law (TSRL) 2018 …
The Sun Nigeria.



Borno: Buhari commissions trauma centre, health facilities

Timothy Olanrewaju, Maiduguri President Mohammadu Buhari has commissioned a trauma centre, Physical Rehabilitation Centre (PRC), auditorium and other health facilities at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) in Borno. Buhari while performing the commissioning on Thursday in Maiduguri through virtual, said the facilities would improve health care delivery especially for victims of insurgency and …
The Sun Nigeria.

MOSOP urges FG to reconstitute substantive NDDC board

Tony John, Port Harcourt The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) has called on the Federal Government to initiate the process of constituting a substantive board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) that would perform all the functions provided by law as the tenure of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of …
The Sun Nigeria.

New strategy needed to overcome kidnapping on Kaduna-Abuja road – CAN

Sola Ojo, Kaduna The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Thursday called for a new strategy to curb renewed bloody kidnapping along Kaduna-Abuja dual carriage. CAN Chairman in Kaduna State Rev Joseph John Hayab, said in a statement that the increasing insecurity on Kaduna-Abuja road has reached a frightening level, therefore, requires urgent and pragmatic …
The Sun Nigeria.

Reconstruction of razed Delta court complex to gulp N100 million

Paul Osuyi, Asaba The reconstruction of the burnt Delta State High Court complex along Ibusa Road in Asaba would cost N100 million, Commissioner of Housing Festus Ochonogor has revealed. Ochonogor made this know during an inspection of the burnt courthouse alongside the State Chief Judge, Justice Marshall Umukoro; Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General, Peter …
The Sun Nigeria.

Bello congratulates Buni on 53rd birthday

Emmanuel Adeyemi, Lokoja Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has sent his hearty congratulations to the Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, on the occasion of his 53rd birthday anniversary, describing him as a great bridge builder and an astute political icon. Bello in a congratulatory message released on Thursday by his Chief Press Secretary, …
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WAEC lauds Kwara’s efforts on tackling exam malpractices

Layi Olanrewaju, Ilorin The Kwara State Government has been lauded on its efforts towards curbing examination malpractices in the State. The Human Resources Manager, West African Examination Council (WAEC), Mr Adesoji Faboro, gave the commendation at the 2020 WAEC State Committee Meeting held at the Ministry of Education headquarters in Ilorin, the state capital, saying: …
The Sun Nigeria.

Kwara assets panel tell how land meant for courtrooms were sold

Layi Olanrewaju, Ilorin Several plots of land allocated in the 1980s for the construction of courtrooms in Ilorin were arbitrarily sold out by the administrations of former Governors Bukola Saraki and Abdulfatah Ahmed without following the due process, the judicial panel on assets recovery heard on Thursday. Director-General of the Bureau of Land Barrister Bolaji …
The Sun Nigeria.

Buhari calls for urgent international response to tuberculosis

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the international community to urgently act in unison with rededicated efforts, using latest available technology and tools, to address the Tuberculosis (TB) epidemic, one of the leading causes of deaths worldwide. He made the appeal in his goodwill message to the roundtable conference of the Board …
The Sun Nigeria.

Minister: ‘I have the power to fire Super Eagles coach’

  Daniel Atori, Minna Barely 24 hours after he posted on social media his dismay at the Super Eagles’ abysmal performance in the two games against the Sierra Leone national football team, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare has said he has the power and prerogative to sack the Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Gernot …

Lekki report: CNN must be sanctioned – Lai Mohammed

  Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed has reacted to an investigative report by CNN on the October 20 Lekki shooting, saying the network ought to be sanctioned. Mohammed at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday said the report was one-dimensional and lacking in balance. CNN said its findings from verified video footages …

Buhari lauds Jonathan for helping to restore peace in Mali

  President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday congratulated his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan, on the occasion of the latter’s 63rd birthday. The president’s felicitations were contained in a statement signed by his spokesman, Femi Adesina. He thanked Jonathan for his service to the country and the African continent, including his work in helping to restore calm to …

Oil majors look to bolster security in Nigeria

  Major oil companies have asked local authorities to boost surveillance on oil-producing and oil and infrastructure assets in Nigeria following protests against police brutality and plans for oil job cuts, three industry sources told Reuters on Wednesday. The protests and the expected job cuts are further aggravating the unemployment in the Niger Delta, Nigeria’s oil-producing region, …

Lil Baby, Roddy Ricch, Taylor Swift win Apple Music Awards

  Rapper Lil Baby has been named artist of the year at the second annual Apple Music Awards. The rapper, who topped the charts this year with his sophomore album “My Turn” and reached the No. 3 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with his hit “The Bigger Picture,” was hand-selected by the streaming …

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ to hit theaters, streaming on Christmas

  Superhero movie “Wonder Woman 1984” will debut simultaneously in U.S. theaters and on AT&T Inc’s HBO Max streaming service starting on Christmas Day, an unusual release plan prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. AT&T’s Warner Bros studio said on Wednesday that the blockbuster film will be shown in theaters outside the United States, where HBO …

Strict, six-day coronavirus lockdown begins in Aussie state

  One of Australia’s strictest lockdowns began on Thursday with outdoor gatherings, weddings, funerals, takeaway food all coming to a standstill as authorities try to stifle the latest flare-up of the novel coronavirus. Images on social media showed empty streets in Adelaide, the capital of South Australia state, on day one of the state-wide lockdown. …

Australian Special Forces suspected of killing 39 unarmed people in Afghanistan

  Australia said on Thursday that 19 current and former soldiers will be referred for potential criminal prosecution for allegedly killing 39 Afghan locals, the majority of whom had been captured and unarmed. Detailing the findings of the long-awaited inquiry into the conduct of special forces personnel in Afghanistan between 2005 and 2016, Australia’s General …

House Democrats back Pelosi for another term as speaker

  Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to keep House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in her job for another two years, despite the party losing seats to Republicans in the November 3 election. The full House still must vote for speaker in early January, when Republicans will put up their own candidate …

Hurricane Iota: At least nine dead in strongest Atlantic hurricane of the year

  At least nine people have lost their lives as the strongest Atlantic hurricane of the year rips through areas of central America. Tens of thousands were forced to flee their homes as Hurricane Iota hit Nicaragua and neighbouring countries. The rainfall is expected to cause mudslides and potentially deadly flash flooding and river flooding, …

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