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Rivers taskforce on street trading, illegal motor parks to prosecute defaulters

From TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt Rivers State Government taskforce on the ban on street trading, illegal motor parks, taxi ranks and mechanic workplaces, has commenced operation. The new coordinator of the taskforce, DSP Felix Nwadibeyi (rtd), said his team began operation yesterday (Monday) by first patrolling the streets of Port Harcourt and Obio Akpor Local Government …
The Sun Nigeria.

Anambra Lands Commissioner flags off allocation of plots at Awka Dubai Estate

From Aloysius Attah, Onitsha As part of efforts to encourage private investors into the development of the state capital territory, Anambra State Commissioner of Lands, Bonaventure Enemali yesterday flagged off the allocation of plots at the Dubai Estate, Awka. The estate owned by GSS Real Estate and Investment, a subsidiary of the GSS Group sits …
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NDDC: IYC cancels all protests, opts for stakeholders’ meeting

From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa There appears a temporary relief for the Sole Administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr Effiong Akwa as the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) Worldwide has suspended all proposed protests against his appointment. Akwa has been in the eye of the storm since his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari wuth …
The Sun Nigeria.

Sen. Kalu elated with release of Catholic Bishop; preaches love, unity among Nigerians

Kenneth Udeh The recent release of the Auxiliary Catholic Bishop of Owerri archdiocese who was kidnapped a week ago has been attributed to divine intervention this was the view of Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu. Recall that Moses Chikwe, the auxiliary bishop of Owerri archdiocese, was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen on …
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Abia community confers Sen. Kalu with highest traditional title

Kenneth Udeh   Pleased with his infrastructural strides in developing their community and Senatorial district, the Ihechiowa community in Arochukwu LG of Abia-North on Sunday confered the apex chieftaincy title on the Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu. The title “IKENGA ATA IGBO-UKWU UMUZOMGBO IHECHIOWA” was confered on Senator Kalu by the …
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Kwara Gov dissolves cabinet, thanks ex-members

From LAYI OLANREWAJU, Ilorin Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has dissolved his cabinet with effect from December 31, 2020, a statement said late Sunday. “His Excellency especially commends the Honourable cabinet members for their contributions to the development of the state while also wishing them the best in their future endeavours,” Chief Press Secretary to …
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Primary school teachers direct members to boycott enrollment into Edo state government pension scheme

From Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin More troubles for public primary school pupils in Edo State, as the state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has directed members to shun enrollment into the state government’s contributory pension scheme. The directive is coming ahead of the scheduled January 18, resumption by all public and private primary and …
The Sun Nigeria.



We’ll work to protect Plateau people – Kwapnoe, Dangwong, POH officials

From Gyang Bere, Jos Chairman of Plateau Our Heritage (POH), Hon. Alex Kwapnoe has urged Plateau citizens not to allow religion, ethnicity and different political affiliations to divides the people but work collectively to protect and promote peace and unity among the people. Hon. Kwapnoe disclosed this on Sunday during the inauguration and swearing in …
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NIN: Pantami directs suspension of NIMC staff involved in extortion

Benjamin Babine, Abuja The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami has directed that the staff members of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) involved in extortion of applicants at the Bauchi and Kaduna State offices, should be suspended immediately. Following public outcry that some some NIMC enrolment centers in Bauchi and Kaduna …
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Buhari mourns Ibidapo-Obe

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja   President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the passing of former Vice Chancellor of University of Lagos and Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of First Technical University, Ibadan, Prof Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe. While condoling with family members, the academia and friends, Buhari according to a statement bySpecial Adviser to the President Media and …
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Magistrates protest 24-month unpaid salaries in Calabar

  Magistrates in Cross River State on Monday protested at the governor’s office in Calabar over non-payment of their 24 months salaries. The Magistrates who came from the 18 local government areas of the state blocked the second gate leading to the governor’s office. They carried placards with inscriptions such as ‘No Bliss, no blush, …

Court orders remand of Sowore, four others in Kuje Prison

  The Magistrate court in Abuja has ordered the remand of Omoyele Sowore and four others at Kuje Correctional Centre. Their formal bail application will be heard tomorrow, January 5, 2020. Sowore was arrested by the police for leading a protest against bad governance on New Year’s Eve in Abuja. He is being arraigned alongside …

JUST IN: UK judge blocks Assange’s US extradition on health grounds

  Wikileaks founder Julian Assange cannot be extradited to the United States, a court in London has ruled. The judge blocked the request because of concerns over Assange’s mental health and risk of suicide in the US. The 49-year-old is wanted over the publication of thousands of classified documents in 2010 and 2011, reports the …

NAHCON asks states to begin 2021 pilgrimage preparations

*As Saudi Arabia reopens borders Muhammad Kabir, Kano The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, (NAHCON), had asked state Pilgrims Welfare Agencies to commence preparations for the 2021 Hajj exercise following the news of Saudi Arabia reopening it’s boarders for international pilgrimages. The Spokesperson of the Commission, Hajiya Fatima Sanda Usara, said in a release: “That as …

2021: Which way Nigeria oooo??? 

  By Dakuku Peterside Legendary Highlife and Afrobeat Musician Sunny Okosun in February 1983 sang a prophetic song with the above title. In the music, the Ozzidi  Master asked: Which way Nigeria? Which way to go? I love my fatherland. I want to know which way Nigeria is heading to. Almost thirty-eight years after, the …

Oxford man, 82, first in world to get Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine

  An 82-year-old retired maintenance manager has become the first person in the world outside clinical trials to receive the vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca. Brian Pinker, a dialysis patient, received the jab at 7.30am on Monday from Sam Foster, a nurse at Oxford University hospitals NHS foundation trust’s Churchill hospital, reports PA Media. Pinker, …

Abuja-Kaduna train breaks down again

  The Abuja-Kaduna train has broken down again as it returned from Kaduna on Sunday. The train was on the morning schedule from Rigasa, Kaduna to Idu, Abuja when it broke down around Akere, a rural area within the route. It was learnt that the Nigeria Railways Corporation (NRC) engineers battled to fix it for …

Charlie’s Angels star and Bond Girl, Tanya Roberts, dies aged 65

  Tanya Roberts, star of Charlie’s Angels and James Bond, has died at the age of 65.  The actress’s death was confirmed by her reps on Sunday, stating that she was walking her dogs on Christmas Eve and collapsed on returning home. She was rushed to hospital and put on a ventilator, but sadly didn’t …

Anambra tourism commissioner resigns, urges Obiano to take charge of his govt

  The Anambra State Commissioner for Art, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Christian Madubuko, has resigned from the position and alleged threat to his life. In a letter addressed to Governor Willie Obiano, the commissioner also cited sabotage as the reason he was leaving the government. He charged Obiano to quickly wake up and take charge …

COVID-19: Nigeria records 917 new infections as total rises to 90,080

  The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 917new Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the country. The NCDC disclosed this via its verified website late Sunday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)reports that so far, 955,429 persons have been tested in the country since the first confirmed COVID-19 case was announced on February 27, …

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