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Ajegunle residents applaud military presence, say Yuletide peaceful

By Zika Bobby, Lagos Residents of the Ajegunle area of Lagos have given the Nigerian a military thumbs up for their role in ensuring a crime-free Yuletide. They said for the past eight years the area had witnessed a high crime rate  during the Christmas season. Many who spoke on condition of anonymity said a …
The Sun Nigeria.

Ohanaeze election: Okwukwu drags Nwodo to court

From Jude Chinedu, Enugu With days to go to the national election of Ohaneaze Ndigbo, the embattled Secretary-General of the body, Chief Uche Okwukwu, has dragged its President-General, Chief Nnia Nwodo, to court, seeking to stop him from conducting the exercise. Okwukwu, who has been at loggerheads with Nwodo, leading recently to the inauguration of …
The Sun Nigeria.



‘We don’t want another lockdown,’ governor appeals to Lagosians

By Lukman Olabiyi, Lagos Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has cautioned Lagosians over their attitude towards COVID-19 protocols and the increasing number of people testing positive for the virus. The governor in a tweet on Tuesday urged residents in the state to observe measures put in place to curb the spread of the virus, noting …
The Sun Nigeria.

House committee chairman Sununu launches 16 projects in Kebbi

From Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin Kebbi The Chairman of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Healthcare Services, Dr Tanko Yusuf Sununu, has inaugurated 16 developmental projects on health, education and water in three Local Government Areas of Kebbi State. Sununu, who represents Shanga/ Yauri/ Ngaski Federal Constituency, flagged off the projects on Wednesday in Ngaski Local …
The Sun Nigeria.

Libel suit: Former Benue Speaker Ikyange absent from court due to ill health

From Rose Ejembi, Makurdi The former speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly, Terkimbi Ikyange, was not present in court on Wednesday as a result of ill-health, his counsel said. Ikyange was supposed to appear before a Makurdi High Court on Wednesday after Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom dragged him to court for libel …
The Sun Nigeria.

Nasarawa specialist hospital takes delivery of COVID ventilators – CMD

From Faith Awa Maji, Lafia The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital (DASH) Lafia, Nasarawa State, Dr Hassan Ikrama, says the hospital had taken delivery of four ventilators preparatory to handling any serious complications case of coronavirus. The CMD made the disclosure on Wednesday in an interview with Daily Sun in Lafia. According …
The Sun Nigeria.

Benue: Police arrest, prosecute over 200 suspected cultists in 2020

From Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Over 200 suspected cultists were arrested and prosecuted in Benue State in 2020, the Benue State Police Command says. The Commissioner of Police in charge of Benue, Mukkadas Garba, disclosed this while fielding questions from reporters in his office this week. ‘The law against cultism has been largely successful in the …
The Sun Nigeria.



Bobi Grazing Reserve: Niger gov promises investors adequate security

From John Adams, Minna Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has assured investors at the Bobi Grazing Reserve of adequate security in spite of the activities of armed bandits across the state. The governor said that he remains committed to the completion of the 30,000-hectare modern grazing reserve before the end of his administration in …
The Sun Nigeria.

Buhari congratulates Christian Chukwu on 70th birthday

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated former coach of the Super Eagles, Christian Chukwu, on his 70th birthday. He said he joins sports lovers, family and friends to celebrate the skilful footballer who captained the national team to lift its first African Nations Cup title in 1980. According to a statement by …
The Sun Nigeria.

Officials who spent N116 million on stationery are retired – Sylva

From Uche Usim, Abuja Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Mr Timipre Sylva, has reacted to reports of N116 million spent by officials of his ministry on stationery, noting that those involved have either retired or have been redeployed to other ministries. Sylva made the disclosure in a statement released by his media aide, Mr Garba …
The Sun Nigeria.

Soldiers allegedly set ablaze over 50 motorcycles in Benue communities

Following the ban on the use of motorcycles and tricycles in Katsina-Ala and Ukum local government areas as a result of worsening insecurity situation, men of the Nigeria Army have taken over the area allegedly setting ablaze over 50 motorcycles belonging to the youths of the areas. Investigation by New Telegraph revealed that since the …

Ohaneze Ndigbo: Igbos need security in Nigeria – Presidential aspirant

A presidential candidate for the Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide, Dr. Valentine Iheukwumere Oparaocha has said that what the Igbo man needs most is security for their lives and businesses, this he promised to pursue if voted into power. Oparaocha, a retired State Security Service (SSS) officer, said he joined the race for the number one seat …

NDDC: Ibibio Patriarch urges unity, development

….bemoans distrust, wrangling. The patriarch of Ibibio people worldwide, Oku Ibom Ibibio and President General of Ifim Ibom Ibibio, His Eminence, Ntenyin (Dr.) Solomon Daniel Etuk, has called on the people of the Niger Delta region to remain their brother’s keeper. Nteyin Etuk, who is also the Chairman, Akwa Ibom State Council of Chiefs and …

US Congressman contracts COVID-19 after receiving first dose of vaccine

  Kevin Brady, a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Wednesday he had tested positive for the COVID-19 shortly before he was due to receive the second dose of the coronavirus vaccine developed by the Pfizer-BioNTech duo. The vaccine’s regimen is two doses per patient 21 days apart, reports Sputnik. “Tonite …

Report: Ozil finally agrees deal to leave Arsenal

  Mesut Ozil has agreed a three-and-a-half-year deal with Fenerbahce and will leave Arsenal imminently, A Spor reports. In the past days, there have been meetings between the President of Fenerbahce, Emre Belozoglu and Ozil. The German playmaker is said to be very keen on a return to Turkey. Ozil has chosen Fenerbahce despite interest …

Police to arraign Deeper Life school officials over alleged sexual abuse

  Following the alleged sexual abuse of an 11-year-old student of the school in Uyo, the police in Akwa Ibom State are preparing to arraign some officials of the Deeper Life High School. Some officials of the school were said to have been detained after attending a meeting at the police headquarters, Uyo, summoned by …

China plays down WHO concern about delay in coronavirus team’s trip

    China played down on Wednesday World Health Organisation (WHO) concern about a delay in authorisation for a visit by team of experts looking into the origins of the novel coronavirus, saying arrangements were being worked out. The head of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said on Tuesday he was “very disappointed” that China …

Capt. Ado Sanusi leaves Aero Contractors

  Wole Shadare Capt. Ado Sanusi has left his position as the Managing Director of Aero Contractors following his nearly four-year stint at the helm of affairs of the carrier. The decision by the aircraft pilot to leave at a critical period of the carrier’s life is yet unknown as New Telegraph’s efforts to reach …

Nollywood loses veteran actress, Orisabunmi

  The Nigerian film industry has lost another veteran Yoruba actor, Folake Aremu, popularly known as Orisabunmi. President of the Theatre Arts And Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) Bolaji Amusan, aka Mr. Latin, confirmed her death on Wednesday morning. Latin disclosed that Folake Aremu gave her last breath on Tuesday night but didn’t …

Ibidapo-Obe was an astute administrator, says Ekhomu

  Security Expert, Dr. Ona Ekhomu,  has described the passage of the former Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe as a “rude shock” and a great loss to academia and the nation. He described Prof. Ibidapo-Obe as an astute administrator, a frontline scholar, a good Christian, who used to engage in …

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