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Alleged treasonable felony: UK, Israel petitioned to repatriate IPOB leader, Kanu

From Okwe Obi, Abuja Pan-Ohanaeze Ndigbo socio-political organisation, Coalition of South East Professionals Network in Nigeria and Diaspora (CSEPNND), has petitioned the United Kingdom and Israel, through the Federal Government to repatriate Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, to face the law over an alleged treasonable felony. CSEPNND’s National President Prof. …
The Sun Nigeria.

I&I emerges 1st Tatup franchisee in Lagos

  By Simeon Mpamugoh An investments advisory firm I&I Investments Limited has emerged the first Lagos State franchisee for Tatup Cash Token Deposit Voucher, a financial technology product of Tatup International services Limited. The unveiling ceremony took place recently at Banex Hotel & Suites, Anthony Village Lagos and will boost financial inclusion of the citizenry …
The Sun Nigeria.



OPWS hands over 78 impounded motorcycles to Benue Govt

From Rose Ejembi, Makurdi The Benue State Government on Saturday recieved 78 motorcycles that were impounded in Ukum and Katsina-Ala local government area by troops of Operation Whirl Stroke (OPWS). It would be recalled that the state government had placed a ban on the use of motorcycles in the Sankera axis following increasing spate of violence …
The Sun Nigeria.

2-year-old child run over twice by car survives

A child in Switzerland survived after being driven over twice by a car, police reported on Saturday. A driver was moving his car to a different parking spot in the town of Oberentfelden on Friday evening when he ran over the 2-year-old boy on a small balance bike. When the boy’s mother shouted out at …
The Sun Nigeria.

PDP tasks excos on aggressive mobilisation ahead of 2022 governorship poll in Ekiti

The Ekiti State chapter of the PDP on Saturday tasked its executives to begin aggressive membership mobilisation for the party’s victory in the 2022 gubernatorial election in the state. The party gave the directive during a meeting between Mrs Funmilayo Ogun, its State Secretary and secretaries from the 16 Local Government Areas and 155 wards …
The Sun Nigeria.

Bandits informants responsible for lingering insecurity – Emir

Bandits informants are responsible for the lingering security challenges in Zamfara, Emir of Maru in Zamfara, Alhaji Abubakar Maigari, said on Saturday in Gusau. Maigari told the newly-deployed Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Abutu Yaro, who visited him that the police must check the activities of informants rigorously to put an end to …
The Sun Nigeria.

Gov. Sule bags ambassador of peace, justice award

Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state has been honoured with an award of excellence as Ambassador of Peace and Justice by Umaisha Political Central Association (UPCA). UPCA is an umbrella body of youth in Umaisha Development Area of the state. Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, Speaker of the State House of Assembly, who represents Ugya/Umaisha constituency, also …
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PDP ‘ll rescue Nigeria in 2023 – Wike

From TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, said Nigerians have known clearly that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has their interest at heart with the commitment it has shown in fulfilling every promise made in ensuring an enduring improvement in their socio-economic situations. Governor Wike stated this at the commissioning of dualised …
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Breaking: Nwaogu pulls out of Ohanaeze election

From Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri Few hours to the much talked bout election of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, a strong contender to the position of the President General of the Igbo apex social cultural organisation, Dr. Joe Nwaogu has pulled out of the race. Nwaogu who broke the news of his discontinue with the contest to our …
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INEC commiserates with CSOs on the death of rights advocate

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commiserated with Nigeria’s civil society community on the death of Mrs Esther Uzoma, a gender rights advocate. Uzoma was the National Coordinator of Proactive Gender Initiative and the Convener of the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room. Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner, and Chairman, Information and Voter Education, said in a …
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JUST IN: Militants injure 6 soldiers in fresh attack

  Six French soldiers were injured during an operation against Islamist militants in Mali in West Africa, French media reported on Saturday, citing the Defence Ministry. The attackers struck on Friday morning in the central region around Gourma, apparently driving a vehicle up to a military convoy before setting off an explosive. The injured soldiers …

Taiwan reports first imported COVID-19 case from Nigeria

  Taiwan on Friday (Jan. 8) reported three new Wuhan coronavirus cases imported from Nigeria, Egypt, and the U.S. On Friday, Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) Spokesman Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) announced three new imported cases of COVID-19, bringing the country’s total number to 825. The latest cases include a Taiwanese man, a Taiwanese woman, and …

JUST IN: Indonesia plane missing shortly after take-off

  Indonesia’s Sriwijaya Air lost contact with a plane that left Jakarta on Saturday, according to Indonesia’s Head Of National Transportation Safety Committee, Suryanto Cahyono. Sriwijaya Air flight SJY 182 from Jakarta to Pontianak lost contact at 2:40 p.m. Western Indonesian Time on Saturday, according to state-run Antara news agency. It lost contact 11 nautical …

Gambia seizes 3 tonnes of cocaine in one of W/Africa’s largest busts

  Gambian authorities seized nearly three tonnes of cocaine from a shipment of industrial salt originating in Ecuador, a spokesman said on Friday, in one of the largest ever busts in West Africa. The 118 bags of cocaine were discovered on Thursday during a search of a container shipped from the port of Guayaquil in …

Twitter ban: Free speech under attack – Trump Jr

  Donald Trump Jr., son of outgoing US President Donald Trump, on Saturday, protested the permanent ban on his father’s account by Twitter and some other social media platforms. According to him, free speech is under attack with the various censorships by big Silicon Valley companies. “Free Speech Is Under Attack! Censorship is happening like …

Kaduna Health Commissioner tests positive for COVID-19

  The Kaduna State Commissioner for Health, Amina Mohammed-Baloni, has confirmed that she tested positive for the deadly coronavirus. Baloni in a tweet on her Twitter page revealed that she has gone into isolation. “Following notification that I have tested positive for COVID-19, I have proceeded into isolation for the necessary treatment. “I look forward …

Twitter ban: There’s conspiracy ‘to silence me’, says Trump

  US President Donald Trump has expressed displeasure over alleged attempt to silence him by Twitter, Democrats and the Radical Left. Trump alleged that Twitter is conspiring with his political enemies “to silence me”, a move he vowed to fight against. He made the allegation via his official @POTUS account after the social media platform permanently …

Black Saturday: Fire kills 10 newborn babies

  Ten newborn babies died on Saturday in a fire at a state-run hospital in western India, officials said. There were 17 infants in the unit for sick newborn babies when the fire broke out in the early hours of Saturday at the Bhandara District General Hospital in Maharashtra state. Seven infants died due to …

Nigeria reports 1,544 COVID-19 infections, 12 deaths

  With growing concern over the second wave of coronavirus infections across the country, the daily count stayed on a high mark, with 1,544 new cases confirmed across 20 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), on Friday. The new cases were recorded in the update of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for …

Voting machine company sues pro-Trump lawyer, Sidney Powell, for $1.3bn

  A voting machine company sued former Trump campaign lawyer Sidney Powell on Friday, accusing her of spreading false conspiracy theories about November’s election that Republican President Donald Trump lost to Democratic President-elect Joe Biden. Denver-based Dominion Voting Systems Inc filed the case in federal court in Washington, alleging defamation and seeking $1.3 billion in …

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