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Tension in Gbarain Kingdom over power outage

From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa Trouble is brewing in Gbarain Kingdom, Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State as communities in the area are poised for a show down with the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) over a prolonged power outage since late 2020. According to investigations a technical glitch had trigged an inferno at …
The Sun Nigeria.

Customs seizes marijuana, others worth N143m

From Uche Usim, Abuja The Nigeria Customs Service, Strike Force Zone “C” unit on Monday disclosed the seizure of various contraband with duty paid value of N143, 627, 748. Team leader of the strike force, Deputy Comptroller Yusuf Musa said that the seized items include: 66 sacks of cannabis sativa (marijuana) weighing 1056 kg, 54 …
The Sun Nigeria.



Abiodun condoles with Adebutu Kessington over wife’s death

Laide Raheem, Abeokuta Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has commiserated with Chairman of Premier Lotto, Kessington Adebutu, popularly known as ‘Baba Ijebu’, over the demise of his wife, Mrs. Rosemary Dacosta Kessington-Adebutu. This is contained in a statement issued by Abiodun’s Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, on Monday, in Abeokuta. Mrs. Adebutu died on …
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Ortom declares Tuesday work free day to mourn former military administrator, Isa Kotangora

From Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Benue State Government is has declared Tuesday, 12th January, 2021 as work-free day to mourn the demise of its former military administrator, retired Colonel Aminu Isa Kontagora who passed away on Sunday, 10th January 2021 at the age of 65. Sequel to the development, Governor Samuel Ortom has directed that flags be …
The Sun Nigeria.

Gunmen kidnap popular petroleum dealer in Ekiti

From Priscilla Ediare, Ado-Ekiti Gunmen have abducted a popular petroleum products dealer in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital. The victim Alhaji Suleiman Akanji Akinbami was said to have been kidnapped on Sunday evening at the premises of his filling station located along Federal Polytechnic Road, Ado-Ekiti metropolis. Alhaji Akinbami was said to have been whisked …
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New year Day protest: Sowore gets N20m bail

From Godwin Tsa, Abuja An Abuja Chief Magistrate Court on Monday granted bail to the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore in the sum of N20m and two sureties in like sum. The court equally admitted Juwon Sanyaolu, Peter Williams, Emmanuel Bulus, and Damilare Adenola who were arrested along with Sowore to bail to the …
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Kaduna Speaker opens up on rift with Senator Uba Sani

From Noah Ebije, Kaduna The Speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Hon. Yusuf Zailani has cautioned the All Progressive Congress (APC) Chairmen from Kaduna Central Senatorial district to desist from forming illegal forum or issuing statements that is against the constitution of the party in order to deepen his rift with Senator Uba …
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COVID-19: Ogun monarch tasks Nigerians on safety compliance

Laide Raheem, Abeokuta With the increase in the number of coronavirus positive cases in the country, the Akarigbo and Paramount Ruler of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi, has urged Nigerians to join hands with government in the fight against the pandemic by observing all preventive measures. The monarch stated this during a chat with journalists in …
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Pressure mounts on FG to repatriate Kanu

From Okwe Obi, Abuja Pan-Ohanaeze Ndigbo socio-political organisation, Coalition of South East Professionals Network in Nigeria and Diaspora (CSEPNND), has renewed its call for the Federal Government to repatriate Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, to face a case of an alleged treasonable felony. CSEPNND National President Professor Madumere Chika and …
The Sun Nigeria.

Northern elders to Buhari: Refusal to sack service chiefs will cost APC 2023 poll

From Okwe Obi, Abuja Piqued by President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to sack the federal service chiefs over the spate of insecurity, northern elders under the aegis of Conference of Nigerian Elder’s (CONES), have warned that the situation would cost him, the All Progressives Congress (APC), the 2023 general elections. The group, in a statement, yesterday …
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OMLs 83/85: Host community youths clamour for jobs ahead of production start up

  Pauline Onyibe, Yenagoa Youths from Koluama communities in Southern Ijaw Local Government of Bayelsa State have expressed their hope that the anticipated upsurge in oil minning leases project activities would create jobs for them as they said they have a pool of skilled youths in specialised oil and gas vocations. They, however, applauded the …

Ex-Benue Milad, Col. Aminu Kontagora, dies at 65

*Ortom declares Tuesday work-free day Cephas Iorhemen, Makurdi Former Military Administrator of Benue State, Colonel Aminu Isa Kontagora is dead. He died on Sunday at the age of 65. Consequently, Governor Samuel Ortom has declared Tuesday, as work-free day and urged that flags be flown at half mast in honour of the deceased. Governor Ortom …

Workers of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, begin indefinite strike

    The workers’ unions of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, have started an indefinite strike to press for the implementation of the new national minimum wage introduced by the Federal Government in 2019. The unions, which comprise of Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnics (SSANIP) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (NASUP) announced the industrial …

Tanker explosion: Lagos shuts Toyota Bridge

  Muritala Ayinla Following the recent tanker explosion along Apapa Oshodi Expressway, the Lagos State government has announced the temporary closure of the Toyota Bridge to vehicular traffic movement to enable it to conduct structural engineering tests on the bridge. The government said that the explosion, which affected road infrastructure on the axis, might also have affected …

LASU appoints Oke, as acting VC

  Kayode Olanrewaju An Acting Vice-Chancellor has been  named for the Lagos State University (LASU). He is Prof. Oyedamola Oke, the incumbent Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration. His appointment was ratified Monday by the university’s Governing Council, led by the Pro-Chancellor/Chairman of Council, Prof. Adebayo Ninalowo, following his nomination by the University Senate during its emergency meeting …

UK concerned about spread of COVID-19 in supermarkets – Minister

  Britain is concerned about the spread of COVID-19 in supermarkets and particularly people breaching rules by not wearing masks while shopping in them, Minister for COVID Vaccine Deployment Nadhim Zahawi said on Monday. “We are concerned that, for example, in supermarkets we need to make sure people actually wear masks and follow the one-way …

JUST IN: Court grants Sowore bail

  An Abuja court Monday morning granted Omoyele Sowore bail in the sum of N20 million, with two sureties one of whom must be a civil servant not below grade level 12. Details later…

Report: Outgoing US Capitol Police chief says his effort to get help was thwarted

  The outgoing chief of the U.S. Capitol Police said House of Representatives and Senate security officials had thwarted his efforts to call in the National Guard, contradicting assertions from other officials who said the force had not asked for help. The former chief of the federal force, Steven Sund, told the Washington Post his …

Oil prices fall on renewed coronavirus concerns as China cases climb

  Brent crude oil prices fell by $1 per barrel on Monday, hit by renewed concerns about global fuel demand amid tough coronavirus lockdowns in Europe and new curbs on movement in China, the world’s second-largest oil user, where infections jumped. Brent crude oil futures were down 78 cents, or 1.4%, at $55.21 a barrel …

51 years after: Obasanjo, Kukah, others for parley on Civil War

  Emmanuel.Onani, Abuja Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah and Afenifere leader, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, are among prominent personalities expected to speak at a conference on the Civil War experience (1967 – 1970). The parley with the theme, ‘Never Again Conference: 51 Years After The Nigerian-Biafra Civil War”, …

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