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Police deny removing lady’s bra, stealing her money during #EndSARS protests

By Romanus Okoye, Lagos A police witness, Mr Adekunle Akeem Adetokunbo, told the Lagos State Judicial Panel investigating SARS abuses on Wednesday that he did not find any of the police officers accused of assaulting 27-year-old Felicia Nkemakolam Okpara guilty of the allegations made against them. Adetokunbo said he did due diligence to find the …
The Sun Nigeria.

Oyo: Makinde reinstated 900 workers sacked by past administrations – Head of Service

From Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has in less than two years reinstated over 900 civil servants unjustly dismissed by past state administrations, the Head of Service in the state, Mrs Ololade Agboola, said on Wednesday. Agboola made the disclosure in her address at an inter-religious service to usher in the New …
The Sun Nigeria.



NECO releases 2020 June/July SSCE results, 894,101 candidates pass with five credits and more

From John Adams, Minna The National Examination Council (NECO) has announced that no fewer than 894,101 out of the 1,209,992 candidates who sat for the 2020 June/July Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) made five credits and above, including in English and Mathematics. The figure, which represents 91.91 per cent, indicates a 2.3 per cent increase …
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Clark to Akpabio: Stop interfering with NDDC

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja Elder statesman and Chairman of the Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) Edwin Clark has called out the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, for what he called his ‘constant interference in the NDDC.’ Clark went on to appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari to set aside a special fund to complete the …
The Sun Nigeria.

AfICTA names Tawfiq as Africa ICT Champion 2020

The Africa ICT Alliance (AfICTA) has named Hassanein Tawfiq, the  Chairman and Managing Director of ACT (Advanced Computer Technology), as the winner of the “Africa ICT Champion Award 2020”. Africa Information & Communication Technologies Alliance – AfICTA is a concerned private sector led alliance of ICT Associations, Multi-national Corporations, Companies, Organisations, and individuals in the …
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Court stops FG on $300 million Abacha loot

From Godwin Tsa, Abuja The federal high court sitting in Abuja has stopped the Federal Government from taking further steps towards appointing a consultant for the monitoring and implementation of the $300 million allegedly looted by the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, which was repatriated to Nigeria through a tripartite agreement between United …
The Sun Nigeria.

PDP living in denial of its internal organisational challenges – Lukman

From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja The Director-General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF), Salihu Moh Lukman, has described the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as living in denial of its internal organisational challenges. In a statement he issued in Abuja on Wednesday, titled, “Bureaucracies and political parties as pillars of strong institutions in …
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Ondo guber: Court dismisses suit against Akeredolu’s nomination

From Godwin Tsa, Abuja A federal high court sitting in Abuja on Wednesday dismissed the suit challenging the validity of the primary election that produced Governor Rotimi Akeredolu as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State in the last gubernetorial election. Delivering judgment in the suit, Justice Inyang Ekwo held …
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Ondo guber: Jegede closes case before tribunal

From Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure The governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the October 10, 2020, governorship election in Ondo State, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, has closed his case before the election petitions tribunal. Jegede’s party, the PDP, has also closed its case before the tribunal. Counsel to the petitioners Onyechi Ipeazu said they …
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2023 presidency: Group drums support for Bauchi governor

From Rose Ejembi, Makurdi The Coalition of Civil Society Organizations for Transparency and Good Governance (COCSOTRAGG) group drummed up support on Monday for Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed to run for president in 2023. The group says that it is supporting the emergence of the next president to come from the North-East, which, according to it, …
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Why COVID-19 spares the poor, by Doyin Okupe

  Have you been wondering why  ordinary folks seem to be less affected by COVID-19? Whenever my drivers, house helps and security come back from their leave at home, I always asked them the state of things in their villages. Up till today in the last one year, none has come back with any news …

NIN: A’Ibom pushes for increased citizens’ registration

  The Akwa Ibom State government has taken steps to push for increased registration of her citizens in the National Identification Number (NIN) database currently ongoing in the country. Acting on the meeting of the State Executive Council, the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Emmanuel Ekuwem set up a committee with Chief of Staff, …

JUST IN: NECO releases 2020 internal results

*894,101 candidates have 5 credits and above including Maths, English Daniel Atori, Minna The National Examination Council (NECO) has released the results of the 2020 November/December Senior School Certificate Examinations (SSCE) internals. While addressing journalists at the Council’s Headquarters in Minna on Wednesday, the Registrar, Prof. Godwin Obioma said out of the 1,209,992 candidates that …

Report: Rear Admiral Ndubisi Kanu is dead

  Rear Admiral Ndubisi Kanu, a former military head of Imo State in 1975 and governor of Lagos in 1976, is dead. He was said to have died this morning in a hospital.  It was gathered that he has not been ill for long but it is not clear yet what killed him. A close …

Court dismisses suit against Akeredolu, says case is statute barred

  The Federal High Court Abuja has dismissed a suit challenging the validity of the primary election that produced Rotimi Akeredolu as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last governorship election. Presiding judge justice Iyang Ekwo in a judgment held that the suit instituted by Olajumoke Anifowose was statued barred …

Battery lodged in baby’s throat for four months

  An 11-month-old girl who was rejecting solid food had a button battery lodged in her throat for four months. Doctors thought Sofia-Grace Hill had tonsillitis or a viral infection until an X-ray revealed the battery the size of a 10p in her oesophagus, reports the BBC. She underwent a two-hour operation to remove it …

Nigeria solar firm gets $38m to expand in W’Africa

  Daystar Power, a Nigerian solar energy provider, has raised $38 million with the support of Investment Fund for Developing Countries and Morgan Stanley Investment Management to expand solar access across West Africa. Lagos-based Daystar plans to replace “unreliable grid or too expensive, polluting diesel generators,” with clean reliable power, Jasper Graf von Hardenberg, the …

Emirates appeals $1.36m, N50m judgment, vows to defend position

  Wole Shadare Dissatisfied with the judgment handed against it by a Federal High Court in Lagos, Emirates has already filed appealed the judgment. The airline, in a statement and made available to New Telegraph, said it would vigorously defend its position on the matter. According to the carrier: “Emirates has already filed an appeal in this …

Abducted Ibadan farmer found dead after N1.65m ransom payment

  Sola Adeyemo, Ibadan A farmer, Oluwole Agboola, who was abducted in Ibadan, the Oyo State caital, on Monday, December 28, 2020, has been found dead. Agboola was abducted on his farm at Abaodo area in Olukitibi Village in Akinyele Local Government Area of the state by six armed men dressed in military camouflage. New …

EPL: Man Utd ready for Anfield – Pogba

  Paul Pogba urged new league-leaders Manchester United to “keep calm” for the “big moment” when his side face champions Liverpool on Sunday. United are top of the Premier League table after the turn of the year for the first time since they last won the title in 2012-13 and could move six points clear …

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