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47.8 million NINs collected by mobile operators

By Chinenye Anuforo, Lagos A total of 47.8 million National Identification Numbers (NINs) have been collected by the mobile operators, according to the Technical Implementation Committee under the Ministerial Task Force. The Committee said at an average of 3 to 4 SIMs per subscriber, this means many millions will be linked up before the deadline …
The Sun Nigeria.

Prof Elom emerges new VC AE-FUNAI

From Chijioke Agwu, Abakaliki Prof Sunday Oge Elom, a Professor of Medical Biochemistry has been appointed the new Vice-Chancellor of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike (AE-FUNAI), Ebonyi State. Until his appointment, Elom was the former Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, of the school. His appointment was announced Tuesday in a press release signed by the Registrar/Secretary of …
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Insecurity: It’ll take North 100 years to recover – CONEPD

From Okwe Obi, Abuja The Coalition of Northern Elders for Peace and Development (CONEPD) says that Northern Nigeria is under siege by Boko Haram, declaring that it would take the zone over a 100 years to recover from the scourge of banditry, kidnapping, rampant killings and psychological trauma. Aside from lamenting that the situation has …
The Sun Nigeria.

I’m duty-bound to transform NAUTH – Dr Ugboaja

From David Onwuchekwa, Nnewi A contender to the office of the Chief Medical Director of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, (NAUTH), Nnewi, Anambra State, and Chairman, Medical and Advisory Committee, Dr Joseph Ugboaja, has declared that his major preoccupation is on how to move the health institution forward. Dr Ugboaja said that as someone …
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FG urged to withdraw Talc products from Nigerian markets

From Tony John, Port Harcourt A civil society group, Foundation of the Conservation of the Earth (FOCONE), has raised concerns over dangerous talc products in circulation in the Nigerian market. FOCONE has called on the Federal Government to withdraw all Talc products in circulation in the country because they are health-threatening cosmetics. Briefing reporters in …
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Only restructuring will resolve Nigeria’s political imbalance – Jang

From Gyang Bere, Jos Former Presidential aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and former Governor of Plateau State, Jonah David Jang, has urged Federal Government to provide the enabling environment for Nigerians to ‘debate restructuring, and the imbalance in the constitution’. He expressed worry that the federal constituencies in the House of Representatives in …
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Osun: Police assure of rescue of kidnappers’ victim

(From Olajide Idowu, NAN) The Commissioner of Police in Osun, Mr Olawale Olokode, has said that his officers and men are still on the trail of the suspected kidnappers that operated along Omoh/Erin-Ijesha road in Ori-Ade Local Government Area of Osun on Sunday. Olokode, who was speaking with journalists in Osogbo on Tuesday, said that …
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Ogun: 3 dead, 5 vehicles burnt as petrol tanker explodes – FRSC

(From Abiodun Lawal, NAN) The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed that three persons died while several others were injured on Tuesday when a petrol tanker exploded on IBB Boulevard in Abeokuta. Mr Ahmed Umar, the FRSC Sector Commander in Ogun, who confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta, …
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Facial coverings: Switzerland recommends rejection of ban during March referendum

(Reuters/NAN) The Swiss government recommended on Tuesday that voters reject a proposal in a planned March 7 referendum to ban full facial coverings such as burqas and niqabs worn by some Muslim women. According to the government in a statement, the wearing of full facial coverings hurts tourism. Under Switzerland’s system of direct democracy, any …
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Court orders internet fraudster to pay N250,000 fine

(From Joy Kaka, NAN) An FCT High Court Kubwa, on Tuesday, ordered Precious Ehijele, who pleaded guilty to cheating two men of 4,800 euro, to pay N250,000 fine. Delivering judgment, Justice Bello Kawu, warned him to desist from committing crimes and be of good behaviour. Earlier, the defence counsel, Egbadekwu Inalegwu, prayed the court to …
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David Alaba agrees to join Real Madrid on four-year contract this summer

*Defender turns down approaches from Liverpool, PSG *Mario Mandzukic set to return to Europe with Milan David Alaba has reached an agreement to join Real Madrid on a free transfer in the summer, bringing to an end an 13-year spell at Bayern Munich. The defender will sign a four-year deal with the Spanish champions in the …

Egyptian chef arrested after making cupcakes with penis decorations

  Egyptian security forces have arrested a pastry chef who supplied cupcakes with penis decorations for a private birthday party at a sporting club in a wealthy Cairo neighbourhood. In the latest example of the Egyptian state’s attempts to control public morality, which tend to target women, the female chef was arrested at her home …

Court dismisses NJC’s objection on Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia’s sack

  The Federal High Court, Abuja has dismissed an objection raised by the National Judicial Council (NJC) against the hearing of the case instituted by Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia challenging her dismissal. Ruling on the matter on Tuesday, Justice Inyang Ekwo dismissed all the objections on the grounds that they were misplaced and that Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia’s …

Former Sports Minister Ka’oje dies at 60, buried in Abuja

    Nigeria’s sporting fraternity was thrown into grief once again as the death was announced on Tuesday morning of the former Minister/Chairman, National Sports Commission, Hon. Bala Bawa Ka’oje. He was 60 years of age. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) expressed its shock and sadness at the passing of the former Minister, with the …

No plan to impeach Diri – Bayelsa Assembly

  Pauline Onyibe, Yenagoa The Bayelsa State House of Assembly on Tuesday dismissed reports making the round that the Assembly had perfected  plans to impeach Governor Douye Diri maintaining that the report was unfounded and baseless. Speaking at the Assembly complex in Yenagoa during a press briefing, the House Committee Chairman on Information, Tare Porri, …

JUST IN: 3 dead, 5 vehicles, 2 motorcycles burnt as tanker explodes in Ogun

  Olufemi Adediran, Abeokuta At least three persons have been confirmed dead while several others were injured in a petrol tanker explosion around GTB Bank, IBB Boulevards in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, on Tuesday morning. Five vehicles and two motorcycles were also burnt in the accident. An eyewitness told New Telegraph that, the incident …

Report: First cargo of new Nigerian crude, Anyala, destined for Europe

    The first export cargo of Nigeria’s newest crude grade Anyala is on its way to Northwest Europe, trading and shipping sources said on January 18. The Aframax Minerva Clara loaded a 700,000 barrel stem of Anyala crude from the Abigail-Joseph floating production, storage and offloading vessel on Jan. 10, and the tanker is …

COVID-19: Kano suspends activities of viewing, event centres

…Directs civil servants to stay at home Muhammad Kabir, Kano The Kano State government has announced the imposition of a fresh ban on the activities of viewing and event centres across the state following increasing COVID-19 cases. The state’s Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, who made the revelation in a statement Tuesday morning, said …

JUST IN: Newly elected Kano LG chair dies

  Muhammad Kabir, Kano The new elected Chairman of Bebeji Local Government in Kano State, Hon Ali Nnamandi is dead. He died in the early hours of Tuesday reportedly from high blood pressure. The late Nnamandi was one of the All Progressives Congress (APC) members who swept all the 44 local government chairmanship positions in …

US asks Australia to scrap proposed laws to make Facebook, Google pay for news

  The U.S. government has asked Australia to scrap proposed laws that will make it the first country in the world to force Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google to pay for news sourced from local media outlets. In a submission asking the government to “suspend” the plans, assistant U.S. trade representatives Daniel Bahar and …

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