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target=_blank rel=noopener>Anambra community holds beauty pageant for talent hunt, promotion of girl child education
From David Onwuchekwa, Nnewi Mbanese community in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State has held its 4th Mbanese beauty queen pangeant for talent hunt, promotion of girl child education and to crown a new queen in memory of one of their own, late Queen Evan Okoli (Miss Mbanese Tourism 2019) who died of
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Leadership tussle: No plan to apppoint new Rector for Federal Polytechnic Bida, says Management
From John Adams, Minna The management of Federal Polytechnic Bida has said that there is no plan to appoint a new Rector for the institution, saying that the position of Rector in the institution has not been declared vacant. The management said contrary to media reports that the tenure of the incumbent Rector, Dr. Abubakar
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Nurses in Edo carpet Gov. Obaseki over corruption allegation
From Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin The National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Edo State Council has carpeted the State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki over his corruption allegation against the health sector in the state. Recall that the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, on February 7, 2021, flayed the high level of corruption in
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Governors negotiating with bandits are playing politics with insecurity – Jaji, APC Chieftain
From Noah Ebije, Kaduna A Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Alhaji Aminu Sani Jaji has said that those governors negotiating with bandits to lay down arms are playing politics with the whole issue of insecurity instead of finding out the motive and strength of the killer gangs as part of measures to finding
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Service Chiefs: Clamour for inclusion of South-East heightens
From Okwe Obi, Abuja The Coalition of Nigeria Professionals for Peace and Good Governance (CNPPGG) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to review the appointment of Service Chiefs in order to favour the South-East region. The group further advised the leadership of the National Assembly to invoke the principles of the federal character during the
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target=_blank rel=noopener>India inoculates 8 million people against COVID-19 – Health Ministry
(Sputnik/NAN) More than eight million people in India have received vaccines against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) since the start of the mass vaccination campaign. The Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Sunday. According to the ministry, a total of 8,263,858 Indians have been vaccinated, with 296,211 of them receiving the shots over the
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Benue govt berates Bauchi governor over comments
From Rose Ejembi, Makurdi The Benue State Government has described as shocking claims by Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed that Governor Samuel Ortom was responsible for the negative perception of Fulani by other Nigerians. The Senior Special Assistant to Governor Samuel Ortom on Animal Husbandry, Alhaji Shehu Tambaya, stated this in a chat with Daily
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Land dispute: Enugu community sends SOS to IGP, governor
From Fred Itua, Abuja Leaders of Ndiaga, Amechi Awkunanaw, Enugu East Local Government Area of Enugu State, have sent a Save Our Souls (SOS) message to the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, and the Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, following Saturday’s arrest of some of their leaders over a land dispute. Mr Michael
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Ondo: Amotekun arrests four suspects over killing of vigilantes
From Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure Operatives of the Ondo State Security Network, codenamed Amotekun Corps, have arrested four suspects over the Thursday’s killing of two officers of the outfit and burning of its operational vehicle and motorcycles at Ago Sanusi in Owo Local Government Area of the state. The Commander of the Corps in the state,
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Akeredolu blasts Bauchi governor for defending herdsmen who carry guns
From Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure The Chairman of the South West Governors Forum and Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, has described his Bauchi State counterpart as an anarchist and one who is unfit for public office. Mr Akeredolu, who spoke through the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr Donald Ojogo, said the statement made by
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Super-sub Ighalo scores first Al Shabab goal
Former Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo scored his first goal for Al Shabab in Saturday’s 4-0 defeat of Al Nassr. Having failed to score on his debut versus Al Raed, the 31-year-old made his presence count as the White Lions extended their winning streak to four at the King Saud University Stadium. After replacing
target=_blank rel=noopener>Land dispute: Lawyer, Monarch ask Ogun Assembly to halt probe
Olufemi Adediran, Abeokuta A legal practitioner, Kole Nurudeen Oyedele and the Oniraniken of Iranike (Elewu Oku), Sagamu, Ogun State, Oba Adewale Adeniji have asked the State House of Assembly to halt its ongoing probe into a land tussle, citing pending cases before the court on the matter. The Assembly, through its Committee on Lands
target=_blank rel=noopener>COVID-19: Britain’s Got Talent judge, Amanda Holden, ‘reported to police’ for breaking lockdown rules
Amanda Holden broke lockdown rules by travelling more than 200 miles to see her parents in Cornwall. The Britain’s Got Talent judge said she made the journey after receiving a “distressing telephone call from her elderly father on Friday afternoon”. In a statement, her agent added: “Amanda is aware that all families are going
target=_blank rel=noopener>God is in control of all things
Whatever happens in this planet earth and in heaven is by Divine permission because he is in control of all activities going on in the entire universe. When he says yes nobody has the capacity to say no. There is nothing under the heaven that can challenge his actions. That is why the Bible
target=_blank rel=noopener>#OccupyLekkiTollGate : Comedian ‘Mr. Macaroni’ says govt should protect all Nigerians
Popular Nigerian comedian, Mr. Macaroni, real name Debo Adebayo, has made his first public statement after the police arrested and subsequently released him over his involvement in the #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest on Saturday. Mr. Macaroni spoke via his verified Twitter account on Saturday night – hours after the police reportedly granted him and other protesters
target=_blank rel=noopener>Though acquitted, Trump is guilty of provoking violence at Capitol – Biden
President Joe Biden says even though the US senate acquitted ex-President Donald Trump, the substance of the charge against him is not in dispute. Trump’s supporters on January 6 breached police lines and stormed Capitol Hill, while the congress was sitting to verify Biden’s victory in the November 3 US presidential election. Just before
target=_blank rel=noopener>Bandits attack commercial vehicle, kill 3 passengers in Kaduna
The Kaduna State Government has said three passengers were killed by suspected bandits around Yakowa village in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Saturday. The disclosure was made by the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan,c in a statement Saturday night in Kaduna. Aruwan said security agencies reported the
target=_blank rel=noopener>COVID-19 pandemic: N’Zealand’s biggest city ordered into lockdown
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has ordered the country’s biggest city Auckland to go into lockdown after the discovery of three new local cases of Covid-19. The measures will last three days and require residents to stay at home. Ms Ardern said the country was going “hard and early” after the cases were
target=_blank rel=noopener>Thousands march in Tokyo to protest Myanmar coup, biggest Japan demonstration so far
Thousands of mostly silent demonstrators paraded through central Tokyo on Sunday in protest against the coup in Myanmar, many carrying photos of detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi in what organisers said was the largest such march in Japan to date. More than 4,000 took part in the protest, organisers said, streaming through the
target=_blank rel=noopener>COVID-19: NCDC reports 1,533 new recoveries, 1,143 fresh cases
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Saturday, reported 1,533 new COVID-19 recoveries across the country. The agency announced the new figure in its update for February 13, 2021, adding that 1,040 of the discharged patients are “community recoveries in Lagos state managed in line with guidelines”. Saturday’s figure represents a significant increase
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