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target=_blank rel=noopener>Borno govt seals off 3 banks, 8 int’l NGOs’ offices for violations
From Timothy Olanrewaju, Maiduguri Borno State government has sealed off business offices of three banks and eight offices of international humanitarian organisations in Maiduguri for alleged violations of land and property ownership. Executive Secretary of the State Geographical Information Service (BOGIS), Alhaji Adam Bababe who led a officials of the agency on enforcement exercise told
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Rivers traders lose millions to night fire outbreak
From TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt Property worth millions of naira have been destroyed by fire outbreak, which occurred at the popular Mile 3 Market, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The incident occurred on Friday night, and the section of the market mostly affected was the Bishop Okoye Line. Several shops, including cool rooms, were destroyed by
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Army Chief in Borno over renewed Boko Haram attacks
From Timothy Olanrewaju, Maiduguri The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Maj Gen Ibrahim Attahiru has just arrived Maiduguri hours after Boko Haram attacked two Borno towns. Gen Attahiru is scheduled to hold briefing with the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole and other unit commanders of the counter-insurgency offensive in Borno. His visit came hours after
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target=_blank rel=noopener>How to end unemployment – Industrialist
From Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure An industrialist, Chief Fatai Soewu has said that for unemployment to end in the country, the federal and state governments should invest into the agriculture sector. Soewu stated that it was imperative for the government to develop the agriculture sector in order to enhance employment opportunity for youths in the country.
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target=_blank rel=noopener>CAMA: CAC spells out way forward on Companies Regulations controversies
By Henry Uche In a bid to facilitate the ease of doing business in Nigeria for economic growth and development, the federal government of Nigeria through the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) decided to amend some sections of the Companies And Allied Matters Act (CAMA) to fix some errors and omissions in the Act that has
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Gombe unrest: Announce selected Mai Tangale to douse tension – Northern Christian elders tell Gov Inuwa
From Sola Ojo, Kaduna Following the violent protest that broke out in Biliri local government area of Gombe over the traditional title of Mai Tangale, the Northern States Christian Elders Forum (NOSCEF) on Saturday called on the State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya, to douse the tension by announcing the selected son of the land for the
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Don’t indulge in illegal refineries, invest in oil and gas, DPR advises
From TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has called on businessmen to invest in the oil and gas industry, instead of indulging in illegal refineries. Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of DPR, Sarki Auwalu, made the call at the weekend, when visited the Niger Delta Petroleum Resources (NDPR) located in Ogbele community
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Professional Women in Osun back Oyetola for second term
From Clement Adeyi, Osogbo A socio-political entity, Oyetola Consultative Forum (OCF), has inaugurated a sub-wing, Professional Women Group, to galvanise support for Governor Adegboyega Oyeyola’s second term which race kicks off next year. During the inauguration, professional women in the state from all walks of life gathered and pledged to rally support for Oyetola with
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target=_blank rel=noopener>ANLCA conducts election in Western Zone chapters
Barely a month the Iju Tony Nwabunike-led Association of the Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) successfully conducted Chapters election into the Eastern Zone Chapters of Onne port, Calabar port, Port Harcourt Area 1 , Onne Oil & Gas, Port Harcourt Airport and Calabar port, the association has recorded another feat by conducting elections into
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target=_blank rel=noopener>FG begins digitization of employee records
From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The Federal Government has launched a scanning centre to kick-start the digitization process of employee records. According to a statement by Director, Press and Public Relations, AbdulGaniyu Aminu, quoting a circular with the Ref.No. HCSF/3057/Vol.1/77, only Policy and Personnel files created from 2010 to date would be scanned. The statement said
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Nigerian music legend, Pa Chris Ajilo, is dead
The music industry has been thrown into mourning following the death of veteran musician and producer, Pa Chris Ajilo. The musician died on Saturday morning after he was rushed to Wesley Guild Hospital in Ilesha where he was pronounced dead. Ajilo known for his songs, Eko Gba Gbere, Ariwo and Emi Mimo. Ajilo was
target=_blank rel=noopener>Orlu military raid: ‘2nd Nigeria/Biafra war has begun’ – IPOB
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said that Thursday’s military raid of Orlu and Orsu local government areas of Imo State marked the beginning of the ‘second Nigeria/Biafra war’. IPOB which made the declaration in a press statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary Emma Powerful, said that Nigeria had officially declared war
target=_blank rel=noopener>Osaka beats Brady at Australian Open to claim fourth major title
Japan’s Naomi Osaka cemented her place as the outstanding star of the women’s game by beating American Jennifer Brady in the Australian Open final to win her fourth Grand Slam title. Osaka, 23, is unbeaten in major finals after a 6-4 6-3 win in Melbourne, reports the BBC. Osaka edged the first set when
target=_blank rel=noopener>Lai Mohammed: No ransom was paid for release of Kankara Schoolboys, Dapchi Schoolgirls
The Minister of Information, Mr Lai Mohammed has said that no ransom was paid for the release of the abducted Kankara schoolboys in Katsina State and the Dapchi schoolgirls in Yobe State. He said this on Channels Television’s Sunrise Saturday while explaining some of the government’s strategies to curb the rate of
target=_blank rel=noopener>NPFL: Adamawa United players, officials robbed; driver abducted
Players and officials of Adamawa United FC were robbed at gun point along the Benin-Ore Expressway on Friday at about 11.45pm on their way to their week 11 NPFL fixture against MFM FC in Lagos. According to report, their phones, feeding monies and other valuables were taken away by the criminals. The team driver
target=_blank rel=noopener>More than 1,000 forced to evacuate after monsoon floods slam Indonesian capital
Severe flooding across several areas in the Indonesian capital forced more than a thousand people to flee their homes on Saturday, with the country’s meteorology agency warning the conditions were set to continue for the next week. Some 1,380 Jakarta residents were evacuated from southern and eastern areas of the city, home to 10
target=_blank rel=noopener>Russia to produce 88m COVID-19 vaccine doses
…approves third vaccine Russia will produce 88 million vaccine doses in the first half of this year, including 83 million doses of its Sputnik V shot, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said on state TV on Saturday. Of these, 59 million will be released for the national inoculation programme, she added. Russia has produced
target=_blank rel=noopener>It’s official: US back in Paris climate club
The United States officially rejoined the Paris climate agreement on Friday, reinvigorating the global fight against climate change as the Biden administration plans drastic emissions cuts over the next three decades. Scientists and foreign diplomats have welcomed the U.S. return to the treaty, which became official here 30 days after President Joe Biden ordered the move
target=_blank rel=noopener>Bitcoin, Ethereum set new trading records
Bitcoin and Ethereum hit a new all-time high on Friday. Bitcoin, world’s most popular cryptocurrency, rose 6.4 per cent to reach an all-time high above $56,620, taking its weekly gain to 18 per cent. It has surged more than 92 per cent this year, and now has a market value of more than $1
target=_blank rel=noopener>COVID-19: Nigeria records 662 new infections, 10 more deaths
…as Africa’s death toll tops 100,000 Nigeria on Friday recorded 10 deaths from COVID-19 raising the fatality toll in the past two days to 26. Friday’s figure raised the total fatalities in the country to 1,813. Nigeria also recorded 662 new infections on Friday, according to the country’s infectious disease agency, NCDC. The new figure
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