Thisday Newspaper News Today Tuesday 23rd February 2021

Thisday Newspaper News Today Tuesday 23rd February 2021

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target=_blank rel=noopener>Again, Non-service of Corruption Charges Stalls Stella Odua’s Arraignment

By Alex Enumah The failure of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to serve corruption charges on two defendants, on Monday stalled the arraignment of a former Minister of Aviation, Senator Stella Oduah, on fraud and corruption allegations. Senator Oduah’s arraignment was first stalled on February 9, 2021, following her absence in court which

target=_blank rel=noopener>Security Agencies Need More Personnel, Equipment, Says Niger Gov

By Laleye Dipo The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has said that if the battle against insurgency and other criminality in the country is to be won, the federal government should recruit more personnel and provide more modern equipment for the Armed Forces and the police. Bello said in Minna on Monday when

target=_blank rel=noopener>Unlawful Road Blockage: Court Awards N10.6m in Favour of Veteran Journalist

* Blames NNPC for accident By Alex Enumah A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday awarded the sum of N10.6 million damages in favour of a veteran journalist, Geoffrey Anika, in his suit against the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) over the construction of a concrete barrier that caused his accident. The corporation had,

target=_blank rel=noopener>Benue, ULS Partner to Train Teachers, Govt Officials

Benue State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and a not-for-profit organisation, Universal Learning Solutions (ULS), are working in partnership to deliver intensive training to teachers and dedicated government officials of Benue State under the Teacher Professional Development initiative. A statement said the training began for 2625 primary school teachers as well as 50 officials on

target=_blank rel=noopener>Again, Atiku Calls for Privatisation of Refineries, Other Assets

Chuks Okocha in Abuja Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar yesterday called for full privatisation of all the refineries in the country, stating that it is better done now than never. In a statement he signed, the former vice president said, “For decades, I have championed the privatisation of our economy and full deregulation of our

target=_blank rel=noopener>Court Sets aside Order Seizing Jimoh Ibrahim’s Assets over Alleged 69.4bn Debt

By Alex Enumah Justice Okon Abang of a Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday set aside his order made on January 4, directing the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) to take over the assets belonging to a businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim, over alleged N69.4 billion debt. Justice Abang set aside the order on the

target=_blank rel=noopener>Niger Meets Parents of Slain Kagara Student

By Laleye Dipo As the wait for the release of the abducted 27 students of Government Science College, Kagara continues, the Niger State Government has met with the parents of the student slain by the bandits during the invasion of the school. Benjamin B Habila was shot dead last Wednesday while trying to escape from

target=_blank rel=noopener>NDLEA Uncovers Cannabis Warehouse in Rivers, Seizes 621kg of Illicit Drugs

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has uncovered a warehouse of compressed cannabis sativa in Abuja Estate of Port Harcourt metropolis, Rivers State. Based on a tip off, officers of the agency stormed the cannabis warehouse in the early hours of Saturday, February 20, 2021 and recovered 23 bags of compressed blocks of cannabis

target=_blank rel=noopener>PDP Extends Tenure of Zonal Caretaker Committees

Chuks Okocha in Abuja The National Working Committee of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), has extended the tenure of the Zonal Caretaker Committees across the six geo-political zones until its next zonal congresses scheduled to hold on March 6. This was disclosed in a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr.

target=_blank rel=noopener>FG, Govs to Resolve Fuel Price Logjam

Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja The federal government will meet with state governors and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Thursday to find a solution to the issue of right pricing for petrol in the country. Rising from its meeting with the organised labour last night, the federal government said that both sides have resolved

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