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target=_blank rel=noopener>LAUTECH: Ajiboye, others laud Makinde on Omole’s appointment as governing council chairman
By Gabriel Dike A former chairman of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) University of Ibadan and the current Registrar/Chief Executive of the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) has applauded the appointment of Prof Ayodeji Omole as the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso. According to Ajiboye, ”this
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Bagudu, Emir Gwandu laud association on education development
From Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin Kebbi The Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu and Emir Gwandu, Alhaji Muhammadu Iliyasu Bashar, have commended the Zoromawa Development Association (ZODA), for according top priority to education as a panacea for societal development. They stated this during the launching of ZODA Educational Endowment Fund, Almanac and Award Presentation
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Insecurity: We need more proactive leadership in Nigeria – Senator Bwacha
From Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo The Senate deputy Minority Leader Senator Emmanuel Bwacha representing Taraba South at the Senate has said that leaders in the country must become more proactive rather than reactive to curb the trend now before it becomes too late. Bwacha who said this in Jalingo while interacting with journalists said that
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Yahaya Bello provides funds to support National Sport festival — Sports Ministry
As part of commitments to the upliftment of the youth and support for their development Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has supported the youth based National Sports Festival to the tune of N40 million. The Media Department of Ministry of Youth and Sports Development disclosed this in a stamen made available to newsmen on
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target=_blank rel=noopener>We didn’t attack Imo police, Correctional Center – IPOB
From Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has denied that its outfit, the Eastern Security Network (ESN) attacked the Imo State police headquarters and the Correctional Centre in Owerri on Monday as well as the killing of the 4 northern traders in Umuaka, Orlu. In a statement by the media and publicity
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target=_blank rel=noopener>NCPC Boss, Northern CAN beg Resident Doctors to call off strike
From Gyang Bere, Jos The Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) Rev. Yakubu Pam has begged resident doctors to suspend the ongoing strike for the seek of indigents Nigerians. He salute the commitment of the country’s medical doctors in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic which claimed some of their colleagues. Rev. Pam said the
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Odumakin devoted intellect, energy to fight for true federalism, devolution of power – Adeyeye
From Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan Former Minister of State for Works, and ex-National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, the apex Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Senator Dayo Adeyeye, said Yinka Odumakin, his successor as spokesperson of Afenifere, devoted his great intellect and energy to the fight for true federalism and devolution of power. He disclosed this in his
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Why Imo Correctional Centre was attacked
From Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri A visit to the State Correctional Centre by our correspondent revealed that only the older inmates and those that have no place to go were still around the centre. Also, personal belongings like bags, books, clothes of the inmates were seen scattered in front of the premises of the centre suggesting
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target=_blank rel=noopener>‘Real Jos Kids’ offers lifeline to indigent patients in JUTH
From Gyang Bere, Jos A group under the umbrella of “Real Jos Kids” have offered lifeline to indigents patients, who cannot afford their medical bills at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH). Some of the patients mostly women and children are confined within the hospital wards for inability to settle their medical bills. Leader of
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target=_blank rel=noopener>How gunmen freed 2000 inmates from Owerri prisons
From George Onyejiuwa, Owerri Not less than 2000 inmates of Nigeria Correctional service Imo state command were released following the attack by gunmen in the early hours of Easter Monday who razed down parts of the buildings of the service. This is even as the Imo state police command headquarters which shares a fence was
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Man arrested for defiling 12-year-old daughter for five years in Ogun
The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a 49-year-old man, Ubong Williams Akpan, in the Itele, Ota area of the state for having unlawful carnal knowledge of his 12-year-old daughter for more than five years. According to the police, Akpan was arrested for the act which he allegedly began since his daughter was seven.
target=_blank rel=noopener>We weren’t behind Owerri attacks – IPOB
Steve Uzoechi, Owerri The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has distanced themselves from Monday’s attack on the Imo Police Headquarters and Owerri Correctional Services which led to the escape of suspects and inmates from both facilities. This was contained in a press statement issued by the spokesman of the organisation, Emma Powerful and obtained
target=_blank rel=noopener>Bayelsa govt wants arrest of killers of Bilabiri CDC Chair
Pauline Onyibe, Yenagoa The Bayelsa State government has called on security agencies to expedite action on the arrest, proper investigation and prosecution of all those responsible for the killing of Frank Seide of Bilabiri 2 Community in Ekeremor Local Government Area of the state. Restating its determination to deal decisively with any individual or
E2%82%A62m-ransom/ target=_blank rel=noopener>Kidnappers abduct, murder pastor in Ondo after collecting ₦2m ransom
A Lagos-based pastor, Frederick Aramuwa, who was kidnapped while travelling along the Ipele/Idoani Road in Ondo State, has been found dead. Aramuwa was said to be travelling from Lagos to his hometown, Ifira-Akoko in Ondo State and was discovered to be missing since March 31. Subsequently, his kinsmen embarked on a rigorous search for
target=_blank rel=noopener>Ferry collides, sinks; at least 25 dead
An official says rescuers have recovered 25 bodies from a river outside Bangladesh’s capital after colliding with another vessel and capsized. The ferry sank Sunday night after hitting a cargo vessel in the Shitalakkhya River in Narayanganj district, just outside Dhaka, reports The Associated Press. Fire and civil defense official Ershad Hossain says rescuers
target=_blank rel=noopener>N26m promo: Polaris Bank’s customers gear up for finals
Polaris Bank’s customers are gearing up for the grand finale of the on-going nationwide “Save & Win” promo, which is scheduled to hold this month. In a statement, the lender said that at the end of the promo, a total of N26 million would have been won by 188 customers nationwide. According to the
target=_blank rel=noopener>COVID-19: Nigeria records no new death for third consecutive day
Nigeria on Easter Sunday reported zero deaths from COVID-19, the third consecutive day nobody died of complications from the highly infectious disease. With no deaths in the past 72 hours, the fatality toll in the country remains 2, 058 in total. This is according to an update published by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control
target=_blank rel=noopener>Insecurity: Gani Adams seeks redeployment of Oyo CP
Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, has urged the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to redeploy the Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Mrs. Ngozi Onadeko, saying that the state is too volatile for such a ‘gentle cop.’ Iba Gani Adams also accused the Oyo State police boss of playing politics with sensitive se curity
target=_blank rel=noopener>UPDATE: Prisoners, suspects freed as unknown gunmen attack Imo Police HQ, Owerri prison
*2000 inmates feared released *Soldiers deployed to scene Steve Uzoechi, Owerri The Imo State Police Headquarters, Owerri and the Owerri Correctional Centre were in the early hours of Monday attacked by yet to be identified gunmen. In a simultaneous and well coordinated attack that commenced between 1:30am and 2am, Monday, suspects in police cells and
target=_blank rel=noopener>Fraud: JAMB warns against name, logo use without authorisation
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has warned cyber cafes, tutorial centres and other entities from making use of its name or logo without a licence from the board. JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, who issued the warning at the weekend in Ilorin, Kwara State, warned that anyone caught would be arrested and
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