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target=_blank rel=noopener>Fayemi reaffirms commitment to elevating young female lawyers as judges
From Priscilla Ediare, Ado Ekiti Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has reaffirmed his commitment to the elevation of young, dynamic and competent lawyers to the bench as part of ways to champion judicial reforms and enhance dispensation of justice in the state. Governor Fayemi stated this on Monday when the Chairman of the Nigerian Bar
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Injustice, poverty fueling insecurity – Okorocha
From Fred Itua, Abuja A former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has said injustice and poverty are responsible for the current level of insecurity in Nigeria. The All Progressives Congress (APC) senator said government must tackle the issues of injustice if it hopes to lower the level of anger in the land. Senator Okorocha
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Service of song for late Pastor Dare Adeboye holds in Abuja
From Vikky Uba, Abuja Service of songs for the late Pastor Dare Adeboye, second son of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, held on Monday at the RCCG Central Parish, Abuja. The service of songs, which featured ministrations from worship ministers, reading of Adeboye’s biography and testimonies
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Illegal motor parks: Bauchi traffic agency arrests over 100 suspects
From Paul Orude, Bauchi The Bauchi State Road Traffic Agency (BAROTA) has arrested over 100 suspects for various traffic offences in the past three months. The Chairman of the Agency, Air Commodore Tijjani Baba Gamawa, made the disclosure on Tuesday at his office while briefing journalists on the activities of the Agency since its inception.
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Street interview: What type of job do you prefer, private or public sector? VIDEO
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Nigerians recount NIN registration ordeal VIDEO
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Eid al-Fitr: FRSC begins special patrol in Lagos, deploys 3,500 personnel
By Christopher Oji, Lagos The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Lagos Sector Command, commenced Special Patrol Operation for the 2021 Eid al-Fitr celebration in the state. The Lagos State Sector Commander of FRSC, Corps Commander Olusegun Ogungbemide, said in a statement that the Command had deployed its Regular and Special Marshals, operational vehicles, tow trucks
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Zamfara 2023: No constitution that stops Matawalle from joining another party – Shinkafi
From Mohammed Munirat Nasir, Gusau The insinuations by some politicians that if Zamfara state governor Dr Bello Mohammed Matawalle defects from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to another party he will automatically lose his governorship seat as been described as a mere propaganda and a sign of defeat. This clarification was made by the former
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target=_blank rel=noopener>NDLEA reshuffles directors, creates new directorates
From Godwin Tsa, Abuja The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) announced on Tuesday some re-organisational measures taken to reposition the agency for effective execution of its operational activities. Accordingly, some of its directors have been reshuffled while a directorate has been created to enhance efficiency and strengthen the operations of the lead narcotic agency in
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Widow seeks justice for daughter raped by lecturer in Rivers
From Tony John, Port Harcourt The mother of a 100-level student of Rivers State College of Health Science and Management Technology, Port Harcourt, has demanded justice over her daughter, who was allegedly raped by a lecturer. Mrs Lemon Gbara alleges that the lecturer, Mr Princewill Chikakpobi, who is the Head of Department (HOD) of Dental
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Insecurity: Sanwo-Olu, 15 others in Asaba for Southern govs meeting
•To discuss security, regional interests, others Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has arrived in Asaba, capital of Delta State, for a meeting with other governors under aegis of the Southern Nigeria Governors Forum (SNGF) to address the growing issues of insecurity and other matters affecting the region and Nigeria as a whole. The SNGF
target=_blank rel=noopener>Anambra guber: Jewish community carpets Kanu over boycott call
*Alleges disenfranchising of 400,000 members The call by the leader of the Indegeous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu that elections will not hold in Anambra State has drawn the anger of both the members of Judism religion and Seven Day Adventists Church contending that he is on his own. The groups also lamented
target=_blank rel=noopener>Native doctors abduct, bury two men alive in Ebonyi
…as 28-year-old woman kills three-year-old step-son The decomposing bodies of two young men in Agubia, Ikwo Local Hovernment Area of Ebonyi State, Silas Nkwuda and Chukwuemeka Nwoba, have been found in a shallow grave in Uduku Igbudu forest in Igbudu community. Police have already exhumed the bodies of the two young men. The eyes of
target=_blank rel=noopener>World Bank to inject $2.5m to assist property enumeration in Benue
*State to contribute N300m to the project The World Bank is expected to inject $2.5 million to assist the Benue State government effectively carry out its Property Enumeration Project. Besides, the state government is to contribute at least N300 million to the success of the scheme. Commissioner for Lands, Survey and Solid Minerals, Mr. Bernard
target=_blank rel=noopener>S’Arabia to host Joshua/Fury showdown
Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury’s world heavyweight title fight will take place in Saudi Arabia, says Eddie Hearn. A specific venue and date is yet to be confirmed for the all-British bout, which will see the winner become the undisputed heavyweight champion, reports the BBC. Hearn, Joshua’s promoter, suggested it could take place on either
target=_blank rel=noopener>New born baby found in bush in Ekiti
Adewumi Ademiju, Ado-Ekiti A new born baby was found by the bush Tuesday in Moferere area of Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital. The rescued baby girl still had its placenta attached to its umbilical cord with fresh blood all over her body. It was believed that the baby must have been dumped in
target=_blank rel=noopener>Villa invasion shows Buhari lacks capacity to secure Nigeria – PDP
Onyekachi Eze, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said the invasion of Presidential Villa, the nation’s seat of power, by suspected armed robbers was an indication that President Muhammadu Buhari lacked the capacity to secure Nigeria PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the development further points to the collapse
target=_blank rel=noopener>Russian school shooting kills 7 students, 1 teacher
A gunman attacked a school Tuesday morning in the Russian city of Kazan, killing eight people — seven eighth-grade students and a teacher — and leaving 21 others hospitalized with wounds, Russian officials said. Russian media said some students were able to escape the building during the attack, while others were trapped inside. Students
target=_blank rel=noopener>Gaza militants, children among 24 dead as Israel hits Hamas
Israel unleashed new airstrikes on Gaza early Tuesday, hitting the high-rise home of a Hamas field commander and two border tunnels dug by militants, as Hamas and other armed groups fired dozens of rockets toward Israel. The escalation in the conflict was sparked by weeks of tensions in contested Jerusalem. Since sundown Monday when
target=_blank rel=noopener>Gunmen kidnap pastor inside church premises
A pastor of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Mayomi Ogedengbe was on Monday abducted in his church located in Irese, a community near Akure, Ondo State capital. According to an eyewitness, the kidnappers came in with a black Corolla Sports Car and took the pastor away to an unknown destination. The whereabouts of the
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