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target=_blank rel=noopener>Suspension of state party chairman throws Edo PDP into disarray
From Tony Osauzo, Benin The Edo State Working Committee of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended the state chairman of the party, Dr Tony Aziegbemi, until the outcome of a three-man Investigation committee set up to investigate allegations levied against him. Aziegbemi’s suspension was the outcome of a meeting held at the state party
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Police confirm murder of retired AIG Christopher Dega in Plateau
From Gyang Bere, Jos The Plateau State Police Command has confirmed the murder of Christopher Dega, a retired Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) and, until his death, Senior Special Assistant on Security to Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom. Police spokesman ASP Gabriel Ubah confirmed in a statement that Dega was shot dead by three unknown
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Why Borno is closing IDP camps – Zulum
From Timothy Olanrewaju, Maiduguri Increasing prostitution and aid racketeering among Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are some of the issues that have compelled the Borno State Government to commence the closing of camps for displaced victims of the northeastern insurgency, Governor Babagana Zulum has said. Governor Zulum disclosed this on Wednesday during the commissioning and handing-over
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target=_blank rel=noopener>‘Inept’ PDP administration to blame for Nigeria’s escalating insecurity – APC
From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja The All Progressives Congress (APC) has blamed Nigeria’s escalating insecurity situation on what it described as the ‘inept and incompetent manner’ the last People’s Democratic Party (PDP) administration handled the Boko Haram insurgency. Apparently responding to a critique from Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike, the ruling party claimed that the security
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Police killings, attacks on govt facilities barbaric – Neo Black group
From Emmanuel Adeyemi, Lokoja The spate of police killings and destruction of government property in the South East has been described as barbaric and antithetical to national development. A Pan African organisation, the Neo Black Movement of Africa Worldwide, made the condemnation in a statement on Tuesday, saying it was wrong for unscrupulous elements to
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Niger Delta group says renewed agitation sponsored by political office holders
From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa An advocacy group, Niger Delta Peace Advocates (NDPA), has faulted the rising protests and renewed agitation over the calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to constitute the substantive board for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The group pointedly accused elected and political office holders from the region of sponsoring the recent
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Constitution review: Kogi traditional rulers advocate role as 2nd Vice President
From Emmanuel Adeyemi, Lokoja Traditional rulers in Kogi State have suggested the inclusion of their roles in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as 2nd Vice to the President, Governor and Local Council Chairman. The Chairman of Olamaboro Traditional Council of Kogi state, HRH Ujah Simon Saidu, who represented the Kogi State Council
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target=_blank rel=noopener>7 Exercises to Strengthen The Lower Back
Do you suffer from lower muscle pain? Having poor posture, lifting heavy objects too quickly, or sports injuries from large impacts can are common causes of lower back pain. It’s a scary feeling, but even though you’re feeling some strain, don’t worry. You can find lower back pain relief by stretching out your muscles. Lower
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Buhari presides over FEC meeting
From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council at the First Lady Conference Room in the state house. The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari are
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Kebbi: Bagudu doles out N1.5 million, 600 bags of rice to NYSC members, staff
From Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin Kebbi Kebbi State Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has donated the sum of N1.5 million and 600 bags of rice to the 2021 Batch A Stream II NYSC members currently undergoing their orientation exercise and their camp officials. Spokeswoman Hajia Hadiza Idris, who confirmed this in a statement made available to newsmen
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target=_blank rel=noopener>JUST IN: Plateau Police arrest some suspects in murder of Ortom’s Security Aide
Musa Pam, Jos The Plateau State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of some suspects in connection with the murder of the Senior Special Assistant to Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom on Security, AIG Christopher Dega (rtd) who was shot dead on Tuesday. Police Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP Gabriel Ogba in
target=_blank rel=noopener>Ketron Investment completes acquisition of Shoprite Nigeria
Ketron Investment Limited, a subsidiary of Persianas Investment Limited, has completed the acquisition of Shoprite operations in Nigeria. Persianas, a property firm and developer of the popular The Palms, is owned by Tayo Amusan. Last year, Africa’s largest food retailer informed investors of a potential divestment of its business in Nigeria, while Amusan’s Persianas became the preferred bidder for
target=_blank rel=noopener>As COVID-19 cases edge up, Taiwan unveils mass vaccination plan
Taiwan reported a rise in domestic coronavirus infections on Wednesday after six days of falls, and unveiled details of a mass vaccination plan that aims to eventually cover 1.7 million people a week. After months of relative safety, Taiwan is battling a spike in community infections, placing curbs on gatherings and ordering entertainment venues
target=_blank rel=noopener>Iran’s largest navy ship catches fire, sinks in Gulf of Oman
The largest ship in the Iranian navy caught fire and later sank Wednesday in the Gulf of Oman under unclear circumstances, semiofficial news agencies reported. The Fars and Tasnim news agencies said efforts failed to save the support ship Kharg, named after the island that serves as the main oil terminal for Iran. The
target=_blank rel=noopener>Japan to donate additional $800m, vaccines to WHO’s COVAX body
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is planning to pledge an additional $800 million to the World Health Organisation’s COVAX programme, which provides COVID-19 vaccines to countries in need, the Mainichi newspaper reported on Wednesday. Japan has already pledged $200 million to COVAX, and the country is expected to announce donations of vaccine doses to
target=_blank rel=noopener>Australia’s Victoria extends Melbourne COVID-19 lockdown for 2nd week
Australia’s Victoria state on Wednesday extended a snap COVID-19 lockdown for a second week in Melbourne in a bid to contain an outbreak of the highly contagious virus strain first detected in India, but will ease some restrictions in other regions. Victoria, Australia’s second-most populous state, was plunged into lockdown last Thursday, initially until
target=_blank rel=noopener>Israel sees probable link between Pfizer vaccine and heart cases
Israel’s Health Ministry said on Tuesday it found the small number of heart inflammation cases observed mainly in young men who received Pfizer’s (PFE.N) COVID-19 vaccine in Israel were likely linked to their vaccination. Pfizer has said it has not observed a higher rate of the condition, known as myocarditis, than would normally be expected in
target=_blank rel=noopener>Man City owner breaks silence after UCL final defeat, reveals plan for Guardiola
Manchester City chairman, Khaldoon Al Mubarak, has vowed to “send a strong message” in the transfer market this summer. City won the Premier League and Carabao Cup, but lost the Champions League final to Chelsea. The Etihad club remain desperate to conquer Europe with manager Pep Guardiola and Al Mubarak has promised to bolster
target=_blank rel=noopener>Declare Ikorodu North Chairmanship primaries inconclusive, aspirant urges APC
Tony Okuyeme One of the chairmanship aspirants in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) primary elections in Ikorodu West LCDA, held last Saturday, Prince Samuel Adegboyega Oyebola (a.k.a. Ologijo), has described the election as inconclusive. He noted that the election was marred by violence and snatching of ballot box in some of the wards,
target=_blank rel=noopener>Scrap Senate, remove LGs from constitution, says Akeredolu
…you’re entitled to your opinion, says Senate Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, yesterday advocated for a review of the 1999 Constitution in such a way that the Senate would be scrapped, leaving only the House of Representatives to legislate for the country. Akeredolu said the listing of the 774 local governments in the constitution was
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