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target=_blank rel=noopener>Gen Umahi resigns as South East security committee chairman
From Jude Chinedu, Enugu The Chairman, South East Security Committee, Major General Obi Umahi (rtd), has resigned his appointment over poor funding of the committee. Umahi’s resignation was contained in a letter dated June 4 and addressed to the Chairman, South East Governors Forum (SGF) and copied to the President General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prof.
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Breaking: FG summons US, UK, EU, other envoys over statements on Twitter ban
From Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja The Federal Government, has summoned some envoys over their responses to its ban on Twitter’s operations in the country. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, summoned the envoys to a meeting holding later today at the Tafawa Balewa House, Abuja. Recall that The United States (US), the United Kingdom
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Sirika says duration of airport concession to last 20–30 years
By Chinelo Obogo The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika has said that the planned concession of four airports will last for a duration of 20 to 30 years. Sirika disclosed this in a statement signed by the Director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Aviation, James Odaudu, titled Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). In the document, the minister
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target=_blank rel=noopener>CBN boosts forex allocation to banks
From Uche Usim, Abuja The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Sunday said it would increase the volume of foreign exchange allocated to commercial banks in its efforts to meet the swelling requests of customers, particularly travelers, who require it for their travel allowances, payment of tuition and medical fees, among other invisibles. This action
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target=_blank rel=noopener>NAHCO signs United Airlines, Qatar airways contracts, renews others
By Chinelo Obogo Nigeria’s foremost leading ground handling service provider, Nigerian Aviation Handling Company, (NAHCO) has clinched the handling contract for United Airlines for the next three years. The American airline, having voluntarily exited Nigeria since 2016, is making a return in November, with NAHCO as its preferred partner, providing passenger and ground handling services.
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Fifth Chukker, Intershelter triumph at Access Bank-UNICEF Charity Polo Tournament
By Chinenye Anuforo First stage of the prestigious 2021 UNICEF Charity Shield polo tourney climaxed on high with triumphs for Fifth Chukker and Intershelter teams as the international charity event enters its final stages Tuesday, with nine team jostling for honours. Home fans favourites, fifth Chukkers handed a thumping 11-7 defeat over hard fighting
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Family raises alarm over missing son
From Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure The family of a Christian cleric, Darry Adesina has raised the alarm over the inability of the security agencies to find the cleric 18 years after he was declared missing. Adesina who was a pastor at the Apostolic Faithful Church, Kaduna was declared missing in 2003 shortly after he had held
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Malami’s NGOs execute 236 water projects in Kebbi
From Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin Kebbi The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Chika Malami (SAN) Non Governmental Organizations, have executed 236 boreholes in some rural communities which are in need of water across the 21 local government areas in Kebbi State. The NGOs are: the Kadi Malami Foundation, Khadimiiya Initiative for
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Twitter ban ambush on democracy – De Norsemen
From Magnus Eze, Enugu A international humanitarian organisation, De Norsemen Kclub International has kicked against the Nigerian Government’s ban on Twitter, saying it was an ambush on the nation’s fledgling democracy. The group was appalled that a government that came in through a democratic process, and prided itself as an upholder of democratic principles, can
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target=_blank rel=noopener>DSS storms Adoration Ministry, summons Mbaka to Abuja
From Jude Chinedu, Enugu There appears to be more trouble coming the way of the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu, Nigeria (AMEN) Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, as he has been summoned to Abuja for interrogation by operatives of the Department of State Services. The operatives who arrived at the ground on Sunday to deliver
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target=_blank rel=noopener>JUST IN: FG gives condition to lift ban on Twitter
*’We won’t stop using Twitter’, says Adeboye The Federal Government has given a condition to lift its indefinite suspension of Twitter in Nigeria. Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Foreign Affairs, said at a meeting with some envoys that Twitter’s operations in Nigeria will be restored only if the platform can be used “responsibly.” Asked when the
target=_blank rel=noopener>MRA, IPC condemn FG’s Twitter ban
*Threaten to lodge complaints before AU, UN Two non-governmental organisations, Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and the International Press Centre (IPC) Monday condemned the Federal Government’s indefinite suspension of Twitter in Nigeria and threatened to lodge a formal complaint before the appropriate agencies of the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) if the ban
target=_blank rel=noopener>JUST IN: NBC threatens to sanction TV, radio stations using Twitter
The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has directed all broadcast stations in the country to suspend the patronage of Twitter with immediate effect. The NBC said the decision followed the suspension of Twitter operations in Nigeria by the Federal Government over the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining the
target=_blank rel=noopener>11 injured as parallel leadership clash over Onitsha Market
*Govt denies involvement Okey Maduforo, Awka Tension can best describe the mood at the River Niger Bridge Head market in Anambra State following the leadership crisis between two rival executives over the control of the area. So far 11 persons have been injured as a result of the crisis, while some leaders have
target=_blank rel=noopener>Twitter ban: FG summons US, UK envoys, others over comments
The Federal Government has summoned the envoys of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and the European Union in Nigeria over their recent comments on the suspension of microblogging site Twitter in the West African Country. This was contained in an invitation to journalists issued on Monday morning by Kimiebi Ebienfa of the Crisis Monitoring
target=_blank rel=noopener>YouTube star, Paul, goes distance with Mayweather in exhibition
“It was the coolest thing ever,” said YouTuber Logan Paul after going the distance with unbeaten former five-weight world champion Floyd Mayweather. Their eight-round exhibition bout at Miami’s Hard Rock stadium did not have a winner – there were no judges at ringside and the fight did not count for either fighter’s record. Mayweather
target=_blank rel=noopener>White replaces Alexander-Arnold in England’s Euros squad
Brighton defender Ben White has been called up to replace Trent Alexander-Arnold in England’s Euro 2020 squad. The 23-year-old made his debut in last week’s 1-0 friendly win over Austria, the game in which Liverpool’s Alexander-Arnold injured his thigh. Central defender White started alongside Tyrone Mings in Sunday’s victory against Romania, reports the BBC.
target=_blank rel=noopener>CBN increases forex allocations to banks
Tony Chukwunyem The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced an increase in the amount of foreign exchange allocated to banks to meet the requests of customers. This follows requests of travellers seeking foreign exchange for travel allowances, payment of tuition and medical fees, among other Invisibles, and a warning issued by the CBN
target=_blank rel=noopener>How my husband died — TB Joshua’s wife
Evelyn, wife of the Founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, popularly known as T.B. Joshua, has given details of how her husband died. Evelyn spoke with select journalists on Sunday. She said her husband spent about three hours in prayers before the last service on the mountain and
target=_blank rel=noopener>DSS summons Mbaka to Abuja
*Says: ‘I will not keep quiet’ Enugu fiery priest and Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu, Nigeria, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka has been summoned to Abuja for interrogation by the operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS). The DSS it was learnt, visited the Adoration Ministry to deliver the letter of invitation.
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