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target=_blank rel=noopener>African Risk Capacity, Centre for Disaster Protection seal pact to improve disaster risk management systems
From Joseph Inokotong, Abuja The African Risk Capacity (ARC) Group and the Centre for Disaster Protection have entered into a partnership agreement to mutually promote technical collaboration on capacity building, research, and advocacy through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) jointly signed by the chief executives of both institutions. Under the MoU, the parties will explore
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target=_blank rel=noopener>FCT police nab 4 suspected arm robbers, impersonators, recover weapons
From Molly Kilete, Abuja The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has reportedly arrested four suspects for armed robbery and impersonation at Nyanya, a satellite town in Abuja. The suspects are said to have been arrested by detectives from Nyanya during a routine stop and search operations on Sunday. Police spokesman Yusuf Mariam listed items
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Senate to screen Onochie, 5 others as INEC commissioners
From Kenneth Udeh, Abuja Senate President Ahmad Lawan has assigned the Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to screen for confirmation the appointments of Ms Lauretta Onochie and five others as INEC commissioners. The development comes eight months after President Muhammadu Buhari provided the list of the nominees to the Senate for screening.
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Stop killing Igbo youths under guise of ESN clampdown, IPOB tells authorities
From Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri Igbo separatist group Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has alleged that Nigerian security agents are secretly killing youths in the South East who are being labelled are members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN). In a statement by IPOB spokesperson Emma Powerful, many of the youths being implicated are cultists who
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Delta: Governor urged to activate community-based security law
From Paul Osuyi, Asaba Worried by the growing rate of insecurity in the state, the Delta Online Publishers’ Forum (DOPF) has urged the state government to activate the state Community Security Corps Act, 2020. In the last month, hoodlums attacked no fewer than three police formations in the state, killing at least seven officers, burning
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Pomp as CIDSS inducts 47 prominent Nigerians as fellows
From Emmanuel Adeyemi, Lokoja The Chartered Institute of Development and Social Studies (CIDSS) recently inducted 47 prominent Nigerians as fellows of the institute in a colourful ceremony. The CIDSS is a multi-disciplinary institute that focuses on the core issues of socio-economic development and social cohesion for the promotion of national consciousness and patriotism, and the
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Buhari receives “first made-in-Nigeria phone”
From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday received the first made in Nigeria cell phone, known as ITF Mobile. This is coming more than 15 years after the global system for mobile (GSM), was launched in the country. Minister of Industry, trade and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo presented the phone to the President,
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target=_blank rel=noopener>ERA tasks FG on 10-year ecosystem restoration road map
From Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has called on the federal governments to develop a ten-year ecosystem restoration road map for Nigeria. ERA/FoEN Executive Director Dr Godwin Uyi -Ojo made the call in Benin in a lecture titled “Environmental Emergency for Ecosystem Restoration” to mark 2021 World Environmental
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Nigeria to partner with Iran on supply of agric equipment, automobiles
From Okwe Obi, Abuja The Federal Government of Nigeria has disclosed plans to partner with the Islamic Republic of Iran in the areas of automobile assembling, importation of tractors and agricultural equipment to meet the farming and transportation needs of Nigerians. Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs George Akume made the announcement during a
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Bauchi governor dissolves cabinet, sacks SSG, COS
From Paul Orude, Bauchi Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed has dissolved his executive cabinet and sacked political appointees, including the Secretary to the State Government and the Chief of Staff, with immediate effect. This was contained in a press release dated Wednesday, June 9, signed and issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity,
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target=_blank rel=noopener>JUST IN: Gunmen kidnap UniJos lecturer
Musa Pam, Jos Gunmen in the early hours of Wednesday kidnapped a lecturer with the Department of Theater Arts, University of Jos in Plateau State, Dr Dan Ella New Telegraph learnt that Dr. Ella was abducted by the assailants who attacked his residence located at Haske quarters in Lamingo community, Jos North Local Governement
target=_blank rel=noopener>JUST IN: Reverse Twitter ban immediately, or…, US warns FG
The United States government has warned the Nigerian government to immediately reverse its ban on Twitter adding that it was tantamount to opposing free speech. Samantha Power, an Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), made this known in a statement on Wednesday. She revealed that Twitter has over 40 million
target=_blank rel=noopener>Igangan killings: Nigerians are tired of excuses, fish out perpetrators, MSSN tells FG
Lateef Dada, Osogbo The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN) has urged the Federal Government and security agencies to fish out the perpetrators of the Igangan killing, saying Nigerians are tired of excuses. The society in a statement jointly signed by the B-Zone Amir/Zonal Coordinator, Qaasim Babatunde Odedeji, Secretary, Abdul-Jalil Abdur-Razaq and the Public Relations Officer,
target=_blank rel=noopener>Lawmaker faults agitation for unicameral legislature
*Says executive spends 98 percent of Nigeria’s annual budget Babatope Okeowo, Akure A lawmaker representing Akoko Northwest/Northeast federal constituency, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo has faulted the proposal for the scrapping of the Senate or revert to a unicameral legislature in the country. Tunji-Ojo said the clamour for a unicameral legislature was born out of the paucity
target=_blank rel=noopener>Buhari sets 2030 target for elimination of HIV/AIDS in Africa
Lawrence Olaoye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has set a target of 2030 for the elimination of HIV/AIDS in the African region. The President, who called for a renewed global action to address the epidemic, spoke at a United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) High-Level Meeting on HIVAIDS on Tuesday. The meeting reviewed the progress on commitment
target=_blank rel=noopener>JUST IN: Mohammed sacks 21 commissioners, top officials
Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has dissolved the state’s Executive Council. The termination is with immediate effect. Those affected include the Secretary to the State Government, Sabi’u Baba; the governor’s Chief of Staff, Ladan Salihu, 21 Commissioners, and Special Advisers. More details later…
target=_blank rel=noopener>JUSUN strike: Police in Lagos decongesting cells – PPRO
The police in Lagos have devised means to decongest its cells amidst the prolonged strike by the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria. Police spokesman in the state, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday that the decongestion was carried out in collaboration with the office of the Chief Judge and
target=_blank rel=noopener>Kamala Harris under pressure to visit US-Mexico border
Vice-President Kamala Harris has faced pressure to visit the US-Mexico border, as she tries to tackle a record migration spike. Ms Harris had a testy exchange with a journalist who asked why she had not gone to the US southern boundary, reports the BBC. Members of Ms Harris’s own Democratic party meanwhile criticised her
target=_blank rel=noopener>Tax details of US super-rich allegedly leaked
Details claiming to reveal how little income tax US billionaires pay have been leaked to a news website. ProPublica says it has seen the tax returns of some of the world’s richest people, including Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Warren Buffett, reports the BBC. The website alleges Amazon’s Bezos paid no tax in 2007
target=_blank rel=noopener>2023: Abia APC Working C’ttee visits Kalu, urges him to deliver state for party
The state Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia State has urged the Chief Whip of the Senate and Chairman of the caucus of the party in the state, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu to help the party win the gubernatorial elections in the next general elections. This is even as the
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