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target=_blank rel=noopener>186 UNN graduands bag first class honours degree
From Felix Ikem, Nsukka Prof Charles Igwe, the Vice-Chancellor of University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) has announced that out of 11.010 graduands of the university, that one hundred and eighty six (186) bagged first class honours degree. Igwe announced this in Nsukka on Friday during the university’s 49th convocation ceremony, organised by the institution to
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target=_blank rel=noopener>June 12: We won’t allow EndSARS experience – Police
Ondo State Police Command has said that it will not fold its arms and watch any protest, under whatever guise, in the state to degenerate to the #EndSARS mayhem. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Tee Leo-Ikoro, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the telephone on Friday that the police were battle-ready to
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Nigeria democracy collapsing under Buhari-PDP Chieftain, Wadak
From Gyang Bere, Jos A Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party and Patron of Professionals in PDP, Plateau State, Nde Isaac Wadak said democracy in Nigeria has collapsed under the nose of President Muhammadu Buhari. Wadak, who is a financial expert and former Permanent Secretary, Plateau State disclosed this on Friday during an interaction with
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target=_blank rel=noopener>NAS urge Senate to reject Onochie as INEC Commissioner
From Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa The appointment of presidential aide, Ms Lauretta Onochie as a National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been described as an affront on democracy. The Nigerian Senate has therefore been urged to ensure that her appointment does not see the light of the day at the screening stage.
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Imo : Man hangs self after incest with daughter
From Stanley Uzoaru,Owerri A man whose identity is being withheld from Amaigbo in Nwangele Local Government Area of Imo State on Thursday hanged himself after he was caught having canal knowledge of his daughter. A source from the community who confided in our correspondent narrated that the man has been forcing her 17 year old
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Security: Igbo Delegate Assembly tasks government to rise up to its duty
From Abdulrazaq Mungadi, Gombe The Igbo Delegate Assembly (IDA) has called on the Federal Government (FG) of Nigeria and its relevant agencies to rise up to their duty and address all sorts of security challenges in the country. The group which is made up of Igbo communities in19 Northern states and Abuja also condemned security
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Buhari appoints Ilelah NBC DG
From Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari, has appointed Mr. Balarabe Shehu Ilelah, as the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC). The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced the appointment in a statement issued in Abuja by the Special Assistant to the President (Media), Office of the Minister of Information and Culture, Segun
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Cross River: Ayade vows to deal ruthlessly with protesters under any guise on June 12
From Judex Okoro, Calabar Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River has vowed to deal ruthlessly with anyone of group planning procession or gathering under any guise on June 12 which is designated as Democracy Day. Ayade in a statement signed by Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to Governor, Me Christain Ita, said the full weight of the
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Jubilation in Plateau as Lalong inaugurates Projects
From Gyang Bere, Jos Ahead of the commemoration of Democracy Day, Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong has commenced the inauguration of some projects across the State as well as inspection of others ongoing. Governor Lalong started his day by inaugurating the rehabilitated Pankshin Water Project which had broken down and unable to provide water
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Insecurity: Gregory University founder advocates for dialogue
From Okey Sampson, Umuahia The founder and Chancellor of Gregory University Uturu (GUU), Abia state, Prof Gregory Ibe has against the backdrop of worsening security challenges across the country, adviced President Mohammadu Buhari to convene a National Peace Summit to tackle the problem. Speaking at Uturu, Prof Ibe, who currently consults to the 15 countries
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Family of 15 escape death, as early morning inferno consumes shop in Benin
Francis Ogbuagu, Benin City A family of 15, in Ikpoba community, along Benin Agbor Road, Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo State Friday escaped being consumed by fire that destroyed a building housing funiture shop worth millions of naira. An eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity, said the inferno started around 1 a.m. and consumed the whole
target=_blank rel=noopener>Buhari appoints Balarabe Shehu Ilelah NBC DG
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr. Balarabe Shehu Ilelah, a veteran broadcaster, as the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC). The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced the appointment in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday. Ilelah’s appointment is for a tenure of five years in the first instance.
target=_blank rel=noopener>NANS suspends June 12 protest, distances self from ‘Buhari-must-go’ campaign
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has suspended its planned June 12 nationwide protest. NANS President, Sunday Asefon, made this known in a statement on Friday morning. It was titled: ‘NANS Suspends June 12 Protest Over Concerns About Safety Of Protesters And Fear Of Possible Hijack By Politicians – Comrade Sunday Asefon’. According
target=_blank rel=noopener>Summer Series: Jamaican women beat Falcons 1-0
Deneisha Blackwood scored early in the second half and Jamaica defeated Nigeria 1-0 to open the Summer Series on Thursday night. Blackwood, who also plays for the Houston Dash of the National Women’s Soccer League, scored in the 51st minute for the Reggae Girlz. She has eight international goals for Jamaica. Blackwood’s penalty kick
target=_blank rel=noopener>2023: Buhari wasn’t talking to Tinubu when he mentioned Lagos as reference point – Garba Shehu
President Muhammadu Buhari’s reference to Lagos while speaking on the future of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has nothing to do with party’s National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the Presidency said Thursday night. During his interview with ‘Arise TV’ on Thursday, when the President was asked on his desire for the APC after his
target=_blank rel=noopener>JUST IN: Gunmen invade Kaduna Poly, kidnap students, lecturers
Reports just reaching New Telegraph from from Kaduna are indicating that armed men have invaded Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic in Zaria, Kaduna State and have abducted an unspecified number of students and lecturers. Although details are still hazy, we are being told that scores were also injured during the attack which happened on Thursday night.
target=_blank rel=noopener>World Athletics, CAA, AFN agree on Kebbi elections
The Athletic Federation of Nigeria (AFN) under the leadership of Engr Ibrahim Shehu Gusau has announced that any election planned for Abuja will be null and voided in line with the agreement between the World Athletics, Confederation of African Athletics and the AFN. According to the AFN President, Engr Gusau, the claim that World Athletics
target=_blank rel=noopener>UK, US relationship indestructible, Johnson says
The alliance between the US and the UK should be known as the “indestructible relationship”, Boris Johnson has told the BBC after meeting US President Joe Biden for the first time. He said he had “terrific” talks with Biden, who has travelled to Cornwall for the G7 summit of world leaders, reports the BBC.
target=_blank rel=noopener>US lawmaker defends ‘offensive’ Israel remark
A US congresswoman has hit back after a rare rebuke from Democratic colleagues over her remarks seeming to liken the US and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban. A dozen Jewish lawmakers called on Ilhan Omar to “clarify her words”, but the Minnesota representative slammed the group’s “tropes”. This is not the first time
target=_blank rel=noopener>French Open: Krejcikova to meet Pavlyuchenkova in final
Czech Barbora Krejcikova showed incredible spirit to beat Maria Sakkari in a classic French Open semi-final and reach her first Grand Slam final. Krejcikova, 25, won 7-5 4-6 9-7 with her fifth match point – after saving one herself – in a dramatic match lasting over three hours, reports the BBC. Krejcikova thought she
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