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target=_blank rel=noopener>Insecurity: Kano commences revocation of illegal lands, improperly documented structures
From Desmond Mgboh, Kano Kano state government has commenced the revocation of illegally acquired or not properly documented properties and structures within the metropolitan area for the establishment mega secondary schools. The measure is aimed at decongesting boarding schools across the 36 local government areas of the state following persistent abduction of students from boarding
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Buhari: Ebonyi indigenes tackle Umahi, demand apology
From Fred Itua, Abuja Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID), has described as unfortunate and disappointing comments credited to the state governor, David Nweze Umahi, wherein he expressed a wish for God to give Nigeria another President like Muhammadu Buhari as his successor in 2023. The group demanded that the governor should
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target=_blank rel=noopener>IPOB orders sit-at-home in honour of Kanu’s military home invasion
From Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has declared Tuesday sit-at-home in commemoration of the victims killed during the invasion of Nnamdi Kanu’s country home in Afaraukwu, Ibeku in Abia State by the military on September 14, 2017. A release by the spokesperson of the group, Emma Powerful urge people of the
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target=_blank rel=noopener>2023: Group asks PDP to pick Lamido as presidential candidate
From Paul Osuyi, Asaba A pressure group, Delta State Youth Progress (DSYP) has implored the main opposition party, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to consider former governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido as it’s presidential candidate for the 2023 election. The group said Lamido has what it takes to defeat the ruling All Progressive Congress
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Kabba Custodial Centre attack: FG says 1 soldier, 1 policeman dead, 2 Correctional Service Officers unaccounted for
From Joseph Inokotong, Abuja The Federal Government has reported the death of one soldier and a policeman, while two officers of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) are yet to be accounted for after an attack on Kabba Medium Security Custodial Centre, in Kabba, Kogi State, by yet to be identified gunmen. Subsequently, the Federal Government
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target=_blank rel=noopener>UPDATED: Unknown gunmen free 240 inmates of Kabba Medium Security Custodial Centre
From Joseph Inokotong, Abuja The Controller-General of Corrections, Haliru Nababa has ordered a recapture of the 240 inmates of the Medium Security Custodial Centre (MSCC) in Kabba, Kogi State that were forcefully released after attacked by yet to be identified gunmen early Monday morning. Controller of Corrections, Francis Enobore, and the Public Relations Officer of
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Bagudu orders deployment of medication, manpower over death of five people in Kebbi community
From Olanrewaju Lawal, Birnin Kebbi Kebbi State Governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has directed the ministry of health to immediately deploy all its manpower, drugs and other medication as well as provide source of drinking water to forestall what may be causing vomiting and stooling among some communities. Chief Press Secretary to Kebbi State Governor, Alhaji
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Rumble in Enugu APC as ex-Governor, ex-Speaker, 39 others expelled
From Jude Chinedu, Enugu The All Progressives Congress, (APC), in Enugu State has announced the expulsion of 41 of its members including former military governor Capt. Joe Orji and former Speaker, Enugu State House of Assembly, Eugene Odoh from the party. Other notable individuals who were also expelled include a former Deputy Governorship candidate of
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target=_blank rel=noopener>Ebonyi honours ex-Army Chief, Buratai
From Chijioke Agwu, Abakaliki Ebonyi state government yesterday held a state dinner in honour of the former Chief of Army Staff and Nigeria Ambassador to the Republic of Benin, Ambassador Tukur Buratai. The Dinner was held on Sunday at the Banquet Hall of the Governor’s Lodge at Ocho Udo Centenary City in Abakaliki. Speaking at
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target=_blank rel=noopener>NMDC advocates more funding for research, development
From Charity Nwakaudu, Abuja Director General, National Metallurgical Development Centre, (NMDC), Prof Linus Asuquo has said that with adequate funding especially in research and development, the country’s mining sector would be able to ensure economic growth and sustainability. Prof Asuquo while speaking with journalists in Abuja stated that there can not be industrialization progression in
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target=_blank rel=noopener>2021 WTA Finals moved from Shenzhen to Guadalajara
The season-ending WTA Finals will be held in Guadalajara, Mexico instead of Shenzhen, China this year and will begin on November 8, the WTA Tour said on Monday. The WTA Finals, contested by the world’s top eight singles players and eight doubles teams, was cancelled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, reports Reuters.
target=_blank rel=noopener>Gunmen attack Kabba Correctional Centre with explosives; kill soldier, policeman
*Over 250 prisoners escape The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has been briefed by the Controller General of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS), Haliru Nababa, on the unfortunate attack on Kabba Medium Security Custodial Centre, in Kabba, Kogi State, by yet to be identified gunmen. Sola Fasure, Media Adviser to the minister disclosed this in statement. Fasure
target=_blank rel=noopener>Sit-at-home update: Aba residents snub govt, stay at home
…another protest planned for tomorrow to mark 2017 assault on Kanu’s country home Emmanuel Ifeanyi, Aba Despite the assurance by the Abia State government that residents and people of the state should go about their normal businesses without fear, many residents stayed at home for fear of attacks. Meanwhile, students who are supposed
target=_blank rel=noopener>75 kidnapped Zamfara pupils regain freedom
The 75 pupils of Government Day Secondary School, Kaya, in Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State who were kidnapped on September 1, 2021, have regained their freedom. The Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) broke the news via its verified Facebook page overnight. The Police had reported that gunmen abducted more than 70 students in
target=_blank rel=noopener>JUST IN: Tanker Explosion Rocks Airport Road In Adamawa
In the early hours of Monday, a petrol truck exploded in Yola, the capital of Adamawa state. It’s unclear whether anyone was killed in the blaze. The incident occurred on Airport Road’s busy PZ Roundabout. The fuel compartment of the tanker, owned by Conoil, separated and dropped when the driver was negotiating the roundabout,
target=_blank rel=noopener>Sit-at-home: Angry Abia govt warns hoodlums, unveils measures to tackle situation
Emmanuel Ifeanyi, Aba Abia State government on Monday described the lingering sit-at-home reportedly endorsed and illegally enforced by a group of hoodlums hiding under the identity of agitators in the southeast region to cause chaos in the state as unacceptable. “The state government states categorically that it is unacceptable to allow any individual or
target=_blank rel=noopener>N’Korea tests new long-range cruise missile
North Korea has tested a new long-range cruise missile capable of hitting much of Japan, state media said on Monday. Tests staged over the weekend saw missiles travelling as far as 1,500km (930 miles) away, according to KCNA. However, they do not violate UN Security Council resolutions – they have led to tough sanctions
target=_blank rel=noopener>Envoy, NIDCOM condemn murder of Nigerian in Italy, call for justice
The Nigerian Ambassador to Italy, Mfawa Omini Abam, the Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, as well as the Nigerian community in Italy have demanded full investigation into the murder of a Nigerian housewife, Rita Amenze, in Italy. Giving an update on the event, Hon. Dabiri-Erewa stated that the estranged husband,
target=_blank rel=noopener>Navy relocates Logistics College, Armament School, others
In its effort to decongest its presence in Lagos and other maritime environments, the Nigerian Navy Board has approved the establishment and relocation of non-military operational bases to the hinterlands. PRNigeria learnt that the relocation followed the approval of the Nigerian Navy Board at its most recent meeting. Apart from the establishment of a
target=_blank rel=noopener>BBNaija: I feel like a widow, Saskay reacts to JayPaul’s eviction
Saskay, Big Brother Naija, BBNaija season 6 housemate, has reacted to JayPaul’s eviction from the reality show. JayPaul was evicted during the live show on Sunday after scoring the lowest votes. JayPaul and Saskay were a couple while in the reality show. Reacting to his eviction, Saskay speaking to Angel said: “Just when I
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