Abducted Taraba lecturer Regains Freedom

The Taraba state university lecturer who was abducted from the institution’s staff residence, Umar Buba, has been released by bandits after spending 4 nights in captivity. Umar who was kidnapped in the early hours of Sunday May 30, was released in the early hours of Thursday June 3. Channels Television reported that a family member confirmed his release, but could not reveal if a ransom …

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Civil War Threat: Popular Enugu Politician Drags Buhari to ICC, US, UK

A Nigerian politician, Chief Chinedu P. Eya has reported President Muhammadu Buhari to international organisations. Eya dragged Buhari to the International Criminal Court, the US and the UK. This comes after Buhari’s tweet threatening to revisit the events of the civil war on the southeast region. Buhari had in the tweet warned of coming hard on those against his Government, similar to the civil war …

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Simone Inzaghi Named Inter Milan’s New Head Coach

Simone Inzaghi has been announced as the new manager of Serie A champions Inter Milan. His appointment follows the resignation of Antonio Conte, the club announced on Thursday. Former Lazio boss and Italy international Inzaghi, 45, signed a two-year deal at the San Siro. Inzaghi, the younger brother of former Juventus and AC Milan striker Filippo, left Lazio last week after a five-year spell in …

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Supreme Court ruling provoked Imo attacks –Ex-INEC commissioner

A former National Commissioner with the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Lai Olurode, has said that the Supreme Court ruling of January 2020 provoked the attacks on some INEC offices in Imo State. According to him, it is antithetical for the courtroom to take the position of the electorate which is an expression of the popular will of the people. The don, who spoke on …

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Nigeria is presently dripping bitterness, sadness, Obasanjo laments

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has described Nigeria as a country presently dripping bitterness and sadness. The former president argued that even though the country is destined to be a land flowing with milk and honey, bad leadership has made it unachievable. He said this on Thursday while receiving a book titled, ‘The Man, The General and The President,’ authored by Femmy Carrena, at the Olusegun …

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JAMB: 160,617 candidates sit for mock examinations in 777 centres nationwide –spokesman

A total of 160,617 candidates sat for the Mock examinations conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in its 777 Computer-Based Centres across the country, according to the board’s Public Relations Officer, Dr Fabian Benjamin. Benjamin, who spoke in a telephone chat with newsmen, however, expressed sadness over a fire incident at one of the CBT centres in Abuja, saying that measures had …

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Gunmen free abducted attendant in hijacked school bus

Gunmen, who hijacked a school bus on Thursday morning in Oba Ile, Akure North local government of Ondo State, have released the abducted female staff. It was gathered the gunmen missed their target as no pupil was inside the bus when they struck. The gunmen, who rode on motorcycles, had crossed the bus belonging to Chimola School around 6:45am when the driver was on a …

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NECO Appoints New Registrar

A new Registrar has been appointed by the Governing Board of the National Examinations Council (NECO). According to DailyPost, Mr. Ebikibina John Ogborodi has now been appointed as the Acting Registrar/Chief Executive of NECO. Ogborodi’s appointment followed the death of the Registrar, Professor Godswill Obioma on Monday, 1st June, 2021 after a brief illness. Until his appointment,Ogborodi was the Director, Special Duties in the Council. …

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DSS Arrests Governor Diri’s Aide For Speaking Against Buhari, Bayelsa Govt Reacts

The Governor of Bayelsa state has reacted after his aide, Bodmas Kemepadei was arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services. Kemepadei was arrested on Wednesday. Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, dissociated himself and his office from the activities of his social media aide, Bodmas Kemepadei. The comments were contained in a video which Kemepadei posted on the social media that went viral, leading …

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Forex: ABCON bans street hawking, moves to cut rate

The Association of Bureau De Change Operators has said it will commence what it called ‘Operation No Street Trading’ to stop the hawking of foreign exchange by BDC operators. The President, ABCON, Alhaji Aminu Gwadabe, said this was part of the resolutions made unanimously by BDC directors at the meeting of the operators on Tuesday in Lagos. A copy of the resolutions which was obtained …

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CBN to empower cultivation of 80,000 hectares of cotton – Emefiele

Mr Godwin Emefiele, Gov. of CBN says the bank aims at empowering the cultivation of 80, 000 hectares of cotton in 2021. According to the apex bank, this will be with an average output of 120, 000 metric tonnes at 1.5 metric tonnes per hectare. Emefiele made this known on Thursday in a series of tweets on CBN official handle, while commending stakeholders in the …

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Acting Edo PDP chairman calls for calm

Mr Harrison Omagbon, Edo acting Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman, has called for calm among party faithful, following the suspension of the state chairman, Dr Tony Aziegbemi. Omagbon said this in a statement on Thursday in Benin. “My task as acting chairman will be to unite our party and ensure that the unity which our electoral victory bestowed on us is sustained and enlarged to …

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Bankers dare EFCC, say we’re not afraid to declare assets

The National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial institutions has said its members are not afraid to declare their assets as being required by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The union’s National President, Anthony Abakpa, disclosed this on Wednesday in a telephone interview with The PUNCH. The Chairman of the EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, had said recently that the commission would from June 1 be …

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JUSUN strike stalls deposed Emir Sanusi’s suit against Kano Govt, others

A suit filed by deposed Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II, against the Kano State government and others was Thursday stalled due to the strike by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the deposed emir had, on March 12, 2020, sued the Inspector-General (I-G) of Police and Director-General, Department of State Services (DSS) over what he called …

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Robbers kill four policemen, three others in Osun attacks

Four policemen and three civilians were killed during attacks on two banks in Apomu and Ikire in Osun State on Wednesday evening, The Nation has learnt. The Nation gathered the robbers, numbering about 35, attacked the banks simultaneously at Ikire in Irewole local government Area and Apomu in Isokan local government – both off the Ibadan-Ile-Ife Expressway, Osun State around 6:10pm. It was learnt they …

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Ortom Condemns Killing of his security aide, tasks security agents to apprehend killers

By Our Reporter ABUJA – Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has condemned the assassination of his Senior Special Assistant on Security, retired Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG, Christopher Dega as a huge blow to his administration and the entire state. The Governor while speaking to journalists today at Benue Peoples House, Makurdi, lamented that the retired AIG was very active even in retirement, saying …

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