Yoruba Nation Agitation: 47 Lagos Protesters Released From Detention 

Like Abuja – Forty-seven out of the 48 protesters arrested by the Nigerian Police during the Yoruba Nation Rally held July 3, 2021, in Lagos State have been released from detention. The PUNCH gathered that they were released after meeting their bail conditions. A Magistrates’ Court in Yaba, Lagos State had on July 19 granted bail to the Yoruba Nation agitators arrested in the state. …

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Normalising Banditry And Other Aberrations

Like By Olatunji Dare The downing last week of a Nigeria Air Force (NAF) Alpha jet on a combat mission in the ungoverned and increasingly ungovernable space in the Zamfara/Kaduna area of northern Nigeria by disparate armed groups battling the Nigerian state and traditional institutions has introduced a new, frightening element into the conflict that has overwhelmed that zone and is threatening to spill over. …

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#BBNaija Shine Ya Eye: Boma, Beatrice Divorced While Niyi Is Married 

Like Abuja – The 2021 Big Brother Naija show tagged Shine Ya Eye is one many viewers should pay close attention to. It’s barely four days since the show kicked off and the personalities of the housemates are beginning to interest viewers and fans. Boma, the first to get into the house, is divorced. Same as Beatrice, who is one of the 11 female housemates. …

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NCC Moves To Strengthen Judicial Collaboration To Tackle Telecoms Service Challenges

Like …As Danbatta receives commendation on nation’s digital transformation By Ogechi Okorie Abuja – In a bid to further protect telecoms infrastructure in the country, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has restated its commitment to continue to strengthen collaboration with judicial institutions in Nigeria.  The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Commission, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, gave the assurance during a courtesy visit by a high-powered delegation …

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BBNaija: Saskay Says She Has Political Ambition; Likes Gun

Like Abuja – Saskay, one of the 11 female housemates in the BBNaija Shine Ya Eye house, has revealed her political ambition. The dark-skinned housemate made this known during a conversation with two other housemates, Cross and Yerins. The housemate made the revelation while discussing her writing and rapping abilities, saying she draws a lot of influence from American female rapper, Nicki Minaj. She also …

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At Last, JAMB Releases 14,620 UTME Results, Withdraws 14 After Investigation

Like Abuja – The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the results of 14, 620 candidates for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) after investigation but withheld those of 93 candidates. The board also withdrew the results earlier issued to 14 candidates on the ground of malpractice. In a statement by JAMB’s Head of Media, Fabian Benjamin yesterday in Abuja, the board …

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Unity: We Must Protect Nigeria Against Secession Agitations – Wike

Like Abuja – Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has insisted on the preservation of national unity, stating that Nigeria must be protected against all forms of secessionist agitations. Wike also urged the new Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Farouk Yahaya, not to allow his officers get involved in partisan politics. The Governor spoke when he hosted the Chief of Army Staff on a …

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You’re Under Watch – Presidency Tells Staff As They Take Oath Of Secrecy

Like By (Precise Post) – The Presidency has said it would be watching members of its Staff and sanction anyone divulging classified information without authorisation. Permanent Secretary State House, Tijjani Umar, stated this on Tuesday after 37 officials of the State House took the Oath of Secrecy administered on them by Justice Hamzat Muazu of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court at the State …

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Major shakeup as IGP orders posting, redeployment of 24 AIGs

Like The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Baba on Tuesday ordered the posting and deployment of 24 Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) to Zonal Commands and formations. Former Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Commissioner of Police (CP), Bala Ciroma, who was promoted to AIG last Monday, has been moved to Zone-7 Abuja. AIG Usman Belel, AIG John Amadi and AIG Adeleke Adeyinka were posted to …

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Andy Uba’s Governorship Quest: Desire or Destiny?

Like By Victor Afam Ogene John Lennon, the famous British singer, of the Beatles fame must have forseen the future when he many years ago penned down the immutable lines: “There’s nowhere you can be, that isn’t where you’re meant to be.” These lines succinctly speak true of the contemporary times, especially at it relates to the November 6, 2021 Anambra state governorship election. As …

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Kanu drags Nigeria, Kenya to African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights

Like Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has dragged the Nigerian and Kenyan governments to the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights, to demand accountability for his extraordinary rendition. Kanu’s special counsel, Aloy Ejimakor, revealed this in a statement on his Facebook wall late Monday. Ejimakor said jurisdiction lies with the Commission because Nigeria and Kenya are state parties to …

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There’s more to Ebeano supermarket burning —Tweeps

Like Nigerians have reacted to the closed-circuit television footage showing how a 9-year-old girl set fire to the multi-million naira shopping centre, Ebeano Supermarket in Lokogoma, Abuja on July 17. The girl had accompanied her mother to the supermarket to shop during which she wandered on her own to the section where inflammable items were kept. She could be seen in the footage touching one …

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Gunmen invade Gov Uzodinma’s hometown, kill DPO

Like Six bandits were on Monday night killed when police and unknown gunmen engaged in a gun duel at Omuma town in the Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State. Omuma, which is the home town of the Imo Governor, Hope Uzodinma, had experienced gunmen’s invasion, including the killing of no fewer than seven security operatives, attacking of police formation and razing of the …

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BREAKING: Former NCAA DG Onyeyiri dies at 72

Like A former Director-General with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Engr Fidelis Onyeyiri, is dead, The PUNCH has learnt. The ex-NCAA boss, who was born on July 29, 1948, died on Sunday, July 25, 2021. Onyeyiri, a native of Imo State, died four days to his 73rd birthday. He was NCAA director-general from 2003 to 2005. NCAA Spokesman, Sam Adurogboye, confirmed the death of the …

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Benin Republic files fresh charges against Sunday Igboho

Like Benin Republic has filed fresh charges against Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, who was arrested in the country last Monday. Ibrahim Salami, one of the Cotonou, Benin Republic-based lawyers of Sunday Igboho, disclosed the new charges after Monday’s hearing, where Igboho was ordered to remain in police custody in Benin Republic. Before the hearing, Salami had said that the …

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