Destitution In Nigeria Grave Concern And National Embarrassment – Sadiya Farouq

By Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo The Minister of Humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq has described the level of destitution and street begging in Nigeria as a matter of grave concern and a national embarrassment. The Minister said this in Jalingo on Thursday at the Mapping Out of Destitutes in Taraba state as part of ongoing efforts to rid the state …

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Taraba: APC Question Ishaku’s Victimization Of Civil Servants

By Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo The Taraba State All Progressives Congress APC has called out the state government over alleged victimization of some civil servants especially in Sardauna local government area of the state. The publicity secretary of the party Mr Aaron Artimas in a statement issued in Jalingo on Wednesday said that the state government has also suspended some traditional rulers over very flimsy reasons …

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Police Rescue APC Election Committee Members As Fraud Stalls Senatorial, House Of Reps Primaries

By Sylvanus Viashima Jalingo The Taraba state police command on Saturday rescued members of the election committee sent to conduct the Primaries of the All Progressives Congress APC for Senatorial and House of Representatives aspirants in the state. The members were said to have been waylaid and almost lynched by aggrieved party members for allegedly conniving with a faction of the party to manipulate the …

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How Atiku Won PDP Presidential Ticket

By Tunde John Former President Atiku Abubakar’s chance of winning PDP’s ticket received a boost whenSokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal stepped down from the race for him and instructed delegates in his camp to deliver their votes to Atiku. Atiku Abubakar has won the Presidential ticket of Nigeria’s main opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after a “crushing victory” against seven other challengers. Atiku scored 371 …

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Adorable Angels Woes Continues As Kano Pillars Maintains Winning Streak

By Joan Nnenna Iwuchukwu Kano Pillars were clearly miles ahead of the pack as they edge stubborn Rima Strikers on Day 5 of the Prudent Energy Handball Premier League 2022. Kano Pillars defeated Rima Strikers of Sokoto 40-32 which ensured they continue to lead the league table with 15, same points with Niger United and Safety Shooters but with a well superior goal difference of …

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FCT minister Muhammad Bello tests positive for COVID-19

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Bello disclosed this in a post on Facebook on Friday. According to the Minister, “I have tested positive for COVID-19. “After a hide and seek period spanning 21 months (1yr 9 months) between COVID-19 and my humble self, the virus finally caught up with me …

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Police foil kidnap attempt in Niger, arrest gang leader

The Niger Police Command has arrested 26-year-old Umar Mohammed aka Babuga Yellow, for alleged kidnapping. In a press statement signed by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Wasiu Abiodun, on Friday in Minna, the suspect revealed that his gang had plans to carry out an operation before he was arrested. “He confessed that the syndicate was planning to abduct two prominent persons in Garatu village,” the …

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Senate president defends changes to 2022 budget by National Assembly

Following concerns raised by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), over the recently signed 2022 Appropriation Bill, Senate President Ahmed Lawan has said the National Assembly was correct in its judgment. Lawan said this on Friday at the Presidential Villa shortly after signing the budget. Earlier, The PUNCH had reported that Buhari expressed ‘strong reservations on ‘‘worrisome changes’’ made by the National Assembly to …

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Some Of Our Officers Are Conniving With Criminals – Chief of Naval Staff Reveals

Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo, the Chief of Naval Staff, on Thursday lamented that some personnel of the Nigerian Navy are conniving with criminals to commit crimes on the nation’s water way. He warned that any personnel caught would be dealt with according to the law. Gambo spoke during the decoration of newly-promoted Rear Admirals at the Naval Headquarters in Abuja He said, “While there are …

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Nigerian Government Extends Deadline For NIN-SIM Card Linkage By Three Months

The government of Nigeria has extended the deadline for the ongoing national identification number and subscriber identity module (SIM) integration to March 31, 2022. Meanwhile, a total of 63.97 million lines were disconnected in one year amid the National Identity Number-Subscriber Identity Module data verification. This was based on data obtained from the Nigerian Communications Commissions. The NCC data revealed that the total number of …

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Delta to raid street beggers, child hawkers in 2022

The Delta State Government said it would no longer tolerate street begging and child hawking during school hours. It stated that the state government would embark on a raid where it would apprehend culprits in the New Year. The Chairman of the State Child’s Rights Implementation Committee, and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Women Affairs, Community and Social Development, Kevwe Agas stated at a press conference …

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Wealthy Class Behind Insecurity In Nigeria, Buying Weapons, Drugs – Hamza Al-Mustapha

According to a report by Daily Post, Major Hamza Al- Mustapha, Chief Security Officer (CSO) to former Nigerian military ruler, General Sani Abacha has stated that rich people with access to weapons and hard drugs were behind the insecurity bedeviling different parts of the country. To deal with the present situation holistically, Major Al-Mustapha stated that it required the contribution of all patriotic citizens of …

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SERAP Accuses Nigerian Satellite Agency, NCSL Of Spending N250Million Without Receipts

SaharaReporters reports that the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has alleged that the management of the Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited (NCSL) in Abuja, sometime in 2019, failed to remit an approximated sum of N95,641,112 accrued from tax payments. The group said it suspected that the management of the organisation had misappropriated the money. SERAP further explained that the organisation without any official document reportedly …

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Police Probe Assault, Extortion Of N550,000 From Motivational Speaker, Buchi And His Brother By Officers In Abuja

Sunday Babaji, the Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory Police Command, has ordered an investigation into the alleged extortion of a writer and motivational speaker, Solomon Buchi, by policemen in Abuja. Buchi had alleged in a viral Twitter post on Tuesday night that he and his younger brother were assaulted and treated as criminals by the men of the Nigeria Police Force while on vacation …

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26-year-old Man Goes Berserk, Kill His 23-Year-Old Wife With A Stick In Jigawa

According to a report by SaharaReporters, the men of the Jigawa State Police Command have arrested a 26-year-old man for killing his 23-year-old wife in the Sule Tankarkar local government area. The police spokesman in the state, Lawan Shiisu confirmed the arrest in a statement in Dutse on Wednesday, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Shiisu said the suspect was arrested after the …

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Court Jails Senior Pastor Over N128 Million Fraud In Lagos

According to a report by SaharaReporters, Linda Mabi-Praise, senior pastor of Temple of Praise Women Fellowship Global, Surulere, Lagos has been sentenced to five years imprisonment over N128 million fraud. Mabi-Praise was convicted and sentenced by Justice S.O. Solebo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja following her arraignment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). A statement on the EFCC’s website indicates …

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