Two Journalists Arraigned By Police Over Story About Factory Owned By Buhari’s Aide

Kwara (Precise Post) – Two Journalists, editor of NewsDigest, Abuja-based online newspaper, Gidado Yushau and award-winning campus journalist, Alfred Olufemi have been arraigned by the Nigeria Police before a magistrate court in Ilorin Metropolis over an investigative report on hemp smoking published on 19 May 2018. Reports said the duo were arraigned over a petition from a company owned by the just appointed Special Adviser …

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Senate To Carry Out investigative Hearing On Child Trafficking

By Kingsley Okoye Abuja, – The Senate on Wednesday mandated its Committees on Women Affairs and Youth Development as well as Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters to conduct an investigative hearing on rising child trafficking in the country. It also mandated the committees to proffer solutions to the issue of child trafficking and submit their reports within two weeks. The Senate also urged all …

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Police Recruitment: Court Adjourns For PSC To Respond To AGF’s Application

By Taiye Agbaje Abuja, – The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, adjourned till Nov. 20 for the Police Service Commission (PSC) to respond to the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF)’s counter-affidavit in a suit to stop the recruitment of 10, 000 police officers. Justice Inyang Ekwo, who adjourned the case on the instance of the PSC, said the development was to allow its counsel, …

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EU’s Juncker Set To Leave intensive Care After Aneurysm Operation

Brussels –  European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is due to be released from intensive care on Wednesday, a day after he underwent surgery to treat an aneurysm, his spokeswoman Mina Andreeva said. “Yesterday’s intervention went well,” Andreeva told reporters in Brussels. Juncker, who is 64, will now take some time to recuperate and his return to office will depend on his state of recovery, she …

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Kogi Gov Poll: Why Collation Officers Will Come From Outside — INEC

By Kola Adeyemi Lokoja – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says collation officers for the Nov. 16 Kogi governorship election will come from federal tertiary institutions outside the state. INEC Federal Commissioner for Voter Education and Publicity, Mr Festus Okoye, told newsmen in Lokoja on Wednesday that drawing the officials from other states was part of efforts to guarantee the credibility of the poll. …

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Police Arraign 2 men in Court For Alleged Theft Of Cell Phone

By Alexandra Oladipo Abuja – The police, on Wednesday, arraigned Yerima Hamza and Suleiman Adamu in a Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, for alleged theft of Samsung galaxy S9 plus valued N320,000. The defendants, who reside at Mabuchi village, Abuja, pleaded not guilty to a two-count charge of joint act and theft levelled against them. The prosecutor, Ijeoma Ukagha, told the court that the …

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Osinbajo Presides As FEC Honours Prof. Tam David-West

By Chijioke Okoronkwo Abuja, – Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja This is the fourth consecutive FEC meeting Osinbajo is presiding. Shortly after the Christian and Muslim prayers were said, Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation announced the death of a former Minister of Petroleum, Prof. Tam David-West. The …

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Nasarawa Assembly Passes N4.67bn 2019 Supplementary Budget

By Mohammed Baba Busu Lafia – The Nasarawa State House of Assembly on Wednesday passed a supplementary budget of N4.67billion for the 2019 fiscal year. Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, the Speaker of the House, announced the passage of the budget after a motion passed by Alhaji Tanko Tunga, the Majority Leader of the House. Abdullahi urged the executive to ensure proper use of the fund for …

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NYSC Commends Ebonyi Govt For Renovating Orientation Camp

By Chukwuemeka Opara Abakaliki – The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has commended the Ebonyi Government for renovating its orientation camp in Afikpo. Mrs Ann Ibe, the NYSC State Director, gave the commendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abakaliki on Wednesday. Ibe noted that the camp had been confirmed as the best in the country. She said that the …

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NGOs Train Stakeholders On Promotion Of Child Rights in Kebbi Schools

By Ibrahim Bello, Birnin Kebbi – Active Support for Rural People Initiative (ASURPI), in collaboration with Action Aid of Nigeria, have commenced training of education stakeholders on the promotion of rights of children in Kebbi schools. Chief Executive Officer of ASURPI in the state, Alhaji Ibrahim Ngaski, while addressing participants at the four-day training organised by the NGOs on Wednesday in Birnin Kebbi, said that …

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Suspected Suicide Bomber Attacks Indonesia Police Station

Jakarta – A man set off an explosive device in a suspected suicide bombing at a police station in the capital of Indonesia’s North Sumatra province on Wednesday, the Police said. The attacker was killed and six people, including five police officers, were slightly injured in the explosion in the parking lot at the Medan city police station, said National Police spokesman, Muhammad Iqbal. “We …

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Obaseki Confident Of A Second Term, Hinges faith On Reforms, Policies

By Kevin Okunzuwa Benin – Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo says the far-reaching reforms and people-oriented policies that have changed the fortunes of the people will earn him a second term. Obaseki said this at the Alaghodaro 2019 Summit held in Benin City, the Edo capital, to celebrate his third year in office. “In spite of the very difficult and uncertain political environment in which …

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Police Rescue Another Boy Kidnapped in Kano, Arrest 3 Suspects

By Tukur Muntari Kano – The Kano state police command’s Anti-Kidnapping Team of Operation Puff Adder has rescued another 11-year-old boy kidnapped in Kano, Muhammed Ya’u and sold in Onitsha, Anambra. This is contained in a statement sighed by the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna and issued to newsmen in Kano on Tuesday. According to the police spokesman, Ya’u was kidnapped in the …

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ECOWAS Countries Reject Nigerian Goods Over Border Closure

…As Experts Weigh Its Impact By Oko Ebuka Abuja (Precise Post) – Notwithstanding the revenue increase the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, said it has achieved with the on-going partial border closure, exporters are counting their losses as countries within the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, sub-region have started rejecting Nigerian cargoes, apparently, as a form of retaliation against the land border closure. This …

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EU Launches 13 New Joint Defence Projects

Brussels – EU defence ministers approved 13 new projects on Tuesday under the bloc’s joint defence cooperation programme, ranging from an unmanned anti-submarine system to a new medical training centre. An overall 47 projects have now been approved under the EU’s Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) framework, launched by member states in 2017 to overcome their traditional fragmentation on defence issues and reduce reliance on the …

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NIS inaugurates e-registration Of Foreign Nationals in Sokoto

By Muhammad Nasir Bello Sokoto – The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), on Tuesday inaugurated the e-registration of foreign nationals living in Sokoto State. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the exercise is in line with the directives of President Muhammadu Buhari that all foreign nationals living or transacting businesses in Nigeria beyond 90 days should be registered as part of the national security project. The …

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