• NCAA urges Nigerian airlines to inform authority against foreign ill-treatment

    NCAA urges Nigerian airlines to inform authority against foreign ill-treatment
    <p class="">Capt. Musa Nuhu, Director-General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has urged airlines plying regional and international routes to always inform the authority in their expansions to avoid unnecessary foreign exploration.</p><h1>Nuhu made the plea at a Gateway Forum organised by the League of Aviation and Airport Correspondents (LAAC) on Wednesday in Lagos.</h1><p class="">The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Air Peace
  • EFCC detains fake army officer over scams

    EFCC detains fake army officer over scams
    The suspect
    By Soni Daniel, Abuja
    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Gombe Zonal Office is interrogating one Eze Mavus Ugochukwu, a student of Computer Science, Bauchi State Polytechnic, who defrauds unsuspecting members of the public by posing as a Lieutenant in the Nigerian Army.
    Ugochukwu, an indigene of Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State was arrested by the officers of 33 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Shadawanka Barracks, Bauchi State and handed over to th
  • Boko Haram fighters kill colonel in ambush

    Boko Haram fighters kill colonel in ambush
    <p class="">The colonel died after sustaining injuries during an ambush by terrorists.</p><h1>D.C. Bako, a colonel in the Nigerian Army, has died from injuries sustained during an ambush by Boko Haram fighters in Borno State.</h1><p class="">The Army said in a statement on Monday, September 21, 2020 that the senior officer ran into the ambush while leading a patrol to clear terrorists from the Sabon Gari-Wajiroko axis near Damboa, Borno on Sunday
  • Edo election: Onaiwu flays Uzodinma over comments

    Edo election: Onaiwu flays Uzodinma over comments
    Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State.
    By Dirisu Yakubu
    Osaro Onaiwu, pioneer Director General of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Governors Forum, Monday, chided Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma over the latter’s comment on Saturday’s governorship election in Edo state.
    Uzodinma, who was the deputy chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC national campaign council for the just concluded election made scathing remarks about the conduct of the election.
    A statement from Uzodinm
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  • Osinbajo welcomes first grandchild

    Oludamilola and her husband Oluseun
    By David Royal
    The Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), has just welcomed his first grandchild as his daughter, Oluwadamilola was delivered of a baby boy on Monday morning.
    Osinbajo broke the good news via his verified Twitter handle; @ProfOsinbajo.
    READ ALSO: Our recovery from COVID-19 fallout must be innovative ― Osinbajo
    He wrote “All glory to GOD! I am now a grand dad! My daughter, Oludamilola and her husband Oluseun became
  • Sanwo-Olu commends LASJ over innovative Covid-19 court proceedings

    Sanwo-Olu commends LASJ over innovative Covid-19 court proceedings
    Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State.
    …CJ pledges effective justice delivery
    By Henry Ojelu
    Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has commended the state judiciary for rising up to the challenges posed by Covid-19 in the justice sector.
    Sanwo-Olu gave the commendation on Monday during the church service held at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina,  to mark the commencement of Lagos State Judiciary 2020/2021 legal year.
    A special Muslim service was also held at the Central
  • Civil servants in Cross River protest removal of names from payroll

    Civil servants in Cross River protest removal of names from payroll
    Some civil servants whose names were removed from the payroll of the Cross River Government on Monday in Calabar picketed the state secretariat complex, demanding reinstatement.
    The protesters carried placards with various inscription such as “Ayade pay us our salaries, “No Trade Union in Cross River”, “We will protest until we are reinstated”, among others.
    It would be recalled that the state government in August 2019 removed the names of no fewer than 2,500 civil
  • NCC mulls new pricing regime for mobile int’l termination rate

    …Commences cost-based study to determine new ratesBy Emmanuel Elebeke
    The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has embarked on a cost-based study to set the new pricing regime for mobile international termination rate (ITR) for inbound international voice calls in the country.
    The ITR is the rate paid to local operators by international operators to terminate calls in Nigeria.
    As part of the process for the rate determination, the Commission has organised a virtual stakeholder engagem
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  • 16-yr-old boy brings double-barrelled gun to school in Anambra

    16-yr-old boy brings double-barrelled gun to school in Anambra
    By Vincent Ujumadu
    Awka— A 16-year-old suspected cultist was among the 81 criminals paraded by men of Anambra State Police Command on Monday. He had brought a double-barrelled gun to his (secondary) school compound at Igboukwu in Aguaata Local Government Area of the state.
    The command said the arrests were part of efforts to stem the tide of cultism and other nefarious activities in the state during the ember months.
    The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Mohammed Haruna, said the
  • Edo Gov poll: APC lost to internal squabbles ― Apugo

    Edo Gov poll: APC lost to internal squabbles ― Apugo
    By Ugochukwu Alaribe, Umuahia
    A member of the Board of Trustees of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Prince Benjamin Apugo has said that his party lost last weekend Edo State governorship election to internal wrangling at the party.
    Apugo, who was reacting to the outcome of the election in a telephone interview in Umuahia said it was regrettable that APC had to lose an election it could have won convincingly if not for avoidable internal squabbles.
    ALSO READ: Edo Election Fallout: Only r
  • All FRSC officers kidnapped in Nasarawa regain freedom

    All FRSC officers kidnapped in Nasarawa regain freedom
    <p class="">Three hostages were initially rescued, before the other seven regained their freedom.</p><h1>Nasarawa governor, Abdullahi Sule, says all the 10 officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) abducted by armed bandits in the state have regained their freedom.</h1><p class="">The officers <a href="https://www.pulse.ng/news/local/gunmen-kill-2-frsc-officers-kidnap-10/1gtblgt" id="289756a1-f121-4e8a-8871-36cc077d6ae8&q
  • BREAKING: Tanker drivers suspend services nationwide

    BREAKING: Tanker drivers suspend services nationwide
    File photo of fuel tankers at Mile 2 end of Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, Lagos. PHOTO: Joe Akintola, Photo Editor.
    By Michael Eboh
     
    Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners, NARTO, yesterday, ordered all its members, especially petrol tanker drivers, to withdraw their services nationwide from Tuesday and Wednesday, September 22 and 23, 2020.
    NARTO is protesting the directive of the Federal Government, banning tankers with 45,000 litres capacity from lifting petroleum products in the count
  • SCHOOLS RE-OPENING: Kano to procure N70m PPEs ― SUBEB Chair

    SCHOOLS RE-OPENING: Kano to procure N70m PPEs ― SUBEB Chair
    By Bashir Bello, Kano
    Chairman, Kano State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, Danlami Hayyo on Monday said the state will procure Personal Protective Equipments, PPEs to the tune of N70 million for primary schools as part of the preparation for safe re-opening of the schools.
    The PPEs include buckets, hand washing liquid soap, hand sanitizer, and face masks among others.
    Hayyo stated this while speaking with newsmen on the sidelines of a one-day meeting for stakeholders from the Northwest
  • Hoodlums kill Police Inspector in Abia

    By Ugochukwu Alaribe
    Tragedy struck in Aba, Abia State, at the weekend as gunmen shot dead a Police Inspector at Uratta in Aba North Council area of the state.
    The policeman whose name was given as Inspector Emma was said to have been transferred from Umuahia to Uratta police station, about two months ago.
    A police source told Vanguard that the slain policeman was on his way to work last Friday at about 8pm when he saw a man riding a motorcycle. He was alleged to have stopped and impounded the
  • Our recovery from COVID-19 fallout must be innovative ― Osinbajo

    Our recovery from COVID-19 fallout must be innovative ― Osinbajo
    Professor Yemi Osinbajo
    As he interacts with UNN students on how Nigeria can deploy technology to solve problems
    Similar to what is going on in developed societies, how Nigeria harnesses and deploys technology and innovation to address emerging challenges will be crucial to the country’s recovery from the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.
    Professor Osinbajo stated this on Monday at the virtual conference of the Centre for Lion Gadg
  • NCC moves to review international termination rate for voice services

    NCC moves to review international termination rate for voice services
    <p class=""><strong style="letter-spacing: 0.03rem;"><em>-Commences cost-based study to determine new rates</em></strong></p><h1>The Nigerian Communications localCommission (NCC) has embarked on a cost-based study to set the new pricing regime for mobile international termination rate (ITR) for inbound international voice calls in the country.</h1><p class="">The ITR is the rate paid to local operators by interna
  • Regina Askia urges Alexx Ekubo to marry

    Regina Askia urges Alexx Ekubo to marry
    ..as he gets Chieftaincy titleBy Benjamin Njoku
    Former Nigerian beauty queen and actress, who’s currently based in the United States, Regina Askia has urged handsome actor, Alexx Ekubo to get married having become a titleholder.
    Askia’s advice was coming days after the actor was installed as Ikuku Of Amumara Town, in Mbaise, Imo State. In an Instagram post, the former beauty queen wrote, “Congratulations. Chief Alexx Ekubo!! You have done well. But a Chief must have a Lolo! My
  • May erection not kill you ― Fan tells Naira Marley

    May erection not kill you ― Fan tells Naira Marley
    Naira Marley
    By Sylvester Kwentua
    Azeez Fashola, who is better known as Naira Marley by music fans, may have gotten more than he bargained for, recently on Twitter, when he made an erotic tweet.
    Naira Marley, who may just be teasing his fans, tweeted “Someone’s d!ck will just be hard for no reason..haa”. His tweet as expected got a lot of reactions from his fans. Some, who probably saw his tweet as him just catching fun, flowed along. Others just felt this was a joke gone too
  • 57% Nigerian children under 5 years do not have birth certificates ― Report

    57% Nigerian children under 5 years do not have birth certificates ― Report
    File photo[Used only for the purpose of illustration] Photo source: Healthkonnet
    By Vincent Ujumadu
    THE United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, observed Monday in Awka that about 57% of Nigerian children under five years of age do not have birth certificates.
    Speaking during the training of 75 health workers from selected health facilities in the 21 local government areas of Anambra State, the child protection specialist in charge of UNICEF Zone A Field office, Enugu, Mr. Victor Atuchukwu
  • Edo Election Fallout: Only respect for Buhari keeping APC together — Okorocha

    Edo Election Fallout: Only respect for Buhari keeping APC together — Okorocha
    Senator Rochas Okorocha
    A chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC, and former governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has said respect for President Muhammadu Buhari was the only reason the party is still intact, warning that there could be an imminent implosion in the party if the leadership failed to address some issues.
    He said: “There is no more APC. What we have is respect for President Muhammadu Buhari. That is what is keeping us together.
    “What we have is our respe
  • FG picks Lagos to host World Maritime Day

    FG picks Lagos to host World Maritime Day
    By Dirisu Yakubu
    The 2020 World Maritime Day, WMD, celebration will hold at the Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos on Thursday, September 24th, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said.
    In a statement signed by Magdalene Ajani, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transportation on Monday, this year’s celebration theme is “Sustainable Shipping for Sustainable Planet: The Nigerian Dimension.”
    READ ALSO: Maritime Agencies synergise for safety of waterways, improved trans
  • Upside impact of CBN’s interventions emerges

    Upside impact of CBN’s interventions emerges
    ….Analysts, manufacturers show pain points
    CBN Headquarters in Abuja
    By Emeka Anaeto, Business Editor
    As Nigeria strives through one of the toughest times in its recent economic history, all eyes are on the public policy executives entrusted with the responsibility to shepherd the system and drive the ship to safe anchor.
    The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, appears to be at the centre of the storm, though it was responsible for just the monetary policy, probably because it has trusted itsel
  • El-Rufai: 'I wonder why everyone thinks Governors are thieves'

    El-Rufai: 'I wonder why everyone thinks Governors are thieves'
    <p class="">Governors are unfairly labelled thieves in Nigeria, according to Governor El-Rufai.</p><h1>Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, is wondering why most people consider state governors corrupt and largely ineffectual.</h1><p class="">During a breakfast programme on <strong><em>ChannelsTV</em></strong>, El-Rufai also said state governors are doing their best with the limited funds at their disposal.</p><
  • EBONYI ACCIDENT: Eight more bodies recovered, as no provision of PPE for divers

    EBONYI ACCIDENT: Eight more bodies recovered, as no provision of PPE for divers
    By Peter Okutu, Abakalilki
    No fewer than 8 more dead bodies have been recovered from the Akaezeulwu River in Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, the location where over 36 persons lost their lives when their bus plunged into the River.
    The incident occurred last Friday night when the mourners were returning from a burial ceremony in Afikpo North Local Government Area of the State. Last weekend, when Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State visited the scene of the accident, only 14 dead bodie
  • Bayelsa to adopt bottom-up budgeting process for 2021 ― Gov Diri

    Bayelsa to adopt bottom-up budgeting process for 2021 ― Gov Diri
    .. highlights education, health, agriculture as priority areas
    Gov Diri
    By Emem Idio, Yenagoa
    Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri has expressed the resolve of his administration to embrace the bottom-up budgeting process in the preparation of the 2021 state budget.
    The governor who decried that the top-bottom budgeting approach used over the years has only resulted in the proliferation of misplaced projects, misallocation of projects, and sometimes non-untilization and duplication of proj
  • Floods: 60 houses swept away as FCT residents seek FG’s intervention

    Floods: 60 houses swept away as FCT residents seek FG’s intervention
    By Dirisu Yakubu, Abuja
    The rains they say are showers of blessing but for residents of First Avenue, a riverside community located along the Kuje road, in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT; this appears not to be the case at the moment.
    This is because the torrential rains in the nation’s capital in the past couple of weeks have rendered hundreds of people homeless, following the destruction of over 60 houses.
    Some of the victims who spoke to our correspondents lamented the extent of th
  • #EdoDecides 2020: Rivers Senate Caucus leader, Sekibo hails Obaseki’s emergence despite police hiccups

    Sekibo
    Senator George Thompson Sekibo representing Rivers State has hailed the emergence of Governor Godwin Obaseki over his re-election in last Saturday’s guber polls despite the initial police hiccups before the election
    In a statement he personally signed, Sekibo said” despite the initial police deliberate act of barricading the West End Hotel where Gov Nyesom Wike and other PDP governors lodged the will of Edolites was perfected at the polls.
    The Rivers State Senate Caucus Leader
  • Aba collapsed building had no approval – Abia Govt

    Aba collapsed building had no approval – Abia Govt
    By Ugochukwu Alaribe, Umuahia
    Following the collapse of a three-story building under construction at No. 85 Azikiwe Road, Aba; Abia state government has stated that the developer of the building got no approval from the town planning authority.
    A three-story building had collapsed in Aba, last Wednesday, killing five persons while one survived.
    Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu told Vanguard that preliminary investigations revealed that the plan for the building was yet to be
  • CSOs condemn secrecy around extractive industries’ contracts

    CSOs condemn secrecy around extractive industries’ contracts
    By Michael Eboh
    Coalition of Civil Society Organisations, under the aegis of Contract Transparency Network, CONTRANET, yesterday, condemned the secrecy surrounding contracts in the extractive industries, declaring that it negates the tenets of transparency and accountability.
    In a communiqué issued after a meeting for the validation of the advocacy strategy for the adoption and implementation of contract transparency in the extractive industry in Nigeria, the coalition argued that contrac
  • Best we’ve heard from him: Nigerians hail Okorocha’s comment on Edo APC defeat

    Best we’ve heard from him: Nigerians hail Okorocha’s comment on Edo APC defeat
    By David Royal
    Nigerians have hailed former governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha for describing the loss of his party in the Edo State governorship election as people’s revolution against injustice.
    Okorocha who is the senator representing Imo  West Senatorial Zone, had on Sunday while reacting to the outcome of the just-concluded Edo governorship election, insisted that APC’s loss was the masses’ revolution against injustice.
    He said “The truth is, what I

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