• ‘We must sustain, cherish our subsisting unity, brotherhood’

    ‘We must sustain, cherish our subsisting unity, brotherhood’
    Ben Ngwakwe – Gombe
    Gombe State Government will continue to cherish and maintain the brotherhood subsisting among the adherents of the two major faiths in the state.
    The Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, made the observation at the commissioning of the 25 million Naira Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN Guest House in Gombe.
    The pointed out that his administration will not relent in providing the necessary support for people to practice their beliefs freely, stressing that
  • Oshodi this morning after KAI’s clampdown on traders

    Oshodi this morning after KAI’s clampdown on traders
    The post Oshodi this morning after KAI’s clampdown on traders appeared first on Vanguard News.
  • Insurgency/Banditry/Secession: It’s difficult to defeat security threats without weapons, equipment — Army Chief tells Senate

    Insurgency/Banditry/Secession: It’s difficult to defeat security threats without weapons, equipment — Army Chief tells Senate
    …Assures IGP, Army will collaborate with Police to tackle insecurity
    …We must do something extra to change the narrative – IGP
    By Kingsley Omonobi – Abuja
    Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Ibrahim Attahiru has said that security challenges confronting the country including banditry, kidnapping, insurgency and secession would be difficult to defeat without required equipment, weapons and armoured fighting vehicles among others.
    “To curb and finally defeat these threats
  • OAU student’s suicide not linked to academic failure ― PRO

    OAU student’s suicide not linked to academic failure ― PRO
    The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju, has said that the suicide committed recently by a student of the university was not as a result of academic failure.
    Olarewaju, who stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Wednesday, in Ile-Ife, added that failure in life go beyond academic performance.
    NAN reports that Emmanuel Adedeji, a 200-level student of Management and Accounting of the University, committed
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  • VIDEO: Lagos govt clamps down on traders selling by road side

    VIDEO: Lagos govt clamps down on traders selling by road side
    Photo by Arogbonlo Israel
    By Arogbonlo Israel
    Lagos, commercial nerve centre of Nigeria, is known, among other things, for its rowdy and active street trade. Road side vendors of all types have been among the icons of the African city.
    So the recent announcement by the Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu that he intended to enforce the Street Trading and Illegal Market Prohibition Law 2003 on all violators, especially those selling on walkways among other trespassers came unexpectedly fo
  • 112: National emergency number bill passes 2nd reading

    112: National emergency number bill passes 2nd reading
    Senator Ibikunle Amosun proposes Nigeria implements 112 as its national emergency number.A bill to establish a nationwide toll-free emergency number in Nigeria has passed a second reading in the Senate.Leading the debate on the bill during plenary on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, Senator Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun Central - APC) said the number would aid the implementation of a national system of reporting emergencies.The former governor lamented that Nigeria currently operates several helpline numbers
  • APC has not failed Nigerians - Rep

    APC has not failed Nigerians - Rep
    Rep. Yusuf Gagdi, Chairman, House Committee on Navy, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government has not failed Nigerians in terms of fulfilling its campaign promises.Gadgi said this when he spoke with newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja.He said the perception that the government had failed was caused by a communication gap between the citizenry and the government adding that government should have taken it upon itself to tell Nigerians its numerous achievements.“I can tell y
  • Angry reactions over death of comedienne Ada Jesus

    Angry reactions over death of comedienne Ada Jesus
    Ada Jesus
    Angry reactions have trialed the death of Nigerian Comedienne Ada Jesus who was confirmed dead on Wednesday after battling with a kidney problem.
    Ada Jesus who celebrated her birthday few days ago on a hospital bed died in an Abuja hospital, according to reports.
    Some Nigerians on social media have angrily blamed people she had issues with that refused to forgive her after asking for their forgivenessWhile some are asking whether they are happy now that the Comedienne is dead, calling
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  • FEC approves N8.39bn for completion of Sokoto-Tambuwal-Jega-Makera Road

    FEC approves N8.39bn for completion of Sokoto-Tambuwal-Jega-Makera Road
    The Federal Executive Council (FEC), has approved augmentation of N8.39billion for the completion of the Sokoto-Tambuwal-Jega-Makera Road.
    Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, stated this on Wednesday in Abuja, when he briefed State House correspondents on outcome of the Council meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.
    He explained that the augmentation affected only 85kilometres of the 185kilometres portion of the road project.
    He said: “The Ministry of Works an
  • Police repel bandits from Katsina community, recover stolen goats, motorcycles, ammunition

    Police repel bandits from Katsina community, recover stolen goats, motorcycles, ammunition
    Police in Katsina State on Tuesday repelled bandits’ attack on communities in Batsari Local Government Area of the state.
    Police spokesman, SP Gambo Isah, said in a statement issued on Wednesday that the successful counter-attack was carried out jointly with operatives of “Sharan-Daji’’.
    Sharan-Daji is a special taskforce comprising the police, the military and vigilance groups.
    SP Isah said the operatives recovered a magazine of 30 rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition for AK
  • Stop attacks on road contractors- Abia govt warns Aba residents

    Stop attacks on road contractors- Abia govt warns Aba residents
     
    Abia government has warned residents of Ngwa Road in Aba commercial city against attacks on contractors reconstructing Ngwa Road in the state or be punished.
    The warning was contained in a press release signed by Abia Information Commissioner, Chief Okeiyi Kalu and made available to newsmen in Aba on Wednesday.
    The warning came after some contractors were reportedly attacked and chased out of a construction site on Ngwa Road which is close to Ngwa Road Market.
     
    READ ALSOAccede to cl
  • Accede to clamour for state police, NUJ tells FG

    Accede to clamour for state police, NUJ tells FG
    By Festus Ahon & Ochuko Akuopha, Asaba
    The Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, has urged the Federal Government to accede to the clamour for State Police to bolster the security system in the country.
    It stressed the need for the federal government to rejig the security apparatus to enable it effectively tackle the challenges, “especially the insurgency in the North East, banditry and kidnappings, cattle rustling and other forms of criminality that have assumed dangerous dimensions, th
  • JUSUN strike: Lawmaker calls for dialogue

    JUSUN strike: Lawmaker calls for dialogue
    Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN
    A Lagos lawmaker, Victor Akande, on Wednesday called for urgent dialogue among stakeholders to end the ongoing strike by the judicial workers.
    Akande made the call in an interview with Newsmen in Lagos.
    He added that dialogue would forestall a breakdown of law and order.
    READ ALSOGunmen kidnap construction workers in Ondo
    The  judicial workers, under the auspices of the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), embarked on the strike on April 6.
    The la
  • Pantami’s sympathy to insurgents has great consequences ― Rep Gagdi

    Pantami’s sympathy to insurgents has great consequences ― Rep Gagdi
     
    Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Navy, Hon. Yusuf Gagdi
    By Levinus Nwabughiogu, Abuja
    Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Navy, Hon. Yusuf Gagdi has declared that the utterances attributed to the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami has great security consequences to Nigeria
    Featuring on a special programme of the House of Representatives Press Corps called “Hot Seat”, Gagdi who fielded questions from Journalists said that Panta
  • Gunmen kidnap construction workers in Ondo

    Gunmen kidnap construction workers in Ondo
    ***We’ll rescue them unhurt – PoliceBy Dayo Johnson – Akure
    Unknown gunmen have reportedly kidnapped three construction workers rehabilitating the lkaramu/Akunnu Akoko highway in Akoko North West council area of Ondo state.
    The incident heightened tension and anxiety in Akoko areas of the state.
    Eyewitness account said that the gunmen stormed the site at about 6 pm on Tuesday and whisked three of the workers away.
    Identities of the victims could not be ascertained as at the tim
  • COVID-19: BudgIT to launch research report on Nigeria’s current fiscal support

    COVID-19: BudgIT to launch research report on Nigeria’s current fiscal support
    A map of Nigeria
    An advocacy group, BudgIT, says it will soon launch research report that reviewed the Nigeria’s current fiscal support and institutional response to COVID-19 pandemic.
    Its Senior Programme Officer, Mr Iyanuoluwa Bolarinwa, made the call in a statement made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Akwa.
    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that BudgIT is a civic organisation that applies technology to intersect citizen’s engagement with institutional improvement to fa
  • Putin warns West against crossing ‘red line’

    Putin warns West against crossing ‘red line’
    Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday warned Western powers not to interfere with the country’s internal affairs.
    Putin, who spoke at length about the country’s foreign policy in his annual address to the nation, warned Western powers against crossing a “red line’’.
    In front of hundreds of representatives from the spheres of politics, the economy and culture, Putin charged that lashing out against Moscow had become an
  • Senate approves N1.678trn revenue target for NCS

    Senate approves N1.678trn revenue target for NCS
    The Senate at the plenary on Wednesday approved a total of N1.678 trillion revenue target for the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) for the 2021 fiscal year.
    It also approved a total expenditure of N257 billion for the service, including retained earnings for its ongoing projects for the year as proposed by the Senate Committee on Customs Excise and Tariffs.
    The approval followed the consideration and adoption of the report of the senate committee after the President of Senate, Ahmad Lawan, put it
  • Ogun Customs seizes 7,000 bags of foreign rice in March

    Ogun Customs seizes 7,000 bags of foreign rice in March
    James Ogunnaike – Abeokuta
    The Ogun Area 1 Command of Nigeria Customs Service, Idiroko, says it has seized 7,000 bags of parboiled foreign rice equivalent to 12 trailers in the month of March.
    The Command Area Comptroller, Peter Kolo, who disclosed this at a press briefing in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, said the command had never recorded such quantum seizure of prohibited rice.
    Kolo, who gave the total seizures of various contraband goods in the month of March as 167, added that the Du
  • At his age he should respect himself

    At his age he should respect himself
    Lovers
    Dear Bunmi,
    My current man is 67 and we get on well together.  I’m in my early 50s.  His fault is that he’s constantly eyeing young girls when he’s with me.
    When I asked him why he looks at 16-year-old girls, he replied: “They are well developed these days.”
    Why does he behave like this at his age? I’ve told him a few times that I find his behaviour annoying. I look after myself, have a nice figure and a good disposition. Isn’t that enou
  • Odumakin’s burial: Gov. Sanwo-Olu donates N5m, 3 buses – Committee

    Odumakin’s burial: Gov. Sanwo-Olu donates N5m, 3 buses – Committee
    Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has donated N5million for the funeral of late Yinka Odumakin, an activist and Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, the Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group.
    The activist, age, 56 died on April 3.
    The Civil Society and Pro-Democracy Movement Memorial Committee for the burial of Odumakin, announced this in a statement in Lagos on Wednesday.
    Mr Bamiji Awa, the Secretary of the Planning Committee, said the governor also donated three buses, and an ambulance to the Odum
  • Land dispute: Stop provoking us! Abia community warns Imo neighbours

    Land dispute: Stop provoking us! Abia community warns Imo neighbours
    By Steve Oko
    Umudiawa Community in Umuahia North Council of Abia State, has warned its neighbouring Umuoma Community of Imo State to stop encroaching into the disputed land between the duo or brace up for their wrath.
    Traditional ruler of the Umudiawa, HRH Eze Nnamdi Ofoegbu, who issued the warning while addressing newsmen, vowed that any further provocation by their Imo neighbours would be stoutly resisted.
    The royal father explained that the warning had become necessary following the recent d
  • NDLEA nabs wanted Abia major drug supplier with over 100kg cocaine, cannabis

    NDLEA nabs wanted Abia major drug supplier with over 100kg cocaine, cannabis
    Another 61-year-old trafficker nabbed in Taraba with 58.50kg skunk
    By Kingsley Omonobi – Abuja
    A notorious major supplier of illicit drugs in Abia state, Chibuike Apolos was on Wednesday, 21st April 2021 arrested during an early morning raid of his hideout at Mbausi in Isialangwa North area of the state.
    Apolos has been on the wanted list of the Abia State Command of the NDLEA since February following the arrest of one Chima Ukeleonu, the suspect behind the video that went viral in Januar
  • Police rescue two kidnap victims unhurt in Delta

    Police rescue two kidnap victims unhurt in Delta
    …arrest two illicit drug dealers, cultistsBy Festus Ahon & Ochuko Akuopha, Asaba
    Delta State Police Command, Wednesday, said it has rescued two kidnap victims who were kidnapped by four armed men at Oghara in Ethiope East Local Government Area of the state.
    The Command in a statement by its Acting Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Bright Edafe, said: “On 19/04/2021 at about 0332hrs information was received by the DPO Oghara Division CSP Jimoh Hassan that one Solomon Oto
  • In love with an old friend

    In love with an old friend
    love
    Dear Bunmi,
    I’ve been mandated by a group of friends to organise a congratulatory party for one of us. 
    The party is to take place at a small events’ centre and a close friend I’ve known since school is to help. My fear now is that I might not be able to keep my hands off him. We are in our late 20s. I’ve secretly liked him for ages and would love to tell him how I feel.  Unfortunately, he has a girlfriend.
    READ ALSOProphet Odumeje ‘Ndaboski’ op
  • Senate asks FG to provide more incentives for new entrants into cement production

    Senate asks FG to provide more incentives for new entrants into cement production
    The Senate has called on the Federal Government to provide more industrial incentives and protection such as offering concessionary loans and larger tax incentives for new entrants into cement production.This is in order to boost production of cement, reduce price and encourage more valuable producers in Nigeria.The Senate’s resolution was sequel to a motion on Tuesday at the plenary on “Need for liberalisation of cement policy in Nigeria” sponsored by Sen. Lola Ashiru (APC-Kwa
  • Insecurity: Bayelsa to relaunch security outfit “Operation Doo- Akpo”

    Insecurity: Bayelsa to relaunch security outfit “Operation Doo- Akpo”
    By Samuel Oyadongha, Yenagoa
    Bayelsa State government says it will soon relaunch its security outfit, codenamed “Operation Doo- Akpo” to complement the efforts of other security agencies in the maintenance of law and order in the state.
    The Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, made this known on Tuesday at a meeting with traditional rulers from Yenagoa Local Government Area in Yenagoa.
    Ewhrudjakpo while restating the need for traditional rulers to be vigilant and take char
  • ‘APC has not failed Nigerians’

    ‘APC has not failed Nigerians’
    Rep. Yusuf Gagdi Chairman, House Committee on Navy, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government has not failed Nigerians in terms of fulfilling its campaign promises.
    Gadgi said this when he spoke with newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja.
    He said the perception that the government had failed was caused by a communication gap between the citizenry and the government adding that government should have taken it upon itself to tell Nigerians its numerous achievements.
    “I can tell
  • India records 2,020 COVID-19 deaths in single day

    India records 2,020 COVID-19 deaths in single day
    India has recorded 2,020 COVID-19-related deaths in a single day, as the country continued its attempts to control the latest wave of the pandemic sweeping the globe.
    Authorities registered approximately 295,000 fresh infections and some 2,020 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to Health Ministry data. Both were highest-ever single-day tallies.
    The cases came amid a steady drumbeat of news of crematoria becoming overwhelmed and experts reporting that the actual numbers are far worse than th
  • Pantami’s sympathy to insurgents has great security consequences — Reps’ Navy C’mte’s Chair

    Pantami’s sympathy to insurgents has great security consequences — Reps’ Navy C’mte’s Chair
    Dr. Isa Ibrahim Pantami, Minister of Communication
    …absolves NASS, DSS of security report blames
    …says Buhari has no sound economic team
    …asks state assembly speakers to confront their Govs on financial autonomy
    …speaks on the law to extend IGP’s tenure
    …gives insights into how to end insecurity
    By Levinus Nwabughiogu-Abuja
    Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Navy, Hon. Yusuf Gagdi has declared that the utterances attributed to the Minister of

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