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Igbo summit: Police arrest 2 suspected armed IPOB members

Igbo summit: Police arrest 2 suspected armed IPOB members Eagle-eyed security agents at the Ekwueme Square, Awka, Anambra State, venue of the ongoing South East summit on restructuring, have arrested two suspected armed members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Security had been watertight at the venue and around the state capital, following threat by the IPOB to disrupt...... more

Police capture most wanted Offa armed robbers

Police capture most wanted Offa armed robbers   Two more key members of the gang behind the recent Offa Kwara State multiple bank robberies and murders have been captured by the police. A police statement issued on Tuesday in the state capital Ilorin said: “Sequel to the publication of the pictures of the Offa Bank robbers in the media, we...... more

I am not responsible for Linda Ikeji’s pregnancy — Don Jazzy

   I am not responsible for Linda Ikeji’s pregnancy — Don Jazzy   Music Mogul Don Jazzy (Michael Ajereh) has denied being the father of his longtime crush and celebrity blogger, Linda Ikeji. Ikeji revealed her six-month-old baby bump on Sunday with a lengthy emotional post, chronicling her journey and her excitement when she found out she was pregnant. Ikeji’s engagement to her one-time ex-boyfriend...... more

37,062 candidates shortlisted for police recruitment examination

 37,062 candidates shortlisted for police recruitment examination   The Police Service Commission (PSC), said it has shortlisted 37,062 candidates for examination as part of the ongoing recruitment exercise into the Nigeria Police Force. The examination is slated for Friday, May 25th at Computer Based Test (CBT) centres all over the country in the 36 states of the Federation and the...... more

Amnesty International backs Islamic Movement to seek justice for Zakzaky, detained members

Amnesty International backs Islamic Movement to seek justice for Zakzaky, detained members   Amnesty International (AI) has advised the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) to seek justice for Ibrahim Zakzaky, its leader, and members held in detention by the Kaduna State Government, outside the Nigerian judiciary. Osai Ojigho, AI country director, who spoke in an interview on The Osasu Show with Osasu Igbinedion,...... more

Catholic faithful to protest incessant killings in Abuja

Catholic faithful to protest incessant killings in Abuja   Barring any last-minute changes, members of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja would take to the streets of Abuja, on Tuesday, to register their displeasure with the alarming rate of insecurity and bad governance in Nigeria. It was gathered that the peaceful procession/protest would start from the National Ecumenical Center and...... more

Boko Haram: UNIMAID Teaching Hospital provides skeletal services

Boko Haram: UNIMAID Teaching Hospital provides skeletal services   The University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) says it is providing skeletal services despite ongoing nationwide strike by the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) and challenge of Boko Haram. Prof. Bashir Tahir, the Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC), said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on...... more

Rainstorm destroys royal Palace in Ekiti

Rainstorm destroys royal Palace in Ekiti     Properties worth about 100million naira were destroyed by rainstorm in Aisegba and Agbado Ekiti in Gbonyin Local Government Area of Ekiti State recently. The damaged properties include the old palace of the traditional ruler of Aisegba and almost 60 other buildings in the community while more than 40 houses...... more

National Inland Waterways Authority inducted into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

   National Inland Waterways Authority inducted into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’   Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today named the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) the latest recipient of the “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame” award, accusing the agency of consistently violating its obligations under the FOI Act. NIWA, which was previously known as the Inland Waterways Department (IWD) of the...... more

Bakassi indigenes to observe Biafra Day May 30

Bakassi indigenes to observe Biafra Day May 30   Chief of Staff of the Biafra Nations Youth League (BNYL) and Leader of Displaced Bakassi Youths, Linus Essien, has disclosed that the people of Bakassi will partake in observing 30th May to celebrate Biafra Day. Essien said that the BNYL has gone wide in sensitising the people within the Bakassi...... more

NNPC loses N546b in 3 years

NNPC loses N546b in 3 years Failure by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to reform the oil and gas sector has pushed the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)’s revenue loss to over N546 billion. The trend does not only represent the loss of potential revenue for the government but also constitutes a major challenge for the 2018...... more

100 Edo secondary students trafficked to Libya

100 Edo secondary students trafficked to Libya No fewer than 100 students of Idogbo Secondary School, Benin, were lost to human traffickers in the last four months. This was disclosed in Benin on Sunday during an advocacy programme by Solomon Okoduwa, the Senior Special Assistant to Gov Godwin Obaseki on Human trafficking and illegal migration. Okoduwa said this...... more

11,254 jobs lost, 13 firms shut in food, beverage sector

11,254 jobs lost, 13 firms shut in food, beverage sector About 11,254 jobs have been lost with 13 companies shutting down in the nation’s Food, Beverage and Tobacco sub-sector in the last four years. The President of the Association of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employees (AFBTE), Patrick Anegbe, said the figure is expected to rise if the recently approved rise in...... more

Stop persecuting Igbo Jews - Group warns Buhari

Stop persecuting Igbo Jews - Group warns Buhari Civil rights body, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has condemned the arrest and prosecution of nine Jewish worshippers in the house of the “missing” director of the proscribed Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) in Umuahia, Abia State, describing the action as  grave violation of the constitutionally guaranteed right to...... more

Former APC chieftain apologises to Jonathan, admits Buhari has failed Nigerians

Former APC chieftain apologises to Jonathan, admits Buhari has failed Nigerians A former member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, has publicly apologised to former President Goodluck Jonathan claiming that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has battered and bruised Nigeria’s economy. Frank who was suspended in 2016 as deputy spokesperson of the ruling APC disclosed this on Sunday in an...... more

Why Buhari may not sign 2018 budget –Minister

Why Buhari may not sign 2018 budget –Minister Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, has hinted that President Muhammadu Buhari might not assent to the 2018 budget recently raised to N9.1 trillion by the National Assembly with additional N501 billion.  In an exclusive chat with Daily Sun, Special Adviser on Media to the Minister, Akpandem...... more

FG plans to assassinate me - Gov. Wike

FG plans to assassinate me - Gov. Wike The Presidency has dismissed allegation by Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, that the All Progressives Congress (APC )-led Federal Government is plotting to assassinate him. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, in response to Daily Sun’s email seeking Presidency’s response to the allegation, said, “Codeine-induced allegations fly everywhere...... more

Career politicians deceiving Nigerians with rotational presidency — Moghalu

Career politicians deceiving Nigerians with rotational presidency — Moghalu Former Deputy Central Bank of Nigeria Governor (CBN) and presidential aspirant, Professor Kingsley Moghalu, has accused career politicians in the country, saying that they are behind spreading the falsehood of rotational presidency so that Nigerians won't elect good leader. Moghalu who spoke in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, during the inauguration...... more

Don't neglect to pay the middleman: How Shell and Eni ended up on trial

Don't neglect to pay the middleman: How Shell and Eni ended up on trial  Now, nine current and former executives or contractors from Italy’s Eni(ENI.MI) and British-Dutch giant Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L), including ENI Chief Executive Claudio Descalzi, have been accused by Italian prosecutors of paying bribes to secure the license to explore a large offshore oilfield in 2011. If found guilty, the individuals on...... more

BREAKING: Olisa Metuh collapses in court

BREAKING: Olisa Metuh collapses in court The former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Olisa Metuh has collapsed during his resumed trial in an Abuja High Court on Monday. He was trying to make his way to the dock when he suddenly collapsed. The judge had to stand down the matter to enable medical...... more

15 feared dead as rival cults clash in Awka •11 suspects in police net

15 feared dead as rival cults clash in Awka •11 suspects in police net Tension is high in Awka, Anambra State capital, as blood flows following a killing spree by members of rival cult groups. So far, upwards of 15 persons have allegedly been murdered. The war mongers, according to sources, are members of Aye and Baggers, as well as other groups which are yet...... more

Herdsmen ambush troops in Benue; kill 2 soldiers, abduct others

Herdsmen ambush troops in Benue; kill 2 soldiers, abduct others Two personnel of the newly launched Operation Whirl Stroke were feared killed by suspected herdsmen at Tseke village, a border community between Taraba and Benue states, in Logo Local Government Area of the state. Sources in the area also disclosed to newsmen that the armed herdsmen, who ambushed and killed the...... more

Man beaten to death for allegedly killing cow

Man beaten to death for allegedly killing cow A Muslim man accused of killing a cow was beaten to death by a mob in central India, police said Sunday, the latest vigilante murder over the animal considered sacred by Hindus. Siraj Khan, a 45-year-old tailor, was attacked in the Satna district of Madhya Pradesh state early Friday and died at the scene, local police official Arvind...... more

Tax evaders have two months left to pay through VAIDS or risk severe punishment — FG

Tax evaders have two months left to pay through VAIDS or risk severe punishment — FG   The Federal Government launched the Voluntary Asset and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS) on June 29, 2017 to address the problem of low tax compliance in the country and to generate the much-needed revenue for public expenditure. The launch was greeted with mixed feelings, with some people questioning the rationale behind...... more

FG approves 6 additional fertilizer blending plants

FG approves 6 additional fertilizer blending plants   The Federal Government has given approval to six additional blending plants for the production of fertilizer in Nigeria under the Presidential Fertilizer Initiative. While three of the plants have received full approval and are already receiving raw material for blending of the multi-nutrient NPK fertilizers, the other three are awaiting...... more

JAMB fixes date for rescheduled examinations for over 12,000 candidates

JAMB fixes date for rescheduled examinations for over 12,000 candidates   The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Sunday said that it had set May 26 for rescheduled Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) for more than 12,000 candidates across the country. The Board’s Head of Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. According...... more

FG set to terminate contracts of defaulting contractors — Fashola

FG set to terminate contracts of defaulting contractors — Fashola   The Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola, weekend said that the Federal government is set to commence termination of contracts of contractors who have defaulted in their contracts. They include contractors who abandoned their contract even after receiving payment while non-performing contractors may enjoy the grace...... more

EBOLA: WHO allays fears of potential outbreak in Nigeria

EBOLA: WHO allays fears of potential outbreak in Nigeria   World Health Organisation (WHO) Representative and Head of Mission in Nigeria, Dr Wondi Alemu, has allayed fears of a possible Ebola outbreak in Nigeria. Ebola resurfaced recently in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and its continued spread has attracted the attention of WHO. Alemu told journalists over the weekend that...... more

Kaduna introduces new medical supply system to hospitals

Kaduna introduces new medical supply system to hospitals   Kaduna State has introduced new medical supply-chain system to hospitals so as to eliminate wastage as well as to code and track drugs supplied to the end users. The Executive Secretary of Kaduna State Drug Supply and Management Agency, Ramatu Abdulkadir disclosed this at a roundtable discussion on childbirth spacing;...... more

Nigerian maritime security a work in progress, says NIMASA DG

 Nigerian maritime security a work in progress, says NIMASA DG The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has stated that security in the Nigerian Maritime domain is a work in progress that requires the commitment of all stakeholders to ensure optimum safety of all investments in the sector. Speaking to journalists in Lagos at...... more

 

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