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Gunmen kill three policemen in Kaduna

Gunmen kill three policemen in Kaduna Three policemen attached to Operation Safe Highways in Kaduna State have been killed by bandits during an exchange of gun battle in Sanga Local Government Area of the state. Police spokesperson in the state, Yakubu Sabo, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Wednesday explained that the police operatives who...... more

Heavy security at Edo APC secretariat, Assembly

Heavy security at Edo APC secretariat, Assembly There was heavy security at the secretariat of the Edo All Progressives Congress (APC) following it rumoured forceful take over by the faction loyal to National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. At the Edo House of Assembly, heavy security presence was also noticed. Some suspected thugs were seen around...... more

Border closure: ECOWAS countries reject Nigerian goods

Border closure: ECOWAS countries reject Nigerian goods 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...... more

We are ready to release Sowore but only to the right person — DSS

We are ready to release Sowore but only to the right person — DSS The Department of State Services (DSS) says it is ready to release Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow Movement, once the processes are concluded. This is according to a statement by DSS spokesman, Mr Peter Afunanya. In the statement on Wednesday, the Service maintained that the appropriate persons have still not turned...... more

Adamawa govt to pay civil servants N32,000 minimum wage from November

Adamawa govt to pay civil servants N32,000 minimum wage from November The Adamawa state Head of Service, Dr Edgar Amos, on Wednesday said the state government would pay a new N32, 000 minimum wage to its workers at the end of November. Amos said the state government would pay N32,000, which was more than the N30,000 approved by the federal government, in...... more

Recent promotions in Air Force, Police grossly lopsided — Intersociety

Recent promotions in Air Force, Police grossly lopsided — Intersociety The Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & Rule of Law (Intersociety) has alleged “gross lopsidedness in the recent promotions in the Nigerian Air Force and the Nigeria Police Force”. “We shall no longer allow a situation whereby such promotions rapaciously breach the secularity principles and socio-cultural pluralism of Nigeria,” the group...... more

Oyo Gov appeal: 48 hours after, judges fail to make copy of judgment available to Makinde’s lawyers

Oyo Gov appeal: 48 hours after, judges fail to make copy of judgment available to Makinde’s lawyers 48-hours after the Appeal Court Panel sitting on Oyo State Governorship Election Petition gave its judgment, the copy of the judgment has not been made available to lawyers of the Governor of Oyo State, Mr. Seyi Makinde, investigations have revealed. Informed sources close to the judiciary in Ibadan told our correspondent...... more

Police arraigns young Editor, campus journalist over report on Presidential Adviser’s factory

Police arraigns young Editor, campus journalist over report on Presidential Adviser’s factory The Nigeria Police Force has arraigned the young Editor of NewsDigest, Abuja-based online newspaper, Gidado Yushau and award-winning Campus Journalist, Alfred Olufemi before a magistrate court in Ilorin Metropolis. They were arraigned over a petition from a company owned by the just appointed Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Finance...... more

Kwara holds open bid for construction of 26 urban roads

Kwara holds open bid for construction of 26 urban roads At least 134 local contractors on Wednesday participated in an open bid held for the construction/rehabilitation of 26 urban roads recently advertised by Kwara State Government, conforming to Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq’s insistence that contract awards would be made only after a transparent process. Yusuf Garba Manjo, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry...... more

HURIWA lambasts the police for killing ‘wanted’ man in Kano •Condemns non-release of Sowore by DSS, forceful quelling of protest

HURIWA lambasts the police for killing ‘wanted’ man in Kano •Condemns non-release of Sowore by DSS, forceful quelling of protest The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has condemned the Kano state police command over the extra judicial killing of a 26-year old man, Abdulkadir Nasir, who was surrendered to the police voluntarily by his father – Nasiru Madobi. HURIWA also condemned as abominable and unconstitutional the failure of the...... more

Federal Projects: Senate approves N10.069bn refund for Kogi State

Federal Projects: Senate approves N10.069bn refund for Kogi State The Senate on Wednesday approved a promissory note issuance in the sum of N10.069 billion for Kogi State Government for projects executed on behalf of the Federal Government. The approval is sequel to the presentation and consideration of a report by the Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts. Recall that...... more

Sokoto to host Nigerian Guild of Editors’ Conference 2019

Sokoto to host Nigerian Guild of Editors’ Conference 2019 The 2019 All Nigeria Editors’ Conference (ANEC), the annual flagship conference of the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE), will hold at the international conference centre, Sokoto, from Wednesday, November 27 to Sunday, December 1. Acting President of the Guild, Mr. Mustapha Isah, said Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has confirmed the readiness...... more

Africa Investment Forum 2019: Billion dollar boost for African female entrepreneurs

Africa Investment Forum 2019: Billion dollar boost for African female entrepreneurs The European Investment Bank (EIB) expects the gender-lending initiative to allow women to play a more active role in economies The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced a $1.1 billion lending programme to help women entrepreneurs on the continent. EIB Vice President, Ambroise Fayolle, also revealed that the bank has signed...... more

Rights group donates N0.2m to victims of Onitsha inferno

Rights group donates N0.2m to victims of Onitsha inferno A human rights group, Liberty Access and Defenders Peace Foundation, has donated N200,000 to victims of the recent Ochanja market inferno, Onitsha, Anambra State. The fire, which killed five people and damaged property worth millions of naira was caused by the fall of a tanker laden with Premium Motor Spirit (PMS),...... more

Why NASS Bills Against Free Speech Are Unconstitutional

Why NASS Bills Against Free Speech Are Unconstitutional Introduction Freedom of expression is one of the fundamental rights provided in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (CFRN)1999 (as amended). By virtue of same and other international instruments, it is the freedom to hold opinions, receive ideas and information and impart ideas and information without interference. Social media is...... more

5,000 Boko Haram terrorists in military’s net — Buratai

5,000 Boko Haram terrorists in military’s net — Buratai  No fewer than 5,475 suspected Boko Haram members have been killed while tens of thousands have been killed by troops, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt.-Gen Tukur Buratai has said. Gen. Burutai spoke at the 16th annual conference and Awards of the Security Watch Africa Initiatives held in Dubai, the United...... more

Noise pollution: Lagos threatens to close down mosques, churches, others

Noise pollution: Lagos threatens to close down mosques, churches, others In a bid to control noise pollution, the Lagos State Government has said it will not hesitate to close down any mosque, church, night clubs and others, which constitute environmental nuisance. Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tunji Bello, in a statement, yesterday stated that the Lagos State Environmental Protection...... more

Outrage over proposed death sentence for hate speech

Outrage over proposed death sentence for hate speech  Condemnations have trailed the proposed bill seeking to place a death penalty on anyone convicted of hate speech. The law to establish a National Commission for the Prohibition of Hate Speeches, on Tuesday,  passed its first reading on the floor of the Senate. The Bill being sponsored by Deputy Chief Whip of...... more

Why kidnapping is rampant in Kuje — Residents

Why kidnapping is rampant in Kuje — Residents  The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the past few months recorded many cases of kidnapping, especially in the satellite towns. But Kuje Area Council has been the worst hit by the activities of the hoodlums who demanded for ransom worth millions of naira before their victims regained freedom. Kuje Area Council,...... more

School Principal killed in Taraba ambush

School Principal killed in Taraba ambush  One person has been killed by armed men at Tsukundi village in Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State. The council chairman, Mr Daniel Grace, confirmed the incident on Tuesday. He identified the victim as Yusuf Yaro, the principal of the Government Secondary School in Tsukundi. Grace explained that suspected members...... more

We will fight FG to finish on IPPIS ― ASUU

We will fight FG to finish on IPPIS ― ASUU The leadership of Academic Staff Union of Universities on Tuesday vowed to fight the Federal Government to the last on its insistent that members of the Union must enrol on the Integrated Payroll Information System (IPPIS). National Vice-President of ASUU, Comrade Emmanuel Osodeke, speaking at a ceremony marking 2019 ASUU Heroes’...... more

Unpaid Salaries: 500 teachers protest, block Cross River Governor’s Office

Unpaid Salaries: 500 teachers protest, block Cross River Governor’s Office Again, no fewer than 500 science teachers in Cross River State, yesterday, blocked the state Governor’s Office with mats, wrappers in protest over the alleged removal of their names from the payroll of the state. They also raised the alarm over non-payment of their salaries for the months September and October,...... more

Cholera, Lassa fever persist in nine states

Cholera, Lassa fever persist in nine states Latest figures published yesterday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) indicate that Lassa fever and cholera persist in some states of the country. The Situation Report confirmed 15 cases of Lassa fever in Ondo and Edo states, with two deaths in Edo within the last two weeks. Also, the...... more

30 states yet to implement contributory pension — PENCOM

30 states yet to implement contributory pension — PENCOM Thirty states across Nigeria’s six geopolitical zones are yet to fully implement the federal government’s Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS), the National Pension Commission (PENCOM) has said. In a report released yesterday, PENCOM hinted that only seven states including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have fully implemented the scheme with regular and...... more

Africa must own its own narrative to develop — Advertising guru Lolu Akinwunmi

Africa must own its own narrative to develop — Advertising guru Lolu Akinwunmi The quest by Africa as a continent to overcome its current development challenges can only become realisable with the development and deployment of engagement strategies that will ensure the continent owns and tells its own stories, pioneer Chief Executive of the rebranding Nigeria Project and Chairman, Prima Garnet Group, Lolu Akinwunmi,...... more

Realnews to unveil new book at its Seventh Anniversary Lecture

Realnews to unveil new book at its Seventh Anniversary Lecture The Realnews Magazine and Publications Limited, publishers of Realnews Magazine, is to unveil its book: Pathways to Political and Economic Development of Africa at its Seventh Anniversary Lecture on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. The Pathways to Political and Economic Development of Africa is a compilation of the presentations at the Realnews...... more

4 Senior Immigration officers kidnapped in Rivers

4 Senior Immigration officers kidnapped in Rivers Four senior officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) were, on Monday morning, kidnapped on Bonny waterway in Rivers State. An indigene of coastal Bonny, the headquarters of Bonny Local Government Area of Rivers, confided in our correspondent that the immigration personnel left Bonny for Port Harcourt, the state capital, for...... more

Police detains Sharia Court Judge over wedding ceremony

Police detains Sharia Court Judge over wedding ceremony The Kaduna State Police Command has detained a Sharia Court Judge, Nasir Murtala, for allegedly conducting the wedding of the daughter of the former Chairman of Peugeot Automobiles Nigeria (PAN) Limited, Alhaji Sani Dauda. Also detained was the former Chairman of PAN as well as one his sons, Shehu Dauda. It...... more

Gunmen kill 2 policemen in Bayelsa

Gunmen kill 2 policemen in Bayelsa Two Policemen were, on Tuesday, shot dead by unknown gunmen along the Otuogidi community in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. The hoodlums carted away the riffles of their victims creating apprehension in the state few days to the Saturday governorship election. But the 32,000 policemen detailed by the Inspector-General...... more

No robbery attempt at CBN Benin – Police

No robbery attempt at CBN Benin – Police The Edo Police Command has denied reports of robbery attempt at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Benin. DCP Ayoola Ajala, Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operations, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday, said that it was not true that there was a robbery...... more

 

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