Breaking: Obasanjo, Wike, Obi, others meet in London

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Thursday, met with the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi; and the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, in London. Although details of the meeting were still sketchy as of the time of filing this report, It was learnt that it was part of negotiations ahead of the 2023 presidential election. Wike attended the meeting …

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Takeover: DisCos fight back, claim 32,000 jobs

Electricity distribution companies, DisCos, said they had succeeded in creating over 32, 000 jobs since privatisation. In a statement signed by the Executive Director, Research & Advocacy, the Association of Nigeria Electricity Distributors, ANED, Barr. Sunday Oduntan, on Wednesday, the DisCos they had created 32,573 as against 23,515 at privatisation The explanations became necessary following the recent takeover of some …

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Accord picks ex-Zamfara SSG as vice-presidential candidate

Accord Party has announced a former Secretary to the Zamfara State Government, Bello Bala Maru, as the running mate to Accord’s presidential candidate, Prof. Christopher Imumolen. This was contained in a press statement on Thursday where the party maintained that they arrived at the choice of Maru after due consultations and realisation of his powerful political clout in the northern …

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Kidnapper killed, 3 cultists arrested in Edo

Operatives of the Edo Police Command have killed a suspected kidnapper and arrested three cult suspects in different operations in the state. ASP Jennifer Iwegbu, Deputy Public Relations Officer of the command stated this on Thursday in a statement issued in Benin. Iwegbu said in its continuous efforts to stem the tide of heinous crimes and criminality in the state, …

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Amnesty International condemns FCTA demolition of Durumi 3 community in Abuja

Amnesty International has condemned the forced evictions caused by demolition Thursday morning, the global rights body and the community held a press briefing at the Chief’s Palace, Dubaidna and released a joint statement condemning the forced eviction that saw two community members shot. ns at the Dubaidna community in Durumi, Abuja. “The forced eviction of 17 August 2022 has rendered …

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Tension as police arrest NNPP leader in Borno, take over secretariat

Heavily armed security personnel of the Nigeria Police Force have reportedly arrested the leader of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in Borno State. Reports reaching Naija News at the moment revealed that the personnel on Thursday (today), stormed and took over the party’s secretariat in Maiduguri, the state capital. Information about the event is still sketchy at the moment. …

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Japan national police chief resigns over Abe assassination

The head of Japan’s National Police Agency announced his resignation on Thursday after an investigation confirmed “shortcomings” in the security plans for assassinated former prime minister Shinzo Abe. “There were shortcomings in the security plans and the risk assessments on which they were based, and direction from the field commander was insufficient,” Itaru Nakamura told reporters. “The root of this …

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Buhari extols Sultan of Sokoto at 66

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Wednesday, joined the entire Muslim Ummah in celebrating with the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, as he turns 66 on August 24, 2022. The President’s message was contained in a statement signed late Wednesday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu. The statement is titled ‘President …

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Police arrest 11 undergraduates over cultism, unlawful possession of firearms

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Intelligence Response Team, IRT, have arrested 11 undergraduates of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma over alleged criminal conspiracy, cultism and unlawful possession of prohibited firearms. The Force Public Relations, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said this during a media briefing on Thursday in Abuja. He said the suspects were arrested in July at different locations in Epkoma following …

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Joshua lacks confidence against Usyk – Wilder

Heavyweight Deontay Wilder believes that Anthony Joshua’s lack of confidence played a major role during his rematch defeat to Oleksandr Usyk on Sunday morning. Pundits have commented that Joshua delivered an improved performance in Saudi Arabia following his loss to Usyk last year but it wasn’t enough as the Ukrainian retained his heavyweight titles via split decision. Wilder, who is …

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Lagos lawyer arraigned for trafficking 11-year-old girl

A lawyer, Igwe Ifeoma, has been arraigned before Chief Magistrate P.E Nwaka sitting at the Magistrate’s Court, Yaba, Lagos State, on Wednesday, on charges bordering on child trafficking, assault of an 11-year-old girl, Esther Onwa. Ifeoma is facing six counts of conspiracy to traffic a child, child trafficking, inhuman treatment, unlawful assault, and inflicting bodily injuries. The charges read in …

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APGA declares three-day fasting for Anambra Assembly

Victor Oye, National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, has urged all party members in Nigeria and the Diaspora to pray fervently for the Anambra State House of Assembly, pleading for God’s mercy to stop the hand of death that has killed two of its members in three months. On Wednesday, it was reported that House Majority Leader Nnamdi …

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Sharia court judge offers to pay N100,000 dowry for 2 lovers to marry

A Sharia Court judge in Kaduna, Salisu Abubakar-Tureta, on Wednesday offered to pay N100,000 dowry to assist one Salisu Salele to marry his heartthrob Bilkisu Lawal. He told Mr Salele to go and think about the offer and appraise the court about his decision on Sept. 6, the adjourned date of his case. Ms Bilikisu’s mother, Rayila Lawal, had dragged …

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2023: We won’t collapse our structure for any political party — NNPP

The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has dismissed speculations that it intends to collapse its structure with other political parties. National chairman of the NNPP Rufai Alkali, in an interview with newsmen in Lagos on Wednesday, refuted reports that the party’s presidential candidate Rabiu Kwankwaso was in talks with All Progressives Congress (APC) flagbearer Bola Tinubu. Alkali said the party …

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TETFund-sponsored COVID-19 vaccine to be ready November – Official

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, says its COVID-19 vaccine project would be ready for its first clinical trial in November this year. The TETFund’s Ag. Director, Public Affairs, Abdulmumin Oniyangi, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja. According to the statement, the project, which is a mega research grand intervention tagged ‘Accelerated Development of COVID-19 Vaccines Using …

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WHO praises Kano for scaling up COVID-19 vaccination

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has lauded the Kano government for scaling up COVID-19 vaccination. The WHO country representative, Walter Mulombo, gave the commendation on Wednesday when he visited Governor Abdullahi Ganduje in Kano. He praised the government for applying the same strategy it used for polio, culminating in eradicating the disease. ”Sometime in the past, the Kano state was …

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