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Hoodlums attack Lagos State firefighters, destroy engine
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Hoodlums attack Lagos State firefighters, destroy engine

Three firemen of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service were reportedly injured and a fire engine of the Agency damaged by hoodlums, who attacked the officials in the course of duty on Sunday, November 29.   Acting Head of the Agency, Mrs. Margaret Adeseye, who confirmed the incident,  expressed displeasure over the incessant attacks on firefighters in recent times for yet to be identified reasons.   She recalled that the attack on the firefighters and the engine occurred after officials the agency were prevented from attending to a fire incident at Nmani Street, Dopemu Agege, in Orile Agege LCDA, Lagos.   Adeseye informed that three firemen from a crew of four were injured and the Agency's vehicle, Agege Fire Eagle C07, damaged by the hoodlums after preve...
Chinese leader Xi Jinping finally congratulates Joe Biden on winning the US presidential election
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Chinese leader Xi Jinping finally congratulates Joe Biden on winning the US presidential election

Chinese President Xi Jinping, has finally sent a congratulatory message to US President-elect Joe Biden, more than two weeks after the Democratic candidate was projected the winner of the US presidential election.   After the election, some major leaders like Russia's Vladimir Putin, Brazil's Bolsanario and China's Xi Jinping refused congratulating Biden saying they were waiting for Trump's legal challenges to play out in court.   Most of Trump's challenges against the electoral results have been tossed out of court and Jinping has now sent his wishes. "Promoting the healthy and stable development of China-US relations is not only in the fundamental interests of both peoples, but also meets the common expectation of the international community," state-run Xinhua ne...
Ex-Man City & Liverpool striker Balotelli to sign for a new club “in a few weeks”
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Ex-Man City & Liverpool striker Balotelli to sign for a new club “in a few weeks”

The Italian frontman has been without a club since leaving Brescia at the end of last season, but says he's got a new destination lined up Former Manchester City and Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has revealed he will sign for a new club "in a few weeks". Balotelli dropped into the free agency pool after being released by Brescia at the end of the 2020-21 campaign. The 30-year-old forward failed to report for training with the Italian club following the coronavirus lockdown, and was publicly criticised for a lack of discipline by his manager.
LASTMA Reacts to Video of their Staff Counting Money allegedly Extorted From Road Users
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LASTMA Reacts to Video of their Staff Counting Money allegedly Extorted From Road Users

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has reacted to the viral video showing their staff counting money allegedly extorted from road users. In the video, one female LASTMA staff is seen holding the money before handing it over to another female staff to count. The man who shared the video said it was a male staff named Officer Hunpegan that asked them to pay 50,000 Naira before they'll be released. He then gave the money to his assistants to count before leaving the office (read here). Reacting to the video, LASTMA said they are carrying out an investigation. They tweeted: "Our attention has been drawn to the recent video making rounds about extortion from our officers. The Agency has taken note of this even as investigation has commenced. The officers involved...
With New Cross River Traffic Law, tax exemption for the poor is meaningless, Motorists
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With New Cross River Traffic Law, tax exemption for the poor is meaningless, Motorists

Cross State government has directly or indirectly reintroduced tax payment by the poor and less privileged in the state with the introduction of a new traffic regulatory law and agency. Three years ago the ago had announced the announced the exemption of the poor and low income earners from tax and ticket payment and last week reinforced the order as he went ahead to suspend the notorious Commercial Transport Regulatory Agency (CTRA) that tormented bus, taxi, motor bike (okada) and tricycle operators in the name of collecting daily tickets. To ensure the tax exemption law was enforced, the governor in tears for the poor, went ahead to inaugurate an Anti Tax Agency headed by Bishop Emmah Isong of the Christian Central Chapel International (CCCI) to check the illegal activities of cons...
Pakistan Plane with 107 Passengers on Board Crashes Near Karachi airport
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Pakistan Plane with 107 Passengers on Board Crashes Near Karachi airport

A Pakistan International Airlines plane carrying more than 100 passengers has crashed into a residential area near the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, the country's civil aviation agency said on Friday.   "The plane crashed in Karachi. We are trying to confirm the number of passengers but initially it is 99 passengers and eight crew members," said Abdul Sattar Khokhar, the spokesman for the aviation authority.   A spokesperson for the state-run Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Abdul Sattar told the newspaper Dawn that the flight was carrying 90 passengers and 8 crew members and had been due to land in Karachi at 14:45 local time (09:45 GMT). The newspaper said a rescue operation was underway and emergency workers had arrived at the scene. There...
We’ve Received Only one Application on Claims of Herbal COVID-19 Remedies — NAFDAC
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We’ve Received Only one Application on Claims of Herbal COVID-19 Remedies — NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, says it has so far received only one application from a Nigerian company claiming it has herbal remedy for the ravaging COVID-19. The agency and the Federal government have been accused of sidelining companies in Nigeria that have claimed to have a cure for COVID-19 and settling for the herbal syrup from Madagascar. In a statement released, NAFDAC boss, Mojisola Adeyeye, says only one company has applied for clinical evaluation of its herbal mixture which only treats symptoms of COVID-19 and not cure the viral disease. She said the others who claim to have applied for evaluation have either domiciled their applications in conventional or social media. The statement read:   “The rush to mitigat...
Cross River Health Commissioner Revealed  Residents are Promised Millions to Lie they Have COVID-19
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Cross River Health Commissioner Revealed Residents are Promised Millions to Lie they Have COVID-19

Cross River State health commissioner, Betta Edu, has claimed that residents of the state are being promised millions of Naira to lie that they have COVID-19. Betta Edu, stated this while lashing out at the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) over a recent comment about some Nigerian states who are yet to record Coronavirus cases. The Director-general of the NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu had earlier stated that Coronavirus will get to every state in the country, pointing out that some states are yet to send in enough samples for tests. He averred that some states which are yet to record cases of COVID-19 are either negligent in testing and tracing, or actively hiding the disease within their territories. Reacting to the claims, the health commission of Cross River state, ...
NAFDAC and Humanitarian Minister Counter Each other on how some States Received Expired Rice as Coronavirus Palliatives
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NAFDAC and Humanitarian Minister Counter Each other on how some States Received Expired Rice as Coronavirus Palliatives

Humanitarian minister, Sadiya Farouq and the National Agency for Food and Drugs Admininstration Control (NAFDAC) have both issued differing statements on how some states in the country received expired rice as Coronavirus palliatives. Recall that the expired bags of rice some states received from the federal government has led to a heated contention both offline and online in the last few days. Ms Farouq who commented on dispute the expired bags of rice ignited before now, had said that the food items were "handed over by the Nigerian Customs Service after being assessed by NAFDAC“. She said; “As you may recall, we mentioned here that we distributed the rice relief to the states. The rice was handed over to us by the Nigerian Customs Service and it was assessed by NAFDAC, w...
17 police officers killed by coronavirus in Peru
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17 police officers killed by coronavirus in Peru

Seventeen police officers in Peru have died after contracting novel coronavirus while enforcing the nation’s pandemic lockdown, officials and state media said. Authorities admitted earlier this week that at least 1,300 officers had been infected by COVID-19. On Saturday new interior minister Gaston Rodriguez, who was sworn in a day earlier after the sudden resignation of his predecessor when the infections tally emerged, said: “We have 17 deceased police officers nationwide, 11 of them in Lima.” The high number is linked to “the exposure that police officers have when intervening with people who violate the measures issued to contain the spread of the coronavirus,” state news agency Andina said Saturday. Peru has been on lockdown since March 16. Rodriguez said his department...
Actor Yomi Fabiyi Volunteers To Be A Driver For NCDC
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Actor Yomi Fabiyi Volunteers To Be A Driver For NCDC

Nollywood actor, Yomi Fabiyi has volunteered to take up any job at the NCDC as a way of supporting the health agency during this period. Speaking via a series of tweets he said he has a valid drivers licence and can drive an ambulance conveniently, among others. He said “If you have link or access to the management, pls redirect. The situation is getting tougher, centres need more volunteers and support. Lagos in particular. I can drive an ambulance conveniently. “I am willing to drive an AMBULANCE or be a support worker at any unskilled department for @NCDCgov Lagos govt @jidesanwoolu during this pandemic on pro-bono. I don’t want to engage the emergency number in other not to deny an urgent medical call. My Email: yomi.fabiyi01@gmail.com
Splash News & Picture Agency Sues Nicki Minaj For Using Picture Without Proper Authorization
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Splash News & Picture Agency Sues Nicki Minaj For Using Picture Without Proper Authorization

Rapperan Kenneth Petty’s wife, Nicki Minaj Will be sued by agency for using an image without their permission. Nicki Minaj is MIA, according to a photo agency that’s trying to take down the rapper in court. The Blast reports that Splash News and Picture Agency is fighting to have their case against the rapper move forward after suing Nicki for using a picture they captured for her Instagram page without getting the proper authorization. The agency accuses Nick of making money off of their copyrighted work. Splash is requesting that the judge gives them permission to serve the legal papers via Instagram.
COVID-19: St Nicholas Hospital Shuts Down Lagos Branch
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COVID-19: St Nicholas Hospital Shuts Down Lagos Branch

In a statement signed by its clinical director, Ebun Bamgboye, the hospital said the decision was as a result of exposure to COVID-19. The hospital also said it has contacted the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) while its facility has been decontaminated by the Lagos state government. “The safety of all our staff and patients is of paramount importance to us. As such, we are complying with the directive of the HEFAMAA (Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency) to suspend our services for 2 weeks (Saturday 18th April 2020 — Saturday 2′ May 2020),” the hospital said. “We understand the critical needs of our patients, hence we have introduced our telemedicine services where patients can consult our doctors via video and audio channels by calling.” The hospital ...
Former President of Congo, Jacques Joaquim Yhombi dies of coronavirus in France
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Former President of Congo, Jacques Joaquim Yhombi dies of coronavirus in France

Former Republic of Congo president, Jacques Joaquim Yhombi Opango has passed away after contracting coronavirus (COVID-19). He was 81   Yhombi-Opango died in a Paris hospital on Monday, his family confirmed to AFP.   His son told the news agency that Yhombi-Opango was ill before he contracted the virus.   Yhombi-Opango, who was an army officer who rose to power after the assassination of President Marien Ngouabi, led Congo-Brazzaville from 1977 until he was removed from power in 1979, with the country's current leader, Denis Sassou Nguesso taking over.   In 1987, he was jailed for three years after he was accused of participating in a plot to overthrow Sassou Nguesso.   After his release from prison, he founded the Rally for Democracy ...
#Coronavirus: “We are looking for 6,000 contacts” – NCDC
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#Coronavirus: “We are looking for 6,000 contacts” – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says it is trying to identify 6,000 people who have had close contact with coronavirus cases. Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director-General of NCDC, revealed this on Monday when he appeared on Channels Television. Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, currently has over 111 cases. Ihekweazu said the numbers are expected to keep rising, but assured that the NCDC was on top of the situation. “We expect cases of COVID19 to rise as we improve the capacity to detect and test. Our laboratories are activated to function 24/7.” “We appeal to Nigerians to work with us in compliance with the measures instituted by the President,” he said. Ihekweazu noted that Nigeria has been lucky not to have had too many severe cases. He disclosed that ...
Couple Arrested For Having Public Sex In Italy
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Couple Arrested For Having Public Sex In Italy

The couple were caught having sex on a road in broad day light at Mecenate near Milan. According to news agency ANSA, the couple disobeyed the quarantine rule in Italy which bans two people from being in the front or back of a vehicle together. However, it was not revealed whether the couple will be prosecuted for their actions. Italy is recorded as one of the countries mostly affected by the COVID-19 epidemic as it has recorded 31,506 cases with 2,503 deaths.
7 Catholic priests reportedly die of Coronavirus in Italy
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7 Catholic priests reportedly die of Coronavirus in Italy

The deaths of at least 7 Catholic priests have been reported in Italy as a result of the Coronavirus.   Monsignor Vincenzo Rini (pictured above), a priest of the Diocese of Cremona, close to Milan, died on Saturday, March 14, after being infected with Coronavirus.   Msgr. Rini ran Cremona’s diocesan newspaper for 30 years, and was at one time the president of the Italian bishops’ news agency. He was also a novelist, and a noted literary expert, who served as the Church’s liaison to the Cristina di Savoia Cultural Congresses, which aim to promote Christian culture in Italy.   In addition to Rini, 6 priests in the Diocese of Bergamo have been reported dead of the coronavirus by Italian news site Bergamo News.   According to Bergamonews, Bishop ...
NAFDAC outlines measures to control illicit drugs in Nigeria
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NAFDAC outlines measures to control illicit drugs in Nigeria

Director-General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Christianah Mojisola Adeyeye, has said the agency has finalised plans to enhance control of narcotics and psychotropic substances. She disclosed that one of the control objectives of the agency is to ensure availability for medical and scientific uses while minimising the possibility of diversion to illicit channels and abuse Speaking at the launch and dissemination of the 2019 Annual Report of the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) in Lagos, Adeyeye who was represented by Director, Narcotics and Controlled Substance, NAFDAC, Dr. Musa Umar said they would not relent on clamping down unlicensed retail facilities that serve as a medium for illicit drug distribution in Nigeria. Th...
Nigeria lost N522bn in 2019, as oil firms flare 475bn SCF of gas
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Nigeria lost N522bn in 2019, as oil firms flare 475bn SCF of gas

Oil and gas companies operating in Nigeria flared 475.3 billion standard cubic feet, SCF, of gas in 2019, causing the country a loss of $1.7 billion, about N521.9 billion, according to data obtained from the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency, NOSDRA. According to the Gas Flare Tracker of NOSDRA, gas flaring was recorded in both onshore and offshore sites in the country. The report noted that the 475.3 billion SCF of gas that was flared in the year under review, represented an equivalent of 25.2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide, C02, emissions and was capable of generating 47,500 gigawatts of electricity per hour. In addition, the NOSDRA report disclosed that the companies are liable to pay a fine of $1 billion, an equivalent of N307 billion as penalties for flaring ...
I Still Insists Coronavirus is Caused by Corruption- EFCC Boss, Ibrahim Magu
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I Still Insists Coronavirus is Caused by Corruption- EFCC Boss, Ibrahim Magu

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, is still insisting that Coronavirus is caused by Corruption. Last week, the EFCC boss trended after he was caught on camera making the claim. After the video went viral, the media team of his agency came out to deny he ever said that, arguing that his statement was misconstrued. Well, held a press briefing where he insisted that Cornona virus is caused by corruption. In his words The corruption viruses was a creation by a corrupt mind. Somebody actually created corruption viruses, i mean Coronaviruses. Somebody actually sat down in the lab and came up with the creation of the coronaviruses with the view to infect and destroy other people. Who else can be more corrupt than that. It is created by...
Set Up Agency To Rehabilitate Yahoo Boys, Omokri Tells Buhari
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Set Up Agency To Rehabilitate Yahoo Boys, Omokri Tells Buhari

Reno Omokri, a staunch critic of President Muhammadu Buhari has described Boko Haram members as the main constituents of the President. The politician cum lifestyle expert made this statement in reaction to the decision of the Senate to establish a federal agency for repentant Boko Haram members. The staunch critic of the President expressed that the Buhari should also ensure that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) sets up an agency for the rehabilitation of internet fraudsters. See his post below… General @MBuhari can’t just do constituency project for only his Boko Haram constituents who were primed to ensure “the dog and the baboon would be soaked in blood.” @officialEFCC to set up a federal agency to rehabilitate yahoo boys Say #NoToBokoHaramAgency#B...
“I Disagree With Creating Agency For Boko Haram” – Ali Ndume (video)
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“I Disagree With Creating Agency For Boko Haram” – Ali Ndume (video)

Creating an agency for Boko Haram is like telling people to join the group and repent , Senator Ndume kicks against Boko Haram bill An All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker, Senator Ali Ndume has kicked against the bill to create an agency for repentant Boko Haram terrorists. In an interview with Channels Television, the Borno-born Senator who is also the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Army said his colleagues already know his stance about the bill which he said is outrightly wrong. Ndume said; “I personally disagree with that. The war is not over and some criminals that have been killing people you say that you are doing Operation Safe Corridor for them. “I am completely against that idea. They know my position on that, you can’t do that. “It is when you win the w...
This Can Only Happen In A ‘Shithole” Country- FFK Reacts To Alleged Plans To Establish Rehabilitation Agency For Ex-Boko Haram Members
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This Can Only Happen In A ‘Shithole” Country- FFK Reacts To Alleged Plans To Establish Rehabilitation Agency For Ex-Boko Haram Members

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation, has condemned the proposed plans to establish an agency that would be responsibile for the rehabilitation, deradicalisation and integration of repentant Boko Haram members in the country. A bill for the creation of the agency, was read for the first time during plenary today February 20th. Taking to his Facebook page to react, FFK wrote A Federal Agency for “repentant” Boko Haram members is to be established? An agency for ravenous and merciless beasts that slit open the throats of women and children, behead clerics, abduct and enslave thousands of innocent, defenceless and helpless compatriots and bomb places of worship? This can only happen in a “shithole” country and a zoo. It is EVIL. May God curse every single one ...
Senate Introduces Bill To Create Agency For Repentant Boko Haram Members
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Senate Introduces Bill To Create Agency For Repentant Boko Haram Members

The Senate on Thursday began moves to establish an agency that would see to the rehabilitation, deradicalisation and integration of repentant insurgents in the country. A bill, sponsored by Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe East senatorial district, was read for the first time on the floor of the Senate Thursday. Already a subject of fierce push back, the bill offers further concession to Boko Haram militants who choose to cease fire. Last month, the Nigerian military said no fewer than 608 repentant Boko Haram insurgents were undergoing the De-radicalisation, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (DRR) programme under its Operation Safe Corridor in Malam-Sidi, Gombe State. Clients, the military euphemism for the repentant insurgents, were said to have been exposed to formal literacy class...
EFCC Vows to Arrest Promoter of Fake “EFCC Cell” Report
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EFCC Vows to Arrest Promoter of Fake “EFCC Cell” Report

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has vowed to arrest the Twitter user who posted ''false photos of its withholding cell in Rivers state.'' Twitter user @TheRealDayne on Monday February 10th, posted photos showing a group of young men crammed in an open air space which he claimed was the withholding cell of EFCC in Port Harcourt. Speaking at a press conference today, the Head of the Port Harcourt Zonal office, Usman Imam, dismissed the report as fake news and vowed that the agency will trace and arrest the Twitter user who posted the photos. According to him, "The picture of detainees crammed into an open air cell purported to belong to the EFCC Zonal office in Port Harcourt is fake. The images are strange to us". He further stated that the commissi...
Fire Guts Bags of Indian Hemp in Ekiti NDLEA Office
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Fire Guts Bags of Indian Hemp in Ekiti NDLEA Office

Bags of Indian hemp loaded at the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, office were yesterday engulfed by fire at the headquarters of the agency in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital. The fire incident, which consumed many bags of the hemp in the agency, took the officers of the command by surprise for some hours. Residents of the area located along Akinsola Street, Olorunsogo Quarters, Off Iworokoro road, were the first set of people who assisted the command with water to put the fire under control before the Ekiti Fire Service got to the scene. As at 3.30 p. m, the truck of the fire service was still running in front of the agency, putting out the fire. Efforts by newsmen to find out the cause of the fire were rebuffed by the agency personnel as only the fire service men...
Woman Dies As Truck ‘Loses Control’ In Lagos
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Woman Dies As Truck ‘Loses Control’ In Lagos

One identified woman has been confirmed dead and two others rushed to the nearest trauma centre after a truck “lost control” at Ogudu, Lagos on Saturday, according to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA). The accident occurred at Ogudu “under-bridge” along the route towards Ojota. According to LASEMA, the truck, which was loaded with two containers and had an unknown registration number, lost control while driving at top speed. Situation Report on the Accident at Ogudu “under bridge” Inward Ojota, Lagos On arrival at the scene it was observed that there was a lone vehicle – a Mack truck loaded with two (2) x 20 ft containers. The aforementioned truck with an unknown registration number lost control — LRU #Call112 (@lasemasocial) February 1, 2020 “It subse...
Overhead bridges: 36 Persons Arrested for Crossing Expressway in Lagos
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Overhead bridges: 36 Persons Arrested for Crossing Expressway in Lagos

The Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (LAGESC) has arrested 36 persons for allegedly crossing the highways indiscriminately. The Corps Marshal of the Agency, Mrs Gbemisola Akinpelu, a retired Commissioner of Police stated this in a statement signed by Mr Adebayo Kehinde, head of Public Affairs Unit of the agency. Akinpelu said that, apart from the suspects risking their lives and that of motorists, they also impede the free flow of vehicular movement in the State, while crossing major highways where overhead bridges were erected for usage. ‘’The Agency is geared toward attaining total compliance on road crossing and use of pedestrian bridges in line with the mandate of Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on the enforcement and prosecution of the offenders. “The distance from the...
Breaking:Death Toll from Abule Egba Pipeline Explosion Rises to Five
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Breaking:Death Toll from Abule Egba Pipeline Explosion Rises to Five

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency LASEMA, says the death toll in the pipeline explosion that took place in Abule Egba, Lagos state last night Sunday January 19th, has risen to five, 3 Adult Males , 1 Adult Female 1 female child aged 5yrs. Continue to read the update as posted by the agency on its Twitter handle below..
9 Oil Bunkering Suspects Arrested by Nigerian Navy Has Been Handed Over to EFCC
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9 Oil Bunkering Suspects Arrested by Nigerian Navy Has Been Handed Over to EFCC

Nine crew members of a motor vessel 'MV Salvation' allegedly involved in illegal oil bunkering have been arrested by the Nigerian Navy and handed over to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Office. The suspects identified as Tamuno Abereniboye, John Gwuene, Simon President, Nice Bien, Daniel Aghovwieokpo, Prince Ogun, Jabu Kimidengiyefa, Daniel People and Olawale Bello were arrested by Nigerian Navy Ship Zaria around Escravos for Illegal trans-shipment of about 50,000 litres of suspected illegally refined Automative Gas Oil, AGO. Captain AV Kujoh who represented NNS Delta while handing over the suspects to the anti-graft agency in Warri, urged the EFCC to carry out further investigations and ensure that those found culpable are brought to book.
Alleged fraud: EFCC Ransacks Shehu Sani’s Abuja Residence
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Alleged fraud: EFCC Ransacks Shehu Sani’s Abuja Residence

Operation of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) today December 8th, conducted a search at the Abuja home of former Senator Shehu Sani. The operatives stormed the apartment in Wuse, Abuja at about 3:30pm to look for incriminating evidence against the former Kaduna senator. Sani was arrested by the antigraft agency last week for alleged extortion of $20,000 from the owner of ASD Motors, Sani Daudu.  The former Senator who represented Kaduna Central Senatorial district between 2015 and 2019, allegedly collected the money from Dauda with a promise to pass it on to Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the anti-graft agency.
Senate Proposes Bill To Establish Agency For Hate Speech
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Senate Proposes Bill To Establish Agency For Hate Speech

The Senate has introduced a bill which seeks to establish a federal government agency to check hate speech in the country. The bill, sponsored by a former Senate spokesperson, who is now the Deputy Senate Whip, Sabi Abdullahi, passed first reading on the floor of the red chamber on Tuesday. It is titled, “National Commission for the Prohibition of Hate Speeches (Earn, etc) Bill 2019. A similar bill sponsored by Abdullahi in the 8th Senate prescribed among others, death by hanging for anyone found guilty of the offence.
FG To Establish Agency For Artificial Intelligence, Robotics – Onu
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FG To Establish Agency For Artificial Intelligence, Robotics – Onu

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, says the Federal Government plans to establish an agency that would be in charge of artificial intelligence and robotics. He made this disclosure on Monday in Abuja when officials of the Nigeria Science Academy (NSA) visited him in his office. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a general term that implies the use of a computer to model, including robotics, natural language processing (NLP), computer vision and it is sometimes called machine intelligence. Onu disclosed that for a very long time his ministry has been working to establish the agency, and it has passed through a lot of processes. According to him, the ministry is close to achieving its aim and when it is fully achieved...
El-Zakzaky: 186 Doctors From 7 Countries Write Buhari
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El-Zakzaky: 186 Doctors From 7 Countries Write Buhari

One hundred and eighty six doctors from Pakistan, India, Iran, Afghanistan, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq have written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari pointing to Sheikh El-Zakzaky’s physical conditions and asking the Nigerian government to transfer him to a well-equipped hospital as soon as possible. The letter was published today by Fars News, an Iranian news agency. The report did not indicate what date the letter was written by the doctors or whether it was written after a Kaduna High Court last week approved a leave for El-Zakzaky and his wife Zeenat, to seek medicare in India. The Department of State Services said after it was served with the court order that it would comply with it. Zakzaky has been in detention since December 2015, following a clash between his Shiite adhere...
NDLEA Nationwide Recruitment 2019
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NDLEA Nationwide Recruitment 2019

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) is a Federal agency in Nigeria charged with eliminating the growing, processing, manufacturing, selling, exporting, and trafficking of hard drugs. Applications are invited from suitable applicants for the following positions below in the agency: >>  Narcotic Assistant (NASS) Cadre (Entry-level) Location: Nationwide Click Here To View Details >>  Narcotic Officer Cadre (Graduate & Exp.) Location: Nationwide Click Here To View Details Application Closing Date Thursday, 29th August, 2019
#RevolutionNow: Sowore ought to have been arraigned by now – Femi Falana
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#RevolutionNow: Sowore ought to have been arraigned by now – Femi Falana

Femi Falana, a human rights lawyer has expressed disappointment that the convener of #RevolutionNow protests, Omoyele Sowore, has not been arraigned almost three days after he was arrested.   Sowore was arrested in the early hours of Saturday, August 3rd by operatives of the Department of State Services in Lagos. The state agency said Sowore was arrested on account of the  #RevolutionNow protest which he had spearheaded.   In a chat with Punchng on Tuesday, August 6th, Falana said he expected Sowore to have been arraigned on Monday because, by law, a suspect should not be kept in detention without arraignment within 48 hours of arrest.   When asked what he would do on account of the extended detention of the human rights activist, Falana said, “I have sent ...
15 migrants die of hunger after getting stranded in a boat – United Nations
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15 migrants die of hunger after getting stranded in a boat – United Nations

15 Ethiopian migrants have died after the boat trying to smuggle them into Yemen broke down and left them stranded at sea without food or water for a week, the U.N. migration agency said.   Survivors said some died from hunger and thirst and others drowned themselves, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said. “A number reached Yemen but died before they could get medical help,’’ it added. “The migrants were travelling from Djibouti to Yemen when the smugglers’ boat broke down. Those on board reported that lives were lost due to hunger, thirst and intentional drowning, while some people died in Yemen, as they could not reach health facilities in time’’. The boat, which was originally carrying 90 Ethiopians, arrived in Yemen’s Southern port city of Aden on Monday ...
UN nuclear watchdog chief Yukiya Amano dies at 72
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UN nuclear watchdog chief Yukiya Amano dies at 72

Yukiya Amano, head of the United Nation’s nuclear watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency, was confirmed dead on Monday at the age of 72.   The Japanese diplomat before his death, held the IAEA top job since 2009. He took over from Mohamed ElBaradei, and steered the U.N. agency through a period of intense diplomacy over Iran's nuclear program while seeking in vain to return to agency involvement in North Korea.   “The secretariat of the International Atomic Energy Agency regrets to inform with the deepest sadness of the passing away of Director General Yukiya Amano,” the IAEA said in a statement, without saying when he died.   The statement released by the IAEA did not lay out a time frame for naming a successor, though the race to succeed him had been taki...
Sadio Mane’s local fans hoping Liverpool star wins Afcon 2019
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Sadio Mane’s local fans hoping Liverpool star wins Afcon 2019

The most loyal Teranga Lions supporters tell us they haven't slept properly since Afcon started. This video demonstrates why Senegal will play Tunisia in the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final at 30 June Stadium on Sunday night. Just two wins away from winning their first ever Afcon title, supporters are praying and crossing fingers Senegal can go all the way this time. Local fans tell Ruptly (an international video news agency) why they want Sadio Mane to win the top scorer award in Egypt 2019.
EX-NIHSA DG John Shamonda imprisoned for using state fund for sallah
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EX-NIHSA DG John Shamonda imprisoned for using state fund for sallah

Mr John Ayoade Shamonda, the former Director-General of the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency, has been handed a prison sentence after being arraigned before a Federal High Court in Abuja by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC.   The ICPC arraigned the Ex-NIHSA DG on 10 counts, bordering on knowingly making false statement and virement without approval. He was also accused of buying two Toyota Prado jeeps and two Hiace buses totalling the sum of N49.15m from the N603m he was given by the FG, for the rehabilitation and replacement of damaged hydrological equipment across the country following the devastating incident of flooding in 2012.   Justice Adeniyi Ademola in his judgement, said Shamonda was found guilty of using part...
Fayose Advises Amosun And Okorocha To Surrender Themselves To EFCC
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Fayose Advises Amosun And Okorocha To Surrender Themselves To EFCC

Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has urged immediate governor of Imo and Ogun State, Rochas Okorocha and Ibikunle Amosun respectively to surrender themselves to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Fayose advised the two former governors following reports that the anti-graft agency arrested Okorocha his wife, Nkechi. Reacting to the reports, Fayose took to his Twitter handle on Thursday, May 30, 2019, said he was not sure if the purported arrest of Okorocha by the EFCC was true or not, adding that he was sure the anti-graft agency would come for the governor. The former governor also went on to welcome Okorocha to the EFCC Alumni, while asking the agency not to forget Amosun. “Just reading that Okorocha was arrested by EFCC. True or not, we knew this day...
FG Gives Update On New Minimum Wage Implementation (Read Details
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FG Gives Update On New Minimum Wage Implementation (Read Details

The Federal Government will, on Tuesday in Abuja, inaugurate the N30,000 new national minimum wage implementation committee, almost one month after President Muhammadu Buhari signed the bill into law. Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage. Ngige did not state when government would start payment but said that arrears would be paid anytime implementation of the new wage began. He said there were still processes and procedures the new wage would undergo before the commencement of its implementation, even though it had been passed and signed into law. “It is a whole process and the salary and wages commission will do its job before implementation,” the minister said. He s...
See What Man City Board Are Saying About Pep Guardiola Leaving For Juventus
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See What Man City Board Are Saying About Pep Guardiola Leaving For Juventus

A Manchester City director, Alberto Galassi, has insisted that manager, Pep Guardiola, remains fully committed to his contract as he rubbished “nonsensical” reports of an imminent move to Juventus. Guardiola is being linked with the Serie A champions, days after winning an historic domestic treble in England. Some reports had gone as far as claiming that an agreement is already in place and that the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich will be confirmed in his new role shortly. However, Galassi is adamant that is not the case. “As a Manchester City advisor, I was very surprised to read that a news agency broke completely nonsensical news. “What Pep said last week obviously went unheard. “First of all, the coach wants to stay at the club and he still has two years left on his ...
Pastor Lands In Trouble For Sleeping With His 19-year-old Daughter In Lagos
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Pastor Lands In Trouble For Sleeping With His 19-year-old Daughter In Lagos

An Igando Customary Court in Lagos, on Thursday, dissolved a 41- year-old marriage between Mabel Alli and her husband, Pastor Richard, over incest. The Court President, Adeniyi Koledoye, said it appeared the estranged couple was tired of the marriage and all efforts to reconcile them, failed. “Since both parties agreed to the dissolution of the marriage, this court has no choice but to dissolve it. “The court hereby pronounce the marriage between Mabel Alli and Pastor Richard, dissolved. Both of you henceforth cease to be husband and wife. “Each of you should go your separate ways. The court wishes both of you well in your future endeavours,” he said. The allegations The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the petitioner, Ms Alli, approached the court to end her...
NAFDAC To Hunt Down Drug Hawkers In FCT
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NAFDAC To Hunt Down Drug Hawkers In FCT

Mrs Clementina Anyakora, Director, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), FCT, says the agency will begin to clamp down drug hawkers in the FCT. Anyakora disclosed this in an interview in Ibadan on Friday while speaking on the enforcement activities of the agency. She said that the agency has identified areas where drug hawking was predominant in the FCT. “We want to do a lot of work on drug hawking and hawkers at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). “We find out some individuals hawk drug products; in fact, it is one of the things we are working on in terms of enforcement. “Also, we have the survey bakery facilities and we want to find out the quality of bread people eat. “There is this ban substance called Potassium Bromate that is not al...
Zimbabwe Sells Elephants Worth $2.7million To China, Dubai
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Zimbabwe Sells Elephants Worth $2.7million To China, Dubai

Zimbabwe has sold nearly 100 elephants to China and Dubai for a total price of $2.7 million over six years, the country’s wildlife agency said on Wednesday, citing overpopulation. Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesman, Tinashe Farawo, told AFP Zimbabwe’s elephants were overcrowding national parks, encroaching into human settlements, destroying crops and posing a risk to human life. “We have 84,000 elephants against a carrying capacity of 50,000,” he said, justifying the sales. “We believe in the sustainable use of resources, so we sell a few elephants to take care of the rest. Farawo said 200 people have died in “human-and-animal conflict” in the past five years, “and at least 7,000 hectares of crop have been destroyed by elephants”. The animals’ natural habitat has...
Court restrains EFCC from Investigating Senate President, Bukola Saraki
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Court restrains EFCC from Investigating Senate President, Bukola Saraki

A Federal High Court in Abuja has stopped the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission from investigating Bukola Saraki, Senate President of Nigeria.   The EFCC had said it would investigate Saraki’s earning while he was the Governor of Kwara State from 2003 to 2011. Saraki, who described the investigation as a witch-hunt, approached the court, filing two charges in order to restrain the anti-graft agency from probing his earnings and emoluments.   Sunday Onubi, Saraki’s lawyer, charged Abubakar Malami, Attorney General of the Federation; Department of State Services; Muhammed Adamu, Inspector General of Police; Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC); and Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT); alongside the EFCC.   Justice Taiwo...
‘Ngige Not Fit To Be Minister’ – NLC
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‘Ngige Not Fit To Be Minister’ – NLC

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged workers in the nation’s airports and those in the 163 countries that are members of the International Trade Union Confederation to embarrass the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige and members of his family. Speaking with journalists, the national president of NLC, Ayuba Wabba, said Ngige’s use of thugs against harmless protesters shows he against the union. Wanna said: ”He is not fit to be a minister. He has no reason to be called the minister of labor. He is a lord of his own and therefore instead of protecting us, he is against us. “Therefore we have nothing to do with him under the circumstance. “NLC has sent messages to all workers in the 163 countries who are members of the ITUC to embarrass the minister and members o...
Government Announces New Tax Regime
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Government Announces New Tax Regime

The Rivers State Internal Revenue Service (RIRS) has unveiled a new tax for the informal sector, promising to be fair in its collection. The RIRS Chairman, Mr Adoage Norteh, made the disclosure at a news briefing in Port Harcourt on Monday. The chairman said that members of the public would begin to pay for every space they would use aside from their stores, offices and business spaces. “If you want to put up a business in any corner of the state, we may not ask you not to do so but we will ask you to pay a fee because that space belongs to everybody in the state”, NAN quoted him as saying. “We want to face those informal people whose addresses are not known, those who are selling by the roadsides and earn income. “For instance, the taxi people on the...
Solskjaer hoping to see Mata sign new Man Utd contract
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Solskjaer hoping to see Mata sign new Man Utd contract

The Spanish midfielder is heading towards the free agent pool, but those at Old Trafford are keen to see him agree to an extension Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still hoping to see Juan Mata commit to a new contract at Old Trafford. As things stand, the World Cup winner is heading towards free agency. His current deal is due to expire in the summer and no extension has been put in place as yet.