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Man Arrested for Killing his Girlfriend and their 9-month old Daughter in South Africa
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Man Arrested for Killing his Girlfriend and their 9-month old Daughter in South Africa

A 29-year- old man, Naseem Ahmed, who allegedly killed his girlfriend and their child in South Africa was arrested on Thursday, January 21. Chantelle Ester Ash and their 9-month-old daughter, Tasneem Isha Ash were found strangled at a lodge in R518 road between Mokopane and Marken road in Masodi village, on the 14th of January. Their hands were tied from the back and their bodies in a state of decomposition. Provincial police spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe, who confirmed the incident said that on Tuesday, 12 January 2021 at about 19:00, “a man and woman with their nine-month-old baby were dropped off at the gate of the lodge by a grey unknown motor vehicle. Apparently, the trio rented a room for overnight accommodation without providing their personal ...
Man Begs Buhari To Rescue Aid Worker Kidnapped By Boko Haram
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Man Begs Buhari To Rescue Aid Worker Kidnapped By Boko Haram

A Nigerian photographer and humanitarian, Mohammed Chiroma has begged President Buhari to rescue Abubakar Garba Idris, an employee of United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), who was abducted by Boko Haram terrorists along Maiduguri/Damaturu road in Borno on January 2, 2021. Taking to Twitter, Chiroma shared a photo of a happy Idris, fondly called Aloma, making the Buhari's 4+4 re-election sign during Buhari's visit to Maiduguri. Sharing the photo, Chiroma wrote; "Dear @MBuhari, this is how Aloma celebrated you when you visited maid. Currently Aloma is the hands of BH, they kidnapped him along Maid-Damaturu road. Please help and rescue this young man."
Dave Chappelle tests positive for Coronavirus, cancels his upcoming shows
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Dave Chappelle tests positive for Coronavirus, cancels his upcoming shows

American stand-up comedian, Dave Chappelle has tested positive for COVID-19.   A representative for the 47-year-old comedian confirmed the news to TMZ, adding that Chappelle is 'currently quarantined and has 'not yet experienced any symptoms' of the virus.   “Chappelle has safely conducted socially-distanced shows in Ohio since June 2020 and he moved those shows to Austin during the winter,” Chappelle’s representative said in a statement. “Chappelle implemented COVID-19 protocols which included rapid testing for the audience and daily testing for himself and his team. His diligent testing enabled him to immediately respond by quarantining, thus mitigating the spread of the virus. Chappelle is asymptomatic,” the statement further read. Following the diagnosis, th...
Sale of government assets will benefit Nigerians – Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed says
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Sale of government assets will benefit Nigerians – Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed says

The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, has said that the sale of the Federal government's properties to fund the 2021 budget will benefit Nigerians and help to boost the economy.   Ahmed said this when she appeared on Channels TV on Friday morning January 22.   Recall that on January 12 during the budget presentation, Ahmed revealed that the Federal government will be selling off some of its assets and use the funds generated to fund the deficit in the 2021 budget.   In her chat with Channels TV, Ahmed said a lot of government assets are currently moribund and provide little or no value to Nigerians in their current state.   “There are some government assets that are dead that can be sold to the private sector to be reactivated and put to use for t...
Tunisia mothers decry wave of ‘arbitrary’ arrests after unrest
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Tunisia mothers decry wave of ‘arbitrary’ arrests after unrest

Mothers in the Tunisian capital are accusing authorities of arbitrarily arresting their children in response to several nights of unrest, with rights groups saying at least 1,000 people have been detained. "The policeman shoved the door of my building and arrested my son. My neighbours witnessed it," Meriem Ben Salem said after six nights of trouble on the streets between riot police and disaffected youths. The 39-year-old mother said her son did not take part in the violence that gripped regions across Tunisia, including her working-class district of Kram-Ouest in Tunis. "I work hard to earn money to enrol my children in extra-curricular activities to make sure they keep busy and not loiter in the neighbourhood because it's rife with drugs and alcohol," she said. Her son Seife...
13 killed, 70 injured in Katsina road accident
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13 killed, 70 injured in Katsina road accident

A road accident which occurred along Kaita-Dankama Road in Katsina State has claimed the lives of 13 people and also left 70 others injured.   An eyewitness told Channels Television that a truck that conveyed the victims left Dankama town on Thursday night for Lagos State, with most of the passengers from the Niger Republic.   Victims who sustained various degrees of injury were taken to various hospitals in the state which include General Hospital Katsina, Federal Medical Centre and Amadi Rimi Orthopedic Hospital for medical treatment.   Seventy sheep were equally killed in the accident.
Akin Abayomi Inspects 54gene’s Genome Sequencing Laboratory In Lagos
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Akin Abayomi Inspects 54gene’s Genome Sequencing Laboratory In Lagos

Yesterday, Commissioner for Health @ProfAkinAbayomi inspected @weare54gene's new human genome sequencing laboratory capable of human whole genome sequencing The lab is host to a suite of world-class molecular genomics capabilities, including the Illumina Novaseq 6000 and NextSeq 550Dx. The lab which is now operational is part of @weare54gene’s mission to enable Africans to conduct genomics research. Speaking after a tour of the lab, the Commissioner for Health @ProfAkinAbayomi who was visibly impressed by the facilities put together by @weare54gene said @followlasg is very keen to be part of the innovation sequence of event. @ProfAkinAbayomi noted that @followlasg will work with @weare54gene on key governance and data structure to protect data collected at the centre against...
Private Firm, SecureID To Manage Abuja-Kaduna Rail E-Ticket For 10 Years
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Private Firm, SecureID To Manage Abuja-Kaduna Rail E-Ticket For 10 Years

A private firm, SecureID, has the concession to manage the Abuja-Kaduna e-ticketing platform for 10 years and recoup up to N900 million before handing over to the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NCR). The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi disclosed this on Wednesday during the official launch of the e-ticketing platform held virtually. The minister said the online ticketing which marks the beginning of automation of ticket sales in all major stations in Abuja- Kaduna train service is in line with global world best practices and will enhance efficiency, save time, promote accountability, reduce ticket racketeering, reduce leakage and promote economic growth. The Minister further stated that it is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) valued at N900 million of which the c...
Governor Umahi Bans Night Clubs, Drinking Joints and Others
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Governor Umahi Bans Night Clubs, Drinking Joints and Others

Governor David Umahi has placed a ban on drinking joints and night clubs among others to forestall the spread of the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic in Ebonyi state. Special Assistant to the governor on Media and Publicity, Mr Francis Nweze said the Governor issued the ban at the flag-off of the second wave of COVID-19 protocol compliance campaign at the Exco Chambers of the old Government House in Abakaliki on Thursday December 21. Umahi who directed complete enforcement of COVID-19 precautionary measures including not more than two hours of worship on Sundays, also announced plans to begin local production of oxygen in the State to cut the cost of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor appealed to residents of the state to embrace steam inhaling for detoxification and...
Gay Status: My Son Going Through A Major Spiritual Challenge – Doyin Okupe
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Gay Status: My Son Going Through A Major Spiritual Challenge – Doyin Okupe

Doyin Okupe, a former presidential aide has reacted to the revelation by his son Bolu, who revealed on Thursday that he is gay. He made this known on his Instagram page even as he shared a photo of himself in rainbow-coloured shorts with a rainbow flag behind him. Alongside the picture, Bolu wrote: “Yes, I’m Gay AF,” Reacting to the picture, Okupe wrote "The picture below is that of Mobolurin Okupe. He is my son. I gave him the name MOBA OLUWA RIN, ( I WALKED WITH GOD) because he was born at the time I gave my life to Christ". "I have been aware of this his new orientation for a while now". "He knows that as a Christian and a witness for Christ ( an evangelist) I am vehemently opposed to homosexuality as it runs contrary to the avowed precepts of my Christian faith". "For me ...
Immigration Officers Arrest Cairo-bound Girls with Fake Identity on their Passports
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Immigration Officers Arrest Cairo-bound Girls with Fake Identity on their Passports

Officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service stationed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja have apprehended two girls identified as Adebayo Kazeem and Babalola Kehinde, with tampered passports. According to a statement released by the spokesperson of the Immigraion Service, DCI Sunday James, the ladies were about to board a Cairo-bound Egypt Airline flight on Thursday, January 21 when the Migration Information and Data Analysis System failed to scan their passports due to an imposed fake identity of the true holder. The statement in part reads   “They were duly subjected to interrogation when caught against their claim of traveling for business as the journey was arranged by a suspect, Muri, whose number was called many times without response. He was a...
Man Killed his Girlfriend for Texting Another man in Delta State
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Man Killed his Girlfriend for Texting Another man in Delta State

One Mr. Happyman has been arrested over the murder of his girlfriend, Orie Evusi who was declared missing four days ago. A police investigation was launched after the deceased who left her home on Sunday January 17, 2021 never returned. OgharaVoice reported that Orie's boyfriend who is a commercial motorcyclist (Okada man) was the prime suspect and was allegedly caught attempting to take his own life by drinking a poisonous substance. His neighbours who saw him, rushed him to the hospital after raising an alarm. Upon being interrogated after regaining consciousness, Happyman said he killed his girlfriend because she was texting another man on her phone. The Okada man also took police officers to Unoghovo bush where he deposited her corpse.
Former Inspector-General of Police, Gambo Jimeta is Dead
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Former Inspector-General of Police, Gambo Jimeta is Dead

Gambo Jimeta, a former inspector-general of police (IGP) is dead. Jimeta who served as IGP between 1986 and 1990, also served as national security adviser (NSA) to former head of state Ibrahim Babangida and was also the representative of Adamawa state to the national conference held in 2014. Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu who confirmed the death of the former IGP described him as "a great son of Nigeria who lived for the nation and served with all his strength.” He wrote;   President Muhammadu Buhari expresses sadness over the death of Muhammadu Gambo Jimeta, a one-time Inspector General of Police whose transition was announced Thursday evening. Conveying the condolences of his family and that of the government and people of Nigeria, the President describes...
1,964 New Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria
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1,964 New Cases of Coronavirus Recorded in Nigeria

1,964 new cases of Coronavirus were recorded in Nigeria on Thursday January 21, as announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The health agency gave a breakdown of the new cases across states as follows; Lagos-824, FCT-246, Plateau-166, Kaduna-128, Ogun-76, Nasarawa-74, Anambra-69, Edo-50, Rivers-45, Ondo-44, Niger-40, Oyo-38, Adamawa-35, Kano-31, Akwa Ibom-27, Gombe-19, Kwara-13, Ekiti-12, Delta-6, Kebbi-6, Bauchi-5, Ebonyi-4, Osun-3, Zamfara-1. There are now a total of 116, 655 confirmed cases of the disease in the country and 1, 485 deaths have been recorded. 93, 646 patients who recovered from the disease have also been discharged.
Abortion: Head Of US Bishops’ Conference Warns Biden
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Abortion: Head Of US Bishops’ Conference Warns Biden

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued a stark condemnation of President Biden's abortion agenda on the day of his inauguration, arguing that he would advance "moral evil" on the "preeminent priority" for the faithful. "I must point out that our new President has pledged to pursue certain policies that would advance moral evils and threaten human life and dignity, most seriously in the areas of abortion, contraception, marriage, and gender," said Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez, who serves as the USCCB's president. "Of deep concern is the liberty of the Church and the freedom of believers to live according to their consciences." His comments came amid a broader debate about U.S. politicians, like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who identify as Catholic but...
127 Soldiers Resign From Nigerian Army
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127 Soldiers Resign From Nigerian Army

A total 127 soldiers are exiting the Nigerian Army despite the worsening security challenges the military is currently combating in some parts of the country. The soldiers, drawn from various formations of the army across the country, are all of the junior cadres who are mostly at the forefront in the field. The military personnel, comprising one Master Warrant Officer, three Warrant Officers, 22 Staff Sergeants, 29 Sergeants, 64 Corporals, seven Lance Corporals and one Private, will disengage in May, according to a memo seen by PREMIUM TIMES. The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, a lieutenant general, has since approved their formal disengagement. The list of the exiting soldiers did not distinguish between those embarking on voluntary retirement and those leaving the ar...
Nigeria’s Telephone Subscribers Reaches 208 Million
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Nigeria’s Telephone Subscribers Reaches 208 Million

Telephone subscribers in Nigeria are now 208 million, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has disclosed. NCC’s Executive Vice Chairman, Prof Umar Danbatta, stated this in Abuja. He said the nation’s broadband penetration also peaked at 45. 07 percent as at November 2020. He spoke during a load down of new developments in the telecommunications industry to the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Mr Festus Daudu.
Appeal Court Sets Aside Death Sentence Against Kano Singer, Aminu Yahaya-Sharif
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Appeal Court Sets Aside Death Sentence Against Kano Singer, Aminu Yahaya-Sharif

The appeal division of the Kano State High Court has set aside the death sentence passed on Aminu Yahaya Sharif, for blasphemy. Mr Sharif, a resident of Sharifai in Kano metropolis was accused of committing blasphemy against the prophet in a song he circulated via WhatsApp in March 2020. Following the incident, protestors burnt down the singer’s family home and led a procession to the Kano Hisbah Command’s headquarters. A Kano Upper Shari’a Court sitting at Hausawa Filin Hockey in Kano sentenced him to death in August, 2020. A decision he appealed in September 2020. The Executive Governor of Kano State, Umar Ganduje had indicated readiness to sign the death warrant once it completed the full cycle of the Court. “I will not waste time in signing the warrant for the execu...
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Police constable, serving soldier arrested for armed robbery in Ondo

The Ondo State Police Command has arrested a newly recruited police constable, David Friday, and a serving soldier, Innocent Victor, for alleged involvement in armed robbery.   Briefing newsmen at the command headquarters on Thursday January 21, the State Police Commissioner, Bolaji Salami, said the police constable is attached to Olofin Police Station in Idanre local government area of the state while the soldier is serving with the 32 Artillery Brigade, Nigeria Army, Owena Cantonment, Akure.   The CP said the duo was arrested at Ojadale junction in Idanre where they attacked, robbed and disposed some people of their property and money.   The two suspects were reportedly armed with a jackknife and other dangerous weapons while some items were reportedly st...
Men Seen Wearing Baby Diapers In Lagos
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Men Seen Wearing Baby Diapers In Lagos

A group of Nigerian men was seen wearing baby pampers while waiting to cash out at an ATM stand in Lagos state, Nigeria. Watch the video below: https://youtu.be/cTVDA5Mv5jI
12-Year-Old Student Impregnated By Katsina Vice Principal Puts To Bed
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12-Year-Old Student Impregnated By Katsina Vice Principal Puts To Bed

A Vice Principal of a secondary school in Rimi Local Government Area of Katsina State, Ibrahim Tukur, has been arrested by the police for impregnating one of the students in the school. The 12-year-old girl has been delivered of a baby from the pregnancy. Tukur and other suspects were paraded at the Katsina Police Command headquarters on Wednesday. All the suspects alleged to have committed rape-related offences were arrested between 9 and 14 January 2021. The spokesman for the Police Command, SP Gambo Isah, told journalists during the parade that the Vice Principal was arrested on January 9, 2021, following a report on the incident at the Rimi Divisional Police headquarters by one Ibrahim Sani. SP Isah disclosed that the Vice Principal took advantage of the girl to impr...
Meet Amanda Gorman, The Youngest Poet To Read At Presidential Inauguration
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Meet Amanda Gorman, The Youngest Poet To Read At Presidential Inauguration

Amanda Gorman made history on Wednesday January 20, as the youngest poet in US history to read a poem at a presidential inauguration. The 22-year-old read a powerful poem at the inauguration of US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. The Los Angeles native reportedly finished writing the poem, titled "The Hill We Climb," on the night of January 6, hours after rioters took part in a siege on Capitol Hill. Gorman opened her poem Wednesday by saying: "We braved the belly of the beast." "We've learned that quiet isn't always peace and the norms and notions of what just is, isn't always justice. And yet the dawn is hours before we knew it, somehow we do it, somehow we’ve weathered and witnessed a nation that isn't broken but simply unfinished." "We, the su...
Africa Is The World’s Next Business Frontier, Says AFDB’s Akinwumi Adesina
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Africa Is The World’s Next Business Frontier, Says AFDB’s Akinwumi Adesina

African Development Bank President Akinwumi A. Adesina said on Wednesday that Africa remained fertile ground for investment, but much hinged on the continent’s ability to boost its healthcare sector. Adesina spoke during the Africa Investment Conference, a virtual one-day event organized by the UK Department for International Trade, which brought together the UK and African business and government leaders to discuss investment and partnership opportunities. Four sectors were under the spotlight: sustainable infrastructure, renewable energy, financial and professional services, and agriculture and agri-tech. As part of the conference, Emma Wade-Smith, Her Majesty’s UK Trade Commissioner for Africa, joined Adesina in a fireside chat on the theme “Building back better – utilizing UK p...
Biden Calls Josephine, A Nigerian Girl & Her Father Who Contributed To Victory
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Biden Calls Josephine, A Nigerian Girl & Her Father Who Contributed To Victory

It is new dawn for America and the world at large as Joe Biden was sworn in as the president of America after defeating Donald Trump. However, it will be a memorable day for a Nigerian girl named Josephine who contributed towards joe biden victory. She received a call from the new president of the united state and she and her family are so happy. The Oyo state girl answered the call from Joe Biden who showered praise on her for her smartness leaving her proud dad all smile. Congratulations president Joe Watch video https://youtu.be/3lDo7GlAUvw
Three National Quard Members Killed in Helicopter Crash in New York
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Three National Quard Members Killed in Helicopter Crash in New York

Three National Guard members were killed in a helicopter crash in New York state Wednesday night, according to the state's Division of Military and Naval Affairs. The craft, a UH-60 Black Hawk medical evacuation helicopter, crashed around 6:30 p.m. in Mendon, a rural town south of Rochester, officials said. Authorities said the New York Army National Guard UH-60 medical evacuation helicopter based at the Army Aviation Support Facility at Greater Rochester International Airport crashed while on a routine training mission. The helicopter flew out of the Army Aviation Support Facility at Rochester International Airport and was assigned to C Company of the 1st Battalion, 171st General Support Aviation Battalion, according to Eric Durr, public affairs director of the New York S...
US Surgeon general, Jerome Adam resigns at Joe Biden’s request
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US Surgeon general, Jerome Adam resigns at Joe Biden’s request

U.S. Surgeon General, Jerome Adams has resigned from his position at the request of President Joe Biden.   Adams, 46,  was nominated by former President Donald Trump and sworn into the job in September 2017.   In a lengthy post on Facebook, Adams wrote: Thank you for the opportunity to serve this great Nation, as this has been the honor of my life. Three years and five months ago, I was confirmed as just the 20th United States Surgeon General - and only the second ever African American male to serve in that role.   My tenure started with three category 5 hurricanes barreling down on our citizens. I immediately deployed to witness the devastation first hand, and to lead our Public Health Service Officers as we helped with the response. I saw the best of o...
US-based Nigerian professor and Political columnist, Okey Ndibe allegedly detained by DSS before being allowed to board his flight
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US-based Nigerian professor and Political columnist, Okey Ndibe allegedly detained by DSS before being allowed to board his flight

US-based Nigerian professor and Political columnist, Okey Ndibe was allegedly detained by the DSS before being allowed to board his flight yesterday January 20.   Nigerian-born former Chief of Staff to the Board of Montgomery County Public Schools in Rockville, Maryland, (MCPS) USA, Ikhide Roland Ikheloa made the disclosure via a tweet he shared.   Ikhide first tweeted;   I understand that Professor Okey Ndibe has been prevented from boarding his flight to his family in the US, by Nigeria’s secret police. In a democracy. How is Okey even a threat to Nigeria’s security?     Serving an update on this, he wrote;   Update: “After detaining me for a bit, they handed back my passport and said, No vex(!). I’ve now boarded my flight. Tha...
Disappointed customer shares photo of the work desk a carpenter made for her
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Disappointed customer shares photo of the work desk a carpenter made for her

A customer who wanted a work desk was left disappointed with the job her carpenter did for her.   She said she asked the carpenter to make her a "table with drawers" and the carpenter ended up placing the drawer in the middle, instead of to the side, leaving no leg room for someone working.   When the woman asked him where the user's legs should go, he responded: "There is space".     Some have blamed the error on the words the customer used in describing what she wants to the carpenter.   Below is what the desk should look like.  
Nigerian police did very well in 2019/2020 – IGP Adamu Mohammed
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Nigerian police did very well in 2019/2020 – IGP Adamu Mohammed

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has said that the Nigeria Police Force did very well in 2019/2020. The police chief maintained that when he came onboard, there were many issues related to banditry and kidnappings, especially along the Abuja-Kaduna road. He stated that this has been taken care of. Adamu said; "Apart from the insurgency that is being successfully dealt with in the northeast, there were issues in the northcentral in terms of farmers-herders conflicts and even kidnappings. “We restrategized, created an operation, Puff Adder. We retrained our Special Forces, we identified police officers that have been in the theatre of operations in the northeast before they went and came back. “We retrained them and sent them to the field. So we were able to...
NIMC Staff Allegedly Selling NIN Enrollment Form For N500 To Applicants
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NIMC Staff Allegedly Selling NIN Enrollment Form For N500 To Applicants

Some staff of the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, have been discovered to be allegedly selling forms for NIN registration in Makurdi, Benue State. We investigation reveals that the forms are sold to applicants at the rate of N500 each at the NIMC head office on Jonah Jang Crescent, Makurdi, Benue State. Our correspondent observed that copies of the forms applicants are compelled to purchase are stamped with the signature of a NIMC staff while the one without those appendages are rejected. A resident, Ahijo Ahire whose son was asked to obtain the form at the rate of N500 despite having the one given to him earlier corroborated our correspondent’s observation. Trying to further confirm this allegation, our correspondent purchased the form for N500 from a NIMC staff...
Kano Agency Intercepts Vehicle with 172 Parcels of Indian Hemp Worth N30m
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Kano Agency Intercepts Vehicle with 172 Parcels of Indian Hemp Worth N30m

The Kano State Road and Traffic Agency, KAROTA, has intercepted a Golf car conveying parcels of Indian Hemp worth over N30 million into the state. Spokesperson of the Agency, Nabulisi Abdullahi, who confirmed this in a statement on Thursday, January 21, in Kano, said 172 parcels of the drugs was seized on Gwarzo-Kano road, adding that the driver of the vehicle has been arrested. "The operation which took place on Wednesday led to the arrest of the diver along Gwarzo Road while other suspects believed to be the owners of the consignment managed to escape," the statement reads "Preliminary investigation revealed a total of 172 parcels of the Indian Hemp worth N30 Million was being convened into the state.The Agency has however handed over the exhibits to the National Drugs L...
Ebonyi State Leaders Instigating Crisis, APC About God, People – Umahi Alleges
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Ebonyi State Leaders Instigating Crisis, APC About God, People – Umahi Alleges

Ebonyi Governor, David Umahi, has accused some political leaders in the State of causing violence. He told the new Police Commissioner, Aliyu Garba to tackle insecurity in Ebonyi. Umahi spoke in Abakaliki, the state capital, on Wednesday when Garba visited him, NAN reports. “You are coming at a very trying moment and should deal decisively with anyone instigating insecurity. It should be stated that some leaders instigate crises but when it comes to security issues, my party is God and the people,” He said. Umahi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) accused the past police leadership of hobnobbing with politicians. “I nearly severed my relationship with the police but was restrained by the integrity of its Inspector General. How can police officers be inside their offices and h...
Strike: Plateau State University Workers Threaten Strike, Issue 7-day Ultimatum To Government
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Strike: Plateau State University Workers Threaten Strike, Issue 7-day Ultimatum To Government

Workers of Plateau State University (PLASU) have issued a seven-day ultimatum to the State Government to improve funding for the institution or face an indefinite strike. The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) and Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) of the institution gave the ultimatum in a notice of strike that they addressed to the Vice Chancellor. The notice of strike which was jointly signed by Mr Rwang Pam, Chairman of NASU, and Mr Rimdap Timnan, Chairman of SSANU, said that the decision was taken at the JAC meeting held on January 19. “Kindly recall our letter to you dated Dec. 14, 2020, and our letters to the Plateau State Head of Service dated Nov. 25 and Dec. 14, 2020, that you were copied. “In the letters among man...
Jubilations As Afe Babalola University Records Scientific Breakthrough On Coronavirus
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Jubilations As Afe Babalola University Records Scientific Breakthrough On Coronavirus

The Chemo-Genomics Research Institute of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, CRIA, in collaboration with the ABUAD Multi-system Hospital, AMSH, have gained new understanding about the reasons humans are more vulnerable to infections by the new variant of COVID-19, popularly known as N501Y SARS-CoV-2 mutant. One of the reasons provided by the bio-medical scientists and researchers, led by Dr. Olaposi Omotuyi, is that the new variant is 80 times more effective at binding to human cells and is characterized by faster human-to-human transmission, more rapid progression of symptoms and death. Since the country is not on total lockdown, the scientists and researchers advised that people should adhere to the laid down non-pharmacologic preventive procedures. The Bio-medical scientists and ...
Coronavirus Vaccine: Military To Support Rollout Logistics
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Coronavirus Vaccine: Military To Support Rollout Logistics

The military will help the government with the delivery of Coronavirus vaccines to the public set to begin next month, the defence ministry said Thursday. According to the ministry’s policy plan for the new year, the government will set up a 41-member Coronavirus vaccine logistics support team, comprised mostly of service members and headed by the Army’s Vice Chief of Staff Lt.- Gen. Park Ju-Kyeong. President Moon Jae-in said earlier that the government will provide free of charge COVID-19 vaccines to all South Koreans starting in February. “The actual delivery will be done using private infrastructure as much as possible. Which company will be in charge is yet to be decided,’’ an official told reporters. The military’s main tasks will include escorting the vaccines from the airpo...
Hours after Biden’s inauguration, China bans Mike Pompeo and 27 other former Trump officals from entering the country
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Hours after Biden’s inauguration, China bans Mike Pompeo and 27 other former Trump officals from entering the country

China has announced sanctions against outgoing secretary of state Mike Pompeo and 27 other high-ranking officials under former United States President Donald Trump, just hours after Joe Biden's inauguration. In a strongly-worded statement published after US President Joe Biden was sworn into office in the early hours of Thursday morning, Beijing time, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said the former Trump administration officials were "anti-China politicians" who had undermined the relationship between the US and China, accusing them of "prejudice and hatred against China." "(They) have planned, promoted and executed a series of crazy moves which have gravely interfered in China's internal affairs, undermined China's interests, offended the Chinese people, and seriously disrupted China-U...
“I now understand why people treat domestic staff like sh*t” Wakanow CEO narrates encounter with his chef
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“I now understand why people treat domestic staff like sh*t” Wakanow CEO narrates encounter with his chef

Bayo Adedeji, the CEO of Wakanow, took to Facebook to narrate an encounter with his chef that changed his perception about Nigerian domestic staff.   He explained that he treats his chef well, pays him a reasonable monthly salary and even adds additional cash as transport allowance.   However, he said he soon noticed the food bill was going high despite the fact that he was not entertaining guests due to the pandemic.   Mr Adedeji said he then decided to go shopping himself but only two weeks after, he was shocked to find that some of the supplies had finished.   He said he gave the chef the benefit of doubt but was disappointed to later catch the chef red-handed moving some foodstuff from his house.   Read his post below.   I...
26 Years Old  Nigerian man Arrested with Drugs in Thailand
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26 Years Old Nigerian man Arrested with Drugs in Thailand

A 26-year-old Nigerian man has been arrested in Thailand after he was found in possession of crystal methamphetamine, cocaine and ecstasy. The suspect identified as Davidsmith Chinazaekpere Ejiogo, was apprehended in Soi Nanai 8, off Nanai Road, in tambon Patong area of Phuket on Tuesday, January 19, as he was allegedly making a delivery to customers. Acting on a tip-off, officers led by Maj Suchart Chumphusaeng of the Patong Police arrested Ejiogo after he was found to be carrying 1.25 grams of ya ice in his pants pockets. After questioning the suspect, police searched his rented apartment in Kamala where they found 1.5g of cocaine in a drawer near his bed and 4.7g of ecstasy under a plant pot in front of his room. During questioning, Mr Ejiogo told police that he rece...
President Biden cancels travel ban on Nigeria, Kyrgyzstan, Tanzania, Eritrea and others
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President Biden cancels travel ban on Nigeria, Kyrgyzstan, Tanzania, Eritrea and others

U.S President Joe Biden on his first day in office signed a series of executive actions to reverse the policies of Donald Trump administration on immigration and others.   Hours after taking the office, Biden issued an executive order to end Trump’s controversial 'Muslim travel ban', which blocked travel to the United States from several predominantly Muslim and African countries.   During Trump's first week in office in 2017, he implemented the Muslim Ban initially restricted travel from seven Muslim-majority nations: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.   The ban faced several legal challenges, but the Supreme Court upheld the measure in 2018.   In February 2020, Trump later expanded the ban to include additional restrictions on...
Biden administration halts student loan repayment and keeps interest rate at 0%
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Biden administration halts student loan repayment and keeps interest rate at 0%

Following a request from President Biden, the Education Department said Wednesday, Jan 20, it would extend the suspension of federal student loan payments through Sept. 30. This is in fulfilment of Biden’s pledge to give borrowers some breathing room as the economy struggles to find its footing. "Too many Americans are struggling to pay for basic necessities and to provide for their families," the Education Department said in a statement Wednesday. "They should not be forced to choose between paying their student loans and putting food on the table." In the statement, the acting secretary of education added that the agency would extend the pause on federal student loan payments and collections and keep the interest rate at 0 percent. Biden’s request for the extension was part o...
Boss questions why interns think carrying their boss’ bag is a sign of respect as he narrates personal experience
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Boss questions why interns think carrying their boss’ bag is a sign of respect as he narrates personal experience

An entrepreneur has questioned why interns feel carrying their boss' bag is a sign of respect.   He tweeted: "Intern at the office always approaches me when I walk in the gate and tries to help me carry my bag to my desk. Of course I refuse, every time. I will never understand this behavior.   "Why do you assume I cant carry my bag that I was bringing from home by myself and you need to help me carry it the remaining less than 20m to my desk?   "What suggests that this is a sign of respect? How does it make any sense? He does this every time he sees me even though I refused the day before, and when I asked him, he seemed to think it is a sign of respect.   "Doesn't make a single iota of sense. How old am I that you think you need to be helping me...
Bandits allegedly kill 37 persons in Zamfara
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Bandits allegedly kill 37 persons in Zamfara

Armed bandits have reportedly killed 37 persons in a village in Zamfara state.   According to a tweet by Kano based lawyer, Bulma Bukarti, the BBC reported that the survivors of the attack said the bandits operated for 8 hours, slaughtering their victims.   His tweet reads ''BBC Hausa reports that on Monday bandits killed 37 people in a Zamfara village. Survivors said they operated from 5am-1pm slaughtering their victims. They then looted shops & torched the village. On Tuesday, they went back & looted four neighbouring villages and burnt them down.''
Watch Kamala Harris make her first speech as US Vice President (Video)
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Watch Kamala Harris make her first speech as US Vice President (Video)

After being sworn in as the US's first female, Black, and South Asian-American vice president, Kamala Harris made an appearance during 'Celebrating America,'  a broadcast special to mark the start of a new administration with Joe Biden as the 46th president.   Speaking from the National Mall, as excited Harris addressed the nation and spoke about the historic nature of this new administration.   "In many ways, this moment embodies our character as a nation," she said. "It demonstrates who we are. Even in dark times, we not only dream, we do. We not only see what has been, we see what can be."   Read her full speech and watch the video below.    Good evening. It is my honor to be here, to stand on the shoulders of those who came before, to speak ton...
Kidnapped former Bauchi lawmaker regains freedom
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Kidnapped former Bauchi lawmaker regains freedom

Former member of Bauchi State House of Assembly, Abdulmumuni Hassan Ningi has been released by his abductors.   It will be recalled that the lawmaker, who represented Ningi Constituency in the last Assembly, was kidnapped by gunmen within Bauchi metropolis on Thursday, January 14.   A family member, who confirmed the development to Nigerian Tribune, said Ningi was released on Wednesday evening and got home at about 11 pm from an unknown destination where he was kept by the kidnappers all through the negotiation for his release.   The family member, however, refused to confirm if any ransom was paid or not.   "We are only grateful to Allah that our brother is back home hale and healthy though he is traumatic due to the experience," he said. &nb...
62-year-old man arrested for raping 13-year-old girl in Katsina
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62-year-old man arrested for raping 13-year-old girl in Katsina

The Katsina State Police Command has arrested a 62-year-old man, Lawal Sani for raping a 13-year-old old girl in Unguwar Yari area of the state.   Spokesperson of the command, SP Isah Gambo, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Thursday, January 21, said the suspect was arrested after the victim's mother reported the matter to the police.   "On 14/01/2021 at about 1330hrs one Magajiya Ashababu, ‘F’, of Yammawa Quarters, Katsina, reported at the Central Police Station, Katsina, that on the same date at about 17:15hrs, one Lawal Sani, ‘M’, aged 62yrs of Sokoto Rima Quarters, Katsina, lured her daughter, aged 13yrs of the same address at Unguwar Yari Quarters, Katsina and forcefully had unlawful carnal knowledge of her. Investigation is ongoing." said Gambo. &...
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First photos of President Biden resuming at Oval office after his inauguration

US President Joe Biden has been pictured for the first time resuming at the Oval Office following his inauguration on Wednesday, January 20.   “There’s no time to start like today," Biden said in his first comments to reporters as president.   In his first tweet becoming the nation's 46th commander in chief, US President Joe Biden said that there is no time to waste when it comes to tackling the crises America is facing.   "There is no time to waste when it comes to tackling the crises we face. That's why today, I am heading to the Oval Office to get right to work delivering bold action and immediate relief for American families," Biden tweeted from the @POTUS account.  
“No condition is permanent” – Former hotel security guard claims money he earns in a month can pay monthly salaries of 5 of the staff that used to insult him
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“No condition is permanent” – Former hotel security guard claims money he earns in a month can pay monthly salaries of 5 of the staff that used to insult him

A Nigerian man who used to work as a hotel security guard has narrated how some of the employees used to insult him because of his lowly position.   According to Amaba Fred, most of the employees looked down on him but he didn't let their attitude bother him as he was using the job as a stepping stone.   "I once worked as a security guard in a hotel but we were seen as shit by most of the employees.  Little did they know that I was using the job as a stepping stone. Yes,  I lowered myself below them.," he wrote.   "Some even threw insults to my face like 'why cant you get a better job? How much can you give your wife for food? Will your children be well educated by this job? I hatebeing a security guard..."   "But today, the money I earn in a mon...
Suicide bombing in Iraq kills six and injures over 20 people (Photos)
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Suicide bombing in Iraq kills six and injures over 20 people (Photos)

At least six people have been killed and over 20 others injured in a suicide bombing at a crowded commercial area in Iraq's capital, Baghdad on Thursday, January 21, Iraq officials say. According to Iraqi media, the attacker detonated an explosive belt at a clothing market in Tayaran Square. Minutes later, there were also reports of a second explosion nearby, making it the first time such a type of attack has happened in the city for for over 18months. Baghdad has witnessed almost no such attacks since Iraqi forces and a U.S.-backed coalition drove the Islamic State militant group from territory it controlled in Iraq in 2017. The last deadly suicide blast in the Iraqi capital took place in January 2018, also at Tayaran Square, killing at least 27 people. No group has cla...
Nigerian couple buys their first house 2 years after moving to Canada
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Nigerian couple buys their first house 2 years after moving to Canada

A couple who left Nigeria for Canada almost two years ago have bought their first house.   The Nigerian man, Nonso took to Twitter on Thursday January 21, to announce the good news few days after his wife gave birth to their first child.   "Almost two years ago, my wife and I decided to hit hard reset. We left everything behind to start aftresh in a brand new country with no family or friends around. This week we bought our first house in Canada. #Thankful" " he wrote.  
Piers Morgan sings praise of Jill Biden and says he’s “chuffed” for the Bidens as the new first family
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Piers Morgan sings praise of Jill Biden and says he’s “chuffed” for the Bidens as the new first family

Piers Morgan, who used to be good friends with Donald Trump and even had a chance to interview the former US president aboard Airforce One, is now singing the praise of the Bidens only hours after shaming Trump. The English TV host took to Twitter hours after inauguration to share a photo of himself and new US First Lady Jill Biden. He wrote: "I’ve met few nicer, funnier or more genuine people in the political world than America’s new First Lady ?@FLOTUS? ?@DrBiden?. She’s been an absolute rock behind Joe through many turbulent times. Huge day for her and the whole family. Chuffed for them." This comes just hours after Morgan shamed his former friend Donald Trump just as soon as he vacated the White House ahead of inauguration. He had written: You blew it, Donald. If yo...