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No Sustainable Development Without Adequate Infrastructure – Buhari
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No Sustainable Development Without Adequate Infrastructure – Buhari

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Tuesday, said no nation would witness sustainable development without infrastructural development. He therefore thanked the People’s Republic of China for its support towards the development of infrastructure in Nigeria. His Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement quoted the President as speaking while receiving the State Councillor and Foreign Minister, People’s Republic of China, Mr Wang Yi, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The statement was titled “No sustainable development possible without adequate infrastructure, says President Buhari as he meets China’s state councillor.” “We thank China for its support to us in various ways; in building of rail, road, power, defence, and many oth...
Pastor Arrested Over Disappearance of his Lover in Port Harcourt
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Pastor Arrested Over Disappearance of his Lover in Port Harcourt

A clergyman identified as Pastor Sodje Masodje, has been arrested over the disappearance of a her lover named Beauty Sorbari Nwigbaranee. Sodje was arrested by the operatives of Garrison of the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt after Sorbari went missing on Christmas day. A source disclosed that 20-year-old Beauty, a final year student of the Department of Education, Rivers State University, visited Pastor Masodje, her supposed man friend, on December 25, 2020, Vanguard reports. It was gathered that since the lady visited the clergy, she has not returned and efforts to reach her have proved abortive as her phone has been switched off. The counsel for the family of the missing lady, Gobari Deebom, dislcosed that it was the father of the victim that contacted the...
Obedience To Law Crucial For Our Development – Sanwo-Olu
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Obedience To Law Crucial For Our Development – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, has urged Lagosians to be law-abiding as the State can only prosper in an environment of peace and security. Sanwo-Olu made the plea today, while speaking during the passing out parade of the Year 2020 graduating participants of the Lagos State Law Enforcement Training Institute (LETI) held at the Public Service Staff Development Centre, (PSSDC), Magodo. Speaking through his deputy, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, the Governor stressed the need for citizens to always obey the law, adding that his administration recognises the need for an effective security system that promotes a peaceful and prosperous society. According to the Governor, “Our administration recognises the need for an effective security system as sine-qua-non to a...
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...
One of the suspects who allegedly gang raped and murdered 6-year-old girl is beaten to death by angry mob
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One of the suspects who allegedly gang raped and murdered 6-year-old girl is beaten to death by angry mob

One of the suspects accused of the brutal gang rape and murder of 6-year-old girl in South Africa, was beaten and killed by a mob of angry people at the weekend.   Recall that Inathi Mhlahlo went missing in Mdantsane, East London after she went to a shop to buy crisps and some sweets. Her half naked body was found in bushes five hours laters by her neighbours who had embarked on a frantic search. See previous report  Here   She was reportedly gang raped by three men, stabbed near the neck and dumped not far from her family home. The other two suspects are currently on the run. Pictured at screenshots from video of the 23-year-old man after he was beaten to death.   Eastern Cape police spokesperson Khaya Tonjeni, who confirmed the development on Sund...
Akwa Ibom State Police commences ‘Operation Show Your Number Plate’
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Akwa Ibom State Police commences ‘Operation Show Your Number Plate’

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command is set to commence what it termed 'Operation Show Your Number Plate' from Monday, November 2.   A statement issued by the spokesman of the command, SP Odiko MacDon on Sunday, November 1, said that the operation became necessary due to the blatant disregard for the lawful use of number plates in the state.   "In recent times, the Akwa Ibom State Police Command has watched with stupfaction the fragrant disregard for the lawful use of number plates in the State. While some vehicle owners have continued to cover their number plates, some others do not even affix number plates in their vehicles, a trend which has made some persons to commit crimes and successfully absconded from prosecution," the statement reads.   "The Commiss...
Federal character should also include age, gender and religion – Gbajabiamila
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Federal character should also include age, gender and religion – Gbajabiamila

Speaker of the house of representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has stated that federal character should also include age, religion, gender and not just ethnicity.   The Speaker who said this while speaking at the Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF) strategy meeting in Abuja on Saturday October 31, also called for a legal framework that will change the federal character principle for appointments in the country’s constitution as the idea of making such appointments based on states of origin or religion has not helped the development of the country.   Gbajabiamila said;   “I think we should consider an amendment in the constitution to the definition of federal character, because when we talk about federal character within the context of appointments, infrastructure ...
We Got $26.94 Billion Development Assistance In Six Years – Clement Agba
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We Got $26.94 Billion Development Assistance In Six Years – Clement Agba

The Minister of State for Finance and National Planning, Clement Agba, has disclosed that Nigeria got $26.94 billion foreign assistance inflows into various sectors in the last six years. He disclosed this on Tuesday when he appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Civil Society and Development Partners. He said the funds were provided to undertake various interventions across the country by foreign donors, International Non Governmental Organisations (INGOs) and other bodies. Agba said $ 2.339 billion was received in 2015, $1.150 billion in 2016, $ 774.933 million in 2017, $22.016 obtained in 2018, $655.642 million received in 2019 while $5.639 million was received in 2020. The minister said the funds were donated by the European Development Fund (EDF); Un...
Military Started Development, Democracy & Free Market Economy- Babangida
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Military Started Development, Democracy & Free Market Economy- Babangida

Former Military President, Ibrahim Babangida speaks on military intervention among other issues during an appearance on Channels television’s NewsNight which aired on October 2, 2020. Former Military President, Ibrahim Babangida, on Friday said the military provided Nigeria with the democracy being enjoyed today. Speaking during an interview on Channels Television’s NewsNight, Babangida said contrary to claims that the military was responsible for the problems in the country; it rather provided the nation with development. “No, we didn’t provide problems. We tried to provide the framework upon which subsequent governments who are going to come after us could build upon,” he said. “Most of the infrastructural developments, even the democracy, we midwifed it. We started devel...
Kaduna state House of Assembly approves castration as punishment for rapists
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Kaduna state House of Assembly approves castration as punishment for rapists

The Kaduna state House of Assembly has approved castration as punishment for anyone convicted of rape in the state.   The Assembly gave the approval following the passage of a bill to amend the Kaduna state penal court law, 2017, by the lawmakers on Thursday, September 10. The assembly announced the approval on its Twitter handle but deleted the tweet afterward.   “The Bill Recommend total Castration for Rapist in the State,” the assembly's deleted tweet read   However, the majority leader of the assembly also tweeted about the development. “A bill to amend the Kaduna State Penal Court Law No.5 of 2017 has yesterday 09/09/2020 been pass into Law by @Kadlegislature. The Bill Recommend total Castration for Rapist in the State,” the tweet read In July this y...
Luis Suarez Wants to Talk With Barcelona’s Bartomeu Over his Future at Camp Nou
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Luis Suarez Wants to Talk With Barcelona’s Bartomeu Over his Future at Camp Nou

Luis Suarez Barcelona striker, Luis Suarez, has called on the club’s president, Josep Bartomeu, to provide him clarity over his future at Camp Nou. Suarez’s future at Barcelona is uncertain, following the club’s disastrous 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League last week. Barcelona had put the Uruguay international up for sale with some other senior players after their exit from the Champions League. Speaking on the development, Suarez, who has just 12 months left on his current contract, demanded to speak with Bartomeu directly,adding that he has spent six years at Barca. “There is talk of some names that the president gave, of changes that can be made, but nobody told me that they want to do without me,” the 33-year-old was quoted by Metro UK as saying. ...
Alessandro Del Piero and Gennaro Gattuso, React to Andrea Pirlo’s Appointment as Juventus Manager
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Alessandro Del Piero and Gennaro Gattuso, React to Andrea Pirlo’s Appointment as Juventus Manager

Italy legends, Alessandro Del Piero and Gennaro Gattuso, have reacted to Andrea Pirlo’s appointment as Juventus manager. DAILY POST reported on Saturday that Juventus appointed Andrea Pirlo as their new manager, just hours after sacking Maurizio Sarri. Pirlo was only named Juventus’ U-23 head coach last month. But the 41-year-old former midfield maestro has now been asked to take over the club’s senior team, even before taking charge of a fixture. Reacting to the development, Del Piero, who played with Pirlo during their time at Juventus, said he never expected him to move into management, while Gattuso, who played with Pirlo during their time at Italy national team, said he is “screwed”. “To be honest, I wouldn’t have bet on him becoming the coach. It is a su...
Fighting Corruption Will Get More Difficult in Nigeria – Osinbajo
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Fighting Corruption Will Get More Difficult in Nigeria – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has stated that the ongoing fight against Corruption might get difficult in coming days. Speaking at the 20th-anniversary regional webinar organised by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other offences Commission (ICPC) on Tuesday July 14, the Vice President stated that aside from the difficulties, many people will also get frustrated for standing against corruption. Osinbajo who spoke on the topic “Combating corruption and illicit financial flows: New measures and strategies", said; “The fight against corruption is nuanced and hydra-headed, it is not going to get easier by the day; as a matter of fact, it will get more difficult by the day and many will become discouraged in standing up against corruption. “…Over the years, massive public re...
UK denies Air Peace Landing Rights to Evacuate Stranded Nigerians
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UK denies Air Peace Landing Rights to Evacuate Stranded Nigerians

British authorities have denied an Air Peace airline flight deployed to evacuate stranded Nigerians in the UK landing rights. The Nigeria high commission in London which released a statement on Sunday July 12, said the evacuation flights from London Heathrow to Abuja and Lagos will now depart from Gatwick Airport on Tuesday July 14. The statement read; “This is to inform all prospective evacuees that have been issued tickets for the Air Peace flights departing on July 13, 2020, from London Heathrow to Abuja and Lagos, that due to landing clearance issues, the flights have been rescheduled to depart on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at 10:00am from Gatwick Airport. “Furthermore, Air Peace Airlines has contracted Air Partner to operate the flight on its behalf and any other informat...
356 Soldiers Apply for Voluntary Disengagement, Over “Loss of Interest” in the Army
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356 Soldiers Apply for Voluntary Disengagement, Over “Loss of Interest” in the Army

Atleast 356 soldiers have reportedly applied for voluntary retirement citing loss of interest in the Nigerian Army. Many of the soldiers are among the troops engaged in the decade-long war against Boko Haram in the Northeast, while others are from various other formations across the country. But apart from the 356 who are leaving for losing interest in the army, 24 others are exiting because they want “to take traditional title,” making a total of 380 soldiers, including two Master Warrant Officers and 28 Warrant Officers, voluntarily discharging from the army, according to sources with direct knowledge of the development. A document written by Gagariga on behalf of Buratai state’s that the soldiers’ disengagement date will take effect from January 3, 2021. The document rea...
Dimitar Berbatov Advises Man Utd on Signing Sancho
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Dimitar Berbatov Advises Man Utd on Signing Sancho

A former Manchester United striker, Dimitar Berbatov, has advised the club on signing Borussia Dortmund winger, Jadon Sancho. Man United remain favourite to agree to a deal for Sancho this summer transfer’s window. Dortmund have already told the Red Devils to sign Sancho before August 10. But Berbatov believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side do not ‘necessary’ need to sign the 20-year-old England international because of their present front three, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood. “Looking at how the Man United squad are doing at the moment I do not think signing Sancho is necessary,” the Bulgarian told the Daily Mirror. “Look at the front three from the other night, the speed of Martial, Rashford and Greenwood was great to watch, their link-up pl...
Court Declines Okorocha’s Request to Stop Probe by EFCC and Imo Panel
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Court Declines Okorocha’s Request to Stop Probe by EFCC and Imo Panel

Senator Rochas Okorocha’s request for an order to stop the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the state probe panel from investigating him on alleged financial infractions, has been struck out by a federal high court sitting in Abuja. Okorocha had requested for a court order ending or suspending EFCC's investigation against him, including all the petitions submitted to it by the Imo government until the panel on contract set up by the same state government had concluded its probe on his government between 2011 and 2019. While counsel to the former Imo State governor, Oba Maduabuchi (SAN) informed the court that the defence counsel asked for an adjournment to respond to processes served on them and also asked the court to stop those involved in the suit from going...
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Ogun: Gov Abiodun Appoints Selimot Ottun as new Head of Service

Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has appointed Alhaja Selimot Olapeju Ottun as the new Head of Service in the state, DAILY POST reports. This was contained in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Monday by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Kunle Somorin. Ottun is succeeding the former Head of Service, TPL Amope Ajibola Chokor, who bowed out of the state public service over the weekend. According to Somorin, Alhaja Ottun is a psychologist, community development expert and administrator. DAILY POST reports that Ottun becomes the fifth woman to occupy the office and the 17th Head of Service since the creation of the State. Until her appointment, Ottun was Permanent Secretary in the Bureau of Political Affairs and Administration. She pre...
Amotekun Corps Intercepts Suspected Bandits at Osun-Oyo
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Amotekun Corps Intercepts Suspected Bandits at Osun-Oyo

The Osun State Amotekun Security Network on Sunday intercepted an eighteen seater bus at Osun-Oyo boundary while trying to sneak into the state despite the ban on the interstate movement. The inter-state offenders were also suspected to be bandits from Lagos State going to Itagunmodi mining Site, in Atakunmosa West Local Government Area of Osun State. The Director-General of the Amotekun Corps in Osun, Comrade Amitolu Shittu briefed DAILY POST on the development on Sunday. Men of the Amotekun corps stopped the eighteen-passenger bus at Ikire while they were trying to forcefully enter the state, assorted types of charms were recovered from two of the suspected bandits.<img class="i-amphtml-intrinsic-sizer" style="max-width: 100%; dis...
Drama As Akwa Ibom Seals Christ Embassy Church After This Happened
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Drama As Akwa Ibom Seals Christ Embassy Church After This Happened

Akwa Ibom State Government has sealed off a Christ Embassy church in Uyo, the state capital for allegedly flouting guidelines for reopening of churches amid the coronavirus pandemic, The PUNCH reports. The Secretary to the State Government, Emmanuel Ekuwem, who announced the development in a statement on Sunday, expressed dismay at the action of the pastors and members who reportedly attacked members of the state COVID-19 monitoring team. Ekuwem said, “Today, Sunday 21 June, 2020, the Akwa Ibom State Government and the Christian Association of Nigeria Monitoring Team, while on a routine compliance/inspection visit to the Christ Embassy Church, Nung Akpa Ime branch, State House of Assembly Road, off Nsikak Eduok Avenue to enforce the guidelines and protocols adopted to prevent communi...
60% of Coronavirus Cases in Nigeria Were Recorded in 20 Local Governments – PTF
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60% of Coronavirus Cases in Nigeria Were Recorded in 20 Local Governments – PTF

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 (PTF) has revealed that 60 percent of the Coronavirus cases in the country were recorded in 20 local government areas. The Chairman of PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha revealed this while receiving a donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worth N10 million from Rotary District 9125. Mustapha who was represented by the Permanent Secretary (General Services Office), Olusegun Adekunle, listed the local government areas as follows; Mainland, Abuja Municipal, Mushin, Eti-Osa, Tarauni, Katsina, Alimosho, Maiduguri, Kosofe, Dutse, Ikeja, Nassarawa, Oshodi/Isolo, Apapa, Amuwo Odofin, Oredo, Bauchi, Lagos Island, Surulere and Ado Odo/Ota. He blamed the increased cases of Coronavirus recorded in the cou...
Jabi Lake Mall board denies authorizing Naira Marley concert
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Jabi Lake Mall board denies authorizing Naira Marley concert

Jabi Lake Mall board has denied authorizing Naira Marley concert, as they expressed shock and disappointment over the development. According to a report by THISDAY, the board condemned the illegal action in the strongest terms, clarifying that the event took against express instructions given to the property manager. According to a source close to the shareholders; “Jabi Lake Mall was built in 2015 with the vision of creating a beautiful lakeside property that allowed the residents of Abuja to shop, relax, network and have fun. The mall was also designed to invigorate the local economy and provide a safe and comfortable location for retailers to sell their goods. “As is typical for large properties like this, the shareholders selected a property manager who was paid to manage...
Oshiomhole’s masquerade will dance naked in the market – Saraki
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Oshiomhole’s masquerade will dance naked in the market – Saraki

Former Senate President Bukola Saraki has reacted to the defection of Governor Godwin Obaseki to the Peoples Democratic Party and the suspension of the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adams Oshiomhole. Saraki who welcomed Obaseki to the PDP, said he ignored Oshiomhole's verbal attack because he knew “a day would come when his masquerade will dance naked in the market.” The former Governor of Kwara state averred that the man who was garrulously proclaiming the end of the political career of some other people is now about to meet his waterloo. He said in a statement released on Friday June 19;   “I also thank Obaseki’s colleagues, the PDP Governors, for their role and for ensuring that while bringing him into the party, they carried along the local ...
Tottenham vs Man Utd: Mourinho Congratulates Marcus Rashford
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Tottenham vs Man Utd: Mourinho Congratulates Marcus Rashford

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho has congratulated Manchester United striker, Marcus Rashford for his successful free school meals campaign ahead of both side’s Premier League clash on Friday night. Rashford’s campaign for children in England to receive free school meals outside of term period amid the COVID-19 pandemic prompted a U-turn from the UK Government earlier this week. The 22-year-old England international made a personal plea, as well as an open letter to British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Around 1.3 million school children in England will now benefit as a result of the new decision. Reacting to the development, Mourinho, who coached Rashford during his time at Old Trafford, heaped praises on the forward, adding that he...
Palton Morgan Appoints Former EMAAR CEO, Nidal Turjman as COO in Race to Expand Nigeria’s Property Sector
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Palton Morgan Appoints Former EMAAR CEO, Nidal Turjman as COO in Race to Expand Nigeria’s Property Sector

Nidal Turjman new Group Chief Operating Officer. Palton Morgan, Nigeria’s foremost property development holding company, in its quest to deliver exceptional real estate projects and drive the exponential growth of Nigeria’s property sector, has appointed former Emaar Pakistan Chief Executive Officer, Nidal Turjman as its new Group Chief Operating Officer. Emaar Properties is one of the world’s most valuable and admired real estate development companies with diversified interests in real estate covering both commercial and residential property development. Emaar has collective presence in 36 markets across the Middle East, North Africa, Pan-Asia, Europe and North America; where Mr. Turjman served almost 12 years in multiple leadership roles including CEO for multiple entities an...
Biffo Canvasses Support for Grassroots Football Development
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Biffo Canvasses Support for Grassroots Football Development

Kwara United Technical Adviser Abdullahi Biffo Kwara United Technical Adviser Abdullahi Biffo has called on sports administrators across the country to place more emphasis on youth football development rather than winning at the grassroots levels. Speaking during an online programme, Biffo said the winning at all cost at the grassroots level has hampered the growth of football in Nigeria. According to the former Abia Warriors FC gaffer, no meaningful development can be recorded in the game if less attention is paid to the youths at the grassroots “It’s only at that level that we can inculcate whatever philosophy we want into the players, as soon as they emerged to the professional cadre, it becomes extremely difficult to change the orientation they have imbibed,” he said. Continu...
Manchester United and Sheffield United hold Talks Over Deal for Henderson to Stay at Bramall Lane next Season
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Manchester United and Sheffield United hold Talks Over Deal for Henderson to Stay at Bramall Lane next Season

Chris Wilder is optimistic that an agreement can be reached for the goalkeeper to continue his development with the Blades Sheffield United have held talks with Manchester United over keeping Dean Henderson at Bramall Lane beyond the current season. Henderson has spent the past two campaigns on loan at Bramall Lane and his current agreement is due to expire at the end of June. However, with the season being extended due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the Blades have spoken to United regarding a short-term agreement to retain Henderson.
COVID-19: FAAN gives latest update on reopening Nigerian airports
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COVID-19: FAAN gives latest update on reopening Nigerian airports

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), on Thursday, held a virtual meeting with the management of Munich International Airport, Germany, to share experiences and compare notes on the effects of COVID-19 lockdown on airports. Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, said in a statement that aim of the meeting was to assess the readiness of FAAN to gradually begin operations, following the Federal Government’s directive for reopening of the four regional airports on June 21. The presentation via Skype simulated from Germany and England was tagged: “Rapid Aviation Plan”. Capt. Rabiu Yadudu, Managing Director of FAAN, said the authority was responding to the guidelines set by NCAA for gradual airport reopening and post COVID-19 operations. ...
Kaduna Assembly Impeaches the Deputy Speaker after Four Months in Office
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Kaduna Assembly Impeaches the Deputy Speaker after Four Months in Office

Mukhtar Isa Hazo, deputy speaker of Kaduna state house of assembly, has been impeached. Hazo was impeached by 24 members of the Kaduna House of Assembly at Thursday’s plenary session. The development followed a vote of no confidence on him. It was not immediately clear the reason for his impeachment but there are reports he was accused of inability to discharge his duties. The deputy speaker has only been in office for four months having been elected in February. He was elected alongside Yusuf Zailani, the speaker, following the resignation of some principal officers. Hazo’s replacement is yet to emerge.
Police Arrest Man for Raping 40 Women in Kano
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Police Arrest Man for Raping 40 Women in Kano

The Kano State Police Command say they have arrested a man after 40 people were raped in one town over the period of a year. A mother in Dangora, Kano, caught the man in her children's bedroom, according to police spokesman Abdullahi Haruna. The man ran away but neighbours chased and caught him, he added. The man was arrested on Tuesday, June 9. The command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna confirmed this in a statement that reads: "Police on Tuesday arrested 32-year-old Muhammad Alfa in Kwanar Dangora, an outskirt of Kano. "During interrogation, the man confessed to have raped more than 40 female in a year, including girls, married women, as well as an 80-year-old." The police say the spate of rapes included an attack on children as young as 10 years old....
Decomposing body of Kidnapped Edo Former Commissioner Found in Forest
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Decomposing body of Kidnapped Edo Former Commissioner Found in Forest

The decomposing body of the kidnapped former Edo State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Egbe Ediagbonya who was abducted by unknown gunmen, has been found in a forest. According to reports, some farmers discovered the remains around 6:30 p.m. on May 29 at Edo forest which shared boundary with Ondo state near the victim’s Utese village in Ovia Northeast Local Government Area of Edo state. Recall that the former commissioner was seized from his residence at Utese on Saturday, May 16 this year by unknown gunmen and suspected kidnappers. Reacting on the sad development, Edo Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Chidi Nwabuzor, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) said “The farmers who were uneasy and apprehensive about the horrible sight, rushed to the village (Utese) to...
Africa Day 2020: President Buhari Preaches Peace Across The Continent
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Africa Day 2020: President Buhari Preaches Peace Across The Continent

ON AFRICA DAY 2020, PRESIDENT BUHARI SAYS NO DEVELOPMENT WITHOUT PEACE President Muhammadu Buhari has called for peace on the continent as a prerequisite for sustainable development. In a message to African leaders to mark the ''Africa Day 2020,'' commemorated by the African Union Commission in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), President Buhari said Africa has given the world a new hope by choosing the theme ''Silencing the Guns in the context of the COVID-19'' for this year’s Africa Day. He stressed the need for African leaders to ensure that every effort is made to ensure the success of silencing the guns on the continent, emphasizing the need to sensitize Africans about the inseparable connection between peace and development. ''Peace, security, uni...
Manager of Demolished Hotel Tested Positive For Coronavirus – Rivers Government
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Manager of Demolished Hotel Tested Positive For Coronavirus – Rivers Government

The Rivers state government has announced that the manager of a hotel which was demolished by Governor Nyesom Wike for violating the lockdown order he issued, has tested positive for Coronavirus. In an announcement made on Sunday May 24, the Rivers government said the Manager of Prodest Hotel, Bariledum Azoroh is among the 27 new cases of coronavirus recorded in the State. The state's commissioner for information, Paul Nsirim also recalled how some COVID-19 Taskforce members who went to enforce the Executive Order at same hotel, were allegedly ''brutalized and dehumanised leading to the death of one of them.'' The statement reads; Rivers State has recorded 27 new positive coronavirus cases. The Manager of Prodest Hotel, Eleme is among the new positive cases. This late...
Strange Death Kills 11 in 2 Weeks in Bonny Island, Rivers State
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Strange Death Kills 11 in 2 Weeks in Bonny Island, Rivers State

Bonny Island in Rivers state has experienced 11 strange deaths in 2 weeks, leading to officials of the National Center for Desease Control (NCDC) storming the island to collect samples. The strange deaths in Bonny Island are suspected to be due to coronavirus (COVID-19) as the strange disease was said to have led to lost of smell and taste. According to Vanguard, Bonny Graduate Forum (BGF) confirmed the development Saturday in an independent preliminary investigation into the strange deaths and complaints of lost of sense of smell and taste among a number patients undergoing medical attention in various health facilities in the nation’s oil and gas hub.
Between Seyi Law and an IG user Who Queried him for Opening an Instagram page for his three year old Daughter
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Between Seyi Law and an IG user Who Queried him for Opening an Instagram page for his three year old Daughter

Comedian Seyi Law went hard on an IG user this morning who queried him for opening an Instagram page for his three-year-old daughter, Tiwa. Apparently, someone hacked Tiwa's Instagram page and Seyi Law took to his page to make his followers aware of this development. Seyi was appalled when an IG user took to his comment section to ask him why the little girl had an IG page at her age. See their exchange below..
Captured Boko Haram Insurgents are Quarantined and Given Face Masks – Defence Headquarters
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Captured Boko Haram Insurgents are Quarantined and Given Face Masks – Defence Headquarters

The Nigerian Defence Headquarters has shared some of the measures it has instituted to curb the spread of Coronavirus in the fight against terrorism. Speaking at a media briefing in Abuja, Coordinator of defence media operations, John Enenche said captured Boko Haram members are provided with face masks and also quarantined to curb the spread of Coronavirus. Eneche said;   “The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way everything will be done. “We have ordered for PPE for troops at the frontlines. “The moment they (Boko Haram members) are captured, they are quarantined and given face masks while observing social distancing too. “Captured or surrendered enemies are treated in line with the Geneva Convention. COVID-19 has changed the way things are done at the front...
Luis Suarez Gives Reason Why he Told Lautaro Martinez not to Join Barcelona
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Luis Suarez Gives Reason Why he Told Lautaro Martinez not to Join Barcelona

Barcelona striker, Luis Suarez, has given reasons why Inter Milan forward, Lautaro Martinez, should not leave the Serie A giant amid interest from the Blaugrana. According to Suarez, Martinez would have less prominence in Spain if he joins Barcelona than he does at Inter in Italy. DAILY POST recalls that Martinez has drawn the interest of Barcelona in the past few weeks. The Argentine international is one of Barca’s top targets this summer, but the financial impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) means they are unlikely to meet the player’s £97million buy-out clause. But Suarez wants the 22-year-old to continue his development at San Siro, rather than compete for a place in Barcelona’s attack next season. Speaking to Gazzetta Dello Sport, the Uruguaya...
Three Friends arrested with fresh human hand in Ogun
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Three Friends arrested with fresh human hand in Ogun

The police in Ogun state have arrested three friends suspected to be ritualists after a fresh human hand was found in their possession. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, states that the three friends, Mathew Idosu, John Feyisetan and Samuel Adegbola, residents of Owode-Yewa, met with a herbalist, Michael Itomu, to seek spiritual means of getting rich quickly. The 40-year-old herbalist informed them the only way out was to get a fresh human hand which will be used for a sacrifice for them. Getting the fresh human hand proved difficult until Mathew informed his accomplices that he had a friend in Abeokuta who could be of help. They met with the said friend with the promise of giving him N1 million that they did not have. True...
Igbo Groups Reject Almajirai Relocation to Southeast
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Igbo Groups Reject Almajirai Relocation to Southeast

The Ohaneze Ndigbo have lamented the increasing relocation of the Almajirai to the Southeast despite the interstate travel ban by the Federal Government and they have vowed to resist this relocation. The highest Igbo socio-cultural organisations, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the Igbo National Council (INC) and the Anambra State Association of Town Unions (ASATU) on Tuesday called for a halt to the influx of Northern youths into the southeast states. The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) also kicked against the development. They accused security agencies of complicity in the free movement of the Almajirai, which they said makes a mockery of the interstate travel ban. Ohanaeze President in Anambra State, Chief Damian Okeke-Ogene, said it was left f...
Enugu Records 3 new Cases as Widow Smuggles Husband’s Corpse from Lagos
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Enugu Records 3 new Cases as Widow Smuggles Husband’s Corpse from Lagos

The Enugu State Government, Monday night, confirmed three new cases of coronavirus. Among the new cases is a widow from Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area of the State who smuggled the late husband’s corpse into the State from Lagos for burial. This brings the total number of cases in the Coal City State to 15. So far, all the confirmed COVID-19 cases in the State have active travel cases, which occurred while the interstate travel ban had been imposed. Confirming the development, Obi Emmanuel Ikechukwu, the State’s Commissioner for Health, lamented that people had continued to defy the ban. The Commissioner also confirmed that two other patients receiving treatment have tested negative to the virus. His statement read, “ 2 more COVID-19 patients in Enugu test negative, a...
Woman, 62, Dies in Rivers Palliative Sharing Stampede
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Woman, 62, Dies in Rivers Palliative Sharing Stampede

A woman identified as Mrs. Florence Onuobodo, has lost her life in Elele Kingdom, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State in a stamped that occurred during the sharing of state government’s Covid-19 palliative in the area. The Rivers State Government had delivered food palliatives to Elele Kingdom in the ongoing distribution of Covid-19 palliatives by the government. During the sharing process stamped occurred claiming the life of the 62-year-old Florence and living about four other women with various degrees of injuries. Speaking on the development, Eze Okechukwu Okah, blamed the development on the committee in the community and one Chief Mike Elechi, stating that the stamped would have been avoided if both had managed the process properly. Okah alleged that the comm...
Edo State Records one More COVID-19 Death, Discharges 20 Patients
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Edo State Records one More COVID-19 Death, Discharges 20 Patients

The Coronavirus pandemic has claimed the life of another patient in the Edo state Isolation center. The state governor, Godwin Obaseki, announced this today May 14. This brings to five the number of COVID-19 related deaths recorded in the state. In a related development, 20 COVID-19 patients were discharged from the Isolation center in the state today after they tested negative for the virus. “We have discharged 20 persons from our COVID-19 isolation facilities. 17 are from Stella Obasanjo Hospital; one from University of Benin Teaching Hospital and two others from Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital. “So far, 34 persons have been discharged. A patient, who reported late for treatment, was lost to the virus. Stay safe.” he tweeted
LaLiga warns Barcelona, Real Madrid, Others over Big Deals this Summer
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LaLiga warns Barcelona, Real Madrid, Others over Big Deals this Summer

LaLiga president, Javier Tebas, has warned clubs that financial regulations will be enforced strictly next season. Tebas had told clubs they cannot spend beyond their means this summer and will have to cut salaries to cope with the financial implications of COVID-19. “We have seen the cash flows for each club and right now they have squads which exceed the [financial] limits we will establish for next season,” Tebas told the Instituto Iberoamericano de Derecho Deportivo. “That brings consequences. Clubs are going to have to look at their academies and come up with a strategy to reduce salaries. There’s no other solution. Transfers that exceed financial limits will not be allowed – impossible.” LaLiga has had a cap in place since 2013, which stipulates ...
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...
Kwara State Governor Sacks official for Careless Handling of Suspected COVID-19 Patient
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Kwara State Governor Sacks official for Careless Handling of Suspected COVID-19 Patient

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has ordered the sack of a government driver attached to the state's COVID-19 Rapid Response Team RRT, who attended to a suspected COVID-19 patient “in an unprofessional manner”. On Wednesday, a video of the driver evacuating an "unkempt person" with the help of some persons was posted online. The moment the workers tried placing the man in a COVID-19 ambulance in Ilorin, was filmed and none of those who appeared in the clip wore any Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) recommended by the World Health Organisation. A statement released by the governor's Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye, says the driver failed to heed the clear directive from his superiors at the Rapid Response Team not to take any action until they arrive the scene. ...
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Official Bio-data of Ibrahim Gambari, President Buhari’s new Chief of Staff

The official bio-data of Ibrahim Gambari who replaces Abba Kyari as President Buhari's Chief of Staff, has been released by the presidency. The 75-year-old diplomat resumed office as President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff on Wednesday May 13.  Here's his Bio-data. Professor Ibrahim A. Gambari, CFR, OCORT, a scholar-diplomat, is the Founder/Chairman of the Board of Directors of Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy and Development, a non-governmental think-tank on research, policy studies, advocacy and training on the nexus between conflict prevention and resolution, democratisation and development in Africa. He has had an illustrious career, spanning academia, government and international diplomacy, culminating with his appointment as the first United Nations Under-Sec...
22 COVID-19 Patients Discharged in Sokoto
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22 COVID-19 Patients Discharged in Sokoto

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state has announced the discharge of 22 patients of COVID-19 in the state. Before their discharge the patients were isolated and treated in two of the state isolation facilities. According to the state Commissioner for Health and Chairman of the state Task Force on COVID-19, Dr. Muhammad Ali Inname, who addressed journalists on behalf of the governor, 19 patients had hitherto been discharged after they were certified as healthy and free from the virus. "This brings to 41 the total number of COVID-19 patients, out of 106 cases, so far discharged by the Task Force," Gov. Tambuwal emphasized. Describing the current discharges as the highest so far achieved by the state, the governor reiterated that "being COVID-19 isn't a death sentence in any...
IG of Police Orders Immediate Withdrawal of E-Money’s Police Escorts
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IG of Police Orders Immediate Withdrawal of E-Money’s Police Escorts

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate withdrawal of the police escorts attached to the Chairman of Five Star Group, Emeka Okonkwo aka E-Money. Confirming this to LIB, the spokesperson of the Lagos state command says an order came from the Inspector General of Police's office for the immediate withdrawal of the police escorts attached to E-Money. Yes I can confirm that police men have been withdrawn from him.'' Bala told LIB On what could have led to such a decision, the police spokesperson said he would not be able to comment but can authoritatively confirm that the police escorts have been withdrawn. There are reports that E-Money might have gotten the police authority angry over his alleged abuse of the privilege of having poli...
COVID-19: What Paulo Dybala Said after Recovering from Coronavirus
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COVID-19: What Paulo Dybala Said after Recovering from Coronavirus

Juventus forward, Paulo Dybala, has reacted after he recovered from Coronavirus (COVID-19). DAILY POST recalls that Juventus, in a statement on its website on Wednesday, disclosed that the follow-up tests for Dybala returned negative. “The player made a double-check, which failed,” a club’s statement read. “Paulo Dybala performed, as per protocol, the double-check with diagnostic tests (swabs) for the coronavirus (COVID-19). “The exams failed. The player is therefore healed and no longer subjected to the home isolation regime.” Reacting to the development, Dybala, in a tweet on his official Twitter page, thanked everyone who supported him in the past few weeks. The Argentina international also wish all those who are still suffering from the virus a...