Fake News Aggravated Recent National Assembly Crisis – Minister 

Story Views: 6 The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has attributed the escalation of the recent crisis in the National Assembly to the circulation of fake news, especially in the Social Media. The Minister stated this in Abuja on Tuesday when he paid a courtesy visit to the headquarters of Blueprint Newspapers, in furtherance of the Federal Government’s campaign against fake news, which was launched 11 July 2018. “When we launched the campaign, we did not envisage the kind of event that occurred at the National Assembly…

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Fake Professor Arrested For Fraud

Story Views: 15 The long arm of the law caught up with a fraudster who went about calling himself a Professor of Animal Husbandry, University of Ibadan after he was arrested with one other. The suspect, Olayinka Emmanuel  aged 54 years conspired with Adegoke Adewumi  aged 53 and fraudulently obtained the sum of one million naira from a male victim, Kolawole Kamorudeen. The duo lied to their victim that they were merchants of animal multivitamin. Believing them, the suspect parted with the sum  believing that he was actually buying animal…

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2019: Watt Market traders endorse Ayade

Story Views: 8 Watt Market traders under the aegies of Capital Traders Umbrella Association (CATU), yesterday endorsed the Cross River State Governor, Senator Ben Ayade for a second term in office. The traders, who were led on a courtesy call on the governor by president of the association,  Elder Ededet Andem, anchored their support for the governor on what they described as his sterling performance in office so far. Specifically, the traders commended the governor for creating a business-friendly environment in the state, thus impacting positively on their various business.…

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No date for National Assembly reconvening on INEC Budget

Story Views: 7 The Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki and Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, have directed that we inform all Senators, Honorable members and the public that a date has not been set for the reconvening of the Senate and the House of Representatives to consider the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) 2019 elections budget request forwarded by President Muhammadu Buhari on July 17, 2018. The leadership of the two chambers had met and agreed to reconvene to consider the proposal this week before which…

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Boss Turns In Driver Who Knocks Down Lastma Official

Story Views: 9 .…Suspect Charged To Court, Remanded In Prison In a rare show of patriotism and exemplary behaviour, the General Manager of King Solomon Chariots Transportation, Johnson Ogbonnaya has voluntarily handed over a driver of the company, Abuchi Okpara who absconded to Ghana after knocking down an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Ogunmeru Obafemi in Igando area of the State, to law enforcement officers. Okpara had knocked down Obafemi on August 7, 2017 in Igando area of Alimosho while attempting to evade arrest after violating…

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FG commissions over N1b to flood control projects in Adamawa

Story Views: 7 The Federal Government has commissioned and handed over three flood erosion control projects worth over N1b in Adamawa state. Representing President Mohammadu Buhari the Minister of Health Prof Isaac Adewole who commissioned the project, said the projects were part of the 2017 first quarter Ecological Intervention Programme approved and awarded by the Federal Executive Council in the months of March and April 2017. “The projects are sited at Ganye-Dabora Daksam and Ganye-Yelwa roads in Ganye Local government areas;  while the third project, Bagole-Kofare flood erosion work is…

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Suspected Ritualist nabbed In Oyo State

Story Views: 10 During  vehicle patrol, the Anti-Crime patrol team of the Iyaganku Area Command on 25/7/2018 at about 6:50 PM intercepted and arrested a suspected ritualist, Sodiq Rasheed,  with three human skulls exhumed from a cemetery in Omi-Adio area of the State. The suspect, was arrested with the exhibits along Ijebu-Ode/Idi Ayunre road. The 27-year-old suspect who confessed to the crime disclosed that an Islamic cleric simply known as Alfa Hadi currently at large requested him to bring the human parts for purpose of money-making rituals. The suspect is…

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Opinion: Watch out Trump, China is taking Africa from under your nose

Story Views: 8 Look out Donald Trump, while you’re not watching, China is quietly stealing a continent from you. And India may not be far behind. Currently, the battle for supremacy on the African continent is being fought out between the leaders of Asia’s two superpowers — China and India — and, for the most part, the United States is nowhere to be seen. Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi all but tripped over each other last month crisscrossing the continent on personal goodwill visits. Meanwhile,…

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Fire Destroys Baga fish market in Maiduguri- NEMA

Story Views: 9 The popular Baga Fish Market along Maimalari Barrack in Maiduguri, Borno State was engulfed in heavy fire incident which destroyed many shops and properties on Sunday evening. The spokesperson of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), North-East in Maiduguri, Abdulkadir Ibrahim disclosed that not life was lost due to the inferno. He said: “Fire engulfed Baga Road Fish market Maiduguri around 8.40pm on Sunday evening. “Response agencies, especially fire fighters and rescue workers responded immediately to the scene to control the fire incident from spreading to other…

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General Dikko Restores Order  after Troops Protest in Maiduguri

Story Views: 9 The Theatre Command yesterday witnessed a riotous reaction from a few unscrupulous troops while conducting a redeployment of troops who are currently deployed at the Maiduguri Airport, following a directive to review troops’ deployment in Maiduguri metropolis in a bid to reinvigorate the security architecture of the city. The redeployment became expedient after a recent assessment of the security situation by the Theatre Command. Regrettably however,  a few of the troops who had misunderstood the development and erroneously assumed it was going to negatively affect their rotation…

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FG Partners Chinese Firm On Smart Classrooms, Digital Education

Story Views: 9 The Federal Government has commenced a process for the implementation of a partnership strategy that will help establish digital education institute and provision of smart learning classrooms across the country.   Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals disclosed this on Monday in a statement released by her media assistant, Desmond Utomwen. According to the Presidential Aide, the Smart Classrooms and Digital Education initiative, which will be implemented in partnership with a Chinese Digital Technology giant, NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited…

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Super Eagle’s To Drop 7 Players including Mikel and Ighalo For Seychelles Game

Story Views: 18 Gernot Rohr have hinted that seven players who participated for Nigeria in the last World cup tournament in Russia, are unlikely to receive invitation for the AFCON Qualifiers against Seychelles which is to be played in September 8 Completesportsnigerian.com reports. Rohr who remained in Europe after the country’s early exit from the World cup have revealed his plans to bring in some fringe players who could not make it to the last World cup according to an official in the NFF Secretariat in Abuja. “Coach Rohr has remained in Europe…

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Aisha Buhari Honoured As Doctor Of Humanity By Sun Moon University

Story Views: 21 Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari is currently in Seoul, South Korea where she has just been decorated as Doctor of Humanity by Sun Moon University, South Korea. Making the announcement, the Nigerian first lady wrote, ‘I was honoured today with a Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration (Honoris Causa) by Sun Moon University in Asan, South Korea. My gratitude goes to the President of the University, Dr. Sun-Jo Hwang and the University Council for this honour. I dedicate this honour to all Nigerian women’.

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EFCC Not Part of Any Saraki Script

Story Views: 22 The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC , has been drawn to a widely syndicated article by Senator Babafemi Ojudu, special adviser to the President on Political Matters entitled, fifth Columnists in Our Recent History, wherein he portrayed the Commission as a conscript in the devious plots by Senator Bukola Saraki  to undermine the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari. According to Ojudu, “From the shenanigans at the Benue House of Assembly, to the siege on National Assembly, the attack on judges home in the…

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Aguma gave his best to Rivers State says Governor Wike 

Story Views: 23 Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has stated that the late Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Hon Emmanuel Aguma (SAN) gave his best to the state, serving the  with unparalleled commitment and loyalty. Speaking during a condolence  visit by the Rivers State Council of  Traditional Rulers at the Government House Port Harcourt on Saturday, Governor Wike said: “Aguma believed  in everything we are doing in the state.  He gave his all. He gave his best. “I could call  on him at anytime.  He delivered on his…

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Senate Presidency Frenzy: Oshiomhole Exhibiting Thug Mentality- PDP …Says Senate 

PDP rejects INEC investigative panel on underage voters in Kano, Katsina

Story Views: 20 Leadership Not Party Positions The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned the factional National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adams Oshiomhole stop his obsession to change the leadership of the Senate, as such is completely out of his reach. The party counsels Oshiomhole to stop his childish tantrums and get educated on the fact that the positions of the Senate President and that of Deputy Senate President do not belong to political parties but to Nigerians, who elect persons into the seats through their…

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Borno students endorse Shettima to contest senatorial elections

Story Views: 11 Over 1.5 million students under the auspices of Nigerian Union of Borno State Students (NUBOSS) have endorsed Governor Kashim Shettima to contest the Central Senatorial District elections next year. Shettima’s endorsement for the senatorial aspirant, were based on according the education sector top most priority with N17 billion allocations in 2018 budget. Announcing the endorsement at a merit award ceremony on Saturday in Maiduguri, the President of NUBOSS, Mohammed Alkali said the accord of priority to the education sector, will address brain drain that was escalated by…

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SERAP asks NBC to Lift Ban on Radio Station

Story Views: 18 Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has called on the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) “to immediately lift the ban on Jay FM 101.9 Jos, stopping the radio station from playing songs such as Falz’s ‘This is Nigeria’, Wande Coal’s ‘Iskaba’ and Olamide’s ‘See Mary, See Jesus’, and rescind the unlawful fine of N100,000 imposed on the station.” The organization said the action by the NBC “amounts to illegal restrictions on media freedom, the right to freedom of opinion and expression and free information and ideas.” The NBC…

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ABU Students Campaign Against Fake News on Social Media

Story Views: 16 The National Association of Social Science Students (NASS), Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Chapter has launched a Campaign to draw attention of youths and students on the danger of fake news on the social media. The campaign which was launched at a Public Lecture with the theme “Social Media, Fake News and National Unity,” was chaired by former Governor Ramalan Yero of Kaduna State and attended by top politicians, scholars, journalists, legal practitioners, youths groups and students. Speaking on the theme of the Conference, the President of NASS,…

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NASS Invasion: FG Planning to Twist Facts to Indict Us, Say Saraki, Ekweremadu

Story Views: 11 Senate President, Dr, Abubakar Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu have raised the alarm that the Federal Government has commenced the execution of a plot to implicate them and their colleagues in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the last Tuesday Invasion of the premises of the National Assembly by men of the Department of State Services (DSS). In a statement signed by their media aides, Yusuph Olaniyonu and Uche Anichukwu, the two legislative leaders stated that after receiving the interim report submitted by the Inspector…

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