Ban On Mining Activities Won’t Last Long

The Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Abubakar Bwari, yesterday, assured miners and investors that the ban on mining activities in Zamfara State would not last long. Bwari said this while speaking on the need for government to take the action in the interest of protecting lives and property in the state, expressed optimism that very soon the government would sanitise the mining industry for legitimate miners to do their business. He said: “It’s quite unfortunate that we had to stop mining in Zamfara, a state so well…

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Atiku Inaugurates Legal Team to Challenge Presidential Election Result

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has inaugurated his legal team to challenge the result of the just concluded presidential election. According to a statement by his media adviser, Paul Ibe, the team inaugurated on Saturday is headed by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Dr Livy Uzoukwu. “I have just inaugurated my legal team and charged them with the responsibility of ensuring that our stolen mandate is retrieved,” Atiku was quoted as saying in the statement. He added, “I am encouraged by…

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PDP Mocks Buhari, APC Over Failed Campaign In Owerri

The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday said the “scanty” attendance at All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential rally in Owerri, and the Imo state capital is an indication that Mr. President has become a general without a troop. “The PDP therefore charges President Buhari to counsel himself, end his desperation for power and spend the remaining days to prepare his hand over notes to Atiku Abubakar, so that our nation can be returned to the path of peace, national cohesion and economic prosperity, which has eluded us in almost four years

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President Buhari takes next-level message to Ibadan, Promise to complete Lagos-Ibadan express way

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday left Abuja for Ibadan, Oyo State, to resume his re-election campaign after a day break on Friday. The president and members of the Presidential Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were on Thursday in Anambra and Enugu states to launch the re-election bid. Buhari had on Friday, during the break, signed the Executive Order 007 of 2019 on Road Infrastructure Development and Refurbishment Investment Tax Credit Scheme. The scheme was part of the administration’s commitment to the provision of critical road infrastructure across…

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General Elections: Group writes UN, USA UK , Peace committee , IG over attacks on Victor Adoji

Atabor Julius Lokoja A group under the aegis of Kogi Youths Masses Advocacy  ( KYMA) has called on the United Nations Security Council, the United Statesnof America; United Kingdom,  European Union the National Peace Committee,  and the Inspector General of Police to checkmate  the activities of the APC government in using thugs to attack and harass members of the ADC in the Eastern Senatorial District of the state. The spokesman of the group  Mallam Ahmed  in a statement made available to Saturday Independent described the serial attacks on Dr. Victor…

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IGP Abubakar Adamu Mohammed Assumes Office.

The Formal Inspector General of police Idris Ibrahim hands over to AG.IGP Abubakar Adamu Mohammed. With the appointment and assumption of duty of the New Inspector General of police AG.IGP Abubakar Adamu Mohammed to office has drawn a national and international policing leadership experience to bridge the missing link.The IGP during his speech said ” The absence of leadership has always been the missing link in policing  in Nigeria, it is my conviction, therefore, that if the quality personnel potentials of the force are blended with purposeful and motivational leadership at…

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Police dismantles fake drug syndicate in Lagos

The Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team has uncovered a clandestine factory for the production of suspected fake drugs. The Factory was discovered in the residential Area of Ikotun in Lagos State where substantial production, packaging and distribution of suspected fake drug to different parts of the Country. Jimoh Moshood, Police spokesperson who disclosed this in a press release noted that “These dastard acts may have resulted in several deaths, health complications and physical disabilities to many victims Nationwide.”    According to him, the criminal drug factory located on…

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Ikeja Electric unveils ultra-modern undertaking office …plans 24- hour supply

With a focus to progressively improve operations and deliver customer-centric services, Nigeria’s leading Electricity Distribution Company, Ikeja Electric Plc (IE), has unveiled an ultra-modern PTC Undertaking office in GRA Ikeja to provide customers with improved access to quality service. The newly unveiled office is an upgraded facility designed to deliver positive experience to customers. It offers prompt attendance to clients’ queries with a highly effective Point-of-Sales self-service, fully automated Electronic Queue Management System (EQMS) and well-trained Executives Sales Representative. Chief Executive Officer, Ikeja Electric, Dr. Anthony Youdeowei, while speaking at…

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2019: Obasanjo adamant on not supporting Atiku

All entreaties from Pan-Yoruba sociopolitical group, Afenifere, to plead with the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo to support his former Vice-President, seems to have hit the rock as a source has claimed that the  Former president, Obasanjo, has rejected persuasions from his kinsmen to back the candidacy of the Peoples Democratic Party’s flag-bearer, Atiku Abubakar. Recall that on Tuesday, the Pan-Yoruba sociopolitical group, Afenifere led by Ayo Adebanjo, including Senator Femi Okurounmu, Tokunbo Awolowo-Dosumu, among others met with the former president on it was gathered that they arrived at the…

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13th Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting opens for entries

The 13th Edition of the Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting is now open for entries from Nigerian professional journalists or team of journalists, full-time or part-time, with stories published between 4th October 2017 and 3rd October 2018. The annual event of the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ), seeks to honour journalism works from the print, radio, television, photography, online and editorial cartoon categories. Submitted reports must involve in-depth coverage of clandestine activities on public and or corporate corruption, human rights abuses, or on regulatory failures in Nigeria.…

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Video Games made-in-Africa reach the Global Scene during Devcom Thanks to Paradise Game, ahead of Gamescom 2018

PARADISE GAME, the preeminent video game company in West Africa, will introduce five independent videogame studios from Africa at the devcom 2018  For the 10th anniversary of gamescom, during the largest European game convention, several African game developers will participate in devcom, the interdependent game developer conference that will be held from August 19th to August 20th 2018 in Cologne, Germany. Five independent studios coming from different countries and with a different background will make the trip to Cologne. There will be MASSEKA GAME STUDIO  that represents Central African Republic, STUDIO LOMAY,…

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NCS Redeploys 70 Comptroller of Customs

In order to rejig the operations of the Nigeria Customs Service to meet the challenges of fighting smuggling, revenue collection and trade facilitation, the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) has approved the redeployment of 70 Comptrollers of Customs. Among those affected are, Comptrollers, Abubakar Bashir who moves from Port-Harcourt II (Onne) to Apapa, Musa Jibrin from Apapa to Human Resources Development, Sa’idu Galadima moves from Information Communication Technology (ICT) to Port-Harcourt Area II (Onne), while Comptroller, Mohammed Aliyu of Seme Command swapped positions with Comptroller, Mohammed Garba…

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NAF Jet Bombs Boko Haram Meeting Venue 

The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, on 3 August 2018, conducted a successful attack on a Boko Haram Terrorists’ (BHTs) Hideout in DABAN MASARA in BORNO State. The surgical air strikes were conducted on the strength of credible intelligence which indicated that remnants of BHTs on the Lake Chad Islands were hiding out in settlements at the Southern part of the lake, including DABAN MASARA, and were amassing in some buildings for a meeting. An air interdiction mission was therefore planned and executed to destroy 2 out…

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Saraki Won’t Resign, Let Abu Ibrahim Do His Worst, Say Senators

The Senators representing Bauchi Central and Kwara South respectively, Isa Hama Misau and Rafiu Ibrahim have warned their counterpart from Katsina South, Abu Ibrahim and his fellow travellers in the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to foment any trouble when the Senate resumes on September 25, as the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki will never resign from the position. Misau and Ibrahim, in a statement jointly signed by them in reaction to an interview granted by the Katsina Senator to the Cable online newspaper, stated that Abu Ibrahim and…

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I’ll Devote 21 per cent of Budget to Education if Elected – Atiku

Abuja, Nigeria, 04 August, 2018: Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has vowed to devote 21 per cent of the Federal budget to education if elected President next year. The Waziri Adamawa said this in response to the feat by Apple Inc which became the first private company in the world to be worth $1trillion on Thursday, August 2, 2018. In an editorial opinion penned for publication in THISDAY newspapers, Atiku Abubakar, a businessman and avid educator, said that knowledge was the main raw material for the founding, development…

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Buhari’s “Vacation”, Plot to Inflict Impunity On NASS, Impeach Saraki, Ekweremadu

The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari’s two-week vacation in London was designed as an alibi to exonerate him from planned political illegalities, forceful invasion and mayhem about to be visited on the polity and particularly, the National Assembly. The party is aware of plots already perfected in a meeting, on Wednesday night, between the Presidency and some compromised All Progressives Congress (APC) senators, who are now in the minority, to forcefully reconvene the Senate with protection from security agencies, with a view to impeach Senate…

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History will be kind to you, Secondus assures Saraki, others.

……… Charges CUPP to brace up for the challenges ahead. The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has assured the Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki and others who defected to the party recently that history will be kind to them for identifying with the people. Prince Secondus who spoke at the 81st National Executive Committee NEC meeting of the party, told thevteam of defectors to the party led by the Senate President and three state Governors of Benue. Sokoto and Kwara that the bold steps…

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Abuja Light Rail Project Employs 10,000 Nigerians, Minister says During Project Inspection

About 10,000 Nigerians were employed during the construction of the Abuja Light Rail Project, which was recently commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari, while 100,000 more will be directly or indirectly employed when the project begins full operation. The Chief Resident Engineer for the Abuja Light Rail Project, Mr. Anthony Agbakoba, disclosed this on Thursday while briefing the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who took journalists on a tour of the project, which is now being test-run. Mr. Agbakoba said that in addition, 68 highly-skilled personnel have been…

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Maurizio Sarri Unhappy with Willian’s Late Return to Chelsea Amid Exit Rumours

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has admitted he is “not happy” that Willian returned five days later than expected to pre-season after failing to update his passport. Per Kieran Gill of MailOnline, Sarri agreed it was a strange situation and said he will have words with the 29-year-old about the matter: “I want to speak to him. I am not happy about this situation but before I answer, I would like to speak to him.” Willian has been on holiday following his efforts with Brazil at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.…

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Police deny reports of Dino Melaye’s Kidnap

The Nigeria Police Force have not received any complaint or report in any of its Police Stations or Divisions throughout the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) or any other State of the Federation of the kidnap of Senator Dino Melaye from any of his family member, friend, associate or staff to indicate that the Senator has been kidnapped. The attention of the Police was drawn to the report of the purported kidnap of Senator Dino Melaye in some sections of the media. However, the Force has commenced investigation into the purported…

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