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Press “not enemy of the people”, U.S. Senate rebukes Trump

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution on Thursday, rebuking President Donald Trump’s statement that the news media is “the enemy of the people”. The Republican-led Senate, in the unanimous resolution across the aisles, affirmed that the news media is not the enemy of the people. The Senate affirmed its…

PIC.19. INEC PRESENTS CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION TO FIVE NEW POLITICAL PARTIES IN ABUJA

2019 Election Budget: National Assembly summons INEC Chairman again for clarifications

The National Assembly Joint Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has again invited the Chairman of the commission, Mahmood Yakubu, to give further clarifications on the 2019 General Elections Budget. The Chairman of the Senate committee on INEC, Suleiman Nazif, who made this known to journalists after the joint…

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U.S. Embassy may resume Abuja consular services after Eid-el-Kabir Holidays

The U.S. Embassy has said the suspended consular services in Abuja may resume after the Eid-el-Kabir holidays. The embassy stated this in an updated information on its website accessed by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja. The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared August 21 and…

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NiMet predicts thunderstorms, rains for Friday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted the presence of a deep weather system that would aid rainfall across the country for Friday. NiMet made this known in its Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office in Abuja on Thursday. It predicted morning thunderstorm over Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi, Kano, Katsina,…

Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau

Eid-el-Kabir: FG declares Tuesday, Wednesday public holidays

The federal government has declared Tuesday, August 21, and Wednesday, August 22 as public holidays to celebrate the 2018 Eid-el-Kabir. The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration on Thursday in Abuja in a statement issued by Mohammed Umar, the Permanent Secretary of the ministry. While wishing Nigerians a…

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Eid-el-Kabir: FRSC deploys 735 personnel in Oyo

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Oyo State command said it has deployed 735 personnel ahead of Tuesday’s Eid-el-Kabir celebration in the state. The command disclosed this in a statement on Thursday by its Public Education Officer, Oluseun Onijala, in Ibadan, the state capital. Mr Onijala said the deployment of…

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Pakistan Army Chief confirms death penalty of 15 hardcore Terrorists

Pakistan’s Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, on Thursday confirmed the death sentence of another 15 “hardcore terrorists,’’ who were involved in “heinous offenses related to terrorism,’’ the military said. A statement from the army’s media wing the Inter-Services Public Relations said, the convicts were involved in killing of 45…

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Lagos to roll out 300 new BRT buses October 1

Lagos State Government says it has taken delivery of 300 new buses into its Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) fleet to boost public transportation services in the state. The Commissioner for Transportation, Ladi Lawanson, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the new buses were part of the…

Permanent Voter Cards

300,000 PVCs yet to be collected in Kwara – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said no fewer than 300,000 eligible voters in Kwara are yet to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs). Garba Madami, Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), in the state disclosed this on Thursday in Ilorin, the state capital. He said Kwara has a voting pollution…

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Sell pressure persists on NSE, index drops to 34,000 mark

The bears continued to dominate trading activities on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) with the All-Share Index dropping to 34,000 mark, barely five days it moved to 35,000 mark. The index shed 457.70 points or 1.30 per cent on Thursday to close at 34,617.12 against 35,074.82 on Wednesday. The market…

Ag President Yemi Osinajo at the National Economic Council Meeting in Abuja

States owe N41 billion tax – NEC

The National Economic Council (NEC) says states are owing the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) N41 billion in Value Added Tax (VAT). Governor Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State, disclosed this while briefing State House Correspondents shortly after NEC meeting presided over by the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday in…

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My husband lied concubine was his aunt, made me live with her – Wife

An Oke-Ogbere Customary Court in Ibadan on Thursday dissolved a three-year-old marriage between one Temilade Oyeyemi and her husband, Ayo Oyeyemi , over deception and adultery. The court’s president, Sulaiman Olaniyi, said, “In the interest of peaceful living, the union between Temilade and Ayo has ceased to be. “Temilade shall…

PIC.19. INEC PRESENTS CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION TO FIVE NEW POLITICAL PARTIES IN ABUJA

INEC receives sensitive materials for Rivers by–elections

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Rivers State, Obo Effanga, said on Thursday that the commission had received the sensitive materials for the conduct of the Port Harcourt Constituency III State Assembly by-election. Mr Effanga told journalists at the INEC’s State Headquarters in Port Harcourt that he received the materials at…

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Trump pushes back against coordinated U.S. media attacks

U.S. President Donald Trump is pushing back against the coordinated editorial attacks by the U.S. media on him on Thursday over what the media called Trump’s consistent attacks on them. The Boston Globe made a call last week for a nationwide denouncement of the president’s “dirty war” against the media, using the…

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Malaria: Agency distributes 93,101 mosquito nets in Hadejia

The Jigawa Primary Health Care Development Agency (JPHCDA) on Thursday said it distributed 93,101 treated mosquito nets in Hadejia Area Council under the Insecticidal Mosquito Net Distribution Campaign. Yusuf Bashir, the council’s JPHCDA’s Manager, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Hadejia that the beneficiaries were part of the…

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Enugu Electricity Company distributes 10,000 meters to customers

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) said on Thursday that it distributed no fewer than 10, 000 prepaid meters to its customers in July. Chukwuemeka Ezeh, the Head of Communication Department of the company, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka, the Anambra State capital, that the figure was a…

Chris Giwa

FIFA can’t ban Nigeria, Giwa’s lawyer says

A lawyer, Ardzard Habilla, has said that the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) cannot ban Nigeria over the lingering leadership crisis in the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) which he added needs to be sorted out internally by the country’s judiciary. Mr Habilla, who is counsel to Chris Giwa, an…

Customs seizes goods worth N12.03 billion

Kirikiri Lighter Terminal Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has intercepted a 40ft container with various goods valued N12.03 billion due to false declaration. The outgoing Controller of the Command, Lami Wushishi, a Comptroller, made this known on Thursday in Lagos while handing over the seized goods to her successor.…

Ex-banker arrested on wedding day 

A 37-year-old ex-marketing officer of Addosser Micro-Finance Bank Plc, Aliu Mustapha, on Thursday appeared before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos over alleged N1 million theft. The defendant was arrested on his wedding day, and is facing trial on a charge of stealing preferred against him by the police. However, the defendant…

Federal Fire Service

Federal Fire Service introduces mobile app to aid firefighting

The Federal Fire Service has unveiled Fire Alert System Application (FASAPP), a mobile app to reduce the response time of firefighters to fire outbreaks in the country. The Controller-General of the Service, Joseph Anebi, disclosed this during a workshop and enlightenment programme on ‘Enforcement of Fire Alarms and Extinguishing Equipment…

Yinka Ayefele

Planned demolition: Popular musician, Ayefele, sues Oyo govt.

Popular musician, Yinka Ayefela, has sued the Oyo State Government over the planned demolition of his Music House, a sprawling structure housing his radio station, Fresh FM. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state government had marked the structure located on the Challenge-Toll Gate road for demolition…

Gombe police announce arrest of four drug barons

The Commissioner of Police in Gombe State, Shina Olukolu, on Thursday said the police have arrested four suspected drug barons in Gombe. Mr Olukolu, who said this in a statement issued in Gombe, said the suspects were arrested with large quantities of assorted hard drugs. He said the drugs were…

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Borno leads Kano, Lagos, others in birth registration

Borno is leading other states of the federation in the number of birth registrations conducted nationwide in the last five years, the National Population Commission says. Emmanuel Mark, Head of Department, Vital Registration Department, National Population Commission (NPC) in Borno, said this in an interview with the News Agency of…

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350 newspaper editorials across U.S. rebuke Trump for attacks on the press

Hundreds of U.S. newspapers devoted print space on Thursday to a coordinated defense of press freedom and a rebuke of President Donald Trump for saying some media organisations are enemies of the American people. The Boston Globe and the New York Times took part in the push along with more…

PIC.19. INEC PRESENTS CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION TO FIVE NEW POLITICAL PARTIES IN ABUJA

Court suspends hearing in suit against INEC Chairman

The Federal High Court Abuja on Thursday suspended hearing in the contempt suit against the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) Mahmood Yakubu, pending the hearing of an appeal in respect of the suit. Justice Stephen Pam, in a short ruling at the resumed hearing, said that he was adjourning…