Day: July 22, 2020

Tussle for Imo leadership: Group sues for truce, stability

Members of Initiative for Leadership Development and Change (ILDC), in Imo on Wednesday demanded an end to the ongoing court actions to sack Gov. Hope Uzodimma. Chief Frank Ebere-Njoku, Deputy National Coordinator of the group, made the appeal in an interview with FELLOWPRESS, in Abuja. Ebere-Njoku decried the calls for the removal of elected governors …

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COVID-19: Koffi Tha Guru urges youths to embrace handworks, shun idleness

A famous comedian/actor, Koffi Nuel, popularly known as “Koffi Tha Guru” has urged youths to embrace varieties of handworks to engage themselves meaningfully, especially during the ongoing ease of lockdown. Koffi Tha Guru, in an interview with FELLOWPRESS on Wednesday in Lagos, said this became imperative as schools were still closed down due to the …

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Enugu Govt. hands over traffic control tools to Transport Ministry

Enugu State Government on Wednesday commissioned and handed over two vehicles and five Motorcycle to Enugu State Ministry of Transport (MOT), to ensure efficient enforcement of traffic rules in the state. The Deputy Governor of the state, Mrs Cecelia Ezeilo, commissioned and handed over the working tools to MOT and urged the officials to be …

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FG approves new policy on local production of bitumen

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved a new policy on local production of bitumen to further diversify the nation’s economy. The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, disclosed this at the end of the Council meeting which lasted for over eight hours. He said the policy …

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ICPC partners Oyo Auditor-General in anti-corruption fight

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has described auditors as gatekeepers of government institutions and important stakeholders in the fight against corruption. The ICPC Commissioner for Oyo and Ogun states, Mr Stephen Pimor, stated this on Wednesday, while on a courtesy visit to the Oyo State Auditor-General, Mr Aweda Adewola, at …

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COVID-19: Oyo govt. to begin arrest, prosecution people without face masks

The Oyo State government will soon begin arrest and prosecution of members of the public who fail to wear face masks in any part of the state. The State Coordinator, Emergency Operation Centre, Dr Taiwo Ladipo, stated this on Wednesday at Bodija Market in Ibadan. FELLOWPRESS reports that Ladipo spoke during the commencement of the …

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Buhari condemns terrorists’ killing of Aid Workers

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the recent murder of five staff of humanitarian agencies in Borno State, who were kidnapped by Boko Haram Terrorists a month ago. The president, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Wednesday, sympathised with the families of the five …

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Buhari to depart Nigeria for Mali on peace mission

Following his meeting with the ECOWAS Special Envoy, and former President Goodluck Jonathan, President Muhammadu Buhari will Thursday depart for Bamako, the capital of Mali on a one-day visit. This was contained in a statement signed by his Spokesman, Femi Adesina on Wednesday. The statement added that Buhari and some ECOWAS leaders led by the …

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Breaking: Boko Haram executes five aid workers, releases video

Boko Haram have executed five aid workers. Footage of the recorded murder became public on Wednesday. The terrorists confirmed that their victims were humanitarian staff of non-governmental organisations. Five men, with their faces covered, stood behind the abductees and shot them after making comments. Speaking in a message, one of the terrorists said: “to the …

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Senate confirms 39 career, non-career ambassadorial nominees

Following a satisfactory report by the Chairman of Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Senator Adamu Muhammad Bulkachuwa, Senate on Wednesday confirmed 39 out 41 ambassadorial nominees with only one as Career nominee. In a report which formed the basis for this Wednesday’s confirmation of nominees, the Committee sought for nominees from Niger and Yobe to …

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Kwara Gov. Abdulrazaq commeserates with NTA Ilorin as fire guts station

The Ilorin Area Office of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), was gutted by fire late Tuesday night, July 21. The cause of the fire which affected the facility’s Administrative block, Marketing Department, News and Current Affairs Department as well the Programmes’ Department is yet to be uncovered. Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq who was among …

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There is nothing in all the universes I wouldn’t do for you”– Simi tells her baby Adejare

Popular Nigerian artiste, Simi, has finally shared photo of her baby, Adejare. It could be seen from the photo how both baby and mother are starring into each other’s eyes and enjoying each other’s company. Simi said she would do anything for her baby and make sure Deja gets whatever she wants in life. She …

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Police arraign three for alleged attempted culpable homicide in Benue

Benue Police Command on Wednesday arraigned Terkimbi Weghwase, 30, Fater Apechian, 35, and Alfred Weghwase, 22, before a Makurdi Upper Area Court for alleged criminal conspiracy, intimidation and attempted culpable homicide. The Police Prosecutor, Insp. Veronica Shaagee, told the court that E.T. Tor & Associates on behalf of one Daniel Ornguga on June 22, filed …

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Commission seals 10 clubs, religious centres in Lagos over non-compliance of COVID-19 protocols

The Lagos State Safety Commission has sealed over 10 social and religious centres over non-compliance with the directive on social distancing and ban on social and religious gathering. The enforcement team, led by the Director- General of the commission, Mr Lanre Mojola, disclosed that the commission sealed the Harvest Lagos, Bay Lounge, The Heavens Suites, …

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Project to train over 10,000 women, youths in agribusiness in Nigeria

A Nigerian agricultural project, Agro-Processing Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support Project (APPEALS), has selected no fewer than 10,000 women and youths for training in agribusiness value chain. Mrs Aishat Onusi, the National Communication Specialist for the project, said this on Wednesday in Port Harcourt. Onusi in a statement said that 10,200 beneficiaries had been …

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Military airstrike kills several bandits at Kagara forest in Zamfara

The Defence Headquarters says the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji has destroyed armed bandits’ camp in an air raid on Kagara Forest in Zamfara and killed several bandits on July 20. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja. Enenche said the air interdiction mission …

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Police deploy 800 personnel for PDP primary in Ondo State

The Police Command in Ondo State has deployed no fewer than 800 personnel to monitor the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election in the state. ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen at the venue of the primary election in Akure on Wednesday. According to …

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Relax, don’t be anxious about COVID-19-LASG advises citizens

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has advised citizens against anxiety, saying COVID-19 will eventually be contained in the state and Nigeria. Abayomi, through his Twitter account on Wednesday, expressed optimism that everyone would survive and enjoy a healthy Lagos together. “Relax, do not be anxious, COVID-19 will eventually be contained. We …

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