Day: August 11, 2020

Teenager remanded over alleged defilement of 7-year-old girl

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Tuesday ordered that an 18-year-old teenager, Tobi Ogunrinde, who allegedly defiled his neighbour’s seven-year-old daughter, be remanded in a correctional centre. Chief Magistrate P.E. Nwaka, who did not take the plea of Ogunrinde, ordered that he should be remanded in the Nigerian Correctional Service in Kirikiri, pending legal advice …

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Court remands man, friend for allegedly defiling his stepdaughter

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, ordered that a 50-year-old man, Paul Nnadi, 50 and his friend, be remanded in Kirikiri Correctional Centre, Lagos for allegedly raping his 15-year-old stepdaughter. The police charged Nnadi and his friend Ayobamidele Olaiya with conspiracy and defilement. Chief Magistrate P.E. Nwaka however did not take their plea. Nwaka …

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FG urges U.S. to support global effort to end COVID-19 pandemic

The Federal Government has urged the United States (U.S.) government to lend its full support to global efforts to eradicate Coronavirus (COVID-19) which has ravaged most economies of the world. Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire made the appeal in Abuja on Tuesday while receiving 200 ventilators from the U.S. government, on behalf of the …

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Ilorin, Calabar NCC’s Emergency Communications Centres ready for use

The Ilorin and Calabar Emergency Communications Centres (ECCs), built by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), are ready to be put to judicious use. The ECCs were inaugurated by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami alongside other nine projects under the Ministry scattered across the country on Tuesday in Abuja. The ECC …

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Lagos Assembly Service Commission promotes 103 staff

The Lagos House of Assembly Service Commission (LAHASCOM) has promoted 103 officers and urged OMMthe newly promoted management and senior staff to be good ambassadors in the discharge of their responsibilities. The Commission’s Chairman, Chief Wale Mogaji, gave the advice while congratulating the 103 officers comprising 44 management staff and 59 senior staff. The chairman …

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COVID-19: Jigawa govt distributes palliatives to 42,312 households

The Jigawa government on Tuesday launched the distribution of palliatives to 42,312 poor and most vulnerable households in the state. The government also declared that the state has not recorded a new case of COVID-19 in the last 23 days. Gov. Mohammed Badaru of Jigawa made this known at the launching of the palliatives which …

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N-Power: 5 million applied for Batch C enrollment- Minister

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development says no fewer than five million candidates have applied for the N-Power programme. The Minister, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, made the disclosure in a statement on Tuesday by her Special Assistant on Strategic Communication, Mrs Halima Oyelade. She said that the registration which commenced on …

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Chike-Obi emerges Fidelity Bank Chairman as Ebi retires

Fidelity Bank Plc. has announced the appointment of Mr Mustafa Chike-Obi as the Chairman of the bank. Chike-Obi, who is currently Executive Vice Chairman at Alpha African Advisory, has over 40 years of experience in investment banking and the financial services sector. In a statement in Lagos, Fidelity Bank said that Chike-Obi’s appointment followed retirement …

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FRSC approves redeployment of senior officers

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has approved immediate redeployment of some senior officers for improved productivity. The Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO) Mr Bisi Kazeem disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. Oyeyemi said that the redeployment affected one Deputy Corps Marshal (DCM) and six Assistant Corps …

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Liverpool maintain 100 percent home record after beating Aston Villa

Liverpool made it 17 wins out of 17 at Anfield after goals by Sadio Mane and Curtis Jones handed the champions a 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Sunday. The defeat pushed Dean Smith’s side deeper into trouble in the English Premier League (EPL). Following their 4-0 mauling at the hands of Manchester City on …

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Impeachment Saga: Kaduna Assembly suspends former Deputy Speaker, 2 others

The Kaduna State House of Assembly has suspended three of its members from all activities of the house for nine months. The Assembly also reprimanded five other members, who were directed to apologise to the assembly in writing and publish the apology in a national daily within a week. FELLOW PRESS reports that the assembly …

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UITH: Resident doctors begin 3-day strike over alleged assault on member

The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) Chapter on Tuesday commenced a three days warning strike over alleged assault of one of its members by the family of a patient. Dr Lanre Olosunde, President of ARD-UITH, who disclosed this in Ilorin, said one of their members was attacked and sustained …

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Yahuza becomes 4th Pro-Chancellor of FUOYE

The Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) on Tuesday announced the appointment of Dr Mohammed Yahuza as the fourth Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council of the university by the Federal Government. The university’s Deputy Director, Corporate Services, Mr Adeyinka Ademuyiwa, made this known in a statement in Oye-Ekiti. Ademuyiwa said that Yahuza was appointed with four others …

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Death toll rises as rescue operation continues at Beirut blast site

The death toll from Tuesday’s Beirut port blast has risen to 165 as rescue operations continued despite dimming hopes of finding survivors, according to a health ministry official. “We are still searching, but we are losing hope. “Families of missing people are asking us to find one body parts of their children, they are also …

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