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Presidential Order: I-G directs immediate overhaul of SARS •Contacts to call in case of harassments

Presidential Order: I-G directs immediate overhaul of SARS •Contacts to call in case of harassments The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris, in compliance with a Presidential directive, has ordered the immediate overhaul of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), across the country. A statement Wednesday by Police spokesman, acting DCP Jimoh Moshood said the outfit will now be known as Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS)....... more

7 fake revenue agents apprehended in Anambra

7 fake revenue agents apprehended in Anambra Seven suspected illegal revenue collectors have been apprehended by security operatives at Old Garki, Amansea on the old Enugu-Onitsha road, Awka for extortion and violent attacks on lorry drivers. The suspects were caught during the on-going crackdown on fake revenue collectors by the Anambra State Ministry of Trade and Commerce. Dr...... more

Only 35, 652 pupils studying in modern Almajiri schools in Northwest: NAN Survey

Only 35, 652 pupils studying in modern Almajiri schools in Northwest: NAN Survey A total of 35,652 pupils are currently studying in 399 modern Almajiri schools in Kaduna, Kebbi, Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto and Kano States, a check by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reveals. NAN gathered that among the schools were those built by the Federal Government in 2014, while the rest were...... more

SNEPCo MD calls for diversification roadmap •Shell wins SPE exhibition award

SNEPCo MD calls for diversification roadmap •Shell wins SPE exhibition award The Managing Director of Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo), Bayo Ojulari, has harped on economic diversification as a panacea for job creation and rapid economic growth of Nigeria. He spoke at the just-concluded annual conference and exhibition of the Nigeria Council of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) where...... more

Sani-Bello reaffirms commitment to youth empowerment, gives N100,000 starter-pack to 67 graduands

Sani-Bello reaffirms commitment to youth empowerment, gives N100,000 starter-pack to 67 graduands Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello, has reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to boosting agricultural activities that will enhance youth empowerment in the state. He stated this at the graduation ceremony of the Green House Project trainees on Tuesday at the Justice Idris Legbo International Conference Center, Minna. The governor said deliberate...... more

PREMIUM TIMES demands immediate release of reporter seized ‘in Gestapo style’ by Police

PREMIUM TIMES demands immediate release of reporter seized ‘in Gestapo style’ by Police PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday night called for the immediate release of its reporter, Samuel Ogundipe, who was detained earlier in the day by the Nigeria Police over a report. On the day the Nigerian Presidency was complaining about the excesses of a unit in the police, the same unit was forcing...... more

NiMet predicts thunderstorms, rains for Wednesday

NiMet predicts thunderstorms, rains for Wednesday  The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted thunderstorms and rains over Sokoto, Gusau, Katsina, Kano, Kebbi and Dutse, during the morning hours for on Wednesday. NiMet made this known in its Weather Outlook by its Central Forecast Office in Abuja on Tuesday. It envisaged few thunderstorms and rains over Maiduguri, Potiskum...... more

Daura: The hunter has become the hunted — Intersociety •Warns against persecution of disgraced ex-DSS boss

Daura: The hunter has become the hunted — Intersociety •Warns against persecution of disgraced ex-DSS boss Sacked boss of the Department of State Services (DSS), Lawal Musa Daura, is being flogged with the whip with which he flogged others, the International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) said on Tuesday. It, however, warned against the persecution of the fallen spy master or anyone...... more

Operation Python Dance: IPOB discovers site where slain members were secretly buried •Alerts International Community

Operation Python Dance: IPOB discovers site where slain members were secretly buried •Alerts International Community The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Tuesday hailed its intelligence unit for allegedly discovering more 38 dead bodies of slain Biafrans in Obiawom village, Ogwe Autonomous Community in Asa Ukwa West LGA of Abia State. The group said the findings will again drive home the horrors perpetrated in the area...... more

Woman collapses at Benin Airport while awaiting Atiku

Woman collapses at Benin Airport while awaiting Atiku An aged woman identified as Grace Osagie, reportedly collapsed, on Tuesday, at the Benin Airport while waiting for the arrival of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. According to an eyewitness, the woman suddenly slumped while standing under the sun alongside other Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) faithful who came to the airport in their...... more

Kidnapper dies from drug taken at crime scene

Kidnapper dies from drug taken at crime scene The Police in Ondo State said a suspected kidnapper, who was arrested in a botched kidnap attempt in Owo, is dead, following complications from a high intake of tramadol. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the suspect had been unconscious since his arrest over the Aug. 5 incident at...... more

Army uncovers Boko Haram recruitment link on social media

Army uncovers Boko Haram recruitment link on social media The Nigerian Army said on Tuesday that it had uncovered a Facebook and other social media accounts allegedly used by a faction of the Boko Haram group to recruit new members. Maj. Murtala Usman, Artillary Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, who disclosed this while speaking at the ongoing Nigerian Army Combat...... more

Nigeria ranked among dangerous countries for aid workers

Nigeria ranked among dangerous countries for aid workers For the third time in three years, South Sudan has topped the list of most violent countries for humanitarian workers in 2017, according to a report by Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). “It’s the third consecutive year that South Sudan tops the global list, underscoring the complexities in delivering aid in this...... more

Food insecurity: 3.7m Nigerians in danger– Sen. Abdullahi

Food insecurity: 3.7m Nigerians in danger– Sen. Abdullahi Sen. Aliyu Abdullahi, Chairman Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, says 3.7 million people in 16 out of the 36 states and FCT are currently faced with food insecurity. Abdullahi made this known on Tuesday in Abuja at the Second Conference of the “Feed the future Nigeria agricultural policy project...... more

Bayelsa community bemoans distortion of creeks near Shell’s oilfields

Bayelsa community bemoans distortion of creeks near Shell’s oilfields Some residents at Imiringi, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa, have lamented blockade of natural water channels by oil and gas exploration activities at nearby oilfields. The residents said on Monday that the indiscriminate activities have also created artificial channels resulting to flooding of farmlands and plantain plantations in the area....... more

Flood destroyed over 50 houses in Kebbi – official

Flood destroyed over 50 houses in Kebbi – official More than 50 houses were destroyed in Dakingari town in Suru Local Government area of Kebbi on Monday night by heavy downpour that resulted to flooding. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the late hour rain rendered many people homeless in the town. Alhaji Rabiu Kamba, the Executive Director...... more

BREAKING: Osinbajo orders immediate overhaul of SARS

BREAKING: Osinbajo orders immediate overhaul of SARS Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has ordered an immediate re-organisation of the police’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The Acting President gave the order following persistent complaints and reports on the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) The allegations border on human rights violations. Osinbajo ordered the Inspector General of Police (IGP)...... more

MASSOB bans Kano Governor from visiting Aba, receiving chieftaincy title

MASSOB bans Kano Governor from visiting Aba, receiving chieftaincy title Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) yesterday enjoined Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State not to visit Aba for a chieftaincy title. Its National Director of Information, Edeson Samuel, gave the warning in a statement yesterday in Enugu, following the plan by Eze Eberechi Dick...... more

Saraki, Dogara dash hopes of early reconvening of National Assembly

Saraki, Dogara dash hopes of early reconvening of National Assembly A press statement jointly signed by both spokesmen of the National Assembly leaders this morning said: “The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, have directed that we inform all Senators, Honourable members and the public that a date has not been set for the...... more

Blind Imolites block Government House to protest Okorocha’s failed promises

Blind Imolites block Government House to protest Okorocha’s failed promises The Imo state chapter of the Nigeria Association of the Blind, NAB, Monday, cried out over what they described as the continued refusal by the state government to listen to their plights. The group, led by Christopher Kalu, said they were bothered the kind of treatment received from the government, adding...... more

Dismissed policeman commits suicide after infecting nine-year-old girl, five others with HIV

Dismissed policeman commits suicide after infecting nine-year-old girl, five others with HIV A 40-year-old dismissed policeman yesterday committed suicide after allegedly defiling a nine-year-old girl and five others. The policeman, who hailed from Cross River State and was Humane Immune Virus (HIV) positive, also infected his victims with the dreaded disease. The incident took place in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State,...... more

Northern governors sack NNDC management

 Northern governors sack NNDC management The Northern States Governors’ Forum (NSGF) has sacked the executive management of its premier investment conglomerate, the New Nigeria Development Company (NNDC) with immediate effect. This was contained in a letter dated July 23, 2018, signed by the Chairman of NSGF and Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima. NNDC Limited is owned...... more

Conspiracy theory: Shame on you, Senator Misau tells Presidency

Conspiracy theory: Shame on you, Senator Misau tells Presidency Chairman, Senate Committee on Navy, Senator Isa Hamma Misau, has stated that the Presidency should be ashamed that it is pushing the conspiracy script that top officials of the nation’s security apparatus are working for the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki. Reacting to the statement of the Economic and Financial...... more

Senate, AGF, IGP, DSS, others dragged to court over alleged plot to impeach Saraki

Senate, AGF, IGP, DSS, others dragged to court over alleged plot to impeach Saraki Senator Rafiu Adebayo (Kwara South) and Senator Isa Misau (Bauchi Central) have dragged the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, the Inspector General of Police, and the Department of State Services to court in a bid to restrain them from aiding the forceful removal or impeachment of Senate...... more

Lagos ranked third worst city to live in

Lagos ranked third worst city to live in Despite improvements in infrastructure by the Ambode administration in Lagos, a new survey by the London Economist Intelligence Unit was not so impressed as it ranked it one of the five worst cities to live in. Lagos was ranked third out of the five worst cities, better than Damascus and Dhaka....... more

26 industrial consumers ask for direct electricity supply from Gencos

26 industrial consumers ask for direct electricity supply from Gencos About 26 industrial customers have elected to sign up to be supplied power directly from power generation companies (Gencos) instead of from the distribution companies (Discos) under the eligible consumers’ scheme approved by the federal government in 2017, the government said yesterday in Minna, Niger State. The eligible customers regime seeks...... more

PDP condoles Dickson over mother’s death, lauds lawmaker for executing gigantic constituency project

PDP condoles Dickson over mother’s death, lauds lawmaker for executing gigantic constituency project The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State has said that the news of the death of the mother of Governor Henry Seriake Dickson came to the members as a rude shock. The party in a statement signed by its chairman, Hon. Cleopas Moses, and issued on Monday in Yenagoa said...... more

Cholera outbreak kills 13 in Niger: UN

Cholera outbreak kills 13 in Niger: UN A cholera outbreak killed 13 people in the West African nation of Niger, a UN body said. The outbreak is concentrated in the southern region of Maradi since the beginning of this month, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in a statement on Saturday....... more

Bus carrying 37 NYSC members crashes in Ogun

Bus carrying 37 NYSC members crashes in Ogun A vehicle conveying 37 members of the National Youths Service Corps ( NYSC ) has crashed on Monday at the Danco filling station corridor of the Lagos – Ibadan expressway, leaving 19 of them with grave injuries. The Youths Corps members were going to Sango Otta, Ogun State, shortly after passing...... more

FG given one week to release all detained Biafra activists

FG given one week to release all detained Biafra activists Leader of the Biafra Zionists Federation (BZF), Barr. Benjamin Onwuka, has issued a one-week ultimatum to the Federal Government for the release of all pro-Biafra detainees from various prison formations across the country. Onwuka, who made the demand, Monday, in a statement, said all the affected persons must be freed within...... more

 

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