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Ugwuanyi nominates another 12 commissioners

Ugwuanyi nominates another 12 commissioners Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Tuesday forwarded the names of 12 commissioners-designate to the State House of Assembly for approval and confirmation. Ugwuanyi had penultimate week presented eight commissioner-nominees who were members of the old cabinet in his first tenure to the Assembly. In a letter sent to the...... more

Homeowner shoots, kills 3 masked teens

Homeowner shoots, kills 3 masked teens A homeowner in Georgia shot and killed three young masked men at his home early Monday morning, according to Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett. Authorities identified the three deceased individuals as juveniles Monday evening – two 16-year-olds and one 15-year-old – but have not released their names. The sheriff’s office told...... more

Fake activists in EFCC net

Fake activists in EFCC net The Uyo Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested three professed activists in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, for impersonating the staff of the Commission and that of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). The suspects are Norbert Rampa (51); Patrick...... more

26-year-old, three other women make Kwara cabinet list

26-year-old, three other women make Kwara cabinet list Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has forwarded the names of four women to the State House of Assembly as commissioner-nominees, including a 26-year-old Joana Nnazua Kolo from Edu local government area of the state. AbdulRazaq has also nominated a former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the FBN Mortgages Limited,...... more

Minimum wage stalemate: Civil servants set for strike

Minimum wage stalemate: Civil servants set for strike Workers in the public service, both in the government Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) are set for a nationwide strike over the long delay in the implementation of the N30,000 new national minimum wage, the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC) Trade Union Side (TUS), declared on Tuesday. The Council,...... more

Army court-martials Major General over missing N400m •Blow-by-blow account

Army court-martials Major General over missing N400m •Blow-by-blow account Welcome to live updates on Nigerian Army Court-Martial of Major General Hakeem Otiki over alleged N400million theft earlier today in the nation’s capital, Abuja. Major General Hakeem Otiki is a former General Officer Commanding (GOC) 8 division. 12:45pm Major-General Otiki  wheeled into the command officer’s mess. This is premises of the...... more

Woman stabs hubby to death for refusing to celebrate daughter’s birthday

Woman stabs hubby to death for refusing to celebrate daughter’s birthday The homicide detectives section  from Surulere Division of the Lagos State Police Command has arrested one Stella Peter, 23, for stabbing one Mr Bala Haruna, 25, to death. The Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), DSP Bala Elkana, said on Tuesday that this was because Haruna refused to release money for the ...... more

Buhari wades into police recruitment crisis

Buhari wades into police recruitment crisis President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday waded into the crisis rocking the recruitment of 10,000 police constable. There have been disagreement between the Nigeria Police Force, and the Police Service Commission (PSC) over the supervision of the recruitment process. Briefing State House correspondents after submitting 2018 Annual Report of the PSC, the...... more

Tragedy as ‘Drug Addict’ hacks father to death

Tragedy as ‘Drug Addict’ hacks father to death The Kano State Police Command on Tuesday said it has arrested Habibu Ibrahim, a suspected drug addict of Asada Village, Doguwa Local Government Area for allegedly stabbing to death his father, Mallam Ibrahim Salihu. DSP Abdullahi Haruna, the Command’s Spokesman, told reporters in Kano State that Habibu Ibrahim, 35, hacked his...... more

Kwara govt, Saraki trade words over distribution of school materials

Kwara govt, Saraki trade words over distribution of school materials Kwara State Government and former Senate President Bukola Saraki are at each other’s throats on the recent distribution of instructional materials to public schools in Kwara central. The state government argued that the materials were distributed directly to the schools from the Mandate office of Senator Saraki as opposed to going...... more

Bus driver kills two while running away from Customs

Bus driver kills two while running away from Customs Tragedy struck on Tuesday in Akinale in Ewekoro local government area of Ogun when a bus driver rammed into two people while running away from men of Nigerian Customs Service. The bus driver who allegedly carried cartons of Turkey swerved and somersaulted while attempting to escape from the Customs men and...... more

Three clerics arrested for fraud, serial rape

Three clerics arrested for fraud, serial rape Three self-acclaimed Islamic clerics who specialized in defrauding unsuspecting members of the public have been arrested by the police in Ogun State. The suspected fraudsters were also accused of having unlawful carnal knowledge of their female victims. The suspects, identified as Aliu Abdulfatai, 50; Sule Adebayo, 36 and Lekan Olokodana, 31,...... more

Why xenophobic attacks will not be discussed at UN General Assembly – Onyeama

Why xenophobic attacks will not be discussed at UN General Assembly – Onyeama The Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffery Onyeama says the xenophobic attacks will not be on the nation’s agenda at United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) because he believes both Nigeria and South Africa will be able to sort out their differences. Onyeama disclosed this on Tuesday at a media briefing on Nigeria’s...... more

Firm lays off over 250 engineers in Nigeria, Uganda; 170 more to go

Firm lays off over 250 engineers in Nigeria, Uganda; 170 more to go Tech firm Andela, has announced that it will layoff over 250 junior engineers across Uganda, and Nigeria while Kenya may see 170 persons laid off before 2020. Jeremy Johnson, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Andela, made this known Tuesday in a statement titled “The Future of Andela”. He said “We...... more

Reps recommend Air Peace chairman for national award

Reps recommend Air Peace chairman for national award Members of the House of Representatives have resolved to recommend the chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, for National Award. This comes after the proprietor and management of Air Peace Airlines successful evacuated the first batch of willing Nigerians from Johannesburg, South Africa following the Xenophobic attacks on foreigners. Mr Onyema...... more

World’s best teacher meets Trump in White House

World’s best teacher meets Trump in White House The world’s best teacher, who hails Kenya, Peter Tabichi, is set to address the 74th United Nations General Assembly, which brings together world leaders from the organisation’s 193 members. Tabichi, who won the 2019 Global Teacher Prize in March this year, is a member of the St Franciscan Friars, a religious...... more

Sen Na’Allah consoles Emir of Yauri over demise of Amb. Tungan Noma

Sen Na’Allah consoles Emir of Yauri over demise of Amb. Tungan Noma Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah on Tuesday commiserated with “the Emir of Yauri, Dr. Zayyan Abdullahi, the people of the emirate, Kebbi South, the state and indeed Nigeria, over the demise of Ambassador Muhammed Arzika Tungan Noma.” He described late Tungan Noma, who died in Abuja on Monday night, September 16, as...... more

EFCC combs Abuja, arrests suspected Yahoo boys

EFCC combs Abuja, arrests suspected Yahoo boys In continuation of its war against internet fraud, officers of the Cyber Crime Section at the Abuja Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have been combing parts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), arresting suspected yahoo-yahoo fraudsters. On Monday September 9, 2019 the operatives raided the residences...... more

Wadume: Military, Police disagreement stalls trial of kidnap kingpin, other suspects

Wadume: Military, Police disagreement stalls trial of kidnap kingpin, other suspects The Army and the Police appear not to have found a common ground on the trial of suspects implicated in the killing of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) operatives by soldiers in Taraba State on August 6. Suspected kidnap kingpin Hamisu Bala (a.k.a Wadume) was being taken to the Police...... more

Unknown gunmen kill traditional ruler

Unknown gunmen kill traditional ruler The Village Head of Kadunu and Dakacin Langai, Langai District, Pyam Chiefdom, of Mangu LGA of Plateau State, HRH. Alhaji Mamman Bayero, has been killed by unknown gunmen. New Telegraph learnt from a source that the paramount ruler was shot on Sunday around 8pm. Police Public Relations Officer, Plateau State Command, DSP...... more

Igbos storm United Nations over alleged marginalisation by Buhari administration

Igbos storm United Nations over alleged marginalisation by Buhari administration Nigerians of Igbo extraction yesterday took the case of marginalisation and exclusion allegedly orchestrated against them by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to the United Nations (UN). The group urged world powers to mount pressure on President Buhari to right the wrongs meted against the Igbo ethnic nationality, alleging that there...... more

Minimum wage talks deadlocked again as FG, Labour fail to reach agreement

Minimum wage talks deadlocked again as FG, Labour fail to reach agreement The Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC) and the Representatives of the Federal Government have again failed to reach an agreement over relativity and consequential adjustment for the implementation of the new minimum wage. Mr Alade Lawal, JNPSNC General Secretary, Trade Union Side, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)...... more

NFIU clears the air on letter seeking bank account details of senators, judicial officers

NFIU clears the air on letter seeking bank account details of senators, judicial officers The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) has thrown more light on the leaked letter asking for information on certain categories of public officers. “We have noticed that while some individuals who seem to be favourable to Government are creating the wrong impression that the opposition is using the NFIU, those in...... more

Over 100 LGAs ravaged by flood in 33 states

Over 100 LGAs ravaged by flood in 33 states The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) said that more than 100 local government areas in 33 states of the federation have been affected by various degrees of flooding in the ongoing rainfalls. Government officials said the development is due to failure of the victims of the flood to heed earlier warnings...... more

Sacked Lecturer: PUNCH Correspondent arrested over petition

Sacked Lecturer: PUNCH Correspondent arrested over petition The PUNCH Correspondent in Anambra State, Mr. Tony Okafor, was on Monday arrested BY the police following a petition written against him and seven others to the state Police Commissioner, Mr. John Abang, by a former lecturer of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, who was recently relieved of his appointment by the...... more

Xenophobia: Apologies from South Africa not enough, says HURIWA

Xenophobia: Apologies from South Africa not enough, says HURIWA The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to reject any apology from the South African President, Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, over the incessant xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other Africans. It insisted in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja that the messages to be brought...... more

Abuja not under any form of siege — IGP

Abuja not under any form of siege — IGP The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has stated unequivocally that the Federal Capital Territory is safe, secure and not under any form of siege. This assertion comes against the backdrop of recent speculations in some sections of the media, particularly the social media, of an upsurge in crime rate...... more

Boko Haram: Borno Governor demands more protection for Maiduguri •Details of how terror group shook UNIMAID

Boko Haram: Borno Governor demands more protection for Maiduguri •Details of how terror group shook UNIMAID Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, has demanded more protection around the outskirts of Maiduguri to thwart attempts by terrorists to infiltrate the state capital. Zulum made the demand when he visited Dalori community, located behind the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) following Boko Haram attack in the area on Sunday. The governor...... more

3 nabbed for vandalising public utilities in Enugu

3 nabbed for vandalising public utilities in Enugu The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has arrested three vandals that specialise in attacking and carting away vandalised materials even within NNPC pipelines in Enugu. The Public Relations Officer of NSCDC Enugu State Command, CSP Denny Manuel, said this in a statement made available to newsmen in Enugu on...... more

Jubilation as Ugwuanyi inaugurates road abandoned for over 36 years

Jubilation as Ugwuanyi inaugurates road abandoned for over 36 years There was jubilation in Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of Enugu State on Monday as Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi inaugurated the 8.8km reconstructed portion of Ikem-Eha Amufu-Nkalagu road, which was abandoned over 36 years ago. The 8.8km road, which was reconstructed for the people of the agrarian community of Eha Amufu in Isi-Uzo...... more

 

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