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REVEALED: Identity of persecuted Nigerian Christian hosted in White House by US President Trump (PLUS PHOTO)

REVEALED: Identity of persecuted Nigerian Christian hosted in White House by US President Trump (PLUS PHOTO) Yesterday, Thursday, July 18, 2019, News Express reported the recent hosting, by US President Donald Trump, of a group of persecuted Christians from across the world. We are happy to unveil the identity of the only Nigerian among those hosted by the world’s most powerful man on Wednesday night in the White House....... more

Why most state governors have refused to form cabinets — Intersociety *Hits Speaker Gbajabiamila for appointing 33 aides

The main reason behind the non-formation of cabinets or State Executive Councils “in most, if not all the 29 States across the country since May 29, is not only to replicate the Baba Go Slow method of the Presidency, but also for purpose of diverting and pocketing public funds meant for the remunerations of the appointed...... more

Funke Olakunrin: We can no longer allow our people to be killed like chickens — Gani Adams

The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland,  Aare Gani Adams, on Thursday said though the Yoruba nation will not go to war over the spate of kidnapping, armed robbery, herdsmen invasion and banditry in the South-West region, yet, it would no longer allow its people to be killed like chickens. Adams who stated...... more

Kidnapped 5-year-old Bayelsa girl still held in captivity after payment of N1m ransom

The mother of the five-year-old girl, Mrs. Williams Koroye, kidnapped by an acquaintance simply identified as Ahmed, lamented on Thursday that her baby is still being held in captivity after a ransom payment of N1 million has been made. The girl, Peace, was abducted in the residence at Akemfa 1 area...... more

Adegboruwa sends SOS to Sanwo-Olu over Ikoyi Cancer Treatment Center

Human rights activist, Mr. Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, SAN, has appealed to the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to do his best to preserve the Ikoyi Cancer Treatment Center by calling to order, the officers of the Lagos State Physical Planning Authority to unseal the premises for the project to be completed....... more

Nigerian Prof. dismissed by Ghana varsity opens up

Professor Augustine Nwagbara on Thursday said his dismissal from University of Education Winneba, Ghana was unethical and should be reversed in the interest of the University. The professor said this when he a courtesy visit to the Chairman NIDCOM, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa in Abuja. The University of Education Winneba in Ghana...... more

Call your violent members to order, CAN tells Miyetti-Allah

Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Thursday urged the leadership of the Miyetti-Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) to call their members who are violent to order. The President, CAN, Dr Samson Ayokunle, who made the call at a news conference in Abuja, said until they were called to order...... more

Immigration officer, 14 others in EFCC net for alleged passport racketeering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday said it’s Lagos Zonal office, has arrested a Nigerian Immigration Service officer, Adebimpe Kehinde, an Immigration Assistant, for his alleged involvement in passport racketeering. A statement from EFCC’s acting spokesman, Tony Orilade, said Kehinde was arrested alongside 14 other suspected passport racketeers...... more

Abia Poly begins online publication of results

Prof. Ezionye Eboh, Rector, Abia State Polytechnic, says the institution will start publishing students’ results online from next session, to curtail students’ excesses. Eboh said that the planned online result publication was in conformity with global best practices, and will ensure transparency and accountability in the school’s educational system. Eboh, who...... more

El-Rufai appoints new Accountant-General, DG KADGIS

 Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has appointed new heads for two government agencies and named a new Accountant General. The new appointees are: 1. Dr. Zaid Abubakar, Executive Chairman of the Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service (KADIRS). 2. Altine Jibrin, Director-General of the Kaduna Geographic Information Service (KADGIS). 3. Shizzer...... more

Anambra CJ acquits three inmates, grants 10 bail

Thirteen inmates from Nnewi Prisons in Anambra State have received various levels of pardon by the state Chief Judge, Justice Ijem Onwuamaegbu. Out of the number, three persons namely: Uchenna Igwe, Monday Nwaigbo and Uche Mmadu were discharged and acquitted while ten were granted bail. Those released on bail include Sopuluchukwu...... more

Group lauds UNN’s first organic waste electricity generating plant, unveiling of first electricity car

The Coalition of South-East Youth Leaders (COSEYL) has lauded the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) for producing the first gasification plant that habituates organic waste to generate electricity. Its President-General of the Coalition, Goodluck Ibem, said that the group is also happy with the institution for unveiling the first electricity car...... more

Okowa mourns as veteran journalist, Odafe Othihiwa dies at 77

Okowa mourns as veteran journalist, Odafe Othihiwa dies at 77 Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has expressed sadness over the passing of veteran journalist, Sir Odafe Othihiwa, who died at 77 on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 in Lagos. Okowa’s condolence was conveyed via a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, on Thursday in Asaba wherein he...... more

Tarakiri Monarch condemns violence, condoles with bereaved families, Ofoni and Toru-Orua communities on sons’ death

Tarakiri Monarch condemns violence, condoles with bereaved families, Ofoni and Toru-Orua communities on sons’ death The Pere of Tarakiri Kingdom, King (Engr) Richardford Orukarebai Koroye, has condoled with the bereaved families and peoples of Ofoni and Toru-Orua communities on “the unfortunate and regrettable events that led to the death of two sons of Tarakiri Kingdom.” In a statement signed by the Palace Secretary, High Chief Dr...... more

Return order: Northern Coalition replies Buhari on counter directive

Return order: Northern Coalition replies Buhari on counter directive The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has replied President Muhammadu Buhari’s counter directives for Fulani herdsmen and Northerners to leave the South, warning that he will be held responsible if any Northerner falls victim to harassment and attack in any Southern part of the country. The group and the Northern Elders...... more

Ganduje inaugurates committee for Ruga settlement

Ganduje inaugurates committee for Ruga settlement Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, on Thursday, inaugurated a committee that will ensure the establishment of Ruga settlement for herdsmen from the state and other herders from across the nation. Addressing the committee after their inauguration, Ganduje said the establishment of the Ruga settlement will stop the herders from...... more

Bandits kill over 20 in Sokoto

Bandits kill over 20 in Sokoto Suspected armed bandits have killed over twenty persons in Dan Tatsako village, in Goronyo Local Government Area of Sokoto State. A source in the local government says the assailants arrived in the village at night armed with sophisticated weapons and started shooting sporadically. He says apart from the twenty persons killed,...... more

Imo Govt. inaugurates committee to probe LG administration

Imo Govt. inaugurates committee to probe LG administration The Imo State Government, Thursday, inaugurated a five-man Committee to investigate allegations of corrupt practices leveled against former Local Government Chairmen, Councilors and political appointees from 2011 to 2019. The Committee is chaired by former Chairman, National Population Commission and renowned legal luminary, Chief Eze Duruiheoma, SAN, with Dr. Ken Uzoechi...... more

Insecurity: Security agencies not telling Nigerians truth — Gadzama

Insecurity: Security agencies not telling Nigerians truth — Gadzama A former Director-General, Department of State Service (DSS), Afakiya Gadzama, has attributed the escalating state of insecurity in the country to the dishonesty of the personnel of various security agencies, alleging that the sycophancy of those around government officials has complicated the situation. Delivering his speech as a guest speaker at...... more

Group to Buhari: We’ll hold you responsible for killing of Northerners

Group to Buhari: We’ll hold you responsible for killing of Northerners The Coalition of Northern Group (CNG) has said Northerners will hold President Muhammadu Buhari and his government responsible should any one of them fall victim to the consequences of the concerns they raised about the safety of Fulani herdsmen in the Southern part of the country. Spokesman of the group, Abdul-Aziz...... more

NGO offers free treatment to 700 patients

NGO offers free treatment to 700 patients No fewer than 700 patients with various illnesses in Dobi, a community in Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), have benefited from a free medical treatment offered by Oral Health Advocacy Initiative (OHAI), an NGO, in collaboration with African Doctors for Africa. The Executive Director of OHAI, Dr....... more

Knife attack: Police arrests man for assault on EKEDC official

Knife attack: Police arrests man for assault on EKEDC official A man, Sulaiman Quadri, is in police custody after a knife attack on a staffer of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Thursday, July 18, 2019. The incident occurred while the Eko Field Representative was on a routine revenue collection drive for power allocated to customers in the Aradagun zone of...... more

NLNG, LCCI promote breakthrough in electric power in Nigeria

NLNG, LCCI promote breakthrough in electric power in Nigeria Nigeria LNG Limited and the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), on Wednesday, called for more efforts in finding solutions to the crippling power challenges in the country as well as exploring other energy sources and cashing in on new ideas that will help Nigeria become energy efficient. The call...... more

Violence against Fulani: PANDEF, Afenifere, Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo hypocritical — Northern Coalition

Violence against Fulani: PANDEF, Afenifere, Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo hypocritical — Northern Coalition The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has expressed surprise at the inability of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to react to the wave of killings in several Northern states, saying it took the killing of a daughter of Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti for the government to act. Just as it...... more

Ghana deports 995 Nigerians in 18 months

Ghana deports 995 Nigerians in 18 months The Federal Government has said that the Republic of Ghana has deported about 995 Nigerians through the land border in the last 18 months. The Chairman, Nigerian Diaspora Commission (NDC), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, made the disclosure in Abuja while receiving Professor Augustine Nwagbara, who was sacked recently from a Ghanaian university. Recall...... more

El-Zakzaky: Steer clear Lagos, South-West, Yoruba youths warn IMN, sponsors

El-Zakzaky: Steer clear Lagos, South-West, Yoruba youths warn IMN, sponsors The Progressive Yoruba Youth Council, the umbrella body of South-West youths, has cautioned members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, against taking their protest to Lagos State and the entire Oduduwa region. The youth group strongly warned members of IMN to desist from its plan of inflicting harm on innocent...... more

Kwara mulls border export processing zone

Kwara mulls border export processing zone The Kwara State Government will create a viable inland trade and Export Processing Zone along Kwara-Benin Republic border, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq said on Thursday. AbdulRazaq said this would be done in collaboration with the Federal Government to boost economic activities at the corridor. “Our administration is ready to partner with the...... more

Obi to celebrate birthday at election tribunal

Obi to celebrate birthday at election tribunal The Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi, will not celebrate his birthday in schools and with school children as he used to. This was disclosed by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Valentine Obienyem. Speaking to journalists in Abuja on Thursday after the sitting of the...... more

Kano Economic City takes off in December

Kano Economic City takes off in December Barring any last-minute change, a multi-billion Naira Kano Economic City under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement, located at Dangwauro town along Kano–Zaria Federal highway would officially take off in December this year. The Economic City is a joint venture between the Kano State Government and Brains and Hammers company under Public...... more

Adeleke blasts Oyeyola, says: ‘My dancing dignifies me than your treasury looting’

Adeleke blasts Oyeyola, says: ‘My dancing dignifies me than your treasury looting’ Senator Ademola Adeleke has descended on Governor Gboyega Oyetola over what he described as his unguarded utterances lately, declaring that “dancing to exude happiness and joy is by far better than imposing sorrows and untold hardship by looting public treasury.” He said in a statement issued on Thursday: “There is nothing...... more

 

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