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Windstorm wreaks havoc in Imo, 1 killed, 3 injured

Tragedy has hit the Umuejem Community in Owerri West, Imo State, as a late night windstorm claimed the life of a middle age man, leaving 3 others in critical condition

Windstorm kills 1, displaces 575 in Imo community

A windstorm which occurred on Wednesday in Umuejem Community in Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo has killed a middle aged man and injured three others.

PenCom seeks EFCC’s support in tackling pension fraud

The National Pension Commission (PenCom), on Wednesday sought the support of the EFCC in the enforcement of relevant pension laws.
A former Head of the Department of Mass Communication, Faculty of Communication and Information Science at the University of Ilorin, Adesina Azeez, has been promoted to the position of a professor.

UNILORIN names first professor of mass communication

A former Head of the Department of Mass Communication, Faculty of Communication and Information Science at the University of Ilorin, Adesina Azeez, has been promoted to the position of a professor.
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Fire destroys 70 shops in Lagos market

No fewer than 70 shops and goods, whose value is yet to be ascertained were destroyed yesterday in an early morning inferno at the Slade Market in Shomolu area of Lagos State.

PHED: Why blackout persists in Rivers communities

The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company said five power towers were damaged by suspected vandals at the Elelenwo transmission substation in Obio/Apkor Local Government Area, plunging several communities in Rivers State into darkness.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the quarterly meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) at the State House, Abuja.

NGEP: President Buhari to roll out autogas scheme December 1

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Dec. 1 roll out the autogas scheme in Abuja as the Federal Government moves to create alternative fuel for automobiles and other prime movers in Nigeria.
The University of Lagos Muslim Alumni (UMA) has returned Chief of Staff to the Ogun State Governor, Alhaji Shuaib Salisu, as its President for the next two years.

Ogun chief of staff returns as UMA president

The University of Lagos Muslim Alumni (UMA) has returned Chief of Staff to the Ogun State Governor, Alhaji Shuaib Salisu, as its President for the next two years.
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NNPC suspends pumping operations as petrol leaks from Atlas Cove-Mosimi pipeline

Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, on Sunday says the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has suspended pumping operations as petrol leaks from its Atlas Cove-Mosimi System 2B Pipeline at Isheri, Alimosho Local Government Area.
The President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, is presently at a meeting with the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Senator Chris Ngige, and his Minister of State, Festus Keyamo.

Senator Ngige threatens legal action against Rep Faleke over NSITF comments

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has threatened legal action against a member of the House of Representatives, James Faleke.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the Emergency National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari suspends NSITF boss, others

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate and indefinite suspension from Office of the Managing Director/Chief Executive of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Mr Adebayo Somefun.
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EFCC cautions Nigerians against fake donations, coronavirus cures

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has again cautioned members of the public against unsupported claims of fraudulent operators advertising cures and treatments of the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC arraigns businessman charged with N72 million fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Kano zonal office, on Thursday arraigned one Umar Abdurrahman Gwani before Justice Lewis Allagoa of the Federal High Court sitting in Kano on a five-count charge of obtaining money under false pretence and money laundering.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC arrests 48 suspected internet fraudsters

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan Zonal Office, says it has arrested 48 suspected internet fraudsters in Abeokuta, the Ogun capital.
The Acting Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Folashade Yemi-Esan, on Monday, said that FG had activated a new process aimed at eliminating those who were collecting salaries without certificates or letters of appointment from the government

Federal government implements IPPIS module, goes after ghost workers

The Acting Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Folashade Yemi-Esan, on Monday, said that the Federal Government had activated a new process aimed at eliminating those who were collecting salaries without certificates or letters of appointment from the government.
Some 50,000 people were ordered to flee their homes north of Los Angeles on Thursday as a fast-moving wildfire driven by high winds erupted and raged out of control.

Midnight fire guts Lagos timber market

Residents and traders were thrown into panic on Saturday when fire gutted the Amu timber market in the Olorunshogo area of Mushin, Lagos State.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC nabs eight ‘internet fraudsters’ in Ibadan

The Economic and Finan­cial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan zonal office, between January 11 and 12, 2020, arrested eight sus­pected Internet fraudsters in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

ICRC: Federal government to upgrade 22 teaching hospitals

The Federal Government will upgrade the 22 teaching hospitals in the country and construct a new 500-bed state-of-the-art Specialist Hospital, in Abuja through Public Private Partnership (PPP), according to the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC),
Nigeria is set to establish a government-driven national donor coordination mechanism to ensure that external financing is maximised for the good of the country, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, said on Wednesday. 2

Minister: World Bank to manage donor funds

Nigeria is set to establish a government-driven national donor coordination mechanism to ensure that external financing is maximised for the good of the country, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, said on Wednesday.
President Muhammadu Buhari has dismissed the reports that his London trip was to compile the list of persons to be appointed as ministers during his second tenure.

President Buhari to open EFCC’s anti-corruption summit on Tuesday

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday, June 11, declare open a National Democracy Day Anti-corruption Summit.
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FHA gets transitional management committee

The Chairman, Board of Directors of the Federal Housing Authority, Sen. Shuaibu Lawal, has inaugurated a three-man Transitional Management Committee to enable the smooth running of the Authority.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC declares ex-intelligence chief, wife wanted

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has declared a former Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ayodele Oke and his wife, Folasade Oke, wanted.

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June 12: MKO Abiola represented hope, liberty – Gani Adams

Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, Chief Gani Adams, has said that the late Chief MKO Abiola represented hope, liberty and freedom during his lifetime.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: No invasion of miscreants into Ekiti

The Ekiti State Police Command has described as untrue the reports that miscreants have invaded Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
Men of Amotekun Corps in Osun State have arrested two suspects, Friday and Toyib for allegedly stealing female underwear for ritual purposes.

South-west governors urged to strengthen Amotekun to prevent attacks

The protem chairman of the Coalition of Yoruba Liberation Movement, Yemi Farounbi, has called on south-west governors to strengthen the Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.
3. Ghana failed to score for the second straight game as their international friendly encounter against Ivory Coast ended in a goalless draw at the Cape Coast stadium on Saturday.

Ghana and Ivory Coast play out goalless draw in Cape Coast

Ghana failed to score for the second straight game as their international friendly encounter against Ivory Coast ended in a goalless draw at the Cape Coast stadium on Saturday.
Tochukwu Oluehi has revealed Nigeria are raring to bounce back from their defeat to Jamaica when they take on Portugal.

Nigeria goalie blames herself for defeat vs Jamaica, looks forward to Portugal clash

Tochukwu Oluehi has revealed Nigeria are raring to bounce back from their defeat to Jamaica when they take on Portugal.

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Oliver Kirchner, the top candidate of the far-right AfD (Alternative fuer Deutschland) party, casts his vote for the federal state election of Saxony-Anhalt, in Magdeburg, Germany, June 6, 2021. REUTERS-Kai Pfaffenbach

East German state votes in final test before election to decide who replaces Angela...

The eastern German state of Saxony-Anhalt started voting on Sunday in the last test of public opinion before September’s national election, one which could deal a blow to conservative Armin Laschet’s hopes of succeeding Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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Ali Baba: My comedy experience with T.B. Joshua

A Nigerian comedian, Atunyota Akpobome aka Ali Baba, has paid a glowing tribute to one of Africa’s most influential and controversial preachers, T.B Joshua, who died on Saturday.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this at a media briefing on Monday in Lagos, said centres were also built in collaboration with states and the private sector to isolate and treat cases of COVID-19.

Minister: Twitter is Nnamdi Kanu’s platform to destabilise Nigeria

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says Twitter is the social media platform of choice for the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, to “destabilise Nigeria”.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday inaugurated security equipment for the police and other security agencies in Lagos State.

President Buhari inaugurates police equipment in Lagos

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday inaugurated security equipment for the police and other security agencies in Lagos State.
The Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria is largely fuelled by youth unemployment and poverty, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has said.

COVID-19: Hard choices made by Nigeria responsible for successful impact – President Buhari

The president, who addressed Nigerians in a nationwide broadcast on Saturday to mark the 2021 Democracy Day, was referring to some measures, including travel restrictions across the states of the federation and beyond, compulsory use of nose masks, hand washing protocols and other relevant protocols instituted to limit spread of the virus.