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Minister tasks NAPTIP on domestication of trafficking act

Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has urged the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) to ensure domestication of the Act in all states.
In a statement by Mr John Akpanudoedehe, Secretary of the Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) in Abuja, the APC noted that Bagudu had contributed to its growth and that of the PGF.

APC celebrates Governor Bagudu, ex-Speaker Dogara

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged Nigerians to emulate the progressive traits of Gov. Atiku Bagudu, Chairman, Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), who turned 59.

DPR shuts down seven filling stations in Rivers

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says it has closed seven Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) retail outlets in Rivers for operating without valid licences.

NSCDC arrests 28 over alleged pipeline vandalism, illegal bunkering in Abia

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abia command, has arrested 28 suspects in connection with pipeline vandalism and illegal bunkering from September to date in the state.
The Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRC) has issued new reporting guidelines to enable firms respond to prudential considerations in various sectors.

FRC advises MDAs to sanction contractors who fail to complete projects

The Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRC) on Friday advised Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government to sanction contractors who failed to complete projects awarded to them.
The Central Student Disciplinary Committee, CSDC, of the University of Ibadan, UI, has meted various punishments to 22 erring students of different departments.

NUC mandates UI to appoint acting vice-chancellor

Following the crisis that trailed the selection of a new Vice-Chancellor for the University of Ibadan, UI, that led to the process becoming inconclusive. the National Universities Commission, NUC, has directed the Governing Council of the university to appoint an Acting Vice-Chancellor to take over from the outgoing Vice-Chancellor, Professor Idowu Olayinka, on Monday, November 30.
Ifueko Omoigui Okauru

Ifueko Okauru: How we reformed FIRS, grew Nigeria’s revenues

Between 2004 and 2012, Ifueko Omogui Okauru led a revolutionary campaign in the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). Under her leadership during the period, FIRS witnessed extensive reforms and fundamental transformation.

Niger Delta militants threaten attacks on oil facilities

A new coalition of 36 militant groups under the aegis of Continuous Emancipation of Niger Delta, which recently attacked gas and crude oil pipelines in Bayelsa State, on Friday reeled out six demands for the Federal Government which they said should be quickly handled to avert continued “destructive attacks” on oil and gas facilities in the country.

Group: DISCOs, NERC conniving to extort consumers

A civil society group, Civil Rights Council (CRC), has accused the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) of allegedly conniving with Distribution Companies (DISCOs) to extort electricity consumers through outrageous estimated billings.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Governor Wike: President Buhari’s Executive Order 10 dangerous

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has warned that the federal government will destroy criminal justice system in States if the Executive Order 10 is implemented.
The acting Managing Director of the commission, Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, also observed that the ongoing anti-Coronavirus measures including lockdowns of states contributed in dwindling the economy of the region.

NDDC forensic audit not a witch-hunt – official

Prof. Kemebradikumor Pondei, the acting Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has said that the ongoing forensic audit of the commission is not meant to witch-hunt any individual or group.

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Speaking during a press conference in Abuja on Monday, NDLEA Chairman, Buba Marwa, said over 15 million Nigerians abuse drugs nationwide.

NDLEA chair: Over 15 million Nigerians abuse drugs

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has lamented the rate of drug abuse in the country.
Fabinho has insisted that Mohamed Salah is very happy at Liverpool amid speculation over the Liverpool star's future.

Mo Salah: I want to stay at Liverpool as long as I can

The Egypt international, the Premier League's top scorer this season with 13 goals, has a contract until the summer of 2023 and has said he wants to stay and continue to break records with the Reds.

Telegram says it ‘shut down hundreds of public calls for violence’ in US last...

Amid rising political tensions in the United States, Telegram founder Pavel Durov says his chat service has taken down hundreds of public calls for violence, in accordance with the platform’s terms of service.
An FBI warrant logged Jan. 17 identifies Riley June Williams, shown in an undated driver's license photo, as the Pennsylvania resident accused of unlawfully breaching the U.S. Capitol and directing people to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office.

FBI: Capitol rioter hoped to sell Nancy Pelosi laptop to Russia

A young woman identified as having taken part in the storming of the US Capitol reportedly stole a laptop belonging to top Democrat Nancy Pelosi and hoped to sell it to a Russian spy agency, according to an FBI criminal complaint.
Former Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has urged his supporters to resist further attacks from the government. He said he would no longer tolerate unwarranted assaults on his person and relatives.

2023: Why we are forming new political movement – Senator Okorocha

Okorocha, representing Imo West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, said himself and other progressive-minded politicians were perfecting the plan as a result of the silent agitations and complaints across the country against the current state of the nation.