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PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI INAUGURATES BOARD MEMBERS OF THE NORTH-EAST DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION AT THE COUNCIL CHAMBER STATE HOUSE. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. MAY 8 2019 3

SERAP urges President Buhari, agencies to step up anti-corruption war

As President Muhammadu Buhari begins his second term, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged him to step up the anti-corruption crusade by making it more effective and holistic.
Nyesom Wike

Governor Wike: General Sarhem’s bribery allegation against me false

The disagreement between Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and the General Officer Commanding, 6 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Jamil Sarhem, took a fresh turn on Wednesday when the governor dismissed the claim that he attempted to bribe the GOC.
The Nigerian Army has reacted to Governor Nyesom Wike’s allegations against the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division and Land Component Commander Operation DELTA SAFE, Major General Jamil Sarham.

General Sarham: Governor Wike declared war against me for refusing to compromise 2019 elections

The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division, Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen. Jamil Sarham, who is also the Land Component Commander of Operation Delta Safe, has revealed that Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, decided to declare war against him for rejecting his (Wike’s) billions of naira to compromise the February 23 and March 9, 2019 general elections in Rivers.

DSS warns against breach of peace

The Department of State Services (DSS) has warned aggrieved politicians to desist, forthwith, from plans to take laws into their hands or engage in acts capable of breaching the peace.

General Buratai reaffirms commitment to welfare of Nigerian Army veterans

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai has re-emphasised commitment to the welfare of Army Veterans, whom he noted, remain key stakeholders in the discharge of the Nigerian Army’s constitutional roles.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Appeal Court: Ex-NNPC worker who killed daughter’s lover to die

The Appeal Court sitting in Calabar, Cross River State, has affirmed the decision of a High Court that sentenced a former employee of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Godwin Elewana, to death by hanging for murder.

Revolution: DHQ warns agitators, orders law enforcement agencies to unravel promoters

The Defence Headquarters, yesterday, warned promoters of revolution against the Federal Government as contained in a document being circulated in the country to desist or face the wrath of the Nigerian military.

Federal government inaugurates cassava processing plant in Akwa Ibom

The Federal Government has inaugurated a Cassava Processing Plant and a seven-unit of Staff Quartres in Afi Uda Community, Mbo Local Government Area, Akwa-Ibom State.

SERAP opposes life pension, luxury cars for Kano lawmakers

Anti-corruption advocacy group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, has urged the Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, not to assent to a bill seeking life pension, luxury vehicles and foreign medical trips for members of the Kano State House of Assembly.
The Nigerian Army 6th Division, Port Harcourt, has handed over three male suspected kidnappers and rapists it arrested to the Rivers Police Command for further investigation and prosecution.

Three kidnappers nabbed in Port Harcourt, victim recounts three-day ordeal

The Nigerian Army 6th Division, Port Harcourt, has handed over three male suspected kidnappers and rapists it arrested to the Rivers Police Command for further investigation and prosecution.
National Emergency Management Agency NEMA

NEMA dispels rumour about ‘scripted play’ in Benue

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has dispelled rumours that it is in Benue State to play a script with its National Emergency Agricultural Intervention Fund, an intervention meant to benefit 23,000 farmers who were either affected by the 2018 flood or the farmers/herders conflict in the state.

SERAP: Minister Fashola has identified runaway contractors

Anti-corruption advocacy group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, says the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has given it some documents with details of some contractors who ran away with government money without executing awarded power projects.

Five soldiers killed as Boko Haram engage troops in Borno

Five soldiers of Operation Lafiya Dole were killed on Friday in a fierce battle with Boko Haram terrorists during an attack on the military base in Magumeri in Borno State.

Journalists tasked on ethical standards

Mr Monday Uzor, Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the Deputy Governor of Ebonyi, Dr Eric Kelechi-Igwe, enjoined journalists to eschew biased, sensational and non-investigative reportage.

Absence of defence counsel stalls gang-rape trial of five UNILAG students

The absence of defence counsel has stalled the trial of five students accused of gang-raping and blackmailing a fellow student, at an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court.

Federal government seals eight fuel stations for inaccurate pump metering

The Weights and Measures Department, Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, on Thursday sealed eight fuel stations in Enugu State for inaccurate pump metering and under-dispensing of petroleum products.
Chris Ngige

Senator Ngige clarifies position on brain drain

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has clarified his position on the issue of international migration by the Nigerian medical doctors as contained in his interview on Channels Television live morning programme yesterday, Wednesday.

Minister Ngige: I was misquoted on Nigerian doctors’ controversy

Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige has denied saying that Nigeria has enough medical doctors.

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Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Provence, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma

Bishop Chukwuma challenges Governor Ugwuanyi on legacy projects

Most Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma, Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province, Anglican Communion, has appealed to Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State to leave legacies that posterity would remember him for.

NDLEA: 27 million involved in illicit drugs globally

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has expressed worry over prevalent cases of drug abuse among youths in the country.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Central bank, BoI mull financing window for Edo Creative Hub

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Bank of Industry (BoI), have disclosed plans to partner with the Edo State Government to ease access to finance to creators at the Edo Creative Hub.

Police confirm Lagos man kills wife, son, self

The police in Lagos said a 42-year-old man, Enifeh Omomo, allegedly committed suicide after killing his wife and their six-year-old son at their Ikorodu residence.
This picture taken on Tuesday, July 17, shows trucks completely blocking a section of the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway at Second Rainbow inward Mile 2, and commercial buses driving against traffic.

Truckers hails removal of navy from controlling Apapa traffic

The Federal Government’s withdrawal of the Nigerian Navy and other military formations from controlling traffic at the Apapa Port has been lauded as a welcome development by some truck owners.