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Police urge youths to join fight against cultism

The Nigeria Police, on Tuesday, urged youths and youth groups to join the fight against cultism, drugs and other vices in the country.
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said the average cost of refilling a five kilogramme (kg) cylinder of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) increased to N2,05.14 in August from N2,01.45 recorded in July.

Fake cylinders: LPG advocate warns ‘bomb-like’ explosions may hit Nigerian homes

Worried by the continued influx of fake and sub-standard Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders into Nigeria, a cooking gas advocate has warned that Nigerian homes may start experiencing `bomb-like’ explosions in their kitchens soon, caused by fake cylinders.

Lagos, NCC, EU, others support innovation

The Lagos State government, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), European Union (EU) as well as Sterling Bank have pledged support for innovation to grow the economy.

Communications ministry adopts e-management system

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Communications, Mr. Musa Istifanus, on Tuesday said the Ministry would adopt electronic or e-management systems in work place to create higher level of transparency and efficiency in its operations and service delivery.

HURIWA: Police lack powers to stop peaceful protests

A pro-democracy and civil rights advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, has said the police lack the powers to stop peaceful protests in a democracy.
Omoyele Sowore

Human rights lawyer calls for Omoyele Sowore’s release

A human rights lawyer and national coordinator of Advocates of Peoples Right and Justice, Mr Victor Giwa, has called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to release the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, following his purported arrest by officials of the Department of State (DSS) at the weekend.

NGO tasks NHIS, others on use of N12.7 billion health fund

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and other beneficiaries of the N12.7 billion Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) have been charged to ensure expeditious and transparent use of the money toward addressing critical issues in the health sector.

Group warns Akwa Ibom PDP senator to steer clear of APC

The Akwa Ibom state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned the senator representing Akwa Ibom North-East in the National Assembly, Bassey Akpan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to steer clear of the APC and its development programmes.
One of the workers of Action Against Hunger, a non-governmental organisation in Borno state, has spoken from captivity.

Boko Haram asked to release Action Against Hunger workers

The Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE) has demanded the release of Action Against Hunger workers abducted by members of the Boko Haram sect in Borno State.
President Buhari at the event

Ministerial list: President Buhari truly a visionary leader – APC chieftain

Dr Vitalis Orikeze-Ajumbe, the National Coordinator of South East Equity Alliance (SEA) and an APC chieftain on Wednesday described President Muhammadu Buhari as a true visionary leader for nominating `men and women of pedigree’ as ministers.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

President Buhari: I’m committed to a safe Nigeria

The country has been facing one security challenge or the other, which led to former President Olusegun Obasanjo releasing an open letter to President Buhari on Monday, criticising the administration.

Police to sensitise communities on cultism, drug abuse

The Police team on Campaign Against Cultism and Other Vices, said it would soon commence massive sensitisation of communities on the ills of cultism, drug abuse and other vices breeding criminals in the society.

Edo Assembly crisis: Groups accuse House of Reps committee of bias

Barely 48 hours after the House of Representatives Committee set up to investigate the crisis that trailed the controversial inauguration of the Edo State House of Assembly, two All Progressives Congress groups, the Etsako Solidarity Front, ESF and the Owan Renaissance, have raised alarm over neutrality of the committee as they alleged that the committee’s trip to Benin City last Friday was sponsored by an individual.
U.S. Embassy Information Officer Russell Brooks speaking at the opening of Abuja International Film Festival 2016

Substance abuse: US diplomat blames societal neglect, negative peer influence

Societal, parental neglect and negative peer influence have been described as major factors that promote substance abuse among youths, hence all hands must be on deck to curb the spread.

Experts: Federal government, donors funding for TB control grossly inadequate

The funding for the control of tuberculosis by the federal government and international donors in the country is grossly inadequate, experts have said.

Police warn students to resist temptation to join cults

The Nigeria Police on Monday warned students in tertiary institutions to resist the temptation of joining cults and other anti-social groups to avoid unpleasant circumstances.
The acting Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, who disclosed this when he addressed State House correspondents in Abuja on Sunday, said the order was part of measures to check banditry in the state.

IGP Adamu appoints SP Amaraizu as coordinator of police campaign against ccultism

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammed Adamu, has appointed SP Ebere Amaraizu as the National Coordinator of Police Campaign Against Cultism and Other Vices (POCACOV).

Forte Oil shareholders task new management on sustainable dividends

Some shareholders of Forte Oil (FO) Plc on Tuesday tasked the new management of the company on continuous payment of dividend and adherence to good corporate governance.

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Benue governor closes case at election tribunal

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State today closed his case in the suit instituted by Emmanuel Jime and the All Progressives Congress, APC, challenging his re-election.
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Pressure on equities as investors lose N200 billion

Sustained sell-offs in highly capitalised stocks trading on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) was the theme this week as investors lost a total of N200 billion Week-on-Week.
Plateau Commissioner of Police, Isaac Akinmoyode, has said that INEC supplementary election in the state was so far going on peacefully.

INEC: 66,725 voters to participate in Plateau by-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says 66,725 voters will be participating in the by-election into the Pengana Constituency of Bassa Local Government Area in Plateau House of Assembly.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

2023: INEC commences plan, pledges to improve electoral system

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the commission has commenced plan for the 2023 general elections with the ongoing series of review of 2019 general elections.

Kuwaiti fates less privileged Nigerians in 14 states

The Kuwaiti Embassy in Nigeria has said that less privileged Nigerians in 14 states across Nigeria benefited from its gesture of putting smile on the faces of Nigeria during celebrations.