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#EndSARS: NBC imposes N3 million sanction on AIT, Channel TV, others

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has imposed N3 million sanction each on AIT, Channels and Arise News television stations, for alleged violation of broadcasting code in reporting the #EndSARS protests.
Kwara State Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq on Wednesday praised the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for helping to stop withdrawal and sharing of the sum of N4 billion by officials of his predecessor at the eve of handover of gov.

Governor Abdulrazaq: EFCC stopped withdrawal of N4 billion from Kwara government account on eve...

Kwara State Governor, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq, on Wednesday praised the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for helping to stop withdrawal and sharing of the sum of N4 billion by officials of his predecessor at the eve of handover of government in 2019.
Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education, told newsmen on Sunday in Kaduna that the review would enable the Commission to determine areas requiring legislative action before the 2023 elections.

Ondo: INEC publishes final list of governorship candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has published the final list of nominated candidates for Ondo State Governorship election scheduled for Oct. 10.
Governor Willie Obiano

APC pleads with Anambra governor to reinstate suspended monarch

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Anambra chapter, has pleaded with Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra to reinstate Traditional Ruler Peter Uyanwa of Ukwulu community of Dunukofia Council Area of the state, suspended late July.

Ondo guber: We didn’t substitute name of any aspirant, candidate – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it does not substitute nominated candidates of the African Action Congress (AAC) or any other party’s nominations for Ondo governorship election.
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.

INEC publishes final list of candidates for Edo guber poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has published the final list of candidates for the September 19 governorship election in Edo State.
Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education, told newsmen on Sunday in Kaduna that the review would enable the Commission to determine areas requiring legislative action before the 2023 elections.

Edo guber: AA, LP, ADC substitute candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Wednesday, said three political parties substituted their candidates ealier nominated for Edo governorship election, scheduled for Sept. 19.

Afe Babalola: WASSCE cancellation may breed frustration, criminality

Legal luminary and the founder of Afe Babalola University, Chief Afe Babalola, said on Tuesday that cancellation of the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination by the Nigerian authorities was capable of breeding frustration and promoting criminality among the 1.5 million who registered for it.
Member Representing Ajaokuta Federal Constituency, Idirissu Lawal, has called on the Federal Government to take urgent step towards the conduct of a reliable population census in the country for effective planning.

House of Reps summons NNPC, NLNG over illegal $1.05 billion withdrawals

The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate the alleged illegal withdrawal of funds from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Limited amounting to $1.05bn by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.
Iker Casillas has revealed regrets about the way he said goodbye to Real Madrid as he promised to eventually return.

Iker Casillas quits race for Spanish FA presidency

The former international in a tweet said his decision was premised on the coronavirus pandemic, adding that he does not want his bid to divide the federation or country.

Court strike out ‘unlawful dismissal’ suit filed by widow against Nigeria Customs

The National Industrial Court, Abuja, on Monday struck out a suit filed by Dr Jemila Aruna, widow of a dismissed deceased officer of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Isiaka, challenging the termination of his appointment after his death.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will not implement policies that will affect the existence of the poor while raising revenue to fund the nation’s infrastructure projects.

Border closure: President Buhari furious as 295 impounded petrol tankers released to smugglers

Rogue security men, involved with Operation Swift Response at the partially closed Nigerian border, have released 295 petrol tankers seized from smugglers back to the smugglers.

NBA’s boycott stalls trial of murder suspect in Edo

Withdrawal of legal services to persons charged with heinous crimes by the Benin branch of Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), has stalled the trial of a former Chairman of the outlawed Community Development Association in Edo State, Monday Edegbe.

We will not tolerate cowardice – Nigerian Army warns personnel

The Nigerian Army has warned that it will not tolerate acts of cowardice from its personnel deploy in operations as sanction awaits those found exhibiting such.

2019: APC presidential hopeful withdraws, blames high cost of form

A presidential hopeful under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) Abubakar Alkali, has announced his withdrawal from the race ahead of the primaries citing what he described as “the outrageous cost of the forms.”

Nigeria loses N1.4 trillion to lottery operators over poor regulation

Bello Maigari, Acting Executive Secretary of the National Lottery Trust Fund, told members of the House of Representatives that out of the estimated revenue target of N1.5trillion, the sector was able to generate just N7billion in 13 years.

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Facebook on Tuesday said the coronavirus pandemic has users flocking to its services while it undermines ad revenue on which the world’s biggest social network depends.

US election: Facebook supremo braces for civil unrest

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday warned of the potential for civil unrest as votes are tallied in a US election that will be “a test” for the social network.
Mrs Mojisola Alli-Macaulay, lawmaker representing Amuwo Odofin Constituency 1 in Lagos State House of Assembly, has urged parents to give their children proper training that would help be better citizens.

Lagos assemblyman attributes youth restiveness to poor upbringing

Mrs Mojisola Alli-Macaulay, lawmaker representing Amuwo Odofin Constituency 1 in Lagos State House of Assembly, has urged parents to give their children proper training that would help be better citizens.
Apple’s stock hit a record high on Friday after reporting blockbuster quarterly results, helping the iPhone maker briefly overtake Saudi Aramco to become the world’s most valuable publicly listed company.

Apple iPhone sales tumble, trimming profit

Apple shares were sent reeling Thursday on word of a steep drop in sales of iPhones, which are at the heart of the tech titan’s money-making engine.
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Abia governor gives two NYSC members automatic employment

Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu on Thursday gave automatic employment to two out of five 2019 Batch ‘B’ and ‘C’ corps members, who distinguished themselves during the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme.

Senator Orji Kalu mourns renown Igbo musician ‘Morocco’

Chief Whip of the Senate, Dr Orji Kalu has described the demise of Igbo legendary and philosophical singer, Chief Chukwuemeka Maduka, popularly known as “Morocco” as a big loss to the country.