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    Judge’s absence stalls Wadume’s ‘terrorism’ trial

Judge’s absence stalls Wadume’s ‘terrorism’ trial

The trial of Hamisu Bala, suspected kidnap kingpin better known as Wadume, has been stalled owing to the absence of Binta Nyako, the presiding judge. The case was scheduled to come up on Tuesday for the continuation of trial. However, the court registrar informed lawyers and litigants that the judge was attending a meeting and would not be available to preside over [...]

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    Senate asks FG to name Ibadan airport after Ajimobi

Senate asks FG to name Ibadan airport after Ajimobi

The senate has asked the federal government to name the airport in Ibadan after Abiola Ajimobi, former governor of Oyo state. The upper legislative chamber also resolved to send a high-powered delegation to commiserate with his family. The resolutions of the senate were sequel to a motion sponsored by Abdulfatai Buhari, senator representing Oyo north. By the motion, Buhari officially drew the attention [...]

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    Buhari asks senate to confirm Danbatta as NCC vice chairman

Buhari asks senate to confirm Danbatta as NCC vice chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the senate to confirm Umar Danbatta as the executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). In June, the ministry of communications and digital economy said the president had approved Danbatta's reappointment for a term of five years. Buhari's request was contained in a letter read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan on the floor of the [...]

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    Witness: How Shehu Sani asked me for N5m to bribe judges, EFCC

Witness: How Shehu Sani asked me for N5m to bribe judges, EFCC

Sani Dauda, a prosecuting witness in the trial of Shehu Sani, has told a federal high court in Abuja of how the former senator allegedly demanded N5 million bribe from him. According to a statement by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Dauda, who owns ASD Motors, said Sani told him when they met in November 2019, that the money [...]

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    COVID-19: FG writes off N4.2bn debt of broadcast stations

COVID-19: FG writes off N4.2bn debt of broadcast stations

The federal government has cancelled 60 percent of the debt owed to it by broadcast stations to cushion the effects of COVID-19 on the industry. At a media briefing on Monday, Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, said the broadcast industry is hard-hit owing to falling revenues occasioned by dwindling adverts and sponsored programmes in the wake of the pandemic. He [...]

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    Nigerian Army should be rebranded, says Osun monarch

Nigerian Army should be rebranded, says Osun monarch

Hammed Oyelude, the olowu of Owu Kuta in Osun state, says there is need to rebrand the Nigerian Army. Speaking with journalists on Monday in Lagos, the monarch said there should also be transparency in the recruitment of soldiers into the army. He said the army ought to be well-funded and equipped in order to tackle Boko Haram insurgency. "The Nigerian Army should [...]

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    10 senior police officers dismissed, 8 demoted over ‘misconduct’

10 senior police officers dismissed, 8 demoted over ‘misconduct’

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has dismissed 10 senior officers and demoted eight others over "misconduct". Ikechukwu Ani, head of press and public relations of PSC, disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja. According to Ani, the commission took the decision at its eighth plenary which lasted three weeks and ended on July 1, 2020. A total of 83 disciplinary [...]

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    Applications for Chevening scholarship to open Sept 3

Applications for Chevening scholarship to open Sept 3

Applications for Chevening scholarship for 2021/2022 academic session is set to commence on September 3. The Chevening scholarship is an international scholarship scheme which enables students with leadership and networking skills from 144 countries and territories to undertake postgraduate study or courses in universities in the United Kingdom. The announcement was made via the Chevening awards' verified Twitter account on Monday. According to [...]

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    PHOTOS: Journalist launches 30-day protest over state of Ota road

PHOTOS: Journalist launches 30-day protest over state of Ota road

Tunde Opeseitan, a journalist, has declared 30 days of activism to protest the deplorable state of Ojuoore-Atan-Obasanjo/Estate Road in Ota, Ogun state. In a protest message on his social media page, Opeseitan asked the federal and state governments to urgently fix the failed portions of the road. He said it was utterly disturbing that such "an important" road which houses multi billion dollars [...]

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    Lawan: We’re right to demand explanation on 774,000 jobs — recruitment is on hold

Lawan: We’re right to demand explanation on 774,000 jobs — recruitment is on hold

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says a joint committee of the national assembly was right to demand explanation on the recruitment of 774,000 citizens. Last week, Festus Keyamo, minister of state for labour and employment, engaged in a shouting match with some senators and house of representatives members while responding to questions about the recruitment. The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) is meant [...]

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