Bayelsa: Police arrest man for killing wife, burying her in the kitchen

The Bayelsa State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of one, Monday Uwem a 30-year-old man for allegedly killing his 26-year-old wife, Blessing Menaboo and burying her in a shallow grave in the kitchen of the house located at Aparama Fishing Camp, Okumbiri Town, Akassa, Brass Local Government Area of the state. Confirming the incident on Thursday, the Bayelsa Police Command, through the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Butswat Asinim, stated that investigation has commenced into the murder of one Blessing Menaboo ‘f’ 26 years, a resident of Aparama Fishing…

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Edo govt receives report of APC mobilization c’ttee, readies to receive new members

The Edo State government has expressed satisfaction over the report received from the State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Mobilization Committee, set up to canvas for more members across the 18 local government areas of the state. Receiving the report on behalf of the governor at a meeting with political leaders of the party, the Edo State Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu, commended the committee for a job well done, noting that the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration will adopt the report for the progress of the party…

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Uzodinma approves N30, 000 minimum wage for Imo workers

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has approved the payment of N30, 000 minimum wage for civil servants in the state. Uzodinma is less than one month in office having assumed office on January 15 following a Supreme Court ruling. A statement signed by Uzodinma’s Chief Press Secretary, Oguwike Nwachukwu, stated that the Imo State governor approved immediate implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage in the State Public Service for the least paid worker on Grade level 1 Step 1. The statement noted that consequential adjustments on other levels will…

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13 officers injured, one died in Kaduna forest operation – Police

The Police Thursday, said 13 officers sustained varying degrees of injuries during the “daring” operation conducted on the Kuduru Forest in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State, by its special forces. Also, one Inspector Muhammed Abubakar, attached to the Police Special Forces, died as a result of injuries sustained in the heat of the combat. The Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, made the disclosure in an “updated” statement on the February 5 operation, which he said, led to the killing of at least ‘250 terrorists and bandits’. “Thirteen other officers (made up…

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Nigeria health system still below standard – Enahere

Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Enahere has expressed regret that Nigeria has not reached the level of providing the quality of health required to meet its population. Enahere, who spoke Thursday at the opening of a two-day meeting with Commissioners of Health from the 36 states of the federation organised by the Health Department of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), said Nigeria was far from reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). “We know that our country health system does not yet provide the level of quality of service required to meet the…

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APC, ADP, BMO react over INEC’s deregistration of political parties

The All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Action Democratic Party (ADP) have reacted over the deregistration of political parties by the Indepenfrnt National Electoral Commission (INEC), stating that members of the deregisteted parties should join them to build the political space. Also reacting, the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) commended the decision of INEC on the deregistration. The Borno State APC Chairman and chairman of the Forum of APC States’ Chairmen, Ali Bukar Dalori said the INEC action would make political parties stronger. Speaking on the deregistration of the 74 political parties…

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Ile Arugbo:  Kwara, Saraki’s lawyers meet, adjourn till Tuesday

In line with the agreement reached on January 24, 2020 by the counsel to Kwara State government and Asa Investment Ltd on the need to settle the issue of the demolished Ile Arugbo out of court, representatives of the two parties have held a maiden reconciliation meeting. The meeting, which started at 3.50pm and ended at 5 .00pm on Thursday, was held behind closed doors at the Governor’s Office, Ilorin. Counsel to Asa Investment Ltd  AbdulAzeez Ibrahim was the first to come out of the meeting’s  venue at exactly 5.07pm.…

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INEC holds Edo, Ondo guber Sept, Oct

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed the Edo and Ondo governorship election on September and October this year. While the Edo governorship holds on September 19, the Commission said Ondo electorate will elect their governor on October 10. INEC Chairman, Prof. Manhood Yakubu, who announced this at a press conference Thursday, said the tenure of the governors of Edo and Ondo States will end on November 12, 2020 and February 24, 2021 respectively. “Pursuant to the provisions of Section 178(2) of the 1999 Constitution and Section 25(8) of…

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Acquisition of new aircraft’ll turn tide against terrorists – Buhari

…as CAS seeks more platforms President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed optimism that the acquisition of new aircraft for the Nigerian Air Force (NAF), will bolster the ongoing counter-insurgency war in the North East. The President gave the assurance, Thursday, in Abuja, during the induction of two newly-acquired Agusta 109 power, and Mi-171E helicopters into the NAF inventory. This was as the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, made a case for more platforms, in a bid to build an air force with a qualitative edge to project…

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Reps probe NIMASA over non submission of audited accounts

The House of Representatives Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Thursday resolved to investigate activities of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), over its failure to submit audited accounts to the Office of Auditor General of the Federation (OAGF) from 2014 till date. The decision was taken after the Director General of the agency, Hon. Dakuku Peterside, could not provide satisfactory answers to the committee currently investigating alleged deliberate and reckless refusal by non treasury funded MDAs to render audited accounts to the Office of the Auditor General of the Federation…

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