Audit: Reps give YabaTech 30-day ultimatum to submit accounts

The House of Representatives has issued a 30-day ultimatum to the rector of the Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), Engr. Obafemi Owoseni Omokungbe to submit the school’s accounts to the office of the Auditor General of the Federation (OAGF). The financial report is to cover the period from 2014 to 2018. Chairman of the House Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Hon. Wole Oke (PDP, Osun) issued the ultimatum at the interaction with the management of the school at the weekend. He announced that the committee had resolved to place the institution on status…

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Edo 2020: Five mini-stadia ready for Sports Festival

As the Edo State government steps up preparation to host the 2020 National Sports Festival (NSF) scheduled to begin from March 20, construction work has been completed on five mini stadia to be used for the games. The five mini-stadia are part of the 20 mini-stadia being constructed by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration to promote grassroot sports in the state. Speaking with journalists, Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Erimona Edorodion Oye, said the five mini-stadia in Edo South Senatorial Districts were delivered ahead of the hosting…

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Senator Gyang seeks new method to tackle insecurity in Nigeria

From Musa Pam, Jos The Senator representing Plateau North in the National Assembly, Barrister Istifanus Gyang has called on the federal and state governments to come up with new and modern approaches to addressing insecurity currently ravaging the country. Gyang, who is the Deputy Chairman, Senate Committee on Defence, made this known at the weekend in Jos while speaking with journalists after embarking on a thank you tour to appreciate the people of Plateau North Senatorial District for entrusting him with the mandate to serve in the capacity of Senator,…

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Gunmen abduct Igbo trader in Benue village

From: Cephas Iorhemen MAKURDI Gunmen on Saturday swooped on Igumale, headquarters of Ado Local Government Area of Benue State and abducted an Igbo trader identified as Oga John. The victim was reported to have been abducted at about 7:20 pm at his business premises located at Camp Junction in Igumale. Oga’s abduction came barely three weeks after gunmen suspected to be kidnappers abducted a retired senior DSS officer in the area. A resident of Igumale community, Barrister Ochai Onazi told journalists on phone that the incident occured around 7:20 pm…

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Edo 2020: Five mini-stadia ready for Sports Festival

As the Edo State government steps up preparation to host the 2020 National Sports Festival (NSF) scheduled to begin from March 20, construction work has been completed on five mini stadia to be used for the games. The five mini-stadia are part of the 20 mini-stadia being constructed by the Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration to promote grassroot sports in the state. Speaking with journalists, Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Erimona Edorodion Oye, said the five mini-stadia in Edo South Senatorial Districts were delivered ahead of the hosting…

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Banditry: Senator Musa describes attacks on Niger communities as barbaric

  The Senator representing Niger East Senatorial District, Senator Mohammed Sani Musa on Sunday condemned in strong terms the fresh attacks on Gurmana and adjoining communities in Shiroro Local Government Area and villages near Beni in Munya, Adunu in Paikoro LGA and near Tufa in Gurara LGA all in Niger State, describing them as barbaric. It would be recalled that, three persons were killed with over 50 villagers seriously injured and more than 300 cattles rustled during the attack at Grumana Community. Senator Musa in a statement he signed and…

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SERAP sues FG, Ayade over Agba Jalingo’s prolonged trial

Akeem Nafiu A rights organisation, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has dragged the Federal Government and Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State to the ECOWAS Court of Justice in Abuja over the prolonged trial of a journalist, Agba Jalingo. Jalingo, who is the publisher of CrossRiverWatch, was on August 22, 2019, arrested by the police over a report alleging that Governor Ayade diverted N500 million belonging to Cross River State. He was subsequently charged to court and has since been in detention. SERAP said it is in…

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Attack on Potiskum Emir: Police arrest three terror suspects

Emmanuel Onani, Abuja Police operatives have arrested three suspected members of the Ansaru Terrorists’ Group,said to be involved in the Tuesday, January 14, attack on the Emir of Potiskum in Yobe State, Alhaji Umar Bubaram. At least 30 people were reported killed in the attack along the Kaduna – Zaria highway, while a hundred others were feared kidnapped during the daring operation by suspected terrorist elements. The Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, who made the disclosure in a statement, Sunday, said the arrest of the suspects was a…

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Banditry: Senator Musa describes attacks on Niger communities as barbaric

Daniel Atori, Minna The Senator representing Niger East Senatorial District, Senator Mohammed Sani Musa on Sunday condemned in strong terms the fresh attacks on Gurmana and adjoining communities in Shiroro Local Government Area and villages near Beni in Munya, Adunu in Paikoro LGA and near Tufa in Gurara LGA all in Niger State, describing them as barbaric. It would be recalled that, three persons were killed with over 50 villagers seriously injured and more than 300 cattles rustled during the attack at Grumana Community. Senator Musa in a statement he…

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Banditry: Senator Musa describes attacks on Niger communities as barbaric

Daniel Atori, Minna The Senator representing Niger East Senatorial District, Senator Mohammed Sani Musa on Sunday condemned in strong terms the fresh attacks on Gurmana and adjoining communities in Shiroro Local Government Area and villages near Beni in Munya, Adunu in Paikoro LGA and near Tufa in Gurara LGA all in Niger State, describing them as barbaric. It would be recalled that, three persons were killed with over 50 villagers seriously injured and more than 300 cattles rustled during the attack at Grumana Community. Senator Musa in a statement he…

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