APC: It’s unfortunate we’ve not provided leadership – Shittu

Johnchuks Onuanyim, Abuja   Former Minister for Communication and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Adebayo Shittu has decried the crisis in the party and governance, even as he expressed regret that his party has not provided leadership. Shityu, who spoke to some journalists in Abuja over the weekend, faulted some members in leadership positions for the lingering crisis in the party. Asked to react to the crisis in APC, Shittu said: “We worked tirelessly to ensure that we build a party which is different from anything that…

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Police confirm abduction of Permanent Secretary in Nasarawa

Cheke Emmanuel, Lafia       Police in Nasarawa State have confirmed the abduction of a Permanent Secretary in the state’s Ministry of Works and Transport, Alhaji Jibrin Giza. Giza was reportedly abducted at his residence in Shabu, a suburb a few kilometres away from Lafia, the state capital, on Saturday night. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Nasarawa State Police Command, Nansel Ramhan, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), who confirmed the incident to our Correspondent in a text message, Sunday, said a search and rescue team comprising of…

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Hong Kong protesters rally against planned coronavirus quarantine centers

Hundreds of demonstrators rallied for a second day in Hong Kong on Sunday to protest against plans to turn some buildings into coronavirus quarantine centers, reviving anti-government protests in the Chinese-ruled city.The virus has opened a new front for protesters after months of demonstrations over the perceived erosion of freedoms had largely fizzled out over the past month, as people stayed at home amid fears of a community outbreak of the virus, reports Reuters.About 100 people braved rain in the New Territories district of Fo Tan, where authorities plan to…

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‘They’re out to get us,’ say furious Man City fans over Champions League ban

Across the road from the vertiginous south stand of Manchester City’s stadium, a glut of conspiracy theories was already swirling among the early-afternoon loyalists at Mary D’s Bar.Minutes after opening its doors at midday on Saturday, the landlord, Mick Kehoe, was rehearsing the already well-versed sense of persecution that had gripped the club’s supporters since the unwanted news of the night before.The Friday evening bulletins had revealed that Manchester City had been banned from the Champions League for the next two seasons after being judged to have committed “serious breaches” of UEFA’s…

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Report: Permanent Secretary kidnapped in Nasarawa

Cheke Emmanuel, Lafia A Permanent Secretary in the ministry of Works and Transport in Nasarawa State, Alhaji Jibrin Giza, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.Giza was reportedly abducted at his residence in Shabu, a suburb a few kilometers away from Lafia, the state capital, on Saturday night.Family sources said the abductors gained entrance into the residence of the adbductee and took him away at gunpoint to unknown destination.Efforts to obtain comments from the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Nasarawa State Police Command, Nansel Ramhan, was unsuccessful at the time of…

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Rescuers to resume search for man who jumped into Lagos Lagoon

After over six hours fruitless search for the body of the 22-year old male who jumped into the Lagos Lagoon, emergency officials comprising the responders from the state Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and local divers, the officers suspended the search yesterday with a promise to resume on Sunday.They hopeful of recovering the body of the young adult male who nose-dived inside lagoon around Adekunle Adeniji end of the Third Mainland bridge.The jumper identified as Daibo Toju Davies, residing at 17 Sosanya Street Gbagada Soluyi, Lagos, was in an Uber cab…

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In new video, Shekau threatens Minister of Communications, warns BBC, others

The Boko Haram sect has released a new video threatening and warning those it considered hindrances to its activities.The sect, through its factional leader, Abubakar Shekau, threatened the Minister of Communication for threatening to block their mobile lines. Shekau, who has been reported dead multiple times, also warned the “BBC, Radio Germany, Radio France International, Dandal Kura, national dailies”, saying his terrorist group is doing the work of Allah.Shekau said: “I am speaking to those who pretend to be good Muslims but they are not. God will judge the hypocrites of…

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Another 70 people test positive for coronavirus on ship in Japan

  Another 70 people on board a quarantined cruise ship in Japan have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases from the vessel to 355, Japanese health minister Katsunobu Kato said on Sunday.The Diamond Princess, owned by Carnival Corp (CCL.N), has been quarantined since arriving in Yokohama, southwest of Tokyo, on February 3, after a man who disembarked in Hong Kong before it traveled to Japan was diagnosed with the virus.The ship, with some 3,700 passengers and crew on board, has the most coronavirus infections outside…

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N’Korea’s Kim makes first public appearance in 22 days amid virus outbreak

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made his first public appearance in 22 days amid an outbreak of coronavirus, state media reported on Saturday, to visit a national mausoleum and mark the anniversary of the late leader Kim Jong Il’s birth.Kim Jong Un paid tribute to the statue of former leader Kim at Pyongyang’s Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, his first public appearance since he attended Lunar New Year celebrations on January 25, state media Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.North Korea has not confirmed any cases of the new…

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6 police officers hospitalised after colliding with each other responding to call

Six police officers have been hospitalized after their squad cars collided with each other when they were both responding to a call.The incident occurred at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Saturday on Chicago’s West Side, according to ABC News’ Chicago station WLS-TV.Investigators say that an unmarked car carrying four officers and a marked police vehicle carrying two others collided with each other while responding to a call of an officer needing assistance.“It was just a tragic accident,” said Sgt. Al Stinitis of the Chicago Police Department in a statement to the media.…

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