Gunmen kill two in Kaduna community

Two persons have been killed following attack on Gora-Gan community in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State by unknown gunmen.   Mr. Elias Manza, the Chairman of the LGA, who confirmed the incident, said the attackers opened fire on some youths playing around the village market square on Friday evening. Manza told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday that the incident was a surprise to residents.   “The attackers came on motorcycles and opened fire on the youth playing, killing two females while two males sustained injuries.…

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NCS recruitment: Exercise is a ruse –Fadahunsi

Adeolu Adeyemo OSOGBO     A member of the Upper Chamber, representing Osun East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Francis Fadahunsi, at the weekend, kicked against the ongoing recruitment into the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) affirming that the exercise is a hoax. Senator Fadahunsi, a retired Assistant Comptroller General of Customs spoke in a statement made available to Sunday Telegraph in Osogbo.   According to him, the exercise is a sham and perpetration of an unholy act by the Comptroller General of the NCS, Col. Hammed Ali (rtd).  …

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Lassa fever: Be careful drinking garri, medical expert warns

The Director of Public Health, Enugu State, Dr Boniface Okolo has cautioned Nigerians against the consumption of soaked garri to avoid contacting Lassa fever.     Okolo, who gave the warning in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Saturday in Enugu, said the rats that caused the disease were mostly in  contact with Nigerian most popular staple food ‘garri,’ a cassava product.   He added that it was necessary to discourage consumption of soaked garri since it did not require boiled water.   Okolo noted that boiled…

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DSS: Fear of buying re-allocated SIM grips mobile subscribers

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• ATCON: Full registration is the insurance   •I completed my registration, says man detained for using Buhari’s daughter’s SIM   Samson Akintaro     M obile subscribers in the country are now wary of acquiring new Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards as the possibility of such being a re-allocated number are high.     This follows the recent ordeal of one Anthony Okolie, who spent 10 weeks with the Department of State Services (DSS) for purchasing a SIM previously used by one of President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughters, Hanan. Some…

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Imo guber: S’Court judgement’ll define Nigeria democracy –Ihedioha

Speak out, PDP tells Nigerians  contact   Onyekachi Eze ABUJA   The dethroned governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha has opened up on the Supreme Court judgement that sacked him as the state’s number one citizen.   Ihedioha, who spoke at his Abuja home on Saturday when the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) paid him a solidarity visit, said he least expected what happened last Tuesday.   “All legal pundits and democratic watchers never imagined and anticipated, so for us it remains a mystery. “But…

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Terror war: FG orders 15 additional fighter aircraft

    Emmanuel Onani Abuja     T he fight against terrorism and other threats to national security is set to enjoy reinvigoration, as the federal government has ordered a total of 15 attack/fighter aircraft from the United States (US) and Pakistan respectively.   While the US will deliver 12 Super Tucano attack aircraft, 3 JF-17 Thunder multi-role fighter aircraft are expected from Pakistan. The Director of Public Relations and Information (DOPRI), Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, who disclosed this in an exclusive interview with Sunday Telegraph, said the counter-insurgency and…

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Imo: Supreme Court judgement sets dangerous precedence –CTA

    Onwuka Nzeshi Abuja   T he Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA), an accredited Domestic Observer Group,  has lambasted the Supreme Court over last Tuesday’s judgement on the 2019  governorship election in Imo State, describing it as a dangerous precedence  to the electoral system in Nigeria.     Executive Director, CTA, Faith Nwadishi, lamented that given the facts of the case and the verdict of the apex court, it had become apparent that anybody could write his or her own result and tender it in court to get a…

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Buhari’s daughter’s Bauchi visit not official –Checks

•Hanan in the state to watch special horse durbar     Ali Garba Bauchi     C ontrary to the Buhari Media Organisation’s (BMO) claim that the daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari, Hanan, was in Bauchi State to represent her father in an official engagement, Sunday Telegraph’s investigations have shown that she was actually in Bauchi, the state capital, to celebrate her graduation from an undisclosed school in the United Kingdom.   Miss Buhari recently left many Nigerian’s miffed when she was shown alighting from the Nigerian Airforce 1 plane,…

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Access Bank secures final approval for Kenyan Transnational Bank acquisition

    A ccess Bank Plc says it has secured final approvals of all relevant regulatory authorities in Kenya for the acquisition of Kenya-based Transnational Bank Plc (TNB). The bank said this in a statement to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) signed by its Company Secretary, Mr. Sunday Ekwochi.   News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the bank had on October 28, 2019 informed the NSE that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had granted its ‘no objection’ to the bank’s proposed acquisition of majority equity stake in TNB.…

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Lekan Are, foremost Nigerian agronomist, dies at 86

Dr Lekan Are, a foremost Nigerian agronomist, businessman, philanthropist and Chairman of University Press Plc, is dead.   The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Are was 86-years-old Mr Toye Akinrinola, the Public Relations Officer of University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, confirmed Are’s death to NAN on Saturday. He said that Are died during a brief illness at the High  Dependency Unit of UCH at about 12.30am on Saturday.     Are, born on December 2, 1933, was a former General Manager of Ogun-Osun River Basin Development Authority.   The…

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