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SHAIBU ACCUSES DEPUTY SPEAKER OF COLLECTING N40M FROM APC

SHAIBU ACCUSES DEPUTY SPEAKER OF COLLECTING N40M FROM APC

The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Mr Philip Shaibu, has accused the deputy speaker of the state House of Assembly, Yekini Idiaye, of collecting N40m from the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, to support the candidate of the party in the September 19 governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu. Addressing supporters of...

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NDDC: Akpabio’s list linking lawmakers to contracts authentic

NDDC: Akpabio’s list linking lawmakers to contracts authentic

The Niger Delta Development Commission has said the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, stands by the list of contractors he released in which he named some lawmakers, including ex-governors as NDDC contractors. It said the names emanated from files in the possession of the forensic auditors, adding that it was part of the...

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HATE SPEECH: FG RAISES FINE TO N5m FROM N500,000

HATE SPEECH: FG RAISES FINE TO N5m FROM N500,000

The Federal Government on Tuesday raised the fine for hate speech from N500,000 to 5 million naira, ugamatv has learnt. The government also mandated broadcast stations to devote airtime for public education on emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, made this known in Lagos on Tuesday while unveiling the Reviewed...

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BUHARI CONGRATULATES PROF UJAH ON ELECTION AS NMA PRESIDENT

BUHARI CONGRATULATES PROF UJAH ON ELECTION AS NMA PRESIDENT

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Tuesday, congratulated Prof Innocent Ujah on his election as the President of the Nigerian Medical Association. His congratulatory message was contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu. The statement was titled, ‘President Buhari congratulates NMA President, Prof Innocent Ujah...

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EDO: 2020 WIKE TASKS INEC SECURITY AGENCIES ON NEUTRALITY

EDO: 2020 WIKE TASKS INEC SECURITY AGENCIES ON NEUTRALITY

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission and security agencies to be apolitical in the September 19, 2020, governorship election in Edo State. Wike, who made the call while speaking on a live television programme, charged the electoral umpire to use the Edo election to correct its previous mistakes,...

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SHOPRITE REFUTES RUMOURS OF EXIT FROM THE NIGERIAN MARKET

SHOPRITE REFUTES RUMOURS OF EXIT FROM THE NIGERIAN MARKET

Shoprite Nigeria has debunked the story making the rounds that it intends to close shop in Nigeria. The Country Director for Chastex Consult, Ini Archibong, in a telephone conversation with Our correspondentshj, said: “Shoprite is not leaving Nigeria. “We have only just opened to Nigerian investors which we have also been talking to just before...

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stamp duties: account illegal, FIRS attacks NIPOST

stamp duties: account illegal, FIRS attacks NIPOST

The Federal Inland Revenue Service has alleged that the Nigerian Postal Services was collecting stamp duties illegally. The Director of Communication and Liaison, FIRS, Abdullahi Ahmad, made the claim in a press statement to react to NIPOST’s board chairman, Maimuna Abubakar. Abubakar had on Sunday alleged FIRS of stealing the mandate of NIPOST by accepting...

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BREAKING: NDDC INVITES BUHARI TO LAUNCH A N24BN BAYELSA PROJECT

BREAKING: NDDC INVITES BUHARI TO LAUNCH A N24BN BAYELSA PROJECT

The Niger Delta Development Commission has invited the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) to inaugurate a 29-kilometre Ogbia-Nembe Road in Bayelsa State. The commission, in a statement on Tuesday, titled ‘NDDC Invites President Buhari To Commission Signature Project’, said the project, which cuts across 14 other communities, costs N24 billion. The road, according to...

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BREAKING: BUHARI COMMANDS NDDC TO PAY ABANDONED SCHOLARS ABROAD

BREAKING: BUHARI COMMANDS NDDC TO PAY ABANDONED SCHOLARS ABROAD

The President, Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has ordered the Niger Delta Development Commission to pay its scholarship beneficiaries studying abroad. This was contained in a statement titled ‘NDDC invites President Buhari to Commission Signature Project’ and signed by the NDDC Director, Corporate Affairs, Charles Odili, on Tuesday. Odili said Buhari conveyed the directive to the Minister...

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POLICE BRUTALITY: WANTON KILLING AND IDISCRIMINATE STEALING

POLICE BRUTALITY: WANTON KILLING AND IDISCRIMINATE STEALING

In 2000, a Professor of Criminology and Sociology, Etannibi Alemika, and the West African Regional Director of Ford Foundation, Innocent Chukwuma, carried out a research on ‘police-community violence in Nigeria.’ They analysed the structural and institutional causes of violence by the police against citizens and violence by the citizens against the police in the country....