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INEC and 2019 general elections

Jide Ojo It will be one year to the proposed 2019 general election on Friday, February 16, 2018. The Independent National Electoral Commission has been put on the spot recently. Many news media are interrogating the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration. In fact, this newspaper’s sister publication, Saturday PUNCH, of February 10, had a screaming headline on its front […]
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Thu, 09 Aug 2018 03:19:47 +0200
Everest Amaefule, Abuja The Nigerian Communications Commission says it is conducting another round of due diligence on the preferred bidder for 9Mobile, Teleology Holdings Limited. The due diligence will determine whether the bid winner has the technical...
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PHOTOS: New DSS boss, Mathew Seiyefa, in maiden outing
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 17:49:52 +0200
The Acting Director-General of the Department of State Services, Mr. Mathew Seiyefa, addressed the media at the national headquarters of the agency in Abuja on Thursday. READ ALSO: Security officials seize ex-DSS boss Daura’s passport See the photographs...
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LSETF, UNDP to commence training for unemployed youths
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 03:22:59 +0200
The Lagos State Employment Trust Fund in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme has revealed plans to commence vocational training for unemployed and underemployed youths. The LSETF, in a statement on Wednesday, described the training...
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Gunmen attack Rivers oil site, kill soldier, policeman, civilian
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 03:37:07 +0200
Chukwudi Akasike and Sampson Itode,  Port Harcourt A soldier, a policeman and one civilian have been killed by a group of gunmen who attacked an oil exploration site in Ogbemakoku/Iyak community, Abua-Odual Local Government Area of Rivers State. Southern...
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Youths attack Obaseki’s convoy, allege marginalisation
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 03:35:01 +0200
Alexander Okere, Benin  Some youths have reportedly attacked the convoy of the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, in the Esan Central Local Government Area of the state. Southern City News learnt the incident happened in Irrua where Obaseki had gone...
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Outrage as Imo demolishes timber firm despite court order
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 03:33:44 +0200
Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri THERE was an outrage at a wood processing factory, Njoku and Sons Wood Industry Limited, located on Aba road in Owerri, as the Imo State Government demolished the company despite a court order. As early as 7am on Tuesday, equipment...
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Mentally-challenged man kills herbalist in Anambra
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 03:32:28 +0200
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Sallah: Ganduje pardons 170 Kano prisons inmates
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 03:30:12 +0200
Ted Odogwu, Kano The Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, has facilitated the release of 170 prison inmates from Goron Dutse and other prisons across the state. Ganduje, who witnessed the release of the inmates from Goron Dutse Prisons on Tuesday,...
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I stole motorcycle to raise capital for cattle business — Suspect
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 03:27:42 +0200
Enyioha Opara, Minna The police in Niger State  have arrested two suspected motorcycle thieves terrorising the Magama Local Government Area of the state. The suspects – Buba Auta, 30, of Lade village Fulani Camp and Na-Allah Shekere, 30, of Koso village...
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CBN worker begged me to kill him, says murder suspect
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 03:26:37 +0200
Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The police in Abuja have arrested two suspected killers of a Central Bank of Nigeria worker, Michael Iorkohol, 47, who was declared missing by his family before his remains were found in Piyako community in Abuja. The suspects,...
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Three in police net for stealing plasma TV
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 03:25:04 +0200
Enyioha Opara, Minna THE Niger State Police Command has arrested three suspected hoodlums for allegedly stealing plasma television sets in Kwarkwata village, Dutsen Kura, Minna, the state capital. Isiaku Salaum, Nasem Mati and Jamilu Ibrahim all from...
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NSCDC deploys 544 security personnel in Nasarawa
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 03:23:26 +0200
Umar Muhammed, Lafia The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Nasarawa State Command, said it had deployed about 544 its personnel to ensure hitch-free Eid-el Kabir celebrations across the state. The state commandant of the NSCDC, Muhammad Mahmoud-Fari,...
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Imported rice not good for consumption, says FG
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 03:20:54 +0200
Success Nwogu, Ilorin The Federal Government has raised the alarm that rice being imported into the country is not good for human consumption. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, during a media briefing in Oro, Ifelodun Local...
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NIPOST to offer address verification services to firms
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 03:18:20 +0200
Everest Amaefule, Abuja The Nigerian Postal System is test running its Address Verification System in readiness for a new service, which will help corporate organisations to verify the physical addresses of their clients and prospective customers. Our...
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Buhari to inaugurate $250m brewery Tuesday
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 03:16:34 +0200
Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta President Muhammadu Buhari will lead other eminent Nigerians to inaugurate a $250m brewery owned by International Breweries Plc next week Tuesday. The Plant Manager, Mr Tony Agah, disclosed this to journalists on Tuesday during...
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