Month: November 2018

Strange ‘armed group’ appears in Sokoto

A suspected terrorist group carrying sophisticated weapons is currently in control of Tangaza Local Government Area of Sokoto State, applying ‘strange laws’ and punishing defaulters. A witness told PREMIUM TIMES that members of the group, believed to be from Niger Republic, are in possession of assorted weapons, preaching Islamic teachings, forcefully collecting alms (zakat) and …

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Fake news, hate speech: Self-regulate or self-destruct, Lai Muhammed cautions Media

Nigerians and the Media have been called upon to desist from spreading fake news and hate speech and avoid reports that could be termed defamatory to an individual or the country. Lai Mohammed The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the call at the annual lecture, themed “Fake News, Hate Speech and …

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Lawyers in Imo boycott court sittings, protest alleged assassination of magistrate

Lawyers in Imo on Friday, boycotted court sittings while protesting the alleged assassination of Senior Magistrate, Remmy Ogu. The chairman of the Orlu branch of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr Chuzzy Attama, read the position of the lawyers while addressing newsmen in Owerri shortly before the protest began. Attama said that the courts in the …

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NCC set to improve telecom broadband

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it has concluded plans to reposition the telecommunications industry in Nigeria to ensure network spreads to everywhere in the country. The Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta said this during an annual stakeholders’ consultative forum on selected licence categories in Port Harcourt, the Rivers …

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Buhari to attend climate change conference in Poland

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Saturday for Katowice, Poland, to attend the 24th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP24) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The COP24 Summit, which will be held at the International Conference Centre (MCK) and the adjacent Spodek Arena in Katowice, is being convened under …

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Phophet Isa EL-Buba decries suffering by Nigerians,call for change

The General Overseer of Evangelical Bible Outreach Ministries,Prophet Isa El-Buba has expressed deep worries over what he called the deteriorating situation of things in Nigeria under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration Addressing journalists in Jos on Friday on the state of the nation, El-Buba noted that under the present administration, Nigeria has suffered the worst form …

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The naira weakened by one per cent on the black market on Thursday to 370 against the United States dollar, its weakest since August 2017.

The naira weakened by one per cent on the black market on Thursday to 370 against the United States dollar, its weakest since August 2017. Traders said some black market outlets were hoarding dollars, fearing a recent sharp fall in oil prices could lead to a shortage of the US currency, according to a report …

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The 6 Division Nigerian Army in Port Harcourt says it has discovered an illegal militia training camp inside a Rivers community.

The 6 Division Nigerian Army in Port Harcourt says it has discovered an illegal militia training camp inside a Rivers community. Col. Aminu Iliyasu, spokesman of the division, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Port Harcourt that soldiers had taken over the camp. He said the illegal camp was discovered by troops, …

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Secondus, and Bukola Saraki has challenged Buhari to debate with Atiku

The chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus, and the Senate President, Bukola Saraki have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to rise up to the challenge of a debate thrown at him by the presidential candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Atiku, after he had been introduced by Secondus to the members …

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N9.33m fraud: ICPC grills AMAC director, others

Director of Agriculture, Abuja Municipal Area Council AMAC, Mr Ishaya Wyah, and other top management officials of the council have been quizzed by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission for allegedly receiving a N9.33m bribe from a contractor. The commission said it had also interrogated the Chief of Staff to AMAC chairman, …

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Governor Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has approved the dismissal of Dr. Silas Gyar, Rector of Nasarawa State Polytechnic Lafia

Governor Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has approved the dismissal of Dr. Silas Gyar, Rector of Nasarawa State Polytechnic Lafia. According to a statement signed by Mohammed Bako, Chairman Governing Council of the Polytechnic on Friday in Lafia, the governor’s decision is in line with the government white paper report on the investigative committee into …

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15,333 students graduate from Minna college several years after

THE Niger State College of Education, Minna, will be conferring National Certificate in Education awards on 15,333 graduands. The Provost of the institution, Prof. Yakubu Auna, made this known on Thursday at a press briefing to mark the 27th combined convocation of the school. He said the National Council of Colleges of Education was set …

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