Month: September 2020

Gunmen Kidnap Kaduna LG Chairman, Killed One

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted the Caretaker Chairman of Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Bege Katuka. A commercial motorcyclist was reportedly killed during the kidnapping incident. Although the police and government authorities are yet to confirm the incident, sources said that the council chairman was kidnapped on his way to his farm located …

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N2.67bn for school feeding programme found in private accounts – ICPC

The Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, says the agency has discovered N2.67bn meant for the school feeding programme in private accounts. The agency, he added, also found over N2.5bn diverted by a deceased worker with the ministry of agriculture, noting that 18 buildings, 12 business premises and 25 …

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Executive Order: 36 State Govts Take Federal Govt. To Court

The 36 states of the Federation on Monday took the Federal Government to the Supreme Court, challenging the presidential executive order signed in May by President Muhammadu Buhari. The states are seeking an order of the Supreme Court to quash President Buhari’s executive order on the funding of courts, which he signed on May 20. …

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Nigeria far from financial inclusion target – CBN Report

A report by the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Enhancing Financial Innovation & Access has said that Nigeria is far from achieving its financial inclusion target in 2020. The CBN disclosed this in the report titled ‘Assessment of women’s financial inclusion in Nigeria’ for December 2019 period which was released on Monday. It stated …

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Ondo Election: IGP Meets With Situation Room, Promises Effective Security

Similarly, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has promised effective security coverage for the Ondo State governorship election scheduled for October 10. According to a statement issued on Monday by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, the IGP met with the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room on Monday in Abuja. The police boss pledged …

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Alleged Assault: Court Awards N50m Against Senator Elisha Abbo

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting in Maitama, Abuja has awarded N50 million damages against the Senator representing Adamawa North, Senator Elisha Abbo, to be paid as compensation to Osimibibra Warmate, a female attendant at a sex-toy shop, whom he assaulted. Justice Samira Bature gave the order in her judgment on the …

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Mane Scores As Liverpool Inflict First Defeat Of The Season On Arsenal

Senegalese striker, Sadio Mane netted a goal as Liverpool on Monday handed Arsenal a 3-1 defeat, the first loss for the Gunners this season. Goals from Andy Robertson and Diogo Jota saw off the Gunners, who had won their opening two league games of the season. While Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Tottenham and now …

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Family Of Black Man Killed By Police In US To Get $20 Million Settlement

The family of an African American man killed by a US police officer is to receive $20 million in a civil settlement, their lawyer announced Monday. In one of the largest such settlements ever in the US, Prince George’s County in the state of Maryland will make the payment to the family of William Green, …

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Rice production has increased by 1.2 million metric tonnes –FG

The Federal Government on Monday said its interventions in the rice value chain led to an increase in rice production in Nigeria by 1.2 million metric tonnes within three years. Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mustapha Shehuri, said this while assessing the Federal Government rice farms/mills in Omor and Umerum at Ayamelum …

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PDP Bashes Akeredolu over comments on Mimiko, ex-CJ

The Peoples Democratic Party National Campaign Council for Ondo Governorship Election has condemned a statement credited to the All Progressives Congress and Governor Rotimi Akeredolu against a former governor of the state, Olusegun Mimiko, and a former Chief Judge of the state, Olasehinde Kumuyi. Akeredolu was alleged to have said on a television programme that …

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