After Arrest by Police, Ilaro Polytechnic Suspends SUG President Caught In Full Cult Regalia

The management of Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State has suspended indefinitely the president of the school’s Students Union Government [SUG], Adegboye Olatunji, over cult-related offences. TheNation reports that Olatunji and one Olarewaju Taiwo were nabbed in a bush in the state in full regalia of the dreaded Black Axe cult group on Sunday. It was gathered that they were nabbed during an initiation ceremony. The institution, in a statement signed by Deputy Registrar (Public Relations), Sola Abiala, said Olatunji’s suspension was in line with its zero-tolerance for cultism. The statement…

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Ebonyi APC Pleads with INEC to De-Register More Political Parties

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to de-register more political parties to sanitise Nigeria’s electoral system. Mr Nwachukwu Eze, the Chairman of Ebonyi Chapter of APC made the call in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abakaliki. Eze said that the de-registration process should continue until the country has a maximum of six political parties to ensure that the electoral space was not ‘unnecessarily congested’. “We applaud INEC for doing the needful as such de-registration had been overdue.…

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Boko Haram Claims 30 lives and abducts many in Maiduguri

Boko Haram terrorists killed at least 30 people and abducted many women and children in a raid in Borno State, a regional government spokesman said on Monday. The attack Sunday evening targeted the village of Auno on a key highway linking to regional capital Maiduguri. The jihadists stormed in on trucks mounted with heavy weapons, killing, burning and looting before kidnapping women and children, state government spokesman Ahmad Abdurrahman Bundi said. They aimed at travellers who had stopped for the night and torched vehicles. The attackers “killed not less than 30 people…

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High returns on investments assured, Buhari tells foreign oil firms

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Monday, assured foreign oil companies of high returns on their investments in Nigeria. Buhari gave the assurance at the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit 2020 in Abuja where he was represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha. He said, “We are all aware of the great role the hydrocarbon industry plays in the economy of Africa, thus we cannot afford to compromise its technical, operational and financial standards. “This is the reason why this administration has consistently…

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We are broke – House of Representatives

THE House of Representatives is facing serious cash crunch, its spokesman Benjamin Kalu said at the weekend. He said the problem of funding is hampering the implementation of its programmes and slowing down its activities, including several investigations pending before it. Besides, the budget of the lower chamber of the National Assembly has not increased in the last 10 years, despite increases in the cost of living across board, he said. Despite the development, Kalu assured the nation that the leadership of the House would manage available funds judiciously and…

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Boko Haram leaders Killed by NAF near Sambisa Forest

The Nigerian Air Force says it has neutralised some key Boko Haram terrorist leaders at Alafa Yagayaga on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest in Borno State. NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, who made this known in a statement on Monday in AbuNAF destroy insurgents’ logistics base, training camp in Bornoja, said the operation was conducted on Saturday. Daramola explained that this was achieved on February 8 when fighter jets dispatched by the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole obliterated a compound in…

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Northern Govs Reject Regional Security Outfit, Shege Ka Fasa

The plan by the Coalition of Northern Group (CNG) to establish a local security outfit known as “Shege Ka Fasa” as the region’s equivalent of Amotekun in the South-west has hit a brick wall as northern governors have rejected the initiative, THISDAY investigation has revealed. The governors who also described the name of the outfit as derogatory, indicated their preference for community policing to secure the region. Their rejection came a few days after the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, opposed the establishment of the security outfit with a call on…

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Bandits Kidnaps Trader in Benue

Barely three weeks after gunmen suspected to be kidnappers abducted a retired officer of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Igumale, headquarters of Ado Local Government Area of Benue State, gunmen again have abducted another popular Igbo trader identified as Oga John in the area. It was gathered that the victim (Oga John) was abducted on Saturday at about 7.20 p.m. at his business premises located at Camp Junction in Igumale. A resident of Igumale community, Barrister Ochai Onazi told our correspondent on phone, that the incident happened around…

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FG Writes to South-east Govs Ask State Assemblies to Enact Laws on Joint Security Outfit.

The South East Governors’ Forum last night in Enugu asked the State Houses of Assembly in the five states of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo to come up with the necessary legislation to back up the formation of a South-east Security outfit. The proposed new law will also give a name and other details of the outfit which launch is expected to be supervised by the federal government. Rising from about five-hour closed-door meeting at the Government House, Enugu, the governors said they had already officially written the federal…

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WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION ADVISES TO PREPARE AND NOT TO PANIC OVER CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK.

THE World Health Organisation, WHO has called for caution against the spread of panic over the coronavirus outbreak in China and other affected countries. The WHO, which is tackling misinformation over the coronavirus outbreak, had declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, even as it called on government officials and the media to navigate between fear about the spread of the virus and increasing international preparedness. “Instead of spending time on fear and panic, we should say this is the time to prepare,” said the Director-General, WHO,…

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