DSS uncovers alleged plots to incite religious violence in Lagos, Kano, Oyo, others

The Department of State Services (DSS) has alerted the public about alleged plans by some elements working with external forces to incite religious violence across the country. According to the security alert, the targeted states include Sokoto, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Rivers, Oyo, Lagos and those in the South East.In a statement on Monday, which was signed by its Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunanya, DSS said that part of the plans was to cause inter-religious conflicts as well as use their foot soldiers to attack some worship centres, religious leaders, personalities,…

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Retired Nigerian Colonel, Isa Kontagora, Is Dead

Mr Kontagora, 65, a retired colonel of the Nigerian Army, died on Sunday according to a statement by the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom. Mr Ortom has already directed that all flags be flown at half mast in honour of the deceased while also declaring January 12 a work-free day in the state to enable the people mourn the him. President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday condoled with loved ones of Col. Aminu Isa Kontagora. Buhari said the career military officer, who served in many leadership positions and military formations,…

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Terrorism Has Been Checkmated – Enenche

The Defence Headquarters says the armed forces of Nigeria have done well in the fight against terrorism by decimating the potency of the Boko Haram terrorists in the North Eastern part of the country. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Abuja. Enenche said the initial delay in tackling the menace made it to gain momentum, taking over territories and setting up administrative structures before there were knocked off in 2016 by the military.…

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Workers Shut Down Ibadan Poly Over Unpaid Minimum Wage

Workers at the Polytechnic Ibadan on Monday shut the institution down over non-payment of the federal government approved minimum wage in the institution. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the workers unions comprise the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics. Speaking with NAN in Ibadan, Biodun Abegunde, the Chairman Senior Staff Association Nigeria Polytechnics, The Polytechnic, Ibadan chapter, said that the action was necessitated due to non implementation of minimum wage. “The unions are agitating for the implementation of the minimum wage…

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Adamu Garba Withdraws Case Against Twitter CEO, Jack

Former Nigeria presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba, has withdrawn his case against the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Twitter International Company, Jack Dorsey. Dorsey and many celebrities, sports stars and politicians spoke in support of the protests, which gained worldwide attention in October with the help of social media, especially Twitter. The motion on notice was brought pursuant to order II Rules 1, 2, 3 of the Fundamental Rights (Enforcement Procedure) Rules, 2009 and Sections 34(1), 35(1) and 41(1) and 43 of the 1999 Constitution. But he said on Monday…

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LASU appoint Professor Oyedamola Oke as acting Vice-Chancellor

Professor Oyedamola Oke is now the acting Vice-Chancellor of Lagos State University. Before his appointment, he was the Deputy VC Administration of the school. The Senate of the Lagos State University appointed him as the acting vice-chancellor of the institution. He was appointed at the emergency senate meeting held on Monday. Lagos State Governor and Visitor to Lagos State University, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, had cancelled the ongoing process set up for the appointment of a substantive ninth Vice-Chancellor of the University. The Governor further directed that a fresh process that would…

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Prof. Oyedamola Oke Emerges Acting Vice Chancellor OF LASU

Professor Oyedamola Oke is now the acting Vice-Chancellor of Lagos State University. Before his appointment, he was the Deputy VC Administration of the school. The Acting Head, LASU Centre for Information, Press and Public Relations, Mr Adekoya Martins, on Saturday in Lago said Oke emerged as the DVC (Administration) following an election held by the University’s Senate members on Friday. He defeated the Deputy VC (Academics), Prof Wahab Elias, by 61 votes to 51 at Today’s emergency Senate meeting attended by 113 professors.

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Court Grants Sowore N20m Bail

A Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja has granted bail to the Convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore in the sum of N20million. The court also ordered Mr Sowore to remain in Abuja and must physically report to the court registrar every Monday and Friday pending the hearing and determination of the case against him. The second to fifth defendants were also admitted to bail in the sum of N1million and one surety in like sum. Omoyele Sowore and the other defendants are standing trial for alleged criminal…

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NCC Confirms Death Of Worker, Family And Others

Nuhu Gabdo, a staff member of the Nigerian Communications Commission his wife, four children, niece and driver all died in a road accident on Saturday. They were returning to Abuja in a Sienna bus after a visit to Gashaka in Mambilla Plateau, Sardauna Local Government Area of Taraba State. Spokesperson for the commission, Ikechukwu Adinde, said, “Gabdo died alongside his wife, four children, his niece and driver in an accident that occured on Saturday, January 9, 2021 along Nasarawa-Abuja Expressway.” The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Sunday confirmed the…

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Senator Oriolowo Escapes An Attempted Assassination

There was rumpus at Ikire, Irewole Local Government Area of Osun State as the Senator representing Osun West Senatorial District, Adelere Oriolowo escaped being lynched at a party meeting in the town. Mr Oriolowo was rushed out of the meeting that held at his constituency in Ikire, Osun State, by security personnel present during the attack. Sources at the meeting could not ascertain the reason for the clash but one of them, Adewale Alade said their target was the senator. The senator’s vehicle was vandalised during the attack. Meanwhile Senator…

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