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Friday, June 5, 2020

U.S Consul General F. John Bray Opening Remarks VOA Journalism Training – Lagos

Welcome and thank you all for being here today. It is exciting to see such strong interest in deepening and broadening your skills as journalists. I want to express my deep appreciation to our workshop trainers: Senior Investigative Analyst Jeffrey Young and Digital Managing Editor...

Owerri Court Attack: NPS to Enhance Welfare Packages

The Controller General of Nigerian Prison Service (NPS), Ja'afaru Ahmed has promised to improve welfare package and medical facilities in the service. The Prisons boss made the disclosure at Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Owerri while commiserating with the victim of the recent attack on Prisoners...

Offa Bank Robbery: Police insist Saraki has case to answer

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has insisted that the Senate President Bukola Saraki has a case to answer over the Offa Bank robbery in Kwara State. Police spokesman Jimoh Moshood in a statement on Thursday said an advice from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP)...

El-Rufai sacks district head of Fadan Kwoi

The District Head of Fadan Kwoi, Jaba Local Government Area of Kaduna State Mr. Iliya Bako Byeing has been removed. A statement from the Ministry of Local Government disclosed that the ministry has communicated the removal of Mr. Byeing to His Royal Highness,...

Politicians planning to carry out assassinations to disrupt March 9 governorship elections – Buratai

The Chief Of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai, has raised the alarm over plans by some politicians to employ mercenaries to carry out assassinations, infiltrate domestic staff of political opponents and use the social media for smear campaigns to disrupt the governorship and...

Christmas, New Year: FG declares Dec. 25, 26, Jan.1, 2020 public holiday

The Federal Government has declared Dec. 25 and Dec. 26 as well as Jan. 1, 2020 as public holidays for Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year celebrations. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, announced this on Thursday in Abuja through a statement issued by...

Court Remands 2 Chinese Nationals, Nigerian In Prison Over N5 Billion Tire Fraud

Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, has ordered that two Chinese nationals, Taolung Shem, 36, and Xu Jing Yao, 22, and a Nigerian, Chinedu Madubuike, involved in a N5 billion tire fraud scheme be remanded in prison custody till...

Kidnap suspect who took Tramadol before attempt dies eight days after

The Police in Ondo State say a suspected kidnapper who was arrested in a botched kidnap attempt in Owo is dead, following complications from a high intake of Tramadol. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the suspect had been unconscious since his arrest over...

Nigerian military unlawfully detain children at rehabilitation centre for militants – Amnesty

ABUJA, May 27 (Reuters) - The Nigerian military are unlawfully detaining boys and men at a rehabilitation centre for alleged members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Amnesty International said in a report released on Wednesday. In the latest allegations of rights abuses since...

Buhari presides over third virtual FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the third virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council holding inside the Council Chambers of the State House, Abuja. The meeting, which started at 10:02 am, has the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, the Secretary to Government of...