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The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in Kano State, has arrested a 29-year-old housewife, Jamila Abubakar, over alleged murder of her stepson, Muhammad Bashir. Mr Shehu Umar, NAPTIP Zonal Commander in charge of Kano State, confirmed the arrest in an interview with the News Agency...
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), said it had openned a special link for the registration of additional National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), members as ad hoc staff for Ondo State governorship election. The commission made this known in a statement issued after its meeting by Mr Festus Okoye, National...
Mr Kola Ajayi, Chairman of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) in Lagos State, on Thursday said most opposition parties in the state were lazy with little or no fighting spirit to win elections. Ajayi, also the immediate past Chairman of Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), made the remarks in an interview...
… calls on NERC to sanction BEDC over scheme to compromise power supply to collation centres … charges Edo electorate to reject pretend-APC candidate, Ize-Iyamu We once again bring to the notice of the general public, lovers of democracy and other stakeholders in the forthcoming Edo State governorship election holding on Saturday,...
The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos- Nigeria has urged journalists and other media professionals that will be on the field for the coverage and reportage of this Saturday’s Governorship election in Edo State not to forget about ensuring their personal safety. IPC Executive Director, Mr. Lanre Arogundade sounded this note...
The National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) says it has lost confidence in the ability of protracted diplomatic dialogue to solve the sour bilateral trade relationship between Nigeria and Ghana. NANTS President, Dr Ken Ukaoha made this known on Thursday in Abuja while reacting to the Nigerian Vice President, Prof....
A popular Nollywood actor, Chief Jimoh Aliu, has died on Thursday at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti at the age of 81. Aliu, a seasoned artiste, producer, location designer, director, make-up artist and singer was born on Nov. 11, 1939 in Okemesi-Ekiti, Ekiti West Local Government Area of...
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday solicited the support of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in educating Nigerians on laws guiding conduct of elections in the country. Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee of the commission, made the plea during...
Air assets acquired under the Deep Blue Project, also called the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure, domiciled with the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) are set for deployment by the Nigerian Air Force in support of the Federal Government’s maritime security effort. The Chief of...
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has recorded an increased trading surplus of ₦20.36billion in July 2020 compared to the ₦2.12billion surplus in June 2020 in its operations. Dr. Kennie Obateru, Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the corporation, in a release in Abuja, explained that details of...
The National Co-operative Financing Agency of Nigeria (CFAN), has appealed to the Federal Government to grant tax holiday for companies producing goods and services in the country. Mr Emmanuel Atama, the Executive Secretary of CFAN, made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja...
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday presided over a virtual meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting was the fourth virtual meeting as the nation complies with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) protocol on COVID-19 pandemic. The governors joined the virtual NEC...
The Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 2 Command, Lagos, Ahmed Iliyasu, has assured the public of adequate security around the forest borderlines and highways of Lagos State and Ogun during the ’ember’ months. Iliyasu, who addressed newsmen at the command headquarters Onikan on Thursday, said that security had been beefed...
A provision trader, Hahiya Zainab Mabinuori, on Thursday pleaded with a Customary Court sitting at Ile-Tuntun in Ibadan to grant her request for divorce because she is afraid of contracting Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) from her husband,  Nurudeen. Mabinuori, who resides in Muslim-Odinjo area in Ibadan, told the court that she stopped...
Mr Bayo Ojulari, the Managing Director, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Ltd., (SNEPCo) says collaboration amongst indigenous players in the energy sector will increase their local content participation. Ojulari said this while speaking at the 12th Edition of annual PSRG-RICHARDSON Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) Forum held virtually...
The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) says it has grown its oil output to an average of 514,000 barrels per day (bpd) and developed additional capacity to produce more. Mr Osagie Okunbor, the Chairman of Shell Companies in Nigeria disclosed the production data in the oil firm’s 2020 briefing notes...
The Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC), Ondo State Command, has said no fewer than 6 people died and 7 were injured in a road accident on the Akure-Ilesha expressway at Ilara-Mokin, in the state on Wednesday.   This was announced in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)...