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Month: November 2020

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday, described the report by US-based media giant, CNN as “irresponsible journalism”. The Minister added that CNN should be sanctioned for misinformation and irresponsible reporting. He said, previous reports done by CNN on Lekki Shootings lack balance while insisting that […]

The Civil Society Groups have identified youth skills empowerment in artisanal refining of crude oil as a key strategy to reduce crime in the Niger Delta region. The non-governmental groups including the Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre, are of the opinion that this will stop artisanal refining, reduce incidence of pollution in the region. To […]

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, is set to launch sting operations at motor parks in Port Harcourt and its environs to increase the compliance level of drivers on the use of alcoholic beverages. The Sector Commander of the FRSC in Rivers State, SALISU GALADUNCHI said it was illegal for hawkers and other traders to […]

The Rivers State Police Command has detained three persons out of four who were involved in the alleged assault on Love Nwanyanwu  who was said to have been brutalized by the leader of Etche legislative arm Blackson Nwanyanwu at Ozuzu community, Etche Local Government Area. Those detained are Chukwudi Nwanyanwu, Gladys Nwanyanwu and Ruth Amadi, while […]

A seven-man panel of the Supreme Court has affirmed DOUYE DIRI as the duly elected Bayelsa State Governor. In a unanimous judgment delivered by Justice SYLVESTER NGWUTA, the Apex Court dismissed the six appeals filed against the governor and his deputy, LAWRENCE EWHRUDJAKPO. The appeals dismissed were filed by Alliance for Democracy (AD), Advanced Nigeria […]

The Presidency has explained that the absence of its representatives from a meeting of South-South stakeholders fixed for Tuesday in Port Harcourt, was not out of disrespect. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, GARBA SHEHU, titled “South-South Assembly disrupted by emergency security […]

The northern elders have attributed the high cost of foodstuffs to the worsening insecurity which makes it difficult for farmers and transporters to convey farm produce from one region to the other. The elders noted that the security situation in the north had reached a level where incidents of deaths, kidnapping, armed banditry and other […]

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will resume the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) in the first quarter of 2021. The commission’s Acting Chairman, retired AHMED MU’AZU announced this during the virtual meeting with leadership of political parties at INEC national headquarters in Abuja. Commending the parties for their role during the recently concluded […]

The Senate has urged President, MUHAMMAD BUHARI, to expedite actions on the prosecution of sponsors of the Boko Haram sect. The Senate Committee on Army made the request at a press conference it addressed shortly after the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General TUKUR BURATAI, led other generals to defend the 2021 budget of the […]

The Management of Ignatius Ajuru University has lift the suspension order on two students of the institution. Chibuzor Remmy and Sunday Idongesit we suspended by the management of the university for publishing materials capable of causing public disorder on social media. The Public Relations officer of the school, Ngozi Okiridu disclosed that the lifting of […]