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Indian govt goes after Amnesty International, revokes licences of 1,300 NGOs

India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday raided the premises of Amnesty International in Bengaluru. CBI has alleged irregularities in foreign funding, Sputnik reports India’s Federal Home Ministry had revoked the watchdog’s license and those of 1,300 volunteer organisations under the Foreign Currency Regulation Act in 2010. The U.S.-based human rights watchdog, is critical […]

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Presidential election: Buhari reacts to Supreme Court ruling on why he defeated Atiku

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday reacted to the Supreme Court ruling on why he was declared winner of the 2019 presidential election.  Buhari, who welcomed the “elucidation of the Supreme Court ruling on the PDP petition,” stressed that the onus of proof must necessarily fall on those that challenge votes. In a statement by his […]

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Kano elders to meet Fashola over deteriorating state of Kano-Gwarzo-Dayi Road

Worried by the deteriorating state of Kano-Gwarzo-Dayi road which links Kano to four states, communities in the area have resolved to send a special delegation to meet with the Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola, to elicit government action. “We are formally going to lodge a complainant on the deplorable condition of the Kano-Gwarzo-Dayi road, which […]

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Alleged 1.5B SUBEB fraud, court fix hearing Dec. 13

Justice Ohimai Ovbiagele, of the Benin high court, Criminal Court Division on Friday adjourned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) case against an official of the Edo State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) over non-appearance of the plaintiffs, counsels and witness. The court is presiding over the alleged fraud case of N1.5billion against the […]

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FRSC speaks on Ogun tanker explosion

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed that two persons died while six others sustained injuries in an accident involving 17 vehicles at the old Toll Gate, Sango-Ota, on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway. The Corps Public Education Officer, Mr Bisi Kazeem, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, that the accident happened at about […]

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577 medicine shops in Anambra sealed for illegal operations, other offences

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has sealed off 96 pharmacies and 481 patent medicine shops totalling 577 medicine premises in Anambra for various offences. The PCN’s Director, Inspection and Monitoring, Mrs Anthonia Aruya, made this known in Awka on Friday while addressing newsmen on the council’s efforts at sanitising the sector in the state. […]

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Buhari approves E-based technology for Nigeria Customs Service

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the development of Electronic Based Customs known as E-Customs for the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS). The Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) disclosed this at the graduation of Senior Course three of Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College, Gwagwalada, Abuja on Friday. Ali said the deployment of technology would […]

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Lai Mohammed mourns Akinyele

Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja Following the reported death of a former Minister of Information, Chief Alex Akinyele, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, yesterday, expressed deep shock and sadness over the development. Mohammed, in a statement by the Special Assistant to the President (Media),Office of the Minister of Information and Culture, Segun Adeyemi, […]

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Breaking: Buhari eminently qualified to contest February 23 presidential election-Supreme Court

 Godwin Tsa, Abuja In a full judgment on Friday, the Supreme Court held that President Muhammadu Buhari was “eminently qualified” to contest the February 23 presidential election. The apex court had in a summary judgment on October 30, 2019 affirmed the decision of the presidential election petition tribunal which validated the declaration of President Muhammadu […]

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Bayelsa guber:  DIG orders restriction of movement, beef up security

  Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa  The Deputy Inspector General of Police for Bayelsa governorship election, Michael Anthony Ogbizi has restricted movements on land and waterways for the Bayelsa governorship election. A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Asinim Butswat said the Ogbizi has also ordered the withdrawal of Policemen attached to VIPs in the […]