Insecurity: Benue bans use of motorcycles in three LGAs

Following the renewed insecurity in the Sankera axis in Benue State, the State Security Council on Tuesday banned the use of motorcycles in the area.The security council also banned illegal revenue checkpoints in some parts of the axis.Sankera axis comprises three local governments – Logo, Katsina-Alla and Ukum with Katsina-Alla as headquarters.In a statement by[...]

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Enugu Assembly passes 2021 Appropriation Bill of N169.8bn

Enugu State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed the state’s 2021 appropriation bill of N169.8 billion.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that passage of the 2021 budget followed the presentation and adoption of a report by the House Committee Chairman on Finance and Appropriation, Mr Ezenta Ezeani during plenary.Ezeani said that the budget estimate[...]

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Two FCT doctors die of COVID-19

Two more doctors have succumbed to the coronavirus in the Federal Capital Territory in the past two weeks, the FCT Administration has disclosed.It explained that a female doctor with the Gwarimpa General hospital, passed on two weeks ago while a private medical doctor died last week, bringing the total of doctors lost to the virus[...]

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Labour Party National Chairman, Abdulsalam, is dead

The National Chairman of the Labour Party, Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, is dead.He died in Abuja after early morning prayers, on Tuesday.His closest friend and political associate, the former National Chairman of the Inter-Party Advisory Council, Peter Ameh, confirmed the death to our correspondent on the telephone.He said, “I’ve lost a friend of several decades. He[...]

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French fashion designer Pierre Cardin dies at 98

French fashion designer Pierre Cardin, hailed for his visionary creations but also for bringing stylish clothes to the masses, died Tuesday aged 98, his family has disclosed.Cardin, who was born to a low-income family in northern Italy but became a France-based fashion superstar, died in a hospital in Neuilly in the west of Paris, his[...]

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I never called for a coup —Bishop Kukah

As reactions and counter-reactions continue to trail his Christmas message, Bishop of Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has denied calling for a coup.Bishop Kukah at a media conference with selected journalists held at St Bakhita Secretariat in Sokoto on Monday night urged Nigerians to get the accurate statement rather than relying on different lies[...]

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Reps back Trump, increase COVID-19 stimulus to $2,000

In a 275-134 vote on Monday, the US House of Representatives backed President Donald Trump’s demand for 2,000 dollars (N776,000) coronavirus stimulus cheque for American workers.The vote came barely 24 hours after Trump reluctantly signed the 900 billion dollars (N349.2 trillion) COVID-19 relief bill, which includes a $600 (N232,800) stimulus package.The president initially rejected the[...]

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Cross-over services: CAN directs Lagos churches to close by 11pm

The Lagos State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria has directed all churches in the state to close their cross-over services by 11 pm on December 31, 2020.The directive is contained in a statement signed by the Lagos State CAN chairman, Bishop Steven Adegbite.It would be recalled that the Lagos State Government had ordered[...]

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Deeper Life suspends principal over alleged molestation of Pupil

The management of the Deeper Life High School has suspended the principal of the school in Akwa Ibom State, Solomon Ndidi, over the alleged molestation of one of the pupils.Distraught mother of the junior student of Deeper Life High School, Idoro near Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, Deborah Okezie had in a Facebook video which went[...]

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