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Lin Qi, billionaire Netflix producer dead after alleged poisoning

Lin Qi, Chairman of Yoozoo Games and a Netflix producer is dead. He passed away after days of illness reportedly caused by a poisoned tea. The Chinese billionaire, 39, created Game of Thrones: Winter Is Coming game. In 2015, Yoozoo Group purchased the rights to Chinese sci-fi trilogy, The Three Body Problem. In September, Netflix …

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End SARS: ‘Lai Mohammed misinformed information minister’ – DJ Switch

Nigerian Dj, Obianuju Catherine Udeh, popularly known as DJ Switch has described the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed as a ‘misinformed minister of information.’ DAILY POST had reported that the Federal Government threatened to sanction a foreign media outlet, CNN, over its report on the alleged shooting of End SARS protesters by soldiers at the …

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Mr. Ibu at 60, extols Ugwuanyi as governor adopts Easter Monday as ‘Entertainment Day’

The famous Nollywood legend, Dr. John Okafor, popularly known as “Mr. Ibu” has extolled the outstanding leadership qualities of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, describing him as a visionary, peaceful, compassionate and unassuming leader who has brought tremendous development to the state, most especially in the rural communities. Mr. Ibu also commended Gov. Ugwuanyi …

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TV icon, Alex Trebek is dead

Popular TV icon and “Jeopardy” host, Alex Trebek is dead. According to TMZ, the 80-year-old passed on peacefully at home early Sunday morning, surrounded by family and friends after his long battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer since March 2019. Also, the management of the show in a tribute via its official Twitter account said …

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ASUU calls for better welfare package for journalists

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Thursday advocated for better and improved welfare packages for journalists in Nigeria. The call was made by the Chairperson of ASUU University of Jos branch, Dr. Lazarus Maigoro, at the inaugural lecture organised by the Correspondents’ chapel of the Plateau Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists …

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End SARS: Social media should be regulated, opposition incited hoodlums – Uzodinma

Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has called for the regulation of social media in Nigeria. The former lawmaker said this while condemning the End SARS protests that went awry. He stated his position on Thursday when he received the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu. Uzodinma regretted the death of police officers during the nationwide …

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End SARS: Police respected Nigerians, social media escalated protest – IG Adamu

Inspector-General of Police, Muhammad Adamu, has declared that social media was the biggest weapon used to escalate End SARS protests He spoke on Thursday in Owerri when he visited Governor Hope Uzodinma on Thursday. Adamu inspected damages done to both public and private and public properties by hoodlums. The IG hailed police officers for acting …

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There’s peace in Northeast, NNPC will resume oil search in Lake Chad – FG

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, says the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is set to resume oil exploration in the Lake Chad Basin. He spoke to newsmen after a meeting on Chad Basin with the Chief of Army Staff and commanders of Nigerian Army on Thursday in Maiduguri. The oil search was …

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‘Inciting sermons’: Nigerian Islamic leaders warn Christian leadership, pastors

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has told the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to publicly condemn the actions of pastors and church leaders. NSCIA accused some clerics of inciting their followers against Muslims in the country. The body is led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III. In a statement on …

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End SARS: Police pierced my leg with bullet, lured me with N250,000 bribe – Victim tells Ogun panel

One Mr. Kamol Ganiu, who was a victim of police brutality, has narrated his ordeals before the judicial panel set up by Governor Dapo Abiodun to investigate such complaints in Ogun State. DAILY POST reports the judicial panel, set up as part of the requests of the End SARS protesters, began its sittings on Thursday …

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Group decries rising cases of abandoned children in Osun

A Peacemakers centre in Osun State has decried the rising cases of abandoned children in the state. The centre attributed not domesticating the Violence Against Person (Prohibition) Act in the state as the main cause of the proliferation of street children. The General Coordinator of Justice, Development & Peace Makers Centre (JDPMC), Rev. Peter Akinkunmi …

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Ex-Senator Jang set for medicals in UAE amid Senate warning to Buhari

Former Plateau State Governor, Jonah David Jang, will soon leave the country for medical reasons. His lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) made the disclosure on Thursday. Ozekhome prayed Justice C. L. Dabup of Plateau State High Court, Jos, to allow Jang travel to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for treatment. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission …

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Alleged N1.12bn fraud: EFCC arraigns Disabled Workers Cooperative chairman, Abdulrauf

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned the chairman, Federal Civil Service Staff with Disabilities’ Cooperative Society, Iliasu Abdulrauf, for alleged N1,126,156,000 fraud. Abdulrauf was docked on Thursday before Justice S.C Oriji of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Apo, on a six-count charge of breach of trust. He committed the alleged fraud …

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Electricity tariff: Buhari vows to end estimated billings in Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to bring an end to the estimated billing system in Nigeria’s electricity supply. Buhari stated this in a series of tweets on his verified Twitter handle on Thursday. He disclosed that his administration has commenced the distribution of one million free meters in some parts of the country. The president …

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Obasanjo reveals why Atiku’s alliance with Ekwueme collapsed

Ex-President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has said the alliance of his former deputy, Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, with the late Alex Ekwueme, during the 2003 presidential primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), collapsed after Ekwueme lost at the poll. Obasanjo revealed this on Thursday at the public presentation of ‘Amazing Grace’, a biography …

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How Ladoja turned down my request to reconcile him with Adedibu, Adeojo – Obasanjo

Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Thursday, disclosed that former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Rasidi Ladoja, turned down his request to reconcile a rift between him, Chief Lamidi Adedibu and Chief Yekeen Adeojo. DAILY POST gathered that late Chief Adedibu masterminded the removal of Ladoja as Governor of Oyo State in 2006. …

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Alleged unusual deaths: We’ve sent patients’ samples for investigation – Enugu govt

Following reports of alleged unusual deaths in Ette Uno and Umuopu communities of Enugu Ezike, in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu State, the State Ministry of Health said it has collected samples from patients and sent to the National Reference Laboratory for investigation. Igbo-Eze North LGA shares a boundary with Kogi State. A …

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Senate queries Auditor General of the Federation for hoarding capital funds

The Senate Committee on Public Accounts on Thursday, queried the Office of the Auditor General of the Federation for being negligent in carrying out their statutory responsibilities. The Committee said the Auditor General’s negligence was relocated in massive corruption in Ministries, Departments and Agencies, which they couldn’t account for how their budgets were spent. Chairman …

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End SARS: ‘I almost shed tears after seeing destructions in Lagos’ – El-Rufai tells Gov Sanwo-Olu

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, on Thursday, said he almost cried after seeing photos of the destruction caused by hoodlums who hijacked the End SARS protest. El-Rufai disclosed this during his meeting with his Lagos State counterpart, Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The governor described the destruction in the state as a setback, though youths were …

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ASUU strike: ‘We’re ready to go with hunger, starvation’ – Nigerian lecturers tell Buhari

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of being insensitive to the plights of the Nigeria education sector, insisting that the president’s posture is seemingly regrettable. The union, which also accused the government of deploying hunger and starvation tactics to cripple ASUU members who are holding onto the strike action, …

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HURIWA kicks as Sultan calls for arrest of Enugu Catholic Bishop

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, has called for the arrest and prosecution of Bishop Godfrey Onah of Nsukka Catholic Diocese for inciting violence against Muslims in the South East and South South. Abubakar, who is the President of Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, said he has evidence indicting Bishop Onah over …

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Adamawa police recovers 7 cars from 2 suspected kidnappers

The Adamawa State Police Command has recovered seven cars from two suspected kidnappers. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Suleiman Nguroje, who spoke on the development on Thursday, said diligent investigation led to the recoveries a couple of days after arresting the suspects. Nguroje said the two suspects, Aminu Jika (36) and Muhammad Umar …

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Buhari, others must not travel abroad for medical treatment – Senate tells State House officials

The Senate has called on the State House officials to equip its clinic in order to prevent President Muhammadu Buhari from travelling abroad to seek medical attention. Senate Committee on Federal Character and Intergovernmental Affairs made the call on Thursday. The Chairman of the Committee, Senator Danjuma Lar made this remark when the Permanent Secretary …

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You lack power to punish our members – SSANU, NASU fire at UI Senate

Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) at the University of Ibadan on Thursday declared that Senate of the University has no power to punish its members. DAILY POST recalls that some Senate members at the University had on Wednesday, threatened to punish SSANU and NASU members who participated in …

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US election 2020: Protests rock New York, other cities

Protesters have marched through the streets of several American cities in response to President Donald Trump’s ‘aggressive’ moves to challenge the outcome of the US presidential election. In Minneapolis, New York, protesters blocked a freeway, prompting arrests. In Portland, a large crowd gathered on the waterfront to protest Trump’s attempted interventions in the votes currently …

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INEC announces date to introduce electronic voting in Nigeria’s elections

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Yakubu Mahmood has disclosed that electronic voting might be introduced in Anambra governorship election come 2021. The Chairman of the electoral commission made this known during a budget defence session with the House of Reps Committee on INEC. Yakubu further stated that they are looking at …

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US election: Oye Owolewa made Nigeria proud – Youths Minister, Sunday Dare

The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Thursday, described the feat achieved by 31-year-old Oye Owolewa in the 2020 United States election as national pride. The minister made this known in a post on his official Twitter page. He wrote, “Congrats are in place for the 31-year-old Adeoye Owolewa for making Nigeria …

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End SARS: Injured, dead police officers to get promotion – IGP Adamu

The Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, has revealed that police officers who lost their lives and those injured following the violence that erupted during the End SARS protest will be promoted to the next rank. Adamu said this after assessing burnt police stations in Edo state on Wednesday. According to him, police officers across …

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Police arrest suspected killers, kidnappers of Bauchi lawmaker, gov’s elder brother

Suspected killers of the late member of Bauchi State House of Assembly, Musa Mante Baraza and kidnappers of the elder brother to the State governor, Mohammed Duguri, have been arrested by the police. The late Baraza, who represented Dass state constituency in the Assembly, was murdered on August 13, 2020, in his residence in Dass, …

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El-Rufai visits Sanwo-Olu, as Gov signs order to rebuild Lagos State

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, is in Lagos. He was at the Lagos House in Marina Thursday morning where he met Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. A post on El-Rufai’s Twitter handle said hecommiserated with the government and people on recent events in the State. The Kaduna helmsman also commended steps to get Lagos back on its …

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End SARS: Ogun judicial panel begins sitting, says it won’t entertain cases in court

All is now set for the inaugural sitting of the Judicial panel set up by Governor Dapo Abiodun to investigate complaints of police brutality, human rights violations and extra-judicial killings by security operatives in Ogun State. The sitting, DAILY POST reports, began at 10:08am on Thursday at the Magistrates Court 1 in Isabo, Abeokuta, the …

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US elections 2020: Biden reveals Trump’s decision he will reverse in 77 days

The presidential candidate of the Democratic Party, Joe Biden, has vowed to reverse President Donald Trump’s decision for the United States to leave the Paris Accord. The US became the first country to ever withdraw from an international climate change pact. Trump had announced the pull-out in June 2017, but in line with United Nations …

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End SARS: You can’t dictate to us anymore – Southern, Middle Belt leaders tell core north

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum, SMBLF, has criticized the recent meeting of northern governors, Emirs, Chiefs, and Arewa leaders in topmost positions. The forum spoke in a communique, after an emergency meeting held in Abuja signed by Chief EK Clark (PANDEF Leader), AVM Idongesit Nkanga, Chief Broderick Bozimo, Mr. Solomon Asemota (SAN), Senator …

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Lekki toll gate shooting: How Malami indicted Buhari as incompetent Commander-In-Chief – HURIWA

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has alleged that Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice has indicted President Muhammadu Buhari as an incompetent Commander-In-Chief. HURIWA, a frontline activist group made the remark in response to claim that hoodlums in uniform may have attacked End SARS protesters at …

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US election 2020 results: International observers declare position as Trump makes claims

International observers have declared their position on the Tuesday’s presidential election in the United States of America, countering President Donald Trump’s claim of electoral fraud. President’s Trump’s campaign had yesterday declared that he will demand recount of votes in Wisconsin, and will “immediately do so”. The incumbent raised alarm at different points yesterday, alleging electoral …

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ASUU: Ngige reveals what is delaying resumption of universities

The Minister for Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige has revealed that the federal government is unable to conceed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) request of N110billion revitalization funds due to COVID19. He noted that FG is instead willing to release N30billion. He revealed that ASUU is proposing to take the entire N30billion, …

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Budget defence: N2bn on furniture, zero allocation to Mambila hydro project raises concern

On Wednesday, the daily budget defence in the National Assembly continued with usual revelations and drama. In the House of Representatives, DAILY POST reports that the Committees on Finance, Electoral matters and Power had a schedule as different Ministries, Departments and Agencies defended their budget estimates. Committee on Electoral matters infighting: Normally, fighting during committee …

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US Election 2020: Trump’s action disgraceful – Pennsylvania Gov rejects bid to stop vote count

Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Wolf has condemned a lawsuit filed by President Donald Trump’s campaign to stop the counting of ballots in the State. Trump’s campaign had filed a lawsuit to stop vote counting in Pennsylvania. Also Trump’s campaign demanded recount of votes in Wisconsin. Democrat governor Wolf, reacting during a press conference, described the action …

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Rivers killings: Gov Wike attacked over comments against IPOB, Amaechi

Biafra Nations Youth League, BNYL, has attacked the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike for attributing the ongoing crisis in Oyigbo Local Government Area of the State to the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi. The group also condemned the killing of residents in the area by Nigeria soldiers. …

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NUFBTE expels 21 members

The National Union of Food, Beverages and Tobacco Employees (NUFBTE) has expelled 21 of its members over gross anti-union conduct and infraction against its constitution. The union’s National President, Mr. Lateef Oyelekan, and Acting General Secretary, Mr. Mike Olarenwaju, made this known in a statement on Wednesday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that …

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US election 2020: Jubilations in Kwara as Indigene, Owolewa wins

There was wild jubilation in Omu-Aran community of Kwara on Wednesday, as its indigene, Adeoye Owolewa, was declared the winner of the U.S. Congress election for Columbia District. According to NAN, the residents, especially members of Igangu family where Owolewa hails from, embarked on celebration across the metropolis as news of the election victory filtered …

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Rivers varsity suspends two students over social media post

The management of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education has suspended two students for one academic session for allegedly making inciting posts on their social media handles. The affected students were Sunday Idongesit Okpokpo of the Department of Political Science and Chibuzor Remmy of the Department of Educational Management. The institution accused Okpokpo of creating panic …

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SOKAPEP debunks claims of attacks in Southern Kaduna

The Southern Kaduna Peace Practitioners (SOKAPEP) forum has refuted reports of continuous killings in Southern Kaduna, claiming the news is untrue. SOKAPEP further accused the public relations officer of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), Luka Binniyat, of spreading falsehood. Binniyat had claimed in news reports that, “Adara natives of Kallah ward in Kajuru Local …

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US election 2020: Trump will demand recount of votes – Campaign

United States President, Donald Trump, will demand recount of votes in Wisconsin. His campaign has confirmed that the Republican candidate in the election will “immediately do so”. Bill Stepien, Trump 2020 campaign manager made the announcement in a statement. Stepien said despite “ridiculous public polling used as a voter suppression tactic, Wisconsin has been a …

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End SARS: What Fashola told Buhari about Lekki toll gate shooting during FEC meeting

Ministers from the South-West region of Nigeria, have urged the Federal Government to probe the role of the Military, in the shootings of protesters at the Lekki toll gate on Tuesday, October 20. The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, disclosed this while answering questions from State House correspondents at the end of this …

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Gov. Abiodun suspends examination at OGITECH over death of student

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has ordered the temporary suspension of ongoing semester examination at the Institute of Technology (OGITECH), Igbesa, following the death of a student. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the deceased, Yusuf Malik, a National Diploma 1 student, was on Tuesday knocked down by a motorcycle at the …

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End SARS protests: Gov. Ugwuanyi begs police officers to resume work

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on Wednesday, passionately appealed to men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to fully renew their ultimate commitment towards the provision of security of lives and property by returning to their duty posts across the State. Gov. Ugwuanyi made the appeal when he visited the Senior Police …

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Senate tinkers with capital market for Nigeria’s economic survival

In view of multiferous economic challenges confronting the nation, Nigerian Senate on Wednesday disclosed it would rework capital market laws to generate more revenues for the nation. In his address at the 2021 budget defence on Wednesday, Chairman of Senate Committee on Capital Market, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, noted that there were challenges militating against Nigeria’s …

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End SARS: Lawmaker inspects 14 police facilities destroyed by protesters in Anambra

The member representing Nnewi North, Nnewi South and Ekwusigo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Chris Azubogu, has inspected 14 Police facilities destroyed by protesters within his constituency in Anambra State. Azubogu described the destruction as massive and colossal, while regretting that hoodlums took advantage of the peaceful End SARS protest to loot …

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Trump raises fresh alarm over alleged manipulation of US election

The United States, US, President, Donald Trump, has raised the alarm over alleged manipulation of the on-going presidential election. Trump, while lamenting that he was being rigged on Wednesday, said after leading the polls solidly, surprise ballot dumps were counted. DAILY POST had reported that Joe Biden was leading the polls with 68,997,244 direct votes …

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End SARS: Banks suffer lack of cash over police refusal to resume duties

Investigation has shown that the delay by police personnel to commence duties in Anambra State has affected the operations of some commercial banks in the state. Some bank customers, who spoke to DAILY POST on Wednesday, said they discovered that most of the banks were only rendering other services that didn’t include cash withdrawal because …

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Niger govt responds to rumour that 3 commissioners are COVID-19 positive

The Secretary to the Niger State Government (SSG) and Chairman of the state Task Force on COVID-19, Ahmed Matane, has denied report that three commissioners tested positive to Coronavirus in the state. A statement issued by Tanko Lawal, the Information Officer in his office, on Wednesday said the report published by some national dailies and …

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You have no role to play in selecting VC at UI – Senate blasts SSANU, NASU

Senate of the University of Ibadan has declared that Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) have no role to play in the selection of new Vice-Chancellor of the University. DAILY POST learnt that both SSANU and NASU members in the University have been kicking against the ongoing selection process …

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Anxiety as WAEC Withholds results of Ekiti candidates over alleged indebtedness

Panic has gripped parents and candidates who sat for the 2020 West African Examinations Council (WAEC), as the body withheld the results of all candidates that sat for it in all public schools in Ekiti State. Parents and wards, who besieged their respective schools to collect the results released a few days ago were disappointed, …

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End SARS: Onifade Pelumi, 20-year-old Nigerian journalist covering protest dead, police indicted

Pelumi Onifade, a reporter with Gboah TV who went missing during the End SARS protest, is dead. His body was found at the mortuary of the General Hospital in Ikorodu. It has been established that Pelumi was taken by the Lagos State Task Force. Majority of the unit manpower are police officers. On October 24, …

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NECO releases new timetable as 2020 SSCE resumes on Monday

The National Examination Council (NECO) has published the new time-table for the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE). The exams were suspended because of the End SARS protests which resulted in curfews in certain states. However, it will now run from Monday, November 9 until Saturday, November 28, 2020. The modified timetable has also been …

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Why End SARS protesters sang my praises, suspend attack on our division – DPO

The Divisional Police Officer, DPO of Fegge Police Division in Onitsha, Mr Rabiu Garba has said that he joined the Nigeria police Force to make a change. Garba’s story had gone viral on the internet a week ago after he addressed some End SARS protesters who had come to the division with dangerous weapons and …

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End SARS: ICC begins probe of shootings, crimes in Nigeria

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has commenced an inquiry into the End SARS protests in Nigeria. On Wednesday, BBC reported that the court confirmed that it is conducting a preliminary examination. The office of the ICC prosecutor said it had received information on alleged crimes. The probe will “assess whether the legal criteria for opening …

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Seized passport: Governor’s aide mocks Moe Odele, Nigerian End SARS advocate

Muawiyah Yusuf Muye, media assistant to Niger State Governor, Sani Bello, has made fun of Modupe (Moe) Odele. On Sunday, authorities blocked her from boarding an international flight. Immigration officials seized Odele’s passport without disclosing her offence. The legal practitioner gave an update of the situation Tuesday night on Twitter. “I went to retrieve my …

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Ekiti govt uncovers N20m salary for 362 ghost workers

The Ekiti State Government has uncovered the payment of N20 million monthly as salary for 362 ghost workers in Local Governments, NAN reports. The Commissioner for Local Government and Community Development, Prof. Adio Folaya made this known while presenting a State Staff Verification Committee report to Gov. Kayode Fayemi in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday. Folayan …

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Officials in Buhari govt working with Northern leaders to plunge Nigeria into crisis – Rights group

The Centre for Human Rights and Anti-corruption Crusade, CHURAC, has said that the recent parley by the Federal Government in collaboration with the Northern leaders is a threat to Nigeria’s corporate existence and unity. This is contained in a statement signed by CHURAC’s Publicity Secretary, Mr. Oyinkedi Fuofegha. The group said,”The Northern leaders are not …

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ASUU: We are no longer responsible for the lingering strike – Nigerian govt

The federal government has said it’s no longer responsible for the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU. Emeka Nwajiuba, Minister of State for Education said there is nothing should be stopping the lecturers from returning to classrooms. Nwajiuba explained that the government has done what it needs to do, adding that …

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PHOTONEWS : Buhari presides over FEC meeting in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over the Federal Executive Council ,FEC, meeting in Abuja. The meeting, which is currently in progress been held the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, and Some …

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Nigeria to leave some International organisations

The federal government has commenced a process to reduce the number of international organisations Nigeria belongs. Foreign Affairs Minister, Godfrey Onyeama, gave the hint on Tuesday in Abuja. The senior offical spoke while defending the ministry’s 2021 budget at the House of Representatives. Onyeama disclosed that the ministry faces the challenge of meeting its contribution …

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Security agencies in search of 50AK-47 rifles stolen by IPOB – Rivers govt

Security agencies are in frantic search of 50 AK-47 rifles allegedly carted away by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Oyigbo Local Government area of Rivers State. Commissioner for Information and Communications in the State, Paulinus Nsirim made the claims while briefing Government House Correspondents in Port Harcour after the government eased …

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Police/Lekki shootings: Gov Sanwo-Olu’s panel gets vote of no confidence

The Progressive Yoruba Youth (PYY) has passed a vote of no confidence on the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry. The panel was set up to investigate police brutality and high handedness across the State. The group said the panel has so far come short of high expectations of Lagosians. The group’s …

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End SARS: Dino Melaye rebukes Buhari govt over N25bn donation to youths

Dino Melaye, former Kogi West Senator has faulted the Federal Government’s decision to donate N25bn to Nigerian youths to invest in business. Melaye said the decision was hasty and lacked an indepth analytical framework. In a post on his Facebook page, the former lawmaker said the money would be used for feeding due to corruption …

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End SARS: Nigerians must get justice – Sultan to Buhari, governors

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Tuesday advised federal and state governments to ensure justice and fairness to all Nigerians. The President of Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) spoke at an emergency meeting of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria in Abuja. The parley was on the nationwide unrest …

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End SARS: Nigeria must probe Lekki shooting, killings by soldiers – UN experts

United Nations (UN) human rights experts have demanded a probe of the Lekki shooting by soldiers. Their statement on Tuesday said the federal government must set up a credible, independent inquiry into “the recent illegal killings of at least 12 peaceful protestors by soldiers”. A fortnight ago, Nigerian troops allegedly marched to the Lekki toll …

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End SARS: Nnamdi Kanu, Falz, Burna Boy, others accused of using fake news to create anarchy

Following the End SARS protests in Nigeria, the Global Amnesty Watch, GAW, and some right groups have alleged that some celebrities attempted to create anarchy using fake news. The right groups claimed that some Nigerian celebrities and international Non-Governmental Organisations, NGOs, incited violence through fake news. In a memorandum sent to the Lagos State Judicial …

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Amosun, Abiodun refused to buy me car – Gbenga Daniel reveals Ogun governor’s salary, pension

Former Governor Gbenga Daniel of Ogun State has said his successor, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun and the incumbent Gov Dapo Abiodun has not bought him a car since he left office, DAILY POST reports. Daniel also revealed the monthly salary and pension of Ogun present and past governors. According to Gbenga Daniel, anybody who rules the …

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Rivers killings: Amaechi’s ally replies Wike’s claim on Minister sponsoring IPOB

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has reminded the Governor of the State, Nyesom Wike that members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, once attacked Transportation Minister, Chibuike Amaechi in a foreign land. Eze’s reaction follows a recent allegation by Wike that Amaechi was sponsoring …

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Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Wednesday morning

Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers 1. The Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) has reported an explosion at a production facility in Oil Mining Lease (OML) 40. NPDC is an upstream subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). The affected facility is managed by NNPC partners, Elcrest Exploration and Production Nigeria …

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US election 2020: I didn’t vote for Trump – Republican Governor declares

Phil Scott, the Governor of Vermont, and a chieftain of the Republican party, has revealed that he actually voted for the opposition presidential candidate, Joe Biden. Scott said he had to choose country over party and voted for Democrat’s Joe Biden for president. He became the first Republican Governor in the US to acknowledge voting …

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President tests positive for COVID-19

Algeria’s President, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, has tested positive for COVID-19, his office announced on Tuesday. The confirmation ends speculation about Tebboune’s health, after he was hospitalized in Germany, following cases of coronavirus among his staff. The statement said the 74-year-old “continues to receive treatment in a specialised German hospital after catching the COVID-19 illness. “The medical …

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NYSC: All Corps members to undergo new COVID-19 tests before orientation

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said all prospective corps members will be tested using the new antigen-based test. NCDC also disclosed that the process of procurement of the antigen-based test was almost complete. The agency’s Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, speaking at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing in Abuja on …

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Landlord threatens to eject Nigerian Embassy in Hungary over rent

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Godfrey Onyeama, has revealed that the landlord of the property where the Nigerian Embassy in Hungary is located, is threatening to evict them. Onyeama made this disclosure while defending the ministry’s 2021 budget at the House of Representatives in Abuja on Tuesday. The Minister also claimed the ministry needs N1.6billion to …

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ASUU strike: Buhari govt dismisses eight months unpaid salary claims

The Federal government has dismissed claims by university lecturers that they have not been paid for eight months. Emeka Nwajiuba, the Minister of State for Education, insisted that such a claim was unfair. Speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today, Nwajiuba said some lecturers got excess salaries and had to refund it to the government. There …

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End SARS: Panel rejects LCC’s request to take back possession of Lekki tollgate

The Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing the alleged shootings of End SARS protesters by soldiers on October 20, 2020 at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos, has rejected the request by its operators, Lekki Concession Company (LCC) to “take back possession” of the tollgate. The Chairman of the panel, Justice Doris Okuwobi, ruled that the tollgate …

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Gov. Ugwuanyi did not construct community charging station in Enugu – Council boss

The Chairman of Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State, Engr. Abel Uchenna Nwobodo, has denied the story trending on the social media alleging that Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi constructed a community charging centre in Nara community of the council. In a statement, Engr. Nwobodo described the story as “misleading, false and mischievous and a …

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US presidential election: Donald Trump reacts as Nigerians campaign for him

The United States, US, President, Donald Trump on Tuesday, reacted to a campaign by some Nigerians in his honour. Trump described the campaign as a great honour to him. He stated this while sharing a video of Nigerians embarking on a solidarity match in his honour. The founder and leader of a Nigerian Church, Living …

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Restructuring: Yoruba group condemns Buhari’s stance, seeks UN, US support on secession

Yoruba coalition in the Diaspora, Yoruba One Voice (YOV) has expressed concerns over the “insensitive” response of President Muhammadu Buhari to calls for restructuring. YOV announced that Yorubas may be pushed to secede from Nigeria. The spokesman, Zacheus Somorin, in a statement on Tuesday, appealed to the members and organizations to commence the framework “for …

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Rivers killings: Uwazuruike gives reasons for Oyigbo massacre by soldiers, reveals those responsible

Founder of the Movement for Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, has blamed Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, for the killings being carried out by soldiers in Oyigbo, Rivers State. Uwazuruike absolves Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, of any blame for the ongoing military operations, adding that the …

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