Month: January 2020

UPDATED: Maryam Sanda Sentenced To Death By Hanging

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on Monday, convicted and sentenced Maryam Sanda to death by hanging for the murder of her husband, Bilyaminu Bello. Delivering the judgment, Justice Yusuf Halilu, held that there was circumstantial evidence coupled with her testimony and statement to the police that she “fatally” stabbed her husband …

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“Give maximum support to security agencies”- Niger NYCN chair charges youths

By Abdullahi Yusuf Tela The Chairman, National Youth Council of Nigeria, Niger state chapter, Comrade Bello B. Shariff has called on youths in the state to give maximum and required support to security agencies in order to curb issues of insecurity in the state. BBShariff who made this call during the North Central Security Summit …

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Two injured, seven houses burnt as fuel tanker catches fire in Benue – FRSC

The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission  in Benue State, Aliyu Baba, has confirmed two people injured and seven houses burnt in a petroleum tanker explosion yesterday at Agudo community in Tarka Local Government Area of the state. Baba told our correspondent on the telephone that the report of houses affected and persons …

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Buhari didn’t stop payment of lecturers salary over failure to enrol in IPPIS says ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Tuesday dismissed suggestions that President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the stoppage of salaries of university lecturers yet to enrol into the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS). Its President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, in a statement in Abuja, said that rumours to that effect circulated in the …

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Buhari to likely inaugurates Lagos-Ibadan railway in May – Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Tuesday, said the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), could inaugurate the Lagos-Ibadan railway in May. Amaechi, who said this on a live television programme monitored in Abuja, noted that the Federal Ministry of Transportation had been working hard to see that the project was set for inauguration …

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More qualified teachers will be employed – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said the Federal Government would engage more qualified teachers to increase the teacher-to-pupil ratio in the country. Buhari, according to a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, said this at the State House in Abuja while receiving the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Teachers led by the union’s national president, …

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My stolen mandate has been restored says Uzodinma

The just declared governor of Imo State by a Supreme Court of Nigeria’s judgement, Hope Uzodinma says his stolen mandate has been recovered. Uzodinma made this known through his special adviser on media, Declan Emelumba that the court had demonstrated bravery. The supreme court sacked Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo and affirmed Uzodinma as winner of the …

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New Barca coach eyes Osimhen, others

SUPER Eagles and Lille of France striker Victor Osimhen’s chances of joining Spanish giants Barcelona may have suffered a setback as new Barcelona boss Quique Setien has kept mute over the possibility of signing a new striker this month. Setien was officially unveiled as Ernesto Valverde’s successor yesterday after signing a two-and-a-half-year deal at Camp …

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South-west not happy, plans legal action as FG declare Amotekun illegal

The Federal Government has declared the South-West security outfit, Operation Amotekun, illegal. The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), made the government’s position known in a statement on Tuesday by his spokesman, Dr Umar Gwandu. But The PUNCH  gathered that the South-West governors would in the next few days meet and might resort …

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My intentions are positive – sugar rush film producer

Jade Osiberu, producer of Nollywood movie, Sugar Rush, is optimistic that her movie which was stopped from the cinemas by the National Film and Video Censor Board (NFVCB), will be returned to the big screens. It will be recalled that few days after the movie hit the cinemas on Christmas Day, the NFVCB suspended it. …

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