Month: April 2021

2023: Why INEC opted for February 18 –Yakubu

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Mahmoud Yakubu, has explained why the electoral umpire settled for February 18, 2023 as tentative date for the presidential election.   He spoke when he appeared before the Senate Committee on INEC.   “Based on the principle established by the commission, the 2023 general election will hold on Saturday, …

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Finance minister, army chief to face Senate panel

The Senate Committee on Army, yesterday, asked Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed; Director General, Budget Office, Ben Akabueze and Chief of Army Staff, Attahiru Ibrahim to appear before it next Tuesday to explain details of funds so far released to the army to fight insurgency, banditry and other forms of insecurity from 2019 till date. …

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Noise pollution: Why we can’t secure conviction of religious bodies –Lagos

Lagos State Government, yesterday, gave reason it has not yet secured any conviction from noise pollution by religious organisations in the state.   Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Tunji Bello, said anything bordering on religion is always a sensitive issue and care has to be taken, in order not to create a bigger …

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Stampede in Imo secretariat over alleged gunmen attack

There was a serious stampede at the Imo State secretariat, yesterday, following an alleged plan attack by gunmen.   When Daily Sun visited the place, both senior and junior staff of the ministries were seen attempting to outrun one another for safety when the rumour of a suspected attack was circulated in the ministry.   …

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Tokyo 2020: Sports Ministry, AFN move to secure relay qualifications

Despite the refusal of the Polish Embassy in Nigeria to issue entry visa to Nigeria’s contingent to the World Relays starting on Saturday in Silesia, Poland, the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development and the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) have moved to ensure Nigeria qualifies for the five relay events at the Tokyo …

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Nakeeyat – The Poet Reminds Parents To Brush Day And Night With Their Children And Family

Do you remember Nakeeyat? She is the young talented poet who took Ghana by storm with her appearance and eventual win in the TV3 Talented kids season 10 show. Her popularity among Ghanaians shows how far she has come since her brilliant win at the show. Ever since that title, she has been making us …

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Ekiti police nab evangelist for rapping 12-year-old

The Criminal Investigative Department (CID), Ekiti State Police Command, has arrested a 38-year-old Evangelist for allegedly having consecutively carnal knowledge of a 12-year-old Sola six times in his house at Omuo-Ekiti. A 40-year-old Segun who allegedly had unlawful carnal knowledge of a 20-year-old Tope about five times under threat with a pistol was also nabbed. …

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FEC approves poverty reduction strategy, Osinbajo to head steering committee

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the National Poverty Reduction with Growth Strategy (NPRGS) as part of deliberate measures to address worsening poverty in the country.       Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina, disclosed this when he briefed journalists on the outcome of the council meeting, yesterday. …

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