CSO commends NSCDC DG, Gana patriotic disposition

NSCDC CG, Gana with Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar (right) The Centre for Media Advocacy (CMA), a civil-society and pro-human rights advocacy group, has passed a vote of confidence on the proactive and patriotic leadership of the Commandant-General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu. This is for re-jigging the security architecture, mechanism and strategy in manning key critical national assets across the country, as well as the reduction of vandalism of major assets of the communication industry and oil facilities in the country. This…

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FIFA formally welcome Super Falcons to France 2019

World football-ruling body FIFA on Wednesday in Reims formally welcomed African champions Nigeria to the 8th FIFA Women’s World Cup finals holding in France. Ademola Olajire, Director of Communications of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), said in a statement on Wednesday that the team’s players officially performed the “Welcome’’ ritual. They were taken through the rules of the game by a FIFA official, Sandra Hunt, at their Hotel Mercure Reims Centre Cathedral. “A second session, on anti-doping, was guided by Dr. Rheema Alhosani. “The sessions were conducted after the Super Falcons’…

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Yul Edochie survives ‘terrible’ car crash

Actor Yul Edochie Popular Nollywood Actor, Yul Edochie, has miraculously survived a major road accident on a recent trip to the East. He made this known through his Instagram account@yuledochie on Wednesday. He wrote: “All I can say is thank you Lord, thank you Jesus, thank you Jehovah, God is real and God is alive. Thank you blessed mother Mary “I left Lagos yesterday heading to the east, just before I got to Ore doing 100-120km, my car lost control and started veering off to the right. “I tried to…

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Gaza, Palestine: Eid al-Fitr prayers despite hostilities

Gaza, Palestine: Women and children gather for Eid al-Fitr prayers. Photograph: Ali Jadallah/Anadolu Agency/Getty.  

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Pyongyang, North Korea: What a choreographed display!

Pyongyang, North Korea: Tens of thousands of performers take part in a propaganda display. Photograph: Kim Won Jin/AFP/Getty.

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2019 UTME: No cut-off marks yet, says JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has not published the national and general minimum cut-off marks for placement of candidates into the nation’s tertiary institutions as being speculated in some quarters. The board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Wednesday in Lagos. According to him, there is no truth behind such speculations, adding that some persons, whom he described as fraudulent elements were behind the development with a ploy to defraud innocent Nigerians…

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Ex-police commissioner Tsav – FG: Issue cease and desist notice to Amnesty International

Former Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Tsav A retired Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, has advised the Federal Government to issue a cease and desist notice to Amnesty International (AI).  Tsav’s charge follows the numerous calls by Nigerians and foreign observers for AI to be banned from the country and treated like a criminal organisation owing to traces of terrorism-motivated propaganda. Originally focused on humanitarian works, AI appears to have embraced falsehood, deceit and conspiracy agenda, especially against the Nigerian state and efforts towards curtailing insecurity and terrorism.…

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Civil service only machinery to implement gov’t policies – Bauchi Perm sec

Governor Mohammed of Bauchi State By Baba Shehu Oscu, Bauchi The Permanent Secretary, Bauchi State Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Ali Babayo has said that the civil service is the only machinery for the implementation of government policies and programmes. As such, he said, “it is expected that we all take part in the various decisions that the government is going to formulate, implement and even evaluate in the state.” Babayo was speaking while addressing heads of administration of the twenty local government councils presently vested with…

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German Govt. invests 2m Euros in Nigeria’s rice production

File photo of a rice farm in Nigeria The German Government, with support from the Bill and Mellinda Gates Foundation, has provided two million Euros for implementation of the second phase of the Competitive African Rice Initiative (CARI) in Nigeria. The Programme Director of CARI, Mr Jean-Bernard Lalannehe, disclosed this on Wednesday to newsmen in Abuja. Lalannehe said the second phase of the project known as CARI-2, would be implemented in Kebbi, Kaduna and Jigawa states. According to him, the aim is to help smallholder farmers to increase their income…

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