Truck crushes 2 to death in Ogun

Two persons were on Thursday crushed to death in an accident involving an Iveco truck, marked SRA 757 XA, and a Bajaj motorcycle, opposite Egba High School,  Obantoko road, Abeokuta. Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the spokesperson, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Akinbiyi explained that the accident occurred when the motorcycle rider was overtaking the truck. He noted that five people were involved in the accident but two persons, who were passengers on the motorcycle, died on the spot. “Eyewitness confirmed that…

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NBC suspends Daar communications licence

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has suspended the licence of Daar Communications for failure to abide by Nigerian Broadcasting Code. The Director-General of NBC, Malam Is’haq Modibbo-Kawu made this known on Thursday in Abuja. Kawu said over the last two years, NBC summoned the management of the company to address issues regarding the operations of AIT and Raypower; particularly Political Platform and Kakaaki. He explained that in one of its meetings with the company held on June 2, 2017 the commission expressed its disappointment with the way and manner hate…

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President Buhari greets Deeper Life Pastor, Kumuyi at 78

Pastor William Kumuyi President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Pastor William Kumuyi of Deeper Life Bible Church as he turns 78 years. Buhari in a congratulatory message signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Thursday, recalled his meeting with the respected cleric. The president said that he met Kumuyi at the State House, Abuja, last October, during which the latter shared deep insights about the country. He also recalled that the cleric had used the opportunity to pray with him and for…

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Ibom Air gets AOC, set to begin flight operations

Akwa Ibom State-owned carrier, Ibom Air, is set to begin flight operations after securing its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). The General Manager, Public Relations, NCAA, Mr Sam Adurogboye, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos. Adurogboye said that the airline formally obtained the AOC from the NCAA on June 6. NAN reports that an AOC is the approval granted by a national aviation authority (NAA) to an aircraft operator to allow it to use aircraft for…

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Adamawa Governor Fintiri sacks all chairmen, members of boards, parastatals, commissions

Governor Fintiri of Adamawa State Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State Thursday announced the dissolution of all chairmen and members of boards, parastatals and commissions in the state. In his maiden broadcast to the people of the state, Fintiri also suspended from office pending inquiry, the General Managers of Adamawa State Water Board, Adamawa State Urban Planning Development Authority, Adamawa State Transport Company and the Executive Secretary, Post Primary Schools Management Board. “The Chairmen and members of Governing Boards of Adamawa State Tertiary Institutions are hereby similarly dissolved. “The boards…

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Real Madrid agree fee for Chelsea’s Hazard

Chelsea’s Hazard billed to join Spanish top side, Real Madrid Chelsea forward Eden Hazard is set to join Real Madrid after a deal worth 100 million euros plus add-ons was agreed between the two clubs on Thursday. This was based on British and Spanish media reports on Thursday, but there was no official word from the clubs in Madrid or London. Spain’s AS sports daily, citing unnamed sources, said on its website that the English Premier League (EPL) side had accepted Real Madrid’s offer for the 28-year-old. It said Hazard,…

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Ichida Progress Union inaugurates BoT, patrons, ambassadors

By Sunny A. David, Onitsha The Ichida Progress Union, Onitsha branch, Anambra State has installed Board of Trustees, Patrons and Ambassadors as partners in piloting the affairs of the Union. The ceremony, held at the Union proposed event centre, Nkwelle Ezunaka, attracted dignitaries from within and beyond the community. According to the community, lchida Progress Union was initiated to foster brotherhood and advance the progress in the area. In his opening remark, the Chairman of the occasion, Chief Nnaemeka Egbuna said the vision of the founding fathers in establishing the…

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Buhari issues National Assembly proclamation: 8th ends Saturday, 9th begins Tuesday

Outgoing Senate President, Bukola Saraki President Muhammadu Buhari has transmitted a proclamation letter terminating the term of the eighth National Assembly. The proclamation letter was addressed to the Clerk to the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori. Mr Sani-Omolori confirmed receipt of the letter to journalists Thursday afternoon. The letter proclaimed termination of the term of the eighth Assembly by midnight of Saturday, June 8, and commencement of the ninth Senate on Tuesday, June 11. “I just want to confirm that I have received a proclamation from the President of Federal Republic…

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Amnesty International, other non-state actors endangering lives, peace of Nigerian citizens — CISS

CISS Nigeria Chancellor, Professor Danfulani presenting the report on Thursday in Abuja The Centre for International and Strategy Studies (CISS) has exposed the activities of Amnesty International and other non-state actors in a full-scale report released on Thursday. According to the group, famed for thorough fact-finding and research, the humanitarian organisation is endangering lives and destabilising the peace of the nation through its politically-motivated propaganda. Owing to AI’s ceaseless accusation against the Federal Government, CISS commissioned a two-part extensive research that scrutinised the issues canvassed by the London-based group. Upon…

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Aisha is her father’s daughter

Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari By Lasisi Olagunju  “As I watched our First Lady on television on Saturday, I saw dissent. I saw deviance. I saw resistance. I saw opposition to what the present gives. She is a rare combination of beauty, brain and bravery. She talks straight. Did you listen to what she said?” “I heard her. She said the security agencies ‘should either assist to take action or allow the situation to continue until bandits finished killing all our people.’ That was quite tough.” “Are the times…

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