In 1964, I was the only Lagos reporter that had home telephone – Osoba

Otunba Segun Osoba A former governor of Ogun State, Segun Osoba, took a nostalgic journey to his early days as a reporter at Nigeria’s oldest newspaper, the Daily Times, in his new book ‘Battlelines: Adventures in Journalism and Politics.’ The book, a biography, will be launched in Lagos on July 8. One of the three pioneer employees who joined the Daily Times in 1964 after passing their A-levels, Mr Osoba was put under the tutelage of Guy Walls, an expatriate training manager from Daily Mirror, London. “As trainee reporters, whenever…

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Recruitment: FCT Police display names of candidates at Area Councils

The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja on Friday said it had displayed names of shortlisted candidates from the FCT for recruitment into police at the Area Councils. A statement by DSP Anjuguri Manzah, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), in the command called on applicants to visit respective Area Councils to check for their names. He said that the screening exercise would commence at the Command Headquarters in the FCT from Monday July 1, until Saturday July 6, by 7 a.m daily. Manzah urged shortlisted candidates to…

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Gov. Fintiri revokes school land allocated to individuals

Adamawa State Governor Fintiri Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State has revoked all schools’ land allocated to individuals in the state. The Director-General, Media and Communications to the governor, Mr Solomon Kumangar, made this known Friday while briefing newsmen in Yola. Kumangar said that many people have encroached and build on primary and secondary school lands across the state, particularly in Yola, Mubi and Michika local government areas. Kumangar said the administration, which was committed to the revamping of education in the state, has directed the payment of matching grant…

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COZA Pastor Fatoyinbo denies Bukola Dakolo’s rape allegation

Embattled Senior Pastor and Founder of   Common Wealth of Zion(COZA) Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo has denied  the rape allegation leveled against him by Busola Dakolo, wife of  sensational soul singer Timi Dakolo. Dakolo, mother of three had on Friday made a shocking revelation in a detailed interview with Chude Jideonwo, a lawyer and journalist on YNaija channel of how the Abuja-based cleric raped her as a teenager. The viral video report has set social media and other online platforms on fire, evoking shock, backlash and criticism from Nigerians, especially the Christian community.…

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Outgoing NPHCDA spokesperson advocates sustained innovations to reduce infant mortality

The outgoing Head of Public Relations, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Mr Saadu Salahu, has urged the agency to sustain innovations to boost routine immunisation programme toward reducing infant and child mortality in Nigeria. He made the call during a get-together organised by the agency for him on his retirement after service on Friday in Abuja. Salahu, who worked with about six different executive directors, described Dr Faisal Shuaib, the Executive Director of the agency, as ” the most innovative chief executive officer the agency ever had.” He…

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Justice Ashi, prosecuting Diezani for money laundering, dies

Late Justice V.B. Ashi A High Court judge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), sitting at the Apo Division, Justice Valentine B.  Ashi, has died. Reports reaching Apex News on Friday night indicated the judge died on Thursday at a hospital in Abuja where she was being diagnosed for an undisclosed ailment. In December 2018, the judge ordered security agencies to arrest and produce a former Petroleum Resources Minister, Diezani Alison Madueke, accused of money laundering in billions of foreign currency. Diezani has not being arrested. According to the official…

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Bishop Ezeofor of Aguata Diocese celebrates silver jubilee of priestly ordination

By Sunny A. David, Awka The essence of giving thanks to God for his abundant blessings to mankind came to the fore yesterday as the Anglican Bishop of Aguata Diocese, Right Reverend Samuel Ezeofor celebrated the twenty five years of his priestly ordination. The event which took place at the Cathedral Church of Saint John Ekwulobia in Aguata Local Government Area also featured a Holy Eucharist. In a sermon to mark the event, the Cathedral Administrator, Venerable Chijioke Nwankwo charged leaders to always bear in mind that there exists a…

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ISWAP: Atiku told to mute over comments on Army chief, Buratai’s efforts on anti-terror campaign

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar The League of Security Experts and Professionals has rebuked Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for displaying “ gross ignorance” over his call for Chief Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai to relocate permanently to Borno State. The umbrella body for security experts and professionals in the country gave this reprimand in a press conference through President Anthony Egwu on Friday in Abuja. According to the group, the remarks made by the former Vice-president is highly “misleading and…

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Anambra govt provides more traffic devices to promote road safety

By Sunny A. David, Awka The Anambra State Government has provided new Traffic Stop Sign hand device for Anambra Traffic Management Agency (ATMA) and Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIOs). The device was unveiled in the office of the Commissioner for Transport at the Jerome Udoji Secretariat Complex, Awka. The Commissioner, Mr. Uchenna Okafor said that the new traffic stop sign device would be used by ATMA and VIO Personnel to control traffic in the state. In an interview, the Managing Director and General Superintendent ATMA, Mr. Pat Obiefuna explained that these…

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iPhone designer Jony Ive to leave Apple

Sir Ive, iPhone designer  Sir Jony Ive, the Briton who over two decades helped turn Apple into the world’s most valuable company, is leaving to set up his own venture. Sir Jonathan, designer of the iMac, iPod and iPhone, leaves later this year to start a creative firm, LoveFrom, with Apple as its first client. “This just seems like a natural and gentle time to make this change,” he said. Apple boss Tim Cook said his “role in Apple’s revival cannot be overstated”. But the departure comes at a time…

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