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Lockdown violation: Nigerians react to ‘small’ N1m fine on UK airline, Flairjet

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has come under heavy attack by Nigerians over the fine of N1m imposed on a British private charter company, Flairjet for violating COVID-19 airport directives in Nigeria. DAILY POST earlier reported that Sirika on Sunday directed FlairJet to pay the Nigerian government the sum of one million Naira for […] Lockdown violation: Nigerians react to ‘small’ N1m fine on UK airline, Flairjet

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Governor Ayade declares 35 suspected cultists wanted over alleged killings in Calabar

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has declared 35 suspected cultists allegedly involved in recent killings and cultism in Calabar wanted A statement signed by the Permanent Secretary on Security in the Governor’s office, Dr Alfred Mboto, said that a handsome reward awaits any individual who provides useful information that would lead to the […] Governor Ayade declares 35 suspected cultists wanted over alleged killings in Calabar

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EPL: Man Utd take decision on signing Ighalo’s replacement after talks collapse

Premier League giant, Manchester United, has reportedly decided to make another attempt to bring striker, Joshua King back to the club, according to Sky Sports. King came through Man United’s academy but has made his name at Bournemouth, scoring 48 goals in his five seasons with the Cherries. The Red Devils made a £20 million […] EPL: Man Utd take decision on signing Ighalo’s replacement after talks collapse

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Gov. Okowa salutes Ijaw national leader, Edwin Clark, at 93

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Sunday congratulated the Ijaw national leader and elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, as he clocks 93, on Monday, May 25. The governor’s felicitation is contained in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifejika on Sunday in Asaba. Okowa described the nonagenarian as “a fearless and patriotic leader’’, who cares for the interests of his people and the peaceful co-existence of Nigerians. He said that Clark had worked so hard to place his name in the annals of history, as a great fighter of the Niger Delta course. The governor noted that the elder statesman’s voice on national issues and his unrelenting service to the nation had made him stood out as a “great, patriot and fearless leader”. He said that the nonagenarian’s wise regular counseling and leadership acumen, contributed immensely to the stability, growth and development of the Niger Delta re...

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NAUTH confirms first case of COVID-19

Authorities of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi, have confirmed that one case of coronavirus has been recorded in the hospital. Prof. Anthony Igwegbe, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the hospital, disclosed this on Monday, NAN reports. Igwegbe said the patient was diagnosed with the virus following a test upon getting to […] NAUTH confirms first case of COVID-19

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Airstrikes kill 200 bandits in Katsina, Zamfara - Defence Headquarters

The Defence Headquarters says the Air Component of Operation Hadarin Daji has neutralised no fewer than 200 armed bandits in multiple air strikes in Katsina and Zamfara. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement released on Sunday in Abuja said the operations were in continuation of the offensive to rid the country of bandits and other criminal elements. Enenche said that close to 200 bandits were killed in multiple air strikes conducted at Ibrahim Mai’Bai’s Camp in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina and Kurmin Kura in Zurmi in Zamfara on May 22 and May 23. He said the air strikes were executed, following confirmation that the two locations were being used as hideouts for some bandit leaders while also serving as collection points for rustled cattle. According to him, the air component, employing Nigerian Air Force ground attack aircraft and helicopter gunships, engaged the two locations in multiple passes, destroy...

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NSCIA, Muslim Media practitioners mourn as New Telegraph Editor, Bakare dies

An Editor with the New Telegraph Newspapers, Alhaji Abdulwaheed Bakare is dead. DAILY POST gathered on Monday that Bakare who is until his death, Editor, Saturday Telegraph died on Sunday in Lagos after a brief illness. The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and the Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria (MMPN), in their separate […] NSCIA, Muslim Media practitioners mourn as New Telegraph Editor, Bakare dies

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COVID-19: We don’t have money to buy food – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged farmers to return to their farms in order to provide food for Nigerians, as there is no money for importation. Buhari, while speaking with State House reporters after Eid prayers on Sunday, also prayed for a favourable raining season. “I hope the raining season would be bountiful so that we […] COVID-19: We don’t have money to buy food – Buhari

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South East governors at loggerheads with IGP Adamu over implementation of community policing

The South East Governors Forum has expressed dismay that the Inspector General of Police allegedly reneged on its agreements on practice and composition for establishment of community policing in the zone. The Chairman of the forum and Ebonyi Governor, Chief David Umahi made the disclosure at the end of its meeting in Enugu on Sunday. The chairman said that the recent communication from the IG, Mr Mohammed Adamu, did not conform with the initial agreement reached with him during his visit to the Zone. ‘The South East Governors and their leaders request the IGP to revert to our initial agreement reached on Community Policing at Enugu. ”The forum agrees that all South East States House of Assembly should commence the process of enacting the state security laws in line with the South East Joint Security Programme. ”In the circumstance, we cannot begin implementation of it until the programme ref...

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NNPC reacts as Nigerians condemn appointments of ‘only Northerners’

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says its appointments always adhere to the principle of transparency and accountability. Kennie Obateru, NNPC said this in a statement Sunday. The corporation in March disengaged some of its staff and appointed new top management officials. This triggered criticisms from Nigerians, Niger Delta leaders and groups.   But the […] NNPC reacts as Nigerians condemn appointments of ‘only Northerners’

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Diaspora Commission not sent packing from Digital Economy Complex, says NCC

The attention of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been drawn to a video making the rounds on social media alleging that the Nigeria Diaspora Commission (NDC) was thrown out of the NCC building. It is, therefore, important that the general public is acquiesced with what really transpired with regard to the incident leading to the evacuation of the Diaspora Commission from the NCC building. Following the completion of the NCC building at Mbora, Abuja designated as NCC Annex and the acute shortage of accommodation space for the staff of the Commission in the NCC Head Office at Maitama, Abuja, the Board of the Commission directed the decongestion of the Head Office Building. Some of the departments of the NCC had started moving to the new Office Complex of Five (5) Floors when discussions were held between the NCC and the Diaspora Commission to enable the Diaspora Commission also to utilise any free offices within the Complex. The fifth floor...

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The full story of why Abike Dabiri publicly attacked Communications Minister Pantami

Locked and thrown out of her office by a government minister, Nigeria's diaspora boss fights dirty on Twitter. There was some method to her Sunday madness. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, had to go public with her feud with the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, because she had exhausted all options for an amicable resolution, Pulse has learnt. On May 23, 2020, Dabiri-Erewa recounted how she and members of her staff were locked and thrown out of their office space by Pantami. “In one year, we don’t have an office. The office we got, given to us by NCC (Nigeria Communications Commission)...but we were actually driven away by the Honourable Minister of communications and Digital Economy, Mr Isa Pantami. "Within two days, they drove us out with guns and what happened? The place was given to us by NCC…....

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One dead, seven injured in Ogun lone accident

One person has died in an accident that occurred on Sunday along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, around Fidiwo After Bridge, near Ogunmakin area of Ogun State. Seven other persons also sustained various degrees of injuries in the accident that occurred around 11:50 a.m. The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) confirmed the accident to DAILY POST on […] One dead, seven injured in Ogun lone accident

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