Enugu playing leading role in Youth Empowerment – Commissioner

Enugu playing leading role in Youth Empowerment – Commissioner

The Enugu State Commissioner for youths and sports, Mr. Joseph Udedi, yesterday hailed Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for his keen interest and commitment to youth empowerment and development. Udedi added that Ugwuanyi’s commitment to empowerment programmes aimed at alleviating the suffering of the people and aiding the youth and women to be self-sufficient has remained one of the focal points of his administration. The commissioner spoke during a town hall meeting organized for youths in the…

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8 suspected human traffickers arrested in Benin – NAPTIP

8 suspected human traffickers arrested in Benin – NAPTIP

The Zonal Commander, Mr Nduka Nwanwenne, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin on Wednesday that the traffickers were arrested in the past three months. He said that a total of 138 people were rescued by the agency within the period and that 124 of the trafficked people were already reunited with their families. Nwanwanne said that 89 cases of trafficking were currently pending in various courts in the zone. He said that 34 cases…

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Update on Danish national over alleged murder of wife, daughter

Update on Danish national over alleged murder of wife, daughter

The Nigeria-based Danish man, Peter Nielsen, accused of killing his wife Zainab Alizee, and daughter, Petra, is said to be “fully cooperating” with the investigators at the Lagos State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, SCIID. His legal representatives, Primera Africa Legal, PAL, made this disclosure yesterday. PAL said he has not been charged with any crime yet. Recall that a Nigerian artiste, Zainab Ali-Nielsen, popularly known as Alizee, and her four-year-old daughter, Petra, were allegedly murdered…

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Nigeria’s population hits 198m

Nigeria’s population hits 198m

The National Population Commission (NPC) has put Nigeria’s current population at 198 million people with urban population growing at an average annual growth rate of about 6.5 per cent Chairman of NPC, Mr Eze Duruiheoma, stated this in New York while delivering Nigeria’s statement on Sustainable Cities, Human Mobility and International Migration at the 51st Session of Commission on Population and Development. Duruiheoma said: “Nigeria remains the most populous in Africa, the seventh globally with…

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Lecturer in sex-for-mark scandal won’t go unpunished if found culpable – OAU VC

Lecturer in sex-for-mark scandal won’t go unpunished if found culpable – OAU VC

The Vice Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede has assured that the professor said to have allegedly demanded for sex from a female student of the university in a leaked audio tape would not escape justice of found culpable.   Professor Richard Akindele of the Department of Accounting of the university had been accused of demanding five round of sex from an Unknown female student who failed her course before he…

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Robbery attempt: 5 SARS operatives caught.

Robbery attempt: 5 SARS operatives caught.

Five operatives attached to Special Anti- Robbery Squad (SARS) were arrested over alleged robbery attempt on one Mr Immanuel James, at Ago-Palace way, Okota, a Lagos suburb. The Lagos State Police Command Spokesman, SP Chike Oti, while confirming the arrest of the policemen on Tuesday said the suspects — two Inspectors and three Sergeants –were SARS operatives attached to Ipakodo. Oti told newsmen that the men were not operatives from the Federal SARS, Ikeja Unit as reported. He, however, said…

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Niger Delta Group cries Over Plot Against New Amnesty Boss

Niger Delta Group cries Over Plot Against New Amnesty Boss

The Niger Deltans for Accountability and Good Governance (NDAGG) has said it has discovered secret plan by persons it described as “unscrupulous contractors and enemies of the Niger Delta” to distract and possibly distract the newly appointed Presidential Adviser (Amnesty Programme), Professor Charles Dokubo, saying it would do all that was legal and within its powers to thwart this plot. In a statement to the journalists yesterday in Abuja after a meeting with Dokubo, the…

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2018 budget: Saraki orders committee to submit report next week

2018 budget: Saraki orders  committee to submit report next week

Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, yesterday, mandated the Appropriation Committee, led by Senator Danjuma Goje (APC, Gombe Central), to submit its report on the 2018 N8.612 trillion 2018 budget next week. According to Saraki, the appropriations committee should tidy up reports from other sub-committees latest 6:00 pm on Friday for submission to the Senate next week President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki . Saraki said:  “The chairman, Appropriations should please ensure that by Friday this week, collection of…

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Confederation Cup: CAF investigates attempted Bribe on referee in Lagos

Confederation Cup: CAF investigates attempted Bribe on referee in Lagos

Confederation of Africa Football CAF  is looking into the alleged attempted bribing of the match referee for the Plateau United and USM Alger of Algeria Confederation Cup tie at the Agege Stadium in Lagos. Reports in South Africa suggested that Victor Gomes was approached by unknown individuals to influence the result of the match with an offer of $30,000, but the South African official and his colleagues rejected the offer. CAF According to TimesLive, Gomes…

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Next edition of BBNaija must hold in Nigeria – Censors’ Board

Next edition of BBNaija must hold in Nigeria – Censors’ Board

The National Film and Video Censors Board has said Nigeria has what it takes to host Big Brother Naija in the country. Executive Director of the Censors Board, Adedayo Thomas, made this known in an interview with Punch. Thomas complained that the show makes “a lot of money” from Nigerians yet complained of lack of infrastructure in the country. He said: “If it is Big Brother Africa, they can host that anywhere; but the one…

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