Day: January 7, 2019

How Presidency Aborted Our Interview Plans- AriseTV/ThisDay

The team of editors of Thisday Newspapers have revealed how the presidency aborted what was supposed to be live television on its channel. Charles Anniagolu, anchor of the broadcast programme on Monday night revealed how the presidency has a change of mind on the initial plan to have him live and settled for a recorded […]

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Take Charge of Your Campaigns, Atiku tells Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar on Monday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to take charge of his presidential campaign instead of handing over to a National Leader of the All Progressive Congress, Bola Tinubu. Recall that the President had earlier on Monday,  while inaugurating his campaign council handed over his party’s campaign for […]

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Buhari Nominates Modibbo Tukur as NFIU Director

By Akilani Abdullah President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday nominated Modibbo Hamman Tukur as the Director, Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit, (NFIU). Buhari’s Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina in a statement said the nomination was contained in a letter dated January 7, 2019 to the Senate President seeking the confirmation of Tukur, who is […]

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Gabon Kills 2 Leaders of Aborted Coup

The chief military rebel who led a failed coup in Gabon on Monday has been arrested and two of his commandos killed after they stormed a public radio station, the presidency said. A group of soldiers attempted to take power and called in a radio appeal for a popular uprising against ailing President Ali Bongo, […]

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Minimum Wage: We’ll Protest, Not Strike on Tuesday – NLC

By Akilani Abdullah The Nigeria Labour Congress on Monday confirmed it will on Tuesday hold a nationwide protest. According to the union, the protest is to further drive its demand for a N30,000 proposed new national minimum wage as against the current N18,000. The General Secretary of the NLC, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, in a statement […]

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Melaye Fit To Face Trial-Police

By Akilani Abdullah The embattled lawmaker representing Kogi West senatorial district in the National Assembly, Senator Dino Melaye, have been confirmed to have a clean bill of health to face trail. Recall that Melaye had slumped last week after reporting to the Force headquarters in Abuja after the Police had laid siege at his Abuja […]

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How Bus Driver Raped 70-year-old Woman in Lagos

The police in Lagos on Monday arrested a 41-year-old commercial bus driver for allegedly raping a 70-year-old woman and causing her serious injury. The commissioner of police in the state, Mr Imohimin Edgal, confirmed the arrest while briefing newsmen on the successes recorded by the command in the last one month. Edgal said that the […]

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Take Punitive Action Against Soldiers who Invaded Daily Trust, MRA tells Buhari

By Akilani Abdullah The Media Rights Agenda on Monday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to take punitive action against the soldiers who invaded the Daily Trust Newspaper offices in Abuja and Maiduguri  on Sunday and also arrest some of the paper’s journalists. MRA who condemned the invasion also called on the President to demonstrate his commitment […]

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Troops Neutralise Boko Haram Terrorists, Recover Weapons

Troops have neutralised over 100 Boko Haram terrorists in recent various clearance operations in Yobe and Borno, the Nigerian Army said in a statement on Monday. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Sani Usman, said the terrorists were killed at Goniri in Yobe, Damasak, Kross Kauwa and Monguno, among other locations in Borno. According […]

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