August 20, 2022

[GIST] Wike vows to demolish hotels hosting cultists

[GIST] Wike vows to demolish hotels hosting cultists

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Nigerian economy about to collapse – Jerry Gana Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has vowed that any hotel or event centre where cultists  and illegal activities are held in the state will be demolished and the owners prosecuted. The governor stressed that given the huge investment made to maintain peace and security in the state,


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[GIST] Seven ways to keep kids safe online

[GIST] Seven ways to keep kids safe online

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The internet has abundant merits and demerits. Notwithstanding, it offers profound knowledge to several users including young ones. It’s for this reason that kids should be monitored constantly when online to protect them from the dangers of the internet. A cybersecurity expert, Olugbenga Odeyemi, noted that parents should take cognisance of what their kids consume


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[GIST] Appeal Court dismisses Sowunmi’s suit against Ogun PDP

[GIST] Appeal Court dismisses Sowunmi’s suit against Ogun PDP

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The Court of Appeal, Abuja has dismissed an appeal by a factional governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State, Segun Sowunmi, praying for the dissolution of the Ogun PDP executives from the state to the ward level. The court equally declined Sowunmi’s prayer to direct the Ogun PDP to set up a


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[GIST] Leave this play alone

[GIST] Leave this play alone

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Her message to me reads, “I have a 20-year-old daughter from my previous marriage, now I am married to another divorcee and my daughter lives with us in my new marriage. He took my daughter as his and I am still hoping I will have a child for him. “Last week I checked through my


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[GIST] Crisis looms in Anambra community over union control

[GIST] Crisis looms in Anambra community over union control

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Crisis is currently brewing in Enugwu Nanka community in the Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State following a tussle over the control of their town union. Members of the community had formed the town union named ‘Ositadinma Development Union’, but a splinter group also in the community allegedly hijacked it and registered the


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[GIST] Abia govt to establish family, gender violence courts

[GIST] Abia govt to establish family, gender violence courts

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Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, says the state will establish family and Gender-Based-Violence courts in the state. It will also establish a GBV desk at the State Ministry of Justice. Ikpeazu disclosed this at the “End GBV Summit,” a workshop with the theme “Strengthening Evidence and Referral Pathways For Gender Based Violence Project in


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[GIST] Oyebanji will sustain war against rape – Ekiti AG

[GIST] Oyebanji will sustain war against rape – Ekiti AG

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The Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice of Ekiti State, Olawale Fapohunda (SAN), has assured that the war against rape in the state will not end with the Kayode Fayemi administration.  Fapohunda said that the incoming administration of the governor-elect, Biodun Oyebanji, would sustain the Fayemi administration’s zero-tolerance for rape and other forms of sexual crimes.


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August 19, 2022

[GIST] Security challenge worrisome, says Ekiti monarch

[GIST] Security challenge worrisome, says Ekiti monarch

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A traditional ruler, Ewi of Ado Ekiti, Oba Adeyemo Adejugbe, said on Thursday that the insecurity plaguing the country was worrisome and remained a pain in the neck of everybody, including the traditional institution. Oba Adejugbe, who is the Chancellor of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, also expressed concern over the prolonged industrial action embarked


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[GIST] Proffer solutions to Nigeria’s challenges, senator tells educators

[GIST] Proffer solutions to Nigeria’s challenges, senator tells educators

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Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, has called on educational institutions to proffer solutions to the myriad of problems bedeviling the country. Speaking as the keynote speaker at the maiden edition of the annual Lectures and Award Series of Nigeria Union of Teachers, Lagos, titled, ‘Development through education:


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[GIST] Firms advocate leadership training for educators, children

[GIST] Firms advocate leadership training for educators, children

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An education technology company, Teesas and a performance improvement company, FranklinCovey, have said instilling leadership skills in teachers will help their learners lead themselves and uphold strong principles. A statement signed by Teesas said it held the first Principal’s Academy workshop in Nigeria in collaboration with FranklinCovey after  the two organisations signed an exclusive partnership


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[GIST] Benue suspends mining to tackle insecurity

[GIST] Benue suspends mining to tackle insecurity

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Benue State Government on Thursday suspended mining activities in the state. The state governor, Samuel Ortom, gave the directive at a meeting held with Kwande stakeholders at the Government House, Makurdi. The governor said the miners’ activities had started to pose a threat to the peace of the state. He said the state government would


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[GIST] Power devolution, key to solving Nigeria’s problems – Akande

[GIST] Power devolution, key to solving Nigeria’s problems – Akande

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A former Interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande, on Thursday insisted that devolution of more powers to states remained the only panacea for the rising insecurity, poverty and secession threats afflicting Nigeria. Akande said Nigeria could only be returned to the path of good governance if sub-nationals were given more


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[GIST] Edo completed 546km road construction since 2016 – Commissioner

[GIST] Edo completed 546km road construction since 2016 – Commissioner

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The Edo Government says it has so far awarded about 886 kilometres of roads for construction since 2016 that the present administration assumed office. State Commissioner for Roads and Bridges, Newton Okojie, who disclosed this on Thursday in Benin during a news conference, noted that 546 of these kilometres of road had since been completed.


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[GIST] Anambra ex-gov candidate Ozigbo dumps PDP, backs Obi

[GIST] Anambra ex-gov candidate Ozigbo dumps PDP, backs Obi

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The former Anambra State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Valentine Ozigbo, has announced his decision to dump the party and throw his weight behind the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi. Appearing in an interview on Arise TV on Thursday, Ozigbo revealed that his decision to resign from the PDP was


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August 18, 2022

[GIST] $418m refund: Govs knock Malami over ‘agents’ commission’

[GIST] $418m refund: Govs knock Malami over ‘agents’ commission’

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The Nigerian Governors Forum, on Wednesday, described the actions of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, as regards the $418m Paris Club refund as fraudulent and self-serving. The forum’s Chairman, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, stated this as part of a communiqué issued at the end of a meeting


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[GIST] Strike: ASUU begins consultations on next move

[GIST] Strike: ASUU begins consultations on next move

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The National Strike Organising Committee of the Academic Staff Union of Universities has met to decide on the way forward concerning the ongoing strike by the union, The PUNCH reports. The committee is made up of senior officials of the union. This is as our correspondent learnt that zonal meetings will commence by the end


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[GIST] Abducted train passengers’ ill-health unsettles families

[GIST] Abducted train passengers’ ill-health unsettles families

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Families of the abducted Abuja-Kaduna train passengers have raised concerns over the health conditions of those remaining in captivity. This was even as they revealed that those who had been released had yet to fully recuperate. The PUNCH reports that 61 passengers were abducted during an attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train on March 28. A


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[GIST] Osun alerts residents on kidnappers’ activities

[GIST] Osun alerts residents on kidnappers’ activities

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The Osun State Government has alerted residents to be security conscious following reports of attacks by suspected kidnappers disguising as commercial transporters. The state Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs Funke Egbemode, on Wednesday in Osogbo, said the government had received intelligence reports that kidnappers are using commercial transport to abduct residents. Egbemode said,


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[GIST] Women not created to be irrelevant — First female Methodist bishop

[GIST] Women not created to be irrelevant — First female Methodist bishop

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Reverend Nkechi Nwosu recently made history when she was elected by the Conference of Methodist Churches of Nigeria as the first female bishop of the church. In this interview, she shares with VICTOR AYENI, her background and journey to priesthood Can you share with us your background and how this journey started? It has been


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[GIST] Peace threatened, Wike, Atiku’s men disagree over Ayu

[GIST] Peace threatened, Wike, Atiku’s men disagree over Ayu

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The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike’s team  has given a condition for  holding peace talks with the representatives of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar on Friday. Sources in the governor’s team told The PUNCH on Wednesday that Wike’s men would, on getting to the meeting, insist on the resignation of


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