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Buhari Orders Conditional Lifting Of Ban On Twitter
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Buhari Orders Conditional Lifting Of Ban On Twitter

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Friday, said he had directed a conditional lifting of the ban placed on the operations of the microblogging site, Twitter, in Nigeria in June. Buhari disclosed this in his nationwide broadcast to Nigerians to mark the nation’s 61st independence. He described the social media as a very useful platform but regretted that some users have misused the platform to organise, coordinate, and execute criminal activities, propagate fake news, and promote ethnic and religious sentiments. The President said, “Social media is a very useful platform that has enabled millions of Nigerians to connect with loved ones, promote their businesses, socialise, and access news and other information. “However, recent events have shown that the p...
Sunday Igboho’s Hearing Adjourned Till Monday Says Beninese Lawyer
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Sunday Igboho’s Hearing Adjourned Till Monday Says Beninese Lawyer

The hearing of the charges brought against Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, alias Sunday Igboho, till Monday, 26 July, by the Cour De’appal De Cotonou, Benin Republic. His Beninese lawyer, Rafael Huvehnou, confirmed this in a chat with SaharaReporters, noting that will remain in police custody till the said date. Huvehnou said if Igboho is found guilty, he will be sanctioned accordingly but if otherwise, he will be set free. He said, “I have to respect the secret of instruction but what I can tell you is that his wife has been released since she has not committed any offence and there’s no complaint whatsoever against her. Also, her passport has been returned to her but Igboho will remain in police custody till Monday, 26th of July. “If he is found guilty of the charges ...
BREAKING: Court Ruling has Vindicated Me – Ex-Finance Minister Adeosun
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BREAKING: Court Ruling has Vindicated Me – Ex-Finance Minister Adeosun

A former Minister of Finance Mrs. Kemi Adeosun said she has been vindicated by a Federal High Court in Abuja. She however admitted that she had traumatic spell on the certificate forgery allegation against her. She said the judgement of Justice Taiwo Taiwo was not only a personal victory for her but for all Nigerians in the Diaspora. She said she will take further steps at the appropriate time to protect her reputation. Following allegation of presenting a forged National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate to the Department of State Services (DSS) and the National Assembly for clearance, the ex-Minister on September 14, 2018 resigned her appointment But she engaged lawyers to fight her battle in a Federal High Court, Abuja. The court on Wednesday said the ex-Minister ...
BREAKING: JAMB Commences Release of 2021 UTME Results
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BREAKING: JAMB Commences Release of 2021 UTME Results

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB) on Friday released results of candidates who sat for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) on Saturday, 19th and Tuesday, 22 June 2021. The board added the result for subsequent days would be released daily. The board stated these in a statement by its Head of Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin, on Friday morning. It directed candidates to check their results by sending UTMERESULT to 55019 through the GSM number used by each candidate to obtain profile code and UTME registration with the board and their results would be relayed to them. The statement reads: “The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the results of candidates who sat in more than 720 CBT centres for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matricu...
INEC Fixes Ekiti, Osun Guber Polls For June 18, July 16 2022
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INEC Fixes Ekiti, Osun Guber Polls For June 18, July 16 2022

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Ekiti and Osun Governorship elections for Saturday June 18 and Saturday July 16 2022 respectively. The Commission made the announcement in Abuja on Wednesday. INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, said the detailed timetable and schedule of activities for the elections have been uploaded on the Commission’s website and social media platforms. Details shortly…  
BREAKING: Police Council Confirms Baba as IGP
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BREAKING: Police Council Confirms Baba as IGP

The Police Council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, has confirmed Usman Alkali Baba as Inspector General of Police (IGP). Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi, who disclosed this to State House Correspondents after the meeting, said Baba was unanimously confirmed. President Buhari had on April 6, appointed Baba as acting Inspector General of Police.
Gunmen Raze Security Facility in Abia
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Gunmen Raze Security Facility in Abia

Gunmen on Saturday evening attacked the facility of Abia State Police Criminal Investigation Department located at the Ugwunchara axis of Umuahia, the Abia State capital. Sources said that the gunmen arrived the SCID facility in a Toyota Sienna with some of the gunmen who were Stark naked and others dressed in black attire with red scarf carrying AK7. The sources said that the gunmen also came with the message that they will deal with anyone that disobeys the Monday May 30th sit-at-home order. The incident which was said to have occured about 5:30pm has forced many residents of both Umuagu in Umuahia North LGA and other parts of the state capital to desert the streets. While information about the attack is still sketchy, unconfirmed reports have it that the CID building was com...
BREAKING: Cross River Gov, Ben Ayade, Defects to APC
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BREAKING: Cross River Gov, Ben Ayade, Defects to APC

Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party to join the All Progressives Congress. The governor announced his decision to join the APC on Thursday morning in a meeting with six APC governors who visited him at the Government House. Details later…  
JAMB Extends UTME Registration By Two Weeks
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JAMB Extends UTME Registration By Two Weeks

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board yesterday said the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and Direct Entry earlier slated for June 3 will now commence from June 19 to July 3. The board also announced a two-week extension for candidates to register. The registration exercise will end on May 29. The board also said the Mock UTME earlier scheduled for 20th May will now hold on June 3. The board stated these in a communique issued at the end of a two-day meeting in Abuja. The communique was read by the Registrar of JAMB, Prof Is-haq Oloyede on Saturday. The registrar said only 1,134,424 candidates (UTME+DE) have so far been registered. He said the decision was taken to afford prospective candidates more time to complete their registration for the 2021...
Police To Parade Uduak, Suspected Killer Of Akwa Ibom Job Seeker On Friday
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Police To Parade Uduak, Suspected Killer Of Akwa Ibom Job Seeker On Friday

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has announced that Uduak Frank Akpan, the suspected killer of a job seeker, Iniubong Umoren will be paraded on Friday to dismiss rumour of his death in custody. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon, who made this known in a telephone conversation with SaharaReporters, lamented that people are frustrating police's efforts. He explained that it is not possible for the police to allow a suspect to commit suicide in detention. "How can we allow him to commit suicide? How can he hang himself by tying his trousers to the metal frame of his cell door? How?" He said. Social media was set on fire on Wednesday when rumour surfaced that Uduak Akpan committed suicide at the Akwa Ibom police headquarters, Ikot Akpanabia, Uyo, the state c...