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NWFL Moves Adamawa Queens FC’s Home Matches To Jalingo

5 years ago /
Sports  

The Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) on Thursday in Abuja moved the home matches of Adamawa Queens FC of Yola to Jalingo in Taraba due to security concerns. In a letter to all the clubs in the Women Premier League (WPL), the league body said this development would be until normalcy...

Gov. Dakingari To Employ Deserving NYSC Members

5 years ago /
Gender and Youth Development 

Gov. Saidu Dakingari of Kebbi State has promised automatic employment for NYSC members who distinguished themselves at the end of the service year. Dakingari made the promise at the inauguration of the 2014 Batch 'C' NYSC Orientation Course in Dakingari, Suru Local Government Area of the state on Thursday. He said that the security of...

 

Agent Docked Over Alleged N1m Fraud

5 years ago /
Security 

A 52-year-old clearing agent, Titus Okorie, on Thursday appeared before an Ebute Metta Chief Magistrates' Court in Lagos over an alleged fraud of N1million. Okorie, who resides at 19, Adekunle St., Surulere in Lagos, is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, fraud and stealing. The prosecutor, Insp. George Nwosu, told the court that...

NDLEA Remands 2 Women Over Alleged Laundering Of Proceeds From Drug Trafficking

5 years ago /
Security 

A Federal High Court, Lagos, on Thursday remanded two women in Kirikiri Prisons at Apapa, over alleged laundering of proceeds from drug trafficking. The accused, Juliet Richard and Ihuoma Keogene, were arraigned by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy and money laundering. Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke ordered the remand of the...

 

Sokoto Police Command Arrests 6 Armed Robbery Suspects

5 years ago /
Security 

The Sokoto State Police Command on Thursday said it smashed a syndicate of armed robbers that had been terrorising residents in Sokoto metropolis. The command's Dep. Commissioner of Police, Douglas Agbonleni, told newsmen that  weapons and vehicles were recovered from the suspects. He said that one of them was arrested with a...

Navy Seeks Collaboration Of Security Forces To Curb Insecurity

5 years ago /
Security 

The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Adm. Usman Jibrin, said on Thursday that continued collaboration among the security forces was the answer to curbing maritime insecurity and enhancing national development. Jibrin made the remark at a public lecture he delivered at the University of Ibadan, as part of activities to commemorate the golden jubilee anniversary of the...

 

Man, 65, Docked For Defrauding Briton Of N5m

5 years ago /
Security 

The police on Thursday arraigned a 65-year-old man, Nze Corlinius, at a Wuse Zone 2 Senior Magistrates' Court, Abuja, for allegedly defrauding a Briton, Mr Davis Harries, of N5 million. The accused was arraigned on a four-count charge of criminal conspiracy, impersonation, theft, and cheating. The offences contravene the Penal Code, according...

Indices Dip By 4.06% At NSE

5 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Transactions on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Thursday maintained a bearish trend for four consecutive days as the market indicators depreciated by 4.06 per cent. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the index returned to 34,000 mark, having lost 1463.45 basis points to close at 34,494.93 as against...

First Lady Inaugurates Women For Change Initiative In Kwara

5 years ago /
Nation 

The First Lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan, on Thursday reaffirmed her determination to uplift the standards of Women in the country. She stated this at the Palace of the Emir of llorin, Alhaji lbrahim Sulu-Gambari, during a courtesy call. The first lady, who was at the palace on arrival in llorin, expressed dissatisfaction with the standards of...

 

Striking Teachers Lock Out Council Chairman, Secretary

5 years ago /
Education 

Members of the Akwanga Chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in Nasarawa State on Thursday  locked up the offices of the  chairman and secretary of the Akwanga Local Government Council. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the teachers staged a protest over non-release of their bio-data capturing...

MAN Tasks Govt On Poor Infrastructure

5 years ago /
Nation 

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Ogun Chapter, on Thursday called on the Ogun government to urgently look into the infrastructural decay in the state. The immediate-past Chairman of Ogun MAN, Dr Babatunde Ogutuga, made the call at the association’s 29th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Ota. "We are calling on the state...

 

Pakistan PM Vows Justice After Mobs Kills Christian Couple Over 'Blasphemy'

5 years ago /
International News 

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif weighed in on the brutal mob murder Tuesday of a young Christian couple accused of blasphemy, calling it a “public lynching” and saying the law should pursue and punish those responsible. Local Muslim clerics have been arrested along with nearly 50 other people, according to The New York Times. Charges...

 

French Police Interrogate 3 Over Game Of Drones On Nuclear Sites

5 years ago /
International News 

French police on Thursday said they were questioning three people caught with two drones outside a nuclear power plant in the central Cher region. However, the police added that the trios were not believed to be behind other drones spotted over several other nuclear facilities recently. The two men and a woman,...

 

Pakistani Policeman Kills Inmate With Axe For Alleged Blasphemy

5 years ago /
International News 

A Pakistani policeman killed a man in custody after the inmate allegedly made blasphemous comments, officials said on Thursday, days after a Christian couple accused of the same crime was killed. Tufail Haidar was arrested in Gujrat, a city in Punjab, for making derogatory remarks about the companions of Prophet Mohammed. He...

 

4 Arraigned In Court For Allegedly Destroying Plantain Suckers Worth N500,000

5 years ago /
Security 

Four persons were arraigned in an Akure Magistrates' Court on Thursday for alleged conspiracy, breach of peace and destruction of plantain suckers worth N500,000. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the accused persons include two men - Daniel Oni, 75; Onifade Dayo, 45, and two women - Rabiatu Adeniyi,...

 

Man, 28, Bags 3 Months Imprisonment For Drug Trafficking

5 years ago /
Security 

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday sentenced a 28-year-old man, Israel Okoro, to three months’ imprisonment for trafficking in 400 grammes of Indian hemp. Justice Mohammed Idris sentenced Okoro, who pleaded guilty to the offence. The judge convicted and sentenced the accused after reviewing the facts of the case provided by...

Economy: Asiodu Urges Governments To Look Beyond Oil

5 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Chief Philip Asiodu, a former Chief Economic Adviser to then President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Thursday urged all levels of government to exploit the natural resources around them to improve on the nation's economy. Asiodu, who was also the Minister for Petroleum and Mineral Resources in the Transitional Council of 1992-1993, told...

ABU VC Decries Dearth Of Textbooks

5 years ago /
Education 

The Vice-Chancellor, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, on Thursday identified dearth of textbooks as one of the greatest setbacks to enhanced university system in Nigeria. He spoke in Zaria at the inauguration of "Umar Muhammad Makarfi Building" and presentation of "Fresh Undergraduate Mathematics Textbooks" written by ABU lecturers. Mustapha...

 

2015 Presidency: DPP Considers Alliance With PDP Or APC - Official

5 years ago /
Politics 

The Democratic Peoples Party (DPP) says it will form alliance with any of the two political parties, PDP or APC, that presents the best presidential candidate for the 2015 general elections. Alhaji Abdullahi Mohammed, Acting National Secretary, DPP, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday...

Jonathan Inaugurates Power Sector Apprenticeship Scheme

5 years ago /
Nation 

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday in Abuja inaugurated the National Power Apprenticeship Scheme (NAPSAS), urging participants in the scheme to maximise the opportunities it presents. Jonathan was represented at the event by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Sen. Anyim Pius Anyim. He said the scheme was a vital aspect...