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NBC Warns Broadcast Stations against Hate Speeches

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The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) says it will impose heavy sanctions on broadcast stations which promote hate speeches in the country. This was disclosed on Thursday by Is’haq Kawu, Director-General of the commission, at the inauguration of Family Love FM 99.9 at the European Quarters in Ngwo, Enugu State. Represented by Armstrong Idachaba, a Director in the NBC, Kawu said the commission had taken note of hate speeches from some parts of the country, adding that it would guard against its infiltration in the broadcast industry. “We are already seeing signs of hate speeches among Nigerians and would not tolerate it in the broadcast industry as we prepare for the 2019 elections,” he said. “Our broadcast stations should rather be used to engender tolerance, mutual respect as well as promote unity among Nigerians.” Kawu said the broadcast industry had witnessed tremendous growth in the last few years owing to the complete deregulation of the sector revealing that there were abo…

Edgar is Lagos New Police Commissioner

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Following days of speculations and denials which characterized  the reported redeployment of the then Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Fatai Owoseni, police authorities have finally confirmed the news revealing that has been replaced with Imohimi D. Edgar. It was recalled that the media had reported the redeployment of Owoseni to Abuja which he denied insisting that he was not aware of his redeployment and that he remained Lagos Police Commissioner. In a statement signed by Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, it was revealed that the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim. K, Idris, has ordered the posting of Edgar to Lagos State Police Command as the new Commissioner of Police. “Ag/CP Edgar Imohimi has taken over and resumed in official capacity as the Commissioner of Police Lagos State Police Command with immediate effect, “Formal handing- and taking-over activities are going on sm…

Boko Haram’s Five Top Commanders Killed In Artillery Bombardments, Air Interdiction

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The Nigerian Army on Thursday disclosed that several Boko Haram commanders and their foot soldiers have been killed in ongoing joint operations against the insurgents troubling the North-east. The Director of Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, revealed that the onslaught was based on information received about the location of some suspected top Boko Haram terrorists’ leaders. He disclosed, in a statement, that the heavy artillery bombardments and air interdictions on registered targets were conducted in collaboration with the Nigerian Air Force. The Army spokesman said the operation, undertaken based on credible intelligence information, targeted Boko Haram hideouts, adding that “Video clips obtained on battle damage assessment shows clear success of the exercise”. He named the five top Boko Haram commanders neutralised in the operation to include Abu Dujana, Man Tahiru, a deputy to Boko Haram terrorists group Hisba leader, Man Chari, Abdullahi Abu Sa’ad and Goni Bamanga. The stateme…

SALLAH CELEBRATION! Nigerian Leaders' Messages to Muslims!!!

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President Buhari Plane Lands in Katsina to Celebrate Sallah in Daura

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President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived at his home town, Daura, Katsina State, to celebrate the  Eid-El-Kabir. It was his first home coming after returning from London on August 19 where he had spent about 103 days receiving medical treatment. The Nigeria Air Force plane conveying him landed at the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Airport a few minutes past 4:00 p.m on Wednesday. The state Governor, Aminu Masari, led top government officials, including the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Mustapha Inuwa, to receive the president at the airport, on his way to Daura. The Emir of Katsina, Dr.Kabir Abdulmumin, and other top government officials of the state were also at the airport to welcome him After airport ceremonies, a chopper immediately took the President to his home town, Daura, where he is expected to spend the Eid-El-Kabir holiday with close friends and family.

Buhari Presides Over First FEC Meeting Since Returning from London

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday attended and presided  Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting with the whole members of the cabinet for the first time since his return to Abuja on August 19 after a medical vacation in London. Ministers at the commencement of the FEC meeting on Wednesday offered special prayers, thanking God for sparing the life of  Buhari. The prayer session was led by the Minister of Communications, Mr Adebayo Shittu, and the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige. The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that the ministers thanked God for bringing the President back “in peace not in pieces’’. While expressing hope that the President’s return would reinvigorate the cabinet and the nation’s economy, the ministers prayed for all Nigerians and for the country. Buhari shortly after the prayers received and rewarded the victorious D’Tigress players for winning the 2017 Women Afrobasket Tournament in Mali. He announced one million naira donation for ea…

Flood Sacks Benue Communities, Journalists Village

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Evans Will Change His Plea To Not Guilty At Next Court Sitting, Says Lawyer

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The Attorney to suspected kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans, Mr. Olukoya Ogungbeje, has claimed that the police forced  his client into pleading guilty to the kidnap charges levelled against him before a Lagos State High Court in Ikeja on Wednesday. According to a statement bearing the letter head of his law firm, Lawflex Chambers issued after the day’s proceedings in court, Ogungbeje alleged that the police threatened to kill Evans, if he failed to plead guilty, asserting that his client would change his plea to “not guilty” at the next court sitting. While describing the guilty plea as police-motivated and not out of free will, the lawyer insisted that the defendant was hoodwinked and coerced to plead guilty having spent weeks in detention. He stated that since June 10, 2017, when the suspect was remanded, the police had not allowed family members and lawyers to have access to him in custody. Ogungbeje stated that the guilty plea of the defendant on Wednesday wa…

Sirika: Air Transportation Contributes $8.2bn to Nigeria's GDP Annually

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…Says airports handled 15.2m passengers, ferried 195,230MT of cargo

The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, on Wednesday disclosed that transportation which is the cardinal objective of the National Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan (NIIMP) of the current administration cannot be over-emphasised.
Sirika that airport transport alone contributes about US$8.2 billion to the country's gross domestic product annually.
According to him, the airports in 2016 handled 15.2 million passengers, conveyed over 195,230 metric tons of cargo and 7,373.0 metric tons of mails.

Jealous Housewife Who Wants Husband to Divorce Her Kills Two-week-old Stepson in Bauchi

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A jealous second wife, Hindatu Abdullahi, on Wednesday killed her step-son, Mohammed Abdullahi, of two weeks old at Wuro Bogga village, Duguri district in Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
In her confession at the state police command, Hindatu, said she was forced by her parents into marrying her husband against her wish.
Weeping profusely while narrating her ordeal, she said: "I killed my stepson with insecticide called ‘pia pia’ because I was fed up with my marriage and I wanted a divorce. I feel that the only way to get a divorce was to kill my stepson so that my husband can divorce me."
 According to her, "I was forced to marry my husband as a second wife at age of 17, I never loved him and since we got married, my husband and his first wife have been maltreating me so I decided to poison the boy out of frustration."
Hindatu who was looking very sober and exhausted, said: "I was taken to vigilante group who gave me 80 lashes of cane before I …