NURTW Considers Increase In Price For Interstate Travels

The National Union of Road Transport Workers has commended the Federal Government for lifting the ban on interstate travel in the country. Acting General Secretary of the union, Kabiru Yau, called on the government to subsidise operation cost for motorists. He said the guidelines outlined by the government for the resumption of operations amid the coronavirus pandemic require operators to carry fewer passengers on each trip, thereby reducing their income. READ ALSO: https://theemage.com/drama-as-festus-keyamo-trades-words-with-nass-members/ Yau said, “We thank the Federal Government for lifting the ban; it is a welcome development because…

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Drama As Festus Keyamo Trades Words With NASS Members

The Minister of State for Labour, Employment and Productivity, Mr Festus Keyamo, traded words with members of the National Assembly on Tuesday over the National Directorate of Employment recruitment exercise. Trouble started when the Director-General of the NDE, Mr. Nasiru Ladan, could not defend the N52 billion budgeted for the recruitment of 774,000 Nigerians under the NDE. The minister said his ministry was asked to supervise the recruitments by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd). But the federal lawmakers disagreed with Keyamo. Keyamo was asked by the lawmakers to…

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Breaking : Ondo State Governor Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has tested positive for coronavirus. Akeredolu confirmed his status via his Twitter handle on Tuesday. He tweeted, “Today, I tested positive for #COVID19. All is well. I’m asymptomatic and have been self-isolating. Work continues. Your continued prayers over my well being are most appreciated.” In a video attached to the tweet, Akeredolu said he took the COVID-19 test after being treated for malaria.

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Keyamo: Politicians Trying To Blackmail Me Over 774,000 Jobs

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN), has accused unnamed politicians of harassing him over the public works programme meant to create 774,000 unskilled jobs. He vowed not to succumb to any form of blackmail, pledging to drive the initiative to a successful conclusion. Speaking in Abuja on Monday at the inauguration of state selection committees of the programme, Keyamo cautioned the state chairmen against compromising the objective of the initiative which he said was to give job opportunity to the people. “Except Mr President, who…

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IGP Orders Arrest Of Policemen Involved In Dbanj Rape Saga

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the probe of the policemen who allegedly arrested Seyitan Babatayo, the lady that accused musician Oladapo Oyebanjo aka D’Banj of rape. The IGP gave the order in a letter dated June 25, 2020 with reference number CZ:7050/IGP.SEC/ABJ/Vol. 132/978 signed on his behalf by his Principal Staff Officer, DCP Idowu Owohunwa. The letter is titled, ‘Re: Petition Against Inspector Abraham, Supol Ugowe and the Entire Police Officers Team at Ikeja, Lagos Division of the Inspector General of Police’ The letter, which was addressed…

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FG Opens Resumption For Some Schools Categories

The Federal Government has approved what it called “safe reopening” of schools nationwide in the next phase of the gradual easing of lockdown ordered to curtail further spread of COVID-19. However, only graduating pupils in Primary 6, Junior Secondary School 3 and Senior Secondary School 3 will resume. Higher institutions, day care centres and other classes in primary and secondary schools, apart from final classes, will remain closed. The government has also lifted the ban placed on interstate travels with effect from July 1, provided such journeys are made outside…

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Banditry: 15 People Killed In Renewed Attacks In Katsina And Zamfara

Bandits have killed 15 people in Unguwar Yabo village of Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State and Marar-Zamfarawa villlages, Danmusa Local Government Area of Katsina State. While 12 persons were killed in the Zamfara attack, three persons lost their lives in the Katsina attack. An indigene of the village, Malam Sani Mohammed, told SundayPUNCH that the bandits invaded the village in motorcycles and began to shoot at the people indiscriminately. Mohammed said the bandits spent several hours in the village, shooting and looting people’s belongings without response from the…

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Stolen N100m: DHQ Has Failed To Indict 5 Soldiers After Months

The Nigerian Army has yet to apprehend five runaway soldiers attached to the 8 Division, Sokoto State, who fled with over N100m operational money since July 2019. A top source alleged that the soldiers were being shielded by some forces within and outside the army. The personnel were identified as Corporal Gabriel Oluwaniyi, Corporal Mohammed Aminu, Corporal Haruna, Oluji Joshua and Hayatudeen O. Already, a General Court Martial which sat in Abuja and presided over by the Nigerian Army Chief of Policy and Plans, Lt Gen Lamidi Adeosun, on June…

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Armed Robbers Tortured 52 Years Old In Lagos

Suspected armed robbers have attacked a 52-year-old man, Olumuyiwa Akinfenwa, in the Egbeda area of Lagos State, torturing him to death. Our correspondent learnt that Akinfenwa, who lived on Peace Estate, Baruwa in the Ipaja area of the state, was discovered lying in a pool of his blood on Adepeju Street, Egbeda, after the robbery attack. According to the police, the victim was attacked on June 17 at about midnight by the assailants and the matter was reported at the Shasha Police Division. A police report obtained by our correspondent,…

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Oyo Government And Ajimobi Family Clash Over Burial Site

The former governor of Oyo state, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi died of Coronavirus infectious disease. The Family of Senator Ajimobi wants him buried in the Mosque which the Imam refuted. Facts emerged on Saturday that a lingering cold war between the family of the former Governor of Oyo Sate, Senator Abiola Ajimobi and the Oyo State Government was largely responsible for the delay in his burial. The late Ajimobi died in a Lagos hospital on Thursday after some complications arising from COVID-19. According to Islamic injunction, the former governor was supposed…

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Nigerians Protest Indonesian Immigration Brutality

Nigerian citizens living in parts of Jakarta the capital of Indonesia have come out to show their grievances to the illicit oppression been melted on them while domiciling in the country. It’s been weeks this Protest had began which has led to the destruction of Nigeria’s Embassy building and some properties damaged by aggrieved Protesters. A Nigerian is reported to have died as a result of him trying to evade arrest by the Indonesian Immigration authority. The deceased was reported to have been in the country for the past 5…

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Obasanjo: No State Is Safe Anymore

As a nation, we are developing but individually, the larger percentage of the people is not growing because the government has failed to address the social sector. Europe and America are what they are today because they developed the social aspect of their countries. The Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo has noted that insecurity is one issue common to Nigerians, regardless of tribe, language, religion, location, gender, age or social position. He noted that without reforming the federating units, Nigeria would remain insecure, unstable, unprogressive, stagnated and, at worst, disintegrate. Obasanjo spoke…

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APC Crisis: Oshiomhole, Others To Face Expulsion Over Court Cases

The party has resorted in expelling any member that engaged in court cases against the Decisions of NEC. Buhari Says the Governors of the party will determine the next Chairman. The NEC still stands on dissolving the NWC. Members of the dissolved Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress risk being expelled from the party should they go ahead with their threat to consider a legal action against the party on account of their removal from office on Thursday. The Emage gathered in Abuja on Friday that…

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COVID19: 594 New Cases Discovered, Total Now 22,614

the NCDC has warned Nigerians against the Usage of face guards instead of face Mask 😷. PTF says they would refuse force in reopening schools amidst Coronavirus spread. Peace Airline and Dana Air tests their new acquired planes ahead of Airport Reopening. 594 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Lagos-159Delta-106Ondo-44FCT-34Edo-34Oyo-33Kaduna-33Enugu-28Katsina-25Imo-22Adamawa-15Ogun-12Osun-11Abia-8Rivers-6Nasarawa-5Bauchi-5Niger-5Kebbi-4Ekiti-3Plateau-1Taraba-1 22,614 confirmed7,822 discharged549 deaths

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NYSC: We’re Not Ready To Open Back Orientation Camps

Going by the incessant rise in the Coronavirus pandemic across the country the agency in charge of Corper’s deployment has come out to say its not ready to kick start operations. National Youth Service Corps has said it will not reopen orientation camps across te country until it is safe to do so. The NYSC, in a statement on Thursday by its Director, Press and Public Relations, Adenike Adeyemi, any report that it was planning to open the camps was false She said, “To put issues in proper perspective, it…

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Edo Polls: Gov Obaseki Emerges Unopposed, To Face Ize-Iyamu

the Edo state Governor had in the past weeks faced key opposition to his re-election bid in the next gubernatorial polls. the ruling party APC decline him the opportunity of contesting the poll via their platform. Obaseki Joined PDP where he eventually became the party’s flag bearer unopposed. However, Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, of the Peoples Democratic Party will face his major contender from the All Progressives Congress, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, in the September 19 governorship election in the state. This follows the withdrawal of all the three…

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NCC Bans 33.75 Inactive Phone Numbers In Nigeria

the agency has laid down regulations on GSM lines. the commission frowns at illegal registration of SIM card by illicit agent services. Consequently, the Nigerian Communications Commission has withdrawn 33.75 million telephone numbers from telecoms companies who are former licensees of the regulator. The commission also returned 7.49 million telephone lines to Nigerian Telecommunications Limited and three other telecom operators, a document on the national numbering plan of NCC released on Thursday stated. Some of the defunct mobile operators whose phone lines were withdrawn include Cyancom Ltd former MTS 1st…

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Oshiomhole Dares Buhari, Says NEC Meeting Illegal

Comrade Adams was sacked by Court of Appeal. The NEC dissolves all party seats in a meeting attended some chieftains and president Buhari in attendance. Eighteen members of the All Progressives Congress National Working Committee loyal to the party’s sacked National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, on Thursday, insisted that the APC National Executive Committee meeting attended by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), was illegal. The NWC members, who said this in a statement signed by the acting National Chairman, Hillard Eta, and the acting National Secretary, Waziri Bulama, stated…

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Hushpuppi Made N168bn, Defrauded 1,926,400 Victims

acclaimed Nigerian Instagram celebrity Have been in the news for quite by sometime now as to regarding his involvement in internet frauds. Hushpuppi had flaunted luxuries on social media platform without any viable source of livelihood. Dubai authorities have been tracing his footage for the four months before he hotbed Arrested last week. He had pleaded guilty of the alleged crimes. The Dubai Police Force, United Arab Emirates, has revealed how it arrested Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abass, aka Hushpuppi. In a video released on its official Twitter handle on…

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Ex Gov Of Oyo State Abiola Ajimobi Is Dead

the former governor of Oyo state Sen. Ajimobi was reported to have contracted Coronavirus. the late Oyo state Governor Ajimobi was speculated as the Acting Chairman. The immediate past Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, has died at age 70 after battling coronavirus-related symptoms for a month, Emage News has learnt. Ajimobi, who was governor from 2011 to 2019, was named the Acting National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress last week but never resumed. The former governor was hospitalised at First Cardiologist and Cardiovascular Consultants Hospital, Lagos on…

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PTF To Submit Reports This Week To President Buhari

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has said the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), would receive this week, its recommendations regarding the next steps of the country’s National Response to the pandemic. PTF Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, made this known during a briefing in Abuja on Thursday. He said, “I wish to inform you that by the end of this week, the Presidential Task Force will be submitting a report containing our assessment and recommendations to Mr President for his consideration. READ…

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Giadom To Abide By NEC’s Decisions

the APC NEC Meeting was held in virtual session today in Abuja. some party chieftains were denied access to the meeting venue. Giadom led faction vow to obey all the resolutions agreed upon by the NEC. One of those laying claim to the position of the acting National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Victor Giadom, has expressed support for the decision of the National Executive Council. The PUNCH had earlier reported that the NEC at a virtual meeting on Thursday dissolved its National Working Committee. Reacting to the…

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Face Mask More Effective Than Guards- NCDC

PTF had decried on the level at which Nigerians go in preventing themselves against Coronavirus pandemic. NCDC warns about people engaging with large gatherings across the country. The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control says the use of masks is more effective than face guards. The Director-General of the NCDC, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, said this during the Presidential Task Force briefing on Thursday. The NCDC boss said anyone who opts for face guard must still wear a mask underneath. The use of face guards has become common in the last couple…

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Bowen University Sacks 127 Staffs

the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic has created economic downturn whereby many employers are unable to meet the welfare requirements of its workers. the varsity gives reasons attributed to dwindling challenges in paying workers in the academic and non academic department. Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, has sacked about 10 per cent its workforce. The affected staff were said to have received mail intimating them of the termination of their appointment on Tuesday after their salaries for the month of June were paid. One of the affected staff members said 127 workers…

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PDP Primaries: Governor Bala Mohammed Arrives Edo State

the PDP is Set to conduct the Edo state primaries slated for today. Governor Obaseki is highly favoured to emerge the party’s Flag bearer. As the Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship primary kicks off in Edo State today, some top members of the party have started arriving in the state to observe the process. Among those on ground is the Governor of Bauchi State, Bala Mohammed, who came into the state on Wednesday night. The primary election, which was earlier slated for June 19 and 20,had been moved to June 23…

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FG Sets Stringent Conditions To Reopen Schools

the Coronavirus pandemic has left the Nigerian Education sectors on hold. Most schools had been locked while some still perform operations through E-learning. The stringent conditions for the reopening of schools contained in the guidelines submitted to the National Assembly by the Federal Ministry of Education, may force some schools to close down their operations. The document, obtained by our correspondents is titled, “Guidelines for schools and learning facilities reopening after COVID-19 pandemic closure.” According to the document, each school is required to create temporary isolation space and fully equipped…

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NWC To Boycott NEC Meeting As President Buhari Backed Giadom Faction

the APC Crisis is getting much hitter as the national Executives expresses dissatisfaction. The court had sacked the Victor Giadom led executive. The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Wednesday, declared support for the suspended Deputy National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Victor Giadom, as the party’s acting national chairman. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in an interview with State House correspondents in Abuja, said Buhari would attend Thursday’s (today) APC National Executive Committee meeting convened by Giadom. Rather resolving…

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Prosecute Lawma Contractors For Fraud

Some Nigerians on Tuesday asked the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to identify and prosecute the people indicted by the audit of the Lagos State Waste Management Authority’s account. The PUNCH had reported that the state was being defrauded of millions of naira in a scheme involving LAWMA contractors. The contractors, many of whom are politicians, allegedly inflated the wage bills of the street sweepers and supervisors under them. According to an official source, the state government pays the contractors over N560m monthly. However, a report of the audit of…

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Court Orders PDP To Include Obaseki, Others In Primaries

the Edo state governor who recently decamped to the PDP has been facing some stiff issues as to regarding contesting the forthcoming elections on the party’s Ticket. Some party chieftains sued governor Obaseki for not been qualified party member of the PDP. Court has Order the party to grant Governor Obaseki and Others a level playing ground to contest the party’s primaries. However, A High Court of Justice in the Ekpoma judicial division today restrained the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from excluding Governor Godwin Obaseki and the other cleared aspirants…

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