NRC GEARS UP TO RELAUNCH KANO-LAGOS EXPRESS TRAIN SERVICE – MD

NRC GEARS UP TO RELAUNCH KANO-LAGOS EXPRESS TRAIN SERVICE – MD The Managing Director of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC), Engineer Fidet Okheria, has revealed that the long-awaited Kano-Lagos Express Train Service is set to resume operations soon, signaling a new era in railway transportation in Nigeria. In a statement issued on Saturday night in Abuja, Engineer Okheria disclosed that …

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NAIRA FALL MAKES INVESTMENT IN PROPERTY LESS ATTRACTIVE – KNIGHT FRANK

NAIRA FALL MAKES INVESTMENT IN PROPERTY LESS ATTRACTIVE – KNIGHT FRANK Various strategies will work for different jurisdictions. For our case here in Nigeria, aside from sufficient budgetary allocations and commitment to implementation both at the federal and state government levels, I will suggest stronger collaborations between the government and private investors through public-private partnerships for the delivery and maintenance …

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A MAN IN THE LOUNGE, TRIBUTE TO CARDINAL ONAIYEKAN AT 80, BY EMMANUEL OJEIFO

A MAN IN THE LOUNGE: TRIBUTE TO CARDINAL ONAIYEKAN AT 80, BY EMMANUEL OJEIFO In September 2020, barely a year after Cardinal John Onaiyekan retired as archbishop of Abuja, I engaged him in a series of intellectually stimulating conversations at his Domus Pacis (‘House of Peace’) residence. At this time, Onaiyekan had marked fifty-one years as a priest and thirty-six …

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DEGREES FOR SALE: UNRAVELING NIGERIA’S CERTIFICATE FORGERY EPIDEMIC

DEGREES FOR SALE: UNRAVELLING NIGERIA’S CERTIFICATE FORGERY EPIDEMIC The revelation of over 100 fake professors by the National Universities Commission (NUC) in 2019 was a stark reminder that the condition of certificate forgery infiltrates even the highest echelons of academia. Certificate forgery is a serious issue in Nigeria. It is a criminal offence punishable by imprisonment and/or a fine. There …

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KANO HISBAH ARRESTS 52 TRICYCLE RIDERS FOR ‘IMMORAL HAIRCUTS’

KANO HISBAH ARRESTS 52 TRICYCLE RIDERS FOR ‘IMMORAL HAIRCUTS The Kano State Hisbah Board has arrested no fewer than 52 commercial tricycle operators popularly known as Yan Adaidaita Sahu over alleged “immoral haircuts”, selling illegal drugs and substances, as well as mixing opposite genders in their tricycles. The tricycle riders were apprehended by operatives of the Hisbah Command from different …

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KIDNAPPERS ON RAMPAGE, BEAT SECURITY AGENCIES

KIDNAPPERS ON RAMPAGE, BEAT SECURITY AGENCIES Daredevil kidnappers have continued to unleash terror on citizens in different parts of the country in defiance of security arrangements put in place to tackle the issue of abduction for ransom, which has lately assumed the level of commercial transactions. For instance, three riot police inspectors were kidnapped on Friday evening in the Ohoror …

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NORTHERN SENATORS ‘HIRE CONSULTANTS’ TO SCREEN TINUBU’S 2024 BUDGET

NORTHERN SENATORS ‘HIRE CONSULTANTS’ TO SCREEN TINUBU’S 2024 BUDGET Northern Senators Forum (NSF) has hired consultants to scrutinise the 2024 Appropriation Act, according to Senator Ali Ndume, chief whip of the 10th Senate. Ndume, in an interview, said that they aimed to see whether the budget was skewed against the northern region. Asked why he and other northern senators did …

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SUPER EAGLES SOAR OVER CAMEROON TO REACH QUARTER FINALS

SUPER EAGLES SOAR OVER CAMEROON TO REACH AFCON QUARTER-FINALS Nigeria on Saturday sent home Cameroon after qualifying at the knockout stage at the 2023 African Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast after a 2-0 victory. Nigeria earlier scored through Semi Ajayi’s rebound after a long press in the opposition’s box However, the goal was subjected to a VAR review and …

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HOSTAGE DIES AS POLICE ENGAGE KIDNAPPERS IN GUN BATTLE, LAGOS PDP CHAIRMAN STILL IN CAPTIVITY

HOSTAGE DIES AS POLICE ENGAGE KIDNAPPERS IN GUN BATTLE, LAGOS PDP CHAIRMAN STILL IN CAPTIVITY The Ogun State Police Command has disclosed that a 37-year-old woman, Bilikisu Kazeem, died during a gun battle between operatives and kidnappers on Friday. The incident occurred on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. According to the Command, nine hostages were rescued from the kidnappers during the encounter. …

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HOSTAGE DIES AS POLICE ENGAGE KIDNAPPERS IN GUN BATTLE, LAGOS PDP CHAIRMAN STILL IN CAPTIVITY

HOSTAGE DIES AS POLICE ENGAGE KIDNAPPERS IN GUN BATTLE, LAGOS PDP CHAIRMAN STILL IN CAPTIVITY The Ogun State Police Command has disclosed that a 37-year-old woman, Bilikisu Kazeem, died during a gun battle between operatives and kidnappers on Friday. The incident occurred on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. According to the Command, nine hostages were rescued from the kidnappers during the encounter. …

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ENUGU GOVT BANS SCAVENGERS, CART PUSHERS, COMMENCES ENFORCEMENT

ENUGU GOVT BANS SCAVENGERS, CART PUSHERS, COMMENCES ENFORCEMENT Concerned about the growing security threats posed by the activities of scavengers and cart pushers, the Enugu State government has restated its ban on their operations, warning that scavengers and cart pushers caught would be prosecuted. The reaffirmation of the proscription of the scavengers and their activities popularly called, “Iron Condemn” in …

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USMAN ODODO, NEW KOGI GOVERNOR, APPOINTS CABINET MEMBERS FIRST DAY IN OFFICE

USMAN ODODO, NEW KOGI GOVERNOR, APPOINTS CABINET MEMBERS FIRST DAY IN OFFICE In an unprecedented decision, the newly sworn-in Governor of Kogi State, Ahmed Usman Ododo, has nominated members of his Cabinet and other top aides on his first day in office. Ododo, who was sworn-in as the 5th elected Governor of Kogi State on Saturday afternoon, announced the nomination …

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ALLEGATIONS AGAINST CHIEF OF NAVAL STAFF, EMMANUEL OGALLA, BASELESS – NIGERIAN NAVY

ALLEGATIONS AGAINST CHIEF OF NAVAL STAFF, EMMANUEL OGALLA, BASELESS – NIGERIAN NAVY The Nigerian Navy has described the allegations against the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla, as untenable and baseless. The Peoples’ Gazette in a report had accused the Naval Chief of facilitating an unorganised bunkering of Nigerian crude and a multimillion-naira contract-splitting fraud. Ogalla, in the …

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POLICE DIDN’T RESCUE ME FROM KIDNAPPERS, RANSOM WAS PAID – IMO MONARCH

POLICE DIDN’T RESCUE ME FROM KIDNAPPERS, RANSOM WAS PAID – IMO MONARCH Former chairman of the Imo State Council of Traditional Rulers, Samuel Ohiri has stated that the police did not secure his release from his abductors. The traditional ruler was kidnapped in Orodo Mbaitoli LGA of Imo State on June 6, and was released after 12 days. The Imo …

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