OYO TAKES OVER FROM EDO AS LEADING STATE FOR GIRLS TRAFFICKING – IMMIGRATIONS DEPT

Kemi Olaitan in Ibadan The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) yesterday disclosed that Oyo State had become the hot spot for human trafficking with the yearly increase in the number of rescued trafficking victims in Ibadan and its environs. The Assistant Comptroller, Anti Human Trafficking and Child Labour unit of the NIS, Mr. Foluso Akintola made the disclosure at the public reading of a new book, From Frying Pan to Fire by the Chairman, Editorial Board of THISDAY Newspapers Groups in Ibadan, Oyo State. Akintola, who was a discussant at the…

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AYADE, WIKE, UDOM PAY TRIBUTE AS WIFE OF FORMER DSS DG IS BURIED

Bassey Inyang in Calabar It was a bouquet of tributes on Saturday in Calabar, Cross River State, as the remains of the late Mrs. Temitope Ekpenyong Ita, wife of the former Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Mr. Ita Ekpeyong, who died on March 13, 2019, were laid to rest. The late Temitope who died in Abuja, after a brief illness was laid to rest in their family residence in Atimbo, in Calabar Municipality, after a church service at the at Hope Waddell Parish of the Presbyterian…

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BON TO MEET NBC OVER AIT, RAY POWER CLOSURE

Olawale Ajimotokan in Abuja The Central Working Committee of the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) will hold a crucial meeting in Abuja on Monday with the Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) over the suspension until further notice of the licence of Daar Communications, the operator of African Independent Television (AIT) and Ray Power FM. The broadcast regulator, NBC, had last week announced the shutdown of the stations following the failure of the tv and radio stations to abide by the broadcast code. The Acting Chairman of BON, Godfrey Ohuabunwa, revealed over…

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PORTUGAL WINS MAIDEN EUROPE’S NATIONS LEAGUE TROPHY

Portugal’s Gonçalo Guedes scored for Portugal By Kazeem Ugbodaga Gonçalo Guedes’ strike in the second half was all that Portugal needed to beat Netherlands and win the maiden edition of the Nations League trophy on Sunday. It is the second trophy in three years for Euro 2016 winners. After a goalless first half, Portugal won it on 60th minute after a great strike by Guedes. Brilliant work from Bernardo Silva as he bamboozled the Netherlands defence with a neat flick back into the path of Guedes, who absolutely powered home…

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D’BANJ LOSES GOLDEN CHAIN, STOLEN IN FLIGHT, SEE PIX

Oladapo Oyebanji, a.k.a Dbanj wearing his expensive DB Records neck chain Lanre Babalola Popular Nigerian musician and koko master, Oladapo Oyebanji, a.k.a. Dbanj, this morning lost his gold chain worth millions of Naira while on a flight from Port Harcourt to Lagos. PMNEWS gathered that the koko master who is still celebrating his 39th birthday left the expensive chain on his seat during an Aero flight from Port Harcourt to Lagos and before he knew it the chain had disappeared. Dbanj also confirmed the loss in a tweet and begged…

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LATE TARABA GOVERNOR, DANBABA SUNTAI’S WIFE MARRIES YAR ADUA’S COUSIN SEE THEIR PICS

The widow of late Governor of Taraba State, Hauwa Suntai has remarried two years after the death of her husband, Danbaba Suntai. Hauwa is said to have remarried his sweetheart and a younger bridegroom, Haliru Saad Malami, aka San Turakin Malumfashi, who is the Chief Executive Officer, ITBAN Global Resources LTD. Hauwa and her lover. Photo: Seirerjour Hauwa, in her 50s married Malami, who is around 30 years. He is said to be the cousin of Turai Yar’Adua, wife of late Nigeria’s President, Umaru Yar’Adua. The two lovebirds first released their…

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HOW BANDITS WRECKED HAVOC IN 2 SOKOTO LOCAL GOVTS, KILLING SCORES

Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto Suspected armed bandits on Saturday struck in Rabah and Isa local government areas of Sokoto State in attacks that occurred simultaneously. Reports indicate that no fewer than 50 people were killed in four villages in the local governments. The victims were buried yesterday according to Islamic rites, with Governor Aminu Tambuwal, SSG, Commissioner of Police, and some other government functionaries in attendance. In Isa local government area, eyewitness said about 25 people were killed with several others injured. According to a source, “the bandits stormed Sapiru village, in…

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AFTER HIS DISGRACE, BUHARI ACCEPTS ONNOGHEN’S RETIREMENT, WRITES CJN OVER APPOINTMENT OF 5 NEW SUPREME COURT JUSTICES

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, on the appointment of additional five justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, the Presidency has said. He has also accepted the voluntary retirement from service of Justice Walter Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria, effective from May 28, 2019. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in a statement quoted Buhari as saying: ‘‘Pursuant to the provisions of Section 230(2) A&B of the Constitution of…

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SANWO-OLU TOLD TO DECLARE HIS ASSETS WITHIN 7 DAYS

Chukwudi Nweje The People’s Democratic Party, Lagos State chapter, has asked Lagos State governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to declare his assets and make it public within seven days. The party warned that if its request was not honoured it would invoke the Freedom of Information Act to compel the governor to do so. Publicity Secretary of the party Mr Taofik Gani, gave the warning in a statement issued on Sunday, in Lagos. He said: “The PDP posits that if Mr. Sanwoolu does not on his own, make public, information of his…

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GOD WILL SOON EXPOSE THOSE WHO RIGGED ME OUT OF SENATORIAL ELECTION- AKPABIO

Godswill Akpabio, senator who represented Akwa Ibom north-west district in the 8th assembly, says God will soon expose those who “fraudulently orchestrated” his loss in the last national assembly election. Speaking at Ukana, Essien Udim local government area of the state while empowering some of his constituents, Akpabio accused Mike Igini, resident electoral commissioner of the state, of denying him of the mandate freely given to him. He described Igini as the “most compromised electoral officer in Nigeria and should not be allowed to hold public office”. He insisted that…

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