FCT HEALTH AUTHORITIES WARN AGAINST CONSUMPTION OF CANNED TOMATOES

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has warned against the consumption of canned tomatoes, noting that they can cause cancer. The administration through its Agriculture and Rural Development Secretariat gave the warning while training women that were drawn across six area councils in Abuja on techniques to process and preserve tomatoes. The Chief Planning Officer of the secretariat, Mrs. Oladoja Margaret said, the two-day event drew 50 leaders of women from each of the six Area Councils and trained them so that they would go back to train other women…

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GANDUJE FORBIDS KANO DISTRICT HEADS FROM ATTENDING EMIR SANUSI’S EID DURBAR

  Governor of Kano, Abdullahi Ganduje, has directed district heads in the state to only attend the Eid Durbars held in their respective domains and supervised by their respective First Class Emirs. The order was contained in a statement signed by Ganduje’s Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar. The statement said the order was necessary to counter social media news directing the district heads to attend Eid Durbar at the palace of Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II. This is, however, contrary to the norm, whereby all district heads traditionally attended…

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CIVIL DEFENCE OFFICER KILLS NDU UNDERGRADUATE IN BAYELSA

A 100level student of the Department of Petrochemical in the Niger Delta University named only as Obinna has been shot and killed by a personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp in Bayelsa State. The incident happened at the Efeke-Ama area of Amassoma community, Southern Ijaw Local Council Area, around 10:30pm on Saturday. It was gathered the killer NSCDC official was part of a team of security personnel attached to a politician, Chief Abel Ebifemowei, alias OSUO1, who is also a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in…

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AS BUHARI PREPARES FOR SALLAH IN PEACE MANY KATSINA INDIGENES CAN’T COME HOME BECAUSE OF BANDITS

Hundreds of villagers have deserted their abodes in Katsina State and are living in dire conditions in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps. Saude Usman trekked from Zango to Kankara, a distance of about 25 kilometres with her one-year-old son strapped on her back and clutching two others. A mother of six, Saude had lost her grandparents to bandits’ attack on her village three weeks ago. “It was in the night and very dark, we passed through bushes before I got here. I was only lucky to be reunited with my…

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TRANSPORTER RETURNS 2.2BIL MISTAKENLY PAID INTO HIS FIRST BANKACCOUNT

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Managing Director of Peace Mass Transit, Dr. Maduka Onyishi, says he has returned the sum of N2.2bn which was wrongly paid into his First Bank of Nigeria account. The cheque was received on behalf of First Bank by the Business Manager, Commercial Banking, Mr. Kokelu Ben; and the Branch Manager, Unity Bank, Enugu Branch, Mrs. Ifeoma Eleanya. Dr. Onyishi, who explained how he discovered the huge sum in his First Bank account, said that he had requested for $3m from the Central Bank of Nigeria, through…

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CATTLE MARKET IN ABIA A CURSE NOT A BLESSING, MONARCH REVEALS

By Anayo Okoli THE traditional ruler of Amaekwu Lokpanta in Umunneochi Local Government Area of Abia State, hosts of the cattle market on Enugu-Port Harcourt express road, near Enugu/Abia boundary, Eze Thomas Obike, has lamented the destructive activities of  herdsmen and their cattle in their community. COWS Eze Obike said that his people now live on perpetual fear on account of the destructive activities of herdsmen and their cattle. The pained monarch spoke when he received Senator Mao Ohuabunwa in his palace on the occasion of the commissioning of a…

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OKOI OBLAH SACKED! OFFICE SEALED UP

The police have sealed Okoi Obono-Obla’s office in Abuja. Mr Obono-Obla is a senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, as well as the chairman, Special Presidential Investigation Panel on the Recovery of Public Property. The office of the presidential panel, located in Asokoro, was sealed Friday afternoon by some armed police officers, a source close to Aso Rock and the panel told PREMIUM TIMES, Saturday evening. The source said the police action followed a directive from the presidency that Mr Obono-Obla should be relieved of his appointment “immediately”. The…

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SANWO-OLU’S CABINET LIST UPSETS HIS MAIN BACKERS

Awori monarchs seek more inclusion of indigenes Assembly may receive another list of nominees Gboyega Akinsanmi The list of 25 cabinet nominees, which Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu sent to the State House of Assembly about three weeks, has stoked concern in the rank of Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC) and Mandate Movement, two powerful groups that secured Sanwo-Olu’s governorship nomination. The Council of Obas and Chief in Aworiland has equally called on the governor to more indigenes of the Awori descent in the second list of cabinet nominees, which…

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SERVING MILITARY MEN INVOLVED IN KIDNAPPING SAYS EX-DSS BOSS

Mike Ejiofor who’s a one time director of SSS, while addressing the rise of the twin menace “Kidnapping and Banditry” on Channels TV, exposed those behind. Speaking as a kidnap victim, he urged the Federal government to fish out the bad eggs that has infiltrated the security agencies in country. This is coming days after the unfortunate incident between the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police, resulting in the killing of 3 personnel of the Nigeria Police and setting a notorious kidnapper free along Ibi-Wukari road in Taraba state. Watch…

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