FG BEGINS SHARING OF 30,000 NAIRA EACH TO 330,000 ARTISANS

Senior Special Assistant to the Vice-President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande ‌ Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Presidency on Tuesday said the payment of N30,000 one-time grant to 330,000 artisans across the country under the Economic Sustainability Plan has commenced. The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a statement titled “Payment of N30,000 grants to 330,000 artisans under ESP begins.” Akande said the payments were being made to sets of verified beneficiaries of the Artisan Support Scheme, a track…

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DOES FCT HAVE A MINISTER BY FREDRICK NWABUFO

There is no government presence in the federal capital territory (FCT). Yes. In fact, there is no such thing as leadership in the FCT. If there was, I would certainly know being a habitué of the city. There are only vulgar structures which are purely administrative habitations of the federal government. Beyond the vast jungle of bricks and glass, the FCT is rudderless. There are many sore points in the ungovernance of the FCT. But I will situate my concerns in only two. Security is in a parlous state and…

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HOODLUMS FIRE ON IGBOSERE COURT DESTROYS COURT PAPERS IN THE SUIT AGAINST TINUBU, ALPHA BETA

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja  The lawsuit instituted against All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, and tax consultancy firm, Alpha Beta Consulting, by a former Managing Director of Alpha Beta, Dapo Apara, has suffered a setback due to the burning of the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere in the wake of the #EndSARS protests. Apara’s lawyer, Mr. Tade Ipadeola, stated this during an interview with The PUNCH on Tuesday. He said, “Everything in Igbosere High Court got burnt including the registrar’s copy of our application. In fact, the whole building was burnt to…

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SARS DETAINED ME FOR 47 DAYS, EXTRACTED MY TEETH, MAN TELLS LAGOS JUDICIAL PANEL

A middle-aged man, Okoli Aguwu, says he spent about one and a half months in the detention of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). He disclosed this on Tuesday at the opening session of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution set up by the Lagos State government to look into the allegations of brutality and highhandedness by personnel of the unit of the Nigeria Police Force which has now been disbanded. The incident is believed to have occurred in 2016. Aguwu, who was the first petitioner, told the panel that…

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MAHMOOD YAKUBU REAPPOINTED AS INEC CHAIRMAN BY BUHARI

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA—PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, for a second term in office. This was disclosed in a statement issued by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina in Abuja yesterday.   President Buhari in a letter to President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, said “in accordance with the provision of Section 154 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), “I am pleased to present for…

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BUHARI REAPPOINTS MAHMOOD YAKUBU AS INEC CHAIRMAN

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA—PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, for a second term in office. This was disclosed in a statement issued by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina in Abuja yesterday. President Buhari in a letter to President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, said “in accordance with the provision of Section 154 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), “I am pleased to present for confirmation…

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COURT ORDERS ATIKU’S SON TO HAND OVER CUSTODY OF THEIR CHILDREN TO HIS EMBATTLED EX-WIFE

An Upper Area Court, Kubwa, Abuja on Tuesday ordered Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to hand over custody of his three sons to his divorced wife, Maryam Sherif.   Abubakar is the son of Nigeria’s former vice president of the same name. The judge, Bashir Danmaisule, while delivering judgement relied on the authority contained in FIQH ALA MAZAHIB AL – ARBAH saying that custody of children lies in the hands of the mother. Danmaisule further said so long as the plaintiff is not married the said authority stands but if she was…

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HOODLUMS INVADE CUSTOMS COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE IN GWAGWALADA, ABUJA, SEE VIDEO AS GUNSHOTS RENT THE AIR

See video as hoodlums invade Customs Training Training School in Gwagwalada, Abuja hours ago. According to eye witness account, they came in search of palliatives and when they didn’t see any they decided to impound the official vehicles with the premises. The hoodlums wielding cutlasses and other dangerous weapons could be seen moving round the premises. Sounds of gunshots could also be heard at the background.

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YOUNG GIRL LIVE WITH BULLET IN HER HEAD FOR 5 DAYS IN EBONYI, SEE HER PICS

A Nigerian lady on Facebook with the username, Valentina Grey, took to her page to give the testimony of her sister, Favour, who survived having a bullet in her head for five days, IgbereTV reports. While Valentina however didn’t state how her sister got the bullet, she revealed that it stayed in her head for five days and her sister had to fight through those times for it to be removed from her. She calls her sister a fighter who while during her surgery, was still joking and smiling. Sharing…

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BUHARI’S FAILURE TO ADDRESS PROTESTERS LED TO LOSS OF LIVES AND PROPERTIES- ALAAFIIN OF OYO

End SARS: Buhari’s Failure To Address Protesters Led To Loss Of Lives, Properties -Alaafin Ibadan – His Imperial Majesty, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi the Alaafin of Oyo, on Monday confirmed that the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to address the youths that protested against the police brutality led to the loss of lives and destruction of properties recorded after the protests. Alaafin, speaking on Monday, during the stakeholders meeting that was held at the House of Cheifs, the Parliament Building Agodi Secretariat Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital, stressed that, if…

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