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    NURTW: We may increase fares over interstate travel COVID-19 guidelines

NURTW: We may increase fares over interstate travel COVID-19 guidelines

The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) says it may increase fares over new guidelines issued by the federal government on interstate travel. On Monday, the federal government lifted the ban on interstate travel starting from July 1, but mandated temperature checks for every passenger and crowd control at motor parks. Vehicles are also required to carry only fifty percent [...]

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    Wole Soyinka centre for investigative journalism organises lecture on national development

Wole Soyinka centre for investigative journalism organises lecture on national development

The 12th edition of the annual Wole Soyinka Centre Media Lecture Series is set to hold on Monday, July 13. According to a statement by the centre, the event, which will be a webinar, will discuss the theme "Data, Media and National Development" and will hold from 10am to 12pm. Speakers for the event include Oluwayemisi Alaba, senior lecturer, statistics department, University [...]

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    After five days, IGP orders Ondo CP to restore deputy gov’s security detail

After five days, IGP orders Ondo CP to restore deputy gov’s security detail

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, has ordered Bolaji Salami, commissioner of police in Ondo, to restore the security detail of Agboola Ajayi, deputy governor of the state. The IGP’s directive was contained in a memo addressed to the police commissioner through the deputy inspector general of police, operations, force headquarters Abuja, on Monday. The security details attached to Ajayi were withdrawn last [...]

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    Buni: APC will begin the process of true reconciliation

Buni: APC will begin the process of true reconciliation

Mai Mala Buni, Yobe governor and chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) caretaker committee, says the recent leadership crisis in the party is not strange. Addressing a press conference at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja, Buni said disagreements are normal in all political parties and the APC is no exception. The chairman said the decision of the national executive committee [...]

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    Court waters down Maina’s bail conditions

Court waters down Maina’s bail conditions

A federal high court in Abuja has further varied the bail conditions granted to Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT). Moving an application for a further variation of bail conditions, Joe Gadzama, Maina’s counsel, had informed the court on the last adjourned date that Ndume has agreed to stand as a surety for his client. He, however, [...]

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    Malami: We don’t reward whistleblowers until the stolen funds are recovered

Malami: We don’t reward whistleblowers until the stolen funds are recovered

Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) and minister of justice, says whistleblowers are not rewarded until the stolen funds exposed or traced are recovered and lodged with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The whistleblower policy, an anti-corruption programme launched in 2016, encourages individuals to report cases of financial mismanagement or stolen funds. One John Okupurhe had reportedly accused President [...]

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    ICYMI: 11 Nigerians risk 30 years in US prison over ‘$6m fraud’

ICYMI: 11 Nigerians risk 30 years in US prison over ‘$6m fraud’

The United States government has arraigned 11 Nigerians over allegations of $6 million fraud. This is contained in a statement issued by the US attorney's office, District of New Jersey. The defendants were identified as Sulaiman Dosunmu, 39;  Tunde Adeowo, 40; Muritala Adeowo, 55; Ayanniyi Alayande, 47; Ahmmed Ponle, 41; Margiettu Kamu, 34; Rafiat Sarumi, 36; Babatunde Oke, 40; Adekunle Owolabi, 49; Olayinka [...]

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    ‘You have no excuse to fail’ — Buratai tells special forces in Katsina

‘You have no excuse to fail’ — Buratai tells special forces in Katsina

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has asked members of the special forces deployed in Katsina state not to relent in their fight against banditry, saying they have no excuse for failure. Speaking during a dinner with members of the special forces on Sunday, Buratai said the army is ready to address challenges being faced by the forces. He added that additional [...]

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    CSOs to host virtual town hall on electoral reforms

CSOs to host virtual town hall on electoral reforms

Some civil society organisations, including YIAGA Africa, have announced plans to host a virtual citizen's townhall meeting with focus on electoral reforms in preparation for the 2023 general elections. Samson Itodo (pictured), YIAGA Africa executive director, said the event, organised with support from the European Union, will hold on Tuesday, June 30. Itodo said the event is an opportunity for stakeholders to [...]

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    Falana: Police must ensure public safety not harass Buhari’s opponents

Falana: Police must ensure public safety not harass Buhari’s opponents

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and human rights lawyer, says the duty of the police is to ensure public safety and not to harass opponents of President Muhammadu Buhari. In a statement on Sunday, Falana said the police ought to demonstrate impartiality and neutrality in handling political matters. He cited instances where the police have arrested, detained and charged [...]

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