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    COVID-19: FG writes off N4.2bn debt of broadcast stations

COVID-19: FG writes off N4.2bn debt of broadcast stations

The federal government has cancelled 60 percent of the debt owed to it by broadcast stations to cushion the effects of COVID-19 on the industry. At a media briefing on Monday, Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, said the broadcast industry is hard-hit owing to falling revenues occasioned by dwindling adverts and sponsored programmes in the wake of the pandemic. He [...]

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    Nigerian Army should be rebranded, says Osun monarch

Nigerian Army should be rebranded, says Osun monarch

Hammed Oyelude, the olowu of Owu Kuta in Osun state, says there is need to rebrand the Nigerian Army. Speaking with journalists on Monday in Lagos, the monarch said there should also be transparency in the recruitment of soldiers into the army. He said the army ought to be well-funded and equipped in order to tackle Boko Haram insurgency. "The Nigerian Army should [...]

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    10 senior police officers dismissed, 8 demoted over ‘misconduct’

10 senior police officers dismissed, 8 demoted over ‘misconduct’

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has dismissed 10 senior officers and demoted eight others over "misconduct". Ikechukwu Ani, head of press and public relations of PSC, disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja. According to Ani, the commission took the decision at its eighth plenary which lasted three weeks and ended on July 1, 2020. A total of 83 disciplinary [...]

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    Applications for Chevening scholarship to open Sept 3

Applications for Chevening scholarship to open Sept 3

Applications for Chevening scholarship for 2021/2022 academic session is set to commence on September 3. The Chevening scholarship is an international scholarship scheme which enables students with leadership and networking skills from 144 countries and territories to undertake postgraduate study or courses in universities in the United Kingdom. The announcement was made via the Chevening awards' verified Twitter account on Monday. According to [...]

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    PHOTOS: Journalist launches 30-day protest over state of Ota road

PHOTOS: Journalist launches 30-day protest over state of Ota road

Tunde Opeseitan, a journalist, has declared 30 days of activism to protest the deplorable state of Ojuoore-Atan-Obasanjo/Estate Road in Ota, Ogun state. In a protest message on his social media page, Opeseitan asked the federal and state governments to urgently fix the failed portions of the road. He said it was utterly disturbing that such "an important" road which houses multi billion dollars [...]

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    Lawan: We’re right to demand explanation on 774,000 jobs — recruitment is on hold

Lawan: We’re right to demand explanation on 774,000 jobs — recruitment is on hold

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says a joint committee of the national assembly was right to demand explanation on the recruitment of 774,000 citizens. Last week, Festus Keyamo, minister of state for labour and employment, engaged in a shouting match with some senators and house of representatives members while responding to questions about the recruitment. The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) is meant [...]

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    ‘Wike spoke up when others cowered’ — Rivers commissioner speaks on N78bn refund

‘Wike spoke up when others cowered’ — Rivers commissioner speaks on N78bn refund

Paulinus Nsirim, Rivers commissioner for information and communications, says the decision by President Muhammadu Buhari to approve the refund of N78.9 billion to the state for the repair of federal roads may be because Nyesom Wike, the governor, has the "courage to speak up when others are silent". Nsirim said this in reaction to an article by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, [...]

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    Inuwa Abdulkadir, ex-minister, is dead

Inuwa Abdulkadir, ex-minister, is dead

Inuwa Abdulkadir, immediate past vice-chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) north-west, is dead. TheCable learnt he died at Usman Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, in the early hours of Monday after a brief illness. He was 54. He was the pro-chancellor of Sokoto State University. Abdulkadir was minister of youth and sports under Goodluck Jonathan, but he was fired under controversial circumstances in [...]

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    Buhari: There’ll be consequences for attack on UN helicopter

Buhari: There’ll be consequences for attack on UN helicopter

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the attack by Boko Haram insurgents in Damasak, Borno state, which led to the death of a five-year-old girl. A humanitarian chopper belonging to the United Nations was also damaged by bullets fired by the insurgents during the attack which occurred last Thursday. In a statement issued on Sunday, the president described the attack as "cowardly", adding [...]

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    Oyo deputy gov: I left Ajimobi’s residence after my ADC was manhandled

Oyo deputy gov: I left Ajimobi’s residence after my ADC was manhandled

Rauf Olaniyan, deputy governor of Oyo state, says it is not true that the Ajimobi family didn't know he was at the gate during the eighth-day Fidau prayer for the former governor of Oyo. Earlier on Sunday, Olaniyan was denied access to the Fidau prayer of Abiola Ajimobi, who died of COVID-19 complications at a hospital in Lagos last month. In a [...]

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