Bauchi state partner with Dangote Foundation, DFID on polio immunisation

Bauchi State Government says it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dangote Foundation, DFID and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on routine immunisation. The Commissioner of Health, Dr Zuwaira Hassan, disclosed this in Kano on Monday at a One-Day stakeholders’ Consultative Meeting with the theme ‘’Ending Preventable Deaths of Children in Bauchi State.’’ …

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Buhari mourns ex-Nigeria’s envoy to Ethiopia, Adegoroye

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the passing of a former Nigeria’s Ambassador to Ethiopia and the nation’s Representative to the African Union, Amb. Victor Adeyeye Adegoroye, who passed on at 93.

In his condolence to the family, President Buhari commiserated with the Ondo State Government, family and friends of the late ambassador, especially those he worked with for many years as a career diplomat.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement said, President Buhari urged the family to take solace in the fact that the patriarch of the Adegoroye family lived faithfully and served his country dutifully, believing that his contributions to national development will always be remembered and acknowledged by posterity.

President Buhari prayed that God will comfort the family and grant his soul eternal rest.

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Court Restrains FG, Others from Further Mention of Secondus in Looters’ List

By Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt

The Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has issued an order restraining the federal government, Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed, and Vintage Press Limited (publishers of The Nation Newspapers) from further publishing the name of the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, in the list of looters.
Secondus had slammed a N1.5 billion suit against Mohammed, the federal government and Vintage Press in Suit No. Suit PHC/1013/2018 as damages for alleged defamation as his name was listed as a looter in the list published by the minister of information and culture for allegedly collecting N200 million on February 19, 2015 from the office of then National Security Adviser.

In the suit, Secondus among other reliefs, asked the court to order the defendants to retract the publications in as many media houses as they published the list and pay N1.5 billion as damages.
As the matter came up…

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NIS Confirms Melaye’s Arrest

The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) has confirmed the arrest of Senator Dino Melaye at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Monday morning.

Spokesman of the Service, Mr Sunday James, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that Melaye was arrested by Immigration officials “based on instruction”.

The confirmation came hours after the senator, who represents Kogi West, announced the arrest on his Twitter handle at 7:32 a.m.

“I have just been arrested at the international wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on my way to Morocco for an official engagement sponsored by the Federal Government after checking in,” he tweeted.

The police recently declared Melaye wanted after he was accused of supplying arms to some murder suspects, who allegedly implicated him.

The senator denies the allegations, which he describes as politically motivated. (NAN)

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Judge’s absence stalls Evans trial

The scheduled trial of alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike alias Evans, at an Ikeja High Court, was on Monday stalled following the absence of the judge, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that a court official, who pleaded anonymity, Justice Taiwo was on an official assignment with Justice Opeyemi Oke, the Chief Judge of Lagos State.

The case was, however, adjourned until June 16 for a continuation of trial.

Evans is facing trial alongside Victor Aduba on a four-count bordering on kidnapping and unlawful possession of firearms.

They are accused of kidnapping Mr. Sylvanus Ahamonu, holding him hostage for at least nine weeks and collecting a ransom of 420,000 dollars from his family.

During the last court proceedings on March 14, the videos of Evans confessing to committing crimes of kidnapping and armed robbery within and outside Lagos were shown in court.

The footage in two compact discs was aired during the testimony of Inspector Idowu…

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Eko Disco restores power to community after 9 months outage

Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) says it has restored power supply to residents of Ijegun Imore New Estate in Satellite Town after nine months outage due to transformer fault. Owolabi Olubango, EKEDC Business Manager, Festac Unit told newsmen on Monday in Lagos that the company repaired the faulty transformer and installed another one to ensure …

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