Author: Ayomide Oye

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Gwagwalada, FCT, on Wednesday ordered that a 35-year-old cattle rearer, Adamu Idris in Kuje correction centre for allegedly kidnapping a Bolt driver. The police charged Idris, with two counts of kidnapping. The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge. Justice Aliyu Shafa, ordered that the defendant be remanded in Kuje Correctional Centre and adjourned the matter until June 20, for hearing. Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Okokon Udo, told the court that the defendant and others, at large on Sept.13, 2023 in Galadimawa, Abuja conspired and kidnapped Siman Yakubu, a bolt driver of Tungamaje…

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The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) says the prevailing exchange rate set by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) determines its rates of import duty collection and not market forces. The Spokesperson of NCS, Abdullahi Maiwada, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja. Maiwada said that importers transact their businesses in dollars, which required them to obtain “Form M” from the CBN. NAN recalls that the Nigeria Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines, and Agriculture (NACCIMA) had recently suggested that the collection of customs duty should be charged in Naira instead…

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Gov. Abba Yusuf of Kano has arrived in U.S for high powered symposium organised by US Institute of Peace. This is contained in a statement issued on Wednesday Yusuf’s Director-General, Media and Publicity, Malam Sunusi Bature in Kano. The three-day symposium is being attended by governors of Kano, Katsina, Zamfara, Kaduna, Niger, Sokoto, Kebbi, Jigawa,and Plateau. Bature said the event would address insecurity in Northern Nigeria and proffer solutions to the challenge. He said the intensive executive engagement would enable the governors of some of the security challenged states to deep their understanding socioeconomic dynamics of insecurity and near-term opportunities to…

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Troops of Sector 1, Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) located in Mora, Cameroon have neutralised three Boko Haram terrorists in two separate operations at Zigue and Soueram. Lt.-Col. Abubakar Abdullahi, the Chief of Military Public Information said this in a statement released in Maiduguri on Wedsnesday. Abdullahi said that the initial engagement occurred in the Cameroon border community of Zigue on April 14, where an ambush by the MNJTF troops resulted in the elimination of one terrorist. He added that the troops on April 15, during an early morning encounter near the Cameroon-Nigeria border in Soueram, neutralised two additional Boko…

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The Institute of Health Service Administrators of Nigeria (IHSAN) has urged its members to be innovative and technologically driven to improve the quality of services rendered in hospitals. A communique issue by IHSAN President, Mrs Rosemary Archibong, also commended the effort of the President Bola Tinubu led administration in improving the country health indices. Archibong said the recently concluded National workshop and council meeting held in Niger State was put together to remind administrators of their roles in ensuring the successful running of hospitals. “The quality of health administrators regulates the success or otherwise of any hospitals and that is…

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The Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof Ishaq Oloyede, says no fewer than 1.94 million candidates sat for the 2024 examinations in the country. Oloyede said this on Wednesday in Kaduna, while inspecting Computer Based Test (CBT) centres in the state amidst the ongoing JAMB examinations. He added that at the end of the examination today, there would be less than 100,000 candidates remaining in Lagos, Benue and other states in the country. Oloyede explained that the pace at which JAMB cleared candidates and captured biometrics made the exercise faster. He noted this was part of JAMB’s re-engineering…

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says preparedness is a vital component of disaster management which needs to be given adequate attention to ensure timely, effective and efficient response. The Director General of NEMA, Mrs. Zubaida Umar, said this while declaring open a three-day Workshop on the Update of Hazard Risks Analysis for Nigeria, holding in Enugu. Umar, who was represented by NEMA’s Director, Planning, Research and Forecasting, Dr Onimode Bandele, stressed the necessity of proactive measures in mitigating various hazards and risks. She called for more collaboration between NEMA and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in addressing the…

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The World Health Organisation (WHO), says it plans to commence vaccination against Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) on May 27 in Kogi.The state’s Team Lead of WHO, Dr Muktar Toyosi, said this when he led his team on an advocacy visit to the State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Wednesday in Lokoja.Toyosi said that the vaccination was meant for girl child of between the age nine and 14.He said the ongoing sensitisation was to keep the people informed, and educate them on the vaccination of their children to protect them against cervical cancer in future.”Kogi falls within…

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The Neglected Tropical Disease (NTD) Unit in Cross River’s ministry of health, in collaboration with Evidence Action, a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), is targeting 886,292 children for the 2024 School deworming exercise in the state. The annual comprehensive state-wide, school-based deworming exercise began on Wednesday, April 24, and would be concluded on Tuesday, April 30. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the exercise will be implemented by NTD in partnership with the state Ministry of Education, state Universal Basic Education Board and the State Primary Healthcare Development Agency. NAN also reports that a total of 623,828 school-aged children…

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Mr Meshach Jatau, has assumed duty as the new Zonal Commanding Officer (ZCO) of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Jos. Elizabeth Chris-Eniaye, the Public Enlightenment Officer of the zone, disclosed this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Jos. NAN reports that the Jos zonal office of the corps covers Plateau, Benue and Nasarawa States. Chris-Eniaye said that Jatau replaced Mr Ochi Oga, who has been moved to its Headquarters in Abuja for other assignments. ”Prior to his new appointment, Jatau was the ZCO in charge of Zone 8, Oshogbo.…

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