FG Approves Cultivation Of Genetically Modified Maize

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 4,426 total views,  67 views today The Federal Government has granted environmental approval for the evaluation and open cultivation of TELA Maize, a new variety of genetically modified maize developed by researchers at the Institute for Agricultural Research, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Approval for the cultivation of the crop was announced in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, jointly signed by the Communications Officer, West and Central Africa for African Agricultural Technology Foundation; and the Information Officer, IAR/ABU, Yakubu Dodo. According to the statement, the genetically modified maize would resist fall…

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ENDSARS: We’ll Use Legitimate Means Within Constitutional Powers To Suppress Planned Protest – CP Odumosu

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 189 total views The Commissioner of police Lagos State Command, Hakeem Odumosu, on Monday announced that the police will use all legitimate means within their constitutional powers to suppress any planned protest. Odumosu said that credible intelligence at the disposal of the Command has revealed clandestine plans by some youths, individuals or groups to embark on protest today in commemoration of one year anniversary of ENDSARS. According to Odumosu, “Lagosians and indeed Nigerians cannot afford to relive the distasteful experience of last year protest which caused pain, anguish, needless loss of…

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Politicians Behind Insecurity In South-East For Political Gains, Says IPOB

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 190 total views,  2 views today The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has again denied any involvement in the recent killings in Anambra State or any part of the South-East. It said that politicians created the insecurity in South-East for political gains. A statement by the separatists’ publicist, Emma Powerful, indicated that they had been vindicated by the Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano’s revelation that some of his colleagues (governors) in the geopolitical zone were sponsoring the attacks. Obiano had, in a reaction to why he had repeatedly avoided stakeholders’ security meetings…

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Change Of Guard Imminent In 2021, Throw Away 1999 Constitution – Bakare

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 365 total views The Serving Overseer, The Citadel Global Community Church, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has called for a change of guard in the country, saying those around the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) look tired. Bakare, at the state of the nation broadcast on Sunday, said the time to rescue Nigeria from opportunists in government had come. The cleric, while delivering his address, titled, ‘The Black Box of Nigeria’s Politics,’ also said there were forces influencing those in government to misbehave. He said, “Change of guards simply means that we…

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Why Tyson Fury Defeated Me -Deontay Wilder

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 142 total views,  1 views today Tyson Fury retained his WBC heavyweight crown on Saturday with a spectacular 11th-round knockout of Deontay Wilder as their trilogy fight delivered a boxing classic. Wilder says Fury’s size was a problem for him to handle after he was rushed to the hospital. In brief remarks, he acknowledged he had struggled to deal with Fury’s size. “I did my best, but it wasn’t good enough,” said Wilder. “I’m not sure what happened. I know that in training, he did certain things, and I also knew that…

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2021 Women Of Destiny Annual Convention Ends With A Call On Them To Show Godly Character, Submit, Respect Their Husbands

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 877 total views Peterclaver Egbochue Women have been charged to be of godly character, submit to their husbands and respect them in order to become real women of substance and enjoy peace in their homes. The General Overseer of Faith Cathedral Int’l Ministry, Rev. Fred Obetoh who made this charge at the end of this year’s annual convention of the Women of Destiny of the ministry described a woman of substance as one that is of godly character who respects her husband and submits to him regardless of her social status.…

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2Baba Saga: This Journey Won’t End Well For You, Jaywon Warns Brymo

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 178 total views,  2 views today Nigerian artiste, Oluwajuwonlon Iledare, popularly known as Jaywon, has slammed singer Olawale Olofooro, better known as Brymo, for the utterances he made towards their colleague, Innocent Idibia, better known as 2Baba/2face, on Twitter. Sharing a video of himself on his verified Instagram page on Saturday, Jaywon berated Brymo’ statement about the end of 2Baba’s reign. In response to a lawsuit earlier sent on 2Baba’s behalf concerning some accusations, Brymo tweeted, “Bros!!.. your reign is over, stay at home!!.. start a farm. Na music we dey do…

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2023: Tinubu Groups Launch Abuja Campaign Office Oct 23

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 196 total views Supporters of All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, will, on October 23, formally inaugurate an office where operations leading to his campaign will take place, The PUNCH has learnt. The news comes a few days after Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State launched the South-West Agenda 2023 campaign codenamed SWAGA. Although Tinubu has not formally declared his intention to run for president in 2023, his supporters, many of whom are elected government officials, have begun mobilising support for him nationwide The campaign office, which is located on Lake…

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Obi Cubana Voted 2021 Man Of The Year

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 833 total views Nigerian businessman and philanthropist, Mr Obinna Iyiegbu, popularly known as Obi Cubana, has been voted the 2021 Man of the Year by Nigerians both at home and in the Diaspora. In a 14-day Leadership Excellence Awards voting by Nigerians via online platforms monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria, Obi Cubana was voted ahead of three other nominees. He defeated Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State; Chairman UBA Group , Tony Elumelu; and Chairman/founder of BUA Group Abdul Rabiu, to clinch the position. Cubana emerged winner with 2,667,845…

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Fury, Wilder Heaviest Ever For Trilogy Showdown

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 165 total views,  1 views today WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and challenger Deontay Wilder will be their heaviest ever fighting weights when they clash for the third time in Las Vegas on Saturday. British defending champion Fury tipped the scales at 277lbs (125.6 kg) at Friday’s weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, while Wilder came in at 238lbs. Fury, who declined to take his shirt off as he climbed on to the scales, is four pounds heavier than the 273lbs he weighed when scoring a seventh-round knockout…

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It’s Ethnic Profiling To Arrest Chiwetalu While Gumi Continues Campaign For Bandits, HURIWA Tells DSS

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 418 total views Civic advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association Of Nigeria, (HURIWA) has tackled the Department of State Services and the Nigerian Army over the arrest and detention of veteran Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu. The group described as injustice, ethnic profiling, the arrest of the actor for wearing ‘Biafran colours’, while controversial Islamic cleric, Ahmad Gumi, roams freely with bloodthirsty bandits. Soldiers on Thursday had arrested the actor around Upper Iweka Bridge in Onitsha for wearing an outfit with Biafra inscriptions. The Army in a statement had said that the…

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TINCAN Island Customs Command Tasks Newly Promoted Officers To Justify Confidence Reposed In Them

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 5,223 total views,  67 views today Peterclaver Egbochue Customs Area Controller, TinCan Island Command, Mba Musa has charged all the newly promoted officers of the command to show more commitment and diligence in the discharge of their duties to justify the confidence reposed in them by the Service. Controller Musa who stated this in his address on the occasion of the decoration of the newly promoted officers on Friday at the TinCan command reminded the officers that promotion comes with additional responsibilities in line with the popular maxim that, ” To whom…

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Lawmaker Urges Clerics To Intervene In Nation Building

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 301 total views A member of Ondo State House of Assembly, Hon. Success Torhukerhijo has called on religious leaders to participate in nation-building by nudging public officeholders when going astray. Hon. Torhukerhijo who made the call while delivering a lecture at Baptist College of Theology, Igede-Ekiti, Ekiti State recently charged clerics in the nation to criticize constructively any government policies that are anti-people and undermine development. Delivering the lecture entitled: “Roles of Pastors In National Transformation,” Torhukerhijo said it wasn’t out of place for religious leaders to check politicians at the…

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25-Year-Old Man Dies Screaming ‘Ah, See Money! Plenty Money!’ In Edo

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 375 total views …..Friend dies in similar circumstances Two young men identified as Ebafor, 25 and Alex, 36, on Tuesday died in mysterious circumstances at the same hospital in Igarra, Edo State. An eyewitness who narrated the incident to our correspondent on Tuesday said the deaths seemed like a case of money ritual gone wrong. The source said, “Ebafor [surname withheld] was with his aunty on Monday night drinking around 9 pm when he suddenly started shouting, ‘Ah! see money, plenty, money! Alex you are a bad friend, a bad friend.’…

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Female Ex-NIS Officer Arrested For Scamming Jobseekers, Collecting N34m

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 363 total views A 42-year-old woman, Hajarat Egbunu, has been arrested by the Katsina State Police Command over an alleged job scam. PUNCH Metro learnt that the Kogi State indigene was a former official of the Nigerian Immigration Service and was based in Abuja. The suspect was reported to have collected N34,800,000 from some jobseekers, who were issued with fake appointment letters. According to the police, the victims were promised jobs with the Economic Community of West African States, Abuja, which will fetch each of them a monthly salary of N3m.…

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Court Sentences Maina’s Son, Faisal, To 14 Years Imprisonment

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 217 total views The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Thursday, convicted and sentenced the son of former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Taskforce Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, Faisal, to 14 years imprisonment. The Court, in judgment that was delivered by trial Justice Okon Abang, found Faisal guilty on a three-count money laundering charge the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, preferred against him. It held that the anti-graft agency successfully established that Faisal, operated a fictitious bank account with the United Bank for Africa, UBA, through which his father,…

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Deposed Ologbotsere Plans Suit To Remove Olu Of Warri

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 342 total views,  2 views today Derobed Ologbotsere of Warri Kingdom in Delta State, Chief Ayiri Emami, has faulted his deposition as the Itsekiri traditional prime minister by the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Atuwatse lll, saying the monarch has no power to take such action. Ayiri Emami, while speaking with a local online media, Niger Delta Today, after the Olu’s proclamation, hinted that he was already consulting his lawyers to file a motion stopping the monarch from parading himself as the Olu of Warri. According to him, he (Emami) does not recognise…

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Prince Okedele Hails Governor Oyetola @61, Prays God To Sustain Grace Upon Him

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 179 total views Osun miner and Chairman, CEO of Prince Olusegun Okedele Clean Mining Industries Ltd , Prince Timothy  Okedele, has joined millions of Nigerians to celebrate Osun state Governor,  Gboyega Oyetola at 61. Prince Okedele who is also a member of Osun State Miners Association & Union ,  commended governor Oyetola for his great leadership qualities resulting in unprecedented achievements in the various sectors and his relief packages for retirees and prompt attention to the issue of workers’ salaries in the state. Okedele who voluntarily retired from the Nigeria Custom…

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Man Arrested For Defiling Nine-Year-Old Girl In Lagos

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 85 total views Men of the Lagos Police Command have arrested one Ayo Adenupebi, for allegedly defiling a nine-year-old girl in the Akodo area of the state. The state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, said in a statement on Wednesday that Adenupebi was arrested after the victim’s sister made a report about the incident at the Akodo Police Station. He stated that detectives detailed to investigate the case arrested the suspect, adding that the victim had been taken to hospital for treatment. Ajisebutu said, “Detectives at the Akodo Police…

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Osun Miner, Prince Okedele Commends Minister, Monarch, Others For Developments In The Sector

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 129 total views Member of the Osun State Miners Association and Chairman/CEO of Prince Olusegun Okedele Clean Mining Industries Ltd, Prince Okedele Timothy, has commended the Hon. Minister of Mines &Steel Development, Arch. Olamilekan Adegbite for what he called positive developments in the mining sector in Osun state. Prince Okedele, who made this submission while fielding questions from newsmen in Osogbo, the Osun state capital recently stressed that the  administrative and managerial approach of the minister would continue to benefit stakeholders in the mining sector in the state and broaden their…

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