Couple arraigned for alleged possession of Indian hemp

AGENCY REPORT The Police on Friday arraigned husband and wife, Asaolu Sheu (65) and Asaolu Jemilat (45), before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged possession of Indian hemp. The defendants, of unknown addresses, are facing a charge of illegal possession of Indian hemp. The prosecutor, Inspector Oriyomi Akinwale, told the court that the defendants committed Read more

Jide Kosoko, Yemi Shodimu, others pay tribute to late Orishabunmi -

Jide Kosoko, Yemi Shodimu, others pay tribute to late Orisabunmi

Agency Report “We are going to miss her history, radiance, competence, kindness and friendship…” Veteran Nollywood Actor Jide Kosoko on Wednesday mourned the late Actress, Folake Aremu, popularly known as “Orishabunmi” who died late Tuesday, aged 61. While speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, Kosoko described the late actress as a Read more

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African countries commence trading under AfCFTA accord

AGENCY REPORT AfCFTA will fundamentally change the economic fortunes of the continent. African Union (AU) Chairperson Cyril Ramaphosa and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed have congratulated Africans for starting trading under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). Abiy tweeted: “Congratulations to our continent for the beginning of trading under AfCFTA. The new frontier for Read more

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Reps back Trump’s demand for COVID-19 stimulus increment to $2,000

By Agency Report Most Democrats in the House voted in favour of the increment on Monday, while the majority of Republican lawmakers opposed it. In a 275-134 vote on Monday, the US House of Representatives backed President Donald Trump’s demand for 2,000 dollars (N776,000) coronavirus stimulus cheque for American workers. The vote came barely 24 Read more


PDP kicks against fuel price hike, says N170 per litre unbearable

AGENCY REPORT The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to reverse the increase in the pump price of fuel which increased from N159 to N170 per litre. The party in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, on Friday in Abuja, rejected the increase describing it as unbearable Read more

NAN Politics

INEC urged to be cautious of mail-in-voting

Agency Report “Even the United States that is adopting the process appear to have some issues with the system…” Candidate of the Progressive Peoples Congress (PPC) in the 2019 general election, Chief Jude Nwokike, has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on the adoption of mail-in voting, NAN reports. Nwokike made this known during Read more Mohammed
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#EndSARS: FG warns protesters against lawlessness, says anarchy will not be allowed

The Federal Government on Saturday warned that it will not allow the country to be thrown into anarchy following the violence that has trailed the ongoing #EndSARS protests across Nigeria. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made this known on Saturday when he featured on a late-night Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) news programme, “Weekend Read more

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EFCC recovers over N11 billion, records 646 convictions in 10 months

By NAN The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says the agency has recovered more than N11 billion in monetary assets and recorded 646 convictions this year, despite the restriction imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Mr Umar Abba, disclosed this while addressing the Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Read more


COVID-19: Pope warns against vaccine priority for rich, says social injustice must be avoided

Agency Report Pope Francis has warned against any prospect that rich people would get priority for a coronavirus vaccine. According to him in remarks during his weekly public audience on Wednesday, Francis said: ”the pandemic is a crisis. You don’t come out of it the same —either better or worse.″ He added that “we must Read more