Author: Funke Busari

Amid the escalating political crisis in Rivers State, the Police Command has been praised by residents for demonstrating commendable professionalism, impartiality, and proactive measures. The commendations followed the Police takeover of the 23 Local Council Secretariat on Tuesday night. This was to prevent a breakdown of law and order after a power struggle between the incumbent Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, and his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, who is now the Minister for the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, reached dangerous levels. Two people, Police Inspector David Mgbada and a vigilante member, Samuel Nwigwe, were confirmed dead in Eberi-Omuma, Omuma LGA. This followed a…

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The Albinism Association of Nigeria, AAN, National President, Bisi Bamishe has disclosed that the association loses at least two people every month to skin cancer. Association commemorates day till month end She disclosed this just as the Association is preparing for events  to commemorate this year’s, International Albinism Awareness Day, IAAD, themed: 10 years of IAAD: A decade of collective progress.”  According to her, “Albinism is a rare, non contagious genetically inherited difference present at birth. Albinism results in lack of pigmentation of melanin in the hair, eyes and colour, causing vulnerability to the sun and bright light. In all types of albinism, both…

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An epic all-volunteer production portraying Jesus’ life and teachings has been released in May 2024.  “The Good News According to Jesus”, series is an 18-episode comprehensive look at the life and ministry of Jesus Christ, his personality and his interactions with people. Episode 1 will be released as a special feature of the 2024 “Declare the Good News!” conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Subsequent episodes will be released at future conventions. Scenes from ‘The Good News According to Jesus’ series A Christian denomination, Jehovah’s Witnesses has a presence in some 240 lands and is one of the largest nonprofit volunteer Bible…

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Mark Chukwuemeka Ambush has confessed to producing adulterated cough syrup after being arrested by the Zone 2 Command of the Nigeria Police Force.  His arrest was as a result of a petition filed by Walter Anyaoha, the Managing Director of Wihyaland Pharmaceutical Limited. In addition, Chisom Ndukwu, a trainee with Anyaoha was arrested in the company of the suspect, Mark Chukwuemeka Ambush.  The suspects were paraded on Thursday by the AIG Olatoye Durosinmi-led Zone 2 Command, which comprises Lagos and Ogun states. According to the spokesperson of the Zone 2 Command, SP Umma Ayuba, Chisom Ndukwu, the trainee, had been…

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A Safety Officer with the Lagos State Safety Commission, Engineer Waheed Ariyo Wahab has disclosed that Chrisland School failed to obtain a safety permit required to hold its inter-house Sports event at the Agege Stadium, where Whitney Adeniran, a student of the school allegedly died. This is the evidence of the fourth prosecution witness before Justice Oyindamola Ogala of the Lagos State High Court, Ikeja, who claimed he investigated the incident. Recall that the state government on March 30, 2023, arraigned the Cotton Candy vendor Ademoye Adewale, the school’s instructor Kuku Fatai, the principal of the school Belinda Amao, the…

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The Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre, WARDC, has stressed the importance of the Federal government prioritising the implementation of policies and programs to address challenges faced by women, which include gender-based violence, discrimination, limited access to education and economic opportunities. This is as the group at the forefront of the protection and promotion of women’s rights in the country also called on state governments to be concerned with women’s issues and ensure the full participation of women in all aspects of society. On June 12: Revisit Gender Bills -WARDC WARDC Acting Executive Director, Emmanuella Azu in a statement to celebrate…

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The faithful across the globe stand still in joyful adoration; resonance of purity as Hallmark of human existence, altruism, love, holiness and humanitarianism vibrated and rejuvenated in the hearts of mankind as the great prophet and humanist and extra-ordinary philanthropist TBJoshua’s was remembered in the third year anniversary of his glorious departure from the earth on June 5, 2021. Dr. Kirstan Nematandam, a South African nationalist who flew into Ikotun Egbe Lagos to partake in the solemn night ceremony described the all night praise and worship event as ‘a spiritual high watershed, and great moment in all continents of the world…

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A non-governmental organisation, the Centre for Media and Society, CEMESO, has urged journalists across the traditional and online media to safeguard truth, protect democracy, and combat misinformation and disinformation. The call was made at the Step-Down training on Digital Autonomy and Digital Resilience, Enhancing Accuracy and Reliability of Information held in Lagos on Wednesday. The training was sequel to an initial Train the Trainer project held in Ibadan in March 2024.  IFEX partners CEMESO At the event sponsored by IFEX, Dr. Akin Akingbulu, the Executive Director, CEMESO urged participants to counter misinformation and disinformation. He explained “In our digital age,…

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A prosecution witness, Jubril Yakubu has confirmed that late student of Chrisland School, Whitney Adeniran visited the hospital on January 20 and was in school on 1st February, 7th February to participate in the march past, and on February 9th to participate in the inter-house sport. This formed part of the conclusion of the evidence by the Assistant Director and Head of Unit, Schools Social Work Services and Grade Level 16 officer from the Ministry of Youth and Social Development, MYSD in the ongoing trial of Ademoye Adewale, Kuku Fatai, Belinda Amao, Victoria Nwatu and Chrisland School. At the resumed hearing,…

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The Nigeria Police Force, NPF, has finally named an Assistant Inspector General of Police, Yetunde Longe as the first female Force Secretary. The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, made the historic appointment. AIG Yetunde O. Longe before her current appointment was Assistant Inspector General of Police in the Department of Training and Development, Force Headquarters, Abuja. The senior officer was also the Commissioner of Police for the Port Authority Police, Eastern Command, Port Harcourt. AIG Longe has held several key positions including Administrative Officer, Crime Officer, Commandant in Lagos, Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Corporate Investment at the NPF Cooperative. READ: She…

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