Enugu Assembly confirms two commissioner nominees

By Mary Okoh


Enugu State House of Assembly on Tuesday screened and confirmed the two commissioner nominees sent to the House by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

  The confirmation of the nominees was announced by the Speaker, Edward Uchenna Ubosi, after the screening during the plenary session  at the chamber.

  The two nominees screened include Eucharia Uchenna from Igboetiti and Prince Chukwuemeka John Mamah from Igoeze Local Goverment Area (LGA).

Crude oil theft: NSCDC arrests 21 suspects in Bayelsa

The Bayelsa State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has arrested no fewer than 21 suspects in the state in the last three months for their alleged involvement in illegal bunkering, oil theft and pipeline vandalism.

  Mrs. Christiana Abiakam-Omanu, the commandant of the Bayelsa Command of the NSCDC, disclosed this when members of the Executive Committee of the Federated Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Bayelsa chapter led by the Chairman, Kola Oredipe, visited her in her office.

EU, World Bank, NAPTIP hail Edo govt on campaign against human trafficking


...call on other states to adopt Edo intervention model 

...EU commits $1bn to stem irregular migration in Africa

The European Union (EU), the World Bank and the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) have commended Edo State Government's unrelenting and well-articulated effort to curb human trafficking and illegal migration in the state.

PCN seals 17 pharmacies, 309 PPMVs stores in Niger

By Ummi Ismaeel


Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has sealed 309 Patent and Proprietary Medicine Vendor shops and 17 pharmacies, while 19 other related outfits were issued ‘compliance directives’ to meet the regulatory body’s standards.

  The Director, Inspection and Monitoring of the PCN, Mrs. Antonia Aruya, disclosed this in Minna after the first phase of the council’s moves to bring sanity to drug distribution channels in Niger State.

Edo JAAC declares N3.2bn allocation for LGAs as IGR rises

The Edo Joint Account and Allocation Committee (JAAC) has declared N3.20 billion as total allocation that accrued to the 18 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the state for the month of November.

  The committee also said that there was a two per cent increase in the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), in the councils.

  The Chairman, Oredo Local Government Area, Mr. Jenkins Osunde, disclosed this to journalists at the end of the JAAC meeting presided over by the State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, in Government House, Benin City.

Be celibate or leave the priesthood, pope tells gay priests

Men with deep-rooted homosexual tendencies should not be admitted to the Catholic clergy, and it would be better for priests who are actively gay to leave rather than lead a double life, Pope Francis says in a new book.

While he has previously spoken of the need for better screening of candidates for the religious life, his comments suggesting that priests who cannot keep their vows of celibacy should leave are some of his clearest to date.

Niger Delta ex-militants mobilise for Atiku

APC intensifies effort to woo South-East
Members of the disbanded Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) have regrouped ahead of the 2019 general elections and have commenced intense mobilisation for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. New Telegraph gathered that the mobilisation is being coordinated by an influential former top public officer from the Niger Delta, who once manned a multibillion naira agency.  

Benue attack: How herdsmen killed our husbands –Widows

Bereaved students lament, seek help

Buhari: People wished me dead, lobbied Osinbajo

 …says ‘I’m real, not cloned’

Workers of International Institute of Tourism, Hospitality protest in Yenagoa

More than 60 workers of the Bayelsa International Institute of Tourism and Hospitality, Yenagoa, have protested against the indiscriminate sack and posting of some workers by the Registrar of the school, Mr. Leo Adelanko.
The chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Mr. Deedee Ebisinte, said that the protest had become imperative following the registrar’s high-handedness in the institute.