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I won’t attend trial until Buhari’s govt obeys my bail rulings – Dasuki

Former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, on Tuesday, wrote the court informing it of his resolve to avoid court hearing until the prosecution obeys the court’s ruling on his bail.
Dasuki is facing trial at an Abuja Division of the Federal High Court for alleged illegal possession of firearms and for alleged abuse of office while he was NSA, has repeatedly been granted bail by various courts which were not obeyed by the Nigerian government despite him meeting the bail conditions.

Don cautions pregnant women over patronage of quacks for ultrasound scans

By Mary Okoh
Enugu

NNPC, Total empower 21 farmers in Enugu

By Mary Okoh

Enugu

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in collaboration with Total Upstream Nigeria Limited (TUPNI) has trained 21 smallholder farmers on agribusiness sustenance and value chain addition in Enugu State.

  At the graduation ceremony in Enugu on Tuesday, the Executive General Manager of TUPNI, Mr Vincent Nnadi, who was represented by Delight Sunday-Anecho, Head CSR partnership, lamented that lack of agricultural storage facilities and knowledge has made farming in Nigeria a less attractive venture for the smallholder farmers.

MTN to apply for banking license in Nigeria

Africa’s largest mobile carrier, MTN Group, says it will apply for a mobile banking license in Nigeria and will begin the service in the second quarter of 2019, Rob Shuter, its CEO said Tuesday at a telecoms conference in Cape Town.

  The announcement is coming on the heels of the $10 billion sanction imposed on the wireless carrier by Nigerian authorities. Both parties have been in talks over the penalty.

NYSC hails Ugwuanyi for supplementing transportation cost of Corps members

By Mary Okoh
Enugu

Obi calls on stakeholders to ask questions about governance

By Valentine Amanze

The former Governor of Anambra State and the Vice Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as sad, the continued reverse movement of Nigeria from better to worse rather than the other way round.

  Obi spoke at the inauguration of Prof. Chike Obi Lecture Series by the Alumni of University of Nigeria, Onitsha branch, yesterday.

Nigerian Chief of Army Staff vehicle in road accident

The official staff vehicle of the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, was on Sunday involved in an accident at Jere town en route to Kaduna.

The staff car was in a convoy along with other vehicles when a lone civilian vehicle veered off its lane and rammed into the staff car.

Although the Army boss was not in the car, his ADC sustained minor injuries and has been evacuated to a nearby hospital for medical attention.

The driver of the civilian car that rammed into the convoy of the COAS is presently receiving medical attention at a Medical facility.

I’m in politics to rescue Nigeria – Ezekwesili

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Oby Ezekwesili, says she is in politics to rescue the nation from its current situation.

Ezekwesili stated this on Sunday while appearing on Channels Television’s Sunday politics.

“I am in politics not because I need the title. I am in politics not because I need to answer Madam President. I am in politics because there is an urgent need to rescue our nation,” she said.

65-year-old man died making love to me, woman confesses

65-year-old man dies during sex with lover

A man said to be about 65 years has been reported dead while having sex at a hotel in Awka, Anambra.

  The man, identified as Mr Obi Nwuda, checked into the hotel with a lady on Saturday.

   According to the management of the hotel, the woman was leaving the hotel alone and when she was forced to go back to the room where the man, Obi Nwuda, was seen lying unconscious.

Police arrest Quranic teacher over rape of five-year-old girl in Gombe

The police in Gombe State have arrested a 26-year-old Quaranic teacher, Bilyaminu Halilu, for allegedly raping a five-year-old girl who is his student.

  The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Halilu was a teacher at Raudatul Quaranic Primary and Secondary School by-pass Gombe.

  The Commissioner of Police in Gombe State, Mohammed Mukaddas, told newsmen in Gombe on Friday that the suspect was arrested on November 1.

  According to him, the suspect took the girl to his office, laid her on the table and had unlawful carnal of her.

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