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The Enugu State Broadcasting Service, ESBS, a state owned television and radio broadcasting company located at Independence layout, Enugu near Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC on Tuesday morning would have been razed down but for the timely intervention of the State fire service. The fire incident which started at about 6:30am affected an office but was stopped from spreading to other parts of the complex by experienced firefighters. Although the exact cause of the outbreak...

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At least 31 miners were killed and eight missing in Sudan on Tuesday when a rudimentary gold mine collapsed, a government official said. The disaster occurred near Nuhud, a town about 500 kilometres (310 miles) west of Khartoum, said Khaled Dahwa, the head of the state-run Mineral Resources Company in West Kordofan. “Thirty-one traditional miners were killed because of a mine collapsing,” he told AFP, adding one person survived and eight others were still missing....

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KADUNA — Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, says the state expects an internally generated revenue of N67.26 billion and N24.9 billion Value Added Tax (VAT) which will be used to partly finance the state’s 2022 budget of N233 billion. The governor made the disclosure while presenting the 2022 draft budget to the State House of Assembly on Tuesday. He indicated that the budget has a capital expenditure of N146 billion and recurrent spending of...

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ENUGU — The Enugu State Commissioner for Lands and Urban Development, Surveyor Chukwuemeka Nnam today appeared before the Enugu State House of Assembly after ignoring their invitations 3 times. Nnam was invited by a special ad-hoc Committee on Extortion and Multiple collections of levies in Enugu urban local government areas and other connected matters set up by the Speaker of the Enugu State House of Assembly, Edward Ubosi. The committee headed by Chinedu Nwamba member...

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ABUJA — As part of its activities marking the 45th anniversary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), the Association on Saturday’s night in Abuja at the “Sapphire CAN Day” Award of Excellence and Dinner conferred the award on Imam Abubakar. The Imam saved over 200 people on June 24 when suspected herdsmen invaded 15 communities in the Barkin Ladi LGA, killing over 200 people. The United States Government in July 2019 honoured the 83-year-old...

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ABUJA — An Islamic rights advocacy group, the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has said that Borno State Geographic Information Service (BOGIS) from May 2019 to date has demolished 11 mosques and four churches. A press statement signed by the Director of the Organization, Ishaq Akintola made available to newsmen in Abuja said it carried out an investigation, which revealed that the demolition of places of worship is in line with a government decision dating back...

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SOKOTO — The President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, (NSCIA), and Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar has declared Tuesday, the 10th of August, 2021 as the 1st day of Muharram, 1443 After Hijrah. A statement signed by the NSCIA’s Director of Administration, Arc. Zubairu Haruna Usman-Ugwu said the decision was taken after considering the report of the Moon Sighting Committee. The statement read in part: “His Eminence, Alh. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar,...

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Finally, it took the pandemic to float ashore the system-induced tribulations of a population subjugated by a bigoted justice system By Anthony Obi Ogbo, Ph.D. A professor in a historically black college in Houston looked at the screen during one of his remote classes and noticed something quite unusual. Besides low classroom participation, a student could be seen in a Walmart breakroom, and another was in a car with a baby sleeping comfortably behind them...

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Talks and comments have emerged following the video of a pastor sacked from the Winners Chapel Church. The pastor named Pastor Peter Godwin narrated his ordeal on the AreaTV platform. An excerpt from the letter he showed, dated June 25th, 2021, reads: “Consequent upon the recent performance reviews which revealed that your Church growth index falls below expectations. “Please be informed that your services as a Pastor-in-charge are no longer required from this Commission with...

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The Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule, has expressed concerns over where the monies allocated to the Niger Delta region go, citing the critical condition of the region. The governor registered his concerns as he faulted the debate over the Petroleum Industry Bill allocation for oil-producing states Governor Sule shared his view when he appeared as a guest on Channels Television’s programme, ‘Politics Today’ on Sunday evening, adding that beyond percentage, what matters more is...

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