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Buhari Greets Senate President, Ahmad Lawan At 61

On behalf the Federal Executive Council and all Nigerians, President Muhammadu Buhari warmly felicitates with Senate President, Dr Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan on his 61st birthday. The President joins the National Assembly and all members of All Progressives Congress in celebrating the milestone, which has been lined with many years of contributions to Nigeria’s development, with fruitful years of lawmaking, starting from House of Representatives in 1999. President Buhari extols Dr Lawan’s discipline, maturity and selflessness in always looking at the broader picture in decision making. The President affirms that Lawan’s…

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Ukraine Plane Crash: Protests Rock Iran,  UK Ambassador Arrested

Britain’s ambassador to Iran, Rob Macaire, has been arrested in Tehran during protests outside a university, the United Kingdom Foreign office has said. Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary, said the arrest of Rob Macaire was a “flagrant violation of international law’’. He was detained for more than an hour before being released, the Iranian Tasnim news agency reported. He is said to have been one of a number of individuals held on suspicion of organising, provoking and directing radical actions. In a statement, Mr Raab said: “The arrest of our ambassador in Tehran without grounds or explanation…

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JAMB Explains Suspension Of NIN For 2020 UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has explained why it suspended the use of the National Identification Number as a requirement for registration in the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UMTE). The suspension also affecte the Direct Entry (DE) registration for the year. Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Saturday, JAMB Registrar, Prof. Isha-q Oloyede attributed the decision to what he called technical reasons. The conference was attended by top management staff of the National Identification Management Commission (NIMC), led by its Director-General, Aziz Aliyu. The JAMB…

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Iranian Olympic Medallist Defects Citing Hypocrisy Of Officials

Iran’s only female Olympic medallist Kimia Alizadeh announced Saturday she has permanently left her country, citing the “hypocrisy” of a system she claims humiliates athletes while using them for political ends. “Should I start with hello, goodbye, or condolences?” she wrote on Instagram, as Iran reeled from Wednesday’s accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner that killed all 176 people onboard. Alizadeh, who won a bronze medal in taekwondo at the 2016 Rio Olympics, cited oppression by authorities in the Islamic republic. Criticising Iran’s political system for “hypocrisy”, “lying”, “injustice”…

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Life Pension: SERAP Seeks Court Order For 36 Govs To Publish Payment Details

……….Since 1999 Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court, Abuja to order the 36 state governors in Nigeria to “publish details and breakdown of payment of pensions to each of the former governors and other ex-officials, and the names and number of ex-governors and other officials receiving pensions under their respective State pension laws between 1999 and 2019.” In the suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/19/2020 filed last Friday, SERAP is seeking: “an order for leave to apply for judicial review and an order of mandamus…

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15 Worshipers Killed As IS Bombs Mosque In Pakistan

Pakistani officials raised the death toll from a mosque bombing in the country’s southwest to 15 people on Saturday, as the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack. The powerful explosion ripped through a mosque in Quetta, the provincial capital of Baluchistan province, during the evening prayers on Friday. It killed a senior police officer and 13 others. The bombing also wounded another 20 worshipers. Quetta police chief Abdur Razzaq Cheema said another victim of the mosque bombing died of serious wounds in the city hospital raising the death…

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Insurgents: Zulum Releases 70 Surveillance Vehicles To Army, Others 

Borno Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum on Friday released 70 new surveillance vehicles to support the Nigerian Army, police and volunteers in the civilian JTF and hunters involved in fighting Boko Haram. The vehicles were released at the launch of a rapid response squad which held at the Shehu’s palace in Maiduguri. Top officers of the military, police and volunteers were at the venue. The Governor had released 160 surveillance vehicles between June and September, 2019 also handed to security agencies and volunteers fighting the insurgents. Of the latest Hilux vehicles…

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