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Telecom base stations, not cause of cancer, other ailments ―NCC

Telecom base stations, not cause of cancer, other ailments ―NCC

THE Nigeria Communications Commission has pointed to the nexus between sitting more telecom base stations and quality service, urging Nigerians to discountenance notions that having telecom base stations around them caused cancer and other ailments. Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Professor Garba Danbatta, gave this charge at the digital innovation conference with the theme, “Building a New Nigeria in a Digital Economy, Policy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship”, held at the Polytechnic, Ibadan, on Wednesday. Danbatta who noted that there was no conclusive evidence by the World Health Organisation linking base stations and contacting diseases, decried that some Nigerians hindered telecom companies from sitting their based stations. Though noti...
BREAKING: Court declares IPOB terrorist group, proscribes it throughout Nigeria (document)

BREAKING: Court declares IPOB terrorist group, proscribes it throughout Nigeria (document)

- The Federal High Court In Abuja proscribed IPOB all over Nigeria- It also declared it a terrorist organisation - This order was filed by the attorney-general of the federation The Federal High Court in Abuja has granted an order declaring the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist organisation. According to Sahara Reporters, this order was which was filed by the attorney-general of the federation, Abubakar Malami on Wednesday, September 20. READ ALSO: The Nigerian army is a joke, we will defend our people - Biafra National Guard announces The court proscribed the existence of the group all over the country especially in the south east declaring its activities as “acts of terrorism and illegality.” See the document below proscribing IPOB and declaring it as a terror...
Ogun govt not owing teachers’ salaries ―NUT apologises

Ogun govt not owing teachers’ salaries ―NUT apologises

THE Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), on Wednesday, apologised to the Ogun State Government, over a news publication that it was owing teachers’ salaries. Speaking with newsmen in a telephone interview, the National Secretary General of the Union, Dr Mike Ike-Ene, claimed that Ogun was not one of the states that are owing teachers’ salaries in the country. Ike-Ene said that the interviewer of the news item erroneously included Ogun among the 13 States. The NUT scribe described the state government under the administration of Senator Ibikunle Amosun, as a teacher-friendly governor who has continued to promote teachers’ welfare and turn around the education sector in the state. He said, “Governor Amosun has transformed all areas of the State including the education s...
Why Buhari was Silent on IPOB in UN Speech  – Akeredolu

Why Buhari was Silent on IPOB in UN Speech – Akeredolu

on September 20, 2017 at 6:51 pm President Muhammadu Buhari was silent on the agitation by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, while delivering his address at the ongoing United Nations General Assembly, because he did not want to escalate the crisis to the world body, Ondo Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has said. Mr. Buhari’s speech has been criticised by Nigerians for highlighting problems in other countries while ignoring his own nation. Mr. Akeredolu, who is part of the president’s delegation to the annual event, told State House correspondents in New York on Wednesday that IPOB was a local issue that could be contained by local means. “IPOB agitation is not something you escalate to the level of the United Nations for now. It’s something that you can contain. It ...
Military operatives arrest seven Suspected Kidnappers in Ondo

Military operatives arrest seven Suspected Kidnappers in Ondo

ABOUT seven suspected kidnappers have been arrested by men of the military operatives from the 32 Artillery Brigade Brigade, Akure, Ondo state at the early hour of Wednesday, after raiding forests along the road. Irked by the frequent abduction in the area, the military operatives stormed the notorious kidnappers den within the Akoko area in the Ondo North senatorial District, where seven of the hoodlums were picked up at various pot and camps belonging to the hoodlums The operation which was led by the Commander 32 Artillery Brigade, General James Atugba, took the military to the Oba Akoko, Ose, Akunnu Akoko, and to Ohogo and Ogale communities, the boundaries between Ondo, Edo and Kogi states. Speaking on the operation, in a statement, the Assistant Director Army, Public Relations Capta...
Ekiti 2018: Premature campaigners face sanctions soon ―INEC

Ekiti 2018: Premature campaigners face sanctions soon ―INEC

THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it is scrutinising premature campaign for votes in the build up to the 2018 governorship election in the state, saying it is collaborating with security agents to ensure appropriate actions were taken against culprits. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Professor Abdulganiy Olayinka Raji, who explained this while briefing newsmen in Ado Ekiti, on Wednesday, noted that politicians in the state were already violating the Electoral Act, saying numerous camping posters and billboards in the state were pointers to this. Professor Raji said politicians were engaged in subtle or overt campaigns ahead of the 2018 governorship poll, and threatened that the commission was ready to invoke the relevant sections o...
Over 4m Nigerians yet to be metered says NERC

Over 4m Nigerians yet to be metered says NERC

OUT of about 7, 476, 886 electricity customers in the country, only 3.45 million have been metered while 4, 025. 611 are still unmetered, The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on Wednesday said. This is even as it proposed introduction of a “Modified CAPMI”, to fast track metering process. The Commission stated this at the final day of stakeholders consultation it held in Abuja for the Northcentral zone on MYTO methodology, Business Continuity, and Eligible Customer Declaration. Credited Advance Payment for. metering Implementation (CAPMI) is a willing-customer financing scheme initiated by NERC in 2013 which allows electricity consumers who are yet to be metered by the electricity distribution companies (DisCos) to finance the procurement of their meter and b...
Why Kenya’s Supreme Court Annulled Last Month’s Presidential Poll

Why Kenya’s Supreme Court Annulled Last Month’s Presidential Poll

on September 20, 2017 at 6:36 pm What makes for an acceptable election? That is the question Kenyans must consider during the next month or so. On September 20th, almost three weeks after the country’s supreme court annulled the presidential election held on August 8th, the judges issued acomplete judgment to explain their ruling. As an indictment of the electoral commission and a statement of the supremacy of law, it was searing and inspiring. The constitutional mandate placed on the commission, said David Maraga, the chief justice, “is a heavy yet noble one” that it had failed to fulfil. But on the question of whether the poll was actually rigged, as the opposition alleges, or as a guide to how to hold another one, it was less definitive. Compared with the summary ru...
Hurricane Maria: Donald Trump urged to declare Puerto Rico a disaster zone – latest updates

Hurricane Maria: Donald Trump urged to declare Puerto Rico a disaster zone – latest updates

1.32pm EDT13:32 Reporter Alex Dick-Read writes to the Guardian from Tortola, the largest of the British Virgin Islands, where it has been tough to find a cell phone signal. He says the communication is very difficult there and a strict curfew is being enforced. “Overall it seems we got fairly lucky – nothing near as bad as Irma,” he said, noting that the hurricane passed a bit south of the city. He said it’s hard to tell how badly the islands have been hit because the damage from Irma is still fresh. We will have more from Alex later today. Here’s his dispatch from earlier this week on the recovery efforts in the British Virgin Islands: 'We are still in survival mode': island of Tortola rebuilds after Hurricane Irma Read more Faceb...
Hurricane Maria: Donald Trump urged to declare Puerto Rico a disaster zone – latest updates

Hurricane Maria: Donald Trump urged to declare Puerto Rico a disaster zone – latest updates

1.32pm EDT13:32 Reporter Alex Dick-Read writes to the Guardian from Tortola, the largest of the British Virgin Islands, where it has been tough to find a cell phone signal. He says the communication is very difficult there and a strict curfew is being enforced. “Overall it seems we got fairly lucky – nothing near as bad as Irma,” he said, noting that the hurricane passed a bit south of the city. He said it’s hard to tell how badly the islands have been hit because the damage from Irma is still fresh. We will have more from Alex later today. Here’s his dispatch from earlier this week on the recovery efforts in the British Virgin Islands: 'We are still in survival mode': island of Tortola rebuilds after Hurricane Irma Read more Faceb...