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Month: July 2024

D’Tigress lose to Germany in pre-Olympics warm-up game

D’Tigress of Nigeria were defeated 77-63 by Germany in a preparatory game ahead of the forthcoming Paris Olympics. Nigeria failed to match up against the Germans, who showed their superior class in the game played on Friday in Berlin, Germany….

Naira crashes to dollar at official market again

The Naira on Friday depreciated at the official market, trading at N1,596.92 to the dollar. Data from the official trading platform of the FMDQ Exchange, a platform that oversees the Nigerian Autonomous Foreign Exchange Market (NAFEM), showed that the Naira…

Just In: FCCPC imposes $220,000,000 penalty on Meta platforms over ‘discriminatory practices’ in Nigeria

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission(FCCPC) has imposed a $220,000,000 penalty against Meta Platforms Incorporated over alleged discriminatory practices against Nigerian data and consumers.  This was disclosed on Friday in a statement signed by Dr. Adamu Abdullahi, Acting Chief…

LG Polls: Court Restrains INEC from Releasing Voter’s Register to Rivers SIEC

Justice Peter Lifu of a Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from releasing the national voter’s register to the Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission (Rivers SIEC) for use in the planned local…

IPAC kicks against bill to establish electoral commission for LGs

The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has kicked against a bill to establish the Local Government Independent Electoral Commission. The bill, which was read for the first time on Thursday, was sponsored by Sani Musa, the senator representing Niger east. The…

Ndume Rejects Appointment As Senate Tourism Committee Chair, says, ‘I’m Not Interested’

The Senator representing Borno South, Ali Ndume has rejected the chairmanship of the Committee on Tourism in the upper lawmaking body. Ndume was sacked as the senate chief whip over comments he made criticising President Bola Tinubu’s administration’s running of…

Abuja man arrested for attempted suicide released on bail after mental assessment

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command said a man identified as Shuaibu Yushau who was arrested on July 8 for attempted suicide has been released on bail to his lawyer, Deji Adeyanju. The FCT Police Command’s spokesperson, Josephine Adeh, in…

Bayelsa urges calm after NDU student’s murder

The Bayelsa State Government on Tuesday called for calm following the murder of a final-year student of the state-owned Niger Delta University, Francis Paleowei in Amassoma, the institution’s host community. Paleowei, a 400-level student of Sociology, from the Obrigbene community…

Groom, 11 others remanded over cop’s murder in Rivers

A Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has remanded 12 suspects to the Port Harcourt Correctional Centre in connection with the alleged murder of a female Police Inspector, Christiana Erekere. The suspects, including a groom identified as Efeoghene…

Court orders Nigerian Army to pay N800 million for killing BIRS staff in Benue

A Benue State High Court sitting in Makurdi, Thursday, awarded the sum of N800 million against the Nigerian Army and 10 others over the brutal murder of Sixtus Akure. The judgement came three years after the deceased, Mr. Akure, a…