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CD Ask FG To Ban Online Banking or Face Mass Protest

The Federal Government of Nigeria has been given 14 days ultimatum  to  ban online banking outfits in the country. Human Rights and pro-democracy groups which made the call in a statement they issued in Abuja, the Federal Capital  accused the online banking outfits of aiding and abetting financial crime in the country. The  Human Rights, Liberty Access and Peace Defenders'Foundation (HURIDE)  and Campaign for Democracy (CD) in South East accused the online bankers of not fully complying with the operational guidelines establishing them. In the statement signed by the Executive Director, HURIDE and Chairman of  CD in the  South East, Dede Uzor A Uzor, the groups said the internet bankers short change their customers by failing to send money to the recipient at the other end and they would not return it to the sender when it does not go among other infractions. They said it takes weeks  before they could refund such money  and  in some cases they don't refund them  because some f


The season of Christmas is one that symbolizes the virtues of love, and peaceful co-existence. Over the years, it has been celebrated as a season of hope anchored on God’s enduring gift of love to mankind.  Christmas stands in the lives of Christians a them to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ who is the symbol of Christianity world over.  As we celebrate this year's Christmas, I enjoin everyone to imbibe the spirit of true love and sacrifice which the birth of Jesus Christ has brought to the world.  I, also commend Prof Charles Soludo the executive governor of Anambra state for making sure, that our people to celebrate Christmas this season with their two eyes closed, as he has put up measures to ensure a crime free Christmas celebration.  I, also want to commend Senator Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah the Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District, for his efforts in also ensuring that Nnewi is safe. I want to also commended Dr Cletus Ibeto, Chief Louis Onwugb

Akpabio swears in Lalong as Plateau South senator

Former Minister of Labour Employment and Productivity, Simon Lalong, has been sworn in as a member of the 10th Senate. Lalong was sworn in on Wednesday at a session presided over by the President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio. He took the oath of office at about 11.57 am on the floor of the Senate. Akpabio immediately congratulated Lalong, a former governor of Plateau State, and the Director-General of the All Progressives Congress Campaigns during the 2023 presidential poll that produced President Bola Tinubu. Lalong will represent Plateau-South on the platform of the APC. Lalong, a former Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly, had tendered his resignation to President Tinubu earlier on Tuesday. Speaking soon after his inauguration, Lalong said he actually wanted to be a senator after he served his tenure as governor in May 2023. Lalong said, “This was my first choice, to be candid.” According to him, he opted to hold the position of minister in the inte

Police Arrest Couple For Trafficking One Month Old Baby In Onitsha

The Anambra Police Command, Have Arrested a couple trafficking in a one month old baby into Anambra State from Lagos, this took place in Onitsha yesterday.  The couple confessed to buying the child for N30,000, after they were arrested at Bridgehead Onitsha, while travelling into Anambra from Lagos, after a tip off by a fellow passenger. In a press statement issued by the police spokesperson of the Anambra police Command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, he said: “The interception was made at Bridgehead in Onitsha on 17th December, 2023. “The good Samaritan, put a call through to Anambra Police on its Control Room hotline in Awka which then relayed the information to the Police at Bridgehead in Onitsha. “The couple were travelling in a Luxury bus belonging to a popular transport company with the baby when a co-passenger observed that the mother could not even breastfeed the baby despite its cry for food in the course of the journey. “The Police laid in wait for the luxury bus described

2023 Election: INEC To Conduct Rerun, By-elections In 34 Constituencies

Nigeria’s election management body, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), is considering conducting rerun and bye-election elections across the country in the first week of February 2024. INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this yesterday in Abuja at a meeting with political parties on the Commission’s preparation for the forthcoming elections in the new year. He remarked that at the end of litigations arising from the 2023 general election, the courts ordered the commission to conduct rerun elections in 34 federal and state constituencies: one in the Senate, 11 federal constituencies and 22 state constituencies. He said the Commission was also required to conduct bye-elections to fill vacancies arising from the death or resignation of members of the national and state assemblies and it intends to combine and conduct the two categories of elections on the same day. It, however, said the Commission would meet to review preparations and announce a d

Ndiakwu Community Celebrates Christmas, Empower It's Youths

Ndiakwu Otolo Community in Nnewi North LGA has empowered it's youths in the spirit of Christmas.  The National Chairman Of Ndiakwu Youth Assembly, Mazi Ikenna Egwuatu, said that his administration is running an open door policy administration and that has brought together the youths in the community.  Mazi Ikenna, made this statement during the end of year party and empowerment for the youths in the community. He urged the Youths of the community to keep away from any criminal tendencies and look for something doing, and promised that the community will support whosoever that desist from evil and bad behavior. Furthermore, the former National Chairman of the Community, Hon Jude Osumuoh, JP, in his remarks assured the Youths that himself and the Present National Chairman of Ndiakwu Otolo Nnewi Community, Hon Izuchukwu Nwankwo, will do everything within theIr ability for the Youths in the community, stressing that anyone of them that can't afford their school fees to