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Enugu: Drivers, Passengers Groan As PMS Sells At N500 A Litre

Some commercial drivers in Enugu metropolis, Thursday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to find a lasting solution to the rising cost of petroleum products to avert breakdown of law and order in the country. The drivers aired their views in the aftermath of Wednesday's peaceful protest of residents following the selling of a litre of petrol motor spirit between N450 and N500 in the state. James Ogbodo, a commercial driver, told THE WHISTLER that, "I can't believe buying 16 litres of fuel at N8000. How many…

ICPC Arrests Social Media Entrepreneur Selling New Naira Notes

A woman known as Omoseyin Oluwadarasimi, was arrested on Wednesday by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for selling the new naira note on her twitter handle @Simisola of Lala. She was arrested following an intelligence report received by the ICPC, where she was seen openly displaying her market, selling the new note, as she seized the opportunity of the scarcity of the new currency in circulation. According to a statement made by the ICPC Spokesperson, Mrs. Azuka Ogugua, it…

Another Truck Crushes Commercial Bus In Lagos

Barely 24 hours after two persons were on Tuesday confirmed dead while four were rescued as a laden truck collided with three tricycles in the Ikotun area of Lagos State, another truck on Wednesday crushed a commercial bus in the Oshodi area. The 40ft containerized truck lost control due to mechanical fault (brake failure) before fallen on the stationary commercial bus. According to the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), no loss of life nor injuries was recorded. "Upon arrival of the Agency's…

Sanwo-Olu Commissions 18.7KM Six-Lane Eleko-Epe Expressway

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday, commissioned the 18.75-kilometre six-lane Eleko-Epe Expressway. The road, built over 40 years ago, was previously a two-lane rural roadway, before the Sanwo-Olu administration turned it to a six-lane rigid concrete carriageway, with street lights installation and dedicated tracks for trailers. The Governor also flagged off the second phase of the road project, which will extend the construction from Eleko axis to Abraham Adesanya Roundabout. He, however, said…

IGP Digitalizes Officers’ Database To Track Deployment, Retirement, Others

The Nigeria Police Force has launched a 'Smartforce Database Management System' for the digitalization of personnel records, ease administrative bottlenecks and create ease in tracking postings/transfers. The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Alkali-Baba disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, signed by its Spokesperson, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi. The system, launched on Wednesday featured the digitalization and biometric capturing of officers details and the issuance of radio Frequency Identification (RFID)…

One Killed, Others Injured As Armed Men Bomb INEC, Police Facilities In Anambra

Armed men invaded the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), detonating explosives on the facility located in Ojoto Community, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State. The state’s police spokesperson, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu revealed that the assailants “came in their number by 1:45 am with four unmarked Toyota Sienna vehicles, armed IEDs, petrol bombs and other explosives”. They also attacked a police Divisional Headquarters in Nnobi and the residential building in the station. Two casualties were…

LAGOS: 48hrs After Killing Of 9, Truck Crushes Two To Death As Pregnant Women Escape

Two persons were on Tuesday confirmed dead while two pregnant women and two children were rescued as a laden truck collided with three tricycles in the Ikotun area of Lagos State. According to a statement by the Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Adebayo Taofiq, the driver of one of the tricycles with one passenger died instantly. The two pregnant women and two children who were rescued by the operatives of the Agency have been taken to hospital…

Buhari Silent While Fulani Are Killed, Treated As Second-Class Citizens – Miyetti Allah

President of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Baba Ngelzarma, has accused the Muhammadu Buhari administration of feigning ignorance to the plight of Fulanis in the country. Ngelzarma accused the Federal Government of doing nothing while Fulanis in the country are killed on a daily basis and treated second citizens in the country. The MACBAN President spoke at a press conference organized by the Coalition of Pastoralists Association (CPAN) on Tuesday in Abuja. “The global warming is…

NBA Members In Trouble For Endorsing Guber Candidate In Akwa Ibom

The Nigerian Bar Association President, Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau,SAN, has instructed the NBA Election Monitoring Group to immediately exclude all members of the Akwa Ibom NBA branch from participating in the monitoring of the forthcoming general election. Maikyau gave the directive after confirming that the NBA members endorsed a candidate in the Akwa Ibom governorship election. Recall that the branch members and executives had last week endorsed the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state,…

Starlink Arrival: MTN Reacts As Customers Declare Its Network ‘Dead’

Starlink, the high-speed satellite internet service owned by Elon Musk, announced late Monday that it has now begun service in Nigeria, thereby drawing reactions from Nigerians on social media. The company revealed this in a tweet, adding that Nigeria is the first African country to receive the service, to the excitement of social media users. https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1620166806722981890 Some of them called out MTN, a prominent internet service provider, alluding that they would begin losing customers…