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There are indications that close aides to the former Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, are in full support of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Bola Tinubu, in the February 25 presidential election. Deputy Chief of Staff and Chief of Protocol to the former governor, Kagbue Uzuegbunam, who contested for the Anambra Central Senatorial District and Tony One-Week, who also ran for the House of Representatives for Idemili North and South Federal Constituency, moved round with Tinubu’s son on arrival in the state. Both of them contested on the platform of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in last election…

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Nigerians arrested in Cyprus for running prostitution ring Some Nigerians have been arrested in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) for allegedly running a prostitution ring. They are Sharon Blessing Chibuike, 38, Promise Ben David, 27, Chinedu Emmanuel Ibekweo, 19, and Esther Montse, 29. The quartet face crimes of Forced Detention with Intent Prostitution, Encouragement of Prostitution, Prostitution and Intentional $3xual $3x Detention. A Police officer, Vasvi Özbey reported the facts in a sworn testimony in court on Wednesday. The police acted on a complaint filed by “OA” at the Nicosia Judicial Branch on January 23. Blessing Chibuike lives…

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The Federal Executive Council has approved the National Child Online Protection Policy and Strategy. Briefing State House correspondents after the council meeting presided over by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesdy, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, disclosed that the policy is essentially designed to protect children from unsolicited content online. According to him, this has become a global requirement, in line with a policy document released by the international telecommunications union (of which Nigeria is a member) on keeping children safe in the digital era. The Minister said, “According to the report of the…

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Artificial intelligence is here, and it’s coming for your job. So promising are the tool’s capabilities, Microsoft —  amidst laying off 10,000 people — has announced a “multiyear, multibillion dollar investment” in the revolutionary technology, which is growing smarter by the day. And the rise of the machines leaves many well-paid workers vulnerable, experts warn. “AI is replacing the white-collar workers. I don’t think anyone can stop that,” said Pengcheng Shi, an associate dean in the department of computing and information sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology. “This is not crying wolf,” Shi told The Post. “The wolf is at the door.” From…

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Mr JImoh Olabisi, former Deputy Director, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), on Wednesday, alleged that Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, ex-JAMB Registrar, instructed him to open a bank account through which the Federal Government’s money was diverted. Olabisi, who stood as a witness of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), told Justice Obiora Egwuatu of a Federal High Court, Abuja. The ex-JAMB staff told the court during cross examination by Ojerinde’s lawyer, Ibrahim Ishyaku, SAN, that he was in charge of opening accounts for the agency. He admitted opening an account in the name of JAMB/J.O. Olabisi in…

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Princess ‘Azemah Ni’matul Bolkiah married Prince Bahar ibni Jefri Bolkian in a opulent wedding crowned by a three-day ceremony Princess ‘Azemah, 38, is the daughter of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, and wedding festivities began in the independent sultanate on the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia on Jan. 8. Prince Bahar is the son of the sultan’s brother Prince Jefri Bolkiah, making the couple first cousins, Tatler reported. The event began in the Banquet Hall of Istana Nurul Iman, the sultan’s official residence, and seven ceremonies were held in the days that followed, according to the Borneo Bulletin. The traditions included…

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Ekiti State High Court this morning asked the Ekiti State House of Assembly, the Clerk and Hon Olubunmi Adelugba, the defendant /respondents in the suit challenging the impeachment of Rt Hon. Olugboyega Aribisogan as Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly to file their defense in the matter and stop waisting the precious time of the court.The presiding judge, Justice Kunle Adeleye during the resumed hearing of the matter in Ado Ekiti this morning told the Counsel to the Defendant/respondents, Mr R. O Balogun that the fourteen days required by law to file their defense had lapsed and that the…

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AUATWON caters for self-employed persons in the field of IT-based transportation services William UkpeFebruary 8, 2022 The drivers of e-hailing taxis in Nigeria have officially unionised as the Nigerian Government presented a letter of approval of registration to the Amalgamated Union of App-Based Transport Workers of Nigeria (AUATWON). The letter presentation was made on Tuesday by Nigeria’s Labour Minister, Chris Ngige after FG approved the union. The union members comprise app-based transport workers, online transport services, and e-hailing drivers and operators in Nigeria. A milestone: The Minister said it was a milestone achievement for Nigeria’s Labour scene, stating that it…

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I must have read a story with the same or similar heading above sometime in the past but reading it or something similar again this week, I took more interest in it in view of the ongoing “japa” phenomenon that is emptying Nigeria not only of its vibrant youths but also of its professionals, especially those in the medical field. Titled “An Epidemic: Nigerian Men Killing Their Nurse Wives in the US” and written by Abiodun Ladepo, a resident of Los Angeles, California, USA, the stories are as chilling as they are unfortunate. Please read: “‘Yes, I have killed the…

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis says he hasn’t even considered issuing norms to regulate future papal resignations and plans to continue for as long as he can as bishop of Rome, despite a wave of attacks by some top-ranking cardinals and bishops. In his first interview since the Dec. 31 death of retired Pope Benedict XVI, Francis addressed his health, his critics and the next phase of his pontificate, which marks its 10th anniversary in March without Benedict’s shadow in the background. “I’m in good health. For my age, I’m normal,” the 86-year-old pontiff said Tuesday, though he revealed…

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