Author: Asionye Augusta, The Daily Page

Augusta Asionye is a news writer, freelancing content writer, copywriter, and student journalist. I love reading and surfing the internet

The Senior Personal Assistant and son of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Leke Adeboye, apologised for calling RCCG pastors. ‘goats’. The statement, titled, ‘My sincere apology’, was released on his Instagram page on Thursday, April 7th, 2022. Leke said that his comment was extreme, but he never intended it to be an insult to the church or the pastors. He also said that any disciplinary action meted on him will be received wholeheartedly yet apologising sincerely. He added that he would reflect on the consequences of what he has done during the period. His statement read…

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One hundred and forty-six of the 362 passengers on the ill-fated Abuja-Kaduna train are unreachable six days after the train was attacked by terrorists. The Managing Director of Nigerian Railway Corporation, Mr. Fidet Okhiria, announced this in a statement obtained on Monday, April 4th, 2022. Although, according to him, the number of safe passengers had risen to 186. Okhiria said that 51 phone numbers on the manifest are either switched off or unreachable, 35 phone numbers on the manifest are ringing, but no response, and 60 phone numbers on the manifest when called, responded non-existent. The NRC boss clarified that…

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After nearly seven years of experiencing the gravity of Nigeria’s security crisis since the president assumed office in May 2015, Femi Adesina, Presidential spokesman, on Friday, April 1st, 2022, admitted that Nigeria is at war. In a piece which was captioned as They Hate God, They Loathe Humanity, Femi Adesina described the terrorist attack on an Abuja-Kaduna train on Monday, March 28th, 2022, as intentional murder. He lamented that whoever they are, they will reap what they have sown. He said that they were unworthy to live on earth and should be sent to the devil immediately. Adesina lamented that…

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Competition and Consumer Protection Tribunal in Abuja has barred Multi-Choice Nigeria Limited from increasing its tariffs and prices for products and services, which were set to go into effect on Friday, April 1st, 2022. The order was issued by a three-member tribunal presided over by Thomas Okosun in response to an ex-parte motion filed by Festus Onifade, a legal practitioner, on behalf of the Coalition of Nigeria Consumers. Sola Salako Ajulo and Ibrahim EL-Yakubu are also members of the tribunal. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Multi-Choice Nigeria Limited and the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission are the…

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On Wednesday, March 30th, 2022, Nigerian celebrities condemned the Monday, March 28th, 2022, attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train, which killed many people and injured many more. The celebrities, who took to their different social media handles to condemn the heinous act and mourn the victims also demanded that a state of emergency be declared due to the country’s insecurity. Among those who have expressed their displeasure are veteran Nollywood actor, Richard Mofe Damijo, better known as RMD, singer and songwriter, Folarin Falana, aka Falz, and popular Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele-Bello. RMD lamented the state of insecurity on his Instagram account…

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Professor Ali Isa Pantami, the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy’s son, who was allegedly kidnapped, was reportedly discovered at a checkpoint in Bauchi. Alamin Isa Pantami, the Minister’s son, was discovered on Friday, March 25th, 2022, at a checkpoint in Dambam, a Local Government Area in Bauchi State, some hours after he was allegedly kidnapped, according to Daily Trust. It was not confirmed, however, whether a ransom was paid to have him rescued. Alamin was rumored to live with his grandmother. One of Alamin’s guardians, who confirmed his release, said that he was back home. He was discovered in…

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB has announced that it had registered 1.5 million candidates. The exam body also reiterated its intention to close the 2022 registration process on Saturday, March 26th 2022. On Monday March 21st, 2022, the board has announced this in its Weekly Bulletin of the Office of the Registrar in Abuja. The sale of electronic Personal Identification Numbers for its Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and Direct Entry, which began on February 19th, 2022, will end on Saturday, March 26th, 2022 and will not be extended. This emphasis is critical in light of the persistent decline…

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Boris Johnson, British Prime Minister, has stated that Putin must fail in Ukraine in order for Europe’s freedom to be guaranteed indefinitely. Johnson said this in his closing speech at the Conservative Party Spring Conference in Blackpool that a victorious Putin would not stop in Ukraine and that it would send a signal to autocrats everywhere. He added that it will usher in a new era of intimidation across Eastern Europe, from the Baltic to the Black Sea. Johnson began his speech by expressing his support for the Ukrainian people, saying that they stand with the Ukrainian people, and their…

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The administration of the University of Ibadan has ordered students to vacate the university’s residence halls. Recall that on March 14th, 2022, ASUU had announced that its strike would be extended for another eight weeks, May 9th, 2022. For this reason, the university has announced that it will be closed until further notice. Mrs Olubunmi Faluyi, the university’s Registrar, issued the directive on Thursday, March 17th, 2022. However, postgraduate students who have paid their fees, as well as undergraduate students on industrial attachment and practical training, are exempt from leaving the campus. The registrar said that the management, at its…

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The national grid has on Monday experienced its second collapse in 2022, resulting in a nationwide blackout. Lagos, Enugu, Kaduna, Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi and Imo States are among those affected. The Eko Electricity Distribution Company confirmed the development in a text message to its customers, stating that the system collapse occurred on the national grid at 10:40 a.m on Monday. The text message stated that they were already working with their TCN partners on the situation and will keep the public updated on any development. In addition, Kaduna Electricity assured its customers on Monday, March 14th, 2022, that power would…

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