South-south leads Nigeria’s huge alcohol consumption, NBS data shows

Alcohol consumption is a big business in Nigeria with consumers spending just less than a quarter of a trillion naira in 2016. According to the latest data from the nation’s statistics bureau, in 2016 alone, Nigerians spent at least N208 billion on alcohol – this amount was more than the budget of Ondo State for that year. A breakdown of the nation’s sobriety pattern shows the South South zone is the least restrained community of alcohol consumers. There, N74.4 billion was spent on alcohol, making the states of Delta, Edo,…

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AIT: NBC lacks power to suspend licences of media organisations – Falana

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) lacks the power to suspend licences of media organisation without an order from the court. In a statement on Sunday, the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), said the regulator cannot also ban radio houses from playing records of artists or impose fines on alleged offenders without recourse to the court. On Thursday, the NBC had suspended the licences of DAAR Communications Plc, owners of African Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower over “breach of broadcasting code”. Falana described the closure of…

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More condemnations against NBC, as AIT and Raypower resume operation

More civil society organisations have joined the wave of condemnation that greeted the Nigerian government’s closure of African Independent Television and Ray Power FM two days ago. The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) suspended the licence of AIT and Ray Power FM on Thursday afternoon, effectively taking two of Nigeria’s most popular broadcasters off the air. The NBC accused AIT of flouting broadcasting codes that prohibited stations from airing materials that could provoke incitement, adding that the owners rebuffed multiple warnings to cease. The Daar Communications Plc, which owns the two…

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Revealed: COZA Pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo In Sex Scandal Saga, Called Out By Timi Dakolo

Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, COZA, again in sex scandal saga which was revealed by a profound Nigeria musician, Timi Dakolo. Suncity News Reports Timi Dakolo said that some of the sex scandal victims were being bribed in order to be mute about the Pastor involvement in such activities. It has been apparent that the Pastor has been reportedly talked about that he did sleep with the church members. Timi Dakolo then writes, narrating Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo sex scandal saga as quoted below: “Some of the…

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Bishop Emmanuel Esezobor Demanding Sex From Me – Lady

Just after Timi Dakolo called out COZA’s Pastor Fatoyinbo over an alleged sexual abuse of members in different cities across the world, another lady has called out an Abuja Pastor, Bishop Emmanuel Esezobor of Firehouse Church in Abuja for demanding sex from her. The lady who called out Bishop Emmanuel Esezobor, disclosed that they met while on a flight from the UK. She further revealed that he promised to give her 300K if she has sex with him and pees on him. She further revealed that she blocked him after…

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Shocker! Popular Prophetess Is Found Dead On The Road In Abakaliki

The Ebonyi Police Command, says police authorities are working to unravel the cause of death of a popular prophetess in Ebonyi, who was found dead along Ezza Road, Abakaliki, recently, NAN reports. Mrs Loveth Odah, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), who briefed journalists in Abakaliki on Tuesday on the incident, said that investigation is ongoing to ascertain the actual cause of death of the deceased. According to the police report, the deceased, Mrs Felicia Agwu, a native of Uburu, Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi, was found dead along Ezza…

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Alleged $40 million Fraud: EFCC to appeal Jonathan’s cousin’s acquittal

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reacted to the acquittal of Robert Azibaola, a cousin to the former president, Goodluck Jonathan, who was charged for $40 million fraud. According to a statement signed by its spokesperson, Tony Orilade, and made available to PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday, the commission described Mr Azibaola acquittal as unfortunate. PREMIUM TIMES on Monday reported how an Abuja Division of the Federal High Court discharged Mr Azibaola of laundering charges filed against him by the Anti-graft agency. The judge, Nnamdi Dimgba, accused the prosecutor…

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Be Patriotic, Transparent and Selfless in service to humanity, Sir Chikwe Udensi to NACJ Awardees.

The Foremost Security Expert and Head Interpol Systems Nigeria, Sir Chikwe Udensi on Thursday 23rd May 2019 Played Host and Chaired the Prestigious Nigerian Association Of Christian Journalist Award held at Sheraton Hotel and Towers Lagos. The NACJ Integrity award now in its 7th year honours individuals and organizations with tract record of integrity and exemplary leadership tenets, who have also distinguished themselves in their respective areas of endeavour. The award recognizes Individuals and organizations across religious or political divides who are selected based on merit after due diligence of…

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Kaduna: Government Spends N142.9bn On Basic Education In 4 Years

The Kaduna State Government said on Saturday that it had expended N142.9 billion on basic education between 2015 and 2018. The state’s Commissioner for Education Science and Technology, Ja’afaru Sani, disclosed this in Kaduna in a paper entitled, “Management and Funding of Basic Education in Kaduna State”. The paper was presented at the ongoing two-day policy retreat on “The State of Basic Education in Kaduna State: “Prospects and Challenges”, organised by the state’s Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs. Sani explained that basic education in the state was being…

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