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1. BREAKING: AIT back on air
African Independent Television (AIT), a TV station owned by DAAR Communications, has resumed operations.
DAILY POST checks confirmed that AIT can be viewed on DSTV Channel 253.
On Thursday, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), suspended the operating licenses of AIT and Ray Power.
However, earlier today, a Federal High Court in Abuja granted an order ex-parte for the maintenance of status quo pending the determination of a motion filed by DAAR Communications, in its suit challenging the action of the NBC.
2. Saraki warns NBC over court order on AIT, Ray Power FM
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called on the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), to immediately obey the court order granted by the Federal High Court in Abuja, which called for the maintenance of status quo as of May 31, 2019, pending the determination of a motion filed by DAAR Communications PLC, owners of Raypower Radio and African Independent Television (AIT).
Saraki, in a statement signed by Yusuph Olaniyonu, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, stated that all such actions that could cast aspersions on Nigeria’s commitment to the freedom of the press must be avoided.
3. BREAKING: Kaduna Assembly passes bill to grant Pastors, Imams license before preaching
The Religious Preaching Regulation law, 1984 before the Kaduna State House of Assembly seeking substitution was on Friday passed into law
The passage of the bill came three years after the bill faced serious criticism from different religious bodies and individuals.
The bill, which purpose is to regulate religious preaching in Kaduna State with a view of promoting religious harmony and peaceful co-existence amongst the residents of the state was brought to the House since 2016.
4. Opposition party to Gov. Ayade: ‘Tell us how you spent N8bn in 3 months’
The African Action Congress, AAC, has demanded that Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River discloses full details of how he spent N8bn the state received from the federal government of Nigeria in the last three months.
Agba Jalingo, Cross River State Chairman of ÀAC, in a statement on Friday, decried Governor Ayade’s perceived silence on how the money was disbursed and his refusal to give details on how the money was spent.
Jalingo stated that his party discovered that over N3bn was allocated to the state as the last tranche of Paris Refund as well as N5.4bn as Value Added Tax for the years 2015 – 2018, totalling over N8bn, which accrued to the State between March and May 2019.
5. NBC vs AIT/Raypower: Labour reacts, makes demands
The organized Labour has frowned at the suspension of broadcast licenses of the African Independent Television and Raypower by the Federal Government agency, National Broadcasting Commission, NBC.
Organized Labour condemned NBC’s action in a statement by the President of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Ayuba Wabba, who called for immediate lifting of the suspension.
A statement added, “We are disturbed by the sudden suspension of the broadcast licences of the DAAR Communications broadcast services, African Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower radio.
6. Senator Gaya speaks on Deputy Senate Presidency race ahead of NASS election
Sen. Kabiru Gaya (APC-Kano), says he is still in the race for the Deputy President of the Senate.
Gaya, who made this known while briefing newsmen on Friday in Abuja, said though the All Progressives Congress (APC) had not made its position known on who to endorse for the position, he was optimistic to be chosen by the party.
On concern that he might not get the party’s endorsement because he is from same region with the number one citizen, President Muhammadu Buhari, Gaya said it was not a cause for concern.
7. PDP, YPP Senators-elect reveal preferred candidate ahead of Senate Presidency election
Some senators-elect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Young Progressive Party (YPP), on Friday, declared support for Sen. Ahmad Lawan’s Senate Presidency ambition.
The opposition parties’ senators-elect at the occasion included Clifford Odia (PDP-Edo), Mathew Urhoghide (PDP-Edo) and Gershom Bash (PDP-Cross River).
Others were Abba Moro (PDP-Benue), Lawali Anka (PDP-Zamfara) and Ifeanyi Ubah (YPP-Anambra).
8. BREAKING: Transfer: Real Madrid announce five-year deal for Hazard
Real Madrid, on Friday night, officially confirmed a deal for Eden Hazard from Chelsea.
Hazard would cost the Spanish giants an initial £88million, rising up to £130million with add-ons.
The Belgian superstar has signed a five-year contract at the Santiago Bernabeu.
He will be officially unveiled as a Real Madrid player on Thursday, June 13.
Hazard has agreed a £400,000-per-week deal, making him the highest paid player at the club, ahead of the likes of Gareth Bale, Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema.
9. Two killed, 21 arrested as cultists clash in Ikorodu
No fewer than 21 suspected cult members of two rival groups, Eiye and Aiye confraternities, in Ikorodu area of Lagos, have been arrested after a clash that left two persons dead and many injured.
A source told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that different weapons, including guns, machetes and charms, were freely used by the groups in Isikalu palace and Solomade areas of Ikorodu during the clash, which resulted in disturbance of public order.
It was learnt that due to the clash which started on Thursday night and continued till Friday, many residents of the areas were unable to go to work or open their business centres until the Anti-Cultism police, led by their commander, CSP Uduak Udom came to the scene.
10. Police parade suspected kidnappers, armed robbers, others in Kano
The Kano State Police Command on Friday paraded over 100 suspects, who were involved in various criminal activities ranging from kidnapping, murder, armed robbery, possession of hard drugs and manufacturing of local weapons.
Briefing reporters at the Bompai Police Headquarters, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ahmed Illyasu, said that, “as the Command poised to re-evaluate and put in place a new professional strategy during and after the Sallah festivals over 90 suspects were arrested during raids between 30th of May and 7th of June.”
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Kogi Guber: Yahaya Bello Campaign Director-General Regrets Campaigning For Him
Yahaya Bello failed the first term – Kogi Gubernatorial election comes up November 16, 2019
Dr. Yakubu Ugwolawo begs the Igala people for forgiveness in campaigning for the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello. Dr. Yakubu is the Director-General for the Yahaya Bello campaign group in the year 2015 under the All Progressive Congress, APC, NIGERIA NEWS reports.
He offered the apology statement at the Justice Forum meeting of the APC held in Ankpa.
Besides the fact of regretting his action, he also nullifies himself from campaigning for the incumbent Governor in the election that would be coming up by 16th of November, 2019.
However, he is the one who led about 407 Igala delegates to vote against late Abubakar Audu who happened to be the opposition candidate to Yahaya Bello. Because of the disappointment experienced in the Governor first term, he then, pleaded to the Igala community to forgive him.
He further stated:
“I’m using this medium to apologize to the entire Igala nation for fielding Alhaji Bello in 2015 primary which made him the first runner up to our late leader Prince Abubakar Audu. I regret supporting him. Please forgive me. I regret my action for leading 407 Igala delegates to vote against our own brother. So far, Bello’s performance showed that he does not mean well for our people”.
An APC member, Goodman Akwu express the flaws in the Bello’s administration by stating the following:
“Governor Bello from available records has collected over N335 billion. We have these records from the office of the auditor general and ministry of finance. We also learned that he has hidden a huge amount of money to persecute his re-election bid. So, we must stand against this because his government is anti-people. If I were to be him, I will bow out because he has failed the young generation.
“Bello who happened to be an opportunist worked against the APC when he lost the primary against our late leader. He came into power by accident, and now the State is bleeding since he assumed office. Whoever that is amplifying Bello’s ‘Enemuneme’ slogan from Kogi East is a disappointment to Igala race.”
The following people are presents at the meeting are the former Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Sanni Lulu, Yusuf Maiyanga, Mona Audu, and representatives of other aspirants from Kogi East.
Alex Iwobi Is The Most Sought For On Wikipedia Entry
“Alex iwobi is the most popular super eagle player to be playing at 2019 AFCON” – 33,916 page views on Wikipedia Entry
According to Wikipedia, Alex Iwobi happened to have the most page views amidst the super eagles, making him be the most searched for among the super eagle’s star, NIGERIA NEWS reports.
Alex Iwobi is the most sought for on Wikipedia entry.
The Gunners star made a record of 33,916 page views for the past 30 days on his Wikipedia entry.
Other Super eagles next to him are, John Obi Mikel 32,445 page views, Henry Onyekuru 20,297 page views and Samuel Chukwueze 19,263 page views.
According to Wikipedia, the following are Super Eagles Most searched for players which would be playing in the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt:
1) Alex Iwobi – 33,916 page views
2) Obi Mikel – 32,445 page views
3) Henry Onyekuru – 20,297 page views
4) Samuel Chukwueze – 19,263 page views
5) Ola Aina – 16,681 page views
6) Ahmed Musa – 13,804 page views
7) Wilfred Ndidi – 13,743 page views
8) Odion Ighalo – 9,416 page views
9) Victor Osimhen – 8,402 page views
10) Kenneth Omeruo – 5,305 page views
11) Paul Onuachu – 4,709 page views
12) Francis Uzoho – 4,062 page views
13) Leon Balogun – 4,046 page views
14) Moses Simon – 3,740 page views
15) Oghenekaro Etebo – 3,722 page views
16) Samuel Kalu – 3,230 page views
16) Troost-Ekong – 3,088 page views
18) Jamilu Collins – 2,820 page views
19) John Ogu – 2,614 page views
20) Abdullahi Shehu – 2,037 page views
21) Chidozie Awaziem – 2,020 page views
22) Ikechukwu Ezenwa – 1,511 page views
23) Daniel Akpeyi – 1,482 page views
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