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Sharia police to arrest people eating in public during Ramadan

The Commander-General of Kano Hisbah, Nabahani Usman, has said from Monday when Ramadan begins, his men will begin to arrest adults seen eating in public. Usman said arrested persons would only be released upon provision of an exemption letter from a medical doctor or a proof of chronic ulcer.

DSS arrests commercial sex workers in Calabar

Fifty-nine commercial sex workers have been arrested by the Department of State Services in Calabar, Cross River State, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

Director of the DSS Command in the state, Mr Ilupeju Adebayo, who disclosed this to journalists on Saturday in Calabar, said those arrested were picked up around 2.15am on Saturday.

Release our results in batches, 2019 UTME candidates, parents beg JAMB

In interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria, some 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations candidates have appealed to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board to release their results.

The candidates spoke in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Bwari.

Fashola names alleged corrupt contractors

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has forwarded to the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) documents from some of the ministry’s agencies providing some details regarding the names of contractors that allegedly collected money for electricity projects but failed to execute any projects, and inviting SERAP to “inspect a compendium of verified and paid/outstanding liabilities of contractors, kept at the offices of the Nigeria Electricity Liability Management Limited/GTE.

Yar’dua gave hope to Nigerians – Jonathan

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan says late President Umaru Yar’Adua was selfless leader who placed national interest over personal and ethnic gains. Jonathan said this in a series of tweets to mark the ninth anniversary of the demise of the late president. Yar’Adua died in 2010 and Jonathan, who was then vice-president, succeeded him.

 

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