FG Suspends Basketball In Nigeria For Two Years

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate withdrawal of Nigeria from all international basketball competitions for a period of two years with immediate effect. Sunday Dare, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, disclosed this while briefing newsmen on Thursday in Abuja. Dare, represented by Ismaila Abubakar, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, said a committee would be set up to oversee basketball leagues in the country.   Read Also : Buhari appeals to ASUU to end strike, confers awards “Following the unending crisis which have plagued and nearly crippled…

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Lagos Catholic Archdiocese Suspends Priest Who Banned Igbo Songs In His Parish

The Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos has slapped an indefinite suspension on a priest, Rev Fr James Anelu who was reported to have banned Igbo songs and expressed some other anti-Igbo sentiments in his local parish of the Church. The indefinite suspension with effect from Tuesday, February 8, 2022 was communicated in a press statement made available to  GreenWhiteGreen GWG. Fr Anelu was reported to have abruptly intervened to stop an Igbo song from being sung during mass last Sunday at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Ewu-Owa Gberigbe in Ikorodu and…

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#EndSARSMemorial: Lagos govt suspends LNSC officers for brutalizing Uber driver

Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Agency (LNSA) has sanctioned two officers involved in the unlawful treatment of Uber driver, Adedotun Clement, during the End SARS protest. It was reported how Lagos Neighborhood Safety Corps (LNSC) personnel and police officers brutalized Clement on Wednesday despite identifying himself. The operatives and supervising officers went through an orderly room trial after they were charged with disreputable conduct   Read Also : Banks make COVID-19 vaccination compulsory for staff   Their action was contempt of the rules contained in the LNSA Handbook Articles E (ii)…

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Funny : Federal government uses Twitter to ban Twitter in Nigeria

The Federal Government of Nigeria has announced the indefinite suspension of Twitter in Nigeria. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced the suspension in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday, citing the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence according to  statement released on the Ministry’s official Twitter handle. The Minister said the Federal Government has also directed the National Broadcasting l Commission (NBC) to immediately commence the process of licensing all OTT and social media operations in…

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Obiano Suspends 12 Traditional Rulers In Anambra

The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano has placed one year suspension on the 12 Igwes who went on an ill-advised trip to Abuja without consultation or approval from the Government of Anambra State. Announcing the suspension in a circular titled “Suspension of Twelve (12) Traditional Rulers in Anambra State,” and dated Tuesday August 11, 2020, the Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community Affairs, Mr. Greg Obi listed the affected traditional rulers as follows – 1. Igwe Alex Edozieuno of Mkpunando 2. Igwe Mark Anthony Okonkwo of Alor…

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Premier League, Football League and WSL suspended

The Premier League, the Football League and the Women’s Super League and Championship have suspended all matches until 3 April in response to the coronavirus pandemic. An unprecedented development, it follows the revelation overnight that several Premier League clubs have members of staff, including players and coaches, who are displaying symptoms of the virus. The Football Association has also announced that the two England friendlies due to be played at the end of March, against Denmark and Italy at Wembley, have been called off, saying that “refunds will be processed to all ticket buyers…

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INEC To Suspend Voter Registration 60 Days To General Elections

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the ongoing nationwide Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) would be temporarily suspended 60 days to the commencement of the 2019 general elections. The commission in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja by Solomon Soyebi, National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, said the exercise would be suspended to due to a change in electoral law. Soyebi disclosed that so far over four million Nigerians had been registered across the country, in the exercise that began on April 27, 2017.…

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