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Daily Archives: June 7, 2019

Court orders re-opening of AIT, Ray Power FM

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja, has ordered the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission, NBC, to re-open the African Independent Television (AIT) and Ray Power FM. The broadcasting regulatory body on Thursday June 6th, suspended indefinitely the license of the two stations owned by Raymond Dokpesi for violating its guidelines. NBC said both …

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Arsenal confirm Welbeck, five others’ exit

Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck has left the club at the end of his contract along with veteran goalkeeper Petr Cech and experienced defender Stephan Lichtsteiner. Welbeck’s exit was expected after the England international’s injury-ravaged spell at the Emirates Stadium, while Czech ‘keeper Cech and Swiss international Lichtsteiner had previously hinted …

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NTA removed from largest UK cable platform, Sky

The Nigerian Television Authority has been removed from the largest digital satellite television service platform in Europe, Sky Limited. A visit to Sky’s website showed that NTA had been barred indefinitely from airing on Channel 794. A message on Sky’s website read in part, “794: NTA International; currently temporarily removed …

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Nigeria’s oldest prisoner regains freedom (photo)

Nigeria’s oldest prisoner, Pa Celestine Egbohuche, has regained his freedom after 19 years of being in the Enugu Maximum Prison.   Pa Egbunuche was sent to jail after a court found him and his son, Paul, guilty of plotting murder and condemned him to death.  Just before leaving office, former Imo State …

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Two NYPD officers commit suicide in 24-hours

Two members of the New York Police Department died by suicide within the course of 24 hours, Commissioner James O’Neill said on Thursday.   In a note to members of the department, he encouraged individuals to seek help if needed, saying the NYPD is the largest police department in the United States, …

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