Armed bandits kidnap school girls in Kebbi, Nigeria

A mass of heavily armed bandits Thursday struck in Birnin Yauri under the Yauri local government area of kebbi state. According our source who spoke vie  telephone  said an undisclosed  number girls have been abducted ,the bandits who were too many engaged  the  mobile police in a gun battle  who mobilesed to repel the  attack […]

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Naira appreciates at parallel market

The naira, on Thursday, appreciated by 1.8 percent to N493 to a dollar at the parallel market as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) increased forex supplies to banks. The local currency, which opened at N502 per dollar, gained N17 to N485 during midday trading before closing at N493/$1, according to data on abokiFX.com, a website […]

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I Remain Indebted To Nigerians For Their Love To Me – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said he owes Nigerians for the love they’ve extended to him. The President made the remark during his visit to Maiduguri, Borno state. According to a statement signed by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, the President said all efforts will be made to improve the livelihood of Nigerians, starting with providing […]

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MTN warns of possible disruption to its service in Nigeria amid rising insecurity – Report

MTN has warned of a potential disruption to its service in Nigeria amid rising insecurity in different parts of the country. MTN, in a message seen by Reuters, informed its customers of possible delay in service delivery. “Sadly, we must inform you that with the rising insecurity in different parts of Nigeria; service delivery to your organization […]

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Nigerian government seeks law to regulate social, online media

The federal government has asked the house of representatives to enact a law to regulate social and online media in Nigeria. At a public hearing organised by the house on Wednesday, Lai Mohammed, minister of information, asked the lawmakers to amend the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) act to empower the agency to regulate social and […]

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How Former Head Of State, Abacha Truly Died — Ex-Chief Security Officer

Former Chief Security Officer (CSO) to the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha (rtd), has dismissed insinuations that the military ruler died after eating an apple from his concubines. According to ThisDay, Al-Mustapha said the late military ruler’s health suddenly collapsed on June 7, 1998, from the Abuja International Airport, after […]

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Court Sentences Former Bank PHB Boss To Over 6 Years In Prison

A Lagos High Court sitting in the Ikeja area has sentenced former managing director of defunct Bank PHB, Francis Atuche to over 6 years in prison. In a judgment that lasted over 10 hours, Justice Lateefat Okunnu convicted Atuche alongside a former Chief Financial Officer of the bank, Ugo Anyanwu. The two were convicted on at […]

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You Were Not Elected Just To Obtain Loans, Wike Mocks Buhari Over Insecurity

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to be more effective in securing the lives and property of Nigerians. Commenting on the widespread insecurity in the country, Wike accused Buhari of attempting to shift his constitutional powers of securing lives and property to governors. The governor spoke at the commissioning of […]

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I’ve been receiving death threats from Nigerians, says EFCC Chairman

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa on Tuesday said some persons have threatened to kill him since he assumed office. The anti-corruption agency boss stated this during an interview on Channels Television’s Breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily. When he was asked to respond to President Muhammadu Buhari’s frequent “Corruption is fighting back” […]

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Nigerian Couple Welcome Twins After 21 Years Of Marriage (Photos)

A Nigerian man, Justice Ondaipe and his wife have welcomed a set of twins after 21 years of marriage without a child.  A family member, Faith Elvis Ovie, who shared the good news on Saturday, June 12, said Ondaipe’s wife gave birth to a boy and a girl. “Congratulations uncle, God is indeed wonderful. After 21 […]

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The Return Of Bakassi Boys : Anambra Government Breaks Silence

The Anambra State Government and the state’s Police Command have denied the presence of Bakassi Boys in the state. While the state Police Public Relations Officer, Ikenga Tochukwu, insisted that the command had no knowledge of the presence of the outfit in the state, the Commissioner of Information and Public Enlightenment, C-Adinuba, acknowledged that the […]

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Central Bank of Nigeria may start printing Gambia’s currency, says Emefiele

The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Godwin Emefiele, has said that the bank is willing to assist the Central Bank of the Gambia to print its legal tender. Emefiele said this in Abuja on Tuesday during a two-day visit by a delegation from the CBG, led by its governor, Mr Buah Saidy. This […]

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Insecurity: ‘Bakassi’ Boys Return In South East

Years after their disbandment, the Bakassi Boys, a vigilante group in the South East, have returned to some parts of Awka, Anambra State capital. They were seen in two vans, singing and warning criminals. However, it could not be confirmed who invited the dreaded vigilante group. When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in the […]

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Couple electrocuted a day after returning from honeymoon

A newly-wed couple from South Africa were electrocuted to death on Sunday June 13, just a day after they returned from their honeymoon. Gauteng police confirmed that the bodies of Zaheer Sarang and Nabeelah Khan were found on Sunday afternoon. Johannesburg police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo said the couple’s bodies were found in the shower. Masondo said;  […]

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I’m eager to find love again – Tiwa Savage

Singer Tiwa Savage has declared her desire to find love and to experience it once again. The ‘Koroba’ crooner shared her deepest wish with her fans and followers via her Instagram page. The number one African bad girl is highly optimistic that her prince charming will seek her out soonest as she is ready to […]

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We Need Leaders Prepared To Unite Nigerians – Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says challenges affecting the country require proactive leaders who are prepared to promote unity among Nigerians. According to a statement by Laolu Akande, his spokesman, Osinbajo stated this on Monday when he paid a courtesy visit to Abdulwasiu Lawal, Oniru of Iruland, in Lagos. The traditional ruler is celebrating his first coronation anniversary. […]

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Buhari Is A Willing Horse Nigerians Want To Ride To Death – Ngige

Minister of Labour and Employment Dr Chris Ngige says President Muhammadu Buhari has tolerated a lot from critics, reiterating that many Nigerians want to stretch him (Buhari) beyond reasonable limits.  Ngige spoke when he featured as a guest on Channels Television’s News Night which aired on Monday, stating that many leaders will not condone the kind of […]

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With N800 Billion Extra Budget, No Excuse For Nigerian Military, says Ndume

With N800 billion proposed as supplementary budget for defence, the military has no excuse not to decisively prosecute the war against insurgency and rid the country of all forms of criminality, Senate Committee on Army Chairman Ali Ndume said yesterday. The N800 billion request is to support the military in its war against Boko Haram […]

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I want a husband not relationship – Actress Maryann Apollo

Nollywood actress Maryann Apollo has announced that what she currently desires is a husband and not a relationship. Apollo, who was on an Instagram session with Stella Damasus said, “I’m in my 40s, I can’t start a relationship but when a husband comes, it’s a husband I want.” She went further to talk about how […]

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Buhari fair to Southeast in appointments, projects – Ngige

President Muhammadu Buhari has been fair to the Southeast, especially in the areas of appointments and infrastructure, Labour  and Employment Minister Chris Ngige has said. Ngige also described Buhari as a friend of the Igbo, absolving him of any blame in the violence in the Southeast. Rather, he blamed the killings and destructions of properties […]

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2023: Tinubu’s Posters Flood Abuja

Posters of the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, have flooded parts of the nation’s capital, Abuja even as Nigerians continue to bask in the euphoria of democracy day celebrations. The posters which carried Tinubu’s bold picture and name surfaced on Sunday and were strategically posted on public […]

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936 students abducted from Nigerian schools in six months

At least 936 students of secondary and tertiary institutions were abducted by suspected bandits and Boko Haram members across the country between December 2020 and June 5, 2021. Findings by Punch correspondents showed that abductions were carried out across the country. During the period under review, abductions were recorded in Ohordua, Edo State; Effurun, Delta […]

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