Nollywood Actors Picket Hotel In Ikeja

Top Nollywood actors including Jide Kosoko, Fred Amata, Yemi Solade, Emeka Osai and many others joined other filmmakers to Picket Radisson Blu Hotel in Ikeja. The creatives led by the Copyright Management Organisation, Audio Visuals Right Society on Tuesday disrupted services at the hotel for what they have described as the management’s refusal to pay […]

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Despite Huge Reserve: Nigerians Groan As Cooking Gas Price Keeps Soaring

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) or cooking gas is now beyond the reach of average Nigerians as many have turned to charcoal or firewood. A kilogramme of cooking gas is now N625 or more, depending on the location, forcing many households and eateries, especially in urban centres to seek alternative means of cooking. Firewood and charcoal […]

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20% Of Full-Time Nigerian Workforce Lost Employment In 2020 – Report

At least 20 per cent of the full-time workforce in Nigeria lost employment during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, a new report released on Tuesday has revealed. The report tagged ‘The Impact of COVID-19 on Business Enterprises in Nigeria’, was jointly released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the National Bureau of Statistics […]

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Stop Cursing Your Leaders Because Of Hardship, Sanusi Tells Nigerians

Former Emir of Kano and leader of the Tijjaniyya Sect in Nigeria, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has admonished Nigerians to stop cursing their leaders because of the current hardship in the country. Addressing members of the Sect from seven states of the North West, in Sokoto on Tuesday, Sanusi expressed optimism that things would change for […]

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While Nigerian Doctors’ Strike Is Unresolved, Nurses In Lagos May Down Tools Today

While the seven-month old strike by members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) is yet to be resolved, nurses and midwives in Nigeria’s commercial capital city, Lagos, may on Tuesday commence indefinite strike to press home their demands for improved welfare conditions, and particularly the unpaid ‘uniform allowance.’ But the state government has […]

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Osinbajo Most Qualified To Succeed Buhari In 2023, Says Nigerian Governor

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State yesterday described Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as the most qualified candidate to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari come 2023. The governor’s statement is coming weeks after the vice president’s office issued a statement saying Osinbajo has not declared for the presidency following the appearance of posters online and in major […]

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It’s Criminal To Accumulate Debts For The Next Generation – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said borrowing to accumulate debt for the next generation is criminal. Obasanjo said this in reaction to the Federal Government’s plan to source fresh loans. Last week, President Muhammadu Buhari wrote to the senate to seek approval to borrow $4,054,476,863 and €710 million in an addendum to the 2018-2020 borrowing […]

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Nigeria’s Resolve To Remain One Is Unshakable – FG

The Federal Government says Nigeria’s resolve to remain as one indivisible entity is unshakable, in spite of the various challenges facing the nation. Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, stated this on Monday in Abuja at the opening of the ‘Nigeria at 60 Photo Exhibition’ with the theme “60 Years of Our Togetherness.” “Like […]

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41% Of Nigerians Living With HIV — Report

A report has revealed that about 41 percent of persons from Lagos, Kaduna, Akwa Ibom, Benue, Oyo and Kano  states in Nigeria are now living with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, HIV. This is even as Nigeria is reportedly the country with the second largest number of persons living with the infection totaling 1.9 million according to […]

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Nigerian Government Imposes Travel Restrictions On Passengers Who Shun COVID-19 PCR Tests

The Federal Government has imposed travel restrictions on passengers who shun the COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test. Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this via a statement on Sunday, adding that the restrictions came into effect on September 14. He explained […]

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FG May Bar Unvaccinated Nigerians From Government Facilities

The Federal Government may consider barring unvaccinated individuals from accessing government facilities, among other measures, if the COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy being witnessed continues, The Punch has learnt. It was gathered, however, that the decision would only be taken if the government did not notice any significant improvement after the ongoing enlightenment and engagement across the […]

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Tears As Family Buries Four Children Who Died After ‘Suya’ Meal

Tears flowed on Saturday as four of the seven children who died after allegedly eating Suya were buried in Umuahia, the Abia State capital. The four victims are Kelechi Chibuzor, 12; Sunday Chibuzor, 10; Oluomachi Chibuzor, 8; and Kingsley Chibuzor, 3. The children died on August 25. Punch Metro learnt that the actual cause of the death was […]

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Preachers Should Pay Pentecost Tax – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has advised preachers in Nigeria to pay Pentecost Tax. He spoke in Lagos on Friday during the public presentation of “Kumuyi, Defender of the Faith”. The book is a biography of Pastor Folorunsho Kumuyi, Founder and General Superintendent of Deeper Christian Life Ministry. Osinbajo said persons who succeed in their endeavours […]

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Six Nigerian States Oppose FG’s Compulsory COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

Amid Federal Government’s concern over many Nigerians’ reluctance to take the Covid-19 vaccine and its plan to impose sanctions on those who refuse the vaccine when it is made available to all, some states have said they do not intend to force anyone to take the vaccine. The states, including Enugu, Taraba, Cross River, Ogun, […]

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Six of 10 Children In Nigeria Brought For DNA Testing Not Fathered By Supposed Fathers – Geneticist

Abiodun Salami is a senior geneticist with DNA Centre for Paternity Test, Allen Avenue in Ikeja, Lagos. For over 10 years, DNA Centre has provided comprehensive DNA testing services in three main areas: paternity and other family relationships, Immigration, and DNA tests during pregnancy – Prenatal DNA test. In a recent interview with Premium Times, […]

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Buhari Heads For New York Today

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja for New York, United States of America, on Sunday. The president will participate in the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA76). In a statement issued on Saturday, Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, said the President will be accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Attorney General […]

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Court Orders Nigerian Government To Pay Sunday Igboho N20 Billion

An Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan,yesterday ordered the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Department of State Services to pay the sum of N20billion to Chief Sunday Adeyemo also known as Igboho as damages for the invasion of his residence. Justice Ladiran Akintola delivering his ruling, condemned the manner in which Igboho’s residence […]

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Despite Court Order, Nigeria’s Resident Doctors Vow To Continue Strike

The striking National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has vowed to defy Friday’s ruling of the National Industrial Court (NIC) ordering its members to return to their duty posts. The order, which came almost seven weeks after the doctors embarked on the industrial action, was based on an application filed by the Nigerian government. The […]

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Fresh Loans : Buhari, Osinbajo Zones Get Highest Project Allocations

North-West and South-West, the geopolitical zones of President Buhari, and the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, respectively have the highest number of projects allocated to them among the projects that will be funded with the fresh external loans the President is asking the National Assembly to approve for his regime, Saturday Punch has learnt. Buhari had asked […]

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CBN Governor Exposes Trick Used By Nigerians Who Collect Bribe Through Dollars

Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has exposed a trick used by some Nigerians who collect bribe in dollars. The CBN governor revealed the antics of these persons while interacting with reporters after the September Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting of the bank. He said, “It really beats my imagination that […]

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I Am Very Much Ok Now, EFCC Boss Speaks From Home

Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa, says he is well and in good shape following the incident at an event on Thursday in Abuja. Bawa, who spoke from his residence in the nation’s capital, featured as a guest on Politics Today hours after he was reported to have slumped at the […]

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Prices Of Cooking Gas In Nigeria May Rise Further 

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, PPPRA, on yesterday reported that the volume of Liquefied Petroleum Gas, LPG, also known as cooking gas, supplied in August fell by 20.5 percent to 85,264.803 metric tonnes (MT) compared to 107,224.584MT supplied in the month of July. The volume supplied in the month of June was 102,787.234MT. This sharp […]

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