We Are Used To A President Whose Words Mean Nothing – Aisha Yesufu

The co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls group, Aisha Yesufu, has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari over his handling of the increasing spate of abductions in the country. When asked on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Friday, what she thinks of the President’s assurance to Nigerians about efforts being made to rescue all those who […]

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Music Executive, Don Jazzy Shows Off His New Mansion (Photos)

He shared photos of his crib on his Instagram page on Friday night, February 26. ”Added this new crib to the portfolio. Shhhhh my new neighbors are sleeping,” he wrote.

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Naira crosses three-month mark in parallel market fall

Naira on Friday fell at the parallel market below the 480th mark to the dollar, the first time in nearly three months, a day after the government said it would take time to unify multiple exchange rates. At the unofficial market, data from abokiFX.com showed the domestic currency exchanged for the green back at N482, […]

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Osinbajo opposes cryptocurrency ban

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has called for the regulation of cryptocurrency transactions in the country, saying banning it outright would not be a better idea. Mr Osinbajo made the remark while delivering a keynote address at the CBN Bankers Committee Economic Summit held virtually on Friday, according to a statement issued by Laolu Akande, his […]

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Nigerian Government Announces Free Emergency Medical Services Nationwide

The Federal Government says it is set to launch an emergency medical and ambulance service across the country. The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, revealed this during a retreat organised by the House of Representatives Committee on Healthcare Services on the amendment of the 2014 National Health Act. According to the Minister, the Federal Government […]

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Any attempt to arrest me will fail – Sunday Igboho

Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, better known as Sunday Igboho, has said he will not be intimidated by the fresh attempt by the police, the army and the Department of State Services to arrest him, saying any effort to arrest him on Yorubaland will fail. Igboho said this during an interview with Punch on Friday, while reacting […]

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Insecurity in Nigeria: Four Policemen Gunned Down At Checkpoint

Gunmen have shot and killed four policemen at a checkpoint in Calabar, Cross River State capital. The incident reportedly happened in the wee hours of Thursday, 25 February, 2021. The gunmen were said to have swooped on the unsuspecting policemen at Ayanmbat community near Idundu in the Aka Efa area of the Cross River capital. […]

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We are taking loans for Nigeria’s progress, says finance minister

The Federal Government will not make progress unless it borrows more to fund critical infrastructure in the country, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, has said. Mrs. Ahmed spoke on Thursday during the maiden edition of the weekly special ministerial media briefing, organised by the Presidential Communications Team. She said […]

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Self-made billionaires promise to give half away

Two self-made South Korean billionaires have pledged in as many weeks to give away half their fortunes –- a rarity in a country where business is dominated by family-controlled conglomerates and charity often begins and ends at home. Kim Beom-su, the founder of South Korea’s biggest messaging app KakaoTalk, announced this month he will donate more than half […]

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Court Orders Forfeiture Of Okorocha’s Properties

The Imo State High Court in Owerri on Thursday ordered an interim forfeiture of all properties said to be illegally acquired by a former governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, while he was in office from 2011 to 2019. Justice Fred Njemanze gave the order following an application brought by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, […]

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Bandits should be treated as criminals – Buhari

President Buhari have said bandits who are killing and kidnapping innocent Nigerians, are criminals and should be treated as such. Buhari, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Prof Ibrahim Gambari, stated this on Thursday at a security meeting in Kaduna attended by  19 northern governors,  the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu;  Director General […]

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US rapper Safaree calls his marriage biggest mistake, ex-wife reacts

Jamaican-American rapper, songwriter Safaree Lloyd Samuels popularly known as Safaree has said getting married is one of his biggest mistakes he has made in life. This is coming just a day after he shared loved-up photos of his wife Erica Mena. Taking to the microblogging platform, Twitter, the rapper said he will never get married […]

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Why we are seizing Okorocha’s property – Governor Uzodinma

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has explained why his administration is seizing a property belonging to his predecessor, Rochas Okorocha. He said the state government’s action was in accordance with a report of a judicial panel set up by former Governor Emeka Ihedioha before he left office. Mr Okorocha, a serving senator, was involved in […]

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Obinwanne Okeke to restitute $10.7million, forfeits wedding ring, cars to US government

Obinwanne Okeke has been ordered to restitute about $10.7million which he fraudulently obtained from identified victims of his at least five years of wire fraud in the U.S and other places, Premium Times reports. A judge of the Eastern District of Virginia, Rebecca Smith, while sentencing him to 10 years in jail on February 16, also […]

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Lagos Government To Close Third Mainland Bridge On February 26

The Lagos State Government has announced that there will be a total closure of the Third Mainland Bridge from midnight of Friday, February 26 till midnight of Saturday, February 27. The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, says the 24-hour closure would enable the contractors move the equipment used during the rehabilitation process off the […]

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Children arrested for detaining father for 12 months over Lagos property

Men of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested Saidat Kazeem and Fatimo Onakoya for allegedly conspiring with other family members to detain their father, Surajudeen Jaji, in a room for 12 months at his residence, No. 47 Maria Okor Street, Bucknor area of the Ejigbo Local Council Development Area of the state. The state […]

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Cyber Terrorists Causing Anxiety In Nigeria – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria is witnessing a rise in threats posed by cybercriminals, online financial fraudsters and cyber terrorists who use the internet to cause apprehension. He said this during the launch of the National Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy 2021 at the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja. He called for an overhaul […]

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Presidential Task Force warns Nigerians against getting COVID-19 vaccines at black market

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 Pandemic has warned Nigerians not to patronize uncertified vaccines from the black market. Its Chairman and Secretary to Government of Federation (SGF) Mr. Boss Mustapha, who gave the warning during the task force’s news conference in Abuja Monday, assured that Nigeria would soon receive the initial four million […]

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Uzodinma meets Buhari in Aso Rock amid feud with Okorocha (Photos)

President Muhammadu Buhari received Hope Uzodinma, Imo state governor, in Aso Rock, Abuja, on  Tuesday. Buhari held a closed-door meeting with Uzodinma alongside Ibrahim Gambari, chief of staff to the president. The sit-down is coming amid a heated feud between the Imo governor and his predecessor, Rochas Okorocha. The latter was arrested by the Imo police on […]

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FRSC to impound ‘rickety’ vehicles in Nigeria

The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi, has directed officers of the agency across the country to seize rickety vehicles plying the roads. According to a statement on Tuesday by FRSC’s spokesperson, Bisi Kazeem, this is to reduce road crashes in the country. Mr Kazeem said zonal commanding officers and sector commanders […]

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Tiger Woods Hospitalised After Car Crash

US golfer Tiger Woods was hospitalised Tuesday after a car crash in which his vehicle sustained “major damage,” the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department said. Woods, the sole occupant, was removed from the wreckage by firefighters and paramedics and taken to a local hospital for treatment, a statement said. The extent of his injuries was […]

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Nigerian power coy to supply power to Togo Republic – Official

Mr Kassim Abdullahi, the Executive Director, Generation, Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), says the firm is working to export power to Togo Republic through the Calabar Power Plant. Abdullahi disclosed this in a statement signed by Mrs Olufunke Nwankwo, NDPHC’s Head, Communication and Public Relations on Monday in Abuja. The statement followed an inspection […]

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