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Court remands Nigerian senator in prison

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, ordered Sen. Ali Ndume to be remanded in Kuje Prison following Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman, defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT)’s refusal to appear for his trial. Justice Okon Abang gave the order when Ndume, who represents Borno South Senatorial District, failed to file a formal application to […]

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COVID-19 caused Nigeria’s recession – Buhari

As Nigeria slips into recession for the second time in five years, President Muhammadu Buhari, says it came about because of the severity of the global economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. He said this on Monday in Abuja, while declaring open the 26th Nigerian Economic Summit with the theme: “Building Partnerships for Resilience’’. The summit was […]

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Lagos government auctions 44 vehicles for driving against traffic

The Lagos State Task Force on Environmental and Special Offences has auctioned 44 vehicles for driving against traffic (one-way) in various parts of the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the auction was in accordance with the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform of 2018. The spokesman for the Task Force, Adebayo Taofiq, told the […]

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CCB to prosecute Magu over dormant account, ‘Port Harcourt property’

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) will arraign Ibrahim Magu, the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CTC) any moment from now, TheCable understands. According to sources in the know, Magu is to be prosecuted for allegedly failing to list a bank account in […]

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Recession : Atiku wants more taxes on super-rich Nigerians

The former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has advised the Nigerian government to increase taxes on the super-rich in order to raise government income as the county slides into recession. Nigeria has officially slid into the second recession in five years and the worst in almost four decades. On Saturday, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) announced that […]

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Organised Labour walks out of meeting with Nigerian Government

The Organised Labour on Sunday walked out of a meeting with the Federal Government on recent increase in fuel price and electricity tariffs. The meeting was said to be about five minutes old before the Organised Labour, comprising Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade Union Congress, TUC, staged a walk out. In attendance from […]

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Nigerian army finally admits to having live rounds at Lekki Toll Gate protests

The Nigerian army admitted on Saturday that soldiers were given both live and blank bullets when they were deployed to protests at Lekki toll gate on October 20. The admission seems to confirm a key finding of a CNN investigation into the shooting. “The soldiers they were both given both live and blank bullets. In this particular […]

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Nigeria suffers worst economic recession in 36 years – World Bank data

Amid rising debt profile, inflation and unemployment, Nigeria, Africa’s biggest economy, has entered its second recession in five years as official figures published on Saturday showed that the economy shrank again in the third quarter of this year. This year’s recession is the worst in 36 years as data obtained from the World Bank showed […]

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President Buhari Begins Search for New EFCC Chairman

Feelers from the Presidency last night revealed that the search for a new Chairman for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) may have started, following the recommendation of the Justice Ayo Salami panel for the removal of the anti-graft agency’s suspended acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu. Presidency source also confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari is […]

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Ignore our ‘jumbo pay’, focus on our work – Senate president tells Nigerians

Nigeria’s Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, has asked Nigerians to demand for accountability and the output of the lawmakers and the legislature in general instead of questioning the “jumbo pay” received by lawmakers. He made this call on Friday while speaking at a retreat for top management staff of the National Assembly and National Assembly Service Commission […]

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APC governors swoop on Jonathan ahead of 2023 elections

Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held a private meeting with ex-President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja on Friday evening, according to The Cable. No single member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was present. David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi who recently defected to the APC from the PDP; Atiku Bagudu, governor of Kebbi and […]

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Lekki Shooting: We Stand By Our Investigation, CNN Tells Nigerian Government

Cable News Network (CNN) has reacted to comments by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on its investigation into the shooting at the Lekki Tollgate in Lagos. It insisted that it did not rush to publish the report as it ensured due processes were followed, which included thorough research. “Our reporting was carefully […]

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Nigeria spends $500m annually importing palm oil, says FG

Officials from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, states, agencies and non-governmental organisations on Thursday said Nigeria was spending about $500m annually on oil palm imports. At the National Workshop on oil palm organised in Abuja by Solidaridad, an international NGO, senior government officials and other stakeholders agreed to partner to reduce the […]

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War Without End : Nigerian Government, ASUU resume meeting Friday

The Federal Government has said it will resume meeting with the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Friday. The Ministry of Labour and Employment disclosed this on Wednesday night. The parley is expected to address various pending issues, including the contentious payment platform preferred by the union. Recalled that ASUU had opposed the Integrated Personnel […]

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Ngige seeks EU support to lift 100m Nigerians out of poverty

Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has solicited the support of the European Union for the presidential pronouncement to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next ten years. Ngige made this request while addressing the seventh EU-Nigeria Ministerial Dialogue, held virtually, yesterday. The minister said Nigeria needed the assistance of the […]

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Buhari Will Do Whatever It Takes To Prevent Repeat Of EndSARS Protest – Minister

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to ensure that there will be no repeat of the #EndSARS protests in the country, culminating in lootings and destruction of lives and properties. The Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammad Dingyiadi, disclosed this to journalists on Tuesday after the President presided over the National Security Council (NSC) meeting at the […]

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Bandits Kidnap 12 Senior Nigeria Police Officers, families looking for ransom money

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted 12 Assistant Superintendents of Police on their way to Zamfara from Borno State. According to BBC Hausa, the police officers were on their way to Zamfara to conduct a special operation when they were abducted by the gunmen. The incident occurred 12 days ago but only came to […]

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Regina Daniel’s husband, Ned Nwoko reportedly set to take 7th wife (Photos)

Regina Daniels’ husband, Ned Nwoko is reportedly set to marry another wife. This time, from United Kingdom. According to Naija PR, the lady is known as Sara and she is currently in Nigeria after they got engaged. Sara, the alleged UK-based incoming wife of the Nigerian billionaire is said to have been spotted on several […]

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