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Count me out, I won’t take COVID-19 vaccine – Governor Bello

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello on Friday said he would not take COVID-19 vaccine as he is hale and hearty. Bello, in an interview on Channels TV’s ‘Today Politics’, said President Muhammadu Buhari could take the vaccine, but that he would not. “Mr President is the leader of this country. I respect him so high; […]

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You Have Few Weeks To Secure The Country, Buhari Tells New Service Chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday told the nation’s new service chiefs that they have only a few weeks to secure the country. Buhari while decorating them at a ceremony held in the State House, Abuja said he expected that before the rainy season, they would have secured the country to the level that farmers who […]

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Give me custody of my four kids, Fani-Kayode’s wife begs court

A former beauty pageant, Precious Chikwendu, has demanded the full custody of her four sons with her ex-husband and former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode. Chikwendu accused Fani-Kayode of beating her up several times, including when she was pregnant, accusing the ex-minister of confining her to a hospital when she attempted to escape. The […]

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Drug Barons Funding Terrorism In Nigeria, Says Senate President

Senate President, Ahmad Lawan says drug barons are funding terrorism and banditry across Nigeria.  According to Senator Lawan, the proceeds of the illegal drug trade are used to purchase arms and ammunitions for terror groups like Boko Haram as well as bandits and kidnappers. The Lawmaker stated this when Chairman of the National Drug Law […]

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Police to arraign Lagos socialite for Cubana club operations

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a socialite, Mike Eze, aka Pretty Mike, for allegedly facilitating operations at the Cubana Nightclub in the Victoria Island area of the state. The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, while parading 172 persons arrested for violating COVID-19 protocols during a raid on the nightclub, had ordered the arrest […]

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Bandits carrying AK-47 to be shot on sight – Nigerian Government

The crackdown ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari on bandits, kidnappers and other criminal elements terrorising Nigerians, has been extended. Security agents have been given the order to shoot anyone found carrying AK-47 illegally, the Presidency said on Wednesday. Helicopters that violate the ‘no fly zone’ slammed on Zamfara State will also be brought down as […]

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EndSARS: Hoodlums stole $2 million, N17 million from my palace – Oba of Lagos

The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, said on Wednesday that a total amount of $2 million and N17 million were stolen from his palace on October 21, 2020, during the invasion of his residence following last year’s #EndSARS protests. Mr Akiolu said this on Wednesday during the commissioning of Glover Hall Memorial in Lagos, the Punch […]

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As 2023 Presidency draws nearer, EFCC deepens Tinubu probe

As 2023 presidency draws nearer, the fate of Bola Tinubu hangs in the balance, as The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has deepened its probe into All Progressives Congress stalwart, Bola Tinubu. To this end, the EFCC has written a letter to the Code of Conduct Bureau, requesting copies of Tinubu’s asset declaration form. A […]

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‘Some people benefitting from kidnapping, banditry in Nigeria’ – Senate President

Nigeria’s Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, said some people are benefitting from the recurring cases of kidnapping and banditry across the country. He did not name these people. He made this comment shortly after the confirmation of the newly appointed service chiefs at plenary. The Senate confirmed the service chiefs after it adopted the […]

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279 kidnapped Jangebe schoolgirls freed (Photos)

Majority of the 317 female students abducted from a school in Zamfara State have been freed. The schoolgirls were kidnapped from the Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State last Friday. Yusuf Idris, media aide to Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara, confirmed the release of the girls to Premium […]

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Lagos court fines 172 arrested at Cubana nightclub N6.8m (Photos)

A mobile court sitting at the Lagos State Task Force on Environmental and Special Offences Enforcement Unit in Oshodi has convicted 172 persons arrested by the state police command for violating COVID-19 protocols. The state police command said on Monday that the presiding judge ordered each of the 172 violators to pay a fine of […]

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Jangebe Abduction Will Be The Last – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that Friday’ s abduction of students from Government Girls Science Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara State, will be the last to happen. The president’s statement was relayed on Sunday, through Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, who led a high-powered delegation to sympathise with the people and government of Zamfara […]

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Buhari Wasn’t Arrested For Asking Jonathan To Resign – Falana

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, (SAN) has kicked against the detention of former Special Adviser on Media to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State, Salihu Tanko Yakasai. Salihu was arrested and subsequently sacked after he called for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation over insecurity. In a statement on Sunday, Falana said Salihu is being held incommunicado […]

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Insecurity: What We Are Facing Can Cause Bloody Civil War, Says Fani-Kayode

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has warned that the deteriorating security situation in the country could lead to a civil war. “It is time for us to come together as a nation in order to avert a civil war,” said the PDP stalwart while featuring as a guest on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics. According […]

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Any state where children are kidnapped should shut down in protest — Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Saturday said henceforth, any state where the kidnapping of children takes place should shut down in protest against the act. Soyinka also advised that other neighbouring states, as a matter of solidarity, should join the affected states to shut down. The playwright spoke shortly after an award lecture  and […]

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School Abductions: Nigerians Have Lost Faith In Government – Northern Elders

The Northern Elders Forum on Saturday said Nigerians have lost faith in the power and will of the government to protect them from incessant bandit attacks after more than 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped at a school in Zamfara on Friday. According to a statement signed by the Forum’s spokesman, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, the life of […]

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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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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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