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Stop denying us weapons to fight terrorism – Nigerian Government tells world powers

The federal government has appealed to the world powers not to be weighed by unsubstantiated arguments to deny the country vital platforms and weapons to fight insecurity. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the appeal on Thursday when he featured on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja. “I want to use […]

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Actress Tonto Dikeh Gets New Appointment In Buhari’s Government

Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh has gotten a new appointment from the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. She has been appointed as the new Director, Social & Empowerment of Committee of Youth on Mobilization and Sensitization (CYMS). Dikeh disclosed this on her Instagram page on Thursday. She wrote: “Today, shortly after my TV live interview on post covid-19 women […]

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Entertainers kick as Lagos introduces new tax for songs

The Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria, the umbrella body of musicians in Nigeria, has rejected the new five per cent tax introduced by the Lagos State Film and Video Censors Board. A report published by the News Agency of Nigeria quoted the Executive Secretary, Bamidele Balogun, as giving operators a 30-day notice to duly register […]

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Igbo want Biafra not presidency, MASSOB tells Ohanaeze

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra has faulted the claim by Ohanaeze Ndigbo that it (Ohanaeze) has the mandate to realise a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction and not an independent state of Biafra. MASSOB, which reacted to a statement credited to the leader of the Igbo apex socio-cultural organisation […]

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Kano court sentences another man to death by stoning

Barely three days after a Sharia court in Kano sentenced man to death for allegedly committing blasphemy, another court has sentenced a man to death by stoning. Mati Abdu, a 60-year-old man, was convicted of raping a minor. Mati was arrested by the police in 2019 after the alleged rape of a 12-year-old girl at […]

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Serena Wins After Six-Month COVID-19 Break

Serena Williams shrugged off the absence of fans to make a winning return from her six-month coronavirus layoff on Tuesday, defeating lowly ranked Bernarda Pera in three sets at the WTA Top Seed Open tournament in Kentucky. Williams, who before Tuesday had not played a competitive game since a Fed Cup appearance in February, came […]

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Nigeria goes gaga whenever I declare prophecies – Fr. Mbaka

The Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministries, Enugu, Fr. Ejike Mbaka, says the country goes ‘gaga’ anytime he declares prophecies. Mbaka made this known on Sunday during the first physical service of his church after about five months of closure due to lockdown occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic. The Ministry had suspended all its physical programmes […]

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Low COVID-19 Cases Shouldn’t Be Misinterpreted For Victory, FG Warns Nigerians

The Federal Government has warned Nigerians to remain vigilant as the nation intensifies the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Addressing reporters on Monday in Abuja at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, the PTF Chairman, Boss Mustapha, warned that the country has yet to win the war against COVID-19. According to […]

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Nigerian pastor impregnates two siblings during spiritual cleansing

The founder and General Overseer of the Church of the Lord, Olomore, Abeokuta, Prophet Ebenezer Ajigbotoluwa, has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly defiling and impregnating two underage female siblings in his church. The suspect was reported to have procured abortions for the victims (aged 16 and 13) who […]

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‘Yahoo’ boys have become role models, Diezani laments

A former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, says societal values have disintegrated to the extent that online fraudsters otherwise known as ‘Yahoo boys’ have become role models in Nigerian society. Diezani said this while delivering a lecture at a virtual event which was also attended by her former boss, ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, on Friday. […]

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Kashamu evaded justice, couldn’t escape death – Obasanjo

A former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has described as sad the death of a former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in 2019 election in Ogun State, Senator Buruji Kashamu. He, however, added that Kashamu allegedly used the instruments of law and politics to evade justice. In a condolence message titled ‘Letter of condolence,’ addressed […]

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I won’t support a northerner as president in 2023 – El-Rufai

The governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has said he would not support a northern candidate for the presidency in 2023. El-Rufai said this on Saturday in an interview with the BBC Hausa Service as published by The Cable. According to him, the idea of zoning the presidential seat is necessarily not constitutional, but is based on the country’s […]

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Senator Buruji Kashamu dies of COVID-19

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain Senator Buruji Kashamu is dead. He died of COVID-19 complications, The Nation gathered. Kashamu, who represented Ogun-East senatorial district between 2015 and 2019, died at First Cardiology Consultants, Lagos. Senator Ben Murray-Bruce said the deceased would be sorely missed. He tweeted: “I have just lost my good friend of forever […]

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Nigerian governor appoints special assistant on ‘unmarried women affairs’

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has appointed Balaraba Ibrahim as the Special Assistant on Women Affairs (Unmarried). This is according to a letter dated August 4, 2020, with reference number GO/SS/POL/S/83 and signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mohammed Baba. The letter, which was obtained by Sahara Reporters, read in part, “I am pleased […]

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US Expresses Concern over ‘Deteriorating Political Climate’ in Edo

The United States government has expressed concern over the deteriorating political climate in Edo State. It also expressed disappointment with the role played by some political actors in the state and the alleged interference by security forces in political matters. The US Mission in Abuja in a statement issued Friday said as the 2020 off-cycle […]

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COVID-19: Nigeria gets $114.28m from World Bank

The World Bank has approved $114.28 million financing to help Nigeria prevent, detect and respond to the threat posed by COVID-19 with a specific focus on state-level responses. According to a statement from the bank on Friday, the amount includes $100 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) and $14.28 million grant from the […]

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Aisha Buhari flown to Dubai for medical treatment

The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has been flown to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates for treatment of severe neck pain. A top Presidency official confirmed this to Punch on Friday. According to Sahara Reporters, Mrs. Buhari was flown out of the country during the Sallah holiday last week after complaining of neck pain for […]

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US government advises citizens against travelling to Nigeria

Amidst the worsening security situation across Nigeria, the U.S. government has advised its citizens not to travel to many states in Nigeria for security reasons. The reasons include terrorism, kidnapping, civil unrest and maritime crime. The U.S. government published this advisory on the website of its Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs. The U.S. advised Americans not to […]

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